ICHBINDOOF's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ICHBINDOOF ICHBINDOOF'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/ about that. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374924 I'm awful at updating my page around here. I had a fitness blog where I updated more but the site I blog on is shutting down so maybe I'll try to post more. (I tend to forget to try to update) <BR> <BR> In anycase here's 10 life updates from the last few months: <BR> <BR> 1. I studied in Germany over winter break and gained about 10 pounds. <BR> 2. My body is taking it's sweet time getting rid of that gain and that's ok. <BR> 3. in march I suffered a pretty severe hip injury (part of the re... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 19:38:13 EST 15k race recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146219 The 15k race went so much better than I could have thought. Emily and I started off together pushing fairly hard. a few miles in she told me to leave her and run my own race. Yesterday I stated that I didn't want to finish without her and that the race meant more to me with her than without her- but at that point I could feel that she needed to work through it on her own. Finished really strong. Ended up well bellow the time I had hoped for and not to far off from my higher time goal for toda... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:47:11 EST Photo spam. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144431 I guess it's been slipping my mind to update on here. <BR> <BR> Long stories short- I picked up a few more classes to teach. I now instruct a core class which is awesome and have an insane yoga following. I've officially started marathon training as of about a month ago- going well. I also decided to start a more whole food plant based diet. Basically still eating meat- no eggs, less dairy. but focusing on making everything organic and minimally processed. Trying to avoid processed corn pro... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 17:46:16 EST youtube work out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092551 I recently filmed my own youtube kick boxing video!! I've been meaning to do this for awhile but just didn't have time. The entire video series takes about 35 minutes and will hopefully give you an intense work out. Check it out let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> so far I've gotten alot of nice compliments, one guy said it 'nearly killed him' and my boss said that she is inlove with my teaching style! highest compliments I could get! Feed back is always appreciated so if you have anythin... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:18:37 EST certified! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070565 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l545993434.jpg"> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:08:26 EST Running passion. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065713 I've been having a hard time focusing on specifically weight loss. It's frustrating to try to set a goal only to have to change it due to changes in muscle or the first few weeks of school getting you off track. I like having number goals but at the same time it's so silly. I go back and forth on being disgusted and feeling the need to lose 20+ pounds and feeling awesomely fit and not caring about the scale. <BR> <BR> As you guys may have discovered fitness in my passion and my love. and I... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:56:12 EST good news and bad news. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034052 bad news: I'm going to have to take some time off running. pretty upsetting but I knew with the new pain that was happening over the week end that it'd be best to take at least a few days off. So, lots of spinning the next few days and I'll see how it's feeling. I'm allowed to run through discomfort but not through pain. <BR> <BR> Good news: I talked to one of the athletic trainers about it. I was nervous he wouldn't really want to help me after I discontinued running with the team but he wa... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:32:15 EST yoga demo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028746 This weeks updates: <BR> <BR> We got some new mixes for our cardio classes. Finally got a mix with 'sexy and I know it'. was super pumped. broke it out right away in my kick boxing class this week. Super intense class, what a great sweat. <BR> <BR> I attempted a 15 mile run on wednesday and succeeded. I wish I was running a bit faster but I'm not going to stress about it. I'm happy to have the miles and I know the pace will come with time. <BR> <BR> My boss asked if I would be willing to ... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:42:23 EST distance running/daily mile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020777 No other work out in the world compares to running. Especially distance running. As you guys know I dealt with alot of injuries and set backs the last year and a half and my mileage has suffered from it. The last month or so I've been finally able to increase my distances. I cannot tell you how happy I am. I forgot what it's like to be able to actually run. I feel like a completely different person and am so much happier with my body and in general. I don't know how I lived not running like t... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:06:17 EST 13.1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016750 I set out thinking I'd do 5 miles maybe 10 if I was feeling good. I ran across a friend on the trails early on and we ran about a mile and a half together. I don't know what got into me but after that short period with her I knew today would be a 13.1 day. It was pretty slow compared to where I used to be but hey, I did it and it was awesome. <BR> <BR> This was the first half marathon distance I've ran since my knee injury in april 2011. 9 months of PT and 7 more months of struggling but it... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:09:52 EST this is what beast mode looks like. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994694 I reset my spark people goals a few days ago. Back in may I originally set it for a year long goal but I decided to change it to a short sub goal to give me a bit more focus and motivation. as much as I don't like using the scale for progress this somewhat forces me to, although I calculated the pound goal based on rough calculations of body fat percentages. Even with those changes, my intake is still pretty much at the same level, so nothing really changes as long as I keep doing the same a... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:17:12 EST ooohhh! quadzilla!! (update/progress pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990056 I officially decided not to run the half. I know I could do it easily but with this calf pain lately I really don't want to to chance pushing it when my calf has been so irritated. . That being said, I sense there will be alot of spinning in my near future. I really hope this clears up quick because I'd much rather be out running the trails than stuck on the spin bike... I've been meaning to take my bike out on the trails more, but it's been so hot and humid I haven't had much of a chance. (s... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 02:26:17 EST full moon half marathon? don't mind if i do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979440 Two of my friends/coworkers asked if I wanted to do a full moon half marathon with them in about 3 weeks. If I can scrape together an entry fee I think I will definitely do this. It definitely won't be a PR by any means, especially since one of them has just started getting back into running and neither of them has been pushing pace too much. So it'll be more chil and just for fun, which I think is what I need right now anyways. <BR> <BR> On that note, I ran nine miles yesterday. My calf was... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:34:39 EST front page. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973050 Today when I came to the pool for aqua the ladies all swarmed around me telling me that I was famous and asking if I knew I was in the paper. I knew I'd be in the paper but I had no idea I'd be on the front page. They put some decent sized pictures in there too. <BR> <BR> Everyone is making a huge deal out of it which is kind of flattering. anyway, I just wanted to share one of the picutres with you guys. I emailed the paper and asked if they would possibly send me some of the ones that didn... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:37:39 EST miles and inches. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969537 I've been somewhat struggling with how to feel about things lately.. Since I was in 8th grade I've been focusing on numbers and hitting a certain weight ect.. I've had my share of healthy and unhealthy habits and methods of losing weight, but that's not important for this post. <BR> <BR> I almost feel as though I have moved on from the whole weight loss and focusing on numbers. I just don't see the point. There's no use stressing about numbers and watching them go up and down. I feel like I'... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:44:00 EST Don't bring me down, bro. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963240 I got an email saying that a newspaper photographer would be taking pictures of my kick boxing class tomorrow night. I thought this was pretty cool so I shared it with a friend and told her that I was pretty happy that my 'following' has been giving me some amazingly positive feed back lately as well. <BR> <BR> She responded by telling me that I was conceited and that all I talked about was fitness. We've been friends since we were 6 years old, you think she would realize that this is my car... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:32:54 EST extra inches? say what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937620 Yesterday I took some measurements for the first time in about a year. I've gained an inch on my arms, an inch on my waist, an inch and a half on my quads, as well as about 3 inches on my butt. My first reaction was 'isn't this the opposite of what was supposed to happen? did I do something wrong?' <BR> <BR> Let me put this in another perspective... I know it will probably sound like I'm making excuses for myself, but I guess for me it makes more sense to realize I have gained ALOT of muscl... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:54:32 EST Father's day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930082 Many years ago, right after my parents divorced, my dad unknowingly started to become a fitness influence. My dad has somewhat struggled with his weight his entire life. Naturally after my parents split he decided to do something about it. So he started taking walks. Preteen Tatiana, not knowing what a calorie was, started to join him. After awhile I look up running as well. <BR> <BR> Eventually he moved. When I would come visit we would ride bikes or go for walks. One day he stumbled upon ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:40:34 EST instructor update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893866 Tonight was my first 30/30 class. I was pretty nervous before hand since I haven't taught kick boxing in awhile and it was my first time teaching toning. I only ended up with one person but honestly it was great! I think that's one of the best kick boxing sections I've ever taught and the toning went so much better than I had expected! <BR> <BR> As a SHA I have to plan programs and events for the residents in my building. I am hoping to be able to do a yoga rave in august. I was talking to m... Tue, 22 May 2012 23:50:02 EST switch up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881596 Officially started my summer fitness plans today. The first order of business being to take an easy week. (not too hard since the gym is closed for cleaning and res life/moving will keep me pretty busy). The next few days will be pretty minimal but I'll start ramping it up towards the end of the week to get ready for my fitness classes next week. <BR> <BR> As you know, I've already been working with a new meal plan and have a pretty good idea of where I want to go with my work outs. It's goi... Mon, 14 May 2012 21:25:49 EST Beast mode. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825620 I hadn't realized how long it had been since I gave you guys an update! <BR> <BR> Things have been going amazingly well. After my last post my weight ended up going up quite a bit (even though I was still working out and eating very well) out of frustration I decided to talk to my boss and see if she had any advice. I showed her my food and work out logs and she said my food log was PERFECT. She suggested I started lifting, and so it began. <BR> <BR> I started working with her in the weigh... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 12:42:25 EST new plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711372 I started a new eating/work out plan for this semester. I wanted to try something different with my eating and decided to experiment with some guidelines. It's been about a week but so far so good. I had to detour from it a bit this week end since i had the fitness conference and everything going on. But no worries I still ate pretty healthy! <BR> <BR> i'm looking into getting my group exercise certification. Since I'm not certified the work shop I went do doesn't really count for anything e... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:19:47 EST fitness instructor update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4672910 i've been doing well so far. my intake was a bit higher than usual yesterday but nothing to worry about, especially since i worked out quite a bit extra yesterday. work outs have been great. knee is being a bit stiff but as long as i keep up on my PT i should be fine. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My gym is having a special this week so all of my classes are free. <BR> <BR> Yesterday i ended up with 20 people in my kick boxing class! It was amazing. It's seriously the coolest feeling being up th... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 01:01:31 EST paying the price? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667242 i've been doing good work out wise and for the most part did well eating too. i messed up a bit last night due to going into work at the last minute and went out for lunch with the family so that got me a bit off track but honestly didn't do too much damage. <BR> <BR> i know i'm doing good and i'm being really healthy but i'm mentally having trouble. i feel like i'm not making any progress and to be honest i haven't seen any change in weight, body fat, or measurements in months. i really do... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 21:47:32 EST new year- new you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646684 was finally able to catch up on my work out log. <BR> <BR> this year i ran a total of 1965 miles and worked out a total of 440 hours. <BR> not to bad for having a knee injury for 6+ months. =] <BR> <BR> lets aim for at least 2500 miles and 500 hours in 2012. <BR> additionally- lets get back down to 120-125. <BR> <BR> what's your fitness goal for the new year? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> training plan for the next few weeks: <BR> <BR> 1. 40-50 miles/week (lower due to kick boxing) <BR> 2. ... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:18:58 EST weekly update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632276 going to try to do a weekly post on here. i have a blog outside of this as well as the daily mile so i wasn't sure if i wanted yet another thing to keep track up but i figure you guys should know what i'm up to and where my progress is at. <BR> <BR> <BR> working hard to get ready to teach my kick boxing class. we start in two weeks! man that really snuck up on me! <BR> <BR> leaving college for winter break on wednesday. i have somewhat of 'meal guide lines' i'd like to stick to but i real... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:20:38 EST