FITBY40-2015's SparkPeople Blog FITBY40-2015's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I JUST DID WHAT!?!? well i have been saying that i wanted to train for a 10k . I signed up for a 5k training program last year and i did 4 -5ks last year. The 7 week training program is starting up again on sun and i signed up to do the 10 k. I am excited !!!! there is a 10k race at the end -thats what i am nervous about but with the training I should do good - if I decide to run it . <em>311</em> <em>365</em> <img src=""> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:06:56 EST - 2 1/2 lbs this week :-) yay! I lost 2 1 /2 lbs this week . That is a total of 7 lbs since April the 1st- That's awesome!! My goal for next week is to get in the 60's -which is only 1/2 lb but i will am for another 2. now i need to continue with the gym and add in at least 2 other days of exercising . I am going to aim to get out for a run tomorrow because it is suppose to be a beautiful day <img src=""> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:34:29 EST -5 lbs i lost 3 lbs this week. I got up at 6;30 this morning and did day 12 of the 30 day shred. now this is going to be interesting -i am going to the cabin this weekend and i need to get my workout in so I'll have to bring everything i need up with me. i have a total of 5 lbs gone now( was kind of thinking with all the work outs and eating healthy that i would have more gone but i guess slow and steady wind the race. This week i did the JM video every day , gym -circuit twice and a bike ride wit... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:42:57 EST day 5 with jillian michaels well i started on monday and i thought it was good a good workout . I never had any weight for that first and day two . funny thing is i had 3 lb weights to do the next 3 and even thou its only 3lbs I could definitely feel it. i need heavier ones for the chestfly move. I am definitely feeling it in my legs, which means its working :-) I still have 25 days to go but I'm not going to look at it that way I'm going to look at what I have done. my eating this week has been really well... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:09:03 EST NO April fool's joke <img src="">Monday I am starting the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred .April 1st (April fool's)-april 30th. i am also going to continue with my 2 days a week at the gym but they are closed for the week of Easter so that's gives me a week to get over the soreness of starting something Its hard to believe that its been over 2 months since i had any type of soda drink YAY ME but i have notice that I been eating WAY too much sweets ... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:45:36 EST hate when I feel this way I have been in this down in the dumps mood for the past 2 days. i hate when I get in this mood because i turn to food , not just one or two wrong choices but non stop picking and eating crap and I know that I am sabotaging all my hard work. I need to suck it up ,pick myself back up , go to the gym and get back into the swing of things. Today is the first day of spring , time for some changes Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:02:41 EST week 3 and down :-) <img src=""> -2 lbs(4 total) I had a good week - mon and thurs i went to the gym and did strength, circuit and strength/ cardio circuit plus a 5k run on tues. doing better with my food choices but there is alot more room for improvement. one step at a time <em>334</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:40:16 EST week 2 down 1 (175) <img src=""> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:57:29 EST weekly check-in will, I was suppose to blog on Friday but I went out of town for my daughters B-Ball tournament. I did get on the scale before I went and it was 176 (-1) I did have a great week with my work outs. MON-GYM, TUES- MINI @ home circuit, WEDS- circuit ( one I pinned from pinterest) Thursday I was suppose to go to the gym but dad ended back in emerge so I didnt do anything that night . The new session that was suppose to start up this week at the gym has been cancelled until next week so now I ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 08:27:44 EST DAY 1-week1 Here I go!!! This is the last week of my 8 week session at the gym and like i said before I am signing up for another 8 week session. It will actually be 9 weeks b/c they are closing Easter for a week. My plan is to continue on with the monday & thursday classes and 3 other days of calorie burning activities. Two of these classes will be some sort of at home cardio/circuit and the other some kind of outdoor activity with my kiddies- it might be sliding -the hill at the cabin is a killer t... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:55:37 EST i need to let myself shine I am never going to give up <img src="">so tomorrow i will start to focus on me. i bought myself a new pair of high heel boots as a reward for giving up pop (jan 21) so , i realize i have been neglecting myself making myself a human waste bucket ,stuffing myself with all kinds of crap and even healthy food but my portion sizes are way too much . so, tomorrow is day one of taking care of myself and to stop hiding in my comfy clothes. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:06:25 EST 1 month without soda pop i cant believe yesterday was 1 month since i had pop. That's awesome!! i just wish that i could get the eating under control. i am still going to the gym and i just signed up for the next 8 week session- my plan is to lose 15 lbs... really try to find what works for me. i am looking forward to the spring so i could get back into my running program and the races that i will be signing up for . oh today is weigh day and i stayed the same <img src=" Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:41:43 EST weigh in <img src=""> stayed the same this week :-( i feel like i had an awesome week but nothing changed on the scale ....i know ... maybe it will show net week or maybe i just have to make some more changes but i'll keep pushing on <em>30</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2013 08:08:47 EST made it through the weekend and first week without any soda drinks I DID IT!!! IF i CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THE WEEKEND and a whole week without pop drinks then I know that i will succeed on giving it up <em>244</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:35:09 EST going to make this work Tomorrow is week 2 at the gym . i really got to try!( with the food) what is the point of joining the gym again if I'm going to continuing down the same path that i always go. so i 'm gonna give it my all and i will post my weight weekly . 30lbs is my goal , right now i am 177 wow!! keeps going up! NO MORE!!! I'm going to take it on lb at a time and it will go down <em>56</em> it starts now! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:08:49 EST how do i change my user name??? i would like to get rid of the name Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:14:31 EST ANY TIPS ON TRAINING FOR A 10k???? today i ran in my 4th 5k (run for the cure) and i did it in 29:49. currently i run 5k ,3 days a week and i would like to start to move up my distance. i would love to hear any suggestion that you might have. i was thinking about continuing to run 2 of the 3 runs a 5k and once a week use that as the longer run day...what do you think <em>363</em> <em>365</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:02:26 EST what a slap in the face well, i recently participated in my 3rd 5k race and afterwards i received a medal for 3rd place which i was shocked and excited. i was saying that maybe there was only 3 ladies in my age group which turned out to be 10:) so ,you can imagine my surprise when the times were posted and my name was marked 4th PLACE....WHAt!!!! that was disappointing . the funny thing is that i joked with a friend a few days before that maybe that would happen. oh well, time to get over it and move on .at least m... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:34:11 EST ran in my 3 rd 5k race today !!!!!! <img src="">not bad , 3 5ks this summer :-) pb 31:24 getting better each time. i came in 3rd place in my age category, now tomorrow when the chip time is displayed i might find out that there was only 3 in my age category lol but at least i ran in the race and i improved my time. i am participating in the RUN FOR THE CURE race sept 30th , 8 weeks from today and i have a goal time of under 30 mins. <em>364</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 21:55:25 EST ran my 2nd 5k yesterday!!!! <img src="">wow!!! my 2nd 5 k!!! it was@ 9am and boy was it hot and the sun was bright but i finished it in 32:28 which is better then i thought. what a great feeling of accomplishment when you enter in a race and do it Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:16:04 EST challenge* 500 push ups for the month of june so, this month i have decided to do a push up challenge. I suck at push ups and i cant even do one full one. so, my challenge is to do 17 push ups a day(510) and i have a goal to be able to do 10 full push ups at the end of the month. i was only going to aim for 5 but I'm going to push myself to 10. I have running scheduled for tonight..... 12 days left to my 2ND 5k :) . <em>320</em> <em>312</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 07:18:59 EST i ran my 1st 5k today!!!!!! yippee!!!! that was awesome ! i ran my 1st 5k today with a friend not really sure on the time ,i think it was under 34 mins but i will find out within the next few days. I'm really proud of that time. we even received a medal after the race which i wasn't expecting :) I'm looking forward to my next 5k on june 17(fathers day) <em>244</em> Sun, 27 May 2012 12:04:59 EST first 5k tomorrow i am excited about tomorrow. i am 4 weeks into my 5k training and i singed up for a 5k . i know that i wont be able to run it all but i will be following my scheduled set time for the week. we have a hours drive to get to the race and we are leaving early so i have to hit the bunk early....wish me luck!!!! <em>312</em> Sat, 26 May 2012 20:50:22 EST 5k training update today is the end of week 3 (run 2/walk1) and i find it hard on my knees and chins. I sometimes think i'm doing to much because i sighed up for 6 week boot camp (week 3 also). mon,tues,thurs and fri mornings at 6-7 a.m and i run sun mornings with the run club and tues and thurs evening i go out with a friend. but my KNEES are killing me !!!! i dont want to quit anything and i am hoping that it will get easier. I am running my first 5k on may 27, i will have to walk for a bit but its going to b... Thu, 17 May 2012 11:55:29 EST healthier eating first of all, i am doing great with the exercising this week but my eating habits are worst then ever and that's no joke. I realized that its all me and that changes can be made. Tomorrow is 4 months away from my birthday and i want to be 30 lbs lighter. so i am going to really work on my eating habits, choices of food and when i eat. The pop really needs to be eliminated along with my sweets . I need to add more veggies into my diet which is why I made another trip to the grocery store... Sat, 5 May 2012 18:29:18 EST adding to my routine well I signed up for the 8 week running program on sunday. I went out again on tuesay and I am going again tonight. PLUS... today I joined a 6 week fitness program at 6 am (mon,tues,thurs and fri ). so, last night at 10 a friend invited me to join so, I gather up all my supplies (rain or shine it will be outside unless its really bad) I set the alarm clock for 5:40 am BUT I had it set for pm. I woke up at 5:55 CRAP!!!!! I jumped up and got ready as fast as I could and out the door I went . I... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:14:18 EST 5k i am starting a running program tomorrow at a local gym....super excited! we will meet at the gym sunday mornings for 7 weeks and then on the 8 week (fathers day) there is going to be a 5k/10k race which you can sigh up for and I WILL. The name of the race is The Centennial Cup. now , of course you have to run at least twice a week on your own to improve your pace and time for each week. I even went out today and bought my new adidas them!! anyway wish me luck!! <em>312</... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:34:15 EST failure i was doing so good with the sticker chart and with my skipping but that all came to a stop about 2 weeks ago. i was having pains in the botttom of my foot, it would ache at night in bed and in the last week it hurts to walk on it. i was even wearing two socks for more comfort, well, turns out its from my sneakers . i put my hand in them yesterday and they are now in the garbage . I knew i needed a new pair but i didnt realize how bad. i guess with the skipping and jumping on that area. oh ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:50:12 EST update- stayed the same the best thing about this chart is that i can see when i work-out and slack off. i notice that i dont have as many stickers in the past week. excuse # 1 could be that the kids are on a weeks holidays this week for Easter break. #2 i new child started up in my child care. # 3 maybe its just that I'm getting slack . i"ll go with # 3 . there is no excuse not to fit in at least 10 mins or so. <img src="">(167) Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:57:50 EST sticker update :-) (-4lbs) well , i am pleased with my week. believe it or not but this chart is actually helping. i have it on the fridge and i see the chart and it reminds me what i have to do or that i need to do a certain thing. well, on tuesday (yesterday)i didn't want to do anything but i got on the treadmill and started ,my husband said take a break and dont do it tonight and i said " no, i want my like a kid but hey!!! whatever works. the night before i started i was back up to 171. tonight... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:30:52 EST sticker chart sunday , i did up my routine chart and it goes up until April 30th. the point of the chart is to try to get myself back into a healthy rountine. on the chart i have cardio, strengh training, skipping, no night time eating,water (5 glasses) and streching. i m aiming for 4/6 stickers a day, anything else is a bonus. the skipping is a challenge where i skip of 1 min and rest for 30sec 5x and i am aiming to go for 5mins straight and then i will add on. The 1st day i went for a walk/run and w... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:46:53 EST time to set a goal o.k. its been awhile since i set a goal and of course we all know that you should set small goals to reach your big goal. i am slowing putting back on the 10 lbs that i lost so im gonna set my goals my 1st goal is to get out of the 160"s (im back up to 169) goals to get there is to start back up on the treadmill again and take it out side when the days are good. this week was beautiful ,sunny and the snow is melting ,the side walks are perfect for walking but for 6 days both my kids have been... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:10:10 EST what did i think would happen !!!?? well, i got on the scale and i am 169....WHAT DID I THINK WOULD HAPPEN AFTER SLIPPING BACK INTO ALL MY OLD HABITS.... so, i got a few pictures taken tonight (not upload yet) and i look even bigger then when i was 175. even though it was only 5 out of the 10 i lost but that's still 5 ON...going in the wrong direction but i want to ,have to and need to lose more weight because I'm not comfortable in my own skin ,i feel myself slipping back and feeling down all the time and i dont want to get s... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 22:06:00 EST feels like the first time man, what a headache i have. i think that it might be a little from the fact that i never had any pop, junk or even sweets today. i know its only day one from about a 2 week pig out but it needs to stop and it has to stop. i am expecting a big gain weds. but i will take it , learn from my mistakes and move on. you know, hats off to anyone who loses weight because i find it hard to lose 20 and there are some amazing men and women on here that lost up to100( plus) lbs, it just goes to show t... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 20:31:25 EST too much! this has been a horrible week ...eating wise. i have been slipping back into some off my old habits. i had chips and pop at least 3 nights , mary browns and Mcdonalds (fri and tuesday) yesterday i had a cheese burger and small fries driving home after running errands and not because i was hungry just because i wanted it . THEN , i came home after i put my kiddies to bed I sat down and ate 3/4 bag (big bag) of roast chicken chips and 2 cans of pepsi. The thing is I love the food and i know y... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:01:17 EST needs to pick it up i finished week 2 of the c25k today and i am enjoying it . my membership ran out ( tues-fri) at the gym and i never renewed it because i"ve been finding hard to go in the freezing ,icy ,cold mornings. i haven"t been making up the difference at home. i haven't gained but i haven't lost any weight either. so, i need to add on more...maybe two days of weights and stability ball and incorporate lunges and squats. i know that once i pick it up that it will start coming down. Really would like to... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:50:23 EST day 1 ,wk 2 with the 5k training well, i finally started last week. i wanted to for a while but couldn't get started but now i am and i'm pleased with how it's going. i even did it after work on friday before heading to the cabin and today right after i got home from the cabin. so, i have my sneakers , weights, mat and stability ball out because i am going to get up and do it before work . if i can get up and go to the gym at 5:30 , there is no reason why i can't get up at 6 and do it at home . that is the plan for tomorrow.... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:37:01 EST help me!! TIPS ON WHAT PROGRAM TO START FOR RUNNING one of things i always wanted to do was BE A RUNNER! I really admire those people who are out running and when I drive by someone running i would always say" i would love to that" . i know i can but i guess its getting started. I did start about 2 years ago with a friend but we were only going once a week and that didnt last long. so , i'm ready to start again but I need a few tips. feel free to let me know what you did to get started. my plan is to start inside on the treadmill in the eveni... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:13:48 EST a note to myself i will have this letter so i can look back and see what i was doing and where i was at. well today is tuesday jan.10. i was doing awesome with the exercising before Christmas and i did well(better then any other year) with the eating. but it was the 1st week in the New Year that my eating started to go back to the old habits :pop, chips and take out. but at least i caught myself before it went to far.i gained 2 lbs over Christmas(i can handle that) I got up this morning and went to the gym ..... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:59:18 EST seriously!!!! i finally get my butt back to the gym yesterday morning , then last night i went to get my hair done. while I'm sitting on the chair getting my hair done i'm , would i love to have something to eat tonight( still finding it hard to get back to the healthy eating.) anyway, when i left i fell right on my butt...OUCH!!! COME ON!!! we had a snow storm the night before , which covered the lovely ice . what a smack i got. my opposite shoulder and side of my neck was hurting when i go... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 20:46:09 EST dam buffet i had chinese tonight and i ate like a PIG! i know that we don't eat there often (once last year) hopefully writing this tonight will remind me how gross and full that i feel. i was doing wonderful before Christmas and not to bad over Christmas but now that Christmas is over and I'm trying to get back into the routine of things, ITS HARD! i couldn't sleep last night so at 2:15 (still awake) i changed my alarm clock cause there was NO way that i was going to get up @ 5:30 and hit the gym. an... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:24:09 EST last weigh in until the new year i am down 1 more lb (-11) and we have no more weigh ins until after Christmas (a couple of my friends get together tues) but I'm still going to get on next week and i am going to recorded it to make myself accountable. yes it is Christmas but i still need to eat ,yes it might be a little more but at least i can watch what i'm doing and keep everything on track. i had such a headache this morning that i couldnt get up and go to the gym today and all the lights will remain off for a while. <em... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 07:09:14 EST 2012 goals this year started off good d and then came crashing done . fell off the wagon hard and it took a long time to get back up...BUT I DID!!! so the year is ending on a good note for fitness. so i have a plan for the New Year. <BR> 2012- <BR> *SUN-run <BR> *MON-yoga ( with my daughter) <BR> *TUES- gym <BR> *WEDS-gym/ RUN <BR> *THURS-gym <BR> *FRI- GYM <BR> *SAT- OFF <BR> * ANYTHING ELSE IS A BONUS* <BR> and as for the yoga , never did it before , i always thought of it as boring but m... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:51:20 EST was wondering if anyone has the new biggest loser workout video??? what kind of workouts do they do? im hoping thatwalmart sells it, gonna check it out tonight Thu, 8 Dec 2011 10:02:23 EST baking I'm not much of a to eat sweet(cheese cakes) but in the last 3 days i have baked two new sweet treats,( rolo cookies , oreo surprise ) and let me tell u , THEY WERE DELICIOUS!!! Now i know why i dont bake often because i have no will power. not all cookies and sweets are hard for me to resist. <BR> but i think it is that i wanted to lose 5 more lbs in Dec, but that won't happen if i dont pick it up. At least i'm still going to the gym because if i never i would probably have ... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 21:01:19 EST down 10 1bs <em>279</em> super excited . i finally lost my first 10 lbs. even thou i was 171 last Christmas when i said i was going to lose , i lost and gained throughout the year, high was 175 .so, i finally joined a gym Nov 1st ....and I'm loving it! i still haven't bought myself a bar, yes, in the last month i probably had 4 halloween bars . I'm doing awesome with the no night time eating, major cut back on my pepsi intake, and of course I'm am still enjoying my favorite foods but in moderation. i a... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:00:25 EST plans for this week i am loving the gym, classes are tuesday-fri @ 6 am but every morning it is something different which keeps it interesting. Tuesday could be strength, weds circuit , thursday could be lower body with lost of bench work...step ups, lunges, squats, every friday is stability ball day. tomorrow there is no class so i am planning on going on the treadmill at home. weds is weigh day and i m looking forward to see how I'm doing. i did go up to a high of 175 and in the last couple weeks when i start... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:11:21 EST doing good i finally got my laptop back. had to send it away to replace the harddrive....good to be back <BR> i joined the gym last week and my goal was to do 4 fitness classes and i did.....did i mention that they are 6 IN THE MORNING!!!! That's right 6 am and i love it!! my legs were really sore for a few days but they are feeling alot better i got on the treadmill sat and sun...I'm impressing myself. i also gave up buying myself chocolate bars for 1 1/2 months now <em>250</em> which was ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:23:11 EST my girl sign up for a 2k will my daughter joined the run club at school last week and i am so happy for her. she asked me if she could sign up for a 2k race .so i said yes! thinking that it was in a few weeks or more but its tomorrow. OH MY! but even though see didnt train yet , who am i to stop her or discourage her. so i just told her to walk and run , take your time and dont worry about how many is on front or on back of you,as long as you try your best . i am SO PROUD of her . she says i am jealous that she is go... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:16:15 EST pepsi,chips and bars oh my, i'd say, in the past 7 days i had pepsi,chips and bar at least 5 days. What the shmt am i doing to myself???? i am packing on the lbs but it is s <BR> howing dramatically in my inches. this weekend is the last long weekend of summer and on tuesday i turn 36.i said last summer that this summer i was goanna be smaller but i am 10 lbs heavier. i need to do something before i hit 200, on mine i am 175.omg.never thought that i would see that <em>242</em> <em>46</em> <em>15</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:09:53 EST