Wow, I fell hard, but I dusted myself off and I'm back up!
When I last wrote, I was trying to find a way to continue the momentum of the health and wellness program we were having at work. I joined another Sparkgroup thinking it would help as it was already set up as a program...and I tried but failed.... Read more
I love this community and other random thoughts...
Thanks so much for those of you who commented on my blog from yesterday. I appreciate the early birthday wishes, support and encouragement.
I did want to address a concern that some of you had regarding my caloric intake. I'm one of those... Read more
Things are looking up...
I have tried a new way of eating that is supposed to be wonderful for us post-menopausal women. It's a plan through Rodale/Prevention magazine and it involves eating fairly clean and every two hours. This is more of a challenge than you might ... Read more
I figured something out....
I am in the throes of poor menopausal sleep, as well as a sufferer from Restless Leg Syndrome (had a sleep study done and was diagnosed years ago). I've been hot/cold/hot/cold covers on and off, several nights in a row. Last night, I came home... Read more
My Wellness Challenge Results
First, let me say that it was hard for me at the end of this challenge as so many of my co-workers who are new to the ways of healthy eating and exercise had some very dramatic results, while I, who have been towing the mark for six years, had p... Read more
The wellness challenge is over....I gave it everything I had. While my eating was imperfect and I missed ten days of exercise due to extreme illness, I gave it my best shot. I'm smaller than I was three months ago. I had my blood draw done on... Read more
Update: Wellness Challenge
Wow. Time has been just flying by! I can't believe we're in the final two weeks of our wellness challenge. Aside from a recent illness, where I didn't work out for about 10 days (in the chest, not the head), I've been working out hard and reg... Read more
The Spark Solution - Week One
Today we have been asked to review our progress on The Spark Solution. I had a great week and wanted to share my results with you all.
I decided to try the Spark Solution because, truthfully, I was getting bored with my diet and exercise p... Read more
It's been five weeks now on the wellness challenge through work and I'm not 100% where I'd like to be, but I'm doing well. If I had to give myself a letter grade, it would be a B+.
What is going well? I've religiously done my strength tra... Read more
It's still a work in progress
I am in the third week of the health challenge at work and I feel really strong in my efforts to participate, but not quite at 100% of where I'd like to be yet. My children came in last Wednesday (until yesterday) to spend the week with me and ... Read more
Week One - Completed!
I have completed the first week of my health and fitness challenge, which began on April 1st. I was able to accomplish everything I set out to do with one exception:
1) Completed two days of strength training, setting up 5 of ... Read more
Did another early morning workout at the new gym today. Did all seven of my strength training machines, doing two full sets of 15 reps each. Decided to challenge myself more next week by upping the weights on a few of the machines because it d... Read more
Day One: And she's off...
I'm proud to tell you all that I got up at my regular time,started up my Keurig, put the coffee in a travel mug, brushed my teeth, let out the dog, and went to the new health club and did my strength training. This evening, I grabbed my husband... Read more
It starts tomorrow...
So I went to the new gym on Friday evening for my wellness challenge and we discussed how I could up my exercise regime and make sure I'm working on everything I need to so that I'm successful. I'm working out the schedule tonight, but it boils... Read more
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An opportunity too good to pass up...
My organization is offering a health and wellness challenge starting April 1st. As part of the HR team, that is helping this along, I wanted to get involved. But for selfish reasons, beyond work, as I'm getting closer to my goals, I wanted to ... Read more