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The battle against migraines & migraine drugs
Monday, February 20, 2012      0 comments

After Sparkpeople helped me lose 25 1bs and get in the best shape of my life I stopped my daily habit of coming to the site. I happily didn't regain any weight for quite awhile and was very, very happy. So, what happened? I began experien... Read more
Why Can't I be Happy with what I've Achieved?
Monday, May 17, 2010      2 comments

I NEED TO VENT!!! Looking in the mirror I honestly think I look worse than when I started two months ago. I started running as a way to lose weight (using the C25k program) and due to probably an increase in muscle (albeit small) I actually lo... Read more
My First 5k! (video blog)
Saturday, May 01, 2010      7 comments

Revlon 5k Run/Walk for Women, May 1, 2010, NYC Well, I did it! I ran my first 5k! The video is of the countdown to the start off. I got to the event super early this morning since I was a late registered participant and they were expecti... Read more
Couch to 5k End of Week 2
Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

You know your blister is really bad when you have to take pain medication for it. Sorry if the pic grossed anyone out. My workout yesterday went terribly. My best guess ... Read more
Greatest Commercial Ever to Motivate You to Exercise (Plus my C25k check-in)
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      3 comments

This commercial deeply impacted me and helped me change the way I view exercise. It's a privilege and gift to be able to exercise my body. I hope it does the same for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch
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Couch to 5k app (and other apps)
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      4 comments

I'm addicted to my iPhone. I've been so motivated by all of the great health & fitness apps available that I figured I should write about my experience with a few of them. Let me know what your favorites are and why! I purchased the Couch... Read more
Did I "almost fall" or did I do really well? It's all about perception.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      6 comments

I'm working really hard to change the way I perceive things. Earlier today I went rollerblading for the second time and I had quite a few bobbles and almost falls. And one actual fall. At first my brain berated me and said things like, "You s... Read more
How do I become an athlete?? Help please!
Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

What's different about the athlete vs the non-athlete? How does one become an athlete? Last night when I was skating one of my friends said I wasn't improving because I wasn't pushing hard enough. I was doing everything halfway. I've always ... Read more
I Like You, Just as You Are
Sunday, March 14, 2010      1 comments

There's a part in Bridget Jones' Diary where Mr. Darcy says to Bridget, "I like you, just as you are." What a beautiful line! Why can't we say that to ourselves? I think we all want a battle to fight, but instead of fighting against things th... Read more
Hurt So Good!
Monday, March 08, 2010      2 comments

Today was my first day of rollerblading! I felt like a complete idiot with my safety gear on, but no way am I ever going to skate without them. You know it's a good workout when you're already sore before you're even finished. I'm going to hu... Read more
I bought rollerblades today!
Sunday, March 07, 2010      0 comments

I can't wait to get started! I spent a bit more money than I originally wanted to, but the salesperson convinced me that with my figure skating background I'd find the beginner skates too easy and not fast/smooth enough. We'll see if he's righ... Read more
The word LOSE freaks me out! Why don't we Gain a better life?
Sunday, March 07, 2010      3 comments

I hate the word Lose. I recently lost a person I really cared about. I recently lost a boyfriend who broke up with me. Last year I lost my cat to heart disease. I lost a job opportunity last summer. I lose little things all the time. Losin... Read more