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The Straw that Broke my Back
If you've read my blogs before, you know that staying positive is a big deal for me. And I've really been able to channel that positivity through some challenging things in the past months. But it is getting ridiculous, and my positivity, whil... Read more
The bad news is, real life begins again tomorrow.
The good news is, my stay-cation was AWESOME. And it was not without challenges. My foot is hurting pretty much every day (11 days and counting until my specialist appointment). And I need ... Read more
Here we go--a week of stay-cation!
I have been a little anxious about this stay-cation that starts NOW. Worried that I have been having a much easier time choosing healthy behaviors when I am in my work schedule, not so much on the weekends. So now I have a 6 day weekend. Mak... Read more
Motivation Behind the Desire to lose weight
On SparkCoach today, I was challenged to think about the reason why I have been doing this for almost 5 years now. Why do I want to be fit? Why do I want to keep working toward this goal weight.
I was on my way to blog about my injury (st... Read more
Work Out Rage
Has it ever happened to you? Doing cardio and the rage just builds until you feel like you're going to blow?
It's only happened to me twice. Once was this morning.
I am just so frustrated at my foot, my lack of being able to do anythin... Read more
And the experts' answer to my question is.... (plus I don't have a stress fracture)
Well, predictably, there was not definitive answer. Why do I keep looking for them!
But here are some of the highlights of the coach's response (they don't tell you which coach is answering. I'm sure someone else could figure it out by writi... Read more
My long question to the Spark Coaches
I just wrote this long possibly convoluted question to the SparkCoaches (as part of being on the SparkCoach team). Thought I would share it here as well. We'll see what they say.
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My best excuses for not working out
This is the assignment for Spark Coach today--to blog about what my best excuses are when I decide not to work out, and how I counter them.
This is a tricky one right now, because I have, as of yesterday, given up biking for 2 weeks.
Biking ... Read more
It's not my fault!!! blame my mother!
Eating most of your calories at one meal--NOT helpful.
I know this, but yesterday it wasn't my fault! Truly! So I probably could have made a few better decisions, but I did pretty well under the circumstances.
All of my mom's sisters ar... Read more
On SparkCoach, SparkGuy posed the following question (paraphrased):
if gravity did not exist, and scales had not been invented, how would you rate your fitness or health?... Read more
2 moments of realizations, brought to you by biking
I should preface by saying that yesterday was a little bit of a hard day. It was a hard day that turned into not measuring and thus drinking too much wine. It was a hard day that turned into me being unable to refocus my energy towards the pos... Read more
Stress Fracture Blues (elliptical was not a good idea) :(
Well, I was riding pretty high--despite my stress fracture in my right foot (5th metatarsal), I have been riding my bike a ton and working out really hard on the elliptical (the podiatrist said neither would probably hurt me). I have also been ... Read more
Nachos and the Scale
How is the 5% going? Thanks for asking!
If you look at the scale...well it is not moving very well. I had gotten down to 188, but this morning weighed in at 189 or 190 depending on the angle! I have a digital scale coming from Amazon, but am ... Read more
Scales and Nachos
How is the 5% going? Thanks for asking!
If you look at the scale...well it is not moving very well. I had gotten down to 188, but this morning weighed in at 189 or 190 depending on the angle! I have a digital scale coming from Amazon, but a... Read more
Keeping the Spark and Living the 5% when it doesn't come naturally
I've been really on track for a long time now.
Since a few months ago (June 27th to be exact), a switch turned on in my head thanks to a blog I read. I realized that I have a lot more power in me than I had previously known. I realized I was... Read more