BOUNCERMB's SparkPeople Blog BOUNCERMB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Get a FREE copy of The Spark... That's right, free. Go to <link><BR>01/its-giveaway-time.html </link> to find out how. Act fast, this contest ends January 21, 2010! Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:35:35 EST Oops, I did it again... I did really well this morning with my workouts. I did Wii Active first thing this morning, I was early for my step class so I walked the track at a good clip for 10 minutes. The step class was 30 minutes and there was a 15 minute abs class right after, so I stayed for that too. After we left the Y, I had some errands to run which ran right into lunch time. Cameron was such a good boys that when he asked for a Happy Meal for lunch, I said "sure". Ok, do you see where we're going with this? Of... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 13:30:58 EST Check me out I started a non weight loss blog about my life as a wife and mother. I Just started it Saturday but plan to post everyday. <BR> <BR> You can find me at <BR> <BR> Stop by some time! Mon, 6 Jul 2009 21:50:58 EST How I'm going to spend MY Sparkaversary. Anyone who reads my blogs regularly knows I've suffered yet another set back. Well, that ends TODAY! I'm back on track and ready to roll. I think today is the perfect day to renew my efforts towards a healthy life; it's my 6 month Sparkaversary! I've made it 6 months and 30 something pounds and have remained (for the most part) active in the Spark community and active in my life. <BR> I've given my body rest, and had the cyst on my foot injected (see previous blog for more info). The doctor t... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 06:58:19 EST How Bouncer Lost Her Groove Like always, I get into a "groove" of working out, getting stuff done around the house and just being a productive person...Then I have a set back. This time my setback came in the form of injury. <BR> Saturday, June 13 was a beautiful day, so I woke up, got my running clothes on and went out for a run at a local park. This was the first time I've run outside in months. I was fine all day, but noticed some pain late that night. I brushed the pain off as I must have been laying on it funny or... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:26:10 EST Why My Husband ROCKS!! For some time now I've been wanting a heart rate monitor to help enhance my workouts, but I didn't want to get just any HRM. It was important to me that it be reliable, accurate and have useful features. I had picked out the Polar FT40. It's a Polar, so I know it's reliable and accurate. It has some great features to help me make the most of my workouts, like the little chart that tells me while I'm working out if I'm burning fat or increasing my fitness level. It also shows calories burned, ... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 10:02:03 EST The end of Bootcamp. Today marks the end of bootcamp. Going into this, I was hopeful it would be exactly what I needed to finish my weight loss and tone up. Well, bootcamp has turned out to be a little disappointing to me. I religiously followed each video everyday, did much more cardio than was required and completed all but one of the optional challenges (it was to post a midway blog). So today, I end bootcamp frustrated and disappointed. Below you will find my ending stats. <BR> <BR> Weight: 122.6 <BR> Waist:... Sat, 30 May 2009 07:34:59 EST Bootcamp Begins! <BR> Ok, so here we go, day one of bootcamp! As part of my first challenge I want to post my current stats. <BR> <BR> Weight: 122.4 pounds <BR> Waist: 28.5" <BR> Hips: 33.75" <BR> Bicep (left): 8.5" <BR> Thigh (left): 17" <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to lose my last 7-8 pounds and tone up. I have a hard time with follow through so I'm hoping I can finish what I start here. I haven't used resistance bands yet so I'm looking forward to adding to my exercise routine and having something new to mix it... Sun, 3 May 2009 10:02:02 EST My "Trouble Goal" I don't think I have just one goal that I have a hard time achieving, it's more like a juggling act. I have all these goals (balls), and I can never have them all in the air at the same time. If I'm drinking my 8 glasses of water a day I'm not tracking my food. If I'm tracking my food I'm not getting all my workouts in. It's a viscous cycle. <BR> So when I saw that I needed to write a blog about a trouble goal I really racked my brain. Why do my goals become "trouble"? The answer is simple...... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:17:18 EST I did it!!! That was amazing! My first ever 5K race and I killed it. I started near the front of the pack, quickly passing others, leaving my husband in my dust (or spray, since it was wet out). <BR> It was like all the stars had aligned just for me. My power songs just kept coming one after another on my iPod. I couldn't stop smiling as I continued to pass other racers. Then Rob Thomas's "How Far We've Come" came on and I think a little tear came to my eye. When I joined SparkPeople January 1st I would... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:44:09 EST Time Trial #2 Well, here I am, less than one week from the big race. I am happy to announce that this past week I was able to cut a nice amount of time. Today I was able to run my 3.1 miles in 29:48 seconds. So you don't have to look back at my first time trail, that time was 31:08. Not too shabby! <BR> Of course now I have this sharp pain in my hip and I think my knees are about to jump ship here any second. It's all good. I feel GREAT!! <BR> <BR> Next time trail scheduled for Thursday... <BR> <BR> <B... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:33:47 EST NOT FAIR!!! I'm angry with SparkPeople today! I had a HUGE workout day; 50 minutes on the elliptical at the Y, 50 minutes worth of strength training, then I did another 33 minutes of running. I wanted to GPS my usually road run so I know what I'm doing when I don't have the treadmill to tell me. Well, I only got credit for 120 minutes today. What's up with that?!?! I did the work, I should get the credit! Instead I got shafted out of 13 minutes. I'm working towards a fitness minute goal here, it would be... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:45:18 EST Time Trial #1 Ok, two weeks until my very first 5K race. I wanted to get an idea of what I was up against, so I did my first of three "time trails" this morning. I can run 3.1miles (5K) in 31:08. Not too bad since I haven't run in almost 3 weeks. <BR> I'll do another trial next Saturday (1 week out) and the third the Thursday before the race. I would like to get my time under 30 minutes (29:59 counts). <BR> Check back to see my progress. <BR> <BR> On a side note for my blog readers. The last three days I... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:06:18 EST Having a hard time getting back in the saddle. So as a lot of you might already know I had the flu last week. I cannot remember a time when I was so sick; 102 degree fever, chills, aches, no appetite. All I did for a full week was lay in bed and sleep. <BR> My life before the flu was much different. I was up early in the morning. I worked out EVERYDAY, usually for almost 2 hours. I got ALL my housework done everyday and had a delicious, nutritious meal on the table every night. <BR> Now that I've been feeling MUCH better for about a week ... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 13:18:34 EST I need a swim suit. Oh man, I hated buying bathing suits BEFORE I had this extra "baggage" this is really going to suck! Cameron's friends usually go to the pool after school Tuesdays and Thursdays and they've been asking us to come for weeks. <BR> Well, I've been putting it off and putting it off and now I just cant say no anymore. They asked us again this morning so I told them we'd go Thursday. I guess I could wear one of my maternity suits but there's only so much maternity a woman can take. I'm close to fi... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 15:38:41 EST The decision is final! As I become more and more physically fit I keep having this thought gnawing at the back of my brain: "I should do a 5k...then maybe a 10K...then maybe a half marathon." Right now it stops at the half. What I would love more than anything is to run a race with my older sister and WIN!!! She and I have a dynamic that I couldn't begin to address right now. <BR> I was active when I was younger, I even ran track in high school, but I've never run a 5k. The way I see it, I'm already in pretty good ... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:43:34 EST I'm addicted! After reading a motivation article yesterday I realized I have an addiction. I am addicted to my scale. It matters to me what that number says everyday. Now I know it matters to just about all of us what the numbers on our scales say, but not to the extent that I do. <BR> <BR> I will weigh in more than once a day. I have even gotten it down to a science that I can tell what I will weigh in the morning by what I weigh at bedtime. And I'm usually right within about .4 pounds. I can tell you a... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:51:45 EST The unexpected cost of weight loss... I'm not sure why I thought that I would drop from a size 10 directly back into my size 2's. Wishful thinking, delusion, or both perhaps. Maybe it's because the last time I had a pair of non-maternity jeans on they were a size 2. They say that you don't put weight on over night so you can't take it off over night; but I kind of did put it on over night. At least when you look in terms of my non-maternity wardrobe. <BR> <BR> So how did I get into a size 10 (the biggest size I have ever seen i... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 19:37:16 EST My Life is a SlimQuick Commercial! We've all seen the ads, fat cartoon woman comparing her weight loss to a husband, friend, even a dog. I am that cartoon woman! I just had a baby a little over two months ago and during that pregnancy I put on 60 pounds. Yes, you read that correctly, 60 POUNDS!!!! Now I am feverishly trying to shed those pounds because I have a walk-in closet full of clothes that don't fit. <BR> My husband, the gentleman that he is offered to lose weight with me. He even set up a contest where the winner gets... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:21:25 EST My new start. I'm sure to some I may just seem like a whiner, but 2008 was a difficult year for me. My second pregnancy had me gaining weight like it was my job. After my 9 months I was left with a beautiful son and a fat ass! I'm bigger now than I've ever been and looking at myself in the mirror each day has become increasingly difficult. <BR> I've never had a problem with my weight. Growing up I was always an itty bitty little thing and didn't break the 100lb mark until college. I never put on the freshm... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:46:32 EST