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Listening to My Body

This time I did not listen to my body until my body screamed at me.  When I look back on the last several months, my anxiety was increasing.  It seemed to have happened so gradually.  I let my stress and … Continue reading

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New Chapter

At the beginning of April 2017 our sweet Skeeter was officially discharged as a graduate of the Urology Clinic. It has been six years since a visibly anxious mom had the first visit at this clinic. I teared up leaving … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: How Shakeology Changed Me

My breakfast consists of a super food shake.  It is a meal replacement shake.  Prior to my introduction to Shakeology, I only knew of meal replacement shakes that people drank after weight loss surgery or as a part of a … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Week 2 of the 21 Day Fix

This week was a little bit tougher than last week in terms of eating.  I did not plan as well as I could have.  I still struggle with getting in enough protein most days. I feel more energized, and I … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday: 2015 plans

The new year offers a chance for reflection on the past year, and it gives me a chance to set some new goals for the upcoming year.  One of my running buddies already wrote down her goals.  I am taking … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday: A Change Will Do Me Good

This past week, our family made a change, and we joined our local YMCA again.  We wanted the girls to be able to take swim lessons again.  My husband wanted to work on his fitness before the outdoor season for … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Maintaining my Mojo

So I have a confession to make.  I’m struggling with the nutrition part again.  I am consuming too much caffeine, and I am turning to the sweets again.  Sweets and sugar filled coffee drinks (whipped cream, caramel sauce) are my … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Hitting the Reset Button

I have a confession to make. I have fallen off of the fitness wagon again. I have been choosing unhealthy snacks again. Life got stressful, and I turned to my comfort food. I stopped exercising as much. I did not … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Running and sprinting

Nearly a week ago I ran in my second 5k of this year. The course is full of hills, similar to my normal training runs. I experimented this time with really resting my legs the week of the race. I … Continue reading

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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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