AHNKADRAGON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AHNKADRAGON AHNKADRAGON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ A Not So Wii Shock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3872152 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l929342814.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For Christmas my awesome fiancé and roommate got me a Wii Fit Plus. They were very much on sale this season and I have wanted one for quite some time. I haven’t been working out on a regular or consistent basis for well over a year now. To say I have gained some weight as a result would be an understatement as I was soon to find out! <BR> <BR> As soon as I opened my Wii Fit Plus I immediately had my fiancé plug... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:24:56 EST Take a Stand Against Violence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3714899 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l407974124.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know a lot of people are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but did you also know that it is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month too? I think the purple ribbons get lost among the pink ones but there is no reason why the two cannot be worn together as they are both issues that affect thousands of women everyday. <BR> <BR> Besides being the leading cause of injury to women in the United... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:16:50 EST Review: BellyDance Fitness for Beginners DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3249497 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l263054206.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Over the weekend I went to the library and ambitiously checked out a couple of workout videos. I've done a Veena & Neena Belly Dance video in the past and remembered enjoying it so I decided to see if it was as fun as I recalled. <BR> <BR> This DVD focuses on arms, abs, hips, buns & thighs which are all problem areas for me. The exercises were all belly dance inspired so the exercises didn't feel like a chore. ... Thu, 20 May 2010 09:25:14 EST Please Insert Chocolate to Operate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3225845 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197822890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lately I have been so stressed out as a result of work that I have resorted to eating chocolate bars to calm me down on my way home. Mmmmm, Hershey Bars! This does not seem particularly healthy to me. It makes me feel better for maybe 30 minutes. Then the guilt trip happens and I end up feeling worse than I was prior to the trip down the candy aisle. <BR> <BR> I still haven't been able to come up with an exerc... Thu, 13 May 2010 12:18:25 EST CPR Certification as Easy as A-B-C http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3011662 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l563255593.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I learned all about CPR and what to do if someone is choking. I'd learned some of this stuff in High School but was too chicken to get my certification. This time it was a requirement for work so no chickens allowed! It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be: <BR> <link>www.cprdude.com/cpr-adult.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> The instructor was laid back (but serious) and my co-workers are a funny bunch. ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 15:02:34 EST The Ultimate Wedding Contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3008613 Today I entered a contest on Crate & Barrel's website to win an ultimate wedding. My wedding isn't till 9/10/11 but I am already feeling overwhelmed. I live in Florida and have to have the wedding in Illinois because that is where all my family and all my fiance's family live. I'm excited to be getting hitched but not excited about the planning. <BR> <BR> My budget is non-existent. I don't even know where to start! I did go wedding dress shopping and quickly found THE dress. Unfortunat... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:13:46 EST Motivating Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2509552 I haven't been on for a while. I was laid off in January and that was chaotic. Of course the first routine to go was my exercise routine. Bye-bye gym membership. I feel bad about that but since I was moving home to help save money it seemed idiotic to keep going. I meant to keep exercising but my job search consumed me, as did depression. I found a new job but it had wonky hours and paid little. So I slept...a lot. <BR> <BR> Looking back I am thinking that keeping an exercise routine ... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:08:32 EST My Mortal Enemy Strikes Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1411106 My supervisor brought in the dreaded doughnuts. He can eat as many as he pleases because even though he is 50+ he has the metabolism of a very althletic teenager. Of course they do not sit there and chant their evilness at him all day. Oh no! They are of course placed close to my desk (the only empty space avaiable) and the little buggers say, 'Eat Me! Eat Me!" every time the box is opened. I was weak, I caved in and ate two. They were delicious. *cries* I had a cinnaswirl twist and a... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 20:17:05 EST