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It is Friday night–I completed the 5K, and was TIRED!! It was fairly hilly and some dirt roads and some blacktop. I will post more on Saturday, but I wanted you to know I survived. I did NOT quit. I … Continue reading
That is certainly the truth, isn’t it? This summer I have focused on making some major changes. As I expected, making changes in my approach to my own health has removed some clutter from my mind at the same time. … Continue reading
I have often heard it takes two weeks to form a new habit. It takes me longer than that to change my mindset. I have been on my lifestyle change in eating and exercising for 18 whole days. I have … Continue reading
Ok—last week I posted about a watershed or re-directing moment. So I began. I sat down with one of those composition books that kids use in school. You know the type–some of that have a marbled black and white appearance, … Continue reading
What is your favorite way to get exercise?. Least favorite? Kind you have always wanted to try? My favorite kind of exercise is aerobic exercise. More specifically, using an elliptical machine. It gives me more bang for the buck without … Continue reading
It is so hot out! That isn’t surprising, I do live in the Phoenix area. It has been averaging between 108 and 118 for a week or two already. That will continue for weeks. This year, for a change, I … Continue reading
Stand up now, or die!? (get out of your chair) Oh boy—as far as things like weight bearing exercise, situps, pushups, squats and lunges, I am woefully out of shape! Now I have paid attention to my cardio, so I … Continue reading
What have you lost recently?. Well—thanks to my generally healthy eating and exercising, I have lost about 15 pounds in the last year. Granted that is just a beginning—but it is a beginning. It encourages me to try to keep … Continue reading
What non-exercise activity do you wish would keep you fit?. people who know me well will not be surprised by my choices here: talking, reading, and writing. Yes, I know, technically you burn calories doing these things….but REALLY they are … Continue reading