NICKB1978's SparkPeople Blog NICKB1978's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hey There!! Hi all!! Its been a long time since I have blogged. A lot of things have changed since my last blog. First off I finally got out of the H*** hole of a work place Charter Communications. My last day there was on November 13th(it was a Thursday) and I started my new job on November 17th and I LUV IT!!!! It is a small shipping company that has no blown up yet. There is a total of 15 people in the whole company!! It so cool to be hired on at a company from the beginning. I get to put my 2 cents i... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:55:58 EST my new swim suit!! hey all!! i took sone pics in my new swim suit n all i can say is im happy!! it fits perfectly and i look tone!! any who here they are!! lets keep it active n clean!! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:49:20 EST vaca!! hi all!! im back from vaca and man what a vaca it was!! We had visitors in for the week(my bf brother and gf) and we took them all over st. Louis. We took them to the Arch, Budweiser bewery, the zoo, the cardinals game and we went floating. it was a action packed week but we enjoyed it. It is nice to be back on my normal schedule though. <BR> <BR> Oh I also ran in my first 10k for the year. I ran it in my normal time a hour and 6 mins. Im proud of that considering I hadn't ran in 6 days..lo... Thu, 22 May 2014 13:37:36 EST easter n other pics <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Here r some current but random pics, some are from easter, others are after a run n in my cards jersy... It has been a good spring so far!! Thu, 1 May 2014 11:23:56 EST the week of May 5th Hey folks its been a while since i have checked in so here i go!! So i have been working out like a crazy woman becasue 1, i had gainded 15 pounds and 2, we have been talking about going on a float trip in May. So as we know May is just aroung the corner and yes I AM FLOAT TRIP READY!! My bf's older brother and his girl freind are coming to visit us from arizona for a week and one of the things he wants to do is go floating. Im so excited and so ready for this float trip. Fianlly all of my h... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:31:01 EST my second 1/2 Good afternoon all!! This past Sunday I ran my second 1/2 marathon and it was not as hard as the first one. I ran at a pretty slow pace because, the friend, that I was running the race with, walked most of it. I did not get tired but my knees were pretty sore, but that is to be expected. Any who, I ran that slow pace until I got to mile 10. Mile 10 is when I picked up the pace and finished it strong!! my time was 20 min's longer this time but since I was running at a slower pace I expected th... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:37:47 EST most recent pic Hey all so thank ufor the good feed back from my "haters blog" . I decided to post the most recent pic i have taken. so this past saturday my man n i went out n here is the pic. I dont think i look to skinny at all. I think im at my perfect size... Forget the haters!!! <img src=""> <img src=""> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:41:19 EST Stop being a hater!! Hey all!! So im inches away from being back down to my summer size and Im super duper excited!! But of course some hater has to ruin my thunder well tried to at least. So my other co-worker and I was talking about what workouts we did this weekend and another coworker that was not even in our conversations says " you dont need to loose another pound, you need to gain some" I did not even address what she said, I just ignored it because I did not have any kind words for her. I work my butt of... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:07:33 EST checking in to say hi!! Hi all of my fellow sparkers!! I have been busy, working and working out like a mad woman. I have continued my half marathon training, I have a half race on April 6th in down town st. louis, its the GO! run. Even though im training for it, its gonna be more of a fun, run. my friend im running it with did not get a chance to train. The first half we ran together was the rock in roll half and we both ran it at our own pace so we did not run it together, i crossed the finish line like 15 mins be... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:26:41 EST update pics! Hey all I just wanted to post some current pics of my progress!! im almost have my summer body back!!! <img src=""> <img src=""> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:29:31 EST YAY some one noticed!! Hey all!! it been a min since i blogged. Any who all is well, just working and nailing my workouts!! Yesterday we had a superbowl party and one of my girlfriends came over and she said," Have you lost wait?" I was like YESSS!! I sure have!! I had the biggest grin on my face and it lasted for the rest of the day. Yea I finally got some conformation from someone else other than my bf, lol What a glorious day it was yesterday!! <BR> <BR> #allsmiles Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:50:10 EST progress pics water cleanse Hey all! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here are my progress pics from my 24 day water cleanse,supposed to be 30 days, lol.. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 21:46:33 EST taking advantage of this Winter GM all!! this week marks week 3 of my water cleanse. I'm feeling slimmer and I think I actually see some phyiscal results already. My tummy is looking slimmer everday! It feels good to be back in control of me. I enjoyed my 6 to 7 month break but now im back and cant wait to get back in to all of my clothes. I should be back to my bikini size by superbowl, at least thats my goal. That way i will have Febuary and March to really tone up before the spring hit. I cant wait to fit in to any piece... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:47:49 EST my first 1/2 marathon with pics <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had sucha blast and here are the offical photos from the race!! Excuse the water marks please, the prices of these photos were just to high for my pocket book!! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:38:13 EST So far so good!! Good afternoon all!! its been a lil while since i have blogged so here I go. Sunday I started a 31 day water cleanse, which means no alcohol, soda or juice. I allow myself one cup of coffee in the morning and 1-2 cups of green tea. today is day 6 and im feeling good and in control. Even though it has only been 5 full days i already feel slimmer, yay go me!! I have upped my work outs to 6 days a week, instead of 5. The plan is to do it for this month and next month and i think I should be were... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 16:20:55 EST Just Checkin in Hey all!! its been a lil over a week since i have blogged so i figured I might as well check in and let yall know whats been going on. So I started a 30 day challenge last week and the begining of the week i was on track and doing well. But of course life has to happen, so I had worked out monday tuesday and wednesday which is awesome, and well thursday (halloween) came and I planned on working out but then my bf needed me, so i decided that i would take one for the team and tend to him and w... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 13:35:44 EST My First Half Marathon DONE!!! hey all!! so I DID IT!!!! I ran my first half marathon and I didn't die or get hurt. I ran 98 percent of the time which is not to shabby since that was the first time I have ever ran 13 miles. I actually ran 13.16miles because of the start line was so long, lol. Any way enough of my words enjoy the pics!!! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:20:00 EST THEY FIT!!!! <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> YES YES my old capris fit!! #allsmiles #thatisall Fri, 4 Oct 2013 23:28:54 EST Warrior Dash W/Pics Hi all! So Saturday I did the Warrior Dash and it was amazing!! I really enjoyed myself!. One thing I have to say is Trail Running is NO JOKE!! It was my first time trail running and it was a race, lol it was pretty interesting. I ran and got through the first mile fine. It was a bit rough but I managed to stay running the whole time, even up and down the hills. Thank god the course I run 3 to 4 times a week has hills so im a lil used to the hills. Any way I was good until we went through the... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 15:11:07 EST My Fav workout season is coming!! Hi all TGIF!! I was just thinking about winter, which is right around the corner and how It is my favorite workout season. Now dont get me wrong I workout all year but winter is what i like to call it "bust your a$$ mode" . If you start in Novemeber that is 5 months to get where you wanna be. Thats plenty of time to get one's excersie and eating habits in order. Now one of these days I want to really test myself, I wanna see just how much disapine i have. Who knows when this day will come but... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:30:09 EST Week 12 Monday I began week 12 of operation slim down. Now im not were I want to be but i am alot closer than i was 12 weeks ago, and that im happy about. As long as the lord keeps blessing me with more days on this earth, i will take advantage and work on reaching my goal every chance I get, with one rest day a week, to let my body recharge. I am proud of my accomplishments so far and cant wait to see what the future brings. <BR> I have less than a month until my divorce is finally done and... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:07:41 EST floating pics well folks we had a blast floating and cant wait to do it again next year!! here are some pics from it, I don't look to shabby,lol enjoy!! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:20:14 EST week 11 hey all!! its been a min since i checked in, so here it goes. Last week I continued to workout but it was some what of a lazy week, but i think i needed it,lol. This week i have been back on track for operation slim down,lol. I went for a evening run last night and it was awesome!! I went out running 45 mins before the sun went down and the weather was just perfect!! If the sun would of stayed out I would of ran a half marathon EASY!! I finished my 6 week toning dvd workout this past Sunday a... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 10:08:26 EST WEEK 9n with progress pics Hi all!! as promised I am going to post my progress pics in this blog. I am happy to say I lost about a 1/2 of inch to 1 inch all over my body this time. I lost some weight in my face, love handels/ upper hour glass area, tummy, chest and im sure some in my legs. To bad it wasnt all lost in my tummy but im not complaing,lol. My tummy is flatter and that im happy with!! Good thing is that i can fit in to my old clothes again, I have just a lil bit of tummy over hang but not much at all. I woul... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:11:17 EST Week 8 Hi all!! Im here to check in. Week 8 has been going well im still on track and burning the fat off. This Saturday is picture day and I cant wait to see the changes!! Well there better be changes lol, as hard as I have been working,lol. I have noticed some change with my love handles, they have definitly slimmed down and i luv it!! And of course my chest, it has gone down alot, I am still a double d just not a 38 dd, im problaly more like a 36 or maybe even 34, but its a lost and i will take i... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:07:13 EST week 7 hi all!! My week 7 started yesterday and im feel amazing!! I'm on week 5 with the BL last chance to workout dvd and one more week to go to finish it. Next week is week 8 and im really truly excited because its pic week. @ the end of week 8 I will be taking progress pics and we will see just how many inches i have lost, yay!! <BR> Yesterday also started my new work schedule,which means I had to change my workout time from after work to before work and it has been going well these last co... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 10:38:37 EST starting week 6 Hi all!! im just checking in, i have been killing my workouts and by request of my bf, this week im doing dble workouts every other day instead of every day. He says my hour and a half workouts everyday is a bit to much. By the time we eat din din its time for bed for me and he gets no quality time with I'm defin not mad because he wants to spend time with me lol. The new schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Saturday will be dble workouts toning and running and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, wi... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:22:37 EST Confirmation Finally!!! Hey all, good morning!! So yesterday after my grulling workout i took pics to see if I could see any change....well there was change!!! I have lost at least 1/2 a inch to a full inch on my tummy!!! Heck yea!! Finally I see results of my hard work and that gives me a boost to not just get push myself but really push, push myself. I always give it my all during workouts but with this confirmation im gonna give even more!! By then end of August I should be pretty darn close to my goal and that m... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:07:47 EST Treated myself last nite!! Hey all!! i had a wonderful weekend and kept it active and clean the entire weekend. I had two treats yesterday and I enjoyed them and savored every min...I figured after 19 days of hard work that I deserve a treat. The good news is I dont feel guilty and im ready to get back to it today!! I start the next chapter with BL last chance to work out dvd today, Weeks 3-4, im super excited!! any who had a good weekend and im excited to be back on track today...keepin it active and clean!! Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:59:08 EST Time, time, Time ugh I wish time would go by faster, i When I get home after work and I get my workout in( 35 mins toning 35 mins cardio), mentally im ready for bed, lol. Reason being Is I know that tomorrow i get to burn some more of these extra pounds off. I know it has not even been a full 3 weeks yet and I just wantt to fast forwardt to week 8 or even week 12. I know this whole thing is a process and that when you lose wieght the right way(slowly) your skin retracts back so you dont have all t... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:31:13 EST Half way point Good afternoon all!! today is my 15th day on my 30 day challenge. I have been working out for the last 15 days straight, im eating clean 80/20 and I have had no alcohol. I feel slimmer but have not noticed any physical changes yet. Im hoping by the end of the 4th week I will see Ether way im gonna continue my 30 day challenge for the month of August. I think that will get me back were I was are pretty darn close any ways. <BR> <BR> This week I start week 2 with the BL last ch... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:13:55 EST Bigger and Better plans!! Hey all today is 10 days in to my 30 day challenge, it will actually be a 60 day challenge im just taking it a month at a <BR> <BR> Any who im feeling good and the holiday tomorrow does not even phase me. I will not be drinking any alcohol because, I HAVE BIGGER AND BETTER PLANS FOR MY BODY and the only way im gonna get where i want to be, does not include alcohol, so sherly temples made with tonic water it is!! Its crazy because i get so excited at the end of the day because i k... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 17:42:02 EST 1 week done!! Hi all, today is my 8th day count em 8th day with out alcohol. I very proud of myself cause this is just the begining. By the end of this week I will be at 13 days with out a drop and Im sure i will be able to see results considering im working out every day. My plan is to workout every day this month weather its running or doing a JM dvd, im doing something to burn these xtra pounds off. If my body tells me that i need a rest then I will do it but until then im going full thorttle!! <BR> <... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:47:27 EST Why NOW!! Hi there everyone!! so I'm doing well with my challenge today is day 4 and I'm still feeling good!! I got my eye on the prize and I'm not looking back. So since things are going so well, you know something has to come along to through a wrench in my mix and yep that's what has happened. Well Monday i had a great workout, Tuesday i had another great workout but i think i pulled something my upper inner left thigh. So Wednesday at work I'm walking around and I thought it was just sore from my ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:54:02 EST Hey all!!!! Man my life has been so crazy lately i cant seem to keep up, lol. So i was jobless for 3 weeks and had a wonderful daily routine going and bam of course something changes. Well im not complaing cause I got a new job!!! God is good let me tell you!! So of course i had to change my routine again so the new daily routine i have been doing for 3 weeks this week so I hope it will stay the same for a lil bit cause I still have some trimming down to do, lol. Today I started another 30 day challenge ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:55:09 EST On Track and loving it!! So i have been working out as planned all last week. I took one rest day and worked my but off the other days. I have told my self that life is to short for me to be stressing out over losing weight, im gonna run and workout because I enjoy it and If i lose weight in the process than BONUS!! I yes wanted to be healthy and I am healthy, I wanted to not be over weight and im not, I wanted to be a size that is easy and reasonable to maintain and i am. So im very proud and happy that i accomplish... Mon, 13 May 2013 11:21:00 EST Vaca with Pics Hi all!! im back from vaca and i had a wonderful time. We hiked up and back down one mountain and the second mountain we took a ski lift up and hiked down. The scenery was just breathe taking. Other than the two days of hiking and walking around tombstone i did not get much excerise in but i did have a relaxing time. We got back early early saturday morning and i got some sleep and yep i sure did workout,lol. And i have been working out every day since. Yesterday i was able to run a 6 miler a... Wed, 8 May 2013 12:12:50 EST day 27 done and 28 in the making hi all!! yesterday was busy!! i was not able to fit a workout in like i wanted, i just had to much stuff to do and i still got to bed Today is the last day before we go on vaca. We actually have to get up around 5 in the morning so we can head to the airport so its gonna be a early nite if i can sleep that This wil be my last blog until we get home next saturday. This is week 9 for me for operation fit but i dont think im gonna count it cause i has not been a normal workou... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:43:09 EST 26 done and 27 in the process hi all!! i usually get two days off during the week and i let my self sleep in on one of those days. But since im going out of town i did not get a day off during the week so today I let my self sleep in and I will get my workout in after work. Im gonna do 30ds day 21. after that im gonna get cleaned up and pack. This way on Thursday I wont have to much prep to do. Our flight leaves a 715 am so we are gonna have to get up pretty early to get there in time to go through the airport lines. And... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:20:36 EST 25 done and 26 in the making hi all i had a good day yesterday and today will be just as good. I have class tonight but im gonna leave work early so i can get my run in and i cant wait!! 3 more days until vaca time oh yea!! Well thats all i got for today happy sparking!! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:37:03 EST day 24 done and 25 in the making hi all yesterday my bf and i went on a walk and it was nice, we took our dog harley and she had a feild day let me tell you! This morning I ran 4.51 miles and did 30ds day 19. so im right on track and still going strong. I know I wont be where i want to be by our trip coming up and the end of this week but when i get back im conituing my workouts so by the end of may or begining of June I will be there by hook or by crook, lol... happy sparking !! <em>211</em> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:26:54 EST day 23 done and 24 in the making Hi all, i had my treat night yesterday and i did not go over my limit so go me!! today i get to get my cardio burn on and I cant wait. Im doing 30ds of course and than im ether going on a run or my bf and i are going to take a walk(he wants to start getting fit him self, i think he is trying to catch up lol), ether way im getting my cardio burn on, lol. <BR> <BR> i have 5 days, 5 moe days until we leave for Arizon, so that means 5 dble workouts left. You bet your fanny that im gonna rock the... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:04:51 EST 22 done and 23 in the making!! Hi guys!! I had another wonderful non-drink day. Yesterday I ran in the morning and than when i got home from work I did 30ds day 18, so yep i got my dble in after all. I didnt plan my morning out right so i did not get a workout in this morning but I will do 30ds when i get home. Tomorrow oh yes tomorrow IM RUNNING!!! can you tell im excited, lol this is what one day of not running dose to me, i get all gitty just thinking about going on a run :-) any who all is well with me and im not sure ... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:46:42 EST day 21 done and 22 in the making Hi all!! today is a wonderful day!! I got to run and I fit in to one of my old work shirts :-) so yep that is a small victory and im gonna take it!! well again no drinking for me yesterday and i ate clean all day long!! Well as promised here are my 4 week and 8 week pics side by side to show the progress. There isn't much progress but I have loss some inches and I will take that. Most of my big progress you cant see because its in my chest. My chest has gone down a lot!! the bra's I just boug... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:29:45 EST day 20 done and 21 in the making hi all!! im back and doing well. I dbled my workout yesterday with two sessions of 30ds and today i ran 4.11 miles and did 30ds. I took my 8 week pics and I plan to post them tomorrow. Im not as far as i would like to be but who ever is, lol. Good thing is i have made some improvment so im happy about that. tomorrow is another dble workout and tomorrow also marks a week away from my trip. I know i wont be where i want to be by next week but the good news is that next week i will be closer to ... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:24:55 EST day 19 done and 20 in the making Hi guys!! I was able to run yesterday!!! It was cold and wet but i ran 4.38 miles and then i went home and did a 25 min 30ds dvd, all i can say is doubles every day until its trip time,lol. today I did not have time to go and run but i did 30ds again and i will do a different 30ds workout when i get home today. Tommorrow im off work and i will def run. Im gonna shoot for a long run(6+ miles) but we will see what my body says. <BR> <BR> Yesterday i again ate clean the whole day and im feelin... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:14:47 EST day 18 done and 19 in the making Hi all!! yesterday I ate clean 100 percent again, i had a table spoon of ranch dressin cause I forgot to bring my own to work but other than that it was a clean day. I got my 30ds workout in yesterday when i got home from work so go me!. Today I get off at 3 and i want to run out side but if it is thunder storming than i guess i will be doing 2 dvd workouts but if its just rainy than i will run at least a 3 miler for sho!! <BR> <BR> At the end of this week I get to take my 8 week pics and y... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:43:47 EST day 17 done and 18 in the making Hi all!! I had my treat day yesterday and I had a blast spending time with my bf and his father. Good family memories were made :-) I did not go over my limit of 3 glasses and i feel great! <BR> <BR> I did get up and run this morning. I managed to run 3.49 miles before my tm broke. It sucks but at least I got a 3.49 miler in before it was all said and done. So i got to work off most of my glasses of wine from last night,lol <BR> <BR> I ate clean the whole day which im super proud of, overal... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:37:42 EST day 16 done and 17 in the making Hi all!! yesterday I had 1 glass of wine but only one...I did get up to workout today so I know that glass of wine is all ready worked Tonight I might have my other 3 glasses of wine but i have not decided yet. <BR> <BR> The workout i did this morning was 30ds day 13. It is getting easier so that means im getting stronger and I all ways love that feeling. So far so good! I plan to run a 3 miler when I get home, it just depends on who is at my house when I get home from work today,... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:45:03 EST day 15 done and 16 in the making Hi all!! I had a awesome day yesterday. I ate clean 100 percent again and i got my dble workout on. After work i was in a "mode" for some reason but i got over it. So other than that it was a wonderful day. No drinking alcohol even though everyone else at my house was drunk. I stuck to my tonic water and grenadine and im very proud of that! <BR> <BR> Now today im a lil ansy cause I could not run before work but after work it is on! and yes im dbleing it up again, ill run 5.10 miles and than... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:46:03 EST