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more catch-up stuff with pics
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      4 comments

DS at Lego Robotics Competition last weekend: Kids at Muskoka Woods following the Quiz Meet. DD's team won 'B' Division 1st place and most improved team. ... Read more
Catching Up
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      4 comments

Phew! Haven't blogged in awhile, but its all good, just crazy busy. Spent the long Victoria day weekend at the cottage putting in a dock, a boat lift and a boat. By the holiday Monday we were tubing with the kids and the kids were swimming! it w... Read more
Feeling Stronger
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      2 comments

About 3 weeks ago, my Sparkpeople stages suggested that I blog about some part of my training plan that I was struggling with, so I blogged about not being able to get ST done. It was a great exercise because it made me look at what needed to be... Read more
Where's Franktown Run - more pics
Monday, May 10, 2010      2 comments

Official pics from the race DD (12yrs)- The one on the right in the white shirt DS (10yrs) ... Read more
Where's Franktown? Run
Sunday, May 09, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday was the Where's Franktown Run. This is an awesome run put on as a fundraiser for my kids school. Franktown is about 25 min west of Ottawa. The run includes a Family 1k, a 5k, 10k and a 15k. Following the run there is a free BBQ featuri... Read more
Tracking and Making Adjustments
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      3 comments

Just using the blog to track workout, make comments about nutrition etc. Yesterday's ST looked like this: - Step Ups - DB Face Pulls (like a row or a lat pull?) - Bent over rows - Standing Curls - Trunk Extension on Ball - Side... Read more
Good Morning Hamstrings
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      4 comments

So I did my ST at the gym yesterday. My gym has a small section within the Women's changeroom area where there are some mats, a ball and some small weights. Since I was mostly doing some stretching, work on the ball and upper body moves, I decid... Read more
Fat pinching or tickle torture? Valiant Woman Transformation Day 1 (T1)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      4 comments

I mentioned my Defender Body Fat Caliper tool recently purchased in a previous blog. When I had done quick measurements on myself, it came out to 40% body fat. However, last night, I finally had time with DH to take all our measurements and do t... Read more
Tracking and Taking Measurements Day T-1
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      1 comments

Stats for today Weight 197 Body Fat Percentage 40% Cardio - 37 minutes, treadmill, incline 7%, 2 miles ST - 15 pushups in 1 minute Total Calories - 1176 calories Carb/Protein/Fat 49.2%/20.9%/29.8% My plan is to add ST in an at... Read more
40% Fat = 40% Fat!!!
Monday, April 26, 2010      1 comments

I have a new body fat caliper thingy. My plan is for DH to take measurements on me and vice versa. As well as tape measurements etc. I pulled it out of the package this weekend to see how it works. It looks like a nice simple tool that should be... Read more
A few new fitness tools I bought
Friday, April 23, 2010      3 comments

I am a geek, no denying it. New gadgets motivate me. I am also working hard at the moment to get out of debt so I can't go crazy spending money on fitness tools. I did however pick up a few items this week that I am excited about. Runaway S... Read more
My Trouble Goal - ST
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      3 comments

My Diet Action Steps - Lifestyle Change Strategy #4: YOu CAN Overcome Setbacks. Action Step 1: In your SparkPage Blog, write about a single 'trouble goal'. My Trouble Goal seems to be Strength Training. In theory, I wouldn't have expected... Read more
Changing from the Inside Out
Friday, April 16, 2010      3 comments

I feel like the last 3 months have been an incredible journey of discovery and growth, and even though the weight is not falling off like crazy, so many more important things are clicking into place. I think these are necessary changes that had... Read more
A Sunny Day
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      7 comments

Took a little walk at lunch today. The sky is pure blue and the sun is shining. This is walking on a bridge, over the Rideau Canal, looking down at the Parliament Buildings.... Read more
Monday, April 12, 2010      1 comments

We went on a family adventure yesterday. It was geocaching. It was a lot of fun. We used a GPS and uploaded some Geocache sites in our neighbourhood. (we are a few blocks away from the 'trans-Canada trail', The Trans-Canada trail used to be part... Read more

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