FYRPIXI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FYRPIXI FYRPIXI'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/ 20 Before 30 - Gearing Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744599 I'm so super excited about my challenge. Tomorrow I go grocery shopping for the week and I'm looking forward to picking healthy options for myself and my family.I still haven't figure out an exercise plan though. I love strength, but I'm not a big fan of cardio unless it's something kick boxing or kenpo related. I feel so strong when I do them. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:30:02 EST 20 Before 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743819 In 4 days, I will be starting a challenge. On that day, I will have 120 days until my 30th birthday.I want to lose 20 pounds before I turn 30. It's going to be hard and there will be ups and downs, but I think I can do it. Part of this challenge is for me, and part is for my husband. If I am healthier, I will eat healthier, and so will he. I'm so excited! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:03:12 EST April 24, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679777 I am so sore. I know now why bodybuilders move the way they do. I thought it was because of how big their muscles were, but now I know its because they are still sore from their workout! My workout today wasn't overly hard, but since I'm so sore from yesterday (and the day before) it was difficult. But I'm going to keep pushing. I have a day off soon, and I'm so looking forward to it. Tonight, I'm giving myself the night off. I got the kids in bed early, and km going to lay in bed and read an... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:58:37 EST April 23, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678909 Instead of the workout I dreaded, today I tried P90X3 MMX for cardio. Oh. My. Goodness! That was so intense. I had to modify some of the moves and didn't do one set at all! It was only 30 minutes long, but felt like an hour. I loved the P90X Kenpo video (made me feel like Buffy), but this is a whole new beast. I'm going to keep trying it, and one day, I will do the whole thing. <BR> <BR> Day 4 of 90 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:45:08 EST April 22, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678280 Work out number 2 is done for the week! I'm so proud of me for putting in the time. I was much less hungry today, thank goodness. Thursday I'm hitting the grocery store for some healthy meal ingredients. I'm dreading tomorrow's work out. I know it's hard. I've tried it before and couldn't make it through, but I'm going to get as far as I can and hope I make it through! <BR> <BR> Day 3 of 90 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:57:33 EST April 21, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677175 Easter brought out a new me. I worked out for the first time in months. I went to church for the first time in weeks. My husband quit his second job, because he was hired by a new company, that will hopefully pay more. <BR> Last night I went on a huge binge. Nothing I ate seemed to be enough. After I worked out, I ate even more. I was starving! I ate so much junk, trying to get that need for sweets to go away. Hopefully the hunger after a workout goes away or I'm just going to eat those cal... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:58:14 EST April 6/7, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666141 OK, I have a plan. Each week, I'm going to set a goal. It may be little or big, depending on my week ahead. I want to go to Comic Con in May. I know I can't lose a lot of weight in a month, but my goal is 5 pounds. I would like to weight 145 pounds this time next month. <BR> <BR> My first goal for the week is to drink only water and milk. No soda, juice, tea, or coffee. <BR> My second goal for the week is to work out twice this week. Each workout will last at least 30 minutes. <BR> My third ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 01:13:43 EST April 5, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665138 I'm terrible at trying to be healthy. Somehow, I keep buying soda and eating crappy food. I continue to not exercise. I get angry at myself, and do nothing about it. I know that I'm just making myself sick, but even though I know that, its like I don't care, even though I do. I don't like looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. I don't like having a closet full of clothes and not wearing them. I don't want to be overweight when I turn 30 later this year. I'm giving myself until Novem... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 15:53:16 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625123 It's been about 20 days since I last exercised. I'm really not good at this. Between lack of working out, and bingeing on crappy food, I'm not feeling too great about myself. My house is an absolute mess because I'm too lazy to do anything about it. I'm a bit down and a bit stressed. We were told that we have until the end of the year to buy the house we live in or find some where else to live. Our credit isn't great, and we have hardly anything in our savings. Instead of buckling down, I've ... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:07:45 EST Not Giving Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606611 I missed a few days of exercise. Normally, I would do this and then not work out for weeks (or months), because let's face it, sometimes it's nice to move around without that workout pain. But tonight I jumped right back in to my Chalean Extreme videos and worked out while everyone is in bed. Tomorrow is a rest day according to the schedule, but I will probably go ahead and work out after having so many days off. <BR> <BR> Hubs took the week off this week. He is still working his night job, ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:47:40 EST Clutter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605776 I can't seem to concentrate today, so I'm working on getting some of the clutter out of the house. I hate clutter, but I tend to put things down and forget about them until I have a pile of stuff. I was hoping to be in bed by now, but my sheets are in the dryer, and it's a little older, and takes forever to dry. So I"m cleaning up the living room (and typing) to keep myself awake. Every where I look there is clutter and it's making me crazy. I think a big part of my lack of concentration toda... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:14:01 EST Speed Bump http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604868 I had planned on working out yesterday. Hubs had been running a fever for two days, and yesterday it was 102, so I sent him to urgent care. He was there for over 6 hours, with a diagnoses of an unknown infection. They are concerned with his white blood cell count (which can of course be high due to infection, but they couldn't find any, so the fear is cancer, especially since he has had it before). He has to go back for another test next week to see if the antibiotics are bringing it back to ... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:53:05 EST I'm Doing It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603494 Today will be my 4th workout of the week. I'm hating them (but in a good way)! The first two days were strength, and I love strength. I love pushing myself. But last night was a "recovery." Someone lied. It was cardio and light strength. I thought I was going to die. I didn't finish the workout but did get more than halfway through. Instead of being upset, I'm proud of myself. It was a hard workout! I thought I was going to throw up. This will be the first time I've completed a whole week's w... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:57:18 EST And I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600054 Let's face it, I really suck at being healthy. I would rather hang out onthe couch than do something else. I'm noticing that my bad health habits are also causing bad money hbits. I dipped into my saving this week just so I could get fast food. How completely nuts is that? I'm totally broke (from eating out), so let's just pull money from my vacation fund so I can be unhealthy and poor. So damn stupid! <BR> <BR> So we are going to try again. Not only do I want to be healthy and eat things in... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:11:39 EST one of these days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487244 I still havent exercised. See a trend? Im just being lazy, theres no excuse. I have been on my feet more. I painted a scarecrow for our door, and am working on making the boys costumes. I have a strength workout, I just havent done it. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:40:48 EST getting better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485392 Still no real exercise, but i did track my food yesterday. I went over in calories, but was proud that I tracked. Baby steps! Sat, 14 Sep 2013 13:01:00 EST getting nothing done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484350 Ive been binge eating this week. Ive been stressed after a not so nice letter from my mom and snags in costume making. Ive been craving anything full of carbs and sugar. Starting today, im giving up soda again and only drinking tea and water. I will track my meals today. I set a system of alarms on my phone to go off through out the day. If I can get the boys on a schedule and to sleep on time, I can work out. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:15:22 EST chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482740 I was doing pretty good yesterday. That is until Hubs brought chips home. And then I ate half the bag. Fail. Then things started to snowball and I threw in soda and cookies. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:59:24 EST slow start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481609 Still no workout to be had. I couldnt get the kids to sleep last night, so I didnt workout. But i did do a decent job with food yesterday. Made pretty good choices (probably because we have no sweets or chips in the house), but did overeat a bit. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:00:14 EST My Name is Amanda, and I'm a Quitter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479737 There, I said it. I've never once stuck to my fitness and weight loss goals. I'm done. I'm done being someone I don't like. It's not complicated. People lose weight every day. So why not me? What is it about me that makes me not stick to a program? I understand missing a day here and there when things get busy, but I don't just miss a day. One days leads to weeks, which leads to months. And it's not just working out, once I miss a workout, I use it as a free for all. I will eat everything in ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:03:39 EST February 16, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252513 20 days until we leave for our honeymoon. Can you say strict diet? I'm still no where near where I wanted to be. Last week I tried to fight off a cold, and last night it hit me really hard. Hopefully I can keep up my exercise and just barrel through it. I took yesterday off since I could feel myself getting sicker (overly tired, slightly dizzy, a little nauseous), so today I'm just going to bust through it and take it easy the rest of the day (yeah right, three day weekend and we volunteered ... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:59:20 EST January 5, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191520 Day two of p90x is done! I hurt! I'm probably going to take a walk later to help with some of the soreness. Today was cardio and i was tired by the end of it. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:11:28 EST January 4, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190470 SO, my whole "journey to a better me" thing hasn't gone well. Too many good foods during the holidays and being so busy that no one wanted to cook, has resulted in weight gain and no exercise. Last week I started p90x for who knows how many times now, did two days, and took a day off because I was really sore. And then didn't start again. So I started again today, and added TurboJam to it. I am sore. I am tired. But it's about damn time I stick with it. <BR> <BR> I made many resolutions thi... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:32:02 EST November 21, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142718 Starting tomorrow, I'm going on a journey. I'm not going anywhere, but instead I will be be starting an experiment. Can I go one year being as healthy as possible? Why tomorrow? It's my 28th birthday. Seems like a good time to start right? Wrong! Who is dumb enough to try and get healthy during the holiday season? To start on Thanksgiving? Did I mention I'm in charge of Christmas cookies? I don't just make one kind, I make about 15! But I know it's time. I want to be healthy before I turn 30,... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:47:03 EST October 18, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103824 This week has not been great. Too much fast food. Too little working out. But even though I had many interruptions, I managed to get in 40 minutes of TurboJam today. Very excited. I got most of the moves down on the second try and made it through the entire workout without stopping, but then, I did have a little one who wouldn't lay down for nap and a dog who was driving me crazy. I had to pause every 5 minutes to deal with something. Unfortunately I hate getting up early, and I don't want to... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:45:59 EST October 7, 2012 (Sunday Goal Setting) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089905 Here were last weeks's goals <BR> <BR> Keep to my work out schedule <BR> Keep up with my cleaning schedule <BR> Healthy foods (1 cheat day) <BR> <BR> Goals for October: <BR> Exercise! <BR> Watch portions and sweets <BR> Clean out the house for fall <BR> <BR> I kept up with my workout schedule until Thursday. This cold or whatever it is, is lasting forever. I'm finding it hard to workout while coughing the whole time. My cleaning schedule, yeah, not even going to go there. I had abou... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 11:24:05 EST October 1, 2012 (Hello October!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082710 Had a great day. Hubby and I had a movie date and saw Pitch Perfect. It was really good. I got all dressed up and everything. Got up and did Turbo Sculpt this morning. Feeling pretty sore right now. <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> <BR> Keep to my work out schedule <BR> Keep up with my cleaning schedule <BR> Healthy foods (1 cheat day) <BR> <BR> Goals for October: <BR> Exercise! <BR> Watch portions and sweets <BR> Clean out the house for fall <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:20:58 EST September 30, 2012 (I Hate TurboJam) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080372 I made a promise to myself. I'm going to workout out. I'm going to lose weight. I'm going to finally be able to wear the cute fall clothes I have. Ok, that's more than one promise. I'm really doing it this time. I've figured out the hows, and I'll be posting motivational sayings throughout the house. I've taken a before picture I can look at when I don;t want to work out. October is going to be my month. Not only am I cleaning up my body, but I'm also cleaning out my house. I have a plan for ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:50:37 EST September 25, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074152 Not doing so good with the exercise. Still walking to and from school each day, and I've figured out how to add some strength in to my day (randomly, lol, I do a few sets of whatever I can while doing other things), I just have to work on getting more cardio. Last week L turned 6! We went to an arcade type place where I chased N all around. They had a pizza/salad/pasta buffet, where I had a nice big salad. We played laser tag, and rode bumper cars. It was an absolute blast. L is having a grea... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:26:31 EST September 17, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063244 Saw the cardiologist this morning and he is letting me exercise! I have to watch for symptoms to return, but he doesn't hink it will be a problem. The murmur is still there so he has scheduled an echo for four weeks from now. Hubby and I are finally thinking similar after a really nasty fast food binge this weekend. After feeling really sick we are both more commited than ever before. I'm going to try and get in a workout tonight, and stating tomorrow I'm going to get up a little before I ha... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:59:35 EST September 10, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052285 Made an appointment for the cardiologist, but can't get in until the 17th. I hate waiting. I think the worst part is not being able to work out. With the weather changing, I really want to go out and walk or put in a video. I have tons of jeans that I can't wear because they are too small. Some I'm close to getting into and others are still a bit off. Unfortunately this lack of exercise is causing me to stay fairly steady on the scale, but gain inches. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I celebrated our 6... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:09:20 EST September 5, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045238 I'm really missing working out. It's hard to watch Hubby go to the gym every day and see the changes in him. I really wanted to reach my first big goal by the 19th (get back to my oldest son's pre baby weight by his birthday). I'm so close! About three pounds away. I want to get there and steady (or of course lose more and get closer to my final goal). It's frustrating. I've been really thinking about just exercising any way, but I don't want to do any damage until we find out more. <BR> <BR... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:21:59 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037784 I saw my doctor on Monday. She ran another EKG, and confirmed the murmer and has referred me to a cardiologist for an echo. Until then, I'm not allowed to do any exercise. Nothing that will get my heart rate up, just to be safe. Little do they know that I'm walking two miles a day. It's not a lot, and it has nothing to do with me, but I have to do it because L started school this week. We live half a mile away, so I walk him to and from. It gives us extra bonding time and I actually get to hu... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:26:23 EST August 20, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023921 Went to urgent care today. They couldn't figure out why I'm having the lightheadedness. Gave me motion sickness pills and an exercise to do. When the doctor listened to my heart, he heard a murmur, so he ordered an EKG, which showed abnormalities. Said not to worry about it for now unless I have chest pains and to follow up with my primary doctor. Tomorrow I'm going to try to take the medicine and maybe get in my first workout in over a week. Tomorrow the boys have a dentist appointment and t... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:09:59 EST August 19, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022082 Still not feeling better. It's less intense today, but last night was horrible. I realized today that I'm getting depressed and anxious and because of it I'm eating more. I realized this after I had finished a bag of chips and couldn't remember opening it. Right now I'm snacking on watermelon and getting ready to start a chicken for chicken soup. Hubby is off the next three days, which will hopefully help take some stress off. This is L's last week before school starts, so I'm going through s... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 17:08:56 EST August 18, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020633 Not a good week. Sunday I started getting lightheaded. At first I didn't think about it, it would happen here and there and only last a few seconds. Monday and Tuesday I got lightheaded in the evening, around 5, and it lasted until I went to bed. Wednesday it started as soon as I turned my head to talk to N when he got me up that morning, and would happen again anytime I turned my head or got up or really just moved in any way. Called the doctor, no available appointments until the 27th! Thur... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:39:37 EST August 11, 2012 (210 Fitness Minutes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011123 Considering I started working out this week with a plan in mind (that didn't really work), I'm really happy with what I've done. The scale has gone up this week, but I'm betting all of the extra water I'm drinking may have something to do with it. It seems anytime I exercise the scale goes up. <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals for next week : <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> <BR> 215 Fitness minutes <BR> Workout 5 days <BR> Keep up water intake <BR> <BR> Home: <BR> <BR> Finish enrolling L in kindergarten <BR... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:25:11 EST August 10, 2012 (A long blob about random things) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010114 Stiff and sore today. Not too terrible though. It's actually kind of nice to know that I hurt because I worked hard. I did a 3 mile WATP to help with the stiffness (I always feel better when I keep moving). It was hard. The boys kept running around me and N was grabbing onto my legs. If the little monster would just take a nap! We are doing breakfast for dinner tonight. Nothing is thawed, so instead of going out, I've got it taken care of. Omelets with onion, red and green pepper, and mushroo... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:38:05 EST August 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008639 I got in my workout! Even though I spent most of it fighting with N, I still got in some cardio and strength. I slept in a bit this morning to make up for being up late, so I woke up when N got up. On the other plus side (no real negatives here!), the granola seems to have turned out good. Hubby and L both like it. I've also had nothing but water today. I'm not going to lie, an iced mocha sounds AMAZING right now, but I'm going to fight it. So tomorrow I'm going to try to get up early. I real... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 18:18:52 EST August 8, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007563 I had every intention of going to bed a bit early so I could get up without any problems tomorrow. Guess who is still up because she;s making granola in the crockpot and four hours later it's still not done? That's right, this girl. Kind of angry at myself. I really thought it would be done by now. Recipe said two to four hours. I'm minutes away from five hours. If I wasn't so darn tired I'd just go ahead and exercise and call it a win. On the plus side, I made almond butter for L and he love... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 00:03:25 EST August 6, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003445 It's been a while. A long while. But I'm ok with it. I think I needed the break. Things are going good. L starts school at the end of the month, and N is a crazy wild child. I've started getting up early to workout so when school starts I can get in a workout before the day gets crazy. Hopefully I can make it all work. I've made a decree in our house. If it comes out of a bag or a box, we aren't eating it. It's been going pretty good. A friend loaned us her bread maker, so we've been having ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:35:48 EST May 26th WUB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898829 It was a pretty decent week. I still didn't hit all of my goals, but I did pretty good. I've been following SP's eating plan, and it's helped me stay on track. Starting tomorrow, I'm setting a bedtime for myself, so that I can wake up earlier and walk. Once it gets too warm, I will find any excuse to not leave the house. I'm having trouble remembering to do ST. I just need to get into a good routine. Hopefully in August that will come easily (when my oldest starts school *sniff*). Speaking o... Sat, 26 May 2012 12:35:47 EST May 20th (I'm going to RUN!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889878 I'm going to start training for a 5k. My big goal is to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. Does anyone have any helpful hints? I know I need some shoes and a good pedometer. I've found quite a few races for this year in my area. I'm going to do a 5k, then a 10k, and then a half marathon. Sun, 20 May 2012 14:51:32 EST May 19th WUB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888927 Here were my goals for the week : <BR> <BR> 400 fitness minutes <BR> No soda/fast food <BR> ST 5 days <BR> Yoga 1 day to stretch out my tired muscles <BR> walk 5 days, plus one day of cardio that is more than walking <BR> Make 1 decoration for N's party <BR> Figure out how to use my sewing machine <BR> <BR> I managed to not meet ANY of them. I spent the week whining and depressed over things I can't really control. Next week, my goals are the same. This week, instead of complaining about t... Sat, 19 May 2012 19:51:32 EST May 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886341 This week has not gone as planned. Super stressed out. Being stressed makes me not want to work out. Instead I curl up with a book or bake. Today I made pretzels, vanilla wafers, and graham crackers. All from scratch. My hips and knees are aching. Found out today that Hubby won't know if he has the new position for at least another 2 weeks. Trying to sell some of my books on Craigslist to make a little money. Hubby is looking for a second job. I'm just so tired of dealing with things and tryi... Thu, 17 May 2012 21:07:46 EST May 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883180 After tracking my food the last few days, it hit me. I'm not eating enough! Don't get me wrong, I'm not eating right for any meal except dinner (no breakfast, popcorn and ice cream for lunch, no fruits and minimal vegetables). Right now, we are on a super budget since we overspent while on vacation. So to try to survive the next few months, we have to cut back. Since we already do the obvious things with our utilities, food is really the only other place to cut back. If any one has any low co... Tue, 15 May 2012 20:48:31 EST May 12th WUB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878464 Here are the goals I made for the month of May <BR> <BR> May Goals <BR> 500 fitness minutes (including walking Lucy 3 days a week) <BR> Strength once a week <BR> No fast food <BR> Lose 1 pound and .5 inch all over <BR> Find a team that will challenge me <BR> <BR> I made the goal of 500 minutes for the whole month. I never thought I would have almost 400 in a week! Just goes to show that if I work at it and stick with it, I can put in the time. <BR> This week I've done (I think) 4 days of s... Sat, 12 May 2012 16:10:51 EST May 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876058 Not a great day. Didn't want to walk this morning. Instead I got the family to walk to the store with me to look for inexpensive things for N's birthday party. Ended up with some clearance items to use as cupcake toppers, and puzzles to use as decorations. I got a few new ideas after going through Party City. I'm hoping to be able to do a lot without spending much. Hubby doesn't understand why I want to do so much considering he is still little and only a handful of people are coming, but I j... Thu, 10 May 2012 20:00:49 EST May 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874218 I'm tired today, and not really sure why. I got enough sleep last night, and went for my walk this morning (that we somehow shaved 7 minutes off of). Tomorrow I'm giving the beast a rest. She has a slight limp, so I want to give her a chance to heal and rest. I'm going to take a (hopefully) long walk by myself. I'm no good at these since I get bored so easily. <BR> Offers are supposed to go out next week for the new manager positions at Hubby's work. The wait is driving me crazy. We know tha... Wed, 9 May 2012 15:46:46 EST May 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872063 Today is day three of my walking the beast. She gets better every day. A little less pulling and already starting to pick up the pace. My goal is to walk her every day (weather permitting of course). After finding out that she weighs too much, I see it as a challenge to get her into some sort of doggy shape. Eventually I'm going to start some other sort of cardio as well, since walking has never really helped me to lose weight. But if it helps me to shed some inches and tone up my legs, I'm a... Tue, 8 May 2012 10:37:21 EST