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Summer Challenge
Thursday, May 26, 2011      4 comments

As I'm sure my status updates have hinted at, I'm taking part in a Summer Challenge this year. It's a body composition competition that spans 98 days. I started last Thursday so my contest will run until August 24th. Ultimately, the person with ... Read more
Feeling Alive at 25
Sunday, May 01, 2011      5 comments

The arrival of my 25th birthday is something that I have been anticipating for a long time. I really wanted to reach that milestone and celebrate it with pride. For the longest time, I thought that the only way that I could do that was to be at ... Read more
A breakthrough
Friday, April 15, 2011      24 comments

Given how hardcore I always am, it probably comes as no surprise that I have trouble crying. This morning I just had the most amazing breakthrough at the end of my 6.7mile run. Here is the story... When I set out around 8 this morning I had... Read more
16 days!! and Unlimited!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      1 comments

I haven't been blogging, but if you noticed my fitness activity, I have certainly been working out. Last week I burned 9900 calories in cardio and strength training. This huge bump in activity was largely due to an email I got last Tuesday morni... Read more
43 Days to Go!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      3 comments

Every time I train, I get stronger Every time I run, I get faster Every time I try, I get better I am an athlete and nothing can stop me from reaching my potential. Today was my second run of the week. On Monday, I smashed my previou... Read more
Thursday, March 10, 2011      1 comments

Surprisingly fasting yesterday was not as hard for me as it has been in previous years. I think the major factor that was different for me was activity. In the past, I have been sedentary all day at my desk on Ash Wednesday. Yesterday I was up a... Read more
Great Weekend - QCC Day 53
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      2 comments

I didn't log on and track this weekend, but I know I made some healthy choices. Spending time with my parents was wonderful and I'm so glad that we got to see each other - no matter how briefly. When I weighed in yesterday I was down 2.5 pounds.... Read more
Day 57 - QCC
Thursday, March 03, 2011      0 comments

Just another quickie...it was a pretty stressful day. Cannot wait to see my parents tomorrow and spend the weekend with them!!! Exercise: 6am - Strength Training 10:30am - ZUMBA - short session :-5:30pm - Beach volleyball Calories bur... Read more
Day 58 - QCC
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      3 comments

Throughout my entire life, ice cream has been my treat of choice. I don't know if it's because my dad loves it so I grew up liking it, but nothing ends a day on the right note like a bowl of ice cream. Obviously though it's one of those foods th... Read more
The ABC's of Me (thanks to SCHWINNER!)
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      4 comments

A. Age: 24 (58 days until 25!) B. Bed size: Queen...I don't think I can go back to smaller C. Chore you dislike: Dusting D. Dogs: Love them...and miss my Bailey. Might be pet sitting this weekend :) E. Essential start to your... Read more
Day 59 - QCC
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      2 comments

Today was another great day on the QCC plan. Not too much time to write, but I feel amazing. I'm very proud of myself :) Exercise: 6am - Weight lifting session 10:30am - ZUMBA Calories burned: 1028 Calories eaten: 1410 Macro br... Read more
Day 60 - Quarter Century Countdown
Monday, February 28, 2011      2 comments

If I had to sum up today...it would be with a resounding Whoohoo! I stayed up pretty late last night to watch the Oscars so getting up this morning was a bit of a challenge. The plan was to run outside around 7am, but we all know that wasn't hap... Read more
Getting ready for Day 60
Sunday, February 27, 2011      1 comments

Tomorrow marks 60 days until my birthday and things are going really well. I'm working out more than I have been recently and ran 8 miles (in two days) last week. I forgot how much I love running and this week I'm going to put Spinning back in t... Read more
Killer workout
Thursday, February 17, 2011      4 comments

Wow...who knew that a deck of cards could kick so much butt?? I got up bright and early at 6:30 this morning to tackle this next challenge in my journey. I haven't been getting to the gym to lift as often as I like...mostly due to the fact that ... Read more
Going strong
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      0 comments

Today is Day 4 and I'm going strong with my Primal lifestyle. I've been walking as much as possible - always getting over 11,000 steps per day. My eating is great - I just had an amazingly delicious lunch of tilapia and asparagus. The only down ... Read more

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