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Making my peace with exercise
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      0 comments

Although I haven't posted anything to my Sparkpeople blog since Oct 2012, I HAVE been exercising during that time. After all my false starts over the past 20 years, I think I have finally made my peace with the fact that exercise is going to be ... Read more
Caffeine is my friend
Friday, October 05, 2012      0 comments

My husband was doing a DIY project in the den where our treadmill is located, so I could not use it on Tuesday and Wednesday. I also chose this time to stop drinking coffee after 12n since I've been having trouble sleeping. The upshot is that I ... Read more
Walking and water, water and walking
Monday, October 01, 2012      0 comments

I guess I have to stick with the two Ws -- water and walking -- whether I like it or not. I've worked my way up to about 30 minutes of walking and two 16 oz bottles of water a day, but I still don't feel that miraculous change that everyone talk... Read more
My less-than-virtuous motivations to exercise
Thursday, September 27, 2012      2 comments

Today on the DailySpark blog there is a post about what motivates people to exercise. It references an August article in the NY Times about a study that suggests people need more immediate gratification and goals to make them stick with an exerc... Read more
Am I on my way to Streaksville?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      0 comments

Amazingly, I've managed to hop on the treadmill six times since we returned from vacation last Monday. One of my exercise challenges is making myself get back to it after taking a day or two off. I exercised Tues-Fri and then took the weekend of... Read more
All this has got to be good for SOMETHING
Thursday, September 20, 2012      0 comments

One of the few good things about being unemployed is that I can no longer use "no time" as an excuse not to exercise. For the past three days, I have hit the treadmill as soon as I get out of bed. I am not a morning person, so when I have a job ... Read more
Just keep your head down and walk
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      1 comments

When I say "keep your head down", I don't mean it in a negative way like being sad. I mean it more like the expression "stick to your knitting". Yes, this is my annual starting-over health and fitness post, but I don't want to make a big deal o... Read more
Starting over so soon?
Thursday, October 13, 2011      0 comments

Well, I broke my streak already. Didn't take me long, did it? Does two days even qualify as a streak? Anyway, it was raining during my work day, so I was going to walk on the treadmill when I got home. I wore sweats and sneakers to work, so... Read more
Rain, rain, go away!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      2 comments

Is it any wonder that I feel as though the universe is conspiring against me when it comes to exercise? One day after I start back on my plan to walk outside during my lunch break, it starts raining. It was pouring down so much yesterday that my... Read more
Oh, yes, they call it The Streak!
Monday, October 10, 2011      3 comments

To get myself back in the swing of things, I signed up for the Sparkpeople 10-Minute-a-Day Challenge. I don't think that's the proper name of it, but whatever. It is a 4-week challenge designed to get you back in the habit of exercising by commi... Read more
Does stress burn calories?
Friday, October 07, 2011      4 comments

It has been 10 months since I last updated this Sparkpeople blog. Since then, I have been going through a few changes. --My eldest daughter graduated from high school and started college. --My son was diagnosed with scoliosis and started ... Read more
Guess what? I'm back again!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      1 comments

When I wrote my LAST "starting over" post a year ago, I said I was tired of falling off the wagon. Well, I didn't exactly fall off this time. I stayed with Sparkpeople until April 2010, then decided I should "get more serious" and try a paid sit... Read more
Here I am AGAIN
Sunday, October 25, 2009      2 comments

Here I am again, trying to get back on the fitness wagon. I'm so tired of writing these "starting over" posts. Whenever I manage to stick with exercise for longer than a week, I go back to one of my weight loss accounts (SparkPeople, ExtraPound... Read more
Jumped the week's first hurdle
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      0 comments

I have two spots in every week that tend to derail my exercise program. Tuesday is the first one. This is the day that I work late, then I go to Bible study. Even though I get home at about 8:15p, that isn't what really makes me skip exercise. I... Read more
The resistance band doesn't like me
Monday, May 04, 2009      0 comments

It is only the 2nd day of the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp challenge, and I'm already tempted to give up. I came home from work with pain in my legs and a bad mood, but I forced myself to do the workout, anyway. Today's video was lower-body st... Read more

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