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I ran a whole minute today without stopping! Yes that is big for me!!
6/27/2014 10:48:44 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I love to sprint, LOVE to sprint--going all out for 20-30 seconds is wonderful for fat loss and endurance. But going longer than 30 seconds just was N...  Read more


Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
6/18/2014 3:58:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Had to write this entry about my pitiful attempt to do Cathe's Upper Body Pyramid chest with 5, 8, and 10 pound weights!!! Oh have I let myself go. I...  Read more


Lock up your chocolate...
5/6/2014 6:41:25 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's just one of those weeks... some of you know the ones... where you could rip open a packet of your favourite chocolate biscuits and swallow them w...  Read more


If she can do it, I can!
4/27/2014 10:19:52 PM,  8 COMMENTS

In the gym at work this week as I was doing my insane sideways treadmill there was a woman doing heavy deadlifting. Now I mean as in 35lbs on each en...  Read more


Finally back at goal, by eating intuitively?
4/26/2014 10:54:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hi Everybody. The last month has been a bit hectic. My dad hasn't been doing well and last week I had to go back down to see him but he stabilized an...  Read more


Stress and fitness plans
4/21/2014 11:22:25 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Here I am at week 5. Those of you that have been following my blog know that I have been working hard on my fitness on a holistic level 414 . last wee...  Read more


Honesty is the Best Medicine
4/15/2014 11:01:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I believe that in order for any workout plan to work in a place like Spark is to be honest about progress. The yard work I did last week did throw my...  Read more


The down side of not drinking
4/12/2014 10:09:09 AM,  7 COMMENTS

The last couple years, and the last 6 months in particular, have been progressively more and more stressful. I'm starting to have some more health pro...  Read more


Determination Despite Fibromyalgia Week 3
4/9/2014 12:06:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am still hanging in there. Saturday I made the difficult decision of not working out because I was going to my daughter's college orientation, a day...  Read more


Ow. And, sigh.
4/3/2014 6:51:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Another day in pain after my workout yesterday. It's so hard to find the right level of intensity. I did ST on Monday, and felt great on Tuesday, not...  Read more


Week 2...Focus
4/2/2014 10:57:16 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I started week 2 with a strong Insanity workout. then a monthly fibro flare up hit. So, yesterday I went easy with Tony Horton's 10 minute cardio, nex...  Read more


News on the Tattoo Front
4/2/2014 9:14:47 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a day of the really good and the really bad. Luckily, the really bad is nothing life-threatening, just expensive and disappointing. One...  Read more


Tried again
3/31/2014 6:51:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Had another session with my trainer today. This time only 30 minutes. We agreed we'll go a little more slowly and see how much I can do. Before o...  Read more


NS… V? Er.
3/30/2014 4:11:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, I officially have to go get my wedding ring resized again, and I can't wear it until I do (or I risk losing it). Here's the funny part: I had it...  Read more


Finished Week 1
3/29/2014 2:27:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well I finished week 1 of Beach Body's Insanity. I modified a day and I am drinking plenty of water and getting good sleep. I am taking a multi vitami...  Read more


The number on the scale doesn't count, except when it does!
3/28/2014 7:18:03 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Last fall, I wrote a post titled "Sometimes a Pound Is Not Just a Pound." It was about the big charge I got out of losing a pound while taking Depot L...  Read more


3/27/2014 4:06:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So today I modified my exercise because I was having an issue with my arm. It's an old injury that I have to keep from re-injuring. So today I did Ton...  Read more


…and the horse jumped on me.
3/26/2014 1:27:44 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Not literally! But I think I overdid it a little on Monday. SIGH. I am sore. I keep reading all these post-hysterectomy pages about exercise, and it d...  Read more


3/26/2014 11:31:49 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It has been difficult to stay on a Vegan diet with my food allergies AND expensive. I am going to focus more on anti-inflammatory foods and started t...  Read more


Jumping back on the horse!
3/24/2014 9:03:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The proverbial horse, that is. I'm ecstatic to report that I completed a personal training session today, for the first time since the beginning of De...  Read more


Realistic Maintenance Weight? Maybe.
3/23/2014 5:15:36 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, I've been working my "program" hard. Definitely eating super healthy, been hitting the gym as much as I can, lots of sleep, lots of water, vitam...  Read more


Dear Stress… It's not me, it's you.
3/22/2014 10:48:35 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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Chest Day...
3/22/2014 5:50:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Today was Chest Day!!! ...  Read more


New-to-Me Food
3/21/2014 6:45:49 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My mom had given me some purple rice, so I made it tonight with my roasted vegetable dinner. It was delicious! I don't often eat rice, so I thought I'...  Read more


What a Rush!!
3/19/2014 8:47:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Just came home from back to back Body Blast and Zumba w/weights and wow, what a rush!! Loving it more each time I go and our instructor was spot on....  Read more


Counting Blessings
3/18/2014 5:41:47 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm having a truly horrible day. I feel attacked from every direction, and I can't stop crying. I don't know how to deal with any of the things I'm de...  Read more


The Dirty Dozen
3/15/2014 10:58:16 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Which are the worst foods for pesticides, and the most important to try and buy organic? I was trying to locate this list just yesterday to remind mys...  Read more


Rest Day
3/14/2014 7:58:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay, I went back to Boot camp yesterday and he was true to his word. He let me do as much or as little as I wanted and even had a sense of humor abou...  Read more


Good Problems to Have
3/14/2014 2:47:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

NSVs for today. Good problem #1: Have worked out so consistently this week that I ran out of my "favored" workout clothes, and had to dig deeper...  Read more


If You're Tired of Starting Over, Stop Giving Up!
3/13/2014 3:31:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

After my first bikini competition in November of 2012, I fell off the fitness train and landed hard. I went from working out 6 days/week to worki...  Read more


I went AND I'm going back.
3/12/2014 9:12:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Okay, sorry for the lack of post yesterday but after back to back Boot Camp and Zumba, I only had enough strength to update my status 198 . It di...  Read more


The Witching Hour
3/11/2014 9:09:09 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Finally got home on Saturday after being away for most of 2014. I've still got a whole lot on my plate, so a healthy routine is imperative; if I'm goi...  Read more


Getting Better, Getting Braver
3/10/2014 8:44:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Just came back from another Zumba class and I'm liking it more and more. Met two lovely young ladies with similar goals and we are teaming up to supp...  Read more


'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.' - Neale Donald Walsch
3/8/2014 12:34:57 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I DID IT!!!!!! 244 334 I'm home, I'm sore and I'm humbled. I thought I was in WAY better shape than I apparently am. I looked around the room...  Read more


Literally Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone
3/7/2014 8:27:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Now, if you didn't know, if I can help it, I don't exercise outside my home. As an overweight child, when it came to sports, being picked last,...  Read more


Victory Dancing on the sly.
3/5/2014 12:06:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello All! This morning's fun was Cathe's High Step Training . I'm not sure why I've been neglecting th...  Read more


Springtime Slim Down begins
3/3/2014 1:39:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello All! My life has finally calmed down a bit. Dad's health has stabilized enough that we probably don't have to go back down to Florida for a few...  Read more


Mammogram study
2/19/2014 8:39:25 AM,  2 COMMENTS

The day before yesterday, I read this article: Huge New Study Casts Doubts On Whether Women Should Be Getting Mammograms  Read more


Quick check-in
2/17/2014 5:05:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello Spark friends. Since my last post on Jan 24th, I'm sad to say that my father in law passed away and we ended up staying in Florida with my mom i...  Read more


Snack Day -- The Bane of my Existence?
2/9/2014 11:23:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

At the elementary school where I work, every Friday is snack day. Whatever group of staff's turn it was to be in charge brings in a big array of treat...  Read more


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