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One thing after another!
Well, I recently blogged about overcoming my struggles with my IT band issues. I am still happy to report that I am pain free there. But, Friday I had my wisdom teeth pulled, and have had my exercise derailed yet again. I was told not to do any ... Read more
Down but not out!
I have been struggling with a painful IT band. It was really painful when I was running and I was stressed about it. I was trying heat and muscle rubs, but it was still sore! So I have been going to a chiropractor, doing a lot of stretching, and... Read more
My first official 5K race!
Well, yesterday was my official 5k, and I am so glad I signed up! I waited till the last minute because of all my self doubt, but on the last day I just did it. I found the route was right by my house, so I have been doing practice runs for the ... Read more
When can you call yourself a runner?
I was having a conversation with a group of co workers today. We were talking about exercise. One of them asked me what I do for workouts. I told her I use the elliptical, I do a lot of ST, and I run. Another person asked me how far I run and I ... Read more
Oh My Happiness!!
Look what popped into my e mail inbox
The recipe for these yummy looking creatures called Smorkies. WOW!! I sat and salivated while staring at this picture. But, th... Read more
I feel like I am finally at a point where I can really not only feel, but really see the changes in my body. It has taken since the middle of April when I really committed 100% to fitness and healthy eating. All those workouts, and all those hou... Read more
I cannot believe I said that!!
I was at the pool with my kids today. I was just relaxing in my lounge chair soaking up some sun, and there was a family on the grass right next to me. The one child pointed out an obese boy and said "Look mom, his boobs are bigger than yours". ... Read more
Feeling better today!!
I am feeling better today!! I am thinking about starting the couch to 5k program. I printed off the plan so I can reference it while I am on the treadmill. I really want to get better with my running endurance. I need to look for a better pair o... Read more
Having a down day :(
I don't know why, but I am just a debbie downer today. It has been an overcast day, and I have NO motivation to do much of anything. I have to work tomorrow and I dread all the food that will for sure show up and be tempting me all day.... *sigh... Read more
Two years on Spark!!
As I reflect on my two years I have spent on Spark, I have mixed emotions. I don't have a fantastic "success" story to tell, where I say I have lost a ton of weight. In fact, I am pretty much the same weight I was when I started. Of course, that... Read more
New Recipe to try!!!!
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or to taste
Egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs, or 4 egg whites
3 cups uncooked rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cin... Read more
Plain and simple, Yesterday was a bad day
Yesterday started out as a great day, I mean it was Friday!! And it was a much deserved rest day from the gym. But, then someone at work brought in homemade Rhubarb bread. I told myself I didn't need to have any, but of course I totally caved. ... Read more
Non Scale Changes
Despite the scale showing me little to no weight loss, I can visually see changes in my body. My clothes are fitting differently, and my over all energy level is better. I am trying not to let the scale get me down because I am sure that I have... Read more