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Friday, April 18, 2014

I ended my job at my last place.. after 5 years. I was dissatisfied with the work I was doing. Unhappy with my schedule and unable to do anything about it. No one even did anything when I was leaving. After 5 years. Eff that place. Good riddance to a unmotivated, fake, uninspiring place.
My new place is filled with light, happiness, APPRECIATIVE-NESS, kindness, inspiration. Yaaa
Was working out like a nut, eating really on point... and then Last week I feel skiing and now I am in an immobilizer, waiting for my insurance to get straightened out... and then I can get my MRI.
crutches SUCK!

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 4/22/2014 10:46PM

    Yay for the new job!! You sound so happy!!

BOO to injuries. Heal up quick!!

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MARINEMAMA 4/18/2014 4:36PM

    So glad that you have found a positive work environment!! Sorry about the injury!!

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MJ7DM33 4/18/2014 12:35PM

  emoticon emoticon on your new job!

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

So its been over 2 months since I last blogged. Wow.

Where am I at.
I am in the middle!!! of Jamie Eason Live Fit. I am not so much following her food plan, because I am lazy, but I am eating very well 6 of 7 days and cooking mostly everything at home.
I can't believe I am 6 weeks into this program. It is certainly grueling. Its one of the most difficult workout programs I've ever done.
I've done almost all of Jillian Micheal's stuff. I've done P90x, I did half of insanity.
I like things that encourage muscle gain and fat loss. I am in the Phase 2 of this, which is where you pick up cardio AND weight lift. in the same day. Its a long work out, but its okay, I am busting through it.
I am making strides in my strength and arm definition. My legs feel stronger. My core is more solid (albeit surround by a layer of fluff). I hope to get rid of it all by summer. I just want to be ripped/jacked and have a flat stomach. Is that too much to ask? I know, abs are made in the kitchen.
I don't really eat poorly. i'm more now focused on not eating late at night, not snacking, and no carbs after 8pm. I havent really lost any weight- but the definition I have gained and the way some of my clothes are fitting, I know I am doing something right. I've maybe lost 4lbs. thats ok. I am not focues on that.

My goals for this year are to get more fit and have a rocking bod.
Find a new
Ski as much as possible
Get Happy.

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 1/26/2014 4:35PM

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LOWFATFOODIE 1/26/2014 3:06PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! You'll love the inches you'll lose in LiveFit (I'd rather be smaller than lighter anyday). Its true abs are made in the kitchen, and even if you get more clean eating ideas to work in and challenge yourself to improve even in tiny increments every week, you'll see even better results.
Sounds like you're rockin' it already!

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Fresh Start

Monday, December 02, 2013

Taking a Fresh Start. Started Jamie Easons Live Fit.. and doing a whole 7 this week. Started Live Fit on Saturday and things went now I am going to try and get some healthy eats in to restart my brain and body.

wish me luck.

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 12/3/2013 6:46PM


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BATCHICK 12/2/2013 2:27PM

    good luck!

you can do it!

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Well, Well Well.. Here we are

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hi Spark Friends (if I have any that are reading.. thank you).

This has been a really hard past 3 weeks.

Let's start Halloween. I got a text message that morning from my mom sent the night before (while I was sleeping) that my dad was in the hospital- she said it was just "gas pains" but they were keeping him.
Actually spoke with my mom and dad later that day on Halloween, and found out it was actually Heart issues. WTF. Drove up to see my dad. He had a minor heart attack. He had to have a procedure done that day. The procedure did not work and he was scheduled for open heart surgery- A triple by-pass for the following monday. The weekend was spent stressed, a lot of driving around seeing my dad (my parents live about 1.5 hours away). and not having any fun (which is okay, but it my dad). Dad's surgery went well. Thank G-D (or whomever your higher power may be). He back home and recovering.
Here's the thing. My dad had a major Knee replacement back in August... So needless to say.. we are hospitaled out!
Dad is doing okay.
Things were looking up. I brought him home from the hospital last Friday (almost 2 weeks ago this friday). The weekend was good. Spent at home and worked on that Sunday. Things were going to get back to normal.
Come Monday.
Driving to work, I was at a stop sign and got hit my another car. Stupid idiot was not paying attention. She "thought I was going to go" well I wasn't. I hit my head really hard and have pretty bad sprain to my neck. I am going back to the doc for a follow up. I had to go to the ER. My husband brought me. My car isnt too bad- I am waiting for the apprasier to come look at my car so I can get it fixed.

Just non stop badness. I need some goodness in my life. uigh

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GIRLAWESOME 11/26/2013 8:28AM

    Thanks for all the support guys. I need it. To top this all off! a rock hit my windshield and cracked it the after after I posted this.. Anyway... New Week New Life.. new blog coming.

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    so sorry to hear about all the stress going on. Keep positive, things will look up.


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EELS4PEELS 11/25/2013 9:02AM

    I hope things get wonderfully better for you ASAP. I'm glad to hear that your dad is ok now! And you should have back handed the idiot who hit your car! Well maybe not, but I know you probably wanted to.

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PRINCESS_SOFI 11/20/2013 11:56AM

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EBURGITE 11/20/2013 11:46AM

    sometimes you have to look REALLY hard to see the good in the midst of the yuck. hope your treasure hunt is successful.
hang in there!

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hating the new spark page and Continuation of last blog from last week!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yikes. I suck at updating my blog. I guess its good to get off of the internet and not waste time. Right? or something.

Anyway.. my weekend LAST weekend was AWESOME, as I posted about it. it was wonderful surprise.
Last week after that, was interesting to say the least....
My husband got sick shortly after we got home... I am fine.. Just stressing about all the testing I had done the past few weeks.
Pap, Mammogram (came back great/normal). Blood work, BRCA testing. just stressful. I hate it.
I still need to go to the foot doctor for my PF, but I know there isnt much they can do about it, so I am just working out, wearing footbeds, rotating my shoes, icing, stretching. Thats all I can do, right? Its only painful in the AM, mostly. I can deal with it. I think its getting a bit better with all that I do for it.
I stretch it a few times a day, I try to ice it every night, I wear different footbeds every day (all too match my shoes), rotate my shoes not to wear the same ones everyday...

Workout wise, I am just doing my own thing.. I was doing JM BR again, but since the husband got sick, he hasnt worked out in a few days/week and half- so I am just busting out my own plan.
6 week 6 pack abs, Kickboxing, Just Weights, Killer Abs, Yoga Meltdown, Yoga Inferno, whatever floats my boat. Its been working better that BR.. so I will continue with that in addition to the extra stuff.
I took off yesterday due to my woman problems of period pain, discomfort and just not wanting to work out.
I usually dont go off the deep end, but I ate my weight in totsie rolls and other candy. I tracked it though and it wasnt terrible. I also ate so much brown rice with my soup. oh well. I am not stressed about it. I know WHY I ate all of it and I am paying the bloated price today.

Eating wise, I have really been doing well aside from yesterday, so I dont take it harshly that I went crazy yesterday...

I do NOT like the new spark page and am thinking about skipping town on Spark...
i dunno. I feel like its done all it can. i HATE the new page and i hope they change it back. its HORRIBLE and not easy to use. but if i do leave. i will let you know (i probably wont).


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BOOZEYFORD 10/22/2013 10:03PM

    I hope you don't leave just because of the start page change, though I agree it's pretty horrible.

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LOLATURTLE 10/22/2013 3:19PM

    You're welcome! YES get one! it was a HUUGGE help. HUGE.

Yeah I love going barefoot at home but have started wearing shoes if I'm gonna be on my feet, cooking or something. I also have worn my night splint if I'm lying on the couch watching tv! I don't need it now but I couple weeks ago when I first got it, ANY time I got up from sitting/lying I had the limpy pain, so I wore it if I was going to be lying down for more than a half hour.

I have been wearing my "work shoes" (I have to wear a uniform) every day for like 2-3 years. ha. Yep. Long past new shoes time!!!

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GIRLAWESOME 10/22/2013 2:54PM

    OMG! yes! I want to get one of those night splits. i will go afterwork and look for it! I heard they are magic. i am a total toe pointer. Thank you thank you!

yeah- i read somewhere about not wearing the same shoes everyday, something i usually used to do because, when you have a pair of shoes you love, you wear them everyday. I also read going barefoot is really bad for us... so.. ive been wearing ugly shoes at home.. it seems to help.


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LOLATURTLE 10/22/2013 2:25PM

    At least it's just the start page! haha. I would say noooooo don't leeeeeeeeeeeave but you have to do what works for YOU. emoticon

OMG, I feel your pain - literally!!! I have PF too, but haven't seen a doctor about it since I knew what it was. I figured there wasn't anything they could do. I didn't know I wasn't supposed to be wearing the same shoes everyday, though. OOPS! hahahahahaha. I need new shoes anyway, so... guess I'd better get on that. Do you have a night splint? That has made a HUGE difference for me. Mine is cheap, I got it at walgreens - ace bandage brand I think? It isn't a huge boot, just a plastic "L" thing and velcro straps. Velcro to your calf, then your foot to the other part and it keeps your foot in an "L" shape so you can't sleep "toes pointed". It's supposed to keep stuff from tightening up like it can when you're "pointed" all night.

Anyway. It works for me for the morning pain - between that & stretching a bit before I get out of bed, I don't have that painful limping in the morning anymore. It's worth a shot if you don't have one! Don't try the ones that are like a sock with a strap from your toes to your calf though; I have one of those too & it just makes my toes fall asleep.

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