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Artificial Sweeteners

Monday, February 24, 2014

I'm always fluctuating between 157 and 160. So frustrating. I think I really need to cut out artificial sweeteners, since they seem to stall alot of people. I think I might be experiencing that too.

I've had my coffee black before, so no reason I can't get used to it again. No more diet coke either, even Zevia... grr. Why does diet soda taste so good? Boo.... gotta kick the habit. Starting tomorrow no more artificial sweeteners for 1 week as an experiment. Let's see if weight comes off any faster.

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EDITOR 2/25/2014 3:02AM

    Do you remember me? I am the one, on my father's knee, that loved boxing, yes I did. BUT LIFE GOES ON, and now we only remember those glory days. Yet, we have memories that no one can take away. I recall, with perfect and total recall, the love I felt for you, a stranger, so I am so glad to see you again, and I do hope that you will take care.

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MJEFFERSON23 2/24/2014 9:42AM

  Good idea, let us know how it goes.

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I shall not let my self go in marriage

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I worked out pretty hard before my wedding this past December. I didn't lose that much weight; I was still around 155, but I felt great and it was a wonderful wedding. I was one of those chubby brides, but I was healthy and getting in shape.

I used to work out during lunch breaks because the gym was literally a 2 minute drive, and it was an AMAZING gym: Lifetime Athletic. Now I've moved to where my husband lives (PA) and the only gym nearby is a Planet Fitness. I was so spoiled at Lifetime Athletic. Sigh...

But no excuses! I have gotten so lazy after the wedding, starting from the honeymoon of course (so much good fooooood), but I don't want to be one of those people that just lets myself go after I get married. I owe it to myself and my body to keep healthy and fit.

I've struggled with my weight my whole life, and it's frustrating, but at some point I just have to accept that I will probably struggle with it my whole life. Well, not probably; I will, period. And that's ok.

There are some benefits to struggling with my weight; I try to eat healthier, which I think if I were naturally thin, I would not do. My natural inclination is to eat junk food and fast food, but since i'm overweight, I do try to eat healthfully. Also, I used to be a bit vain in high school when I was down to my lowest weight and cared alot about how I looked (granted I was in High School, who didn't care at that point?). But struggling with my weight has helped me keep in perspective that God loves me, thinner or fatter. My husband loves me, thinner or fatter. But I must love my body and care for it; and loving it doesn't always mean accepting it as it is; it means to continually strive for greater health and fitness, greater endurance and strength.

So here's to the continual journey and struggle through life; I continually move to the next chapter, and with each one I grow stronger and better. :)

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AVANELL 4/3/2013 4:32PM

    There are challenges all through life's phases. But struggling can be beneficial because it strengthens you to meet the next challenge. When you overcome one thing you are made ready for the next. A sapling that hasn't gone through the storm is more likely to be rooted up when the hurricane comes, but a sapling that has been strengthened through storms will find strength to meet the larger challenges.

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MARYJOANNA 4/2/2013 3:20PM

  Keep on working out. It is so much easier to lose weight when you are younger. You will succeed!

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EDITOR 4/2/2013 3:13PM

    Super positive! I believe once a struggle, always a struggle. Even maintaining a goal weight is a game all in itself. Weight concious or health conscious there are steps for us all to work at.

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The Good Burn

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Last night's cardio was Insanity: Cardio Recovery. It was "recovery" in terms of not alot of jumping and dynamic cardio, but there was alot of lunge/squat work and BOY did that burn! One thing I have always loved about my body is that I have strong legs (ie thicker legs... haha), but while I used to wish now and then that I had thin twiggy legs like skinny girls or models, I am happy with my legs because they are very defined with muscle and I joke to myself that if I were ever in a risky situation, at least I can kick hard with my strong legs!

One thing I would tell my high school self if I went back in time would be that our bodies are fully functional, fully capable, natural machines. Our bodies are so much more than something to just look at; that should be the least of things! So what if you're not great to look at? That's a model and movie star's job! Leave it to them! I don't want that job and its demands. I want a powerful body that can exercise to the max, lift heavy things, cook, clean, play, carry kids, my dog, etc!

Heads up everyone! Strong is the new skinny!

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SSPLAWN 2/15/2012 12:50PM

    I completely agree... I want a strong body. Good for you.

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Sore, not Sorry!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Very sore today after Insanity: Cardio Power & Resistance last night, but I feel AWESOME! I realize now that I like feeling that good sore after a great workout; hopefully this can fuel me to be more consistent this time around.

I keep thinking it's Wednesday today, so I was getting excited for the Piloxing class I signed up for to start, but it's Tuesday, and on the Insanity calendar that calls for Cardio Recovery. That will be good, since I am feeling pretty sore and I want to let my muscles heal without fully removing my cardio.

Anybody else love the Fitness tab on Pinterest? I love all the motivational posters. I put one up on my fridge this morning that says "you don't always get what you wish for, but you get what you work for" with a picture of this super-ripped girl. Woohoo! I don't want to be a skinny minny, I want to be STRONG and have MUSCLES!

Today i'm feeling like another poster I saw, you can either be sore or sorry tomorrow. Yesterday I chose sore!

Keep up the great work everyone!


Here's to a healthy week!

Monday, February 13, 2012

So I promised to do 1 session of Insanity this weekend, and as I was lying in bed yesterday after an afternoon nap (that ended around 7... haha) I was thinking to myself "man... I said i'd do Insanity at least once this weekend, but I haven't. Oh well..."; but then I remembered that I had gotten a new sports bra that I had yet to try on, so that teeny tiny bit of motivation made me get up, change, and I ended up doing the Plyometric Circuit workout on Insanity.

Woohoo! Praise God for giving me the energy; this is not normal for me. I'd usually just go "eh... oh well, I guess I won't do it". My legs are slightly sore today but I made sure to stretch more before bed last night around 1am, so it's not too bad.

I promise I will do another Insanity workout tonite! Tomorrow is my first Piloxing class; should be fun!

Here's to a healthy week of "I Cans"! We can all do it; just push a little harder everyday!

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MRSGARCIA68 2/13/2012 10:35AM

    YOU CAN! Keep it up!!!

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