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Less Than Active?

Monday, July 15, 2013

I haven't been completely focused, especially when it comes to spark people.

We have however been running 3 times a week. I am happy about this because it has brought our family together at least 3 times a week and it has gotten us all physically active.

We ran our first 5k as a family on Saturday. We ran The Color Run! It was such a blast. I highly recommend this 5k to every one!!!!


Me, prior to the run beginning!


Randy, Cam, Jeff and I after the run.

Now I need to re-focus on what I am eating and still going to the gym in between for some toning. Sometimes I feel unmotivated but then I remember this quote:

  
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HEALTHY4ME 7/16/2013 3:25PM

    Glad to see you back!!! missed you but figured you were busy being a newlywed LOL
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-AMANDA79- 7/16/2013 8:35AM

    OMG!! You look amazing! And congrats on the race and getting the family to join.
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LAURELSPARK 7/16/2013 8:05AM

    WooHoo..............lookin good!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/16/2013 7:52AM

    wow you look fantastic, way to goon the run!!

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LRSILVER 7/16/2013 6:16AM

    Great .

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LINDA! 7/15/2013 9:14PM

    Good for you for running at least three times per week. emoticon

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CANDOK1260 7/15/2013 8:59PM

    happy you enjoying running

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ROBBIEY 7/15/2013 8:41PM

  I like the quote, it is very inspiring.
I will chose my hard!!!
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Back at it - again!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013



That's my fitness mentality right now.

Yesterday the fam and I ran a little over a mile at an average pace of 12 minutes and 17 seconds.

Today I went to zumba for 45 minutes, came home to clean up the dog's mess, so then decided to go back out for another run. Despite the fact that I felt exhausted, I ended up shaving 1 minute off my average pace and completed a mile at an average pace of 11 min and 17 seconds!!!

This week Randy, Cam and I are planning on running a mile 3 times (every other day), and then next week running 2, then the next running 3.

Then we should be able to work on shaving off time. I am hoping to beat my last race. We only have 5 weeks to repair but It hasn't been TOO long since I stopped exercising so I don't think I will have to regain that much ground. I AM EXCITED TO PROVE THIS TO MYSELF. :)

My goal: I am going to try to get down to 140. I don't know if this is unrealistic because the body fat/composition test that I took said the ideal "me" would be 137lbs (muscle). Which means PEAK physical fitness. But I will am going to try really hard. I am at approximately a size 8 and 5'4" so I believe I could go down one size and would be happy.

I am currently at 145ish. Right before the wedding I was hovering between 142-143. I will have to really re-focus on my eating habits.

Then I will maintain...unless we try having a baby.

But I'd like to reach goal first. emoticon

  
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-AMANDA79- 6/17/2013 8:40AM

    I've read a lot about running and they advise to increase distance at no more than 10% per week. Sorry to sound like such a know-it-all, but wouldn't want the guys to get injured and be turned off to running.

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/12/2013 7:23AM

    go for gold!

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HEALTHY4ME 6/12/2013 5:56AM

    Great goals and you will succeed. You sound very content and happy now. Have a super day!
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LRSILVER 6/12/2013 5:07AM

    Keep it up. You can do it.

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DARJR50 6/11/2013 9:40PM

  Keep working it. You will get there.

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I'm Married!

Monday, June 10, 2013

The wedding came and went so fast!!!! June 1st was the day we got married. The day was wonderful. It didn't rain like forecasted which was awesome since we got married outside. Every thing went smoothly. Randy forgot our vows but our pastor just inserted his own thing and every thing turned out okay. I felt like a princess and had so much fun the entire night.

We then drove down to naples FL on 06/02/13. We got there on 06/03 at approximately 10PM. It rained on and off the entire week we were there but we still had an awesome time. We went "treasure" (sea shell) hunting every day, went to the botanical gardens, chased lizards/frogs/crabs/birds lol, saw dolphins, caught up with randy's cousin, etc. (we also ate a lot of food!!!!).

TO my surprise I am down from what the last weight I recorded on here was. However that was about two weeks before the wedding. I think I am up about two pounds...I think the lost weight was actually muscle so that's not good. I am trying not to stress about it though. I will get there. :)

We started running as a family today for the 5k we are running on july 13. We ran a little over a mile for our first run and plan on increasing it. I could've done more but it was raining hard.

HEre are some pictures from the wedding:




  
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FLORIDASUN 7/30/2013 7:28AM

    You are SO beautiful and that dress....OH...that dress! emoticon Hey...you were right in our neck of the woods in Naples. We are in Bonita Springs just about 15-20 minutes away!

The beaches here are GORGEOUS...and the shelling and the food and the sunshine are fantastic. Sorry for all the rain..but that's what keeps us so green and sub-tropical!

I'm glad you are married and happy. It's the BEST to have someone you love and that you can share your life with! emoticon

The hubs and I just celebrated our 35th last May and he's STILL the man of my dreams...I'm wishing you the same happiness! emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 6/17/2013 8:35AM

    You look so beautiful!! I'm so happy for you!


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LOLAINSC 6/11/2013 7:01PM

    Congratulation, best wishes to all of you.
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HEALTHY4ME 6/10/2013 10:27PM

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!! YOU LOOK LIKE A PRINCESS, BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the bottom one! lol
Glad you had fun on your honeymoon, that all worked out and now wow running as a family!
HUGS glad to see you back!

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LRSILVER 6/10/2013 9:35PM

    Congratulations. You look BEAUTIFUL!!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 6/10/2013 9:23PM

    Congratulations to you! You are a beautiful couple.
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AUDISP 6/10/2013 9:19PM

    Congratulations! Beautiful bride and handsome groom. Best wishes for a long, healthy, prosperous live. God Bless you both.

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-DIAMOND 6/10/2013 9:13PM

    What gorgeous pics! You and your dress look amazing!

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I can do it, I will do it, I AM DOING IT!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013



I've been traveling back and forth between my center and another center in the region the past few days so I've been planning out my work outs. I also stocked up on a lot of vegetables.

Today I went to pilates for the first time. It was a nice change in pace and easier on the lungs than some of the cardio classes. I also did Zumba. This new instructor does a round of strength training at the end which I like.

These past few days have been great. We picked out Randy's Tux this weekend and finished up some things on that end. Yesterday I went to meet up with my photographer and some of her friends at a coffee shop. I loved all the women and we're planning a regular night out now on Thursdays so that's kind of exciting!

Nonscale victories: I'm at the point where none of my clothes really fit. I don't really even care at this point, I am just happy at the progress. I can't wait to get to fitness and I can wait to push my body to a state of physical fitness that its never been to. I actually FEEL like the skinny girl instead of the "big" girl.

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy and his continued support and him pushing me out of my comfort zone to meet up with all those women.
Whiskers and his companionship while I've been sick.
My health slowly returning.

  
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TKLBRIDGET 5/20/2013 2:12PM

    I've been thinking about trying Zumba, it seems to be such a fun exercise. I'm still building up strength and stamina and then I think I will try a class. Sounds like you have been busy, I hope everything is going well for you!

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DOLLFACEDX 5/19/2013 8:54AM

    Very inspiring - how're you coming along with your plan? Into a new size yet? I HATE being in the half sizes - don't want to buy new stuff and the old just hangs! emoticon

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ZANNACHAN 3/28/2013 2:29PM

    Awesome! You are doing a fantastic job--and have the sagging clothing to prove it! You are planning ahead so that hurdles don't trip you up and that's a big step.

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-AMANDA79- 3/27/2013 8:28PM

    Thursday nights with the ladies? I'm so jealous!

And yay! for saggy pants!
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LOLAINSC 3/27/2013 12:19PM

    Congratulations, those NSV's are what this journey is all about and make the effort so worthwhile--enjoy!
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HILLRUNNER 3/27/2013 3:48AM

    You are Ah-MAZE-ING!!!
Well done and keep hitting the repeat button!!! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/26/2013 10:19PM

    Yay love this blog, so upbeat, and positive and so great that you are making time for you to go out with the women - I wish I had a group to do that with. HUGS and keep on feeling better!

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SABLENESS 3/26/2013 9:57PM

    You're doing great! Glad you're feeling better. Seems like whatever's gone around this year hangs on forever.

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In Control

Monday, March 25, 2013



I woke up in a much better mood today and decided to ACT - take my health into my control.

So I woke up at 5:45 and made it to the gym. Worked out for a short period of time - just enough so that my lungs felt the strain but were not burning. I did NOT want to overdo it.

Yesterday, Randy and I got some really good vitamins. I'm going to start taking them and hope that this helps put me back on a good path and then keeps me there.

I also pledge to get lots of water in today - I haven't been doing great with this and I know this will GREATLY help with all the mucous I've got floating around in my head.

Nonscale victory: At my dress alteration yesterday, the lady that sold me my dress was telling every body about how much of a transformation I've made (she saw me 35lbs ago). It was nice. Also, my pant and underwear are starting to fall down all the time. (Annoying, but awesome at the same time).

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy
My body - its the only one I got!
My family
Whiskers (Kept me toasty warm the last few nights - actually he's been keeping me warm ever since I got sick, think that Cat has a sixth sense)

  
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MINDY502 3/25/2013 11:01AM

    Glad to hear you are doing better and on the road to recovery. Great job on the 35 pound weight loss doesnt it feel great to accomplish that!! Way to go!

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-AMANDA79- 3/25/2013 9:58AM

    It's hard to take it easy when you are used to going all out. Good job on easing back in.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/25/2013 8:38AM

    thats great news so nice to hear you are feeling better, vitamins are a great way to get back on track!!

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LRSILVER 3/25/2013 7:28AM

    Glad to hear you are better.

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ELRIDDICK 3/25/2013 7:24AM

  Thanks for sharing

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