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Off to a good start

Monday, July 16, 2012

Howdy!! Happy Monday. How was the weekend?

Mine was quite productive, and even made it to the gym this morning before my first meeting at 8am. A power sandwich at Panera, then home for a salad with veggies, feta, and egg whites.

Off to a good start, now if I can just keep it going...

Drop 20 pounds
Gain strength and energy
Gain confidence
Improve posture

Re-Fresh Ceremony and Honeymoon in Jamaica
I want to look ..... SMOKIN HOT.... emoticon in that bikini!!!

And, 1/2 marathon this year. Gonna make it happen baby!!

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M2HEALTH 7/16/2012 3:54PM

    Thank you debby4576, and Albaughmo... really appreciate your encouragement!


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DEBBY4576 7/16/2012 3:35PM

    You're off to a very good Monday aren't you? You'll reach your goal to look good in bikini by Jamaica trip. You will!!!

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ALBAUGHMO 7/16/2012 3:35PM

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Why can't I work out this way at home?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I travel often for work. A few years ago, I had over 200 flights in a year, and this year although the number of trips is down, I've been in Seattle and California, New York, Toronto, and Dallas.

When I travel, I almost always work out. I can get up early, I can make time after dinner, and I make it a very important part of my time away.

But, I'm struggling with even doing something simple at home. Last night I told my son we were going to do a CrossFit Quick session - about 5 intense minutes. We didn't even get that done.

On the road, I can wake early and go for a run. I returned from my last trip late Saturday night, and I haven't seen my Brooks since.

It's not that I don't enjoy working out. It's not that it's a low priority for me. So, is it a "mommy guilt thing?" Is it a "Distraction" thing? When I'm traveling I do two things: work and workout. When I'm at home, it's chores, bills, work, drop kids at school, handle my husband's issues... and somehow Workout doesn't make that list.

Have you experienced this? What suggestions do you have?


Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It has been an exciting year. A year of changes and challenges, smiles, and sunshine.

I have been able to maintain my weight although I haven't hit my weight-loss goal. I haven't really focused too much on that goal, as I worked more on my business and family-related goals.

But, for 2012 I have a plan. As I wrote down my goals, I realized that TIME is really my priority for 2012.

T = Thirty-Twenty-Ten - I need to be 30minutes exercise, 20minutes reading, 10 minutes in prayer.

I = Intention. Being FOCUSED on my activities at the time, instead of trying to be "multi-tasking". Scheduling and Attending Meetings with the INTENTION to make things happen. Working only with those clients who have the INTENTION to exceed their own goals. Actually being INTENT on what's happening right then will allow me to accomplish more.

M = Make Money to Make Choices. I have some great aspirations for giving back, and rewarding a few others... now is MY TIME TO SHINE and allow me to give back to so many who need it. I have a "Pay-It-Forward" account that I will be using this year to bring smiles to others.

E = Energy. By maintaining a healthy sleeping cycle, eating better, and working a very Intentional Schedule, I will have the Energy I need to accomplish my goals.

To anyone who happens upon this:
May you also have the TIME you need for yourself... many rich blessings!


my husband thinks... therefore I am...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

WOW - ok, so even as a highly independent and confident woman, when my husband "hinted" that I was fat... boy was that a HUGE ego blow. I couldn't sleep, I woke up only able to think about how important getting out for my run was... thinking "I can't be FAT".

OK, seriously: we're talking 10 pounds. Why am I so hyper-sensitive to this? In November we had SERIOUS marital problems (he had already "decided" we were done). Yeah... I wasn't giving up. So, now we're doing better than ever. But, during that time he sent an email to someone that said he doesn't find me physically attractive. After things got better, I've asked him about that, and other things he wrote in that email, and he denies it.

Why am I so hyper-sensitive? I've heard it said that MOST people are hyper-sensitive to comments about their weight, looks, height, etc. For me, it's because my family is definitely large. My niece will likely be a contestant on the Biggest Loser (amazing show!), and what her mom said was "I'll get to see her on the show - she has the right personality for it". ARE THEY MISSING THE POINT????? It's not about "personality", it's about a life-change! So, knowing that members of my family would have problems getting into a Disneyland ride, I worry, constantly, about my weight.

And yet.... I eat like a pig sometimes, and I haven't been serious enough about my workout regimen. I workout at home most mornings, take the dog for a walk, and will even do some extra flights of stairs. I'm "leading" the running team at our church, starting on May 1st, and absolutely LOVE the great outdoors.

Maybe my husband is right: may I AM getting heavy. Time to head off to the running trail, and then... I'll go get my body fat tested. Where am I now? What results can I accomplish by May 11th - Mother's Day?

Yes, while I WANT to take this as an insult, I'm instead going to convert it into a point of motivation. A point where I, as I say in my sales coaching business, get MAD - MOTIVATED to take ACTION and get DESIRED RESULTS!

PS: I'm also a skincare coach for outdoors lovers: www.m2health.myarbonne.com

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USASCOTSWIFIE 4/16/2011 11:33AM

  I could suggest a quick way to lose a "huge lump of useless weight" BUT I won't! What I will say is that I agree with the other comments here - Do it for yourself - You are worth it, and don't let anyone tell you different! Good Luck

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GRAMPIAN 4/16/2011 11:27AM

  I do admire your attitude, but remember it's what you think that counts, not your husband. emoticon

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RHCOOKSON 4/16/2011 11:05AM

    Oh my. While I absolutely love how you are channeling negative feelings into positive motivation, I'm a bit concerned by how much your husband's opinion effects how you feel about yourself. Don't get me wrong - I'm married too, my husband's opinions are enormously important to me. But with that said, my husband would never hint, say, or otherwise indicate that he thought I was fat or physically unattractive, even when I WAS fat and physically unattractive.

If you're going to make changes in your exercise regime, or in your diet, that is great. But please please please make them for yourself, and not for anyone else, no matter how important that person may be to you.

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LILFATGIRL28358 4/16/2011 11:05AM

    Do this for you. And you are beautiful. emoticon No matter what.

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