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Sweat, Chocolate and Cute Girls
Thursday, February 14, 2013      2 comments

My previous blog discussed my first 5K run. What I left out of that blog was the not only did my friend run with me, but my nine year old and ten year old daughters did too. They both run track at school for PE and so they were prepared even t... Read more
My First 5K
Monday, February 11, 2013      4 comments

On Saturday I ran in my 1st official 5K race. Not a" lets run 3.2 miles on the treadmill" race. Not a virtual race. An actual get up at 5:30 to get to there by 7:30 to run with 12,000 other people and get an official time race. It was scary to t... Read more
6 minutes faster
Monday, February 04, 2013      4 comments

I "ran" a 5k at the end of December. I have diligently trained for my upcoming 5K since. In the past month I have shaved 6 minutes off my time. That hardly makes me Speedy Gonzalez, but it does put me firmly in the middle of the times shown i... Read more
Tales from the treadmill..
Monday, January 14, 2013      2 comments

I am the mom to three little girls. They are cute. I love them. But they have this habit that drives me crazy. Three nights a week I settle them in to some activity they enjoy, or maybe not enjoy but need to do (math!) and I head to the trea... Read more
First week check in.
Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

Last week was my first week back at weightwatchers. I lost a bit over 6 lbs. But that is not my biggest victory. I also ran three days last week. Even though my training program is getting harder with a bigger component being the running, I ... Read more
New Year's Resolutions
Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

I an a big fan of minimalist bloggers and live a pretty pared down life compared to others in my circles. Minimalism is about removing excess, avoiding too much in life to find more. Many of the minimalist bloggers will tell you that the way t... Read more
Friday, December 14, 2012      11 comments

Today is the holiday celebration for work. Three floors of food! Very little healthy. It is for many people the day you eat nachos for breakfast. Why? Because you can. This year I have decided that the day, though not exactly free, is a da... Read more
So many steps, so little time...
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      1 comments

I have been enjoying my new fitbit device. It is motivating like my old pedometer, but stirs my competitive juices by letting me compete against my friends, many of which I met here! It has also brought some big realizations to my life. F... Read more
Wasting Time
Monday, December 10, 2012      3 comments

I am a huge procrastinator. I like to think I work better under pressure, and while I do handle pressure well I am sure I am just as effective when I don't wait to the last minute to do something. The same thing goes for my health. I wa... Read more
46 and counting down....
Thursday, November 15, 2012      1 comments

My work calendar today showed that there are 46 days left in the year. That means there are only 46 opportunities to get a good workout in, only 138 more meals left to eat, 368 glasses of water left to drink, and 46 days to finish up some of th... Read more
Friday, August 10, 2012      4 comments

I am doing the Spark Coach program and I really like the daily ToDo list they already have for me. Today's video and community assignment dealt with time wasters. How do you find an hour to exercise every day. Thinking about this question, he... Read more
The gift of a late night waking
Friday, July 27, 2012      3 comments

I have a story that is familiar to many of my friends. At 10 PM I brushed my teeth, washed my face, took my vitamins and fell into bed exhausted from my day. All was blissful and well until 2:30 AM when I woke up and could not return to sleep.... Read more
First steps to the 5K
Thursday, July 26, 2012      1 comments

So my new plan for motivation is to finally get off my duff and start doing those 5K events I have always wanted to do. Stage fright and being unsure of how I would do have kept me from moving forward. I was stuck and then I saw a story on Spa... Read more
Summer off??
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      1 comments

It seems without making a conscious decision, I have taken the summer off. I haven't blogged, haven't really tracked what I am eating, have reduced the exercise, and am not drinking water. The results? I am not losing weight. I am relieved th... Read more
Halfway there
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      1 comments

I had the realization that I am halfway to my weight loss goal. Then the panic set in that I really need to get to work! Though I am losing pretty well, I don't think my habits are set enough to allow me to maintain. So I am going back to the... Read more

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