CRAZYNDNCOOK's SparkPeople Blog CRAZYNDNCOOK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Blaze of Glory Here I put on a song to cool down too, and it inspired me to go another 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Blaze of Glory by Bon Jovi is my new kick my butt song. <BR> <BR> I had just finished Level 2 30 Day Shred. My second go around on it, I tried it months ago when I first started back in January. But my legs were feeling tight and I know before that when I got on the elliptical it helped work it out so I wasn't sore the next day. So I got on with my mp3 and choose my new workout folder and ran acr... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 01:21:50 EST Can I be Strong? I made a decision last week to be the strong one. There was a death recently, and I debated about adding the mother as a friend on Facebook. I did and sent her a message telling her my story and telling her that if she wanted to she could add me and I would be willing to chat with her anytime. <BR> <BR> I lost a child over 15 years ago to SIDS. The first years were me trying to deal with it, I then decided to start seeing a social worker and she put me in touch with other parents who went t... Sun, 29 May 2011 01:03:31 EST I had 2 options with these jeans Today I am wearing a pair of pants that first brought me to my journey of losing weight. When I first bought them about 5 years ago they were so freaking tight I had 2 options, keep them and lose weight to fit them or return them and get a bigger size. I picked #1. I did NOT want to admit I was bigger than a size 18. <BR> <BR> Wearing these jeans I had 2 options. Stand all the time or sit and not breath, that is how tight they were. <em>40</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> So I started out b... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 01:25:55 EST Jillian is mean Yesterday I bought and tried out Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, well I tried it out and did level 1&2 with modifications for me, as I am just not fit enough to do it all. <BR> <BR> Today I am feeling it, my legs are killing me, I can stand and sit, but anywhere in between is a killer including stairs. I wanted to do it again today but I just can't. <em>46</em> , my legs are just that sore. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is the start of Walking Training for the Vancouver Sun Run, but I will be missi... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:57:30 EST Trying to keep myself moving. I haven't done as well as I hoped I would. I am still slightly motivated. But I do find reasons not to do my exercises. I am getting it done almost once a week, better than nothing I guess. This week was twice. I am also doing a higher resistance on my elliptical trainer. <BR> <BR> I did 2 minutes on 1, <BR> 2 minutes on 2, <BR> 8 minutes on 4, <BR> 1 minute on 3, <BR> 1 minute on 2 <BR> and 6 minutes on 1. <BR> <BR> Was a great work out. When I do the higher resistance I feel like I... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 15:08:03 EST Getting motivated again. Well my Sun Run training is over for the year. If you don't know what I am talking about Sun Run is a 10 km walk/run done in Vancouver BC, I have never gone to the actual run but I have trained with the kids/staff at the school I work at. This year we sent about 25 people down, including my son. <BR> <BR> Well last year I quit exercising just after we were done training, no proverbial carrot dangling in-front of us, we all gave up. And I had lost most of the leg muscles I had worked up in t... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 01:37:43 EST Had a GREAT walk yesterday but I am paying for it Yesterday me and my son went for a walk. It has been over 2 months since we have done any significant walking. But I needed to get out of the house. <BR> <BR> We hit 2 km, and he started to say he was tired, but then we went up a big hill too. So I encouraged him to do 3. <BR> <BR> We hit 3 and I encouraged him to go on, with the promise of a Powerade at the store at the top of the next hill. So away we went. <BR> <BR> Well we got there bought our Powerades and started back. On the way ... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:06:15 EST Garden is set-up for the year I have gotten 7 beds up and planted, and I have plants coming out in most of them. It feels great to know that I will have lots of fresh veggie this year from it. I only wish I could have bought some fruit plants for it too. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 01:18:27 EST Getting my garden set up It isn't going to be easy or cheap. We are putting in raised beds this year. We have gotten 3 beds built and filled, have enough soil for 3 more beds. But have enough gardening room from another 17 beds (21 total). I don't think we will have enough money for the whole garden to be raised beds this year. <BR> <BR> I did get my 3 beds filled today with transplants I planted back in March. Sun, 31 May 2009 02:09:08 EST