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Beautiful Bombshell: Jump into January: Day 2: Let's get it started!

Monday, January 02, 2012



Day 1 was amazing and so was Day 2 :)

So, 2012 is here... and so are WE! Yesterday was a good day for me. I spent New Years day with a new Beau walking around Biltmore estates which is AMAZING by the way! It was more of an active date because we did a lot of walking, but I didn't mind because... I like to squeeze in exercise when I can!

So, I'm counting it! Day 1: Full of activity, lots of walking
Day 2: Lots of cleaning and taking time to purge some old clothes and make room for my new ones. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!



I will sit down tomorrow to put my resolutions on paper (in multiple places) so I can keep them within sight! Put here is a preview,

1. Cook more meals at home. I am a good cook and I enjoy it when I am prepared (with the proper foods and time). Cooking will save me A LOT of money because I spend most of my money at fast food restaurants and it will save me CALORIES lol. So 5 days of the week, I need to eat at home!

2. Continue exercising. I already exercise 6 days a week, and I enjoy it. So I want to keep this up. I'm going to add strength training and make sure to do more yoga this year!

3. Read a book FOR FUN each month. So that's 12 books this year. love reading, but find that I don't do it as much as I'd like because I'm so busy.

4. Take a bath, meditate, pray, and journal often! Of course I bathe daily... I just mean, I want to CONSCIOUSLY make an effort to de-stress and relax so that I don't get short-tempered and angry when I am having a hard week. I LOVE my bath tub... I put candles up, put on relaxing music, it is amazing! So, why should I just wait to go to the spa or set a date for a massage somewhere in the distant future if I can treat myself regularly!?

5. Get back to running. I used to love it. I still enjoy it, but I have gotten out of the habit... So, this year, I want to set monthly running goals and then work towards achieving them. This means, I need to get new running shoes and update my Nike+ kit so I can get used to tracking each and every mile... a habit I kind of got out of as well



K, back to folding these clothes. I may still squeeze in a workout before bed. I'm ON VACAY this week. Don't have any definite plans but I will use this week to rejuvenate and continue to jumpstart my mission to MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR YET!

  
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JAZZYNUME 1/5/2012 2:46PM

    Love the goals and they seem very attainable its just about using your time wisely. So You go girl!!

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SPARKLE1908 1/3/2012 11:21AM

    Pretty lady!! I'm glad your new year is off to a great start!

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DECIDE DECEMBER: GMIH challenge

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

For my Gonna Make it Happen members (and anyone who wants to participate and post HERE or in the group): Written quickly, so there may be errors, but you get the point!
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Yep I'm making this challenge on the 28th of the last month of the year! And that's because this is ONLY a 4 day challenge (if you include today, for all those night owls who may happen to glance the team and read this post).

The mission of this BRIEF challenge is to DECIDE what you want to DO in 2012 BEFORE 2011 ends. What better way to start a year off than by doing what you need to do NOW to get off to a great start.

I have been working out pretty consistently this year and for that I'm proud but I still have some decisions to make because I want to reach my WEIGHT loss goals this year (not just my fitness, work, personal) goals.


You have been CHALLENGED to place 12 goals for 2012 [ Doesn't have to be 12... but thought that would be catchy] in this post in the next 3 days. Let's MAKE IT HAPPEN LADIES! The time is now... and I plan to be on your back this year. We want results and WE ARE GONNA GET THEM!

sorry for the random all caps, I'm excited for what this year brought and what next year will bring! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GONABFIT 1/2/2012 12:17PM

    Great job everyone!! Hope you are starting the New Year off right!! :) Glad to know I have other people out there working hard to achieve their goals too!

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NAIMATANNER 12/29/2011 6:51PM

    Okay here's three that I've come up with so far:

1. Have date night with my fiance every week - no excuses :)
2. Pick three days out of each week that I eat whole, unprocessed foods (clean eating)
3. Take a multi-vitamin and fish oil supplement every day

(So obviously I need to add the eating/exercise plan to this list, but I don't want to make it too hard or too easy, so I'm still deciding what it will be ;)

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TIFFY0906 12/29/2011 4:13PM

    I'm in

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SPARKLE1908 12/29/2011 12:20PM

    I'm in..already posted on the team page sis!!

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NANCYBOAT 12/29/2011 8:40AM

    THanks for this idea - I need to do this!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/29/2011 12:19AM

    sounds fun!

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Bombshell Bootcamp: W3D2: Have you renewed your mind lately?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I haven't been perfect, but each day I try to make better decisions than the day before. I have been making conscious choices about exercising and not eating too many calories. I may not bring the year in at the weight I had hoped, but I WILL ENTER THE NEW YEAR knowing I kept my health a priority ALL year and I have worked hard to keep my mind renewed.

In ONE year, I have accomplished many amazing things, if I can just congratulate myself for a moment...

emoticon I successfully completed medical school
emoticon Bought a house
emoticon matched at residency on my TOP 3 list!
emoticon I joined the sorority I've been wanting to join since college, volunteer frequently and try to make time to help others!

All before the age of 26!

emoticon I turned 26 as a MD
emoticon Have successfully completed 6 months of residency
emoticon I fought and am fighting the winter blues I usually get!... successfully thus far!
emoticon I continue to workout even though I'm working about 80 hours each week
emoticon I've made time to get my yearly check ups and maintain my personal health
emoticon I joined a GYM and actually go at least a few times/wk (I often workout at home though :) It's more convenient.
emoticon I've kept God a priority and made time to cultivate new friendships and time with family when I could.
emoticon I burned 1000 cals today. :-D

emoticon So, though I haven't exactly reached my weight loss goal for this year, I am STILL proud of myself and it's not over til it's over... so I will keep pushing and bring the new year in proud of my accomplishments. If I can manage to do all this while I'm stressed and changing to a completely different lifestyle, I know I can accomplish great things once I get the hang of it.

Renew your mind:
There will be days when it all fits, everything occurs as it should. There will be days with it goes wrong and we can't even imagine or remember when things were right. But we must ALWAYS renew our minds and remember each day is a NEW chance to get it right. Don't give up on yourself. Don't give up on your dreams. The future will be no better or worse than the choices we make now. Choose wisely :)

Love you sparkies!

  
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MONIQUE1908 1/3/2012 9:20AM

    Great post. Thanks for the inspiration.

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GONABFIT 1/2/2012 1:10PM

    Thank you everyone!'

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ADVENTURESEEKER 1/2/2012 12:43PM

    Those are all awesome and worth being sooo super proud of!! emoticon emoticon

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AEGISHOT 12/26/2011 4:36PM

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TIFFY0906 12/21/2011 4:41PM

    emoticon on your accomplishments this year

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CARAMEL79 12/21/2011 12:04PM

    You go girl!! you've accomplish a lot!! I'm proud of you and don't even know you! I love to see young women do their thang!! Congrats!!!

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SWEETLIPS 12/21/2011 7:05AM

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG WOMAN!! I am like a momma, so I am incredibly proud of you and love your list. Where are you located - who knows I might need a doctor one day and a good one at that!! Many blessings!!! emoticon

I know you can attest to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsm
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RUNNINGWILD 12/20/2011 11:59PM

    What an amazing year you've had! Congratulations. emoticon

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CRYMENIA 12/20/2011 11:45PM

    Congratulations ten times over!!!! You've done an amazing job and it sounds like your only going to accomplish even bigger and brighter things in this upcoming year!

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Bombshell Bootcamp: W1D3

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Week 1 Day 3:

I'm tired as a dog so I will make this quick. [ On call again tomorrow.. so working another 16 hour day and I was tired all day, so I need to get at least 7 hours tonight.]

This is just a check in blog. An attempt to keep myself accountable. :)

Today's grade: B (Ate reasonably well, made conscious effort to make healthy choices, and tried to have some balance)

What I did well:

Day started off with good intentions. Picked my clothes out last night. Went to bed in enough time to get 7.5 hours hypothetically. Had meals planned.

I get ***Credit** for :
1. going to sleep on time. :) Unfortunately I had a random night mare that interrupted my sleep for about 1.5 hours. Finally got back to sleep but tired all day.
2. Picking my clothes out the night before (the entire outfit was ready to go.)
3. Purposely ordering a lighter meal at the gourmet restaurant we went to tonight. I wasn't paying and could get anything I wanted. But chose Salad as an appetizer (ate about half), Salmon (ate less than half), and chocolate cake for dessert (took it to go and didn't even taste it tonight)
4. Skipping the gym today because I was TIRED and making an effort to have some balance in my life and went to dinner instead It was a work dinner and I actually learned a thing or two.
5. Wearing a pedometer and taking extra steps in an effort to stay active today.

What I can do better:
1. Make breakfast and PACK it in my bag before I leave. May have to go as far as putting it in the car so I won't forget.
2. packing a water bottle ( I do drink water from the machine in the employee lounge but I don't get many breaks so carrying a bottle will make it easier)
3. pick the clothes out AND iron them. I need to save as much time as possible in the am :)
4. Try for a QUICK morning workout. I'm talking even 10 mins on the days when time is limited.

Ok, I'm headed to bed. Night!

  
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MJ7DM33 11/30/2011 11:51AM

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FITGIRL15 11/30/2011 11:11AM

    I agree, the more I can prepare the night before, the faster my mornings go!

You are doing great!

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MOMSLIM 11/30/2011 9:55AM

    Sounds like you are on the right track.

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SPARKLE1908 11/30/2011 8:45AM

    Good job on being accountable...and planning...you are doing great!!!!

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NANCYBOAT 11/30/2011 8:08AM

    Great idea to use the blogs to keep your self accountable - I may have to copy you!

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Bombshell Bootcamp: Week 1

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hey everyone!

WARNING: Random thoughts written at 3:30 am. lol. May or May not be coherent. :-D

I'm working overnight and had a spare second so I decided to drop by my Sparkies and check in with you all! I have been working hard (at work and at the gym). I lifted weights today and created an end of the year challenge for myself so I can bring in the New Years feeling like I accomplished something great. Actually, I accomplished a LOT this year, and I'm thankful for it. But, I wouldn't mind adding (Lost X lbs) to the list too ;)

I am doing a 30 days no fast food challenge. That may be easy for you, but for me... it's going to be, well, a challenge. :) I've never backed down from a challenge so.... here we go. I am considering it a success if I complete 80% or better (that leaves room for a few quick meals if I'm on call or something)!

Also, I am hoping to remove another 10 pounds in the last 5 weeks of the year. I am planning to actually party for New Years this year... so I want to wear an amazing dress. I'll post the pic on 1/1/12 for you guys :-)

Hope you have made some end of the year goals for yourself too. Goals are the only things that keep me motivated, otherwise I get bored.

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Things I want to do in the next 5 weeks:
1. Get back to my Yoga - I used to do yoga all the time but medical school got busy... then I graduated and residency got busier, so I cut it out of my exercise regimen. Now, I want it back. Goal = Do yoga 5 times in 5 weeks.
2. No eating after 7-8 pm (unless I'm on call) I'm working an overnight shift, therefore I sleep during the day... I have to eat. So I will eat late on those days.
3. Stick to 1500 cals each day (as many as possible). (give or take a few cals. No more than 2000 on a **high** day)
4. In order to complete # 3, I have to.... Count Calories. So I will do this daily for the next 30 days (well, until New Years)
5. Sleep 7-8 hours a night. Every night I can (unless I'm on call)
6. Workout in the morning. I wa s an infamous AM exerciser... until (you guessed it) residency!! I want to get back to my morning workouts. I do get a workout in almost daily no matter when I work out, but I feel better when I workout in the morning.
7. Dring 64 oz water a day
8. Eat breakfast daily/ pack my lunch/ make my own foods ( Obviously, if I'm not eating fast foods I will have to get food from somewhere. With some planning, I'm hoping most of my meals will come from home.)

- Drs Orders.

  
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GRANDMACOO 11/30/2011 5:10AM

    I like your short term goals to round out 2011. I did a sprint triathlon on Thanksgiving and haven't done much exercise since. Not because I'm sore/tired, but because I lost my motivation to do so. You have inspired me to get back at it and do something "great" for the next month. Thanks.

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CARAMELO83 11/28/2011 1:32PM

    Sounds good! I have a 10 lb goal for the end of the year as well. I'm taking it in 2 lb increments per week. (well duh, carmen lol...) Anyway, we can do this!

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MELLYBEANS0919 11/27/2011 4:30PM

    emoticon goals! Look forward to seeing you in your New years dress!

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SPARKLE1908 11/27/2011 1:13PM

    Hey sis...great blog...I need to come up with a list of short term goals to finish out 2011...you are always an inspiration on what you can do with the right attitude!!

Love ya!

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123ELAINE456 11/27/2011 4:50AM

  Keep on going the way you are doing it and you will make it happen. You are doing Great.God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/27/2011 4:16AM

    Thanks for sharing and good luck reaching your goals. Enjoy today as if it really matters ( because it does)...

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