Monday, January 31, 2011
What a great weekend. Sis and I did a 6.5 mile Friday night, we ran to IHOP to meet hubby for dinner. We told our waitress that we just ran 6.5 miles for pancakes, I don't think she believed us, lol. Enjoyed a great meal after a long run.
Saturday morning we attended a FREE, yep FREE, fitness class at the Downtown Gym, we did Turbo Jam with Chalean, WOW, we had a great time and we will definitely do it again, especially for FREE. They had us take a group photo of everyone that showed up, would been nice if they would have taken it before getting all super sweaty, but anyhow, it was fantastic. I'm in the middle in the back next to the tall chick with the blue tank. I survived.
As a special treat, I stopped by Dillard's after our fitness class, hubby said I deserved a treat to celebrate the magazine coming out last week, so I bought the purple jacket that I wore in the photo shoot. I really wanted that jacket, I have been back to Dillard's twice since then to keep checking if they had lowered the price, and it hasn't been low enough to fit my budget, but lo and hehold, Saturday when I went, it was marked down with an extra 30% off, so the jacket is proudly MINE. Thanks hubby.
Monday is off to a great start, got up at o'dark thirty (0410) for our first, round two of P90X, only 89 more days to go. And after tomorrow's workout I am happy to say that I've earned twenty gold stars so I can now schedule a treat for myself.... a trip to hot yoga.
Hope everyone is off to a great start for the week.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Anything is possible.... just a further testimony to SPARK and eating healthy and staying fit. I did what I thought was the IMPOSSIBLE. I am wearing my 17 yr old daughters jeans to work today - a size 7 in juniors. Woo Hoo, and... wearing a medium Aeropostle sweater. I figured I might as well go all out and wear her boots too, lol. A whole new wardrobe has opened up for me.... my daughter's closet.
I can't tell you how happy it makes me and how wonderful it feels to look in the mirror and see PROGRESS - still a ways to go. I NEVER in a million years thought when I was wearing a women's size 24 that I would be wearing a juniors 7 today. So if you don't believe it's possible, think again... Believe in yourself and stick with the SPARK...anything is possible.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Well the blahs of earlier have totally disappeared. My magazine article hit the newstands this morning. Hope everyone will get a copy. I even gave a shout out to SPARKPEOPLE. Soo excited, it makes me so happy to have almost reached my goal of 100 pounds, and so excited that my life is finally the way I want it to be.... healthy and fit. Hoping that in some small way I can influence others to be healthy and be as happy as I am. Thanks again for all your support. Here's the cover pic.... just a tease I know, get your copy and see page 40. Wishing everyone great success in their endeavors. Anything is possible if you believe and perservere, I'm proof. Love you all.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
My word for the day is BLAH. Not much to say, just kinda BLAH. Woke up with a headache, muscle stiff in my neck, think it's a tension headache, but really starting to bug me. Slow at work today, going to NY & Co. at the mall for my lunch hour, supposed to have a really great sale going on, hoping a great bargain will take the BLAH outta my day.
Daughter has a doctor appointment this afternoon to follow up on her migraines, how's that for more BLAH. At least this doctor has helped, thank goodness. I received my new addition of Shape magazine so I can read it while we wait. Cover says.... "Flat Abs, Tight Tush, Killer Legs" - hey I want all of those and "5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues" - I think we all need to read that article, enough with winter already.
Stopping at Trader Joes before doctor visit and grab an assortment of nuts, gotta have me some almonds, etc. and hopefully something to tantilize the tastebuds for dinner - still, that's kinda BLAH too.
No workout tonight since we've been going at it pretty hard all week and we have a nine-mile trial run set up for tomorrow evening. Gonna see what this old body can do.
So all in all, today is kinda BLAH, but it has potential. Just feeling BLAH, but I'm sure it will pass, every day can't be rosey and sunshiney, have to have a BLAH in the mix as well, keeps life interesting.
Even though I'm BLAH, still sending wishes to all my SPARK buddies to have a great day.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
From my long list of goals, I managed to complete one last night... cooking a new recipe once a month.
I made ground chicken mini-pizza burgers and boy were they yummy, tasted kinda like a meat loaf, only BETTER. Why haven't I ever tried these before
I got the recipe from SPARK for those who want to try it and of course, I tweeked it a bit because I'm not eating cheese, but it turned out fantastic. You make them in a cupcake pan, so you have 12 servings. Makes great little bite size (well actually about four bites) protein snacks and pretty low in calories - DEFINITELY going to become a must have for a quick snack, gonna bake another batch this weekend. A MUST TRY recipe.
Managed to get in a 3.5 mile run last night before dinner and before it starting to rain. Thank goodness we made it back in time because I am certainly not a fan of icy cold rain.
Tonight is gonna be a watch tv and bike night, taking it easy - maybe even get some takeout food for the family, I'm having those leftover yummy chicken burgers.
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