The Perils of a Weekend Get-Away
My husband works for a hotel chain and so we get a few free stays at various hotels each year. Somehow we managed to arrive in November with three free stays unused. Since the stays don't carry over into the next year, we have decided to use the... Read more
The Awesomest Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me
As some of you may know, I have signed up to compete in a triathlon in May of 2010. It was crazy enough that I decided to do this in spite of being overweight and out of shape. The fact that I had never swum a lap in my life made it even crazier... Read more
I have noticed that often times Sparkers refer to "the weight" when discussing their weight loss journey. Rather than saying, "I need to lose weight" or "I need to lose some weight", they will say "I need to lose THE WEIGHT."
I find this to... Read more
Is now the time to begin strength training?
I started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred on Sunday. I need to balance it with my triathlon training so my goal is to do it 3-4 times a week in addition to my swimming, biking and C25K. I mentioned this to my friend who is a former personal traine... Read more
Real Life Goodies!
So, in celebration of reaching 25% of my initial goal, my husband and I headed to Sports Basement for some fitness goodies. We walked away with three fun new toys!
1) Speedo nose plugs (in hot pink, natch)
2) 5 lb. hand weights to help me... Read more
Sparking at One of my Favorite Restaurants!
Tonight, my husband suggested we go to one of our favorite restaurants. I have not been to a restaurant in a few weeks and I was somewhat hesitant. Restaurant eating is part of what got me to this weight in the first place. But I figured, this i... Read more
To Pizza or Not to Pizza…Part II
Yesterday, I posted the following multiple choice question to my blog:
Tomorrow, I have a law journal meeting. Pizza will be served… what should I do in the face of utterly, incomprehensibly delicious pizza?
a) Bring a healthy lunch... Read more
She’s got the Beat, she’s got the Beat, she’s got the BEAT!
Yeah, I’ve got the Beat!
So, the word of the week for me has been “rhythm”.
Allow me to explain.
I’ve always been able to dog paddle but I’ve never really been a swimmer. So, when I signed up for swim lessons in Septe... Read more
To Pizza or Not to Pizza...(That is the question).
Today, I got the results of my Wills & Trusts midterm (pretty good) which has left me in a multiple choice kind of mood. So, I will tell you the situation and you tell me the "correct" answer.
Tomorrow, I have a law journal meeting. Pizza w... Read more
Pre-Logging and Taking the Stairs
Does anyone else pre-log their food; ie determining what you are going to eat and logging it before you actually eat it?
I did this yesterday and it was awesome! I prelogged about 1000 calories and had enough left over to have a few snacks ... Read more
Today is only the beginning...
Today, I changed my Exercise streak from 30 minutes a week to 90 minutes a week. Even though I've been getting 90 minutes or more a week, it sure felt good to see an eight week streak on exercise. However, my desire to change my streak to a more... Read more
What am I doing wrong?
I have been working out for the past seven weeks. I am thrilled with the results. I have very quickly reduced my cellulite and firmed significantly. I think the swimming is the most significant part of this so far and would highly recommend swim... Read more
Harrowing Body Measurements
I just measured my body for the first time in over three years and it was a harrowing process. First the good:
1) At least I know where I am in this process and can now measure my progress in a way that is not tethered to the scale.
2) Appa... Read more
Refraining from Greed
Somehow I put too many black beans in my taco bowl. While my first instinct was to enjoy the unexpected windfall and scarf them on down, I instead put them back into the fridge for a snack later. This is what I call progress! It was probably a h... Read more
My Running Trouble Goal
My biggest running trouble is that I have asthma. I don't have the kind of asthma that makes me prone to sudden attacks. I just have difficulty breathing when I have a cold, allergies or am, you guess it, working out! My goal is to order up a ne... Read more
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