Katrina B.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: fruit and veggies

Favorite Sinful Food: chocolate. Any kind. Lots of it.

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Running, biking, swimming, XC skiing

My Approach to Weight Loss: exercise and eat moderately

Fitness/Exercise Apps: Map My Fitness, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun

DietBet Winnings: $86.76

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Go Big or Go Home?
by - 10/05/2014 8:09AM

Is anyone like me and has been troubled my an all or nothing attitude? This has been probably been m... Read More ›

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Biking Syl

About the 'all or nothing issue': For my workouts, I made it a rule that I have to do 15 minutes of it, no matter what. If I really want to quit at that point, I can, but then I usually finish. Even if I quit early, I feel much better about doing SOMETHING.

Tracking my workouts and mileage also helps to avoid dropping the ball. It makes me look at the big picture and keeps me moving, because I don't want to mess up my weekly/monthly/yearly numbers. Even if I am not at my best, I still add to the grand total, also something to consider.


You're definitely not alone! I really like what CraigM is saying here (as well as everyone else's comments, too!) but that really rings true for me. It's not about hitting a goal, per se, it's about enjoying the activity simply for the joy the activity. The more runs I have logged on my 'runkeeper' app, the harder it is to get those "longest runs" or "most calories burned" or "highest elevation climbed" etc. Which started to make me sad at first, until I realized that I've just run so many times now that I can't make EVERY run the longest/hardest/highest, etc. I feel like that touches on your 'all or nothing' problem... I need to run not for the accolade of achieving some goal, but just for the fun of it! I hope that makes sense! Haha - too early and not enough coffee. :)
Confessions...What gets in the way of health
by - 09/09/2014 2:05PM

For such a long time I struggled with my weight, my health, etc...even now it is an ongoing battle, ... Read More ›

Biking Syl

What a great post! So true, it is a daily effort to reevaluate priorities and self image.

I did fall a little behind here, being out of town, now trying to catch up. So I also just read your 2 mile post. CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So absolutely awesome!!! You worked so hard and now you are reaping the rewards!!!!!!!!!!!!!