And Then There’s Life

I didn't make it long before going on another hiatus. The reason for it, though, is a good one. About a week and a half ago, Husband and I signed papers for our new home. Since then, it's been a whirlwind of packing, cleaning, moving, working, drinking, and eating. Not much in the way of … Continue reading And Then There’s Life

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Typical for me, lately I've been doing great with my workouts, but not so great with my eating and drinking habits. I start out great in the first half of the day, but by the end of it, I want a drink and something deep fried. But the weight loss continues, slowly but surely. That's … Continue reading Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Let’s Recap: Week 1

When you wake up and get up at oh-dammit-thirty enough days in a row, after a while, the time is just a number and not a real form of measurement. You just turn off the alarm, and get up. For that, though, it helps to stop looking at what time it is. It's totally a … Continue reading Let’s Recap: Week 1

Oh, Yoga

I've always loved lifting weights. I've never really been great at it, per say, but it makes me feel strong, confident, and powerful. It still does, and I enjoy the feeling I get when I get to kick the weight up a bit - proof that I'm getting stronger. Given the struggles I've had with … Continue reading Oh, Yoga

Forget ‘Want’

I don't want to be up yet. I don't want yogurt for breakfast. I didn't want to do yoga at an hour when most people don't even know their own names. I don't want to go to work today. I don't want to smile when I don't feel like smiling. I don't want to pretend … Continue reading Forget ‘Want’

Friendly Competition

For a while, I've been thinking that I need an "accountabilibuddy" - someone to answer to, someone to keep me motivated, and someone to keep me honest. That's a big part of why I started participating in a health coaching program. But then something sort of unexpected happened. A friend of mine at work IM'd … Continue reading Friendly Competition

Accountability

For a lot of reasons, I've been struggling a lot lately to keep on track. Too many excuses, not enough motivation, and no one to hold me accountable. I can eat two quesadillas loaded with cheese and bacon. I can skip my afternoon kickboxing session (again). Who's going to know? Who cares? There are a … Continue reading Accountability

The Hunger Scale

Ah, a new year and new opportunities. Lots of new opportunities. As much as I wanted to succeed with my previous behavior goal - leaving a couple bites of food on my plate or eating smaller portions - I continue to struggle with it. I could get into the reasoning for it, but that would … Continue reading The Hunger Scale

The “Ah-ha!” Moment

Somehow - even armed with all of my personal training knowledge and months of consistent fitness habits - I hit a holiday slump. The morning sweat sessions gave way to an extra hour of shut-eye. I'm suddenly surrounded by chocolatey treats. I'm "too busy" for post-work kickboxing. The list goes on. And then yesterday, after … Continue reading The “Ah-ha!” Moment