6 years on SparkPeople - A retrospective.
I realized today that it will shortly be 6 years since I joined SparkPeople. A lot has happened. I started it with the goal of starting my thirties feeling fit, fabulous and confident. How do I feel now that I'm in my mid-thirties?
Well, if... Read more
Tips to maximize my workouts?
We joined a small, basic gym back at the end of June. We've been working out 3 times a week and on occasion four times.
I would love to get some tips to get the most out of my workouts. Here's what my workouts usually consists of. I usually... Read more
Why do we torment ourselves with sizes?
Our goal weight often involves a specific clothing size. We focus on the single digits or we want to be in a size 4 or 6. But here's an interesting story:
Today, I went to a cheap second store that I like. I bought 4 skirts. None had the sa... Read more
Seeing sunlight through the clouds
I haven't written a blog in over 3 months. When things are though, I struggle with finding upbeat words. Same goes with nutrition and fitness, I lose all motivation and self-discipline. So the last few months have been filled with on track and o... Read more
4 month review
Hello fellow sparkies,
It's been 4 months since my last blog. Time flies! I have been somewhat regular on Spark. Here's whats happened. I received a reassignment mid-Feb which involved moving 4 hours away, nearer to the border Mexico (North... Read more
Made it to the top! Reached my 3 year goal!
3 years ago, when I joined SP in 2011, I made a goal of climbing a mountain. The first mountain was a figurative one, losing the weight that was stopping me from climbing a real mountain. On January 8th 2014, I climbed a 13,000ft volcano near my... Read more
I have a few pictures to share since my family took lots of pictures while they were in town. I gained about 4lbs in my 3 weeks of no exercise due to a bad cold and my family visiting for a week. Which isn't bad at all. But I'm back to it. In th... Read more
Like most people, I've bought clothes for my 'estimated' goal weight. Over the years, I've accumulated a few, especially pants. And every once in a while I go through them and try everything on. Today, I did the rounds again and tried it all on.... Read more
Review of my strength training challenge
After completing my dietbet in October, I had decided to do a 5 week strength training and squat challenge. I have 3 days left to it and I wanted to share what I've learnt.
First, I've realized that I really need to work on my upper body st... Read more
Learning to deal with life's struggles
I don't want to bore you with what's been going on lately but I've been feeling really down for over a month. Struggling to get out of bed, get out of the door, have human interactions. Even seeing the weight going down doesn't even make me smil... Read more
I've had my Fitbit Flex for 24 days now. When I got it, I used the small bracelet. I like to wear it loose, but yesterday, I noticed that it was completely spinning around while I was doing Zumba. So I'm now up one hole tighter! Just goes to sho... Read more
Successful month and finding what works
Had a rocky start to the 4 week DietBet challenge with the scale bouncing around, but I finished strong. Tomorrow is the official weigh-out, but I've so far lost 8lbs, exceeding my goal by 1.4lbs. ... Read more
Annoyed but not defeated...
Had a little bit of frustrating week. I started my dietbet and lost 1.4lbs in a couple of days. However, TOM came visiting and I was up 2lbs. ARGH! I know that this is totally normal but still ... Read more
I decided to do a little bit of a re-evaluation today. I decided to put my tickler to my DietBets weight. I normally weigh myself first thing in the morning in the buff. However, for DietBets, you need to be fully dressed as you need to send the... Read more
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DietBets, new fitness plan and more...
I joined DietBets today. There's a bet with Jillian Michaels that starts on the 22nd. Lose 4% in 1 month. Sounds like a good motivation to me! Would be awesome if you joined: http://diet.bt/1dj2EXj
Its funny how putting money ($30) on yours... Read more