When I went off SP, I put weight back on. Steadily. I got up to 178 in 2011, but then I noticed that every year I've been dropping a little. And I'd rather drop a little every year than put it on! By the end of 2011 I got down to 175. January ... Read more
So today is 6 weeks in to working out, and having met with my Personal Trainer on 3 other occasions. Today was our 4th meeting, and time for re-evaluating.
Measurements: since October 20th I have lost 4 pounds, which is OKAY. I've been using... Read more
I still have an email dated June 2009 from a dear friend I met here on SparkPeople. She was struggling with COPD and her fight ended in 2010. I called her on the phone a few dozen times in the couple of years that I got the chance to know her. ... Read more
... the PiYo class! Sadly it's only on Mondays at 7:30 pm so far, but we're hoping they add in another day. I think I've been 4 times, now, and *I* see a HUGE improvement in my balance! Seeing as I'd not done ANY kind of group exercise ever bef... Read more
Also known as "All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet". Not good. Although there are many (over 150!) choices on the Golden Corral buffet, and MANY *GOOD* choice foods, many, and certainly *I*, don't willingly choose them. Okay, so I DID start out QUITE health... Read more
I have returned, my beloved treadmill! It was pure torture NOT being able to run on you! I missed you so much. It was pure exhilaration running today, even if I *did* turn my knee within the first 3 minutes, but you were steadfast and didn't le... Read more
So, in an effort to continue doing cardio workouts, I have gone from the treadmill to the recumbent bike. I'd hurt my knee last week, so had to change things up a bit. I hate like crazy to give up the treadmill, even temporarily, but my knee ha... Read more
This morning I sit reading through some SP articles and I'm on "8 Cold, Hard Truths about Exercise", written by Coach Nicole.
I came across this sentence, which to me is very powerful:
"... exercise as a challenge to continuously improve on ... Read more
Today was my 2nd meeting with my Personal Trainer (Chris) He's not afraid to have me lift, let me tell you! I know my limits, but he really pushes them. I suppose that's his job. I'm not complaining, mind you! I enjoy being pushed! Especially on... Read more
Well, when I take a rest day, I guess I'm serious!
I did get the house vacuumed, swept and mopped, took the dog on 2 walks, but that's all I did physically. Didn't get to the gym or on the treadmill in the garage. But today was suppose to be m... Read more
So today started off great - I got in a cup of water and a banana within 30 minutes of waking up! Woo Hoo, me!
I also got in 20 minutes on the treadmill (1.15 miles) this morning, then another 25 minutes (1.56 miles) this afternoon.
Sadly I ... Read more
Okay, my daughter and I tried out a "new to us" class tonight: PiYo. I didn't care for Zumba (too much jumping around for me) and the senior cardio was ... OhMyGosh! ... too slow for me! PiYo was JUST RIGHT. Pilates/Yoga combo. I worked hard. I ... Read more
It hit "home" for me, part 5 of ( www.sparkpeople.com/blog /blog.asp?post=the_best_wa ys_to_stay_motivated_for_good ) to EXPECT SETBACKS. Specifically: "Barriers are common, but so are solutions."
In Jamaica last month, j... Read more
My treadmill was in the living room for a week, but today was the day ... we got it in the garage! Woo Hoo! I've just spent an hour sweeping (*cough-cough*!) and rearranging things in the garage so that we can set the treadmill and elliptica... Read more