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Grandparents Just Don't Understand...(photos & fitspo)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

I checked in today at the gym on Facebook. My grandmother commented
"Please honey don't be over doing!"

I don't think my Grandmother understands. After all of these years, I have finally come into my own. I have finally found my stride. I have finally found something that makes me happy.

I don't think she understands that this is a fire burning inside of me. I don't think she understands that I can't quench this thirst. I've said it before, and I will say it again - the high I get from the gym is better than any high I have ever gotten in my life. It is like heroine mixed with cocaine and triple dipped in ecstasy.


Right now, I am so sore . My entire body hurts. My muscles are screaming and I am loving every second of it.

Class was awesome today. I lifted heavier and pushed myself harder.


and this is sooo true! My old workout is now pretty much my warm up.



again, this is sooo true!

Anyway, Class tonight was amazing. I was really feeling it. Gretchen and I motivated each other. We were racing while we bear crawled, and when I thought I was going to not be able to make it any further she yelled "Come on Cortney"! and I did the same thing for her.

I can't even describe the level of awesome it was.

Now, I am watching Season 5 of True Blood, and having a much deserved glass of vino



  
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LOVINGAFRICA 10/6/2013 5:36PM

    Check out that bicep and collar bones!
You look the picture of health and happiness. Glad you found your thing!
Can't wait to get back to mine asap!!!

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BATCHICK 10/4/2013 2:07PM

    love the hello kitty cup!

I'm sure your G-ma just wants you to be careful. Don't be discouraged, just know she cares about you and her heart is in the right place.

Keep doing what you're doing!



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PRINCESS_SOFI 10/4/2013 11:19AM

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PATTYR81 10/4/2013 10:30AM

    You look soooooo happy!!

Obviously, you are doing the **right** things for you!

I LOVE the part where you talk about ''coming into your own"

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Reading your blogs makes ME happy, hopeful and MOTIVATED!

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BRADMILL2922 10/4/2013 1:10AM

    Aren't sore muscles just the best? Good for you for pushing so hard! As for grandparents...that is just how they are :)

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KIKKI-G 10/3/2013 10:47PM

    love the "glass" of wine...especially the HK glass haha
Alot of my friends don't understand why i'm doing this either.I don't know why i've been kind of pushed aside just because i'm making positive HEALTHY changes for myself. its not like i'm doing drugs or other destructive things....so weird. Keep at it & keep kicking major butt!

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IMREITE 10/3/2013 10:46PM

    parents and grandparents dont always see how we progress so they tend to worry to much. They generally want the best for us.

i also love how my old workouts have become warmups for me now.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/3/2013 9:47PM

    And you deserve it well, for challenging yourself.

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My Everything hurts!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

PC Fit was BRUTAL this morning! Coach Janelle really knows how to work it. I was doing things on the TRX I never thought I would be able to do. I am totally paying for it right now.

Support group was good. We talking about emotional eating. I already know I am one of those, so it was pretty helpful. Dona gave us a "hunger scale" which I plan on hanging on my fridge and one on my desk at work. I think it will be a very helpful tool for me.

If I am not too sore, I am going to hit PC Fit tomorrow, then I have Season 5 of True Blood to watch! Yay!

Looking forward to watching Nashville tonight

  
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PATTYR81 10/4/2013 10:26AM

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BRADMILL2922 10/4/2013 1:11AM

    You are doing great! Keep pushing!

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LOVINGAFRICA 10/3/2013 5:10AM

    If you are hurting you are growing and getting stronger...
Good for you, Girl!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/2/2013 10:32PM

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Victory!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I am finding more and more awesome uses for my phone. I have the Pintrest app, so I can look at my "Fitspo" board when I face temptation. If that isn't enough, I can quickly text a friend. I was very thankful for CATTUT this evening! When we had cheesecake and pizza in the office - it was really awesome to be able to reach out to her. I am so thankful!

Yeah, speaking of cheesecake and pizza in the office, I totally avoided it! I ate the food I brought with me, and steered clear of the junk. I was proud of myself. Normally, knowing that we were having this party today, I would have made a special allowance and enjoyed, however, I really wanted to get together with my BFF last night for pizza and tacos, so, I had to choose which one was more important. I decided on having dinner with him was more important. I just ate my stuff and am happy with my choice to do that.

In other news, I am a little irritated with my construction crew at the house. I was counting on them to be outside pounding and putting up siding at 7 this morning, so I didn't bother setting my alarm. They decided today to work on the vents and drains, so I wasn't woken up by them. I missed PC Fit. I was bummed! I don't know if I will be able to stay up to make a class today (Tuesday) or not. I mean, I can always rock it Wednesday, Thursday and Friday if needed, but I like to have a rest day. Regardless if I stay up for PC Fit - I am totally going to go run tomorrow. I really want to try my new Zombies Run! app. I am not exactly sure how to use it... but I think I will be able to figure it out. I am wondering though if I need a play list because I don't have any music on my phone yet.

The only thing I don't like about my phone is the front facing camera seems to be blurry? Not sure what is up with that - maybe it needs cleaned?

Anyway, I feel good in my choices today, and overall feel pretty spectacular.

  
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LOVINGAFRICA 10/3/2013 5:08AM

    Ooohh Fun!
Enjoy that phone!

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BRADMILL2922 10/2/2013 12:13AM

    I love my run keeper app! I have heard of the zombie one but haven't tried it. Well done on avoiding the pizza & cheesecake...those are my two favorite things!

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BECKY0111 10/1/2013 7:13PM

    Hi Courtney, I read your blog early this morning and was impressed with your willpower over the double threat of pizza AND cheesecake. Later I drew on your strength when the boss brought munchkins to work and the girls said, "ooh, pumpkin!".
If they gave sparkpoints for food not eaten, I would score 3-5 munchkins! Thanks, I owe you one!

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MAW_OH 10/1/2013 4:30PM

    emoticon I have a runkeeper app, it tracks my walks with a GPS and saves the data. I just read that Sparkpeople may be coming out with something similar. That would be great!

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BATCHICK 10/1/2013 2:00PM

    I like that you made an informed choice and chose to indulge with your friend instead of at the office or BOTH.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/1/2013 5:10AM

    Wonderful!

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COLLEENROSTE 10/1/2013 4:05AM

    look at you and your self control at the office. it is all a matter of where we put our choices- you did awesome today

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/1/2013 3:25AM

    I sell phones and wanted to know is you have a screen protector on your phone? If so the blurry photo is due to the film over the lens??? Sandy

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HABITATVITALITY 10/1/2013 2:26AM

    Congratulations on not pigging out on that pizza - that would have been tough with the wafting smell - pizza is my favourite junk food.... That's when I used to eat junk food !!! Keep up the great work!!

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On joining the "modern" world

Sunday, September 29, 2013

In 2008 I bought a brand new iPhone. I had it for a few months, then decided I hated it and even worse, hated to spend the money on it, so I went back to an old school Razr phone. I have had that phone ever since. I didn't really use it. I didn't text, I didn't use the internet, or check in on Facebook...

A while back (at least a year or more) I started thinking I needed one. I thought it would be nice to always have Spark on hand, or be able to sync my Fitbit, or look up the nutrition for something if I am out to eat and didn't track before hand...

I kept looking at the price tag and freaking out. I really didn't want to spend that much.

However, the more and more I thought about it, I decided to just do it.

I got a Samsung Galaxy S III - I like it a lot!

  
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2BFREE2LIVE 10/1/2013 3:29AM

    I love my Samsung Galaxy!!!

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WEEPINGANGEL74 9/30/2013 12:42PM

    I love mine!

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PATTYR81 9/30/2013 11:53AM

    The part I like BEST about your new phone is your pics!!!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 9/30/2013 6:53AM

    My DH loves his too. Had the Apple iphone and the Galaxy is better according to him.
I have a quadband Samsung that is splash and crash proof. My kiddies and puppies cut their teeth on it. It has been thrown at a naughty dog etc. It is the only phone that works for my lifestyle. Don't think it is even internet able, and have had it for years.
Not pretty, but it works.
As my DH and his buddies have dropped my laptop, perhaps one of those would be a good idea.

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HINK2013 9/29/2013 8:50PM

    Welcome to the Modern World! I actually just downloaded the spark app on my Samsung galaxy and I really like it!

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CATTUTT 9/29/2013 6:46PM

    Woo hoo! I have a Samsung Stratosphere and I love it, and I've heard even better things about the Galaxy. Enjoy it!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/29/2013 5:10AM

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Me or the Chocolate? (Photos)

Friday, September 27, 2013

I wrote in my blog yesterday that when I walked across the parking lot at work I turned heads. I am wondering if it was me, or if it was because I was carrying a cake pan full of chocolate?





OR



it could be both?

  
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CALLIECURTIS5 9/28/2013 6:18AM

    They were probably wondering how a slender lady like you gets away with eating cake. You look beautiful

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PATRICIA441 9/27/2013 10:19PM

  Had to be you because you look fantastic!Keep up the great work!!

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BECKY0111 9/27/2013 7:52PM

    You look adorable! But I licked my lips when I saw that cake....lol.
Thank you!

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CHYNNA81 9/27/2013 7:10PM

    Good question...both a win win in my book.

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MARYJOANNA 9/27/2013 2:45PM

  The chocolate didn't hurt but probably was you.

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LOVINGAFRICA 9/27/2013 1:38PM

    I think it's you and your sunny happy energetic attitude.
An awesome attitude = totally sexy

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CATTUTT 9/27/2013 12:43PM

    Definitely a big pile of BOTH! Hot chicks and chocolate is a killer combination!

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BATCHICK 9/27/2013 11:28AM

    yeah, both for sure. You and your chocolate are looking tasty!
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PATTYR81 9/27/2013 11:02AM

    Definitely a Two-fer!!!

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you look terrific!!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/27/2013 7:38AM

    I think it's both.

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