A New Beginning
I was going to title this "A New Beginning (AGAIN)," but decided not to because that implies failure. It speaks to the fact that I have not been successful in reaching my long-term goals, and that's pretty depressing. So instead, it's just "A ... Read more
LBD Day 1
Last night I had a dream that I was attending my friend's upcoming wedding. I don't remember having any specific emotion during the dream, but when I woke up I felt incredibly motivated to fit into a LBD (little black dress) that I haven't worn... Read more
I. AM. AMAZEBALLS!!!!
Today I ran my first 5K without stopping!!! It's technically my third 5K, so 3rd time must have been the charm! I finished in 56 minutes. I signed up for the walk, thinking that I probably wouldn't be able to jog the whole thing. But I start... Read more
I'm SO tired right now, but I decided blogging was more important.
Went to an impromptu meeting with Coach K tonight. She really wants me to focus on my water, so that's what I will commit to for the next week. 10 glasses of water or more... Read more
Alright, now that I've calmed down from the season finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance,' I can blog. :) I'm so happy for the dancers that won - they deserved it, and the girl was my favorite from the moment I saw her audition. SYTYCD is my ... Read more
Today I will Act "As If"
It's 2:30 am right now, so I apologize if my thoughts are a bit incoherent...
I'm 10 days from my 31st birthday. This time of year always makes me think about my goals and what I want to accomplish during the next year, more so than New Ye... Read more
My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for the last three years, so it was a blissful surprise when we found out (on our 3 year wedding anniversary, no less!) that we were FINALLY pregnant! We were out of our minds with joy. And then... Read more
The last two weeks have been rough for me... I was doing well until I went out of town with my color guard for our regional championships. We were all on a bus and our eating choices were determined by where the band director decided to stop. ... Read more
Love for All Things Spark
After my last blog post, it took me about a month to really commit to SP again. I think what really got me here was two things: One, hitting my highest weight ever of 308.2. Two, hemming and hawing over which diet I should do. I looked at Nu... Read more
After a few other (crash) diet attempts, I'm back AGAIN! I somehow keep coming back to SparkPeople, but I'm never sorry that I do. I really appreciate the fact that it's free and has a good community of support. Now it's just a matter of me u... Read more
New Year's Resolution - Starting 3 Days Early! :)
My new year's resolution is this:
* Do 10 minutes of fitness every day (and don't beat myself up if I miss a day here or there).
* Simply track what I eat, even if I'm over my calorie range.
And I'm starting TODAY! My plan is for... Read more
Day 134: Inspiration
I teach colorguard at a high school and I found this quote in the hall near the locker rooms:
"Your biggest challenge isn't someone else. It's the ache in your lungs, and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells CAN'T.... Read more
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went... Read more
Day 108 : Quitting is Not an Option
I don't know what happened, but I had a major relapse over the past 45 days or so. I don't know if I was just tired of putting in all the effort, or if some kind of depression kicked in, or if I had one bad day and let it snowball... I have no... Read more
Day 76 : P90X Day 1
Whew! Just finished my first day of P90X! I did the Core Synergistics video - it works a little bit of everything. I had to pause and rewind a few times to understand the exercises, and I took a lot of little mini-breaks so I didn't feel like... Read more