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Cool, cloudy day! Yea!
I have been doing a mile around campus during my breaks for several weeks and it is so nice to walk on a cool, cloudy day. I come back to the office feeling great and I'm not sweaty. The walk itself is so much easier when the humidity and heat... Read more
Had my employee "Wellness" program meeting today
It was great, overall. Of course, I still need to lose weight and my BMI is too high BUT my blood sugar was good, my blood pressure was good, my cholesterol l was great and my HDL was above 60, so that has heart benefits. Really pleased!... Read more
Our 1968 SS 398 Chevelle stolen while on vacation
Well, my husband and I went to Atlanta, or more accurately. Lithonia which is right outside of Atlanta on the way to Augusta, which is where my son is stationed, Fort Gordon. We stayed at a Hyatt Place, very nice and while there our 1968 SS 39... Read more
I am so not feeling like working out today! My eyes are burning from the computer. I will be in the office until after 5:30 an I'm sleepy. BUT, I'm still going to workout after work. I may modify it but usually, even when I'm tired, I get my ... Read more
"Put the "I" Back into Your Vocabulary"
I reread the article on SP today "Put the "I" Back into Your Vocabulary today and it really resonated with me. A very powerful concept; remember to frame your decisions with the word "I". I decided not to work out yesterday, I decided to eat... Read more
Interval training and strength tonight
I'm doing weights and interval training tonight. I'm using a podcast by Skip Orem to do the interval. It is 13 intervals, including the rest times.
You warm up and then go full blast for 15 seconds, rest 60, go hard 30, rest 60, go hard 4... Read more
Well, I had set a mini goal of losing 10lbs for a total of 25lbs by August 23rd, which is the first day of classes at Washburn University where I work. Happy to say I reached that goal! Yea me! ... Read more
Out of the pool
I had been water walking during the week. The city has closed the pools except on weekends so now I have to rethink cardio. I was just walking every night but it is 104 degrees in Topeka so that is just too hot for me. I have the WII at home a... Read more
Company makes it tough
My sister and husband have been in town for a week. They are here to watch their two grandchildren while her daughter and husband took a trip to Mexico. Unfortunately, the AC went out at the daughters house and it has been over 100 degrees for ... Read more
I've lost 20 lbs which is great but it also a dangerous time for me. I feel better, look better, and can fit into clothes I haven't been able to wear for awhile. This is when I have a tendency to fall back into old routines, loosen up on my exe... Read more
First Spin Class
Well, last night I went down to the campus rec center and participated in an abs workout for 25 minutes and then followed it with a Spin class. I have never done a spin class before and man, did it kick my behind. I only did half the class, 35... Read more
Shawnee County's Largest Workout
I'm headed over to the workout in a few minutes. It is on Washburn University's campus and that is where I work. Any other Sparkers going to be there? I'll post about it tomorrow. I'm taking my IPhone, so I'll see if I can get a pic or two as... Read more
Down a pound and a half this morning! Feeling really good about that. I walked yesterday in what ... Read more
New short term goal!
Ok, I work at a University and I have set a short term goal. I am shooting for 10lbs by the first day of class. That is Aug 21st. That is 6 weeks and should be very doable. So, now I'm trying to recruit others on campus to join me in this go... Read more
Circuit Training today
I'm going to do circuit training today and a shorter walk. I bumped up my training to 3 circuits on Friday so I'm feeling pretty impressed with myself. ... Read more