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new year, new goals.

i sat down the other day and planned out my one little word.  if you’re unfamiliar, it’s when you pick a word to build your goals around for the new year.  last year, mine was health.  i thought about all the ways i could support my health and all the kinds of health that i… Continue reading new year, new goals.

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february 2016 health goals update

  february was a massive failure.  it started out okay with the momentum i had coming off of my january success.  but i got lazy and then sick with a sinus infection… and then it was all downhill from there. for march, i’m going to tweak some things and be a little more realistic.  i… Continue reading february 2016 health goals update

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2•12 | high five for friday!

…one…   after last week, i needed a better one.  first off, the weather was gorgeous!  it almost seemed like spring.  and although it was a long week, it was smooth and productive. ….two…   the mardi gras murder mystery party was a success!  so fun and adventurous!  i want to try it again now that… Continue reading 2•12 | high five for friday!

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2•5 | high five for friday!

…one…   this week was all around craptastic.  this below pic represents me on wednesday.  🙂  by thursday, i knew it was looking up though! ….two…   i turned in my first grad school paper this past week.  i was kind of nervous because i’ve been out of school for a long time (read: rusty).… Continue reading 2•5 | high five for friday!

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2016 health goals update

i got really serious and recommitted to my health at the beginning of january.  i don’t know why i just gave up in 2015, but i did. i let myself go. when i would vent or express concern over it, most people said, “i can’t even tell you’ve gained 20 pounds!”  but i could.  and… Continue reading 2016 health goals update

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1•29 | high five for friday!

…one…   this is my 500th post, and i’m beyond excited to be featured as the H54F featured blogger this week!  how exciting!  i’ve been participating for several years now, and i still love sharing my week and getting a peek at how other people spent theirs.  during good weeks, it is a simple celebration.  and… Continue reading 1•29 | high five for friday!

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1•8 | high five for friday!

…one…   this week, i’ve really been focusing on resetting and establishing new goals and new plans.  as i anticipated the new year at the end of december, i thought that it would be painful and difficult.  but i’ve been pleasantly surprised.  it feels natural, like i’m picking up where i left off…with some extra… Continue reading 1•8 | high five for friday!

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i’m a goal digger

i came across this graphic in a “good housekeeping” magazine last year.  i think i meant to use it…and i never did.  now i’m paying for that misstep. 2015 was a bit of a rollercoaster for me.  just this week, i looked back on my health notes from this past year.  i gained and lost… Continue reading i’m a goal digger


my 2015 goals visually

I spent my new year’s watching “the walking dead” marathon and reading the first “call the midwife” book. I know…excitement galore over here. I kind of missed the countdown too. oops. but it was nice to have a low key new year’s…in my pjs…eating pizza…watching tv and reading. it gave me some time to think… Continue reading my 2015 goals visually

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measurements and goals | november 2014

::: OCTOBER REFLECTIONS ::: things i did well in october:  counting calories and journaling.  meal planning.  hydrating.  started taking a probiotic. things i still need to work on:  eating out too much.  portion control.  inconsistent workouts.  not eating enough veggies.  getting on the scale too often. beating myself up for small mistakes.  using the holidays as… Continue reading measurements and goals | november 2014

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measurements and goals | august 2014

reflections on july: things i did well in june:  solid workouts when done.  hydrating.  trying new recipes and foods.  portion control. things i still need to work on:  eating out too much.  counting calories and getting back on track.  general motivation.  working out more than 3 times a week.  not pushing my wrist before it’s… Continue reading measurements and goals | august 2014

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i’m done with “diets”.

i’ve watched a few very interesting documentaries on netflix recently, food inc., knives over forks, and hungry for change.  i would recommend all of these documentaries.  they all had great points about the food industry.  they kind of shook me up a little bit.  since watching them, i’ve thought about what i was/am doing to my body and… Continue reading i’m done with “diets”.

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WOW 7.2 – back to normal, whatever that is.

i had some slip-ups over the weekend, but nothing too crazy.  i’m starting to incorporate some old workouts back into my routine.  i’m still doing my couch to 5k and strength training.  the running is getting rough though.  i’m not enjoying it at all.  so i’ve been doing more kickboxing and started back at some… Continue reading WOW 7.2 – back to normal, whatever that is.

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measurements and goals | july 2014

reflections on june: things i did well in june:  clean and healthy eating.  counting calories and hitting the mark nearly every day. completed the first half of the couch to 5k program.  staying motivated.  not eating out but just a few times.  only drinking alcohol once a week.  solid workouts.  hydrating. things i still need to… Continue reading measurements and goals | july 2014