This morning I was watching Modern Marvels and stumbled across and episode that I had never seen before, "Supersized Food." I got less than ten minutes in before eyes bugged out of my head. A 256 pound burger patty with a 44 pound bun? According... Read more
My First Blister: that makes me a runner, right?
On Tuesday, I did my first multi-mile run. Now, I've done a few multi-mile runs in the past (all the way back in 2009 now), but I've never considered myself to really be a runner and I've never gotten blisters before. So, following the logic tha... Read more
If Mom Can Do It, I Can, Too
I guess I'm in luck since this coincides blog coincides with Mother's Day (week), but honestly my mom has really inspired me in the last few weeks.
As most of you know, she did her first half marathon last Sunday and came in at 02:28:46, 72... Read more
My First 25,000 Daily Steps Badge
Honestly, I can thank my mom for helping me obtain this awesome badge. Yesterday, as many of you know, she ran her first Half Marathon (and came in at an amazing time of 2:... Read more
May Goals & A 1/2 Marathon?
Sorry to tease in the title, but no, I am not doing a half marathon just yet. Give me a few more years of running under my belt and then we can talk. My mom, however, is doing her first half marathon on Sunday May 6 and I am so excited for her.
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Progress without "Progress" (April Wrap Up!)
This month, I really struggled. I felt like I was making ZERO progress even though I was putting the effort in -- WRONG! Even though it wasn't a gigantic success, this month absolutely was a success. I am so grateful that I stuck with it. My ove... Read more
My First 20,000 Daily Steps Badge
After intentionally running around the living room for 25 minutes last night, I have obtained my first 20,000 step badge. I later found out that the top badge you can get is for 40,000 steps, so that's still a goal to work toward, but still! MY ... Read more
I Earned the Helicopter Badge!
I'm a little bit late in posting this, but on Saturday April 21 I earned my Helicopter Badge. Since I got my fitbit on March 23, I have climbed over 500 floors. That's a lot!
My next fitbit Floors badge will be for climbing 1,000 floors. I ... Read more
Extra Pep in My Step
Money has always been an incentive for me, but when it came to weight loss, I could never really find a way for monetary rewards to work for me. That is, until I looked at the SP 'Secrets' section. I can't remember who posted this secret, but ba... Read more
Seeing Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
As promised, a blog entry about our visit to SDSU this morning to see His Holiness speak. It was an amazing, almost once in a lifetime experience. His Holiness was so humble, charismatic, and enlightening. Everything that he said was purposeful,... Read more
Tomorrow we go to see his Holiness the Dalai Lama!
I am SOOOOOO excited about tomorrow -- even if we do have to get up at 6:30am to get down to SDSU. SO and I have great seats for tomorrow's presentation and afterward SO and I plan to go explore SDSU (i.e. walk all over!) I promise to post more ... Read more
My New Favorite Thing!
So, I was browsing through Spark People's Fitness tracker, just messing around to see how many calories exercises burned per minute and I ran across these things called "Step Ups." Curious, I checked to see the calories burned per minute and nea... Read more
3 Million Steps, C25K, & the Fitbit
Lots of positive things going on around here today. Spring Break is treating me nicely so far and I'm working toward my goals which is always nice, right? I'm sure you're more intrigued by this blogs title, though, so here goes nothing!
3 M... Read more
Ever Wake Up FEELING Skinny? (March Wrap Up)
This morning was fantastic! I woke up and I just felt thin and strong and fit and sexy.
That's never happene... Read more
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Planning to Climb 50 Stories, Pushing through Family Crises
Last night I arrived home to my mom sleeping in the guest bedroom, threatening to leave the house because--long story short--my third step-brother is moving back into the house. I think I finally got to bed at 3:30am this morning and was woken b... Read more