Time to DO this!
Wow! I have been away WAAAAY too long. I had a hard time finding my spark page, and remembering how to add a blog. Long story short, we've been living through construction in our house for almost the last year. It's finally all finished, and... Read more
A Standing Ovation???
So, I decided to restart Couch to 5K. I've been jogging for the last several months, just not with a lot of structure or direction....relying more on my heartrate monitor, and less on the time/distance. I've decided that I really do want to fi... Read more
Yes, that's what time I started my workout this morning! For the second time this week, I got up with DH's alarm, and was able to go out and get in a 28 minute jog, and be back here so he could leave for work. The REALLY strange thing? I've E... Read more
I still hate shopping
I've always hated clothes shopping. I've never been a "girly" girl, and just can't get into shopping. I like to shop for other people... like the kids, or my husband, or for things for the house. I just don't like clothes shopping. And, down... Read more
A great week!
So, this has been the best week I've had in a very long time. It's the last week of a challenge on one of my teams, and the first week of a challenge on another.
Some positives this week....
* lost 2.8 pounds (haven't lost more than a frac... Read more
20 Minutes is a very relative period of time. If you're watching TV or reading a book, or even out for a bike ride or a walk on a nice day, it can seem like a very short period of time.
If you're jogging for 20 consecutive minutes for th... Read more
The Cold, Hard Truth
About 6 months ago, my Cubs team started a "How Will I change by Opening Day" challenge. Back in October, we posted weight, measurements, some fitness test results, etc. Once the new season started, I realized maybe I should check back into th... Read more
One Year on Spark
Whew... Time flies! It's been one year since I decided it was time to change my life, and start getting healthy. There have been lots of changes in the last year...
- I've lost 40 pounds, 27 inches, and 7% body fat
- I've gone from size 2... Read more
WARNING - negativity ahead... read at your own risk!
I love Christmastime. It's my favorite holiday, and I love the anticipation during the whole season leading up to it. I love the decorations, the lights, the music. I love sending and ... Read more
I am thankful
On this "Thanksgiving Eve" I've been thinking about all the things I'm thankful for.
I am thankful....
- for my wonderful husband, who works hard, so I can stay home with the boys
- for my healthy, active, and entertaining sons
- for my ... Read more
The Good, the Bad, and the Honest
It's been an up and down week, so far...
The good... I finally broke down and went shopping yesterday. I've needed some new jeans for a while, and I guess one too many people have politely suggested to me lately, "maybe it's time to get s... Read more
A personal best
So, yesterday I had a personal best... I did one of my jogging/walking interval workouts, and I actually jogged for 20 of the 30 minutes. No, not consecutively, but 20 out of the 30 minutes. That was a personal best for me.
Then, today, ... Read more
Worn out, and burned out
So, today is the last day of the Push to the Playoffs Challenge, and I am ready for it to be over. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my team, and I LOVE doing challenges with them. I just feel really worn out, and a little bit burned out right now. (... Read more
Small Signs of Progress
So, thanks to one of my Spark team mates, here I am, having to write another blog.... about my progress so far. I have to admit, I'm in the midst of a plateau, so sometimes I can feel a little down about my "progress".
So, I know I've lo... Read more
6 months on SP - a little late
So, I'm a little late getting around to this. August 9th was my SP 6 month "anniversary". I blogged at the 3 month mark, and set some goals that I had planned to revisit at the 6 month mark. That was right around my wedding anniversary trip, ... Read more