Using Breaking Bread With Others As A Form of Support
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 3 comments
Tonight we had our monthly local Spark team dinner. I must admit that when I started out this evening, I wasn't acting like my usual bubbly self. My anxious mood was a result of some personal stress that is being dealt with but it seems like i... Read more
A Solution To My Walking Problem From Yesterday!
Saturday, April 03, 2010 2 comments
I'm so excited! My Spark friend L*I*T*A helped me find a solution to my dilemma of doing water exercise plus walking 2,000+ steps during the day. She directed me to the following website: www.dpi.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles
/walking_conversio... Read more
Walking Into Spring!
Friday, April 02, 2010 4 comments
Our Polk County team is doing a challenge called Walking Into Spring. It's a progressive challenge which starts at 2000 steps/day at week one and increases by 1000 steps/day every week during the month of April. I never thought walking 2000 st... Read more
It Must Be Working!
Monday, March 29, 2010 7 comments
This morning it was raining when I got up. My husband was up and down all night so my sleep was disturbed. My mood was definitely blah for the first few hours. Not being a person who feels down very often, I detested the way I felt. I had to... Read more
I Love This Spark Recipe!
Thursday, March 25, 2010 6 comments
One day last week I was looking through the Spark recipes and I saw one for shrimp that looked different and delicious. I ran it off and showed it to hubby. I asked him if it looked like something he'd enjoy. He gave me an enthusiastic YES! ... Read more
I'm Glad I Rested Yesterday
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 5 comments
Water aerobics class was great today. It was cool but not cold and the water was 83 degrees. Not too bad! I'm happy to say that by refraining from exercising when I was sore from physical therapy, I feel little to no pain today. My back had ... Read more
If It's Going To Hurt Me, Why Do It?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5 comments
This morning my physical therapist did some heavy duty stretching on my lower back and hip flexors. This was followed by a session of bio-feedback, which I find fascinating. The bio-feedback allows me to isolate and use certain muscles; workin... Read more
Taking Control Of My Environment
Monday, March 22, 2010 5 comments
Today I did lots of chores that were on my "to do" list. I've found that when my life feels like it's starting to get out of control, cleaning, organizing and getting things done that have been piling up can give me the feeling of being back in... Read more
Guilt vs Toxic Guilt
Sunday, March 21, 2010 4 comments
I just finished reading Coach Dean's article on toxic guilt. It immediately went into my saved articles. I will use his three steps to help me get control over my guilt tendencies instead of letting that guilt fester and poison me. Coach Dean... Read more
Sometimes Doing The Right Thing Is Hard
Friday, March 19, 2010 7 comments
Sometimes doing the right thing is hard. This is especially true when you have to sacrifice to do what is right and you know that others will criticize you, taunt you and try to drag you through the mud; right down to their level. It isn't ab... Read more
We Were Human Popsicles At Water Aerobics Today!
Thursday, March 18, 2010 3 comments
The day started with a trip to the physical therapist. She was pleased with my progress and we talked about how good water aerobics is for me. Feeling motivated, I completed my visit and drove to the pool where I take my water class. So far ... Read more
I'm Really Lucky!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4 comments
My Progress In Learning To Love Myself As I Am Now
Monday, March 15, 2010 2 comments
Today's assignment for the March Challenge, Learning To Love Myself As I Am Now, is to evaluate my own progress in the challenge at the half way mark. This challenge has been a good one for me because I'm so self critical. I often expect m... Read more
Noticing My Own Good Traits
Sunday, March 14, 2010 7 comments
If I've asked myself once, I've asked myself a thousand times, why do I notice others strong points but don't notice my own? As part of the March Love Yourself As You Are Now Challenge, I am writing this blog about myself. This feels very unco... Read more
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