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Spell It! Challenge
I found this challenge in one of my groups but they were just going to do it for one day. Challenges that change on a daily basis are just not my cup of tea. I like challenges to be at least a week long, so I can plan what Iím going to do on a d... Read more
Hiatus Is Over
Well, my hiatus is now officially over. I started back on SP Tuesday, 4/1.
Some of you might remember that I broke my ankle 12/8. Iíve gotten to the point in my recovery where I can walk on my ankle, as long as I have my walking boot on. Ií... Read more
Short Hiatus from SparkPeople
Iím going taking a short hiatus from SparkPeople.
On December 8, I fell down a couple of steps. The result of this was little fall was that I dislocated and broke my left ankle. They fixed the dislocation in the ER but I had to have a more... Read more
Signs I'm Healthier, Happier and Fitter
The SparkCoach assignment today was to blog about all the signs that Iím getting healthier, happier and fitter through my lifestyle changes that donít involve using a scale.
There are a few thinks that jump to mind right off the bat.
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My assignment today was to list the excuses I use most often to not workout and then make a plan to counter each one of them.
So, here I am thinkingÖ..and thinkingÖ..and thinking. What excuses do I use to not workout? And you know what Iív... Read more
Go To 15-Minute Meals
My SparkCoach action plan for today is to make a list of 3-5 15-minute meals that I can become my Ďgo toí meals when Iím short on time. I have a few things I use when I just donít feel like putting a lot of effort into cooking or Iím not feeling... Read more
Shaking Up My Workout Routine
My coaching assignment today is to talk about how Iím going to shake-up/change my workout routine. Actually, I did that not too long ago. It wasnít because of anything I wanted to do but out of necessity.
We have a free fitness center at w... Read more
A New, Different Health Goal
Todayís Spark Coach session wanted us to look the other measures of health, other than weight, such as stress level, getting a physical, sodium intake, pain management, and mental health. Then our assignment was to blog about the new health goal... Read more
Facing the "All or Nothing" Wall
Todayís assignment is to blog about the last time I fell victim to the ďall or nothingĒ attitude. You know, where you make one mistake and the rest of the day, week, month is shot, so why bothering. Iíve been there a few times this month.
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July was a really good month. I not only met the majority of my goals last month so this month I need to up my goals, while still keeping them SMART. So here goesÖÖ
1. Do a minimum of 1500 minutes of exercise
ē Build on the habit of exer... Read more
July Wrap Up
Well, July was a pretty good month for me. I was SMARTer about setting my goals and, therefore, able to reach the majority of them. In fact, I blew some of them out of the water!
1. Do a minimum of 1250 minutes of exercise
I joined the ... Read more
When it comes to exercise, I am really good at cardio, where I walk anywhere from 12 to 15 miles a week. However, I could definitely use some improvement in strength and flexibility training, where I don't do much of anything at all.... Read more
Since I didnít do very well with last monthís goals, Iíve spent some time thinking about what I should set for this month. Maybe Iím biting off more than I can handle in a single month. Iíve decided to pair my goals down things I really want to ... Read more
June has been a mixed bag for me. I met some of my goals and didnít meet others. So, it is time to take stock and then decide what I should set as my goals for July.
1. Do a minimum of 1250 minutes of exercise: This is one of the goals I d... Read more
Wandering 5K Thoughts
A number of months ago I found the 5K Your Way training program on SP and decided ďI can do that!Ē For someone who has never done any type of true walking, this was a stretch. I donít walk, I donít exercise, Iím a couch potato.
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