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Another C25K day finished!
Thursday, July 09, 2015      5 comments

I got in the C25K run/walk and did 1 hour of zumba and got my strength training in! I was famished after - at 9:30 pm - so I stopped and grabbed a grilled chicken snack wrap at Wendy's. Hold the cheese and sauce. Since I was so active, I figu... Read more
I ran up those stairs so quick that I surprised myself!
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      9 comments

I work for a small company in a city about 35 km from where I live. Last year the company rented office space in a building in the city where I live. It was great! Closer to home, away from the boss, who can be a handful. However, it was a v... Read more
2 shower day - both at the gym!
Sunday, July 05, 2015      4 comments

I had a session with the trainer at 10 am. We worked the chest and triceps so much that I couldn't lift my hands up to shampoo my head in the shower! I had to bend my head down. It was a killer workout. Now that we are in the "strength" phas... Read more
Menu plan done, off to grocery store!
Saturday, July 04, 2015      1 comments

I am having a BBQ tonight with my sister, also dieting and a diabetic. I have decided on a great, tasty, fun menu that is super healthy. BBQ Greek Souvlaki Chicken skewers on a low carb pita, with home made tzatziki and Greek salad. This ... Read more
C25K - Week 1 Complete!
Friday, July 03, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday was a horrible day at work! I did not want to go to the gym or do anything afterwards. We had a nice supper and took it easy. Then at 9:30 I got it together and we headed to the gym. I did my Day 3, so week 1 is now complete! I am... Read more
C25K - Week 1 - Day 2 Complete!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      6 comments

It was just as grueling as Day 1. I decided to do Day 2 in the gym, on a treadmill. I much preferred it. I actually broke the rules (already! on day 2!) and did day 1 and 2 back to back with no rest day in between. My daughter decided to st... Read more
Just signed up for my first 5k - I outran my dog on my 1st training run!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015      7 comments

I decided to try a fun run - link below http://www.thecolorvibe.com/
kitchener.php Just in case the link doesn't work, it is the fun run where they cover you in colours - how exciting! In order to be ready - I only have 7.5 weeks ... Read more
Trade show season begins
Thursday, April 16, 2015      6 comments

Time to beware of all the tiny treats people are always giving out. I will be dodging cookies and popcorn and mini chocolate bars galore. I packed 2 big waters - surprisingly some do not have - and a cereal bar. Fingers crossed that I make i... Read more
Hooray! NSV & Getting Noticed!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      10 comments

It is super discouraging to give it your all and see a 2 pound loss each week. I know that is a safe and healthy amount. I know it is going in the right direction. I just thought I worked harder than that. Whenever I do more weight training... Read more
I tried something new today!
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      11 comments

In an attempt to eat healthier, I am trying to eat vegetarian about half the time. I was researching new vegetarian recipes and I came across khichdi. It had a bunch of weird stuff that I had never heard of - fenugreek seeds, mung beans, etc. ... Read more
So sore but headed to BIG workout day with my sister!
Sunday, March 29, 2015      5 comments

Last week I had a sore back all week. I was barely walking upright and usually bent over. It was hard walking the dog and strength training was done on the couch with dumb bells. Finally I felt like I could do the gym on Friday night. My hu... Read more
Very nervous for weigh in on Thursday!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      14 comments

Thursday is our first weigh in for the BL Spring Challenge. I am so nervous. I hope that I do a good job for my team. Tonight is a big gym night - 45 min cardio and 45 min strength training. Tomorrow is another gym night, just 45 min s... Read more
I didn't think it could get sorer - but I was wrong!
Sunday, March 15, 2015      6 comments

After the killer workout with the trainer yesterday, I WAS SORE! I did the extra stretching that he recommended. Once later in the day and once before bed. I am still super sore today. ALL OVER!!! I have to take the dogs out for a walk ... Read more
Sore Saturday!
Saturday, March 14, 2015      5 comments

Today was week 4 of training with a personal trainer. Today was the toughest! It was all body weight training. Using your own body weight as resistance. Therefore, having a lot of body weight was NOT an advantage! It started with burpees an... Read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015      6 comments

So, we are finally at the start date for the Spring Challenge. This will be my first challenge ever on SP. I want to do my best for my team mates. Best wishes to everyone in the Spring Challenge and GO GREY WOLVES!!!!... Read more

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