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On my way to one of 11 weddings, summer 2013
Our 40's themed church Christmas program was fun and I kinda wish we could bring back the 40's look! :)
Oh my word!! Got this absolutely amazing,and totally unexpected, gift in the mail tonight! Can not say thank you enough!! not pictured: Hip Hop Abs Dance Party!
30 min elliptical, 10 min arms, 20 min weights and 10 min dancing :)
Banana with 1/2 Tb natural peanut butter, 1 tsp semisweet chocolate chips, 1 tsp honey. After having a big and late lunch, I needed some calories and protein to finish the day but wasn't really hungry but kept wanting something sweet. Problem solved!
Mid workout selfie. I did the 100 calorie workout that MALIK2006 posted yesterday 2x and then went to the elliptical for 30 min. After the elliptical I did a 3 min arm workout and then the 100 calorie workout again. After that, I took this selfie (CHEESE!) and then went to the pool for a 20 min water workout before ending with 10 min in the sauna and a shower! Today was a good day :)
This is the 100 calorie workout
When you're doing a tough course on the elliptical and want to quit, but this is your view, it makes it easier to finish the course :D
I'm currently mid workout. I just did 20min on the treadmill doing a rough course at a 4 incline most of the time and then went to a different elliptical than I normally use and did 20 min there and somehow managed to find another rough course! I've been sitting for 10 min already and I am still DRIPPING in sweat! Next up, 100 calorie workout, arms and hopefully a little weights too.
Post workout selfie :) I didn't end up doing the 100 calorie or arm workouts or weights, but instead I did a butt workout and danced to Wobble, Love Shack and Cupid Shuffle :) Now shower and time to work
Sorry the pics are a bit cut off, but this is the butt workout. Do all of them, rest for 1 min, repeat 3x I loved this workout!
No kids at work means the coworker and I can do some booty work. I'm a bit sweaty now, so it's a good thing I work at a gym!
Working my legs and butt! 35 min elliptical done!
Post elliptical, getting sweaty
Booty work, 3x through, still sweating...
Crazy hair, don't care! Did an arm workout and then ended with 15 min dancing! Feeling great!
Further in distance, but fewer strides...I'm ok with this, especially since it was probably the longest 35 min ever since my workout partner was not at all focused and about 33 minutes of the workout was dead silent :(
Post workout, feeling good and feeling strong!
My hair was looking good before work...then I decided to work out lol Oh well, crazy hair, don't care! :)
So, I debated whether or not to share this because I am showing more skin than I normally like, but I tried his swimsuit top on the other day and you know what? I actually liked it and thought, "hey, I don't look too bad!" I don't know how comfortable I would be wearing it in public still, but at the same time, I'm having a hard time finding something I don't like about how I look in it. I consider that a win!
Post work workout, 35 min elliptical starting at an incline of 13 and going up to the max at a resistance of 10 the whole time. My legs are tired
Incline 13+ Resistance 10
Just keep going!!
I don't sweat, I sparkle! Just kidding, I sweat like a beast!
15 @ 300lbs, 20 @ 250lbs, 25 @ 200lbs, 30 @ 150lbs, 35 @ 100lbs and then in reverse, 30 @ 150lbs, 25 @ 200lbs, 20 @ 250lbs and 15 @ 300lbs
So, I'm glad I took a pic while I was on the elliptical, because today, it decided to play games on me. I was at the highest incline when I noticed, after feeling like I had been there forever, that the screen was frozen. It said the exact same time and said I was doing 0 strides/min. I decided to just keep going in hopes of it catching up...instead the thing restarted and dropped my incline so fast that I thought my legs were going to cave in under me.
Sweaty and I love it!! Plus I had to work off my free birthday cake batter frappuccino from Starbucks lol
This was my push to work harder today. Free birthday treat from Starbucks. I could have made a lower calorie choice, but I am ok with treating myself on a rare occasion. And I got it made with nonfat milk so that helps, right? :)
I got my birthday wish!! My nephew was born this morning!!! 9lb 2oz! So it's a good thing I've been working out my arms! :)
1 hour Hip Hop Abs and then went to gym to do leg press machine again. I did the same as last time, except I added 10 reps at 350 on both ends as well
Hip Hop Abs day 2 ✅
Elliptical ✅ Arms ✅
#crazyhairdontcare lol I tried two new classes today, Step Aerobic and Guts and Butts. Now time to go home and do HipHopAbs
HipHopAbs Ab Sculpt ✅ Crazy Hair ✅ Water ✅ Now it's time for a shower and food!
Day 4 Hip Hop Abs ✅ 45 minutes Zumba ✅ 10,000 steps before 11am ✅ Tonight is dinner and movie with the best friends! Feeling great today! :)
Changing it up today, ore workout selfie. I found out late last night that I was going to be working 9-9 today and I woke up too late to do my HHA at home, so I left for the gym early to hop on the elliptical for a bit BEFORE work and I will do HHA after work tonight. Tomorrow I WILL do HHA before work and maybe even the elliptical too, but if not, I will do Piloxing at home after work and Easter cantata practice.
I'm extremely tired and sweaty, but I did my Day 5 Hip Hop Abs AND I ended up getting in almost 23000 steps today because I was so slow at work!
Hip Hop Abs rest day, but since my family loves food, I did 1 hour Piloxing to end my Easter. I hope you all had a Happy Easter!! He is Risen!
Detroit Tigers and the exercise bike. Good combination to me!
Mid bike workout and I'm already sweaty
45 min and 15.3 miles later, I'm sweaty, hot, tired and have crazy hair, but feeling great!
So the elliptical that has froze on me twice already had the computer switched out of it to see if it was the computer or the machine and they wanted me to test it out...14 minutes later, the thing froze again and approx 5 minutes after that the machine reset. It's the machine, not the computer. :/ But I'm even more sweaty and heading to work!
Hip Hop Abs Day 8 also happens to be workout #3 of the day for me. Time for bed!
Hip Hop Abs Day 9: 1/2 done, I did Fat Burning Cardio but still have to do Ab Sculpt. I also did a 1 hr Zumba class at the athletic club. I hit 10,000+ steps by 10am today!! I'm hoping to do either elliptical or bike later as well as doing Ab Sculpt after work tonight :)
Hip Hop Abs Day 9 ✅ I wanted to get in another bike workout, but instead I went shopping with my mom. Tomorrow I pack for Texas to meet my nephew and WILL be getting in Hip Hop Abs, a bike ride AND an at home Zumba class. I gotta prepare for the two days in a car driving. :/
Hip Hop Abs Day 10 ✅ both Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt. I may not get in my bike ride or Zumba today after all due to the flu bug keeping me close to the bathroom :/ Hoping to maybe do 3 miles of Walk Away the Pounds later instead.
Long day on the road. Breakfast was an egg white delight w/o cheese or butter and a fruit n yogurt parfait. Lunch was this deliciousness from Cracker Barrel, Apple cranberry bbq chicken w/broccoli from their wholesome menu, less than 400 calories! Dinner was a few bites of ham but I did a lot of snacking on celery, cucumbers, tomatoes and a piece of Angel food cake. Making today my rest day from Hip Hop Abs and will just not rest on Sunday.
My stomach has still been sour so I still haven't been able to do Hip Hop Abs since Wednesday, but this lil guy is keeping me company :) I'm so in love! I'm one happy Aunt :)
Went to a park in San Antonio yesterday and found this! Does anyone else have one of these in their park(s)? I was so excited when I saw this and even took some time using the equipment provided before I went for a 2 mile walk. Every park should have this! :)
Group 1 of 3 of the equipment provided at the park
Group 2 of 3
Group 3 of 3
I think the heat may have been turned up a bit too much at the gym today because after 20 min on the elliptical, I was DONE! I took this pic 20 min later and was still dripping in sweat! Thankful I was able to get in a 60 min walk later because those 20 minutes were not enough.
30 min elliptical, 15 min mini trampolining, 15 min weights/body weight exercises!! Feeling great!
No more kids for the night in the nursery so I was able to hang out outside with the older kids.
Hip Hop Abs ✅ It's been tough to get back after vacation and being sick, but I'm back and starting over with my HHA
Feeling strong today. Especially after 25min on the elliptical and 1hr of Zumba! :)
I should have done my Hip Hop Abs this morning after my first two workouts, but I waited until after work instead and that made it real difficult to go hard. I was pooped before I even started, but I got it done!
Hip Hop Abs Ab Sculpt done first thing today!
So here I am enjoying the beautiful Michigan weather today and working on my tan when all of a sudden, I've been pooped on :/ Stupid bird
45 min and 15 miles later, I'm DRENCHED from the stationary bike!
45 min and 15.25 miles on the stationary bike ✅
Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio ✅
Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio ✅
45 min, 15.7 miles on the stationary bike ✅
Hip Hop Abs Ab Sculpt ✅ Fat Burning Cardio ✅ 10 mins HIIT ✅
Hip Hop Abs Ab Sculpt ✅ Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio ✅
PiYo Define: Lower Body ✅
The main TV is recording shows that I watch with my parents, so I decided to go to the exercise room to watch the Tigers game. 30 min, 1.6 miles on the treadmill ✅ and 30 min, 9.8 miles on the stationary bike ✅ Game isn't done, but I am lol
Hip Hop Abs Ab Sculpt ✅ Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio ✅
PiYo Define: Upper Body ✅ DRIPPING SWEAT ✅
Hip Hop Abs Ab Sculpt ✅
PiYo Sweat 2/3✅ I had to stop early because of a headache that was taking me to the ground :/ I think it may be a combination of me having not eaten enough protein at lunch and the 85* weather today. Time to get some dinner and head to bed
Hip Hop Abs Ab Sculpt ✅
Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio ✅
After a really long, but great, weekend with family and getting a wisdom tooth pulled, I haven't been able to really exercise, so I started the 3 Day Refresh today and plan on starting my workout routine again on Monday morning...before getting another wisdom tooth pulled :/
I forgot to share this the other day, my first outside run of the year! I went 2 miles and didn't have my usual symptoms of feeling like I was going to black out! Hopefully that means I'm finally on the mend and will be able to start training for more long distance runs again! I miss running so much and hope to one day be able to do it again without fear
What do you do when you're bored at work on a holiday weekend? You practice doing handstands and take upside down selfies :)
Feeling pretty for church this morning
My Memorial Day started with doing a lot of yard work such as burning brush. It was a beautiful day to remember those who serve, have served, those who have lost their life and those who are left behind missing them. I hope you all had a wonderful day!
40 min elliptical, 20 min weights, 15 min sauna and 10 min hot tub sandwiched between work and work. All in all it was a pretty good day :)
Today's schedule: Root Canal, rest, elliptical, Zumba, Zumba Step, Muscle Pump and then home to jump in the pool. Oh yeah, and an unexpected cameraman during one of the Zumba classes!
Guess who will be sporting a two piece this summer and feeling GREAT in it!? And even better yet, the whole thing cost under $11!!
After a long night at work, I spent 20 minutes treading water to clear my head. Felt great!
What do you do when you have no kids at work? Walk laps around the room for an hour! That was an easy 3.5 miles
This is what I look like after I go for a pissed off, tear filled, run 😡 My emotions are pretty spent for the day so I'm going shopping with my best friend to try and feel better.
This morning my mom told me about a 5k this weekend where the $$ goes toward angel flights, flights for those needing to travel for medical procedures. It's running the runway at an airport at night with the lights lit up. She offered to pay my entrance fee so I decided I should make sure I could still do 3.1 and I did! It's been a while, but I did it and will do it again each day this week!
Work for two hours and then workout for one and a half :)
A 3 mile run, two days in a row!? I'll take it!! I didn't feel like I was going to black out at all today!! I'd like to start working on picking up my pace again as I was at a 9:30min mile before my health problems, but I'm happy with taking it slow!
Not finished yet, but proud of how far I've come!
I'm totally ready for my 5k tomorrow night!
Tonight I'm running a 5k for Wings of Mercy instead of going to my 10 yr high school reunion. I think I've made the wise choice :)
Under 35 minutes! My official time was 34:48 and I was 137 out of 218
Not your typical child's cootie catcher :) Kid approved too! My coworker and I were both doing the workouts and the kids decided to join in!
Going home after a long day at work and some great workouts!
Rode my bike to meet a friend, went paddle boating and then rode my bike home. Now time to get ready for Piloxing!! :)
I ended up not getting to go to Piloxing so I spent 60 min on the push mower
I'm thinking about riding to work tomorrow so today was a ride for time to find out how early I need to leave. On the way home I had more stops for traffic than on the way there so I added an extra .3ish miles to stretch out
I decided against riding my bike to work because I don't have my bike lock with me where I'm house sitting, but then I woke up to a flat tire on my car so I rode my bike to work anyways lol
The ride home was 10* hotter than yesterday and not raining so I'm ok with it taking a bit longer today than yesterday :)
I took this from a friend on Instagram because it had to be shared! Thanks @chaseinfinite
While dad was taking a nap in the shade, I took one by the pool. Then we all spent some time in the pool, playing card games, then watching my brothers softball game and going to dinner. It was an excellent Father's Day to celebrate my amazing dad!
My mom gave me a group in gift for a cut, color and style and I am so thankful! I live having red hair and my red that I had done months ago was pretty faded out so I'm happy to be a redhead again! :)
I <3 Water!
No regrets! Happy 4th!!
3 out of the 5 girl cousins spent some great times together today!
Had so much fun in the pool as well as out!
Because I work at an Athletic Club, I get a free membership, but a lot of my family members have memberships at Planet Fitness so tonight I went to the gym with them and I actually really liked PF. If I didn't get a free membership where I'm at, I would definitely join there!
Thankful for another great workout at Planet Fitness with my cousin! I don't mind working out alone and even today that's pretty much what we did, but it's nice to have a familiar smiling face while working out!
Does anyone else love this stuff as much as I do? Thank you groupon for a fantastic deal that allowed me to stock up!
I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and I am loving my nails for it! Jamberry mint chevron paired with Sally Hansen no light gel polish, color - Tea Party
Wedding ready :)
I love working out with my cousin :)
Mid run selfie. :)
So so thankful for this girl! Tonight she texted me saying she was feeling lazy, but was going to leave it up to me if we worked out. We did it and we feel great!
While she's kissing her muscles, I'm so tired I had a hard time holding up my phone to take the picture lol
Went for a run this morning and felt so sick I had to turn around so I only got in a mile, but it's a mile more than if I had stayed on the couch!
1/2 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries and 1 1/2 cup fresh watermelon blended with just a splash of water, so light, refreshing and delicious!! My favorite summer snack!
This was on my way to the Bahamas today! My team made it safe and we are ready for the week ahead!
We had a little break today so I found a rock in the ocean to sit on
The lost island of Atlantis
is home after a great week! I got over 16,000 steps each day, spent at least 2 hrs each day swimming and sweated my butt off!
Well sadly, I am home from my mission trip to the Bahamas, but at least we had a great view for part of the flight!! Not to mention the excellent week there! God is so very good!
Me and another teammate on our way to snorkeling this past Friday!
The Queens Staircase
Water, sun, sand, good times! Loving my vacation! We swim, then we lay in the sun and dry for a bit before we play catch with the football or baseball and then swim again :)
He's grown so much in 4 months!! I'm so happy he's here!! :)
I've been hitting the gym more than my basement lately, but today I got in a great Hip Hop Abs Rockin Abs workout! 10 min in and I was drenched in sweat! I love a great gym workout, but nothing beats dancing it out at home!
Hip Hop Abs Hard Body! 35 min of pure sweat! I love dancing it out!
Steak and fajita veggies, yum!
Today was an awful day. It was truly the Monday of all Monday's. Started with some weird problems at work with kids, then having our house broke into and ended with some gym time to try and work off my frustrations. Please pray for peace and rest tonight. This isn't the first time we've been robbed so it's making me feel less safe in my own home.
Hip Hop Abs Rockin Abs! Feeling great physically, still a bit sick emotionally after yesterday. I just don't get people. On a funny note though, we realized something else that was stolen...my nail manicure kit. It was probably the best one I've ever owned. When zipped shut it looks like a wallet. Jokes on them!! 😂
60 min of dancing and sweating it out...oh yeah, I also helped my cousin carry a 100+lb keyboard up three flights of stairs. I think I got in a good sweat today :)
Hip Hop Abs Hard Body, I would have liked to have done more today, but I had a flare up of my Raynaud's that made me need to relax for a bit.
Hip Hop Abs Rockin Abs. #flexfriday I still have quite a bit of loose skin, but I do have muscle. I wish I could really get a good picture of my arm muscles, but I think this one shows my shoulders nicely, so I'll take it :)
I got a new shirt today at JCPenny and I'm super excited about it!! Bottom line, BE ME!
45 min and just under 19 miles on the stationary bike! Feeling great, strong and fit!
A different kind of workout today...yard work! Using a pole saw to cut down a ton of branches, using loppers to chop up said branches and then burning said branches...My arms/shoulders/chest are going to be feeling it all tomorrow!
I found this bullfrog on the solar cover of my pool this morning. Mom said he was big enough we should have cut off his legs and threw them on the grill with the rest of our Labor Day lunch! :)
Labor Day lunch! Shrimp and chicken kebabs made with fresh veggies from our garden! Yum!!!
Oh, you know, just me and Shaun T dancing it out together in my basement :) HipHopAbs Round 2, Day 1
Hip Hop Abs Day 2, Fat Burning Cardio
45 min and 16 miles later, it's time for bed
Hip Hop Abs, Day 3, Ab Sculpt
60 min Piloxing done and time for bed!
Hip Hip Abs Day 4, Fat Burning Cardio, now time for breakfast, movie and gym with my cousin! :)
Hip Hop Abs Day 5, Fat Burning Cardio. After hyper extending my knee on the elliptical yesterday, this is all I'm doing today other than my daily movement so hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to do more
Hip Hop Abs Day 7, Ab Sculpt. I was supposed to do this one yesterday, but I prefer Sunday to be my rest day so I had to switch things around a bit
Hip Hop Abs Day 8, Fat Burning Cardio #crazyhairdontcare
Hip Hop Abs Day 9, Fat Burning Cardio AND Ab Sculpt
Monday morning, a friend of mine was in a very serious car accident with her two daughters in the car. One of the girls is doing fine and had been released from the hospital, Shannon, the mom, and Kyra, the 7yr old, are still in very critical condition. Shannon and Kyra are both in a coma, Kyra's is induced, Shannon's, however, is not. Please be in prayer for this family and feel free to share this picture on your own social media accounts. Thank you all for your prayers!
My prayer wall for Shannon and Kyra, please join me in prayer!!
Today was another twofer workout, Hip Hop Abs day 10, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt
Hip Hop Abs Day 11, Ab Sculpt
Hip Hop Abs Day 12, part one, Fat Burning Cardio
Hip Hop Abs Day 12, part two, Ab Sculpt
Hip Hop Abs Day 14, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt
30 minutes, 10 miles on the stationary bike
Hip Hop Abs Day 15, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt
Hip Hop Abs Day 16, Total Body Burn...and I'm definitely burning
Reminding myself to pray for the Kerrs today! Please feel free to share the love with the hashtag #lovefortheKerrs and check out the website below for updates on Shannon and Kyra!! Kyra is doing better but still needs prayers and Shannon is in need of a miracle! http://cbtiny.org/j/VgHtEotc00srO
Hip Hop Abs Day 17, Fat Burning Cardio and Hips, Buns and Thighs. Holy sore!
Stationary bike and elliptical at the gym tonight now home for dinner :)
Hip Hop Abs Day 18, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt
Hip Hop Abs Day 19, Total Body Burn
Today I spent at the ballpark and even though my Tigers lost, it was such a beautiful day for a baseball game!
Hip Hop Abs Day 21, Ab Sculpt
Hip Hop Abs Rockin' Abs...I am DRENCHED!
Hip Hop Abs Day 22, Fat Burning Cardio
Tonight I spent 45 minutes on the stationary bike praying and crying out to God. God please bring miraculous healing to Shannon!! http://cbtiny.org/j/Vgnj4Ytc0_5fWyR4
Hip Hop Abs Day 23, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt
Hip Hop Abs Day 24, Fat Burning Cardio and Hips Buns and Thighs
Hip Hop Abs Day 25, Total Body Burn
Hip Hop Abs Day 26, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt
Oh well, I'm pressing play on my last day of Hip Hop Abs Round 2!
Hip Hop Abs day 28, last day, Fat Burning Cardio and Hips Buns and Thighs
20x20x20 workout, 5x, with 10lb kettle bell weight with 5 flights of stairs between each set
Since I finished Hip Hop Abs on Monday and won't start another program til next week, I decided to do Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Oh boy did I forget how sweaty this workout makes me!
Isaiah 26:4 Needing this reminder tonight
Great day for the AWANA Fun Fair! I spend my day in the black hole and I am so thankful I had my beautiful cousin helping me out!
My legs are jello!
Michigan vs Michigan State night at church, GO BLUE!!
I'm super excited about my Halloween costume!! I work with kids so this is perfect!!
Today's workout: over 2 hrs at a corn maze with my beautiful cousin :) We got there early, enjoyed the sunset briefly while we also enjoyed a hot chocolate and a donut and then went into another maze. It was a beautiful day!
This girl is ON FIRE!! In the middle of my workout, the wobble came on so, obviously, I stopped to dance before moving on :)
Spent an hour at Planet Fitness getting my cardio on! Stationary bike and elliptical and now home to relax for the rest of the night!
After yesterday, it was a bit tough to move today. So after I finished watching last nights DWTS, I decided to do a dance workout as well, Hip Hop Abs Rockin' Abs always provides a good sweat!
45 minutes and 16.3 miles of God and I time on the stationary bike. Didn't want to as I'm still feeling all the squats I did on Monday, but I got it done!
45 minutes and 16.65 miles, man am I tired! Plus, a friendly tip, don't eat baked chicken n rice before riding it out hardcore. I may or may not have burped throughout my entire ride 🙄
Hip Hop abs Hard Body with Shaun T this morning while I've got something baking in the oven :)
Not only did I get in my exercise stress relief, but I got in my baking stress relief too :) Pumpkin crunch and cupcakes for a funeral dinner at church tomorrow and cookies for a bake sale at moms work next week. I love baking and I love even more when I have a reason to bake and get it out of my house! :)
Here's the pumpkin crunch recipe :) I'm sure there are a few things that could be done to lighten it up, but I don't know how doing so will change the taste if done so try at your own risk...and then share with the rest of us! :)
Did my nails this morning for my Halloween costume. They're not as blue as I thought they would be, but oh well. This Cookie Monster wants her nails to be appropriate out of costume too lol. Now time to go workout and hopefully not mess up these nails! haha
Over 3 hrs outside using the loppers and handsaw as well as the pole saw, not pictured, cutting branches off of trees, cutting them down to burn and then burning everything...and there was a lot of it!
1 hr of Just Dance and 30 min of Wii Bowling, you gotta have fun working out, otherwise you're more likely to not keep at it.
Trunk or Treat at church tonight! My cousin and I were Cookie Monster and Batman and I had to share two of my favorite costumes of the night, pacman and a mom/daughter duo of a box of fruit loops and a bowl of fruit loops! :)
An hour of Wii Bowling, 20 minutes Wii Baseball and an hour of outdoor work in the garden and getting things ready for winter. It's windy so my curls went crazy!
My blue nails I had done for Halloween were chipping so bad yesterday I decided to reprint them today with something new :)
A little bit of Wii Zumba and then Golds Gym dance workout for the Wii that included both dancing and kickboxing. I'm feeling great but ready for a shower!
60 min of dancing followed by 20 min of PiYo. I wanted to do the last 10 min of PiYo but my hello arms weren't letting me go any farther so tomorrow I will START with PiYo and then dance it out after that :)
25 min PiYo and then 90+ min of Wii Bowling with my mom :)
I've been getting bored with my nails a lot lately lol. Good thing I've got a variety of Jams and polish to choose from instead of paying a fortune to get it done professionally :)
I'm tired lol
2 hrs of housework and then 45 min Wii Bowling with dad earlier today and then 25 min PiYo tonight. :)
I'm dog/house sitting 45 min away from home and I she doesn't have a DVD player, so today, I walked to the grocery store, 40 min at the store and then walked home. No excuses
Another walk to and from the grocery store today and tonight I'm going bowling :)
Tonight I went bowling with one of my best friends, we went out for dinner, went for a very briskly paced 1hr walk and then we went to Walmart to wander clearance aisles. Now I'm relaxing in bed watching tv. Today was a good day :)
I've been walking to the grocery store, but today, I decided to run and I cut my time in half! But the best part about this run, is that it was 1 mile each way, so a 10 min mile. That number is extra special to me though because, back in 2012, I had just got my time down to a 10min/mile when I hurt my back and neck that has made running extremely, and even impossible, at times. Today was the first time I've run at this pace since 2012, and for that, I am proud :)
Today I did two of Coach Jen's workouts, Barre and Bodyweight and tonight I plan on doing Sizzle after work! :)
I didn't get in the workout I was planning on, but I did a TON of walking around grocery stores. I also made a fleece blanket Christmas present and made this chocolate creme pie. It was a busy day. Tomorrow I have to make a pumpkin pie, but plan on getting my workout in right after! :)
I made this fleece no sew blanket today for my brother-in-law for Christmas. Although he lives in Texas, I know how cold his wife gets haha :)
Today I decided to do a quick 2 miles with Leslie Sansone while my pumpkin pie was baking. 30 min of an indoor walk workout even helped stretch out my hips and muscles that have been bugging me since Monday.
I may be smiling, but the two workouts I had today were about the only good parts of my day. I am thankful today is over and that tomorrow is a new day.
Just finished the 3 mile Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds Express walk. Now time to get some things done for the day and then do the 2 mile walk tonight!
"It ain't called Cardio Groove cause you're sitting your butt on the couch eating potato chips." Thanks Shaun T for giving me that little tidbit lol
Hip Hop Abs Cardio Groove AND Fat Burning Cardio
This is what I did BEFORE my workout. Oh my word, I got home from the store about 10:30am and didn't leave the kitchen until I went downstairs to workout because I was so busy doing all of this! Mini cupcakes for Black Friday potlucks at work all week and homemade crayon candles for gifts for my AWANA girls. Today was a long day, but so good!
3 miles with Leslie Sansone done as well as an extra 25 lunges, each leg
After a long day at work and then cooking the turkey tonight, I decided to get in 45 min on the treadmill while watching NCIS :) I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!!
My Mexican style Thanksgiving Day feast for my brother and I. Yes, there's only two of us, so plenty of leftovers lol
I didn't do much of anything before noon as I was fighting a headache and a minor pity party. But I eventually got up and ready and went shopping for a little bit before heading to work. I had about 4000 steps before work started!
The only way I'll willingly watch football...on the treadmill. 45 min of walking/running before work. Plus I had to break in my new shoes I bought on Black Friday. :) I bought them for work and since they held up on the treadmill, they should do fine at work :)
This last week has been a bit rough for me mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Today, other than all my walking at work, I did nothing, but tonight I decided I'm going to work on my trust. Without Him, I am nothing. He is the reason I live and breathe, so I need to remember to trust Him!
35 min Just Dance on the Wii and now off shopping with my mom :)
Well, I thought I had to be at work at 9 so I got up early to workout...I don't have to be to work til 10:30, so I had even more time to workout than I planned! 45 min with Leslie, day 1 of the core challenge and 20 min of strength training with the Wii Fit Plus! Now I can plan on breakfast being more than a bowl of cereal since I have so much time still! Haha
Ok everyone, tonight I'm going to write a blog about this stuff, it is amazing! If you haven't tried it, please check out my blog tonight or tomorrow to learn why you should! I never thought I'd be a spray deodorant kind of person, but this stuff has changed my life! ***Edit***Blog is up!***
Feeling good tonight! My cousin had a chiropractor appt so we couldn't workout together tonight, so I worked out before and after without her...good thing we spent so much time talking after eating before leaving the restaurant haha
Ugh, I don't know where my energy went, but I want it back :/
Grocery shopping, baking cupcakes, making Christmas gifts, making dinner, decorating cupcakes and making for more Christmas gifts...I'm tired and ready for bed!
It was a late one after a long day of baking and then work, but I got in Round 3, Day 1 of Hip Hop Abs, Fat Burning Cardio!
Hip Hop Abs Round 3, Day 2, ✅. First Christmas party of the year, ✅. Time for bed, ✅!
Oops! I forgot to post this yesterday! Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, Day 3 is in the books! Ab Sculpt has me not really wanting to get up and do today's workout, but I'm getting up anyways! :)
Hip Hop Ans, Round 3, Day 4, Fat Burning Cardio ✅
Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, Day 5, Fat Burning Cardio. ✅
Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, Day 6, Ab Sculpt ✅ 45 min, 3 mile walk with Leslie Sansone ✅ Feeling determined ✅🏋🏽💪🏽👍🏼
Today's my rest day and I woke up early...so I did 5 min of Slim in 6's tone it up, 10 min of PiYo's Buns and 15 min of Just Dance. Now time to get ready for subbing and pray that the kids aren't crazy!
Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, Day 7, Fat Burning Cardio and an additional 30 min, 2 miles, Walk Away the Pounds! Now time for bed!
Ugh, I had an alarm set to get my workout in before work, but I won't be doing any workout today unless a miracle happens. In fact, I won't even be going to work unless a miracle happens. 🤒 Who had time to be sick this close to Christmas!? Please Jesus, help me to feel better!!
I ate some peanut butter crackers and some saltines earlier, but otherwise this is the first real food all day. Thankfully my color is slowly beginning to come back, but I am sadly missing my brothers birthday dinner tonight :( I'm just really praying I'm feeling better tomorrow, even if just a little bit better.
You know it's bad when this is all my steps for the day. And they are made up of trips between the bathroom, couch and now my bed. Jesus, please help me wake up feeling better!
Christmas Eve, as the day went on I began to feel better and better and at my big family Christmas party, other than feeing tired, I felt great! This is a picture I colored from my new coloring book from one of my best friends.
Christmas Day: I woke up after having slept horribly and didn't feel great, but didn't feel sick either. But before breakfast even came, I was feeling sick to the stomach and as the day went on, I only felt worse. It's now 6:30pm and I'm going to bed after having no slept for the last two hrs...and for an hr before that too, but with dinner in between. I ate a little at each meal, but hardly anything. Worst of all, I couldn't eat the fruit salad at breakfast! :( Here's hoping I wake up feeling b
I got this mini tramp for Christmas and I've yet to use it because I'm still sick. :( Please Jesus, let me be over whatever this is when I wake in the morning! I miss my workouts and I want to get moving again without pain or feeling nauseous.
I have to brag on my Beachbody coach for a minute. My coach and I have never met face to face, we don't even live in the same state or time zone. But my coach is different than most. Most Beachbody coaches I've come across only care about one thing, and that is you purchasing products through them. I do understand that is important, but to be a coach who truly makes a difference, you need to take note of the little things and actually care about the person you are coaching. My coach does that, a
Although I didn't use my new mini tramp for my workout, I did use my new 4 mile Walk Away the Pounds DVD...an hour later, I have zero energy and am thinking I should have only done one or two miles for my first day feeling really well, but I got the 4 miles done and I'm still alive so I'll take that as a success!
I did the Abs On Fire workout, 10 reps each, repeat 3x. I paused in the middle when Uptown Funk came on and hopped on the mini tramp until the song was done and then finished. Then another song came on that had me jumping. And just when I thought I was done, a couple songs I like dancing to came on so of course I danced :)
Once I got cleaned up after my workout, I got ready to go to the grocery store, and well won't you take a look at that, I actually liked what I saw in the mirror...so naturally I had to share with all of you 💁🏽📸
Today I started my certification courses to become a Certified Wilton Method Instructor which will open up the opportunity to teach cake decorating classes at my local JoAnn Fabric to have an extra income towards paying off school loans! Only moving up from here! Happy New Year!
Ending the year on a good note :)
Let's try this again and hopefully without getting so sick in the middle. Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, day 1, Fat Burning Cardio. I'm doing a diet bet that starts Monday so I will be keeping very busy and very sweaty! Let me know if you want to join and I'll send you the info! $20 to join and no fee any weight gain...which is great since we all know they unfortunately happen!
Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, day 2, Fat Burning Cardio...long day ahead means getting it done early!
After deleting the app and putting it back on or also just restarting my phone, my PEP is still being stupid. SparkPeople, help! I'm about ready to give up on PEP if it keeps doing this!
Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, day 3, Ab Sculpt ✅ Hitting the gym in a couple hrs with my cousin too!
20 min stationary bike, 15 min elliptical, 10 min core work and 11 min running on the treadmill. I love getting in a good sweat and it's even better when I get to do it with this girl! I'm so thankful for my cousin Emily and all her love, support and encouragement!!
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 4, Fat Burning Cardio ✅ Hopping on the stationary bike tonight! I will win this diet bet! :)
Woohoo!! Belated Christmas gift from my parents! I can't wait to try these out!
I got my confirmation email today telling me I'm officially a Wilton cake decorating instructor now! I'm not great yet, but I'm gonna be! That means LOTS of practice!
I mean seriously, LOTS of cupcakes!! Good thing the girls at work have no problem with me bringing them in to them! :)
45 min and 15.85 miles on the stationary bike and I am drenched in sweat! Now time to shower and go to bed!
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 5, Fat Burning Cardio ✅ Now out to dinner with my parents and then getting in an hr walk with Leslie Sansone tonight!
4 miles with Leslie Sansone ✅ now my butt cheeks are twitching! LOL Oh well, you have to put in some work to see results!
Oh my word, I'm dying. As I'm sitting here posting this, my legs are just shaking! HHA, round 3, day 6, Ab Sculpt, 15 min full body kettle bell workout and 45 min, 15 miles on the stationary bike ✅, ✅ and ✅! Now hopefully my legs will hold me up long enough to shower! 😂💪🏽👍🏼
I pushed myself a bit too hard on Wednesday that unfortunately kept me from being able to workout Thursday and Friday, but I'm back on track today with Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, day 9, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt!
Yay!! I'm officially certified and now have my materials to begin teaching classes!! I am so excited for this opportunity!!
Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, day 10, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt and an additional 3 mile Walk Away the Pounds
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 11, Ab Sculpt ✅ 4 miles Walk Away the Pounds ✅ Now time to shower and then bake some cupcakes! Gotta keep practicing my skills!
First attempt at fondant and I'm pretty proud! Not sure if I like it better white or painted though.lol
I really wasn't feeing it this morning, but I got in Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 12, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt ✅ I'm planning on getting in a walk or kettle bell workout later today too!
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 13, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt ✅
Tonight I got in an extra 3 and 2 mile walk, now time for bed and praying for a snow day!
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 14, rest day...aka HHA Rockin Abs and an additional 1 mile with Leslie because my legs couldn't go any longer lol
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 15, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt ✅ I definitely didn't want to today after spending the first half subbing and the second half super busy working at JoAnn's, but I got it done and now it's time for bed!
Hip Hop Abs, Round 3, day 16, Total Body Burn ✅ Then because I know I have a baby shower and a birthday party today I added in an extra 30 min of HHA Learn To Dance: Take It To The Dance Floor and plan on doing 4 miles with Leslie after the day is done tonight!
So, for Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 17, I was supposed to do Fat Burning Cardio and Hips, Buns and Thighs, but accidentally did Ab Sculpt, so I ended up doing all three haha. Holiday tomorrow means time to get in some good workouts too! I didn't get in my walk last night because I ended up not feeling 100% and fell asleep on the couch :/ but on the upside (?) the birthday party was cancelled because the birthday girl was sick so that meant less junk food
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 18, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt ✅ and then I added in a 20 min kettle bell workout and since I was still feeling good and I had woken up super early, I added another 20 min of HHA: Take it to the Dance Floor :)
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 19, Total Body Burn ✅ 15 min Walk Away the Pounds ✅ Not gonna lie though, totally wasn't feeling it today. I had a very long and busy day subbing 4yr olds on top of constantly feeling hungry today. I pushed just to get in those extra 15 min. Needless to say, I'm ready for tomorrow to get here.
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 20, Ab Sculpt ✅ I also added in 10 min of Slim in Six, but after all the walking I did subbing today, I couldn't do more. I was actually required to walk a mile with my students in my first class haha
Yesterday and today we're both extremely emotionally draining days, today being the worst. Today was my rest day but I really wanted to get in a workout still. After all the moving I got in subbing, I went home and was only able to do 10 min. Wish I could have done more, but the amount of drained I'm feeling can't even be beat by a workout today. :(
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 22, Total Body Burn ✅ Feeling much better today. I would have done more this morning but a certain almost 10 month old wanted to skype :) I hope you all have a great day!
Woke up early, began baking. Went shopping to get things I need to teach my first Wilton class tomorrow, worked an almost 8.5hr shift, came home to make icing and decorate and now time for bed. Super nervous about teaching tomorrow, but also excited.
Class 1 ✅ Everyone left with beautiful cupcakes and no one went home crying :)
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, days 23, 24 and 25, Fat Burning Cardio, Ab Sculpt, Total Body Burn and Hips Buns and Thighs. The last two days were busy and very exhausting so today I had to play catch up.
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 26, Fat Burning Cardio and Ab Sculpt ✅ AND my Cize showed up today so of course I had to try it out! I did Crazy 8's and I am in love!!! Like seriously! I can't wait to start this program when I get back from Texas!
5 more days marks 1 year of daily posting on MyFitnessPal! That includes a vacation, a mission trip out of the country, leaving two jobs and starting three new ones! It is seriously a habit for me and it helps keep me accountable! Add me and we can cheer each other on!
Hip Hop Abs, round 3, day 27, aka Last Day! Fat Burning Cardio and Hips, Buns and Thighs ✅
Brought my own "airport" food! Texas here I come!
This was yesterday. This is how I help my sister, brother-in-law and nephew move into their new home :)
This was today while we were moving :) Hopefully tomorrow we will be finished with this moving stuff and get into the fun :)
1 year in a row of logging in to MyFitnessPal! Yay!! :)
So sad vacation had to come to an end, but thankful for the time I had! Now back to life and getting in a workout tonight!
I had the WORST headache yesterday so I didn't get in my workout, but today I did! And tonight I'm checking out a kickboxing class! I'm excited!
Kickboxing tonight was AWESOME! I was excited but nervous because I didn't know what to expect. But as we got started, I was in my zone! And to top it off, one of the moves the instructor had us do, he showed us and then as he was watching, he pointed to me and said "everyone watch this girl, you can tell she works out and knows what she's doing!" Tooting my own horn, I know, but that made me feel pretty darn proud :)
I'm loving Cize and will officially start the program on Sunday. :)
This was while I was hanging out at a camp in the Philippines
me and my sister on the day we took her senior pictures.
Enjoying a HOT chai during SnowFest @ Frankenmuth
Murder Mystery dinner set in the 1920's to raise money for a Foster Care non-profit
Last Saturday of every month my friends and I feed approx. 150-250 homeless
A zoo in the Philippines where you can hold some animals...my hair tastes good I guess!
Swam down about 20ft to share this before returning it to the South China Sea in the Philippines
So very true!
My friend James and I at a party put on by the Cultural Center and hosted at a friends house.
My friend Mark and I at a party put on by the Cultural Center and hosted at a friends house.
I foud the picture on google and added the motivational quote. I'm trying to find my "Skinny Me"
4 dress sizes smaller :)
My sister and I on vacation this summer
After completing the Crim 10 miles! :D
Muster Mystery, April 2013, also the same day I hit 100lbs lost!
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