Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009: A Fitness Review

While my official two-year quest to get in the best shape of my life began in September, I resumed my workout routine in March following a knee-surgery (Summer, 2008), physical therapy (four months), and achilles tendonitis (in both feet). It’s … Continue reading

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Not Being Recognized

While my two-year fitness journey officially began in September, I’ve been working out and eating healthy (for the most part) since completing post-knee surgery rehab in March. I’ve lost 48 pounds this year and I weigh 68 pounds less than … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing, Unnoticed

I’m painting my kitchen. I only have weekends to work on this, so it will take a while. The temptation is to look for shortcuts. Today I applied a second coat of paint to a section of baseboard that, once … Continue reading

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Resolutions vs. Goals

It’s that time of year. It’s time for Americans to RESOLVE to change all of our bad habits beginning January 1. We’re going to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, learn a new language, stop swearing…the list goes on an … Continue reading

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It’s Only Once a Year

A well-meaning relative whom I dearly love encouraged me to eat the forbidden fruit: a sugar-filled, SPECIAL Christmas dessert. “It’s only once a year,” she reminded me. If I had taken even I tiny bite, there is no telling how … Continue reading

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Learning to Just Say, “Thank You.”

This morning I grabbed a cup of coffee between spin class and a swim session. One of the YMCA employees stopped me at the coffee bar. Putting his arm around me he whispered in my ear, “The difference between how … Continue reading

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Addiction Work-around

I make a mean batch of fudge. I make it once a year to give to a few relatives at Christmas time. Back in the day, my main motivation for making fudge was sneaking piece after piece for myself while … Continue reading

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Celebration In the Midst of Setback

Ever since completing the Saint Jude Half Marathon on December 5, I’ve been dealing with hip pain. This is most likely an over-use injury. The week following St. Jude I did the customary “light workouts” that are suggested following a … Continue reading

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My Story, Part 2 (Part 1 of Knee Saga)

April 26, 2008 was a proud day for me.  I completed the Country Music Half Marathon, my first distance event. I wasn’t in the best shape of my life, but at the time I was enjoying a 68 pound weight … Continue reading

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It’s About Personal Accountability

Pick up a newspaper and chances are you’ll read an article on healthcare reform. Regardless of what side of the political fence you sit on, I bet you’ll agree that our healthcare system can’t continue on its current path. I’ve … Continue reading

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