JILLIANISREADY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JILLIANISREADY JILLIANISREADY'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/ Beachbody's new workout p90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786259 I believe you have head of P90X, well Tony Horton took the extreme out of this new workout! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1902679819.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New workout through beachbody called P90 is NOW available. Great workout for anybody that is looking to start their fitness journey as well as anybody currently on their journey and would like a new workout. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452050976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For every P90 c... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:22:48 EST Beachbody Coach? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772732 Have you ever thought about being a beachbody coach? Or have you ever wondered what it is? <BR> <BR> It is a person just like you or I who love fitness and who want to help end the trend to obiesty and help others start their journey. Just be a sportive, positive, motivator and willing to help others reach their goal. <BR> <BR> I am looking for 2 people to join my team. If you have ever wondered what a coach does feel free to message me, LOOK for me on FB Journey with Jill or my main page J... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 15:55:44 EST Beachbody sale!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710729 Beachbody is having an amazing sale this week. <BR> <BR> If you have ever wanted to look at anything or purchase anything -- see if it is on sale. <BR> <BR> Link is below!! <BR> <BR> https://www.teambeachbody.com/Shop/summe<BR>r-sale?referringRepId=376850 <BR> <BR> Feel free to share my link on your page to let your friends know. Have them message me on my FB page JOURNEY WITH JILL if they have any questions or want more information!! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:21:39 EST Link to my Beachbody website. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695090 Here is a LINK to my beachbody coach website. You can share it with your friends. You can purchase any workouts/shakeology through there. <BR> <BR> Head over to my Facebook page as well -- Journey with Jill -- and give it a LIKE! <BR> <BR> www.beachbodycoach.com/JILLIANKULAKOWSKI Wed, 14 May 2014 17:34:33 EST Final results -- 21 day fix. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686736 Hey all. As promised here are my 21 day fix results for round 1. <BR> <BR> This picture tells my stats-- how many inches I lost. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l885093050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Front view. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2121304576.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Back view. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l787704255.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am loving my results. I am planning on doing a couple rounds. I love how choosing the hea... Sat, 3 May 2014 21:46:08 EST 21 day fix! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680903 Hey all!! <BR> <BR> So as some of you know -- I recently became a beachbody coach and I am loving it. <BR> <BR> I started a page on FB here is the link -- head on over give it a like && share it with your friends!! <BR> https://www.facebook.com/jakulakowski?re<BR>f=hl <BR> <BR> I am currently on day 15 of the 21 day fix (round 1). I am down 5.5lbs!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1193780524.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am excited. I am taking this seriously. I know if I do... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:56:47 EST FB page!! NEW link listed!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679630 Head over to my new page and give it a like & let me know you liked it :). <BR> <BR> https://www.facebook.com/jakulakowski?re<BR>f=hl -- Page name Journey with Jill <BR> <BR> I post a lot about the 21 day fix I am doing. Just learning how to run a page so just hang with me. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:41:46 EST I am now..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665800 A BEACHBODY COACH!!! <BR> <BR> So excited && happy. <BR> <BR> Remember me doing the Insanity program? Well I kept saying at the end "if i had my eating under control, there would have been better results" 2 of my cousins are into beachbody -- one is doing turbo fire and has seen amazing results, the other is just finishing 1 round on the 21 day fix. So i decided that I would purchase the challenge pack for the 21 day fix. I will be following meal plans in there -- will be eating a lot of fi... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 15:45:08 EST I DID It!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659451 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1867248268.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1292102055.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I DID IT .. I finished the 63 days of Insanity!! I put in my before/after pics to get my FREE INSANITY t SHirt!!! <BR> <BR> I love the program/workouts. I did see amazing results.. but to be honest .. i didn't have my eating under control :( .. so I know I could have saw even better results. <BR> <BR> I pre-ordered the challenge ba... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:08:51 EST taking a whole week off -- is not good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625688 Hey all! So I was doing AWESOME up until last Thursday -- I was on RECOVERy week for insanity -- and then AF didn't show up on the date it was suppose too -- decided to wait til TODAY -- 5 days late -- that is NOT normal with me :/ so it had me a little worried. <BR> <BR> I am in a group on FB with some local girls -- and we post pictures, we vent in there, we just talk about our journey.. i LOVE it -- and we are doing a biggest loser challenge and we weigh in on Wednesday's I was up to 208... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:45:11 EST Janurary highlights w/ pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609376 Hey all! It is almost February. Almost a month into 2014. Are you still trying to reach your goals? Just got a gym membership over the weekend to Snap Fitness -- only about 10-15 minutes away from my house! So excited. <BR> <BR> I am!! <BR> <BR> ***Today marks 29 days WITHOUT SODA! <BR> ***Today will be day 18 of INSANITY. <BR> ***Today is ANOTHER DAY to keep reaching for your goals! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l500009548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last time I tried... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:05:19 EST Its been 2 months.. a little update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592432 FIRSt if you have INSTAGRAM -- FOLLOW ME -- I'll be posting ALL my workout pictures jillian_achsa -- follow me on FB too so you can see my public post -- Jillian Kulakowski <BR> <BR> Hey all! So It has been almost 2 months .. quite a bit has happened. <BR> Before Biometric Season ended with the EHS team @ Spectrum Health -- I was able to interview for Resource Team Clinical Support Associate job (Medical assistant) with Spectrum Health. I got a job. I was busy doing orientations and training... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:33:28 EST rough week -- but new job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547190 Hey all!! <BR> <BR> This past week has been a little rocky, I haven't worked out steadily, I haven't really watched what I was eating, I didn't get my water like I was suppose to. I was just dealing with upset stomachs everyday!! No matter what I did, no matter what I ate I just feel like I want to puke all the time. I don't know what it is. Plus I've had a metal taste in my mouth.. like I am sucking on pennies.. It has gone down a little bit.. not sure what it is from, maybe my teeth? Teeth... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:49:18 EST Day 20/21, Monthly progress pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539454 Hey all!! So it is time for me to post my monthly progress pictures. I took them on sunday and just been a little busy (I HAVE been working out) just not on the computer much! <BR> <BR> So here is some progress pictures. <BR> <BR> October to Noveber 2013 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550053962.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1580869658.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I didn't workout over the weekend at all! Monday I ran on the treadmill to brea... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:34:44 EST Will you GO LIKE my FB PAGE?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536678 My friend && I made a facebook page ... <BR> <BR> Just made it today! So will be using it as of TODAY. <BR> <BR> Go look it up and LIKE us. Waisting Away <BR> <BR> Let me know that you like it and if you are my SP friend :) <BR> <BR> THANK YOU! Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:56:53 EST October update .. Halfway of 30 day shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530133 Hey all!! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a good October and a happy halloween to end it!! I worked until 6:30 that night.... So I just came home.. relaxed then got a workout in that night. <BR> <BR> So by the end of Oct I finished day 14 of the 30 day shred. I did day 15 yesterday Friday.! <BR> <BR> I should have been almost DONE with the program -- but I took more days off than I should have -- but I DIDN"T STOP! and I keep giving it my all. I took HALFWAY progress pictures yesterday. Here ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:41:08 EST NEED help with a page name.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525925 My friend Jacki and I have a page on FB that we use.. we haven't used it in months though. She is DUE for her 2nd child in about 4-5 weeks. <BR> <BR> We want to start FRESH with a new page! <BR> <BR> I would LOVE any help with NAMES!! START brainstorming!! <BR> <BR> and when I make it .. i want you ALL TO LIKE IT :) <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:27:46 EST 30 day shred pictures. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518002 Hey!! I hope you all are doing good. I know I am. <BR> <BR> I had a bonfire/party for my birthday last saturday .. and in EVERY WHOLE BODY picture I HATED of myself... my upper body and face are okay..but my stomach hangs over my pants.. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. <BR> <BR> I been busy with work and working out! I been doing really good I think. I am up at 4am for work.. to be there by 5:30 to start setting up and taking patients back at 6, as early at 5:45-50 if we are ready. I am ou... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 20:08:16 EST Already September? Nike App, Page on FB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481947 Hey all!! <BR> <BR> I only posted once in August!! I can't believe it is September already!! My birthday is in less than 1 month.. 3 weeks from today actually... i'll be 26 and I want to be 5lbs down from what I was when I weighed in last Sunday (due to AF being here I am up this week but NOT a lot..it was only 1-2 lb so I can't complain) <BR> <BR> I did the GLOW RUN on August 24th.. it was a BLAST. Here are some pictures. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12111... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:47:58 EST TCR, Finding my SPARK again & Update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449024 Hey all!! This blog might be all over the place-- but I feel like I am new at writing blogs again. haha. <BR> <BR> This past Saturday I did the color run in Grand Rapids. It was amazing as always.. I got DIIIRTTYYY. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l787163199.jpg"> <BR> It was a lot of fun. I rolled in the blue & pink. Haha <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802138174.jpg"> <BR> Color run gear. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 16:05:01 EST NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372417 I am slowly getting back on track. <BR> <BR> But I realized yesterday .. that i have not had a brownie or a candy bar in 2 days!!! That is a big step for me.. It is hard when I walk into a store to NOT walk out with one of those things. But I HAVEN'T done it in two days..! I am proud of myself.. I haven't had it in 2 days so I don't need it at all. I am down to 1 pop a day still .. but yesterday I noticed my water intake down .. so I found my big cup and drank 24oz. Today I will double that!... Thu, 30 May 2013 10:27:41 EST First blog in 5 months...! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357179 WHOA!!! I never realized how long it really was since I blogged last... and it was the end of 2012. WOW.. I used to blog every week!! That is just how much I fell off track -- I did keep running on my treadmill during the winter time. I ran a 5k back in March here in Grand Rapids, MI.. it was the Irish Jig and I did it in 44 minutes. <BR> <BR> After the 5k -- I just stopped running because the girl I was running with got pregnant and she has been sick so I haven't ran with her. And I don't l... Wed, 15 May 2013 09:07:51 EST 2012 is almost OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182669 Hey all.!! I have not logged into sparkpeple probably the whole month of december. I haven't tracked my food or my exercise -- even though I have been exercising with a WONDERFUl workout partner who only lives like 5 minutes away from me. <BR> <BR> We have been running on her treadmill and doing a workout video. While 1 will run on the treadmill the other will do the workout video then we will swap places. It has been working but with the holidays. <BR> <BR> The last day I worked out was ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:46:48 EST A new FB page http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131619 My friend and I made our own FB page. If you are on there go ahead and search us. <BR> <BR> http://www.facebook.com/journeytolose12 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:16:25 EST 1 year on my journey (pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107098 This month I have been on my journey for a year. Lost a total of atleast 10-12lbs. I know not much -- but I KNOW what I am doing wrong and I am going to CORRECT it from here on out. <BR> <BR> When I ate this weekend .. I learned to cut down my meals and incorporate veggies/fruit with every meal and I was successful. Friday we had tacos (usually I will eat 3-4 soft shell tacos) BUT on Friday I had 1 soft shell taco with cottage cheese and carrots. I didn't go back for another taco. I was hap... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:27:36 EST Hey all!! I'm blogging again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100503 <em>422</em> <BR> Last time I blogged was over a month ago! Beginning of Sept! That is WAY to long!!! I won't let it happen again!! But I did stay on track with my fitness and I did log in almost daily to SP! So I tracked my fitness and earned my sparkpoints. I would read others blogs as well. <BR> <BR> I stayed on track the whole month of September. A BIG thanks to my workout/running partner [[JACKIMARIE2]]. Who has became such a wonderful friend to me. I thank her DAILY for being an awe... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:25:31 EST I am not one to usually ask... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045877 But I have friends on FB that know this little boy who has Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy -- I am going to post a link and it will being you to the page to tell you about it. <BR> <BR> http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.<BR>asp?ievent=1038137&lis=1&kntae1038137=<BR>1EA66FC148434D0FB0E221CDC09D29CE&login=t <BR> <BR> I am not one to usually ask but I am asking for a little donation if possible. I don't know him personally but I have friends that know the mom or him, I have some friends ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:59:48 EST Its a new month -- time for new plans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042551 Let me start off by saying that the last week of August was HORRIBLE for me. We ate out more than we ate at home. Mainly fast food or pizza. Ugh. I feel gross. I can definately tell how horrible that food makes me feel.! I didn't exercise the last week n a half in August! That's now been 13 DAYS!!!! Thats toooo many for me. The most I went was atleast 5 days without execise (from thursday to monday) I went August 23 to Sept 3rd without exercise. But I am NOT blaming anybody but MYSELF. I am t... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 14:13:18 EST Update (with progress pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022011 Hey all!! How have you been?!! I hope wonderful. I have been on the website lately -- just no blogging or anything. <BR> <BR> First of all -- I still haven't heard back after my 2nd interview. They told me they would contact me by the end of the week (which I guessed was thursday or friday) They never got ahold of me .. so I called friday and left a message. So I still hope and pray they call this week. <BR> <BR> I decided I need to start weighing myself weekly again. I need to start doing ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:58:14 EST Amazing story... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016903 I have my local news on my FB like many of you probably do .. I just saw this story. They say it is making national attention. I wanted to share it with all of you. <BR> <BR> I just think it is more amazing. Even with delopmental disabilties people still have a way to change people around them... <BR> <BR> http://www.fox17online.com/sports/fox17-<BR>father-quits-smoking-starts-running-25<BR>ks-after-daughter-inspired-his-workout<BR>s-20120509,0,656984.story <BR> <BR> Leave your thoughts/c... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:21:42 EST The color run (with pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002494 Today I did the color run with some friends. It was so much fun.! I loved the fact that it wasn't timed and it was all about having fun. I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked but after words my hands were dirty and I didn't want to get my phone or camera dirty. But here are some I had the hubby take for us. <BR> <BR> The only thing was -- I had to pee the whole run and I thought they would have had portapotties along the way but there wasn't. But we made it through the run!! <... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:58:26 EST Hey SparkFriends.!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995379 My cousin recently joined this wonderful website. And I thought maybe some of you could add her to help her through her journey and show her the support you show me! <BR> <BR> SANURAG <BR> <BR> Thanks a bunch!! Your all wonderful. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:11:55 EST 7 days without ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987033 any pop or soda. and I am loving it.! I know I can do it again. But since I have been off pop -- I feel like I want more sweets for some reason.. has that happened to anybody before? What are some ways I can stop those cravings. I have been eating way more than I should be. <BR> <BR> I also haven't weighed myself in about 2-3 weeks because I know the scale will be up and I don't want to see what it has to say. But I will start my weekly weigh-ins this weekend again. <BR> <BR> The last coupl... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:14:52 EST July is almost over.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983855 Hey all!! It has been awhile since I blogged. I found my camera to take updated progress pictures yesterday. <BR> <BR> && It has been 5 days since I been off pop/soda again!! I been making me ice tea and big jugs of water.! <BR> <BR> I went for my last run on Friday and I have to admit .. it was my best run yet. I know everybody tells me not to worry about my speed or how fast I get done. But I keep track of it for myself, so I know my own progress. I usually run 1 mile in 15-17 minutes. W... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:29:20 EST My NSV today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962926 Well it has been 1 week since I have been out on the trail for a run. My last one was last Monday (7-2) and I did 3.01 miles in 55.20 minutes. Slow but yet it was hot out that day. But atleast I was out there. <BR> <BR> Now this past week when It was over 95-100 degrees outside .. I could have used my basement for my workouts/walks. My treadmill or my elliptical. But did I? Nope.. and Im not sure why .. I just don't think I like working out indoors -- it gets lonely in the basement by mysel... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:19:34 EST 103 degrees tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957209 in Michigan?! Today it was 100 degrees. We are SO not used to this weather. I have not exercised or worked out since earlier this week and I'm not even worried about it. I will get back on track as soon as this HOT HOT weather goes away. I do enjoy this kind of weather -- but it just might be a little tooo hot. I have been working on getting my pool clear .. I am SOO taking a swim in it tomorrow.! Today I had to do the last chemicals to it .. tomorrow it should be good to go. <BR> <BR> I ca... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:19:30 EST I finally made it to .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950841 ONEderland!! Last sunday June 24th I decided I was going to start my weekly weigh in's again. I weighed in at 198. WHATT????????? Did I just say that? 198....? Yes I did. I stepped on the scale 6 times AND after my shower to make sure! I even took a picture. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174563371.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today when I weighed in 7/1/2012 -- it was 199.7 -- but still under 200lbs. But I know I have been eating out a lot lately!! Which is stopping today... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:02:10 EST Happy Memorial Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901263 First of all I want to say thank you to the men and women who serve this country day after day, month after month, year after year. I don't think we can thank you enough. <BR> <BR> Anyway-- I have been getting back on track -- I went for a run 4 days last week a totol 6-7 miles. whoo hoo. Here are some pictures from my run. <BR> <BR> This was from last Monday 5-21. I ran 2.07 miles in 32:03. My average speed was 3.87. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l644229508.jpg"> ... Mon, 28 May 2012 13:21:46 EST Time to get back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887994 I was going to add this in my last blog -- but I had to cut it short because I was watching my niece. <BR> <BR> But the new job is going good. It is a factory -- so as good as can be expected. My husband works in plant 1 -- I work in plant 2. I LOVE the first shift schedule. I love getting out at 3:30 and being able to do just whatever for the rest of the day. I should be using my time to exercise-- but I spent this week getting used to it and VERY MUCH OFF TRACK. <BR> <BR> <em>42</em> ... Fri, 18 May 2012 23:27:06 EST 5k and various things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883014 As you may have remembered .. I ran my first 5k Saturday with my friend Rachel (also on SP). We signed up for the 7am heat. <BR> <BR> Friday I didn't get out of work until 11:30pm then I was home by 11:45ish-- I was tossing and turing all night long. Then the alarm went off for 5:15 and I hit snooze a couple times .. then realized it was 5:40 and I need to get up and get dressed and wake the hubby up! So we rushed out the door and met Rachel and her husband about 6:00-6:15am at her house. H... Tue, 15 May 2012 18:27:34 EST Race day tomorrow!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876894 I am getting a little nervous and excited for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I work tonight from 3 to 11:30pm then come home and get a few hours of sleep. I have to be up by 5:30ish and be at Rachel's house by 6ish -- so we can get downtown and get lined up. I just think this will lead the doors to a few more 5k's this summer! I am very excited to be achieving this goal -- even if i don't run the whole thing -- just to finish a 5k was a goal of mine last summer and now I am going to achieve it!! That ... Fri, 11 May 2012 10:52:14 EST Graduated && my first 5k coming up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872412 I graduated on Friday night!! We started at 7pm and were done by 8:30ish. Then I went to Applebee's to celebrate with the family. So I know I am not 200lbs anymore ... maybe add like 3lbs now.. haha!! I haven't weighed myself since but I am getting in all my water and workouts in.. so we will see on Saturday when I do my weigh in. But it was a very nice night. My mom got me a gift .. she got me a workout tank top and shorts .. but the shorts are big (XL) and I have to exchange them for a diff... Tue, 8 May 2012 13:58:08 EST Is ONEderland right around the corner?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l417131006.jpg"> <BR> This picture is from my run on Wednesday. I realized by the time I got in the car I didn't take a picture... so I took one then. haha. We had some storms/rain here in the morning but by the time I got out of work at 4pm. It was sunny and HOT and humid with a little wind. It was so nice. I decided to go running with a cousin at 5pm. It was my first time running with this kind of weather-- hot and a little humid. It was pr... Thu, 3 May 2012 14:07:23 EST A little NSV for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861959 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l645348049.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was able to run/jog [[whatever you want to call it haha]] 1.6 miles STRAIGHT! I think I could have went the 2 whole miles but on my way back I finally caught up the hubby and the doggy (as you can see they are behind me in the picture). So I started walking slower with them .. then realized I was still tracking myself so I picked up my speed a little bit. But I was EXCITED!! I was only able do 1 mile ... Tue, 1 May 2012 20:56:38 EST First day at new job. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860067 First off .. I graduate FRIDAY at 7pm!! WHOO HOOO. <BR> <BR> && 2nd .. my FIRST 5k is in 12 days!! getting nervous. haha <BR> <BR> This is a picture I did after the 30 day shred level 2 on Sunday. I just can't say enough how much I love this level. It is such a challange and I love it.! It makes me sweat so much -- I had to do it in my sports bra the other day because I was getting a little hot && it was really chilly to leave the door open haha. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:59:11 EST Good changes happening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856351 I think the last blog was a bit confusing .. it was to me so I think it was to others. I didn't go out running yesterday but I did do my video! I was stressing out about things so I just got up and did the workout. The 30 day shred level 2 is just amazing!!!!! <BR> <BR> It makes me sweat more than I ever have I believe. This was from Fridays workout. You can see my face is just so red. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l701078744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is from toda... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:25:28 EST I love .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4851853 ALL of the continued support from this website. I feel I can write anything and everything on my blogs and feel safe with you reading it. I don't get that from facebook -- I don't even post progress pictures on there because I don't want to read the rude comments. I love all the feedback that I get. I just love it!! <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures from my workouts lately. I take them with my phone then email them to myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:42:07 EST ripped & zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839095 I was checking my email yesterday and decided to go through a folder and delete stuff. I came across the calender our zumba instructor sent out to us for the April Schedule. I looked on it and noticed her R.I.P.P.E.D class was Tuesday (today) 7-8pm when it used to be 6-7. && ZUMBA is Wednesday from 7-8pm. I thought to myself how badly I miss those 2 and money has been tight lately and I haven't been able to attend. But I work 3-6 everyday so I am able to get out of work and go home get change... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:23:31 EST job searching never ends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837528 This is more of a venting blog. You don't have to read if you don't want to. I keep looking and applying for Medical Assistant jobs atleast 2-3 times a week. Nothing new has come up .. I have applied for all the ones around Grand Rapids. I understand I am fresh out of school and I have little expierence but how am I going to get that expierence if nobody will hire me? I am able to take my certification exam after June 1st. I just have a feeling it will be after I get my certification -- then ... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:33:40 EST April pictures & progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834953 So all this week I didn't track my food && I didn't eat breakfast. I weighed myself this morning for the Spring 5% Challenege and I was up 3lbs from last week :(. Well I did get some cereal and milk for breakfast (because I don't like eggs all that much).. and yesterday I started tracking my meals again. I know that makes a difference after not doing it for a week. It really does help me -- So i need to make sure I do that DAILY. <BR> <BR> I have been drinking lots of water!! I love my water... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:03:25 EST