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 I’m 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. I’ve gotten to the point in my recovery where I can walk on my ankle, as long as I have my walking boot on. I’... Read more
Short Hiatus from SparkPeople
I’m 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 I’m getting healthier, happier and fitter through my lifestyle changes that don’t 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 thinking…..and thinking…..and thinking. What excuses do I use to not workout? And you know what I’v... 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 ‘go to’ meals when I’m short on time. I have a few things I use when I just don’t feel like putting a lot of effort into cooking or I’m not feeling... Read more
Shaking Up My Workout Routine
My coaching assignment today is to talk about how I’m going to shake-up/change my workout routine. Actually, I did that not too long ago. It wasn’t 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
Today’s 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
Today’s assignment is to blog about the last time I fell victim to the “all or nothing” attitude. You know, where you make one mistake and the rest of the day, week, month is shot, so why bothering. I’ve 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 goes……
1. Do a minimum of 1500 minutes of exercise
• 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 didn’t do very well with last month’s goals, I’ve spent some time thinking about what I should set for this month. Maybe I’m biting off more than I can handle in a single month. I’ve 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 didn’t 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
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Wandering 5K Thoughts
A number of months ago I found the 5K Your Way training program on SP and decided “I can do that!” For someone who has never done any type of true walking, this was a stretch. I don’t walk, I don’t exercise, I’m a couch potato.
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