RILOLA's Blogs

Regular Exercise
Monday, February 03, 2014      2 comments

It's getting easier. The exercise plan and sticking to it. Now, don't go crazy and think I love it or anything like that. I really don't. But, seeing the weight drop when I step on the scale, having more energy overall and sleeping well almost e... Read more
Back on Track
Monday, January 20, 2014      1 comments

I definitely took a vacation from my healthy lifestyle during the holidays. I had a lot of great excuses not to exercise or track my food or even check in with SparkCoach. When January rolled around, my clothes were tight, my tummy looked like ... Read more
2014 Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      2 comments

I am very excited to have joined the Winter 5% Challenge!! My Exercise Plan: 1. Strength Training: 15-20 minutes per day/2x per -- week Sun/Fri 2. Cardio: Treadmill 30 minutes per day/4x per week -- M/T/W/TH 3. Cardio (Activi... Read more
Skipping A Few Days - Good Habbits
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      0 comments

A hectic schedule caught up with me last week and I didn't log my calories or exercise for a good 4 days. I didn't think I went overboard with food and I still worked out, but it really does help to see exactly what I am eating and how much I'v... Read more
All or Nothing
Sunday, November 10, 2013      1 comments

I have been so down the last few days. Perhaps it was the stressful week at work. Or, it could have been fitting in my son's concert and the extra practices he had to attend. Maybe it is the headache I haven't been able to shake for several day... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge: Weeks 1 and 2
Friday, October 25, 2013      1 comments

I am starting on Week 3 of the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. I admit, it was harder than I thought it would be. I didn't realize how much added sugar was in my diet, when I thought I was making much healthier choices. 5g of sugar is about a... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge: Days 1-2
Thursday, October 10, 2013      0 comments

Since I've been tracking my nutrition for a few months, I have already made adjustments to the amount of sugar I consume daily, but I realize there are hidden sugars in many things I consume. I'd like to see how my body handles a more controlled... Read more
Do you work out when you're ill?
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      0 comments

I've been sick since the weekend. I still walked slowly on Saturday because I felt okay, but Sunday through today... ugh! My throat is sore, I have a cough, I'm achy and tired and all I want to do is sleep. Is it okay with the exercise and diet ... Read more
Thank Goodness for my HRM
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      1 comments

I know I have had a good workout when I stay at my target HR for at least 30 minutes. I had no idea I was only coasting before and not really pushing myself during my cardio days. My sister, who is a gym fanatic and has always encouraged m... Read more
Stress and Staying On Track
Friday, September 20, 2013      0 comments

My husband was very ill. Starting last Wednesday, we were in and out of the ER and hospital nearly everyday. He's home now and is on the mend. The stress from this experience didn't hit me until Wednesday, when we had to go to the ER ag... Read more
Weight Loss Envy
Saturday, September 14, 2013      1 comments

My husband has been watching what he eats for about a month now. Two weeks ago, he stopped drinking alcohol. He got on the scale today and proudly announced he had lost 20 pounds. While I was thrilled he had lost so much weight without muc... Read more
Seeing Results
Monday, September 09, 2013      1 comments

You know that awesome feeling when you see the numbers on the scale getting smaller? Or when one of your coworkers says, "You look so thin today"? I've been feeling that lately. A lot. I'm finally seeing results and it is keeping me motivated.... Read more
Bacon Addiction
Saturday, August 31, 2013      0 comments

I woke up this morning and the first thing I thought of was having bacon. Before I rejoined SP, I was known for my addiction to bacon. I would add bacon to nearly every dish I cooked. Sometimes there was cheese involved. I likely used bacon f... Read more
Fell Off the Wagon
Thursday, August 29, 2013      0 comments

8/29/13 I've been doing really well since I rejoined SP in July. I have been staying within my calorie goals and exercising more. I now read labels on everything at the grocery store and there are more fresh fruits and vegetables in the h... Read more