Yay! I got a job!
I got an offer for the job that I wanted. I am really excited about going back to work. Plus, they gave me 4 weeks of paid time off, plus 12 additional holidays off per year. Benefits are decent too. In addition, there is a 401k match up to ... Read more
Getting the job...then what?
I've been out of the job market for two years. I decided to return to work this fall. Today I had a great 2nd interview. This got me thinking though...will I be able to keep up my workouts? Desk jobs can take a lot out of you, especially thi... Read more
What an awesome summer I've had!
Yes, it's been a very long time since my last entry so this is going to be a long one.
I have not stopped my exercising at all. I did stop using sparkpeople for a while, because I was traveling and training so much, that I found I didn't h... Read more
It's been a long couple of months!
First, I've been exercising on a regular basis. However, I have not lost any more weight. My eating has not been particularly good. I'm still eating healthy, it's just my schedule has been so off lately. I've had to eat more at night than du... Read more
Tri Training Update
Today I swam for 45 minutes. It is getting much easier to swim now. I'm trying to work on my form, but it is so hard by myself. I'm wondering if I need a coach. I don't want to spend any money on that, so I guess I will just have to muddle t... Read more
I feel like I am a crazy person. This is only because I never thought I would ever wake up one day and decide to do a mini triathlon. I did that today. I swam for 45 minutes and did 900 meters. Then I drove over to the gym and did a 20 minut... Read more
Today, I started my Triathlon training. I swam 34 laps (850 meters) in 45 minutes. I'm not really happy with this, but it is a work in progress. I didn't push myself as much as I could have, but that is because it's my first time in the pool ... Read more
Crazy Busy...getting things done anyway!
October was a very heavy travel month for me. I was gone for 2 weeks. Then, because I live with children, a 7 year old and 40 year old, Halloween activities were plentiful. Horror conventions, haunted houses, trails of terror, corn mazes, and... Read more
1 Year Spark-a-versary!
Today is my 1 year Spark-a-versary!
Where am I one year later? Well let's see...
43 pounds lost
30 inches lost all over
I ran three 5k races this year
I no longer have to force myself to exercise
Eating healthy is no longer ... Read more
5k + 6 days in Toronto + 5k = No weight gain
Last Saturday I ran a 5k trail run in 38.14 minutes. Not bad considering it had rained all night and morning prior to the run. It was muddy and I had to walk more then I normally would have due to the trail conditions. Let me tell you, this w... Read more
More Cardio...Um Yes.
I need to do more cardio. And not walking...I need to do more running. No more excuses. I've got to run everyday for at least 30 minutes.
I'm getting a little impatient with myself. I do a ton of strength training, and I am doing some c... Read more
Perfecting my form.
Today I decided to work on my running form. I've read a lot about the subject of running form. Although, it is tougher to put into practice when you are only reading the material.
I decided that when I run on the treadmill that will be wh... Read more
My aching body.
I am taking a rest day tomorrow. If I don't, it will be 14 days in a row of working out hard. Let me tell you, the only muscle in my body that isn't sore is my tongue. Today I went to the gym, but for the first 15 minutes all I could do is la... Read more
Forty pounds gone today. Actually, it was yesterday, but I wait until I have 2 days of the same weight in a row before I will acknowledge the loss. It seems like I am steadily losing now. I think it took a while because I have been building m... Read more
I have been posting check-ins at the gym since June on Facebook. My gym was running a promotion for every 5 check-ins you would receive $5 off any products they sell. Now it is a habit, and I find myself continuing to check - in.
Here i... Read more