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Scaling back.....
Thursday, February 10, 2011      1 comments

This spark breather has done me a lot of good and is helping me to figure out where I go from here. I will definitely continue to be a member of SP - so many valuable resources, great friends and constant support. But I will need to scale ... Read more
Taking a breather.....
Thursday, February 03, 2011      7 comments

I've been feeling a need to step back and breathe of late - and the urge is not passing - in fact it is becoming more insistent. Everything is fine, dear friends, so don't worry. I am very simply needing a short time out to clear my mind a... Read more
Max Workout Program: Overview and Plan
Monday, January 31, 2011      4 comments

I will be starting a new program this week - the Max Workout Program by Shin Ohtake, an LA-based personal trainer who offers his program online through an e-book and a series of web-based videos. I chose this program after reviewing and analyzi... Read more
Taking stock....
Friday, January 28, 2011      4 comments

Okay, so it took me all week, but I have finally shaken off the MIL hangover, gotten over the DH's departure and finally feel like my head is clear and life is making some kind of sense again. PHEW!!! ... Read more
Not the blog I wanted to write today....
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      6 comments

When I got up this morning, I had planned on blogging about something entirely different - something positive and worth celebrating - but I just can't. In the scheme of things, I know this isn't major, but I am really feeling bummed. A... Read more
Sometimes it pays to wait!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      5 comments

Today was the day! After about 6 weeks of hemming and hawing about which direction to go with my ST....followed by about 3 weeks of procrastinating on placing the order for the program I had decided upon...I rec'd an e-mail informing me tha... Read more
I am in a funk....
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      7 comments

I am not sure what is going on, but I have been feeling low and just off my game for about a week now. I am eating more and badly (not at all like me), I am not feeling excited about my workouts - and am seeing the intensity and drive drop and ... Read more
'Go for the Goal' Challenge is off and running!
Sunday, January 02, 2011      2 comments

Hey all! The 90 day challenge I've been yakking about is finally up and running! Here is the link: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
gid=47741 I've set the team to 'public' for the next f... Read more
New Year, New Goals....New Team!
Friday, December 31, 2010      7 comments

In October 2010, I joined a 10 week challenge team set up by my SP friends BLASTINFAT and BNSPIRD. It was probably one of the most powerfully productive experiences I've had during my 2 years with spark. I've seen huge gains in my fitness,... Read more
Tickers and scales and plateaus, oh my!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      4 comments

In the 'believe it or not' department, I've taken the last 10 days or so as kind of a 'rest week' - working out a bit but definitely lower volume and intensity...not tracking nutrition but definitely getting pretty festive with my consumption ... Read more
The dreaded plateau......
Saturday, December 18, 2010      1 comments

The 10 week challenge is coming to a close and I am so so happy with the outcomes....I am in better shape than I have been for a long time, my endurance is up tremendously, my exercise routine is rock solid, ST is on track and I'm eating the 'ri... Read more
My dumb stumbly week....
Thursday, December 09, 2010      5 comments

It had to happen at some point.... I've been going strong for the past 6 weeks - nailing pretty much everything and surpassing both my goals and expectations.... But this week is another story altogether ... Read more
The power of tracking.....
Thursday, December 02, 2010      4 comments

Wow. I just ran some Spark reports (one of my favorite functions!) since I was curious to know how I actually did on fitness minutes over the past 2 weeks (juggling illness, a traveling husband, the visit of my very HM MIL, kids on holidays... Read more
10 Week Challenge: Taking stock at the halfway mark....
Friday, November 26, 2010      5 comments

Wow! It's official - the 10 week challenge I joined in late October has reached the halfway point! Five weeks down, 5 more to go. Good time to take stock, see how I've done against my goals and tweak things if need be: Measurements... Read more
Quick update....
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      4 comments

Am still going strong with the 10 week challenge - halfway through week 5 and approaching the halfway mark.... It's been such a busy time on the homefront, that blogging regularly on progress has not been possible - but I figure, if I have ... Read more

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