Unwinding The Road
Hi Sparkers! So many things have happened since I last wrote, which seems like a hundred years ago. Actually, it's been 6 years. Really? Six? I can scarcely believe it. Let me try to put those years into perspective now.
The long and ... Read more
Starting Over is Never Easy
I'm serious this time. I've said that before, haven't I? Well it's true this time. I've said that too. So what makes this time any different?
I am doing my exercise whether I want to or not. Most of the time it is "not". I used to love to e... Read more
Saying Goodbye to a Dear Friend, Our Beloved Shelby
Our dear darling kitty was put down yesterday. She passed away at 3:51pm on October 18, 2010. Although it is a time for grieving, I want to remember Shelby with all the joy she gave us.
Shelby came to us through the Humane Society, just a f... Read more
NO MORE EXCUSES!!!
I have been posting on one member's question about why we make excuses not to exercise and thought I'd share today's workout saga with you. See if any of this sounds familiar.
Got up early and decided that I'd workout after coffee. Strike ... Read more
Time for a Day Off
I woke up this morning to pain in the legs, and not the kind I can work through. Two nights of insufficient sleep and some intense balance workouts are making my legs scream at the heads of the quads. So... here's the plan for today. I'm not ... Read more
MOVE, darn it!
That's me talking to my scale. MOVE, darn it! You'd think that darn needle would budge a LITTLE, given the amount of activity I'm doing now. Patience, Young Jedi. It's a journey. A thousand thousand thousand steps. Yes, you work hard. But... Read more
Lucky Number 1267
1267 - That's how many calories my workout burned today! Woo HOO! I have to burn 1000 calories per day to make my goal of 85 pounds by June 1, 2011. I topped it! Ahhhh... sweat is so envigorating! So cleansing. I love it.
My workout... Read more
I was training a morbidly obese client (343 pounds) and he quit today. It kinda made me twinge a little, because for the first month, he was all gung-ho and took off 13 pounds. But for the past month, he has made no progress. First he lost hi... Read more
Wow... how depressing... I'm starting over. But this time I'm armed and dangerous.
Last weekend, I attended a workshop hosted by NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) in Houston, and learned everything I'm doing wrong. I also learned... Read more
I woke up to find an 8% bodyfat loss today!
Of course it didn't happen overnight. It didn't happen in a week or a month. But it happened over a course of 8 months, and I'm not done yet. I've got a long way to go.
I woke up this morning trying to find some motivation to get on my e... Read more
Tell Me Again Why I Hated Cardio
Yep, you heard me right. Hated. Past tense. I realize now that I was just sabotaging myself by not doing cardio, even though I knew I needed it. This road has been very challenging. My parents were both overweight and dealt with diabetes la... Read more
The Long, Tough Road Back
Anyone who has been following my blogs here or in other places, knows that I have been down with the flu for about 5 weeks. It has really taken a toll. I'm hocking up things that shouldn't be mentioned, and I would not be the least bit surprised... Read more
Sick sick sick
Ugh... I've been sick for a week and haven't been able to do any exercise. And just when I was doing so well. I started feeling poorly on Thursday of last week, and have gotten steadily worse every day.
Today I feel like I may have turn... Read more
A New Day and 4% Bodyfat Loss
I was feeling pretty low about my body weight today because yesterday, a muscle between my shoulder blades decided to clench for absolutely no reason at all. Great. Just when I was starting to feel good about my exercise program. But then I reme... Read more
Time To Have Fun
Any time I find myself at a point where I do not want to exercise, I know I have to shake it up a bit. I don't know where this idea came from, but today I decided to start doing some line-dancing. I had too much energy to do yoga (and maybe I ... Read more