Category Archives: self care

#Pushplay and my amazing fitness mentor

 <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/6279967/?claim=scudtbeftra”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> I posted this picture on my Facebook, and I have never received so much positive feedback and encouragement.  I spent the past three years beating myself up for everything. I had resigned myself to a sedentary … Continue reading

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The Caregiver Archetype

 Katherine Stone and Cheryl Contee led the Pathfinder session of Blogging as a Change Agent : they recommended this book: Archetypes by Caroline Myss.  I finally got a chance to check this book out from the library this past month.  I … Continue reading

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My exercise posse

I’m the youngest by twelve years. I am in a different season of life; they are empty nesters or going through menopause. Yet we all fit together. We are a team of four united in our mutual desire to make lasting … Continue reading

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Taking charge of my health

My employer provides free wellness screenings. I decided to participate again this year in the diabetes screening. As I have mentioned before, I had gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies. My mom, my two aunts, and my maternal grandmother … Continue reading

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Stretching Beyond My Comfort Zone

During #ppdchat on Monday, I saw a tweet from the lovely Lauren Hale that really stuck with me.  “PPD is such a thief, isn’t it?” It really struck a chord with me.  I felt like my postpartum depression and my … Continue reading

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Coach Jenny

After nearly nine years, I picked up my coach’s whistle again. This time I am not coaching middle school girls in basketball. I am coaching kids’ soccer through our local soccer club. My husband and I are coaching kids ages … Continue reading

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Just Write: Dancing Days Are Here Again

Tuesdays are officially dance day and dance night at our house.  The mornings begin with me checking that the dance bags are full of leotards, tights and shoes.  My husband takes Skeeter’s dance bag.  He picks her up from daycare, picks Munch up from school, … Continue reading

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Ridin’ Dirty: Dirty Girl 2013

I had two goals in mind for this year’s Dirty Girl: to run the entire race and to complete all of the obstacles. I have spent this past year working on my cardio endurance and building up my strength.  I … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Experience Validated

I hated my pregnancy with Skeeter.  My emotions were a roller coaster the entire time.  I was uncomfortable all the time.  I was a big ball of rage, irritability, and sadness.  The gestational diabetes made me so fucking anxious that … Continue reading

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Lifestyle changes

So I have blogged about getting back into shape.  Three months ago, I was at a weight loss plateau.  My clothes were fitting a little better, but I was not seeing much muscle definition.  I had been training with a … Continue reading

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