Sore muscles and outdoor running.
So today during lunch I ran outside rather than on a treadmill...haven't done that since April I think! Definitely not since I started my Sparkpeople journey. It was difficult, not surprisingly. I found it easier to push myself though, even t... Read more
Monday, here we go again.
I've been tracking, oh yes I have. Doesn't mean I've been sticking to my plan though. So when I went to the gym today to ONCE AGAIN start a running program, I knew I had to weigh myself, to see what kind of damage I had done. Luckily for me, ... Read more
After hearing lots of great things about it, Lacebot and I tried Zumba last night at the fitness center where we swim. It was super fun!! It was dancing, shaking your booty, w... Read more
So I ran yesterday
I ran at the gym yesterday and had a pretty nice run too. I'm getting good at pushing when I think I can push and backing off when I need to. Starting the run I go at 4.8 mph...then by near the middle I try to push to 5.0 mph...then I back off... Read more
Almost bounced off the wagon
Well, although I have been eating alright, I haven't been working out half as much as I should be. With no efforts at strength training. Today, I'm going to the gym and its going to happen. I'm also going to weigh myself, which I haven't done... Read more
Ready to set a goal.
I used to run. By used to, I mean that I ran in high school (for fitness, not competetion) from about age 14-17. Then I ran again, from about 2009 to 2010, then off and on during 2011. I never registered for a race though, although during my m... Read more
It really is a new me!
I ate at my favorite chinese buffet today with my best friend. We used to eat there quite often because we both love it, but as we've both been paying more attention to what we eat its been a few months since we've been there. Getting all of m... Read more
Today is for rest.
I went to the gym at lunch time yesterday, ready to have a good run. I was majorly stressed and a little bit sore for some reason all morning. So on the treadmill I started out a little fast, eager to begin my run sequences. By the third run ... Read more
They don't see me rollin'
Went to the gym at lunch today. I go to the city's community center because for me, a city employee, it's $2.50 a month. Bargain, am I right? I really like the facility anyway so that is just a bonus. It's never too crowded when I've been, but... Read more
Little Miss Positive Pants.
I read a quote in a Sparkpeople email today, about how the only thing you can really control about anything is your attitude. This is so true, and it touched a nerve with me. I work with the public in a law enforcement setting, so 80% of the p... Read more
Okay its serious time.
I have been bad this week. Usually if I am bad, I am at least working out extra. Although I am hitting my fitness minutes, I haven't been pushing for good workouts like I normally do.
I have also been eating like crap. Peer pressure and con... Read more
Just keep swimming. Or at least start.
Today I woke up at 5 am and went swimming with a dear friend and her boyfriend's mom at a local Y. We swam for about an hour. I had the GREATEST time! I love swimming anyway, and have never swam strictly for exercise before. I did alternating... Read more
Fighting temptation...and winning
My downfall is pizza. I love it, love it, love it. So last night when I was at the store, I stood in the frozen pizza aisle. For 20 minutes. I argued with myself that if I got this one, the sodium isn't so high. This one doesn't have so much ... Read more
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If I write it down, maybe I'll pay more attention.
I've been using SparkPeople for over a month now, and I love it. I've also lost 12 pounds (yay!).
Of course calories, fat, protein etc are tracked by default; but I started tracking sodium, too. My mom mentioned to me a few months ago that ma... Read more