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1 Mile Run (Day 59 of 100)
4/23/2014 8:53:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I started the day with some lower body/core work using Fitness Blender. Later this morning, my daughter said she'd like to try running! So, we changed...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

Negative Nancy
4/23/2014 11:07:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hello everyone, Hope this blog finds you well. As I stated before I put in my 4 weeks notice last Wednesday...only three weeks left and I will b...  Read more

THESB25

What happens when you read others' blogs?
4/23/2014 7:24:54 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Interesting reaction on my own part yesterday, and reading GABY1948's blog this morning reminded me of the strength of my response to ALICIA363's blog...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Happy Earth... uh... Arbor Day
4/22/2014 8:24:23 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Today is the day I give the classic lecture about Arbor Day. It is the traditional date of the original Arbor Day, the birthday of J. Sterling Morton...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Cycling Trainer Workout (Day 58 of 100)
4/22/2014 7:56:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I started the day with Jillian Michael's "Ripped" video. It is intense and follows a 3-2-1 pattern. You do 3 minutes of strength; two minutes of cardi...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

New Job and family stuff
4/22/2014 6:12:33 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Well my new job has started with a vengence now, I have two proposal documents to finish and present to senior management by the end of the month, wel...  Read more

CIPHER1971

Just Insane - short and sweet
4/22/2014 9:47:38 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Down another pound that's 5 1/2 now since last week , eating normal well balanced meals - woo hoo !! Still balancing my core and its still work...  Read more

RACEWELLWON

Week Nineteen Plan!
4/22/2014 12:43:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Nineteen weeks until the big day! The plan to stay on track this week: NUTRITION: Stay Within Range Three Litres Water Loads of Freggies ...  Read more

STRONGNFIERCE

Fitbit, you're kind of a jerk
4/21/2014 9:57:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Fitbit sends me a weekly email reviewing my previous week's stats. The most recent email including a notation that Wednesday was my least active day,...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

I'm Not Sulking, I'm Trying to Heal
4/21/2014 4:52:05 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I wasn't going to blog today. I have to leave in a half hour to visit a friend. But I'm catching up on the notes, spark goodies, and well-wishes from...  Read more

DOGLADY13

Boo! Boo! Boo!
4/21/2014 3:24:18 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Last night, I started feeling a bit of twinge in my upper abdomen, just to the right of center. It feels like a muscle ache, but I haven't done anythi...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

New Beginning Part Two - Overjoyed !!
4/21/2014 10:43:42 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Oh my I feel so good !! I am at a loss for words , me the wordy girl , the girl who was nicknamed Webster in High School and College ...  Read more

RACEWELLWON

x700 Jump Rope! (Day 57 of 100)
4/21/2014 10:04:01 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Whew!! My arms are shaking. I started my workout with 7 sets of 100 jumps using my jump rope each. Then I'd walk around for a minute. It took 23 minut...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

You never know when a blog will resonate
4/21/2014 7:01:24 AM,  77 COMMENTS

I'm flattered to find a popular blog post award in my mail this morning... for the simple joy of remembering Easters past and present... and photo and...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

My Fastest 1.5 Mile Run (Day 56 of 100)
4/20/2014 9:25:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I was visiting family this weekend and went for a run with my sister-in-law today. She's the one who got me started losing weight & running almost 4 y...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

Easy Easter Weekend Workouts (Days 53, 54, & 55 of 100)
4/20/2014 9:20:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We visited family for Easter weekend. It was hard, but I got in between 10-15 minutes each day, Thursday through Saturday. (I'll post about today, Sun...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

Happy Easter!!
4/20/2014 12:40:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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STRONGNFIERCE

Active Life
4/20/2014 7:03:04 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I have been around Spark a LONG time. This is my 3rd account, and I know I came back when my weight peaked in 2008, so that is over 6 years. And...  Read more

CIPHER1971

Easters past and present
4/20/2014 6:01:46 AM,  111 COMMENTS

Happy Easter to all... the above photo is from back in the day... the two little girls in front are my big sister and me. It is a significant d...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Will Eating Papaya Make Me Lose Weight? (Physical vs. Mental Health)
4/20/2014 3:30:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I am made of stress right now! I am moving in two months, and I do not know where. There is nothing I can do about it except wait for my employer to...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

Oh, Tanita, you kidder you!
4/19/2014 2:44:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I lost five pounds! As I've said in my blog before, I weigh myself daily. I do so to stay accountable. If I weighed myself weekly, I'd "cheat" an...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

Bonus blog: The things one greatly fears
4/19/2014 2:32:20 PM,  15 COMMENTS

We all have them. The things that we are afraid of that hold us back from pursuing our dreams... or pursuing them as vigorously as we might. One...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Stop with all this counting stuff!
4/19/2014 8:43:39 AM,  19 COMMENTS

OK, while I am aware of the numbers (64 days 'til race day, day 28 of #100HappyDays)... I'm finding them counter-productive at the moment. They are s...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Glad I did it!
4/18/2014 5:57:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The swim drills at lunch went better today. I still couldn't get enough breath, so I started breathing with every stroke. All the lanes were take...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

So you had a bad day ~ now what?
4/18/2014 2:22:14 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've had some weird days recently. Last week, there was a day that I was overwhelmed with apathy. I couldn't decide if I was hungry, let alone what I...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

oh boy some things you just have to learn yourself
4/18/2014 8:45:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have a good friend who once upon a time lost a lot of weight. I didn't know her then but she showed me some pictures and it was shocking. She's one...  Read more

APONI_KB

what? I'M the fast one in the pool?!?!!!!ONE
4/17/2014 8:53:46 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I went swimming yesterday after work. The tough thing about getting to the pool is just the ordeal of going over there, finding a place to park,...  Read more

APONI_KB

Race minus 66 days - when your program seems to fall apart... remember the primary goals!
4/17/2014 7:49:56 AM,  14 COMMENTS

With limited Spark time this morning, I need to talk to my inner Polly Perfectionist. Most important thing I can do today. The primary objective...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Stand tall
4/17/2014 5:45:35 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I mean that literally - what is your posture like? Do you slouch and slump? do you walk with your head down and shoulders curved? If the answer t...  Read more

CIPHER1971

Daily Plan 04-16-2014
4/16/2014 8:32:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I used to be so organized, with little calanders with little flags and everything was all in order...now this is what it has come to lol: I h...  Read more

STRONGNFIERCE

First Time on Trainer (Day 52 of 100)... with 1st photo in a long time!
4/16/2014 7:37:14 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So, it's GORGEOUS out! It was 37 last night, but warmed up in the low 70's. I waited until after school (we homeschool) to do my exercise. I took my t...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

Quick Update
4/16/2014 3:10:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thanks for all the encouraging words on my last blog - I don't know why I was so upset, usually I can totally be my own best cheerleader...guess I was...  Read more

THESB25

solved: the case of the missing coffee mugs
4/16/2014 1:32:46 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Granted the company provides us with serviceable coffee mugs. They are an unsatisfying and boring solid white. I suppose they work in that they hold c...  Read more

APONI_KB

Race minus 67 days - an eye on the sky
4/16/2014 6:55:58 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm sitting here contemplating the first bike commute to work of the season, seeing the forecast says we're supposed to top out at 63F today, with a 2...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Trying Tae Bo (Day 51 of 100)
4/15/2014 11:16:43 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Yesterday was pretty bad, but today's a new day! I started out with about 8 minutes of kettlebell (including a warm up, so not a lot of kettlebel...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

Race minus 68 days - the journey is the destination
4/15/2014 7:11:11 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Training for a triathlon is like studying for a final exam. You have to do it. It needs to be spread over time. And the studying is in fact, more i...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

hot as BLAZES in yoga today
4/14/2014 4:24:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Is this supposed to be hot yoga? NO, no it is not. Heck it isn't even "yoga". It's this thing at the Y called body flow that is supposed to...  Read more

APONI_KB

Tearful and Frustrated...
4/14/2014 12:17:21 PM,  7 COMMENTS

You know when you just have those weeks where you feel everything you're doing isn't good enough... Well I've been on that kick for about 2 weeks...  Read more

THESB25

Should've Rested (Day 50 of 100)
4/14/2014 9:17:03 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I worked out so hard this weekend (25 mile bike ride when I haven't been riding; 3 mile run when I haven't been running; then brick workout when I hav...  Read more

IMSMILEY88

Ten weeks out - meltdown?
4/14/2014 7:33:20 AM,  20 COMMENTS

This happens at some point in training for every event I've ever done. I get HUGE self-doubts. I succumb to the siren call of the 'fridge... I put t...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

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