Monday, October 07, 2013
Sunday October 6th was the much anticipated Bridge to Bridge 10k in San Francisco. It's known as America's most beautiful run and if you ran it you would know why. The weather was amazing....86 degrees, sunny and clear (good thing I remembered my sunscreen!) And the views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge were breathtaking.
My finish time wasn't so great (1:40:58) but I finished, and that's what I'm focusing on. I started off by jogging the first 1/2 mile or so, but then walked most of the time after that. Around mile 4 I felt a blister developing on my pinky toe, but I powered through.
Today I'm stiff and moving very slowly, but still looking forward to next year!!!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Hi everyone, it has been so long since since I've "Sparked", six months to be exact. I finally landed a job which means two things:
1) I'm sedentary all day. As much as I try to get up and move as much as possible, I'm basically at a desk all day.
2) I mindlessly snack all day. I would constantly reach for things like nuts or chips or crackers. Combine this with being sedentary and you've got a recipe for disaster, which is exactly what happened. In six months I packed on about seven pounds.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) I was recently laid off so I am getting myself back on track. I'm getting back into my old exercise routine, and definitely eating better which feels great! I'll be doing my weekly weigh-ins and posting the results, making me accountable for everything I put in my mouth. That's really the only way I can manage to stay on track. It's a tough road, but we can all get there one step at a time!
Friday, February 15, 2013
I'm so excited that I've registered for The Biggest Loser 5k in Sacramento. I know, I know, it's only a 5k but I'm excited to be a part of an event that is sponsored by The Biggest Loser. A show that has inspired me since Season 1 Episode 1. From what I've read about the event it's going to be nothing but positive energy and encouragement, which is something we can all use a dose of. No judgement, just people getting to the finish line as best they can. I've got 4 weeks to train for it and I hope to have a time of about 45 minutes. I've only ever run/walked a 5k on my treadmill and my best time is 50 minutes. I'm sure it's going to be a whole different experience from being by myself on the treadmill and staring at the tv to being part of a huge crowd cheering each other on.
The event is on March 16th and I'll let you all know how it went when it's over. Wish me luck!!!!
Friday, December 14, 2012
The holidays are upon us and that means a lot of extra snacks, rich foods and cocktails. This year, instead of everyone vegging out in front of the tv at my sister's house watching A Christmas Story marathon (within arms reach of the snack table of course), I decided that I'm going to bring Just Dance for Wii with a couple of extra controllers. That will get everyone off the couch burning some holiday calories and having fun. I know a few of my relatives will appreciate the opportunity to get up and MOVE!!!!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I have one of those electronic scales that measures your weight and body fat percentage. You set it up by entering your sex, height and age. This morning before stepping onto the scale I accidentally hit the button set up for my husband but didn't really think it mattered so I stepped on the scale. Hmm, it said my body fat was 17%. I stepped off and waited for it to reset, then pushed the button set up for me. Now it says my body fat is 38.5%? Really? Of course that's more in line with what it normally reads for me. But still, why such a huge difference between men and women? Maybe I stepped on it weird the first time. So I tried re-weighing myself under my husband's program and yep, 17% body fat. What's up with that?????
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