JPAMPY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JPAMPY JPAMPY'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/ Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864555 Today is day 17 of Turbo Fire. I wasn't feeling well yesterday but today I did my HIIT 25/Stretch 10 workout. It was hard but it's supposed to be. I did my best and I feel I did a good job. One day, one workout, one moment at a time. <em>104</em> <em>521</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:03:32 EST Day 15 of Turbo Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863918 Hey friends!! Thanks Tara and Ken!! I appreciate your encouragement. I was scheduled to do a HIIT workout today but thought it best to take a rest day. But I have a plan of attack for the rest of the week. Wednesday: HIIT 25, Thursday: Fire 45 EZ, Friday: HITT 15/Tone 30. Then Saturday I will be back on schedule. Also, I have been going to the chiropractor. Unfortunately my spine is pretty messed up. Not that that will stop me... it won't. My muscles are sore and constantly ache after I get a... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:15:54 EST Week 3 of Turbo Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863199 Today I did FIRE 45 EZ. I felt sluggish and unmotivated. I'm losing my motivation. But Im hoping it will pass and I can keep truckin' with my workouts. I have 9 weeks to go before I take my 'after' pictures. I need to remember why I started in the first place. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:06:27 EST Day 13 Turbo Fire Core30/Stretch 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861703 I went to the chiropractor yesterday and found out I have a lot of things wrong with my spine. First of all, its crooked in two parts... at the top between my shoulders and at the bottom of my pelvis. He adjusted me and popped the bones back into place but I am feeling so sore. I did my Core 20 and Stretch 40. I think TF is going to help me with my back issues. My workout went well. This afternoon I'm feeling a little hungry and weary. I'm so tired. But I look forward to my workout tomorrow. ... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:54:49 EST Turbo Fire Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861173 Woot woot!!! Another great day to workout! Today was Fire 55 EZ. Although there is nothing easy about the workout, it is getting easier. As I push through the toughest parts of the workout I find that is when I make the most gains. I love that I have seen such great results in such a short time. No other program has done this for me. Feeling really good and excited to take my two week pictures. I know my body has changed already!! <em>344</em> <em>320</em> <em>216</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:37:27 EST Day 11 of Turbo Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860516 Ah, today is day 11. My workout was HIIT 15 and Sculpt 30. It was hard but so worth it. I lost another pound. That makes it 5 pounds total in just under two weeks with this program. That is amazing. I've never been more focused (accept when training for my half marathon) to accomplish something. It's amazing how exercise changes more than our bodies, it changes our lives in every way. Its so good!! I find that I am struggling to stay 'full'. I feel hungry a lot. My solution is to add more cal... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:58:43 EST Day 9 of Turbo Fire... my progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858654 Thanks everyone for your support!! I really appreciate it!! I'm on day 9 of my Turbo Fire program. Today was a HIIT 20/ Stretch 10. HIIT= high intensity interval training and then 10 minute of stretching after. It's amazing how much stronger I feel and the confidence I am getting just from exercising. I feel like I am doing what I should have been doing all along. My moods are better, my outlook and perspective are better, more positive. I'm happier. I lost two pounds in the first three days.... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:06:57 EST feeling high http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855853 I'm in day 5 of my turbo fire program. I've tried many years to attain good health and fitness. None of it a loss as I have learned valuable lessons along the way. I have a 100% better relationship with food now. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:24:23 EST my journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853515 I'm a bit scared to start this journey. I've been here many times before but always slipped back into my old habits. I got to my goal and didn't know where to go from there. I started making little compromises telling myself I'll work it off. Never did. So here I am again. This time NO COMPROMISING! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:48:39 EST Glass half full http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851239 I'm taking advantage of my free spark coach trial and today's blog subject is whether I see the glass half full or half empty. I see life through a glass half full with lots of air bubbles. Sometimes when things get difficult, I start to doubt myself. Those are the bubbles. But even with the bubbles I don't give up because there is always hope to accomplish my goals as long as I don't quit on myself. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:19:11 EST 1-9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850636 Tonight I put the spark coach app on my phone. So today is day 1. I've been sick with flu like symptoms. I weigh 135 and want to lose about 10 lbs. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 21:35:48 EST Dec. 23 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570418 WOW an unexpected death in the family has brought sadness. Christmas is just a day away and we had exciting plans for my mom and dad to come visit. Those plans have changed and we will not be with them for Christmas. They will be attending a funeral for my uncle. Sad that he died. Sad that my parents won't be with us for Christmas. Feeling blue already, from the wintertime. Feeling like just curling up and not doing anything. I don't feel like exercising, I just feel like crawling into bed, h... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:44:02 EST December 22, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570070 Looking forward to Christmas. We are having family here and I am looking forward to it. It will be fun. <BR> About 2.5 months ago I started a workout program from TeamBeachbody. I'm in the last of three phases. I haven't lost weight but I have gained muscle, strength and fitness. I think that is more important than weight loss. My clothes fit better and I feel more comfortable in them. I still have some work to do but I always will. I am planning on getting back into running as soon as I fin... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:49:27 EST Today December 4 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556888 Today was a great day. Started off with homeschool. Looked at my calendar and saw it was National Cookie Day, so as fun cooking project, the kids and I made cookies. While we were waiting for the dough to harden in the fridge, we did a 20 minute workout. Then after lunch and during naptime, I did another 45 minute workout. I feel good and tired. Thought about taking a nap, but decided to SPARK instead. Going to have a cup of coffee and a snack here in a bit. I hope that you, whoever is readin... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 14:56:38 EST Day 2 of December http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555181 Awe... today I am tired. I didn't want to exercise but I did... for 50 minutes!! The best thing I could ever do is push through these days when I just want to nap instead of exercise. I am so glad I did. I still feel tired but now I have my workout done for the day. Tomorrow is a rest day so I can nap tomorrow if I choose. Its great to have choices. I hate having a workout looming over my head. I feel even worse when I blow it off and don't do it. Ahhhh.... this is what success feels like. WO... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:30:08 EST After Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554547 Thanksgiving was a very enjoyable time this year. I didn't eat too much and I spent more time visiting and enjoying the company of my family than I did obsessing about food. I also completed ALL my scheduled workouts because I brought my workout DVD with me. First time ever that I have done that. I completed the second phase of my workout program and now have one more phase to complete, then I will be at a maintenance level. I can wear jeans that I haven't been able to wear and I like the way... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 21:12:47 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546847 Today is so much better than the last three. Starting to feel better about a lot of things. Children are not sick anymore and life seems to be evening out again... until next week. :-) Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:53:54 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545090 Today feels like its going to be a LONG day. My child is still sick. I stayed with her in her room to make sure she had help if she needed it. She didnt go to sleep until an hour past her bedtime and then she got up at 0430. I can tell you that is NOT enough sleep for me. Then my other child got up shortly after at 0515. Fabulous!! Wonderful!! I'm running on very little sleep. My children are already demanding and suffocation me and I hadnt even had my coffee yet. GRRRRR.... As look at today ... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:29:57 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543999 I weighed in this morning. Not suprised at what I saw. The scale is going up. Today, I am giving my body a break. I have a 35 minute workout that I will do but as far as food, I'm keeping it minimal. I have been eating WAY too much. I am sabataging my own progress. I am going to make better choices today. Moment by moment. I need to really get my eating in control. That is the only issue now. I have been consistently exercising for the past two weeks. I see muscle where there wasnt any before... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:11:20 EST Restaurant disaster- 11-17-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543603 Our family tradition is to go out for lunch after church on Sunday. Today was no different. We chose to go to a pizza/ salad buffet. We arrived at about 11am. Got a table. My 3 year old started fussing and whinning and crying. Asked her what was wrong and she said she couldnt walk. Then said her tummy hurt, then said her head hurt. We were a little frustrated because she has a bad habit of complaining and so we were irritated. We tried to calm her but she just kept crying and whinning and wou... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:27:27 EST November 14, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541384 I have been away from sparkpeople for a while, but have been doing well. I started a new training program and have been doing it five days a week. I have recruited seven of my friends to help me stay accountable. Each day after I do my workout I will contact them via text message and tell them I have completed my workout. If I have not texted them by the time I should have my workout finished, they check in with me to make sure I do it. It has been working GREAT!! This is a something i havent... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:31:03 EST June 28, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404972 I am going to try again and again and again until I get it. I'm a Yo Yo dieter. I havent made the changes a lifestyle, only a temporary fix to lose weight. That is why I have gained and lost, gained and lost, gained and lost. Its a cycle. I'm just writing my thoughts about what comes next. I dont know how to come to terms with permanently giving up some of my favorite comforts. I will need to find other things to replace comfort foods. That is not going to be easy. I am thinking it is going t... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:33:16 EST Does it help? How? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400507 Fast break goals... does it really work to keep track of small, more attainable goals? I have made many, many, MANY fast break goals and have not kept up with tracking them or doing them for that matter. I have great intentions but when i am on SP, Im on for a short time and dont even think to track other goals. I may accomplish those goals for the day but dont even think to track them. I track food, exercise and weight. That is about it. I may surf SP and blog or reply on a message board. Ju... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:28:26 EST June 14, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388702 Mind over Body- a 10 step program to overcome emotional eating. I am at step 1- putting the 'I' back into my vocabulary. I need to start keeping track and journaling my emotions and situations where I start to eat when I am not hungry. I need to ask myself, what am I feeling? I already know that a lot of times I eat when I am not hungry because I am bored, frustrated, happy, tired, not feeling well. I eat mostly for the comfort of it. But after I eat, I feel guilty and find absolutely no comf... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 06:46:06 EST June 13, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388481 I was ready for bedtime. I was saying my night time prayers and then a thought, out of the blue occurred to me... EAT! I'm hungry... eat! It is 2100, I'm in bed. I'm tired. I already had more than my calorie intake for the day and my mind is telling me to eat. WHY? <BR> It got me thinking... what is the psychology behind emotional eating? Why do I emotionally eat? Why do I eat when I am not hungry? Why is food on my mind ALL the time? I exercise and yet I'm not losing weight. I eat healthy a... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:25:13 EST Never thought I could do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384794 Last year when I started running, I thought a 5k was intimidating, not to mention, undoable for me. Well, I faced that intimidation and I ran a couple 5k. Didn't think I could run one in under 30 minutes. My first 5k was under 29 minutes. This year so far i have run two 5k races, both within 28 minutes. I never thought I could do it. But I did it anyway. Now, I am looking at a 10k race. Never thought I could do it. I have run 10 miles on the treadmill, three times and 10 miles on the road one... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:26:38 EST Eating 'clean' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373906 Eating clean means choosing to not eat things that are processed, high in fat, sodium, sugars and other unhealthy, un nutritional ingredients. It was my intention to start today. However, I had the morning to myself without the girls. So, DH and I went to breakfast at our local café. I made a good choice (Greek Omelet) but it was still high in calories and sodium. So for tomorrow, my plan of attack is to start out my day with an early morning run with a good friend of mine. We will run betwee... Fri, 31 May 2013 17:50:51 EST May 28, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370700 Today was a busy day!! We started out with family pictures. The girls did absolutely wonderfully!! They stole the show. I'm very excited to see the pics when they are ready. Last week I got in 17 miles... 10 mile run and a 7 mile run. This week isnt looking so good. I was supposed to run today but just did not have the time. We had pictures and then lunch and then I had to take my daughter to the doctor this afternoon. My husband works so I wasnt able to run this afternoon either. So, I am ke... Tue, 28 May 2013 18:38:10 EST April 27-May 1 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342254 I'm back. My computer was plagued with viruses that wouldnt even let me get to the internet so I had to take it in to get it cleaned up. I havent sparked for a few days because I didnt have my computer. Now I am back and have a few exciting things to share. <BR> First: Saturday my DH and I ran our first 5k race of the year. It was AWESOME!! DH and I achieved new PRs!! Second: I went for a long slow run yesterday that turned out to be not so slow... for me anyway. I ran 7 miles at almost a 10... Wed, 1 May 2013 16:42:03 EST To train or not to train.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326663 I posted a while ago in one of my blogs that I was training for a half marathon, but at that time had not found one I wanted to run. Well, I have finally found one I am planning on running in the fall.... Sept. to be exact. I am thinking of postponing my half marathon training schedule until the race gets closer. I have other 5k and 10k races planned. As far as seriously training for my half, I think I am going to stop where I am at now, keep running and pick up where I left off once my half ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:13:00 EST April 13, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321955 Last night I ran 10 miles on the treadmill instead of following my training program. I vowed to take saturday and sunday off from exercise. That won't be difficult considering I have a small painful glitch in my left hip. I dont think it is anything serious and the more I walk on it, the less pain I feel. I think as I was getting tired at around mile 5 or 6 I started changeing my gait a little and that magnified the issue. So, I have two days to recover and then resume my program on monday. ... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:00:17 EST April 11, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319827 Yesterday in my blog I was complaining that I was frustrated because of how I have been eating. Today I am doing MUCH better! Today I have been tracking everything and I completed my scheduled run and strength training for the day... not to mention that I kicked butt on my run today. I did run on the treadmill but I ran faster than I ever have and for a longer period of time. I am really excited about this. I guess I should know by now that there are always great days after the bad ones. WOO... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:07:36 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318577 The past couple weeks have been so busy with birthdays and the Easter holiday. I ate and ate and ate. Well, now I am trying to find that discipline I used to have BEFORE I let myself indulge. Looking back, I see that two weeks ago I allowed the holidays to pull me into the ditch. Now I am spinning my wheels trying to get out. I start the day out well and then things take a tumble in the late after noon and evening. It isnt even that I am hungry. I eat when I am not hungry. I eat because I hav... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:20:16 EST April 9, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316776 I have been keeping up very well with my training. Sometimes I juggle my workouts; sometimes I run further distances than suggested on my training program. I find that I am improving without actually really trying to. The more I practice/run, the better I seem to get. Yesterday was supposed to be a stretching/strength training day, but I used it as a rest day. I like to do my strength training after my run. So, this week I start running longer distances. I have a 3.5 mile run and then i will ... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:47:34 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303647 Today my training program had a 3 mile run plus strength training scheduled. I ran 4.2 miles instead and will run the 3 miles + strength training for saturday. I swapped days. The run was nice. I kept up a 10 minute mile pace. Felt good. Sunny. Slight breeze and a couple hills. It was a really nice run. Now I plan on resting the rest of the night and tomorrow. Friday is a rest day for me. Then, I start in again on Saturday. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:02:26 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302207 Today was a 2 mile run or cross training. This morning I did some heavy house cleaning including running up and down two sets of stairs over the course of an hour. Even though I could probably get by with using that as my cross training, I still would like to get some cardio kickboxing in. I really enjoy that. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:40:58 EST Day 2- half marathon training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300967 Today I am going to run three miles. I didnt do strength training yesterday as my schedule suggested, however, I did get 3 miles in with my friends and I stretched really well. Today I will do strength training after my run. I have a short full body strength training program in place already. <BR> Thank you everyone who has commented on my first blog about my half marathon training. I know I can count on your for encouragement and support when training gets tough. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! Ju... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:34:26 EST Day 1- Half Marathon Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299078 Today I start my training for the half marathon. My program starts mondays with strength and extra stretching. I will be running this afternoon with some friends. I think we will be running 3 miles. I will get my run in then stretch after that. I am thinking I may do my strength training this morning or during the day before my run. <BR> I will try to post every day for the next 12 weeks to let my sparkfriends know how my training is going. Please feel free to offer any encouragement and sup... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:25:54 EST March 18, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291305 Hello everyone! <BR> I wasnt around SP all weekend. My DH and I went away for the weekend. We bought new running shoes for the upcoming season. I also bought the Runners World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training and I am so glad I did. I am learning so much about running that I never knew before. I am also finding a TON of motivation to sign up for a half marathon. I am breaking in my new shoes on the treadmill and then I am really itching to get out on the road. We just got a TO... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:09:37 EST New healthy recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286370 Good morning all my wonderful Sparkfriends!! <BR> Yesterday my daughter wanted pancakes for dinner. Since I already had dinner planned, I thought I would make pancakes for breakfast. I am always striving to make our meals much more healthy and beneficial for our bodies. So, I took a plain pancake recipe from Betty Crocker and made it my own. My daughters and I LOVED them so I wanted to share the recipe with you. Make it your own!! <BR> I call them, "Blueberry Wheat Flaxseed Pancakes". <BR> I... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:27:14 EST March 12, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284403 Today was a good day. Not real stressful. Actually today was a very restful day. I am even planning on going to bed a little earlier. This afternoon, we volunteered at our daughter's school's fundraiser. They put on a rigatoni feed. We helped bus tables and clean up. Got some walking in and ate a delicious rigatoni dinner. Fun time helping out. Came home and was going to watch one of my favorite tv shows but saw it was a re-run so I decided to jump on the computer and Spark instead. Also, I a... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:34:56 EST A first for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283069 I have been running since last year. I ran three 5k races last year. All of which I really enjoyed. Then I got thinking, maybe I could do a 10k. So, I started running more miles to get the mileage in... not so worried about time, just the mileage. I havent entered a 10k race yet.. that is my goal for this year. But i have another goal.... a Half-Marathon before the end of 2013. 13.1 miles is intimidating to me. I'm a 5k runner, a recreational runner, a runner who runs for fun and health... n... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:07:32 EST Freebie Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279363 I started using the SP meal plan again since i had fallen way off track. I've been doing really well for the past couple days. Today we ate breakfast out and I ate homemade pizza for dinner. Even though I splurged, i still made good choices and stayed within my calorie limit. I thought I was going to go over and considered really making it a 'freebie friday'. Now I am glad I didnt. <BR> I ran 5 miles today after being off from running for seven days. It was tough the last two miles but it wa... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 20:32:03 EST 3-3-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271136 This morning went to church. I have been eating three healthy meals a day and trying not to snack in between meals. I tend to eat too much when I snack between meals. I had a yummy breakfast smoothie this morning and a very healthy and filling lunch. I have been running regularly and getting regular exercise when I'm not running. I dont really have much to <BR> report. Still the same weight. No gains. Doing well overall. I guess that is why I havent been blogging lately. I'm just keeping on.... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:14:01 EST oh man!!! :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259290 I really sabataged myself today. I ate 2799 calories. I didnt track and just ate whatever I wanted. I guess for eating whatever I wanted, that isnt really that bad. Nonetheless, I am better than this. I have more self discipline and love for myself. Old habits die hard and that is not an excuse. My plan of action for tomorrow so I dont mindlessly eat all day long like I did today is: 1- track all my meals/snacks/food before I eat them and 2- get my run in before I start my day. That is my pla... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:32:04 EST February 15, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251516 I had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I hope everyone else did as well. I went for a long walk in very cold weather and it was invigorating... once my face and toes thawed out. LOL Last night I ate very poorly, making good choices, but eating too much of everything I ate. Went over in calories and saw on the scale I am gaining again. My attitude: NO PROBLEM. Cut back, pull in the eating reigns. I have been exercising regularly. That is not lacking, which is good. So, today is a new day. Back on... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:31:21 EST Keep on going anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249004 Today I had great intentions of running a long run (6 miles). However, I bit off more than I could chew. I haven't done any exercise for a couple days nor have I run for much longer. Jumping in and thinking I was going to run fast and long was a HUGE mistake. I did however manage a 29 min 5k. Not my best time, however I will take it. :-) I felt awful the duration of my run. I started out running too fast and then things got worse. I got tired fast, I couldn't catch my breath and I started fe... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:36:37 EST February 3, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235953 Today is game day and I am rooting for the 49ers. <BR> On another note, I havent blogged in a couple days so I thought I would catch up. I ran 5 miles on the treadmill yesterday and felt great!! Today, however, my head feels a little 'off'. I hope I didnt get back to exercise too soon. It has been almost a week since my fall. My neck is feeling stiff, but that could be because when I run, I sometimes tense up. Anyway, taking it easy today even though I have strength training. I took a nap an... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 16:35:57 EST Jan. 28, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227458 Early this morning my 3 year old decided to get up and come into our room at 0330. I asked her what she was doing and she said she wanted to sleep with us. We haven't ever 'bedshared' with our children, so I brought her back upstairs to her room. Being groggy and still half asleep, I tucked her back in and went downstairs... and then I slipped and fell. I hit the back of my head on the step and I think I slid down the rest of the way... only a couple more steps. Since it was so early in the m... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:46 EST Jan. 24, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222244 It was another wonderful day at my house. I began my day with a nice hot cup of dark coffee. I love the really dark roast and some medium roast coffee. For the first time in a LONG time I was able to sleep in past 0600. My children didnt get up until around 0700. It was so great to be able to wake up on my own and not HAVE to get up to take care of children right away. I had my cup of coffee and tinkered around the house. Then I ran on the treadmill for almost an hour. I ran 5 miles at a fair... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:20:47 EST