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Checking In
5/30/2014 5:04:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I want to start checking in daily, just to give myself some sense of purpose. It won't be revelatory stuff; in fact, it will most-likely be quite bori...  Read more

SUN_N_SEA

Remembering.
5/27/2014 2:25:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Time passes and the details fade, but the feeling remains, growing stronger even, in a memory. Memories are a funny thing, subj...  Read more

SUN_N_SEA

Some Recent Lessons...
5/23/2014 4:19:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

...just to remind you that even if you become a fitness professional, you will still be on the ever-improving track, not the laurels-resting track....  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Change.
5/21/2014 1:41:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's never easy, but necessary for growth. This is what I keep telling myself. As I go through the motions of living, I just feel so strange. Th...  Read more

SUN_N_SEA

Changing Trainers
5/1/2014 10:12:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been with my current trainer for a loooong time. He has been training me for almost 2 years on TRX, and he was one of my Zumba instructors eve...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

The Longest/Shortest Update
4/22/2014 9:40:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I will now try to encapsulate the last two months in one blog post. - CARB CYCLING: yes yes yes. Yes, it works. More importantly: yes, the resu...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Hope
4/20/2014 12:18:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The power of a suffix is an amazing thing. If we add -less to the word hope it takes away the wonderful meaning that inspires us to try again, to kee...  Read more

FAITHMABE

Recovery.
4/16/2014 2:00:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

After 3 months, I feel like I'm starting to get back on the forward journey. I mean, we're always racing forward, it's inevitable. But now I feel prod...  Read more

SUN_N_SEA

Friday
4/4/2014 12:37:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It is Friday that is all that is all that needs to be said....  Read more

LORAC67

Hump Day
4/2/2014 9:20:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

244 We all made it to Weds! Got my Fitbit and wearing it for second full day still trying to figure it out LOL Got daughter's prom dress over week...  Read more

LORAC67

Weight Loss Woman Awakens Episode 17
3/29/2014 10:14:51 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Shortly after posting the January 20, 2013 episode, Weight Loss Woman was overtaken by enemy forces and succumbed to months of mindless eating placing...  Read more

FAITHMABE

Almost Friday
3/27/2014 12:25:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It is finally Thursday afternoon....  Read more

LORAC67

What if Everybody Ran . . .
3/26/2014 10:51:12 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This is very interesting. If you are thinking about starting to run you should check this out. shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/everybody-r
an-...  Read more

MEMEQ2

Work out
3/25/2014 6:46:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Went yo gm after work with so do worked. Did resistance, treadmill and bike. Wow little sore....  Read more

LORAC67

Fun weekend
3/24/2014 5:54:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hope everyone had a great weekend. DD and I had a great weekend we looked at dresses and had a great time....  Read more

LORAC67

Friday
3/21/2014 12:25:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Woohoo it is Friday! Going shopping this weekend to look at prom dresses for my girl!...  Read more

LORAC67

Okay Monday
3/17/2014 1:35:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Did not sleep well, tired but you know what it is Monday. Work is great, weight is maintaining. Want to drop 2 more but we will see I am happy and w...  Read more

LORAC67

March
3/14/2014 6:36:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It has been a great 2014 so far, love my new job on post and being engaged is great. We plan on going to Vegas in Fall to marry! If anyone has any t...  Read more

LORAC67

My Life Broke... and now I'm picking up the pieces.
3/11/2014 7:33:52 PM,  10 COMMENTS

On January 10, 2014, the life that I had been building up came crashing down. My boyfriend of almost 5 years died in an automobile accident. I l...  Read more

SUN_N_SEA

Officially Certified
2/24/2014 10:55:06 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This morning I passed the ACSM certified personal trainer exam. If you are planning to take the exam and have any questions, feel free to send me a m...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Only Human
2/17/2014 9:50:23 AM,  2 COMMENTS

While I was having coffee with a close friend last week, I told her the story of how I had nearly ended my Zumba career that morning in my rush to be...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

This blog is about small things
2/12/2014 2:03:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

414 A commercial is a small thing. I wanted a lazy Saturday, because my brain is in that transition mode where exercise doesn't quite feel like p...  Read more

CHRISTINA791

Training log: From Ow to Awesome
2/6/2014 10:30:57 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Tuesday, Feb 4: 3k Tempo run (supposed to be 5.5k) Pace: 6:00 Felt: Painful The week didn't start out on a good note. The temperature to...  Read more

CHRISTINA791

February Goals - Slow down, month!
2/5/2014 5:57:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

February has only been here for five days but it seems like 5 weeks for all I've gotten done! If only the rest of the month could slow down so that I...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Low-Cal Dinner Recipe too good not to share!
2/5/2014 5:51:16 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This might be one of my new favorite quick and easy dinner recipes. It was more than filling. Enough for two small portions but large enough if...  Read more

SIMPLY-COUTURE

Training log: 10k LSD
2/3/2014 2:39:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sunday, Feb 2 10K LSD Pace: 7:00 Felt: Good Sunday's long run started with me looking at my alarm clock at 6:00 (the time I'd need to ge...  Read more

CHRISTINA791

Days 27-31: Spectacular Failure
1/31/2014 7:09:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Day 27: add variety to prevent boredom. One of the things I love about Zumba is that every single class is different, even if the songs are familiar....  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Training Log: 5k Steady run, 5k Tempo
1/31/2014 1:06:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Tuesday: 5.3k steady with clinic Pace: 6:45 Felt: Challenging but good First clinic night! I went out with the 4:30 pace group and we kept it...  Read more

CHRISTINA791

It's not what you can't eat but what you can.
1/31/2014 12:02:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been struggling with my chocolate peanut butter ice cream craving. I can give up a lot of junk food but for some reason I crave that creaminess...  Read more

SIMPLY-COUTURE

Visual Food Diary
1/29/2014 6:08:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I take pictures of my styled plates of food on a daily basis and my hubby makes fun of me all.the.time! Since starting my photography business...  Read more

SIMPLY-COUTURE

This diet plan may require a mortgage (but the bonus gift is really nice)
1/29/2014 1:08:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Have you been struggling with building good habits? Are you having trouble kicking old habits, even though you *know* what you have to do? Is your cur...  Read more

CHRISTINA791

Things I Don't Do / Day 26
1/26/2014 7:26:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today's Spark motivational calendar suggestion is to get the right tools. I think that this is a great suggestion within reason...but I also know tha...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Whirlwind Weekend Tabata / Days 15-19
1/19/2014 10:57:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Such a busy weekend! I taught all my classes successfully yesterday and made it through a dance event that went until 5:00 this morning (ok, we didn'...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Week 2 Check-in / Day 14: Reward Yourself
1/14/2014 6:14:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

50 more weeks left of 2014! That's really not very many. This week I made a lot of progress in my non-fitness life (the business side of things)...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Day 12: Plan B
1/13/2014 1:04:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today's tip from the Spark motivational calendar is to have a "plan b" for when your routine gets interrupted. Between teaching classes and working o...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

This house will be a healthy house
1/11/2014 4:07:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So, among all the other stuff I was goofing off with in November and December, I bought a house! It's a townhouse that falls somewhere between th...  Read more

CHRISTINA791

Day 10: Don't Dwell on the Negative
1/10/2014 8:38:45 PM,  1 COMMENTS

(day 10 of the motivational Spark calendar for January - www.sparkpeople.c om/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=1
031) Is there some kind...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Day 9: Motivational Collage
1/9/2014 1:49:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

One of the Spark features that I'm trying out this year is the set of motivational calendars: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva
tion_artic...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

Week One Check-In - Eating More Veggies
1/8/2014 6:56:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The first week of the new year is done! I hope your week was excellent, if a bit cold. Only 51 more weeks to go! As for my progress toward my...  Read more

ELIZABETHDS

144 days to go - 3 kilometers of ArghUghSigh.
1/8/2014 12:02:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

A disappointing run after work today, unfortunately. First, the good: - I got out and did it. This was my first after-work run in almost a...  Read more

CHRISTINA791

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