Category Archive for: ‘Healthier Lifestyle’

Fit Friday - Essence of Me

Fit Friday: My Starting Place

  Fit Friday…on Saturday. I wanted to wait for my first official day of marathon training. It was hot… Muggy… Sticky… and I was slow. šŸ˜‰ Well, it’s official. I started with a new running group today. We ranĀ 3 miles to determine our pace. TheĀ run was to identify our individual running pace and to place us in the appropriate group …

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Wings to Guns - Essence of Me

Fit Friday: Wings to Guns

Okay so the title of this post may be a bit drastic. …or…extremely drastic… But any of you with arms that look nothing like the First Lady or Angela Bassett will get my drift. I have wings. Yes, I’m sharing this with the world and frankly I’m cool with it. I’m cool with it for many reasons…actually let me clarify. …

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Just Keep Swimming - Fit Friday

Fit Friday: Just Keep Swimming

  Real talk… Your girl is tired! **wiping chlorineĀ saturatedĀ water from my brow** Fit Friday will not…and I repeat…WILL NOT turn into a whining segment. Today, just today I’m giving myself permission to say this week was hard. I wanted to stop. I want cheese. My body is aching so bad and I’ve discovered muscles I didn’t know I had. **exhaling …

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YMCA of Greater Houston | Fit Friday | Essence of Me

Fit Friday: Run My Own Race

  I arrived at 5:05am. Too early. You know, that nervous, first day of school, kind of nervous. I had no idea what I should expect from this “swimming class” but I was super nervous. And it didn’t help that the desk clerk added his additional comments to my thoughts. Comments like… … I hope you can really swim… …Man …

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Fit Friday - Essence of Me

Fit Friday: Cheese Wasted

  Did you ever see that movie where a group of fathers were standing around reliving “the good ole days” and “getting wasted” entered the conversation? Here’s the clip… Chocolate Wasted (Can’t see the video? Click HERE to view online.) Well I feel like I want to get wasted too. Not on spirits. Not on chocolate. But cheese!!! I think …

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21 Day Vegan Challenge - Essence of Me

Fit Friday: 21 Day Vegan Challenge

I am sitting thinking of what to type. I feel like saying ā€œdeja vuā€. Like this moment occurred beforeā€¦and itā€™s probably because it has. This blog/website has always been about my life and hobbies. For the past couple of years my yarncrafts have dominated my posting activity, which is cool. However, Iā€™d like to share other hobbies too. Thus, without …

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100 Day Challenge with Dana

Personal 100 Day Challenge: Week 4 Time Management & My Big Fat Floppy Fail

This week was hard but I’m not quitting. I see progress and room for progress.  

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100 Day Challenge with Dana

Personal 100 Day Challenge: Week 3 Writing and Scheduling

This is a process that I’m embracing and I’m loving what I see. šŸ™‚ Week Repeat… How are you? (I’d love to hear…)

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