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Another Product Recommendation: PACE Weights
Monday, January 24, 2011      9 comments

I have mentioned these several times in my status updates here on Spark, but I feel they are a valuable enough tool in my strength and muscle gaining arsenal that they're worth a blog: PACE Weights: These ... Read more
Moving Past a Weight Loss Plateau
Sunday, January 16, 2011      37 comments

I've helped so many people move off of weight loss plateaus over the last year or so that I thought a blog about it might be prudent. These are also excellent techniques to apply even if you aren't plateaued- This information is good for everyo... Read more
News Story On My 12-week Challenge
Monday, January 10, 2011      25 comments

Today I did an interview with a local news station about the 12-week challenge I have entered. Here is the link, in case you'd like to see. [Warning: I am NOT all dolled up! I'm ready to work out! (And yes, those are my hands. ... Read more
Are You a Lone Wolf, or a Pack Animal?
Sunday, January 09, 2011      22 comments

What works best for you? Going it alone, or being part of a team? There is nothing wrong with either style, but for your best success you really need to figure out which you are and be true to yourself. I've tried to lose weight as part o... Read more
Abs Are NOT Made in the Kitchen!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      17 comments

Yes, this is my second blog today! What can I say? I'm getting the New Year off to a good start! I've heard the phrase "Abs are made in the kitchen" quoted lately by a lot of people I greatly respect. I've given it a lot of thought and h... Read more
Forget Making Fitness a New Years Resolution
Saturday, January 01, 2011      10 comments

The term "New Years Resolution" sounds temporary- Like it is only supposed to last through the in new part of the year. Instead, make your fitness goals a "Life Time Resolution". The problem with making weight loss and being more fit soun... Read more
A Little Holiday Tough Love
Friday, December 03, 2010      13 comments

Remember: It's a Holiday Season, not an Eating Season. If you don't want to derail your own weight loss efforts, you are going to have to take ownership of your eating for the next month. Scratch that..... You are going to have to take own... Read more
Enjoy Your Weight Loss Journey
Sunday, November 21, 2010      14 comments

This may sound ridiculous, but try to enjoy the process of losing your weight and obtaining fitness. No, I have not lost my mind. ... Read more
Rules Are Sometimes Meant To Be Broken
Monday, November 15, 2010      5 comments

I love rules and find contentment in knowing I am following them. I think it's the German in me. At any rate, even I believe that there are times it's beneficial to break the rules, particularly when it comes to exercise. So, as promised in m... Read more
44th Birthday Progress Photos
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      33 comments

NewNarayan asked me to post progress pics, to see any potential muscle growth from my increased weight loads in my workouts. Honestly, I've been lifting like a fiend (for me), in an attempt to build up muscle in the places that needed a little ... Read more
In Defense of the Workout Split
Thursday, October 21, 2010      12 comments

I have had several people inquire about using whole-body exercises as opposed to working separate body parts. Many times it seems the whole-body camp gets almost charismatic about how their way is better. Me? I don't see it that way. I like sepa... Read more
Yep.... Here I Am..... AGAIN!!!
Thursday, October 07, 2010      17 comments

Okay, I have a big confession: As of this morning I am at 160.4 pounds. This is about 3 pounds over where I was allowing myself to be for the purpose of muscle gain, 8 pounds over the top of where I would like to "normally" be, and 12 pounds o... Read more
Why I've Decided NOT To Compete In Figure
Thursday, September 30, 2010      13 comments

I frequently have people asking me when I will do my first show, or as someone at the gym asked today my "next show" (like there ever was a first!). I had every intention of competing just a few months ago, but my mind has changed on this. Ins... Read more
You Haven't Failed Until You've Stopped Trying.
Saturday, September 18, 2010      21 comments

The title of this blog was posted as a comment by a gal named Christy on one of my earlier blogs on It struck a cord with me and has been rambling around in my head ever since. I think too many of us have decided that we've fa... Read more
Start slow!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      15 comments

I am a huge proponent of weight lifting heavy weights for women, but one point I have not focused on at all is that if you are just starting with lifting (or any kind of exercise for that matter), or it has been a while since you've lifted, it's... Read more

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