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Strength training

Monday, February 10, 2014      1 comments

It's amazing how much difference a year can make. Almost a year ago I wrote a blog complaining of strength training woes. I used to hate it! Give me cardio any day, I said. My how things have changed. I'm a big fan of strength training now. Pila... Read more

Well that opened my eyes...

Monday, June 24, 2013      3 comments

We got a bit of a wake up call this week. Hubby's cholesterol levels came back ridiculously high. As I started researching I noticed that it's not so much what we eat at home that's getting him...but years of eating out regularly. Example: http... Read more

Went for a run

Monday, June 03, 2013      1 comments

I didn't run far, but that's ok. Managed 0.87/mile and ran the whole way. No stopping or slowing down. Doesn't sound like much, but I'll take it. Thanks to the heat and pollen I had to use my inhaler afterwards. But I've noticed that I don't see... Read more

Not sure what to do...might need some tough love.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      3 comments

Back in April I was in a car accident that jacked my right shoulder up. I was given the run around for a few weeks and was eventually sent to physical therapy. I've started it. The therapist is great. She's really sweet and nice to talk to. But ... Read more

Don't be fooled...

Friday, May 10, 2013      1 comments

Don't be fooled by the innocence of a small brownie. I ate one from Boston Market, thinking it couldn't be that big of a deal since I only had one. Turns out, that little brownie contained a whopping 530 calories. That's more than the amount of ... Read more

I stepped on the scale today...

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      2 comments

...and suddenly had an urge to eat cookies. A lot of them. But instead of making things worse by binging on delicious chocolate, I grabbed my water bottle and hit the elliptical. The goal was 1 mile in 30 minutes, with a goal of 300 calories bur... Read more

Fall 7 times, get up 8...

Friday, May 03, 2013      1 comments

That's what makes successful people, successful. I have fallen many times, and in many areas of my life. In some areas, I stayed down. It hurt too much to get back up. I regret that so much. How different things would be if I had not made the ch... Read more

Name calling in the world of fitness

Sunday, April 28, 2013      2 comments

A post on spark got me thinking this morning. Why on earth do we have nicknames for people of varying weight/size? Skinny minnie, big-boned, bean pole, ana (short for anorexia), chubby, pudgy, fatso, lanky, etc. At what point did it become socia... Read more

Fad Diets (rant)

Friday, April 26, 2013      3 comments

Have you seen those before & after photos used by diet plans to prove that their system really works? I am seeing them a lot lately. I have a huge issue with them. You see, these people have lost a ton of weight. That's great...except these fad ... Read more

Inspiration & Motivation

Thursday, April 25, 2013      4 comments

Sometimes these things won't be there. You'll look and look but you just aren't inspired or motivated enough to get up and do something about your life. That's where I've been lately. And then it hit me. Who cares if you aren't motivated? Where'... Read more

Car accident -ouch.

Monday, April 15, 2013      4 comments

Looks like I'm out of the workout routine for a little while. We got in a nasty accident on Sunday. We were doing 60 on the highway when a lady crossed 2 lanes of traffic with no warning and pulled in front of us. We braked but had no where to g... Read more

Dear asthma...

Saturday, April 13, 2013      1 comments

You suck. I'm going to work out anyways, so you might as well just go away and take the pollen with you.... Read more

My cardio junky self hates strength training.

Thursday, April 04, 2013      3 comments

I really do. But it's a necessary evil. I just wish I liked it more. I don't mind yoga, but that's more of a relaxing thing for me. But weights *shudder* I don't like. Jillian Michaels is the closest I can come to "fun" strength training. I kind... Read more

Running weather is here!

Friday, March 29, 2013      4 comments

I'm so happy that warmer weather is here! I finally was able to go running today and put in 2 miles. It was interval training, so not the best timing. But 24 minutes isn't too bad, and it sure beats not running at all. Read more

Survived day 1

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      1 comments

But after a hard, honest look at myself I don't think getting up early to excercise will be enough by itself. I'm going to need to make a specific plan and goal in order for me to see results. I'm getting really uncomfortable in my skin. And it... Read more


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