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Workout Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      3 comments

Today was Aqua Endurance day. These sessions started out being so hard, but now they are not only doable, I'm able to continue working out after they're done. Must be getting stronger! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Forgive Yourself

Thursday, March 15, 2012      14 comments

Yesterday as I was driving home from the gym, I heard a song that I don't think I've ever heard before. It's called Better Days, by Saliva. It really hit home for me, and I found myself fighting off the tears. I'm not proud of my past, but I hav... Read more

Stop Making Me Laugh!

Thursday, March 08, 2012      5 comments

Because it hurts. Oh, how it hurts! Tonight's session of Aqua Endurance was extra brutal. My trainer made a new contraption to make ab work easier on the shoulders (it's hard to hang on to the side of the pool when it's behind you). He was ... Read more

8-Week Progress Report - Wow!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      4 comments

I've just reached the end of my team's Biggest Loser Challenge, an 8-week competition focused on eating in your target range and getting more activity. The challenge starts and ends with a set of drills so you can see your progress. I didn'... Read more

Today's Fortune

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      3 comments

Today's fortune read, "keep your plans secret for now." Ok, I will. emoticon... Read more

March Goals

Thursday, March 01, 2012      3 comments

Ok, Elaine, I'm going to try again! You inspire me every month, so hopefully this time around I can follow through. Goald for March: #1 - Follow through. The first step in reaching your goals is to remember what they are! Read more

February Goals Recap: I've got some 'splaining to do!

Thursday, March 01, 2012      2 comments

Following the example of a great Sparker, I decided to set some goals for February, knowing that at the end of the month, I needed to come clean on whether or not I really did them. The truth is, I actually forgot what they were. (So this is goi... Read more

Never Settle!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      18 comments

You know how fortune cookie fortunes are always so positive? "You have many friends," or "You will soon receive recognition for your efforts." They usually make you smile, even if they don't ever come true. Read more

It's the (not so) little things that make it all worthwhile!

Friday, February 24, 2012      3 comments

Today I experienced a really big "little thing" - at least to me. I've been working with a personal trainer for a few weeks, and we do a lot of strength stuff with little bursts of cardio. Today I was on my own, so I decided to do a straight car... Read more

I looked skinny!

Thursday, February 23, 2012      8 comments

Today as I was getting ready for work, I tried out a new shirt with an old pair of slacks to see how it looked. I had purchased the shirt two weeks ago and was excited to try it out at work. It's a deep olive green, military style button-d... Read more

Six Months

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      4 comments

Saturday I received a lecture on proper eating from my personal trainer. He asked me to give him 6 months of true, dedicated effort to see if I could turn my world around. Monday I received a warning from my doctor. She said if I don't star... Read more

Personal Training: I laughed, I cried, I hugged a garbage can

Saturday, February 18, 2012      6 comments

Today was my second day back to the gym after being sick for over a week. Yesterday was a great session. Today, not so much... emoticonRead more

I feel better now.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      3 comments

For those who read the long rant in my previous blog (posted a whopping 5 minutes ago), thank you. I feel better just having gotten it out of my system. For those who might have read it but it was too long, I'm sorry. Now if you'll ex... Read more

Would somebody please smack me?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      5 comments

Something has to give. I'm so overwhelmed that I'm either on the verge of tears or I go into a mental shutdown. I have so much going on that I'm finding it easier to procrastinate than face it. There seems to be no end to the activities coming i... Read more

Happy Valentine's Day! What are you eating?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      5 comments

Hope all my SparkFriends (and the entire SparkPeople community, for that matter) are having a wonderful Valentine's Day (or a fantastic Tuesday, if you don't care about Valentine's Day)! When I got in to work today, the building was handing... Read more

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