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Completing 30 Day Cardio Streak...woo hoo!
Friday, February 06, 2009      2 comments

Well my cardio streak has crossed the 30 day mark...! Started Jan. 6th vowing not to miss any cardio every day. Although there was one day where I was completely wiped out for unknown reasons, I made up for it the next day by hopping on the trea... Read more
The Power of One / The Power of ALL!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      4 comments

One of the BEST things about this wonderful community we're always building here at SparkPeople is the sense of belonging and support one picks up along the way. It's as if there is a continual crowd about me eager to applaud my successes ... Read more
Keeping the SPARK!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      1 comments

Although I didn't start my cardio streak right on Jan. 1st, it was the 6th...but since then I have not missed a day of cardio workout every day...7x a week! I'm truly hoping to reclaim the committment I enjoyed earlier on in my efforts where I w... Read more
Back For More...
Sunday, February 01, 2009      2 comments

Made it back for more cross country skiing today...but have to admit it was discouraging...never really got my "glide" going...so warm and slippery, just too paranoid about falling to enjoy myself. We'll see if I can get back and have more ... Read more
Crawled My Way To A GRAND!
Saturday, January 31, 2009      2 comments

Another late treadmill session tonight...managed to crawl my way to 1,000 calories! Not really energized, tho, just ground 'er out and got 'er done! Don I was in a hurry when I made my original post. For the REST of the story... I... Read more
Moved A Ton...
Thursday, January 29, 2009      3 comments

...of wood pellets for the stove today...50 - 40# bags...loaded 'em into the van, stacked 'em up on the porch! Was whupped afterwards, but still managed to push myself on the treadmill for 40 mins. and enjoyed myself...the music pumping from all... Read more
Triple Play Day!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      2 comments

Thank you Mother Nature for handing me a TRIPLE PLAY DAY! Due to the snowy conditions today was yet another SNOW DAY! This meant a two hour delay before having to be at work. Since I received notice before I had hopped on my treadmill, it ... Read more
Double Cardio...Seeking Balance
Tuesday, January 27, 2009      2 comments

Well I did it: a second round on my treadmill last night to "make up" for missing my cardio on my "who pulled the plug" Sunday...lol! PLUS I got right up to nail my cardio and strength-building this morning. As I've been working on all... Read more
Who Pulled The Plug?!?!
Monday, January 26, 2009      2 comments

Wow! Yesterday was like no day I've had in a VERY long time! I was totally without any energy or ambition whatsoever...my Spark had up and gone without any warning, rhyme or reason. I slept in till noon and when I woke up got about listless... Read more
To Streak or Not To Streak...?
Sunday, January 25, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday I gave myself the pleasure of a good swift kick in the behind and when I was SORELY tempted to skip my cardio and strength-training I finally got up and did it at one of my latest times yet...beginning at 10:30pm! I just knew I c... Read more
Friday, January 23, 2009      1 comments

One of the things I'm realizing as I tackle new endeavors such as cross country skiing and going hands free on the treadmill is that my sense of balance is TERRIBLE! I've always been a klutz, but I thought after losing all the weight I've lost t... Read more
More Hands Free...Woo Hoo!
Thursday, January 22, 2009      1 comments

Did a 50 min. treadmill session tonight with only 5-10 mins. hanging onto the heart rate handles now and then...woo hoo! What a DIFFERENCE in the workout! Keep SPARKING out there everyone!! Don... Read more
Sobering Oversight...!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      2 comments

I have been so EXHAUSTED today...! A day filled with long boring meetings during which I find myself having to startle myself back to life now and then. Later there was much running around and my heart just wasn't IN it like usual. Ater a w... Read more
Doors Flung Wide Open!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      3 comments

I am so proud of ALL the barriers which have been overcome as my fitness and health has improved over the past few years with the tremendous support available through SparkPeople! Yesterday I tried cross country skiing for the first time EV... Read more
Cross Country Thrashings... :-)
Monday, January 19, 2009      4 comments

I ROCKED today getting out for the first time EVER doing Cross Country Skiing! It was a picture perfect: fresh snow had fallen...just a few inches...temps were perfect mid-20s. The park is tucked away in the middle of God's country...beautiful v... Read more

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