HIIT 30 day challenge Day 2
Yesterday I was worried I would already be screwing my program up. I was invited out for happy hour drinks with some co-workers. It had been a long time since I'd hung out with them outside of work, and it was my non-daughter day, so I went! ... Read more
Yes! I did it! I did the first day of the challenge yesterday. I sure took my time getting to it, though. I came home from work and I was hungry. I heated up some home-made black bean soup with maybe a little too much crusty bread and butt... Read more
HIIT 30 day challenge starting today!
I always enjoy reading blogs from my sparkfriends on here, but since I hardly ever blog, and haven't in over a year, I bet no one even knows who I am. lol. I hardly ever blog because I am embarrassed about my health situation. Even though the... Read more
Half Marathon Training and Confession!
Week 5 of half marathon training!
Just finished my long run of week 4 which is 4.5 miles. Thought it was going to be a crappy run but started off strong and decided to push myself for a 1 mile time. I wish I would have started just a t... Read more
Goals progress and setbacks
I woke up this morning with the cold my daughter had last week. Ugh! Right now it's mostly a very sore throat and swollen glands. I even had dreams about having a cold and blogging about it on SP. So I thought I'd better do it and make my dr... Read more
June Goals - never done this before!
Can you believe I've been on SP for 2.5 years, and I have never actually written down any goals? I've had vague goals, such as lose 3 pounds in a month, or exercise 5 times a week, but they were always just things I said to myself, and nothing ... Read more
Objects in mirror are larger than they appear
I'm in a dilemma about my appearance.
Am I fat or not? I can't decide.
On the one hand, I was most happy with my appearance when I was in the 125 - 130 lb range. I looked good in pictures and felt pretty. Men hit on me. I knew I... Read more
Hagg Lake Triathlon 7/9/11 race report - long blog alert!
So, the race report is only 2 months late! Haha
Honestly, I did hardly anything to train for this triathlon. My training consisted of:
Running once or twice a week for a couple miles
A month before the tri, I started using a persona... Read more
As soon as I join a "challenge", I always sabotage myself. I haven't learned my lesson from the past I guess. I had an aha moment this morning where I realized that joining challenges turns my exercise routine from "I want to" to "I have to." ... Read more
Pimp my Pride challenge starting pics
Here are pictures I took Monday afternoon for the PMP challenge. I have already been doing ST at least twice a week for the last 6 weeks or so, and of course I neglected to take pics before-hand, so these are more like halfway pics! My secret ... Read more
Tri training week 1 kinda-recap. What worked, what sucked!
Hi! So I promised a blog today with my tentative training plan and how week 1 is going! This is as much for my own records as well as the curious and maybe my mistakes and successes will help others too! Sorry for the long-windedness, that's... Read more
Triathlon training, 16 week countdown, Week 1
So it all started with getting the RaceCenter NW magazine in the mail in January. I went through the mag, all excited to start picking out my runs for the year but reluctant to commit to anything, and then in (I think?) early February I injured... Read more
Getting sick of these internet ads
Almost every internet page I go on, I see these stupid ads about "the one rule to getting a flat stomach", "lose x amount of lbs in 2 weeks" etc. etc. I saw one today that took the cake. HOW do these people not get hit with advertising fraud?... Read more
I need to start wearing high heels again
You know how I have felt lately? Well, for one thing my feet have been very comfortable. The new orthotics I got from the doctor have done wonders for them. My arches don't feel like they are splitting apart when I walk or run anymore, and ev... Read more
BLC 15 - Day 1- BEFORE PICS!! and measurements
The Biggest Loser Challenge 15 started today. I'm on the Periwinkle Pirates. I've never done this before and there are a lot of people on my team. It's a little overwhelming right now with all the looooong spark mails they are sending out with... Read more