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saying goodbye to my first pair of training shoes

Monday, September 12, 2011      1 comments

I never had any children. Maybe I sometimes get teary eyed over the silliest things. I cried the other day when I realized that I had worn out my first pair of real athletic shoes. I remembered the day I got them and the empowerment I felt when ... Read more

dont be afraid to go to the gym

Saturday, August 20, 2011      0 comments

I used to fear going to the gym. This , of course, was before I actually had stepped one foot in one.I wanted to join a gym badly. My at home efforts needed ramping up and I knew the gym was the place to go to get that. I'm not downing the at ho... Read more

Giving it away is getting it back

Saturday, August 06, 2011      2 comments

I work with a colleague who has way too much stress in her life. Pressures of being a single parent with two sons and elderly parents who are in denial about their current infirmaties have really taken their toll on her.She has been watching my ... Read more

Thank you Beyonce'

Friday, August 05, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday i was at the gym after work and my intent was to do the 30 minutes on the elliptical that is part of my 'homework' from my trainer. For once i had my ipod (thanks to my hubby) and i got on and started working .The music kept me moving ... Read more

apple to hourglass?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011      4 comments

I remember being in my twenties and even early thirties and having a concave belly when I lay on the floor. I remember looking in the mirror and seeing a body that I was'nt happy with then but would cry with joy over now. I've been looking at my... Read more

How working with a trainer has changed my exercise routine

Sunday, July 24, 2011      2 comments

I thought i was working hard at home.Self directing with dvds and spark people exercises. My first session with the trainer told me I had'nt been working nearly hard enough. OMG I never sweat that much , ever. And what was with the jelly-legs an... Read more

How my life is different after three months with spark people

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      2 comments

I was re- reading spark diet stages this morning and realized that I had moved to stage four without actually knowing. In less time than I ever could have imagined I have begun to live a lifestyle that is giving me energy, joy, and a huge optim... Read more

Computerless = More Time at the Gym

Thursday, July 14, 2011      0 comments

Four days ago I could not get connected to the internet on our home computer nor my android phone. Oh no! I was about to reach my 90th day of a login streak and I was NOT about to miss out. Over the last few days I at least was able to persuade ... Read more

Not a great Feeling.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      1 comments

So I work alternate weekends and I am a chef. I work on my feet and move around consistantly. When I come home I do all those things that women usually do;ie the dishes, the laundry, the cleaning, etc.Yesterday I got stuck working a double becau... Read more

First EVER session with a trainer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      0 comments

My husband and I joined a gym. Something I never thought we would do. We were the oldest people signing up for the promo and I felt a little awkward, but still determined to do it because i just knew i needed someone to evealuate my technique o... Read more

Addicted to Spark people Website

Friday, June 24, 2011      1 comments

Ever morning after I exercise I sit down at the computer to log in and spin the wheel, huddle with my spark teams, check mail and generally enjoy the spark website. I admit a compulsion where this is concerned. We had a string of days with horr... Read more

Magic Running Shoes

Monday, June 20, 2011      3 comments

What was it about those running shoes? I wanted them even though I had'nt even attempting running. All my close family and friends said"you can't run". You are( here I will list all the reasons I was given)too old, too heavy, you'll wreck your k... Read more

Why I changed my Username

Sunday, June 12, 2011      1 comments

When I joined Spark People two months ago I was anxious to start my journey to a healthy lifestyle. Still, I know now I was lost in the anonymity of my 'fat' self and I was not completely convinced (since I have experienced so much failure in m... Read more

Cookies into the trash

Sunday, June 12, 2011      4 comments

I am a pastry chef by trade. Every once in a while I have this need to bake at home. My husband is a lover of home made chocolate chip cookies.I had good chocolate chips in the cupboard for more than a month.Yesterday I decided I had to make coo... Read more

Whose upper arms are these?

Friday, June 10, 2011      8 comments

I got brave this morning and decided to take my measurements. Mostly everything has firmed up, not too much movement on the tape measure. When I got to my upper arm measurement I called my husband to help me because i was sure I had measured wro... Read more


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