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Yesterday's unintended by accident but ended great 14 mile in a day trek.

Sunday, December 14, 2014      2 comments

The weather was coooold yesterday morning so after I dropped my son off at the boys/girls club I happily drove downtown to go to my favorite YMCA-but all the parking garages were full. Irritated but not defeated I drove back home and decided to ... Read more

Age is nothing but a number-not letting it hold me back this year.

Sunday, November 30, 2014      13 comments

Back in 2010 when I joined Spark at the back of my mind was that I was getting older, there was only so much I could do. I wasn't a spring chicken by any means, but I would do the best that I could to become more fit. Walking(not jogging or runn... Read more

Yesterday I walked,jogged, ran over 14 miles...before my 45th birthday!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014      18 comments

Yesterday was a milestone for me and I am still giddy about it! I walked to the YMCA, did my heavy chest and back workout, ran/jogged/sprinted on the treadmill, walked back from the YMCA, then ran around our basement room-when all was said and ... Read more

My very first visit with a personal trainer-and not my last!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014      14 comments

For all that I love exercise I was a bit nervous before my session today. I made sure to inform her that I do have carpal tunnel and explained just how I normally work out and my vegan diet and my weight loss over the past several years. So what... Read more

Non-scale victory -my total cholesterol lowered AGAIN! Vegan power!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      7 comments

Days like yesterday are a reminder that is not always about the amount of weight I can lift or mile I can walk(and now run, woohoo!)-that with the family risk factors of heart disease and diabetes that I am lessening my risk even as I grow older... Read more

I like running. No, I LOVE IT!!

Friday, August 15, 2014      7 comments

Goodness knows I would have never thought to like it so much during my fitness journey--now I am not fast admittedly, and I do slow down when I need to--but I like to run and honestly feel the difference mentally when I don't. It's a beautiful t... Read more

I ran a whole minute today without stopping! Yes that is big for me!!

Friday, June 27, 2014      9 comments

I love to sprint, LOVE to sprint--going all out for 20-30 seconds is wonderful for fat loss and endurance. But going longer than 30 seconds just was NOT going to happen--dropping back down to a walk or stopping on the side of the treadmill durin... Read more

If she can do it, I can!

Sunday, April 27, 2014      8 comments

In the gym at work this week as I was doing my insane sideways treadmill there was a woman doing heavy deadlifting. Now I mean as in 35lbs on each end of the bar. It was so inspiring! But I pouted as I finished my workout-- because of my wrist... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 4th year at Spark--changes and hopes and dreams for my 5th.

Saturday, January 18, 2014      37 comments

Once upon a time there was a woman in her early forties who decided to take her life back one step at a time by dropping diet soda cold turkey--a small step but it was an important one. And though she smiled sometimes it was not a truly happy sm... Read more

Conquering my final fear at the gym one row at a time.

Friday, December 13, 2013      9 comments

I like being challenged at the gym-lifting heavier weights thrills me, sprinting at higher speeds-without damaging major body parts is cathartic! Yes I like to live on the edge so to speak especially being 44 now-but age is just a number! Yet...... Read more

Met my yearly fitness minute goals early! And progress pics and Tabata sprints :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013      14 comments

I'd set my goal for this year at 35, 000 fitness minutes--and saw the other day that I'd gone past them-last year had been 30, 000 so I ambitiously set it at the 35k for 2013--how cool is that! And two months to go--so I still have some Zumbaing... Read more

Non scale victories--loving the latest one :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013      11 comments

I do have to say that my quest to gain muscle is going well--of course my lower half is still my (not!)favorite part but I have been faithfully doing my squats and sprints. (And sideways treadmill which is still fun!!!!) But a longtime friend a... Read more

I've gained weight!! Yay me!! No really...it's a good thing. (video blog)

Saturday, October 12, 2013      10 comments

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Total cholesterol 144 when I am about to turn 44. Happy dance!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013      15 comments

It's not always about the weight loss or the muscle building--I got my first completely fasted cholesterol test this morning(boy was THAT hard I had my smoothie ready to go afterwards)! This was after walking 2 miles to my job where the tests we... Read more

The vegan bicep! Labor Day laughs and pics :)

Thursday, September 05, 2013      13 comments

I made it through my first Labor Day with my primarily rabid carnivore family--I can honestly say the ribs and hot dogs and hamburgers were not tempting in the least as I happily ate my beloved stirfry at our family reunion. However....my sister... Read more


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