Learning something new all the time with SP
In reading various articles and blogs over the past few days, I came upon something that I've been doing for four years that could actually be impeding my progress - the article stated that when focusing on building muscle your cardio on lifting... Read more
Understanding the process
Over the past year, my life has had a lot of little twists and turns, and then I was hit with the loss of my mother (my friend). I blogged earlier about how much my mom's memory is driving me to stay true to my goal, but I realize day by day, th... Read more
Getting out of a rut
The most important part of getting fit is to stop making excuses not to, Dixon says. We all are crunched for time, sore, and just looking for an excuse to stay in our jammies.
But no excuse is good enough for you not to take care of your healt... Read more
What a beautiful day!
The weather here in Jersey was totally awesome today. I usually do a spin class on Saturday morning but decided to go for a run instead. It was so gorgeous, almost too warm, as I was really worked up into a major sweat.
I'm finally back to... Read more
Why can't people get it?
I was recently contacted by an old school mate, who is involved with her Woman's Club's undertaking of running a weight loss program for her city in Ohio. Their efforts began on Jan. 1 and some of the participants have plateaued. So she was aski... Read more
Today was leg day--not my favorite workout...but it's especially bothersome because I realized today that after leg workouts, I don't have a high energy level to devote to spin class. In comparison to yesterday's spin class, today's was a disapp... Read more
Great spin class!
Today's spin class was awesome! My HR was between 85 and 99% the entire 45 minute class. My legs were really fatigued for the final 3 songs, all of which were up-tempo with running and jogging the entire time. Physically my body was screaming-ST... Read more
exercise is addictive!
Today was chest/shoulders/triceps day. This workout takes a good 60 minutes to complete. It's an awesome program that uses both low rep/high weight and high rep/lower weight in the same workout. So you are getting both leaner, and stronger in th... Read more
today was weigh-in day and I am delighted to have lost 1.2 pounds this week! Considering how difficult the week was with the viewing and burial, etc. I feel like this is a huge accomplishment. I've lost almost 15 lbs since January 1st and I woul... Read more
Making it happen==
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
- Michael Jordan
This is a new favorite quote for me! This sums up weight loss success/lack of in a nut shell. Before I lost the weight, I would always sit a... Read more
Life is full of blessings
My life is so full of blessings, I feel like the luckiest person on earth. My family, are my rock and exemplify all that is good and right. Yesterday could have been so sad and lonely, but it didn't feel like that at all. There were arms to hold... Read more
Seem to bring out all that is good in people! On Saturday, my mother passed away after years of fighting and struggling for every breath she took due to COPD emphysema and a host of other smoking related illnesses, including recently diagnosed l... Read more
There is no can't!
It has occurred tome that there is no such thing as can't! What I mean whn I say can't is, I don't want to or I won't. For months I kept saying "I can't get motivated to exercise right", "I can't stop eating at night"' what I really should have ... Read more
I am sooo back...
physically, and most importantly, mentally! I realized when talking today to someone about my diet, that I'm as focused on eating clean and within my calorie range now as when I started back in 2006. I made a few tweaks to my diet today and yest... Read more
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Feeling a little confused
Only lost 0.2 lbs today, very confused as to why it's so slow/hard. I'm going to try and cross train a little bit more this week. Tomorrow instead of my usual spin class, I'm planning to so the treadmill and elliptical, then spin Wednesday and F... Read more