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"Rest" Day (Day 47 of 100)
4/13/2014 11:28:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

For my "rest day" on Friday, I did Fitness Blender's 10 minute "stress busting" workout which is a light combination of yoga & Pilates. I do this work...  Read more


Paris-Roubaix Rolling Today!
4/13/2014 5:22:26 AM,  0 COMMENTS

If you'd like to know a little more about my favorite pro-cycling race, you can see my blog from a couple of days ago. For now, here's a picture of th...  Read more


Color In Motion 5k Albuquerque...yup I'm doing it
4/13/2014 12:12:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I just signed up to run the Color In Motion 5K in Albuquerque on August 23rd, and I got a crazy good deal! These deals are running out fast so...  Read more


Salty Upper Lip: Prepping for 5K
4/12/2014 10:56:31 PM,  17 COMMENTS

We've been graced by stupendous spring-into-summer-like weather this weekend and EVERYBODY'S heading outdoors! Today I began in earnest to prepare for...  Read more


A Rest Day
4/12/2014 9:35:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

After riding my bike for six days in a row at a fairly brisk pace, I decided to take a day off today. The weather was descent in Minneapolis but I'm j...  Read more


5% Spring Challenge WK 1...Please Pass The Fiber
4/12/2014 3:09:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So far, so good. Down a little over 3 pounds. The secret? 1st half of week was just trying to stay within calorie range by posting foods eate...  Read more


Saturday's Quote
4/12/2014 1:22:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

“Hercules, huh? Percy frowned. "That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn--there he is.” ¯ Rick Riordan ...  Read more


Tying TRX
4/12/2014 9:31:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So I got to try TRX today. i was suppose to try it last week, but that class was canceled, so today was the day instead. For those that don't kn...  Read more


A Letter to the Bathroom Scale
4/12/2014 8:29:10 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Dear Mr. Scale: It's time we had a little talk. Or rather, it's time I talk and you listen. For years now, you've ruled my life. It's been a...  Read more


Day six, finding the positive
4/12/2014 8:18:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1. Even though there was a break in two doors down, my house was untouched (perhaps due to the big bark and presence of my Rottie) 2. Thankful for m...  Read more


The Ooooh Shinies vs. the Ooooh Stinkies
4/12/2014 12:38:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been walking a lot lately. Over 2013, I did very little, my weight sky rocketed, and my fitness plummeted. So, when the weather started to modera...  Read more


Push-up streak: 300!
4/11/2014 10:04:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've just reached day number 300 of my push-up streak! Yes, you've read that right, T H R E E H U N D R E D! I've been doing 20+ push-u...  Read more


Doctor visit
4/11/2014 9:44:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I went to the doctor today for a checkup and to have a couple of minor things checked on. I told her all the changes I am making to my diet and ex...  Read more


Friday's Quote
4/11/2014 2:16:26 PM,  8 COMMENTS

(Just for the last one) “When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.” ¯ Herman Wouk ...  Read more


Paris-Roubaix Rolls Out in Two Days
4/11/2014 10:53:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

The one-day pro cycling race from the north of Paris to the city of Roubaix is, with little doubt, the hardest and most dangerous pro-cycling race of...  Read more


why I take the train to work
4/11/2014 9:51:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It took 4 months and I was starting to think it was never going to happen but finally the Jeep Trailhawk I ordered came in. It’s a really dark blue so...  Read more


Day five, finding the positive
4/11/2014 9:00:17 AM,  4 COMMENTS

1. Very thankful my white blood cell count is heading in the right direction 2. thankful for upbeat music that makes me want to move 3. friends, w...  Read more


Thursday's Quote
4/10/2014 7:23:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

“You know what I like most about people? Pets.” ¯ Jarod Kintz ...  Read more


Day four, finding the positive
4/10/2014 12:14:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

1. Tried the Lipton Diet Iced Green tea and loved it! No calories 2. Thankful it will on be in the 80's opposed to the 90's today in CA 3. Thankfu...  Read more


Oh, My Bike, Why Dost Thou Beckon Me?
4/10/2014 12:07:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm tired. I exercise regularly but at this time of year, when the weather turns warm, I hit the road on my bike and, bottom line, the bike trainer an...  Read more


4/10/2014 10:53:56 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Just wanted to pop in real quick and post an update on my knee. I decided to do an easy 2 mile run yesterday since my knee seemed to be doing better,...  Read more


Bonus Workouts... with My Daughter! (Day 46 of 100)
4/10/2014 10:06:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I started the day with a warm up and then did some lower body strength training concentrating on glutes. Then, I did a kettlebell workout... with modi...  Read more


Two Years (photos included)
4/10/2014 8:03:34 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Two years ago today, I was at Altoona Regional Hospital undergoing RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery. The night before my surgery, I weighed in at 246....  Read more


Wednesday's Quote
4/10/2014 1:32:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” ¯ Benjamin Franklin ...  Read more


The week is slowly moving
4/9/2014 11:58:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Anyone else feel as if the week is dragging by? I havent got much to do at work this week. I made a to-do list and then felt saddened by the lack of...  Read more


You Can't Out-Exercise Poor Nutrition (Day 45 of 100)
4/9/2014 10:16:03 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I am still eating poorly...45 days into this! That's CRAZY!! We had a rough weekend and we ended up going to two movies and I ate lots of popcorn and...  Read more


Day three, finding the positive
4/9/2014 9:02:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

1. Understands the importance of positive thinking, although tough at times to put into practice. 2. Through my spark adventure, I have developed so...  Read more


On the Bike Yesterday...and Today!
4/9/2014 7:11:23 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Well, I decided to take a quick 11 mile bike ride yesterday. I was kind of tired from the previous two days since it's so early in the season, but wit...  Read more


My Weight Went Down!!
4/9/2014 5:41:55 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Great morning! The scale shows that I lost a pound!! So, what did I do that gave me this great result? Well, I listened to my Spark friends - "You...  Read more


4/8/2014 7:28:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I feel kind of dirty about this... I gave in to facebook advertising. But it's for something totally awesome!! Or at least I think it's pretty cool....  Read more


Oh Decisions, Decisions
4/8/2014 6:43:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I love this time of year! After it's been so cold for so long, every 45-50 degree day just seems like the middle of summer! So I'm sitting here facing...  Read more


Random thoughts
4/8/2014 4:01:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm goofing off at lunch. I cannot remember the last time I did this that I wasn't sick. I don't have to go to court, so I'm not going to the club to...  Read more


Daily Cardio, ST, & Stretching (Day 44 of 100)
4/8/2014 11:16:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've mentioned Fitness Blenders over & over during my 100 days challenge. It is the 'core' of my workouts right now! And, I fill like I'm really getti...  Read more


Day two, finding the positive
4/8/2014 11:07:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Things to be thankful for 1. We have a roof over our heads, food on our table and love a plenty. 2. A kind husband who adores my mother who liv...  Read more


Knee is improving!
4/8/2014 10:56:31 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I am happy to report that my knee is feeling better! Its about 75%, and that is making me feel good. I wore my large patella-femoral knee brace to w...  Read more


Monday's Quote
4/7/2014 11:46:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost. --Martina Navratilova (Still totally proud of my UK Wildcats stu...  Read more


Second new recipe for the first week of April
4/7/2014 10:46:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today's new adventure was chicken salad. Chicken salad doesn't sound all that adventurous does it? Or all that healthy for that matter. Well, you just...  Read more


Kettlebells (Day 43 of 100)
4/7/2014 9:47:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Another stressful day, but I just finished my workout! I bought a kettlebell this weekend and used the free DVD to learn the exercises tonight. I did...  Read more


JASR -2014
4/7/2014 9:08:57 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As I think back over the past week there are just too many memories to put in writing but what I really want to do is spread some thanks...... ...  Read more


Relaxing Workouts (Days 41 & 42 of 100)
4/7/2014 2:56:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a rough weekend. We got a call that kind of turned our world upside down for a bit. Thankfully, the world is now back on track, but it was a tou...  Read more


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