FILOUMONAMOUR's SparkPeople Blog FILOUMONAMOUR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Springing to Action Vision Board <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is my vision board for Springing to Action. What I want out of this challenge is to become stronger and fitter. I also want to work on getting my black belt in Karate and hope to ride my horse everyday and maybe go to a few horse trials. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 19:51:11 EST STA Week 1 Introduction I normally avoid writing blogs. I don't like them. Probably because I am not good at writing them. Let's be honest I suck. But for Springing Into Action I am supposed to write a blog to introduce myself. So blame them for this one. <BR> My name is Nicole and I grew up in Germany. 10 years ago I moved to the USA and started a Jewelry business. I am a master jeweler and design and make custom pieces for several Jewelery stores. My work also includes restoration of antique jewelry and repairs. ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:25:09 EST Rockin'it workout plan week 1 We had some severe Thunderstorms here in Virginia last Friday. Since then we have had no power. It's been hard to get enough water to the horses. We had to fill 500 Gallon tanks at the local river to water our horses and help to water our neighbors sheep farm. We have a small generator to keep our fridge and freezer going and 2 fans. We can also turn on the well pump for a few minutes every so often. That way we can take icy cold showers with the garden hose in the yard. Nobody can tell me wh... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:30:28 EST WRMC Challenge Week 3 So I had to choose 4 goals this week and report on the outcome. <BR> My 1st goal was to work 1 hour on our riding arena on monday to get it ready to be ridden on again. Done. <BR> The 2nd goal on Wednesday was to stick with the Spark and log all my food even though I was on the road all day and didn't get to eat anything at home. Done. <BR> My 3rd goal was to go and try out a horse I really liked and convince my trainer he'd be the right horse for me. Done on Thursday. <BR> The last goal was... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 20:20:43 EST WRMC Challenge Day 6 (last day) I took my 10 minute walk today after I worked out at the Y for about 1 hour. Mostly my legs and core. Needless to say my legs felt like rubber during the walk lol. <BR> Here is todays spring picture: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My freggie rainbow consisted of an orange, red strawberries, green lettuce, red tomatoe and a green cucumber. <BR> <BR> 9 1/2 cups of water .... done. Glad that's over . <BR> <BR> So and now I go and claim... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:55:02 EST WRMC Challenge Day 5 I took my 10 minute walk today at he local Maury river. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My freggie rainbow today is actually only a fruit rainbow today. I had red raspberries, yellow pineapple, red strawberries and blueberries. <BR> <BR> 9 and 1/4 cups of water today. UGH, tomorrow it will have to be 9 1/2cups. Soooo glad when I can get back to 8 cups on sunday. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:19:34 EST WRMC Challenge Day 4 I took my 10 minute walk in the afternoon after work. The picture of signs of spring shows my dog Puppster drinking from a creek. He takes my walks with me <em>30</em> . <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My freggie rainbow today contained a light green pear, red beans, white beans, green beans, white onion, green celery, yellow pineapple and red tomatoes. <BR> <BR> 9 1/4 cups of water .... I feel like a fish. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:26:40 EST WRMC Challenge Day 3 Today I took my 10 minute walk early in the morning. The sign of spring I saw today was the beautiful morning sun and the horses grassing on the hill. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today my freggie rainbow consists of red strawberries, a yellow banana, dark red and green lettuce leafs, a red tomatoe and a dark green cucumber. <BR> <BR> I am also working on my 9 glasses of water due for today. By saturday I have to drink 9.5 cups. Tha... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:23:56 EST WRMC Challenge Day 2 Well, I did my 10 minute walk during lunch today as I had Karate training in the evening after work and therefor no time to walk then. <BR> Todays first signs of spring picture was taken in front of an old barn. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My freggie rainbow today constisted of a yellow banana for breakfast, red strawberries for lunch and red tomatoes in the homemade marinara tomatoe sauce for dinner. So today I was a bit heavy on ... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:13:15 EST WRMC Challenge Day 1 I got my 10 minutes spring time walk in and got a picture of the first sign of spring I saw today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My rainbow of Freggie colors I ate today consisted of 5 colors. A light green pear, red strawberries, dark red lettuce leafs, a dark green cucumber and a red tomatoe. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:52:36 EST