I've been on Sparkpeople for 7 years! And I'm healthier in every way as a result. More exercise, better eating, happier attitude, fewer excuses... In fact, this morning I'm going to do two videos with Coach Nicole to celebrate: one with my mom t... Read more
Time to recommit....
I weighed myself before Zumba this morning. Ouch, 5 pounds heavier than I was in Dec. I'm quite sure that stress had a lot to do with the gain. I've been eating and drinking too much to deal with it. But now I'm going back to basics, even tracki... Read more
Piyo surprised me!
I went to my second Piyo class last night. It was a real challenge. Some of the moves defy the laws of (my own personal) physics, while others look deceptively easy but are tough when done in sequence. At several times in the class, I felt like ... Read more
Thanks, Spark People!
I have been dragging all day, just going through the motions and not feeling enthusiastic. I was even thinking about skipping the gym today. Then I came to Spark People and almost immediately feel more excited about getting some exercise. I'm go... Read more
Six years on Spark People
I just realized today that I passed a milestone last week. I've been a member since May 15, 2009. Woo hoo! I've learned so much here on Spark People, made some great Spark friends, trained for and completed a 5K, and learned how to make exercise... Read more
Inspired by my parents!
I just got back from visiting my "Aged Parents." Dad is 91 and Mom will be 88 in January. Yet they lead a life more active than most people half their ages! Playing bridge, going to concerts, meeting with friends, watching sports, cheering on th... Read more
Walked for 3 hours
I didn't have a car yesterday and the weather was beautiful so I decided to walk to the local library. The round trip, including returning a book and checking out two new ones that were on hold, took just about 3 hours. It was harder than I expe... Read more
Finished my 5K!
I should probably wait until they post the official times, but I'm too excited and proud of myself. I jogged the whole course and finished faster than I expected. And I feel great!
The 5K Your Way training here on Spark People really, really w... Read more
Finished with Week 2!
I'm getting ready to jog up a storm in my first 5K in the fall, but first I have to get through training. Week 2 was a bit of a challenge for me, especially Day 2. But Day 3 was today and it was slightly easier and by walking and jogging I made ... Read more
It's easier when you follow the rules.
Today I went to the gym and did the 5K workout the way it was intended. Much better results! Yes, it was still very challenging and I looked like I'd been working all day in the sun when I finished (instead of just over 30 min. on a treadmill wi... Read more
This is hard.
Oh, boy. I went on the treadmill for Week 1, Day 2 of 5K training. It was tough. I tried to jog with the incline on, but tired out after 15 minutes so I had to drop back, increase my recovery from 1 minute to 2, and do the last 4 minutes at 4.5 ... Read more
First day of training
Okay, I've been talking about a race (my first!) for a long time.... Too long. And now the universe has finally sent me an unmistakable sign. The hospital where we go for everything is holding a 5K ... on my birthday! I cannot turn that down.
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Time for a course correction!
I just noticed that I missed my 5th year anniversary at Spark People. I'll give myself a trophy for being active that long. I'm stronger, more muscular, and in much better shape than I was 5 years ago!!
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Proud of myself!
I woke up feeling drained from a difficult week, and I decided I was too tired to go to my Zumba class. It turns out that was the right decision. It gave me time to wake up completely and start to feel better, and I was then able to salvage my e... Read more
The treadmill revisited
I ran as fast as I could for several days. Not THAT fast, mind you, but fast for me. And then I was tired, so tired, and so on Sunday I got on the treadmill and decided to jog at my old pace and for just 20 minutes. It seemed SO easy!
What le... Read more