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2014 is the year for change

I am on my way back to myself. In December I went to Irongirl for my 4th year, after skipping a year. I was feeling down after, especially after seeing pictures from the event. You see in years past I was thinner and happier. I had fun and loved seeing my friends, but there was this sad feeling in the background that kept nagging at me. This was my wake-up call. When I got back home I started changing my lifestyle. It was little steps at a time. I lost 8 lbs that first month through Christmas ...
I am on my way back to myself. In December I went to Irongirl for my 4th year, after skipping a year. I was feeling down after, especially after seeing pictures from the event. You see in years past I was thinner and happier. I had fun and loved seeing my friends, but there was this sad feeling in the background that kept nagging at me. This was my wake-up call. When I got back home I started changing my lifestyle. It was little steps at a time. I lost 8 lbs that first month through Christmas and the holidays. Weight loss slowed for a couple of months. Meanwhile I started fitness classes and found a wonderful support group. It wasn't easy working full-time and taking care of my four children, but I had to take time for myself for my future. I am down 32 lbs as of July 26, 2014.

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August 24, 2014: This last month I got sidetracked. I didn't deal well with some changes and stress. I realized how important tracking my food is and how easy it is for me to slip back into old habits. For three weeks I continued with my exercise plan but my eating was not good. I felt out of control and my motivation was waning. This is a lifelong struggle and I still have many vulnerabilities. I am back on track now and ready to set up a plan of action to prevent this from happening again and to work on my weaknesses. Luckily, there was not much damage just a temporary standstill.

July 26, 2014: In July I started a new workout PiYo. its intense but I really enjoy it. Its a combo of pilates and yoga which is great because I need some flexibility in my program. Mid month I also started feeling better in control of my eating. I have been eating less calories, which has always been a struggle for me, and this has led to some additional weight off. I reached the milestone of 30 lbs this month, with a total of 32 lbs so far. I am halfway to my first big goal!

There's 10 weeks until Mudderella, I need to step it up in my training and weight loss. I am excited and nervous about this event.

June 28, 2014: Most of this month has been a little rocky for me. The beginning of the month I was struggling with losing any weight and getting frustrated. Still doing my fitness classes but my eating was not as good. This past week I finally got my act together again and am losing. I am down 3 more lbs and 28.4 lbs total.

May 18, 2014: Still going strong. Weight loss has picked up some. I have now lost 25 lbs. Have been doing better with my nutrition and reducing calorie intake. I am definitely getting stronger. This month my fitness buddies and I started a plank challenge too and I can finally do burpees (even though I still dislike them).

April 23, 2014: Another month down. I have reached a milestone this week: 20 lbs lost. Starting to feel stronger emotionally and physically!

March 14, 2014: Its been a month of exercise class. I recently ordered some new workout DVDs to keep me busy on days I don't have classes. I am getting excited about fitness again. I signed up for Mudderella in Oct. I really need to get stronger, build endurance, and lose this weight. Its a good motivator!

With my fitness on track my goal is to work on my eating. I want the same focus and excitement about cooking and nutrition.

Feb 11, 2014: This year I am pushing myself to be stronger, faster, and build endurance. I don't want to wait years for changes, I am changing my mind and body now. This isn't the same journey as before. I have new goals and dreams and I am dreaming big.

I took a risk and went to my first fitness class. I found not only accountability but support and a renewed enthusiasm for fitness and health.

Jan 2014: Its a new year. I have struggled the past 20 months, trying to get back to my "happy" weight. Its been an uphill battle with life getting in the way. I am in a good place at the first of 2014. I know I will be able to reach my goals this year. I miss having energy. I miss liking my pictures. I am ready to get back to the girl I am supposed to be. Onward and upwards 2014!
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My Goals:
I want to lose 60 lbs in 2014.
* July 17: reached halfway mark at 30 lbs lost!

I want to push myself to try new things.

I want to work on my cooking skills and recipes collections this year.

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FITNESS:

* August Plan *
Monday: Turbokick
Tuesday: PiYo
Wednesday: Lap Swim
Thursday: Insanity

At home workouts:
Turbofire, PiYo

NUTRITION:
Small changes happening with my eating, but that's what works best for me right now. I am eating less and making better choices. Food is a constant struggle for me that I have to keep working on.

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“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar


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RYDERB
8/24/2014 3:40:28 PM

Thank you! Easier on knees than Insanity is comforting to know. You've been a big help and I really appreciate it. Now to figure out if I need the basic kit or deluxe. emoticon



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RYDERB
8/24/2014 2:29:54 PM

Intense? Having you describe it as intense, considering you've been doing Insanity workouts is a little bit scary. But I'm not afraid to push myself, I'm afraid of hurting my knees. Do your joints feel like they're getting a lot of impact? I love pilates & like yoga. So I've been hesitant. But if you think it's a lot easier on the joints than insanity I'll go for it. I saw an amazing 60 day transformation on YouTube. Thanks for your help.



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RYDERB
8/20/2014 2:16:53 PM

OMG! OMG! OMG! How long have you been doing PiYo? I've been debating giving it a try. If you have time, would you PLEASE share your thoughts on the program with me.
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VIOLET2014
8/2/2014 4:46:41 AM

Please tell me we can be friends again!! Oh man I need to get back at it so I created a completely new page. I was once SPARKLINGVIOLET...but now I'm here, Violet2014

Lets do this!



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HOLLYM48
5/21/2014 7:57:39 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! I love the SP village and cannot imagine a life without all the awesome people that are here!



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