Making it Through the Stress
I did it! I must admit that I have horrible test anxiety that comes when I have to sit for any timed exam. I was so stressed out yesterday that there were certain times during the day that I had trouble breathing. I know all the relaxation techn... Read more
I have decided to start up two challenges this month. They are small challenges, so I am pretty sure that I can handle them both and make great strides in creating new habits.
The first challenge is simply a crunches challenge. It wasn't s... Read more
Back Home Again
I'm back home again and almost back on schedule. I didn't actually get a great workout in today, but I did take a 2 mile walk later in the evening. It's a slow start, but slow is what I'm feeling right now. I don't want to jump back into workout... Read more
Loving the Family
I have been super busy this week, with little to no time for myself each day. Out of pure kindness, my brother prepared dinner for me tonight. He baked some potatoes along with an artichoke chicken recipe. A small side salad accompanied the meal... Read more
Away from the House
Well, I'm not actually on vacation even though I'm not living at home right now. I always thought that I would slack off during vacation times, but not during the rest of the year. It never occurred to me that a simple change up could throw such... Read more
Lacking Energy - Winter Woes
I'm not sure if it is the biting cold or perhaps a less restful sleep than I thought, but my energy has been zapped all day. I haven't reached my 10,000 steps yet today, and I'm ready for bed an hour earlier than normal! Even worse, I just remem... Read more
Breaking My Streak
Just before the beginning of the new year, I broke my streak. Well, I actually did it for the sole purpose of changing my streak. I have been doing quite well with getting a minimum of 10 minutes of activity in each day. Even if I only got in a ... Read more
Weighing In with BCA
The guy who does the Body Composition Analysis came in to my workplace again today. Last time he was around was back in May. I was very discouraged by the results those many months back. But, it really prompted me to create some healthy habits a... Read more
Stopped by a Head Cold
I'm back on the wagon, I've recommitted, I'm ready to go!
Well, I was. The motivation is still in me, that's for sure. My knee is feeling much better, and I have brand new running shoes to try to minimize further injury. I even felt the de... Read more
Almost a Month Later...
Almost a month has passed since I was last active on this site. I have tried to log in daily, but I have lost my log in streak a couple times over this month. I have tried to set aside time to check in, but I haven't been able to keep up with my... Read more
Earlier in the month I made a choice that was... not so wise. It was the last day of my week out of town, and knowing that I had not been hitting my daily step goals, I decided to continue using the stairs while packing up to leave. I was stayin... Read more
Day 100 - Breaking the Plateau
I just got back into town after a little over a week away, and SP informed me that I officially hit Day 100 of my spark streak. I have not always hit the intensity that I would like. I have not always hit the time limit would like. However, I h... Read more
I didn't have the best week last week. This week did not start off that great either. It doesn't have to stay this way though. Life is full of stressful and busy weeks, and focusing energies in other directions can sometimes be unavoidable. The ... Read more
A Healthy Lifestyle is Possible
For close to a month now, I have been worrying about how on earth I am going to keep up with my workout routine and dealing with the fear that I wil... Read more
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100 Squat Challenge
I have recently taken on the 100 squat challenge. This week, the fifth week of the challenge, I am up to 50 squats a day. I am almost halfway there!
This is the second time I have tried this challenge. I first took it up early this summer. ... Read more