MUSCLE-UP's SparkPeople Blog MUSCLE-UP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Where's The Party? It's New Years Eve. Time to bring in this New Year right. <BR> <BR> Definitely join up on one of the Teams. My personal favorite is BLC 33. It's where you get to be a Crimson Butterfly or a Periwinkle Pirate or sit out on Azure Island wearing fip flops, painting your toe nails while getting margaritas from hunky bartenders. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are so many great Teams out there that will help you get where you want to go. <BR> <BR> So whether you want to embrace your inner pirate or incre... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:56:32 EST Deep Space Sparkle I found this great website created by a California elementary school art teacher. What better way is there to tap into your own creativity. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Right underneath the teacher's picture under categories is where you can select free art projects. <BR> <BR> It's time for me to get some glow fish for a fish tank and make an artificial glowing reef. Terrarium building is right behind that. <BR> <BR> Think of all the beautiful refrigerato... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:53:24 EST Jacinto Bonilla, a 73 Year Old CrossFitter When you think about it your blogs are really a reflection of something that gets you in action and motvates you. You want to share because you feel a connection to the people you come across and ideas that you want to share. <BR> <BR> Jacinto Bonilla is someone that we can all meet thru his videos on You Tube. He is another person that I admire deeply and want to cheer on and learn from. So here he is giving you a small clip of what it is like living a CrossFit life. <link> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:24:57 EST Ernestine Shepherd The 75 Year Old Bodybuilding Grandma This woman is such an inspiration to me. Being a former athlete and knowing how good it feels to be alive and in shape is so amazing. Waking up to a morning being strong and fit is something that I want to have again. It really is better than having a donut or a chocolate chip muffin. <BR> <BR> Check out this video with Ernestine in action. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Also you can go to Ernestine's official website. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:13:53 EST The Little Man Can Win <em>104</em> I am taking on Corporate America this week. <em>224</em> The Deceptive Trade Practices Act is a good starting point if you have a consumer issue. <BR> <BR> If you are in Texas call the Texas State Attorney General's office and make your complaint online. They will give you the number to the Texas State Bar and for $20 you can get a 30 minute appointment with a lawyer. Hold on, let me give you the number. 1-800-252-9690 <BR> <BR> Find out where the corporate office is for... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:13:41 EST Waddle On, Friends I still love John Bingham who used to write a column for Runners World. He wrote the Penguin Chronicles in which he described his days as an overweight coach potato who found that he wanted to try running and has never looked back. <BR> <BR> He came to my job site once and I got to hear him speak. So I thought I would like to share his last blog that he sent to my e-mail. Yes, I am an avid fan and signed up to get his updates. <BR> <BR> Here you go: <link> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:42:31 EST Love Letter This week in the BLC Challenge we are to write a meaningful love letter to ourselves. I think one of the greatest examples of this is from John Wooden to his wife Nellie. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Quoting from the picture <BR> <BR> In one of the sweetest love letter stories of all time, this famed basketball coach continued to write his wife of 53 years, Nellie, love letters even after her death. On the 21st of every month he w... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:42:58 EST Making My Own Virtual Team One of the items on this weekend's challenge with the Venus goddesses was to reflect on the past 6 weeks of BLC22. We are asked to assess what we did well and what we could have done better. A Report Card of sorts. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I feel like it is 1971 USA versus China and I really don't know who's ahead. My weigh has been ping poinging up and down each week. Really no damage just not much progress has been made. <BR>... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:01:03 EST Vision Board BLC22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For my Vision Board I chose women who inspire me. They remind me to live life creatively, with vitality and to think and put myself out there. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:49:17 EST BLC22 Striving to Make 12 Week Goals Our assignment this week is a good one. To sit down and figure out what we as a member of this team would like to accomplish during this 12 week Challenge. <BR> <BR> To help us really focus we are to use the S.M.A.R.T Goal template as our guide. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of my SparkFriends likes to eat one salad a day as a meal. She has been very successful with this one measure that she takes each day. I am going to try to follo... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:56:22 EST Momentum Wanted to share this incredible video with you. I invite you to go out there and run blind. It's fun! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Nan Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:52:45 EST Shuffle Boogie Soul I love love line dancing. I would like to present you this wonderful line dance in honor of my best friend Julie who spent hours teaching me how to dance as a gawky teenager. I felt so beautiful at the Junior High School dances. Thank you Julie. <BR> <BR> Ok, let's do this thing. Shuffle Boogie Soul (SBS) to Preston Shannon's "Honky Tonk" <BR> <link> </link> Thank you to kickNscuff26 on YouTube for bringing us this incredible rendition. <BR> <BR> Easier version of Sh... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:59:37 EST SqueakyToy I thought this was such a cute video. Every time I play it my dog Bailey starts digging around for her toys. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Nan Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:35:51 EST