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by Cherita L. Axel 
In search of perfection 
We lose ourselves, 
Willing to chop away bit by bit 
Our mind, body and souls 
For an image 
Molded...

It's clear that I did not get my goals online, as I'd said that I would. It's part of my struggle that I procrastinate... especially with regards to my fitness. Still, I have not be sitting idly...

I wish this post were about things going smoothly in the my life. Or, perhaps about how I've stuck to my fitness plans.

My S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the next 5 months.

As Spring arrives, so do the promises we make to ourselves to get into better shape, to walk more and exercise daily. We vow to make positive life changes. I am no exception.

I started a new job yesterday.  It's very different from any other job I've had, but I'm hopeful.
Now to begin my 200 day fitness challenge. I'll outline the details in my next post. 
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Today is day 36 of my Million Step Challenge; that's 10,000 steps a day for 100 days. In an effort to create an accountability system, I decided to post my plan and daily progress on Facebook. At...

Below is a summary of my first 20 days of my 100-day, One-Million Step Challenge. It will show the brief daily reports I posted for each day.
1 down, 99 to go. I'm taking the...

in Life

Hello everyone... this is going to be a brief post.

in Life

These past couple of weeks, things have not gone smoothly for me. I'm still committed to changing my lifestyle for the better, and embracing a healthier, happier, lifestyle. This post is just to...

in Life

I know that I promised to blog daily, and I haven't. 

I did not factor into my promise that there would be days when I am under the weather, or unable to, for some other reason, blog. That...

I am down 2 pounds this week. My total weight loss since I've begun my journey, including the times when I've fallen off the wagon, is 32.8 pounds.

I'm not giving up. I can do this.

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So, I'm on day 5, and let me tell you this... it's not easy.

My body has yet to acclimate to the new schedule. This morning I found it very difficult to get up and get moving. In addition,...

This will be a brief check-in about yesterday's progress.
First, yesterday's Win List:

Today, let me just jump right in with my trials; sleep has been a big issue for me. Sleep is an issue, both because I have a sick dog who manages to wake me up a minimum of a half a dozen times...

Today is day 2 of my most recent journey. Yesterday, I posted my goals for the day and long term. I refer to my goals as my "Win List", a term, that I believe was coined by Bill Phillips (Fitness...

Welcome. Today begins a new day; a new beginning, perhaps. For me, this is day 1... again. 

I'm beginning a new round in my fitness journey.

As you may have noticed from my before...

So this is me, being completely and vulnerably honest with myself and the world.

No hiding behind t-shirts, no pretending that I'm smaller than I am. Here, for the world to see, is me......

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Today I will do better than I did yesterday. 

I am grateful for every new day; a new day to live, a new day to laugh, a new day to shine my light in this world. I will make mistakes, but...

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After my recent tripping/derailing in my fitness, I thought it might be time to set up new goals. Over the course of the next few days, I will be mapping out a plan to get back on track. I have...