It wasn't easy, but I nixed my beloved kickboxing class last night in favor of "Body Step." Basically it's a step aerobics class. Since I've only taken this particular step class once before, a long time ago, it took a while to get the hang of a... Read more
I have been losing and gaining the same 2-3 pounds, and making no headway down below the 120s. I know why...I go over my calories a lot, and while I still work out regularly, I am not as committed to it these days. I walk every day with the litt... Read more
So last week my DH brought home a 2.5-pound zucchini and another giant squash that was just as big. Healthy right? Well, yes...UNLESS you use half the zucchini to make zucchini chocolate cake! Ok, I DID sub out most of the oil with applesauce, I... Read more
Anyone familiar with 43Things?
I found this website years ago, but just remembered it again yesterday. Basically you put together a list of 43 things you want to accomplish. The idea is to visit it often, update your progress, and mark... Read more
I've been thinking a lot lately about how important it is to be organized, not only at work or with bills, but actually as it applies to weight loss and healthy living, too. Obviously, if I don't plan when I am going to work out during the week,... Read more
Ever since I had my baby, I have been neglecting the strength training aspect of my fitness routine. I'm not sure why, but all I do is cardio. So of course, my muscles don't know what the heck they're doing anymore.
So yesterday I went t... Read more
OMG I am SO sore! I think I really overdid it on Monday. First I went to Body Pump class at noon. I used to go to Body Pump all the time, but I haven't been in probably about a year. It just doesn't seem to fit into my schedule but I have been m... Read more
I feel like I am losing steam with my healthy lifestyle right now. Thankfully, it is always on my mind. I read my Spark e-mails and my Jillian Michaels daily e-newsletters. I think about the gym. I do my best to prepare healthy-ish meals at hom... Read more
Hi everyone! I've been absent for a few days. DH and I went on vacation - our first one since the baby was born!! This was the first time I was away from her for any extended amount of time. I survived!! LOL! Daily photos and phone calls with th... Read more
Hello Sparkfriends! I have missed you... I fell off the Spark train for a little while there when I went away for a week with the baby while the house was being painted. I ate at restaurants every day and did not track my food. I logged in to Sp... Read more
Last week, after I made SP_STEPF's Quinoa Black Bean Casserole, recipes.sparkpeople.com/ recipe-detail.asp?recipe=8 63221 I came up with a new challenge for myself: to eat only vegetarian meals for an entire week.
I... Read more
About a month ago my MIL asked DH if he and I wanted to run a 5K for a cause that someone she knows is trying to raise money for. He asked me, I said, "sure" and he said, "sign us up!" Well...I promptly forgot about it until a week ago when she ... Read more
This week my diet has been a wreck! By "diet" I just mean my food intake, not diet as in "I'm on a diet." I am never on a diet. Speaking of... a few weeks ago, I went to get my nails done and the ladies there asked me if I was on a diet. I sa... Read more
Anyone try these? My husband picked these up at Wegmans on a whim and I had them for dinner last night. Wow, so good! I didn't even know they existed. They are thin wheat noodles, similar to angel hair pasta. But they only take like 2 minutes to... Read more
I'm getting shredded, baby! LOL. Well, maybe not yet but I like to think I'm on my way. :)
The weather has been a mess this week so I've been popping in this DVD instead of walking to the gym. Tomorrow it's supposed to be nice, so I plan to... Read more