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Prepped for Post-Christmas
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      1 comments

The holidays used to be diet death traps for me! But over the years, I've learned to enjoy the holiday without it letting me feel bad about myself, and without letting it throw me too far off my healthy eating. This year, I tracked every ca... Read more
Energy feeds energy
Thursday, December 21, 2017      1 comments

I almost forgot that the hardest part of impacting change is that first step. Things can seem overwhelming, but once you get moving they don’t seem so intimidating and huge. As a yoga teacher, I’m constantly reminding my students that shifting ... Read more
Ate all my calories for the day
Tuesday, December 19, 2017      5 comments

Wah!! That’s the sound of me crying because I ate all my calories for the day and it’s only 3:00... It wouldn’t be that big of a deal but I teach until 8:45 today, so it’s going to be a pretty late night. I’m going to do my best and come home... Read more
Day one down
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      1 comments

Making it through the first milestone, no matter how big or small, always seems to be the hardest part. Since a few (10...) pounds crept back on after I lost about 25 several years ago, I've finally gotten sick and tired of half-heartedly trying... Read more
Weight loss advice from me to myself
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      2 comments

About 6 years ago, I completely changed the way I lived my life and put health and fitness right at the center. My main goal at the time was weight loss, but in the process went through a huge transformation. All of the healthy habits became jus... Read more
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      3 comments

Over the past few months I’ve let my weight slip. I’ve gained about 10-12 pounds and it’s really bumming me out. I decided to come back on sparkpeople because of all the great tracking tools, but then remembered the amazing community. Last tim... Read more
Building the Perfect Butt! My new Glutes & Hamstring Workout
Monday, April 14, 2014      5 comments

During the earlier days of my fitness journey, I would frequently think to myself, ‘I just want to run until my butt falls off.’ So I did, and it turns out that it wasn’t ... Read more
Burning fat like crazy... feeling AMAZING :)
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      1 comments

Having SO much success on my meal plan and fitness plan! I am shedding fat like crazy, and I am only on the third week. It has been hard work, and is taking lots of f... Read more
How to Start Running: What it really takes to go from “Couch to 5k”
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      3 comments

After setting my own personal 10k records these past two weekends, I wanted to reflect on how hard I’ve worked to get to this point. Why? Because my first reaction to my 8:43-mile pace was, “I should be faster.” While I have been running at... Read more
Recipe: Peanut Butter & Banana Microwave “Crepes” with Honey, Cinnamon, and Dried Apricots
Monday, March 10, 2014      3 comments

I was inspired to create this after eating a real crepe that was both very delicious and almost healthy. This is a version that’s very healthy, almost as delicious, and super easy to make – in the microwave! ... findingyourfitplace.com/... Read more
Another great day
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      3 comments

Gym twice (am and pm). Consumed 1500 calories. Burned 450. I also took two walks today in the middle of the day! I'm feeling fantastic :)... Read more
Feeling good
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      2 comments

Finally heading to bed after an amazing day of fitness and nutrition. I went to the gym, not once, but twice today! Plus took a walk during my lunch break. I ate just under 1200 calories and burned almost 600! I am exhausted, but so proud.... Read more
Quick Survey
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

Happy Sunday! I was hoping my friends could do me a favor and take this VERY brief survey - 10 multiple choice questions - about lifestyle & weight loss goals. I'm in early stages of research for a project I'm working on: http://www.su... Read more
New Spark - Day 7
Saturday, January 12, 2013      1 comments

Food total = 1402 Exercise = n/a Activity Level = Active Breakfast - English Muffin with Peanut Butter + coffee with milk Lunch - Cinnamon Raisin Bagel and Butter Dinner - Pot Roast Evening Snack - 2 mini milky ways... Read more
New Spark - Day 6
Saturday, January 12, 2013      0 comments

Food total = 1540 Exercise = n/a Activity Level = 6 I realize that I haven't been exercising much, so I added a category - activity level. I think I'll do it on a scale of 1-10. More to come on that! Breakfast - Cereal with milk + ... Read more

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