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Blogs by Members of SP Class of July 10-16, 2011

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Getting Ready
6/27/2014 6:33:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So for the last two weeks I have been drinking green smoothies in the mornings and the results are in Starting weight 221 Current weight 219.4 W...  Read more


Week 1 Review and Wrap Up
6/21/2014 9:46:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am really getting the hang of this green smoothie thing. Loving the fact that my 11 year old son is also drinking them with me. 91 244 Tod...  Read more


Green Smoothie Review w/ recipes Day 3
6/18/2014 12:03:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Let me start my saying that I was wrong. I never thought I would be able to drink my meals but this past week I have embraced Green Smoothies. I hav...  Read more


At it Again
6/18/2014 12:01:13 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am back! So much has happened. I am a proud mother of a very healthy son. Roshan Elijah was born on January 24th after 17 hours of natural labor!!...  Read more


Starting over
6/10/2014 5:17:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Last time I posted anything was in 2011, am more overweight now than then. :( I am ready to start right this time, no more diets, this is somet...  Read more


I'm Back
5/26/2014 12:10:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm back and I have gained a few pounds I now weigh 162lb, and my goal is 157- 158lb's,... love spark people and the way I can track what I eat, Pray...  Read more


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


Mother's Day Weekend
5/12/2014 11:20:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This weekend was mother's day and it was such a lovely weekend.We had beautiful, if sometimes stormy, weather. Last year for mother's day I wanted a "...  Read more


How to change an ingrained mindset
5/6/2014 3:40:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Something my husband and I have been talking about for a while has been the ability to throw food away. When he grew up resources were scarce. He live...  Read more


Let's Go!
5/5/2014 3:59:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am down 9-10 pounds (it depends on who looks at the scale). We had to buy a cheap scale because our good one broke. I would love to get an Aria but...  Read more


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


A tought week ending well
4/25/2014 10:34:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This week we had to make the difficult decision to put our dog down. This was very tough as we've had her for 3.5 years, almost as long as we've had T...  Read more


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


Feeling a Little Better Today
4/22/2014 11:55:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I was really down and depressed. It was bad...worst I've felt in a long time. Some of it had to do with consuming too much sugar on Easter,...  Read more


4/21/2014 5:18:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I just got back from my multiple trips and we had a terrific time in Florida. We did a MASSIVE amount of walking and swimming. My daughter loved the p...  Read more


Feeling down & needed to vent
4/21/2014 2:43:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is the worst I've felt in a long time. Not sure if it's all the sugar I consumed yesterday, or if it's just depression rearing its ugly head aga...  Read more


Keep on keeping on
4/2/2014 3:56:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I stretched when I woke up but miss t woke up right after me so I didn't get any formal work out in, but I got some lovely snuggles, which I nee...  Read more


Here we go again...
4/1/2014 2:17:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning as my husband was getting ready to leave for the day. Normally we wake up at the same time (5:15am) and he gets ready while I w...  Read more


Almost there... So what took me so long?
3/17/2014 10:14:12 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been quite a while since I posted anything here, so I thought I would write something, and update my picture. Quite a lot has happened since I be...  Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Back in Business
1/13/2014 2:08:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hello from Western PA! 2014 has begun a little better than 2013 ended, and for that I am grateful. I fell off course late last summer when my husban...  Read more


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


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


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:
tion_artic...  Read more


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


Why you should probably be doing yoga...or at least chilling out
1/3/2014 6:54:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had a wake-up call today while I was trying to find some new meal ideas to help me reach my goal of lowering my overall bodyfat %. One article that...  Read more


Health Goals for 2014
1/1/2014 6:57:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Happy new year, everyone! Mine got off to a great start with a jog in the park with my dog, a healthy breakfast, and a relaxing day at home. I h...  Read more


My back won't sit me back
12/31/2013 11:30:50 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I gained the weight back that I loss due to the fact that I injured my back. I don't plan on letting this sit back be permanent so I am taking the fir...  Read more


So long, 2013
12/30/2013 5:06:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My year-end recap from 2012 listed a lot of tangible accomplishments: inches lost, pounds evaporated, lunches packed. 2013 has been a little more sub...  Read more


How to break the sweet addiction?
12/11/2013 1:05:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow - I just cannot say no to sweets. They literally call my name - I can hear them in my head all the time. And those voices are loud and demanding....  Read more


12/8/2013 11:44:53 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a long time since I last logged onto spark. I had really given up. But I rediscovered my desire to be healthy and to make changes in my lif...  Read more


Finished My First DietBet (with before/after pic)
12/4/2013 9:45:53 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I started my first DietBet back on 11/04/13 at 254.8. I knew it would be challenging at best. 4% of my start weight was 10.4 pounds - which meant that...  Read more


Thanksgiving Menu
11/27/2013 12:54:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Here's what I'm fixing for the first Thanksgiving in my new house - all clean, all gluten-free, all awesome! I'll note upfront that I'm skipping the...  Read more


October/November Recap + Looking Forward
11/26/2013 3:32:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

How quickly time flies! I haven't been tracking diligently in November, but all of my sparkfriends and their inspirational stories have been in my th...  Read more


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