50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
STRIVING4HEALTH's Recent Blog Entries

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution – Week 1

Sunday, August 04, 2013


I finished Week 1. I have my rest day tomorrow, thank the Lord.

I told my hubby that I can count on 1 hand the amount of times I have worked out 6 days in a row since I’ve known him!

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution is a 90 day program divided into 3 phases. And, if you have ever done any Jillian Michaels dvd’s, you know she doesn’t mess around. The program incorporates both cardio and strength training.

Read the rest of the review on my blog:

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FROSTIERACES 8/9/2014 2:32PM

    Nope... Jillian Michaels does not mess around! She's a maniac and her fitness routines work for me too! I'm happy that you're persevering and not giving up. I need to start a Jillian Michaels dvd program again... It really makes a difference! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHALLENGER15 8/6/2013 9:45PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MEXGAL1 8/5/2013 11:02AM

    Woo hoo and good for you. She can sure kick butt. Great commitment on your part.
Go for it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SDLEE514 8/5/2013 9:06AM

    I'm on my second go through of Body Rev, about to finish weeks 7-8. You probably are anticipating it, but it gets a lot harder from weeks 1-2. I read the rest of your review on your blog, lol love the pic of jillian. I think a lot of people feel that way haha.But really, I love her bc shes gotten me to where I am and its fun to yell at her. I agree, the cardio can be repetitive doing it the whole month, but I like your idea of switching out the second cardio of the week for something else; I did that as well. it also helps to put her on mute and play music to get you through. Best of luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Well done! In week 11 of Body Rev! You can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNSET09 8/5/2013 12:34AM

  As I've been told, if it's too easy, everyone would be doing it so consider that a lot of people are taking the easy way out and we've been doing it to ourselves. It may seem tough now, and already you've been able to hang in there. You're doing a great job and the results are going to floor you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEEEBEE 8/5/2013 12:34AM

    Good for you! Now get a good rest so you can go at it again Monday! :-) Keep Sparkin! You are doing really well.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

Report Inappropriate Comment
LILMOMMAS23 8/5/2013 12:04AM

    Great job! I am doing BR right now too. I am on week 10 starting tomorrow! I love the program! Keep it up!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Busy but awesome weekend!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Added a new blog over at my website, hope you will check it out and leave me a comment there that you did!

Hope you have a happy and healthy week. emoticon

Thanks friends!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUNSET09 4/23/2013 7:38PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NUTKINNB 4/17/2013 12:33AM

    Glad to hear you had a great & productive weekend! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEXGAL1 4/15/2013 8:24PM

    you too...have a great week.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ARUNNINGKAT 4/15/2013 12:19PM

    Great blog! Have fun while trying to get everything done before the wedding!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEEEBEE 4/15/2013 12:30AM

    Your blog is attractive and well-designed. Thank you!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

Report Inappropriate Comment
PJ2222 4/15/2013 12:09AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

I'm still here!!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Sorry I haven't been writing here much! I HAVE been writing over at my blog though.

Feel free to check it out and recommend it to a friend!

My weight loss is slooooooowly coming along. I feel like I may be plateauing a bit, but I think it is mainly from eating junk on the weekends. I am going to try and do better this weekend though!

How has your week been going??

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STAYFIT2DAY 4/9/2013 7:59PM

    I love that you have been so faithful on Sparkpeople. I have really gotten away from it, and see a need to return and be dedicated. I never added too many Sparkfriends and most of them have quit as well. Thanks for the motivation. I really plan on getting back to counting and back to the site. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHALLENGER15 4/3/2013 12:17PM

    I always enjoy seeing your Sparkblog pop up on the feed!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BECCAZEN7 4/3/2013 1:30AM

    Oh man, I was doing great until I got hit again with Bronchitis! It just comes on so sudden and completely zaps my energy. I am hoping to be on the mend soon - got meds (including prednisone) so I will be feeling better soon.
Hope you have a super fantastic week!
Missourians! Team

Report Inappropriate Comment

The struggle continues.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My malar rash showed back up.

What is a malar rash?

A malar rash, also known as a butterfly rash, is often seen in Lupus.

It can be red, or even purplish, and can sometimes feel a little scaly. It can stretch from cheek to cheek across the nose like a butterfly’s wings and normally stays away from the nasolabial folds (smile lines on your face). It can appear as faint as just a flush, or bright red.

Here are some pictures of what it may look like:

Head to
to read the rest.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHALLENGER15 3/14/2013 4:11PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MEXGAL1 3/14/2013 9:32AM

    Be better soon!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BECCAZEN7 3/13/2013 9:54PM

    Oh man, that sucks! Does it itch? My mom has lupus and she stays on Predisone year round (low dose). I hope the meds shut it down for you so it doesn't turn into a full blown crisis. Take it easy girlfriend.
Missouri Team

Report Inappropriate Comment
NUTKINNB 3/13/2013 7:27PM

    Sorry to hear it's starting to flare up! Hopefully the dosage change deals with it quickly and effectively.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/13/2013 12:45PM

    emoticon Hugs. I hope you can avoid a flare. Does extra rest help?

Report Inappropriate Comment
CCBULLDOG 3/13/2013 12:04PM

    Hope it gets better soon! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

One of my best days yet!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

So, today was a pretty great day!

I've been wearing my Bodymedia Fit Link for over a week now, but this was the first day I hit the majority of my goals.

I burned 2600+ calories and it is only 8 pm! A great calorie deficit... plenty of steps taken. Only thing I didn't manage to hit straight on was my sleep duration last night. I stayed up too late and had to get up too early. I'll try better tonight!

I am such an information nerd, but I love seeing all these totals. It really helps me to just focus on making my day great. And let me tell ya, it makes it really hard to lie to yourself! You can't tell yourself you don't know why you're not losing weight if you know how many calories you've taken in, and the Bodymedia Fit tells you how many you've burned. It's black and white, right there in front of you why you haven't lost anything if you don't have a deficit.

Love it!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/13/2013 12:45PM

    How do you copy your bodymedia info. I have one, but it doesn't allow me to copy.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ASOBFALLS 3/9/2013 2:23PM

    emoticon Keep it up!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ARUNNINGKAT 3/8/2013 12:00PM

    Good job! Hitting goals is a wonderful feeling! I need to work on the more sleep part too. For some reason that is often one of the hardest goals to hit.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BECCAZEN7 3/8/2013 1:07AM

    emoticon I have a fitbit and I am a numbers geek also. I freely admit it....I am a geek. LOL. I love the charts and graphs and the weekly email summary of my week. You are SO right! You can't fool yourself when all the numbers don't lie. HA!
Keep up the great work chica!
Missourians Team

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROOTIHAUSMAN 3/7/2013 9:24PM

    Awesome job! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Last Page