I won’t weigh in for 2 weeks
I’ve been on and off the weight loss train enough to know some things about how I lose weight. For me, the first two - three weeks I often see a GAIN. My muscles get huge naturally when I work out, and I have a theory the first two weeks of work... Read more
My Long Term Goals (LTGS) I’m going to work toward to live a healthier, more balanced lifestyle:
1) Lose 24 lbs by May 2019 (2lbs/mo).
2) Save up all remaining down payment and closing cost expenses for my first home by November 2019.
3) Cele... Read more
This is Two Pieces of Pie
I’m not at all sad I had two small pieces of pie. I crushed my workout and stayed within my macros. What is crazy to me is how wild my eating was before that I can indulge in two pieces of pie and still stay within my goals! I had some really ba... Read more
30 lbs to lose
Whew! I said it. I’ve got 30 lbs to lose. Life and cheesecake creeps up on us, right?
It’s taken me 2 months to get brave enough to step on the scale at all.
In the 2.5 ish years I’ve been MIA from Spark, nothing has been as effectiv... Read more
My Rewards Plan
I wanted to provide added motivation to make some needed lifestyle changes by outlining rewards system for small goals. I'm also going to "pay" myself 20 dollars each week I do not eat fat--oops, I mean FAST--that's right, fast food. I will earn... Read more
Three lessons from my successful 3 day raw vegan detox
I did it, and I did it so well, I decided to do it for a fourth day!
1) I have more of a sugar problem than a caffeine problem. WOW were those sweet cravings intense. I ate slow carbs and slow fats to satisfy the cravings. ... Read more
TASTE MY RUTABaGAzZz!!!
This morning I woke up and felt sick. Physically sick.
My eyes were swollen, my hands and stomach were swollen, my sinuses were clogged. My back hurt.
NONE of these symptoms are from being unwell from a virus, bacteria, or some kind ... Read more
133 LARGE Get thee to a gym
Life is definitely a journey and not a race; however, I LOVE to race, and I can't really enjoy running at 133 pounds.
My happy weight is 118. I'm short, small-boned, and 133 on this frame KILLS my back. It literally hurts when I lie down. ... Read more
Update on Week goals and Raw Day 2
Made it to my doctor's appointment this morning! YAY! Goal achieved. I've also followed through with my bar course and just need to register for another test. So far, so good.
Now for the raw update:
I don't think I'll ever be someone... Read more
First day raw
Almost to the end of day one of my raw vegan spree : ) My choice for trying "raw foods only" for a week was to focus on eating fruits and veggies, not just pasta, breads, or other non-plant based carbs.
I have to say, that I was really wor... Read more
A Few Goals for the Week
The next two weeks are going to be nuts
(they didn't have a squirrel emoji) at work.
1. I really ... Read more
Top 3 things I Will Say on My 5th Sparkversary
My five year sparkversary is coming up in September.
Over the years, my track record has been spo... Read more
Not giving up
I've accepted that there are factors I haven't addressed in my life which make me less likely to stay on track and complete my goals on time. Case in point, P90x. I made it all the way to day 9 and then BOOM, cold, BOOM, off the wagon.
... Read more
Stretching X and Core
Full disclosure, I took Friday off (I was supposed to do stretching) because I went to the gym, had a great run, but then started to feel sick, as though I had a cold ... Read more
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Today, Day 6 of my 12 Day P90x intro journey, was kenpo. This was my favorite workout so far. It was fast paced but not as jarring as some kickboxing dvds I've done. I had to skip the "X" treme jumps...I'm not sure what you'd call them, but I go... Read more