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My First 5K
Saturday, May 22, 2010      4 comments

After 9 weeks of Couch to 5K training, I ran my first 5K on May 15. Although the training had me running 30 minutes continuously, I was not running the full 3.1 miles in that amount of time. I was really unsure if I would be able to do it. I... Read more
A Year Later
Sunday, May 02, 2010      3 comments

What a difference a year makes! I started off my journey overweight and lethargic. I lacked energy and had no motivation to do much of anything. I started with small fast break goals and began tracking my food. I began exercising with small ... Read more
Great Report From the Doctor!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      9 comments

So, last week was my annual check-up. My doctor did a double-take when he walked into the room and saw me. He could tell I looked different than last time he saw me. Then he saw in my chart that I have lost 23 pounds since last year, and he ... Read more
It Nearly Killed Me!
Thursday, March 04, 2010      1 comments

I did Jillian Micheal's Banish Fat Boost Metabolism tonight and it nearly killed me! My heart rate monitor was beeping almost the whole time telling me I was above my upper limit of my training zone. It was tough and I'm going to have to work... Read more
My 28 Day Challenge
Monday, March 01, 2010      0 comments

Reading "The Spark" has inspired me to new heights this month. I have been a member of SparkPeople.com for several years and have been able to lose weight through the program. But where "The Spark" helped me most was in defining tangible goals a... Read more
Back On Track
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      1 comments

So far I'm back on track with my eating and exercising this week. I have not eaten out once this week and have been cooking all my dinners from scratch. This has helped me keep my sodium down. I have been enjoying using SparkRecipes for some... Read more
New Toy
Monday, February 22, 2010      0 comments

I tried out my newest toy today: a heart rate monitor. I want to try to make sure I am exercising with enough intensity. It's amazing who motivating something new can be! Last week was a bust. I was so busy and tired that I missed 3 da... Read more
Too Much Eating Out
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      1 comments

These last few days haven't been good food days. I have had dinner out the last 3 days and lunch out the last 2 days. I went over in calories yesterday and today. Tonight was really bad. We went to a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner. Not the h... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2010      1 comments

Today was weigh day and I have maintained my weight and measurements this week. No changes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I got several compliments today at church from people who hadn't seen me the last few weeks. They couldn't bel... Read more
Thursday, February 11, 2010      1 comments

Today I cleaned out my closet of all the clothes that are too big for me. I took 3 gigantic bags of clothing to a local charity. It felt so freeing to let go of those reminders of how big I was. Holding on to them was like telling myself that... Read more
Need Routine
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      0 comments

Well, another snowstorm, another snow day for the kids. Honestly, I really need for them to go back to school. Even they have said they're bored. My daily routines are long gone. I'm staying up late, sleeping in and getting nothing done!... Read more
Seeing Results
Sunday, February 07, 2010      0 comments

It was a great weigh and measure day! I lost 2.8 pounds and 2 inches this week! emoticon I think that changi... Read more
Fun Fitness
Saturday, February 06, 2010      1 comments

Today I tried to stay active even though it was my day off from cardio. I did a 10 minute core workout and walked through heavy, knee-deep snow to a friend's house a few blocks away. We had a huge snowball fight and it was fun to be like a kid... Read more
A Good Snow Day
Friday, February 05, 2010      1 comments

Today was a nice day. Got in all my goals and my exercise. I even have calories left for a snack or dessert later. I spent a relaxing day in front of the fire with the kids. Even roasted some marshmallows over the fire. Yes, I tracked t... Read more
Making Time
Thursday, February 04, 2010      0 comments

I fit in a late workout this evening. Just finished up at 10:00PM. I don't like working out that late, but I didn't want to miss my workout. I did 30 minutes of cardio and the 10 minute Love Your Hips, Glutes and Thighs workout from Fit, Firm... Read more

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