JODILOU86's Blogs

Reworking my game plan
Thursday, September 12, 2013      2 comments

It's been awhile, but I'm still here. I've gained about 10 to 15 lbs. within a year, and I'm not proud of it one bit. Amazing how much it kills my self esteem! The hardest part for me is sticking to a workout routine. I generally eat healthy (th... Read more
It's About Mental Health, Too
Thursday, January 10, 2013      2 comments

One thing I notice on my days that I workout in the mornings: my mood is much happier throughout the entire day. Not that I can't have an enjoyable day on my rest days (those are important for recovery), but there's just something about morning ... Read more
The Perks of Committing to a Race
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      2 comments

With only 25 days left until the wedding (insert obligatory eeek! here), I'm definitely feeling a bit nervous. That's why running and exercising is even more important these days - it calms me down and makes me feel great about myself. Sin... Read more
Pre-race jitters
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      1 comments

So, the Indy Mini Marathon is finally here. I did okay with my training. Just okay. I did all of my long-distance runs; could have done better with my shorter runs during the weeks. I fell off the diet bandwagon for an entire week, too. Thankful... Read more
5 Layer Greek Dip
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      0 comments

Easter weekend is almost here, and since we're a Catholic family, my Pinterest-obsessed sister and I are searching for healthy, meatless recipes to enjoy on Good Friday. Here's a incredibly simple one we found and can't wait to make! 5 Lay... Read more
Exercise plan that works for me
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      0 comments

It is tough for me to stick to a workout plan whether it is due to boredom, life getting in the way or lack of motivation. I have created a plan that works for me: 1.) Signed up to run the Indy Mini-Marathon on May 5, 2012 with a friend who... Read more
People are noticing
Monday, February 20, 2012      2 comments

I have dropped about 10 lbs and toned up a considerable amount since I became serious about my weight-loss goals. After you begin an exercise/diet, they say it takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends and fami... Read more
Fiance back on track
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      0 comments

I have to brag a bit about my fiance - he has been working out for two weeks straight after a few months' hiatus. For about five months last year, he did Insanity and stuck with it on fairly regular basis throughout the week. Not to the degree S... Read more
Only 3.5 lbs away from goal weight!
Monday, February 06, 2012      1 comments

I stepped on the scale, saw 138.5 lbs, said "no way!", then weighed myself again. Can hardly believe it, but it is an incredible feeling being this close to my goal weight. It has certainly been a battle, but it is so encouraging to see these re... Read more
Yummy Baked Flatbread with Spinach and Feta
Monday, January 23, 2012      1 comments

I am not much of a cook, but I have been trying to whip up some easy, healthy dishes. While I watched the fate of the Patriots/Baltimore game yesterday, I made this tasty meal: Spinach and Feta Pita Bake Here is the link to the origina... Read more
I Hate Running...So I Signed Up for a Mini-Marathon
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      3 comments

I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, but a friend recently asked me if I was interested in doing the 2012 Indy Mini-Marathon. My initial reaction was "heck no!", but then I slowly came up with more ideas to do it than not to. Why I deci... Read more