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Shreddin' for the Weddin'

Friday, June 15, 2012

emoticon I was talking to my bestie and it made me realize that I have to step it up or I'll never get to my goal weight before my wedding. I have 16 months till October 2013 and I definitely need all that time to reach my goal weight and stay consistent with it. I know what I need to do in order to get there so I just need to find my will power and keep with it. One of my biggest problems is having a "cheat" meal and then continuing to eat like that at every meal for weeks and then it takes me forever to get things back together and what do you know... I have to start all over. I will eat the foods I like but I will eat them in moderation. I know that when I deprive myself of the foods I like and then have a little bit I just want more and dont stop. I will not sabotage myself when in comes to food. I just need to remember the 80/20 rule. I will not make excuses when it comes to working out. There's 24 hours in a day. I sure as hell can fit a 20 minute workout in. My main excuse is always feeling tired and I think this will change once I start being more active. Since my daughter is on summer break, I can do stuff with her and keep her active as well. I know I have to take this one day at a time and that is what I'm going to do.

Here are some engagement pictures we took last week on my grandma's farm in PA :]
I weigh about 168 lbs in these pics

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DOCLOVER 7/19/2012 11:15AM

    Such pretty pics! How are you doing?

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CNWFIT 6/21/2012 12:02PM

    Ashley! Congrats on getting married! You have TONS of time before the wedding to get to your goal weight. I absolutely know you can get there! :) Great pictures by the way!

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ASHIKIME 6/18/2012 4:06PM

    Beautiful pictures! I am going to be doing the same thing... no more subterfood =P

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    Spiderman!!! :p goofs haha jk love you guys! We are gonna do this bestie! We will be hot for your wedding!!!

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FITBECKSRN24 6/16/2012 7:01AM

    you can do it chicky!! i love the picture with the hearts =)

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MAGGIEX3UK 6/15/2012 6:43PM

    Beautiful pictures! You have such a beautiful family =)
My favorite of all has to be the one with your fiancée hanging upside cute!!

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Time for May

Friday, May 11, 2012

Well, I've already made my workout calendar for the month of May and I've been slacking a bit. NO MORE SLACKING!! I should probably make it more visible in the house so I don't slack as much. I'm going to continue to go to Zumba as many times during the week as I can. Thursdays I play softball. I am so excited that I'm on a league! It's with my co-workers. We won our game last night :] I plan on starting Ripped in 30 at the beginning of next week. I know this helps me lose inches so I just need to suck it up and do it!! The scale isn't really moving down but I do feel like I'm losing and feel somewhat better about my look. Just gotta keep going :]

I had my military fitness test last week. I improved on everything except my waist...which I failed by 0.5". So, since I failed that, I failed all together. My enlistment is up in August so I'm getting out of the military. My superviors told me they would fight to keep me in but I told them that I have decided to not reenlist because I don't want to stress about it anymore and I need to focus on school since I failed my last class. We are about to go into an inspection so there was going to be a lot more extra training going on, plus continuing to stress about passing my fitness tests so I just had to say no to reenlisting. It sucks because I feel like I have been failing at everything but then I look at it as an accomplishment because how many people get to say they served in the military for 6 years. After I get my crap together I do hope to rejoin...maybe come in as an officer :]

Military Fitness Test

May 2012

Waist - 36 (Needed to suck it in 0.5" more)
1 1/2 mile run - 14:41 (This has been my best run since boot camp!!)
Push Ups- 26 (+4)
Sit Ups - 42 (+13)

Jan 2012

Waist - 35
1 1/2 mile Run - 15:28
Push ups - 22
Sit ups - 29

Friend's Bachelorette Weekend - next week!!
1st Wedding - 4 weeks
2nd Wedding/St. John's - 7 weeks (need to fit into that cut out bathing suit I bought!!)
3rd Wedding - 21 weeks
My Wedding - 16 Months

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FITBECKSRN24 5/11/2012 12:39PM

    you can do it chickie! keep your head up you got a lot goin on right now!

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DOCLOVER 5/11/2012 12:18PM

    I think you're right on track and making huge gains in your health! Great time on your 1.5 mile run! Just keep on looking at the BIG picture - that's what matters and you totally get that.

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When it Rains...It Pours...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seems like everything is happening all at once right now...

I was supposed to be graduating from Nursing school this weekend and that will NOT be happening because I didn't pass my last class. I knew I was borderline but it totally sucked when it became reality. After I found out that I wasn't going to pass I called my family and told them the news. Some were traveling from out of state so I felt horrible because they had already bought their plane tickets and had the time off for it. I was a mess and was crying non-stop for a few hours. But I just keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason and of course right now I don't understand why but I'm okay with it. There's days where I'm really pissed off and disappointed at myself. My fiance, friends, and family have been nothing but supportive and caring throughout all this. My family is actually still coming out to visit :] So I had to reapply to Nursing school and then the committee board or whatever will discuss "my case" and decide if they will let me re-enter and retake my last class. I should be finding out this information at the end of June. My instructor said it shouldn't be a problem for me to start back up in the we shall see. I am proud of myself though because I actually haven't been shoving my face with food like I would have before when I had this much stress going on. So YAYYY me :]
My other big stresser....military fitness test...its in 11 days. I've been going to Zumba 2-3 times a week. I've been doing my push ups and sit ups but I haven't been running :/ I'm mostly worried about my waist measurement. People tell me that it looks like I've lost weight or that it looks like I'm shrinking but I don't notice it (and the scale isn't saying much either). Of course I'm my biggest enemy. I guess we'll see how things go when I take my test.


Military Fitness Test - 11 days
Friend's Bachelorette Weekend - 3 weeks
1st Wedding - 6 weeks
2nd Wedding/St. John's - 9 weeks
3rd Wedding - 23 weeks
My Wedding - 17 Months

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SHUBNER4 5/22/2012 9:13PM

    You got this! Ps go u for not hinging;)

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DOCLOVER 4/27/2012 6:32PM

    I love that you do the countdown - I do that too in my blogs and it really helps me get focused! With a goal in mind I am so much stronger and more focused!

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    You do look thinner bestie! Bye bye Blashie!!! :p you can do this! I'm so proud of you! You're a champ! Love you!

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DAZZEEDOO 4/25/2012 6:22PM

    Too bad about the class, sometimes we just need a 2nd time around to get it. For me it was math, I was a business major- but algebra really kicked my behind-for some reason all math after that was ok. All you can do is hope they let you retake the course and do your best.

Good Job on not letting the stress ruin all your hard work.
Good luck on your fitness test.

Many Blessings


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What Do Ya Know...April's Here!!

Sunday, April 08, 2012


emoticon April is here and the weather has been nothing but crazy here in Ohio. Things have been very stressful lately but I'm trying to stay positive and keep focused with it all. Easier said that done...

emoticon April Goals
1. Make a workout calendar
2. Cardio 3-4x week - Zumba, C25k
3. ST 2x week - push ups, sit ups, bodyrocktv
4. Start Ripped in 30 tomorrow
5. Fruits & Veggies!!
7. Food blog once a week

emoticon Countdown

Military Fitness Test - 4 weeks
1st Wedding - 9 weeks
2nd Wedding (St. John's, Virgin Islands) - 12 weeks
3rd Wedding - 26 weeks
*MY* Wedding - 1 year and 6 months


Well, Nice to Meet You Reality...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This past weekend was a major wake up call for me. I have a military fitness test that I have to take every 6 months. Ever since the new standards came out in July 2010, I have only been able to pass it one time. My biggest issue is my waist measurement. Last time I failed it was my sit ups though ( lol). So this past weekend my supervisors and I had to go talk to my First Sergeant and Commander (they're the big dogs of my unit). They asked me why I've been failing and blah blah blah. My Commander kept asking me if I had any health problems what so ever and I'm like "No, just stress....that's what my doctor diagnoses me with." So then he asks why I have so much stress so I give him my reasonings and he goes, "Oh." LOL!! Now, I could list out all my excuses but I'm not. I know that when I signed that dotted line that it was my responsibilty that I had to keep up with my fitness. Now I used to be able to because I had a lot more free time. My main focus right now is Nursing school and I told my Commander that. They are giving me one more change to pass and I test in May...that is 7 weeks away. I've been able to get physically fit and lose inches off my wasit in 6 weeks so I can do it again. If I fail I will get kicked out of the military. If I pass I stay in BUT I will have to continue to pass for the next two years.
So then it got me thinking of what I needed to do. My six year enlistment is actually up in Aug 2012. So I was thinking, "Ok, pass this fitness in May, get out in Aug, get your crap together with your health and fitness and then rejoin." I actually want to commission and become an officer after I get my Bachelors in Nursing so after I got that then I would duty. But then if I go active duty I would need to discuss this with my future husband to see how he would feel about it all because we would def be moving every 2-3 years or so and I would definitely be deploying. Then I got to thinking... well, do I want to worry and stress every single time I have to take my fitness test since I have always been so borderline on my waist measurements. Maybe if I actually got done to a 32 inch or less waist measurement then it'd be okay. So, I called my dad since he was prior active duty and talked to him about it. I talked to my best friend, Tasha (TASHISNOQUITTER) about it also. I know I can get all the advice and encouraging words but when it all comes down to it, it all depends on what I want to do. And right now I really don't know what that is. I absolutely love the military but I absolutely hate stressing over this fitness test all the time. I think I'll get my answer in May when I test. So far I've been doing pretty good. I'm eating somewhat better...I still have my days. And since last Friday I have done something everyday. I CAN DO THIS AND I WILL DO THIS!!!!

Sorry for such a long blog...

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FITBECKSRN24 3/23/2012 10:22AM

    you can do it girly!! =)

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ASHIKIME 3/22/2012 7:22PM

    Wow, such a hard decision to make. I know you can pass this fit test, and you'd be able to keep it up, but like you said, very stressful. I have every faith that you will make the best decision for you!

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RAINIDAYSUN 3/22/2012 10:34AM

    Keep your head up! What's meant to be will find its way :-) Stay working hard, challenging yourself, and giving it your ALL! All of your spark friends will be here to support you regardless of what happens!!

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/21/2012 11:04PM

    That sounds like a stressful situation. I wish you the best with getting ready for May's fitness test. As for the future, I am sure you'll decide when the time comes...go with your heart.

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    Like you said, only you can decide what you want to do. but whatever you decide, you've got great support around you :) and I'm sure you'll rock the next fitness test in May! We can do this bestie!

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