Tag Archives: self-care

Fitness Fridays: No Excuses

After six weeks of no running, I finally ran this afternoon. It was a brisk 21 degrees Fahrenheit. I ran just under a mile and three quarters. The first mile is always the toughest, especially in cold weather. I regretted … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Week 1 of the 21 Day Fix

I hesitated to put this as one of my goals on my last post – to start and complete a fitness program.  I let life get in the way.  I have made tremendous progress from where I was just two … 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: Self-care Is Not Selfish

I could repeat this title to myself over and over in hopes that it would sink in.  In the depths of my postpartum depression and my postpartum anxiety, I could not fathom doing anything that did not involve my husband … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: A Day Before the Big Race

I’m staring down a deadline of twenty-four hours until my first 10K ever.  I am feeling nervous and excited!  All my clothes for race day are washed and dried.  My shoes are currently drying out from my final run.  I … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Mental Health and Physical Health

My journey of health and fitness begins a bit differently than most.  I did not gain a lot of weight while pregnant with Skeeter.  Since I had gestational diabetes, I monitored everything I ate.  I gained twenty-one pounds with her. … Continue reading

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