Kettlebells and beyond...
I really enjoy being a personal trainer but man, it sure is keeping me busy these days. Almost to the point I am thinking I might have to start to schedule my workouts especially my runs! Thursday's 5-mile run was a bit of a squeeze. I squeezed ... Read more
I'm gonna be famous!
Okay, let's calm down a bit.
Yes, I am being interviewed about my weight loss journey.
No, it's not People.
Or the Star.
Or the New York Times.
Wait for it...
It's the Stinger!
Never heard of it? *gasp*
It's... Read more
When I was a teenager, I read alot. I got so good at reading smut that I could read a novel in a day or two. Now that I am older, I realize it is my way of trying to hide from my emotions. I do it with shopping, watching movies and emotional eat... Read more
It's still snowing...
Okay, I can only avoid this for so long. I have gained weight. Everything is telling me so. The scale. The measuring tape. My clothes. Before I gave up the scale for Lent, my weight was sitting right around the 160 mark. Everyone says that you c... Read more
We've all been there. Someone telling you in one form or another, you cannot do this. For some reason, my parents are that in my life.
Before I joined Sparkpeople, I attempted weight loss. Honestly, I feel I never succeeded because my mom h... Read more
Trip to the Running Store
Many of my sparkfriends stopped by my page yesterday to share that they saw where I live on their local news in other parts of the country. Thought I'd share some photos of the area on the way to getting my first box of Gu!
On my way, at a ... Read more
Trying a new avenue of blogging...
I am addicted to blogging on Sparkpeople. On here, it is easy. You write. You get responses. It's harder out there. It's feels so empty.
Anyhow, I decided I am going to try to record my training for Grandma's Marathon on a different blog, ... Read more
My Running Accessories
Tonight, I am kinda down.
Sometimes when I am down, I buy. Today, I brought a fuel pack.
Sometimes when I am down, I like to be creative. I present the photo below. Find the fuel pack. Those are my running accessories.
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EIGHT miles today! Woot!
Besides testing my physical and mental limitations, my first marathon will test my self confidence. That will be MY biggest test.
Already I started to doubt my nutrition. That was yesterday, if you missed it. But, the lesson is that I can ... Read more
Marathon Training: Most Overwhelming Aspect
Do you know what's the most overwhelming aspect in all this marathon training?
What to eat. What not to eat. What days to eat. Getting the right ratios of carbs, protein, or fat. All these rules are enough to make anyone r... Read more
I do not stand for ANY discrimination!
If you are judgmental, I have a problem with you. I do not stand for any type of discrimination.
Tonight a guy, N, friend of mine tried giving plasma. Another friend, H, which was there asked to talk to a staff member privately. After H ta... Read more
New Trainer, Day 1
In case you were wondering...
My new trainer is pretty awesome! She gave me lots of praise and no insults. In fact, there was a part that I could tell I wasn't doing it quite right. When she gave me feedback and I was able to do it better,... Read more
Motivation is key. Without it our workouts don't get done. With it, we reach our goals with grace. So how do we get motivated and stay motivated. Everyone is a little different.
Take me for example. In the beginning, my motivation to work i... Read more
Bring on the Marathon.. in say 5 months!
I know some people do not believe in God. But, I believe in God. Sometimes He helps us in life but we don't give thanks to him. But, why not?
Anyhow, onto my simple story.
In the last week, I have been struggling with overtraining sy... Read more
Get Lucky HM Training Bump
I really do have some of the best Y members at my work. Let me tell you about one of them.
He is mid-50s and has a girl friend in Ohio. In fact, he is all sad that they haven't been able to Skype. Honestly, it's kinda cute. Especially sinc... Read more