BecomingMyself

Mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, woman, and more. I am something different to all, but myself nonetheless, I am just trying to figure out who that self is right now...

May Have Found A Light At The End of My Tunnel

and its KICKBOXING!! I think I love it! I can't stop thinking about it, and can't wait to go back to another class!! Sure, my body is KILLING me, but it's in that oh so good way that I love after an intense workout that has made me use muscles I never normally use. My sister has been kickboxing in self-defense style at Tiger Schulmann's for over a year, and she's lost 70 pounds, she looks freaking amaxing, but what's more is she has energy to play, run, jump, and just have fun with her son....more
Thanks! A class is totally different from doing it at home, you have someone pushing you, and ...more

My reality is. . .

My reality is I get so angry sometimes I want to punch holes in walls, but I don't. My reality is my feelings get so hurt sometimes it feels like my heart if breaking and I just can't go on, but I don't tell anyone. My reality is I get so frustrated sometimes I don't want to deal with the world, but I don't allow myself "me" time. Or I just don't get that time because I have a husband that works 16 hours a day sometimes, and a daughter that requires just about as much attention throughtout the day as my husband is away....more
Its always nice when someone understands!! Thanks!!!more

DO I love my body?

DO I love the allergies that plague me when I travel to pollen rich climates?  No.  DO I love the overactive immune system that fights the common cold with such gusto that I'm am laid up for a couple weeks?  No.DO I love the bones that break easily?  No.DO I love the globules of fat that spread out around me when I sit down?  No....more
I don't always like my body either, but I love it because it carried the most precious gift I've ...more

She Who Had No Idea

She probably didn't mean to come across as ignorant and ironic.  There was no question, though, that she had an intent. The woman was a fellow federal worker, and we were sitting across from each other for a meeting earlier this week. As the small group of us sat around waiting for the others, we made introductions and small talk. ...more
I really do thank you for your service to our country, I also applaud you for being so gracious ...more

In Need of a Mantra

"Me First" was my mantra through the first part of the year.  ME.  My kids, my family, the dirty dishes, the computer, work, dirty laundry and pretty much everything else always came before me.  They didn't really come before me, but they certainly came before any effort on my part to exercise....more
So I just bought the book ffor my NOOK, and I plan on going and picking up the workbook today at ...more

In Need of a Mantra

"Me First" was my mantra through the first part of the year.  ME.  My kids, my family, the dirty dishes, the computer, work, dirty laundry and pretty much everything else always came before me.  They didn't really come before me, but they certainly came before any effort on my part to exercise....more
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" I used that as my mantra for a while when I first started ...more

I Am One In A Million: Take the Path to a Healthier Heart

While at BlogHer 12’s HealthMinder sessions, I met the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC).  Of course, I didn’t actually meet the CDC, but I did speak with representatives of the organization there to talk about cardiovascular health and the benefits of a low sodium diet.  The CDC is one of my trusted sources of health information so when they talk… I listen.  I promise that reading further won’t cause heart issues, but not reading this might....more
Elaine, you are so right, your title reminds me af an excerpt from Geneen Roth's book "Women, ...more

My reality is. . .

My reality is I get so angry sometimes I want to punch holes in walls, but I don't. My reality is my feelings get so hurt sometimes it feels like my heart if breaking and I just can't go on, but I don't tell anyone. My reality is I get so frustrated sometimes I don't want to deal with the world, but I don't allow myself "me" time. Or I just don't get that time because I have a husband that works 16 hours a day sometimes, and a daughter that requires just about as much attention throughtout the day as my husband is away....more
Thank you Darcie! I feel like writing is my "therapy" because at least I am getting it out of ...more

Be Kind to Your Body Today

"You look like an Oompa-Loompa." “I look disgusting with my cottage cheese legs and stretch-mark hips. Nasty. No one would want to touch me.” “I’m ugly. Too skinny. Look sick.” “Oh my God, look at her waist and legs! We’re the same height. She looks like a model. I look like a lumpy sock.” If you've thought things like that -- or said them aloud to yourself -- it turns out you aren't alone. A new study by Glamour magazine shows that 97% of women have thoughts like that every single day. ...more
I applaud you!! Your abilty to change the things you didn't like and help your daughter have a ...more

Be Kind to Your Body Today

"You look like an Oompa-Loompa." “I look disgusting with my cottage cheese legs and stretch-mark hips. Nasty. No one would want to touch me.” “I’m ugly. Too skinny. Look sick.” “Oh my God, look at her waist and legs! We’re the same height. She looks like a model. I look like a lumpy sock.” If you've thought things like that -- or said them aloud to yourself -- it turns out you aren't alone. A new study by Glamour magazine shows that 97% of women have thoughts like that every single day. ...more
I look at that picture and I think "man, I wish I looked like that"! We all have imperfections, ...more