Following my Dreams 2017

My plans for 2017 are basically to continue the path I started in 2016 Continue to work on my health, losing weight and getting stronger Hiking…I hope to hike the Pino Trail to the top of Sandia and possibly La Luz as well Camping Road trips around New Mexico to see some of what I’ve […]

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This Crazy Journey

Recently, I have seen a couple of messages on social media hoping 2017 is better than 2016. While I would hope it is better, 2016 has been pretty good for me. Not in the way people usually measure success… I’m single and broke. But I have learned to work with what I have and how […]

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Giving Myself Permission

One of the interesting side-developments of this fitness journey is that I am taking on a lot of different aspects of myself. This is not just about losing weight or living a healthy lifestyle. I am finding that I am tackling some healing that needs to happen, and some things I have spent my life […]

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Goal Setting

As a teacher, I am very aware of setting goals: goals that are measurable and attainable. However, I have not ever really done much in the way of goal setting on a personal level. As I have started my fitness journey this time, I have done a couple of things differently. First, I am seeing […]

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Getting Started…Again :)

Here we go… I have been heavy for a long time. Not in my childhood, but since getting married the first time and having children. I weighed 160 when I got married, 200 after my first daughter, 220 after the second, and 250 after my son. In the last 20 years, I’ve been divorced, married […]

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