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Are Weekend Treats Sabotaging My Weight Loss?
Saturday, January 18, 2014      5 comments

For this weekend's BLC challenge, we're supposed to identify and eliminate something that might be holding us back from our goals. Other than my RA and OA, I figure the culprit must be food-related since I exercise most days of the week. S... Read more
ChaLean Extreme - Day 7
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      5 comments

Today was Burn It Off. First off, I've gotta say that I loved this workout overall. It was a cardio workout incorporating lots of ST moves. The main thing that I didn't like about it was that it was too short. It was only half an hour. I kn... Read more
ChaLean Extreme - Day 6
Monday, January 13, 2014      3 comments

I've gotta say that this burn circuit (3) is my least favourite one for 3 reasons: 1. It was hard on my knees and shoulders, my two weakest body parts 2. I didn't get the calorie burn that I got with the other two. 3. There was... Read more
ChaLean Extreme - Ab Burner
Sunday, January 12, 2014      3 comments

So, today was Day 5 of the ChaLean Program and I decided to start with a cardio-based ab-focused workout first and then do ChaLean's Ab Burner. The cardio-based ab-focused workout I chose was Gilad's Abs on Fire and then instead of doing his co... Read more
ChaLean Extreme Program - Day 4
Saturday, January 11, 2014      5 comments

This new program is going slowly as my knees and shoulders are kicking up a fuss but I'm still plugging along but I'm thinking I'm going to revamp the workout schedule to suit my needs somewhat. Perhaps as I go along, it will get easier and by t... Read more
ChaLean Extreme - Day 2
Thursday, January 09, 2014      7 comments

Technically, Day 2 was yesterday and it was a rest day. Initially, I wasn't going to take the rest day and was going to do some light cardio but my shoulders were screaming with achiness during the night so I decided to not push it. Howeve... Read more
ChaLean Extreme Program - Day 1
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      7 comments

So, I did the first workout (Burn Circuit 1) in the ChaLean Extreme program this morning. Some of it was tough and some not so much. Here are the exercises I did with the dumbbell weight, number of reps and comments: 1. Sumo Squat w/Hip ... Read more
ChaLean Extreme - Before Photos, Measurements & Fit Test
Monday, January 06, 2014      2 comments

Reflections, Resolutions & Inspiration
Monday, January 06, 2014      3 comments

2013 REFLECTIONS: I've been keeping track of the number of days I exercise for the past decade or so. Here is my list: Year Days Exercised 2000 152 2001 278 2003 239 2004 145 (diagnosed with RA) 2005 35 2006 25... Read more
Arizona - December 27 to 29
Monday, December 30, 2013      8 comments

Well, we made it to Arizona. DH loves flying especially the taking off and landing parts (the parts I hate most ). We travelled well as a pair. We were both pulled aside by security in Buffalo -- me for not having the toothpaste in the cl... Read more
Hoping to Prevent a Holiday Gain
Monday, December 16, 2013      5 comments

For our last weekend challenge in BLC23, we're to blog about our plan to stay on track between BLCes as well as over the holiday. For me, I have two challenges. The first, of course, are the holiday meals (lunches, dinners and miscellaneou... Read more
Getting to Know You Questionnaire
Friday, November 29, 2013      3 comments

I found these questions on ERINTGF's SparkPage! These are just the first of them; I'll do them in installments. 1. Who was the last person you held hands with? My husband. 2. Are you outgoing or shy? Outgoing. 3. Who are you loo... Read more
Healthy Halloween Ideas + Some Food for Thought
Thursday, October 31, 2013      2 comments

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What do Chainsaws & Spas have in common?
Monday, October 21, 2013      12 comments

My sister, Monika wanted to go to the Benmiller Inn & Spa in Goderich for her 50th birthday but none of our other sisters wanted to because it was over 2 hours each way. So, I told Monika that she and I would go sometime without the others. Th... Read more
My Playlist for the Drive...
Sunday, October 20, 2013      5 comments

...to and from the Benmiller Inn & Spa in Goderich, Ontario (roughly 3 hours). - All My Love by Led Zeppelin - All Star by Smash Mouth - American Idiot by Green Day - Baba O'Riley by The Who - Back in Town by Matt Dusk - Bad Habit... Read more

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