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Major Realization In The Pool
Thursday, September 11, 2014      1 comments

My hubby recently told me that he's concerned about me snorkeling on our upcoming vacation. I now enjoy snorkeling and the depth of the water doesn't seem to bother me much. I tend to panic more if there are a lot of people around but if I were ... Read more
Time To Sink Or Swim
Friday, June 27, 2014      2 comments

I'm not sure what made me do it but I decided the other day to set a goal of jumping off the edge of the deep pool into the water. I even posted my goal on Facebook to hold myself accountable. I was very touched by how much support and encourage... Read more
I Went Into The "Big" (Deep) Pool!
Friday, March 29, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday I had an incredible accomplishment - I did my swim-ish in the "big" pool which is 8 feet deep! I planned to do my swim-ish in the inside "small" pool (only 5' deep at the deepest) like I normally do and some of the ladies I know were t... Read more
Marathon Training Starts Today!
Monday, March 18, 2013      2 comments

Today is the day I start training for my first full marathon which is the end of July. I have been reading tons of material about running, strength training, nutrition, and mental preparedness. I've got my training schedule which takes into acco... Read more
Interesting Incident At The Pool
Sunday, October 28, 2012      4 comments

On Friday, I went to the pool for the first time since the trip with my trainer. My gym has three pools: an outdoor pool which goes up to 8 feet deep (I've never set foot in it), an indoor pool which goes up to 5 feet deep, and a kiddie pool nex... Read more
My Progress At The Pool
Thursday, October 04, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday, I met with my trainer at the pool. He had agreed to work with me on overcoming my fear of water. It was a true test of my trust and faith in him. We started slowly, just sitting on the pool steps and talking. We slowly worked our way ... Read more
Heading To The Pool
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      3 comments

Today I am heading to the pool. I'm meeting my trainer there to work with him on overcoming my fear of water. I've made so much progress but I've stalled at the point of putting my head under water without holding my nose. My trainer is an ex-ma... Read more
Decision Time
Saturday, September 29, 2012      1 comments

It's time to make a very tough decision. I'm working on overcoming a huge fear of water and I've reached a difficult point. I can now get in the water without breaking out in hives. I can do an ugly backstroke and an even uglier breaststroke as ... Read more
Best Bad Run EVER!
Sunday, September 16, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I left home early to pick up one of my favorite running buddies (AKASHELLY). I have been struggling lately with a huge desire to quit strength training and I was really looking forward to talking things out with her on our way down to ... Read more
Overcoming My Fear – Part 2 – The Why
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      3 comments

I have a HUGE fear of water but it hasn’t always been that way. When I was little, my parents signed me up for tons of swim lessons. I never actually learned to do any of the swim strokes but I could float on my back for hours. I enjoyed being i... Read more
Overcoming My Fear – Part 1 – The How
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      0 comments

I have a HUGE fear of water – to the point that I once went 22 years without setting foot in a pool, lake or ocean. I would break out in hives just thinking about getting into water. The first day of trying to get in the pool at my local gym re... Read more
I did my first Muddy Buddy!
Sunday, August 19, 2012      2 comments

This morning, I did the Muddy Buddy with AKASHELLY as Team Hot Mess! We had a blast!! We did every obstacle as a team except for the rope climb where we were able to get to the top knot but not all the way up to ring the bell. Other than that, w... Read more
How Bad Do I Want It?
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      1 comments

I've been struggling with motivation lately. I'm still running and eating relatively well but I can't seem to push myself to do that little "extra" bit that will make me really successful. I'm not sure why I'm okay with "good enough." I wat... Read more
Get Out Of My Way
Sunday, May 13, 2012      0 comments

It's time to get out of my own way. I was slowly gaining weight by making excuses for my poor eating choices and saying that I would start eating better "tomorrow". I was slowly hurting my body by doing what I wanted to do (or not do) as fa... Read more
It's Actually Working...
Friday, April 13, 2012      1 comments

I had decided in February to go back to old (good) habits after realizing that I was slowly creeping back up to my old weight. I returned to logging all of my food - no major restrictions other than to log EVERYTHING that I ate. My laziness of n... Read more

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