FITMARTI's SparkPeople Blog FITMARTI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Half Marathon Challenge Please go to this page and LIKE it. If she can get 500 likes, her brother will run the Rock n Roll half marathon with her. Please pass this around and get all our SparkFriends to help.<BR>t/454082617979278. Thanks! <BR> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:35:44 EST Plateau Broken! <em>334</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:48:02 EST Those Elusive (so far) 20,000 Steps Well.....I didn't make it today either.....but I am not giving up. Tomorrow is another opportunity to try and reach that number. I'll keep you posted! <BR> <BR> Otherwise, today was GREAT! We went to a larger town that has a multi level mall and we walked laps inside the mall where it was nice and warm. We ran lots of errands which was what cut into my number of steps a bit. <BR> <BR> I am getting skinnier by the minute and smiling all the while.... <em>9</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 5 Jan 2013 19:16:06 EST 2013 Streak Report Jan 2013 Jan 1 - 11,164 steps <BR> Jan 2 - 13,242, 10 flights <BR> Jan 3 - 18,159, 6 flights <BR> Jan 4 - 10,085, 5 flights <BR> Jan 5 - 13,687, 11 flights <BR> Jan 6 - 10,883, 11 flights <BR> Jan 7 - 10,108, 8 flights <BR> Jan 8 - 10,091, 6 Flights <BR> Jan 9 - 10,237, 8 flights <BR> Jan 10 - 10,899, 6 flights <BR> Jan 11 - 10,205, 3 flights <BR> Jan 12 - <BR> Jan 13 - <BR> Jan 14 - <BR> Jan 15 - <BR> Jan 16 - <BR> Jan 17 - <BR> Jan 18 - <BR> Jan 19 - <BR> Jan 20 - <BR> Jan 21 - <BR> Jan 2... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 18:38:11 EST The Streak Begins Just completed my 10,000 steps today. (ACTUALLY 11,129) <BR> <BR> Joined the 100 Day Challenge thru Living Intentionally (30 mins exercise daily for 100 days) <BR> <BR> Joined 100 Miles in 100 Days thru a local agency here in town (to be followed by a 5K at end of challenge) <BR> <BR> Because of my personal commitment to the 10,000 steps.....the other two fit right in and should be achievable. <BR> <BR> Excited! Motivated! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:31:34 EST Rejoining the Living Finally! I woke up this morning sickness, etc. <BR> <BR> The virus that has been spreading around our area is a pretty potent one and I was one of the unlucky recipients. <BR> <BR> So......for the past 3 - 4 days I have been oblivious to the world around me. In rare lucid moments I attempted to do facebook,but even that was a struggle. <BR> <BR> I am happy to be free of that onerous bug and hope I never see it again. <BR> <BR> On the upside... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:23:08 EST From My Treadmill on Row Two Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Well here I am again, blogging from the treadmill. I am 2/3 of the way to my 3 mile walk. This "mindless walking" I experimented with yesterday is AWESOME. <BR> <BR> I did get some funny looks today. There are lots of testerone fueled males at the gym I use and I guess they haven't seen treadmill multitasking before...LOL. I think a few even got on the treadmills next to me just to see what I was doing. When they start talking about Pinterest tonight their wives ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:01:36 EST Ultimate Multitasking at the Gym Well here I am on the treadmill (fairly bright and early). I have the treadmill TV on Rachael Ray, the iPad playing Michael Buble Christmas songs and I am writing this blog at 3.0 MPH. I guess I am a SLIGHT multitasker...LOL <BR> <BR> I usually go to the gym in the afternoon but I have decided to start my steps as the first thing I do each day -- from this point on. I achieved my goal of 10,000 steps yesterday with the help of my exercise partner Zip. Zip and I have a plan to really incre... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:52:16 EST Little Plates Today we made another small, but positive, lifestyle change.....little plates. <BR> <BR> I have a set of beautiful salad plates and they just got promoted to the adult table! Lunch was served on them and it really made it look like I had a very full plate of food. <BR> <BR> My plate contained one chicken thigh, one cup of broccoli, one cup of Brussels sprouts and 1/2 cup of butternut squash seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. It was a beautiful and delicious plate of goodness. Amazing wha... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:32:30 EST Fitbit Zip and Me I met my new friend, Zip, this afternoon and I think we are going to make a great fitness couple. Zip is synching correctly to my pc, and my iPad. <BR> <BR> I am going to participate in a 5K tomorrow morning and I am curious to see how accurate Zip will be. <BR> <BR> Cheers to a great new friendship! <em>331</em> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:34:29 EST