THECHILD86's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=THECHILD86 THECHILD86'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/ Uhhh say wut?! Only gained 3.5 lbs in the last 4-5 months?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4781891 So I've been avoiding my scale like the plague, and that was made much easier by the batteries in it being dead. The last time I weighed in, via sparkpeople, I was at 143.8.. Then I went through the holidays at home AND work (boy, do they like pot lucks!!) and finally manned up today and got some batteries and weighed in. <BR> <BR> 146.6. <BR> <BR> WUT?! <BR> <BR> I will say that I think I have lost a few pounds the last month or so, I've been better about counting calories and working ou... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:58:35 EST I'm a crazy morning work out person now, never saw that one coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4778269 I've been pretty busy lately and getting on spark for as much as I used to is definitely a thing of the past. I've been trying to track food and exercise on here, though... <BR> <BR> I've been working out fairly consistently and cut back on the booze (not an easy feat), but I just wasn't getting the results I was wanting (of course, the batteries are dead in my scale, so I don't *really* know this, but.. I can tell).. I think I've managed to at least maintain and not gain (much) but there w... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 22:23:34 EST A Review of 2011, and Looking Ahead to 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655440 I see my last post was in early August, and I won't deny I haven't been on here much, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working out! <BR> <BR> Triumphs of 2011: <BR> <em>208</em> I started the year working out, and ended it that way! Now I can't lie that I fell off a bit the last few months, but I still want to work out, and didn't have any *major* long spells as I have had in the past <BR> <em>208</em> A lot of good LIFE changes - moving(although moving again at the end of the mont... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:49:52 EST Getting back into the groove of things.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4414942 Soo.. it's been a few weeks, almost a month! Things have been crazy busy for me. Nephews were in town and we went down to the lake for a week (had plenty of swimming and fishing for exercise!) and then the next week I was moving back "home" (until I find a job... grr) and working on a paper to submit to a conference (it's kind of a big deal).. This last week I've been settling in and trying to get into the groove of things (still some moving and stuff to keep me moving) <BR> <BR> Things are... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 16:59:56 EST Just a Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4358917 I saw this in a sparkpeople email a few days (weeks?) ago; I first saw it at a hostel in Dover, England.. and liked the reminder.. go for what you want, don't back out! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l76090309.jpg"> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:45:27 EST Oi.. fighting it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4346159 Still having a bad case of the tireds. But have to say I WAS pretty busy today once I got my butt outta bed, it just took all morning to get outta bed! But once I did it was thesis, meeting, thesis, grocery shopping, quick snack, phone calls, workout, shower, and then made some AH-MAZ-ING healthified buffalo chicken dip! (from eat better america).. omgz.. so worth the long day!! <BR> <BR> So I'm leaving with these pics... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 00:26:29 EST So Tired! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4343676 I was all gonna post some of the new workout songs I've got (and look for more) but for some reason I am super tired! Didn't even get all my workout done (but I got most of it).. <BR> <BR> so instead, i bring you these... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l25354840.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668210123.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l308888505.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 22:53:19 EST July Workout Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4341272 While I'm at least at my home this month (I'll probably spend a week at the lake, and then pack up my apt and move back home (? depends on the job situation) during the last week), I plan on doing the following ST vids along with my Leslie Sansone "Power Series" DVDs with some JD2 after to get my cardio up to 20 mins. I like this series (only has walk & jog and then walk & kick) because they feel a little more advanced than her other DVDs.. I like the jogging - gets my heart rate up where it... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 21:26:58 EST DIY Challenge/Entry Card (fully updated) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332018 First of all, I would like to thank YOOVIE for this! Been needing a new challenge and this works/fits in PERFECTLY! And I will add to the team post once I have measurements,etc done. <BR> <BR> <em>482</em> Step One: Enter by joining The Proving Grounds public team (you can see it on my page) and going to this link to fill out your entry card: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>482</em> Step Two: Take your before picture and beginning measurements. DO IT BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE CHALLENGE.... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 02:32:19 EST In Desperate Need of a Change (BC week 3 done) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4309585 Haven't been blogging as much, been feeling somewhat apathetic, although the scale has been going down (yay) I've been dragging my feet to workout. So I think it's time for a change. I'll finish up this next bootcamp (didn't do the 10 min cardio vid today.. see, apathetic!) and make a new plan. <BR> <BR> A few things I'm going to do: <BR> - Do Leslie Sansone's Walk & Jog vid this week complimented with JD2, get a little cardio mix-up <BR> - Make a new workout mix to listen to while doing a... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:13:10 EST Chances (BC days 14 - 17/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4299420 Took another trip to the lake, but have managed to get in all my SparkVids and cardio (JD2 for now). Scale went down to 145.8! woohoo! Still afraid it will jump back up tomorrow, but it's trending down and to finally see it making changes feels GOOD. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I've also been doing well with eating. Had pizza today but only two pieces and I accounted for it earlier on in the day, so I am good in my calorie count for the day! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> And a thought, even if y... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:32:42 EST Beauty (A Reminder) (and BC Day 13/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4291118 Usually my workout or day inspires me to search for a quote or the like; today is the opposite. <BR> Today, the picture has inspired me! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785064541.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This did ring true to me today, as I left the city for the lake the second weekend in a row, and my mom commented how sometimes we (in the city) forget about how beautiful nature can be! <BR> <BR> But also, it works in the weight loss efforts we are all going through, wether... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 23:43:09 EST Dreams and little things (BC days 11 & 12/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4288892 First off, BC vids are done! Only did today's once and yetserday's twice, but hey - they're done! Also did about 40 mins on JD2 both days.. <BR> <BR> Also been good as far as eating, trying to get more <em>277</em> <em>265</em> and <em>291</em> in my diet, and I think I've done a good job of that this week! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was a bit discouraged as the scale popped back up (as I was afraid it would) to 148.8 <em>40</em> but this morning it went back down, not all the way to wh... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 22:19:07 EST STRONGER (BC days 7-10/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4283550 I have been on a slight blog hiatus, but no hiatus from a healthy lifestyle (or sparkpeople)!! <BR> <BR> I have covered all the bootcamp vids needed up through monday as well as required 40 mins of cardio on Monday. Haven't gotten to today's workout yet, BUT I *WILL* <BR> <BR> and a VICTORY! <em>208</em> Scale went down 1.6 lbs! I am afraid that it was messing with me today and it's a lie, but even if it is, my stomach measurements have gone down another HALF-INCH! woohoo! <BR> <BR> It... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 15:37:53 EST Faster (BC day 6/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4275110 Day 6 of bootcamp: done! <BR> <BR> Got the workout (and most of my sparking) done on the early side today since I'll be on my way to the LAKE this evening! Did the SparkVid (twice, arms) and (to be exact) 38 minutes of dancing/cardio boxing. The dancing kicked my butt this time as I had all NEW routines, all advanced! It kept me on my toes as I had only the little indicator as to what was coming next and I was more focused on trying to get the current move down! AAHHH!! <BR> <BR> I'm th... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:08:04 EST Better (BC day 5/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4273755 Day 5 of bootcamp: Done!! <BR> <BR> Got started on the late side today and did the SparkVid twice and some JD2. I really am wanting to get a HR monitor just so I know how many calories I am actually burning! I make a guesstimate of the time I'm actually moving (there's some waiting time between songs and such) and use one of the dancing options that Spark gives. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, got a few more pages pounded out (woohoo!) and am off to the lake tomorrow (hopefully won't come back *too*... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 23:10:19 EST Harder (BC Day 4/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271432 Day 4 of bootcamp: done! <BR> <BR> Did the usual today - SparkVid (THREE times! workin those abs!), GGCardio, and a lil JD2. Went for healthy fast food and got Subway. Also went hard and put a good 4 hours into my thesis! <BR> <BR> These next few weeks (month(s)?) will be a challenge - Going to Baltimore in the next week or two, lake this weekend, and another trip at the end of the month! <BR> <BR> Feeling slightly meh about working out and all this.. not sure what it is, I still enjoy ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 23:26:45 EST Sore! (BC Day 3/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4268745 Bootcamp day 3 is done! <BR> <BR> Definitely feeling the bootcamp video from yesterday in my quads/legs! Feels good to know it's workin! And I wouldn't be surprised if my arms are sore tomorrow, too! <BR> <BR> Got the usual done today - SparkVid (twice), GGCardio, and JD2. Have eaten well so far, but am short a few calories so I'll be having a snack or two tonight! <BR> <BR> In the fashion of "no pain, no gain".. a quote from Renoir <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Tue, 31 May 2011 23:12:20 EST Every day is a new one (BC Day 2/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4265999 The goods of the day: <BR> - Got about 45 mins of cardio with GGCardio and JD2 <BR> - Did the SparkVid twice (my legs were feelin it!) <BR> <BR> The bad: <BR> - Indulged in some fast food (a little emotional eating due to frustrations) <BR> <BR> The (not so) ugly: <BR> - Although I didn't eat the healthiest of foods, I'm still in my calorie range (although over in fat due to the eggs I had for breakfast) <BR> <BR> Overall: <BR> - I'm ok with where I'm at, it's ok to fall a little, as long ... Mon, 30 May 2011 22:03:43 EST Starting Another Bootcamp (and goals) - Day 1/28! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4263901 I began another bootcamp as planned today, did the 10 min cardio SparkVid and left it at that, letting my body get some rest. <BR> <BR> With this bootcamp I plan to... <BR> - keep up with my cardio at 40-45 mins, 5 days/wk <BR> - track food at least 5 days/wk <BR> - do all SparkVids and possibly start off doing some twice depending how I feel about them (especially core workouts) <BR> - when doing JD2, do some sort of strength exercise while waiting for the song to load (squats, standing cor... Sun, 29 May 2011 21:27:02 EST Another day down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4261969 Just wanted to get in a quick blog (I feel this helps me keep up with sticking to all this!) <BR> <BR> Got a small workout in with JD2 as well as a legs and core workout, so I feel I'm doin good. Arms are still sore (from a workout I did a few days ago?) and I like the sore feeling! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'll start the next bootcamp! I'm almost excited for it if that's possible? haha.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214080711.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 28 May 2011 18:13:12 EST Didn't get it all done, but it happens! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4260757 Started off with good intentions today. Got an abs and the "butt buster" strength vids done, did GGCardio (kicked my butt again) and then I hit a pothole of sorts! Tummy problems came when i was about to start another round of strength, and I felt a little out of it after so I opted to stop then. <BR> <BR> I still have met my total minutes and calories burned for the week, so I don't feel so bad about missing my last 15 mins or so of cardio, and I plan to do a little JD2 tomorrow with some... Fri, 27 May 2011 23:00:50 EST On my way!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4258425 Feeling slightly lost now that I'm done with bootcamp! Waiting until Sunday to start up on the next one. <BR> <BR> So today I did GGCardio - it added some of the "advanced" kickboxing sequences and those KICKED MY BUTT!! My heart rate was up a few more beats than usual when taking it in the program, and I was sweating pretty hard. But it felt good! I also did one of my fave arm SparkVids from the bootcamp as well as a core workout one. Finished off with a few songs from JD2 as GGC only... Thu, 26 May 2011 19:27:51 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Days 27 & 28/28 - DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4256268 Woohoo!! I am DONE with the bootcamp!! I am happy that I have been able to complete this little set of workouts <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Next up for me is keeping this up. I have joined another bootcamp and will begin that next week. These next few days I plan on keeping up with the cardio and doing some of my favorite vids from this bootcamp (butt buster, upper arms) and some extra abs (maybe I wasn't doing the Pilates ones correctly in this bootcamp, but I never felt much of anything!) ... Wed, 25 May 2011 19:18:11 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 26/28 and wish me luck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4254191 Day 26: DONE! <BR> <BR> Did the usual today. FINISHED EASA's 30 day workout (20 workouts, 10 days off, and then some with the pattern I was using).. Also did SparkVid, GGCardio, and JD2 as usual. <BR> <BR> I am debating whether I should join days 27 & 28 together as day 27 is kickboxing cardio, which I usually did on Sundays when I had no other cardio planned. Since I'll be doing cardio the next two days anyways, I'd rather get on my strength training! <BR> <BR> And wish me luck - tomorr... Tue, 24 May 2011 21:15:51 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 25/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4251816 day 25: done! <BR> <BR> I opted to take a few days off as I had graduation festivities and family in town. I may double sunday's sparkvid/day up with the monday vid, but I'll see how things are going. <BR> <BR> Today I did the SparkVid (butt buster) twice along with GG Cardio, EASA (one more left and I've completed the 30 day workout!), and JD2. Felt like a pretty good workout and I'm ready to finish off this bootcamp! <em>244</em> Mon, 23 May 2011 20:25:35 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 24/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4244464 Day 24: Done! only 4 days left to go!! <BR> <BR> Did the usual thing today.. GGDance, EASA, SparkVid, and JD2. <BR> <BR> Had a busy day and am pretty exhausted and the next few days are going to be the same! <em>58</em> Just wanted to check in and do my thing! Thu, 19 May 2011 23:23:35 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 23/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4241846 Day 23: Done! <BR> <BR> Did GGCardio, SparkVid, JD2, SparkVid (again), and some more JD2 to finish me off. My arms are definitely feeling it, but the real test will be how they feel tomorrow!! <BR> <BR> Graduation is quickly approaching <em>58</em> , so eating is not going to be the best, so I am trying to eat on the lower side and do a few extra minutes of cardio. So hopefully it won't hurt me too much. And I deserve to indulge a little bit (although I am technically not done :s ) <BR>... Wed, 18 May 2011 19:39:02 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 22/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4239812 Day 22: Done! <BR> <BR> Did GGCardio, SparkVid, EASA, and some JD2 (in that order)! Feel like I got a pretty decent workout in. The goals for week four are to continue doing each week's special thing (ie: track food, extra fruits and veggies, etc). And suggests doing some of the SparkVids 2-3 times in a day. <BR> <BR> So for week 4 I plan to: <BR> -Continue getting at least 40 mins of cardio 5 days/wk <BR> -Track food 5 days/wk <BR> -double/triple up some of the SparkVids (thinking at le... Tue, 17 May 2011 22:07:20 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 21/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4237749 Day 21, aka week 3: DONE! <BR> <BR> That is correct, three weeks and I'm still going strong! Did GGCardio for 20 mins, SparkVid, EASA, and then some JD2 to get my full 40 mins in. <BR> <BR> Ate pretty well, but definitely need to go grocery shopping soon! Starting week 4 tomorrow.. woohoo! Tue, 17 May 2011 00:17:59 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Days 19 & 20/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4234915 Had a relaxing weekend at the lake. Unfortunately it was cooler than I would've liked so no time to lounge around outside, but nice all the same. I didn't do my Saturday SparkVid, but made up for it today doing both SparkVids. Rested on cardio as the plan advises, and still feeling pretty good about things. I may've gone over a little on calories, but I had fried chicken and mashed potatoes last week and still lost a pound, so I have confidence I'll be able to do the same this week! <BR> ... Sun, 15 May 2011 21:53:54 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 18/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4230725 Day 18: Done!! <BR> <BR> Skipped EASA and did not like the workouts I ended up picking for GG Cardio (only 20 mins today) so did Just Dance 2 with the SparkVid (butt blaster workout still blasts my butt!) <BR> <BR> Do not know if I will get tomorrow's SparkVid done, but as that's all I have I don't think it will hurt. Instead I will do it Sunday when I'm back with the 10 min kickboxing. Most important to me is getting the cardio in, and I have managed that this week! <BR> <BR> I am feeli... Fri, 13 May 2011 16:36:52 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 17/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4228629 Day 17: done! <BR> <BR> Have a slight headache thanks to the crazy weather, but I got the SparkVid, EASA, and GG Cardio all done! More (?) importantly, the scale decided to go down today! 1 lb down! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> These next few days will be a little tricky - have a snack party kinda thing tomorrow morning and will be going to the lake in the late afternoon. I'm hoping I will have time between the party and leaving, that I'll have time to get my full workout in, but I may go ahead... Thu, 12 May 2011 18:17:50 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 16/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4226764 Day 16: Done! <BR> <BR> Did the SparkVid (arms!) and Just Dance 2 for about 40 mins. It was definitely a nice change of pace from EASA.. Read in my dance for wii fitness group about doing their own zumba-inspired curves circuit, a dance, strength, another dance, more strength, etc.. Think this will be good to do for a while when bootcamp is over before I do the next! <BR> <BR> Haven't been too bad with food today, either! It has definitely been a Woohoo Wednesday! <em>244</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 22:27:46 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 15/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4223590 Day 15: Done! <BR> <BR> Week 3 of the challenge has begun. I did the SparkVid (legs may be a lil sore tomorrow), EASA (skipped out on some of the leg ones due to the SparkVid), and 42 mins of GGDance/Boxing. For the week, we're supposed to add an extra 10 mins to our cardio, I've already kinda been doing this as GG plans them out for me and had gone ahead and done that with the week of workouts I chose. I adjusted my cardio fitness goal to be 40mins/day, 5 days/wk since I'd already been ... Tue, 10 May 2011 16:54:55 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 14/28 - Halfway there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4221690 Day 14: Done! <BR> <BR> Did the usual SparkVid (pilates abs today, my least fave, but did it!), EASA, and GGDance. GG tried to make me go extra hard today, but due to time constraints I ended after my 30 mins (and 200 calories burned).. <BR> <BR> Scale isn't moving as much as I'd like, but I see (and feel) my muscles toning up and such, so I took measurements today and we'll see how those change next week. Mon, 9 May 2011 21:55:07 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 13/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4219065 Day 13: Done! <BR> <BR> Did the cardio kick-boxing SparkVid. Feeling yesterday's workout in my triceps - the only other major problem area I feel I have next to my stomach, so it was a welcome soreness! <BR> <BR> Did NOT eat the best today. Luckily I saved most of my calories for Mother's Day Dinner because she decided to have fried chicken! Something I never even remember her making while growing up (and heck, we barely even got KFC to top).. I'm counting it as a free meal today.. the... Sun, 8 May 2011 21:51:08 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4216971 Day 12: Done! <BR> <BR> Did the SparkVid and the second extra one required for the week (abs). Scale went down a little, I think my muscles were/are holding onto extra fluids for now, we'll see how it goes these next few days! <BR> <BR> Still eating well, loving my black bean, corn and chicken quesadillas with fresh pico de gallo. YUM! Sat, 7 May 2011 19:43:17 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4215339 Day 11: Done! <BR> <BR> Today was another butt-kicking day (both literally and figuratively!) I started with the SparkVid as usual - today was the Butt Blasting workout and boy did I feel it! I followed it with EASA which was a little easier today, thankfully! Then onto Gold's Gym which had another 40 minute, 280 calorie workout lined up for me, I opted out of the last routine for a slightly easier one, doing about 35 mins and 270 cals.. My body is definitely feeling it and I am looking f... Fri, 6 May 2011 21:39:10 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4213620 Day 10: Done!! Into double digits, woohoo! <BR> <BR> Did the SparkVid for the day (abs), EASA, and GG Cardio as usual. The cardio decided to kick my butt today by amping it up, a 42 minute minute workout with over 300 calories burned! yeesh! It really steps it up in the second half of the week, and I was tired by the end. Definitely got a good workout in, though! <BR> <BR> Happy Cinco de Mayo! <em>482</em> Fri, 6 May 2011 01:08:41 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4210776 Day 9: Done! <BR> <BR> Got the SparkVid done along with Just Dance 2 for about 50 mins (only counted 40 to compensate for the breaks between songs). Also did another SparkVid on crunches as part of the week's goal is to add another video twice this week, so today and probably Saturday I will do that! <BR> <BR> Also doing well with the food and feeling good about myself! Did not properly weigh this morning, but it doesn't matter because I am seeing the changes - my arms are getting pretty ... Wed, 4 May 2011 20:59:18 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4208799 Day 8: DONE! <BR> <BR> Another day done. For week two, we're supposed to add in an extra 10-min SparkVid for two days. I plan to do an abs vid tomorrow on top of cardio (day off from EASA). But more importantly: TODAY! Got my workout in, and made a yummy southwest-themed salad with corn, black beans, grilled chicken and other regular salad fixins along with some spicy southwest ranch that I made (low fat & cal!). Turned out to be pretty yummy, so go me! <BR> <BR> until tomorrow! Wed, 4 May 2011 00:50:30 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4206337 Day 7 (aka Week 1): Done!! <BR> <BR> Took me a minute to get moving today, but I got my workouts done - did Day 2 SparkVid, EASA, and some GG Cardio. <BR> <BR> I've done pretty well with food, too! But looking forward to tomorrow as I plan to grill up some chicken and have a southwestern-esque salad and hopefully there will be some good-lookin tomatoes so I can make some homemade salsa because it is getting to be that time of year! (Although the weather is trying to prove otherwise.. sti... Tue, 3 May 2011 00:45:02 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4203751 Day 6: DONE! <BR> <BR> Another day down! Just did the 10 minute kick boxing video and relaxed for the rest of the day. Will go hard again tomorrow with the video, EASA, and GGCardio. Am definitely having some residual soreness (aka DOMS), but the pain feels good! Mostly because I know what I'm doing is working <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Didn't eat the best this weekend, but tried to make better choices.. will be much easier next weekend as it seemed like all sorts of friends came up this... Mon, 2 May 2011 00:55:01 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4200791 Day 5: DONE! <BR> <BR> Did Day 7 SparkVid (upper body strength) and some Just Dance 2. I know there's no cardio required for today, but I'm pretty sure I had a few too many calories last night (although shouldn't've been *too* bad as I managed to save most of my calories for that) and will be in a similar situation tonight :s Hoping the extra cardio will offset everything else! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be a rest day, only doing the SparkVid.. need to let my body rest up some! Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:04:53 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4198920 Day 4: DONE! <BR> <BR> Did the usual: Day 6 video (Butt toning and boy did it kick my butt!!!), EASA, and Gold's Gym Cardio Dancing.. <BR> <BR> This will be a short (but sweet?) entry as I need to go get ready to go to the baseball game! <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> Oh! and movement on the scale! down 1.2lbs (technically 0.6 to spark as I rarely change the weight when I go up a few - denial!) Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:25:45 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4197523 Day 3: DONE! <BR> <BR> I did the SparkVideo for Day 5 (Abs!) as well as EASA and Gold's Gym Dance Cardio. GG kicked my butt today, having me go for 35 mins, but I did it! Have a feeling I'll be sore tomorrow, but no pain, no gain, right?! Didn't do my best eating, but have managed to stay within my calorie range, at least. I feel like I am making progress, so I hope the scale will start to follow in a few days! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'll do the next video, EASA and GG before going to a ... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:03:51 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 2/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4195144 Day 2: DONE! <BR> <BR> I did the video for Day 4 as well as about 20 minutes of my GG Dance Workout and 25 mins of JD2, so 30 mins of cardio well covered! <BR> <BR> I've also been tracking food for today and did yesterday, so GO ME! Just need to keep it up although I know this weekend will be a challenge with a baseball game and friends coming into town. Hopefully a combo of better choices and the hard work I'm putting in this week won't hurt me too much! I did the first of better choice... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:14:54 EST Spring Into Shape Bootcamp - Day 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4192447 I have still been around, but lagging in the food department, I planned to start really working on the food while continuing to work out (will be hard with all the Easter leftovers I was sent home with!!). I saw the spring bootcamp and figure it'll be a good way to stick to my goals (and a chance for free stuff.. can't go wrong with that, right?!) <BR> <BR> So the basic goals: <BR> Do 5 of the Spark Vids/week <BR> 30 mins of cardio at least 5 days/week <BR> log food 3 days/week <BR> <BR> I... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:06:41 EST I'm still here.. kinda sorta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4144693 It's been a while since I've posted so an update is more than overdue. Maybe a week or so after my last post, I came down with a nasty cold that turned into a sinus infection. I was pretty blah and occasionally tried to exercise but when I did I found myself incredibly exhausted! My energy level had definitely gone down. <BR> <BR> Once I was recovered, I started working out again, and found my stamina had declined a bit. I would think I'd be fully back by now, but I went to Chicago las... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 16:19:03 EST