Mid-Year Progress Check

Can you believe June is almost over? My husband and I celebrated our 12th anniversary on Sunday. We were lucky enough that my sis-in-law was willing to watch the kids for us after she got off work, because we completely forgot to plan anything. I’d even forgotten about our anniversary until my daughter asked me…

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Challenge Complete

The Colonel’s Challenge ended last week. It took me scrambling to get in some aerobic and high intensity work out there at the end, but I did it. There are actually four areas to the Colonel’s challenge, which includes losing 5% of your body weight, but I didn’t make it there. I lost 4 lbs…

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Past Halfway

I’ve reached a magical moment in my life. I’m past the halfway mark. No, no, it’s not my birthday, and I’m not planning on dying at age 70. But I’ve managed to pass some milestones and wanted to share. At the beginning of the year, I started the 10-week long Colonel’s Challenge at work. That…

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Exercising Body and Mind

Well, it looks like 2018 isn’t exactly shaping up better than 2017, as we’ve already had one illness followed by an injury followed by another injury. And we’re only on day 10 of the year! I seem to be mentally and emotionally stable enough right now in order to handle it all. I’m not the…

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Let’s Try This Again #IWSG

As you might have seen in last week’s post, 2017 wasn’t great for me. But it’s a new year, and I’m off to a new start. This year kicked off with the Colonel’s Challenge at work, which will last for 10 weeks and include resistance training, push-ups/sit-ups, aerobic exercise, and weight loss. I’m aiming to…

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Passing the Test

If you don’t know, I’m a programmer for the State Police. Granted, I’m not out on the highways protecting and serving, but I do well behind a computer screen making other people’s jobs easier. You want a more efficient way to process and maintain that data? I can handle that. Troopers (those guys out on…

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Whirlwind

It’s been a whirlwind of 12 weeks that started with the birth of my son. Since then, I’ve faced an epidural headache, jaundice, cold & flu, a jealous 3-year-old, a speeding ticket, the birth of a niece, the death of a grandfather, meeting new friends, creating a business, costume making, scraping by on NaNo, and…

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