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Happy Birthday to Me!

Friday, May 25, 2012

On June 1, 2012, I will be 36. What better birthday present than to give myself the gift of health. Only four more years until I hit 40, my new 20, lol! I will be in the best shape of my life, I will treat my body as it needs to be treated, like a temple, and I invite you all to join me on my journey. I hope by making this more public than private that this will provide me the motivation to keep going even during the tough times, knowing (or at least hoping) that you are reading about this journey of mine.
For those of you who don't know a lot about me, I have always battled my weight, and so far the weight has won; however, thankfully the war isn't over. I have a horrible family history of high cholesterol, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. I know that I can't do a lot about the genetics of it all, but I can try to do all I can to be healthy and hopefully lower the risk of my genetics coming in to play. This will be my outlet for the ups and downs of weight loss, and the trials of eating healthy when faced with the temptations of unhealthy foods.
I love to eat, all types of food. I am a true southern girl in that no get together is complete without food. I am learning that I can still be that way, I just need to change what food is available. This isn't about changing who I am, just changing how I fuel me for the long haul. Jump on the bandwagon with me, share your story or just read mine. I am going to need all the encouragement and motivation I can stand and that you all are willing to provide! I will try to be just as motivating to each of you.
So, to get this party started so to speak, here goes with my initial plans for my journey to being healthy in mind, body and spirit:

*I will be following the eat clean diet (my next blog will be more about that if you are interested in knowing more, or you can go to eatcleandiet.com for more information about eating clean.)

*Cardio of choice right now is Zumba which I do at least twice a week, hoping to up it to three times each week: Monday, Thursday and Saturday

*On non Zumba days I will do a workout DVD from my collection, or workout at the gym at school, these days will probably be more resistance training than cardio

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HEALTHYOTTER 5/25/2012 4:13PM

    Great gifts you've picked out for your birthday! You can do this!

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LAC936 5/25/2012 3:16PM

    Happy Birthday and good luck on the weight loss journey.


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CHUM48 5/25/2012 3:14PM

    Happy Birthday on June 1st and may all your birthday wishes come true! emoticon

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New Month, New Challenge

Monday, April 02, 2012

28 day Bootcamp is over, I am so proud of myself, I did it! This last week was rough because it started out well and then I got really sick and couldn't work out. I haven't worked out in almost an entire week. It is going to be a least another day before I can really get back in to my workouts, so I will be taking it easy for a few more days.

I also just finished my last assignment for the trimester and now just have 2 finals to take. I will only be taking one summer class so I am going to have plenty of time on my hands to workout and to find a part-time job. Yay me! LOL

So, it is a new month and I need a new challenge. I have a couple in mind that are easy 30 day challenges for me, which I seem to do much better with than a 60 or 90 day challenge. I bought Coach Nicole's 28 day Bootcamp DVD and will be doing that along with some other added cardio. Will be home some and will get to go to my favorite zumba instructor classes and can't wait.So here's to a great April everyone!

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PEPPYPATTI 4/3/2012 3:45PM

    A great April to you as well. Congratulations on finishing the Boot Camp. It is good that you gave yourself time off to recover-I always have a hard time with that. Sounds like you are doing great!
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Challenge Week 4

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Well, I have successfully made it to challenge week four. I am on track to finish strong and hopefully will see a little progress on the scale. I have cleaned my eating up quite significantly in the last few weeks, and I feel so much better. Hubby and I have started sitting down on Sunday and making a menu for the week and then grocery shopping according to that. It makes such a difference. We are trying all different types of dishes and trying new foods. My favorite place to shop is a fresh produce market called Easy Way or the Whole Foods grocery store. Whole Foods can get expensive if I'm not careful so that is a treat when we go there.

I feel more commitment right now then I have had in a long time. I am very motivated to change our eating lifestyle. I truly believe it comes from both of us being committed to this. Hubby and I have always had a long distance relationship. We have never lived together in the 5 years we have been together, until the beginning of this year. We are just so incredibly thankful we are together after years of only seeing each other every weekend or every other weekend. I was a little worried about us being together all the time, but it is wonderful. He likes to try new foods and isn't just your 'meat and potatoes' kind of guy. His support is amazing and I can only hope I am supporting him as much as he supports me.

Here's to week 4 and all the challenges and victories it will hold! emoticon and on to hopefully getting a shiny new emoticon for my spark page!

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PEPPYPATTI 3/28/2012 10:46AM

    emoticon That is awesome for you to have a hubby who is just as committed. It makes it much easier to stay the course!
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Week 3

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Man what a crazy week this has been. Haven't gotten to exercise at all like I wanted, but eating has been really good so far. Lots of school work going on and still have 2 papers left to write before finals.

Challenges are going well even though I've had to combine some days here and there but I've gotten them in. Planning on taking a me day tomorrow and get a good workout in before class and after. I am hoping to see a change in the scale this week and am going to try to not be discouraged if I don't see one. Really trying to do good and help motivate hubby along the way as well. We've been able to walk a couple nights this week and he has gone once before work. This is so much easier with the both of us trying to do well.

Since school is going fairly well and I am only taking one class this summer, I am going to try to get a job. I don't like not bringing home a paycheck. It still won't be a big one I will bring, but something is better than nothing. And when were are paying mortgage and rent, and 2 utility bills we will need the extra cash. It would have been nice if I could have found a job earlier and I could have taken 2 classes this summer. But oh well, I have 3 semesters to take 5 classes I think I've got this, lol! The weather here has been gorgeous for the past couple of weeks and I am trying to get out and enjoy it and burn some calories while I am at it. Our spur of the moment weekend warrior exercise is a muscle dystrophy walk at the local zoo. I is forecasted to be lovely this weekend and I hope we take full advantage of it!

Keep up the good work!

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PEPPYPATTI 3/23/2012 1:01PM

    Good luck on your Me day & your walk. I hope the weather cooperates for you!
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Just Random :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Haven't blogged in a few days, been quite busy studying for a test and writing a case study. I've been plugging away however at my two challenges and I've added Coach Nicole's 28 day Bootcamp DVD. On off days, I am going to just fill in with my other DVD's and walk trails in the park. Nutrition is going fairly well, hubby and I ate mexican (steak fajitas, beans and rice for 1) and shared it. Way to much for one but it worked out well for two. I love that he enjoys sharing, we waste so much less food this way and save so many calories. Then we walked to the grocery store probably about a half mile or so, maybe more. We are really trying to move more.

I am trying to come up with a list of rewards for weight loss goals met. It is so much easier to have a goal in sight and knowing that something you really want is waiting for you. Haven't quite got my list going, but haven't had a lot of time to work on it either.

So I need to get off the computer and go exercise, today is Jillian Michaels Killer Buns and Thighs, my two challenges and a walk in the park!


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