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Pimp My (P)ride Challenge Starting Line (starting a little late...)
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      3 comments

Alrighty, here is the starting info for the Pimp My (P)ride Strength Training challenge! Crunches completed in 1 minute -47 Pushups (or modified pushups) completed in 1 minute -29 How long (up to one minute) can you hold... Read more
Wait...What?!? It Fits?
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      11 comments

First off, let me start with THIS: I was talking to my hubby about this dress, and he goes, "Why don't you just try it on and see?" I've been too scared to try this baby... Read more
A night out with my split personality
Friday, September 02, 2011      7 comments

Ok, so I'm not Sybil, but last night after I got home from my anniversary dinner I felt a little...frustrated with myself. I do want to open with the fact that we had an awesome time at Outback Steakhouse. I'm lucky to be married to such a kind... Read more
August Wrap Up- Challenge Results
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

Hola Sparkfriends! I've been busting my butt this month as a part of the "Getting HOT in August" challenge sparkteam. Had some victories this month, and some losses. Let's see what you think... August 1st Weight- 148 August 31st we... Read more
One of My Main Goals
Thursday, August 25, 2011      5 comments

I got married in Sep. 2007 to a wonderful man named Joel (yes, my name is Joelle, Joel and Joelle, I know, it's horrendous) For our anniversary two years ago we were planning on renewing our vows (i know it seems weird after 2 years, but we had ... Read more
Productive Weekend!
Monday, August 22, 2011      2 comments

This weekend was great! I feel like I got so much done, and got to enjoy the beautiful weather with my family. Let me just start off by saying that this was the first 90+ degree day for the Portland Metro area since last August, and WOW did it f... Read more
Changing It Up
Monday, August 15, 2011      3 comments

Since I joined Sparkpeople I've always read about the importance of changing up your workout routine so that your body doesn't get used to it, or as a way of plateau busting. I haven't really hit a plateau, but who wants to go through that frust... Read more
I Hate Jillian, I Love Jillian
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      3 comments

Lately I've been battling my love/hate relationship with Jillian Michaels. While I was doing Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred, I was on a major "hating" phase. Level 2 has lots of planking...NOT my strong suit. It's hard on the arms! However, I perse... Read more
To Eat or Not To Eat? A Question in Manners
Thursday, August 04, 2011      4 comments

Last night around 9 I told my husband I was hungry and was thinking about making a snack. About 30 minutes later he left to go put some gas in the car, and he came back with 2 taquitos from 7-11. I LOVE those things, but they're not exactly heal... Read more
Getting HOT in August monthly goals
Monday, August 01, 2011      2 comments

August 1st Weight-148 Measurements-Waist (at smallest part) 31", (at bellybutton) 34.5" Hips-37" Thigh-21" Upper arm-11.5" ... Read more
You Can Do It!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      5 comments

I know that sticking to an exercise regimen is hard work. I know that choosing a salad over is burger is even HARDER work sometimes. Drinking water instead of soda, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, wheat instead of white bread. ... Read more
20 Pounds Gone! What I've Learned...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      6 comments

Good Morning Sparkers! This morning I got up to feed my son and I thought I would jump on the scale real quick "just to see" where I was at. It was not my weigh in day, but sometimes you feel curious, I couldn't help it :) 149, what a beau... Read more
Running and Shredding
Monday, July 11, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday I went running, finishing week 4 of my "Couch to 5K" program. I ran 2 miles with only one small walking break between miles one and two. It was awesome! There's something that is so different about the way I feel when I'm running that ... Read more
Finally! The Motivation!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      2 comments

Hi all! I'm proud to tell you that I finally found the motivation to do cardio other than running! emoticon ... Read more
July Goals
Friday, July 01, 2011      3 comments

I feel like I did ok in June. I lost a few pounds (maybe 4 or 5) I started running regularly, maybe more than I should.. Since today is the first of July, I'm going to make some short term goals for myself for this month, which I have never done... Read more

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