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THE WORDS IN OUR HEADS

Every one of us have words we use to describe ourselves floating  around inside our heads. What we tell ourselves every day will either lift us up or tear us down. Why is it so much easier to tell ourselves the following? “I am so stupid” “I look awful today” “I have been trying to …

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PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

“Keep going. Progress is progress no matter how slowly you are making it.” I love quotes and this is one I need to hear often. There are many ways you can measure your progress on your journey to fitness: 1. Track what you eat. If you’re just starting your fitness journey, get on some kind …

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Swimming Upstream

There are some days I just feel like I am fighting a losing battle. Most mornings I get up early and get out for my morning walk by 6:30 am. Then there are several days in a row that I just can’t seem to get out of bed until at least 7:30. I feel sluggish …

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It’s Half The Victory

You might be wondering what “half the victory” is. The entire quote is, “To be prepared is half the victory.”(Miguel De Cervantes). Being prepared is part of the victory in many things in life. I have found that being prepared has helped me in so many situations. When I was in high school I went …

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Make It Fun!

When I shared my first blog post, I told you about the online challenge I took to walk 2,015 miles in the year 2015. When I started this challenge I did some things to make it easier and to make it fun. 1. I calculated the mileage from my home in Lebanon, Oregon to New …

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Overcoming Fear

One of my biggest obstacles to overcome when I made the decision to walk in my first half marathon was fear. I was afraid of so many things. Would I be able to stick with a training plan day after day or would I quit when the going was hard? One of my fears was …

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