I love stretching, whether it's after a workout, before I get out of bed, at the end of a long day, or to relieve stress while I'm at work. In fact, as a teacher, I try to incorporate stretches and "Brain Gym" activities into the day to get my s... Read more
Goals for 2010
This isn't 100% ready to go, but these are the biggies!
Overarching goal: Lose 70 lbs.
• Cardio at least 4 times a week (DVDs, recumbent bike, walking, etc.)
• Incorporate strength training by March (DVDs)
• Pl... Read more
Tomorrow (Sunday, 1/3/10) is my one-year Sparkiversary! In that year, my biggest accomplishment is that I stopped drinking pop. I actually gave it up on NYE 2008, so it has been over a year. I didn't set it as a "streak" goal to track until a wh... Read more
Dr. Stacy and Ms. Hyde....
I lead a double life. One part of me, Dr. Stacy, is the well-educated side, who loves to read about nutrition and exercise, drinks green tea, buys organic foods, and is all about holistic, healthy, positive ways to improve my life. The other sid... Read more
I'm nearing the end of a trip to Washington DC for NEA business. During this trip, I did what I think was a pretty good job of making good eating choices. Sure, it wasn't perfect, but in some cases, my meals had already been selected for me, so ... Read more
Spring Break approaching...
The hubby and I are going to Florida for Spring Break with another couple, two good friends of ours. I'm slightly miffed, though, for two reasons:
1) I don't do sunlight. Pale skin + self-consciousness about moles = acting like a vampire.
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What is my deal?
Why can't I just get started? It's not like I don't know what I need to do, and it's not like I need some sort of big, organized, "official" program---I just need to move more and eat less. And, eat better. I have moments of motivation--most of... Read more