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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Today, I have noticed that as much as I LOVE the winter, it is starting to take it's toll. I'm tired of shaking off the chills and scraping snow off of my truck and CRAVE to run in the sun! Soaking up those sweet warm rays.
Although I haven't been good about logging on to SparkPeople other than to log my food and exercise, I've been doing ok. Not great mind you, but ok.

My baby brother is home on leave. Although he is a fitness guru it seems that we have all been to busy to think about it much. It doesn't help matters that my mother has been a domestic mess. Homemade goods oozing from the cracks of her kitchen. All the good ones. Big family meals, followed by banana bread or waking up to the smell of her FAMOUS cinnamon rolls. THANKS MOM! Lol. BUT even with all that good stuff, I have been trying my hardest to control myself and at least make an effort to recognize what is entering my body...and how many miles it will take to get it off!

  
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MINDYLU1980 2/10/2010 3:50PM

    It must be something in the air, because I am feeling it too. I pretty much gave up for about 4-5 days but today I decided I better get back with it cause it isn't coming off on it's own! Don't get discouraged! Keep it up! I'm still here to lean on. Hey you can also catch me on facebook under Mindy Terry if you are a facebooker!

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Do Run-Run

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I have never been an athletic girl, woman, person...like NEVER in my whole life.

But I have been thinking about this annual 2 mile run that my community hosts in October during its fall festival. I had hoped to do it last year and basically chickened out. So, I've been talking it up again these past few weeks and I've decided...out loud...that I WILL do the 2 miles. I don't care if I place, or even come close...I just want to finish, without walking.

In the gym I can bust out a few miles (not all running but miles nonetheless)...but in real life, on the real ground something changes. I don't know how I should start to take on this new challenge...ideas? The weather here is cold and blah right now. Makes it hard to get outside.
Here are some of the mini challenges that I think might help me along the way:
* Continue to push as far as I can on the treadmill for as long as I can, with incline of course
* Walk Kansas- (March-May) a program encouraging a healthier state, log as many miles as I can!
* Relay-For-Life-(June) I walked 10 miles during the relay last year...I want to do at least that but run as many as I can!

I am excited to see how much closer I can be a month from now, or three months from now, or race day!
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RUBYMMOORE 2/4/2010 3:49PM

    Keep setting the smaller goals for yourself. That's what keeps me motivated to reach toward the big goal: having milemarkers along the way so that I can track my progress!

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DREAMSFRGTTN 2/4/2010 3:45PM

    the easiest way to transition from treadmill-outside running is to slowly increase the incline on the treadmill while continuing to do your normal workouts. Slowly increase until you're up to a 2-2.5 incline.

ex. 10 minutes no incline
10 minutes 0.5 incline
10 minutes 1.0 incline

then when that's comfortable:
10 minutes 0.5 incline
10 minutes 1.0 incline
10 minutes 1.5 incline

and keep adjusting like this... then running outside will be SOO much easier. Hope this helps, good luck!

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Take That!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I did 5 miles yesterday! I only did 3.5 today but I added tons of jump rope! I'm super excited!
I couldn't have done that a few weeks ago! Woot Woot!
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MINDYLU1980 2/4/2010 8:56AM

    Yeah girl, you are freaking amazing! I'll tell you what the jump rope kills me.

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SKEMERICH 2/2/2010 11:17PM

    Great Job!!! Keep that Energy Going!

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GDY2SHUZ 2/2/2010 11:06PM

    emoticon emoticon Your doing fantastic! Lots of energy!!!
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Bare It & Share It!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Today I have been thinking about what all I have accomplished through this "life changing journey" that I have been on and it took me back BEFORE I became a member of this wonderful SP community. I had decided that life needed to change (with mostly full commitment) in April of 2009. I remember stepping on the scale, with hesitation and gasping. I didn't feel like 247 pounds. OMG did I LOOK 247 pounds??? Does everyone know I'm 247, BUT ME? I was humiliated.
When I signed on to SP seven months later I entered my current weight and went on about my up and down commitment to becoming a healthier woman. Over the past couple of months I watched the ticker HARDLY move. It would go down then a little up then a little down...and over the course of this month...I lost 9 lbs. NINE POUNDS. It doesn't sound like much but those pounds carried me to a place I wasn't sure that I would ever see again in my whole life! And along with it the motivation to keep at it!
I'm 29 years old and had already begun to shut door after door on opportunity after opportunity, only just now learning that there is no reason to close those doors but to just push a little harder and open them wider!
SO, as I'm thinking about my nine pound loss in January and how February can (AND WILL) shave another 9+ off it hits me that this journey hasn't been dedicated to these 9 pounds...but the 38 POUNDS! OMG I've lost 38 POUNDS! I changed my ticker...not just starting at 247 (where my original journey began) but also from "pounds I wanted to loose"...to ACTUAL WEIGHT. SCARY! (You little skinny-minis with your cute 130 pound tickers are...well...intimidatingly humiliating sometimes! Be proud!)
This thick hunny is ready to kick some pound booty this month as I charge toward the door with skinnier jeans and a healthier heart because today, for the first time ever, I feel like maybe, I too can be...a skinny-mini, a hot tottie, a HEALTHY WOMAN!

  
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MINDYLU1980 2/4/2010 9:04AM

    Awe Lynette, I love this blog. I am so proud of you! you are doing an amazing job and you have increased your cardio so much your really in it this time. Keep kicking some bootie!

And the ticker with the 130 are as you say intimidating especially if you like me and feel like you would look scary if you got that skinny!

You don't have to be 130 to be a hot tottie! You are beautiful inside and out!

Keep up you AwEsOmEnEsS!

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Something Happened to My Closet

Thursday, January 28, 2010

So, the scale hasn't shown much of a change since I started this great adventure. Which I find VERY discouraging HOWEVER this week ALL of my clothes have started growing! Weird! All my jeans are baggy butt-ed. (Which never happens, this girl was blessed with some booty, let me tell ya.) So in this mysterious growth spurt that my clothes took on, I wondered if my "Step 1" goal jeans had joined in the phenomenon...THEY DID!

Yesterday, I put on a pair of jeans that I haven't been able to put on in over 6 years...and I didn't even have to suck it in AND TOM is here! I almost cried a little tear of joy and accomplishment go me and my jeans!
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MINDYLU1980 1/28/2010 11:27AM

    Woo hoo! that is great news keep up the cardio and everything else. The scale is just a number!

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EMMA2727272 1/28/2010 10:50AM

    woo!! congrats!

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