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In October I plan to:
1) Establish a fitness schedule. Mondays and Wednesdays, Master Swim class. Finally! I've been wanting to do Master Swim class since I learned how to swim! My new gym offers them. I'm so excited. Tuesdays and Thursd... Read more
I'm not where I want to be.
But I have the tools to make a change. The change begins today.... Read more
Bhangra and Bollywood was a TOTAL BLAST!
Isn't life funny?
I first learned about this dance studio back in the winter. I thought the Bhangra and Bollywood class would be fun but with the stress of my externship, I never seemed to make it.
Well, I finally made it today and I o... Read more
Inspire Week # 1: Week in Review and Goals for Week # 2
So, my first week back on an official Sunny Gals Challenge was pretty successful!
Cardio Minutes: 430, 5/7 days
ST Minutes: 0
Average Calories: 1628, in range 5/7 days
Weight loss: -3.8 lbs.
I am pretty please with how this week ... Read more
Measuring My Cheese
After almost two years of Sparking, last night I did something I've never done before: I measured my cheese.
It isn't unusual for me to measure my food. I log my nutrition pretty consistently and I have two food scales that are pretty accur... Read more
Goals for Inspire--Short Term and Long Term
Short Term Goal: Lose 6 pounds before Vegas Trip 8/24
Long Term Goal: -30 pounds and -5 inches in the waist
To move closer to these goals, here is what I plan to do this week:
Clean eating with six mini meals per day under 1550 calor... Read more
Day #16: Second Nature
I used to think that if I ate healthy, I would get into the habit of eating healthy and it would "become second nature." But now I think it isn't the healthy eating that becomes second nature. It is the vigilance, creating healthy opportunities,... Read more
Day #15: Twin Reasons
Some reasons for extra motivation.
I have been shopping for a graduation dress. I already have one dress but I need another for some other grad festivities being held. I wear a size 14 but I feel my options are drastically cur... Read more
Day # 14: Body Inspiration
While I'm generally opposed to the idea of "thinspiration" I can't help but post this photo of ballerina Misty Copeland. Her body is everything I want mine to be: shapely, athletic and beautiful.
... Read more
Healthy Diet Habits
I have entered phase 2 of the Spark Diet for the second time. The first I did it, I hung tough all six weeks and lost around 13 pounds. I am hoping for even better results this time. How am I going to get these results? Well, for one, I'm going... Read more
Day # 13: Results
The scale is trending downward. There is no mystery as to why: I've been eating clean and staying active. Sure, I had two slices of pizza and a slice of cake at my nephew's birthday party on Sunday. And my dinner on Saturday night could have bee... Read more
Blog # 12: May Day
There was beautiful weather today...the last three days, actually. Spring is here and May holds so much promise. We finally decided where we're going for my post-bar exam vacation: RIO DE JANEIRO! It sounds so glamorous, so beautiful, so stimula... Read more
Day #11: Pump It Up!
Oops, I missed a day of blogging. But I'm getting right back on the horse.
I had a very active weekend. A long walk and a lovely swim yesterday. Dancing last night. A 3.4 mile hike on the bluffs today.
I'm looking forward to this week.... Read more
Day # 9: The Anatomy of a Binge
It isn’t pretty. Yesterday, things were going well. I ate clean until after our kickball game. Every Thursday, there’s a food fair on the edge of the park with food trucks, live music, etc.. My friends wanted to check it out. My husband and ... Read more
Day # 8: Still on Cloud 9
Still on Cloud 9 from yesterday--the end of law school followed by a lovely massage at the spa. That was my first massage and I swear, so much anxiety left my body. I feel like I couldn't get mad or nervous or upset even if I wanted to. How long... Read more