Success and Rewards
Lately I’ve been unsuccessful in sticking to my eating plan and it has been really frustrating.
So much so, that last week, I got my Beck tools back out and began using them on a daily basis. My Advantages card – which I updated to priori... Read more
My First Open-Water Triathlon
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write this blog - the triathlon was four weeks ago! But it’s been a busy time; work has been exceptionally challenging with increased workload and internal politics creating stress. My 82 year old mom had... Read more
Countdown to My Second Triathlon!
The weeks have been flying by lately, and I've only been checking in on Spark to say hi to friends and catch up... no time to blog, life has been busy!
I am still (for the most part) on track with eating (although the 4th of July holiday ... Read more
Since I began triathlon training, I've been using another app for training and to track exercise. That was a pretty easy move because in the past, I used excel spreadsheet calendars to create training plans and track exercise, so the app is much... Read more
What I Learned From My First Triathlon
I haven’t been blogging much because work and life have been incredibly busy, but I’ve been thinking about this blog for the past few weeks, as I’ve been training for my second triathlon.
The first and best thing I learned was that I love ... Read more
My First Triathlon
Yesterday, I completed my first triathlon! It was a small sprint tri, and I did better than I expected.... but even better, I love the way it made me feel! Strong, powerful, accomplished... I think this is what ONEKIDSMOM calls "the awesome."
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Reading the USA Triathlon website article "Regular Exercise and Weight Loss," the question is posed, does regular exercise help with weight loss....
"And so, the answer, in terms of calories burned and resulting pounds lost, is “no, regula... Read more
Triathlon Training: Counting Down…
My triathlon is a week from tomorrow!
Two weeks ago, I got a little bug and my training suffered. I missed 4 workouts and then for some reason wasn’t paying close attention and didn’t step up my distance in swim and run as much as I should... Read more
Triathlon Training Continues...
I've been pretty rigorous about sticking to my triathlon training schedule, especially with running and swimming. My long bike rides have been cut short the past two weeks because we were busy with a big project, but I am feeling pretty good abo... Read more
Triathlon Training: Week Two
Week Two of my triathlon training is going well! I love doing three different types of exercise on a regular basis. As a runner, my go-to is always a run, even when something else might be better for me....I'm a liytle lazy that way. But running... Read more
It's All in the Balance
This week I started training for a May triathlon, and it's been a great experience so far...
I put together a training schedule.
I followed it perfectly.
I swam twice this week, running or walking after each swim, and I biked onc... Read more
I'm Tri-ing it!
Earlier this week, I signed up for a local sprint triathlon, and I’m pretty excited about it! Something about having an event to look forward to has always inspired me to have a solid plan and stay on track. In the past, I’ve done a lot of runni... Read more
The last few weeks have been a bit of a struggle with work stress and other things, all making harder to stay on track.
One success I had this week was when I was heading into work in a bad mood, I was able to lift my mood through meditatio... Read more
I've been really struggling with staying on track since I finished reviewing the Beck Diet Solution. I am still planning and tracking, and filling in my checklist every day, and yet there seems to be a point every day where I am able to sneak pa... Read more
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A Quick Reminder About Exercise
I got up early this morning and got out and run. I figured out that turning on the news to catch a quick few minutes slows me down and sometimes stops me (especially the depressing stuff!) So I didn't do that. Yay me! And I got your and ran - w... Read more