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New Strength Program Day 1
Monday, March 03, 2014      0 comments

I follow a lot of running and healthy living/exercise pages on Facebook. A few weeks ago one of them posted about a strength training program starting March 3rd what would involve a private support/accountability group. I jumped at the chance,... Read more
End of 2013/Start to 2014
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      2 comments

Well things got really interesting right before Christmas.....my dad went off the deep end (literally), my mom was considering getting him committed, my family had no heat, my grandmother caused problems, there was a squirrel in the house, I did... Read more
Feeling defeated
Thursday, December 05, 2013      5 comments

It's one of those weeks. I gained a lot of weight in the last two weeks and I don't know why. I'm trying to be positive and get back on track, really I am. The problem is I'm not sure what "back on track" looks like right now. Trying to find... Read more
Aftermath of Family
Monday, August 12, 2013      5 comments

You know, I love my family, I really do, but they are not helpful in my journey to live healthier. Not at all. I went to visit them this weekend. My mother and grandmother both had birthdays this weekend. I know I never eat healthy when ... Read more
Out of the Darkness
Monday, June 03, 2013      4 comments

I had the honor and privilege of participating in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's annual Out of the Darkness Overnight walk this weekend. It was a 16+ mile walk through Washington D.C. 2000 walkers participated, walking throug... Read more
Slipping Backwards Mentally
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      4 comments

I figure so many more things out when I write, although I have no idea why. I started writing a journal entry to myself a little while ago and realized why I'm struggling so much recently. I'm slipping backwards mentally. I have almost an all... Read more
My First 5K ever!
Monday, April 22, 2013      3 comments

I did it! I reached a goal I've had for years. I ran my first 5K ever yesterday. I completed it despite a strained Achilles heel. I had to walk a fair amount, but I still got my best time ever, a 44:41 (14:23 pace). I realize it isn't the b... Read more
Feeling Judged
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      1 comments

So, my best friend from high school visited this weekend. Great, right? Unfortunately, not so much. It was a good weekend on the surface. Dana came on Friday, we had lunch at Panera, worked on organizing my closet (she's the queen of organiz... Read more
Running, Personal Training, Fitbit, and People's Perceptions
Friday, February 22, 2013      5 comments

Still running! This is a big deal for me, I've never stuck with a running program this long before. I've also started to learn when to back off and rest a bit or do something lower impact for cardio. I'm slowly changing my all or nothing atti... Read more
Running, SparkTeam, and Nutrition
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      4 comments

It's been an interesting two weeks. I started running just over two weeks ago. I've tried running before, mostly outside, and never managed to get past the first week. It bothered my knees, or I just wasn't committed or....you name it, ... Read more
5K and Up and Down
Friday, February 08, 2013      3 comments

Well....I signed up for my first 5K ever....man am I nervous, but I'm trying. I'm terrified I'll come in last or I won't make the time or...I don't even know, but I'm definitely nervous. I've been doing really well with healthy living this... Read more
Trying to Excuse Proof the gym
Monday, February 04, 2013      3 comments

I finally went to the gym yesterday for the first time in months. I've been working out at home, sometimes. But honestly, at home there are so many excuses not to work out. I hemmed and hawed about it. I finally went, and worked out for an h... Read more
Motivation from a surprising source
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      2 comments

Well, I really screwed up last night. Had a long day then compounded it by not exercising (I've finally been cleared from a knee injury to start low impact exercise again) and then eating half a pizza (which did have lots of veggies on it, but ... Read more
Trying again - Living for ME
Sunday, October 28, 2012      1 comments

It seems like every few months I reach some sort of "epiphany" or "breaking point" and decide I'm going to get healthy. I don't think I really "got it" the past year and a half or so. I actually did really really well with exercising and w... Read more
Trying again
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      4 comments

Well.....after a few very very bad months and my depression kicking back in to the point that it was the worst I've ever experienced, I finally started climbing out of the hole. I started back on my depression medication just under a week a... Read more

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