Thursday, January 07, 2010
Hello everyone! I hope 2010 finds you well! I've been a bit busy so haven't had a chance to blog but got a few minutes for computer time today.
I had a great workout today. Hubby was home so he sent me to the gym. The weather was almost Spring-like - sunny and thankfully not windy - so I had a nice walk to the gym. (It won't last; snow is coming our way!) Once at the gym I hopped on the treadmill for a jog/walk. If I were to do the 10K tomorrow, I predict I would finish it somewhere b/w 70 and 90 minutes. I will probably have to walk some of it, which is why it will take me so long. However, that is fine with me. It is my first one and I don't care what my time is. I just want to finish. Hopefully by March I'll be able to shave quite a bit of time from my prediction.
On the food front, things are OK. Not great but not too bad. We had guests this week and I've had a lot of sweets,which are my weakness , so I have to be careful. DARN sweet tooth! The good news is, the sweets are now gone. :)
I received my Spark book recently!! YAY YAY YAY!! I can't wait to hunker down and read it. So far I've just flipped through the pages, but I've heard amazing things. I know it will be inspirational even to those of us who are seasoned Sparkers. Speaking of...this month will be my 3rd anniversary on Spark. I can't believe how quickly time has passed. I'll probably write a reflective blog on that date, but for now I'll just say that this site is amazing and totally changed my life. Here's to a fit and happy me in 2010! And of course, here's to fit and happy Spark friends!! :)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I am running a 10k in Richmond in March. He ran this 10k last year. While we were in Richmond for the holidays, he mentioned wanting to run it again and I said, "I wanna run it too." Today, hubby registered both of us for it. We are paid and everything so I can't change my mind. LOL!
Am I crazy? I have never even run a 5k race before. The most I've done is the Couch to 5k training program. I took a long hiatus from running after that, mostly because I found out I was expecting and I didn't feel comfortable continuing to run while I was pregnant (though I still exercised almost every day). Anyway, this past Sunday I did week 1 day 1 of the C25K to gauge how well my body "remembers" how to run. Apparently it forgot almost everything because W1D1 was not very easy. So...what was I thinking with this 10K that is coming up in TWO MONTHS? Thankfully, at least I am signed up in the jogging group. I probably won't see hubby until the end of the race.
Despite my reservations, I believe that often our minds hold us back much more than our bodies do. Yes, I have to train. But I also have to believe that I can do it. Once that happens, I've won half the battle - at least.
I am off to plan my training schedule. And to think positive thoughts. :) Hmmmm...I wonder if there is a Couch to 10k training program.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
How has everybody been? Happy New Year to all my wonderful Spark Friends!
I received the Wii Fit Plus as a gift over the holidays. Hubby and I gave it a try last night. FUN!!!! I did Tae Kwan Doe, a short run, and a tropical bike ride of some sort. My Wii age is 29 - not too shabby. LOL. I am under no illusion that this will replace regular exercise, but when I am stuck at home, this is a good supplement. I can't wait to try all the activities. The yoga looks cool, as does the boxing.
For those of you who have the Wii Fit, what is your favorite activity? Which do you find the most challenging?
Monday, December 21, 2009
I am putting a call out for some help/ideas: We have some friends coming to stay with us for New Year's Eve - a couple. Since we have a 5-month-old baby, we will be staying in and keeping it low-key. I want to prepare a yummy but easy meal for the four of us - as well as some things to munch on beforehand. It will be a casual meal; we'll just be hanging out. But since it's New Year's, I wanted to do something more special than ordering pizza or getting takeout. :)
I know there are thousands of recipes on this site. Before I peruse those - and the myriad recipes in my cookbooks and magazines - I'm just looking for some quick ideas to get the ball rolling. Nothing fancy; probably just finger foods. I plan on going to Trader Joe's and getting some cheese and other munchies. But for the actual meal, I am a bit stumped. Maybe just a selection of yummy appetizers will work?
Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks for your help!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Yesterday I took a Body Pump class for the first time in quite a while. It's probably been since somewhere near the end of my second trimester of pregnancy. I was worried I would have to start all over again in terms of how much I can lift, but it went much better than I thought. Lately I've been focusing mostly on cardio and now I want to incorporate more weight lifting into my exercise routine again. It's so important. Cardio can get you skinny ... sure... but ST will make your body look a lot better, even if you weigh more!
We had a huge snowstorm over the weekend. Alas, I didn't make it to my kickboxing class. I may go tonight; we'll see how I feel 'cause I am a bit sore from Pump yesterday. If I don't go, I will do something at home. In any case, I am taking my gym clothes to the in-laws' house over the holiday weekend and will try to fit in as much exercise as I can. YEAH!! And I will be a good girl food-wise as well.
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