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Thursday, April 15, 2010

WomenHeart hosting event for women with heart disease

WomenHeart Indianapolis is inviting local women who live with heart disease to attend a fun night of food and drinks. The evening will offer women with heart disease a chance to meet other women like them. WomenHeart offers a peer-to-peer support program for women living with heart disease. The free event will be held at 6 p.m. on April 29 at Arthur M. Glick JCC, 6701 Hoover Road. To RSVP, visit http://tinyurl.com/IndyWomenHeartevent or e-mail marie@womenheart.org. For more information on WomenHeart, log onto www.womenheart.org. The American Heart Association is proud to support WomenHeart.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Subtle changes

I feel pretty

Over at my personal blog, I posted some "before" and "after" pictures of myself -- one from last fall and one taken just the other day. The transformation is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

While I'm enjoying the changing shape of my body, what I'm really grateful for is the subtle changes that I'm finding as I continue this journey, even though the Better U challenge is officially over.

I'm talking about things like:
  • I went to the playground with my kids the other day. Instead of sitting on a bench watching them (as I would have before), I ran around, chasing my youngest, laughing while I was at it.
  • My last trip to the movie theater found me sipping a Diet Coke and nothing else. No Twizzlers. No popcorn. No peanut M&Ms. That's a big savings of calories and money!
  • I took my kids downtown to enjoy the Final Four festivities today and instead of driving around looking for the closest parking, I chose a free parking lot that was "only" a mile away from Lucas Oil Stadium.
There are still plenty of things I need to work on -- getting more strength training in my workouts, passing up sweets -- but I feel like many of these choices are becoming second nature for me. And that feels great!