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New Swimming Stroke Killed me and P90X day 2

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

hi all

emoticonToday I only swam 1.5 miles or 100 lap, usually I swim 2 miles 132 lap!


To Prove to LADYGWEN25 how awesome she is!!!

Long story short (b.c this is the 3rd time I wrote this darn blog!!! no emoticon!)

LADYGWEN25 is training for a TRI and swimming is her weakest link ;p
She was beating herself up!

I told her, she is the opposite of ME!

I know my STROKES, I just didn't have the cardio, now that I RAN, it all CLICKED!!

She is already a FANTASTIC runner, and biker! so her cardio is probably SUPER HUMAN!!!
I told her to FOCUS on the stroke, bc she already has the cardio down!

Yesterday she blogged about how she DID IT! and how it CLICKED

WHAT!!!!! I was FLOORED!!! I was right about her being super human!

My 132 laps is STROKE, BREATH!

she then got back to me about how 3x stroke is ideal to breathe on both side or 4 on one side!!

SO...........off I go ............ to the Y!!!!

WHAT the hey!

I set to do the 3 STROKE!!!
LAP 20, I was dead tired!!!!!! emoticon
I wasted soo much energy changing sides, and worrying which sides next!!
so I changed to 4 STROKES!!!
havent done that in ages!!!
ONLY can muster up 100 laps!!!!!!! emoticon

SO if I do my calculations

1 Stroke = 132 lap, 2 miles, 80 mins
4 Stroke = 100 lap, 1.5 miles 60 mins
6 stroke = 66 lap, 1 mile 30 mins

so 5 lap for a first timer is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!!

emoticonP90X: Day 2: Plyometric or jumping!!


emoticonCHERWHOAH: I eat my words! I love home exercising video! who knew!
so glad I didnt' CHEAT myself and not try it b.c of bad past experience!!!!

emoticonNATPLUMMER: I wore sneakers today! WORLD of difference in a good way!

emoticonKAMAPERRY: thank you for your continous support and your help with p90x

OK on to the exercise

LOVE it, I could do most!

BUT made 2 realizations

1. NOW I know why I don't RUN as well!!!!

This program has pointed out some of my weakness in my legs! on the ones I can't do!
I can't wait for it to improve my strenght and make me run better!!

I was running 9 mile in 80 mins 2 weeks ago!!!

I really want to get past the 9 min mile!!! i was sooo close to 8 min!!

emoticonthis will get me there!!

2. P90X showed me my real body! emoticon

I thought I saw SLENDER thighs today!
I realized my thighs are 70-80% muscle!!!! and slimming down a lot!

RUNNING: too focused on putting one foot in front of the other to notice anything and long pants!

SWIMMING: too focused on strokes and breathing

P90X: I get to see my body in motion, I saw muscles I never saw before!
saw my leanness, slenderness, tone-ness!!!

emoticonthanks you for the boost of self-esteem P90x!

thanks for chking in

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KINSBAILE 2/9/2011 9:52PM

    You ROCK! Awesome job swimming! Wow, that's really making me want to SWIM!!!!!! emoticon

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LADYGWEN25 2/9/2011 5:59PM

    Wanted to add i love the P90X idea for cross training.. My combo's are running/biking/kickboxing/swimming/

And dispite the claim to fame.. I Am NOT superhuman.. but i could go for humanly super? :) I do push myself.. I do have muliple levels i set on the ladder to achievement.. My husband wonders if i'm ever going to reach the top.. I say probabaly not.. But i intend to hit every run on that ladder. WHo knows... maybe a few others will join me for the climb. :) But i sincerely appreciate the vote of confidence.. You humble me. :)

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LADYGWEN25 2/9/2011 5:53PM

    glad to insipre you!!! :) Try a 3/4/3 combo..stroke for 3, breathe, stroke for 4, breath.. you get the idea... Also when i do mine.. I'm literally counting the strokes... And think of it this way.. It's gonna take some practice.. you just don't wake up and say HEY! i'm gonna run a marathon today.. you take time do the program.. Instead of going for mileage in your laps.. Try going for accuracy of strokes and breathing... Slow it down some. slow the pacing down in the water some.. Don't take a huge breath, take a shorter breath.. the breathing will follow.. Then you and i can work on racing each other later! : Besides i'd rather learn accuracy of breath/strokes now then have to undo a bad habit later... It's kind of like striding vs plodding. You'll find your Zen. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 2/9/2011 1:03PM

    Thought of you last nite when I did Plyo!! Great job!

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NATPLUMMER 2/9/2011 9:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
YAY!!!! Great job swimming and proving that LADYGWEN25 is superhuman. We knew that but now maybe she will as well.
I'm glad you are having fun with the P90X and that shoes are working for you. I definitely prefer wearing shoes, I just hope my knees heal up so I can do all the stuff I used to do. You'd definitely want them for all that jumping. You will definitely get stronger with the P90X. Gotta work those muscles...core, legs, butt so you can increase your speed. Definition is awesome. Can't wait for some more pix!!!

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SEEHOLZ 2/9/2011 9:42AM

    I totally know what you mean. I just started using the bilateral breathing ( 3 strokes) and it's HARD... it takes patience and I also used to breath every 2 stroked, to one side, but then started feeling uneven. I have to practice though, as I don't swim often enough. The last time I swam was Monday a week ago.
Your swimming blogs inspire me though!!!

You are superhuman in the swimming department-LOL!

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JENJOEJILLY816 2/9/2011 7:03AM

    i have been thinking about trying that!! i may have to now :)

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MRDPOLING 2/9/2011 6:02AM

    I think that is one of the secrets of success... being willing to change and try diffeent ways of working out. Even if it is something as simple as changing the way you swim.

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ROOBEARZ 2/9/2011 3:13AM

    Nice job on your swimming and P90X!! I like that you incorporate other's suggestions into your routine. Love your blogs!!

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CHERWHOAH 2/9/2011 1:09AM

    yay! yeah i think with any exercise you just gotta find the right program! i'm glad P90x is it for you!

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if you CHEAT you only cheat YOURSELF

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Hi all

Another quick story I want to share! I swear its weight loss related!

My DD goes to kumon. A Japanese program for math and English.
Its basically drills. And repetition!

First a little about my parenting style. Before my toddler DD got 120% of my attention. Now I hope I have given her enough guidance to be responsible.

My method now is guidelines, sink or swim, and throw lifeline. Lol sounds cruel but it works for this girl! They learn faster when they experience the consequences!
Ok back on topic!

What did she do now? Lol

We have a reward system for kumon.
She hates hates it. But this teaches nothing in life is easy. If you want to be the BEST you have to work for it.

So basically there is a set time That is expected and accuracy. WE prefer accuracy over speed!

DD started multiplication 2 wks back.

No problem. She is 7, 2nd grade, done it already at school

Just not with time!
1-5 table no problem!

Then.......6-7 yikes!

But....she got too smart for her own good!
In the first page of each section is the times table of the number they are on.

She realized she can reduce the time by ripping the front page! And copying of it.

I had No idea. I time her do my thing and stop time and correct.
I don't think she knows she is CHEATING, I think she sees it as EFFICIENCY.

so she passes with flying colors.

Then they went from 6x6 to 12x6..... still no problem.....slower but no issues!


She was struggling! There was crying. Teacher conference with me a couple times.

We were so confused. Of course we had no idea, she didn't know what she did wasn't right.

It took her 60 min, for 12 min allowance!

I mean crying, tears frustration! !!!!

Finally I figured out the problem, talked to teacher. She has been copying not knowing it cold!

Back to square one! She is so disappointed! But she has to do it again!

No ripping of the first page to copy off of!

This time progress is swift. In 3 days she is in12x6 again and with allowance!

So if you CHEAT! You only cheat yourself!!!!!!

My mantra
Don't deprive!
Treat day not cheat day
Plan plan plan
OWN it, TRACK it, BURN it!
Your life, your game, your rules
If you cheat you only cheat yourself!!

So if you want to eat cake! Make room for it, or burn it!

But this is Not only about food!

Dont cheat yourself:

1. By thinking that you are stronger than [weakness] when you aren't!
It will bite you in the end. Aka binge

2. By not going to the MOVIES because you cant control yourself with the snack!
Share it, order a small. Own, track, burn the suckers!
You can have a life! Not a diet its lifestyle change!
Have fun, travel, explore!

3. By saying you are NOT a [insert athletic ABILITY].
If I said I will never try running! I wouldnt be the me today!
Try new things, who knows your body might be made for ice skating but you never gave it a chance to tell you!

Be true to yourself and abilities!

Don't set yourself up for failure!

You can do this!

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WILMA36 2/9/2011 5:30PM

    I agree with THESB25. Great quote! So true

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FUNFROG79 2/9/2011 9:28AM

    Very true!

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THESB25 2/9/2011 9:16AM

    "Don't deprive!
Treat day not cheat day
Plan plan plan
OWN it, TRACK it, BURN it!
Your life, your game, your rules
If you cheat you only cheat yourself!!"

I have not heard better words in days!!! This is perfect!

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BBBIGMAMA 2/9/2011 7:34AM

    This is EXACTLY what I needed to hear right now.

Thank you! emoticon

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CURVYDIVA86 2/9/2011 1:33AM

    "1. By thinking that you are stronger than [weakness] when you aren't!
It will bite you in the end. Aka binge"

SO TRUE. For the past 4 weeks or so, I've thought I could avoid eating doughnuts at work on Tuesdays. Last night I realized, I am never able to totally avoid them, so why not just plan it into my meals for the day? So I did! Now I feel good about myself for having an on track day instead of feeling guilty for eating a couple bites of doughnut!

I agree with you 100%! Make room for it or burn it! Live your life!


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ABB698 2/9/2011 12:21AM

    very innovative little girl there! LOL But you got it right...hard work shows and pays off in the end! No short cuts in life!

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GO2GIRL99 2/8/2011 11:22PM

    great story...so true so true with all the rest

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NASFKAB 2/8/2011 11:04PM

  Thanks so much lovely post lesson for everyone.

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OILOVETEA 2/8/2011 10:54PM

    poor kiddo, she came up with an awesome solution!! but rules are rules, huh? haha, well she sounds smart, I bet she'll get it really quick even the real way :) I remember Kumon and memorizing times tables... it's hard, but it has to be done.

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SHAWNEDA 2/8/2011 9:59PM

    I needed this...I must take this and apply it! emoticon

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BELIEVER104 2/8/2011 9:19PM

    You said it!! Just what I needed to hear today!

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BARNABABY1 2/8/2011 7:44PM

    Just what I needed to hear!

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    Wow so true!!

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HALFFAST 2/8/2011 6:30PM

    So true!

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    Wow it did sound harsh at first but I get the message and so did she LOL

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SCHNEBL 2/8/2011 6:09PM

    You said it sister!

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JERSEYFLOWER 2/8/2011 6:09PM

    A good reminder that we all need from time to tie.

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CHERWHOAH 2/8/2011 6:02PM

    I hate kumon! LOL

But it's true! You're only cheating yourself! I follow most of your mantra, i just don't "track it".

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MOCNVW23 2/8/2011 5:56PM

    emoticon blog, and words to live by. Thank you for the motivation. You sound like you are a great parent. I to am a firm believer, in sometimes the only way to learn is the hard way, as long as it isn't harmful to them, then learn it the hard way, cause sometimes, they just don't want to listen to mom...lol

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MOMTOMONKEYS2 2/8/2011 5:50PM

    Thank you so much for this blog today... I need this mantra...I'm copying it and posting in several places of prominence!

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LILBIT-2008 2/8/2011 5:49PM

    So true!!!

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MRDPOLING 2/8/2011 5:28PM

    Mega wisdom!

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OHSOCOOLLISA 2/8/2011 5:26PM

    Wow, the kids must learn more and more earlier and earlier! I'm sorry your daughter had to learn the hard way, but I'm glad you all figured it out.

Still, the lesson rings true in many areas of our lives. We must learn by going through the process...one step at a time :)

All the best!
Spark On!

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ROOBEARZ 2/8/2011 5:00PM

    Great Inspiration!! emoticon Pretty smart DD - it sounds like you guys are good parents. emoticon

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SDKENT79 2/8/2011 4:56PM

    You are so motivational! Thanks for an awesome post!!!

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LARIESHA 2/8/2011 4:50PM

    So true! I think the same when I say I am going to skip the gym. It is only me that I am hurting. So I get my behind in gear and keep it moving! LOL!

She will get it. Once they have to start over and redo something they think they already know, they learn twice as fast. Had the same issue with my son on his State project. he made it messy and I made him do it again.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/8/2011 4:48PM

    emoticon emoticonYour daughter is a real lateral thinker!

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NATPLUMMER 2/8/2011 4:44PM

    You are right. Cheating is only cheating yourself. I'm glad DD has learned this valuable lesson so early in life.

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    Somehow I keep stumbling onto your blog when I'm looking for some inspiration and you never fail to help me out. Thank you!

I hope your daughter continues to grow and has learned her misstep.

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9 mile run in 90, and P90x:day 1 TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! gotta blog

Monday, February 07, 2011

MUAAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *evil laugh

ok I got that out of my system!

NEVER in my life did I think I would

WAKE up, hit the gym *hubby took DD to school today!
Meet my new Sparked friend and my old gym p90xing buddy!

! emoticonRUN 9 miles in 90 with 3 water break (too much salt last night)

PUT the kids to sleep!
10 pm did 45 mins of CHEST and SHOULDERS and TRI
plus 30 mins of AB RIPPER X

I know I burnt at least 900-1000 cals this morning's RUN
Oh didn't log yet!

Tim said to log in your reps!

basically Push up and pull up!

emoticonI did WHIMPY knee push ups! LOL 10 each, maybe 1 rep and NOT full form!!! hahaha

I did, chair assisted NOT all the way up (stool too low) 10 pull-up/chin up!

emoticonAb ripper, I was able to follow most, 16-20 of the 25 each!
Some are better than others.

I am a MACHINE..............lol

"Pat on Back!!

! emoticonI am going to be sore tomorrow! I just know it!!!!

thanks for chking in!!

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RUMORLANCELOT 2/9/2011 10:58PM

    emoticon You are so amazing! You have given me great hope that one day I too will be able to kick some serious road butt!

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ROSECHLORIS 2/9/2011 1:50PM

    I woman after my own heart with the maniacal laugh. :-p You do sound like a machine though. You keep this up and you are really going to be able to kick some butt.

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BUTTERFLYROSE1 2/8/2011 3:26PM

    emoticon Wow! I need to rev up my workout!

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MUSHROOMSTEW 2/8/2011 1:27PM

    WAY TO GO!

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KAMAPERRY 2/8/2011 12:33PM

    OMG!! emoticon

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MARATHON_MOM 2/8/2011 12:18PM

    Way to go! That's one heck of a workout day!
I just started back with my P90X workouts, but I am doing kind of a hybrid of P90X and Insanity, plus my running workouts!

Awesome job! Yes, You ARE a Machine!

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D_CLEM 2/8/2011 12:08PM

    Way to go! I've been running and P90X (this is round 2 for me). My arms are definitely feeling the chest/shoulders/tri workout from today. I'm looking forward to my evening run.

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MRDPOLING 2/8/2011 11:09AM

    9miles in 90 minutes? That's a 10 minute mile! That is amazing!

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DORIS32 2/8/2011 10:11AM

    woohoo!!!! I'm doing P90X also.. and know the pain! you go girl!

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NATPLUMMER 2/8/2011 9:24AM

    Great job!!! You will work up to full push-ups and full pull-ups in no time. You have to start somewhere. I wish I had a chin up bar. I'm curious to know if I could do one.
Yes, you'll probably be sore today but it's the good kind of sore.

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ASHLY18013 2/8/2011 8:53AM

    wow girl.. you really are a machine... way to go!!

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FUNFROG79 2/8/2011 8:29AM

    High five!

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RHONDALYN10 2/8/2011 8:21AM

    Way to go! Great run time! Keep at it!

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ROBYN168 2/8/2011 7:07AM

    Well done!!!!

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LEARNING2LUVME 2/8/2011 7:06AM

    That's awesome. I can totally feel your energy in this post. I love it!!!

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VENISEW1 2/8/2011 6:59AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonST is like running the more you do it the easier it gets :)

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/8/2011 2:19AM

    Wow, great workouts today! You rock!

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CURVYDIVA86 2/8/2011 1:25AM

    Wow, that's an awesome day's work!! emoticon

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MESSA82 2/8/2011 1:14AM

    emoticonBRING IT! emoticon

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SCEELLA 2/8/2011 1:09AM

    Oh wow! That's an amazing workout. You're a robot (at least it seems like that... I would have died after 3 miles running with no chance to do any strength exercise). Keep up the the wonderful job you're doing!

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ROOBEARZ 2/8/2011 1:06AM

    emoticon You ARE Amazing!!! Incredible day!! Good job!

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BADAMS86 2/8/2011 12:58AM

    Way to go!! I have done some of the P90x, and the ab ripper is killer! I just want to cry to Tony and say "whyyyy are you doing this to my body!?"

Keep up the hard work!

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CHERWHOAH 2/7/2011 11:43PM

    great job! You ARE a machine!

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Positivity and got running tips from season runner

Monday, February 07, 2011

Hi all

wanted to share my experience today!


today at my DD swin team at the Y, I was in the lobby with DS!
Entertaining him with THOMAS the TRAIN!

Trying not to listen into the 2 ladies talking at the same table!!

2 lady, both tall, thin, gorgous! turned out to be RUNNERS!! so they have the typical runner body!

LADY 1 was extremely BUBBLEY! great attitude, too bad she wasn't the one that dominated the conversation!

LADY 2 as soooo GLASS half empty1!!
She answered everything with the worst case/ Woah me attitude!
IT was a string of subject,

LADY 1 is attempting to change the subject, trying to find the "happy" topic trigger!

LADY 2 just kept with the negativity!

LADY 1: you son is doing sooooo great
LADY 2: yeah, but you know he should really work on .............. and the teacher said...............

LADY 1: how was superbowl weekend
LADY 2: on and on about how hubby pissed her off,....etc

THEN LADY 2 left to get her other son

LADY 1: turned to me asked about my DS, doing something silly!

We started about running!
SHe was so nice!

So positive! she is a seasoned runner and tore her hamstring
all better now, but still can't get over the MENTAL block to run. so doing HM instead of Marathon.

MORE on her tip later!


As I was listening to LADY 2, I realized I was listening to ME before I was SPARKED!!

I was not THAT negative!
BUT when I was posting FB status it was very complaining!
I had a boring life
"dropping of kids AGAIN"..."blah blah blah AGAIN"

Then I found SPARK! and promised myself to never write a negative blog!

AND I am a new me!!!

in real-life I am so positive now!

the YOU CAN DO IT, KEEP IT UP!!! translated into my everyday language!

I even text my friends msg like I do here!

HEY LONG TIME, just want to know how you are doing?

etc. AWESOME, congratz!!!!

SO spread the Positivity!!!!!

I read ALL my SP-friendss Blog! but I really prefer to read POSITIVE ones!
If not on my list, NEXT!!! in my list, I feel obligated to CHUG through it!

WHY, you ask?

BECAUSE I am where I am, because a certain handful of SP-friend visit my blog, status, pics etc EVERY SINGLE DAY! and it makes a huge difference!

you know who you are, I thank you! I can't keep thanking you, so a HUGE thank you now!!!

So I think this is an essentail part of the SP experience!

I was sooo lost here on SP w/o the friends. stalking the msg board all the time ;p



1. NEVER run the same course!!! you will get hurt! Change it up, reverse the course!

2. Change shoes!

3. Don't up mileage too fast! you will get hurt ;p


ONLY #1 was new to me!!! that is how she thinks she got hurt!
the park course she ran had a slight slope, but running the same direction each time (slope) did something to the hip!

so if she changed, reversed she would have used both side equally and not strained her hamstrings ;p according to her doc!


1. CHECK your shoes, do you need new ones? 300-500 miles

2. Have you been RUNNING the same direction, course all this time! CHANGE it!

Spark on with POSITIVITY and SAFELY

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LARIESHA 2/8/2011 1:04PM

    Love this blog! I will have to be more positive too. I am extremely negative, but I do have my moments when I go on and on. Thanks for this blog. I have now made a vow to change that negative into something positive.

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JERSEYFLOWER 2/8/2011 12:55PM

    Positivity really does make a WORLD of difference. Even in a bad situation, to pick yourself back up and move forward you have to find some ray of sunshine to hold onto.

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KAMAPERRY 2/8/2011 12:38PM

    Love the tips and positivity!

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ASHLY18013 2/8/2011 9:02AM

    as i am new to the subject, i am glad you posted this. ALL of it is new to me... lol thanks again!


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MYSPARKLER 2/8/2011 8:49AM

    Yes, small things like that can really make a difference. Thanks for the reminders!

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FUNFROG79 2/8/2011 8:27AM

    Great reminders for all!

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JENJOEJILLY816 2/8/2011 7:29AM

    thats awesome! i noticed that about me too.... but i stopped when i joined sp.great tips on running. :)

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FRECKS96 2/8/2011 6:41AM

    Good reminders, thanks! I'm looking forward to spring when I can run more trails and less road. I do try to switch it up and run on the "wrong side" of the road when it seems safe though.

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MRSBANDFIELD 2/7/2011 11:36PM

    Thank you for such great blogs and your high positivety!

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SPORADICUS 2/7/2011 11:05PM

    Your blogs always remind me to keep the positivity going! :) And thanks for the running tips! I need new shoes! :P

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CHERWHOAH 2/7/2011 11:03PM

    that's great you've grown out of the negativity and are positive now! :)

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NASFKAB 2/7/2011 11:03PM

  Good stay positive thats the way to go

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    awesome blog.You are absolutely right. It is all in the attitude. I call those people energy zappers. They can literally drain the life out of you. Thanks for the POSITIVE blog--- We CAN do it!! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 2/7/2011 10:36PM

    Positivity is what gets us through. It's definitely contagious. If I'm having a bad day and read a positive blog or comment, it just makes the day so much better.
Let's keep the positivity sparking!!
Great running tips. I'll certainly keep them in mind.

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AMYB1985 2/7/2011 10:15PM

    Thanks for your upbeat blogs and comments! You always brighten my day. emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 2/7/2011 9:51PM

    Yeah...I think once you get used to positivity, the negativity really stands out and sounds "wrong." Good for you for being sensitive to the subject matter...and only desiring the positive. Woo hoo! SP teaches us SO much! It's awesome! Glad you learned some new running tips! That's cool! Spark on! emoticon

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KA_JUN 2/7/2011 9:31PM

    Good luck on your running!

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 2/7/2011 9:26PM

    You are bursting with positivity! I can just feel your energy through your words!! It's infectious! Thanks for the positive energy! emoticon

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LADYGWEN25 2/7/2011 9:26PM

    I agree with the #1! Unless it's a long run..I run usually 3 different routes a week. and i try and make a point to run opposite directions.. Currently I'm scoping out some different routes with Hills... sadistic i know.. But hey it helps build endurance :)

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/7/2011 9:13PM

Here's to positivity!

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HALFFAST 2/7/2011 9:12PM

    Love your positive blogs. You are definitely in the right place- energy, frame of mind, etc... Spark on!

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    I agree, positivity is so important in achieving our health and wellness goals! And those are all great tips.
Have a good Tuesday!

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WHY Should YOU take pics and measurement?

Monday, February 07, 2011


1. I found bef I had SP-friends, I gravitated to blog with progress pics!

I go.......... WOW , that is awesome!

So that is what [insert exercise] does to your body!!!

WAIT.........but I am asian? there is no asian here.... do we lose the same way?

WAIT..........her body is not like mine at all!.......what would I look like X wks from now?

SO I took Pics!!!!

2. Pics found me SP-Friends! lol B/C they too love Progress pic!
Seriously they came out of the wood works ;p

3. Pics showed me my progress!

This was my first wk! 171 vs 170

4. Pics showed me what a plateau looks like

This is my very first plateau 170 is all the pics!!!

5. Pics showed me MUSCLE "weighs" more than fat (take up less space)

This is 140 (left) vs 160 (right)..........no joke!!!! 10 yrs difference to be

6. Pics documents my achievements

This is my first 5k ever!!!

7. Pics helps SP-Friend pointes thing out that I will never see!

When I see no change, SP-friend does and points them out one by one!

8. Pics showed me what NON-SCALE Victories look like

160 vs 160!!!!! no joke1 size 10 vs 4

9. Pics showed me how I am transfroming into the woman I want to be ;p

this weekend ;p 170 vs 156

I say take pics! you don't have to post it! even if its for your eyes only!!!!

DO IT!!!

B/c my RESULTS aren't your RESULTS!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LUTHUNAA 2/9/2011 10:52AM

    I like your blog.. thank you for sharing and great tips :)

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ROSECHLORIS 2/7/2011 8:29PM

    We weigh pretty much the same and you are definitely looking thinner. That is proof muscle weighs more than fat!

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CTOWNSKINNYB 2/7/2011 7:41PM

    I am taking photos this time and its made a huge difference. The scale does not seem to be moving fast enough for me but the numbers I am getting from the tape measure and the progress I see in my photos is making it possible for me to see real progress I am making.

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ALESHABEE 2/7/2011 7:34PM


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CANADAUAE 2/7/2011 6:36PM

    I love before and after pics too and you look great! :) Keep up your awesome work!!

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  What a great blog! Definitely what I needed today. People around me keep teeling me I look like I've lost weight and I haven't not 1 lb. I have been very committed to exercising and including ST though. Pictures/measurements will hopefully be the key to letting me see what everyone else sees.

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JODIWHITE19 2/7/2011 4:41PM

    I was feeling frustrated with my scale this week but because you have shared I feel much better !! Thxs and you look fabulous!!

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VIVALAJUICY1 2/7/2011 3:43PM

    Okkkk Im goin to start pictures !!!

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/7/2011 3:31PM

    You are SO right about the importance of pictures! I avoided the camera as much as possible before I started losing weight, then wished like everything I had a few more for 'before' pictures. Sometimes we can see things in pictures that we don't see in the mirror, like muscle definition or flatter tummy, smaller hips, etc. Awesome job!

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MYSPARKLER 2/7/2011 3:22PM

    You look great! Such a nice small waist. All your efforts are really paying off!

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BRANDI.FEY 2/7/2011 3:21PM

    You give me such hope. emoticon

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ZIPLOCK 2/7/2011 3:09PM

    Truer words-never spoken. Although I really need to do it more often. :)

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SALLY_MANDER 2/7/2011 1:36PM

    I love the pictures - keep 'em coming! And you look amazing!

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MRDPOLING 2/7/2011 1:29PM

    Thinking, while I am doing the Move2Lose at the Y, I am going to take weekly pictures and measurements.

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SSOLLIE 2/7/2011 12:45PM

    So the saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words. And there is NO denying the proof you are progressing in pictures. I don't know how many times I've gotten blue and down and feel like I'm not making any progress even though the numbers tell otherwise. Then I look at (or take another set) my progress pics and go - well, I may not be where I *want* to be, but oh, baby look how far I've come! Great post!! And yes, your progress is amazing!

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KINSBAILE 2/7/2011 12:30PM

    Maybe I will start my pictures.... *nervous*!

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TINKER-BELL 2/7/2011 12:22PM

    Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to take pics this week so I can start seeing non scale victories. emoticon
Great Blog!!

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GREENSCRAPCAT 2/7/2011 11:54AM

    WOW amazing transformation, I needed this right now! Scale is not moving but I FEEL it :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

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KAMAPERRY 2/7/2011 11:08AM

    Sooooooooooooo totally proud of you and proud to be your friend!

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MELLYBEANS0919 2/7/2011 11:00AM

    You are doing so well. I love the comparison in the blue dress.

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NATPLUMMER 2/7/2011 10:46AM

Yes, we do love to see pictures!!!

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RUNNINGVEE 2/7/2011 10:16AM

    emoticon Totally awesome!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/7/2011 10:13AM

    I love your picture blogs because it keeps reminding me I am seeing these changes too. Way to go girl!

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FITBECKSRN24 2/7/2011 10:11AM

    you look awesome!!!!

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VENISEW1 2/7/2011 10:10AM

    So true!

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BLKBLTWMN 2/7/2011 9:16AM

    You are so right. I've lost a total of almost 5 inches and only 2 pounds. So, I agree the progress pics and alternate ways of measuring are much better than the scale. Thanks for the inspiration.

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MOMMYNURSE 2/7/2011 8:55AM

    Just think how many people think they have made no progress because of the stupid scale! and just give up! I think your blogs should be spark required reading!! :)

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JENJOEJILLY816 2/7/2011 7:02AM

    You look fantastic, and youre right, everyones body works differently from eachother.

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NASFKAB 2/7/2011 5:45AM

  You are doing great. Thanks for all your posts

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ABB698 2/7/2011 1:36AM

    emoticonit really puts things into perspective, thats for sure!!

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DOLPHINKARIN 2/7/2011 1:24AM

    Thanks. I am tall and the shapes and sizes of others is usually different than me. Pics will give me a better idea of what is good for me. Thanks again.

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ROOBEARZ 2/7/2011 12:53AM

    You have TRANSFORMED!! I took pics @ the beg. - gulp!! and plan to do pics @ each one month anniversary. Thanks for the advice!!

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NIELSENSLADY 2/7/2011 12:25AM

    I can't find my measuring tape! LOL!

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    You look fantastic!

Thanks for the reality check on the real reason we need to see pics! I'm over 50 pounds into this weight loss and no before or progress pics. I am REALLY bummed about this. Getting a new camera soon so I can take some. Thanks for more reasons!

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    Wow! What a transformation!!! emoticon

I was resistant at first to take pictures of myself. I felt like it was really taking me to the bare truth I've always been able to hide with clothes; a fear that has held me back for years.

This last week, I started taking pictures so that when I don't see a number change on the scale, I can see for my own eye the things my friends have been telling me about the changes they've noticed.

Thanks so much for sharing. I look to you for inspiration. emoticon

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