The influence of a mother......
As a child I loved the outdoors, spring, summer, fall and winter. I was always outside, it didn't matter if it were raining, sunny or snowing....winter actually used to be one of the funnest times, building snow tunnels, snow forts, sliding etc.... Read more
My legs didn't care what my lungs said......
I've been battling some upper respiratory thing for several days now, spent much of three days in bed trying to beat it in the early stages......but today my legs said enough! They were itching to get out on those snowshoes, so today my legs rul... Read more
Now I know I feel like crap!
If using your breath as a means of judging your workout intensity were to be applied then vacuuming is too strenuous today! LOLOL
Ok, seriously, this cold really needs to get lost, I've got things to do.....have you ever seen a house afte... Read more
Beware: 5 reasons you may fail to reach your lifestyle goals.....
1. You're fingers get more exercise than your body does....a.k.a. you're spending too much time talking about lifestyle changes here at spark and not enough time persuing it.
2. The blame for your lack of progress is placed elsewhere, anywher... Read more
Bootcamp......thoughts and progress.
Progress, although doing the bootcamp videos and getting the total number of weekly minutes burned (which is more than what I was getting weekly before the bootcamp), staying in my calorie ranges more days than not, there really has been little ... Read more
When life takes your feet out from underneath you....
You have two choices, you can either lie there and take it or you can take advantage of the situation and do some ab work while you're laying there!
That my friends is called finding the hidden opportunities....so what opportunity will you... Read more
The Blame Game.....
Dieters and children are alike in regards to playing the blame game.......
......Ask a child who drew on the wall or ate the cookies and they'll look you square in the eye and say "I don't know or someone else did".
Does this ring true... Read more
Don't let anyone fool you, losing weight is hard work.....
but that's only part of the journey. Maintaining that weight loss is perhaps the hardest part of all, that's why it's so important to develop healthy habits, for healthy habits will last a lifetime. Yes, programs that jumpstart your weight loss ... Read more
So, the elliptical is still in the bathroom......
The Christmas tree is long gone but the elliptical is still in the bathroom.....why, too lazy to move it back into the living room, no not at all because it really works out well there, while my son is having splash time in the tub, I get on the... Read more
Do you have what it takes?
Do you have what it takes to complete this journey? I ask myself that on many a days, can I do this the rest of my life, can I get to my ultimate goal of a healthy weight, a healthy BMI, a healthy body fat %, a consistantly active lifestyle, one... Read more
Yeppers, LILMOMMY is on snow shoes......
It only took two years but I've finally found a winter activity that I enjoy as much as biking in the summer. Even went out and got a new pair of snow shoes that are correctly sized for me (ditching the ancient model built for a two hundred + po... Read more
Me on snow shoes.....no way! Well, maybe.....
Ok, if someone had told me 6 months ago, even so little as a month ago that I would be on snow shoes and gasp enjoying it, I would have told you that you were insane! I haven't enjoyed too many winter activities since I was a kid myself, most o... Read more
Days don't always end as they start......
Yesterday started off great, so much enthusiasm, so much energy and then my son got up in rare form. The morning was one battle after another, tub time was a battle, getting dressed was a battle, eating breakfast was a battle, putting boots on l... Read more
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Jazzed about the journey.....
I've been with spark since February 5th 2007, it's been one heck of a ride to say the least. 2009 is starting out much like 2007, I'm jazzed and ready to take this journey. To finish what I started and to get to goal this year.
For those... Read more