Started back with SPARKPEOPLE mid – January. Since then, I have been able to stick to my plan, for the most part. I have made some significant changes to my lifestyle, mostly in my eating habits. Gone are the once (or more) a day soft drinks,... Read more
One more time... this time with feeling
I rejoined Sparkpeople once again a week ago. So far I am down 3 lbs, and that is by simply holding myself accountable but tracking everything that pass my lips. I have been down this road before. This time will be different though. This tim... Read more
Reflections on 2011
The end of another year. 2011 has come and gone. Looking at the year that was, it didn't exactly go as planned. I seemed to be on a hamster wheel regarding my health, never making any progress, and that was frustrating me. And the rollercoast... Read more
Beginning of September things were going great! I was on pace with my personal 60 mile challenge to be done by the 20th of the month, and I was going to see how much further I could go. Then the unthinkable happened - an injury. As a result I... Read more
Last week I was sidelined yet again. I guess, if you look at the silver-lining it was done "for the health of it" - ie: during a workout. I sustained an Achille's Tendon injury while running on the treadmill, and while it is not a severe injur... Read more
Inspiration sometimes comes in the strangest places...
Yesterday I expressed concern about completing the training session I had scheduled for today. The task, at the time seemed daunting, at best. Today I put off heading to the gym as long as I could, but I did go, knowing I would attempt to do t... Read more
I've come to a conclusion...
And frankly, it is not pretty.
Usually my posts are pretty upbeat and positive. Same can't be said about this one, sadly. The conclusion I've come to is I am not cut out to be a runner. I took a look at my training schedule, and I have m... Read more
September's personal fitness challenge
I am making my fitness challenge public to keep myself accountable. My goal for September is the same as August, 60 miles - which will be completed as running walking and cycling - mostly at the gym.
I need to wonder though, I have set my ... Read more
August numbers are in! And I have to say, considering the circumstances I found myself in last week, I am pleased with the progress I have made.
Fitness Miles: I was able to complete 62.12 miles for August. My goal was 60, so I did cut i... Read more
My 60 miles for August goal
Here I sit, August 29, and for the last week, I have been unable to do anything in regards to physical fitness. Perhaps last weekend I was a little over confident in reaching my goal, predicting that I would be able to reach it by last Saturday... Read more
After a month a steady positive progress, and no health setbacks, things kind of fell apart this week. On Monday at work, I was having difficulties with my hands, which led to extreme frustation. Later on, I had a short lived, but typical epis... Read more
Measuring progress is such an important motivational tool on a journey such as the one I am on. I believe it was a factor that made me stop in previous attempts - I didn't find meaningful ways to measure my progress. This time round though, I ... Read more
Week one of my Running program - Complete!
I began a running program on Sunday, once again, and finished session 3 today. Have to say, I feel great! Using the program I am (Couch to 5k), I should be able to run 5k without stopping by my birthday at the end of October. I was looking a... Read more
As hard as it is to believe,today is the 26th straight day of logging into Sparkpeople and on each of those days I have tracked every meal I have eaten. This is quite the accomplishment, since in the past, I have somewhat peetered out after may... Read more
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To Boldly Go...
I've always wanted to be a runner. When I was younger, I was part of the track team in school running sprint distances, and as an adult, I have tried to start running, but to no avail. Afterall, how hard can it be, was my attitude? I learned ... Read more