KAUGUSTIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAUGUSTIN KAUGUSTIN'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/ PiYo Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730031 Sweat workout done for the day! I really like that workout. Really pushes me outside of my comfort zone. Especially today as every time I had to do a push up, my 3 year old would hop on my back and go along for the ride! Then he was running through my legs during other exercises. A little extra workout for the day I guess! That will teach me to have two rest days in a row!!! Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:37:50 EST PiYo Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729644 Yesterday ended up being a non-planned Rest Day. It was a horrible day. Horrible day. By the time my hubby got home we spent the evening out on the deck with a couple of drinks hashing out the world's problems which helped me a lot. So today I will double up and get caught back up. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:02:17 EST PiYo Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729035 Day 4 was actually yesterday. Decided to use my Rest day yesterday. I have arthritis symptoms in my toes and fingers and the past couple of days my hands and fingers have really been bothering me. I couldn't figure out why until yesterday morning I figured out it was from the planks we do so much of with PiYo. That and my shoulders were kind of bothering me. Decided it was OK to take the day off and rest those joints. Today is Define: Upper Body, which means just 18 mins of workout. Thi... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:36:17 EST PiYo Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727691 Today was supposed to be a Rest day...but I skipped it!! I listened to my body and while my body is feeling kind of pushed, I definitely felt I could still do more. I will listen to my body though and when it says rest, I will. I just knew that the workout was Define: Lower Body which I have done already and knew what to expect and knew it was only like 20 minutes, which was something I could totally do today! Felt great. I feel so long when I am done!! :-) Now it is time to enjoy my S... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:15:42 EST PiYo Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727307 Oh my GOODNESS!! Sweat is NO JOKE!!! I am drenched and exhausted. Five minutes into it and my legs were burning. It was awesome! I really pushed myself on this but there is a lot of room for improvement as I couldn't do all the moves they were doing and I had to look up quite a bit to try to figure out what she was doing. It's pretty fast paced, but I am going to love that about it once I get the moves figured out. That is a serious workout. But she is so motivating throughout the ent... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:09:45 EST PiYo Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726533 Today was Define: Upper Body. So I started this one and it was only 18 minutes!! Now normally I would be super stoked! But knowing Chalene, I was not excited!! My arms were on FiYa by the time that 18 minutes was done! It was great though. I told myself from the very beginning that with every video, I was going to push myself further than I had ever before. The only person holding me back is myself right? I definitely pushed myself. Once I get through all the videos, I may just do th... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:20:27 EST PiYo Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725834 PiYo officially StArTeD!!!! Day 1 is actually Align: The Fundamentals. It's 40 minutes, but is just basically a walk through of the different moves on all the different videos and how to correctly do them and what she means when she calls something out. I HIGHLY recommend NOT skipping this part. I watched it earlier and then came home tonight and did Define: Lower Body. I didn't have to look up near as much as I had an idea what she was talking about and she was very good about explaining eac... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:57:48 EST T25 Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467780 Yes, I am a day behind...again!! I got yesterday's workout done today as yesterday was a crazy day that really didn't give me any "me" time. Lame excuse, I know, but I am human! And of course, I went to bed feeling extremely guilty for not getting my workout in. I have so little motivation right now and I don't know why...it's 25 minutes KELLY!!! Suck it up. Any words of encouragement would be very welcomed!!!!! <BR> <BR> I did get Total Body Circuit done this morning from yesterday. ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:02:36 EST T25 Day 13 & 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466651 I was really bad about checking in this weekend, but it was just a crazy, busy weekend, yet a really good weekend! So much family time in on Saturday and on Sunday we went to church and then a picnic for my daughter's school and then I cleaned the entire house including windows inside and outside while my husband mowed and cleaned up the yard. We also got all of our food prep grilling done this weekend...lots of chicken! I LOVE these kinds of weekends! <BR> <BR> I did get Lower Body in on... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:15:39 EST T25 Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464509 Double Workout day DONE!! Man oh man, I was not feeling it today and REALLY did not want to workout AT ALL, let alone TWO!! I called my husband to whine about it and he did great. Didn't say to do it or not to do it, just went on and on about how good I was looking and how he could tell I was toning. Well that was all it took. I got it done and felt so good afterwards. <BR> <BR> The double days are hard! I am exhausted afterwards! Today was Abs and Cardio. While on the mat doing so... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:44:24 EST T25 Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463840 So I ended up only getting in one T25 workout in, Speed 1.0. I forgot how exhausting that workout is! I really wanted to do some lifting also as I hadn't done any since Monday. So I decided to just do Speed 1.0 and ST tonight. Friday I will do my double workout as scheduled and then on Saturday I will make up the last one. Thankfully next week is a nice, normal routine week which means I may actually follow the schedule to a T!! Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:11:06 EST T25 Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462434 I'm human. No workout for me today. We had an auction today and our crazy day started really early and I just couldn't see getting up any earlier than I already was. On top of that, it was our 9 year olds first day of 4th grade, so we had to get her going also. I am human, plus a wife, a mom, a worker, a cook, you name it!! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So tomorrow I am planning on doing both Speed 1.0 and my original Thursday workout of the Abs and be caught back up. I'm not excited about... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:37:54 EST T25 Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461447 Today was Total Body Circuit with my workout, not my favorite. Though I think I dislike it so much because it pushes me so hard, I do a lot of the modified moves with this workout. It does goes fast though! He doesn't give you much of a chance to watch the clock! It is a good workout, makes me sweat like crazy. <BR> <BR> Food was spot on today. Our daughter starts back to school tomorrow (4th grade) so today was her special back to school lunch with my husband and I. She picked a taco ... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:52:58 EST T25 Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460434 Today was an AWESOME DAY...as my three year old would say! I started Alpha Cardio this morning only to get it half way done and be interrupted by the air conditioning repair man...a VERY welcome interruption!! But it was almost three hours later before I was able to get back to Mr. Shaun T, so I decided I probably needed to start over. So I did, and I was a sweaty mess, but not spent like I was last week. SOOOOOO, I decided to do CLE Push 1 also. I was spent after that, but surprisingly... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:18:18 EST T25 Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459726 Yesterday was the finish of my first week of T24. I decided to take the rest day, more so just because I was so busy. I had to work some yesterday, but then I totally cleaned the house and even moved furniture around in the living room....that counts for some ST and cardio right?!?! <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> I laid in bed last night feeling so proud that I finished the first week so strong. Though, yesterday morning I did something I told myself I wasn't going to do for a while. I weighe... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:00:38 EST T25 Day 5 & 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458420 Spent the past couple of days getting caught up from missing Wednesday's workout. Yesterday was my doubles day originally and I went ahead and kept it as my double day as I knew I wouldn't be able to do two today. So yesterday was the Abs and Cardio workouts. My abs are still hurting me anytime I laugh today! Today's workout was the Lower Body Focus. I kind of liked this one today, my lower body is my "problem areas". <BR> <BR> I was so proud of myself today. I was really rushed for t... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:48:33 EST T25 Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456540 I know, what happened to day 3, right?? Yesterday was a rough, crazy day and I didn't get my workout done. I hate that. I went to bed feeling so guilty about it. My plan today was to do yesterday and today's workout. Ya right. I had my first workout with Mr. Shaun today, which was Total Body Circuit....BRUTAL! I was dying! I actually modified most of it. This was the first time I had done it, it was exhausting. I can see how people are having the results they are having! With about ... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:50:07 EST T25 Day 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454331 Man oh man...today's was rough! I really like the Speed 1.0, though it really makes you sweat! I just had a yucky tummy all day and kept putting it off thinking my icky tummy would pass, but it didn't and I pushed play anyway! Not going to lie, there were a couple of times I thought I was going to have run to the bathroom, but I survived! There were a couple of times that I had to follow the modifier girl. But hopefully next time I can nail the whole thing like I did last week. I don't ... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:25:53 EST T-25 (Official) Day 1!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453192 So I survived Day 1 which was Cardio. I still couldn't stop sweating even after being done for 15 minutes. I am enjoying my R&R Drink to help me recover these first couple of weeks and feeling extremely proud of myself for completing today. <BR> <BR> Everything was stacking up against me on this Monday to not get the workout in, sick toddler home, crazy work lists, unexpected appointment in town, headache, blah blah, and just simply NOT WANTING TO WORKOUT!! I am not the kind of person t... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:48:14 EST T25 ~ Day 1~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452252 So tonight is the eve of me officially starting the T25 program. I am so excited!! I am going to start tomorrow and I am going to FINISH this program. I am so sick of starting stuff and never finishing anything. So, I am going to blog everyday about this program to help hold me accountable...will you help me? <BR> <BR> I did do a couple of the days workouts last week and really like them! I have never actually worked out and had sweat flying all over the place. Gross, yes, but that tel... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:57:00 EST Spring is coming!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234512 So excited that the little rodent said winter is DONE!! If only it were all that easy!! <BR> <BR> I am so stinken ready for spring it is ridiculous!! We have now had our son with RSV this week and now our daughter with the stomach flu. Seriously.....I am so OVER all this sick crap! This is the sickest my kids have EVER been. I hate seeing them sick. But because of them being so sick, I have been stuck in this house. I am ready for some fresh air and freedom!! :-) <BR> <BR> On a good... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 12:58:03 EST Forward Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227019 Another week in the books! My workouts have been pretty good, eating not bad. I wish I could incorporate more veggies and non-processed foods. We are trying to replace so many a week with healthier choices. I am also trying to decrease my Dt. Dr. Peppers throughout the day. This is probably where I STRUGGLE!! <BR> <BR> Our son has been sick since Friday and yesterday his fever got to 104. We ended up taking him to the ER and found out that he has RSV. He was pretty premature and it ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:45:50 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216801 I had a pretty good weekend and past week. I worked out every day last week along with getting some painting done in the house. That was some exercise in itself!! I ate pretty good for the weekend/week. There were a couple of suppers that my portions were larger than they should have been, but overall, the past 7 days were a success! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:05:51 EST Moving Forward...finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208327 So today is the day that I woke up and thought to myself...SUCK IT UP!! I was really sick a while back and seem to just be babying myself with my workouts and allowing pathetic excuses for my food choices. Enough is ENOUGH!! <BR> <BR> Today I got in an AWESOME workout. I did CLE Push 1, TF HIITS 20, and 2 miles on the treadmill. I have already gotten in a lot of water and my food has been SPOT ON. Today is a new day and I m completely taking advantage of it! What better day to start th... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:13:54 EST Back at it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200624 So today I did my first workout in a week since being sick with Influenza. It wasn't pretty, but know what, it is DONE!! Tomorrow will be a little easier because TODAY I started. You always have to start somewhere and today I did that. I did CLE Push 1 and the treadmill. I went pretty slow on the treadmill and only did 20 minutes. I don't want to push too much too fast and have a set back. I still have a pretty good cough and chest congestion. Tomorrow though, I will go a little faste... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:53:43 EST 2013....so far.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191431 Oh what a year already! We ended 2012 with the stomach flu and we are now ringing in 2013 with Influenza. Normally I don't catch what the kids have, but I have caught both of these. I've been pushing through so far with my workouts, but my chest/lungs really hurt. Nutrition has been fine because nothing sounds good and I can't taste anything anyway. I do not want to take a day off of working out, that is when I fall off the wagon and can't get back on. I am just going to listen to my bo... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:19:03 EST Holiday Slump http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177856 Yes, I am one of those many that is in a holiday slump. I know I need to workout and clear out the sugary crap, but I just can't or don't want to, not sure which it is yet. December has just been a blur. We have had so much sickness run through this house, hitting all of us at different times of course. My poor daughter had the stomach flu Christmas morning and had to actually run to the bathroom in between gifts. I felt so bad for her! I am just having a hard time getting back into th... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:28:05 EST Monday morning...blah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124964 So my two beautiful children decided over the weekend to get sick with fevers, coughs, and nasty noses and then share it with me. I feel terrible. I hate head colds. On top of that TOM started on Saturday, a whole week early. I am one lucky girl, am I not?? <BR> <BR> I refused to get lazy even though I am not feeling the best. If I go more than a couple of days with falling off the wagon, it takes me FOREVER to get back in the swing of things. I decided that I don't know how much worse... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:55:57 EST So PROUD of myself!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118253 SO....today I totally PUSHED myself on the treadmill. First off, I really didn't want to get on it at all today, I just wasn't feeling it. But I refused to let myself slack...I know my temptations are going to get the best of me tomorrow and the days following due to chocolate in the house! I got on and did my warm up. Usually I walk 3 minutes, run 17(sucking for air at this point!!!), walk 3, run 7, walk 3, run 7 and then cool down for 5 minutes. Today, I just wanted to get my mileage a... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:41:19 EST 8 Days!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047053 8 days until we fly out, but only 7 days until we officially leave and all meet up at the hotel the night before flying out. I can't wait!! <BR> <BR> I got another workout in today, though it was shorter. We have been doing some landscaping work at my mom's house this week and it includes shoveling a LOT of rock, dirt, and other stuff. My body is quite upset with me, but in a good way!! My husband was shocked with me. I totally pulled my weight when it came to all this work. He told ... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:27:38 EST 14 Days!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038897 Well technically, it's only 13 days as we are going to drive down to a hotel the night before. So I can actually say less than 2 weeks from today!! <BR> <BR> I got another AWESOME workout in this morning before anyone else was up. Actually my husband came down to do his run while I was still working out. I love getting up at 4:30am and just knocking out my work out before anyone else's day even starts. I feel off all day if I don't and have to do it later in the day. Throws off my day!... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:49:27 EST 25 Days!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022865 I'm baaacckk!! :-) <BR> <BR> Yes, I have been MIA for a just a bit. Life happened. No excuses. When I couldn't get my full workout in, I tried to be very careful with my nutrition. I was able to get some ST here and there and some cardio here and there, but not really a full workout. I got it in this morning and my kids are still sleeping! I did my ST and TurboFire HIIT 20. I still plan to do some running later today, but I am spent right now. My 8 year old daughter and I are runnin... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:54:50 EST 36 Days!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008564 Got my treadmill time and ST workout in again today. I went the full (actually over w/cool down) 60 minutes today. Yesterday I only went 30 minutes. I was sore. On top of that it was a crazy busy day with a big ladies event in the evening that I needed to get all dolled up for. It would have been so easy to come up with excuses as to why I could take yesterday off, but I knew if I did I would 1. REGRET it when I went to bed, and 2. have an even harder time today getting back to it. It s... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 17:16:37 EST 38 Days!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005235 Can you tell that I am excited for our family vacation?!?! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have decided that my challenge for myself in August is going to be to really focus on my treadmill walk/run intervals. My ST is going great and I can't believe how strong I feel! I really think that burning some more calories on the treadmill might help me tone up a little more. I got a two piece swimsuit for my vacation. It is a tankini, so not the full on bikini, but still SCARY for me!! I really do... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 14:36:04 EST 43 Days !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998215 Pretty happy that I got my workouts in today. Work was/is crazy today and I was telling myself all morning that I just didn't have time today to workout. Finally, I got my butt off my chair and made my workouts happen. Did I lose out on some work, yes....but I have to MAKE time for my workouts. Some days are a lot harder than others, but all the more reason to push myself. <BR> <BR> I can officially say that my vacation is NEXT MONTH!!! I can't believe how close it is. I have A LOT o... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:29:14 EST 45 Days Left!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995049 340/1000 Push Ups <BR> 40 Miles/75 Miles <BR> 615/1000 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> So my July Challenge for myself is over. It wasn't a success as far as meeting my goals. However, I find that it was still a success. Had I NOT challenged myself, I wouldn't have done 340 push ups in July, nor would I have done 40 miles in July, nor would I have done 615 sit ups (half way to my goal!!). So it was still a SUCCESS in that I did SOMETHING!!! <BR> <BR> Starting tomorrow, I can officially say our va... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:15:22 EST 52 Days left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984678 270/1000 Push Ups <BR> 32.5 Miles/75 Miles <BR> 435/1000 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> Clearly my little challenge for myself is not going like I was hoping for! But on the other hand, at least I am doing something! I will just continue on with it each month and hope that as each month goes by, I can beat the previous month's goals. <BR> <BR> Yikes! There are only 52 days left until we leave for vacation! We have been talking about this trip for over a year and I just can't believe that it is a... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:45:03 EST 53 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983980 235/1000 Push Ups <BR> 30 Miles/75 Miles <BR> 375/1000 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> Yikes, I am having a really hard time getting back into the swimg of things since being sick. Earlier today I did some weights and my Turbo Fire HIITS 15. They kicked my butt!! I decided to not run/walk today because of the cardio video. Then I had dinner. It. was. ugly. That is all I have to say. Needless to say, I got my but on the treadmill tonight and did my 2.5 miles of walk/run. It hurt. Throughout the... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:53:50 EST 57 Days!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977808 200/1000 Push Ups <BR> 27.5 Miles/75 Miles <BR> 315/1000 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> I was out for a week with a terrible head cold. I tried working out last Wednesday shortly after it had started and it was a horrible workout and by the end of the day I felt miserable. I decided to listen to my body and rest, though I think I might have extended that rest more than I needed to!! I worked out two days ago and struggled big time. Then yesterday was just laziness. The day before hurt and I dread... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:05:42 EST 65 Days!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965845 New Numbers: <BR> <BR> 165/1000 Push Ups <BR> 22.5 Miles/75 Miles <BR> 255/1000 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> I think my almost 2 year old son has shared his bronchitis with me. I feel terrible. But I forced myself to do some ST and my walk/run routine. The running intervals seemed like they lasted forever. I was exhausted when I got done, but I am so happy I did it. Hopefully tomorrow I feel better!! Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:45:17 EST 66 Days!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963852 So here are my updated numbers for July so far: <BR> <BR> 130/1000 Push Ups <BR> 20 Miles/75 Miles <BR> 195/1000 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> I wasn't very good this past weekend about getting any kind of workout in. I am going to have some catching up to do as the month progresses! The key for me is to STICK WITH IT!!! No matter what! I am always so quick to say that I can't do something and just give up without really trying. Not this time. Even if I don't make my goals, I am still going t... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:08:59 EST 70 Days Left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957906 Ugh, another hot day here that's supposed to be over 100. This heat is brutal!! At least they are forecasting a break in the heat starting tomorrow, only supposed to be in the mid 80s...I can't wait!! <BR> <BR> Today's run hurt a little. I have a pain in my groin area, I must have pushed it a little too hard this week. I am just going to do some extra stretching before and after the runs and hope it works itself out...I don't have time for an injury!! <BR> <BR> So here are my updated n... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 11:47:00 EST 73 Days!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953817 Only 73 days to go until the Beach! I can not wait to get away with my family and just enjoy them with no worries, focus 100% of my time and attention on them! <BR> <BR> I did some ST today with different body parts. I love weights!!! I love how strong I feel when I am done, yet at the same time, like jello!! I got another good walk/run in today. I can't wait until I can just run with no more walking intervals. It hurt today, but I pushed through it. Having an 8 year old and almost 2 ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 15:51:29 EST 74 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952080 I only have 74 days until our big trip to California. We are staying on a Beach House for an entire week with a ton of our extended family on both my side and my husbands side. I have been working towards this for almost a year!! I can't believe it is only a little over 2 months until our trip! <BR> <BR> The one thing I have been working the past year is consistency. I have gotten better, though there is always room for improvement!! I have been doing ChalenExtreme about 4x/week and wal... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:29:47 EST Beautiful Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3723652 Well....I actually feel like I am back on track. I had put some of weight back on over the past couple of months. Last week I simply stayed in range and walked between 2.5-5 miles each day and I lost 4 pounds.....even with TOM!! I went for a 6 mile walk this morning...when I started I had only planned on about 2.5 miles. But it was an absolutely beautiful morning here and I had no where else to be so I took full advantage of this opportunity!! <BR> <BR> My beloved grandmother passed aw... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:48:56 EST Thursday, June 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3320114 My first goal is to be at155 tomorrow. Not sure if it will happen. I couldn't control my curiosity this morning and I hopped on the scale. It shows 157. That is down two pounds since I started running on Sunday, can't complain!! Just not sure if I am going to make this first goal, but I am definitely not giving up already! I am going to make sure I get my run in today and be very careful with my calories. I have been watching my calorie intake, but wonder if I have been throwing in a f... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:57:15 EST Hit a Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2693620 <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I actually got on the treadmill tonight. Before the holidays, I was doing about 3.5 miles in about 30 minutes. Not great, but not horrible. Tonight it took me 30 minutes to run 2.3 miles!! Pathetic!! I don't know what my problem was! I would kick it up and start running and just completely hit a wall. I hope tomorrow is better! My eating was not bad today, I really paid attention to m... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 18:59:00 EST Starting over....again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2672547 So I really thought that by the time New Years came around this year that I would finally be to my desired weight of at least 150 hopefully 145....not so. Once again I have fallen off the fitness wagon. So frustrating!! So once again...starting over... I am so sick of saying this over and over!! I have allowed a friend to talk me into doing a 1/2 marathon in May, so I have some serious training to do. I am hoping to do a couple of 5Ks before May along with my training so that I can do m... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:48:38 EST New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2147612 I really woke up today feeling like it was a new day and a new start. I got the 30 Day Shred finally in the mail yesterday. I totally loved it! It was the boost I was needing. After I did it, I found myself being a little more selectful in my foods and drinking more water. I am surprised...I really am not that sore. I can tell I did something different to my body, but definitely not sore. I got up this morning and walked on the treadmill for the first time in a couple of weeks and I am... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:36:57 EST Relay for Life event tonight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2125503 Tonight is the Relay for Life event for our area. Tonight, we remember those that we have lost to the battle of cancer. Tonight we also celebrate those that have won the battle with cancer....we call them SURVIVORS. As captain of our team....Talkin Till Dawn (catchy, heh?) I am so proud that I get to walk with my mother. She was diagnosed with Breast cancer in October 2004 and is a Survivor. I can only imagine the emotions I will have tonight as I walk hand in hand with my mother and my ... Fri, 5 Jun 2009 10:43:31 EST