Help Wanted: Accountability Partner [Official Pain in the Ass, Noxious Buddy, Food Nazi, Workout Junkie, Annoying Sidekick] Have you ever asked a friend or loved one to hold you accountable for your diet or exercise routine? How did it work out? There are a few scenarios I can think of. Day 1: Everything is butterflies and … Continue reading Help Wanted: Accountability Partner
I'm officially the heaviest I've ever been. Unfortunately I'm not surprised...but I'm not happy either. Instead of taking 4 pounds off each month I've been stagnant and slowly gaining. If I don't turn this around today I will not achieve my goals. The point of Thriving for Thirty is to gradually achieve my end goal … Continue reading Thriving?
I feel Burnt Out. Tired. Bummed out. To the point where I don't even want to horseback ride anymore...I dread it. I don't really want to do anything. I just want to be home. Doing nothing. Maybe sleep. So what do I do? I finally used my gym for the first time since moving! My … Continue reading Burning Through a Burnout
I haven't written in all of November but I haven't forgotten my pledge to be thriving for thirty. Thanksgiving did put a kink in my plans so I've only been able to get and keep off October's goal. I haven't been wonderful in the exercise but this week I started back up. One of the … Continue reading Thriving for Thirty Update
I saw this sign while walking around Tupper Lake nearly a decade ago and it still makes me laugh. We later learned that it's a sign for an information center but I still think back to it when I'm looking for an elusive answer to one of life's questions. This post is part of the … Continue reading When I Asked For A Sign I Didn’t Mean THAT One
Few people understand what I've been struggling with mentally, physically and emotionally in the last few years. I can't even try putting it to words. In three years so much has changed in my life. Career, friends, I got a horse, my life's purpose (and the struggle to even know what it is), oh and … Continue reading October 1st and a New Beginning
A friend of mine, "T," messaged me yesterday to catch up. We haven't seen each other in years, but that doesn't mean anything; the two of us share a connection, a drive, and so much more than that. For many years T and I have struggled back and forth developing ourselves, our careers, and developing … Continue reading Habits and Celebrating Others
I've been naughty. In my health support group I have posted journal entries and never actually journalled myself so I'm catching up now. Journal Prompt: What are the top 3 emotions or mental habits that keep you from your health goals? Depression/anxiety: My depression often gets me into long periods of sadness about a bleak … Continue reading Catching Up
Seriously though....I'm beginning a journey to reclaim my health. Only 3 years ago I was in the best shape of my life and now I'm at my worst. I began a support group on Facebook and as we prepare for our diet changes I've begun us all on a journal challenge. While some choose to … Continue reading Keeping a Journal….Dear Diary….
This is only day 2 of my latest journey back to my fitness but I feel upbeat. Gaining control over one's diet is the most difficult thing in obtaining a desired body. It's all too easy to reach for the things that provide immediate gratification. I weighed myself this morning and I am exactly where … Continue reading Making the Plan