Questions for self-discovery
Why am I my own worst enemy?
Why do I self-sabotage?
Why do I work so hard and then get to a point where I begin to ease up and think it's okay to eat more than I should or ignore working out?
What separates me from the people ... Read more
Magnify the Positive...Day 1!
What we focus on is what we tend to magnify!!
Not sure where I heard this but It is definitely true when it comes to this journey towards health and fitness.
Some of us focus on the number on the scale Read more
One year with SP...and counting!!
I'm approaching my one year SP anniversary and although I have been rather inactive on the site in the past couple of months, I have carried what I have learned with me. I have continued to go to Zumba and to get in my 6 freggies a day. Could ... Read more
This time is MY time!
I have used the above motivational quote time and again and every time I realize that taking TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY is really, really, really hard. Making excuses, blaming,... Read more
An experiment of one!
I discovered that, at least for me, the biggest obstacle along this healthy lifestyle journey has always been me and the expectations that "this time will be different." The thing is, what has to be different is my mindset towards this journey ... Read more
Day by Day; Little by Little; One goal to another goal
So, things have been going pretty good over the past several days. I actually am going to earn a gold medal for this week which is a first since I started tracking steps. I've upped by glow getter goal and although I still don't have it at 10,... Read more
Where did this positive attitude come from??? Happy Spring!
I risk jinxing myself but I am going to say that the past week has been a really GREAT one! I've been making much better food choices, tracking my food most days, drinking water, Zumba, Bodyjam, interval training, 10000 step days, glow getter d... Read more
Went to the gym yesterday morning to get in my workout and was happy to see that the rower was available. Read more
So a while back I wrote a blog about getting real with myself. Truth is, however, that until I took the step of getting on the scale it really wasn't possible to "get real".
I hate the scale. I can remember back in grade school and being w... Read more
Discovering road blocks on the road to a healthier lifestyle
Do you ever wonder how many times you have to hear or read something until you finally have that "oh, now I get it" moment? Well that came to me this morning regarding the need for adequate sleep.
Yeah, we've all read about the connectio... Read more
I heard someone say that any change that you want to initiate in your life will take longer, be harder and cost you more than you ever thought. That is very true for this journey to a healthier lifestyle.
But 8 1/2 months into my SP jour... Read more
Facing and moving past fear
I have let fear rule my life in many ways. I'm not a person who spontaneously steps outside her comfort zone. I find that the longer I am on this journey to a healthier lifestyle that I am pushing myself to not let fear of what someone else mi... Read more
Too often I find myself beating myself up about what I did or didn't do. Yeah, we all know that we are to be kind to ourselves, be our own best friend, engage in positive self-talk, etc. But knowledge isn't doing. I was reading my Spark journ... Read more
The Countdown is On!!!
When I started my SP journey in June of 2013, June of 2014 was a year away. See that's my "end date" to have lost 35 pounds. My niece's wedding. "Looking great at Katie's wedding" is one of my motivations for losing weight. I've had success ... Read more
I ran across a video the other day of a woman who had committed to going to the gym for 100 days straight. I found out it was part of a website that has people committing to doing something for 100 days and video recording it. It was really in... Read more
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