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Don't Call the Game Until It's Over
Monday, May 23, 2016      1 comments

My husband is guilty of calling the game the first time an opposing team scores. One touchdown during the first few minutes inevitably elicits an ominous prediction: "That's it. We're done. Might as well turn it off." Now, he does forget this pr... Read more
And...we're off!
Monday, May 16, 2016      4 comments

I feel like the starting gun has popped, and I am on my way! First, I have spent the last six weeks working uber-hard on a portfolio submission for the National Board Certification for teachers. Yes, it's a great endeavor, but I've let ever... Read more
Spring Arrives with New Beginnings!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      1 comments

Ah, my dear Sparkfriends, spring is here, and the winter funk is dissolving more each day. I am back to tracking food -- and enjoying the challenge! -- and I plan to add in exercise in 15-minute intervals. My downfall has been an all-or-nothing ... Read more
It's Been A While...
Thursday, April 07, 2016      2 comments

...and that's okay. Because we're still here for each other. Because health and wellness is a journey. Because I'm back now. And I may come and go, but I'll always return.... Read more
What's My Spark?
Thursday, March 03, 2016      6 comments

I just read a great article about verbalizing your spark -- your motivation for a healthy life. I'm going to write as many as I can (good or bad). I want to eat well and exercise because... ...I'm a role model for my kids. I want them ... Read more
Suck it up, Buttercup.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

Yeah, yeah, I'm a whiner. Seriously, I had Oreos and potato chips for dinner last night. Thank goodness I can find the humor in it today. So what's going well? * New semester started today, and my 8th-grade classes are off to a lovely sta... Read more
Plan for tomorrow
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      2 comments

Breakfast: steel cut oats, Apple Lunch out, hopefully Panera Dinner: turkey meatballs with pasta Big day at work! Several school districts coming for a visit. Stressful yet invigorating. Meeting after school. Dinner after that. ... Read more
Winter Break = No Excuses for Missing Workouts
Saturday, December 26, 2015      2 comments

I like the feeling, at 1:00 in the afternoon, of my body recovering from a workout. Ahhh... I just finished 3 miles on the treadmill and 15 minutes of toning exercises, made a smart lunch, tracked everything, and here I am blogging and making a... Read more
Plan for the Night 12/9
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      2 comments

(It really helps me stay accountable if I blog my plans. I would feel too guilty about not working out!) 4:30 Arrive home ** Slow cooker meal already being made for dinner! Best workout bet: Take the dog IMMEDIATELY for a walk/jog. ... Read more
Plan for the Night
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      1 comments

For absolutely no reason, I have not worked out in three days. Hence, my plans for the night. First, finish school at 3:00, supervise basketball games until 5:30, arrive home at 6:00, make a spaghetti dinner, eat dinner. Therefore, no work... Read more
A Strong Week
Monday, December 07, 2015      1 comments

Here's my week in review. Top Moments: Logging in to Spark every day Getting in 180 fitness minutes! Sparring on Friday night with my husband Eating pretty well at holiday parties on the weekend Trying a Barre class Holiday shop... Read more
A New Day - Day One
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      4 comments

All positive thoughts here! I can do this. Water. Track food. Breathe. Get some exercise. A line from The Art of Fielding (paraphrased): She used to have toned arms and swim miles a day. Oh, well. Oh, well, you can get it all back. ... Read more
Just Being Honest...
Monday, November 09, 2015      8 comments

Yeah... 1. I have avoided the scale. I have an idea that my weight still hovers around 150, but I'm terrified to find out if it's worse. 2. I have been making every excuse in the book not to exercise: Too tired, not enough time, TKD cl... Read more
Loving Lambeau
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      1 comments

Awesome time at Lambeau Field on Sunday; rough recovery from sleeplessness on Monday. Now it's Tuesday. Get back to fitness!... Read more
I'm Even Steven!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      2 comments

On Friday, I did two hours of tae kwon do. On Saturday, I put in three straight hours of biking. On Sunday and Monday, I took a break. Two hard days followed by two rest days...even steven! ... Read more

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