2015 Time to Recommit
2nd EDIT - woo hoo - The video is finally working!
**edit - not sure why the video isn't working - I have an email into the help desk at Sparkpeople to hopefully resolve it**
Here I am! Still here
First - my 300# deadlift video - ... Read more
I see it's been awhile - over a month since my last blog.
New Trainer (#15)
Injury is healing nicely
Son came to town
Daughter is kickin' butt
Food Plan is on track
New Trainer - #15 - female, (only m... Read more
Today, I am enough...
I needed this today - maybe you do too.
(just cut and paste the link into your browser- sorry I don't know how to make it "live")
Stay strong -
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April 28 to August 8 - injury and all...
Just a reminder that I AM making progress...
April 28th 248.6
August 8th 227.1
Screw the scale - it can move as slow as it needs to - I'm building muscle and... Read more
Update to injury, life, etc
First - I'm not looking for anyone to recommend a new "treatment" - this is just an update
I started PT for my shoulder/arm/wrist . I've been to a Neurosurgeon, an orthopedic specialist, and now I'm in Physical Therapy. I have some spine/... Read more
The challenges of an injury... a little help please?
I LOVE to do strength training - heavy lifting, squats, deadlifts.
My injury has sidelined most of this... Now I am able to do only the following:
body weight squats
single leg hip thrusts
body weight ... Read more
First day of injury training...
I got my "injury" workouts today -
Shame on me for thinking it would be light...
We are going to do leg and core work, alternating with cardio sessions. It will look like this:
Day 1 - session A + cardio session
Day 2 - sess... Read more
Those of you who have been here for the long haul know that I've finally found success with a new nutrition plan and working my tushy off in the gym.
About a month ago I felt a twinge in my right arm, and attributed it to overwork on the co... Read more
Memorial Day, 2014
Today I remember my two grandfathers - both served lifetime careers in the Army. Both saw combat. Fortunately for me, they both survived the wars they served in. I got to know them as a little girl (and thought the world revolved around them)... Read more
My progress in just 18 days...
Those of you who know me, know I'm on a new nutrition plan...
I thought I'd post some pictures...
Starting on April 28
18 days later - May 16, 2014
Really cool thing...
Last Friday I was working out at the gym at the college - this gym is full of 18-25 yr olds, usually young men, who are working to get (ok, STAY) "buff" and (most) have an ego to match their accomplishments in the gym. No one really pays attent... Read more
Spinach is my friend, and other ramblings...
Today is the end of week one on my new nutrition plan.
I meet with Trainer #7 (see previous blog) and we went over my nutrition. Big surprise, I wasn't eating enough calories (sarcasm- insert eye roll here) and those th... Read more
End of the Leprechaun - and bring on the Sailor
So my last workout with Trainer #13 - aka the leprechaun - was on April 7th. We both didn't know it was going to be the last day, however, so we had a standard workout - and it was good.
The next day, April 8th, Head Trainer Guy called me ... Read more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Birthday #49
Today is my 49th birthday - and I am celebrating it in style:
#1 - I am eating healthy and taking good care of my body by fueling it properly
#2 - I am exercising - 60 minutes of metabolic torture (aka "the Birthday Beatdown") from Tra... Read more
COUNTDOWN TO SUCCESS- Refocus
Things have been hectic, things have been crazy - and I let them get in the way of my health. Not a good plan! But then again, as I have reflected upon it- it wasn't a PLAN at all.. which is why I was floundering...
Upda... Read more
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