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BLC 16 - Week One Challenges - Notes and Responses
Monday, September 10, 2012      3 comments

Week 1 (September 9 - 15): ***NUTRITION: Track ALL food eaten each day this week My tracking habits are pretty well entrenched, but it is always good to have an extra reason to be meticulous and refocus on measuring! ***FITNESS: Crea... Read more
I AM A WARRIOR: My first walk/run
Saturday, September 08, 2012      5 comments

I set out on the first cool morning of fall, the sun just above the horizon. My hair pulled back, my sneakers new - just past the point of being broken in, my dog at my side, I was ready to go. Me and and my valiant beast and the open road. "I A... Read more
A Karate-kicking-ly Booty-shaking-ly Hideously Beautiful Moment
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      7 comments

Today I put on a pair of size 14 pants for the first time in a loooooooong time! They did not look good. At all. But technically they were on my body. I did a crazy crazy dance in the dressing room and seriously considered karate-kicking/booty-s... Read more
Some days...
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      2 comments

“Some days I don’t have a positive attitude about working out; on those days I workout without a positive attitude.” – a quote from the bottom of one of the Best of SparkPeople emails. I will build a statue to the author if I can figure o... Read more
Believing in Yourself
Saturday, September 01, 2012      5 comments

I was walking home from the gym the other day, and as I was waiting at a light a man in a truck pulled up to the intersection as well. When I saw him looking out of the truck in my direction, my first thought was, “Is he checking me out?” And th... Read more
Adjusting Expectations
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      2 comments

I did something amazing today. I adjusted my goal weight. I’m kind of a hard*ss sometimes, particularly when it comes to myself, and I picked a goal weight that was …well, unnecessary. My goal is to be healthy and comfortable in my body, so my n... Read more
Crisis Averted: It was a sandwich.
Monday, August 27, 2012      2 comments

Guys, everything is a mess. My husband switched to working nights and I half-way switched with him. Now I don't know if I just ate dinner on Sunday or breakfast on Monday. Goal for the day: stay awake until 7:30 pm, overfeed the cat and do... Read more
Five Practical Problems Answered and One New Question
Thursday, August 23, 2012      2 comments

This seems crazy, but just a week later I think I have solutions to all of the concerns I posted about. Part of it was realizing that I was pushing myself like an athlete, so I should start seeing myself as an athlete if I ever want to be one. A... Read more
Five Practical Tips They Should Be Talking About on The Biggest Loser
Thursday, August 16, 2012      3 comments

I finally have enough time and I’m finally in good enough shape to work out hard. I love it, but I feel like there’s a long secret list of practical tips that haven’t been shared with me yet. Here are the five things I wish they would talk about... Read more
Learning to Adapt
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday was a tough day for me. I was over the top emotional, grumpy, anxious… it was crazy! I couldn’t get the dishwasher to close with this one pan in it, and I totally had a tantrum. I feel like part of it was that I was sore and over-exerc... Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      0 comments

My gym just started offering Zumba classes. I was already brutally sore from the previous workouts and I could barely lift my legs, but it was so much fun. By the middle of the first song I was thinking – there is no way I’m ever going to miss o... Read more
The Program
Monday, August 13, 2012      2 comments

The free trainer at my new gym gave me a little cardio and strength program for the next four weeks. Here it is: Cardio: Interval treadmill workout – Alternate at the speed of your choice between 3 minutes at 0% incline, 3 minutes at 15% in... Read more
A New Program
Sunday, August 12, 2012      0 comments

After moving across the country in June, I finally joined a new gym last week. I’ve been exercising at a gym somewhat regularly since I was sixteen years old (that’s thirteen years!) but this free meeting with a personal trainer was an eye openi... Read more
Waking Up Earlier
Thursday, August 02, 2012      2 comments

The first step for me was getting to the gym in the morning, which meant waking up earlier. My sister texted me this morning, "How do I wake up earlier?" These are the tips I shared with her (in order of importance and impact on my wake up time.... Read more