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Winter motivation!
Saturday, February 15, 2014      1 comments

I read the other day that "summer bodies are earned in the winter." I had never heard that before, but it makes a lot of sense. Usually, I plan to be fit in the summer but don't start working on it until May-ish... a heck of a lot less helpful t... Read more
5K here I come
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      6 comments

I just started week 5 of the SP Rookie 5K training program, and it feels so good to be making progress with running again. I've used this program in the past, so I know it works for me. I have my eye on a couple 5Ks later this spring, and meanwh... Read more
Finding a silver lining
Monday, February 03, 2014      5 comments

According to my scale this morning, I gained three pounds in the last week. Not cool. However, I think at least part of it was because TOM came back, and due to my health problems I hadn't seen TOM in awhile. So I'm actually not that upset becau... Read more
Comfort food overdose
Thursday, January 30, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday I made cheddar potato soup for lunch and thought I was being smart by using a couple tricks to lighten up the recipe. Except it was so good, especially with how cold it's been outside, that I ate way too much. I added the recipe to the... Read more
I heart tennis
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      3 comments

I started tennis lessons last weekend, and I'm loving it. I have always enjoyed the sport, and it's really exciting to get to play every Saturday now. It's been awhile since I've played, so I'm just starting from scratch at the beginners' level ... Read more
Excess baggage
Saturday, January 25, 2014      1 comments

I'm feeling a little discouraged. I'm trying to work through some personal issues, and the process has been overwhelming at times. I don't usually get too into my personal life on SP, but basically I feel like I'm starting back from square one w... Read more
Strategic cookie baking
Thursday, January 23, 2014      1 comments

I love baking, eating baked goods, and looking up recipes for new things to bake (notice a pattern?). I want to send some cookies to my cousin in Seattle and share some of the goodies with my family here, but I know I'm going to want to lick the... Read more
Super hungry
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      2 comments

I just keep wanting to eat lately. I know it's not just boredom or stress, and I've been keeping track of my food intake and trying to make healthy choices, but I am still hungry. It might be because I've been exercising more. I just hope listen... Read more
Running again! and a mini-victory!
Saturday, January 11, 2014      2 comments

At the gym today I'm going to do some interval training on the treadmill... I haven't tried running in months, but I would love to get back into it and plan some 5Ks ahead. I know it will take time to rebuild endurance but I'm glad to be getting... Read more
Monday, January 06, 2014      3 comments

I weighed in this morning and only lost .2 lbs... but I also ate some really good food this weekend like a chocolate cupcake and some potato skins. ... Read more
Trampoline class!
Friday, January 03, 2014      1 comments

I went to a trampoline class last night with two of my cousins, and we had a blast! I have always loved jumping on trampolines but never tried trampoline aerobics before, and it was a pretty solid workout. The instructor had us do jumping jacks,... Read more
Reality Check
Monday, December 30, 2013      3 comments

I got on the scale and saw that I gained about 10 pounds over the last 4 months. I know exactly how and why it happened (stress eating and lack of motivation) and I know how to fix it. And I know that I will. :) I'm not as bummed as I expec... Read more
Portion control: oof
Friday, December 27, 2013      2 comments

When I think about the things that make it hard for me to manage calories, portion control is a big one. I think I need to add more fruits and veggies to my meals and make that the thing I keep eating if I still feel hungry. And I could do bette... Read more
Hoisting myself back on the wagon
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      2 comments

People, I completely lost my way in the fitness department. It has been a rough year for a few reasons, and I'm looking forward to treating myself more gently and getting back into a healthy groove. I decided not to step on the scale just ... Read more
Hamster Wheel
Saturday, June 29, 2013      3 comments

I just need to vent for a minute. School has been stressful (as usual), and I feel like I haven't had a chance to truly relax in ages. I just read an article on SP about high-stress personality traits www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/well... Read more

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