So today I did something cool
I joined the 10 minute exercise challenge as a way to get myself moving even on my days off at the gym. I'm bad about sitting on my butt all weekend, though I really, really work my butt off at the gym during the week. I want to change that; i... Read more
Why I Like Sparkpeople
There's tons of new folks coming to this site every day, and I thought I might share why I like Sparkpeople, and how it's helped me.
When I first started Sparkpeople, it was just to use the calorie tracker, because I wanted to be healthy. ... Read more
Great abs are made in the kitchen... not in the gym!
I just heard this ancient nugget of wisdom, and while the attribution for the original quote ranges widely (up to and including Arnold Schwarzenneger) the point behind it is simple.
Doing 1,000 crunches won't result in washboard abs.
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Tai Chi and Trying to recover
So this week put me face-to-face with my nemesis: School breaks. See, my routine during the week is to drop my kiddo off at school, then head straight to the gym, where I work out for 1-2 hours, depending on what classes are available.
On... Read more
Working out sucks when you're a mom
And not for the reasons you think.
It's the little known horror of the aerobics class. Jumping jacks are your bane. And if you're smiling or nodding, you already know what I'm about to talk about. No one tells you about this, because no on... Read more
Wait a minute...
With the influx of New Year's inspired emails, promotions, and TV shows, I'm listening to a lot of the advice being thrown around, and something occurred to me.
I'm not a beginner anymore. I don't even know if I'm intermediate. I've been ... Read more
The good, the bad, and the ugly
The truth is... there is no ugly in this post. There's not even that much bad!
Over the holidays, I totally failed at my fitness goals. I went to the gym once, didn't exercise at home, and frankly, the only thing I did to exercise was I wa... Read more
Happy New Year... sorta
I did REALLY well over the holidays. I gained a pound over Christmas, then lost two. Overall, a net loss of one. I'm totally okay with that. I'm down to 196.8.
Problem is... I've not gotten to the gym in over a week now, and today, I ble... Read more
Heading off for Christmas
So I'm entering into that greatest of treacherous places: the inlaws.
I'm determined to reign in the eating, and keep from sabotaging my progress thus far. I have a niece who's wanting to make healthy changes in her life, which I plan on ... Read more
Real, measurable progress
I can't believe it. In the last week, I lost 3.5 lbs.
That's INSANE. I lost 2-3 lbs a week for the first couple of weeks I worked out, but it's been a while since I plateaued and have been losing a far more healthy 1 lb a week (or less.) ... Read more
I'm still alive!
November's such a tough month for me. With NaNoWriMo in full swing, I work 15+ hours a day.
One thing I did do was maintain my workout schedule. I didn't get up to 5 days a week like I wanted, thanks to some REALLY hard workouts in my clas... Read more
OUCH my hamstrings
I've been taking a lot of classes at the gym, and I'm loving it so much. I'm not losing tons of weight like I was at the beginning;I've plateaued a bit. I'm losing about a lb a week, though, although this week I gained half a pound in spite of... Read more
I haven't fallen off the wagon!
I bet you thought I'd abandoned you, since my 5k victory. :)
Hardly! I've just been so busy, I've been having a hard time finding the time to compose another blog post.
This week, I started two new things; I'm starting an informal cy... Read more
I raced in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
I *did* it. I set a goal, and I made it. I've been doing the October Trick or TReat Trot training program, and Saturday was my race!
I wanted to do a real 5k for my first time, and lo and behold, my city's annual Race for the Cure popped u... Read more
I have been so bad lately.
I've gained a pound, haven't been tracking my calories, and haven't been drinking nearly enough water. I've been so busy, it's been almost impossible to get to the gym; I'm still managing at least 2-3 days a week, but nowhere near the 5+ I want... Read more