Chosing To Be Hot
OK, this sounds weird and awkward for me to say it, but today I joined a spark hotties group. Growing up, I was always in the Nerd Herd or the Geek Squad. Even when I joined the Marines, got whipped into shape, and looked sharp in a pair of D... Read more
Just A Little Walk
Wow, what a crazy day. Usually I'm posting this blog early on, but today got a little out of hand. Got up at the normal time and did a bit of exercise and then off to work. I had so much to catch up on, but then I got a call and had to go to ... Read more
A Little Confession...I Licked the Spoon
It’s confession time and I’ve already outlined my penitence. As you can tell from the title, I licked the spoon. I was dipping out dinner for myself and the kids and before the spoon hit the sink, it made a pit stop at my mouth. Welcome to Si... Read more
Making Today Special
So, I'll be honest with you, yesterday wasn't my happiest day ever, but I'm going to talk about how I'm making it better. It started off good. I felt pretty good and was ready to do my run. Warmed up and laced up my shoes. Here is where m... Read more
The Karate Kid (AKA Skeletons In The Closet)
Last night I popped in The Karate Kid. This is the original, not the new one just released on DVD. I just wanted to watch something emotional and inspirational. It is funny how certain things come full circle in life. On my walk back home f... Read more
I AM Mario! (Or, insert Super Hero name here)
Barely over a month ago, I quit my second job and used the last paycheck to get the Wii Fit Balance Board. I was excited to try it out. One thing I heard about, was this game that looked like Super Mario Galaxy. Except, YOU are Mario and you ... Read more
Running Around In My Undies
I got back from a nice little walk to the park with the kids. Little did they know, but I planned a nice long hill to the park. It was downhill there and uphill back. They had lots of fun. We even got some hide and seek in, so I was able to ... Read more
Biggest Loser Kept Me From Eating An Extra Ice Cream Cone
Not sure why I did it, but I did. Too late to turn back now. Not only did I eat healthy all day yesterday, but I think I did a good job keeping my kids on track too. Mixing it up with veggies, fruits, fiber, carbs, protein, water, water, and ... Read more
Sweat, Surf, & Sand
It is always nice to get out and exercise when you feel that Fall chill in the air. When you feel that gentle breeze against your body and you can just feel good things in the air. Today was not one of those days. Today I was all pumped up to... Read more
Sleep Test & Lots of Trash Talk
OK, before I get you going, that title was kind of misleading. I'm actually going to talk about trash later on.
But first, a little update on my sleep test. Because I walked into my doctor's office (just over a month ago) being overwei... Read more
It's Not the Load that Breaks You Down
This morning I had a nice run with my new RUNNING shoes! I believe this is the first pair of running shoes that I’ve owned. I’ve had tennis shoes, cross-training shoes, walking shoes, etc. So I’m pretty excited. All because I made my boss fe... Read more
Moti-moti got a lot of motivation!
On my way in to work today, I was remembering an old Marine Corps chant:
Moti-moti got a lot of motivation!
Dedi-dedi got a lot of dedication!
To the corps!
Our cor... Read more
What Goes Up Must Come Down
OK, third day in a row where I have either gained or stayed the same. I'm not concerned though because I've added strength training to my workout and I've done everything right that I know to do. I've set my goals in weight and workouts and ha... Read more
I just got back from my run/walk and started posting my spark status update to Facebook. Well, I got two instant messages from people on facebook, both asked, "why are you up so early?". One was going to bed after getting home from working a ... Read more
I'm Eating Ice Cream Guilt Free
Last night, I scooped out and filled a bowl full of ice cream...guilt free. OK, to be honest, the bowl I used was a Tupperware container made to hold condiments or something. You could probably fit a pickle or two in it. But, I made full use ... Read more