Doubled My Cycling Tiime on the Trainer
Monday, February 18, 2013      5 comments

emoticon Yee Haw! I doubled my riding time on my trainer today. It even felt good. I could have gone longer bu... Read more
First Jog in Years Today
Monday, February 11, 2013      7 comments

Thanks to my wonderful daughter, who hasn't given up on me, I am now signd up to do a 5K in mid-May. Bless her heart for asking me to join her like she always does. I decided to surprise the daylights out of her this time by accepting. The ne... Read more
Schedule Adjustment Needed
Thursday, February 07, 2013      3 comments

How and when did I let myself get this busy. It is not fair to myself, because I haven't gotten home in time for a regular workout in the last three consecutive days. Thank goodness I have a walking buddy for 10-20 minutes of motivation during... Read more
Three Weeks in the Books
Sunday, February 03, 2013      0 comments

I have just completed a nearly perfect three weeks of my Body for Life Challenge, the exception being my lack of week two fitness due to being very ill. In week three, however, I still noticed growth in both weights and fitness. Here is my... Read more
Another Step in the Right Direction
Thursday, January 24, 2013      2 comments

Day 14 The cravings and temptations are gone. I can't believe it. All of the menus have been quite alright. I have some favorites by now. Each one is a good balance of protein and carbs. Breakfast Ideas "protein pancakes" - a mix... Read more
Made Progress This Week
Saturday, January 19, 2013      3 comments

In spite of being terribly ill the last two days I have still made progress in my first week of my fitness plan. I ate only what was suggested on the menu and liked most of it, and I did six workouts; three lifting and three aerobic. Some da... Read more
Excellent First Day
Friday, January 11, 2013      3 comments

It wasn't scary at all. It was easy and empowering to make the right choices and to fight off the cravings and temptations. I think the key to my first day's success was good planning. My successes include following my nutrition plan perf... Read more
Tomorrow is the Official Starting Date
Thursday, January 10, 2013      7 comments

This morning when I was getting ready for work, I had a few reservations about my ability to succeed on my new mission of health and fitness. I start the 12-week commitment tomorrow-Jan 11-and am both excited and reserved. On the first I thoug... Read more
12-Week Goals, Reasons for These Goals, and Methods of Achieving Them
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      1 comments

In looking at my Dream List, I notice that most of my dreams are geared toward three of my senses; feeling, seeing, and hearing. I'm not concerned about taste or smell, because I actually do enjoy the flavor and scent of healthful foods like v... Read more
The Dream List
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      1 comments

If I were to wish for anything particular to come out of the next 12 weeks of commitment, focus, and dedication, I would wish for the following: * to feel more energy and endurance, not getting winded walking up stairs * to feel the emoti... Read more
Starting the 12-Week Challenge
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      0 comments

January 11 is my official starting date. I am signed up for a 12-week health and fitness challenge. It will be rewarding and fun for my fitness buddy and me, and we are extremely determined to succeed. KEY STARTING INFORMATION * the "Dr... Read more
New Team Leader for the RAGBRAI Spark Team
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      4 comments

It's been a while since I've worked on my Spark(ly) presence, but here I am once again. In the months that I have not committed time to my Spark family I have at least been thinking about "y'all." The most recent email I got from one of my Spa... Read more
Happy to be Back
Saturday, August 20, 2011      3 comments

As much as I enjoyed teaching graduate education classes last year, I am thrilled to be back in my K - 12 visual arts room. I missed all of my students and the challenge of making learning about art fun for everybody. All of the great thin... Read more
Off to a Delayed Start
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      0 comments

Although I had only one more classroom to prepare, I was unaware of how much time and work that preparation would take me. Didn't get home until bed time, so lifting will have to start tomorrow, but that's okay. I'm ready to go for tomorrow.... Read more
Back to School Tomorrow
Monday, August 15, 2011      2 comments

Summer break comes to an end today. Work starts tomorrow. I have one room ready and only one room to go. New mission starts tomorrow also. Going to commit two full weeks to following the Spark menu and will continue to record all nutriti... Read more

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