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5 % Challenge - BRING IT ON!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      21 comments

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

INSANITY Strikes Again

Monday, February 21, 2011      14 comments

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

Like Bambi on ice

Monday, December 27, 2010      8 comments

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

A Winter Run

Saturday, December 11, 2010      11 comments

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

Self-flagellation - of sorts.

Sunday, December 05, 2010      9 comments

Noun 1. self-flagellation - self-punishment inflicted by whipping self-punishment - punishment inflicted on yourself Well, isn't that an apt description... em... <a href=Read more

P90X, day 3

Sunday, November 14, 2010      6 comments

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

Never QUITE good enough

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      8 comments

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
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A Farewell to September

Thursday, September 30, 2010      10 comments

This is the last day of September. Oh my, it has flown by. Some stats: 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

A new start

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      8 comments

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

April in the rearview mirror

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      3 comments

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

April Goals

Monday, April 05, 2010      4 comments

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

A new challenge - 100 pushups

Friday, March 19, 2010      3 comments

So, I stumbled upon a blog today, written by Sandiegojohn www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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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

I did it! I did it! Finished with Insanity! Here's the last Fit Test.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      9 comments

Fit test #5 Oct 15/Nov 17/Jan 7/Feb 7/March 10 Switch kicks 80/100/120/124/120 ~ (+40) Power jacks 40/45/54/57/61 ~ (+21) Power knees 75/85/96/108/109 ~ (+34) Power jumps 26/30/38/42/45 ~ (+19) Globe jumps 9/10/12/12/13 ~ (+4) ... Read more

Insanity Fit Test #4

Sunday, February 07, 2010      4 comments

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

Light at the end of the tunnel

Thursday, February 04, 2010      9 comments

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


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