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Meeting a friendly Gentoo penguin at SeaWorld San Diego
Friendly Gentoo (L) and Macaroni (R) penguins!
My purrsonal trainer (dunno why this pic is upside down!)
Abs with my purrsonal trainer before Thanksgiving dinner!
Harry "helping" me do push-ups
My new 'do! (don't know why photo is sideways...)
Snuggling with my little man
my Bunday workout partner!
quality time with my purrsonal trainer
My purrsonal trainer...he's intense
day 3 of my streak for "Walk 10,000 steps per day" earned 12/31/2014
day 238 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/31/2014
day 5 of my streak for "Walk 10,000 steps per day" earned 1/2/2015
day 240 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/2/2015
Stretching out with my #purrsonaltrainer
Spring is coming to Chicago...the ice on Lake Michigan is melting! 😃
#running along #lake michigan #chicago #spring2015
#sunrise on #lakemichigan #running
Having trouble keeping it together today. At least I have my furbaby. #cat #Harry
The #ice is almost gone from the #lake ! #running #beach #fromwhereistand
#running #lake #Chicago
Before I headed out to the gym yesterday AM - showing off my very bright shirt!
Showing off my glasses (and my serious face lol)
Taking a break before I roll out! #gymselfie
Today's coping skill: self-nurture. Got my nails done!
Lazy Sunday :)
Tabbouleh with greens, eggs, and sautéed mushrooms 👍🏻
I love lifting weights! #ironmaidens #gymselfie
#throwbackthursday to when I was running cross-country in college and waded into Lake Michigan with some of my teammates after a big race 😎
#Texas , here I come! Time for the weekend baby!!!
Showing my hip flexors some love...they earned a good stretch! #gymselfie
Stretch of the day...makes my hips and butt and back all feel awesome! #gymselfie
Hooray for the magical healing powers of the foam roller! #gymselfie
I had company on my long #run ! #trail #runninglife
Stretch of the day: child's pose. I can almost touch my heels to my butt! #gymselfie
Omg my hair is growing back! I even have a curl! 💁🏻
running before graduation - watching the sun rise over the river 💓
One more - running on my mountain. I've been running along this road since I was 14. I didn't realize how much I loved it till I moved. Been waiting for months to run here again.
Graduation! With my beautiful mom!
Added some weight to deadlifts yesterday ...kind of a fail on photo tho 😳 #ironmaidens #hamstrings
Getting supervised by Harry while I recover from my cold
Mr Cat's spa day was a success!
At least most of the congestion is gone
Feeling nearly human again after sudafed, ibuprofen, and shower
Bedtime with my sweet boy - got to get some rest early tonight so I can hit the gym before work tomorrow AM after a weekend of lazing about with my sinus infection (doctor's orders though)
Oatmeal with apples and pumpkin (and cream and cinnamon)
Sunrise over Lake Michigan during my run this morning
Single-leg squats #gymselfie 💪🏻
Sunrise over the lake - my view during morning run :)
2 steps to hip flexor heaven
Carried it up 3 (narrow) flights of stairs 💪🏻
You know it's a good nap when you're woken up, totally confused and disoriented, by the laundry timer in the middle of the afternoon. 😴
Thank you legs for carrying me all over town and the crazy mall.
Oatmeal with chia seeds, cinnamon, peanut butter, stevia, and apple
Watching the sunrise during my run yesterday
Getting ready to run - my mom sent me this shirt ☺️
"pink lemonade" (Essie) 💅🏼
Caturday cuddles with Harry after my long run (12 miles) and a nice hot shower!
Someone watching me as I stagger home after work...heavy lifting day this morning!
My treat today...Thai chicken salad from Panera #TreatYoSelf
Yesterday's Fitbit ...got a boost from walking to lunch to celebrate my coworker's last day with us 😕 beautiful weather tho
Yesterday's Fitbit! Beautiful weather again
Fewer steps today - but I feel like it is ok after a few days of running around like a maniac at work! 😌
Upped the weight for both inner and outer thighs today! This girl never skips leg day!
Glamorous! And my burn (the purple spot) is almost healed
Yesterday's Fitbit - walking around town with my friend :)
Bite beauty cinnamon plumping oil (my first venture into Sephora)
Bi bim bop at Bop N Grill Chicago!
Spicy Thai burrito from Freshii
Lentils for dinner!
Grilled vegetable Chile rellenos at Frontera Grill
It feels a lot warmer!
Today's Fitbit - it's an even number!
When I come home from work starving
Sugar free ice cream and blackberries
Omg it is good!
Yesterday's Fitbit - walked to the company picnic and managed not to pig out! And it was cooler than forecast - thank you God!
Downloaded the interval timer (free from the App Store) to help me get in some high-intensity cardio after lifting.
Oatmeal with chia and pomegranate seeds and blueberries
Sunrise over Lake MI during my run
Falafel and tabbouleh salad for lunch with Mom ☺️
Oat waffles with blueberries and pomegranates - birthday breakfast with my mom
Bison burger and sweet potato fries at Brookfield Zoo for lunch
Yesterday's Fitbit - walking around the zoo and to dinner!
Today's Fitbit - highlight was walking along the lake with Mom this morning. ❤️
Oatmeal with pomegranate seeds, blueberries, and aronia berries
Tuna salad at the Aquarium for lunch
Comparing my arm to sue's - she's the T. rex at the Chicago field museum
Pita Inn for lunch
#nationalLipstickDay some Nars thingy that I got free for my birthday at Sephora
Went back to the Field Museum with my mom specifically to see the Ancient Americas exhibit...we ran out of time the other day. This is one of my favorite quotes. My other favorite part was a video interview with a woman from a pueblo tribe; she talked about the sacredness is in the process, in the just being together, more than in the product of the task.
Watching the sun rise over Lake Michigan with my mom
Sunkissed after my run
I went for a run. It was 🌞🌞🌞🌞 now I am worshipping the AC
Today's Fitbit - so proud of myself for reaching my step goal on this hot day
After my mini-turbo workout this morning 💦💦💦💦
Almost sunrise over Lake Michigan
Today's Fitbit. Remember that exercise minutes don't just burn calories, they help regulate your cortisol (stress hormone) - an additional health benefit that you can see immediately (in terms of emotions) and long-term (cardiovascular and brain health).
From Black Elk Speaks - something to look forward to when I might not feel like getting out of bed early in the morning ✌🏼️
Today's Fitbit! I was at 19750 when I was ready for bed, but did a couple little chores to get me to a nice round number. (I'm not "OCD", I just like even numbers! 😄)
Roasted veggie pie from Hoosier Mama for dinner
My brain's happy place - the app is called Pocket Penguins and it is a live audio and video feed from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. When I am stressed throughout the day I try to sneak a peek - it is to me what rocking is to a crying baby lol:
Thai chopped chicken salad from Panera for lunch
Hair trimmed! I see the sun has lightened it a bit since last time lol
Accurate representation of my mental state
Morning at the lake
Headed into the gym at 4 this morning because I had to be at work an hour early
Oatmeal with aronia berries, raspberries, and pomegranate seeds for breakfast
Chicago skyline during my run just before 5 AM
So tired and not in a good way
Yesterday's coping skill...self-care! 💅🏼almost fell asleep in the nail shop tho
RIP to my umbros...been wearing them to the gym since high school; the drawstring is long gone and the elastic is officially crapped out.
A little treat for my tired brain
Back to plyometrics and the jumps from TurboKick after a crazy week at work...I'm sure I will feel it tomorrow but it feels great!
Phew....I am beat
Post workout snack - have a physically demanding workday ahead of me
Oatmeal and berries for breakfast...eating in front of the AC!
One of the happiest moments of my life
Our first Halloween together (2011)
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