ANN5497's Blogs

Quitting while I'm ahead. Sort of.
Sunday, September 25, 2011      8 comments

Went for a 4 mile run today, which ended up being a 2 mile mostly walk. I'm glad that I got out there and tried running for the first time since my disastrous 12.5 mile run last Sunday (see last week's blog). And I'm proud of myself for ending... Read more
Learning my limits the hard way
Monday, September 19, 2011      3 comments

Sunday , my hubby and I set out to finish 12.5 miles, in training for a half marathon on October 16. I was feeling positive and strong and enjoying the cool weather. I was a bit concerned about right knee soreness I had last Sunday after 4 ... Read more
March means spring and renewed committment
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      3 comments

Looking out my window at melting snow, temperatures above freezing, and a bit of sun peaking out of the clouds. Which gives me the energy to bundle up and take my first walk in more than a week. February was typical for me - feeling the winte... Read more
Boot camp off to a good start
Sunday, January 03, 2010      3 comments

Tom and I completed (sort of) the 10 minute Boot Camp Day 1 video. Even Ellie joined in. Can't believe Coach Nicole can do that whole thing without passing out. Hoping that we will do better next Sunday.... Read more
Strength training revisited
Friday, November 20, 2009      0 comments

Let me begin by saying that I do not like strength training. I find the exercises boring or difficult and the payoff is barely perceptible. By contrast, I very much enjoy a brisk walk, a lengthy bike ride, or a session of heavy housework. I f... Read more
Think I have finally found it
Saturday, November 07, 2009      1 comments

What have I found? A healthy lifestyle. Through SparkPeople, I am finally able to make eating right and exercising regularly a part of my way of living, as opposed to a temporary weight loss plan. I am training my mind and body to accept - ... Read more
Good habits pay off
Friday, September 18, 2009      2 comments

when I stepped on the scale this a.m., I was sure that it would not reflect a weight loss. I have been sick for the past week, my exercising has been infrequent, and I have not been working hard to stay within my calorie goal. But, low and beh... Read more
Livin the dream
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      0 comments

Had a pretty good day, for Day One of this neverending journey. Got my walk in at lunch, ate reasonably healthy (or at least much healthier than I normally eat), and am heading to bed now to get at least 7 hours of sleep. I'm on the right trac... Read more