Living the Life I Imagined
Running around Lake Padden at a good pace I passed a runner running in the opposite direction. "I wish I could actually run this." I thought. "What am I thinking! I AM ru... Read more
Increase performance or lower expectations?
Today was my annual Med review appointment. I was so disappointed in my lab results. After 4 years of working to bring my HDL cholesterol up, it is exactly the same, 34. Three years ago I was told, "Just keep doing what you're doing and in a ye... Read more
Old Goals, New Goals
I began my fitness journey January 2010. The only real goal I had was to lose weight. I started exercising and really cutting back on my food, trying to make healthy, low c... Read more
Nike watch and running chip
I purchased new Nike running shoes, the watch and chip around 3 weeks ago. I am so happy with it that I thought I would share the info for anyone who is running and wants to track their mileage. It is the handiest little device and not too expen... Read more
Spark's recommendation is to write about an obstacle in a blog. My biggest obstacle is tracking my food. This should be very easy and painless, but I can't seem to consistently do it. I do know that over the past school year, I have lost 8 lbs. ... Read more
Lifting, pushing, lunging and running!
I did continue the weight class. I am improving and also found what I am doing wrong to feel so terrible. I was tightening my neck for crunches, etc. After learning to relax it and really pull from my core, I have not had neck pain/headaches.
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To Lift or not to Lift? - that is my question
Already feeling like I needed to mix things up a little, combined with prompting from a gym friend convinced me to take the "power pump" class at the gym. I followed her lead and set up a step bench, mat and hand weights. I followed and finished... Read more
My First Ever 5K! Saturday, March 26, 2011
Although the forecast predicted rain, it was a cool, clear morning at Birch Bay. I was surprised to see so many people scurrying about. Not sure what to do or where to go, I fol... Read more
This is the Day! Goal of - 40lbs attained! Whoooo Hoooo!
It is exactly 13 months to the day since I began what I hope to be my LAST weight loss journey. January 8, 2010 I weighed in at 198.5 and initially wanted to lose 30 lbs by the end of the school year, but ultimately 40lbs. I did reach the -30lb... Read more
More New Things Jan 17-29
I don't know how I forgot to mention going to Trader Joes for the first time in my last blog! That was great, I can't wait to go again. I mainly perused the shelves and didn't but too much. But, I did buy some light coconut milk with no immediat... Read more
New Things Jan 9-16
Very funny the new things I haven't even anticipated trying and yet, here I am. First on the list is a new razor. I received a coupon for a free razon from Safeway. Not a disposable, but one with replacable blades. It has 5 blades! Seems like ov... Read more
I have to look back and see how far I have came since this same time last year. I made many changes and was able to lose weight and get in shape, coming within 1/2 lb to my first goal. Now, as 2011 commences, I am up a few pounds and have also r... Read more
New Things Jan 1-8, 2011
These are the new things I have tried so far this year and my comments.
Heart rate monitor:
I love it! It has been helpful to see how high my heart rate is when running and how changing the incline/speed affects my heart rate. Also, I wi... Read more
New Goals for 2011
Contemplating my goals for 2011 has been much more introspective than last year. Last year's was a no-brainer: lose weight! Since then, I learned that losing weight is the "effect" and I needed to find the "cause." Losing weight was a result, no... Read more
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My Year in Review Part 2
Quote: "I don't want to be a second rate someone else: I want to be a first rate me!"
Thank you everyone who posted on my last blog! I was so surpised and honored to find out it had been voted "popular post!" I am very humbled as I read all... Read more