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Chasing Happiness

What makes you happy? Are you constantly looking for something to make you happy, or do you find happiness in being? My new year started last July 4 when my husband was admitted to the hospital and needed surgery. We waited until the end of August because my youngest daughter …

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The Struggle to Be Me

I had an interesting conversation at the gym yesterday when one of my coaches wanted to know how long it had been since I had lost 25% of my body weight. It has only been about 3 and a half years, and people that haven’t known me that long have …

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The Power of Rest

I just took a week off from running and almost 2 weeks off from lifting and I did not wake up this morning weak and fat. I took my first real vacation in years-7 days of fun and rest, food and drink, no hotel workouts, and only 1 very easy …

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Attitude is Everything

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. -Marilyn vos Savant as quoted in The innovator’s Mindset (C0uros, 2015.) Last week I had a moment when I thought I needed someone to tell me what to do to train for the Mt Washington Auto Road race …

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Crossing Over the Line

I used to teach a graduate course in education technology and a teacher once compared the fear and skepticism of learning to use technology to crossing over a line. It’s like there is an invisible line you are afraid to cross over, but once you take that step and are …

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Bullet Proof

I have been at Great Bay Crossfit for 2 months, and although I am not doing any cross fit classes, I am feeling more at home in my new gym. I feel stronger than I have in nearly a year, and I feel good running, too. Yesterday one of the …

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I am not trying to transform myself

It has been 5 years since I started working with a personal trainer who convinced me to change the way I looked at food and then convinced me running would be good for me.Once he convinced me to run a 5k race, I was hooked. 5k became 10K and 10K …

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The Struggle is Real

I knew the time would come-after several years of carefully, mindfully eating, drinking, and exercising- little by little old habits started to creep back into my life until a month ago my body had had enough. My carefulness gave in to the stress of being the caretaker to my husband …

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The New Normal

It has been awhile since I have written a post, and honestly, I don’t have much to say-which is a good thing. I am gradually getting back to a new normal. Instead of forcing my body and mind into a structure which was making me feel stressed and tired, I …

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No More Rabbit Holes

I drive myself crazy sometimes, and others, too, because of my need to make sense of things and control my life. I have been accused time and time again of over thinking, over analyzing, and researching until I am going in circles in my attempt to control my universe. I …

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