MADLYINLOVE's SparkPeople Blog MADLYINLOVE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community And We're Off ... Quick update as I will be departing in the wee hours tomorrow for our trip. <BR> <BR> Going strong with my March goals! I'm down several pounds and can just barely see a difference, but I can really FEEL the difference. <BR> <BR> <BR> My great challenge for the rest of the month is to have a FIT vacation to India. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I are meeting up with different friends on different legs of the trip. There will be food temptation everywhere, but I've got a plan and as the food is so nu... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:02:21 EST March Goals <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> March 2016 Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Eat between 50g and 90g carbs <BR> <BR> 2. Six-hour eating window of 11am to 5pm <BR> <BR> 3. 4 intense circuits each week (15-30 min) / 16 monthly goal <BR> <BR> 4. 2 fun longer workouts each week (70 min) / 8 monthly goal <BR> <BR> 5. Enjoy trip to India... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 14:21:05 EST The Truth About Exercise with Michael Mosley on PBS I saw this over the weekend. This is a very interesting PBS video about High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), the science behind it, and the physiological results that arise from just a few very short sessions a week: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> (but if interested in viewing do hurry the free viewing period expires soon) Tue, 7 May 2013 13:13:28 EST Interesting Go-or-Pay-up Bootcamp Strategy I'm going to my first Bootcamp tonight, of five. <BR> <BR> Here's what I find interesting about it: it's free. <BR> <BR> BUT, if you miss a class, you pay $20. Genius. It's at my gym, they have my credit card number, and I signed a contract. <BR> <BR> So if I haven't *firmed up* after five sessions, I'll be poorer in terms of cash flow and health! <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:36:26 EST Fit into my first goal dress! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tried on my goal dress yesterday, which I bought on a trip last year to the "happiest town in the U.S.," San Luis Obispo in Central-Southern California along the coast, nestled between the ocean and a gem of a wine country. The dress is by Shelli Segal and normally I wouldn't shell out the dollars Shelli asks for, but I found it on super sale at a cute little French boutique (Anthropologie-esque). So it was my sou... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:43:19 EST Buzz Goes My Metabolism <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My body is still buzzing from yesterday's lift session! <BR> <BR> I am scorching some mad calories... I'm sore, but still functioning. I FULLY exhausted myself with an hour of lifting and bodyweight and core exercises... then I ran a 5K. I have no idea how I did it but I'm just glad I put myself into a zone and JUST DID. Utilized some momentum. It was only guys at the gym in the weights room and they were thumbs... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:40:32 EST Italy and Updates (pics)! Hey friends! BACK FROM ITALY and had a great trip! Hiked with hubby EVERYWHERE, walked dozens of miles over the course of the trip, and climbed countless staircases, including the Spanish Steps in rome (multiple times over ;) All of the activity balanced out some mighty fine eats! I needed that two week mental break from tracking - but I am SO happy to be back here on spark people and back to tracking, beginning TODAY! <BR> <BR> Here are some pics from my little getaway (there are more in my... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 22:10:04 EST Time Efficient Training <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I dusted off an oldie but goodie from my go-to shelf of workout DVDs, Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred (above, in the little slipcase). Whew, that is a seriously great workout, about 20 minutes of high intensity with a 5 minute warm-up and 5 minute cooldown. I started at Level One and will work my way to two and three over the next month. I felt like I had a little left in me afterward so I did the full-bod... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:05:44 EST