RUTGERSM0M's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RUTGERSM0M RUTGERSM0M'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/ Running on the Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669411 I've seen people running <em>363</em> on the beach <em>298</em> and often wondered, who goes to the beach to run?? That is not what the beach is for. Now that I am trying to train myself to run and I am at the beach, I thought I would give the whole running on the beach a try. <em>38</em> Well today I found out. I did my Zombie 5k training on the beach <em>298</em> <em>461</em> and it was <em>345</em> <em>244</em> . Running along the water was exciting <em>104</em> and... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:57:57 EST Enjoying . . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665185 My Day <em>107</em> <em>407</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>44</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <em>253</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 17:37:18 EST Closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660150 Every step <em>331</em> gets me closer to where I need to be <em>185</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:21:06 EST The Color Run 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654187 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l762401600.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l682390212.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1322460454.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <em>437</em> <BR> javascript:void(0); <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1278551336.jpg"> <BR> <em>345</em> Do I need to say more!! <em>185</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:56:06 EST I am Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613301 I have hit rock bottom and there is no where else for me to go. <BR> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <em>523</em> So I am back! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 18:35:22 EST Goodbye 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577211 It is about time to say <em>253</em> to another year. May the New Year bring all you want and more!! <em>224</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:38:40 EST Enjoying Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551937 I am having a blast <em>244</em> <em>283</em> In Las Vegas. Everyone enjoy your night! <em>253</em> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 02:01:04 EST Second Bootcamp - Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550268 Did bootcamp tonight. My after workout meal was <em>551</em> with <em>267</em> , grilled <em>53</em> & <em>22</em> . I also had a small slice of NY cheesecake. Now it is time to call it a night. <em>253</em> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:58:59 EST Second Bootcamp - Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546498 There is improvement with each bootcamp workout. I wish one session we can do just cardio and one just weights. There is nothing wrong with the combination. I would just like a session to focus on one or the other. <BR> <BR> got to <em>386</em> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:00:32 EST Second Bootcamp - Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544732 bootcamp going well. Getting better at the various exercises. Have gained 2 plus pounds since November 5 not good. Will keep with the bootcamp and will add some additional things during the week. Also I MUST slow down on the sodas. I am up to three a week. I need to eliminate them all together and incorporate more fresh <em>474</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>373</em> <em>368</em> <em>551</em> <em>551</em> <em>370</em> and eat even less <em>495</em>... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:01:32 EST Second Bootcamp - Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540465 <em>33</em> <em>320</em> <BR> So tired. Going to bed. <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:29:47 EST Second Bootcamp - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538609 <em>33</em> <em>198</em> <em>320</em> <em>317</em> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:52:35 EST Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535254 Attended a recognition banquet and the food has made me sick <em>527</em> . Going to bed <em>102</em> now hoping to feel better in the morning <em>67</em> <BR> <em>253</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 21:23:25 EST Second Bootcamp - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534319 Today was day two of bootcamp and I am still sore from Monday. Tomorrow will be a very busy day. I hope to get in some walking or running before the end of the day. <BR> <BR> Got to <em>386</em> because there are no retakes in this show. Wed, 6 Nov 2013 21:34:28 EST Six Month Doctor Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533255 Returned to the Doctor <em>273</em> <em>282</em> for my six month check up and it was not good at all <em>39</em> . Blood Pressure 142/98 <em>40</em> Weight 195.8 <em>225</em> <em>39</em> . <BR> GREAT NEWS- I started an exercise bootcamp, yes another one, yesterday. I am feeling it today <em>33</em> <em>198</em> and will be going back for more tomorrow. <em>521</em> <BR> I have no choice <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 20:01:54 EST Lazy Again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508346 I have gotten lazy again and I was off to such a great start last month. No one to blame or fault but myself. When will I stop putting myself through this and do the right thing <em>38</em> <em>521</em> , I know I can I have just got to put forth MORE effort and not let other things get in the way. I want to take part in the Color <em>437</em> Run <em>364</em> in March. At this rate I will only be a bystander. <BR> <BR> My son is going to be so disappointed in me when he comes ho... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 21:12:59 EST Bootcamp - Day 4 (Not Exactly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491249 I got up, got dressed <em>334</em> with a smile on my face ready to kick my bootcamp workout in the butt. I got there a few minutes early because I was a few minutes late on Wednesday and I just hate <em>40</em> being late for exercise. I arrive and it is not only <em>31</em> dark outside, it is dark inside. I circle around the block and still no lights & no cars <em>39</em> I wait a few minutes <em>128</em> . After questioning my sanity and a few choice words, I head to the "Y... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:19:20 EST Bootcamp - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489548 Today was my third bootcamp day. The new routine made it all worth getting out my bed at 5 am. Plans are to go back Friday and hit 3 days next week. <BR> <BR> Got to <em>386</em> by taking it one exercise at a time <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:39:40 EST Bootcamp - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480818 After making an excuse for not getting up to go workout, I got up and got going <em>104</em> I must say this mornings workout was not as bad as last Monday. However, I want to get into some <em>34</em> & <em>323</em> . I do notice the ladies around me can hold a conversation with each other, where I can barely catch my breathe <em>33</em> . Guess they are use to the workouts and they also run together. I want to get to a point where I can do a sit up and a push up. Something about... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 17:04:34 EST Week Review - 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479627 Week review <BR> <BR> Bootcamp <BR> Walking/jogging/running <BR> Soda 3 days <BR> Water 4 days <BR> Quiet time <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Got to <em>386</em> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:15:43 EST I Ran & Walked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476046 No bootcamp today. Worked late last night and was a little tired this morning. Don't worry will pick hit it Friday morning. I did run <em>312</em> <em>311</em> walk a mile after I got off work today. Tomorrow is Body Blitz, a 30 min workout session that is much more intense than my morning bootcamp session. Looking forward to it. I Body Blitz because when my son was home we would do this workout together. <BR> Time to get some other task completed. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> becau... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 19:32:06 EST I Ran http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475041 Below is my version of " I Ran" by a Flock of Seagulls. ENJOY!! <BR> <BR> I ran <BR> I ran up and down my stairs <BR> I ran until there was sweat in my hair <BR> I ran and I did not care <BR> I ran up and down my stairs; to get my workout in! <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Trust me, I will not be quitting my day job anytime soon to go on the road. I just wanted to share with my SparkFamily how I got my workout in this morning and what it made me think o... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 20:59:30 EST Bootcamp - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473676 I will say bootcamp at 6 am <em>128</em> is the way to wake up in the morning. I will also say bootcamp at 6 am handed me my rear and showed me just how slack I had gotten <em>24</em> . <BR> Going back for more: <BR> <em>318</em> <em>320</em> , squats, lunges & whatever else is thrown my way tomorrow <em>244</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 16:09:47 EST Starting Over Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472903 Time and Time again I have started over. Somethings started have been successful. Somethings started not so successful <em>39</em> I am getting another chance to get my act together and get back healthy. I can not afford to have the fat/weight, sucked, tucked, plucked or removed permanently. I can afford to take advantage of SparkPeople, YMCA and other affordable opportunities. <BR> <BR> A move in the right direction is: <BR> <em>48</em> attending a boot camp <em>318</em> <em>319<... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 20:15:02 EST Yoga with the Mayor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461334 Our Mayor is promoting fitness so today he was at the YMCA doing Yoga. I took time from my busy schedule to take part in class today. The attendance was great. The last yoga class I went to had five people. I guess everyone wanted to see the Mayor. The 45 minutes of yoga has me relax and calmer now. Maybe I need to carve out time every week to attend <em>401</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>320</em> class. <BR> <BR> I am taking part in an exercise bootcamp in September. It w... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:44:27 EST I'm Back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408947 I have been away from blogging for a while and that is only because I felt like I was just saying the same stuff and not making any progress. On June 15, I was .6 pounds away from reaching my 5% target in WW. Needless to say when I went to weigh in on June 29, I had gained 3.2 pounds <em>39</em> <em>24</em> <em>100</em> <em>42</em> . No use <em>46</em> over spilled <em>466</em> . Just need to pick myself up and go for it again!! I will <em>386</em> and make it work. <BR> ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 20:32:17 EST My First 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337819 Today I participated & survived in my first <em>364</em> . It was a Zombie Run, Walk or Shuffle. Some people got into the spirit of it and went way out by getting into character. I was a survivor. I participated because I did not run the entire race. I must say it was a fun event. Who knows I might do it again. <BR> Check me out with my survival face with one of the Zombies . <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1417143841.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <em>312</em... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:45:30 EST Sir Elton John http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314152 I got to see Sir Elton John perform tonight!!!! He plays <em>335</em> a piano like nobody's business! His performance was AWESOME! <em>334</em> Seeing Elton John tonight was priceless. Sat, 6 Apr 2013 23:37:05 EST Happy Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313131 I have had a wonderful Birthday today <em>244</em> <BR> Looking forward to many, many more!! <BR> <em>383</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:35:02 EST Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288120 Since I was in the Dentist chair for over 4 hours today, I decided to give myself a rest. No work, no work out today. I will get it in tomorrow before going to the Color Run <em>185</em> <em>364</em> <em>437</em> to <em>321</em> <em>215</em> cheer my son on. <BR> <BR> Until tomorrow <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:23:43 EST Work Out Torture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287027 I went back for more torture today. I completed a 30 min work out which is not made for the average person. This workout was nothing like the 30 min ME work out. This work out had now rest. It was straight hit the grown running and never stop until time to quit. <BR> <BR> Body Blitz today put me on my butt and now it is time to say "Goodnight" <em>213</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:32:44 EST Transformation Nation Triad - WO #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285910 More intensity comes with each workout. <BR> The weights get heavier. <BR> The jumping jacks increase. <BR> The rest breaks get shorter. <BR> <em>34</em> <em>362</em> <em>33</em> <em>198</em> <BR> I am getting better <em>244</em> <em>9</em> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:06:27 EST ME Workout Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284428 Did a 30 ME (Metabolic Effect) work out today. It was a beast. Saturday, I got to flip a very big tire (best part of my Saturday work out). Broke a nail while flipping the tire but it was well worth the fun. I don't think I am losing any weight. However, I do see my clothes fitting differently. I also have a better mental state of mind. <em>244</em> Tomorrow is week 5 of transformation nation. I would love to see five pounds down <em>55</em> tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Whatever number is on the ... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:53:07 EST What is . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277894 going on with my body now? I have been with WW for going on 2 months and working with a personal trainer for 3 weeks and have only lost one pound <em>24</em> . How did one person in the other group shed 21 pounds in a week??? I am not losing anything. What is wrong with me?? <BR> <BR> I am tracking my food and counting point. <BR> Limiting my diet soda intake. <BR> Increasing my water intake. <BR> Increased my intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> Working out five days a week sometimes si... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 20:00:33 EST Kicked My Butt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267733 I tried a 30 min workout today at the Y called "Body Blitz" and it kicked my butt <em>198</em> <em>33</em> . <BR> I did: <BR> Jumping Jacks <BR> Push Up <BR> High Knee Lifts <BR> Mountain Climbs <BR> Squats and some things I don't remember. It was something different and it was intense <em>33</em> I will try it again but for now I am going to bed. <em>102</em> <BR> I can only go as far as I am willing to travel <em>244</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:46:14 EST Transformation Nation Triad - WO #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266591 Today was the second day of workout for TNT. I am not certain if it is considered a boot <BR> camp or circuit training. Either way, today I am feeling it. Not to mention today for lunch I had 45 mins of flow yoga <em>401</em> . <BR> <BR> A great day of workouts and managed to be <em>55</em> 1 pound <em>244</em> Going to kick it up a notch in the days to come. <BR> Got to <em>386</em> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>9</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:27:43 EST Weight Watcher (WW) : ( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252965 Been with WW for a month and have not been successful. I exercise, I drink water, I watch what I eat and in some cases, I cheat on my eating. Have not lost anything or should I say gained .8 pounds. I am going to see if things will turn around once I start boot camp. Hopefully, the boot camp will help kick the numbers down on the scale. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:15:52 EST TNT - Orientation Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249635 Today was orientation day of Transformation Nation Triad (TNT). The group got orientated to the the program, paperwork, guidelines, and most of all a weigh in. WOW, the scale <em>192</em> and I are going to become one. I have weigh in on Wednesdays with TNT and Saturdays with WW <em>198</em> . No workout at the Y after orientation. I did have a 45 min Yoga session during lunch. <BR> <BR> So excited about what I am about to do with myself. The group is great and I will not be at it... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:34:23 EST Transformation Nation Triad (TNT) for ME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234415 I am in <em>244</em> Been up since 3am sitting in 18 - 19 degree weather <em>198</em> waiting on my local YMCA to open so me along with many others trying to get one of the limited spots available to take part in a FREE 16-week weight loss, boot camp program. Did I mention it is "FREE" <em>244</em> . WXII 12, local news station in WS, NC is partneringr the with local Y's for the second year to provide this opportunity to people to get healthy. <BR> <BR> In addition to being 7th in... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:30:44 EST So far, So GREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229288 Yesterday 30 mins <em>315</em> and tracked food <BR> Today 30 mins elliptical and tracked food <BR> Tomorrow <em>414</em> <em>401</em> <em>406</em> yoga and will track food <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:21:56 EST Week 1 of WW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214802 After one week of Weight Watcher: <BR> <BR> Weigh in @ 196 gained .2. Not upset considering physical activity has not been all that physical. <BR> <BR> GOAL for The Week: <BR> Track all food <BR> Snack on Zero point foods. Fruits & Veggies <BR> Put more pep in my step and move more: 30 mins of exercise twice during the week <BR> No <em>262</em> <em>222</em> on the weekend <BR> Increase <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> It can be done <BR> I can do it <BR> ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:18:42 EST When will I . . . ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209054 be ready to get back on track? <BR> get re dedicated to getting back fit? <BR> find the motivation to get my butt off the sofa and exercise? <BR> realize my weight is increasing at an enormous rate? <BR> use my wonderful fitness tools, Wii fitness, "Y" membership, yoga mat & CrossFit groupon? <BR> <BR> I am at a point in my life where I can not do this by myself <em>39</em> . It is time to stop fooling myself and get some serious help with my issue. <BR> <BR> Need a wake up call. Need... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:13:14 EST New Year 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184463 <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:05:03 EST Jump Start to 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182912 Sixty minutes of Zumba to jump start me into 2013. Tomorrow will be weights. Getting back to sitting personal and professional goals. Looking forward to a prosperous and healthy year. <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> Just <em>386</em> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>355</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:28:03 EST Felt So Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162602 I feel so <em>334</em> good right now. I worked out <em>33</em> <em>198</em> and it was great. The instructor combined Zumba with Marsala Bhangra for a Mashup and it was <em>345</em> . I did not realize how much I missed exercise classes until the class was over. I feel so energized. Since this class is being offered again next week, I will be back. During my Christmas break, I will be able to dedicate more time to getting back on the exercise track. <BR> <BR> One step at a time... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:19:24 EST Get in Gear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158487 There are no excuses, no reasons <em>39</em> for not doing it. <BR> No reasons for not making it happen. <BR> Time for less talk and more action. <BR> It is time to get in gear. Or should I say get my big rear in gear. <BR> Time to make it happen <em>224</em> Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:03:39 EST Long Evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157579 Had another long evening at work. I feel like I am suffering from information overload. Due to work, did not make it to yoga. Will try for it tomorrow. Too tired to think and too wired to sleep. Got to go to bed so much to do in the early morning. <BR> <BR> Good Night. Wed, 5 Dec 2012 21:55:20 EST Focusing @ Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156128 It has been hard to focus at work since I have been back. I think it is from the meds and illness I am dealing with. I have a couple more days of antibiotics. Making every effort to limit my soda. So far I had one yesterday and today. I only have them during my lunch hour. I had water today. Going for 2 water bottle of water during my 8 hour day. Have my second bottle to go. Just need to snack on heaI lthy foods so I don't get off work tonight 9:30 or so and go home starving. <BR> <BR> Did... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 15:37:08 EST Making Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155285 Feeling better. I still have a couple of days of antibiotics to finish. Hope as the weeks continues, the coughing stops completely and the stuffy head comes to an end. This is also the perfect time to work to reduce my intake of soda. It has to be <em>194</em> , <em>274</em> & less <em>262</em> . Also hope I can get in 3 evenings of Hot Yoga since I did not get to attend last week. here are a couple of poses I would like to master before my yoga membership ends <em>405</em> . <BR>... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 22:03:12 EST First Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153776 Hard to believe it is the first Sunday in December. I am continuing to take <em>273</em> meds and working on feeling better. Got to get back to work tomorrow with a great deal to get done. <BR> <BR> Hope your day has been filled with <em>334</em> & <em>67</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 17:10:33 EST