The new 5 % challenge started this Saturday. The plan is to lose 5 % of my weght in 8 weeks. That means 4 kilos for me. Half a kilo a week. With the previous 5 % challenges I've participated in, I never managed to reach this goal, but whatever l... Read more
A part of me is seriously questioning my sanity here... Am I really going to do this? AGAIN? And not just a second time - oh no! - this will the THIRD round of Insanity.
Craziness, right? Maybe.
Lately I have caught myself reading and... Read more
So, one of my Christmas gifts this year were ice skates. Holy cow. Haven't skated since I was 17 years old and I decided I was too frickin' cool to wear a helmet, something which was required at the rink I used back then.
Fast forward twen... Read more
There are few things that make me feel better about myself than overcoming obstacles and difficulties, and doing it well. Lately I've been feeling rather introspective and gloomy and I really needed to shake these feelings and bring some joy and... Read more
I have had this program sitting on a shelf for a few months now, the plan was to start right after Insanity. Well, that was in March and this is November. I obviously got derailed... ;) So the months went by and somehow I find myself 2 pounds he... Read more
Yesterday I replied to a blog post by one of my favourite SparkPeople members, Sandiegojohn. A simple task: say something good about yourself. Not a problem, I can do that. A whole list, in fact. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_jou... Read more
This is the last day of September. Oh my, it has flown by.
Same weight - 78 kilos
Body fat percentage - 30% (yuck)
ST sessions - 7
Running - 86.5 k
Races - Stockholm Half Marathon, 2:22:45
Overall I feel pretty ... Read more
I have seen quite a few people do this over the past few weeks. I don't know if it is because they fell off the wagon during the summer or just feel inclined to equate fall with a new start. For me it's the latter.
There's just something a... Read more
We're well into May already and I've had time to reflect on the successes and failures I had in April.
1. Chalean extreme - well, I started the program and kept at it for two weeks, but realized that I didn't like it. At all. I didn't like... Read more
As I'm sitting here, in near food coma after three days straight of eating ourselves silly, the reasons why I'm on this site - why I'm trying to change my life - become all too apparent.
I have no control over my eating. Someone places a p... Read more
So, I stumbled upon a blog today, written by Sandiegojohn www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=3020137 and I was instantly inspired to try this out. Right then and there I got down on the flo... Read more
It's taken me a month to get through two weeks worth of workouts, but I have have finally reached week 7 of the Insanity program and that means doing the Fit Test for the fourth time.
Not entirely pleased with the results. My hip is still ... Read more
I've been whining about my hip for forever, haven't I? Well, since November at least, because that's when this misery started. I was doing so well with my running and then one fine day - WHAMMO! - I just couldn't run one single step further for ... Read more