I've been tracking calories on Spark for the last two months but haven't been using many other features on the site. There's just one thing I want to say today: the Midwest has been terrible for my health.
I joi... Read more
Just getting back into the groove of not only this site but also diet/exercise. A couple months ago I took up a seasonal job doing cleaning and minor repairs on violins. That, in addition to rehearsals, teaching, and commut... Read more
I'm one of those weirdos who prefers to work out on an empty stomach. I typically drink coffee, go the gym, and come home around time for lunch (11am is not too early!). Over these months I've been trying different foods which meet a criteria I ... Read more
I found this yesterday on laurenconrad.com and am not entirely sure what I think. I sort of respect it a lot and am super intimated! Here it is:
Bikini Boot Camp Plan
A Refresher of the Rules
This is a lifestyle change,... Read more
I just waxed eloquent once again on what has happened in the last 3 - 2 - 1 years: losing 20 lbs then gaining half of it back. The truth is, it's time to stop looking backwards. I've been rationalizing in order avoid my real attitude about mysel... Read more
Seriously?! 60 g of protein a day?!?!
I began this blog looking into what multiple sources say about how much protein (and carbs) we should consume, but I've decided to spare you the numbers (mainly because they're all about the same).
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We all have those clothes. Beyond any scale successes and defeats there are those key items, a pair of jeans or maybe slacks that let you know exactly where you stand.
One of my key items is a formal black skirt. It has a high waist, lo... Read more
To begin, I have been overweight since childhood. In middle school I stopped growing but kept...growing...if you know what I mean. In fact, today I am pretty much the same height AND weight as when I was 12. Consider this. My body has been used ... Read more
Here's a two day sample of what my workouts look like. I am not strength training as much as a year ago -- usually once or twice a week -- though I do include ab workouts 3-5 times a week before or after cardio.
Tuesday -- Strength Trainin... Read more
Do you ever go to the gym just so you can log the burned calories?
Some days when I'm just not "feeling it" I think about how good it feels to come home and log all the AWESOME stuff I do at the gym. It's okay to feel proud about some thin... Read more
This period in my life could be called the "Great Confusion" ---Why have I gained weight? Am I drinking more? Less disciplined in diet? Is my exercise less frequent? Less intense? Shorter duration?
One thing I know for sure is the fact th... Read more
So I have committed myself to staying within the calorie range AND logging everything I eat. The first week especially was really hard to not go over the calorie limit but now I'm doing just fine. I've even increased my activity level by riding ... Read more
So winter hit me hard and though I kept working out that's just about the only thing I continued. I'm going to try to start keeping a record of my workouts again.
Today: Cardio -- Stairmaster interval training 20 minutes
Rod... Read more