THEWALNUT's SparkPeople Blog THEWALNUT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Zombie, Run! 5k Training Tryout Tried a new app, great fun! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:14:24 EST Happy New Year!!!!! tra la la la Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:45:43 EST Zombie 5k Complete!!! Today I took part in a Run For Your Lives zombie 5k obstacle run. I had a blast! Yes it was gross, yes it was tiring, but it was fun! <BR> <BR> Now to plan my next 5k. I need to do some serious training. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 20:20:16 EST The Future I read something recently that said " stop the glorification of busy." I found this to be profound, when people ask me how I've been I always reply "busy." Well I'm tired of that, I am busy but more than that I'm focused, I'm creative and I'm fun, busy is eating up everything else. My goal for the next little while is to get back to focusing on me and my health and of course stay busy but not like I have been. Now that we're moved into the new apartment and I'm not house sitting for a wh... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:29:19 EST This week This week I've been house sitting and I snacked out of control. Didn't lose, but didn't gain. <BR> <BR> :( next week should be better Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:59:08 EST Off the scale victories and update I was completely unable to stay off of the scale this week, it's part of my daily routine. However I did enjoy some non-scale victories. <BR> <BR> 1) BMI lower than 40!! woot woot! <BR> 2)Smaller clothes fit (awesome!) <BR> 3) Able to run longer distances <BR> 4) Able to hike the trails and dash up the stairs without wheezing <BR> 5) Husband says I'm looking good <BR> 6) My mom wouldn't shut up about my "skinny" arms <BR> 7) Mother-in-law says I'm "wasting away" (HAH!) <BR> <BR> and many ot... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:36:33 EST Jordi's Biggest Pet Peeve Irritated but still had a good workout. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:21:48 EST Leaving KC It was good to see everyone :) Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:12:47 EST Autumn in Kansas City fills me with nostalgia Great day, Great workout. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 14:59:44 EST Thinking things over The last couple of days have been odd. Yesterday my boss tentatively asked me if I would be willing to play Miss Piggy during our Halloween event. At first I was taken aback, she said that the assistant manager said I wouldn't be happy about the idea. He wasn't necessarily wrong. Miss Piggy is a fine character but I cannot shake the idea of me being large and playing a pig. A Pig. You see when I was a pre=teen that danged pig movie "Gordy" came out. My name is Jordi. It was hell for me. I w... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 23:31:14 EST Great day off In which I can't hold the camera still, and in which I'm still in love with the Doctor Who work out. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:36:55 EST Tree, Doctor Who Workout, Life, Etc I'm a busy girl, I run into things, I have a good time. Life is pretty awesome Fri, 28 Sep 2012 03:00:37 EST Walnut's Head Meets Mr Mulberry Tree Tonight I decided to get my act together and get back with my work out program. I started out walking like normal and then turned on the BNH Couch to 5k program and I was running well, like really well! In my second stretch of running I stopped about 30 seconds before I should have so I took a deep breath and tried to push on through. <BR> <BR> Next thing I know I'm on the ground confused and there's hot stuff on my head. Thanks to my super fast brain I figured out that 1) my head was blee... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:54:14 EST It's the Weekly Update with Walnut Walnutson So I've been lazy <BR> I've been tired <BR> I've had my face so full of snot I could not breathe. <BR> <BR> Even so I had to work so I led my tours and hiked my miles. I went for a bike ride because of a dare and it was fun. <BR> <BR> BUT I have been non-stop eating, I just can't stop. My goal this week is to get that back in check. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you all. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:34:06 EST Dear Robot Jordi, Well I was told to write a letter to my future self but they didn't say how future of a self I should be aiming for. I assume that super super future Jordi is a robot so here goes. <BR> <BR> Dear Robot Jordi, <BR> <BR> Remember that time when you were told to destroy all humans? I'm glad you chose to stop that and instead build a time machine to travel back in time and get flesh body jordi to get with it. Now she's a fitter girl who can walk up stairs without thinking "Ugh... I hate this... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:47:50 EST Workout Plan for the week of 9/17-9/23 Well I have a wacky week coming up but here's my plan. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday- <BR> PM- Jogged/Walked 3.1 miles with NerdinRed <BR> <BR> Monday- <BR> Nothing <BR> <BR> Tuesday- <BR> Fitness DVD of my choice or Zumba with my boss (depends on her schedule) <BR> <BR> Wednesday- <BR> AM- Hike the trail at work 1.5 miles <BR> PM- Jog/Run/Walk my home route 3 miles in 45 minutes <BR> 100 crunches, 50 push ups <BR> 10 minutes with resistance band <BR> <BR> Thursday- <BR> AM- Hike trail at wor... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:41:27 EST Run in the Egg! :) Hanging out with my siblings and my workout sister Hannah (NerdInRed). Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:32:44 EST Fall weather is the best I love fall weather, rather than making me tired it keeps me refreshed and frisky. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:16:42 EST BLC #16 Dare Proof and for Cecily as well I've been told many times that I'm a terrible dancer and I'm okay with that. I don't want to be sexy I want to have a good time. Keep up the good work everyone (Hannah this is also for you) Mon, 10 Sep 2012 01:49:13 EST I'M BAAAACK Here I am again! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 07:37:49 EST Back in KC for a workout with the Big Changes Crew Saw Cecily, and Pris! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:43:08 EST Wacky 2 Wed, 8 Aug 2012 21:59:52 EST Fun exercise day Kayaking and swimming, what fun! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 01:24:37 EST Running, successes, dancing So for those of you who make it to the end, the song you cannot hear because my comp mic didnt pick it up is "Tightrope" by Janelle Monae featuring Big Boi, I highly suggest it for any body moving you plan on doing. Fri, 3 Aug 2012 02:40:58 EST it's a hot one workin out in KC Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:07:21 EST Working out with Cecily in KC a good day! Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:20:21 EST Erk mornings are too hard, it's nights for me tried to run this morning and I was miserable, I think I'll stick to night time running Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:02:20 EST Dilemma and working out So life is good but dang sometimes it can be tricky. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:39:46 EST Getting my lazy butt back in gear So the heat kicked my butt this week, I hid in the house and used it as an excuse to avoid my training. Tonight I said enough is enough and went out for my run/walk and it was great! The temp dropped into the 80's, there was a nice breeze and the stars were out, I couldn't ask for more. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 00:41:00 EST Last day of 2nd week of week 1 training & Batman Today's run wasn't so good but I kept walking. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:30:43 EST Egads it's humid. 2nd week of 1st week training Another completed workout, hot, humid, sweaty but still good! Maybe a little faster? Fri, 13 Jul 2012 01:12:23 EST 1st day of week 1 repeat and my birthday! 2 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:13:30 EST This is what I look like after training. Awesome Completed the third training of the week after a two day delay. Felt great! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 01:52:40 EST Happy 4th Cecil B and Hanners and everyone else! 2nd time out for training, went better, still much to be improved. Nice time to be out! Thu, 5 Jul 2012 02:15:52 EST Yo Hannah, Yo Cecily. Restart of 5k training Hey ladies, I decided to try another program Hannah sent me. I liked it! I love how the video randomly chose a moment when I look like a complete moron. Too bad I'm not reposting a better one. Tue, 3 Jul 2012 01:16:22 EST Yo Cecily 1st day of 5k Training Hey lady, here's my report. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 02:24:09 EST