Same dress two years and forty pounds later
Thursday, August 02, 2012      1 comments

Everyone has that one picture. You know which one I mean. That picture that you hide from everyone because you look awful. What makes this picture even worse, is that, at the time, I thought I looked great! My husband and I attended a charity ev... Read more
Passing the Spark to the Next Generation
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      1 comments

I've always been a person who felt the best way to lead was by example, something I've proven by the number of friends and family that I've gotten on the fitness bandwagon. (That number currently stands at seven that I've gotten into running btw... Read more
First Midwest Bank Southwest Half Marathon
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      3 comments

Well, I did it. I finished my second official half marathon this past weekend. It was hot, sunny and pretty much mostly hills. My feet are blistered, I'm sun burnt, but I'm still swooning from crossing that finish line! It was about seven minute... Read more
Two Years in Review
Thursday, April 26, 2012      0 comments

Wow. I can't believe it. It's been two years since Sparkpeople has changed my life! And when I say that it changed my life, I don't just mean that it's helped me lose weight. The cascading changes that adding exercise into my daily routine made ... Read more
Monday, February 20, 2012      0 comments

This blog is a little late, yes, I know. My life is pretty much a big ball of chaos right now and with the emotional and professional roller coaster I've been on, it's a wonder I have time for anything. I started out the year after having ... Read more
What I've Learned Doing P90X
Friday, December 02, 2011      4 comments

Today marks day 12 of my P90X journey. It's been a great ride so far. I've seen some drastic changes already in the definition of my quads and my arms and less of a rib cage back roll (you all know what I mean), but let me tell you, you have to ... Read more
Need a little inspiration?
Friday, November 04, 2011      0 comments

I read an article in Runner's World today about Ben Davis. It moved me, so I checked out his website and the YouTube video. I cried and felt completely renewed, Please, take a moment and watch it yourself. It is amazing. Read more
The Power of Me
Thursday, November 03, 2011      0 comments

For those of you that have been keeping up on my activity, I'm sure you're well aware of the fact that I've been training for my second half marathon that is in only a few days. I made a bucket list of races that I wanted to run so I could run a... Read more
Third of the way there.
Friday, October 28, 2011      1 comments

It's been a long time since I've written something that isn't whining. It's been a very stressful summer and fall so far for me. I'm in the process of shifting my careers and the one I've decided to give up, isn't giving up on me so much. (Can ... Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2011      1 comments

I find it amusing that all winter all I wanted was for it to be summer. I wanted the sunshine, the sandals, the not having to wear shoes if I left something in the car....and yet, now that I run on a regular basis, I've found the I really don't ... Read more
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      0 comments

So, I realize that I'm a little overweight, but seriously, if I get one more fricken injury, I'm going to scream!!! In the last 16 months, I've had shin splints, rolled my ankle three times, pulled my hip flexor, runner's knee, IT Band Syndrom a... Read more
Bucket list or life decide.
Sunday, June 19, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday, I was reading The Spark and there was a part about setting goals whether they are small steps to make your life better or large goals you want to accomplish in your life (like a bucket list). One of the goals mentioned was running 50 ... Read more
Change in plans
Monday, May 16, 2011      1 comments

Originally, I had wanted to run a full marathon some day. I mean, how cool would that be?!? Yeah, after yesterday's experience, I think I'm going to stick to the half and just work on getting my time down under 2 hours. That will be an acc... Read more
One off the list
Sunday, May 15, 2011      2 comments

Today is a day that will forever live in my memory. Today I proved that anything is possible. Today, I ran my first Half Marathon. It was cold, windy, but sunny (I have a nice sunglass tanline to prove it) I should also emphazise on the WIN... Read more
My first life goal so close I can taste it!
Thursday, May 12, 2011      1 comments

What motivates you? That's a question I've been hearing lately and it's one that I've asked myself a lot. Choosing to run 13.1 miles when in high school I would hide until the pack of students went by and then jump in behind them. Running ... Read more

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