Can you be too nice to yourself?
I was thinking this morning about my recent lack of dedication and discipline to fitness and wellness. A thought that kept entering my mind was "remember to be kind to yourself." Well, I've been nothing but kind - "it's ok to go to happy hour, y... Read more
Sometimes I feel like there's a little "click!" that goes off in my brain. This week, something went off in my brain that got me to work out 6 days this week, to really pay attention to my eating, and to continually fill up my water bottle. I do... Read more
Step away from the scale... (maybe??)
As I work on getting back into a workout routine and a mindset of "you can do this!" I go back and forth on the best way to check my progress. The scale? Measurements? Perceived exertion? I didn't think I'd mind using the scale, but the last few... Read more
I love Sundays. The time I have in the morning before church is so peaceful - I get in a run, do some Sparking, and catch up on my life.
I'm on a 9-day Spark streak, and have had my FitBit for about the same number of days. It's no coincid... Read more
No more pencils, no more books...
Today was the last day of school! Hurrah!!!! I did pretty well eating overall. I actually declined an invitation to the bar this evening. Tomorrow night is the teachers' last day (I have an interview, so today was my last day) and we'll be going... Read more
I just went back and read some of my blogs from last year. I don't know whether to be depressed or motivated - they were all about Eating Clean! Running 10 Miles! Losing Weight!
And here I am now, feeling pudgy and struggling to maintain a co... Read more
Day 1 (again)
It's funny how 15 pounds just crept up on me. Well, not really funny ha-ha, but funny as in "hm." I think it was easy for me to pretend all spring as I was wearing long stretch skirts to school and flowy tops. But the first time I put on my shor... Read more
It's been a long time since I've tracked my food on here. I've written down little bits and pieces in a notebook, but I haven't been looking at the calories. Holy moly! I tracked today's breakfast, and I'm already up at almost 700 calories. And ... Read more
I used to be a morning exerciser. I woke up at 5:00 every day to get in a swim, a run, or a lifting session. And it was great. I had tons of energy, I stayed on track with my eating throughout the day...
So what happened??!?!?
I am no ... Read more
A fresh start
Tomorrow is a brand new day. Not only a new day, but a new chapter in my life. I am starting a job within walking distance, and I'll be getting over 10 hours a week back in time I won't be commuting to work. This is amazing.
Also, my grad ... Read more
Counting on strength in numbers...
I haven't been on Spark since June - it's the longest break I've taken since I started Sparking in 2009. And you know what? I can tell when I'm active on Spark and when I'm not. I've gained back the 10 pounds I lost after eating clean and vegan,... Read more
I am having SUCH a hard time adjusting to my new work schedule. My eating is totally off - making really poor choices with food, and having a hard time with a meal/snack schedule. And I definitely feel it. I'm tired, I have to work really hard t... Read more
New job brings new challenges
First, I'm very excited to be working full-time again. It's a relief to have some income and some breathing room with our bills. However, I need to figure out how I will keep up my healthy eating and work it into my day. I am so used to eating a... Read more
A new plan for snacks
One of my biggest challenges in keeping up with my Sparked self is motivation. Or rather, keeping my motivation up during the entire day. Evening is the hardest time for me, especially with my eating. I get SO hungry and just eat whatever. My ex... Read more
Goin' to a shower... again!
I think it's funny that the last time I wrote a blog, I was headed to a shower. Today's shower is for my best friend, and much less work than the last one. I don't have as much to do; I think this MOH has a better planning system than the other ... Read more
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