MADLYINLOVE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MADLYINLOVE MADLYINLOVE'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/ September a Surprise Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791285 Oh yeah. Yesterday was a great day. I weighed in and much to my surprise realized I had fully met my September goal. <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I lost 4% of my body weight from Sep 3 - Oct 1 and I'm seriously surprised. <BR> <BR> I'm unable to do any fierce workouts involving heavy weights or high-impact running at this time. I'm sticking to a totally different routine. I wasn't sure if I could reach my goal as it's uncharted territory for me. I am blessed that this all panned ou... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 19:26:37 EST The Truth About Exercise with Michael Mosley on PBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348649 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>video.pbs.org/video/2364989581 </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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228918 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166240 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1725276435.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934631 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100501806.jpg"> <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)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913922 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749578 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l458012278.jpg"> <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