SP Premium



New Challenge: In Progress
Thursday, September 13, 2012      3 comments

One of my friends in my Swimming for Cardio team created a new challenge to run from September 10 to October 10. She said to look at the principles that guide Diana Nyad from this article ( www.huffingtonpost.com/s
teve-siebold/diana-ny... Read more
More Than Just Calories
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      1 comments

I've written a lot about my frustration with the failure of the calories in/calories out equation in my life. I think at this point I've gained back almost all the weight I lost 8 years ago, a big chunk of that over the past 2 years, but I have... Read more
Challenge Complete!
Friday, September 07, 2012      3 comments

I finished my Olympics Challenge this morning! 16,025 yards in 16 days. This has actually been an awesome swimming week for me. A friend of mine who swam in high school decided to join the Y and we met up 4 times this week to swim. I'v... Read more
Friday, August 24, 2012      3 comments

Forgot to set my alarm last night. No swim this morning, which means I'm behind in my Olympics challenge. Guess I'll be doing some crazy amounts of swimming next week.... Read more
Coming Out of a Carb Coma
Thursday, August 23, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday morning we had a staff meeting at work. Meaning the 4 people who work in my office sat in our teeny conference room talking about projects. Our assistant insisted on getting breakfast for us, and boy did she ever. She turned up with... Read more
Michelle Obama is Sort of A Low-Carber
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      3 comments

I just read an article about Michelle Obama's diet and fitness tips ( tinyurl.com/d83htjg ). While she does mention eating veggie pizza on whole wheat crust (per the Daily Plate guidelines she's pushing), I thought Tip #5 was ve... Read more
Weekend in New Hampshire
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      2 comments

Jason and I spent this past weekend in New Hampshire because it was a 3-day weekend in Rhode Island. We spent 2 nights at a lovely inn in New Hampshire that I can't recommend enough. www.innatthornhill.com/ Jason asked if we c... Read more
The Olympics...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      3 comments

...are killing my workout goals. Every night I watch the Olympics and feel motivated to be strong and tough and to work out and lose weight and get back into shape and RAWR! Then I stay up until 12:30 and can't get up the next morning ... Read more
Go Ahead, Stroke My Ego
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      5 comments

Last night I watched Missy Franklin win the gold medal in the 100 backstroke. This morning we swam a very backstroke-heavy Masters workout. I asked the coach if she was inspired by Missy Franklin and she said that it was purely by chance. ... Read more
Waking Up and Getting Up Has Never Been Easy*
Friday, July 13, 2012      2 comments

So hard to wake up in the mornings. I'm in this vicious cycle of not being able to sleep really well (woke up at 1:30 this morning; finally went back to sleep at 2:30), and thus not being able to wake up to get to the gym when I need to. That ... Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      8 comments

I woke up at 7:15 this morning and realized that I was 45 minutes late to Masters swimming. Darn it! Yesterday afternoon I drank something caffeinated to get me through a boring work meeting last night, and then was up until 2 AM. Still, I to... Read more
A Little Run
Monday, July 09, 2012      1 comments

I jogged a little on Saturday morning. Not exactly sure why. I woke up too late for lap swimming, so I decided to go for a walk on the path near my house. About 20 minutes in, I thought, "Maybe I should run a little." These crazy thoughts se... Read more
Friday, July 06, 2012      1 comments

I was just writing an email to a friend on SparkPeople about carb ranges and calorie ranges, and I had an epiphany. It's been so hard lately for me to set a challenge for myself and to stick to it. I used to be the queen of sticking to it. ... Read more
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      3 comments

I am a big fan of workout gadgets. I love having data and numbers with which to rank myself. This is also why I like repeating sets of 100s or 50s in my workouts every time so I can have definitive proof that I'm getting faster in the form of ... Read more
Just Sayin'
Friday, June 29, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I had to spend part of my morning at the DMV and didn't plan my food well. I wound up grabbing a breakfast sandwich on my way into work because my breakfast options are limited downtown. The better choice would probably have been the... Read more

« First Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Last Page »