MISTYBLUE716's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISTYBLUE716 MISTYBLUE716'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/ It's been a while... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997081 I don't even remember the last time I posted a blog update....but I'd like to get back in touch with my Sparkpeople "roots" so here it is....this past May I did my first ever 5K which was The Color run! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f6bf6f5-d668-4583-926f-02e857853dae.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2801690d-29d6-45d3-8057-5dfe3672675b.jpg"> <BR> I loved it! It inspired me to get more serious about jogging/running and so I completed Couch 2k5 pr... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:52:20 EST Very abbreviated update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606283 Hi Spark friends! <BR> <BR> It's been far too long! I'm still at it! Probably in the best mindset ever at this point! Let me give ya a little update: <BR> <BR> *I've been working as a PTA for over a year now. <BR> *Got engaged to my best friend and love of my life over the summer and we are getting married in June '14 :) <BR> *I chopped my hair off. <BR> *I've been 'working' as a Beachbody coach which has been really really fun. <BR> *I'm currently doing ChaLEAN Extreme with new Powerbl... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:13:13 EST Turbofire 30 day progress PICSSSS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293953 Here it is peeps..and I must say..I'm stoked...seriously. I've been doing Turbofire for a month now and the results are great!! I've been drinking Shakeology for 2 weeks and I can see a difference in my mood/cravings/energy! It may not work for all..but it sure does work for me! I cannot wait to see what happens on day 60!!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l659042245.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956903351.jpg"> <BR> I've lost 7 lbs i... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:43:26 EST Spark's numbers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266965 First ...this is totally random so I apologize :) <BR> <BR> Many of you know I purchased a HRM a couple mos ago and most recently I got some body fat calipers.....according to them I am still in an unhealthy body fat grouping...and that REALLY annoys the crap out of me......Sparks numbers are not even CLOSE to anything I've tried to compare to and I know they are just GENERALIZED on this site..I know..but for those who only have access to spark.....it's quite misleading...........either that... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:01:49 EST Beta blockers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225507 Hi friends. <BR> <BR> Just pounded out a hardcore intense Bob Harper Body Rev Cardio workout (super intense) ....HRM says I only burned 217 cals. fine and my THR didn't get above 130-140ish. The majority of the time it was between 95-125. <BR> <BR> I remembered reading that beta blockers/bp meds can lower heart rate causing someone to have trouble reaching their THR. THAT would be me........................................<BR>........................I'm now having an crazy moment wonderin... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:29:30 EST No...it's not all about calories burned. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219048 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l692721091.jpg"> <BR> This is a small haul from the grocery store today. While realistically, no, I don't eat this wonderfully 24/7. For instance, tomorrow is date night and I will most likely not eat amazingly well, I know it's my choice not to do so, I'm going to try something I never did and not get the appetizer we usually always get, and if we do end up getting it or any appetizer for that matter, I will eat it mindfully. BUT ANYWAY....I... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:56:55 EST epiphany????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217430 Hi Spark friends. <BR> <BR> As you may know I recently acquired a heart rate monitor because I felt I needed to really understand the amount of calories I was burning/how hard I was REALLY working out. <BR> <BR> Well....not to discredit the workouts I have been doing (Kettleworx and various other things) ...but I need to be doing more than 20-30 mins on a regular basis. I'm not burning near as many calories as I thought I have been this past year and a half or so. I need to suck it up and... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:11:24 EST New motivation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211833 Hey sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> I've been counting calories and eating well ALL WEEK. I've been working out consistently for a while now again and it is great! I'm losing those study pounds I gained before the boards....Thanks Goodness! <BR> <BR> As some of you may have read...I got a heart rate monitor. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2102034049.jpg"> <BR> That's the one I chose. I think it was good for being my very first one ever. To my surprise I burn way less cal... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:46:38 EST Eating Mindfully ..my thoughts on the book! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195393 I read the book "Eating Mindfully" by Susan Albers, Psyd and I'll just start out by saying for anyone that struggles with this or eats because they're bored, because it tastes good, because they need comfort....this book would probably be beneficial to you. I purchased this book on my Kindle and you can highlight notes so first, I'm just going to go through some of things that I found most important/helpful to me: <BR> <BR> "Mindful eating includes feeling the texture of each potatochip on y... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 16:37:22 EST Eating mindfully .....new year...new habits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184225 HAPPY 2013 Sparkfriends!!!! <BR> <BR> Let me just start off by saying this morning I did Bob Harpers Kettle bell Cardio Shred workout......HOLY CRAP......intense...and I LOVED IT. 1,000 calories (according to the SP counter) burned. I know that isn't probably the exact number, BUT, I know I did burn a heck of a lot....I never realized this about kettle bell workouts........but I'm so happy I finally jumped on the bandwagon and tried them out for myself! I LOVE them! <BR> <BR> As some of y... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:39:01 EST Goals for 2013...LET'S DO THIS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179603 Hey everyone! Hard to believe another year has passed...a lot has happened this year. I completed PTA school, completed 2 internships, got a job, passed my PTA state boards, became a REAL, LICENSED Physical Therapist Assistant. In all this I started slacking a bit on my nutrition/fitness goals so now that I have all this school stuff behind me I can focus on maintaining my health and getting more healthy and fit. Has anyone heard of Dr. Vonda Wright? My good friend/sorority sister is blogging... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:50:36 EST My newest challenge: Kettle Worx! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167201 I've really been oblivious (sort of) to how I've let myself get off the wagon though studying for boards and the stress. While I still worked out it was meaningless really...I hardly worked up a sweat and they were short short workouts because I spent my time working/studying. I started getting a muffin top. My pants still "fit" but not as comfortably as I'd like. It's getting better though....I have been throwing around the idea of getting this program called Kettle Worx I happened to catch ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 10:30:20 EST I'M A REAL ADULT NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146191 Hey Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> I'm a PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (FINALLY!) I am no longer...in limbo..no longer a student...no longer..waiting...no longer a temporary PTA....I'm the REAL DEAL! <BR> <BR> I passed the state boards with an 84%. You need a 75% to pass. I was STUNNED when I saw that I passed...my co-worker standing behind me looking over my shoulder screamed before I could. I'm so happy. I feel like a real actual adult righ... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:24:48 EST I'm back. (sort of) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123765 Hey Sparkpeeps................................<BR>..................... <BR> <BR> <BR> I know.....It's been a while and some of you probably forgot about me or whatever....but truth is...I've been studying my behind off....trying to at least...while working full time and having a family. Truth (also) is that I have sort of let my regimen go of eating well and working out "hardcore" ......................................... <BR> <BR> I have been working out..but only real short wimpy workou... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 15:51:47 EST here's the story....of a crazy lady... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100428 Hey sparkfriends... <BR> <BR> <BR> So for those of you that don't know..I'm studying to take the Physical Therapy Assistant national board exam on 10/30.....that's right, it's now only 2 weeks away. <BR> <BR> I'm going nuts. I study for a few hours a night except maybe 1 day a week I try and limit myself...I study every free chance I get at work....I've been studying since the beginning of August but not "hardcore" until late sept/early oct. <BR> <BR> I have to pass this exam or...I lose... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:27:45 EST going nuts...no I'm not....wait...YES I am... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074015 Hey sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> <BR> I've been horrible lately..as far as keeping up..I know. <BR> <BR> I'm busy....UGH going nuts studying...really..I mean no I guess I'm not but I study as much as I can..any free moment at work..home....Kodi has baseball practice twice a week so that gives me solid time outside in peace to just study..I love it....but yeah...I'm nervous..I'm not passing practice tests..I passed one but it's because it was the 2nd time I took it..I passed a mini one last ni... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:39:38 EST Power muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051334 Hey sparkfriends...really kind of trying to not take up too much time on the computer which I'm not succeeding at ...I haven't been feeling well so I haven't felt like doing much of anything (I've still worked out) ..by the afternoon I'm pooped..then I don't study much for the boards..BLAH BLAH BLAH..today I feel better..got some studying in...and made some POWER MUFFINS <BR> <link>www.familyfreshmeals.com/2012/08/ire<BR>nes-power-muffins.html </link> <BR> Lish the body rocker had posted ... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 17:32:14 EST Proud of myself. (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046016 Hey sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> As most of you know for the past few months I've been up and down..unmotivated then remotivated then not so much ..now..I'm amped up again but it's consistent. I'd like to share with you some pics of what I've been eating the past few days... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l796784899.jpg"> <BR> first off those are the chia seeds and coconut oil I just got BOGO 50% off I may add....I"ve heard raves about both and after reading about them I... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 19:13:07 EST On the road to a REAL healthy lifestyle...(pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041563 Good evening sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> So this past week I've really gotten motivated about getting on the road to REALLY being healthy.....like REALLY. I first want to talk about our haul in Amish Country yesterday...(my new favorite past time) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631810345.jpg"> <BR> That's just some of what we got...pickles..buffalo eggs..pepper relish...peach salsa...aaaannnnd wine. I got some cute things for the house too...our home is looking more "h... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 19:31:53 EST Feeling really motivated/encouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037917 HI all.... <BR> <BR> So this week has been extra long. I've been irritable which isn't good for an occupation where you work closely with patients..................needless today I'm happy that it's a 3 day weekend for me and only a 4 day week next week. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am very happy because I get paid this week..my first PTA rate check and I am most excited about buying food. <BR> <BR> GOOD FOOD. <BR> <BR> GOOD for you FOOD. <BR> <BR> <BR> I found this all natural protein powder ma... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:55:59 EST BACK IN THE SADDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031693 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l192665598.jpg"> <BR> RIGHT?! <BR> <BR> <BR> So yesterday I saw Tom Holland (the host of the s90 workout dvd's) post a question on the s90 fb page "What is your favorite Supreme 90 Day workout?" I answered TABATA because it's hard as hell and an awesome workout..he liked my post and responded...(I'm sort of star struck...he's answered one of my messages before too thanking him for getting me off my arse) SO today I was GOING to do Tabata I... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:59:08 EST If I'm a SP MOTIVATOR then........(pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029789 I GOTTA STEP MY GAME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> holler if you hear me! <BR> <BR> <BR> So listen....as I mentioned in my blog the other day I'm doing better.....eating better...all that.....I've been working HARD at work..coming home sore...I think I may have jacked my back a little so I'm trying to pay extra close attention to body mechanics..but anyway..this morning we were up at 4am because Kodi was sick....and it was just a mess..so I didn't workout..I was going to take today of... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 20:31:09 EST OMG...4TH blog attempt...(pics...) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025435 Let's see..I've tried 4 times to type this freakin blog and my computer or the browser keeps crashing..so..major short and sweet <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm eating better <BR> Got detox tea...it does its job oh my <BR> Working out better..got up at 5am this morning and busted my booty <BR> Loving my new job as a PTA under my temp license...getting overwhelmed with studying for the state boards that are Oct. 30. <BR> I went to a Washington Nationals game in D.C. this past weekend: <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:59:15 EST Plan for this week...and ramblings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011430 Hi Sparkpeeps! <BR> <BR> <BR> I did better with eating this week..still not where I wanna be but better...so I can't complain too much. My fitness minutes for this month blow. I mean..I know I'm doing short workouts but ....I'm not used to seeing it like that....Here's a workout I did today...I found it on the newest Body Rock host, Lish's FB page...I changed it up a bit though and added some things: <BR> <BR> Dive Bombers 10 (modifed) <BR> Jump Squats 10 <BR> Dive Bombers 10 (mod) <BR> J... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 22:06:29 EST Here's a plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004169 Hey peeps. <BR> <BR> got the workout thing down..although my hip hurts today...think I may get it checked out once I get my new insurance cards....last week I thought I pulled something in my quads because it was tender to the touch..the whole front of my thigh..well most of it...but now it's more like just a pain at times at the side of my hip .....and I think it maybe just a general alignment issue because I've had some issues in the past with my hip popping here and there..... <BR> <BR>... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 21:43:33 EST you'd probably be offended by the title..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5001731 So my hip hasn't really been bugging me this weekend so I'm convinced it has to do with my job and all that walking around all day everyday..because I've been doing not even a fraction of that since friday at 3:30pm. <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I did the Body Rock workout "Take me for a little ride" but I took the workout for a little ride and changed up some things... <BR> 50sec work/10 sec rest--3x through <BR> *5 squats/10 high knees <BR> *Exploding push ups (I just did walking push ups)... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:13:22 EST ouch...my hip! ..and a picture. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998527 What's up sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> <BR> So...2 weeks ago we went to a bike show...and we were walking around and I noticed a pain when I put weight on my leg in my hip..the outside..my abductor/trochanter area....it wasn't persistent and then didn't really brother me again until the 23rd of july at the first day of my job which consisted of A LOT of walking....it's bugged me here and there but yesterday and today we are getting REALLY busy..I"m talking..I only got a 15 minute lunch today...... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 20:00:56 EST workouts....my own plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990614 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l570302172.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are the workouts I've picked to do for the next week starting monday (tomorrow I'll do a longer workout since I have the time) <BR> <BR> Mon: Cardio Crash Course-bodyripped.net <BR> Tue: Perfect Abs Afterglow-lovingfit.com <BR> Wed: Sexy Pain Train-bodyrock.tv <BR> Thu: I Won't Give Up-lovingfit.com <BR> Fri: Tabata workout-bodyripped.net <BR> Mon: 8/6 Ass Busting Workout-bodyrock.tv <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> T... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:51:39 EST I haven't been very motivating.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990555 Hi Sparkfriends!!! <BR> <BR> So this past Monday I began a new job as most of you know....let me just tell you a little about it.....I wrote previously about waking up early and being tired....well I came home yesterday and fell asleep for an hour (probably could've just slept all night but I had to make dinner) ...the facility I work for has 2 buildings, both with 4 floors, all floors have patients on them which means..I am running around between these buildings all day mon-fri....When I'm... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:49:41 EST Glad to have a job..but TIRED. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985318 Hey sparkfriends..keeping this short and sweet because I want to spend my time...relaxing..and going to bed early. <BR> <BR> Started the new job. I was supposed to be a rehab tech and then once my temp license paperwork went through..work as a PTA making 2x as much money..well I got there day one and the boss says "we're filled with PTA's..hope that's ok" ...........................um.....i guess? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm AMAZINGLY happy to be working and making money...do not get me wrong...m... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:05:23 EST regaining control. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982000 Hey hey sparkies! <BR> <BR> Today is the first day in a long while that I have tracked everything and am still well with in/under my range for the day. I can't remember last time this REALLY happened. I need to do this. I need to realize that yes, I do have will power and I do have control still. It's up to me. This past week I ate horribly and drank horribly which really wasn't THAT horribly but....it was bad for me...a lot of food compared to how I've been doing..and for the past few mont... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:26:12 EST birthday...cardiology.....life. (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976833 Hey Sparkfriends!!! <BR> <BR> First off...thank you all SO much for the birthday wishes on monday. I had a fabulous day. My b/f and I drove to Pittsburgh and had dinner with my grammy and enjoyed the evening. Grammy got me a new purse and matching shoes.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l416156410.jpg"> <BR> The main reason I came here was for my annual cardiology check that I had on tuesday the 17th. I was a nervous wreck. For some reason I figured "things have been... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:30:02 EST FINALLY done with school (and a mish mosh) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970097 Hey Sparkfriends! Happy weekend!! <BR> <BR> So I did it.....I FINALLY am OFFICIALLY finished with PTA school!!! words cannot begin to describe how relieved I am and how happy I feel...well mostly all those things but also tired. I'm just draining out all the tension, exhaustion, emotional baggage that went along with it. Working for free for 15 weeks....sorry but ..I never wanna do that again. Ever. I never want to be a student again either. I haven't earned a good income ..well never reall... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 14:08:17 EST having a moment. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964330 Hey sparkfriends...... <BR> <BR> So I'm having a moment. It's almost mid week and I'm ALMOST done. Yesterday my favorite patient brought me a "Thank You" card with a gift card in it and she said how she was so happy I had been her primary therapists these past 6 or so weeks and that my new job is very lucky to have me...it was really nice...My clinical instructor also pretty much said they wanted to offer me a job but I was already "scooped up" by someone else! That all made me feel great. I... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:09:27 EST a little of this and that... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957026 Hey Spark Peeps! ...well..I've been keeping up with the HIIT schedule this week and completed the 5 workouts so far...I didn't write down my reps for all of them. But these are the workouts I did... <BR> <BR> Day 1: Zwow # 15 <BR> (didn't write it down) <BR> <BR> *Day 2: "Grand Theft Booty" - Bodyrock (really liked this one!) <BR> 18 rounds 30/10 <BR> Snowboarders 18, 20, 22 <BR> 1 leg squat + side kick (right) 6, 7, 7 <BR> 1 leg squat + side kick (left) 7, 7, 7 <BR> Shelf butt 41, 49, 51 ... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 19:58:58 EST How Misty got her groove back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950719 Hey Sparkpeeps! <BR> <BR> So yesterday I wrote a very stressful blog....which all still holds true...I'm not magically cured of my anxiety but I feel a little better after all of your support...I appreciate it so much. You're all right....the end is in sight and new opportunities await on the horizon. It'll be here before I know it. Screw the old job! <BR> <BR> This brings me to today when I read my friend Hannah's blog (FITMOMMYFORLIFE) about her new workout schedule for july doing a var... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 18:23:09 EST why doing too much is bad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949370 Hey Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> So I was basically not heard from at all this past week. It was rough. I was/am super happy to have been offered a new job but the stress of ending my current one...telling my boss and dealing with my internship and everything about life is sort of weighing on me. I've been doing 10-12 hour days at my clinical and working..also had to do some running back and forth to my new job to turn in paperwork, get my tb test, etc, also taking care of Kodi getting him back ... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:51:59 EST Sparking for 1 year...sparking FOREVER. (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948211 Hi Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> <BR> I've been so busy (2nd blog to come about that) that I've missed my 1 year sparkiversary by 4 days. 1 year ago at this time I was about 2 weeks into a program called Supreme 90 Day and I had joined their group on Facebook. There I found ALOVE1967 who introduced me to Sparkpeople...I clicked on the link she shared and was hooked. I knew I needed to do more than just workout and this website helped me start all that. I could make this cool profile..there were ... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:57:48 EST First MLB game! pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940061 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l899113785.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday we went to Camden Yards in Baltimore to see the Nationals play the Orioles....it was our first MLB game ever...and it was AWESOME! We watch these guy son TV all the time and to actually be there..was surreal! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l24386384.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l420021533.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:47:46 EST Flying high right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938673 Hi Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> THANK YOU for all your comments on yesterdays blog about my new job....I really appreciate all of your support..you all make me happy! <BR> <BR> I'm still flying pretty high from the new job situation! My biggest problem right now is deciding when to give my current boss notice. I'm nervous she will just tell me not to come back and I'll be out a few weeks pay. I plan of giving her notices thurs (cuz I'm not there on friday) 6/29 that my last day will be 7/20. I... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:24:24 EST AHHHHHH!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936752 Goooooooooooooooood Evening sparkfriends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> First of all I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to allllll of you who sent me positive vibes................................... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> BECAUSE THEY WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'm beyond thrilled. I was offered a rehab tech position basically right away...but I have to finish my clinical so I am starting 7/23 as a FULL TIME tech..then will move to a PTA under my... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:54:34 EST The future is BRIGHT!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933818 Hello there Sparkpeeps far and wide!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Today was a great day. As you all know I've some ups and downs the past few weeks with this new clinical and just feeling discouraged. I went ahead and applied for PTA jobs because we can now work under a temporary license for 90 days until we take our state boards and if I got a job by August it'd carry me until October when i take the boards and *pass* and get my license. So I've had 4 calls already, a phone interview with the place ... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:26:18 EST DON'T MAKE EXCUSES. MAKE PROGRESS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930637 I'm getting out of my woe is me party and I'm gonna freaking suck it up and quit eating mindlessly when I'm home and bored. Here's what I'm gonna do because CLEARLY this is a problem for me...everytime I get the urge I'm gonna write it down. (only if I'm home do I have this issue so...it shouldn't be a big deal to find my little notebook and write it down) This will make me 1. focus on something else 2. realize I either am are am not hungry at that time 3. find out why I'm doing it...I'm not ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 21:41:21 EST for me....busy is better...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929520 so I don't sit around and pick pick pick all day..UGH. <BR> <BR> Since I began my last internship I've done pretty well with eating and have been too busy to really snack. But I'm not going to be that busy everyday all day..and ..I like to just hang out at home sometimes...for the whole day..and do nothing.....but then I pick pick pick..and then I feel bad about it... <BR> <BR> GRRRRRRRRR!!! <BR> <BR> I'm going strong with the befit in 90 workouts..and some other stuff thrown in...I just h... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 23:11:47 EST call me pacwoman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923782 cuz allll I've done all day is shove my face with random candy/snack items. <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> (guys) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> TOM is here (finally) in FULL FREAKIN FORCE. I ended up not going to work today for a few different reasons but it was really a blessing because I do not feel good today, tired, sluggish, headache, bloated, cramps, etc etc etc......I did work out this morning, I did day 4 of fit in 90. <BR> <BR> As for Befit in 90....it seems to be a handful of workouts that a... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:25:15 EST BeFit in 90 before pictures! (&then some) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918641 This morning I did the first workout for Befit in 90 (free on youtube) the only thing I don't like so far is that you can play all sections at once..but there is a small advertisement between each one..but it's not really that bad. There is a warm up about 6 mins...a 10 min ST section and then a 10 min cardio..they finish it off with a 10-ish minute stretch/active mobility section. I've decided to stick w/ the program and see what happens...might as well, right?! <BR> <img src="http://photo... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 08:36:33 EST a bunch of stuff jammed into a blog.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918295 Hey Hey Hey Sparkfriends!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy FRIDAY! (Boy am I ever glad it's here!) So in my status this morning I mentioned a new program...FREE on youtube that I got from my sparkfriend Erin....it's on the Befit in 90 channel and it's a free program with daily workouts that are about 35 minutes long. I did a portion of the first day today just to see and I think I'm going to start it sunday. You can't pass up a FREE workout program like that..just can't! <BR> <BR> I have been keeping... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 22:00:27 EST My first lovingfit.com workout... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4910180 Hey sparkfriends! So this morning I decided to do a workout from www.lovingfit.com which I was introduced to by my great sparkfriend Hanna/FITMOMMYFORLIFE! (Thanks Hannah!) This site is sort of like body rock..same type of workouts but they are separated into lower body and upper body with abs workouts also I think I saw. I just went to the lower body workout section and did the first one I found...The "chic Chick Workout" <BR> <link>www.lovingfit.com/exercises-workouts<BR>/chic-chick-worko... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 15:49:21 EST June.............I'm gonna get you!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909071 Ok sparkies....here it is..June already. <BR> <BR> You know how I said I was gonna do 30 day shred at least 3 days a week for a month? YEAH..that didn't happen. I should be almost done by now..and I did it good for about a week and a half but I just hate having to stick to one workout..I hate it...I like variety and to decide the night before what crazy workout I'm gonna do the next morning. That's the only routine I really have. I didn't eat the best the past month probably...I've been inc... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:53:58 EST The day I painted a porch....(pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909055 Hey sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> Troy and I had been talking about ripping up the old outside carpet on our front porch for awhile...well last weekend he just up and did it..and ended up having to replace some boards...he sanded it..all that himself this past week on his vacation from work. We picked out paint and I told him I'd paint the porch...I'm not sure if this is a calorie burner or not..I tracked it...I didn't sweat or anything though... <BR> Here is our porch before (taken around Christ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:36:14 EST