Monday's Run: Speedwork / Interval Training
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      0 comments

I am trying to do speedwork on Mondays. Here is an example of what I did. I try to mix it up every week. I use my Garmin watch to set the intervals, but any watch with a timer would work. 4 minutes - warm up / slow jog 10 intervals of ... Read more
Another good run and dieting question
Monday, June 06, 2011      1 comments

Friday night I busted through 6 miles in under an hour!!!! My best pace was a 7 something, and I averaged 9 something, which I am super pumped about. I also have new Brooks running shoes. I went to a running store and found out that I have be... Read more
For the love of the run
Monday, May 30, 2011      1 comments

I just love running. It is so good for my physical and mental well-being. Now that my injury is getting better (still not 100%) and the weather is finally getting nice, I find myself running several times a week. Nothing can beat a good run to p... Read more
Planning ahead
Friday, April 08, 2011      2 comments

I have been planning each meal the night before or the morning for the last week. I have never "dieted" this way before. It has made such a big difference! I love having a plan to follow when I wake up; it makes me much less stressed out. The o... Read more
Calories - How do you count them?
Thursday, March 31, 2011      3 comments

I need some help, fellow sparkers! How do you make yourself keep track of calories every day? I always start doing and then quickly stop because it's too much work. Or, if you don't count calories, then how are you losing weight? I exercise alm... Read more
Shred it with weights JM dvd
Friday, March 25, 2011      3 comments

I just did the Jillian Michaels "Shred it with weights" Level 1. Yes, I did it at 7 a.m. because my kids were up at 6:00 a.m. on a day where we don't have school, and I don't have to work so I was hoping to get some sleep! Anyway, the workout is... Read more
Fell of the wagon
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      2 comments

I did not have a good weekend eating-wise, and I'm finding it hard to get back on track. I feel like my tastebuds have gone back to wanting "bad" food. I don't think the weather is helping, either. Last week, it was warm and felt like spring wa... Read more
Guilty about rewards
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      2 comments

Today I am supposed to go an get a makeover by Bare Essentials and purchase some makeup. This was one of my rewards I had planned in January. I am looking forward to lunch and a makeover with a good friend. However, I keep feeling guilty about ... Read more
Revised Goals
Monday, March 07, 2011      4 comments

I am very excited that I have lost 1 1/2 inches around my waist and hips. I had been measuring my rewards using the scale, but I think I'm going to use measurements and exercise goals instead. I need to stop my obsession with the scale! I love... Read more
What do you do when you have an unprepared day?
Thursday, March 03, 2011      1 comments

Today we had a major plumbing issue going on in our house, so I ended up staying at my in-laws through supper time. This was totally unexpected. Of course, they were going out of town and had nothing in the fridge but apples (I did have one of t... Read more
Running and rewards
Friday, February 18, 2011      2 comments

I enjoyed taking a run outside yesterday. The weather was nice. I was able to run at a decent pace, which made me feel great. I just saw on the news that it is going to be cold again next week. I despise running on the treadmill. My treadmill is... Read more
Three foods that helped me eat healthy this week and stay within my calorie goal
Friday, January 28, 2011      1 comments

1. unsweetened almond milk (only 60 calories a cup and twice as much calcium as skim milk) 2. Thomas bagel thins - everything flavor (used for every meal, even hamburger bun) 3. protein smoothies with almond milk, frozen berries, and vanilla... Read more
Need some encouragement?
Thursday, November 18, 2010      3 comments

So every since I weighed myself a few days ago, I have been very depressed...angry even. I had been gluten free for three weeks. I felt great...thin and in control of my eating. I had exercised pretty well and had a wonderful Saturday morning ... Read more
The Scale is not my friend.
Monday, November 15, 2010      4 comments

I have not weighed myself in a couple of weeks. I have felt pretty good, though. I fit into my pants. I had two people I hadn't seen in awhile tell me I looked so much thinner. However, the scale says I have gained 4 lbs. I am really depressed, ... Read more
Friday, November 12, 2010      1 comments

After training and running hard all summer, I am feeling burned out but don't want to undo all the hard work I have done. So here are some questions I have: Is three days of running (two short runs and one long run) enough to keep trainin... Read more

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