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  For several years we did monthly (or weekly) projects and for a couple of years we had “Dear Me” letters assigned to us to write by the lovely Christie O! I’m revisiting the idea so that we can sit down this week and write a Dear Me letter. Here are the guidelines. Have fun with it, but … [Read more…]

Bad moods happen to the best of us. Sometimes it’s foreseeable and sometimes it hits us like frogs falling out of the sky, but whatever the catalyst, a two minute break is all you need to get your bad mood back to ‘feeling good’ status. When errant emotions strike, these top two-minute mood … [Read more…]

What If seems to be a big issue with me lately so I thought I would address it for today’s post. What if usually takes me down a road I don’t want to get into, but sometimes it is a good path. The first place I almost always start with when I am asking ‘what if’ is: “What if I had never … [Read more…]

Need a little motivation to keep you going? We all need a little push to stay strong and motivated so that’s what Monday is going to be all about today! It’s Sunday afternoon and instead of my typical habit of waiting till 10 P.M. to start writing my post for the next morning I decided to get … [Read more…]

Webster’s Dictionary defines REST as: 1    :  repose, sleep; specifically :  a bodily state characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities 2 a :  freedom from activity or labor    b :  a state of motionlessness or inactivity    c :  the repose of death 3   :  a place … [Read more…]

For many of us, Sundays are a day of rest. Maybe for you, that means going to church, spending some down time with your friends and family, having a day “off” from any kind of schedule whatsoever or gearing up for the week ahead. It might also  mean a rest day and a break from our workout or … [Read more…]

      Hello friends, My name is Ann and I have a soda problem. I am a coke addict. Not the kind you shoot up your nose. The kind you pour over ice and buy from the local grocery store, or gas station, or Sonic ohSonicwhatdoyoudotoyourdrinkstomakemewantmore? or fast … [Read more…]

Do you love yourself? I mean really truly love yourself. Do you accept yourself as you are, flaws and all? Ask yourself the following questions. Do I lovingly accept myself as I am right now? Do I appreciate all the beauty that makes me who I am? Do I regularly give thanks for all of my … [Read more…]

So ladies, how is the new year treating you? Have you found your groove? Getting daily exercise? Are you and your teammates rolling right along with our New Year Weight Loss Challenge? Are you feeling pretty good about things, riding a wave of motivation? Wonderful! Keep it up! Just don’t forget … [Read more…]

I was woken up too early and now I’m overtired and kid one is on the computer where I want to work and kid two needs my assistance every 2.5 minutes and my husband is breathing too loudly and looking at me funny and I can tell it’s going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Some … [Read more…]

Have you ever really paid attention to the way you talk to yourself? Now, compare that to the way you talk to your kids or your friends. I would venture to guess that there is a big difference between the two. If your friend had a less than ideal workout, would you tell them that they suck … [Read more…]

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~Anna Quindlen Here we are! It’s time to start off the year long series Becoming Me. I got the idea for the name from the Anna Quindlen quote I put at that top. I’m … [Read more…]

I am 57 years young. Most days, I do not feel 57 and I think that is awesome. I’m on that long journey to fitness and weight loss. I try every day to eat right. I try really hard to exercise no less than five days a week. I park farther from the store in the parking lot than I used to … [Read more…]

I think part of setting goals for the new year involves looking back and finding what worked for you and what didn’t in the past year. Sometimes it’s hard. In looking back, I realized that parts of my last year were spent tearing myself down. I had days where I couldn’t find anything about … [Read more…]

I am sure that you all know about our awesome new challenge that started on January 1, 2012. I am in it with everything I’ve got. I need it and I want it badly. What you might not know, is that there is something else going on in January that could go hand in hand with this challenge. Did you … [Read more…]