WEBBIE1996's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WEBBIE1996 WEBBIE1996'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/ 2 Oct 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502083 So today is my birthday. And I'm feeling pretty good. I'm not at the weight I really want to be at, BUT I'm okay with that. I keep plugging along and making changes and doing things that are good for me and my family. It's a little funny. Awhile back my husband looked at me and said, "you really are good for me. I'm eating healthier now. Before I didn't like squash and things like that, but now I do. What have you done to me?" Lol I just find it funny. I'm really glad I have him in my life an... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 04:49:11 EST 15 Aug 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455672 “Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing…changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.” - Steve Maraboli Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:03:21 EST 14 Aug 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454676 "We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path. One choice makes us slaves to circumstance, while the other empowers us, and motivates us to follow our dreams - and our happiness." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:45:21 EST 13 Aug 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453564 “To permit change in your beliefs is essential in order to allow yourself to let go of the old beliefs, it’s a fight, whenever one is won, a strange realization, like a shift, makes one to understand there was absolutely nothing to fear in the first place!” – Steve Pavlina Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:37:14 EST Quotes for 24Apr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333505 "The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself." - C. JoyBell C. <BR> <BR> "I'd learned enough from life's experiences to understand that destiny's interventions can sometimes be read as invitation for us to address and even surmount our bigge... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:30:23 EST Quote of the day - 16 Apr 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325747 “It's funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.” - Steve Maraboli Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:05:24 EST 14 Apr 2013 - ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323157 Well, let's see here... I did better today. I only hit the snooze once. It's a start considering I used to hit the snooze like 4 - 5 times. Maybe I need to slowing quit hitting the snooze instead of "cold turkey." Too bad they don't make a patch to stop hitting the snooze button. lol I would so buy it. Any who. I only hit the snooze button once. Got up and went to the gym. Did 30 minutes on the elipiqual (sp?). Then I walked to work. So all-in-all a pretty good day so far. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:10:35 EST Quote for 14 Apr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323145 “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.” – Henry Ward Beecher Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:54:36 EST 11 Apr 2013 - ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320027 So today I think I did pretty well. I still hit the snooze button, but I was able to get up in enough time to go running and do the 10-minute pilates for thighs video. One of these days I'll get to where I'm not hitting the snooze button. lol. It'll probably be around the time I leave here. lol. <BR> <BR> Shortly after I get home there's a 8K that I want to participate in. I'm just planning on walking it because I'm going to take my "girls" with me. I'm just hoping that they can walk the wh... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:30:09 EST Quote for 11 Apr 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320023 “What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.” – Viktor Frankl Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:17:49 EST 10 Apr 2013 - ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318917 So I did some what better today than what I did yesterday. I had set my alarm clock for 1.5 hours earlier than what I normally had been setting it. I still ended up hitting the snooze button a few times. BUT I still had enough time to go running. It felt great. I didn't realize just how much I had missed running. It's been about a month or more since I last went running. I was a little afraid that I would end up hurting or just feeling yucky, but no. I have all lots of energy. I'm really hap... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:23:00 EST Quote of the Day - 10 Apr 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318895 “Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.” – Ralph Marston Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:04:24 EST 9 Apr 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317836 So today I did great. I woke up without hitting the snooze button. I got up and did a 10-minute cardio kick-boxing video and a 7-minute arm video. I think I'm finally on the right path.. WooHoo!!!!!!! Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:10:48 EST Quote of the Day - 9 Apr 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317461 “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.” – Sarah Breathnach <BR> <BR> “If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask... with nothing beneath it?” – Jodi Picoult Tue, 9 Apr 2013 17:56:21 EST Status so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313993 So far I've done really well with my new small changes. I've walked to work every day, and I've done one SparkPeople video every day for the last week and a half. <BR> <BR> I really need to work in more cardio. I really need to stop hitting the snooze button so then I can do my cardio. <BR> <BR> So this week's small change is to get cardio in. I know I can do just 10 mins at a time. Maybe that's how I'll start out, but I would rather just get 30 mins in right from the start. It makes is e... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 20:44:47 EST 6 April's Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313989 “If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase: The past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last 16 years; or the last 50 years of life, doesn’t mean anything...All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?” - Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> "Everything in life is connected somehow. You may have to dig deep to find it but its there. Everything is the same even though its different. Som... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 20:39:51 EST Small Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303791 So the other day I read the "Introduction" to the Spark Soluntion book that we can pre-order. (I had pre-ordered it a few weeks ago.) One of the things that really struck me was making small changes. To not make all the changes all at once. That you might be overwhelmed with all the changes and might end up quitting before really starting. It started me thinking. Maybe all the changes in my work schedule has caused me to be overwhelmed in trying to get my workout schedule together. So I've ta... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:57:04 EST Kick boxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277858 So last night I decided to try one of the kick boxing videos on Sparkpeople. I've been wanting to try one for quite some time. I just never did. Decided it was time. I really enjoyed it. It was 10-minutes long. And before I knew it Coach Nicole was leading me to the cooldown/stretching phase of the workout. I liked it so much that I did the video two more times. I'll be using that video again in the future. I have it marked as one of my favorites. Don't want to loose it. You know. <em>30</e... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 19:32:43 EST Addicted to Sparkpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276535 So is it a bad thing to be addicted to Sparkpoints?!? Every day that I login I HAVE to get at least 25 points. I want that extra spin of the wheel. What is it that draws me to spin the wheel and watch it go around and around? With every passing number that goes by, there's more and more hope for "big money" that day. As it spins, I always think to myself "big money. big money. big money." Maybe it goes back to my days of watching "The Price Is Right." I was always fascinated by the games and ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:07:30 EST blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274845 Well, it's been a long time since I've written. Probably because I've been a little disappointed in myself. To be honest, I haven't been working out like I used to. My office switched my schedule around to where I'm working 11:30pm - 11:30am. I'm having problems getting used to the new schedule. I don't feel like I have a social life any more. All my friends are on a different shift. All the activities I did before are all on a different shift. All I do is get up, go to work, eat, go back to ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 19:56:15 EST using time wisely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207804 So this morning when my alarm went off, I really didn't feel like gettin up. I wanted to stay in my nice warm bed. As my body and brain were arguing, I thought of a compromise. Sleep for another hour as long as I run the stairs at work. You see, I work on the second floor of my building. I go up and down the stairs a lot throughout the day. I thought "why can't I take a little extra time and do 5 sets of running up and down them every time I go downstairs?" I figure each set would take me abo... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:06:39 EST Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194438 It really has been a good while since I've been on here. I've been pretty busy these last few weeks. I was able to go home for the holidays, but then I had to come back over here. On the plus side, it just means I'm a little closer to leaving here for good. For the time I was home, I was really bad. I didn't workout one bit. I guess I just needed some relaxing time for me. I had full plans of working out. It was just too nice of an idea to not have to wake up to an alarm clock. But I've start... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:01:00 EST updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160754 So I ran a few more races since my last entry. I ran a 5K on Thanksgivng and a 10K this past week. I swear running has become my new therapy. The only problem I've been having here lately is the motivation to NOT hit the snooze button. I don't know what has taken me ove, but I keep hitting that dang button. Maybe I've been here too long, working these crazy hours that in some small way my body is "rebelling" against me. I don't know. I need to get my motivation back and not too sure what to d... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 05:02:32 EST Veteran's Day 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132173 I ran my second 10K in honor of Veteran's Day. It went really well. I didn't stop and shaved off about 6 minutes off my last run time. The sun was up this time around so I was a little afraid I would end up walking. But I didn't. I was good-to-go.. :o) Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:46:19 EST Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127992 "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 01:58:59 EST Fit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126826 So yesterday I was talking to an acquaintance and she said that she had seen me running at the Spooky 5K run last week. I was like cool. Then she said something that I have never heard about myself. She said, "you're really fit, aren't you?" I was stuned. I've never considered myself fit. That there's always a part of me that needs to be better. That I need to be more fit. I replied "uh, yea, I guess so." Looking back at things now, maybe she had a good point. Maybe I really am fit. If I look... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 03:15:57 EST Hustle for Hope 5K - deployed location http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123228 A few weeks ago, I decided to check my email from my home station unit at Barksdale AFB, LA. As I was doing this, I came across an email from SMSgt Jennifer Hamilton talking about the Hustle for Hope 5K going on in Waskom, TX. The email talked about how Waskom Middle School was putting on a 5K for the Wounded Warrior Project. I thought to myself, “Man, I wish I was at home instead of being at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia. I would so run in this.” As soon as that thought finished ... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:34:28 EST Trick or Treat Trot 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119758 So I signed up for the Trick or Treat Trot Virtual 5K, and it just so happened that last night the fitness center on base had a Spooky 5K in honor of Halloween. So I ran it for my Trick or Treat Trot. I got a t-shirt where the design glows in the dark. (Well, I've been told that it does. I haven't actually seen it myself.) <BR> There was a lot of people out there. It seemed like there was the same amount of people as what there was for the AF Marathon 10K and Half Marathon. It was crazy the ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 02:01:27 EST Just do it - Nike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113204 Yes, today's blog goes along with today's status. Today, I did "just do it." Today, I had my Fitness Test for the AF. How did I do you might ask? Well.... I reached one of my fitness goals that I listed on my sparkpage. I made a 90%. I did 50 sit-ups, 23 push-ups, and ran the 1.5 mile in 14:05. That's 4 push-ups more and 20 seconds faster than the last time I got a 90%, which was 2 years ago. I'm totally stooked today. When I ran over that first line to complete the last lap for the run and t... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 03:08:48 EST Status http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112035 So, I've decided that my statuses are going to be some type of motivational quote, saying, etc. I feel this helps me out. It helps keep my motivation up. To keep going. That I can do this. I can do all my goals. I will be successful. I thought that maybe some of you out there might have problems with motivation. Hence, the statuses. They will not only help me because I go out looking for them, but they will also help you and keep you motivated too. Here's to many days of being motivated. <e... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 06:17:59 EST energized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110702 It's been awhile since I posted something. So I thought I would take a few moments to write. <BR> <BR> Today, I'm feeling energized. I feel like a weight has been lifted. I know exactly why I feel that way. The roommate I had (key word here <em>30</em> ) left last night. She headed back to the states. For the first time since I've been here, I actually felt like I had a place. That I wasn't just a guest in someone else's room, even though all my stuff was in that room and I had a bed. I m... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:42:13 EST Stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102343 "Research conducted by Wescott and Loud has reported a 19% greater strength gain when stretching after strength training occurred. Static stretching is safest-that means no bouncing." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.longmontcurves.com/default.aspx?<BR>PageID=1003 </link> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:09:31 EST new routine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099895 Normally I workout before going into work. Today, I had to be at work early for a meeting. I needed to get my workout time in. It just didn't seem right to not do it at all today. So after work I went running. Afterwards I decided to do the 14-minute yoga video as my cooldown/stretching. It was an awesome way to end a great running workout. I highly recommend trying it. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:44:33 EST bummed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095337 So I'm a little bummed right now. I wanted to do the 14-minute pilates video, but I can't seem to get the videos to play. It's not just this video. It's all the videos. I click on the link and all it brings up is the box with the buttons to get the sparkpoints, tracking, and leaving a comment. Plus all the comments people have made. I really don't know what's going on. It worked the other day. *sigh* Hopefully I figure it out soon. <BR> <BR> <BR> **Later** got it figured out.. WooHoo!!!! Go... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:46:59 EST music http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094794 So I checked out the blog post of "12 songs to energize your workout." So without even listening to the songs, I bought all 12 off Amazon. I'm currently listening to Die Young by Ke$ha. And let me tell you... I'm feeling energized just sitting at my desk at work. My co-workers are probably looking at me like I'm crazy for my beeboopin'. It's all good. They can think that. I don't care. I'm feeling energized and they need to get with the program. :o) Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:47:12 EST blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093524 I never thought I would enjoy blogging, but I really do. In a way, it's a stress reliever. Plus it helps document things going on my my life that I might want to remember later on. It helps me keep on track. <BR> <BR> Earlier I had a small "sparkpeople withdrawal." I logged in. Logged in my exercises for the day so far and went to log in my calories so far. I guess at the time SparkPeople was doing maintenance and I couldn't get to my food tracker. I briefly thought to myself, "I need to log... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 04:31:25 EST pilates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092127 So last night I watched the 14-minute pilates video on SparkPeople. I haven't done pilates or yoga in a couple of years. It felt good. I have some work to do, but it felt great. I think I'm going to add the video to my daily routine. I need a little daily stress relief, and it'll help me get more flexible and tone. Really looking forward to it. <em>135</em> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:55:47 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090806 feeling a lot better today. so it should be a good day today. I didn't get a chance to workout this morning because I had to be into work early. I think when I get back to my room tonight I will try out one of the exercise videos on here. I thought the pilates one looked pretty interesting. We will see how it goes. Hope everyone has a great day today. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:22:13 EST still sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089595 yup, I'm still sick. I slept away most of yesterday. I feel better than what I did on Friday, but I'm still sick. Nose isn't running as much. Still feeling a bit exhausted. And now I'm coughing up phlegm. Oh what fun.. I HATE being sick. <BR> <BR> I still went and worked out this morning. I took it a lot easier than normal. I just couldn't take having more than one day rest from working out. <BR> <BR> This past Friday they did a Zombie Run here. I was REALLY looking forward to running in t... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 01:48:14 EST sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087363 So even though I'm sick, I still went to workout. I took it a little easier than what I normally do. Today was a sprint workout where I sprint the straights and walk the curves on the track. My sprint workouts are a warm-up lap, followed by 6 laps of sprint work, and ended with a cool-down lap. Yea, this morning I only got in 4 laps of sprint work. I was feeling way to exhausted to do anymore. Hopefully, I didn't end up over doing it by even doing those 4 laps. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 02:53:08 EST My birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086075 So this year's birthday wasn't too bad. It was actually better than what I thought it was going to be. Being deployed on your birthday is never fun so my expectations this year was pretty low. <BR> <BR> The day before my birthday I received 4 care packages. Two from my mom. One from my husband. And one from friends who I consider family. Mom had actually sent me 1 card for every year I was celebrating. She's so silly, but that's why I love her. It was actually pretty cool. Of course all the... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 04:29:08 EST productive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085327 So I had a very productive day today. I slept in. When I got up, I went to the store and bought a trunk to ship stuff home that I don't need here. Cleaned out all the drawers and under my bed. Packed up the trunk and shipped it out. Plus I shipped out my mom's birthday present. Then I came back to my room. Relaxed and watched some TV shows off my laptop. Took a nap. Vaccummed and dusted. Talked to my mom and Skyped with my husband. All in all it was a good day. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:10:33 EST decisions decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083264 So this morning I found out that this Friday there is a 10K in the morning and a 5K in the evening. I'm torn between doing either the 5K, 10K, or both. It would probably be best if I just did one, but which one should I do. Oh the delima. <em>363</em> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 03:14:33 EST AF Marathon - 15 Sep 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081483 So I wake up early (3am) on Saturday 15 September 2012 to go run a 10K at 4am. The weather/temperature felt great. There was barley any humidity and a cool breeze in the air. There was 400+ of us out there. Signed in. Got my very first runner’s bib, ever. This was my first 10K. Even the 5Ks I had done didn’t give me a runner’s bib. I had two goals for the day. 1.) Don’t die. Since it was my first 10K, I didn’t want to over do it. 2.) Finish. Whether it was running or it was walking, just fi... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 01:07:53 EST