Tag Archives: self-care

Fitness Fridays: Stretching My Comfort Zone

My health and fitness journey reminds me of my journey to recovery from my postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.  This journey is setbacks and plateaus.  I had hit a plateau last year.  I had been exercising consistently, but I was … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Getting My Run On

I’m introducing a new feature on the blog for Fridays: Fitness Fridays.  As part of my continuing journey towards health and wellness, I had this vague goal of “running more consistently”.  My cousin kept encouraging me last year to join … Continue reading

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Feeling like a fraud

I allowed my inner critic to beat me up for the past week.  I wallowed in shame and self-pity.  I felt like a fraud.  Who did I think I was?  Why did I even consider playing in the big leagues … Continue reading

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#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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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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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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Dare: February update

I’m linking up with Just Be Enough for my monthly update on my one word focus for this year. My confidence is soaring. My partner in crime for LTYM gave me a gentle nudge to write a blog post for … Continue reading

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My Rant about Natural Remedies for PPD

My husband e-mailed me this link on Valentine’s Day asking me if I had seen this article.  I clicked and read the entire article.  I became more and more irritated.  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/14/skin-to-skin-contact-natural-way-to-treat-postpartum-depression/ I breastfed my little Skeeter, so we did do … Continue reading

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