Just checking in...
Well we're starting Week 8 in the Summer Shape-up Challenge! This will show who's in it to win it! And not just to win the money, but to win their life back! I'm so excited about doing the 5k with everyone! It will be such an accomplishment!... Read more
Well, we're halfway through the Summer Shape-up Challenge and I'm really revving up the workouts! Trying to do a minimum of 90 minutes a day.
It's a little disappointing when I see some challenge teammates "dropping out", meaning, they're ... Read more
I haven't blogged in a few days, but wanted to check in. I look at myself in the mirror and I can see how people get anorexic because they still see the "same old person" in the mirror. I don't really see a difference when I look in the mirror... Read more
What a Workout!
Today, did not want to go work out. I rarely have those days anymore, but today was one of those days. But I did what champions do: I DID IT ANYWAY REGARDLESS OF HOW I FELT. And it ended up being a great workout! Did my strength routine and... Read more
Wow! Was I that big???
Went to a business conference the past two days. I can't even tell you how many people commented on how great I looked and how I've lost so much weight and what am I doing, etc. I have two reactions to this: 1) Wow, this really strokes my ego,... Read more
Going into Week 3 of Summer Shape-up Challenge - It's not about "easy"
Well week 2 is about done. Some are seeing this isn't as "easy" as they thought it would be. What we don't realize is that easiness got us overweight. It was easy to get that second helping. It was easy to reach for the dessert. It was easy... Read more
Day 10 of Summer Shape-up Challenge
Today was my first day since before the challenge that I didn't have to "work" on the challenge. I think I've got just about everything taken care of, templates, trackers, etc.
Organizing this challenge so far is already rewarding beyond... Read more
This Summer Shape-up Challenge is AWESOME!
Ok, so when I decided to do this, I had no idea it would be this much work up front. I'm not complaining because I'm loving the entire process. At least once I have everything down, when (or if) I do this again, it will be much smoother. But ... Read more
Friday - Great Week! Day 5 of SSC!
Ok, so my plan was to use today for my day off of working out. Then, my wonderful husband comes home and wants to take me out for a glass of wine. So we grab a bite from a place called Cosi at Shoppes at Wiregrass and had the smallest sandwich... Read more
Finishing Day 4!
I'm so sore from my workout yesterday, but didn't let it stop me! Did 40 minutes of cardio with Grace, then got home and ran 2 miles. I just felt really good! I forgot to mention that yesterday my personal trainer told me my workout pants wer... Read more
Day 2 of SSC!
Things are going well! I've been hearing from several participants! I think using Sparkpeople was the best resource to use! I just know we're going to have some incredible and emotional testimonies at the final weigh-in! We officially have 3... Read more
Day 1 of Summer Shape-up Challenge ("SSC")
Well had a lot of interaction with participants today! People seem really motivated! I had a longer day than usual at the office, but it was productive.
Ended up working out after 8pm. I'm not a fan of late workouts, but you gotta do w... Read more
Wow! Challenge has started!
Well tonight was the first group weigh-in of the Tampa Summer Shape-up Challenge! My goal was to have 20, and we had 33 who got started tonight! WooHoo! I haven't really slept in two days thinking about starting this and having everything pre... Read more
Getting healthier every day!
Been on SP almost 5 months now and am totally addicted! I hope to introduce at least 20 new people to the site in the next week through the Summer Shape-up Challenge.
I wore my size 8 shorts today and they were LOOSE - yay! Just in Decemb... Read more
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Personal Trainer - Ouch!
I worked with a personal trainer for the first time yesterday. I can definitely see the value! We went through one set of what she recommended I do, and I'm SO sore today in my traps, lats, tri's and core! OMG! We did stuff I'd never done be... Read more