Running My First Half Marathon
Apr05

Running My First Half Marathon

I am not a runner. I never wanted to be. However, I am goal oriented and I love to push myself outside of my comfort zone. So when Matt and I learned we were moving to the UK and would be living in the back of the pub, I figured I needed to take action to keep myself motivated. I took the leap and signed us up for a half marathon in April and a full in May. I finished my half and I wanted to write to reflect and maybe just maybe...

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Tama River Ride
Oct14

Tama River Ride

Today Matt and I spent the afternoon riding the Tama River on bikes. We rented bikes on the Yokota base so that the ride would be a bit easier. We had a storm yesterday and today the winds were still high so we knew it would be tough. Round trip we went about 55km (34 miles). We are going to try again tomorrow and hopefully we can do about double that. The trail is 50km one way. As long as the weather is nice we will leave in the...

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One Chip Theory
Oct06

One Chip Theory

I want to share a bit of something that has helped me recently in reaching fitness goals that I think can be applied to other areas when setting goals. Matt and I started back to the gym. I set the goal to go to the gym 2 hours a day 6 days a week. Now for non gym going people, that is a HUGE task. I know for me it looked like a mountain to climb that was impossible. So I told myself, my goal is 2 hours but all I have to do is workout...

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Spaghetti Squash
Oct01

Spaghetti Squash

So over the weekend we did a liquid detox. We had some tomato sauce left over and so I decided I would make Spaghetti Squash. Who knew that a squash could cost you $10? Of course I didn’t realize that till AFTER I bought it. So Matt better en-fricken-joy. This morning Matt and I weighed in. We set goals to reach by my birthday which is Oct 24th so we still have 3 weeks. Well I am happy to announce we are SO close. Sherese-...

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Oatmeal for the Win
Sep30

Oatmeal for the Win

I have a new love for oatmeal. Sounds bizarre right? It is SO amazing. Let me back up a bit… In an attempt to live a much healthier lifestyle, I have been doing a lot of research. I came across a movie and Matt and I watched it. It has completely changed the way we look at what we eat and the food industry. Here is the trailer, you should definitely watch the whole thing. Hungry for Change So after seeing this movie, I decided I...

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First Love Yourself
Sep18

First Love Yourself

Today I asked on Facebook: Question: What aren’t you doing that you should be doing (or doing more of)? For me that answer is blogging. I love to write. I think about so much throughout a day that writing it down slows the thoughts and helps me think through things. The last 4 weeks Matt and I have been working out and building a healthier lifestyle. In the process we have been working on loving ourselves more. We decided to...

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