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Beautiful Bombshell Bootcamp Day 20:

Friday, August 06, 2010


So far so good today.

I'm doing Beck Diet Solution. Finished day 6,7, and 8

Giving myself CREDIT:
emoticon for sleeping 8 hrs :-D
emoticon for waking up to do taebo- did 14 mins... the dvd kept skipping. very frustrating
emoticon for drinking 2000 ml (like 66 oz) of water (2 of my pink nike water bottles) all day while studying. Still feel thirsty though. Oh and I had 16 more oz after my run
emoticon for runing 3.25 miles... even though my goal was 5 miles. It was hot and getting ready to rain. so I'm proud of what I DID accomplish
emoticon for doing my own boxing routine after my video stopped working!

and lastly: Credit for choosing to study when I'd rather be sleeping... and or out playing with my dog. LOL :-)

I have eaten roughly 1200 cals. I haven't had many veggies... so I'm eating cabbage and chicken for dinner. :-D

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/10/2010 11:55AM

    emoticon. Way to go on meeting your goals!

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RENEEWEBB3 8/9/2010 12:23PM

    You go Girl!

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BEFIT014 8/6/2010 9:30PM

    I like TaeBo! I might have to do that tomorrow for my cardio!

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KMICHA 8/6/2010 9:16PM

    Wow! Way to go! You are kicking it! Keep up the great routine! emoticon

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Making it Happen: Bikini Bombshell Bootcamp Day 19: Setting Goals

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Hey everyone!

While we are still in the beginning of August, I just want to take a moment to set some goals. Since this is a 6 month "bootcamp" I have decided that I will have very specific goals for each month and ultimately aim to meet my goal of -35 lbs. Big goal for me. But, I'm ready to reach it. Tired of being stagnant. Working hard to get in shape, then some how not seeing the results I want... and deserve. SO, time to do something about that!

Discipline: There is NO promise that each day will be a walk in the park. And I can almost guarantee that there will be days that I "FORGET" how much I want to reach my goals... despite the fact that my weight is on my mind night and day (have I TOLD you how OLD this is getting? lol. There is more, there HAS to be more than constantly obsessing over each calorie and every pound and yet seeing the scale hover at a number much higher than I'd ever dare to imagine.) emoticon

I've decided that sometimes the "easy" way is the right way. I mean, anyone who knows me, knows I don't like short cuts. I fight tooth and nail for each pound. I run, walk, lift weights, do yoga, taebo, zumba.... so with the amount of cardio/strength I do... you'd expect me to be paper thin right? .... well, nope. Because apparently there is a disconnect. There HAS to be an easier way. I workout because I LOVE it... and I am in "pretty good" shape. But when did I decide pretty good was enough!? WHY is pretty good enough?

My goal for the month of August... is to find the "easy" way. (I'm suspecting it is, eating clean, non fried foods, sleeping 8 hrs EACH night[p.s. med school makes this nearly impossible, I digress], and controlling stress) Which I'm sure won't be easy. BUT sometimes it's easier to discipline myself to wake up early and workout, eat healthy foods, and get sleep than it is to live life by the "seat-of-my-pants " and then be disappointed in December because I STILL have no weight loss to show for it.

NEWSFLASH: emoticon There will be days when I think' " it can't be worth all this. I'd rather sleep in, than wake up ANOTHER morning to workout. I'd rather eat this ice cream or these french fries... besides, who knows if I can "actually" reach my goals anyway.

... and for those days, my answer will be this, "Discipline! I can do this. 'We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act. It is a habit.'. If Aristotle got this basic principle, I'm sure I can use it to my advantage too."

Think about it, how many days do we just go to the fridge out of habit. We aren't necessarily hungry. We don't want an extra cookie... we just eat.

and WHY do we eat? Because... that's what we did LAST time we were faced with that scenario. So, my "experiment" for this month is to... well, do something different. Want different results? STOP doing what you did last time. It obviously didn't work. (understand, I am talking more to myself than to any of you :-) but maybe my, repeated revelations can help someone else too ). Now that I have thoroughly talked you all to sleep... being that it IS 4 am when I am writing this...

My general goals are to use basic principles of discipline, consistency, sleep (doing ALL I can to beat a yr long chronic sleep deprivation habit that I've developed. lol), and relaxation to become more balanced and less stressed.

HERE are my SPECIFIC goals:

GOALS for August 2010:

[] Study for BOARDS 8 hrs/day for the next 3 weeks(the 2nd one for the month of August. GEE WHIZ ;) It's OK. I'm living the dream lol) Treat it like a job. Get up, and get 'er done. Hmmm... Discipline. I will learn to LOVE this word. or at least, the results it brings.

[] Lose 5-7 lbs. I will use my last updated weight... because I just got back from traveling and feel bloated. So, goal is to be back in the 140's.

[] Sleep 8 hrs each night. (why does this seem to be SUCH a daunting task. Sleep is easy, free, and rejuvenating. You can't lose weight without it. ok, this one needs DISCIPLINE)

[] Eat for health this month. NOT 'weight loss" more fruits, veggies, lean meat. Less Fried foods, junk, things with no nutrients LIMIT SALT, eat fiber filled foods (or take supplements til I get to 25 grams/day), and a multivitamin. For good measure.

[] Keep calories b/t 1300-1600 MOST days. (that would be at least 5 days a week. and hopefully never above 2000. Oh, and the ONLY way to know how many calories you eat... is to WRITE them down. guessing doesn't work. sorry. well, unless you have memorized the entire calorie count of everything. :D

[] Exercise 30 mins every single day. (Every day does not have to be intense. But I'm tesing my consistency theory... so EACH day, I'm doing something. Strength training, an exercise video, running, taebo. whatever. Of course I can always do more. but I want to ATLEAST do this much. funny thing is, I'm "scared" 30 mins a day won't be enough... but I KNOW it will be better than doing 2 hrs one day and nothing for 3 days because I'm busy studying :-D )

[] Do yoga/ write in journal/ pray 4-5 x a week.

That's it.


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    Sure I'll join I probably wont update but once a week but I need to wean myself off of being on the internet and obsessing over weight loss.

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/6/2010 8:19PM

    What an inspired goal - finding the easy way. You will find your balance - that is for sure.

And maybe you will get some sleep while you're at it.

You rock.

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NELLIEC 8/5/2010 8:13PM

    Well, even though it seems you are endeavoring not to be a perfectionist, I suspect you are one and a type A personality. Medical school? Hmmmm, stress! Stress does affect your ability to lose weight.

But there is hope for you. That sleep! I have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder. There are two things that help me. Amitriptyline and chamomile/mint tea before bed! I don't know if you would want to take the amitriptyline, but the tea could be helpful if you decide to try it.

May God bless you!!!

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    emoticon blog and emoticon Goals for August!!


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NUBODY4ME 8/5/2010 7:27AM

    great goals for the month..... emoticon

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Making it Happen: Bikini Bombshell Bootcamp Day 13: On a mission

Friday, July 30, 2010

~!*~ ME after getting my BUTT kicked by the video my sister bought me. exercise TV is no joke~!~*~*
So... I started off 13 days ago with the intention of completing a 6 month bootcamp losing 5-7 lbs a month... and... I AM STILL COMMITTED! :-) Especially with a looming wedding on the horizon now :-) But I FEEL HAPPY that I chose to better myself BEFORE knowing I was going to get married. (I like to do things for me... selfish, maybe... but I think goals stick better when they are internally driven)

Day 13:

Haven't had that much to eat today but I'm definitely aiming to stick to 1200-1500 cal goal. Need to eat 3 more servings of fruit of veggies... so maybe a veggie dinner? Not sure. I've been drinking a lot of water because I've been thirsty all day. AND I downloaded the sparkmobile for my BB so I can update my foods all day!

burned 537 cals today

I'ts 8:30, about to take doggie for a walk. He's been acting down lately... I'm hoping he's just missing his new doggie friends and not sick! Plus I just did a salsa video for 20 mins and a 20 min KICK MY BUTT- 1$ exercisetv video my sis, DRTAMM (SHOUT OUT~!!!) bought!

p.s. check out DRTAMM she's doing amazing things! and I saw here the other day and she's looking thinner each day! My sister! I love her! We started this journey together,... and we're going to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Bought a new scale... and as usual the weight was different from what my last one said... but I'm putting it here, embarrassed of not so I can have something to compare it with!!

wt. 159
Body fat (forever abbreviated as BF from now on) 34.3% good googly mooogly!
Total body water: 48.8
So, not sure what these numbers mean... but I EXPECT to see improvement MOST definitely!

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GENKI_WARRIOR 7/31/2010 1:49PM

    wow--6 months! that is an awesome commitment-- emoticon
...it's so great that you and your sister are MAKING IT HAPPEN together! you two are gonna do amazing things~

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GONABFIT 7/30/2010 10:34PM

    yea... my medical school makes/ strongly suggests me have a smart phone... so I use it to my advantage!

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MAKALANI22 7/30/2010 10:20PM

    YAY! oh man, i seriously want a smart phone just so i could track all my food all day... that sounds so ridiculous though and im totally against being 'TOO connected' so my husband isn't buying into it just yet. haha.

you are doing great! keep up the great work!

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MIH: Bikini (Bridal) Bombshell Bootcamp?? Day 12 ;)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

~*~ Nothing like an opportunity to smile ~*~
and then, there was love.

Not perfect love, maybe not quite a flawless relationship... but sincere, I'll be there when you need me... mad or not, type of love.

Isn't life ironic? When you decide you'd rather be alone than unhappy... and you pray to God to give you the strength to make it alone... and he does. Just then, He also gives you what you truly wanted all along. :-)

and what is it that I truly wanted.... hmm, as a strong woman (and I consider myself a do-it-myself , can make a way with whatever I've got, make it happen type of girl) I find it embarrassing to admit, but what I truly wanted was love and marriage... and yep one day, a baby carriage or 2 or 3. lol

~*~ Trying the ring on... King Cesar decided he wanted to be petted during the pic LOL~*~
And though things haven't always been perfect, I'm happy to say I'M ENGAGED!!!! So now, my bikini bombshell bootcamp may have to morph into, a BIKINI (BRIDAL) BOMBSHELL BOOTCAMP. or maybe I'll just say the Bombshell Bootcamp to make it shorter :-)

Either way... still will be 6 months long and I'm still aiming for 5-7 lbs per month! I've made my 7lbs for JULY!!! WOOHOOO! And did I tell you all, I turned 25 on the 23rd? :-D

So My bikini BOMBSHELLL bootcamp is in FULL effect and I actually wore that bathing suit on the beach! and yep... I Looked GOOOD. lol. Not perfect, not 115 lbs like I'd hoped... but good, in a sexy bombshell with hips kinda way! emoticon

~*~ spent my entire vacay reading Eat Pray Love!~*~

I took some days off to enjoy my bday but still have been staying active doing lots of walking. I'm back and going to hit the ground running! Bought a new book on nutrition and will be doing lots of exercise videos when I'm stuck in the house! I am studying for boards the entire month of August... and will use exercise as my release.

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FITMAMARONNIE 7/30/2010 2:52PM

    Look how cute you are!! Congrats on the engagement!!!

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 7/29/2010 8:14PM

    Congrats on the engagement!!! Beautiful ring!! God works wonders sometimes when you're least expecting it, patience is key. You looked amazing in your bikini on the beach, keep up the great work,you're looking good!

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HIGHCIDITY 7/29/2010 4:10PM

    Congrats! What an exciting time in your life :)

FYI I love the blog!

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ALLIEINSHAPE 7/29/2010 3:35PM

    You are looking wonderful! Congrats on your engagement! Sounds like you are realistic about your relationship not being all romance and fluff but can visualize a marriage with a solid foundation you can build on.

I am looking forward to seeing the movie as I really enjoyed reading Eat Pray Love. Not sure if I could keep my mouth shut that long in the slilence retreat in India though. OK with the food and the love part.

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KAJANA 7/29/2010 1:31PM

    Congrats.. Being engaged is the best feeling. And enjoy..

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DAKOTANMISTY 7/29/2010 1:15PM

    emoticon on the engagement.....good luck with the bombshell bootcamp. Will there be dress option blogs in the future? emoticon

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GONABFIT 7/29/2010 1:01PM

    Thank you!!! :-) Have a good day spark friends!

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BABY_GIRL69 7/29/2010 12:56PM

    Love the blog! God bless & enjoy Thursday! Dee

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KEEPGOING87 7/29/2010 12:29PM

    ur so beautiful! congrats on ur engagment

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BRINA421 7/29/2010 12:12PM

    You look great. Keep up the good work.

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JOEKOOL202 7/29/2010 12:05PM

    Kepp up the great work

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CLIMBERCHICK14 7/29/2010 12:02PM

    You're stunning! I love your smile!

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Making it Happen: Bikini Bombshell Bootcamp Day 3: Power to Choose.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hey guys.

Let me start by thanking you ALL for reading my last blog and supporting me. I appreciate your kind messags. I'll keep you updated, but I'll likely not say too much more about it, just because I am choosing to focus on the things I KNOW and the things I can control. And until I hear more back from the dr, I will choose to believe that everything is going to be OK. And either way... I will ENJOY each day that I am given because every day is a gift. Not a promise. and like always, I'm going to LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST! [p.s. I getting a second opinion and hopefully quicker follow up :-) ]

yesterday was a good day for exercise for me! I did my AM workout AND a pm workout burned ~ 700 cals total. Ate pretty good too ~ 1500 cals or so. I did have a brownies sundae... homemade. and yes, it was stress eating. but I skipped dinner to make room for it. Credit for yesterday
* I packed oats for breakfast and 2 boiled eggs :-) Only ate one yolk!
* ate the LUNCH I packed! (this is a big deal... because at one point, I'd go through the trouble of packing food, only to get to school and buy fast food instead. crazy, I know... but i'm doing better)

** today- was exhausted, emotionally from crying... and woke up late. BUT I put on my pedometer and took the stairs, came home and did my new jump rope routine!! :-) Worked up a GREAT sweat... doesn't seem like I'm burning that many cals with the jump rope... but it seems like a GREAT workout either way cause I sweat a lot and BOXERS do the jump rope and are really fit. And I don't jump slow. I'm basically going in hyper speed. lol. I like to pretend lile I'm a boxer and jump REALLY REALLY fast. and I'm learning jump rope tricks LOL ( like double jump and crossing arms, etc)

Strength? Not today. I did do some jumps for cheerleading. I am going to cheer on my college alumni team. ;-) GO ME!

My inspirational thought for the day:

We all have the power to choose. At one point in school I got really overwhelmed .As I look back over the hard times in my life I realize that often we are being unfair to ourselves. When facing things that seem difficult, instead of looking at how much we have to accomplish and getting discouraged, CHOOSE to focus on things that bring you closer to your goal. Don't focus on all the reasons that THIS time may not be different. Zoom in on the things that make this time different. Are you more focused? More willing to ask for help? Aware of more resources?

Does it benefit you to put yourself down every time you walk by the mirror? Would you do better to walk by and say, truthfully, that I am SO PROUD that I am taking time to improve my image.

We have the power to choose our thoughts. Isn't that a gift? I think so. Each day I will awaken and choose to believe that this day is yet another chance to become more of the woman I would like to be. Another chance to learn from those in my life and find new ways to respect and celebrate who I am.

We can reach our goals. Together. Now, let's make it happen.

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JAZZYNUME 7/24/2010 11:17AM

    Awesome blog!
I am down for the 5lbs a month challenge I am ready to get it!

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CIERAPOET 7/23/2010 7:53PM

    Alright sista let meet our goals together. I like this Blog and thank God for you. A young and very intelligent woman full of wisdom. I'll be stoppin by frequently to get encouragement and motivation. Many Blessings for success in your studies!

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FITMOMOF7 7/23/2010 12:41PM

    The jump roping sounds fun!!

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LHLADY517 7/21/2010 2:28PM

    Good blog

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MOCACHOC 7/21/2010 8:49AM

    Choices, Choices, Choices. You either choose good or bad just as simple as that. You make your life what it is so don't blame others for YOUR choices. Let go and let God take you on a journey you'll never forget. No regrets, anger bittrness, etc.

Nice post. I'm with you and praying for you; everything God has for you is for you.

Peace and Love

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KLS777 7/21/2010 1:46AM

    well said!

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ALLIEINSHAPE 7/20/2010 11:34PM

    You are so right! We have the ability ot choose our own thoughts. I learned so much from reading Eckhart Tolle's book The Power of Now about choosing to live fully in the now, not in the past or future. You are doing great and you will reach all those goals, as will we all in our own time on Sparks.

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