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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

This is the first week since August 21 I have taken more than 2 days off from working out in any given week. So that's pretty good, but I don't want to take a 4th off. Vacation wiped me OUT! I went home last night and just went to sleep! But before I passed out, I also washed my workout clothes- all of them were dirty and gross, so I think that had a little bit to do with me not wanting to work out. Who wants to put on wet, nasty clothes?

And then, since I took a nap, I woke up ravenous. I ate the chicken salad I had planned to eat... then I had some Nutella for dessert... then I ate the last piece of buffalo chicken pizza... then a second dessert... whew.

So the first day of November was not so hot. But I am feeling a little bit more rested, albeit kind of gross from eating too much and not working out for THREE days, yuck. But the good news is that I can turn it all around. It's going to be a gorgeous night, I have fresh, clean workout clothes, I have my meals planned out and I'm flushing myself out with some green tea right now.

It's not how hard you fall, it's how high you bounce. Get back up and do this thing!

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GINAV2 11/2/2011 10:41PM

    Sleep is just as important as the working out is, so don't feel too bad about that one extra day off! As you's how high you bounce. And you, deary, are a bouncing FIEND!


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MISTYBLUE716 11/2/2011 4:16PM

    you got this!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/2/2011 2:10PM

    Go to it

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KKINNEA 11/2/2011 12:20PM

    Do it!!

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SHELLYKOCH1 11/2/2011 11:49AM

    I love your attitude. Being positive will help to keep you on track.

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    Again..... awesome blog!!!! You are totally right. I think the most important thing is get right back to where you want to be! It sounds like you have a great plan. I'm sure you will have a fabulous November!!!! You can do it!

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CHEMCHIC2006 11/2/2011 9:07AM

    I totally thought for a min that you wrote "I woke up ravenous. I ate the chicken." LOL I'm so glad "salad" followed. I seriously was worried for a second that you ate an entire chicken :-p Don't mind me, I'm tired lol. Glad to see you're bouncing back. Hope you have a great day!!

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Back at Home

Monday, October 31, 2011

It bothers me when people come home from vacation and say "back to reality". Why does the daily grind have to be the reality? Why is the unpleasant part the real part? My vacation was real. Family, friends, laughs, memories... that's MY reality.

I had the most wonderful time at home. I kept up with my workouts on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tuesday I worked all day and drove 7 hours home, and Sunday I was on the road for 10 hours, getting back here and stopping to visit friends. I got very little sleep while I was at home, and I am absolutely exhausted, so I am taking tonight off and going to bed early as well. I fear that if I don't, I might crash and burn and that will REALLY set me back.

I have to say, I rocked October.

September was really good as far as workouts, but I slipped with a healthy diet and only lost one pound in September.

In October, I worked out 25/31 days and lost 6.8 pounds. I have realistic (bordering on low) expectations when it comes to weight loss, so 6.8 pounds in a month is a METRIC BUTTLOAD of pounds! I am very proud of myself and I'm looking to make November really awesome as well.

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BBORDEN86 11/3/2011 4:11PM

    AWESOME JOB ON THE 6.8 POUNDS!!!! : ) Keep up the excellent work!!!

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SULFABABY 11/1/2011 7:08PM

    Metric buttload? Hmm, what would that convert to in the English system? ;) LOL

I'm glad you had a great October. Here's to a wonderful November!

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CHEMCHIC2006 11/1/2011 5:45AM

    Welcome back :)
Happy November!
Cheers to your metric buttload! emoticon

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JAYKAYSTRONG 11/1/2011 5:29AM

    Great job!

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KKINNEA 10/31/2011 11:54PM

    Awesome job in October and on your vacation!!

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FITMOMMYFORLIFE 10/31/2011 11:44PM

    YOU TOTALLY BODYROCKED IT GIRL! =] 6.8 lbs is an awesome loss for one month!! Way to go! I totally agree with that Thelilea said in her comment! Seems like bodyrocking has really taken off with you and lit a fire under that booty! =] Congratulations on all your success and onward to another AMAZING month of bodyrocking! =]

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FINALLYBEINGME 10/31/2011 9:06PM

    Welcome back - congratulations on the great results for October! emoticon

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EMFRAPPIER 10/31/2011 8:37PM

    I'm so glad you had a good time with your family! Congrats on 6.8 lbs! I haven't had a loss in months. I would love to see 6.8! And thank you for introducing me to Body Rock. I did another one today and loved it! I'm going to start incorporating it into my weekly workouts. It's such great intensity for such a short time!
Oh, and I totally agree about reality. Of course, I also consider myself lucky to enjoy my day to day life enough to miss it when I am on vacation. emoticon

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RUBY_TUESDAY21 10/31/2011 7:09PM

    "Metric buttload," eh? Hope you don't mind if I borrow that... Glad you had fun!!

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GINAV2 10/31/2011 6:47PM

    Congratulations! It sounds like you had an awesome vacation AND a really, really solid month of meeting your food and fitness goals!


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JOANNA202 10/31/2011 6:38PM

    emoticon That's fantastic! I would kill for 6.8 pounds in a month. You're a shiny example of what consistency and motivation can do! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/31/2011 6:38PM

    Awesome!!!! Well for me vacation is usually away away ;) but u r right!

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MISTYBLUE716 10/31/2011 6:34PM

    You are AWESOME! Way to go! You DID totally ROCK October! I'm glad you had a great time at home! May have been just what you needed! You deserve it!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 10/31/2011 6:05PM

    I like your reality!!! I agree with you!! SO happy you had a great time and kept rocking October!!! WOO HOO!!!

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THELILEA 10/31/2011 5:58PM

    WOOOOOO!! 6.8 lbs?? That is freakin' fantastic, especially since I *KNOW* you switched some of your fat to muscle.
Clap clap clap!!
I'm so glad you found and embraced bodyrock. I feel that that really is what has put you into hyper-awesome gear. And it's worn off on me a bit, I have known about bodyrock for a long time, and THOUGHT about it for a long time, but now I am just starting to actually use it! I definitely credit you with a lot of that. For some reason actually replicating what she was doing was... somehow impossible feeling for me. I honestly don't know why.

One thing I'm doing is taking Z's moves and incorporating them as I like, do you think that still counts? :)
If so, I did 4 body rock days last week! I can feel myself getting stronger and it is starting to get addicting.

I can do decline push ups!! Okay, only like 1, and I'm sure not as low as you'd go, but still!! SO FUN!! :)

Oh, and I'm totally with you on the "real life" thing. I'm so happy you had such a fantastic time with your family!

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Still Here!

Friday, October 28, 2011

This morning I did the Hot Fit Tight Bodyrock.

Oh. "Fit Tight Hot". Whatevs.

After last night's burpee challenge, my muscles were pretty tired but I banged this out to the best of my ability! I was thinking about doing some jump rope intervals before going out tonight, but... I don't know. I don't think I'm feeling it. But we'll see, I can always change my mind.

I went out to lunch with a friend and got the soup and salad bar. It didn't really fill me up though, so after a short power nap, I had a chicken sandwich, a banana, and some baked Lays.

I took a nap because tonight's midnight bingo! I also baked two pumpkin cheesecakes for my mom's party tomorrow. One's done and the other is cooking right now. They smell sooooooooooo good. I don't really like pumpkin all that much but even I think this cheesecake is to die for.

I was in the kitchen baking when I heard my mom singing to herself, "Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday, dear... ... ... ... me! Happy birthday to me!"

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VW_STEPH 10/29/2011 5:52AM

    Aw bless your Mum hehe! Cheesecakes sound nice!

And go you doing another BodyRock after the burpee challenge! :)

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BBORDEN86 10/29/2011 1:20AM

    Your mom is too cute singing happy birthday to herself. Although if I had a daughter baking me some cheesecake I'd be singing too! Lol.

Glad you're having fun, and still sticking to your workouts!! Woohoo!

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NEWKAREN43 10/28/2011 9:32PM

    I love BINGO, I love pumpkin everything and I love that your mom is singing to herself! That's so cute! I hope you have a great, fun, B-I-N-G-O bounty night!!!!

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LUCKYPRESENCE 10/28/2011 7:55PM

    MMMMMM!!! I love pumpkin and cheesecake, so I would surely love pumpkin cheesecake!! My mom makes a pumpkin roll that looks like a giant swiss cake roll. The filling is a cream cheese frosting and it soooo yummy. emoticon

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MISTYBLUE716 10/28/2011 7:30PM

    glad you're having such a good time!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/28/2011 6:58PM

    Lol can't do midnight anything now lol

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True to my word

Thursday, October 27, 2011

That's me after doing the 10 minute burpee challenge tonight. I beat my old number, 61, and did 70 modified burpees in 10 minutes.

My mom came out and counted for me. It was really nice, having her there with me. Every now and then she'd let me know how many I had done and how much time I had left. It was particularly helpful at the end when she was letting me know how close I was getting to passing 61 and getting excited for me.

I also jumped rope for 20 minutes this morning and for 10 minutes before I did the burpees.

Well, going to wash my nasty workout clothes and hang out with my mom some more!

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NEWKAREN43 10/28/2011 9:30PM

    That's so cool, your mom encouraging you on like that! Love that!

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LUCKYPRESENCE 10/28/2011 9:22AM

    YAY!!! So glad you are enjoying your time with your mom!! emoticon

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LIVIN2LOVE1 10/27/2011 9:39PM

    Cool emoticon

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GINAV2 10/27/2011 8:58PM

    Ten. Minutes. Of burpees. emoticon

WELL done! And mucho congratulations on setting a new personal record!

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    Those burpee challenges scare the crap out of me! haha.. great job for finishing it!=D

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SULFABABY 10/27/2011 8:33PM

    Awww! Hooray for supportive moms. Way to go!

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JENNYMARIEC 10/27/2011 8:18PM

    Way to go!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/27/2011 8:18PM

    Wow crazy love it!!!!!!!!!

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Having Fun!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hey everyone. My trip back home has been really nice so far and I'm having fun.

I got here around 9:30 Tuesday night. The trip was pretty nice actually, when it got dark, most of the trucks disappeared from the road and for the last hour or so on the turnpike, I was about the only one on the road. I stopped for dinner at Eat N Park- a Pennsylvania-based family restaurant that I LOVE, and never get to go to anymore... had a rosemary chicken breast, broccoli, and cottage cheese. Then when I got home, my mom had made tuna casserole and I had a small amount to be polite. My parents expected me to have dinner with them. I was like, you've got to be joking. I wake up at 4:30, I eat lunch around 11:30, and you seriously expect me to go from 11:30 to 9:30 without food? I'd never make it!!!

And then I passed out and slept like a log until about 5.

I got up and waited for it to get light out, and when it did, the rain stopped. So I did this Bodyrock out on my mom's porch:

I had been skipping workouts with "abs" in the title, and I shouldn't, because this was a full-body workout and it was fabulous. I tried jump tucks for the first time. I thought I wouldn't be able to do it but I did! Not nearly as powerfully or gracefully as Zuzka, but I did them! My time for the first part was about 6 minutes, about 5 for the second, about 12 for the third (I was getting very tired by the third part) and it took me 4 minutes to do 20 breakdance pushups (I was very exhausted by this point- I needed a breather after each pushup!)

When I do a workout like this where you have to do a certain number of exercises as fast as you can, I can often feel discouraged in the middle because the time is creeping up and up and up and I feel so slow and weak. Then toward the end when I am so FREAKING tired, I end up feeling proud that I am even finishing when I know others may not.

So after that, my mom and I went out shopping. She wanted fall-themed plates and napkins for her birthday party. She is being so cute. Normally she fights me tooth and nail about stuff like this, but she's really looking forward to her party! It's such a nice change of pace. We were picking out fall plates and she says to me, very seriously, "I have noticed people eat all their food when it's on a pretty plate." LOL

Then we went to the outlets. How about they have a Charlotte Russe outlet there now. I was so excited! I got two very sexy sweaters for $30 (total, not each!) I still need to take pictures, and I will. They're both short sleeved and very long (hooray for looooooooong shirts!!!!!) and they make my waist look so small it should be illegal.

I probably ate too much yesterday. I made good choices but I ended up eating two lunches because I didn't know we were going out to lunch. I also made my chipotle chili, and I'd been craving it real bad, and I ate two bowls of that.

I am not sure what to do. I had big plans, but my body is not used to morning workouts and I'm stiff and slow. I'm not sure I want to do a burpee challenge right now because I'm not sure I could perform at my best and beat my numbers. Maybe I'll just get in some hard cardio and jump rope for awhile. I'm going to do SOMETHING this morning, at least. The burpee challenge can wait until tonight. It's only ten minutes.

OK. Enough of all this. Time to get ready to go to my favorite place in the whole world (Erie!!!!!!!! MY CITY!!!!!!!!) and take my mom for her spa day!


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KKINNEA 10/27/2011 2:26PM

    Fab vacation - enjoy!

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SUNSCREENISGOOD 10/27/2011 12:44PM

    I just want to say, you motivate me like you have no idea! I don't know what these burpees are..... and I'm scared to google them. You totally convinced me to look up these body rock videos. Now that the winter is fast approaching, I'm in need of some videos and other at home activity.

I do the at home workout, however I kinda half a$$ it. I'm slowly seeing there is no point. I'm magically maintaining and making zero progress.

I just want to say THANK YOU! I think everyone who needs a little motivation should be your spark friend. I'm so lucky to have you as a spark friend. Thank you for the daily encouragement.

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APIRLRAIN888 10/27/2011 12:42PM

    Sounds awesome!!!

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VANESSAVOS13 10/27/2011 11:21AM

    Hey, haven't heard anything about you running!? Are you still doing it?! I'm very proud of you for sticking with the strength training, it's totally paying off! Sounds like you are just killin' it every day!!! Miss you!

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BECKYSRN 10/27/2011 9:27AM

    Have a good time!

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EMFRAPPIER 10/27/2011 8:38AM

    Sounds like you're having so much fun! Congrats on keeping up your workouts!!

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JAYKAYSTRONG 10/27/2011 7:24AM

    Have a great day and let your mom know that you have inspired a woman who is probably right around her age to do burpees too!

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AIRPEACH 10/27/2011 7:24AM

    Sounds like you're having a great time! Relax and enjoy. :)

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GINAV2 10/27/2011 7:01AM

    Have yourself a wonderful fantastic amazing rest-of-your-trip back home! And congrats on keeping up with your workouts even though you're out of your normal habitat. You rock!

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MISTYBLUE716 10/27/2011 6:43AM

    ahhhhhhhhhh!! glad you're having fun!! its SO funny about eat n park..I used to go there ALL THE TIME when I was little and get a hotdog or their huge waffle and a milk shake.....stop by and say hi to my mom while you're in Erie! lol...

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