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Summer Successes and Challenges
Two months without a blog? You can tell my work laptop was turned in for the summer! Here's what's new:
1. Lots of fun with my family, including an adventure trip across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota ending at Devil's ... Read more
Don't Call the Game Until It's Over
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
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!
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...
...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?
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.
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
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
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
(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
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
Here's my week in review.
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
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...
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
Awesome time at Lambeau Field on Sunday; rough recovery from sleeplessness on Monday.
Now it's Tuesday. Get back to fitness!... Read more