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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Setting the bar, literally
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      6 comments

One of the things I think that is the most fun and different about this current attempt at fitness is that I have added in regular weight training to my routine. I do a mix of kettlebells and free weights for 15-20 minutes 3-4 times per week aft... Read more
Week 5: Seeing results
Monday, January 30, 2017      2 comments

Besides checking my weight once a week, I am keeping track of measurements and taking a picture every few weeks to see other non-scale results. So far, I have lost 9 lbs, 3 inches off of my waist, and 2 inches off of my thighs. I can see it... Read more
No excuses
Friday, January 27, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday, I once again ran out of time in the morning to get to the Y before work, and as it is my busiest teaching day, I did not get out of work until 5:30 and had to get home. By the time I got the kids to bed, I was tired, and it was so tem... Read more
Inspiring my kids
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      2 comments

I have 2 boys: a 3yo and a 6yo. They are super cuddly and silly, and love spending time with me. They are pretty active: we do swim lessons every week, and we have set up our basement to encourage active play with swings and a climber, but I wor... Read more
Week 4: Slow and steady
Monday, January 23, 2017      4 comments

Got my "official" weigh in today (Friday's was a sneak peak). I am down almost 7 pounds now, for an average of just over 2 lbs/week. It's a good, steady, healthy weight loss, and I'm happy, but sometimes I wish it could come off faster! Experts ... Read more
Couldn't wait to weigh in
Friday, January 20, 2017      1 comments

So, I know the best way to track real progress with your weight loss is to weigh yourself once a week, at the same time, but I just couldn't wait -- Monday is supposed to be my weigh in day but I checked this morning and I was down another 2 pou... Read more
The alternative workout plan
Thursday, January 19, 2017      3 comments

This morning, things didn't go quite as planned. Woke up a little later than I wanted to, but I got dressed in my workout clothes as usual. I had packed my lunch and gym bag the night before so I wouldn't need to rush. I put a few waffles in the... Read more
Week 3: Lessons from a 3 year old
Monday, January 16, 2017      3 comments

Friday morning, my 3 year old son woke up and decided he was potty trained. After months of coercion, timers, treats, and various other incentives, we had stopped really trying to make him go, but figured we'd try again next summer when it was w... Read more
Something is better than nothing
Thursday, January 12, 2017      8 comments

Woke up late, got my son to school late, and had a very short time at the gym today. Only got 15 minutes of cycling in before I had to stop and get ready for work, BUT I WENT. I am going to try and make up the deficit later today so I can get to... Read more
Getting in the habit!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      0 comments

Did my 8th workout of the year today -- this new schedule is working out great for me! 3rd time doing my 15 minute kettlebell set, and I was able to add a bit more weight for my swings. Arms a bit achy, but not too bad! I am feeling so mot... Read more
Week 2: So far, so good
Monday, January 09, 2017      1 comments

Last week: Got to the Y every weekday, even though I overdid it Thursday and was super achy Friday (I just did a 30 minute walk on the treadmill instead of my normal elliptical, but I went!) Tracked food every day except Saturday. Stay... Read more
That good pain
Friday, January 06, 2017      1 comments

After months of not picking up a kettlebell, I did 15 minutes of sets after my cardio yesterday, including swings, squats, rows, and lifts. I thought it wouldn't be so bad -- only 15 minutes -- but oh my goodness am I achy today -- my inner thig... Read more
Week 1, Part 2: Setting a workout schedule
Thursday, January 05, 2017      0 comments

I started working out this week, just getting back to it, trying out the machines again, and figuring out timing, and I think I have a plan for once my semester officially starts next week. I drop off my son at school at 8:30, and on Tuesday and... Read more
Week 1: Making a plan
Monday, January 02, 2017      3 comments

I know New Year's Resolutions rarely work, but I am not going to let that stop me from trying. Being a specific weight is not my end goal, though I am sure some loss will be a happy consequence of my efforts. My goals are simple: 1. Track. I ... Read more
I want to be healthy. I really do.
Monday, July 18, 2016      0 comments

I have so many random and seemingly unassociated medical issues right now. I have been having a bad depressed spell lately. No motivation to do much of anything, tired all the time. Had a physical last week. First time with LDL (bad) cholesterol... Read more

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