Get back up when it knocks you down...
Accomplishment - today is day 37 in a row of working out.
Not Accomplishment - Last week I only lost 1/2 lb, this week I gained 3/4 lb.
This is hugely frustrating for me. I've been focusing on calories - I'll admit I haven't been in ra... Read more
Watermelon, Hotdogs, SPARKlers - Red White and Blue!
Ah July 4th. The firework holiday, the picnic holiday, the beachside holiday, the "you caught what on fire with a fire cracker?" holiday... The holiday where there's so many snacks and BBQs that it's truly a test of will to see if you can keep y... Read more
A Strong (re)Start at Spark
Fourteen days in a row of working out. Fourteen. A fortnight, if you will. Whew. Two weeks.
After my rather lengthy hiatus from Spark, I decided to start hardcore with the exercise. No shortcuts, no “days off”. By making time every day of ... Read more
How do my twenty something year old friends influence my eating habits?
When you are a younger twenty-something, twenty three to be exact, your friends are your worst enemy when it comes to eating habits. "Let's order pizza! Happy hour anyone? I made cupcakes! Who wants nachos? Wow, I really need a venti double shot... Read more
A Rather Lengthy Hiatus
Hey, many great bands take a break for awhile. I guess I'm using that theory to excuse my sparkpeople absence for the last - cough - year or so.
I kept up with working out but got away from my eating habits. Last summer I was very happy wit... Read more
I've got two tickets to paradise
Warm enough outside that I'll be able to run every day this week.
Can't wait, can't wait, so excited!
[insert disneyland commercial here] - I'm too excited to sleep!... Read more
Girl Scouts and Beer
Things that have killed my goals this week:
- Birthday: party, cake, food, alcohol, drunk munchies.
- Girl Scouts. Enough Said.
- Post-mid terms parties. Wing nights, more alcohol, more drunk munchies.
- Winning a free pizza. No, seriou... Read more
So, it's official. P-chem test tomorrow, and unfortunately the 'P' doesn't stand for 'party'. I've studied since Wednesday, but no matter how many hours I've put into it, I'll end up not feeling prepared and around 11pm I'll freak out, run to th... Read more
One of the hardest things is that no one I live with has any faith in me.
I live with three other girls, all under 120lbs. That natural skinny-ness, you know, they eat chocolate and never go to the gym and never gain a pound and I hate it. ... Read more
Blah and yuck
And so I have gained one pound.
It's hard to see that on the scale, I can't lie. I've been doing nearly double the cardio minutes than my weekly goal and am varying my exercises (running, swimming, elliptical, and spinning). I've been chall... Read more
Six More Weeks of Winter
Thanks, Punxatawney Phil, for intensely hindering my running outside schedule.
I go to the gym out of necessity, not choice. If it's above 45 degrees (including wind), I'm outside running. Although, last week, my friend got me out there in... Read more
Disco Dancing Burns Calories. A lot.
So today I learned that disco dancing for 20 minutes burns 132 calories. Here's the link to the CNN article with some interesting exercises. (It's a bit dated, but these things shouldn't change).
et.fitness/9... Read more
All around the world statues crumble for me
Name the title tune, win a free super-awesome comment from me on your page!
So I've been doing pretty good with the diet and all, staying within the calorie range and eating well. Tonight, however, I decided to go with the mac-n-cheese din... Read more
Let's See How Far We've Come
I think one of the hardest things is pushing yourself enough in the beginning to get results, but to not go so hardcore that you quit within three days. There's a very fine balance between challenging yourself and going too far.
Working ou... Read more
Faux Pas at Formal Events
Is it a bad idea to go to a wedding alone? I recently got an invitation for a wedding that is in March of this year. It's a bit of a road trip and unfortunately I'm not close with any guys who may want to attend.
It's the first of my frie... Read more