Enjoying the process...
Loving eating clean, getting the hang of the New Rules of Lifting for Women workouts, taking a break from running this week due to my shin splints but overall just excited about making progress and seeing other excited about starting their journ... Read more
Did I really used to eat that much???
Since I'm doing regular strength training, I realized I needed to increase my calories. Before I was staying on the low end (1200), but I realize I need to stay at the high end (1550). I have been consistenly fallen below and my goal is to get... Read more
Finally, getting organized!
Well I'm finally submitting to a system to follow. Been doing a lot of a bunch of things and for the past 3 weeks have plateaued in my weight loss. So I got the book The New Rules of Lifting for Women, which was recommended. Read the whole bo... Read more
Finally, some organization!
Ok, so I've been flying by the seat of my pants in trying to lose this weight. Was doing great, then hit a plateau and haven't lost a pound in 3 weeks. Still losing inches so not all is lost. But finally broke down and decided I need to follo... Read more
Well, I'm not seeing much progress on the scale, no change in 3 weeks and today I check my body fat and it WENT UP!!! What's up with that? But I'm not discouraged because I know I've been doing the right things, so I just have to give it time!... Read more
Spark Teams are Awesome! I'm so grateful!
I'm trying to keep track of all the teams I'm on! I get so much out of so many of them! My Eating Clean Team is teaching me a better way of eating, which I found I've mainly been doing most of this year. My Iron Maidens Team gives me tips on ... Read more
This is fun!
Had grueling workout yesterday, did triceps, biceps and back, did 140 pushups and over 30 min of cardio. It felt good though! I'm sore today, but not too bad. Got up and ran 2.5 miles at a relaxed pace. Want to make sure I'm not overtraining... Read more
Today was my first day Eating Clean, and it wasn't bad. Not as hard as I thought, and the best part is that I've been pretty much eating clean for a few months now. So it's not requiring a lot of changes which is good. And I'm ramping up my s... Read more
Naked Lady Party - Awesome for us SP!
I wanted to blog about this, because I think for so many on SP, this is the perfect for getting new clothes in our "in-between" stages. A Naked Lady Party (NLP) is a girlfriend clothing swap.
Basically you invite several friends to your ho... Read more
Making Big Changes
Well, I'm going to start to Eat Clean, now that I know what it is. I really want to lose the fat for good and really build some toned muscles, so it looks like this is the way to go. I eat about 80% clean anyway, just need to pick up my fruits... Read more
Being a Personal Trainer - not for me!
Today I helped show a friend how to use the machines at her gym. She's been doing a lot of cardio, but hadn't realized how strength training can play an important part in her weight/fat loss. I used to wonder if I'd like being a personal train... Read more
Working out With Hubby - Finally!
I went running with my husband this evening. This is the first time we've ever run together, mainly because I could never come close to keeping up. He runs an 8 minute mile. But today, we ran together. I wasn't as fast as he would normally g... Read more
Great start to the week!
I was actually at my office 9 hours today! Haven't done that in FOREVER!!! I don't typically workout in the morning on Mondays because of going to the office, and since I got home SO late, the last thing I wanted to do was work out. I was goi... Read more
Wanted to pig out!!!
Not sure what happened today, but I really wanted to eat everything in the house today! I did have self control, but it made me cranky! Went walking with a friend since it was such a nice day, so got good cardio in at least.
Feel like I n... Read more
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Joining a new gym
Well I joined Shapes Gym today. Have been at Anytime Fitness for two years and love it, but really wanted the option to go to classes and have the group experience, and the pre-sale price is same as I pay at AF. They had a free Zumba class. W... Read more