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Winter 5% weight loss Exercise Commitment
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      3 comments

The 5% weight loss challenge is rig around the corner. I just had my second anniversary of not missing a day of exercise in a row. One of my goals for 2017 is complete a century bike ride (100 miles). With that goal in mind I commit to: ... Read more
730 Days or 2 Years of a Daily Exercise
Monday, December 26, 2016      5 comments

Today I completed my 730th day of exercise in a row. That means two straight years without missing a day. I have light days and harder days. Some days it is a simp,e 20-30 minute walk with my dogs. Other days I exercise for 2 hours with a co... Read more
Boot Camp Class is Evil
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday I did my first Boot Camp Class in months. It turned out to be a leg work out day. Despite stretching several time it still hurts to stand and sit and do much of anything that requires movement of my legs or butt. Needless to say OUC... Read more
Vacation Blues
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      6 comments

Last week I went on a cruise vacation that I have been looking forward to for 6 months. I admit to having a great time on the cruise itself and to dancing my feet off. The sad part came near the end of the cruise when I went to pick out pictur... Read more
Metric Century- 64 Miles Conquered
Sunday, October 23, 2016      4 comments

Today I did my first metric century ride. I have to admit that I really didn't expect to make the distance. I had a lot of negative self talk going this morning. Never a good idea. Despite that I got a steady start. The first 10 miles were ... Read more
Metric Century Tomorrow
Saturday, October 22, 2016      2 comments

First I have to thank all of the lovely people from the Fall Capital A 5% challenge who have sent me such wonderful well wishes today. ... Read more
Active Vacation
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      3 comments

As I have gotten more fit I actually look forward to active vacations. First I spent the weekend dancing and today I hiked. I just wanted to share a picture of Hanging Lake in Colorado. ... Read more
500 Days of Exercise in a Row!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      6 comments

A year and a half ago I didn't really believe that I would see this day. I started out small with 10-15 minutes a day. Since then I have completed four sprint triathlons. I also did my fastest 5K run/walk last month in just 40 minutes. This ... Read more
First Triathlon of 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016      2 comments

Today I did my first triathlon of 2016. It was spur of the moment. I received an mail a week ago encouraging last minute registrations and I said "why not." I have not been training like I should be have been to do a triathlon. I haven't bee... Read more
Crazy Workout Pants-OH MY!
Friday, April 15, 2016      3 comments

As a present for breaking through a weight los plateau I bought some crazy workout pants. I have never owned crazy workout pants for two reasons. One being able to buy them in an appropriate size ... Read more
10,000+ Steps Daily for 90 Days
Thursday, March 17, 2016      5 comments

More Milestones. Last year I didn't think that I could maintain a streak of exercising every day. Today is day #446 in a row. This year I set a new goal. To get at least 10,000 steps a day for 2016. I have succeeded in taking at lea... Read more
20,000 Step in One Day
Saturday, February 27, 2016      7 comments

On Thursday I recieved bad health news. While I'm not ready to share that news with my spark friends I realized I could go one of two ways after the news. I could push towards to successfully completing my Olympic length triathlon on May 8th o... Read more
Mindful Eating is SOOOOO HARD!
Monday, January 25, 2016      7 comments

This week in the 5% weight loss challenge, we are supposed to focus and spend at least 20 minutes to eat a meal. I hadn't realized how often I plow through my meal in 10 minutes or less. I don't slow down to savor and often eat while doing oth... Read more
365 days of Exercise in a Row!
Sunday, December 27, 2015      8 comments

Today I hit a major milestone. I have completed 365 days of exercising every day. I started with 10-15 minutes every day. Now most days are at last 30-45 minutes and I don't even count anything less than 20 minutes a day. I have three ... Read more
Olympic Length Triathlon May 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      2 comments

My exercise plan for the next four weeks includes the following: Swim two days a week 250-500 yards at a time. Spin class x45 minutes or ride 8-12 miles two days a week Walk/jog 2-3 miles twice a week Dancing or walking the 7th day... Read more

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