Day 6 of the Challenge...and feeling great!
Yesterday, I did my first "real" strength workout, meaning, 3 sets of each exercise and 3 exercises per body part. I did Chest, Tri's and Abs. I followed it with a 30 minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session on the Arc Trainer. ... Read more
Day 4 of the Challenge...and set a new goal!
Today I went to the Pulmonary doctor and he strongly felt that I have Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA). Honestly I was so excited to hear that. I posted it in my Facebook Running Friends Group and found many runners suffer from this but from medi... Read more
Slowly but surely...I'll get there!
Last week was a little setback, and I ran a 5k on Saturday which was a big mistake (due to my condition, my back hurt so bad when I breathed as I ran). But I finished the race so that was good. My appointment with a Pulmonary Doctor is tomorro... Read more
Another day with no workout...but still smiling!
Today I scheduled an appointment with a Pulmonologist, just to make sure I have this Costochondritis and to see if there's anything that can be done to speed up the healing process. So no workout today because of the breathing issues.
Ho... Read more
A little sidetracked but not derailed!
The Costochondritis was really acting up today, lots of breathing issues and got some kind of virus from my husband who got it from my nephew, so let's just say I've spent much of the past 24 hours in a small room of my house lol. So my trainin... Read more
Starting a new journey...getting my strength back!
It's been an interesting year, I've run 6 Half Marathons this year, set a Personal Best in one, saw my Mom complete her first Half Marathon at age 71, saw my husband complete his first Boston Marathon. Also found out I have Costochondritis (inf... Read more
My Grandma, almost 90 is DOING IT!!!
I am very close to my paternal Grandmother. She's the only grandparent I've had for over 25 years. She's outlived her children and yet maintains the most positive attitude I've ever seen and is such a woman of faith! Yahweh willing, she will ... Read more
My Mom, at age 71 finished her first Half Marathon!!! Woo Hoo!
I just had to share this!
After 12 weeks of diligent training, my Mother successfully walked her first Half Marathon at the St. Pete Rock 'n' Roll Half on Sunday, February 12, 2012!
It's such a great testament to you can do whatever yo... Read more
It's my 3 Year Spark Anniversary and on my way to 3 Years Maintenance!
Happy Anniversary to me! Thanks to a friend telling me about this site, Sparkpeople has become such an incredible part of my life!
I was only 3 weeks into my healthy lifestyle journey when I started on Sparkpeople. I loved the site immedi... Read more
Are you waiting to start...AGAIN?
After posting some before and after pics on my Facebook page, a FB friend said "Wow, you look great! I need to drop a lot of weight, going to start in the New Year!" Well that really bothered me. Reason is because I had done this same thing o... Read more
My "Comeback Cruise" - 3 years from Fat to Fit!
Three years ago this month (12/08) I went on a cruise and saw a client who said she barely recognized me because I had gained so much weight. At 5'3", weighing 165 lbs and size 14, THAT was the "Aha!" moment I needed. I started eating right an... Read more
Half Marathon Fanatic had a Personal Best today!
Promise this will be short and sweet!
Prior to this year I had done 2 Half Marathons, first on 11/09, second one 11/10. But this year, did one in Feb., and one in March, then so far 5 Half's in the past 6 weeks with one more next Sunday to... Read more
Becoming a Half Marathon Fanatic and LOVING IT!!!
So prior this year I had run two Half, my first one in 11/2009 and my second one in 11/2010. This year, partly due to my Facebook Group I created called Running Friends From Around the World (with now over 400 fun and crazy people), I have real... Read more
Thanksgiving Dinner Success!
I think a lot of us on Sparkpeople probably dread this day as much as we look forward to it. All the temptations, what to do, should I or shouldn't I, the guilt afterward, why didn't I work out, gotta work out again, and on and on and on. Most... Read more
Enjoying Helping Others Reach Goals!
After almost 3 years of setting personal fitness goals, and maintaining my goal size for over 2 years, I've realized a few things:
1) I'm a super competitive person. I never played any sports or anything in school. The most I ever did com... Read more