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Phase 1 of Lean & Strong – the end is near!

I’m getting to the end of Phase 1 of Lean & Strong, y’all!  If you haven’t been following along, I’m doing an experiment to try to find out what has been causing my weight gain, since I’ve gained about 20 pounds over the last several years.  I feel like overall I live a pretty healthy… Continue reading Phase 1 of Lean & Strong – the end is near!

aging · exercise · healthy lifestyle · Uncategorized · weight gain

Two weeks into challenge – UPDATE

Good morning!  It has been a very chilly, dreary, rainy weekend here and yesterday we caved in and turned on the heat when the house temperature was down to 61 degrees.  I’m just not ready for this weather at all. I do have some good news, though.  I’ve completed two weeks of Lean & Strong… Continue reading Two weeks into challenge – UPDATE

aging · exercise · healthy lifestyle · Uncategorized · weight gain

Lean & Strong Phase 1 – UPDATE

Good morning, friends!  I hope you’ve had a great weekend so far!  I just wanted to check in and let you know how I’m doing on my weight experiment. Although the weekend isn’t quite over yet, I’m happy to report that things are going well so far!  I haven’t had any huge cravings of alcohol,… Continue reading Lean & Strong Phase 1 – UPDATE

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This past weekend I participated in a free self-defense class that was organized by our local police department.  One hundred and fifty women showed up for the class, which for our community, is a huge turnout.  We learned lots of tips and self-defense moves that will help us to survive, God forbid, if we are ever in… Continue reading Empowerment