On my way to a slow 5K
I'm working on the Couch to 5K program and, even after doing cardio for over a month, I'm still at about a 20 minute mile. I walked for 40 minutes today and, you guessed it, did two miles. Well, at least I'm doing moving. I love techie gadget... Read more
Today is Day 52 of my journey with SparkPeople. Over the last few days I have been surprised that my stamina has improved. I find that I can walk farther and have more energy throughout the day. I have joined the Couch to 5K challenge and wil... Read more
I've been a member of the SparkPeople Community for 49 days. Over that time I have learned how to track my food, to motivate myself to exercise before going to work (even if I'm not a morning person), to drink at least 8 glasses of water, and t... Read more
It really is about the journey
Life is interesting. Just when I needed extra inspiration for continuing this journey I read one of the featured blogs on SparkPeople. Pixie-Licious' blog reminded me that while the goal is important, it really is the journey toward health and... Read more
While I'm losing inches with my exercise and eating plan, I haven't been losing much weight. Got my annual tests back from the doctor yesterday and my cholesterol is normal! My last report three years ago my LDL was too high and the tri-g not ... Read more
Just when I think I've found all the nooks and crannies on the SparkPeople website, I find another. While I knew that the site had reports, I was surprised to see all the details that I could find out about my progress. At first I thought I co... Read more
50 minutes of exercise a day?
Wow. I just read the blog post that most obese individuals need 250 minutes/week or 50 minutes/day of moderately intense exercise. I thought getting 30 minutes of exercise/day in (or most days anyway) was quite an accomplishment, however, now ... Read more
I completed the 28-Day Boot Camp Challenge. This may be the first time I've ever set up an exercise routine and stuck with it for a whole month. I have to admit I wasn't sure that the SparkPeople concept was going to work, but it really has he... Read more
I began Week 4 of the 28-day Bootcamp Challenge. I'm beginning to branch out by incorporating different video workouts into my routine. I'm using Fitness Challenge on the iPad and have found some excellent PumpOne routines. Did a 25 minute ar... Read more
Over 50 minutes of exercise!
Today was a great exercise day! I started with Nicole's 18-minute Body Sculpt video (which did kick by butt, but was fun). Then moved into Day 5 of the 28-day Bootcamp. Ended with a 22 minute slow walk on the treadmill. Might be sore tomorrow... Read more
Fell off the diet wagon
A rushed, early morning without exercise, an all morning meeting, and a need to return to work quickly all led to a McDonald's drive-thru moment. Oh well, it happens.
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I've been doing weekly measuring since my weight loss isn't going quite as quickly as I'd hoped. I've lost over 3 inches when combined from around my body! I knew my clothes were fitting looser! I'm enjoying doing the strength training exerci... Read more
Eat more veggies?
I've started Week 3 of the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge and to my alarm -- I now have to eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day! Okay, I have to admit that I am not the veggie loving human that I should be. I know they're good f... Read more
I've been enjoying the Bootcamp 28 day series. Tomorrow I begin Day 1 of Week 3. I've lost inches in my waist, hips and thighs. I feel stronger and I'm usually between 7,000 to 8,000 steps per day. I started at not making 5,000 steps per day... Read more
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Missed a day of exercise!
Life got in the way Wednesday and I didn't have time to do cardio. Weighed myself and gained 2 pounds! My clothes fit looser, I'm losing inches, but the scale is not my friend. I think I'm going to banish it for a month and see what happens. ... Read more