WE_PA_FIT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WE%5FPA%5FFIT WE_PA_FIT'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/ I am Amazing (and you are too!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207865 ...and don't you forget it!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVNKj0fbMiU </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't want to waste anymore time in the mirror <BR> Watching my face, never change I don't feel beautiful today <BR> And I don't wanna waste <BR> Anymore hard-earned cash on these 'miracles' <BR> That never change the way I feel don't make me beautiful today <BR> How long can I hide-away beneath this disguise? <BR> And what drastic measure do I have to take to realis... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:03:29 EST 2013 Goals- Mind , Body , Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189553 BODY <BR> - Run training: 3-4 time a week (including speedwork- new for me). Track every single mile. <BR> - Strength training: 2x, maybe 3 per week. <BR> - One race per month <BR> - Clean and mindful nutrition. Frequent challenges. <BR> - Break 25:00 in 5K. Run half marathon #6. <BR> <BR> MIND <BR> - Read 1 book per month <BR> - Travel!! Local or out. <BR> - Increase savings <BR> - Rid of MC debt <BR> - Open retirement account <BR> <BR> SPIRIT <BR> - Church weekly <BR> - Daily pra... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:56:31 EST What I’ve done right this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104683 <BR> We tend to blog and vent more about all we’ve done wrong this, day, week or month and less about what we did right. So today, although not record breaking these are my little things this week that will add up! <BR> <BR> - I batch-cooked on Sunday. Although I plan meals, cook and take my own lunch to work every day I never really did the batch cooking thing. So I did it and what a timesaver it was during the week! Duh! Why hadn’t I done it before! <BR> <BR> - I pushed through a work... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:43:51 EST Nutrition overhaul- 28 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099560 So far, Sept and Oct have been good on the work out front. Consistent running 3 days a week (two 3-4 milers and 1 long 5-6 miles or more) and 2, maybe 3 days of circuit/strength training a-la-Zuzka Light or others. I love my workouts. I WORK IT till sweat stings my eyes. My major downfall is nutrition, food, eating. Especially since summer. It’s getting the best of me and sabotaging my workout efforts cause we’ve heard it a million times: YOU CAN’T OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET. Last month I lost ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:49:36 EST The greatest obstacles are in our head: a race report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052900 Coming back from my summer slump I have done three 10K’s. <BR> <BR> The first 1 was awful. I hadn’t been running consistently and gained several pounds over vacation. End of July- it was so freakin hot!!! Then my MP3 died half-way. I felt so sluggish and heavy but mostly discouraged, beat, defeated. Of course, all this is mostly in my head but soon enough my body got the message. I stopped to walk twice. I NEVER walk! Of course, not my best time but I didn’t care- I just wanted it to be ove... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:18:04 EST Summer set back- Forward Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033457 Summer set me back. Like never before. I was avoiding the scale for weeks but I stepped on it this a.m. and TODAY this trend stops. I’ve gained 10 lbs, gradually, since June. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but for me it is. I have been maintaining in the 131-134 range for 2 ½ years now so 142 is no longer maintenance for me- It is a gain. Not the track I want to be on. I hadn’t seen that # since I passed it back in 2009 in the beginning of my journey. Even before the scale confirmed i... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:21:00 EST Fitspo: Inspiration or Frustration? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897738 Thanks to RACHEL_MAC for posting these articles on FB and starting a healthy discussion about body images. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.thegreatfitnessexperiment.com/20<BR>12/02/is-fitspiration-really-any-bette<BR>r-than-thinspiration.html?utm_source=f<BR>eedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign<BR>=Feed%3A+TheGreatFitnessExperiment+%28<BR>The+Great+Fitness+Experiment%29 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/lexie-kite/fi<BR>tspiration-isnt-inspirational_b_152470<BR>6.html... Fri, 25 May 2012 14:19:54 EST 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today from the Daily Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822166 In case you missed it! Loved it so much I thought I'd save and share! <BR> <BR> 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today <BR> By: Nicole Nichols : 4/4/2012 6:00 AM <BR> <BR> We all have those days that we don't want to work out even though we know we should. <BR> When you need a little motivation, look no further. <BR> Here are 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today. <BR> Print, save, pin or "like" this post so you'll have easy access to it on the days you need it most. <BR> ... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 16:41:51 EST March recap/ April plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4816974 March <BR> Workout days= 22/31 (goal 21) <em>248</em> <BR> Miles= 71.5 (goal 70) <em>248</em> <BR> Calories burned= 10,405 (goal 8,800) <em>248</em> <BR> Minutes= 1,181 (goal 1,200) <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> Seriously? Missed my minutes goal by 19 minutes?!? Had I checked up on this goal sooner, I would have squeezed in an easy workout somewhere. But, I am sure if I add up all my stretching/foam rolling for the month it would equal 19 min or more… So I am just gonna say, <em>248</em> !! ... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 14:22:25 EST Feb recap/Mar goals & TRI’s rock! (w/ pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4773506 February <BR> Miles= 52.4 <BR> Minutes= 920 <BR> Calories burned= 7,887 <BR> Work out days= 17 of 29 <BR> Hi-lights: <BR> - Completed half marathon #4. <BR> - Started lent challenge on Feb 22 and proud to report that I am still right on track! No rice, bread, alcohol or sweets! By sweets I mean candy, chocolate, cake, ice cream, cookies, donuts, all kinds of desserts and pastries, NADA….. Off limits. <BR> <BR> After the half marathon on Feb 5, I took more rest days than I should have. <B... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:46:04 EST On track, a killer leg/butt circuit, more miles and an all girl’s Tri http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763637 It’s been a great week so far! I’ve been on track with my workouts and on point with food, strictly sticking to my challenge- no sweets, alcohol, bread or rice. And that’s been the key to the scale. Down 3.4 lbs in one week! It’s like they say—You cannot out train poor nutrition. 80% diet, 20% exercise. <BR> <BR> Sunday was a leg/butt day so I made up my own routine. After 30 minutes on the stationary bike, I did 2 rounds (10 repetitions each) of: <BR> <BR> 1. Bulgarian split squat wi... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:57:44 EST my lent challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4748988 During lent , what better way to strengthen my faith and willpower than by letting go of certain food items that slow me down physically and mentally. So as of tomorrow, for 40 days--- I will not consume: <BR> - Bread <BR> - Rice <BR> - Alcohol <BR> - Sweets <BR> Sweets will be the hardest. Also, I will not eat meat on Fridays and Mondays. This is my nutritional re-boot; in addition to other spiritual things I will be doing (along with my usual fitness routines). <BR> Challenge yourself. Ma... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:36:40 EST January Fitness Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738104 Minutes= 1,192 <BR> Miles= 49.3 <BR> Calories burned= 9,849 <BR> Work-out days= 21 of 31 <BR> <BR> Nutrition definitely MUST improve. You’d think with all those calories burned working out I would have lost something… Nope. Ended the month exactly how I started it- 135 lbs. I actually went up during the month but lost it and broke even. Oh well. Could be worse I suppose, but certainly CAN BE BETTER. I am very happy with my fitness activity. <BR> <BR> Until I wrote out this blog I hadn’t r... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 08:50:50 EST Working it out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671563 Yesterday I was at my parent’s. I had my workout clothes and running shoes with me, but I was with my son so I couldn’t hit the road for run. I had also left my kettlebell at home… So what’s a girl to do to get a workout in and not break a streak? What I often do when I don’t feel like following a DVD-- I made up my own circuit! And worked I.T.!! <BR> <BR> Stairs (up and down about 15 steps 10x) <BR> Jack squat (20 reps) <BR> Tricep dip (20 reps) <BR> Jump squat (20 reps) <BR> Push Ups (20 ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:28:59 EST 2011 Review & 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656383 In 2011, I: <BR> -Ran 2 half marathons <BR> -Ran a 12K for the first time (in the rain!) <BR> -Set a 5K PR <BR> -Set a 10K PR <BR> -Went hiking (up one of the highest mountains on the Island- 6 hrs to top and back- amazing!) <BR> -Did P90X <BR> -Paid off my car <BR> -Started process of refinancing my house <BR> -Visited my sister <BR> -Got a photo-shoot done, boudoir and fitness- so awesome! <BR> -Made-over my room <BR> -Coordinated and celebrated Mom’s 60th birthday <BR> -Did not gain sig... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:27:57 EST What are your 2012 goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4625207 I'm thinking about the new year and what I would like accomplish... <BR> I know soon enough I'll start seeing the 2012 goals/plans blogs all over SP, but before I do mine, I wanted to know what are your goals/plans? I have a few in mind already but would like some new ideas... <BR> Remember- A goal without a plan is just a wish! Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:43:44 EST Nov recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4615912 November #’s <BR> Fitness minutes: 1,070 <BR> Calories burned: 8,662 <BR> Miles run: 36.9 <BR> Days worked out: 16/30 <BR> <BR> -All the numbers are less than the previous two months! <BR> -I indulged yet again a little too much <BR> -I gained 3 lbs <BR> -Did not follow thru 100% on my CLX express plan….maybe 60%? Not good enough. <BR> -Ran the DIVAS half-marathon in San Juan, PR in 2:06:55. Super good time with my BFF, co-workers an SP friends. It was a tough course, several hills but b... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 07:04:58 EST Keep your Head Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4605652 Here's a feel good, positive song. Always puts a pep in my step and smile on my face.... <BR> Enjoy! Everthing will turn out fine! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrOB_q3tjo&<BR>ob=av2e </link> <BR> <BR> I've been waiting on the sunset <BR> Bills on my mindset <BR> I can get deny theyre getting high <BR> Higher than my income <BR> Income's breadcrumbs <BR> I've been trying to survive <BR> The glow that the sun gives <BR> Right around sunset <BR> Helps me realize <BR> This is ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:29:20 EST Gone and On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602802 GONE is the I-can-eat-more-cause-I’m-running-a-half-ma<BR>rathon excuse <BR> GONE is the I-just-ran-a-half-marathon-I-deserve-to-sp<BR>lurge excuse <BR> GONE is the it’s-the-holidays-I’m-on-vacation-I-can-in<BR>dulge mindset <BR> GONE is the I-have-to-eat-to-celebrate-everything excuse <BR> GONE is the I-might-as-well-eat-this-since-I-didn’t-wo<BR>rk-out guilt trip <BR> GONE is the I’m-not-a-fitness-model-I-don’t-need-rippe<BR>d-abs complacency <BR> <BR> ON is the let’s-end-this-year-stron... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:42:52 EST No-excuses No-vember & CLX Xpress plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566639 September <BR> Fitness minutes= 1,239 <BR> Calories burned= 10,551 <BR> Miles run= 55.3 <BR> <BR> October <BR> Fitness minutes= 1,165 <BR> Calories burned= 9,540 <BR> Miles run= 64.3 <BR> <BR> Not liking this trend at all. October was not my best month. I allowed myself way too many treats and too many “rest” days…. And it seems like everyone at work had a birthday this month (myself included)…..I indulged way too much, and half-assed the final month of P90X. Not how I like to go out. ... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:05:43 EST Sept recap/Oct goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4518523 <BR> Awesome August #’s <BR> Fitness minutes= 1,736 (up 620 from July) <BR> Calories burned= 13,459 (4,519 more than in July, wowza!) <BR> Miles run= 59.1 (up 7.3 from July) <BR> <BR> SSS September <BR> Fitness minutes= 1,239 <BR> Calories burned= 10,551 <BR> Miles run= 55.3 <BR> <BR> Numbers are down vs last month, (Boo!) but nutrition was better. Even with a week of vacation; the scale didn’t feel it. I’ve been maintaining 130 for almost 3 weeks now. I hadn’t seen that number for more... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 09:00:34 EST Awesome Aug re-cap/S.S.S. September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462988 Awesome August #’s <BR> Fitness minutes= 1,736 (up 620 from July) <BR> Calories burned= 13,459 (4,519 more than in July, wowza!) <BR> Miles run= 59.1 (up 7.3 from July) <BR> <BR> I like this trend!!! <BR> <BR> I followed P90X Classic Phase 1 (MY WAY) just as planned. Didn’t miss a single workout. Awesome indeed. My way is the 3 strength training P90X DVDs on their regularly scheduled days (Mon, Wed, Fri). And instead of Tony’s cardio workouts, Im doing an easy run + spinning class (Tue), ... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 16:44:15 EST Awesome August mid-month report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432234 8/1 Mon <BR> P90X chest & back <BR> Ab ripper X <BR> Weight= 134.8 <BR> <BR> 8/2 Tue <BR> 3.1 mile treadmill run <BR> 45 min spinning <BR> <BR> 8/3 Wed <BR> P90X arms/shoulders <BR> Ab ripper X <BR> <BR> 8/4 Thu <BR> 3 mile run outside <BR> 20 min CLX Yoga <BR> <BR> 8/5 Fri <BR> Rest day <BR> Cheat dinner <BR> <BR> 8/6 Sat <BR> 35 min stationary bike <BR> P90X back & legs <BR> <BR> 8/7 Sun <BR> 5 mile run outside <BR> <BR> <BR> Great first week. With the exception of Friday’s cheat di... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:41:54 EST P90X for an Awesome August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4404000 July #’s <BR> Calories burned: 8,940 <BR> Fitness minutes: 1,116 <BR> Miles: 51.8 <BR> <BR> #’s very similar to June. So I say these summer months were pretty darn good. Go me! <BR> <BR> For August- I have to keep the momentum going, so I am going to BRING IT with P90X. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l71545753.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I’ve always wanted to try it and I think I can handle it now—if not, oh well, I better soon. I am mostly interested in the weight t... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:18:39 EST Running Pays! (July race reports) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4399456 Let me count the ways…..um, 250!! As in two hundred and fifty dollars $$!! Woot woot! <BR> <BR> I planned to do 3 of 4 races on the calendar, and I did. Yeahhhh!! Hadn’t raced since May so I was feeling the urge. In all 3, I set personal bests, placed 2nd in my age group and won cash prizes!! Grand total of $250. Un-frikin-believable!! <BR> <BR> I love small town races. The whole atmosphere, the crowds, the camaraderie….They’re also well-organized, quick, attentive staff and no more than... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 10:38:07 EST July Rockstar Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344546 Just do it June summary in #’s: <BR> Calories burned= 8,745 <BR> Fitness minutes= 1,122 <BR> Miles= 59.4 <BR> Weight? Who knows, who cares. <BR> Had only one shaky week with just 3 workouts. The rest were pretty darn decent. <BR> A few birthday parties here and there...Nutrition could definitely improve. aLways my weak area. But that's what July will be all about. Otherwise-- I reversed the downward trend and had a good month. That’s what I call a comeback..and it’s only gonna get better….... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:54:18 EST 10 reasons my scale can suck it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4333346 I weigh in on Fridays mainly for maintenance purposes….which I have been successfully doing for over a year now. Maintaining 131-134. Only once did I see 130. But that’s Ok. I have been doing great in other areas. <BR> Now lately—I’d say for the past 2 months I have been on the higher side of that range (134-137)….. and it’s kinda freaking me out little. I know my nutrition can be so much better…and there were a few weeks back in April and May that I slacked in work outs…I know I can push h... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:02:07 EST Just do It June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4274424 April minutes= 1,037 <BR> April calories burned= 7,917 <BR> April Miles= 30.9 <BR> <BR> May fitness minutes= 776 <BR> May calories burned= 6,087 <BR> May miles= 31.9 <BR> <BR> <BR> Clearly, not the trend I want to maintain. I love how a new month gives us a new start. May started out strong- went flat in the middle, and then I picked it up at the end. But why the inconsistency? Oh, just life. But if we know LIFE HAPPENS shouldn’t we just adapt to it and move forward anyway? Why stop what’s... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 09:59:15 EST The Keys to Life...Running & Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4229820 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08M7JpLpl4 </link> <BR> <BR> (credit to RACHELMAC for posting on FB) <BR> <BR> A simple message, yet so profound and true. <BR> <BR> Love what you do, and do what you love.... <BR> <BR> Run and Read.... <BR> <BR> I need to seriously catch up on both actually. <BR> <BR> Have a awesome weekend SPeeps! <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:31:41 EST after a bad week, comes a better one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4191145 So after a 4-week streak of 5 workouts a week and pretty good eats, I only worked out twice last week. On the nutrition front, there were good and bad days- mostly bad though. Didn’t say no to anything I was offered and binged on Saturday. Ughh. The culprits? The holiday weekend, a birthday, family visits/gatherings, time of the month- and ultimately ME. Just me. So there. It’s out there and done. This week’s workouts and meals are planned. I am sparking away, excited and determined to end A... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:20:58 EST Workouts & the good/bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4173588 Week 5 <BR> Fri Mar 25= 30 min elliptical, 20 min abs <BR> Sat Mar 26= 2 miles/23 min on treadmill, 30 min circuit (JM6W6P) <BR> Total Week minutes=345 <BR> Total week calories burned=2,372 <BR> Total week miles= 8.3 <BR> <BR> Week 6 <BR> Sun Mar 27, Mon Mar 28 = OFF <BR> Tue Mar 29= 20 min elliptical, 33 min Spinning <BR> Wed Mar 30= 2 mile/20 min run outside, 35 min circuit <BR> Thu Mar 31= 2 mile/20 min treadmill run, 20 min elliptical, 20 min upper body ST <BR> Fri Apr 1= 30 min station... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:52:53 EST update, re-charged and re-sparked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4117171 OMG I haven’t blogged in forever. Way overdue. Sooooo, I have been down but not out. My intensity has gone down BUT I haven’t stopped working out and have been doing fairly well with meals. I just haven’t been following “my plan” as I said I would- 3 days running, 3 days ST. Between working late, son’s baseball games, relationship drama and other stuff….. Well, time has been a big issue. But it’s Ok. I will deal with it- and am doing what I CAN when I can. I am treading along and not giving ... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:32:30 EST Days 98-95, week one done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4046206 Day 98 Feb 22 <BR> Forgot to take my multivitamin today. <BR> Consumed 1,818 calories with 6 servings freggies. Did good, but I definitely need to find a substitute for my morning coffee with non-fat evaporated milk and brown sugar. So BAD but soooo delish!!!! <BR> Ran 3 miles outside. Felt good. Then I did 11 sets of abs, 20 reps each = 220 abs. And I went to bed early!! <BR> A great day I’d say. <BR> <BR> Day 97 Feb 23 <BR> Forgot to take my multivitamin again today; I am terrible at ... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:32:19 EST Days 100 & 99 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4036729 Day 100, Feb 20 <BR> Off to a great start! I batched cooked chili and pork chops and baked whole-wheat banana chocolate chip muffins (for handy snacks and to help tame the chocolate monster in me). Took my multivitamin and drank about 100 oz of water. Ran 4.75 miles outside… the first two miles under 9 min! Then DH, DS and I rode our bikes for about an hour. Hadn’t done that in years! DS was so happy to see us ride with him. I’m usually running alongside him. I tracked everything I ate. So... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:43:41 EST My 100 days/14 weeks till Memorial Day weekend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4033068 So today Sunday Feb 20 marks 100 days or 14 weeks till Sat May 28 Memorial Day weekend- a very significant date that for some also means the start of summer (i.e. bathing suit season!!!). During those 100 days is also Lent another significant season in which many of us make sacrifices for different reasons. <BR> <BR> After my half-marathon on Feb 6, I have only worked out 2-3 times. :-( <BR> I feel it. I haven't weighed myself in weeks-- I am too scared! <BR> I have been LOW on motivation ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:08:30 EST T.G.I.February! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3979671 Thank God it’s February! I need a clean slate, a fresh start, and new challenges! Not that I need a Monday or start of month to get on track. When you want to turn it around, any day is good day. I remember I started my journey in 2009 on last week July on a Tuesday. <BR> <BR> So, recap of the last 2 weeks of Jan: <BR> <BR> Sat 1/15: 9.5 mile Fun Run (95 min) <BR> Sun 1/16: rest <BR> Mon 1/17: run 3 mil/31 min out <BR> Tue 1/18: stationary bike 31 min, circuit training (Jackie W.) 30 min... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:18:35 EST What a difference a day makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3936258 Yesterday I was feeling down. Part of it was I *DETEST* Mondays and the other is relationship drama. So, I hardly got work done, was thinking negative, wasted time on nothing, and was just feeling blah. I did however manage to keep eating in check. YAY for me! I did think about that cereal box though……… <BR> When I got home, I put on my running clothes and hit the track. Did an easy 3 miles and felt good. Had breakfast for dinner, showered, played with son, watched some TV and went to bed ear... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:18:57 EST week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3932751 Week 2 (or 3 weeks till Half Marathon #2) <BR> <BR> Mon 1/10: 5 mile run outside (51 min) <BR> Tue 1/11: 20 min stationary bike, 30 min weights (Kelly Coffey Meyer DVD) <BR> Wed 1/12: 4 miles, 41 min outside <BR> Thu 1/13: 25 min stationary bike, 20 min PowerSculpt <BR> Fri 1/14: rest <BR> Sat 1/15: Fun Run! 9.5 miles/1 hr 35 min <BR> Sun 1/16: rest <BR> <BR> Total week miles: 18.5 <BR> Total minutes: 282 <BR> Total calories burned: 2,181 <BR> <BR> Awesome Fun Run along the Half route... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:48:19 EST My word for 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3912985 My word for 2011 <BR> <BR> <BR> I was inspired by 4EVERADONEGIRL who blogged about how she and a friend selected a word last year to symbolize what they wanted for the year. She explains how it actually helped her throughout the year so she’s doing it again this year. Check out her blog to find out her new word and why she chose it. She also selected a theme. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3892461 </link> <BR> <BR> Well it got me thinki... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:07:12 EST Off to a great start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3910758 2011 is off to a great start. As it should be after 2 weeks vacation from work and exercise! Unless you count the endless walking I did at Disney and Sea World. I’m also excited because I got a new stationary bike. Love those things. It means more cross training and more reading! I gave my old one away and my reading suffered. I’m also excited that I am doing a 10 mile run on the half-marathon route this Saturday! Yay! <BR> <BR> Week 1 (or 4 weeks till Half Marathon #2) <BR> <BR> Sun 1/2:... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:30:40 EST 2010 re-cap & 2011 Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3888018 2010 re-cap: <BR> -Ran first half marathon in 2:06! <BR> -Raced in the U.S. (first half) <BR> -Completed one race per month <BR> -8 – 10K’s <BR> -1 - 25K <BR> -1 - 5K <BR> -1 - 8K <BR> -a 5K PR of 25:56 <BR> -an 8k PR of 41:11 <BR> -a 10K PR of 55:40 <BR> -saw 130 and 129 on the scale <BR> -got into size 2 jeans/pants!! <BR> -did water aerobics <BR> -stayed active on SP <BR> -attempted a 15-day no meat challenge (pesco-vegtarian). Failed at day 13. <BR> -started Chalean Extreme. Did only... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:44:22 EST there's a spark in you, you're a FIREWORK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3843247 Katy Perry's new song, Firework, is my anthem this month and workout fav. <BR> <BR> Do you ever feel like a plastic bag <BR> Drifting throught the wind <BR> Wanting to start again <BR> <BR> Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin <BR> Like a house of cards <BR> One blow from caving in <BR> <BR> Do you ever feel already buried deep <BR> Six feet under scream <BR> But no one seems to hear a thing <BR> <BR> Do you know that there’s still a chance for you <BR> Cause there's a spark in you <BR>... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:28:50 EST Back to Basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3829505 Long time no blog. <BR> <BR> Oct and Nov were not my best months. Too many office/birthday parties in October, Halloween, lots of relationship drama that drained me mentally and physically, a work trip in November, a cancelled vacation, Thanksgiving, too many days off work, too much wine, stopped tracking fitness, stopped sparking, blah, blah, blah…. I didn’t fall off the wagon, I just kinda got sidetracked. <BR> <BR> But not all was lost though. After avoiding the scale for exactly 2 mon... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 09:46:05 EST CLX week 7, 8 and 10K race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3741117 CLX Week 7 & 8 <BR> <BR> Week 7 <BR> Sun 10/17: Recharge (yoga, 20 min), 3.1 mile run outside (30 min) <BR> Mon 10/18: Push circuit 1 (31 min), 27 min cardio (10 min solutions kickboxing DVD) <BR> Tue 10/19: Push circuit 2 (31 min), 3 mile run treadmill (33 min) <BR> Wed 10/20: Rest <BR> Thu 10/21: Burn intervals (44 min) <BR> Fri 10/22: Push circuit 3 (32 min), 3.1 mile run outside (32 min) <BR> Sat 10/23: Water aerobics (50 min) <BR> <BR> Week 8 <BR> Sun 10/24: 10K race (57 min) <BR... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 09:46:47 EST Great running quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3730208 <BR> “Running cleanses the mind and body. As you propel yourself forward, negativity falls away like beads of sweat. And before too long, you’ll find your perspective on the world refreshed. With every step, a new you emerges, fueled by strength to face any obstacle in your path.” <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l780845903.jpg"> <BR> <BR> LOVE THIS!!! Got it from Nordstrom promo for Asics I got in the mail. <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Running SparkAmigos! <BR> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:09:44 EST CLX weeks 4-6 and ytd numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3712243 Just an accountability blog, to keep track of my workouts. <BR> <BR> Year-to-date numbers (meant to post this since October 1st) <BR> <BR> Jan= 6,774 calories burned / 864 fitness minutes/ 45.82 miles (started half marathon training) <BR> Feb= 7,839 calories burned /1,015 fitness minutes/ 53 miles <BR> Mar= 8,559 calories burned / 1,203 fitness minutes/ 78.6 miles <BR> April= 8,373 calories burned/ 1,113 fitness minutes/ 67.1 miles <BR> May= 9,722 calories burned/ 1,295 fitness minutes ... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:59:13 EST CLX Weeks 2 & 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3654093 CLX weeks 2 & 3 <BR> <BR> Week 2- done! <BR> Sun 9/12: rest <BR> Mon 9/13: Burn it Off (25 min), burn circuit 1 (32 min) <BR> Tue 9/14: 3 mile/31 min (out), Recharge (yoga, 20 min) <BR> Wed 9/15: 2 mile/24 min (tmill), burn circuit 2 (35 min) <BR> Thu 9/16: 2 mile/23 in (tmill), burn circuit 3 (29 min) <BR> Fri 9/17: Burn Intervals (44 min) <BR> Sat 9/18: water aerobics (45 min), burn it off (25 min) <BR> Week’s calorie burn: 2,125…!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 3- plan... <BR> Sun 9/19: rest <... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 08:07:38 EST CLX Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3624758 9/4 Sat: water aerobics (50 min) <BR> My first time ever, and I loved it! Much harder than I thought it would be. I had to use the floating tube to finish water jogging. And I’m a runner! We worked legs, arms and abs. <BR> <BR> 9/5 Sun: 10K race! Made it in 56:35, again! Placed 1st in my age category and got a cash prize of $75! Say what?!? It was in my parent’s hometown so I had a huge crowd of family cheering me on. Super FUN! In fact throughout the entire route there were LOTS of spectat... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 10:16:58 EST September plans...time flies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3603000 First, 2010 in numbers…. <BR> <BR> Jan= 6,774 calories burned / 864 fitness minutes/ 45.82 miles <BR> Feb= 7,839 calories burned /1,015 fitness minutes/ 53 miles <BR> Mar= 8,559 calories burned / 1,203 fitness minutes/ 78.6 miles <BR> April= 8,373 calories burned/ 1,113 fitness minutes/ 67.1 miles <BR> May= 9,722 calories burned/ 1,295 fitness minutes / 82.5 miles <BR> June= 6,345 calories burned/ 863 fitness minutes/ 57.6 miles <BR> July= 10,097 calories burned/ 1,353 fitness minutes... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:46:02 EST Sabrina's 16 miles (25K) race DONE!!! (w/ pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3596311 First—for accountability’s sake, here’s the last 2 weeks of training…which I’m not particularly proud of because I didn’t give it my all. I had planned for more but it didn’t happen. Whatever now! <BR> <BR> Training Log <BR> Week 7 <BR> 8/16 Mon: 35 min circuit (BL LCW) <BR> 8/17 Tue: 2 mil/24 min Treadmill <BR> 8/18Wed: 3 mil/35 min Treadmill, 20 min ST (BL LCW) <BR> 8/19 Thu: Off <BR> 8/20 Fri: 30 min elliptical, 20 min ST (BL PS) <BR> 8/21 Sat: Off <BR> 8/22 Sun: Last long run of 10 mi... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:24:45 EST