TINY-RUNNERGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TINY%2DRUNNERGIRL TINY-RUNNERGIRL'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/ Amazing results don't happen overnight, but they do happen over time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285427 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l184100955.jpg"> <BR> Inspiration! <BR> <BR> I'm 111.2 today - finally! I woke up and I literally felt lighter. But with the barre method classes I feel stronger too. I usually carry one big bag of groceries in at a time and recently I've noticed that I can carry two! I would love to see more definition but that will come with time. <BR> And I'm holding my planks are longer - that's always a huge goal of mine. :) <BR> <BR> Although m... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:07:20 EST All I Want for Christmas...Abs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284184 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l667964229.jpg"> <BR> Keep eating clean and training mean! Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:40:53 EST Spinning + Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282675 Have any non-triathlete marathoners gone spinning after their runs as a way to increase fitness? <BR> I know all triathletes do this but if you only run races over 13.1, have you used this method to increase your speed/endurance? <BR> Appreciate the help! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:31:36 EST I Will Run Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280352 I don't want to. I am afraid it will hurt my long run tomorrow. And I am afraid Barre-Run-Long Run is a bad combination. <BR> But I will not skip. I will follow my plan. I will run my prescribed mileage. And what is the worst case scenario? That I'm overloaded and I can't run as fast on my long run? That doesn't matter. <BR> Sticking to the plan will get me my prescribed mileage and that is important for the next marathon as it is important for the one I have to run in four weeks. <BR>... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 17:41:17 EST NYTIMES, How Economists Lose Weight, lots of thoughts inspired:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280318 My boyfriend and I went out for date night last night and when the waiter offered dessert, I said I wasn't interested. And I truly wasn't - there was no hemming and hawing, it wasn't "wow, a victory!", it was just a nope. He said he was always struck by my discipline around marathons - we're running our next one in less than a month! <BR> <BR> Before marathons, I give up white sugar/all white flour for two months. I also give up alcohol the month before. It's just something I do and have... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 17:08:03 EST Awesome Hip Strength Exercises for Runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279010 <link>www.active.com/cycling/ Articles/11-Exercises-to-B oost-Hip-Strength.htm?page=2 </link> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:36:54 EST Giving Gold Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278977 After a stressful Thursday and a kick butt workout, both the boyfriend and I were ready to throw up our hands and say, "Look at how good we are doing. We can just go get salads from the shop around the corner!" <BR> As soon as we hung up though, I texted him back and said, nope - I've got great ingredients here for a dinner salad and I have a new side recipe I've been dying to try. I had dinner on the table in 35 minutes and we talked about our day as we made it. <BR> <BR> It was awesomes... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:02:42 EST The Power of the Postive Inner Voice (Long But I want to remember this advice!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276287 From: http://drnjbmd.wordpress.com <BR> <BR> Every year, many of my students start a new semester with the aim of changing anything that will make them more successful with their upcoming coursework. If there is one thing that you can change in the very next instant that will make the greatest difference in your performance, it can be that “inner voice” that tells you, “you are not good enough” or “this is a hard subject that I can’t do well in” or “I am not going be able to get all of this ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:31:31 EST Ideservethis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274378 I am trying to remember that it is okay to take it one day at a time or even one run a time. And that when things go well, it is a blessing. It doesn't mean that poof! it will all go to heck in a handbasket. <BR> I am am optimistic person but my recent successes always leads to those doubting voices that say, "Can you keep this up?" "Is this permanent??" "Is this part of your new lifestyle?" <BR> I consider myself wildly successful and blessed but I have to develop the attitude that ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:18:24 EST Beyond Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272884 Some thoughts: <BR> <em>8</em> I had an amazing long run yesterday. I was flagging and the boyfriend said it's okay, but you might as well keep running because we still have to run home. <BR> Suddenly, a little voice in my head said, do you want to give up? Or do you want to win? <BR> Between the loving support and my little jiminy cricket, I finished the long run, faster than I had started it. <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> After a long run, my appetite sinks, so I had a ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 14:40:13 EST Harumph! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268599 It's T.O.M. today and I'm crampy and grumpy and will probably be sleepy and dopey somewhere down the line. <BR> I am adjusting my "daily eating and fitness " to accommodate the fact that my body only wants me to curl into a ball on my couch and drink hot tea for the next 8 hours. <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:10:34 EST when you make up your mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267910 and you actually mean it... <BR> it will happen. <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> When I wanted to run my first marathon, I really wanted it. And I did. <BR> Then I ran my ninth marathon. <BR> I wanted to give up eating meat at 12 years old. I really wanted it and with an indulgent mother (love you mom), I did. <BR> I wanted to give up diet coke and after half-assing it forever, I finally decided that in January of last year, I would definitely be doing it. And I did. <BR> I really believ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:41:43 EST Beck Insight: Focusing on the Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267335 I don't have a taste for convenience store junk food - it's not cookies, or cakies, or the candies in foil that catch my eye. But cupcakes? Frozen yogurt? Fresh handmade chocolates from the local/gourmet/artisanal/fancy nancy sweet shop? YES YES YES! <BR> When I really focused on giving these up, I remember thinking, "I can never have these again?" That was so defeating! Instead I say this: <BR> <BR> I am choosing to give up sweet desserts because they make me feel icky. Sweets also get... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:01:00 EST What I Ate Wednesdays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266584 <em>2</em> I was a hungry hungry caterpillar today! <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> Breakfast: 2 Egg omlette cooked in PAM spray + 2 slices whole grain seedy bread. I buy it from a local bakery because it is so yummy and they are fairly large but thin. <BR> Veggies on top: Red Onion + Red Peppers + 1 tiny tomato + garlic + + portabella + baby spinach <BR> <BR> Coffee + 1/2 cup almond milk with pumpkin spice sprinkle and splenda <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> Lunch <BR> Green Taza t... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:23:35 EST Giving Yourself Credit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265418 It's easy to always focus on the stuff that you didn't do right, so the "giving myself credit"step is a hard one for me. <BR> But today was a really good day! <BR> <BR> I ate clean and healthy all day: <BR> B: 2 Eggs + veggies and 2 slices Toast <BR> L: 1 bowl Veggie Soup + 1/2 cup Quinoa <BR> Snacks: Apple + Orange <BR> Dinner: 1 cup Quinoa + Tofu Brick+ Broccoli 1/2 bag <BR> Dessert: Orange + Apple <BR> 2 cups coffee with 6 ounces almond milk! <BR> <BR> *Yes, I ate huge portions bu... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:04:14 EST Intermediate vs. Advanced Techniques http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265022 I've been using intermediate techniques for so long with my health/fitness/running that more advanced techniques really surprise me. They take a lot more from me and I am always thinking - "Why is this so hard?" Duh, because it is. <BR> I once weighed 135 lbs, maybe even 140. (I really avoided scales at that point). Running as torture even though I have always loved it. I fixed my diet and got down to 115, built some muscle and got fast. I did get down to 108 but during an injury, I s... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:18:27 EST Friday Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260629 Breakfast: <BR> Baby Spinach, 1/4 cup quionoa, Tofu, dressing, orange bell pepper <BR> Cup of tea with almond milk! <BR> {Great for lunch but left me feeling hungry - back to eggs it is:)} <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> Two slices of whole grain seedy bread. <BR> + Coffee with splenda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice <BR> (not going to fly! Need to get back to my soup and salad routine!} <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> Apple <BR> <BR> Dinner Out: <BR> 1 Cocktail drink (I hate it when waitstaff pressure, b... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:36:08 EST Why I Joined Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260142 Hello Sparkettes! <BR> I tried to think of why I joined Sparkpeople. I consider myself healthy and on a journey to becoming healthier. I consider myself clever. I know a thing or two about nutrition. I am physically active and running is my life, not just a workout. <BR> And I've lost weight and kept it off. <BR> I joined Spark because I am not where I want to be. I'm an athlete who has chub. I struggle with emotional eating. I use food to celebrate and feel better. If I want to run f... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:23:30 EST One Thing at a Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259354 Hello Sparkettes! <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning in <em>40</em> BEECH <em>40</em> mode. I woke up late, had a ton to do, and the kitchen looked like a thunderstorm rolled through it - a thunderstorm that used every dish in sight! :D <BR> I have been frustrated lately by how unproductive I feel so I took a hard look at my actions and decided, I need to just set a timer and get through EVERYTHING. Whether it is research, a work assignment, my personal life - heck, even if I wanted ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:34:29 EST Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258085 <em>334</em> Hello pretties! First post time:) I am going to "track" this way because it is a bit easier for me! I am still struggling with how to make some changes when it comes to portion control. I am trying to practice calorie counting and need to build my willpower to just stick to a certain number! <em>334</em> <BR> I am going on an awesome holiday in less than seven weeks so I would love to lose a little jiggle and tone up a little! <BR> <BR> Morning Meal: I ate 2 eggs scram... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:26:25 EST