Well, I'm still here a few days into it. Better than last year. I started the January fitness challenge. Did day 1 video yesterday. But I feel like my day is slipping away from me today. I used yo prioritize exercise before everything else. Now ... Read more
Well, I'm back again. This past year has been sneaky. My job really ate me up. I didn't fully realize that until I took the last week + two days off. Those 11days off really made a huge difference. So, I am vowing to keep that spirit alive even ... Read more
Well several false starts, and finally on Tuesday I did a full but not too ambitious strength workout. As expected I've been sore in the legs from the squats/lunges. That's what I get for not doing a damn thing for almost a year. But it's a good... Read more
There's a song in my church's hymnal that invites us to try again. It is a song of forgiveness and hope:
Return again, return again. Return to the home of your soul.
Return to who you are.
Return to what you are.
Return to where you a... Read more
P90X - Bring it!
I started P90X this week. I bought the 12 DVD package Used-Like New from the Amazon Marketplace for less than $100. I researched this a lot before finally biting the bullet and buying it. I am familiar with a lot of the exercises because the per... Read more
Baby it's cold outside!
I have been stuck inside this week, I ran 2x on the treadmill. OMG is that boring. I even tried watching netflix on the second run, but the reality is, the monotony is too much when the scenery isn't going by.
I did 25 minutes of Just Danc... Read more
I read an article today on Yahoo about foods to avoid (non-organic strawberries, swordfish, etc.) and it suggested, as I've seen lots of articles recently suggesting, that you eliminate bread due to multiple health issues linked (celiac, asthma,... Read more
Quinoa is so awesome!
Lunch is a hodge-podge bowl. I warmed a cup of plain quinoa, threw in a cup of leftover vinegar cole slaw from the new years, and 2 oz of Wisconsin cheese curds (brought by a friend that we dog-sat for over the holidays).
It's nothing I wo... Read more
Well, I've barely kept going with my exercise, and have been off the wagon about food over the holidays. I was sick after Christmas and down for 5 days (where I didn't eat much, but I didn't exercise either). But I've been at least not quitting,... Read more
12 days to Race Day
The race has been a great motivator to keep me moving even when I don't feel like it. I think I will continue to use races or events like 5Ks or the hiking spree or more baby triathlons to keep me moving. The accomplishment feels good.
Upda... Read more
Roadblocks and recovery
I haven't been tracking my food for about a month, but have maintained my prior losses, and stayed the same weight throughout the month. In fact I lost a couple pounds this past week, probably more due to illness than any concerted effort on my ... Read more
2 weeks later...
So I'm about 2 1/2 weeks into my reboot. My motivation is very strong this time. Not sure why. Maybe other things in my life just settled out so I can focus on this. But hey, I'm going with it!!
Color Run 5K
My family and I are going to be doing the Color Run 5K this Saturday. http://thecolorrun.com/
I don't think I'll run very much of it, but there was a time when I'd be scared to even try to walk 3.1 miles for fear I wouldn't be able to finis... Read more
Off to a good (re)start
I've been tracking what I eat for 9 days and drinking more water daily than I have in years. Though I don't hit 8 glasses every day, I'm getting closer. Frankly it shouldn't be that hard to do, I just forget later in the day.
(Pause to gul... Read more
Creeping closer to 40
When I started on SparkPeople, I was not exercising, feeling gross, and way older than my years.
I am happy to say I've kept up with the exercise. Though I weigh what i did when I started (never lost much weight but wasn't trying), I am a ... Read more
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