Stretching X and Core
Full disclosure, I took Friday off (I was supposed to do stretching) because I went to the gym, had a great run, but then started to feel sick, as though I had a cold Read more
Today, Day 6 of my 12 Day P90x intro journey, was kenpo. This was my favorite workout so far. It was fast paced but not as jarring as some kickboxing dvds I've done. I had to skip the "X" treme jumps...I'm not sure what you'd call them, but I go... Read more
My number one rule for depression
Finished day 5 of P90x today (legs and back) and it wasn't as treacherous as yesterday. I modified less stuff but kept my reps lower way, way lower than everyone on the tape. The squats are very hard and I have to be careful because of my knees.... Read more
I will not quit on myself. I am WORTHY. I WILL finish.
Day 4 (today) was yoga. I had a day where I was pulled in a million directions at work, I got kind of "down" about a few things. As much as I used to love yoga, I have been dreading this P90x workout.
I made it through the disc. With breaks... Read more
Shoulders and Arrrrrrms 3 of 12
Finished my 3rd P-90x with all the modifications today. Let me say that I seriously, seriously contemplated not doing it. I mean, I made my cup of decaf coffee, thought about finishing a movie I started last night.
Then I remembered that I... Read more
Plyometrics 2 of 12
I made it through my modified version of p90x Plyometrics today. A lot of these exercises wil... Read more
My first P-90x in a loooong Time. 1 of 12
Whew! I've been doing really well the last two weeks with exercising. My biggest update since July is that I started taking a med that made me balloon up to 130 lbs (I honestly stopped getting on the scale because I didn't want to see the number... Read more
Screamin' and a cryin' don't change nothin'
You know when you're already stressed out and then something "big" happens--like, let's say you lose your debit card when you're out of cash and almost out of gas in an unfamiliar area--and all of a sudden, the day that you THOUGHT you were sail... Read more
Developing a passion takes work
I love 5ks 10ks halfs, etc., but I'm looking for some lower-cost options that will get me outdoors. Running races is addictive, but I think I may look for ONE marathon in winter 2014/2015 and have that be my race for the year. What else is out t... Read more
Trying not to fight it
One of the challenges I've faced recently is coping with a number of significant changes (like multiple moves, both job and house, end of a l/t relationship, financial stress, etc), and it is REALLY hard to stay consistent with health and wellne... Read more
Motivational Ellen D. for the 4th
I'm back. I've been maintaining my weight and eating generally well since my absence, but consistency is a real problem for me. I feel "goal-less," and although I am a healthy weight, I've lost a lot of my tone and focus on other aspects of lead... Read more
Restart going well, marathon signed up for!
Even though I haven't been on spark, I've been doing really well with re-establishing a routine and getting back to the gym. I've done it slowly. I literally have about 5-7 lbs left to reach my goal weight, which is AMAZING. Ever since starting ... Read more
Suggestions for restart?
I have a lot of changes happening in my professional life, and while they are good ones, they are stressful. It's been months since I've been sparking, and I need some suggestions about how to restart my program. Any advice is welcome. I have be... Read more
My short term Spark goal
I am 399 points away from my next Spark "level," which is level 10. Even when I am eating and exercising right, I can be bad about tracking. And tracking is the secret to staying on target for me. So, I'm going to track and see if I can't reach... Read more
After 100 plus days, it's time to get back to sparking
Lots and lots of life changes have brought me back to Spark again ; ) For a while, I switched to MyFitnessPal App, and was doing great (YAY!), but I just find that reading the blogs and writing updates helps me meet my goals and maintain my weig... Read more
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