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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 6 Year Anniversary... Almost

Sunday, May 31, 2015      143 comments

My 6 year anniversary with SP will be in 2 days. I've definitely had my ups & downs! When I started ...I weighed 159 pounds and got down to 130-132 where I stayed steady for about 18 months ...I was wearing size 16 clothes, and go... Read more

I'm BACK!!!

Monday, January 05, 2015      8 comments

How I've missed SparkPeople & my friends here. But, sometimes life is so busy! For one thing, we moved this summer... for the first time in over 17 years! I am ready to re-lose the last 12 pounds of what I gained back. I've been faithfully... Read more

Rejoined My Running Group Today!

Monday, August 25, 2014      4 comments

I haven't run with my group in over a year and a half because of an injury & then homeschooling my daughter last year. Well, today she started back to school! A new school since we moved... & it's her first year of high school! How did that happ... Read more

Training Again!

Sunday, August 17, 2014      4 comments

It has been a tough few months... as we moved for the first time in more than 17 years! I don't feel completely settled in & I have some work to do on the old house still, but we are moved. And, I've been running consistently now for a month. I ... Read more

Great Bicep/Tricep Workout (Day 75 of 100)

Friday, May 09, 2014      2 comments

Busy day so I only got in a 15 minute workout this morning. But, I might be able to squeeze in something else later today. The workout I did today was one of my favorites... and it's a killer! It's Fitness Blender's "16 Minute Bicep & Tricep Sup... Read more

What's an "Easy" Workout? (Day 74 of 100)

Thursday, May 08, 2014      6 comments

I did an 'easy' workout today working my glutes and a little stretching. In 32 minutes, I only burned 125 calories. emoticonRead more

More Energy? Or Less? (Day 73 of 100)

Wednesday, May 07, 2014      6 comments

I just finished my workout. I did 30 minutes of kettlebell & 20 minutes of HIIT with Fitness Blender & burned almost 400 calories. I have been on this 'journey' almost 4 years. I have heard so many times that working out gives you more ener... Read more

Pyramid Workout on Trainer (Day 72 of 100)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014      2 comments

As my husband is still working long hours, I had to do this morning's workout at home. But, it was a GREAT workout! I once again pulled my trainer outside & set up my bicycle. I 'made up' the following pyramid workout: the 'fast' workouts a... Read more

Jumping Rope... 1200 (12*100) with Only ONE Miss! (Day 71 of 100)

Monday, May 05, 2014      3 comments

I didn't jump rope last week, but I did the previous two weeks. My 'most jumps' was 7 sets of 100 for 700 total jumps. Well, today I tried a new rope & it fits me better & works better! And, I only have to move my wrist, not my arm! I was doing ... Read more

Missed a Day :( (Days 66-70 of 100)

Monday, May 05, 2014      1 comments

Yes, I finally 'messed up' and missed a day. I struggled with working out much of last week. On Saturday, my plan was to go with the cycling group and do 25 miles.... maybe even 40. But, am I also passionate about my 'hobby' (genealogy) and we w... Read more

5 Minute Runs (Day 65 of 100)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014      5 comments

I got up an hour early to go to the gym this morning & run on the treadmill before hubby went to work. My run was just so-so. I didn't quite meet my goals. I did four 5-minute runs during a 3 mile run/walk. It just never felt 'great' & it was pr... Read more

Feeling a Little Burned Out (Day 64 of 100)

Monday, April 28, 2014      7 comments

I'm feeling kind of burned out today, but hopefully it's just my body telling me I need some rest. I had two hard workouts this weekend and have been going strong the past couple of weeks. I did a 22 minute strength workout this morning. I ... Read more

A Tough Run (Day 63 of 100)

Sunday, April 27, 2014      5 comments

I went out for a run this morning as the weekends are so much easier to workout outside. (My husband works long hours & my daughter is homeschooled.) I probably should've taken it easy after yesterday's long ride, but I ran. During the first few... Read more

A 41 Mile Ride... WooHoo!! (Day 62 of 100)

Saturday, April 26, 2014      6 comments

Today I showed up for my local group ride expecting to do 25 miles. I've only rode once in the past 3 months or so, and it was a 25 miler. But, today there was another 'no drop' group doing 40. Well, I jumped in and did it! It was totally o... Read more

"Rest" Day... So, easy pilates/yoga (Day 61 of 100)

Saturday, April 26, 2014      0 comments

Friday was my 'rest day', but I'm still working on my streak (61 days!) of at least 10 minutes of working out every day for 100 days. So, I went on Fitness Blender & did my 'stand by' 10 minute workout... their "stress buster" pilates & yoga wor... Read more

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