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The Color Run

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I found out today that The Color Run is (hopefully!) coming to MY town!


Now, I've never done a 5k, though I have hiked that far on numerous occasions. When you think about it, 3 miles isn't really that far.

Except, I don't want to walk this sucker. I want to jog. And at the very least some combination of the two.

So I made my way to SP's 5k training plans, and I chose the walk/jog option and just a little while ago, I attempted day 1 to see where I stand.

Walk 4 min. Jog 1min x5.

I managed to do it twice, and finished out the 25 minutes with just walking. Clearly I have a long way to go. And just over 2 months to do it. Probably not enough time, but certainly enough to make some progress, which is just fine by me.

I haven't been truly active since my car accident in 2011. It's time to get this ol' body rust free and running smooth!

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HEALINGGRACES 3/17/2014 3:19PM

    There were two in October! Color Run and another one that's basically the same thing but a different name. They were one week apart.

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JFROGSPYDER 2/18/2014 4:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon WOOHOO!!!! You CAN do this!!!!

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WALLAHALLA 2/13/2014 9:36PM

    emoticon emoticon 2 months is plenty of time to get ready as long as you aren't planning to sprint.

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DRAGONCHILDE 2/13/2014 7:56PM

    The good news is, these are NOT competitive events. They're about fun; almost no one runs the whole thing... the point is to get messy! Can't do that while you're setting a PR. :)

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NEWROSE27 2/13/2014 7:43PM

What a great fun goal. We all have to start somewhere. It is great you started and if you do a little each day you will be running in no time.

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MJ7DM33 2/13/2014 7:01PM

  Sounds fun! Enjoy! emoticon

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5% Challenge - This will be the time that sticks

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

This will be my fourth time participating in the 5% Challenge. And this will be my first time seeing it through to the end.

My plan:

I will be following the #fitfood and #skinnyjeans spark challenges for my nutrition and exercise guidelines and inspiration.

Minimum of 3 days of exercise.

Minimum of 6 glasses of water each day.

Stay within my ranges.

My main goal will be to complete the challenge, losing 5% will be an added bonus. Commitment first, results second.

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JFROGSPYDER 10/8/2013 7:25PM

    emoticon emoticon Welcome to the Cats Team!!!! We are excited to have you as a member of our Team!!!! LOVE your blog!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Hugzz ~ Jae

PS ~ LOVE your background!!!! So colorful & cheerful.....makes me smile!!!! emoticon

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CVRONEK 10/7/2013 9:05PM

    emoticon You have what it takes and such an awesome attitude!
Happy October!

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KALISWALKER 10/5/2013 11:07PM

    Let's see this challenge thru and give it 100%. I know we will lose weight!

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AEROGIRL1594 10/1/2013 7:55PM

    Good luck! :)

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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY 10/1/2013 6:26PM

    You can do it! Wishing you a great October! emoticon emoticon

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Stoutness Exercises

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was, and still is, my all-time favorite kids movie.

And my favorite part is when Pooh does his stoutness exercises. And while being "short and fat" may not be the healthiest, Pooh's attitude certainly is.

There is too much negative self-talk going on our brains, and Pooh loves himself just as he is. Which is why I love this guy so much.

Here's the lyrics to his Stoutness exercises, and the link below is the Youtube video of it.

Up - Down - Up
When I up, down, touch the ground it puts me in the mood
Up, down, touch the ground in the mood {smacks lips} for food
I am stout, round and I have found speaking poundage-wise
I improve my appetite when I exercise

*ripping sound*

Oh stuff and fluff

*ties his back together again*

That's better.

*reflection in the mirror talks back*

Thank you
Now, where was I?

*grumbling sound from stomach*

Oh, yes, I'm rumbly in my tumbly. Time for something sweet

I am short, fat, and proud of that and so with all my might
I up, down, up-down to my appetite's delight
While I up, down, touch the ground I think of things to chew
Mmm, like honey, milk, and chocolate
With a hefty-happy appetite I'm a hefty-happy Pooh.

With a hefty-happy appetite he's a hefty-happy Pooh.


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CVRONEK 10/7/2013 9:03PM

    Oh I love, Pooh! Thank you for the reminder and I feel like him often.

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Recipe: Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I've been meaning to try a green smoothie for some time now. But for whatever reason, I didn't get around to it until today.

And rather than hunt up a recipe, I just started playing around with ingredients I had on hand, and this is what I came up with.

It's not quite as green as I expected it would be, though that will come with adjusting the ingredients. And though this had a whole, packed, cup of baby spinach in it, I could only taste the fruit. And I love that it's daring me to make it more green! And I should note that as I'm typing this, almost 2 hours later, I still feel full.

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
1 cup Baby Spinach, packed
1/2 cup Strawberries
1 6oz container Light Strawberry Banana Yogurt
1/4 cup 1% Milk
Sweetener, to taste

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.

I worked with what I had on hand and the nutrition facts are based on that. All of the ingredients can be swapped for those of your choice - spinach for another green, yogurt for a frozen banana, etc. Milk can also be swapped for milk of your choosing (almond, soy, skim, etc).

Nutrition Facts (makes 1 serving):
Calories - 147
Carbs - 26
Fat - 1
Protein - 9
Sodium - 138
Sugar - 17

Have you tried green smoothies before? If so, what's your favorite one? And if you haven't, what's stopping you?

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CVRONEK 10/7/2013 9:07PM

    I made a very similar one...just used plain yogurt in mine and added some flaxseed. Loved it! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 9/5/2013 12:27AM

    It looks delicious! I hope you are doing well, miss you.

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    I LOVE green smoothies. My favorite is to get powdered greens, whatever frozen fruit, and banana if we have one ~ They are delicious!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I gave up on most dairy about a year ago, which seems odd to say, so I think your recipe sounds good too. My experience the more you drink them the more you like them!!! Enjoy.

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What's Fat?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Just a little humor to brighten your day!

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_VALEO_ 5/16/2013 4:23PM

    As we said, out of the mouths of dogs... emoticon

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AMANDEES76 5/16/2013 12:59AM

    emoticon always good to have a laugh and it's true we are the only species that worries about our weight.

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JINLYNN 5/15/2013 10:24PM


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LOSINGLINNDY 5/15/2013 10:19PM

    Thanks for the laugh.

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JIBBIE49 5/15/2013 4:43PM

    emoticon DOG SAYS: Oh, Oh, Oh, but I go out and RUN, and chase birds, and JUMP, JUMP and JUMP some more and then RUN around in circles and bark at cars and I don't just lay around. SOOOOOO, don't think I'll get fat (unless I get FIXED by my owner.) emoticon

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DRIEDOUT 5/15/2013 2:18PM

    Yes, I am a dog.

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SPOONGIRLDEB 5/15/2013 1:24PM

    That's great! :-)

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RUNNING-LIFE 5/15/2013 12:42PM

    LOVE IT!! :)

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ALMIGHTYSWEDE 5/15/2013 12:12PM

    hahaha emoticon

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FREES1 5/15/2013 12:11PM

    good attitude pup! thanks for sharing

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