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Can I catch a break here?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      5 comments

Several weeks ago, I declared to my husband that Wednesday is my bike night. He has his golf night, I should have the right to have a bike night. It is not that I feel I have to ask him if I can go out for a ride - it just makes things easier ... Read more
Facing My Fears
Monday, May 23, 2011      8 comments

I faced two of my biking fears this weekend on my first official training ride for the MS150 in 4 weeks. I had been watching the weather all week and decided that the best day to ride looked like Sunday morning. I went to a beer festival ... Read more
I did something crazy this week
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      9 comments

I signed up for the MS150 bike ride in June. That gives me approximately 5 weeks to train to ride 75 miles on my bike in one day. The last time I rode more than 30 miles in one setting was several years ago. What the heck am I think... Read more
Accountability vs Commitment
Monday, April 18, 2011      10 comments

Last week I signed up to be selected in my gym's "Fat to Fit" contest. The contest lasts for 12 weeks and they are selecting 6 people. All will get free memberships to the gym, weekly personal trainer sessions, etc... The best part about the c... Read more
Day 3 - Crazy start to my day!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      3 comments

So today I slept through my alarm and missed my spinning class. I use my cell phone as an alarm- the 1 beep mode - usually it is enough to wake me, but today it went off 4 times before I heard it... which made me too late to get up and get to c... Read more
The 92 Days of Spring - Day 2
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday was day 2 of my 92 days of spring challenge. Nutrition wise: My main goal of getting all my water in was a success! I also held off the sugar monster until 1:00 which was a big improvement from the past few weeks. Today I thi... Read more
The 92 Days of Spring Challenge
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      3 comments

I will be the first to admit I have been in a funk most of the winter. Usually, once New Year's hits I can get myself on roll and stay focused through the dreary months. But this winter... I just couldn't get into it. I couldn't find my drive... Read more
Quit looking for that Easy Button
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      11 comments

Let's be honest. It is easier to stay overweight and/or be out of shape than it is to be healthy and fit. It is easier to buy and eat junk food than it is healthy food - after all, it is EVERYWHERE! The candy bowl is right next to the printer... Read more
Mid month ramblings...
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      6 comments

I am off to a great week! It is amazing what watching portions and not eating candy for a few days will do to you! I am happy to report that my jeans are no longer cutting off my circulation to the lower half of my body. They fit and feel... Read more
I made it through the weekend!
Monday, October 11, 2010      5 comments

Weekends are my downfall... I used to think that having a high calorie day was good - I would use it to keep me motivated during the week. The problem is, my weekend high day kept coming earlier and earlier. My high "day" would start Thursday ... Read more
Bootcamp - Days 2 and 3
Thursday, October 07, 2010      4 comments

Day 2 of bootcamp was my first real strength training day. We had 10 strength circuit stations set up and did each circuit for 40 seconds. We went around the all the stations 3 times. I really enjoyed this workout - it went fast! Day 3 (... Read more
Bootcamp - Day 1
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      4 comments

I had my first official workout at boot camp this morning. I was surprised that it was actually harder to get up this morning than it was yesterday morning. I think yesterday I was so paranoid I would oversleep that I wasn't sleeping very hard... Read more
I am not going to waste this opportunity.
Monday, October 04, 2010      3 comments

Today I started a new boot camp fitness program. It is an intense 4 week program held Monday through Friday at 5:00. That is 5 AM people, not PM! I have talked several times about trying to get into a morning workout routine and have been fail... Read more
Don't wait for New Year's to make that resolution
Friday, October 01, 2010      5 comments

It's October? Where did this year go? It is officially the last quarter of the year. Where are you on those resolutions you made back in January? Do you even remember what they were? As we all know, these last few months of the yea... Read more
Pay it forward!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      12 comments

In honor of the BL starting back up last night I declare today "Pay it forward day." Reach out to a spark friend you haven't heard from for a while and post on their spark page. Give a goodie to someone who is struggling. Give a goodi... Read more

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