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Believe, Begin, Become!

Believe, Begin, Become!

Are there mornings when you struggle to get out of bed to go running or walking? Are there days that you’re tempted to give up eating healthy because a pizza or hot fudge sundae is calling your name? Does pain ever discourage you from working out? I can relate!!! One thing that helps me keep going are the lyrics of Martina McBride’s song “Do It Anyway”.  I especially like the part that says, “You can chase a dream that seems … Read entire article »

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There Is A Season

There Is A Season

Autumn is my favorite season. I welcome the cooler temperatures, I relish in the colors of gold, rust, orange and red, and – like a little kid – I still love the sound of leaves crunching beneath my feet while I’m out for a walk. Although I’m not keen that winter is soon to follow, I do appreciate autumn’s boldness in shedding all of its leaves and bracing itself for the cold and wintry months … Read entire article »

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Sometimes, Life is Like a Zoo

Sometimes, Life is Like a Zoo

For my 50th birthday, my niece Amanda and her family came and stayed with me for a few days. We live about seven hours apart and only see each other two or three times a year. I love spending time with her family and on this particular visit, I met Jackson for the first time, the newest addition to the family. On the day that Amanda and her family had to head back home, we went … Read entire article »

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Achieving A Goal

Achieving A Goal

Perhaps you’ve been there – once, a few times, or even several times… or perhaps you’re contemplating it right now. Laying the groundwork to achieve a new goal. Although I thought about it several times, wondering when the moment would come, this was one of the rare mornings that I didn’t think about it. SO… I was surprised when today became THE DAY! Leading Up To This Moment… Last November, Coach Brian agreed to coach me. Unlike … Read entire article »

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Weebles Wobble but…

Weebles Wobble but…

Recently, while taking a walk I decided to walk on a road that consisted of gravel, rocks and dirt. I didn’t realize until I was halfway down the road that there were muddy spots as well. I thought I had stepped carefully around a puddle and realized I stepped in mud. As I began to teeter back and forth for a bit, trying to regain my balance, the silly lyrics from yesteryear began to roll … Read entire article »

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Keeping things in perspective

Keeping things in perspective

“Sometimes we are our own worst critics.” As I continue along my journey into better health, there are times that I get so frustrated with myself. It’s during those times that I really need to keep things in perspective and not fall back into old habits. CONSISTENCY… Let’s take walking for example. One night recently I went to bed late because I came home late from a meeting. When my alarm went off at 5:00 AM, I quickly … Read entire article »

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Enjoying the Elements

Enjoying the Elements

5:30 AM “Ohhhh…I can’t believe it’s morning already and it’s still so dark outside,” I thought to myself as I rolled over to turn the alarm clock off. Knowing that potentially one or two friends might be meeting me at 6:30 AM for a four mile walk, I knew I needed to get out of bed. For just a fleeting moment, I thought about resetting the alarm until 6:00, but dismissed the thought and got up. I typically … Read entire article »

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