First race of 2013.....
...and my first blog of 2013.
Today I ran my first race of 2013. I remember when i signed up for my first race in March 2012, I was scared and excited at the same time. I was just hoping to finish the race alive. Now that I've run a few m... Read more
What 2012 has been like for me
I joined SP in October 2011 @ about 210 and by Jan of 2012, I was down to about 188 lbs. At the close of 2012, I now weigh 154 lbs!
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Running my first 10k tomorrow
New pair of running shoes, a new set of earphones with a hook that wraps around the ear, a new 10k playlist, check, check, and check! All set for tomorrow's 10 k race, my first one. Since I started participating in races this year, I've been t... Read more
A non-scale victory
Well, the scale has been good to me but this victory is worth sharing. The other day my 10 year old came home from playing with her friend from next door and she tells me something very interesting. Her friend's grandma had previously spoken w... Read more
Made an unusual observation at the pool
So the other day at the swimming pool I realized I can't float easily anymore. Floating used to be so easy but I guess I've torched so much of the fat , now there's more lean muscle and I'm having trouble floating. I guess the extra fat served... Read more
I beat my previous time in a 5 K dash
Went for another 5 k race last evening and managed to beat my previous time by almost a minute and came in second in my age group. Very happy with my accomplishment but the problem is, I have to do better at the next race. Now I have to go tra... Read more
Another 5k done!
Just came back from another 5k race. I was fourth in my age group but I did beat my previous time. I finished in 29.01, which is half a minute faster than my previous time. Next goal, to beat this time in my next race, which is coming up in J... Read more
35 points on Wheel, wow!
My first spin was 10 pts, which was the highest points on my first wheel today. On the bonus wheel, the highest points were 25 and there was only one and I got it! I think I deserved it considering the other day I got 1 point on a bonus spin, ... Read more
5k Race goal met!
When I ran my first 5k back in February my goal was to finish the race. I finished the race in 32 minutes and was 5th in my age group. This was above and beyond how I expected to perform and it motivated me to do better. My new goal was to fi... Read more
I have a race coming up this weekend, yay! Well, after I ran my first race and did relatively well, my next goal was to work hard and improve my time at the next one. The only problem is that I haven't gone running for two weeks so I don't fee... Read more
Decided to spend some hours outside this weekend, pulling out weeds, planting some flowers etc etc. I figured this would be a substitute for my usual workout. The yard is slowly getting in shape.... Read more
Impromptu shopping surprise
We went to the mall the other day to look for soccer cleats for my hubby and daughter and I decided to browse in the women's clothes. I saw some nice pairs of dress shorts and decided to try them on. I picked two sizes, a 14 and a 12. I figur... Read more
Reminding myself to avoid collard greens
I just discovered something about how my body functions. Eating collard greens seems to slow my digestion and causes my body to hold onto water. When the scale showed I had gained 0.4 lbs despite working hard and eating right, I decided to tak... Read more
Stuck in 170sville
For a long time, I've had a slow but steady loss, bringing me from 210 to 170's. I was ecstatic when the needle on the scale was finally below 180. however, since then (Early February) I have been back and forth around the mid 70's. I really ... Read more
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I'm really not liking this time of the year
The weather is nice and all but with the plants in bloom and pollen everywhere, i'm not enjoying the outdoors much. A few minutes walking outside and my throat itches like crazy, today I spent hours rubbing my eyes because they were so itchy, t... Read more