Fun running experiment
So I did a goofy workout today but it got the job done, I ran laps with handweights doing random exercises with them, really got the sweat going. But the most telling thing that happened, I ran carrying 30lbs for about 5 minutes, this is some of... Read more
Coming off of my personal training sessions I feel pretty motivated, I want to do some more sessions in January, would love to do them now but Christmas is coming so for now I am saving the money. I downloaded the Biggest Loser Fitness Plan book... Read more
I survived Thanksgiving, Thanks to all who gave support.
Thank you all for supporting me when I was down and frustrated by Thanksgiving. I got out of the holiday without gaining a pound, I managed to enjoy pecan pie, the only pie worth consuming:-). I worked out Wednesday with my trainer pretty hard, ... Read more
HELP! Ireally HATE Thanksgiving
This has to be the worst holiday ever invented, a day to just eat and be fat. All I end up in full of guilt and hating myself. I really want the flu on Thanksgiving, or at least a coma. I don't want to deal with being around all of that freaking... Read more
Battling the Green Eyed Monster
The Green eyed monster is the nickname I have for my insatiable hunger, its when food is in the back of my mind and the monster doesn't shut up. I am on day whatever of eating dead on perfect this week and now it is talking to me, I am fighting... Read more
Sharing some calorie counting wisdom.
For those of you like me that struggle with calories (ie too many) I thought I would share some sage advice that is helping me as I have been drastically cutting calories (ie to normal people range), the first thing is find a way to track it and... Read more
Doing the happy dance
Ever since the 10k I have been crushing my workouts, something about that race really clicked the motivation inside of me. I even joined a gym and I am going to do 4 sessions with a personal trainer. ( the joining of a gym at this stage in the g... Read more
My first 10k!!
I have officially run my first 10k, while that may sound a bit strange from someone who has done triathlon's, marathons, half marathons, it is a fact this was my first 10k, On Saturday November 5th I ran the 5 Sullivan Brother's Memorial 10k in... Read more
August 19, 2012 70.3!!!!
It is my dream to finish the Pigman Long Course 70.3, I also would like to be down to about 166lbs when I accomplish this feat, I need to track my food like a maniac for the next 28 weeks, this will get me into the final 14 weeks of tune up trai... Read more
Okay I am a bit slow in posting my action plan for this month, strike 1... lol.
I am working on my tracking of my food, I am sometimes remiss in my duties but it is becoming more of a habit. The second big goal for the month is consistent ... Read more
Reluctance can turn into a great workout
Preface most of this is weekend recap skip to Sunday if you want to know what the title is talking about:
I have been battling the calories and I knew today was going to be a dinner for my boyfriend at his mom's house. It always tu... Read more
WARNING: Whining Zone
I am frustrated with my lack of weight loss, my constant over eating, followed by feelings of guilt and then more overeating: sound familiar, I'm sure it does I'm guessing about 90% of us sparkers have been or are here. I have long struggled wit... Read more
Motivation, Potential 2012 races
Pigman short course June
Pigman long course August
Indy Mini May
Sturgis Falls HM June
Chicago Maraton Oct 7th (I'm liking this because it is actually on my birthday)
Peregrine charities triathlon Olympic distance Sept
I haven't s... Read more
One small step toward Ironwoman, One giant leap into a can of Pringles
Yesterday I was the bomb (as in the good kind) today I was a bomb (but the dud kind). I don't know what it was but today I bought a can of pringles with the intention to enjoy a serving and I did, if a serving=a whole can. Story of my weight lo... Read more
One step closer to Ironwoman
Today I am going to end up only 60 calories over 1500. I am working on doing 2-3 days of being right around 1500 and then 1 day of being closer to 1800. When I was really focusing hardcore on weight loss this worked really well for me and helped... Read more
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