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Officially Banned! Blog of Shame

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      18 comments

OK, all, here comes a Blog of Shame! I really struggle with chocolate-covered (insert healthy natural food here). I've talked about it before. It is a known weakness. Yet, I still have this faith in myself that I can control my portions whe... Read more

When to Run?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      7 comments

I've been using a running plan tool on my iPod Touch called "Runners World SmartCoach" since last summer. I think it is fabulous. Thanks to the balanced plan it put together for me, I was able to train successfully for my first half-marathon. I ... Read more

Upper Body Kettlebell Workout

Friday, January 21, 2011      6 comments

And here is the "Upper Body Size and Strength Workout" with kettlebells, following Steve Cotter's DVD: Upper Body Size & Strength Kettlebell Workout: 1. Chest Press (lying) - 3 sets of 10 2. Upright Dumbbell Rows - 3 sets of 5 3.... Read more

Abs & Core floor workout with kettlebell

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      5 comments

I think I might be a bit sore tomorrow after this one! 10-minute Abs & Core floor workout with Kettlebells - 90 seconds each exercise: 1. Get-up Sit Up (90 seconds for each arm, holding the kettlebell straight up while doing crunches) ... Read more

Lower body kettlebell workout

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      4 comments

In case you are interested (I'm not sure if you can see what I've tracked on MY Fitness page?), here is the lower body workout that completely kicked my butt last week (Friday). I did it again today. Hopefully I will still be able to bend over b... Read more

Week1: 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge

Monday, January 17, 2011      3 comments

I posted this on the week 2 discussion board of the "Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge" team, but I think I will lose track of it there, so wanted to make a blog of it too. If you read it twice... my apologies, and thanks for your keen ... Read more

Gaining Momentum

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

This is not going to be about healthy habits and upward spirals leading to a healthy lifestyle, it's actually about starting my own business. When I quit my job on November 17, I was full of optimism, energy and bright hopes for my self-employed... Read more


Sunday, December 26, 2010      10 comments

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas with loved ones, and that Santa was good to you! I was sporting my Festive Helper Hat, again this year... Turkey, stuffing, ma... Read more

The sugar binge continues...

Sunday, December 19, 2010      2 comments

OK y'all... I was able to stop eating chocolate covered almonds and peanuts once I blogged about it on Thursday, so now it's time for me to add a few more words and get on top of the all-Christmas-cookie diet I've been indulging in since. Y... Read more

Chocolate Covered Obsessions

Thursday, December 16, 2010      3 comments

Hey SparkFriends, I don't know what has gotten into me, but I've become totally obsessed with eating chocolate covered [fill in the blank]'s. On the weekend, I bought a bag of chocolate covered almonds for a snack for 6 of us to share during ... Read more

My first Marathon Skating Int'l event

Monday, December 13, 2010      6 comments

A group of women who are members of my short-track speed skating club also do long-track marathon events, and I joined them this weekend for my first marathon event. Normally, there is a shorter event (10k or 25k, or both) on Saturday and a long... Read more

Update after a month of flux!

Sunday, November 28, 2010      5 comments

Hey SparkFriends, my blogs have been few and far between lately (as has my dismal effort at tracking my food). Time to re-engage, and let everyone know what's going on in my little world. Since the meltdown-induced, stressed-out at customer... Read more

Run Report: Niagara Falls Half Marathon (Oct.24)

Saturday, October 30, 2010      12 comments

It's been a week, and about time I jotted down some thoughts about my first half marathon! I am confident at this point that it will not be my last. Before I start, you may have noticed the status I've had all week, since last Sunday early in th... Read more

Bottomed Out

Friday, October 15, 2010      2 comments

I've been tired all week. Who's kidding who, I've been tired for several weeks, ever since I spent the weekend driving up north to attend a funeral / celebration of life for my friend's mother. Never mind that, I've been training hard and dilige... Read more

Note to self: Buyer Beware!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      6 comments

My biggest problem, by far, in terms of my health and wellness that is (!!), are my eating habits. I travel a lot for work, and therefore eat out a lot. I've made great strides in the past year in terms of making better decisions when faced with... Read more

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