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C25K Week 1: Lessons Learned

Friday, June 03, 2011      4 comments

Plan: 5 minute warm up walk, then alternating 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes, 5 minute cool down walk. Repeated on three days. Stats: Day 1: Ran on the treadmill, 186 calories burned, distanceÖ? Da... Read more

Donít Fear The Running Store

Thursday, June 02, 2011      5 comments

As I mentioned previously, my new running buddy and I went to a real running store to be properly fit for real running shoes, an adventure that had my stomach tied in a tiniest, whiniest of knots. Running shoes and running stores fall deep in th... Read more

Turbo Fire Week 2 and Weigh In

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      1 comments

WEEKLY WEIGH IN Starting Weight: 242.6 Last weekís weight: 193.4 This weekís weight: 191.8 Weekly loss: -1.6 lbs Total loss: 50.8 lbs Week 2 of Turbo Fire ended on Friday (Iím weighing in on Saturdays now, and re... Read more

Turbo Fire Week 1: 4 Lbs Gone!

Sunday, May 22, 2011      2 comments

Week 1 of Turbo Fire (14-20 May): 4 pounds lost! I actually stuck to my entire workout schedule for all of Turbo Fire week 1, and I canít tell you the last time that happened. Can you tell that Iím loving this program? Read more

Workout Schedule: 21-27 May

Saturday, May 21, 2011      1 comments

Last weekís workout schedule, with results: *Saturday/TF Day 1: Fire 30 & Stretch 10 DONE! I also added in some Hip Hop Hustle, since I was feeling peppy. *Sunday/TF Day 2: HIIT 15 & Stretch 10 DONE! Also added in Couch to 5K Week ... Read more

In case you're in the mood for some man candy...

Thursday, May 19, 2011      0 comments

I'm playing the Freebie Five game on my Wordpress blog today. 'Cuz nothing beats a splash of silly fun every now and then, right? betternexttime.wordpress
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To run, or not to run: that is the question.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      8 comments

I have a confession to make: Iím a Couch to 5K running dropout. That probably makes me like most people, right? Heaven knows the dropouts outnumber the graduates. ... Read more

Let the Ab Assault Begin

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      2 comments

I'm instigating an all-out assault on my abs. The Goal. (Not me, ha.) (from health.com) Yup. This is war. It has occurred to me that my stomach area is one of my... Read more

And on the third day, she rested.

Monday, May 16, 2011      2 comments

It's Turbo Fire Day 3 - and that means it's a rest day! Let me tell you something: that exclamation point up there? I mean it. I am more than happy to take my rest day and make the most of it. Days 1 and 2 of Turbo Fire are in the can.... Read more

Workout Schedule, 14-20 May

Saturday, May 14, 2011      6 comments

Sticking to a workout schedule has been tricky for me lately. I find myself constantly making excuses, thinking I'll make workouts up later and never getting to it. So I'm putting into action two things that have always helped me along in the pa... Read more

Changing Course, and Igniting my Fire

Friday, May 13, 2011      5 comments

Here's what I'm super excited about this week: tomorrow I'm officially starting the Turbo Fire program! If you're not familiar, Turbo Fire is the newest program from C... Read more

Say something nice today.

Thursday, April 21, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday, I got my hair cut. My stylist was talking about how different my hair's looking (I'm growing it out), and she made an offhand remark: "And you just keep shrinking too!" She has no idea what effect that little comment had on my da... Read more

Cleanse results!

Saturday, April 09, 2011      3 comments

Oh, am I glad this week is over! Monday through Wednesday, I decided to do another round of the Shakeology cleanse. This time was actually a lot easier for me than the last, thankfully, and the payoff was big: on Thursday morning I was down... Read more

A Little Structure

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

Well, itís Tuesday and Iím still on track! Climbing back on the wagon this time has been rough, so Iím just trying to ride the wave of accomplishment I feel after each day on plan. One day at a time is all we can do, right? Iím also taking ... Read more

Hello again.

Friday, April 01, 2011      7 comments

Hi. I've been M.I.A. for a while. I fell off the wagon. I took a tumble. It hurt. In the ego, mostly. I hid from the scale, from Spark, from blogging, and ate and ate. I gained weight. The other day, my cousin posted the number of... Read more


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