JENJESS48's Blogs

Grappling With Burnout; Warning - This is An Epic Blog
Sunday, March 27, 2011      10 comments

Seriously, I think Tolstoy may have spent less time on War and Peace. So I won't fault anyone for not slogging through it; this is mostly to help me get my own head together. But I will be truly grateful to anyone who manages to get through it... Read more
Anybody Seen My Energy or Motivation?
Friday, March 25, 2011      11 comments

The past few weeks have been rough. Travel on the weekends, a constantly-changing schedule and utter insanity at work have led to fatigue, very few workouts, strength training lapsing altogether, less than perfect nutrition and general crankine... Read more
Pushed the "Reset" Button
Sunday, March 06, 2011      14 comments

Over the past two weeks I have slowly, gradually slid off the SparkWagon. So slowly that I didn't really notice it until this Thursday or Friday. I let one or two things slide a day until eventually I wasn't tracking my food, exercising, or Sp... Read more
March Goals
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      2 comments

This month, I want to: emoticon Drop to 173 pounds, a 5 pound loss. ... Read more
February Progress Report
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      3 comments

Here's a recap of my February goals and how I did towards them. emoticon Drop to 177 pounds, a 5 pound loss.... Read more
B2W Mission 3 After Action Report
Monday, February 28, 2011      3 comments

Summary: Consistency is awesome. I did either ST or cardio every day, and usually both. I've also really pushed my boundaries by doubling up my boot camp ST exercises and trying new things, like resistance bands, Vinyasa yoga, and new stretch... Read more
B2W Mission 2 Wrap-Up
Friday, February 25, 2011      8 comments

emoticon Since Monday, how many days did you manage to squeeze in a workout? 4! ... Read more
B2W Mission 1 After Action Report
Monday, February 21, 2011      7 comments

This weekend, MAKE ME BOLDER. THE PROOF: Friday: 3'05" modified plank (hands and knees) 40 minutes Wii Fit tons of walking at the mall Saturday: 48 minute brisk walk Days 6 and 7 of boot camp strength training 30 minu... Read more
B2W Entry Card
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      5 comments

~*~ B2W Entry Template ~*~ MAKE ME fit and strong. Current Weight: 177 Current Measurements: 1. Chest - 40.25" 2. Hips - 43" 3. Waist - 34.75 4. Thigh - 21.75 5. Upper arm - 12.5 ... Read more
Suddenly Realized That I'm No Longer The Fat Girl
Monday, February 14, 2011      11 comments

No, this doesn't mean that I've gotten to my goal size. Or that my BMI is in the so-called "healthy" range. What it means is that I suddenly realized that I am the size of the "average American woman." Saturday DH and I ran errands and ma... Read more
My Bucket List
Sunday, February 13, 2011      5 comments

One of my 2011 goals is to cross something off my bucket list. So I thought I'd share it. emoticon I wrote it o... Read more
Commitment Versus Motivation
Monday, February 07, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday I read a blog here on SP about commitment versus motivation that really got me thinking. The nugget that I took with me, and have been pondering for two days, is that commitment is more durable than motivation; commitment is motivatio... Read more
February Goals
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday's blog focused on my January goals and how I did towards them. So now, on February 1st, it's time to think about what I want to accomplish this month. ... Read more
January Goal Check-In
Monday, January 31, 2011      5 comments

Late last month I made a list of goals for the year and January. Time for a progress report! emoticon Find ... Read more
Radically Changing My Schedule
Sunday, January 30, 2011      5 comments

I have been asked to co-teach one of my company's training courses and I am absolutely thrilled and honored. But it throws a kink into my Sparking and healthy lifestyle. For ten weeks I will have to live without four things I've come to depend... Read more

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