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My Exercise Routine
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      0 comments

Is my exercise routine getting results? Sometimes, I think it isn't, but actually in the long run, it is. I focus on core and full body workouts on MWF and cardio on T/Th/Sa. When doing my strength exercises, I include cardio by moving quickly f... Read more
Christmas: the weight-loss season
Thursday, December 27, 2012      2 comments

I lost one of the pounds I gained way before Christmas during the holiday. I enjoyed a couple of desserts and could easily have eaten a whole lot more pie. Let me say that I'm a "pie guy". I love pies! Thankfully, I chose to remain focused... Read more
A Plateau
Sunday, December 02, 2012      5 comments

Several weeks ago, I watched an SP video suggesting that our "happy" weight is often what we can reach even though it may be more than our goal weight. Well, for the past three weeks, I've reached a plateau. The scale isn't budging! This is unde... Read more
The Elliptical Trainer -- My New Best Friend
Sunday, October 21, 2012      2 comments

In SP today, SP Trainer Nicole advised mixing up the routine to avoid plateaus. Two weeks ago, I began doing just that. Since June, I have alternated a brisk walk with a pace walk on the treadmill. A few weeks ago, I discovered my body was ... Read more
Breaking Through!
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      0 comments

Today, I accomplished what was for me an amazing feat. -I worked until 10pm last night, went to bed at 11:15pm and slept until 5:00 AM. I'm accustomed to around seven hours of sleep per night, but it didn't work out that way last night. ... Read more
Diabetes Type II Risk
Monday, August 13, 2012      0 comments

For anyone with Type II Diabetes, there's really good news. You can beat it. Let me share my story: About five years ago, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. The doctor prescribed Metformin and I began taking daily glucose readings. But ... Read more
Why I Wasn't Losing Weight This Summer
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      0 comments

Throughout the past school year, I packed on 28 pounds of weight. I know WHY this happened so I don't need to discuss that here. In May, I started going back to the gym and struggled all summer trying to drop the weight I gained. Nothing w... Read more
GREAT Alternative Cardio Workout
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      1 comments

GREAT cardio workout today. So far, three pounds lighter this week. Now I'm hoping to continue my great nutrition and fitness routine when school starts back up. I should be another 3-4 pounds lighter by then.... Read more