Not the same.

Last night as I stood in the “Urban Fit” class filled with woman of all ages, sizes, colors and shapes it became clear to me that who I was in the past  is no longer who I am today. I walked into the room like I belonged, my head held high. When I caught a […]

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May 25th, 2012 by dogl2324

Someone’s looking out for you.

This past weekend has been a bittersweet mix. Early birthday celebration for my Mom, a visit from a dear old friend and making some hard decisions when the unexpected happens, when devastation peeks out from under the covers and lets you see just enough to know there is simply nothing you can do but be […]

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May 22nd, 2012 by dogl2324

Marching band, icy hot and Billy Blanks I am not.

Okay so if anyone reading has ever marched in band during their high school days this is going to make complete sense, and for the rest of you…you’ll get the gist. Remember when you were learning drill for marching band, which are the calculated steps, turns, stops, pivots, and special moves to put on a […]

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May 16th, 2012 by dogl2324

Head of the class.

Last night we decided to do one of the classes offered at the gym. Let me rephrase that, Lindsey decided we should try out one of the classes offered at the gym. When she said it, I had a bit of a panicky feeling inside and a voice that questioned if I could do it, […]

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May 16th, 2012 by dogl2324

Mother’s Day

Maybe I don’t write about my Mom as often as I should but you should know she is my rock plain and simple.  She has taught me everything I know about how to be a giving person, how to think of others first and to always try to help someone out if they need it […]

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May 14th, 2012 by dogl2324

Furniture movers and a Friday weigh in.

I get to the gym at the beginning of the week and we start our workout the same way, with 45 minutes of cardio on the treadmill. I arrive a little before Lindsey and get started, as Will Smith and I are ‘Gettin Jiggy Wit it” I feel a tap on my arm and there […]

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May 11th, 2012 by dogl2324

What happens when 4 girls and 3.1 miles collide?

I was scared that I would be last on Saturday, I was nervous I would not do well, disappoint Lindsey and the girls, the folks rooting for me and myself. I don’t know if I was really prepared for the experience that would unfold for me  on Saturday.  In many ways this was one of […]

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May 7th, 2012 by dogl2324

One foot in front of the other to win this race.

That is all really, the simple act of just moving forward by putting one foot in front of the other. It is what I have done for 8 months now and what I will continue to do. The 5k tomorrow is just a small part of the race I have already won. Don’t get me […]

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May 5th, 2012 by dogl2324

a ring

Whenever my Dad would go in for a surgery I always asked to hold his wedding ring as he was not allowed to have it on. From a pretty early age just holding it, feeling the smooth worth metal against my hand provided a sense of comfort. He had many surgeries later in life everything […]

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May 2nd, 2012 by dogl2324