Ok, so if you’ve been around these parts before, you know by now that I have a tendency to exaggerate. I am pretty sore, but not from Couch to 5K, at least not all the soreness. I realized last week that three days a week of exercise was not really enough for me to accomplish my goals. I’ve also been tracking my food intake using the Spark People app, and I’m just not seeing the kind of results a person with my particular level of patience likes to see. I needed to ramp things up–like yesterday!

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C25K Week Four: I Ran, I Cooked, I Rocked It

by SimplySharpe on June 11, 2013

I still remember the first time I went “running”. My Dad, an avid runner, asked if I wanted to tag along with him. I was 13yrs old and temporarily living with him and my Stepmom. It was a typical South Florida day, HOT AND HUMID. I’m not even sure I had the proper shoes or clothes, but I was thrilled he invited me with on his run. There were no iPods back then. I may have had a Sony Walkman, but I didn’t have any way to attach it to my arm or wrist, so I decided against lugging it with me. Plus, my Dad promised to go at a pace that would be comfortable so I assumed we’d just chat.

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Here We Go: Couch to 5k

by SimplySharpe on June 5, 2013

I don’t know if I’ve ever shared this publicly, but like many women, my life has been a constant battle between me and the scale. The scale tends to win. There were a few years I was like Rocky and the scale was all of his much better opponents, but still he won in the end, despite the serious ass kicking he got. Those were the starvation years.

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You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

by SimplySharpe on May 28, 2013

Today has proven to be interesting in every way. It started off with my hubby’s phone ringing with work calls at 5am. Not that there is anything interesting about that, but it set a tone for the day: be prepared for anything.

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Today was hard. I refused offers to hang out with good friends so I can be home with my husband, prepared to cry all day.

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Cartoons, Rants and Other Rare Moments from Crazytown

by SimplySharpe on April 19, 2013

You know things are cray when a grown, currently childless, woman chooses to take a break from all the bad news by watching Sponge Bob Square Pants. That is exactly what I did at 8:00am this morning. I crawled in a pineapple under the sea to escape.

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A few Sundays ago, I officially started my mission to sneak veggies into the hubs diet. I knew I had my work cut out for me since he already inspects his food for visible consistency issues or foreign colors, leaving me little room to hide anything.

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Picky Eating, Sunday Supper and Spaghetti Squash

by SimplySharpe on March 24, 2013

There is a serious struggle in my house to stay healthy while making a meal both the hubby and I can enjoy. This is mostly because he is the pickiest eater on Google Earth. I’m not even kidding, he makes most toddlers look like experimental foodies! His unique diet of mayonnaise, meat, butter and bacon has somehow sustained him for 30 something years, but I’m looking to keep him around for triple that amount of time.

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Nothing Tastes as Good as Love Feels

by SimplySharpe on February 14, 2013

…but I baked anyway.

Who Loves Cookies-Simply Sharpe

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It’s My Birthday: I’ll Blog if I Want To

by SimplySharpe on January 26, 2013

Be Where You Are

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