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Active Vacation
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      3 comments

As I have gotten more fit I actually look forward to active vacations. First I spent the weekend dancing and today I hiked. I just wanted to share a picture of Hanging Lake in Colorado. ... Read more
500 Days of Exercise in a Row!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      6 comments

A year and a half ago I didn't really believe that I would see this day. I started out small with 10-15 minutes a day. Since then I have completed four sprint triathlons. I also did my fastest 5K run/walk last month in just 40 minutes. This ... Read more
First Triathlon of 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016      2 comments

Today I did my first triathlon of 2016. It was spur of the moment. I received an mail a week ago encouraging last minute registrations and I said "why not." I have not been training like I should be have been to do a triathlon. I haven't bee... Read more
Crazy Workout Pants-OH MY!
Friday, April 15, 2016      3 comments

As a present for breaking through a weight los plateau I bought some crazy workout pants. I have never owned crazy workout pants for two reasons. One being able to buy them in an appropriate size ... Read more
10,000+ Steps Daily for 90 Days
Thursday, March 17, 2016      5 comments

More Milestones. Last year I didn't think that I could maintain a streak of exercising every day. Today is day #446 in a row. This year I set a new goal. To get at least 10,000 steps a day for 2016. I have succeeded in taking at lea... Read more
20,000 Step in One Day
Saturday, February 27, 2016      7 comments

On Thursday I recieved bad health news. While I'm not ready to share that news with my spark friends I realized I could go one of two ways after the news. I could push towards to successfully completing my Olympic length triathlon on May 8th o... Read more
Mindful Eating is SOOOOO HARD!
Monday, January 25, 2016      7 comments

This week in the 5% weight loss challenge, we are supposed to focus and spend at least 20 minutes to eat a meal. I hadn't realized how often I plow through my meal in 10 minutes or less. I don't slow down to savor and often eat while doing oth... Read more
365 days of Exercise in a Row!
Sunday, December 27, 2015      8 comments

Today I hit a major milestone. I have completed 365 days of exercising every day. I started with 10-15 minutes every day. Now most days are at last 30-45 minutes and I don't even count anything less than 20 minutes a day. I have three ... Read more
Olympic Length Triathlon May 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      2 comments

My exercise plan for the next four weeks includes the following: Swim two days a week 250-500 yards at a time. Spin class x45 minutes or ride 8-12 miles two days a week Walk/jog 2-3 miles twice a week Dancing or walking the 7th day... Read more
Day #1 and day #316
Sunday, November 08, 2015      2 comments

First a yippee! Today is day 316 of exercising every day. On December 28, I will be a whole year of exercising every day. I cannot wait to meet that goal. Now for the sad day #1. Today I have gone back to strict meal tracking. Nothing ... Read more
Two goals Busted!!
Sunday, October 25, 2015      1 comments

Today I broke through and surpassed two goals. First today was #302 of exercising every day. My old record was 301 days. The next goal is 365 so that I have a full year of every day. The second is that I participate in Day of the Tread t... Read more
My First Triathlon-June 13,2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015      2 comments

My first triathlon feels a bit like my first steps. You don't think you will ever be able to do it. You have a co-worker who first put the idea in you head a couple of years ago by saying. " it's just a sprint. You really don't even have to t... Read more
19.3 miles and 15 pounds
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      5 comments

I completed two big milestones today. First I did my first ever spin class. If you have never tried one it is usually full of skinny little people who make all of the up and down look easy. Believe me, it isn't. Sweat runnng down my nose and... Read more
How do you push through?
Monday, April 27, 2015      0 comments

Hi Fellow Sparkers, The last week I have been suffering from fairly severe fatigue. That not withstanding I am doing my first triathlon in 6 weeks. I am looking for ideas in how others push through down times. I have tried regular th... Read more
I registered for my first Triathlon
Sunday, April 05, 2015      3 comments

June 13, 2015 This is the day of my first triathlon. This is a big step for me. I can do the 5k at a fast walk and will work on some niter al training to improve my time but I have to work on my bicycle. Today I rode just under two miles... Read more

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