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How I Worked Out During the 12-Week Challenge

Thursday, April 07, 2011      12 comments

I promised another Sparker that I would post about how I exercised during the 12-week Transformation Challenge with my gym. I feel an obligation, however, to point out that my changes came mainly from how I ate, not how I worked out. As I have... Read more

My "Secret" Cutting Diet for the 12-week Challange

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      29 comments

Okay, here it is..... The way I ate to get my size to come down 9 pounds in 5 weeks. (Remember, the first 7 weeks no progress was made with help of a professional, so I "wung it" on my own after that.) After a good, hard, panicked cry at ... Read more

The 12 Week Transformation is Complete!!!!! Final Progress Pics!

Sunday, March 27, 2011      63 comments

Today is the day my final pics and measurements in the 12-week challenge with my gym. While it will be a long time before I hear the results of the contest, I wanted to share my own progress pics with my Spark Friends. When I did a 12-week... Read more

Rachel Mac Progress Pic Challenge - Final Week

Thursday, February 24, 2011      24 comments

Warning! A lot of pictures ahead! emoticon As anyone who read my blog from yesterday knows, this past week I ... Read more

Lunging Without Damaging Your Knees

Sunday, February 13, 2011      20 comments

My belief is that, after Squats, lunges are the best exercise out there for the lower body- Especially the butt! If yours is flat, lunges will help round it out. If it's too round, lunges will help it look more compact. The folks I've seen wh... Read more

Top 12 Things I Wish I Could Say To People In the Gym

Monday, January 31, 2011      48 comments

1. ASK ME FOR HELP! I'm not going to bite, and I'd be honored! 2. YOU AREN'T LIFTING ENOUGH! If you are still leg pressing the same weight you were pressing six months ago (or one year or five years ago), you aren't challenging your muscl... Read more

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. emoticonRead 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

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