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Shark!
Friday, May 18, 2012      1 comments

Hydrofit class proved a smashing success except for one instance of treading in the deep end, throwing a ball to my partners, and keeping my elbows above the water. I suppose I need to tread much faster in order to keep myself up out of the air,... Read more
Aquatic Invitations
Thursday, May 17, 2012      4 comments

The aquatic aerobics instructor invited me to her more challenging "hydrofit" classes. I considered signing up for the 6-week course; for $21, it seems a fair price for splashing around in a pool and getting more of a workout. While I still stru... Read more
Fun in the Sun
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      4 comments

Beautiful springtime weather finally found its way to me! Hazy blue skies, warm evenings, and refreshing breezes beg me to go outside. I missed Performance Bike's free tune-ups, so I may have to trot mine down to the local bike store for love. I... Read more
Bad Me
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      3 comments

I haven't started the spring into shape cardio bootcamp, even though I keep meaning to do so. I get home from my workout and want nothing more than to veg out, thinking about nothing and doing nothing. A clear sign I have to change up something ... Read more
Warm Fuzzies
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      1 comments

I realize why I love the Spark People community so much. 1 blog post + multiple comments = destroyed a bad day. Hearing such positive thoughts and receiving support from people, many of whom are new friends or those I haven't written t... Read more
Tired and Bedeviled
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      10 comments

By the tone of my thoughts, I definitely feel the effects of stress from work. Yesterday and today were resoundingly thankless due to a string of miserable tasks, unappreciative coworkers, and most importantly, verbal confirmation I was only hir... Read more
May Goals
Friday, May 04, 2012      2 comments

My May Goals: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Drink 10 cups of water a day consistently. 2. Plan 4 days of meals (3 meals, 2 snacks) a week. 3. Track dinner 7 days a week. 4. Cook breakfast every morning. 5. Burn 4,000 to 5,000 calories a week. 6... Read more
Day 10: Off My Butt
Thursday, May 03, 2012      2 comments

Today marks just two weeks (!) of attending regular group exercise classes (water aerobics and cross-training) at the Y. Three to four weeks for biking and elliptical after work every day. Not even 10 days ago, I put procrastination aside to tur... Read more
Try, Try Again
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      2 comments

There is no failure. Only feedback. ~Robert Allen Another bout of working out begins this week and I am looking forward to getting into the YMCA for the group exercise classes. I need it! Rainy weather has not promoted my usual lunc... Read more
DVD Challenge
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      2 comments

Rheynklaw inspired me to take up her DVD reviews, or at least try doing some self-guided attempts at fitness at home. (And maybe even at work!) I picked up a few choices from the library for free, and I will try them over this week to see how th... Read more
The Resistance
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      4 comments

At work, conferences or "lunch and learns" happened the last five days straight. One is scheduled for tomorrow. The scent of fresh pizza wafts up over the dividing wall between the conference room staging area right into my cubicle. Do you know ... Read more
Rewarding Yourself
Monday, April 23, 2012      4 comments

My reward for pushing through plentiful exercise minutes (if not losing any weight...) are a pair of fancy yoga pants. I finally bought into the Lululemon hype, pro... Read more
Guilt-Free High Dining
Monday, April 23, 2012      1 comments

This weekend, the beau and I slipped through the doors of a swanky four-star restaurant for the city's restaurant week. We already knew the three course menu options in advance, partially because I set myself up to choose the healthier alternati... Read more
Where's My Progress?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      5 comments

Why did I have to see that graph? Im not much on target for weight loss by the date Id prefer. In fact, Im not sure I am losing much or reasonably fast at all. I know the weight takes time to come off, more than it did to get on. I step... Read more
Falling Short of the Mark
Friday, April 13, 2012      8 comments

I wanted to do better than I did yesterday. The Crossfit class at my local YMCA sounds like a perfect mix for my rather diminished stamina and physical strength. It mixes cardio and strength training over an hour with the use of hand weigh... Read more

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