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Finally!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yay! I did it, I lost that stubborn little pound. Not to mention, the two or three I kept putting on and taking off. Im really stoked that I finally met the goal I set for myself, and now Im moving onto the next one. Hard work and dedication really does pay off :)

Yoga starts next Tuesday. Im so happy that I have time in my schedule, and I can hardly wait.

  
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SCAREWALDORF 8/22/2012 11:20AM

    Great news! xoxo

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MYBULLDOGS 8/22/2012 10:42AM

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LITTLEDUTCH 8/22/2012 10:42AM

    Way to Go! I can't wait to get there myself.

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CHRIMSONFYRE 8/22/2012 10:41AM

    Great job at reaching a goal! emoticon

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Quick update

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I was trying on my swim suit for a trip this weekend and I used a mirror to check out my back. And those creases around my mid-back, I dont want to call them rolls, but I suppose they are, are gone! Thanks to Jillian Michaels and to me, for stocking up on yummy, healthy food, I left those bad boys on my living room floor.

Also, one pound away from my goal of minus 20. Probably this close for the 5th time, but this time I know I will do it because Im not just seeing the number change, Im seeing my body change.

  
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CHAOSTHEORY635 7/18/2012 1:07PM

    Those creases are pretty much my number one metric for how effectively I'm losing fat...I don't know why it all gets stored there and in my stomach!

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Positive Vibes

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just wanted to log that I feel great. I love summer! I always exercise more because I want an excuse to do something outside. Yesterday, I went to the metro park and walked down and back while doing most (darm pullups) of the stations both ways. I eat healthier in the summer too. I love salads in the summer because they arent hot, and grilling is my favorite way to make sure I get all of my veggies!

Some challenges this week: finding time to exercise on days I have work and school. I work early and have 30 mins between class and work. I get home at 8 and am pretty tired to boot. Ive been taking the stairs and I have to park pretty far from class because I refuse to buy a summer parking pass. But at least its only 2x's a week for now.

Another challenge: drinking healthy. My favorite beers are not the light ones, I had two beers last night totaling in 500 cals. I have heard though, that crystal light makes cocktail flavor drinks and all you have to do is add liquor. I dont like the effect or cost of liquor as much as I like beer.

Will be doing some research and working on getting further in my P90X yoga video.

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BRADOS 6/16/2012 11:44PM

    FIrst of all - thanks for stopping by - so you were a camp counselor? ok, count me as impressed, I would not have the patience for that - too many other kids that need babysitting that would drive me crazy :)

Secondly, great to see you around here again - hope to hear more reports

I sure agree about summer - whether its extra tennis matches, walks in the early morning or late evening (and sometimes even mowing) - its so much easier to keep mowing and stay out of the house - and the heat just seems to keep my appetite in check anyway - I can't stand playing tennis feeling full like I am pulling a plow behind me

Best of luck with your goals HEALTHY - some time if you are feeling bored you will have to report on what kind of classes you are taking this summer - anything interesting? Have a great summer - Brad

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SRHALLIN 6/12/2012 11:02PM

    Great that you're feeling motivated and positive today. Life can always get in the way of staying fit and healthy. But, I have learned to work the good things in to small pockets of time here and there. Studies show that - while it is more convenient to get in a workout in one burst for some - the results aren't significantly impacted if you conduct your workouts in short bursts throughout the day.

So, feel free to do some quick bursts of strength training or cardio when circumstances permit, and go back to it when another opening arises. Every healthy choice you make adds up, great or small. :)

Best wishes to you on your journey to good health and personal happiness!

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My new dress.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My new dress is a size 8! Its my first ever single digit dress, or article of clothing. Feeling good about that, even though Ive not lost any poundage. My mom called it my Kim Kardashian dress, haha.

Also, I bought a watch for my runs. Today was the first day I timed it, and I ran two 11 minute miles. First, I didnt know I could run that fast! I really thought it took me 20 minutes to run a mile, but I guess that is just me being tired during the run. Second, I didnt know I was that consistent. I always felt like I was dragging through my second lap, but Im actually keeping pace. So, Im pretty proud.

  
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BRADOS 5/23/2012 8:34AM

    wow - yeah, being so consistent on the second mile is a great job - way to go

its so easy to drop off on a second run so your style of running must be comfortable to you

keep it up


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New habits, good and bad.

Monday, May 07, 2012

I have started working out most days of the week for at least 30 mins. I've been trying to get more strength training in, but I dont have any weights at home. Im doing lots of chair dips and push-ups. Its going well, my friend works at a beauty salon and they give shoulder and arm massages before cuts and stuff. I was joking around and said, "feel those guns in there?" and she said, "yes, actually". Haha, that was nice.

On the other hand, I have been sitting at the same weight because I've started snacking at the tv. I havent done this habit in so long, I dont know why I started doing it again. At least its stuff like greek yogurt, Special K, butter-less popcorn, but still. I catch myself saying, "youre not hungry, just stop" or "you dont need food, you need water" and I wont listen to myself. Its crazy. Its not so much the food that Im worried about at this point, its the mentality. My biggest goal this year was to eat when Im hungry and stop when Im full. I guess I have to find ways to remind myself that my goals are more important to me than eating when I dont have to or even want to. Once its started, it so hard to stop though.

  
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THE_SHAKESHAFT 5/16/2012 3:47AM

    I'm terrible for snacking in front of the tv. It's kind of mindless more than filling the gap.
And there's nothing wrong with having no weights. Body weight exercises are great and we should all do more of them.
I read a brilliant Sparkticle (as I like to call them) this morning about learning to love working out in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=468
I used to go to the gym 3 mornings a week but I haven't for so long. I think I might start doing this again. Or at least some sort of exercise first thing in the morning.

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JOEYKTTN 5/7/2012 2:13PM

    It's great when others notice your progress & hard work paying off, huh? AS for the snacking at TV...Maybe try gum? Or carrots?

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