Making the Most of Being Stuck in a Conference Room...YUCK!
So we've started this crazy new project at work. It's one of those projects -- you know, lots of people (but somehow not enough), huge budget (that we'll manage to blow with customizations), and an impossible timeline. Unfortunately, that seem... Read more
Which Fundraising Endurance Event Do I Want to Do?
For whatever reason, I feel the need to sign up for 1 event each year that not only allows me to do some form of exercise, but also fundraise. Past events include a Half Marathon (with Team in Training) and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the C... Read more
No Black Eyed Peas or Collards Here - Chicken BLT Salad
Our family lives in the South. We may the only ones that I know who didn't cook ham hocks, black eyed peas and collard greens. I'm sure my hubby is a little disappointed we didn't go to his sister's house to eat them. Personally, I don't love... Read more
Over the years, I've had New Years Resolutions that have ranged from big lists to only one goal. This year's list is short and sweet.
I will work less hours at work so I can have better work/life balance and spend more time with my family.... Read more
Flu and Ear Infection are No Fun
There's only one way to put it...yuck. Yesterday I tested positive for the flu and also was told I have an ear infection. Definitely have felt better, but already feeling so much better than yesterday. Laying low -- I really don't have the en... Read more
Thinking ahead to the New Year
Now that we're planning for a new year, I'm starting a new plan for me. I tend to have these on again/off again bouts of motivation. I think part of my challenge is I tend to go too strong and it's not sustainable. As I work on planning my go... Read more
Female Body Breakthrough
I finished reading the Female Body Breakthrough by Rachel Cosgrove. I'm excited to see how I do with this program. With all that had happened, I had completely been irregular about my strength training.
I'm also watching my nutrition mo... Read more
Returning After a Long Time Away
I first joined Spark People almost 3 years ago. Wow! But I hadn't logged in in over 6 months. (My last status update said 240 days ago, so I'm guessing that was my last time). Not really sure why I hadn't. Actually, that's not true. I know ... Read more
I'm a little frustrated this evening. Over the past few months, I'd fallen off the wagon when it comes to tracking nutrition, but definitely have continued to track my fitness. I'd monitored it, but I really wasn't tracking consistently throug... Read more
Love my Pilates Reformer Sessions
Shortly before the holidays, my hubby and I switched gyms. As part of our membership, you get the usual fitness evaluation, where they weigh you, check your body fat and see how flexible you are. Well, they could all use some improvement, but ... Read more
Countdown to 40 -- It's all about Perspective
I guess now that I'm a little over a week until my 40th birthday, I'm looking back at things and noticing how I view things differently. I remember when I turned 30, I was a bit bummed about it. I mean after all, when I was a kid and picturing... Read more
Joining a 90-Day Challenge at My Gym
I swear as I get closer to my 40th birthday, it seems harder to see some changes. As far as weight goes, plateau doesn't even begin to describe it. I am trying to stay positive because I'm down 2 sizes since Christmas, but so frustrating... Read more
March Measurement Progress
I still track my measurements every month. I used to be better about posting the progress -- something about it made me more accountable. I can actually look back and see that when I stopped posting them I also became much more lax in everythi... Read more
Last night, I went to take my daughter for a little Retail Therapy. Today's her birthday and I told her she could get a new outfit at her favorite store because she really needed some pants -- she's in elementary school, so we ended up a Justic... Read more
The Words Mean More Than The Numbers
I haven't been logging in to SP as much, BUT, that doesn't mean I haven't been any less accountable. I've been tracking my food, tracking my fitness, etc. Since 12/30, I'm down almost 10 lbs. In a few days, I'll be checking my measurements fo... Read more