Retracing my steps!
I have returned, my focus is clear. We overcame much in 2013, but it took its toll. Enjoying my husbands return from his new out-of-state job. So proud of him! Now, its time to shift my attention to ME, my health and physical shape.... Read more
7/20 - Back Home, Back to the Starting Line
Travel, heat/humidity, a week of illness and a week of travel coming up. Looking at the possibility of Bill moving to Iowa....for a YEAR.....for a "can't refuse" opportunity. An investment in our retirement.
Feeling distracted, lost my foc... Read more
Holy Moly, Sweatbox!
The treadmill is still in the garage, and today's 2 mile run was a hot, humid WET one! My long run is Sunday - shooting for 4 miles, but I'll start earlier! Can't wait until I hit that 'zone' where at 6 miles, the endorphins kic... Read more
Thursday - PART TWO
Morning workouts are THE HARDEST thing to do, but it was THE BEST thing I could have done for myself today. I pledge, to do it again tomorrow, and will get 3 morning treadmill sessions in next week.
Through a jam packed day - I was focused... Read more
This'll be quick!
Yesterday started with a dreaded employee 'counseling' session, which turned out great. A mom who is overstressed, recently moved, trouble balancing home and work. Starting to show in her attendance and performance. Reach... Read more
I did it. Bought a used treadmill last night (hence, no workout), brought it home in the back of the pickup...an unexpected rainstorm hit....opened it up, let it dry for a day....and rushed home to rebuild and test it. IT WORKS! We didn't give t... Read more
Two Steps forward, Ten Steps back.
Our heat/humidity returned today. I was putzing around, putting off running, starting at 9, instead of like, 6 when I should have started. What was to be a long run/walk of 5 miles, was actually a three-point something (those tenths are precious... Read more
Strive for Progress!!
Striving for perfection is a no-win!
We give up because we don't see how well we are actually doing. If we measure our progress based on what has NOT happened rather than what HAS, we lose self-confidence and self-esteem. It is impossible ... Read more
Love Saturday....to decompress, turn off iphone, explore a bit more of New England. 'Specially today, since we are celebrating that my husband is no longer unemployed! He gave up a job he loved for my career move....one that gets us closer to ou... Read more
Thursday - ALREADY?
And, that's how it's been going, during our whirlwind of the last 8-9 months. But before this week.....it was like this:
1. Sunday: Gear up for a healthy week, a "start-over." Make plans to exercise, eat clean, drink water. Pack food. Supe... Read more
Tying my running shoes as I type.....
A better day today - first, the scales showed a HUGE loss (customary for the first week, I know!), then my husband rode with me on today's commute - I went one direction (to a family farm waaaaaay down in the corner of the state) while he went t... Read more
My sweet, gentle Uncle Bernard lost his life in a basement fire. He was 89, has been dealing with health issues for 25 years, but with a smile, never complaining, and despite it all, found energy to attend reunions of his Army buddies, my sons w... Read more
Big Step Forward!
No more hiding. No more fear of "what must people think" who haven't seen me since my 2011 temporary transformation. I learned then, that community was key for me, but I al... Read more