100 Pounds Lost with Sparkpeople...FINALLY!!
So, yes, it's been a LONG time coming. I had so many dreams about how I would post this blog and what would be in it. Surprisingly, because of the challenges I've faced this year, this blog is going to be so much different than I ever anticipa... Read more
I had a talk with the exercise physiologist at the gym yesterday. As I was telling her that I was plugging away but was not really counting on the results because of the crazy year I've had, she asked me something, "So, Esther, what's the posit... Read more
Fight the Sore
So between the stress of recent weeks, the chiro appointments that are adjusting problems I had gotten used to, and getting my butt back to the gym and into shape again, well, I'm sore...all over sore. Yesterday I hit failure on the 3rd set of ... Read more
To the Victor Go the Spoils...
...and I spoiled myself ROTTEN today with bad@ssery...and boy did it feel good to feel that way again!
Woke up late. Oops! I'd been trying to get up early lately, but today, I rolled out of bed in a tizzy at 6:40 am. Knowing Logan had to... Read more
Superheroes Need Love Too!
Yes, I am a superhero. And, yes, I can do it all on my own. But that doesn't mean it feels good to get bashed over the head repeatedly! Superheroes need love too! What would Superman be without Lois Lane? Gotta have something to fight for t... Read more
I Have WINGS, Baby! And Very Sore Legs...
See, I did something a little silly. In an effort yesterday to find some sort of ST routine to follow so I wouldn't give up/get lost and waste my time, right before leaving work I pulled up the bodybuilding.com website and clicked on a 12-week ... Read more
I AM a Superhero!
Lately I feel like the world is crashing down around me. Like nothing I can do or have done is good enough. I'm not where I thought I would be. I feel stuck. Not just in weight loss, but in life. The world is on my sho... Read more
Weekend Update and Weekly Plan
So this weekend was....eventful, I guess. I was so pumped on Friday and ready to take on the world. So I got on my running gear and headed to the gym. I did a short run on the treadmill, trying to baby my back a bit, but it wasn't really hurt... Read more
The Beauty of Today
Today I didn't wake up groaning from pain.
Today I woke up to the sun, the birds, and other noises I've drowned out with being too busy to notice for so long.
Today I realized that summer is winding down and I haven't done half the things I ... Read more
Back Pains, Headaches, and Old Excuses on the Repeat List
So, yeah, remember all those amazing goals I had posted on Monday? HA! Thus far all I can be proud of is cutting soda mostly out of my diet and getting back to drinking my water. I've been trying so hard to be good, but it's been difficult. T... Read more
So, I know it's not exactly August 1st, but for me it kinda is. With all the crazy training nonsense in the past couple months, I've barely had a moment to breathe. I took the weekend off for the most part, rested my weary legs. I did run a b... Read more
DC Training Trip 2011
Finally got back last night around 10:30pm. We left at 1pm. We only live about 6 hours from DC, you do the math. In our desperate attempt to avoid a major traffic jam that shut down about 4 miles of 70W coming out of Maryland, we ended up was... Read more
Loss of Time and Friends
Wow! I can't believe the last time I blogged was on July 17th. It's not because I was hiding or wasn't "living healthy" or anything like that. I didn't give up at all. I just had no time to myself.
And I don't have much time this mornin... Read more
When One Day Feels Like Two...
...apparently my mind thinks I can eat enough for 2. *sigh* Yeah, yesterday had its good and bad parts.
I blogged. That felt good. I felt better about the week after I put it all down and reflected on how well I got thorough the challen... Read more
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What Matters Most
So, yeah, this week was super hard. More than I expected, but I found my way through somehow.
Monday - work, with a training stuck in the middle, followed by W7D1 of C25k. I'm feeling stronger as a runner. I'm feeling more like a runner ... Read more