Thursday, April 24, 2014
A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push?
Yes, I love friendly competition. I want to be pushed and I want to push myself as well to be better, each and every step.
B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?
Well, I started BLC in 14....I started with the Fierce Fushia Felines, with TERRY (oh great Admin) as the Captain...I stayed on that team and became the Captain of the Rockin' Rose Rangers until BLC 23 when I stepped down mid round to take care of me and the little one I was pregnant with. I'm back now ready to get this baby weight off. And I'm excited to have a new team to hang out with.
C is for CHILDREN...you have?
I have 3...4 if you count the hubby. My daughter is 11, my oldest son is 9 and my new little one is 8 months. Fun fact, all my kids have August birthdays!
D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse?
I am really trying very hard to squash all excuses. I have plenty, life gets in the way....but even if I'm getting in my workout at 10:00 at night after kids go to bed then that's what I will do. And while I love food....I need to limit it. PORTION CONTROL, and sweets have to go. I have been without 'sweets' for 3 weeks now...they are a trigger, I can't just stop at one.
E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl?
I'd say I'm a Night Owl, but my work forces me to get up early. Figures.
F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have?
I have 4. I have my two old dogs we have had since they were 6 weeks old Charlie is a terrier mutt, and Maggie is a Dalmatian/Border Collie mix. (Both are now 7 years old) Then we have our two rescue dogs we got Tank our Saint Bernard when he was about a year old. (He is 4? now) And Bella is our English Mastiff we got her when she was 6 months old (she is about 2 now) Our house is full but there is love all around!
G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with?
Um...usually food. I try for healthy...fruits and veggies are always the first that go in.
H is for HOME...where do you call home?
I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration?
Anyone willing to break through obstacles, stop making excuses and push themselves to beyond their limits.
J is for JOB...What do you do for a living?
I'm a bookkeeper in a CPA firm.
K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your healthy focus when short on time?
Water and portion control is always at the forefront of my mind.
L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?
I am just now starting to reuse them here on spark. I'd like to get an app that could help on my phone because there are days when it's terribly hard to log in here. But as I'm reading through some of these ABC's it seems that spark has a free one so maybe I just need to find that.
M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved?
Married, we just celebrated our 10 year anniversary in February.
N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname?
I love peace signs (can you tell?) And I try to be a peaceful and positive person.
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?
Easily I'm well over 150oz. I have a 20 oz cup I fill every hour that I'm at work. (That's roughly 10 hours) If I'm not done with the water from prior I drink it up and fill the cup again for the next hour. Now at home, it's a little harder to get in the water but I do try for at least the 64 oz.
P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?
I'd say I'm at about 3 to 5....I have an apple a day, I usually have veggies with dinner and I shoot for some at lunch too.
Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
Gee so many good ones. I'd have to say my favorite quotes come from Dr. Suess though. And the one I always tell my kids is "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" And another one of my favorites is "Today you are YOU that is truer than true, There is no one else who is Youer than you." I love Dr. Suess.
R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?
I shoot for 5 days. I have 2 days that are 90-120 minutes, and 3 days for at least 30 minutes.
S is for STATURE...How tall are you?
I am 5'11"
T is for TIME...What time zone are you in?
Mountain time, I do believe....
U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby?
Roller Derby. I started a few months ago and I absolutely LOVE IT! It's an amazing stress reliever and an amazing workout!
V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?
So many, Australia would be amazing, Italy another on my list...Maine, not as exotic but still one day I'll get out there. I'd love to do the whole road trip around USA too.
W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program?
I'm more of a cardio girl. I've done P90X, and it wasn't bad...but I liked Insanity better. I'd rather sweat then be sore.
X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?
I want my good habits back. Without thinking about it. I want to know when I go to a restaurant I don't crave the stuff I shouldn't have and instead pick something that is the healthy option.
Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward?
There are times I beat myself up about the poor choices, but honestly I just try to move forward and learn from them.
Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without?
A good book. I read while I'm on the elliptical so I don't have to watch the timer. :) It sure helps pass the time.
Welp, that's me in a nut shell.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
What a journey it's been. Lost 84 pounds 4 years ago....found out I was pregnant last year....had a beautiful baby boy in August...but I gained back everything I lost. And now...I'm starting back at 10 pounds lighter than what I was 4 years ago. On the plus side....that's 10 pounds I don't have to get rid of again. It's taken me a while to be able to get back to 'starting' again. And now....I need to start focusing on me again. On taking care of me, so that it doesn't take me 8 years to get this baby weight off like it did last time. Nope no more excuses. I'm back, and I'm ready to get my clothes back, and get my life back, and get ME back. I'm ready. So here it is. 2014....I'm gonna work hard to get back to ONEderland! No excuses.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
So this is for all my Rangers friends, past and present.....we welcomed our new little guy on August 30 at 1:32 am. The day AFTER my daughters birthday. We joke that he just didn't want to be the only one without an August birthday...so now, all three of my kids have August birthdays. He was just over 3 weeks early, they called him a late premie, but he weighed in at 7lbs and 19.5 inches long. We had some blood sugar issues, and a little jaundice, but he is healthy and doing so great. His name is Paxton Lee. And he looks like his Dad and his brother for sure. There is just no denying this kid. ha! Life is getting back to...'normal' and adjusting to this new little bundle of love. The kids are amazing and always want to help out and hold him and love him up....I'm sure this kid is going to be spoiled. ha! But we are doing well, recovery for me has been a bit hard as I want to jump back in and get this weight off but I am unable to and have to wait for the doctor to release me and tell me the CSection scar is healed and I can resume full exercise...but for now I'm trying to just get out and walk a bit...it's good for baby to get some sunlight and me to get some exercise. :) I just have to remember to be my own friend again.....not beat myself up for the weight that was gained but take it one day at a time to get it off.
So here are some pictures for you guys. I'm sending out all my love to all of my spark friends. I've missed you guys!
This was me, about 2 weeks before he came.
Our little guy, in the hospital.
Chillin' on Dad
First Day of Church
Monday, November 12, 2012
1. “Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness!” - ??
2. "I know you are, but what am I?” - Pee Wee Herman
3. "They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God.” - ??
4. "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller
5. “How's it going, royal ugly dudes?” - ??
6. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - Dead Poets Society
7. "They're here!" - ??
8. "Yo, Adrian!" - Rocky
9. “Come back to me.” - ??
10. "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again.” - Mr. Incredible
11. "Feed me!" - Dinasours?
12. "When I shall sit, you shall sit. When I shall kneel, you shall kneel. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera." - The King and I
13. "So let it be written, so let it be done." - ??
14. "George Bailey. I'll love you 'til the day I die." - It's a wonderful life
15. "Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!" - ??
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