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Two weeks after my baby was born my weight was down to 3 lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight. Yahoo! Much of that weight had been muscle and was now fat, but still. Only 3 lbs.
Well, two weeks later and I'm up 7 lbs, to be 10 lbs above my pre... Read more
Postnatal New Beginning
I haven't been on SP for a while, as I've been pregnant and not trying to lose weight.
Here I am, one week postpartum, with a gorgeous baby boy, and thinking about getting the baby weight off and back into shape.
The good news is I di... Read more
Back to School and Back to Spark
I've been absent from Spark for a while. Months, actually. It's been a fun and busy summer. Camping and more camping. Running around with my kids and basically just taking it easy. It's been lovely.
Now that my kiddos are going to school, I... Read more
This morning I measured my body fat %. Now I realize that there is usually a (potentially pretty big) margin of error when measuring this. I have a fancy Omron scale that has a hand grip to supposedly be more accurate.
Well, my bf% is up n... Read more
So I've been recommitted to living healthy for one week. Not much of a streak, but I'm just glad to be back. And I'm feeling really good. Balanced.
My weigh-in this morning showed me down 2 lbs! I realize that doesn't necessarily mean 2 lbs... Read more
Learning to Listen to My Body
For quite some time now my body has been speaking to me. And I've been ignoring it.
Living with chronic pain has resulted in an interesting dichotomy for me. I am acutely aware of every sensation of my body. I am hypersensitive to my body's... Read more
Today I was too sore to workout. I wasn't scheduled to workout, at least not according to the NROL program I'm starting, but I was thinking I'd squeeze in a bit of running. Not so. I can barely move. I did manage to move enough to have a very pr... Read more
Why is consistency so freaking hard?
Here I am. Again. Starting over. Again.
When will I learn to be consistent?
My mother is morbidly obese. I'm grateful I don't have that problem. But my entire life I have watched her yo yo diet. I have watched her try and fail and give... Read more
LiveFit Check In
Well, it's been a while. Last week was supposed to be Week 5 in the program, and I only got two days done and then took a day off. Then that day off turned into several days off. And now, though I should be on week 6, I'm now finishing week 5.
... Read more
JE's LiveFit Phase One Results
I'm not sure what's different for me about this program than others I've tried, but I've actually completed the first 4 weeks without missing a single workout. That is HUGE for me. I got through week 5 of C25K once, but that's as far as I've eve... Read more
LiveFit Week 4 is Winding Down
I have learned that I must have a decent meal before I workout. Otherwise I don't have the energy and strength to do my best. Today I only had about a 100 calorie snack before my workout, and I just couldn't get into the zone. I worked hard, but... Read more
Unexpected Benefits and Sugar is Poison
When I was 14 years old I remember brushing my teeth one night. I bent over to spit into the sink, and when I tried to straighten up a searing pain shot across my back and I was unable to stand. I fell to my knees and crawled to my bedroom, some... Read more
Progress Thoughts and Preparing for Weekend Temptations
I'm almost finished with week 3 of JE's LiveFit program. I've finished all the workouts; now it's just two days of eating clean left, so I feel like I'm done since the exercise is the harder part for me.
And after three weeks of working out... Read more
Personalizing Your Program
Jamie Eason says regarding her 12 week trainer "Trust in the program. It works."
And while I don't doubt that her program works, I doubt that it's a perfect fit for everyone. It is definitely a sound training program that will improve most ... Read more
It's Official: I Hate Leg Workouts
I've just started JE LiveFit Week 3. And now that I have three leg workouts under my belt, I can officially state that I detest them. I've always hated lunges and squats, but now I hate them more. I've never done so many at once. I've never done... Read more