Never forget where you started....
Friday, October 26, 2012      5 comments

That was the 'before' pic -jamming myself into that leather vest for a bike rally about 3 years ago- before starting this journey of fitness, before making better food choice... Read more
Just a number....
Monday, June 18, 2012      4 comments

I just turned 46 on June 17th and created this to post on my facebook account, I thought it was worthwhile to share with all my sparkfriends too - edited so you are able to read it, hope you like it: 46 is JUST A NUMBER … and it WILL BE my ... Read more
First race of 2012 - check!
Sunday, April 29, 2012      8 comments

My first race of 2012 is complete - and a new personal best too - 5K in 34:38 - shaved 4-5 minutes of my best 2011 time despite a hip flexor injury! This morning the temperature was -4 with a morning high of 1 predicted - it was a chilly run ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What 70 lbs GONE looks like...
Saturday, April 14, 2012      86 comments

It took awhile to muster-up the courage to get a really bad fat-picture out for this before and after pose, I'll admit there were far to many 'bad fat pictures' to choose from (there were many much worse) and it was a pretty painful exercise, HO... Read more
One Spark Year complete and a new challenge
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      8 comments

My first year on SparkPeople ended just before the Christmas holidays. As I reflected on the past year - a lot has happened. -I faithfully tracked my nutrition (the good, bad and the really ugly) every day -I increased my fitness minutes... Read more
My 45 day challenge.....
Sunday, November 20, 2011      6 comments

It's that time of year again when temptation is everywhere (I'm talking about food related temptation here) -so I decided to start a personal challenge. ... Read more
Vacation in Thunder Bay
Thursday, August 04, 2011      6 comments

Just returned from a 10 day trip to northern Ontario - to Thunder Bay for the provincial H.O.G. (Harley Owner's Group) motorcycle rally. What great fun - the scenery was beautiful (rocks, water and trees in various formations) - roads were twist... Read more
You can't out-train poor eating habits.....
Friday, July 22, 2011      6 comments

You can't out-train poor nutrition/eating habits - I've heard that statement repeated at boot camp time and time again. Yes, I'm a work in progress, and I have been seeing progress in the areas of fitness ... Read more
Finally - a breakthrough!
Sunday, July 17, 2011      5 comments

Finally had a breakthrough during my last 5km race on July 16th. This was my fourth race, and prior to the race I was trying to come up with a 'goal' for myself - and, as usual I first thought about 'time' - do it faster...isn't that the goal m... Read more
Another 5km race completed - still can't believe it!
Sunday, June 05, 2011      6 comments

It's pretty amazing how quickly things can change when you focus on a goal - like eating better, exercising more and trying to get into shape. I just completed my 3rd 5km race this morning (my hubby's 2nd) - and I still can't believe we are doin... Read more
Stopped a backslide in it's tracks!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      5 comments

So, I love boot camp -for the last two years it has pushed me in a way that I would not push myself most times in a home workout -and it gets me exercising with a great group of friends working toward the same thing that I am - our health. ... Read more
My 2nd 5km race....CHECK!
Sunday, May 15, 2011      6 comments

Today was my 2nd 5km race (woo hoo -that's two races in two weeks) and it was quite cool at 10 degrees celcius (approx 52 F), windy and raining like crazy (you know the nasty stuff coming at you sideways) - but that didn't stop me from having a ... Read more
Now entering 'One'derland......WOOT WOOT!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      23 comments

So I started my week's vacation on Friday May 6th with a ton of things planned - I had a lot on my mind, and literally on my to do list. I casually hopped on the scale Friday and saw a number I have not seen in at least 10 years (if not longe... Read more
Change is Good
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      8 comments

I ran my first 5km race on the weekend - a very exciting day for me, in fact less than a year ago I never would have believed it if I had been told I'd enter a 5km race, much less complete one. I ran it for myself (not out to prove anything to a... Read more
A Break will do you good
Saturday, March 12, 2011      2 comments

Since the start of the year I have been really pushing myself to work-out every day - whether it's a boot camp class, pilates, yoga, or going to the gym to use the universal and cardio machines....I literally have scheduled myself for an activit... Read more