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Decided on a 6 week challenge
Sunday, April 27, 2014      1 comments

I saw a friend post the other day about doing a 6 week challenge. I think this is just what I need to get me reenergized. Since September last year I have slipped into some bad habits of not working out regularly like I had been. I needed a ... Read more
Fit and Fab at 40....reaching my goals (pictures included!)
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

So, when I started on this journey in January 2011 I wanted quick progress... we all set unrealistic goals. But this time I knew this change was a permanent one and that it might come off slower, but I was going to be in the best shape I could ... Read more
It's actually pretty simple. Either you do it, or you don't. 2012 goals!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      6 comments

This is my inspirational mantra/picture for 2012. A fellow SPARKer posted that picture a couple months ago - and I swear it was like "whamo" that is so true. I have tha... Read more
I plan to "TRI" harder! (LOTS of PICTURES!)
Monday, August 08, 2011      18 comments

I have finally found my passion. It's triathlons. I had such an amazing experience yesterday.... From start to finish! I woke up at 4am (1 hour earlier than I was planning) with a very nervous stomach. So after several trips to the bat... Read more
Mid-point progress.. Before & After PICTURES INCLUDED
Monday, August 01, 2011      17 comments

So, I've started on this spark journey in October 2009, but I'll be honest I wasn't really serious about it - until about February 2011. At the end of last year I started formulating a plan in my head to really commit to making myself a priorit... Read more
Are you making yourself a priority?? You MUST.... this is why!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      5 comments

So... ever since I had kids, it's been all about them. It got even worse when about 4 years ago my son was diagnosed with autism. Every waking moment was spent on kids activities, therapies, researching treatments, housework, laundry.....every... Read more
New Beginnings...little birdie has to fly
Thursday, April 21, 2011      3 comments

Today is a scary and exciting day for two reasons... 1) my son is leaving his cute little red school house that he has been at for the past 3 years.... I was a blubbering sap when I dropped him off this morning since it is his last day. ... Read more
I love someone with Autism. April is Autism Awareness Month!
Saturday, April 02, 2011      4 comments

In honor of World Autism Awareness month, I will again share 1 thought for each day of the month.... So here are some random thoughts about autism and my son, Eric. 1. Some things are worth repeating. My son is not 'autistic' ....he HAS auti... Read more
Eating french fries & a Triathlon
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      1 comments

Hi everyone.... OK...so on January 12th, I started officially tracking all of my food every day.... it's been 3 full weeks since I started, and I have lost 6 pounds during that time - -and my body is feeling stronger and happier since also get... Read more
Protein Powder? Is it really worth it? And water....how not to get dehydrated....?
Friday, January 14, 2011      4 comments

1) Ok folks, is protein powder really worth it? My husband (mr. healthy!) is always making himself protein shakes with fruit, ice, water, and powder - and it makes me scrunch up my nose to think about drinking that.... but I wonder -- should I ... Read more
The 25 days of "me"....
Monday, November 29, 2010      2 comments

Ok... so even though this is the "season of giving".... I want to ensure that I am GIVING to myself too during December. Instead of the 25 days of Christmas, I am going to celebrate the 25 days of me! I have been hovering at this same 10 pou... Read more
Increase TV time to Decrease waistline!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      6 comments

We had a DVR in our bedroom hooked up to a tv that didn't really work well. So I asked my husband to move the DVR instead to be connected to the little flat screen tv that I have hung on the wall in front of my treadmill. My other snea... Read more
Told my husband I wanted to date a woman....what?
Thursday, July 15, 2010      2 comments

Ok, so I was leaving my son's therapy session last night and as I was pulling out of the parking lot, there was a girl running down the street that made me turn my head -big time. She had such a fab physique, and was dressed like she was in a "... Read more
Reasons vs. Results
Monday, July 12, 2010      4 comments

"Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait ... The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count." -- Robert Anthony A friend from work shared this quote with me today and i... Read more
Blisters? do I have to stop running until they are completely gone?
Friday, July 02, 2010      6 comments

OK the last two times I've run I've had to stop earlier than I would have liked due to a blister on the outer arch of the bottom of my left foot. I wore different sneakers this time - but think the blister wasn't fully gone before I ran again,... Read more

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