MTDAVIES's SparkPeople Blog MTDAVIES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Journaling For me a big key to success would be writing down all the food I eat. Even if I am not calculating the calories or anything. I know it works, why does it seem that I have such a hard time doing it? I try not to label foods goor or bad. They are just more or less healthy choices. <BR> Even after all these years I tend to have this all or nothing attitude when it comes to journaling and food choices. Once it's written in black and white, there are all my sins written for everyone to see.... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:30:56 EST 100 CHALLENGE I always go to the gym on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. I happily pack my bag, listen to my radio the whole way there. I am still happy when I'm putting on my running shoes. I like my gym, I like my instructor, I like my cardio routines, they're stimulating. What I don't like is every two months the instructor likes to do a cardiovascular measure called the 100 challenge. We have 30 minutes of painful, strength sapping, sweat dripping cardio routine that would change even the most seasoned... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:42:38 EST Manic Monday Today is my fun day...I don't have to "run" day. Ok, Ok, enuf of that!! But I really do love Monday, It's like I get a free pass or something. All the sins of the weekend are past and I have a whole new seven days to start fresh over again. <BR> <BR> So what am I gonna do with my seven days....??? Hmm, well posture is getting better, not right now but the girls are out there whenever I am walking around. I like the fact that perhaps I may look an inch or two skinnier just by holding m... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:48:21 EST Putting the "f"in Friday "F" in Friday, eh? This week seems to be a write off. My Wenesday workout was a gastromic disaster and my 5km run planned for Thurdsay was skipped, I did a few turns with a shopping cart through Wal-Mart instead. Of course, then it's bedtime for Brian and my Survivor was on last night. I could have went downstairs and sat on the recumbent bike...but I guess I really didn't want to. <BR> It's the third month of my excercising, it's been going as planned, so why do I feel so let down? Th... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:15:58 EST SQUATASTIC Friday's class left feeling the pain, no not pain rather I should call it personal and phyical growth all weekend long. It resonates thru me!! Pop a couple advil and get on with it. I did the super sculpt dvd with lots more squats, I kind of forgot about how many they want ya to do. Woohoo, bring it! <BR> <BR> Nothing says loving yourself like a 2000 calorie breakfast, a 6 beer for lunch and popcorn for supper!! Whew it's a good thing I went in the tub last night to burn off all those c... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 16:51:30 EST About ready to exercise I just want to record a few of my thoughts before I run out to the gym. <BR> I think I need to drink more water. <BR> Lately I have not been hungrey at all (AT LEAST NOT FOR THE HORRIBLE TREATS i USUALLY LIKE TO EAT). <BR> Yesterday I ate a bag of chocolate covered peanuts but other than that I really not sure what';s going on. I am usually piggin out on anything and UP!!!??? <BR> <BR> I'm still under the weather today so I will only do what I feel comfortable d... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:41:18 EST F is for Fun Frriday's I think my kickboxing instructor is crazy! I kept thinking to wnat me to do what???!!! I did it, and it wan't even...I'll try, I was just done! Me doing all these really cool things! I did squat knees, squat jumps, squats up the waazoo! But it was great. Btw my cooling system is so efficient. Get me a towel! <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:29:28 EST Just When you think you know it all The work out on Wednesday didn't quite go as planned. As much as I wanted to get to CK class I got called out for an appointment. After I got home, I got kids to bed and well I crawled in bed too. I just couldn't resist the call of the comfortable flannelette with my name all over it. <BR> Now it's 4:40 on thurdsday afternoon ...I have the treadmill all warmed up, bottle of water chilled...I'm even in my gym clothes, so what give??? It's not for a lack of energy, god knows I've got some... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:43:15 EST Wednesday...hump day! I've got my work out all lined up today. Cardio Kickbox class, I understand we are to do the 100 challenge. Whatever the hell that is ... it sounds like a lot of hard work. I say BRING IT!! <BR> <BR> Last night while watching my son gulp down a calorie"full" personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut I noticed that there is absolutely nothing healthy on the menu. I'm sorry, some preservative full, bland salad was not just not appealing. I had a cup of coffee. Amazingly enough, when I got home I... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:15:25 EST The Big Easy... Yeah right! Nothing is easy or maybe if it isn't worth working for it isn't worth it. Is that what fitness means to you? I've worked it and now it's back, my weight that is. After a summer of non-activity and beer drinking I'm doing this all again. My public entries may make me a little more accountable. Lets see what happens. <BR> <BR> I set my goal of 8 cups of water. That's simple afternoon is plagued with errands and unpredictable stops. I have my water bottle full. <... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:31:50 EST