FITQUEEN4ADAY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FITQUEEN4ADAY FITQUEEN4ADAY'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/ Walking Week #4, Day #2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534187 Hello my fellow Sparkbloggers! Today was a hard day for me, I haven't been eating all that healthy, i.e., powdered donuts, chocolate donuts, ice cream sandwiches, not to mention the fact that I didn't walk on Friday, Saturday, or this past Monday! I don't understand where it all went wrong for me, or do I? I have to get back on track, I know what I must do, now all I have to do is WALK, incorporate some STRENGTH TRAINING, DRINK 8 TO 10 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY, I can do this, I know I can....HE... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 18:39:44 EST Trick or Treat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528325 Happy Halloween my fellow Spooklers! <em>431</em> <BR> I walked for 30 minutes today! <BR> I am drinking 8 to 10 cups of water today! <BR> Remember DON'T EAT THE CANDY! <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:06:30 EST Week #3, Day#3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527760 Hello my fellow SparkBloggers! I walked around my neighborhood today, 6 laps, in 30 minutes! <BR> Here's my workout plan for this week: Cardio! I haven't incorporated any Strength Training into my fitness plan this week, only 4 days of Cardiovascular Exercise, & rest on Sunday! I am aiming to lose 2 pounds a week, thus far, I've only lost 1 pound a week, I need to up my game, in order to lose the weight. My choice of Cardio, Walking! I also make sure that I do a warm up lap & a cool down lap,... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:09:01 EST Week #3, Day#2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526569 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today I did an extra lap around my neighborhood in 38 minutes. I am trying to make up for doing only 15 minutes of walking on yesterday, today...and I think by golly that I've done it. Now I am going to go and make healthy eating choices! Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:50:25 EST Manic Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525776 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today I walked for 15 minutes, 5 laps around my neighborhood, I was gaining momentum in my 3rd lap, when my left calf cramped up on me something awful! So, I had to slow down a little, and ended up doing less than 30 minutes of exercise today! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:12:39 EST Sabotage-Free Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521253 Hello my fellow SparkBloggers! It's your girl again, back in focus mode! Yesterday was a hard day for me, I didn't eat so well, I have to get rid of all the junk food in the kitchen, out of sight, out of mind, right? Today has been declared a sabotage-free day by me, FitQueen4ADay! <BR> I will not reach for an unhealthy snack! <BR> I will, however, reach for a fruit or veggie instead! <BR> I will not overeat today! <BR> I will control my portions of food by 1: reaching for a 9 inch plate, &... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:38:06 EST Walking day #4! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519357 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today is a great day! I am declaring my day as a 8 cups of water drinking day, a 30 minute walking day, a healthy eating snack day, & a choose to get 8 hours of sleep day. I am reaching each goal, one day at a time, these just so happen to be my short term goals for today! <em>30</em> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>253</em> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:55:34 EST My Strong Comeback! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517124 Hello my fellow Sparkbloggers! It's your girl again, was down but most definitely not out! I am now using SparkPeople's SparkCoach, so far so good. It's day #1 for me, I've been out for various reasons, none in which I choose to use as an excuse of course, just know that now I am back and ready to begin again! <em>381</em> <BR> I promise no "honey mustard" this time, but I do have to go shopping for some healthier foods, lets just leave it at that. I do have a weakness for comfort food, bu... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:43:13 EST My Rude Awakening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385155 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's me again, your girl FitQueen4ADay letting you all know that I had an epiphany of sorts! Dinner time for me is my down fall. I believe it's because I don't incorporate enough healthy snacks in my diet. As a matter of fact, I had no snacks today, unless you can call "honey mustard", a snack, one in which I smothered on my Chick Fil-A Sandwich tonight when I ordered not only the sandwich but the "waffle fries", & did I forget to mention the medium Sweet Tea that I... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:20:44 EST Eat what for dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380656 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's your girl again FitQueen4ADay...taking it one day at a time and learning as I go! I have begun exercising again, but as we all know, ( those of you who have been keeping up with my SparkBlogs), I'm still having problems consuming too much salt in my diet. Now I know that this is why I have high blood pressure. My downfall happens around evening time, when it's time to pick and choose something healthy to eat for dinner. How do I do this without eating two grill... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:52:24 EST Two More Weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365759 Hello my fellow Sparklers! I will still be down for the count for 2 more weeks! I took your advice on talking with the doctor before any exercise regimen and couldn't reach him on the subject matter but could reach his nurse and she advised me to not do any strenuous exercise, especially crunches due to my gallbladder being recently removed and what not! It's been 2 weeks and four days since my surgery & it seems like forever, but I am going to take her at her words & just chill for 2 more w... Thu, 23 May 2013 14:06:55 EST How soon is too soon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363853 Hello my fellow Sparklers! I realized just today that my eating habits are just terrible & so I decided to blog about that and to get a response about how soon is too soon to exercise after gallbladder surgery. I went to my Doctor's appointment yesterday, saw his nurse, "Monica", but forgot to ask! She did tell me about not lifting anything heavy, like weights, luggage, grocery bags etc. Due to the after effects of eating greasy foods, which are bad for me anyways, I've cut out all things fri... Tue, 21 May 2013 20:01:40 EST Down for the Count! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338715 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's me again, blogging my little heart out! I have to have Gallbladder Surgery and so the reason I haven't been Sparkling on anyone's SparkPage, SparkBlog, etc. is because I am in so much pain due to the many gallstones in my gallbladder, anyway...it's an outpatient surgery but Sparklers if any of you believe in the power of prayer, please send one up for me will ya! Thanks for sparkling my page while I've been away from SP! I'll be back! <BR> I may be down for th... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:33:21 EST Fitness Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217772 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today I did more than 10 minutes of exercise but less than 30 minutes. I chose to walk with Kim Kemerley on Comcast On Demand fitness program! I broke a sweat but I didn't overdo it this time. <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Now if I could just cut out the junk food! <em>39</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:19:51 EST Wacky Workout Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210279 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today was a fun day in the gym, until chaos set in! Allow me to tell you all Sparklers, I challenge myself in the gym, to do a little more each time I go, but today, I over did it! <em>198</em> <em>33</em> When I say that I was out of wack, out of breath, out of space so to speak, perhaps I was seeing double,lol...not to make light of this but it was so wacky, I could not finish the cycle like I would have liked & so I only accomplished eight minutes, but I di... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:48:14 EST Rainy Monday: Fitness Day #2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207266 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today was awesome at the Chattanooga Heart Institute! I exercised today to my heart's delight, increased the incline on the Treadmill to 10%, while walking at 2.5 mph, for 12 minutes, not much but hey, it's a start! Once again I did 10 minutes on the Stationary, Recumbent Bike, at 61 rpm. Ten minutes on the Nu Step, level 3, at 113 steps per minute! And, the Airdyne cycling bike for 10 minutes, at 37 rpm! I accomplished just what I set my mind out to do and that was... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:38:36 EST Fitness Friday 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202671 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today was day one of my fitness comeback. I accomplished small goals of doing 10 minutes on each machine at the Chattanooga Heart Institute! Now, allow me to clarify.....I began on the Treadmill for 10 minutes at 2.1 mph, no incline, since it's my first day back, the Stationary, Recumbent bike for 10 minutes, level 3, at 11.1 mph, still starting off slow as advised by one of the Trainers, the Nu Step, level 4, for 10 minutes, at 1001 steps, using both arms & legs, &... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:50:22 EST It's a New Year, A New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182514 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Happy New Year to all, can't wait to ring in the New Year with my Mom! Twenty-twelve, has been a roller-coaster for many in my family, and even amongst some of my close friends, but as long as God is still on His Heavenly Throne, in control, & watching over us all, I believe everything will be alright! My heart's desire is to have faith in God, that I will be a better Christian in 2013. A better Workout Partner alongside my Mom, a Prayer Warrior,a better motivator, ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:33:38 EST Wednesday & Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106393 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Wednesday was a no go, there was a misunderstanding between the PT & my mom, just his tone alone would make any human angry. Besides, she wasn't feeling all that well anyhow. <BR> Friday, on the other hand, me and my mom worked out to our hearts delight! My mom lost track of time & me, I timed every workout perfectly, forever watching my breathing, due to my asthma, which has been acting up a lot lately because of the weather I assume, & strategically pacing myself... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 20:30:11 EST Slow Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100284 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's been a slow Monday to say the least. I worked out yeah, but my head was just not in it & I think it was because I gained a pound, I now weigh 214lbs., why am I gaining weight and not losing? I know that I just have to be patient, remain consistent with my exercise regimen and the weight will just fall off, right? I so want to believe that & be positive but can I? I'm going to be like the Nike and JUST DO IT! I will achieve mini goals until I reach beyond my ult... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:11:49 EST FreaKy FriDay has now come & gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099231 Hello my fellow Sparklers! I know that if you all are reading my sparkblog update from Friday, this Sunday, then don't be alarmed, I'm just a little late with my sparkblogging skills! <em>198</em> <em>252</em> <BR> I have to tell ya, I am sooooooo sore, but that's to be expected....right? I had an old high school friend tell me that I'm looking thinner, & yet ....I don't see it! <em>9</em> My clothes still fit me the same, nothing is too tight or too loose! I think that I am at a stan... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:46:45 EST Wednesday's Wacky Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094443 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today was a bit slow to say the least! I was slow getting started on the Nu Step today, which is the first machine I chose to do & yet I only stayed on it for about 5 minutes due to keeping up with the time. For those of you who have never taken physical therapy at the Chattanooga Heart Institute, an hour is all one gets, so time is of the essence & so here's our routine, me and my mom's that is....Treadmill, Nu Step, Stationary, Recumbent bike, Airdyne, but not nec... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:48:39 EST It's Envy Green Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091765 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today was somewhat fine & we all know what that means. First, I went into the gym all enthusiastic: my entry blood pressure was through the roof at 140/96, big disappointment but not surprising to say the least, lets just say that I'm still training my mouth to eat healthy foods! Second, at 2.5mph on the Treadmill, for 8 minutes straight, my asthma began to get the better of me! Third, As I went from machine to machine, especially the recumbent bike, at level 5, s... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 19:22:21 EST Day Two: Fitness Guru! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088384 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today was a great day! I did 4 different machines at the Chattanooga Heart Institute & I am so sore but hey I did it SparkPower Style! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <BR> First I hit the Treadmill for 7 minutes, then I jumped on the Aerodyne, which is just a stationary bike that includes the use of your arms for 7 minutes, then I worked my legs some more on the Stationary Recumbent Bike for 7 minutes, & finally, I worked out both my arms and legs again on the Nu Ste... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 21:43:02 EST All is well with my soul! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085682 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today was day one that my mom and I entered the Chattanooga Heart Institute and exercised our little hearts out! Due to arriving only a couple of minutes late, I don't know how but I only got to workout on the Treadmill for 7 minutes at 2mph and on the Stationery bike for 7 minutes. Now mind u my mom worked out in the same amount of time as I did and yet she got in a good workout for an entire hour, go figure! I mean was I just standing around trying to see how each... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:07:58 EST My Mom's Cancer-Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077378 Hello my fellow Sparklers, my mom got the good news about a week or two ago that she's Cancer-Free! I could say that surgery & chemotherapy treatment is what did it but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I could ever ask or think , according to His Glory in Christ Jesus! No one could ever tell me that God is not real because I know from life experiences, He most surely exists & I love Him so and I just want you all to share in ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:49:44 EST Tuesday: I survived another one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985125 Hello my fellow Sparklers! I survived another fitness workout with Kendra Kemerley. This time I walked a 20 minute, 1-mile program with Comcast On Demand. Believe me Sparklers, it's more challenging than it sounds! Once again, Failure is Not an Option! I will...I am...& I have accomplished 2 days this week, I am so determined to finish my goal & that is to exercise everyday this week, except for Sunday of course. I desire to be both Spiritually & Physically healthy today and so I am going to ... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:43:22 EST It's Blue Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983609 Hello my fellow Sparklers! I am back by popular demand, okay....so I'm not all that popular but I have, on the other hand, been exercising with Kendra Kemerley! She's great but I sure do miss walking with Leslie Sansone on Comcast On Demand. I just love the fact that Comcast has On Demand fitness selections, there are so many to choose from. I can do straight Cardio or Cardio plus Strength Training, & all I can say is...thanks, Comcast! Thank you too SparkPeople dot com! I exercised for 30 mi... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:16:07 EST Day Three: Failure is Not An Option! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973199 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's me again, blogging about how disappointed I am in myself for allowing myself fall back into old eating habits, and you know how the rest goes, one junk food leads to eating more junk food and before you know it, WHAM!...you're 10 pounds overweight, again! <BR> I have No excuse this time.....but I will do better starting today. <BR> I walked for 15 mins. with Kendra Kemerley this morning and it was great! <BR> I CAN DO THIS, wish me the best Sparklers! I AM BAC... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:01:21 EST Day Two: Failure Is Not An Option! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944493 Hello Sparklers, <BR> It's day 2 walking with newcomer Kendra Kemerley! <BR> It was tough today working out to Kendra's 24 minute Walk & Sculpt & <em>34</em> were not an option either! <BR> She wore me out in that short amount of time. Her usage of dumbbells almost killed my arms, just know that she worked me out & my arms and legs are on FIRE! I made sure that I warmed up and cooled down, stretching mostly my legs afterwards! <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> Tomorrow's another day if Lord willing... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:46:03 EST Day One: Failure is Not an Option! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943357 Hello my fellow Sparklers, here's an update with how my first day went! <BR> I did a 2-mile Cardio Walk with Kendra Kemerley via Comcast On Demand! <BR> It's hard at first but once I got the lingo & steps down then it got a little easier! <BR> Unfortunately, it only lasts 25 minutes but I'm sure that when I combine Strength Training along with Cardiovascular Exercises, I'll get stronger, faster, & learn to balance which days to do both & which days to do straight up Cardio! <BR> Eating Clean ... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:45:49 EST Mini Goal-Setting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941782 Hello my fellow Sparklers! <BR> My new goal for this week is to eat clean & you know what...I'm doing okay! <BR> Day #1: Eating larger portions of leafy green veggies, & 3 to 4 fruits a day is the goal for Monday thru Sunday! <BR> My first excuse for not exercising today was that I got up out of bed late, forgot to set the clock! No more excuses: I can't use this excuse for the rest of this week! <BR> Even though I'm taking baby steps getting back on track, my mini accomplishment was that I... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:32:07 EST Getting back to normal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926217 Hello my fellow Sparklers, For those of you that have been sharing in my trials & tribulations with my non-existent exercise regimen, the bittersweet victory of my Mom taking her last Chemotherapy Treatment today, she got to wear a blue crown by the way, & she is in good spirits....Lung Cancer is no joke but I know that by the grace of the Almighty God, she has beat Cancer! Thanks you guys and gals for praying for she and I and we will in turn be praying for you all! Now that she will be reco... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:24:59 EST Chemotherapy101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791410 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Just an update with my mom and me....my mom is having to discuss and begin Chemotherapy treatments in less than a week & we are both unprepared as far as questions go for the Medical Oncologist! I asked a lot of questions her last visit but to be honest, I can't remember what we discussed, other than the fact she will most definitely have to have Chemotherapy! We do know that the side effects of Chemo are no picnic in the park, which is what we heard from the doctor... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:08:48 EST SIDE TRACKED BY LUNG CANCER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769062 Hello my fellow Sparklers! My mom was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma around December 14th of last year, which so happens to be my deceased brother's birthday as well as my niece's, & that's why the date is so vivid in my mind, but anyway...it's a new year, 2012, & this is my first blog since the new year began, & I have been hesitant to blog about all of this, but tonight, I'm putting on a brave face & blog away all of my frustrations and concerns and fears, until I feel completely li... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 19:57:14 EST Week Six: Cardio Slimdown with Leslie Sansone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602725 Hello my fellow Sparklers! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day & a happy Black Friday shopping frenzy this past weekend! Now it's Monday, some call it Cyber Monday, although I won't be shopping online, I prefer to get out in the crowds, & walk, walk, walk, & shop, shop, shop until my feet begin to hurt, that's when I know that I've reached my limit! I need to purchase some new workout shoes, preferably New Balance! Any who....I did 20 minutes of low impact Cardiovascular Exe... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:59:47 EST Week Five: Rock & Tone Intermediate Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583738 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's Monday again & today I did Leslie Sansone's Intermediate Rock & Tone workout, there were no dumbbells involved but boy did she workout my arms with this one...we all know that once our arms go up above our heads on a fast count as we power walk with Leslie we burn many calories, but I have to say that it was fun in knowing that I did it with Power, I went for mine, did u all go for yours this morning? Get that Cardio in people, don't forget Strength Training, d... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:27:47 EST Week Four: Day #3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4576503 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's Wednesday, hump day again....& I just want to take this time out to send u all some Spark Love! Thanks u guys for always encouraging me even when I slip up from time to time & thanks for giving me a swift kick in my butt when I want to give up and throw in the towel, & thanks for commenting on my Spark blogs each day, it's great to have SparkFriends, I want u all to succeed too, so I will try and do better when it comes to commenting on u all's Spark blogs as w... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 13:57:15 EST Week Four: Day #2! Walk & Tone with Leslie Sansone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4575241 Hello my fellow Sparklers, I really like walk, walk, walking away the pounds with my girl Leslie! She's soooo cool, & you know what?, I'm seeing results, so far I've lost a total of 5lbs.! <em>244</em> Once again, I did her Walk & Tone Workout with dumbbells,2 days out of this week I'm working on toning my arms...wish me nothing but the best Spark People & I promise to return the gesture! <em>9</em> <em>91</em> <em>224</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 20:25:01 EST Week Four: Day#1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573371 Hello Sparklers! I have a confession to make right off the bat...I ate ice cream today! Ouch from all those Spark-Looks out there, I know, I know, bad Sheila! I don't know what happened, one minute I was asleep and the next minute I was chowing down on a bowl of ice cream, fudge ripple! I woke up with the munchies and instead of munching down on some fruit or veggies, I chose ice cream! Whew, now that I got that out of the way,........I did do low impact aerobic exercise this morning, walking... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 18:44:44 EST Walk & Tone: Week Three: Day#4! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566786 Hello my fellow Sparklers! <em>252</em> It's Thursday, and I am doing great with recording on my Nutrition Page, learned a lot about which foods are high in fats, too many calories, high in sodium, and so on an so forth! It's a great big eye opener, I have to be very careful, because I don't want to eat too few calories while burning many calories, I need to have a healthy balance, so I'm just taking all of this in, one day at a time! Lesson Learned, Class Dismissed! <em>306</em> <BR> I WIL... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 13:34:31 EST Cardio Slimdown with Leslie Sansone:Week Three, Day Three! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565229 Hello my fellow Sparklers, today is Wednesday, Hump Day, & I am looking forward to Sunday already! A day of relaxation is what this woman needs after all of this vigorous exercise! All in all though, I am doing magnificent! I walked with Leslie Sansone's Cardio Slimdown Comcast on demand program & then after a short water break, I added me some strength training with Jillian Michaels as my instructor, love her, she's also cool with me because she kicks my butt into high gear with Biggest Los... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:11:30 EST Walk & Tone: Week Three:Day#2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4563739 Hello my fellow Sparklers! I am just thrilled to be walk, walk, walking away the pounds with Leslie Sansone's Walk & Tone Program that involves using dumbbells every other day, except on Sunday of course! I do Cardiovascular Exercise Monday thru Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday I add Strength Training with Biggest Loser's 20-minute Power Sculpt DVD, with Jillian Michaels as the instructor, it's challenging, but I can accomplish anything I set my mind to! Wish me the best Sparklers, & I w... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 18:19:34 EST WeekThree: Day#1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561763 Hello my fellow Sparklers, it's Monday...time to get back into the spark of Heart Health Week! Every week, I am going to begin again with fitness, faith, & foods...maybe not in that order, but to me they are all key to having a healthy heart! <BR> I will NOT choose to eat foods with tons of fat in them, especially junk foods! <BR> I will choose to eat more than one serving of fruits and veggies a day! <BR> I will choose to read &/or study my bible every day, it's healthy for me Spiritually! <... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:23:22 EST Week Two: Day#2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4552444 Hello my fellow Sparklers! <em>213</em> It's Tuesday, & I am just full of energy today, got in my Cardio with Leslie Sansone's Walk & Tone Workout with dumbbells...must have toned arms you know but I need to focus more on my core! So I need to incorporate more core exercises in my Strength Training....CHECK! Wish me the best! Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:43:07 EST Week Two: Day#1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4550930 Hello my fellow Sparklers! It's Monday again, and we all know what this means...GETTING FIT TIME! Being fit to me means: Eating Fruits & Veggies throughout my day,with at least 2 meals! Drinking 8 to 10 cups of water daily, getting 20 minutes of Cardio in daily plus selecting 2 days out of the week for Strength Training, & have some Bible Study Time daily because just as we need to feed our physical bodies, we need to fill up on God's Word so that we take in some Spiritual Food as well, you k... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:05:00 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546409 Hello my fellow Sparklers, It's Friday again! I am sooo excited that I changed the amount of workout days to 6 days of Cardiovascular Exercise a week instead of 3 & that I Strength Train[Full Body] twice a week on Tuesday's & Thursday's! SparkPeople.com informed me that I need to reach my daily calorie intake goal each day, as well as, burn calories off by delighting myself in daily exercise, strength training included! Staying physically active can be easy as long as I make up in my mind to ... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:38:39 EST Is there room 4 my error? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4545366 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Today started off great, I ate a healthy breakfast, I am drinking plenty of water, & then BOOM! Come lunch time I'm sooooo hungry that I thought I made a healthier choice than this morning in choosing to eat Campbell's Healthy Choice Vegetable Soup, well, was I wrong, not only did it pack a punch in the calorie department but it had enough sodium in it to raise anybody's blood pressure, let alone a girl like me whose already taking blood pressure medication! I seem ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:33:18 EST Back 2 Basics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543510 Hello Sparklers, if anyone has been reading my blogs know that on yesterday I tried a new exercise...well we all know how that one turned out! I went back 2 basics, Leslie Sansone's 20 minute Cardio Slimdown Walk is what makes me fit happy! I am 211lbs. & so I need a low impact cardiovascular exercise that shows results...L.S. exercises just work for me! I have to admit that the only reason why I gained the weight back was due to commitment problems on my part, you know, not exercising daily,... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:26:27 EST Dance101 with Billy Blanks Jr. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541679 Hello my fellow Sparklers! Is is just me or is this man insane? I guess you would too if like me you tried to keep up with his dance moves! Can any one say,"Challenging"? This exercise made me feel alive at first & then I started to drag a little bit until I just gave up 30 minutes into it! I tried it & I thought I'd like it but it was too hard for me! But if you like this type of exercise, then more Power to ya! I wish u nothing but the best & hopefully the next time I choose a vigorous exe... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:14:23 EST