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Don't Run. Sprint!
Sunday, June 04, 2017      4 comments

I found this interesting article over the weekend: Running is the Worst Way to Get Fit tonic.vice.com/en_us/art
way-to-get-fit I never had aspirations to run a 10K. I'm not a runn... Read more
Hike/Bike to Lothlorien
Monday, May 29, 2017      0 comments

Last year as part of my fitness reboot motivation, I started the "Pilgrimage to Rivendell" challenge. It's a modification of the "Walk to Rivendell" idea from the Nerd Fitness site to motivate sedentary nerd types to move more. Since most of m... Read more
Memorial Day Weekend
Sunday, May 28, 2017      1 comments

Hello, Sparklers! Hope you all have been well! It's been almost a year since I started my fitness 'reboot'. I manage to lose 25 lbs, but I'm still not quite where I want to be. My fitness goals were put on halt due to a cross country mov... Read more
Weight to Height Ratio Predictor for Insulin Resistance
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      4 comments

Hello, Sparklers! How have you all been? Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of months. My life has gone topsy turvy - again! Life happens when you're trying to do other things. More about what's been going on with me later. A... Read more
I'm a Size 6!
Monday, January 30, 2017      11 comments

I put on a pair of old size 6 work pants this morning, and they fit perfectly! No tugging, pulling, or squeezing to get in, and I can sit down in them without splitting my seat. I tried putting on a pair of size 4, but they are too snug.... Read more
Recomposition: It's Working!
Sunday, January 22, 2017      7 comments

Today was my 30 day review at my gym with my new program. To Recap: Exercise: Monday: Peak High Intensity Interval Training (max HRM conditioning) 30-45 minutes Tuesday: Pilates / resistance training Wednesday: Low Intensity Inte... Read more
New Direction, and Staying the Course
Saturday, January 21, 2017      6 comments

Every time I change my routine to do something that seems backwards to the way I used to do it, I have a few days of anxiety. "Am I really doing the right thing?" It's a natural reaction. And I know it will pass. The first week of ea... Read more
Eat More, Move More
Friday, January 20, 2017      5 comments

Today wraps up my first week of my new eating plan. I haven't talked much about why I am changing my fitness and nutrition regime. Basically, I met my goal weight just before the holidays, but my body doesn't look exactly the way I want it... Read more
Progress, One Improvement at a Time
Thursday, January 19, 2017      6 comments

My calorie tracking programs are all freaking out over how many calories I am eating. I've reset them for 'maintenance' to quiet them, even though my goal is body recomposition. My new gym is a little out of my element. The clientele who ... Read more
The Plan for the Next 3 Weeks
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      6 comments

I didn't lose any weight in December, but that was to be expected. Between our cross country move, selling our house, settling into a new routine at work, and the holiday cookies/pies, it was never going to be the right conditions. However, I ... Read more
How Do You Eat 1800-2000 Calories Per Day?
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      8 comments

I put together a tentative meal plan to try and push my calories up to 1800. I'm finding it quite challenging. Here's my plan for today's menu: Breakfast: (426 calories) 2 hard boiled eggs Plain whole milk yogurt with blueberries,... Read more
1800 Calories Per Day
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      5 comments

After the results of my RMR test, I'm in the surprising position of having to eat *more* calories in order to meet my goals. I followed the standard dietary advice for years that I must restrict calories to be between 1200-1600 per day based on... Read more
Resting Metabolic Assessment
Monday, January 16, 2017      4 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about taking an Active Metabolic Assessment where my fat burn was measured during various levels of exercise exertion. In this way, I am able to better tailor my activities for my goals. Yesterday, I took a R... Read more
Resistance Training Day
Thursday, December 29, 2016      4 comments

Resistance training is my biggest weakness in my fitness goals. I know it's good for me. I'm just not consistent or disciplined in doing it. Mostly it's because I don't know what I'm doing. I would actually love to be one of those people... Read more
Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 4
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      5 comments

Today I completed Day 3 of my Active Metabolic Assessment plan. Wednesday's workout is a light "base interval" where I stay within Zone 1-2 of my max heart rate. I was experimenting with my app and it didn't do what I expected, so my info ... Read more

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