EVETROY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EVETROY EVETROY'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/ Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3141948 Ah....... that ever elusive balance we all strive for - and feel like we never find! <BR> <BR> How does one balance work, kids, relationships, self, family...the list goes on? <BR> <BR> If anyone ever figures it out let me know. <BR> <BR> But I think for now, I'll focus on this: <BR> <BR> Balance is not a noun. It isn't something you find and hang onto. <BR> <BR> Balance is a verb. It is something you strive for every day. <BR> <BR> Balance is an action you have to engage in each day.... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:03:14 EST Chewy Toy Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2605357 Out of the mouths of babes.... <BR> <BR> So when I got home last night, my 4 year old's face was filthy! <BR> So I asked "What have you been doing darling?" <BR> <BR> She said, "I planted Duke's chewy toy. So we can row a chewy toy tree. Then he can have lots of chewy toys - any kind he wants!" <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 18:31:12 EST PTA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2400527 My first PTA mtg. Can I just vent? The reading of the minutes? Waste of time! Can't you just post for people to read? Going through and reading every committee and who the chair is? I can read! I had the handout why did they feel the need to read it aloud to us? Seriously, the PTA is an incredibly important part of any school - but no wonder so many parents don't go when you have to sit through all that! Get to the point all ready! <BR> <BR> All done now........ Tue, 15 Sep 2009 01:31:44 EST First 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2378834 Disneyland 5k Sep 5, 2009 <BR> <BR> I was so nervous! I'd fallen just the week before rock climbing and just 7 days ago could not take a single step. But I was walking with only a few twinges by the day before the race so I decided to go ahead and run. <BR> <BR> I got up at 5:37am - not a normal hour for me. I am NOT a morning person. Started coffee and got in the shower to wake up. Ate a waffle with cream cheese and a banana. Took 2 Aleeve. Took coffee and water in the truck to drin... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 00:01:50 EST Darn Plateau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2314209 I've been stuck here since March! <BR> I've tried to focus on fitness and the big picture. <BR> I've set new goals to run a race. <BR> I've played with calories and changed my exercise routine. <BR> <BR> But I'm stuck - just needed to vent! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:17:36 EST Watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2237522 W - Whatever you believe creates your reality. Believe that life is a positive experience and it will be. <BR> <BR> A - Attitude is the magic word. Your greatest asset is your attitude. Be positive regardless. <BR> <BR> T - Together everyone achieves more. There are no limits to what we can accomplish together. I am more than I am but less than we are. <BR> <BR> E - Enthusiasm is the wellspring of life. There is no limit to what can be accomplished with enough enthusiasm. <BR> <BR> R ... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 17:23:30 EST Hundred Pushups - Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2192421 Well I've allowed 3 weeks to go by and have not done any pushups. I tried to do the same sets and reps as I did last time - just 22 days ago. <BR> <BR> Tried set of 10 - Did it! <BR> <BR> Tried set of 12 - Failed - Only did 10. <BR> <BR> Tried set of 7 - Barely but did it. <BR> <BR> Tried another set of 7 - Did it! <BR> <BR> And here we go - try a final set of 9 - Failed - only did 6. <BR> <BR> But I'll be able to do it Thursday! Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:04:45 EST Signing up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2138323 What am I so scared of? <BR> I have set a goal to run a 5k this year and found several in my area. But I just never felt ready. <BR> What if I come in last? <BR> What if I can't finish? <BR> I'll look like a fool! So I've put it off and put it off. <BR> <BR> Until now. Last month a very good friend offered to run this 5k with me. She never runs a 5k - she is a marathoner! But still I put it off. You have to maintain a 15 min pace or they pick you up. I can't do that. <BR> <BR... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 23:18:41 EST Hundred Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2133706 Well, I haven't done any since May 28th due to being sick. <BR> But it is time to get back to work so I am going to attempt to do Week 3 Day 1 again. <BR> <BR> Set of 10......done! <BR> <BR> Set of 12......done! <BR> <BR> Set of 7......done! <BR> <BR> Set of 7......done! <BR> <BR> Set of 9.....my muscles all ready feel it.......barely done! <BR> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:13:29 EST Day 7 hundred Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2102414 I started with an exhaustion test and I can do 16 modified pushups before collapsing! Remember in January I could do a big fat 0? <BR> <BR> Then I did a set of 12, 2 sets of 7 and a set of 9! <BR> <BR> I'm getting there! Thu, 28 May 2009 19:01:08 EST Day 6 Hundred Pushups Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2092935 Hard to do on the road! <BR> <BR> Tried Saturday - only got 3 sets in before I was interrupted. <BR> <BR> But today I did it! In my hotel room! <BR> <BR> Set of 12 <BR> Set of 13 <BR> 2 Sets of 10 <BR> Set of 15 <BR> <BR> Woohoo! Third try is the charm! Tue, 26 May 2009 00:12:38 EST Day 6 Hundred pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2079438 Set of 12... done <BR> <BR> Set of 13... done <BR> <BR> 2 Sets of 10... done <BR> <BR> Set of 15 - are you kidding me? I all ready hurt! OK - I'll try...... Sorry - I collapsed on 13. <BR> <BR> So.. 58 total! Not bad. I'll repeat on Friday. Wed, 20 May 2009 17:48:06 EST Day 5 Hundred Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2073327 Day 5 Here we go! <BR> <BR> Set of 10.... Done! <BR> <BR> Set of 12.... done! <BR> <BR> Set of 9...... Oh my arms hurt - done! <BR> <BR> Set of 9..... done! <BR> <BR> Set of 13 - no way, My arms are all ready shaking...... done! I can't believe it! <BR> <BR> 53 total! <BR> <BR> Thank you to all of you who have been cheering me on!!!!!! Mon, 18 May 2009 19:55:19 EST Day 4 hundred Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2068336 2 Days of Rest and Here we go! Let's see if I can do it? <BR> <BR> I got the numbers a little mixed up but I think it is close enough. <BR> <BR> Set of 11 <BR> <BR> 2 Sets of 9 <BR> <BR> Set of 8 <BR> <BR> Set of 11 <BR> <BR> Done! That makes 48! Sun, 17 May 2009 01:10:35 EST Day 3 hundred pushups Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2060013 Repeating Day 3. <BR> <BR> Done - barely. The last set my arms were shaking on the final 3. <BR> <BR> But done and moving on! Wed, 13 May 2009 20:19:10 EST Day 3 hundred Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2053389 Done! But I failed - I could not finish the last set. <BR> <BR> But remember - Failure in stregth training is good - it means I pushed as hard as I could. <BR> <BR> So I'll repeat day 3 on Wednesday and see how I do. Mon, 11 May 2009 17:22:51 EST Day 2 Hundred Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2045615 I cannot believe I did it! My arms were shaking - I was sure I could not finish the last set. <BR> <BR> But I did! <BR> <BR> Set of 6 <BR> Set of 8 <BR> 2 sets of 6 <BR> Set of 7 <BR> <BR> Yes modified - I don't care I couldn't do 1 in January! Fri, 8 May 2009 14:52:37 EST Day 1 - Hundred Pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2039903 I'm doing column 2 - so that a set of 6, another set of 6, 2 sets of 4 and a final set of 5. Barely made it. <BR> <BR> I'm looking at day 2 like ??????? <BR> <BR> But for now <em>248</em> day 1 completed. Wed, 6 May 2009 18:29:09 EST Hummingbird Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2037334 Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 3 cups flour <BR> 2 cups sugar <BR> 1 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> 3/4 cup oil <BR> 2 tsp vanilla <BR> 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple <BR> 2 cups mashed bananas <BR> 1 cup pecans, finely chopped <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 350 degrees. You'll need 3 8x2 cake pans coated with cooking spray. Line bottoms with wax paper; spray paper. <BR> Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl until... Tue, 5 May 2009 23:20:55 EST 100 pushups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2032969 I took the assessment. I can do 10 knee pushups. which is 2 more than I could do last week by the way! <BR> <BR> On to Week 1! I will complete on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Mon, 4 May 2009 18:46:42 EST Bootcamp Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1725209 Well the scale really hasn't moved much. But the numbers are only one measurement of progress. <BR> <BR> Progress I have seen: <BR> <BR> 1. Strength Training has become more consistent - I'm actually getting it done! <BR> 2. Some of the videos have gotten easier than they were the first week! <BR> 3. I'm having fun finding time to fit in short videos - even the busiest of days have 5 minutes somewhere! Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:54:12 EST The legacy I give my daughters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1695143 The other day my 4 year old asks if there is a baby in my tummy. When I said no she wanted to know why my tummy was so big then. My first instinct was to say "I'm fat and thanks for point it out!" But I thought for a moment about how that would affect her. Did I want her to worry about being fat? Did I want her to see me devaluing myself and think it is normal for women to put themselves down? <BR> <BR> So I told her this, "My tummy is big because I needed room for you and your sister t... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:31:19 EST Consistency requires planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1691053 I've discovered that if I don't have a well thought plan for my eating and exercising, I fall right off the wagon. <BR> <BR> I went to the swap meet yesterday and had no plan. Which resulted in a cheeseburger for lunch. I was starving and they had no healthy options! I did pass on most of the fries but if I had planned, I would have eaten ahead of time or brought a healthy snack. I also found the day almost gone and had not done my workout. I managed to get it in but barely. It's still... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:38:50 EST Boot Camp New You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1659271 Beginning stats: <BR> <BR> Weight: 169 <BR> Waist: 32 <BR> Hips: 42 <BR> Thighs: 23 <BR> <BR> I'm off! Video 2 just completed! I'm avoiding the posts on the team though because of the negativity. I do love the challenges so far - and can't wait to see what Coach comes up with next! Mon, 5 Jan 2009 17:25:18 EST Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1455925 179 - Tickets to see Martina McBride <BR> 178 - new purse <BR> 177 - Pedicure <BR> 176 - new blouse <BR> 175 - 2 new bras <BR> 174 - new workout video <BR> 173 - walking shoes! <BR> 172 - massage <BR> 171 - new shirt <BR> 170 - running shoes <BR> 169 - yoga mat <BR> 168 - yoga class <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 19:55:17 EST