Sleep Really Does Make a Difference
My Fitbit recorded that I had 99% sleep efficiency last night, and boy can I tell the difference! I had been going to bed too late at night, my fitbit recording that I would wake up between 20 - 30 times a night! Since I've been more regular abo... Read more
Lessons from the Teacher's Strike
Today marks the beginning of the 4th week of the Strongsville Teacher's strike. I have been absolutely obsessed with learning the issues surrounding it, gathering information, posting my thoughts and opinions online, to the exclusion of just ab... Read more
Where'd that Wagon Go?
I feel like I keep falling off, running to catch up, jumping back on, falling off again, rolling into the bushes, then trying to find the wagon again but all I get is dust clouds in my face.
So - I believe I will take a teeeeeeny... Read more
Starting off today well...
Sparkcoach, check! Stressbusting article read...check!
Now to get those kiddos up and moving for school.... Read more
Stress busting challenge
My journal entries last week about my stressors were really long. I worry about my 'stressors' sounding like complaining. I don't want to be a complainer.... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Several Days of Catch UP!
So glad that TANYAP71 has all of these questions up front, in a list!
13. What has been the hardest life style change you've made for the sake of losing weight, getting fit, or becoming healthier? Any tips for making that change easier?
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HELP, FELLOW SPARKIES!
The past week, a bad cold and allergies have kept me from exercising. This morning I was so happy to feel well enough to go out for a run. Seven minutes into it, my foot slid off the sidewalk, I came down on the side of it and heard this "cruuuu... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 10, 11, and 12
Needing to play catch up here. Been under the weather due to head cold and allergies. Thusly, I will try to keep my answers short and sweet.
Q, Day 10: Why are you working towards the goal you talked about on Day 1? Particular health goal? ... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 9
Q. How old are you and do you think your thoughts about weight loss, fitness, and wellness have changed over time?
A. I am 41. Yes, my thoughts about weight loss, fitness, and wellness have changed over time.
In my younger years, I d... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 8
Q. What do you think will be different when you reach your goal weight? If you are in maintenance, what did you think would be different? What actually was different?
Whoops - I've missed a few days, gotta catch up!
I imagine that wh... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 7
Q. How do you measure progress towards or maintenance? Scale weight? Body fat percentage? How your clothes fit? Other?
A. I'm still trying to figure this out. I think how my clothes fit is probably going to be the best gauge for me.... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 6
Q. What has been most challenging about maintaining a weight loss (now or in the past)?
A. Any time I've lost weight in the past, I've been unable to maintain the weight loss because I have approached the process of losing weight as a temp... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 5
Q. What is your weight history like? How old where you when you first 'went on a diet'? Have you lost and regained? How is this time different from others?
A. I was a normal, healthy weight all through my growing up years. Never really tho... Read more
30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 4
Q. What are (or were) your fears about weight loss?
A: Honestly, when I first read this question, it seemed silly to me. But after I thought about it, I guess I'm afraid that once I am fit/healthy, I'll have loose sagging skin that will re... Read more
WOO HOO RACE RESULTS!
I set the bar very low today. My goal was to NOT finish second to the last in my age group, as I had the last race I ran (which was actually an improvement over the race I ran before).
I finished 27th out of 40 women in my age group; I fee... Read more
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