RODENTMAMA's SparkPeople Blog RODENTMAMA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 10,000 swings...and the need for challenge Well I stepped up my game for 8 weeks ending last month and managed to learn some new superset exercises and grew to love the push up handles. It really helped me to focus and I finally in a last ditch effort for the last week of the challenge got a grip on my eating and showed a loss (had a muscle gain though which was nice). <BR> <BR> This month I decided to do 10,000 kettlebell swings, because I LOVE the kettlebells. I love counting reps and counting down doing sets. I love that people... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:51:01 EST Michael Thurmond again...gotta love him! I've started the Michael Thurmond 6 day plan again to lose the last 10 lbs. I lost the first 40 by doing it four times over four years. I was amazed this morning how well rested I felt after eating so clean the day before and I just went a little over my calorie limit on Spark. It was because of those darned fresh cherries in the fridge so I'm ok with it! <BR> <BR> So today, I've hit the afternoon and after eating my breakfast, snack, lunch and snack, I'm already thinking geeze, enough ch... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 14:43:58 EST Childhood and who you are I was skating yesterday and started thinking about where I am today. A lot of people I know talk about how they were totally unafraid as kids and would do anything. I was never that kind of kid, ever. I was afraid of everything all the time. <BR> <BR> I'll blame my mother. Mother's always get blamed but the thing was she was afraid of everything. She worried for us all the time. Dangerous things, like learning to walk, playing on the playground and learning to swim were all cause for gr... Mon, 4 May 2009 09:08:31 EST Still slogging away.... Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I didn't eat any wheat, and I was under my calories for the day even though I had a glass of wine and a bit of chocolate...I think I may be on my way to beating the addiction. <BR> <BR> I find that this is more a mind game then anything else. I eat badly and it triggers the cravings, the night munchies and then I feel like crap the next morning, almost hung over. I know that my body doesn't need to be digesting at night and I mess up the grow... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 07:56:10 EST Bootcamp Jan 2009 It is a fresh year and I'm going to lose the last 10, AGAIN! They left quickly last January but came back in the spring when I slowed down and got lazy about what I was eating. I felt so much more energetic without them so they need to go. <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 11:49:00 EST 3 goals for August For CampGonnaBFit I have to submit 3 goals for August, so here goes: <BR> <BR> 1. I want to do at least 2 hrs of cardio for at least 6 days of the week for a total of 720 minutes. <BR> 2. I want to work on drinking my 8 glasses of water, I forget sometimes. <BR> 3. I want to be honest with people about things that are bothering me and not try to gloss over things if I'm not happy. Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:08:09 EST The cool trail system here... Saturday my son wanted to bike further than he has biked before. He's gotten squishy over the last few years, too many video games and movies. But lately he is working a summer camp program and is active every day. It was an ambitious goal but I decided we'd do the trail system from Cole Harbour to Lawrencetown Beach. <BR> <BR> The cool thing about the trail is that it is multi-use but no motorized vehicles. Other than crossing three roads along the way, there was no danger of being wipe... Mon, 16 Jul 2007 08:04:51 EST Challenge post - visualize yourself at goal I never thought I'd ever fit in these black velveteen pants! I guess my hips really could get smaller. They are so comfy now and I love how my top flows around my body, it doesn't snag on the rolls of extra flesh anymore. After a nice long bike ride I feel so energized, ready to meet the day. I bet if I try on that fancy belt I bought all those years ago it will fit perfectly now. I'm so glad I stuck with the program all this time. I love my new body, and I'm not giving it up. Mon, 16 Jul 2007 07:58:27 EST Breakthrough Well I did it. I did the Double Dog Dare and kept my calories in limit. I also got LOTS of exercise yesterday and this morning I'm down a pound to 134. I saw a glimpse of 133. I don't know if I can maintain the low calories and the high activity that I did yesterday. It was just so easy. I got on my bike a whole bunch of times, for transport and also a 10 k toodle around the lakes with Ray. It was great weather. <BR> <BR> I'm just feeling pretty high. I'm so happy to be feeliing a do... Thu, 5 Jul 2007 10:31:42 EST Camp GonnaBFit Goals I've been in a slump, a plateau now for months. My fitness level is better than it has ever been, I'm at a comfortable weight but I'd just like to take off the last 8 lbs to put me in a BMI range that is normal. <BR> <BR> How am I going to do it? I really don't know for sure. My initial loss this year 11 lbs since January, came from an easy workout of skating 4 to 5 times a week plus other activity. I'm just about over the withdrawal from no more skating but haven't found something I lov... Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:19:02 EST