40 is here
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      3 comments

My goal in January 2013 was to not be fat and forty. I had a specific weight I wanted to weigh by my 40th birthday. Unfortunately I didn't make that goal. I really wanted to, but not bad enough apparently. In 2013 I lost 45 lbs. In 2014 I have n... Read more
Day 54 Combat plus couch to 5k.
Monday, April 07, 2014      0 comments

I have been doing Les Mills Combat this year. I should have been done by now, but I had a cold for 2 weeks plus other things that hinder it at times. Today was day 54. Combat 45. I really like that workout. I am also trying to run. I am not a ru... Read more
Day 6 of Combat.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      2 comments

We took a rest day today instead of whenever it is suppose to be. So, I did stretch and strength and watched the Basics dvd that you should watch before you start the program. Yes, that is a little backwards, but I think it will help. I wanted t... Read more
Day 5 Combat
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      1 comments

Today we did the Plyo HIIT 2 of Les Mills Combat. It was definitely a good workout. I like the squats with the running, the side plank or hover, and the energy involved in these workouts. I like the ones for cardio a bit more than the HIIT as my... Read more
Day 2 Les Mills Combat
Saturday, January 11, 2014      0 comments

Today we did HIIT Power. It was still pretty high cardio with strength training moves. I am not real fond of the burpees with squat, but I did them in a modified manner. Feeling it. I really like this program so far. Plus my husband, Gordie, and... Read more
January 10, 2014 The Start of a new Program
Saturday, January 11, 2014      1 comments

Gordie and I started Les Mills Combat today and did Combat 30. I absolutely loved it. I like the intensity and the kickboxing/martial arts involved. I did notice that they don't stretch much before the workout so I will need to stretch before tu... Read more
November 1 Skinny Jeans Challenge.
Friday, November 01, 2013      1 comments

Today I joined Ready Set Spark team and the Skinny Jeans Challenge for the month of November. I was wondering how to target my belly and thighs more in workouts. These workouts are in addition to other cardio exercises. There were 4 exercises t... Read more
Thursday, October 31, 2013      0 comments

This is not good. Too much junk food in the house. I need an extra large dose of will power and determination. We didn't go trick or treating, but we did go to a church Fun Fest, and the kids brought back lots of cookies, cupcakes, and candy. I ... Read more
Addicted to exercise?
Saturday, October 12, 2013      2 comments

Is it possible to be addicted to exercise? I haven't worked out with a video for 2 days and I am going crazy. Feeling depressed, sad, and many other negative emotions. I have walked a lot. We went to a Corn Maze for 2 hours today, plus I walk my... Read more
Sunday, October 06, 2013      0 comments

I have done a good job of working out everyday last week. I took today off other than walking our dog for an hour this morning and an hour this evening. I have trouble taking time off from working out sometimes. Does anyone else feel guilty for ... Read more
Happy to be overweight!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      3 comments

According to the BMI calculation on sparkpeople I am now overweight, but no longer obese. This was exciting to me! I realize it is not really an accurate way to measure my progress and based on just some crazy numbers, but it was still exciting.... Read more
Emotional Breakdown
Saturday, June 01, 2013      2 comments

I have worked really hard since the beginning of this year to get to where I am today. I have lost 23 lbs and need a little bit smaller clothes now. In reflecting over the past few years in my food journal, I noticed a pattern. Usually when I go... Read more
Friday, May 24, 2013      3 comments

Officially today I have lost 20 lbs. I am so excited! I have completed P90X this year and started Insanity. A quote from a book I am reading Never Say Diet (Chapter 2 p. 24) "Exercise and the pride of accomplishment eventually replaced the... Read more
Never Say Diet Day 2 of quotes
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      2 comments

I have been reading the book Never Say Diet by Chantel Hobbs. It has helped me on my journey to lose weight. Chapter 1 Focus on the person you want to be. "Set you sights very high, and keep your commitment level even higher." "We ga... Read more
Insanity day 4 today and Never Say Diet quotes day 1.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      0 comments

I did day 4 Cardio Recovery. It wasn't what I expected. It was a lot of stretching and strange moves. Definitely my least favorite so far. Anyway, I still felt like I wanted more of a workout. I did the Turbo Jam Lower Body dvd also. Someone com... Read more

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