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The importance of scheduling
I've heard it a lot in the past few months, but I'm quickly starting to realize just how vital it is to set aside chunks of time or days to work on specific projects, and to keep a list of things that I'm working on with steps that need to be do... Read more
Lesson learned - food before exercise
Lesson learned. I always need to have some food in my stomach digested before I go for a longer run.
A few days ago I decided to go out for a 35 min. run. It was later in the morning - I was wrestling with the decision to, A: eat something ... Read more
I had a lovely, productive day alone. Even though I had overslept (or really, just slept in since I didn't need to be up early), I got a lot of "me-time". After a few photos, quotes, and posts that I've seen on FB and other sites lately, and wit... Read more
A year of changes
It's always amazing to see where time has gone...
I received a "challenge" from one of the SparkTeams I'm a part of to do a simplifying/de-stressing activity 4 out of 7 days for the week. Our leader linked a SP article of 7 stress busters. ... Read more
I have a 5k route mapped out that pretty much encircles my neighborhood - it's also a block off from major roads north, east, and south of it. My time today was one of my best times running it (35:07), but oh jeez.... the street I live on has an... Read more
I am a bit late in sharing some exciting news, but I still am eager to share it with SP!
A week and a half ago I went for a run at the Y. Nothing out of the ordinary, although for some reason I decided to not use my inhaler this time. I had... Read more
It's been 4 months and I've been M.I.A. for most of them on here. Things went a little downhill in January but I still maintained eating well & exercising often. Eventually that started to slide a bit. Then I had a few health incidences that com... Read more
Making a YOU-turn!!
Happy, happy New Year Spark friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful evening/day in one way or another.
Yesterday my mom & I went to the farmer's market downtown & picked up a few things. One of our favorite stores just a few places down ha... Read more
Christmas, ankle, & T.O.M.
I'm quickly learning.... when in doubt, blog. When frustrated, blog. When you want to throw your hands up & just give it all up, blog. I should've done this days ago.
Christmas was extremely stressful for me this year. To be honest, I'm not... Read more
I will not go to the gym, I will not go to the gym.....
.....I will not go to the gym
[Inner voice: but, you know you want to get in a good session of cardio & try out the HRM!]
'Turns away & ignores inner voice': I WILL NOT GO TO THE GYM!
Even though I've been lacking in energy & willpow... Read more
Making myself accountable
Even though I have mentally come to terms with my eating choices yesterday, getting them out in a verbal/written way is harder. It makes it more real. I know I need to do it though, just to make peace with myself & move on!
I've been on a s... Read more
You've got to be kidding me
I had quite a lengthy, venting blog written up & the window crashed. And it's gone.
HHHH. ... Read more
A stressful week makes for active distraction!
Holy cow. I've been so behind on blogging. It's my usual problem.... good, strong intentions all morning & afternoon. Then the next thing I know it's late in the evening. Every day this week I've been active on here though & keeping up with my e... Read more
Do you Zumba?? (And other newfound joys!)
Even though there are multiple YMCA locations in my city, there is one that, until this week, I have always gone to all year (what can I say, I'm a creature of comfort!). Earlier this week I saw a sign on one of the walls promoting the Zumba cla... Read more
Stressing, stressing, stressing..... slipping?
As I write this it is early Friday evening. I could've sworn yesterday was Tuesday. Where in the world did the week go?!
Monday everything was still going good.
Tuesday I had my first work meeting, classes, worked out & homework.
... Read more