LUCY4029's SparkPeople Blog LUCY4029's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Fitness goals Fitness goals right now: Run a 7 minute mile and 25 minute 5k. <BR> Hold plank (plank, side plank, elbow plank) for 5 mins . <BR> Run 10k - no rest <BR> <BR> Current personal records: 7min 50sec mile - flat road (9/10/14) <BR> 3 minute plank off elbows w/proper form (9/8/14) <BR> Ran 5 miles - flat road, no rest (July 2014) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:48:41 EST Mixing up the routine Today was the last day of the beginner's spin course, it's rewarding looking back on the first couple classes and how difficult it was! I feel way more "in tune" with the spin bike, and can actually handle the hills, we did two fifteen minute hills last Saturday. It's crazy how much my endurance has built in just six weeks. I am so glad I signed up for the course, it has definitely made me more open minded to trying other classes now, in addition to continuing the Spin classes. I tried out th... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:42:24 EST Believe in the new, believe in the now. Today is a new year. A time to reflect on the past year, and make improvements. Doesn't matter who you are, what you've done and where you've been, everybody has room for improvement, Everybody has the ability to embrace change! <BR> <BR> I'd like to make a list of things I plan to leave behind, in the year of 2012 and prior... In prioritized order: <BR> <BR> 1. No more binge eating <BR> 2. No more making excuses for not exercising daily <BR> 3. No more gossiping <BR> 4. No more negative pe... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 01:24:00 EST Five more weeks, and definitely counting! It's Saturday morning and I'm relaxing at home after a good Spin class and short weight training session, feeling good about my day so far! This is my second blog, which means I'm following through with my goal to blog once a week (hooray! another positive new habit is forming!), now let's see if I can keep it up : ) <BR> I'm counting down the weeks until my vacation, five more weeks to go and I am so thrilled to go back to the Big Island. It'll feel like such a great reward if I'm able to ke... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:06:38 EST "Out with the old, in with the new" Starting today, 12/23/12, I have made it a goal to blog once a week, to record my progress, all things related, positive AND negative. has helped me realize how beneficial it is to keep track of my nutrition and fitness routines. More importantly, I love having the ability to view trends and SEE the numbers. It's not all just jumbled up data in my head anymore, it's clear as day. <BR> <BR> About eleven weeks ago, I began changing my existing habits. What I did correctl... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:46:43 EST