Monthly Archives: June 2009

Weigh-In Wednesday – Shrinking with the Sisterhood

My Pink sisters are down 4 1/2 pounds this week, with 3 of those pounds being mine. I’m pleased with my own results, obviously, especially after last week’s meager 1/2 pound loss. I’m usually fairly consistent – losing 1 to … Continue reading

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10 Things I Love about 30-Day Shred Level 1

I can do 18 push-ups during the first set, now.  18! My arms are getting buff. The static lunges with bicep curls (they’re tough, but since they are static, it’s easier on my knee). My waist looks smaller. The punching … Continue reading

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10 Things I Hate About 30-Day Shred Level 1

The warmup – hip circles and knee circles?  What is that about? The cooldown – too short The lack of low-impact alternatives for the cardio Listening to Jillian’s annoying commentary, over and over.  And over. When she says this will … Continue reading

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Experiments in Running with My Dog

I have always wanted to have a dog to run with, even before I was running. I don’t know why. It just seemed cool. Chocolate has been with me two years, but I’ve only recently taken up running again.  I … Continue reading

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Weigh-In Wednesday – Go Team Pink!

It’s Weigh-in day at the sisterhood.  I lost 1/2 pound last week and my team is down 5 pounds so far, with one more team member still to report in.  Go Pink! I’m a little disappointed with my personal results.  … Continue reading

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30-Day Shred – Day 2

I had to help a friend with her computer after work, so I didn’t get home until almost 7:00.  The old me would have skipped working out.  The new me did a shorter workout than planned, but kept her priorities, … Continue reading

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30-Day Shred – Day 1

Well.  Not as hard as I had expected based on all the reviews I had read.  This, plus swimming and Pilates definitely won’t be enough exercise the next couple of weeks, so I’m going to continue with my regular outside … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K – Graduation Day

Nine weeks completed.  Wow. It was a beautiful day today.  We’ve had a little cold snap the last few days, so it was only 76 when I went to run at 9:00 this morning.  I ran the same loop as … Continue reading

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Shrinking Days of Summer

My first challenge with the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans has officially started.  This is a team challenge – Biggest-Loser-style.  I’m teamed up with four fabulous chicks as Team Pink (hence the Team Pink badge to the right and the … Continue reading

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Mango-Strawberry Smoothie

I didn’t have time for the sandwich and fruit that I had planned for lunch today.  I needed something I could whip together and eat in the car.  So, a smoothie. . . 1 cup milk 1/2 cup orange juice … Continue reading

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