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  • Starting

    4/10/2014 2:00:02 PM, by PDXMINIME

    Today is Day 2 of my commitment to P90X3. It is a challenging process. I feel a lot of emotions about it, so I'm going to try to put them here ... Read more

  • Feeling Like Death Equates to Feeling Like a Boss!

    4/9/2014 9:06:47 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    I ran for the first time in five days yesterday. Between Dayton and feeling like crap on Monday, my running team and I decided yesterday was a go... Read more

  • 3 Gratitudes

    4/8/2014 11:17:05 PM, by PDXMINIME

    1.) Belle's birthday celebration 2.) Low-stress vacation 3.) Riverwalk... Read more

  • The Fallout from Dayton

    4/8/2014 8:30:15 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    So I didn't eat so well in Dayton. Not proud of myself for that. Had no time to work out. I'm sincerely hoping that the Orlando... Read more

  • So Many Races!

    4/1/2014 8:59:25 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    Today is payday. I feel rich for about another 72 hours before my bank account brings me straight back to reality, hahah. But I did take the oppo... Read more

  • New Goals

    3/31/2014 5:29:52 PM, by PDXMINIME

    Yesterday I completed a 5K. It was hard. I had been working up to the 3.... Read more

  • Be a good one...

    3/30/2014 4:15:55 PM, by PDXMINIME

    I'm learning to play the guitar. It's been a dream of mine for a long time. One of the things I'm learning is to take the time to learn each not... Read more

  • On to April!

    3/30/2014 10:37:14 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    So excited to start another month. Eating clean and training as hard as I can are the plan for this month. Resting when necessary and indulgin... Read more

  • Wooooo Friday!!!

    3/28/2014 8:30:22 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    Friday couldn't have come at a better time! I am so, so, sooooo exhausted. If I can make it through my 17-hour day tomorrow, then I am good to go... Read more

  • The Cold Doesn't Bother Me ... When I'm Hot.

    3/27/2014 8:29:56 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    That's a true story. Yesterday the high was about 38 degrees. 20-30 mph winds. That was fun. But I found after about a mile of running... Read more

  • Short, Sweet, Simple.

    3/26/2014 9:02:49 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    Yeah. So ... With that being said, it's been an okay week. Went over on points yesterday, but aside from tortilla chips, everything I ate w... Read more

  • So, THIS Weekend ...

    3/24/2014 8:51:28 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    Was awesome. I won't lie. I'm beyond exhausted, but I consider that a good sign of what's going on. :) Saturday morning I woke up and w... Read more

  • 9-5 workout

    3/17/2014 4:38:58 PM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    When I woke up to about 6 inches of snow this AM I knew I would not head to the gym. The AM classes were cancelled and I really did not want to ... Read more

  • The week ahead

    3/16/2014 10:32:28 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Ah! Looks like more snow is headed our way. This time up to 8 inches. Hoping to get the pups out:) Who knows when we'll get out again if we g... Read more

  • NSVs?

    3/13/2014 8:42:31 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    You know, I think as we lose weight (or in my case, stay the same weight for four freaking months), we tend to make our victories all about that ... Read more

  • Sorry!

    3/12/2014 9:08:35 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    Sorry for the fact that it's going to be a short entry and sorry for the fact that it's been so long! Things have been nuts! I am still on m... Read more

  • Back in the routine

    3/9/2014 11:25:32 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Looks like the snow has left our area which means I can get back to my routine:) Sunday run and abs (4 miles) Monday SWEAT Tuesday SWEAT m... Read more


    3/2/2014 10:39:14 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    3.35 miles this AM on the treadmill and a fun little circuit. 20 pound Russian twists and weighted sit ups X3 20 pound tricep extensions and ... Read more

  • Moving along

    3/1/2014 4:51:29 PM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    So happy to be starting March. So far neither January nor February has been my favorite month. Maybe March will be better:) Started the mo... Read more

  • The wagon

    2/28/2014 10:23:11 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Most of the time I am 100% committed to living a very healthy lifestyle. I have no problem eating lots of fruits and veggies. I love salads and... Read more

  • Weighing In Tomorrow!

    2/27/2014 8:53:43 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    I have a good feeling about this week. I'm going to the gym tonight, but NO weights, only cardio ... Otherwise I think I'll end up retaining... Read more

  • Whee! :D

    2/25/2014 9:00:02 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    I'm nervous but oh-so-excited about this weekend. My color guard kids that I coach are competing in the national circuit this week in New Je... Read more

  • March Madness

    2/23/2014 10:10:45 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Yes, I know it is not March yet. But I am ready to post goals for the next month:) Started out today with egg whites, spinach, ground turke... Read more

  • Briefly ...

    2/21/2014 9:09:18 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    It's been a pretty solid week. I've kept within 7-8 points of what I need to eat on a daily basis, and tomorrow will mark time number FOUR I... Read more

  • Thoughts on balance

    2/21/2014 8:44:43 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    I am always up for a fun experiment. I love a good challenge. For 21 days I ate no sugar. I read every label, ate low sugar fruits, ate LOTS o... Read more

  • Shin Splints and Forward Motion

    2/18/2014 5:41:35 PM, by AMEULINK

    It's been a while! As I said in a previous post, we face ups and downs in this journey. I wouldn't say I've had any particular downs, but I certa... Read more

  • Fresh New Start

    2/17/2014 9:04:57 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    Sometimes there's nothing better than that fresh start. Seriously. I've felt so much better about things since I started anew, and toda... Read more

  • Fit Tests Start Again!

    2/15/2014 1:03:13 PM, by CHANDTE

    Hey Hey Spark Peeps! So much has been going on in my life (all pretty good things) and I feel like I've really slacked on my sparking, BUT I... Read more

  • Another snowcation:)

    2/14/2014 10:29:00 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Only this time I ended up with a nice cold to go along with it:( Oh well at least I am feeling better and can enjoy being home now instead of wi... Read more

  • Bump Snow.

    2/12/2014 8:40:35 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    Snow kind of messes everything up. I'm not an especially big fan of it. :/ Boo. But that's okay. I'm getting an itch to run again, which I t... Read more

  • Up and On

    2/10/2014 8:59:54 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    As expected, I gained 1.6 last week. I'm fully convinced that if I had not been better last week, then it would've been even more. But I'm ... Read more

  • Username change

    2/9/2014 7:55:01 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    It's still me:) The username thing is something I wanted to change for awhile. When I registered for Spark all those years ago and was asked f... Read more

  • Newest Perspective.

    2/6/2014 9:08:10 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    I've done a lot in the last year or so. It hasn't been easy, but it was something I was willing to fight for, something I was willing to dea... Read more

  • Yoga round 3?

    2/1/2014 5:00:01 PM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    I have tried yoga a few times, maybe three? I have tried videos, and they have almost put me to sleep. I have tried hot yoga and I liked it. S... Read more

  • Another snow day!

    1/29/2014 2:26:52 PM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Woke up to 6+ inches of snow:) NO SCHOOL!! All am classes at the gym were cancelled so I had the morning to call appointments and get some pla... Read more

  • Catching Up

    1/28/2014 8:41:04 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    The other day, I made a Facebook status that read something to the effect of: "Most of you know I hit the 101 lbs. lost mark the week before... Read more

  • Setting Small Goals

    1/27/2014 12:16:24 PM, by AMEULINK

    Last week I wrote about how we tend to go through phases where we take big steps...and then we go right back to not a whole lot of change...Howev... Read more

  • Holy Vacation, Batman!

    1/26/2014 11:22:40 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    So last week we had school for a half day on Tuesday and that was it. It was a professional day so there were no kids:) That afternoon we got 4... Read more

  • Ouch-ish. It hurts and feels so good.

    1/24/2014 11:19:34 AM, by BARBWMS

    So.. this is the start of my third year in SP... I've lost around 90 pounds and am holding. Toward the end of the first year I added a cardio co... Read more

  • Back at it:)

    1/24/2014 9:29:38 AM, by CONFIDENTLY_FIT

    Having back to back rest days made me realize how much I love the gym and working out. I actually had one of my friends say, "it's nice to see y... Read more

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