LIZALOT's SparkPeople Blog LIZALOT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Spring is sprung! Not much of a blogger, but I had to write this one – too long for a status update. I’ve been doing the 7-day bootcamp for nearly 3 weeks now, and am feeling much stronger (I had really let myself go for months and had to do something!). I now do squats while brushing my teeth, jumping jacks or incline push-ups while waiting for the microwave and whatever else I can in addition to the bootcamp. I’ve also started running again, but only a bit… <BR> <BR> As the weather has at last turned decen... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:52:38 EST A hidden streak? I have just realised that without actually noticing, I have reached seven weeks - that's 49 days! - without "picking" at food between meals. Since the beginning of my holidays, when I was with other people for four weeks, I have not eaten mindlessly all day as I usually do. And what is even more amazing is that I've been home for three weeks and have kept up the good habit. <BR> <BR> So that's a streak, right? And I can keep it up, right? <BR> <BR> The best news is that not only did I not... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 06:49:58 EST Day 6 (yesterday) Hello spark friends, <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a tiring day. I had loads of work, plus one or two important things to do which took a good chunk out of my day. Also I had a rehearsal in the evening at Versailles, so had to leave home at 5.30pm. I finished my work with some time to spare, and was exhausted. Felt like crawling into bed. But you were all there in my head, and I was not about to break my training programme in the first week. Day 6 was a 40-minute run. The sun was shining but it wa... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 02:24:46 EST Day 1 So here I go. Day 1 of 14-week training program. I was supposed to do 5 mins easy walk, 15 mins easy run then 5 mins easy walk. Much less than what I've been doing. So we start off uphill through the very muddy woods (we being my best friend-partner and self) walking fast, which took us nearly 12 minutes. Then I ran for 15.5 mins, then we walked back down the road to the village. But as my friend and motivator Striver57 pointed out recently, it's a bit pointless walking when you can run. So I... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 14:28:56 EST Deadlines, deadlines My work revolves around them: 5000 words for next Tuesday. That's ok, I'll start tomorrow. But in fact, my whole life is governed by deadlines. Lose 5kg by next April? That's fine, I'll just have another chocolate. Send Christmas cards by December 5th? No problem, I'll start next Tuesday (after the 5000 words!). Except that suddenly the deadline is upon me and I haven't even started. (Well, the words usually get translated!) Suddenly it's April and I haven't lost any weight, or it's December ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:46:14 EST