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MICHELE5551
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March reflection & April goals
Sunday, March 31, 2013      1 comments

Reflection of March: The good........ 1. I have been active. I have been running 3 times each week (approx. 2 miles runs 2 x week and 1 longer 5 mile or so run). 2. I do Bikram yoga, walk, or swim on most non running days. 3. I wal... Read more
Tried something different....a snowshoe race
Sunday, February 24, 2013      2 comments

I tried something different yesterday. I ran a 5K snowshoe race. And, I am so proud to have finished in 42:37 seconds. I went into this race with an option to run 5K or 1 mile. A... Read more
January 2013 Review & February Goals
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      3 comments

I have had a healthy January. I have made many positive steps. 1. I have been tracking my foods most days. I think I only missed 2 days in January-both weekend days- both days I knew I wasn't eating well and was avoiding being accountable!... Read more
My observations.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      2 comments

I have been working hard to stay active and eat well. I am progressing toward my January goal. I have made note of a few of my patterns: 1. I walk more throughout the day when I were comfortable shoes. I have been monitoring my steps with ... Read more
Review of 2012 & Goals for 2013
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      2 comments

2012 has not been the best year for me. My focus on my own health has been up and down throughout the year. I am up about 5 lbs since last year at this time. I had planned to be 25 lbs down by this time. Bumps in the road: 1. Husband... Read more
Healthy Cooking Challenge Week 2
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      1 comments

I am in week 2 of SP Healthy Cooking Challenge. I started the challenge to get myself motivated. So far, this has been a relatively easy challenge. I already follow some of the recommendations, but it is helpful to be conscious of what I am doin... Read more
Where I am now.....10/22/12
Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

It's been a while since I have been on SP. I know SP is a supportive, motivating place that assists me in making healthy choices. And I am back! The last several months have been somewhat stressful and I have put SP on hold. Last spring I w... Read more
It is time for incentives....
Monday, November 14, 2011      1 comments

I know it is silly, but right now I need to go back I rewarding myself for small steps I the right direction. I could list a million excuses: Too busy, too tired, comfortable with previous weight loss, etc, etc, etc. The reality is that I... Read more
Triathlon - 36 minutes faster than last year!
Sunday, September 11, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I finished my sprint triathlon and I did soooo much better than last year. My results: 1/2 mile swim time - 18:47 (last year 27:11), 14 mile bike time - 1:09:00 (last year 1:31:07), 5K run - 35:57 (last year 39:48). Overall time with ... Read more
Swim Panic! Yikes!
Saturday, September 03, 2011      3 comments

I am not sure what happened, but I panicked on my practice swim this morning. This is a problem because my triathlon is in 7 days! I had been doing great. I have regularly swam 1/2 mile distance at the lake (2x week at lake all summer plus 1-2 x... Read more
Preparing for triathlon
Saturday, August 27, 2011      1 comments

My triathlon is in a few weeks. I successfully completed this sprint triathlon last September and I am almost ready for year 2. The swim - I have worked very hard all year because the 1/2 mile swim was my weakness last year. I joined the YM... Read more
I'm back.....
Thursday, August 04, 2011      0 comments

After being away working at summer camp. As always, working with special needs adults was inspiring, rewarding, and exhausting. Now I am back home and on SP again. It feels good to start getting back in the routine of eating healthy and exe... Read more
Small weight gain is a sign.......
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      1 comments

It is time to refocus. I have been crazy busy with work the last 2 weeks. This has resulted in not getting enough sleep, less planning of meals, and decreased exercise. I have also not been checking in with SP. And guess what? I am up 3-4 lbs. ... Read more
The most fun 5K - with obstacles, mud, and wading in water!
Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

I completed the Renegade Playground "Extreme Adventure" 5K yesterday and it was an absolute blast. The race was a 5K with over 20 obstacles including climbing up and over walls, walking across balance beams, crawling through mud, crossing monkey... Read more

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