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Christmas Streak - Day 3

Thursday, December 06, 2012      5 comments

Nailed it!!!!!! emoticon... Read more

Some Days the Pigeon -- Some Days the Statue

Thursday, December 06, 2012      11 comments

I heard that expression a long, long time ago. I always interpreted it as some days you "crap" on people (hopefully, not intentionally) and some days you get "crapped" on! This isn't directly related to my healthy living journey -- or even ... Read more

Streaking My Way to Christmas -- please come with!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      13 comments

I have promised myself the fact that it's December is no excuse to backslide. My plan is to streak my way to Christmas (but not in the naked sense)! Today is officially day 2 (I would have started sooner but .. well, actually, I didn't think of ... Read more

Taking Back Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      8 comments

I've been fighting "the crud" since Thanksgiving. Somehow I managed to get 3 cardio workouts in last week, but it's been about 2 weeks since my last strength training session. I don't really "like" the act of exercising -- but I LOVE the way it ... Read more

There's No Room for an All or Nothing Attitude in a Healthy Lifestyle!

Sunday, December 02, 2012      12 comments

How many times have your woken up feeling pumped and motivated to succeed and as you progress through the day, something goes terribly wrong? That's a repeated occurrence for me. If I'm looking for an excuse to go off track, I'll seize the ... Read more

My new favorite funky vegetable -- romanesco!

Saturday, December 01, 2012      17 comments

I've noticed this in the produce section of my grocery store for a while now. I added it to my list this morning because I was feeling curious. I love most vegetables, so ... Read more

Monday Cardio Blast!

Monday, November 26, 2012      5 comments

After struggling with a sore throat and congestion the past few days, I think I'm over it (never did really get a full blown cold). I've been off work the past 5 days and decided to get my Monday rolling in the right direction. I left before 5 a... Read more

Thanks, Sweat and Turkey

Thursday, November 22, 2012      8 comments

I feel blessed for so many reasons. I choose to think of the positives, when it reality it would be easy to focus on the fact I've lost 3 family members between this holiday and Christmas. First stop this morning is 8:00 Mass with my 82-yea... Read more

Cardio & Core (YOWZA!) - 11/21/2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      2 comments

Cybex Arc Trainer 50:00 381 cal Avg HR 141 Max HR 157 5 mins @ resistance 15 (warm up) 5 mins @ resistance 20 5 mins @ resistance 25 5 mins @ resistance 30 5 mins @ resistance 35 5 mins @ resistance 40 5 mins @ resistanc... Read more

Light Cardio Workout - 11/20/2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      1 comments

Elliptical 35:39 231 cal Avg HR 129 Max HR 157 5 mins @ resistance 1 (warm up) 5 mins @ resistance 5 5 mins @ resistance 10 5 mins @ resistance 15 5 mins @ resistance 10 5 mins @ resistance 5 5 mins @ resistance 1 (cool do... Read more

Last session with my trainer (for now)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday was my 31st and final session with my student trainer ... for now!She certainly didn't cut me any slack for our last session and I wouldn't have it any other way! I started out on the Arc Trainer at resistance 25 for 5 minutes to ... Read more

One Word Blog

Saturday, November 10, 2012      4 comments

Copied this from one of my Sparkfriends who copied it from someone else... Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Where is you... Read more

My "date" with Gym on Saturday Night

Saturday, November 10, 2012      1 comments

Elliptical 30 mins (includes 5 min warm up) 7.74 mi 252 cal Avg HR 144 Max HR 160 Stationery bike 10 mins 84 cal 2.87 mi Avg HR 149 Max HR 161 5 min cool down on bike 3 sets of 5 modified pushups 3 sets of 30 cru... Read more

My non-creepy colleague at work

Friday, November 09, 2012      12 comments

I have this co-worker who's very awkward on a personal level (he's an engineer type). Sometimes his thougths/attitudes really make me chuckle ... although they arne't intended to do so! Yesterday he came into my office and said: I don... Read more

Tuesday Workout - Nov. 6

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      1 comments

My trainer promised a lighter Tuesday (and it's a good thing because I was feeling pretty sore from Monday)! I started out on the elliptical for 33 minutes: 1 min @ 0 resistance 1 min @ 1 1 min @ 2 1 min @ 3 1 min @ 4 5 min @... Read more


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