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Desperately needing encouragement

Thursday, April 23, 2015      5 comments

Well, I joined WW Meetings and Tuesday would have been my week 3 weigh in. I lost three pounds the first week. I felt fine. Not hungry or anything. I was weighing myself at home and I noticed that the scale didn't seem to be budging anym... Read more

BACK with new goals

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      2 comments

When I stopped writing last, I was in the best shape of my life. I PR'd in several races. My weight was where I wanted it to be. My body fat percentage was awesome from eating late. I didn't need to track food as I could just use my body's p... Read more

5k PR, missed goal by 43 seconds

Wednesday, March 19, 2014      3 comments

I had a great day at the St. Patrick's Day 5k this past Sunday. I was hoping to run in under 30 minutes. I don't like making excuses, but I will say that in 14*F weather I only missed my goal by 43 seconds...finishing in 30:43, which is an... Read more

Good luck vibes and encouragement appreciated!

Saturday, March 15, 2014      1 comments

Well, in January I decided to cut back on racing and put more into training. I've been working extremely hard with both weight lifting and running, and seeing progress in both. My last two trial 5k's in ran in 31:46 and 31:42, respectively. T... Read more

Happy Weight and My Fear of Gaining Weight

Saturday, March 01, 2014      2 comments

Recently I read an article from Coach Nicole talking about her ďhappy weight.Ē And that article has really stuck with me. First, just a little background about myself. Iím currently 24 years old. Iíve always been athletic or an ath... Read more

Update--still hanging in there

Monday, February 10, 2014      1 comments

Well, itís been quite a while since I last wrote but things have more or less been the same. Iím making accomplishments in lifting and running both here and there. I finished my PT for my hip, although Iím still having discomfort in it. I sti... Read more

Getting over humps

Tuesday, January 28, 2014      0 comments

Wow, canít believe itís been a week since I last wrote. Thanks so much for all of your support. Thankfully Iím doing better for the most part. In regards to not getting my squat form, I can at least do lunges for now and I am keeping work... Read more

Crying on and off today...just feeling inadequate

Tuesday, January 21, 2014      3 comments

Sunday night my friend in vet school convinced me to get seen for an injury thatís been bugging me since late May 2013. So Monday morning first thing I called in and got an appointment. I went to the gym and got in most of my cycling workou... Read more


Sunday, January 19, 2014      2 comments

Last weekend I was excited to go for my birthday run...unfortunately, I ended up swimming, skating, jumping over snow piles, and dealing with traffic. I got my six planned miles in and then got on the treadmill for an additional mile. I was fr... Read more

Haters gonna hate

Saturday, January 18, 2014      5 comments

After only having completed two weeks of my new exercise plan incorporating both running and lifting, I'm already experiencing people trying to bring me down. Basically, I've just decided that instead of having the mentality that well, at l... Read more

Leaving Weight Watchers, body fat vs. BMI

Friday, January 17, 2014      4 comments

Well, in October I joined Weight Watchers. Since then, I have lost about 22 lbs. I've enjoyed the program and learned a lot from it, but unfortunately it no longer aligns with my goals. I haven't made my decision yet or decided when I wil... Read more

Why *can't* I?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

Hi all! Sorry itís been so long since Iíve really written much. Honestly, Christmas break was kind of stressful due to some medical situations in my family. Iím glad I got to see my family, though, and I am now back at work. In regards t... Read more

Before and after photo

Sunday, January 05, 2014      9 comments

I know I am much overdue for a long blog, but here's something brief in the meanwhile. One of my new fitness goals is to decrease my body fat by increasing muscle. So yesterday I joined a gym so I can start pumping iron. I was startin... Read more

Down another pound, trick mirrors

Saturday, December 21, 2013      0 comments

Well, I went to my weigh-in on Wednesday last week and thankfully was down another pound despite celebrating after my coursework part of my degree was completed. The rough part has been traveling down to visit family and my tendency to e... Read more

Ended things with the guy I was dating, fun time skiing yesterday

Monday, December 16, 2013      2 comments

Not really much to write about today. I got myself out yesterday to ski, and that was a blast. I have definitely improved since my first couple of attempts last year. My balance was much better. I didnít fall at all. And, I managed to... Read more

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