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My First 5k!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      4 comments

I bet most martial arts students have heard at one time or other that "the best way to avoid getting hit is to run away". Ah, but what if you can't run? That's always been my problem, and this August I decided to do something about it. I joined ... Read more


Saturday, August 20, 2011      3 comments

After not budging for months, this morning the scale showed a 1 pound loss. That's interesting because I hadn't done anything different for food or exercise, but I've been on vacation this last week. Much less stress, and better sleeps. (Except ... Read more

Love my Vacation

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      2 comments

So far I've been to the gym almost every day - well, except for Sunday but I ran outside instead. Today I completed Day 2 of Week 3 of my 5 week walk/jog 5k program and I'm seriously considering to continue with the 5k Rookie running program ... Read more

Another Exercise Benefit

Sunday, August 14, 2011      0 comments

Week 3, Day 1 of my 5k program. It's perfect running weather so I decided to take it outside instead of the gym. The benefit for me was not to get hung up on the numbers in front of me. The downside is that I have no idea how far I ran but I fig... Read more

Karate Withdrawal

Thursday, August 04, 2011      3 comments

So it's been a week without karate. I totally understand that Sensei wants to spend time with his family, but I miss it. I've started the Walk/Jog 5k 5 week program and so far so good. Although since we finally have summer, I've been doing my ru... Read more

Take this, evil aerobics lady!

Monday, July 18, 2011      4 comments

Two weeks ago I went to this Step 1/2 class and I had to bail after 45 minutes because I was pooped. Last week I decided to go to Zumba instead, but today I felt I had to face the challenge and went back to the class. Not only did I manage to st... Read more

I Love Summer!

Monday, July 11, 2011      0 comments

This weekend we went to my in-laws' garlic farm for the annual harvest. They have different kinds of garlic and some they had done already, but we helped out with the bulk of it - pulled and processed over 1,000 heads of garlic in those two days... Read more

Time flies when you're having fun, or as Kermit would say, time's fun when you're having flies

Thursday, July 07, 2011      1 comments

Tonight at Group Power I got to talking to a lady about my own age. I was putting 5kg weights on and she was using two 1kg. That made me think I've been doing these classes for about 10 months now and have increased my weights very slowly. Actua... Read more


Saturday, June 04, 2011      4 comments

Today I did a big job cleaning out my craft room. Three garbage bags full to the Sally Ann, plus another half bag that was just junk to go out with the trash. Now my room looks a lot better, I got inspired to finish some of my UFOs, and I worked... Read more


Sunday, May 29, 2011      1 comments

After all the practice and planning and three classes a week for five years I got my first grade black belt today. How do I feel?
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One Year Sparkversary

Sunday, March 27, 2011      4 comments

So it's been a year with Spark. I've lost another 20 pounds but most importantly I've learned a lot about nutrition and fitness and have gotten into some healthy habits. Although I'm still tracking fitness and nutrition, I find that I've got a b... Read more

I'm doing this for fun?!?

Friday, March 18, 2011      1 comments

OMG - I went to Group Power tonight and my arms are still shaking, 2.5 hours later. If somebody paid me for doing this I would walk out on them. It's good for's good for's good for me...... Read more

Killer Yoga Again

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      1 comments

I've done yoga for a while and don't normally feel sore the next day, but this week and last week was pretty challenging. Sensei wanted to see my brown belt katas today - there are a few moves that made my already sore muscles say "uncle"! But a... Read more

Finally getting the hang of this

Sunday, February 13, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday I had Indian food AND Chocolate Fondue AND stayed within my calories AND lost a pound. emoticon ... Read more

Not so good day

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I was at an all-day union meeting. We meet at a hotel that serves very yummy but not necessarily healthy food. Long story short, I had 2 of everything. em... <a href=Read more

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