Well, I am back!
Hey there hey!
I am baaaaack on spark! I took a leave of absence(unannounced) due to my pregnancy. Glad to say, I gave birth to my last healthy beautiful baby boy July 17th of this year!
Today I tried on all of my pre-pregnancy jeans, and wh... Read more
2nd blog of day:did something hard but good
Yesterday was a great day.
Last year, a month before we lost our baby at five months gestation, my neighbour and her husband lost thiers seven months in. It was heartbreaking, and this had been their first pregnancy. It seemed so unfair.
Ye... Read more
5k colour walk run
Ok I did it! Its been almost a year and a half since I stopped running, and Friday I got back at 'er with my friends in a run for our new swimming pool. We wore white and got splashed with coloured powders.
I am still suffering from a nasty l... Read more
Help! Feeling bummed
Ok, I've been around here long enough to know the scale doesn't tell you everything and we shouldn't obsess. But I am really frustrated!!!
I do weigh myself every day, first thing in the morning. I find it keeps me motivated to stick to my pla... Read more
Insanity oxygen and toddlers;)
I finally found a fitness program I like. Now I am setting to the task of beginning it! I've been doing yardwork and playing with the kids and walking for my minutes in the Spring 5% challenge. I have been clean eating for two weeks straight now... Read more
Mango pineapple smoothies and clean birthday breakfasts
Soooooo today is hubby's birthday. What do you get/make for the man who doesn't want anything ever, Christmases and birthdays included?
How about sneaky healthy breakfasts he can grab and go?
Mama always said the way to a man's heart....... ... Read more
Haha! I CAN improvise and still eat clean!
Last night's meal plan called for Asparagus & Avocado sushi. A quick stop at the other local grocery store procured me some avocado, and i subbed cider vinegar for the rice vinegar the recipe called ... Read more
Clean eating meal review week one:)
I am two-thirds of the way through the clean eating meal plan for week one and figured I would blog a bit about it thus far.
If anyone is curious what I am looking at, its the April/May issue of Clean Eating magazine. Interest piqued? Check o... Read more
Why do I feel soooooo upset after speaking my mind?
We have been renovating our house since last June. There have been a few breaks in between where I have had a week or two of peace, where my home is mine again, no messes to ti... Read more
On my way
Here I am listing some reasons my plans to get healthier fell by the wayside in the past and my strategies to stick to it for the next eight-plus weeks.
1. Making Time for Fitness
I have found it difficult to be consistent with exercise. ... Read more
As part of the Winter 5% Challenge we have an assignment:
List all of the reasons you want to lose weight
One big one for me? I really, really want to slip into this pair of Levis I bought over a year ago.
They were a success story in a... Read more
5% assignment- triggers!
List ALL your trigger foods: Salt and Vinegar chips, cookies, definitely chocolate in any form, chipotle honey almonds as of late. Tim Hortons Mocha
What are the sources of the Triggers Foods? Hubby likes the salty- for instance he popped o... Read more
This curvy fashionista is having fun!
I love clothes. and shoes and bags and makeup and the list goes on. I have always been this way. My first drawings were of princesses in fabulous gowns lol.
Lately, I don't know what is going on with me, but I am feeling good!
Perhaps i... Read more
Hello Tracker its time again:)
Ok, I have been off the tracking path for most of this year. I know it was a big part of my success during last year's weight loss of 38lbs. I was actually really excited to join the Fall 5% Challenge because maybe, just maybe, there would be a ... Read more
Advice please! Caught between two friends fighting
I admit, I feel a bit " highschool" posting this problem, but I am seriously looking for ideas from others who may have been in this situation before.
I have two really close girlfriends I have known for nine years now. At one point all of us ... Read more