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Today at the gym
Monday, February 27, 2012      1 comments

Today was something of a victory. For the first time I three weeks, I made it to the gym on a Monday morning! The last few weeks have been tough, very stressful and exhausting, so I ended up sleeping in while my husband dragged my oldest to scho... Read more
Tough Mudder and Feeling Good
Sunday, February 26, 2012      3 comments

Today's been a good day. I've been feeling motivated, and I put on a pair of size 12 pants for the first time in YEARS. I've been stuck at a 14 for months... I was at a 16 when I started, but I've lost enough to wear 14s. I've been in tha... Read more
So today I did something cool
Saturday, February 25, 2012      3 comments

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
Friday, February 24, 2012      1 comments

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!
Thursday, February 23, 2012      1 comments

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. ... Read more
Tai Chi and Trying to recover
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      0 comments

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
Thursday, February 02, 2012      3 comments

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...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      5 comments

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
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      3 comments

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
Sunday, January 01, 2012      0 comments

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
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      0 comments

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
Thursday, December 15, 2011      1 comments

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!
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      0 comments

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
Monday, November 07, 2011      0 comments

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!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      1 comments

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

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