Need A Prayer...
Things are/were going fairly well for me.
I started Sparking again, not "hardcore" like before, but I started taking baby steps. I log in everyday, I track my fitness as much as I can, I have started eating better. At least, for breakfast a... Read more
Exercising, Even When I'm Not
I don't get to exercise every day. I wish I did, but I just can't.
However, I DO move around a lot, walking, chasing kids, doing chores, and other similar activities. So, I KNOW that I am active and burning calories.
Also, due to my BM... Read more
So, I took my new "before Spark" pictures last night. I know that I have gotten a lot bigger over the last year. I feel it in my clothes. I feel it in my lack of energy. I feel it my fitness level (or lack thereof).
I know that I need to lo... Read more
Reigniting My Spark
The past 12 months have been the most difficult that I have faced in recent memory.
-I was involuntarily separated from the Navy after 10 years.
-I packed up my life in Virginia and shipped it all down to Florida.
-My new job is n... Read more
The past few months have been hard on me. And the worst is still ahead.
Among many other things, I have begun the foreclosure process on my house, I had to surrender both of my dogs, I had a brief scare with a Navy drug test, one of my vehi... Read more
Acceptance and Moving Forward
The past couple of weeks have been a complete roller coaster of emotion for myself and my family. I've had good days, not so good days, and days where I don't even want to get out of bed.
I have gotten a lot of support from my Spark family,... Read more
We Regret To Inform You...
Why is that phrase NEVER followed up with anything good?
On Tuesday of last week, I was called in to see the Commanding Officer. The Navy has been facing some pretty severe budget cuts and earlier in the year, I was informed that I would be... Read more
Navy PRT Weigh-In (Fall Cycle)
I have to admit that I was quite worried about this weight-in. I recently went on a week-long cruise to the Western Caribbean where I completely ruined my diet and Sparking was the furthest thing from my mind. I got back and had gained close to ... Read more
Feel That Burn? It Feels Fantastic!
I skipped my "planned" Insanity workout today and decided to try something different. I read a recent article that claimed kettlebell workouts can burn more calories than running. And combining a kettlebell workout with squats or lunges can burn... Read more
Life Starts Now
I took off my shirt in the locker room and was told that I am "shaped like an outhouse".
I took it in stride, because my buddies and I like to joke around. But, somewhere deep inside, I took it to heart.
I looked at myself in the mirro... Read more
I posted this as my "status" a few days ago, but I thought that I would just add a full-blown blog about it.
I am highly contemplating "starting over" with The Spark. Deleting my page, my pictures, my goals, and everything else.
A clea... Read more
So, it's been a little bit since I Sparked last. 2 weeks ago, I got BAD poison ivy.
I went to the hospital and had 4 different doctors tell me that I had BAD poison ivy. I did my best to explain to them that I was geocaching in the woods. T... Read more
Now that the Navy's fitness test is over and I have passed my weigh-ins, it is time to get back on track with my exercise.
I was planning on starting back up on my "Insanity" program Friday. I brought my gear to work, charged up my Zune pla... Read more
I Got This!
You told me I had it.
And I did.
I ended up getting weighed in at 209 pounds, which is my lowest weight since January 2007 (in which I was 208). Unfortunately for me, that is still 3 pounds ABOVE what the Navy says I am allowed to weig... Read more
Note To Self: Stay Sparking
12 months ago, I was pushing 240 pounds. It was the heaviest that I had ever been. My health was in jeopardy. My Navy career was in jeopardy.
Then, I discovered SparkPeople. I started sparking and started working out. By October of last yea... Read more