FRECKS96's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FRECKS96 FRECKS96'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/ Thurs 5/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695519 Life. Spring is a crazy time of year for me, it feels like I am always on the go. Unfortunately, I also tend to let things slide, like healthy habits. I've been training for a spring marathon, but doing little else in the way of cross training or strength training, and paid for it. I'm currently dealing with a strain in my hip flexor with a week to go until my 26.2. Rest massage and hot yoga are helping, but it's frustrating to not run when it's been so nice out. <BR> <BR> This week I h... Thu, 15 May 2014 09:04:18 EST Weds 2/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622100 I've been plugging along. Finished January with about 103 miles and a 5 minute plank. I pulled out 30 miles the first full week of February toward my 100 mile goal for the month and have been maintaining a pretty good run schedule of 4-5 days/week. I really enjoyed the plank challenge, but I haven't started the push up challenge yet. I'm finding that I really need top add more strength training...so, to that end, I'm planning to start doing double workouts again a few days a week. 30 da... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:51:25 EST Weds 1/29/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609507 I still, over 4 years into this journey, am amazed by how quickly you get stronger than you ever thought you could be. How things that seemed impossible become easier with a little work. When I started running, even one mile sounded crazy, now I run 10+ for fun with friends. One month ago, I struggled to hold a plank for 1 minute, last night I did 4! 4 minutes! Crazy! <BR> <BR> I'm one mile away from hitting 100 for this month. One stinking mile! Wish I had checked my sheet before I l... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:00:14 EST Tues 1/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608321 Man does life seem busy right now. I've still be sparking though. Working on eating better, running 3-5 days/week, finishing up my 30 day plank challenge, getting back into cross training and strength training. It's been a pretty good month so far. With one week left I can definitely see some changes in my body, if not in the scale. I'm on pace to run 100 miles this month, my highest milage Jan ever. Only about 8 more to go this week. <BR> <BR> One of my goals for this year is to set a... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:32:15 EST Weds 1/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594770 There never seem to be enough hours in a day. I never got my workout in yesterday, but I did do my plank. Not a great day for Sparking, but good in other ways. I absolutely will get out for a run this afternoon. I've already let people know that I intend to do it. That and my plank. I think I'm at 2 minutes today. Just breathe. <BR> <BR> Miss A. (my 7 year old) went for a run with me Monday afternoon. She ran ~2.5 miles at an 11:10 m/m pace. She decided to challenge herself to see h... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:11:03 EST Mon 1/13/14 - Made it to January! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592489 Things got really crazy for me around the holidays and I had to take a break from SP, not from being healthy though. I finished up my running streak...38 days in a row and somewhere around 125 miles total. It felt good, but knowing I could take a break was good too. <BR> <BR> I started a plank challenge for January. By the end of the month, I should be able to do a 5 minute plank. From there, I think I may do the push up challenge again. It worked well for me and is something I can do w... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:30:23 EST Wednesday 12/11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562467 Still not feeling 100%, so I'm trying to take it easy while still maintaining my streak. I'm up to 17 days and a bit over 50 miles since the week of Thanksgiving. I've been doing better getting my water in-it helps that it's cold so I drink more tea. <BR> <BR> About 6 more work days until a 2 week break. In some ways I'm looking forward to the break and in others not so much. It will be good to get stuff done, but routines tend to fly out the window. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR>... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:34:37 EST Monday 12/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560817 Last week was a crazy busy week. I worked nearly the whole week, continued my run streak, had a short concert on Friday night and then spent Saturday in NYC. Sunday was church and then getting and decorating our Christmas tree before choir practice for our big concert in 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I'm up to day 15 of my run streak...I haven't done any super long runs since I started, but it's cool just to have had a daily streak for this long already. The month will be done before I know it and... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 21:11:41 EST Monday 12/2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555411 I had a lovely weekend, lots of time spent with Miss A. and some friends. Ended up having a second turkey dinner, this one paleo. I tried pate for the first time and found it quite delicious. The whole dinner was amazing and spent with good friends. Always a bonus! Gearing up this month for some choir concerts and then lots of family time starting in about 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I've been thinking a lot about how I eat. I really want to try a historical Thanksgiving dinner sometime. Som... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:55:12 EST Saturday 11/30/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553783 My streak is still going strong. 6 days in and I've done just under 20 miles since Monday. My new profile pic is from this morning's run. 5.5 miles at 7:30 am in 10*F weather. I was very thankful for lots of sun and no wind. LOL! <BR> <BR> One more month of holidays and frivolity and then it's already a new year. Hard to believe that 2013 has gone by so quick. I've got plans every weekend in December-always a busy month but this year seems more so. Only 3 more weeks of school befor... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:07:16 EST Tues 11/26/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551036 Yay! Mini vacation! I've started a running streak, a challenge from a friend. 5K yesterday with my munchkin, 2 early miles in the snow this morning. Planning a few miles tomorrow and then Turkey Trot 5 miles on Thursday. The plan is to run everyday, at least one mile, until at least New Year's Day. Looking forward to giving it a try. I'm also going to finish up my 28 day bootcamp challenge...maybe doing a few extra days of toning and then choose a new toning challenge for December. I l... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:41:17 EST Sat 11/23/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548690 It's been a busy week. I've been tracking but not much else on SP. Been maintaining my running and fitness, including today's good 10 mile run with a friend. Thursday I had a pretty hard workout and ended up sore yesterday. Good sore though...nice to know my muscles still work. :) <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -make good food choices (family pot luck tomorrow) <BR> -2 days boot camp <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed by 10:30 Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:54:08 EST Mon 11/18/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544668 I had a pretty good weekend, even if it wasn't as Sparky as it could have been. Saturday I got to spend a few hours with Alexis before she went back to her dad's and then I headed out to a local state park with a running friend. There is a very active group of runners in my area, one in particular who likes to plan out relay races for his friends. Saturday was one such event, his third this year. This one, though, was a trail run. The "race" was a 3-man relay, with each person running be... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:40:50 EST Fri 11/15/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542309 Ugh. Goals not really met for today. It's late so I'll track tonight's food tomorrow. I didn't get my run it today. I had planned to do it this evening, but it just never happened. I'll run a couple extra miles tomorrow to make up for it. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -eat well and track food <BR> -long run + boot camp video <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed by 11 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:13:34 EST Thurs 11/14/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541442 Goals were met for today. Barely. I just finished today's boot camp video at 9:45-but I finished it. I'm wishing I had some time for a cup of hot tea, but I know sleep is more important. We've had so much going on here...it's hard to think about what I can say that will be motivating or thoughtful. My mind is kind of blank by bedtime. It always helps to set my small, daily goals though. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -eat well and track food <BR> -3-4 mile run + b... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:52:32 EST Weds 11/13/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540548 My mind is blank tonight... <BR> <BR> I'm a day behind on my 28 day boot camp, but I had a good run this afternoon in the sun. <BR> <BR> Eating was better today, far from where I should be. Still need more water. <BR> <BR> Bed time is in 1 minute. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -eat well and track food <BR> -30 day shred L2 + 2 boot camp videos <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed by 10 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:59:40 EST Mon 11/11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538659 Today was a good day. An early walk/run with the kids, some extra cardio, a play date with a friend and a nice dinner out with one of my favorite Veterans. It should be a good week, only 4 days and I'm already scheduled to work all of them. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -eat well and track food <BR> -30 day shred L2 +boot camp video +10 min cardio <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed by 10 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:46:16 EST Sun 11/10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537705 As it turns out, the race I wanted to do today was postponed to next week, so I'll get to run it anyway, yay! Instead of running today, I spent about an hour roller skating and then got caught up on my bootcamp videos. Tomorrow I am looking forward to sleeping in! <BR> <BR> I ate too much candy today. I need to just get rid of it. It's no good having it in the house. Also need to get to the grocery store and stock up again on healthy options. It's getting to be slim pickings here. <BR>... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:59:59 EST Fri 11/8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536149 Today was a long day in a stretch of long weeks. I'm plugging along. Did my 30 minutes of kickboxing, but not my bootcamp video. I actually did yesterday's and today's yesterday, so I made excuses and never did it today. Got a bit more water in today. Ate okay...more candy than I should have...can't seem to find what will satisfy. Something is missing from my diet, just haven't figured out what yet. <BR> <BR> I had a wrench thrown in my running plans for this weekend. It turns out I'l... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 21:55:14 EST Thurs 11/7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535297 Ugh. It's late and I'm tired. Been working on Girl Scout things this evening...submitting orders for our fall products sale. <BR> <BR> I was all set to run this morning, it was forecast to be in the 50s and I was looking forward to a nice, sunrise run. Then my alarm went off and I discovered it was pouring. Like in buckets. Now, I have no problem running in rain, or snow...but cold rain when I have to work all day, that's a no go. So, I took it easy today, did a couple boot camp video... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 22:21:40 EST Tues 11/5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533375 I only worked another half day today, but I was able to get some things done as well as take some time for me. I got my run in this morning and my boot camp video this afternoon. We went out to dinner for Mexican, but I'm not too worried. It's been a good week. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -30 day shred L2 and boot camp video <BR> -eat consciously and track <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed by 10 <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 22:14:40 EST Mon 11/4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532349 Yesterday turned out to be a great day. After church I met one of my running partners and a friend of hers for a good 10 mile run on a new to me route. We kept a pretty good pace and I felt good but it was cold! We even saw snow. It was a pretty laid back afternoon and then I had choir in the evening. <BR> <BR> Today I taught a half day of P.E., came home and got in my workout before getting Miss A. from school and spending the afternoon making applesauce and playing. Tonight will be an earl... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:08:30 EST Saturday 11/2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530442 I didn't blog yesterday, but I did track my food and ate pretty good all things considered. It was a gorgeous day, so I ended up running 5 miles instead of 3 and I got to run with a friend, yay! In the evening, my boyfriend and I went out to dinner and then to Walmart...what can I say, that's how we roll. Lol! <BR> <BR> Today I did my boot camp video and 20 minutes of Kickboxing. It was a nice, easy day...very relaxing. Tomorrow should be nice too, I've learned to love days to myself. <... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:02:21 EST Thursday 10/31/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528665 Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain! We took the kids trick or treating tonight. They got tons of candy...and I've only had one piece so far! It will be interesting to see how the next week or so goes, but I've gotten better about rationing...and tossing when needed. <BR> <BR> I looked at some of the challenges SP has and decided to go with the 28 day bootcamp. I've done it before and it's pretty effective, AND, it fits in easily with what I'm already doing. I plan to start that tomorro... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:58:00 EST Weds 10/30/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527820 Today was another not so good day, though some good came of it, I suppose. Goals were about half met. For the last day of my skinny jeans challenge, I need to list 3 things that I love about my body that have nothing to do with size... <BR> 1. my strength to run and be active. <BR> 2. my health. <BR> 3. my confidence to discuss healthy body image with my daughter. <BR> <BR> I'm not quite into my skinny jeans yet, but I'm closer than I was and I can't wait to get there! <BR> <BR> Goals for... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:14:32 EST Tues 10/29/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526929 We were blessed to be able to go out with some friends tonight for team trivia. It was a nice tension release and definitely unexpected. Makes for a late bedtime though. I made some time for me today, talked to some friends and had some laughs. It can only get better (I hope!) <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -5K run and skinny jeans challenge <BR> -eat consciously and track food <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed before 10 <BR> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:55:30 EST Mon 10/28/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525995 Today was a better day. I got in 8 miles this morning, which gave me lots of time to reflect and pray, before working a half day. I have a bunch of jobs lined up for this week. I got to spend the afternoon and evening goofing off with Alexis, followed by dinner out with my parents and some snuggle time. No one else is home tonight. I did my skinny jeans challenge plus an extra core workout. Even though we ate at the buffet, I got lots of veggies and lots less of the fried yumminess. I'... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:55:49 EST Sun 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524998 Depression sucks. Especially when combined with lousy weather. We had a good, busy weekend, but I barely had time to Spark. Minimal exercise (just some house cleaning today), ate okay but not great and didn't track (1 birthday party and 1 Halloween party)...I did get some rest, but sleep has been coming hard with so much to process. Thankful for a new week to start fresh and get it together. I have no work scheduled, yet...so it makes it hard to plan. But away we go. <BR> <BR> Goals fo... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:55:29 EST Fri 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523503 Kinda of tanked on my goals for today. I ate okay...not great, and didn't track everything. Lots of little bites at our school's fall festival. I did today's run (surprisingly not bad for being in the mid 30s) plus 10 min kick boxing and yesterday's skinny jeans challenge...but I only completed half of today's challenge. Not enough water either, but I am getting to bed on time. Life is crazy but I will not let it get me down. I'm too close to being back into my jeans. <BR> <BR> Goals for tom... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:06:46 EST Thurs 10/24/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522656 Still a lot of stress here...but we're getting through it. No skinny jeans challenge today and not enough water, but I'm getting to bed early so I can make up for it tomorrow. It's going to be a cold run tomorrow...in the 30s...hardest part is the step out the door. I got this. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -5K+ run and skinny jeans challenge day 24 + 25 <BR> -eat consciously and track food <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed before 10 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:35 EST Weds 10/23/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521755 What started out as a pretty decent day ended up pretty crappy. I'm working really hard to not keep putting food in my face. I even didn't buy ice cream at the store. Actually met most of my goals for today, just a little late getting to bed and didn't quite finish my water. But tomorrow is another day. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -30 minutes kickboxing and skinny jeans challenge day 24 <BR> -eat consciously and track food <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <B... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:03:14 EST Tues 10/22/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520741 Pretty good day goal wise. I didn't get my extra 10 minutes of cardio, but I did bump up my 30 day shred to level 2. Planning to finish my water in the next 20 and get to bed. I'm working full days the rest of the week, so I'll be busy but it's good. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -5k+ run, 10+ min cardio and skinny jeans challenge day 23 <BR> -eat consciously and track food <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed before 10 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:36:43 EST Mon 10/21/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519790 Grrr...I had a blog all typed and then SP went on the fritz. <BR> <BR> Good day today... <BR> 10 mile run, ended up working a half day. Walked to and from Alexis' school twice, plus to and from the park. Ate well, will finish my water and be in bed early. I had more to say, but too tired to type it all out again. Maybe tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -30 day shred, 10+ min cardio and skinny jeans challenge day 22 <BR> -eat consciously and track food <... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:40:46 EST Sun 10/20/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518875 I had a really great weekend, but very limited time to Spark. Yesterday I was up at 4:30 to drive the 2 hours to Bethlehem, PA for the Runner's World Half Festival 5K. It was great! Really well run event (one would hope), LOL! <BR> <BR> We got to the venue with just enough time to get our numbers and run our bags back to the car before the race started. I was running it with a friend who is fairly new to running, so I wasn't going for time, but was trying to push her a bit. It worked! ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:58:49 EST Fri 10/18/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517305 What a crazy day! It always seems rougher when you're late getting out the door. Or even worse, late getting TO the door, LOL! I tried to get too much accomplished this morning and it made it a bit too hectic for my liking. Add that to a busy teaching schedule today and I just felt off much of the day. I did get up and get a workout in this morning (late) though, and I plan to finish up 3 more glasses of water before bed. I just did my skinny jeans challenge (the 10 minute pilates thigh... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:54:29 EST Thurs 10/17/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516443 I've switched water bottles and it's making it easier to get in my 8 glasses of water each day. Today was a good day, I only worked a half day, so I was able to get in a double workout and gets some things done for Scouts. We had a productive meeting and I had a good (half) day at work. A little less fighting between the kids and it would have been great. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -20 min cardio and skinny jeans challenge day 18 <BR> -eat consciously and track ... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:27:27 EST Weds 10/16/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515576 Met my goals by the skin of my teeth. I was finishing yesterday's skinny jeans workout at 9:30 but I got it done. Heading to bed shortly. Working a full week this week so it's been a challenge to get everything done. Hopefully the weekend will bring some stress relief. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -eat consciously and track food <BR> -5k+ run and skinny jeans workout <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed by 10 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:07:05 EST Tues 10/15/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514716 Goals were only partially met for today. I got my run in but I didn't do my skinny jeans challenge, planning to make it up tomorrow. I ended up having lots of running around this afternoon that wasn't planned on. But...I only had one beer at trivia tonight, which kept my calories for the day in check. Heading to bed now at nearly 11 and I have work tomorrow. Going to be another fun-filled day I'm sure! <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -eat consciously and track fo... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:53:54 EST Monday 10/14/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513611 I got in my double workout this morning...just need to do my skinny jeans workout and go to bed. I'm working on finishing my water and I ate okay...a couple extra treats I should have passed on. Alexis and I had a good day. We went to the pumpkin farm with our good friends and did a lot of walking around. All my goals should be met for today given that I have up to an hour left. Tomorrow is a later work day than usual and then a piano lesson in the afternoon. Busy, but good for me. Mak... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:50:47 EST Sun 10/13/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512118 I haven't gone any where, it's just been a busy weekend. <BR> <BR> Friday I babysat, found out my daughter's aunt passed away, drove a lot to transport and run errands and dealt with enough teenage drama for a week. I ate well, met all my goals and felt pretty good physically after a day of "rest". <BR> <BR> Yesterday I took the kids for a run, we cleaned, went apple picking, visited Alexis' uncle and then had friends over for chili and cards. I got in my water, and did my skinny jeans ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:10:58 EST Thurs 10/10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510229 Good day today, I got a lot done, including making up yesterdays workouts and sneaking in a run before the rain. Did okay with my eating today and am finishing up my water as I type. <BR> <BR> I was talking to a friend today about my dilemma with not losing any pounds yet. Thinking it's a combination of factors and going to keep on keeping on and trusting that I known what I'm doing works. <BR> <BR> The 4 day weekend is upon me, I'm hoping it's productive. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:46:33 EST Weds 10/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509357 I ate well today, logged my food, drank my water and did 30 minutes if Kickboxing. I did not do my skinny jeans challenge for the day, but I plan to make it up tomorrow. Heading to bed now. I work a half day tomorrow and then have a 4 day weekend. Lots of time to get stuff done (hopefully). Make tomorrow great! <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -eat consciously and track <BR> -5k+ run and 2 days of skinny jeans challenge <BR> -set daily goals and Spark <BR> -in bed by ... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:02:15 EST Tues 10/8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508454 Met all my goals today except bedtime. I forgot (again) that Tuesday = trivia when I set my bedtime. 11 pm it is tonight. My run was slow this morning, heavy legs; I think I'm just tired on Tuesdays after a long run Sunday and cross training on Monday. Overall a pretty good day. Bring on Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -min 30 minutes cardio: 30 day shred and/or kickboxing and skinny jeans challenge <BR> -eat consciously and log food <BR> -set daily ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:59:18 EST Mon 10/7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507367 Today was pretty good. I met all of my goals except water. I was hoping to get in at least 10 more minutes of cardio today, but forgot I had piano lessons this afternoon. I did do the 30 day shred workout this morning before work though. I am a bit frustrated that I haven't really seen any results yet. I know it's only a week, but I had hoped for some change. I plan to give it another week and then analyze what I need to change. <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow: <BR> -64+ oz water <BR> -5k+ r... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 20:48:49 EST Sun 10/6/13-Grrr! "Entertainment" that should never be watched http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506208 So...after my run, and church and raking and errands today, I was vegging out with some tv. We ended up flipping to ABC's Extreme Weightloss. This show made me SO, SO angry!! This episode had a girl who started around 400 pounds, her ultimate goal was 150. Her "trainer" set a goal of 80 pounds for the first 90 days. Okay...a lot, but he worked with her one on one for the second half. She had a full gym in her basement and a pool in her backyard and took up running. (Great, I love runni... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 18:00:03 EST Sat 10/5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505401 I'm doing much better today. I have done yesterday and today's workouts, as well as tomorrow's Skinny jeans challenge workout (plan is to run 9 miles tomorrow, so I did the additional 10 min kickboxing to make up for yesterday.) It should all balance in the end. I'm disappointed that I didn't hit my calories burned goal for the week (missed it by 200) but I need to keep reminding myself that I'm just getting back into it and I don't want to hurt myself. This coming week will hopefully find me... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 18:21:10 EST Fri 10/4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504773 Didn't do so good with my goals today, but I guess 3/5 isn't terrible. I had planned to workout after school, but my boyfriend got home from his hunting trip 2 days earlier than expected. I ended up reading for awhile after work and chatting with him and never did my workout. As much as I like having him home, in many ways I was looking forward to my weekend alone. I will make up for it tomorrow though. Still not drinking enough water either. I just forget to do it, especially when I'm work... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 22:02:34 EST Thurs 10/3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503278 Yesterday was a pretty good day, all things considered. Even with some teen angst/drama, I got in my workouts, had a healthy dinner, got some reading done and was in bed by 10 (though I read until 10:30). Still need to work on getting in enough water. <BR> <BR> I got us this morning and got my run in...remembered it was school picture day and that Miss A. should have a shower...oops. Luckily we had time and I was even able to do her hair. Will try to get a pic up tomorrow. <BR> <BR> My ... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 08:52:17 EST Weds 10/2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502556 Well, I mostly met my goals for yesterday. I forgot it was team trivia night, so I didn't get to bed as early as I hoped, but since I didn't work today it all worked out. I think my new workout schedule is going to work for me, even once I start (hopefully) working more regularly. I ended up running about 5 miles yesterday b/c I was able to go with a friend. <BR> <BR> I did make it to the store yesterday and stocked up on some fresh produce. I'm looking forward to a healthy dinner tonigh... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 14:07:17 EST Tues 10/1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501169 Since it's a new month and I have specific goals for this month, I have added a challenge that will help keep me accountable. I joined SP's Countdown to skinny jeans challenge ( <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/countdo<BR>wn-to-skinny-jeans.asp </link> ) I find these quick 30 day challenges really give me a quick boost and the daily check in is exactly what I need to make sure I get here every day. I'll be following this in addition to my normal workouts. I anticipate my workout sch... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:51:28 EST