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Food Blog Day 1 - MOTIVATE

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      6 comments

BREAKFAST Egg, fresh, 1 large Armour Brown and Serve Original Sausage (1 link), Almond Bree... Read more

Take that first step...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      13 comments

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao-tzu The past few weekends I've had VERY active weekends. And I had a blast. Two weekends ago we went out of town to Michigan and I got multiple workouts in every day. I ga... Read more

SparkPeople 28-Day Bootcamp Review

Monday, February 13, 2012      11 comments

SparkPeople chose me as one of the lucky bloggers/team leaders to receive the newly released "28-Day Bootcamp" DVD by Coach Nicole, and in return I need to post my review of it. A disclaimer: I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and di... Read more

I AM a Fighter (and January progress, February goals)

Thursday, February 02, 2012      19 comments

First I want to look back at 2011 overall. In 2011 I lost 23.5 lbs. I had wanted to lose twice as much, but this weight is coming off slower and slower. YES I still made progress. BUT I am getting frustrated. I am getting tired. Earlier th... Read more

Didn't Recognize Myself

Thursday, January 26, 2012      43 comments

I'm working on a going away gift for the outgoing President of my company, my boss of 4 yrs., and I found a group photo that I wanted to include in a collage I'm making for him. I saw my co-workers, but couldn't find myself in the picture. I k... Read more

MOTIVATE Main Challenge - new cardio

Friday, January 20, 2012      12 comments

Our main goal this week was to add two new cardio routines to our workout. I added a fun one, detailed below, and started the Spark Bootcamp DVD that I received (which I will blog about in more detail in a later blog) I went sledding on S... Read more

MOTIVATE Bonus: Vision Boards

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      22 comments

The bonus this week is to start a vision board: BONUS: For the bonus, start a vision board. You can make one from scratch or make a virtual one. Just be sure to print your finished product if you make a virtual board. Once your board is don... Read more

43+ inches of progress

Monday, January 09, 2012      32 comments

I will admit it. The Presidential test made me feel...unfit. I am second guessing using my run time vs. a walk time since I was only in the 20th percentile for running. Had I walked instead, I would have done much better. I mean, really, who... Read more

President's Fitness Test Results for MOTIVATE Challenge

Friday, January 06, 2012      14 comments

I am posting this here so that I have a record of it. This is the first time I've done the President's Challenge, in past Done Girl Seasonal Challenges I avoided this test, usually done at the start of each challenge. It intimidated me and I d... Read more

The Joy and Abundance of our Christmas

Monday, December 26, 2011      26 comments

I have had such an amazing last couple of days that I had to share with my Spark friends. I had what were possibly some of the worst days I've ever had near Christmas, alm... Read more

Santa Hustle 5k Race Report and Pix

Monday, December 05, 2011      31 comments

My family talked me into doing this one, I thought I was finished with race season for 2011, but once I heard you get a Santa beard, a hat, a tech shirt that looks like Santa's shirt, and cookies and candy on the route and Christmas music stream... Read more

November Progress Report and December Goals

Thursday, December 01, 2011      7 comments

I'm starting back doing my monthly reports. emoticon Start weight: 198 End weight: 199.5 (as of yeste... Read more

Bonfield Express 5k Race Report - a PR and a lot of Blessings

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      11 comments

This year I ran my first "Turkey Trot" as they call them, people that get up early on Thanksgiving morning and brave whatever the elements may bring, and just run. I was excited to run near my hometown, and this race was HUGE for a suburban rac... Read more

Plan for Motivate!

Monday, November 21, 2011      18 comments

Here's my plan for the new season of the Done Girls Seasonal Challenge, Motivate! Fitness (260 minutes): Monday- Boxing (60 min.)/ST (all over) Tuesday- Run (60... Read more

Hot Chocolate Race Report - Nov. 5, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011      17 comments

Last year, after waking up at an ungodly hour to get on two different el trains to make it to the 7:40 a.m. start time of the Hot Chocolate race, I decided that the following year I would stay at the Congress Plaza Hotel, located directly across... Read more


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