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sparkety spark

Sunday, January 08, 2012      20 comments

I've been Spark sentimental lately. Maybe it's all the reflective and goal oriented blogs. It just is that time of year. Or maybe it's because it's my mental Sparkiversary. A friend told me about Spark in Feb. 08 and I used certain tools a... Read more

hilarious running book

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      11 comments

The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women by Dawn Dais This book is great. It's an easy, funny read. The author was not a runner, not even someone into fitness, when she decided to train for a marathon.I'm not recommending that. I'm just say... Read more

Tabata!

Thursday, December 29, 2011      15 comments

Looks like one of my 2012 goals is going to happen sooner than I thought. Yesterday I had my "formal-ish" interview with the fitness director at the Y. I've taken bodystep for 5 years. I always thought that's what I'd teach. Turns out, learning... Read more

2011 wrap-up

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      10 comments

Yoovie said brag. So I'm bragging. The numbers: emoticonpounds lost: technically 40, but I don't feel that's... Read more

be good to yourself

Saturday, December 24, 2011      11 comments

These are some pretties that I've found on pinterest. Read more

a good news story

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      7 comments

I have had it up to HERE with crappy news today. I turn on the radio this morning and they're talking about some guy that faked being a church volunteer and stole a truck worth of donated food (20,000 pounds or something equally as crazy!) and n... Read more

23.5 hours

Saturday, December 17, 2011      7 comments

Have you seen this yet? It's worth your 9 minutes! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
WSWVEw0KY-4 "Walking is the best medicine." Have a great weekend!... Read more

fun gift for runners

Thursday, December 15, 2011      13 comments

My husband's family does a gift exchange between all the cousins. One big catch: the gifts must be homemade. Great in theory, but sorta annoying in practice. My kids are little. I'm the one that does the work. And when you draw the 16 year old b... Read more

petty whinning & ex-boyfriends

Thursday, December 08, 2011      21 comments

I've finally broken out of my "wanting to lose weight but not actually creating a calorie deficit" mode. You know those people that talk about losing weight as they eat cookies and bagels?? That was me. I wasn't out of control or anything, but t... Read more

a week of thanks

Friday, November 25, 2011      10 comments

Last week was crabby. I didn't get in enough miles, I ate too much and I was in a funk. Luckily I came across this quote: At that moment I changed my attitude. And surpr... Read more

what have I got myself into this time?

Sunday, November 20, 2011      13 comments

Today I ran in the snow and ice for the first time ever. major milestone! It was almost 7 miles, but let's round up and say 7 miles. It was half terrifying, half invigorating. I was really worried about slipping and falling on the ice. I suppo... Read more

You need to read this

Thursday, November 17, 2011      3 comments

When you're having a so-so week and can't figure out why, this is what you should remind yourself: Such wise words. I immediately feel better. Tomorrow I will give mor... Read more

stronger you are = better you feel

Sunday, November 13, 2011      15 comments

Confidence and poise are admirable. Arrogance is annoying. I was reminded of this during a tough yoga routine yesterday. A super tough routine. I overestimated my strength and was feeling cocky. The handstands blew some humility back into me... Read more

abs are made in the kitchen

Friday, November 11, 2011      13 comments

Lately I've been thinking a lot about the balance between nutrition and exercise. I wish it were as simple as: calories IN, calories OUT. It's not. I wish the elliptical at the gym or the fitness tracker on Spark told me an accurate number of... Read more

I only exercise when...

Monday, November 07, 2011      12 comments

I've been going to Bodystep for about 5 years. It's a Les Mills program, like Bodypump. It's obviously on a step, but this is not your mother's step aerobics, I promise. It is serious HIIT. There are 4 releases a year and there has been a big ch... Read more


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