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  • exercise v. movement

    10/17/2014 9:43:37 PM, by BROADWAYMAVEN

    I hate the idea of exercising. It isn't that I don't like the activity. It's the emotion that occurs when I hear the words. I try very hard to m... Read more

  • Positivity

    10/14/2014 9:16:12 PM, by BROADWAYMAVEN

    No one is more sympathetic or supportive as I am. I have dedicated myself to supporting women for the first few months postpartum to feel more co... Read more

  • Why Be Healthy?

    10/14/2014 1:26:57 PM, by KABMPH

    Lately I've been thinking about the Whole30 diet. My good SparkFriend JULS_MARIE is doing it and let's face it: I want to be like her. ... Read more

  • Hiking Today

    10/12/2014 6:21:21 PM, by KABMPH

    I had a lovely day hiking in Sky Meadows State Park today! The weather mostly cooperated. We got the hardest part of the hike out of the way at t... Read more

  • Eye Opening Relaxation!

    10/11/2014 1:51:58 PM, by NAYIME

    Its amazing of what just a bit of relaxation will do for the soul, I had to remind myself this morning as I walked in my kitchen to cook breakfas... Read more

  • Ready and Now Count Down Time!

    10/7/2014 7:19:58 PM, by NAYIME

    I have prepared myself for more studying now that my Graduate degree semester for the Fall has begun, and now count down time with only a few cla... Read more

  • Update on the job front

    10/6/2014 10:51:45 AM, by SDLEE514

    I recently blogged that I got a new job!! It came so fast--I got the offer on 9/25 and I needed to fill in my forms by Monday 9/29. Well, I did,... Read more

  • Out with the old , and in with the new, oh my!

    10/4/2014 4:04:51 PM, by NAYIME

    So today I was dreading it, but knew it needed to be done the fact that I have so much clothes in my huge walk in closet, No one ever told me tha... Read more

  • Coming Clean

    10/1/2014 8:54:37 AM, by KELLYINVA

    Full disclosure- I have been trying to get back on track for a while now, and it felt like every day, I would find a way to go off track. I... Read more

  • Weak!

    9/30/2014 8:29:05 PM, by KABMPH

    I enjoyed my training session today. She's mostly having me use the weight machines, and with some of them I saw very clearly how weak I am on my... Read more

  • Celebrating!

    9/30/2014 8:47:41 AM, by NAYIME

    Today I woke up and off at home celebrating my "51" Birthday! And as I got up I notice that my body felt so much light... Read more

  • Etsy shop!!

    9/29/2014 8:24:05 AM, by SDLEE514

    Pardon me while I shamelessly promote the opening of my Etsy shop!!!! www... Read more

  • NEWS!

    9/26/2014 10:40:52 AM, by SDLEE514

    I got a new job offer!!!! I'm still processing. I can't believe my life (because let's face it, work is a big part of your life) will be changing... Read more

  • Going strong!

    9/25/2014 7:55:48 PM, by NAYIME

    I have found that by adding variety with my workouts from the Leslie Sansone 4 mile walk fit dvd, Slim and 6, Rock n Body workout dvd's by Shaun ... Read more

  • Excuses, Squared

    9/25/2014 10:16:47 AM, by KABMPH

    Wednesday (yesterday) was a busy work day as it was the only day I was in the office. Coming off of a successful meeting in Atlanta on Monday and... Read more

  • New beginnings in being thankful!

    9/24/2014 3:01:03 PM, by NAYIME

    Have you often wondered why this or why that situation is going on, or might have happen as it surrounds your daily life?, yes circumstances do h... Read more

  • Dreaded Work Travel

    9/18/2014 1:57:00 PM, by KABMPH

    I have an awful work travel schedule coming up. I will do my best to work out at hotel gyms, but you won't see me around here very much. Here's m... Read more

  • Made it through and still pushing!

    9/15/2014 6:09:05 PM, by NAYIME

    Finally finished my Graduate Degree Summer quarter on today until the Fall quarter starts on October 1, 2014, so will be enjoying this little bre... Read more

  • September check in (rant alert!)

    9/15/2014 10:34:57 AM, by SDLEE514

    This blog is going to get quite ranty so if you're not into that, consider yourself warned. I haven't been keeping up with my September plan... Read more

  • AmeriCorps

    9/12/2014 7:37:14 PM, by KABMPH

    I don't know what filled your Twitter feed today, but mine blew up with news about the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program. For those who ... Read more

  • kind of coasting

    9/12/2014 6:33:10 PM, by EDELWEISS33

    This week, doing 5 sets of 25 situps, 5 sets of 15 pushups. 2 20 minute bike rides up and down the hilly neighborhood, 2 zumba classes, volunteer... Read more

  • Its Count down time for sure!

    9/11/2014 5:07:46 PM, by NAYIME

    So I went into my closet this morning to try on my new slim hugging skirts I brought last spring with price tags still on them after my new booti... Read more

  • Yesterday I Bought

    9/10/2014 10:03:44 AM, by KABMPH

    A SparkFriend blogged about nutritional yeast, something I've only had on kale chips at a vegan restaurant. A friend posted an article on F... Read more

  • Physical and doing it!

    9/9/2014 2:42:41 PM, by NAYIME

    So I went yesterday for my physical and down to 180 ILBs at 5ft, 9 and a quarter inches, long legs and wearing my weight loss very... Read more

  • Really needed a kick in the butt!

    9/8/2014 12:57:45 PM, by KELLYINVA

    Man have I just been aimless this summer. One of my friends is a coach for the P90X30 program and I finally just bit the bullet and signed ... Read more

  • It's a Way of Life

    9/7/2014 11:50:28 AM, by KABMPH

    I take the stairs 96% of the time. I walk to the library and to the gym and to the grocery store. And when the gym is closed becau... Read more

  • Fininshing Up, Pace, Pace!

    9/6/2014 3:23:38 PM, by NAYIME

    So I am in my last week of my Graduate degree Summer quarter, juggling final assignments, and exams, before starting the Fall quarter October 1,... Read more

  • Workout Clothes

    9/6/2014 9:26:49 AM, by KABMPH

    When I first joined the gym, I would wear old T-shirts to work out in. When I realized I would sticking around the gym, I bought a "real" workout... Read more

  • Persistance pays off!

    9/4/2014 2:28:53 PM, by NAYIME

    So today I took the day off, and reflected that putting me first means everything and that I will not compromise my happiness. My happiness means... Read more

  • Have to keep going!

    9/2/2014 9:35:46 PM, by NAYIME

    This has been a very busy month for me while in Graduate School, maintaining a GPA of 4.0, and my new decision to take better care of me by makin... Read more

  • Vacation road trip & September plans

    9/2/2014 9:35:01 PM, by SDLEE514

    So, I didn't get to where I wanted to be as far as weight loss/fitness goals before my vacation. Oh well, I'm over it. Vacation was wonderful, sp... Read more

  • Persistance equals results!

    8/31/2014 6:20:40 PM, by NAYIME

    I started on here at a weight of 207 lbs, just days ago. I was already wearing a size 12-14. My persistence is paying off and now I am fitting my... Read more

  • Crazy elevations in the Annapolis 10M

    8/27/2014 6:47:54 PM, by PASTAFARIAN

    Ran the Annapolis 10M on Sunday. A nice race for hill lovers. Check this "interesting" elevation chart. (I'm just showing an excerpt since SP squ... Read more

  • The Gadget that Changed My Life

    8/27/2014 12:27:26 PM, by KABMPH

    OK, while that title might be a bit of an exaggeration, I sure do love my new tofu press. Read more

  • All Core, All the Time

    8/26/2014 7:44:23 PM, by KABMPH

    Today's session with the trainer consisted of a lot of core exercises. She told me that core is considered between shoulders to hips... It's more... Read more

  • TRX

    8/19/2014 8:00:18 PM, by KABMPH

    In my second meeting with the trainer, she "showed me the ropes" of TRX. If you aren't familiar, this is what it is like: Read more

  • Why Reinvent the Wheel?

    8/19/2014 2:24:26 PM, by KELLYINVA

    I have decided to go back to my first week on Spark (Jan 6) and see if I can replicate each meal for one week. Perhaps sounds odd, but the ... Read more

  • Refocused - New Christmas Challenge

    8/16/2014 6:04:25 PM, by KELLYINVA

    My hubby and I will be driving down and meeting my family at Disney & Harry Potter this year for Christmas. I am so excited already, because we a... Read more

  • I Beat a Pregnant Woman

    8/15/2014 3:20:07 PM, by PASTAFARIAN

    Half the fun of trail races is how much we complain about them during and afterward. But how could I complain in the presence of her: 29 weeks pr... Read more

  • Spoiler Alert!

    8/13/2014 9:37:03 AM, by KELLYINVA

    I'm bad a maintenence. This summer has been a good opportunity for me to see how well I can maintain my weight loss. The bad news is, not very we... Read more

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