ALICIALYNNE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALICIALYNNE ALICIALYNNE'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/ 8 a Day Challenge Still Going Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090079 6 out of 7 days complete! I don't know why, but my energy is FIERCE today! I cleaned a lot and then worked out. I did Level 2 of 30 Day Shred today and holy cow, I like it so much better than Level 1! The movements feel a lot more natural to me. I felt so good after Level 2 that I then did the first circuit of Level 1 for fun! I then finished off with 5 solid minutes of quality stretching. Not gonna lie, I feel like a total rockstar today. TAKE THAT, JILIAN MICHAELS! Sun, 7 Feb 2016 13:27:50 EST 8 a Day Challenge Days 3 of 4 Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088082 I may have messed up on Tuesday but I definitely have made up for it! Both yesterday and today I had over 11 cups! I also had no trouble with hunger... must be a coincidence, eh? I had a rough workout today. I decided to skip my workout class because I just felt off, and the class is very intense. So I decided to do 30 Day Shred. Within 10 minutes I thought I was gonna die. I had to drop my weights several times and just do the motions bare-handed. My workout class is like an hour-long 30 D... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 22:13:57 EST 8 A Day Challenge - Oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086650 Well, that didn't last long! I did great on Monday and then completely blew Tuesday. I am back on the challenge today, though, even though it means I won't be getting a reward for February. Darnit. I am buying January's reward this weekend, though! Woot! My feed exploded this morning with people earning 500 Sparkpoints and 500 Fitness Minutes awards. You guys are doing so well Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:03:57 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 28, 29 and 30! CHALLENGE COMPLETE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083778 Day 28 was simply laps around the apartment. Day 29 and 30 were actually the same "workout". My husband took me dancing for the first time in yeats! I was dancing almost nonstop from 11 to 1:30 this morning! I am counting it because holy cow was my heart going! It's a latin dance club, so it was all bachata, reggaeton, cumbia. We sat out the salsa. Anyway, my challenge is complete! 30 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day! I can't believe it! I definitely earned that workout bra!... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:46:49 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081887 10 minutes of aerobics with 3 minutes of stretching afterwards. For whatever reason, my thighs are SORE. Maybe because they are used in EVERYTHING - walking work outs, aerobics, a lot of strength moves. To think about it, my thighs haven't had a break in 27 days! Hang in there, legs! Three more days! I had a bona-fide panic attack last night. We are under an incredible amount of stress due to various things. My husband acting like a spoiled kid instead of a man just grated on me. The straw b... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:04:21 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 25 and 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080749 Can I just say how much I LOVE the 30 minute Latin walk Spark video? I rocked that baby out today, torched calories and enjoyed every minute. Yesterday was just 10 minutes of aerobics moves since I was super busy yesterday taking care of taxes (much more complicated with our business...), Cub Scouts, one kid's speech therapy and another's doctor visit, etc etc. I am so dang close to getting this new workout bra! I can't wait! I have started thinking about what I want my next challenge to... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:06:15 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 22, 23, 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079785 I got in some shoveling, walking and even a 30 Day Shred in! Woot woot! I am so close to the finish on this! New workout bra soon! Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:40:26 EST Reflections on Reaching 40,000 Sparkpoints - LONG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078582 A few days ago, my e-mail blew up with notifications. A lot of people had hit "like" on a feed post - I had reached 40,000 Sparkpoints! Whaaaa? I was so focused on getting to 1,000 this month (reached, by the way!) that I didn't really pay attention to the actual total. <BR> <BR> So, I got curious. I have been an on-and-off Sparker for many years. Why not sneak a peek at my over time numbers? <BR> <BR> Kudos to Spark for keeping all this information in the system! I LOVE being able to go ba... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:19:44 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 21 - Snow and Ice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076512 Day 21 is a wrap! I ended up using a dust pan to "shovel" snow for 20 minutes between my apartment and my mother-in-law's apartment. I don't want her to slip! We did play in the snow a bit this morning, but not for long. It has been sleet coming down since 11 a.m.! Yuck! My 2 year old got in to a snow fight with his big brothers which was HILARIOUS! It is supposed to keep snowing until tomorrow afternoon, and the temp is not supposed to be above freezing for very long. So glad I stocked up... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:11:50 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 19 & 20 Plus SNOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075702 Yesterday's brief workout was pretty nice. It was snowing, and I was worried that my son's bus was really late. So I bundled up and walked laps in front of my apartment! Far better than laps in the living room! Today was a Tabata day and it was a bunch of failsauce. I couldn't even hang in for every exercise! I think it was because 1) I ate Taco Bell today, which isn't exactly a power food and 2) I drank a diet Dr. Pepper about a half hour before my workout. I thought I was gonna get sick! ... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:46:48 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 17 and 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074074 Day 17 was great. I did a Sparkvideo, 30-Minute Latin Spice. I gotta admit, I caught myself grinning through a chunk of the workout. Today SUCKED. I had a rough night and was not feeling like doing 10 minutes of laps in my apartment. Have I mentioned that my apartment is tiny? And I am bored to tears of laps in here? 25 minutes total, just so I could get to my step goal. Blegh. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:24:43 EST Cuz I Felt Like It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072569 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a47a0f3c-cfaf-47b8-9995-fa8e07e89680.jpg"> Why do my pics always show up sideways?? Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:19:55 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 16 - Halfway There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072108 Day 16 was an easy day since I am recovering from Tabata yesterday. Honestly, though, I have barely any soreness! Woohoo! I did very thorough stretching yesterday, so maybe that explains it. Today I just did laps around my apartment again, stopping every few laps to do leg lifts and punches to get the heart rate up. Only 15 minutes total! I FINALLY got a food scale today! I have been wanting one for years and finally saw a good price on one at Aldi. I always get lost when tracking meats... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 20:26:06 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071182 I just did Tabata and want to die. I can barely get up off the floor! 24 minutes, 9 exercises for 5 rounds. I also did 5 minutes of walking each for warm up and cool down. I topped it off with a few stretches. My HR monitor says I only burned 134 calories. However, when I put my exercise in to Spark as well as another calculator, I burned almost 250. My monitor has my HR over 80% of maximum heart rate throughout the Tabata portion. No chance I had such a small burn. OK, time to go guzzle... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:48:26 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 14 Plus Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070447 Day 14 is a wrap, jack! I am planning on doing tabata tomorrow so I kept today easy. I did laps around the inside of my apartment. Every 5 laps, I stopped and did an interval of more intense work such as 30 jumping jacks. I decided to go until I hit my step goal. It took 35 minutes. My HR monitor says I burned 175 calories! Woot! I have picked out my reward for getting 30 days done. A new workout bra! It seems some of mine have disappeared so I really need more. It was a toss-up between t... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:51:40 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 12 and 13 Plus Class Fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069276 Almost halfway there! Last night I did 10 minutes of step aerobics moves. I was wiped and just did the bare minimum. Today, though, I managed to make it to my workout class! It was a DISASTER! My class is a mommy & me style bootcamp class. I only get to go once every few weeks, so I always get super excited when I go. The other moms are in amazing shape, which is really motivating for me. If they can rock it with kids, so can I! Usually my toddler runs around, plays with toys and is his... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:06:34 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068349 Still going! I am so glad that I decided to walk laps around the laundromat for 10 minutes yesterday. After Scouts I was COMPLETELY wiped out. I did walk around the apartment a bit to get to 5,500 steps but that wasn't 10 minutes. Baby started puking around 1:15 last night. He puked on a lot of stuff, so I am going to the laundromat again today. I can't stand hand-washing all that puke but also cannot allow it all to fester until laundry day. Yuck, yuck, yuck. We'll see if I get any exer... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:38:38 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 9 Plus Tabata http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065969 Days 8 and 9 are a wrap! Yesterday I just walked laps around my house since I was still sore from Friday's jumping jacks challenge! Today was 17 minutes of Tabata along with warm up, cool down and stretching. Very odd, though. I put my workout in to SP and it says I burned like 214 calories. My heart rate monitor said only 74!! WHAT? I was checking my HR every couple minutes during the entire workout, and was often over 80% of my maximum HR. How the heck can that be less than 80 calories,... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 17:01:52 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 8, 450 Jumping Jacks and HR Monitor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064937 WHEW! You read that right, I did 450 jumping jacks yesterday! It all started with a Facebook post that showed up on my feed. For that, for every "like" you did squats, for every comment you did crunches. I got a great response when I shared it. So I created a new post. For every "like" I would do 10 jumping jacks. For each person who commented, I would do 20. Well, the response was huge: 15 likes and 15 people commented! So, 450 reps! I did them in sets of 25 throughout the day. I'll tell... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 13:48:42 EST 10 - Minute Challenge Day 6 / 30 Plus TABATA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063119 Day 6 is a wrap! Yesterday I walked laps around my house for about 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of low-impact step aerobics moves. Today was a biggie though: I used my new Tabata Timer app! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! If you aren't familiar with Tabata, it is hardcore. You do the movement for only 30 seconds and rest for 10. Sounds easy, right? Problem is you have to give absolute max effort during those 30 seconds. If you are doing it right, you will be VERY tired after just a few minutes. This tec... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:39:19 EST 10 - Minute Challenge 4 / 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061589 Day 4 is a wrap! Woot woot! Last night I did some really fast circuit training. Bicep curls, back extension, squats, lateral lunges, ski jumps and various steps that I don't know the names of. 8 lb dumbbells all the way! I could have gone longer but my toddler was not having it! Tonight was just various steps I remember from step aerobics videos. Extra good news: my eye finally looks a bit better! It was open all the way today! Only one more day of antibiotics and then hopefully the pink ... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 22:14:02 EST 10 - Minute Challenge 2 / 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059778 Day 2 complete! I walked laps around the inside of my apartment for about 20 minutes. I almost didn't make it, though. My youngest was snuggled up with me asleep on the couch. He woke up though, and decided to follow me while I got my steps in. Such a cute toddler! My pink eye seems to be getting worse instead of better. I don't know what to do. I have been doing my antibiotic eye drops for 3 days now with no improvement. Good news though! We are taking down the Christmas tree this weekend, ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:05:56 EST 10 Minutes a Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057990 Hello Sparkers! After my scale-induced wake-up call yesterday, I signed up for a new challenge. I can't find it now on mobile, but it is to do 10 minutes of fitness a day for 20 - something days. I am changing it to 30 for my own purposes. Day 1/30 DONE! I just did various steps, punches and kicks while watching TV. Enough to get my heart rate up, but not too intense due to the stupid Pink Eye. Would anyone else like to join in? Sat, 2 Jan 2016 12:39:30 EST Advice, Please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057219 Happy 2016 everyone! <BR> <BR> For whatever reason we have pretty bad luck with holidays. My youngest had a wicked fever on Christmas then my husband was sick yesterday. To add insult to injury, I officially have pink eye! Easily treated but still annoying. <BR> <BR> Now to the point: it has been a LONG time since I got weighed on a scale that wasn't in my bathroom. This morning my scale said 160. The doctor's scale said172.5! Holy discrepancy, Batman! <BR> <BR> I am more inclined to be... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 17:48:14 EST Wait... that is what my back looks like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040100 While my weight loss has not been going well lately, I have seen tremendous progress in my ability to accept my looks. I went to my sister's house for Thanksgiving with my family. Like always, the food was amazing, the company was delightful and the wine was flowing! Later that night, a fellow guest posted a pic of my sister cooking. I am in the background, facing away. There are quite a few back fat rolls / loose skin (years of yoyo weight loss will do that!). In the past, I would have... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:46:18 EST Wait... that is what my back looks like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040099 While my weight loss has not been going well lately, I have seen tremendous progress in my ability to accept my looks. I went to my sister's house for Thanksgiving with my family. Like always, the food was amazing, the company was delightful and the wine was flowing! Later that night, a fellow guest posted a pic of my sister cooking. I am in the background, facing away. There are quite a few back fat rolls / loose skin (years of yoyo weight loss will do that!). In the past, I would have... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:45:25 EST Slowly but surely! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020804 It's been a while since I blogged last! I am still holding between 155 and 160. However, I FEEL fat. My measurements are the same, weight is the same. The problem is that I haven't been working out. For the first couple weeks it was due to my job; I have taken on a part-time gig to help pay our huge tax bill. For the last few weeks though, I have been recovering from a car accident. I got a "cranial strain" and it has been slow to get better. I have done a couple light workouts and they w... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:36:49 EST Slowly but surely! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020803 It's been a while since I blogged last! I am still holding between 155 and 160. However, I FEEL fat. My measurements are the same, weight is the same. The problem is that I haven't been working out. For the first couple weeks it was due to my job; I have taken on a part-time gig to help pay our huge tax bill. For the last few weeks though, I have been recovering from a car accident. I got a "cranial strain" and it has been slow to get better. I have done a couple light workouts and they w... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:36:40 EST Feeling Joyful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983737 No one seems to be reading blogs anymore, so this is more of a diary at this point! So if you are reading this, forgive the babbling. <BR> <BR> This has been one of the best periods in my life. <BR> <BR> Over the past months, we had fantastic, wonderful, amazing steps forward in our journey to take care of a legal problem. <BR> <BR> My company celebrated our first full year in operation. We ordered company shirts to celebrate, and I cannot wait to get them in! <BR> <BR> Three of my ki... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:17:54 EST Happy 4th, Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955368 Ooops, a month since my last blog! <BR> <BR> I have very little to report now. I hit the "pause" button on my monthly goals since I was not doing well with them. My failure to meet those goals was ruining my motivation, so I have stepped back to re-evaluate my plan and progress. <BR> <BR> I am still doing my Stroller Strength workout group, which is fantastic! I am by far the least fit of the group, but the women are all very nice. Everyone brings their little kids, and I enjoy seeing all ... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 11:21:47 EST Finally, a New Pic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938930 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5414137-13f5-4fd6-8d68-9e540ba071fd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We took this at the Scout party last night. Unfortunately my arm skin is getting to me a little, but I like the rest of the pic... <BR> <BR> This dress is one of the new ones I was so excited to purchase last weekend! <BR> <BR> EDIT: <BR> <BR> How the crap do I get it to rotate properly?!? It shows up properly rotated on my computer, but keeps turning sideways on Spark. HELP! Wed, 3 Jun 2015 08:36:41 EST A Great Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937923 Howdy! <BR> <BR> My weekend was totally amazing! <BR> <BR> On Saturday, I dropped off my oldest boy for camp. We were supposed to go to my son's baseball game and end-of-year picnic, but he didn't want to go. He is autistic, and I really just didn't feel like fighting with him and driving all that way just for him to be unhappy. <BR> <BR> So, we went to the pool! My husband stayed home with the baby while I scampered off with my 7 year-old, my friend and her daughter. It was wonderful! At ... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:50:59 EST Some Positives! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935843 Well, it finally has happened! I have had a good week! <BR> <BR> I have spent lots of time outside lately. We have been to the park several times in the last few days, we went swimming on Saturday, and I attended my workout class today. For whatever reason, being outside is incredibly therapeutic for me. I feel better than I have in months! <BR> <BR> My workout class is AWESOME! It is extremely tough, which is exactly what I need. I spent too many workouts at home "phoning it in" which, uns... Thu, 28 May 2015 18:14:47 EST Started Stroller Moms and Other Misc. Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928129 I just noticed that I haven't blogged in a MONTH! No wonder I have been faltering; I am not focusing at all! <BR> <BR> There is all kinds of stuff that I want to say in here and I have no clue how to organize it. So beware, this could end up rambling quite a bit... <BR> <BR> I bought another pair of shorts!! This is only the second one I have bought within the last 15 years or so (the first one was a few years ago; I blogged about it on here). Size 12, baby! From Old Navy, even! They have a... Thu, 14 May 2015 14:06:14 EST April 10th Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908786 As of yesterday, we were 30% through the month. <BR> <BR> April Goals: <BR> 4500 Steps: 5/25 20% <BR> Days Tracked: 6/24 25% <BR> Fitbit: 4/20 20% <BR> Squats: 110/600 18.33% <BR> Planks: 150/1000 15% <BR> Burpees: 32/200 16% <BR> Biceps: 60/360 16.67% <BR> Triceps: 60/360 16.67% <BR> Miles: 7.12/40 17.80% Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:34:47 EST An Odd Month and April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905249 Well, March came and went. It had some great highs and some pretty wicked lows. <BR> <BR> Highs include but are not limited to: FANTASTIC 10K race experience, bought my first pair of size 11/12 pants from Maurice's (started this journey at a size 18), NO LONGER OBESE ACCORDING TO BMI!, lots of fun playing with the kids outside now that the weather has gotten better... <BR> <BR> Lows include: only met one of my March goals, got really sick the week before my 10K, lots of personal financial ... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 10:09:44 EST Another 10K Race Done! GREAT Experience! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897140 My race finally came and went! I have done this same race before, and it was just as good as always! <BR> <BR> I love this race. The atmosphere is always really fun. It is hosted by a church/school and benefits their art program. They have been putting on this race for twenty years, so there are very few kinks! It's well organized, all the people are really nice, the course runs through a gorgeous neighborhood. Even better, the weather was amazing today! <BR> <BR> I almost quit in the first... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:01:59 EST A Wonderful Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889744 Howdy all! <BR> <BR> No progress report today, because the numbers aren't so great on that and I refuse to let them get to me today. <BR> <BR> I had the BEST day yesterday! A big part of my recent stress has been my husband having to be out of town for a MONTH for freaking work. Well, he got most of the way done last week which means we had him all weekend! Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day, so we talked him to going to the playground with us! We played tennis, and the kids and I also went nuts ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 09:52:27 EST February and I did not get along very well... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885008 February totals: <BR> 4500 Steps: 21/24 Days 87.5% <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 23/24 Days 95.833% <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 10/15 Days 66.667% <BR> Squats: 800/800 <em>248</em> <BR> Planks: 800/800 Seconds <em>248</em> <BR> Burpees: 200/200 <em>248</em> <BR> Biceps Moves: 360/360 <em>248</em> <BR> Triceps Moves: 360/360 <em>248</em> <BR> Treadmill Miles: 31.33/55 56.96% <BR> <BR> I only met my strength goals because I did a KILLER workout yesterday. For the rec... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:16:29 EST Why bother? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876974 As of yesterday, we were 53.57% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4500 Steps: 14/24 Days 58.33% <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 12/24 Days 50% <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 6/15 Days 40% <BR> Squats: 275/800 34.37% <BR> Planks: 380/800 Seconds 47.5% <BR> Burpees: 84/200 42% <BR> Biceps Moves: 132/360 45.6% <BR> Triceps Moves: 132/360 45.6% <BR> Treadmill Miles: 21.77/55 39.58% <BR> <BR> My personal life has pretty much been shot, and I am fed up. My husband has to work out of town for sev... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:14:59 EST Feb 10th Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873103 As of yesterday, we were 35.71% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4500 Steps: 8/24 Days 33.33% <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 7/24 Days 29.16% <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 4/15 Days 26.66% <BR> Squats: 175/800 21.87% <BR> Planks: 240/800 Seconds 30% <BR> Burpees: 52/200 26% <BR> Biceps Moves: 84/360 23.33% <BR> Triceps Moves: 84/360 23.33% <BR> Treadmill Miles: 18.48/55 33.6% <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:00:00 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868028 Here are my goals for the month! <BR> <BR> 4500 Steps: 0/24 Days <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 0/24 Days <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 0/15 Days <BR> Squats: 0/800 <BR> Planks: 0/800 Seconds <BR> Burpees: 0/200 <BR> Biceps Moves: 0/360 <BR> Triceps Moves: 0/360 <BR> Treadmill Miles: 0/55 <BR> <BR> I upped the steps. My eventual goal is to get to 10,000 a day, but I am going to build up gradually to that point. I am going to eat below my Fitbit "Calories Burned" 15 days this month. We will s... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 16:02:06 EST Adios, January! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866640 We are DONE with January! Buh-bye! It's been nice, but I am on to BIGGER and BETTER things in February! <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 25 Days <em>248</em> <BR> All food tracked: 25 Days <em>248</em> <BR> Squats: 800 <em>248</em> <BR> Planks: 800 <em>248</em> <BR> Push-ups: 400 <em>248</em> <BR> Bicep curls: 360 <em>248</em> <BR> Triceps moves: 360 <em>248</em> <BR> Miles on treadmill: 40 Miles <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> This month has been TREMENDOUS for me. I have m... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:02:56 EST Quick NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865855 No progress update since yesterday was a rest day. I did get my steps in; that will be included on the next update. <BR> <BR> I had a NSV last night that I am super excited about. <BR> <BR> I carried two laundry baskets by myself at the same time. I had the big laundry bag on my right shoulder, with my right hand on it to hold it steady, and I had the baby's laundry basket in my left hand. I carried that all the way from the back of the apartment building to the front, up 5 stairs, and in t... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:02:01 EST I don't even know where to begin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865087 Well, I guess I can go ahead and get this part out of the way... <BR> <BR> As of yesterday, we were 90.3% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 22/25 days 88% ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT <BR> All food tracked: 24/25 days 96% ONLY 1 DAY LEFT <BR> Squats: 745/800 93.12% ONLY 55 LEFT <BR> Planks: 765/800 95.62% ONLY 35 LEFT <BR> Push-ups: 363/400 90.75% ONLY 37 LEFT <BR> Bicep curls: 357/360 99.16% ONLY 3 LEFT!! <BR> Triceps moves: 351/360 97.5% ONLY 9 LEFT!! <BR> Miles on treadmill: 42.26/40... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:24:59 EST Jan 27 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863642 As of yesterday, we were 87.09% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 20/25 days 80% ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT <BR> All food tracked: 22/25 days 88% ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT <BR> Squats: 670/800 83.75% ONLY 130 LEFT <BR> Planks: 675/800 84.37% ONLY 125 LEFT <BR> Push-ups: 315/400 78.75% ONLY 85 LEFT <BR> Bicep curls: 321/360 89.16% ONLY 39 LEFT!! <BR> Triceps moves: 312/360 86.66% ONLY 48 LEFT!! <BR> Miles on treadmill: 35.78/40 89.45% ONLY 4.22 LEFT <BR> <BR> I'm getting close now! <BR> <BR> I do n... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:55:12 EST Jan 25 Update - Feelin' Kind of Like a Badass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862426 We are 80.6% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 19/25 days 76% <BR> All food tracked: 21/25 days 84% <BR> Squats: 570/800 71.25% <BR> Planks: 585/800 73.12% <BR> Push-ups: 267/400 66.75% <BR> Bicep curls: 276/360 76.66% <BR> Triceps moves: 262/360 72.77% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 35.78/40 89.45% <BR> <BR> So, I cannot believe I haven't posted an update in so long! Oops! <BR> <BR> As the numbers above show, I have made major progress over the last few days! I am very close to... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:16:45 EST January 14 Progress Update & Signed Up For a 10K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854131 As of yesterday, we were 45.16% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 8/25 days 32% <BR> All food tracked: 11/25 days 44% <BR> Squats: 330/800 41.25% <BR> Planks: 305/800 38.12% <BR> Push-ups: 144/400 36% <BR> Bicep curls: 141/360 39.16% <BR> Triceps moves: 135/360 37.5% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 10.68/40 26.7% <BR> <BR> This whole flu situation has really knocked me down and thrown me behind! I am FINALLY getting truly better, but I still have no energy at all. I did a strength... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:58:36 EST Jan 10 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851290 We are 32.2% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 6/25 days 24% <BR> All food tracked: 8/25 days 32% <BR> Squats: 250/800 32.25% <BR> Planks: 205/800 25.6% <BR> Push-ups: 96/400 24% <BR> Bicep curls: 96/360 26.6% <BR> Triceps moves: 96/360 26.6% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 6.19/40 15.4% <BR> <BR> I had to miss a couple days due to flu. The pharmacist finally told me a medicine I can take, and the baby is finally doing better. Today on the treadmill I just walked, no running, since... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:49:09 EST Jan 6 Progress Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847874 We are 19.35% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 4/25 days 16% <BR> All food tracked: 5/25 days 20% <BR> Squats: 175/800 21.8% <BR> Planks: 115/800 14.37% <BR> Push-ups: 60/400 15% <BR> Bicep curls: 60/360 16.66% <BR> Triceps moves: 60/360 16.66% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 2.07/40 5.1% Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:17:29 EST