Michelle Frank

Michelle Frank

I'm a mom of 6, grandma to 2 and a wife of 16 yrs and counting. I have been to hell and back several times and have survived it each time thanks in large part to my husband. When I write, I do so from the heart and from personal experience.


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  • Michelle Frank
    Published 6 months ago
    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 12)

    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 12)

    This last group of weeks has been all about work and getting back into the exercise groove. I am back to going to the YMCA for aqua aerobics twice a week. I get in as many steps as I can during my work days and try to get in any other form of exercise that I can. Here is what I have been up to...
  • Michelle Frank
    Published 7 months ago
    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 11)

    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 11)

    I began working at the beginning of March, and this part of the challenge story reflects the difficulties I have had trying to balance my new job (Home Care for Maine, doing in home care for the elderly), and exercise. Later in the story I find my balance, with the help of my job scheduler. Anyway, here is the next portion of the daily challenge:
  • Michelle Frank
    Published 7 months ago
    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 10)

    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 10)

    During this stretch of days, you will notice that there was almost a week of no exercise. This was due to coming down sick with the cold bug that has been running rampant in my area. For me, it started off with a sore throat, then became a serious case of the chills. I went through a two hour stretch of sweating. This went on for a few days and my throat hurt so bad at times I could barely talk. I lived on chicken noodle soup, ginger ale, jello and pudding as I could not eat anything else. I also had to deal with a very sore mouth, which was strange. I had a distinct lack of strength and energy so, I spent each day in bed resting. As soon as I was feeling better, I began working out again, but had to start slow and build myself back up.
  • Michelle Frank
    Published 8 months ago
    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 9)

    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 9)

    Instead of posting a weeks worth of daily updates, I stretched it out a little bit this time by doing 15 days worth. My exercises have become pretty consistent, however, I will be trying to switch them up in the very near future. With that being said, here are the next 15 days worth of exercises...
  • Michelle Frank
    Published 9 months ago
    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 8)

    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 8)

    Another week of exercise has come and gone and other than frequently suffering from shortness of breath, I feel great!! There have been a lot of illnesses going around my hometown and I am trying my best not to get sick. For me, eating right, exercising and making sure I get all of my vitamins is what it takes to keep illness at bay. With that said, here are the exercises I did this week.
  • Michelle Frank
    Published 9 months ago
    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 7)

    Exercise Challenge (Pt. 7)

    The first month of my challenge is over and I feel great!! This is the first time in my life that I have purposefully exercised for a month straight. Sure, I take a day off each week but I still move around my house on those days unless I am in too much pain to move. The pride I feel in myself for sticking with this is overwhelming! I am starting to notice tiny changes in the way my body looks. My double chin has shrunk, my waist feels a little bit smaller and my muscles feel stronger. I love that I am able to notice these changes in just one month! With that being said, here are the last few days of the month of January!