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WOOHOO Wednesday!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      1 comments

Well, yesterday I started our daily workouts in my classroom after school. Guess how many teachers came? Are you ready for this? TWO. t-w-o. 2. Dos. Yeah. That's it. BUT, hey, that's two more than none! Want to know how many showed up today? SEV... Read more
Spreading the Spark... hopefully
Monday, January 23, 2012      3 comments

Our school is starting it's own Biggest Loser. We did this a couple of years ago and I didn't participate. I was inconsistent and just didn't care... that was before I met SparkPeople and got serious about getting in shape. It's different this t... Read more
Puppy love!
Saturday, January 14, 2012      3 comments

This morning I had to run to school to meet another teacher and go over a few things for the week. Well, my sweetie has also been on night shift. He gets off work at 6:45 am when he's on it. Ew. Well, this past and last night of night for a whil... Read more
Week 2 Jumpstart Challenge
Friday, January 13, 2012      2 comments

WOOT! I've got through week two of the Jumpstart Challenge and I can so totally tell the difference from just last week. I feel so much better from all the exercise and the good eating. I even ran a lap around the playground with my students tod... Read more
Rumble in my tummy
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      1 comments

I had read great things about Chef Meg's Roasted Root Vegetable recipe... so I thought I would give it a try and add it to the menu this week. I knew I liked parsnips, since I had them before, threw in some carrots, brooklets (I know, it's not a... Read more
Meatless Monday... and Tuesday... and Wednesday...
Monday, January 09, 2012      2 comments

I was a vegetarian for years. And when I mean years, I mean, I can't even remember how long I was a vegetarian I was a vegetarian for so long. And then I met Mr. Westad... and meatless eating began to slowly make it's way to the back burner. Let... Read more
Week 1 January Jumpstart Challenge
Sunday, January 08, 2012      1 comments

I started this week feeling like a fat blob. It felt as though all the Christmas goodies were still hanging around in my gut! However, after a week of really good eating and exercising everyday for the Jumpstart Challenge, I feel GREAT! That one... Read more
2011, I really enjoyed you
Thursday, December 29, 2011      2 comments

As this year ends I can't help but feel like I truly accomplished some goals. I enjoyed a great summer vacation with my husband, we bought our first house, got our first animals, I ran my first race, began eating healthier, began exercising mor... Read more
GUESS WHAT!?
Friday, November 04, 2011      2 comments

Sparkpeeps! I have exciting news! I won Teacher of the Year for my school!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I am so excited! I can't wait to be over this chest cold, because I bet a post-good-news-celebratory-run is going to be AWESOME! HAHA!... Read more
Modifications
Monday, October 24, 2011      1 comments

I am disappointed to say that... *sigh*... I have not ran since my 5K TWO WEEKS ago! I realized after waking up the next morning unable to lift my head without pain that two months of running in the grass made that asphalt kick my bootay! I felt... Read more
Run for Jeremy 5K
Saturday, October 08, 2011      3 comments

I ran in my second 5K this morning. It was a beautiful day for a race! My sister ran it with me. I've mentioned her before. She is my running hero. Since she ran her half marathon last weekend, she told me she would just run this one to push me.... Read more
Holy Moley!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      1 comments

It has been toooooo long since I have logged in, blogged, spun the points wheel, you name it! BUT, it's not because I've been slacking. Nope. Well, I did take a week off, but it was scheduled... still... My sweet man and I bought our first ... Read more
It's on!
Friday, July 15, 2011      0 comments

I could tell it when I woke up this morning that something was different. For the past few days I have wanted to run so badly and couldn't because I knew it wasn't time yet. This morning was different. It was as though my body just couldn't stan... Read more
Takin' in the view
Monday, July 11, 2011      0 comments

When I become good at something, that one thing is what I really want to do. So, I'm kind of bummed that my newly formed running skills are not working for me right now. I have learned to love it. Love the fact that my body can do something so a... Read more
Set back but not sit back
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      2 comments

Well, I tried running for the first time since I hurt my knee last Monday. I got about 2.5 miles and and my knee said STOP. So, I stopped. I barely made it back to my car. I figure that for the next couple weeks I'll need to stick to my biking a... Read more

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