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Monday, September 02, 2013      4 comments

I can't believe it's been over 1 year since I've last written a blog post. It's been a year of no activity both online and physically. I ran a half marathon in May 2012 and that was it. After that, no gym, no running, no anything, and the pro... Read more
Losing momentum
Thursday, May 31, 2012      5 comments

I gotta be honest. On Monday I wrote a blog about how my Phase I results were disappointing but that I wasn't giving up. Well that was a load of crap! I never followed through with any program or plan like this one. I had only missed 1 worko... Read more
JMBR Phase I - disappointing results, but I'm not giving up!
Monday, May 28, 2012      4 comments

So last week was the last one of Phase I. The results are disappointing, though. I usually weigh myself on Mondays and today stepped on the scale to reveal an almost 3 lb gain. Whaaaat? Yeah, gain as in MORE weight than last week. I'm going... Read more
Body Revolution - Week 3
Monday, May 21, 2012      1 comments

Completed another week. emoticon I don't think I've ever lasted this long on a program without skipping a worko... Read more
Body Revolution - week 2
Monday, May 14, 2012      2 comments

Week 2 was OK. Nothing extraordinary to report, really. The workouts were kind of easy. I did the workouts 1 & 2 on their regularly scheduled days, and on the cardio days did my own thing instead of the cardio DVD. 35 minutes treadmill runni... Read more
If you want to run a half marathon, train, train, train ... Long Branch Half Marathon Race Report
Monday, May 07, 2012      5 comments

Finished the Long Branch Half Marathon yesterday for the second time. Official time was 2:39:07, 11 seconds faster than last year. Last year I ran it with an IT Band injury. This year, no injury, but didn't really train. My longest training ... Read more
Jillian Michaels Body Revolution
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      3 comments

In my newest quest to finally get the weight under control, I bought JMBR 90 day program after much research. I expected it to arrive in 2-3 weeks like the website said and was going to start after my Half Marathon on May 6th. Well, the packag... Read more
I messed up - now it's time to step it up
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      4 comments

So my next Half Marathon's in less than 3 weeks. I should have been training for it since December of last year when I signed up. I'm doing it with Team in Training again and the beauty of it is the support and the group runs on Saturdays. On... Read more
Half Marathon Training - Panacking!!!
Sunday, March 11, 2012      6 comments

So my next HM is in eight weeks and I've barely trained! I have one half under my belt, but that was exactly one year ago. I'm doing this with Team in Training and their schedule calls for a 9 mile long run on Sunday, and the longest I've done... Read more
2011 Reflections
Saturday, December 31, 2011      2 comments

As 2011 comes close to it's end, I'm reflecting on what the year brought. There were many blessings - a wonderful husband, great kids, good health for both myself and my family, thank God. This was the year my baby went to preschool, my middle... Read more
DIY - Declaration of Independence
Friday, July 01, 2011      3 comments

This will be the last month that I'll be in my thirties. The big FOUR OH is coming up on the last day of the month. And guess what? I'm looking forward to it. Know why? Because I'm going to be ROCKING IT BY 40! That's right! You heard it ... Read more
Registered for my second half marathon
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      11 comments

Was planning on doing the Virginia Beach RnR on September 4th but my husband can't take time off, so I'm just doing a local one on September 25th. This will be my second half. My ''first" half was in May and I was dealing with an IT band inju... Read more
Exercise Plans - Week of 5/30/2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011      3 comments

Now that I've decided to start running and training again, I need to set a plan for each week. I've downloaded a plan from Runner's World's SmartCoach, and modified it slightly to better fit my needs. It has me doing long runs of 8 miles alrea... Read more
Quit Fitness Challenge - but not exercise and myself
Sunday, May 22, 2011      4 comments

In the past three weeks, I tried to follow the Spring Fitness Challenge and almost succeeded. The first week, the kids had surgery, and I had to quit midweek. The second week, I restarted it I followed it almost to the tee while adding additio... Read more
Spring into Fitness Challenge - Week 2
Sunday, May 15, 2011      2 comments

Finished week 1 but only lost 1 lb. I'm guessing it has a great deal to do with the fact that my nutrition was not great. Being home with the kids has it's drawbacks. I keep eating their leftover yogurts, and apple sauces, and ice creams! NO... Read more

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