SparkPeople, this is wrong
So today there's featured article that tells us 50 ways to burn 100 calories. Hey, I'm going to read that. I want to burn 100 calories, you bet I do. A lot of good tips there, including: running at 6mph for 9 minutes.
Wait a minute, what? ... Read more
Ok, maybe this wasn't such a good idea
Let's face it - it's summer. It's vacation, social occasions, irregular hours, travel and whatnot. Not a good time to start on a nutrition and exercise plan. Not for me, anyway. I get anxious, all can think of is what I ate and if I'll get in a ... Read more
P.S. to last blog: lesson learned!
So, I was feeling so frustrated after I posted my last entry that I spontaneously decided to work out a bit, even though I hadn't planned to. So I did (almost) all of the Barre Workout Video. And it felt so good!
What is the lesson here: it... Read more
This is a bit disappointing
I've been as good as possible this week. Really. I've been watching what I eat and exercising. But it obviously hasn't been enough, because I weighed myself today and I haven't lost one single pound.
The problem is, I don't see how I can d... Read more
I left Sparkpeople because, frankly, it was stressing me out. It was all about "lose MORE weight", "run MORE, run FASTER", "eat even BETTER" and it got too much. I came to realize I wouldn't lose much more weight, 62 kilos is what my body wants ... Read more
Routine oh where art thou - revisiting program for winter months
It's been quite some time since I blogged here.
I've struggled and struggled, and then struggled some more. My main problem: lack of routine. Every week my schedule at work gets shuffled around, I never know how many early or late shifts I... Read more
I need a new plan. I've been sticking to my health&fitness routine for a month now. To recap, my routine included the following steps:
- go to bed before 23h, get up at 6:45
- switch off computer&tv at 22h
- run 5 times/week, strength t... Read more
I'm going to stop
I think I got this all wrong. I've been letting the fact that I'm not losing any weight bring me down. But weight loss wasn't my goal in the first place, was it? No, I wanted to get fit, eat healthier and lose that flabbiness I hated. Did I achi... Read more
Am I the only one?
There's always this moment during my run: the moment where, for the tiniest second I think "ok, that's enough; you can stop now". Which usually is a lie because I haven't reached the goal I set for myself yet AND, furthermore, I'm not even all t... Read more
Another week of not losing any weight. Whatever. I got into work today (first day after vacation) and two people immediately said I looked thinner. Heh! Take that, stupid scale ... Read more
This vacation has been all about exercise and food, i.e., eating better, but as a result I'm also in a better mood and have more energy, which in turn made me more social and outgoing and revitalized my relationship with BF. And all without leav... Read more
Because my SparkCoach said so
I was checking in on the SparkCoach page today and noticed I hadn't eaten any fruit yet. So I went to get a slice of pineapple out of the fridge and said to BF: "My SparkCoach said I should eat fruit!" BFs reply: "Ah, so when the SparkGuy says i... Read more
Now I know it - I am awesome!
Remember how I posted yesterday that I had run "more or less" 5k in "about" 30 mins? Well, yesterday I finally got a pedometer, and after I used it today, I could confirm: 5k in exactly 31 minutes.
Now say with me:
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Pushing Myself and One Big Reward
Yesterday was a low motivation day - I'd been reading this blog by a Spark Member who worked out for two hours and burned 1500 calories in one day. And I thought I was really working out hard by doing a measly 30 minutes cardio and 15 minutes st... Read more
Deep breath and... go go go
Another disappointing weigh in - it seems I'll have to settle on 62kg for another week.
It is true that... Read more