Israel and Back to Work
Tuesday, January 27, 2009      2 comments

It has been over a week, and I am still not really back from Israel. Sure, physically I am sitting here at my desk in my office, but mentally I am still hiking near the Gilbon stream in the Golan Heights in Israel. Coming back to work again is m... Read more
What I GAINED this year, and my goals for next year. No New Year's Resolutions!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008      3 comments

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! The new year is always time for reflection, and looking back on what we have done in the past year, as well as looking ahead and making plans for what is to come. I don't believe in making New Year's Resoluti... Read more
Sweat: The enemy turned friend.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008      3 comments

Stretch. Assess the tightness in each muscle, as I pull it back just far enough that it is mildly uncomfortable, but not painful. Relax. Repeat with the corresponding muscle in the other leg. Shake it all out, and press the quick start button on... Read more
Manhattan Beach Yuletide Moonlight 5k... try saying that 3 times fast!
Sunday, December 14, 2008      7 comments

I had butterflies in my stomach all day yesterday, thinking about what was coming. "You can do this. You've been training, and you're not the same person you were 3 months ago. You'll do great". I kept repeating positive thoughts to myself, will... Read more
Strength... and having the courage to find the skinny girl in me.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008      6 comments

" There's a skinny girl inside of me just SCREAMING to get out. Usually though, I can shut her up with some cookies. " The mentality: It may sound silly, but a part of me -- ok, a BIG part of me -- was TERRIFIED of what I'll look and f... Read more
Yup I'm funny... but looks aren't everything.
Thursday, October 23, 2008      5 comments

I'm sarcastic. Always have been, always will be. More than that, I have a tendency to deliver extremely sarcastic remarks completely straight-faced so that people can't tell if I am joking or not. Today I was talking to a coworker and I made a s... Read more
Tuesday, October 07, 2008      2 comments

So, minor successes so far this week. Today I put on a pair of pants that I haven't worn comfortably since I bought them 2 years ago. Not only did they close, but they didn't give me a muffin top! Hurrah! I forced myself to the gym last night, a... Read more
Rosh Hashanah, and this past week's ups and downs.
Friday, October 03, 2008      2 comments

I suppose that no matter what you do there will always be a combination of ups and downs. Taking comfort in our small victories is great, but what do you do when it feels like your whole world is going to crash down on you? I suppose I shou... Read more
First weigh in and some thoughts
Saturday, September 27, 2008      1 comments

First of all.... YAHOOOOOOO!!!! Friday mornings are my weigh in mornings, and this week I am down 5.5 lbs!!!! *dances around* My arms are so sore that I can't straighten them out because of the weights I did, but I feel wonderful. I can see... Read more
Blog Day 3, and I went to the gym this morning.
Friday, September 26, 2008      3 comments

Alright... so everyone that knows me knows that I am NOT a morning person. I mean, there are those people that say "oh, I'm not a morning person" and grumble a bit when they wake up... and then there is me. *Alarm goes off... I practically throw... Read more
Being VERY good
Thursday, September 25, 2008      3 comments

So, I rode my bike to work and back today, which I have been saying I was going to do since I got it about a month ago. I also drank about 10 glasses of water, which is a whole lot for me... I can usually barely manage 2 or 3. I am really proud ... Read more
Motivation -- and why I have to do this for myself.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008      3 comments

Alright, so it is 10:40pm and I just got back from the gym about 10 minutes ago. I feel pretty damn phenomenal (if a little sore). For once, I've been following through with my diet plans, and really changing things for myself instead of the oth... Read more