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I bought my first ever Bikini!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

So...something I never thought would happen in my lifetime was seeing myself in the store buying a bikini. I mean its like everyone is gonna see what you look like in your underwear, right? Well recently a bunch of my friends have been telling me that I look better than how I see myself. I honestly don't consider myself skinny, but many of my friends tell that I am. The other day at work (old navy) I was helping a customer who wanted a pair of sweatpants, I informed her we only had size small left, and she said "too bad I'm not skinny like you, I can't wear that size" That is when it hit, my friends weren't just being nice, I actually am skinny. Who would have thought?!?!

So I decided that I would be brave and go bikini shopping today....and the first one I tried on, I fell in love with. I couldn't believe my eyes, ME IN A BIKINI?!?!?

Here is what it looks like:


Keep in mind this is where I started:


I am so proud of my accomplishments and this just encourages me even more to lose the last 28 pounds.

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JENIYE707 7/25/2012 7:08PM

    You look amazing. i love the bikini. congs.

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STAROFD00M 5/31/2012 10:00AM

    You look AMAZING!!! All your hard work is paying off, enjoy that bikini this summer, you have earned it!!!

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VEGAN711 5/25/2012 7:58AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! This is one of my dreams... I too have never worn a bikini. You look fantastic!! :-D

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TIFFANIE18 5/24/2012 7:37AM

    Wow, you look amazing! emoticon

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THROOPER62 5/23/2012 5:42AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonYou look emoticon

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4EVERADONEGIRL 5/22/2012 2:54PM

    You look fantastic! Way to go!!!

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BIG_BEAR73 5/22/2012 1:33PM

    woo hoo way to go!

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FITNAPTURAL 5/22/2012 12:55PM

    You look awesome! And you still want to lose 28 more pounds?! That's a great color. Keep up the good work girl! emoticon

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DOTTY7267 5/22/2012 8:55AM

    You look great! Wear the bikini proudly. emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 5/19/2012 1:07PM

    I'd wear a bikini too if I could look like you do in one! emoticon and emoticon time!!! You look emoticon!

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FLACA_CHIQUITA 5/19/2012 11:14AM

    You look amazing! I can't wait to buy a bikini. YOU motivate me so much. SO MUCH

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ASRMOM 5/19/2012 9:26AM

    You look awesome! Your hard work is paying off. emoticon

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KENTUCKYGIRL01 5/19/2012 7:26AM

    That is what a life change does for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/19/2012 6:45AM

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CANES4EVER63 5/19/2012 6:34AM

    That's AWESOME!! Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEST_OF_ARIN 5/19/2012 12:30AM

    You look fantastic!!! What an amazing accomplishment and NSV!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/19/2012 12:25AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You look great! Rock it!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 5/18/2012 11:12PM

    Wow! That made me smile. I took my shirt off at the beach for the first time in 20+year during fall 2010. I know how you feel.

And Wow you look good.

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LEARN2BME 5/18/2012 10:51PM

    Congratulations!!! And Sayonara to the last 28!!! You look awesome!

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GIGIDISAPPEARED 5/18/2012 10:29PM

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You look GREAT!!!

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MIDWESTMAMA3 5/18/2012 10:25PM

    Congratulations!! All your hard work is definitely paying off for you

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GAELA-I-CAN 5/18/2012 10:03PM

    You look beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself

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Sporting my Half Marathon Swag at the Gym

Wednesday, May 16, 2012



Yesterday at the gym I wore my new shirt! After completing my half marathon I feel like I somewhat earned a lifetime of bragging rights. I felt so awesome wearing this at the gym and wearing it really motivated me to work hard.

  
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PMRUNNER 3/13/2014 12:34PM

    Woo Hoo!

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/18/2012 8:37AM

    emoticonGreat pic!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/16/2012 10:13PM

    emoticon emoticon on your half marathon! Too cool! Great to sport your shirt at the gym!!

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JEREMY723 5/16/2012 8:05PM

    Congrats and you should be really proud! My first half is this Sunday. I'm trying to decide what 13.1 whatever to get, right now I'm leaning towards a keychain but hadn't thought of a shirt.

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BLUE42DOWN 5/16/2012 4:51PM

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I love seeing people at the gym in their wide variety of race shirts. It's such a great affirmation of what they accomplish outside!

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CHEMCHIC2006 5/16/2012 4:31PM

    emoticon Wear it proud!!

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SUNFLOWER4ME 5/16/2012 4:23PM

    Hey! How did your training go? Did you follow a specific program?

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BROJAS82 5/16/2012 4:09PM

  I can totally relate!! I did my first mud run (5k) 2 weeks ago and I couldn't wait to wear my shirt to the gym. Go you!!

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ELRIDDICK 5/16/2012 3:41PM

  Thanks for sharing

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My Favorite Fitness Quotes!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Hey everyone....long time no see. I am super busy working two jobs, going to school full time, and training for my half marathon in April!

I thought I would take a moment of time out of my busy day to share some of my favorite fitness quotes. All of these I found on pinterest, I LOVE PINTEREST. I get so much increadible motivation from that website. You can check me out here: http://pinterest.com/mcannell/ If you want a pinterest for yourself just send me a message with your email adderess and I will be happy to send you an invite.















  
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STARLITEGIRL44 3/8/2012 3:43PM

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Nice I love it !!

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STAROFD00M 3/8/2012 10:41AM

    Great idea with the quotes. As you are a runner, you might appreciate one of my favorites.

"Ask yourself, "Can I give more?" The answer is usually 'yes.'" -Paul Tergat, former WR marathon holder
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JENNYDJENNY 3/2/2012 10:12PM

    its amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JEREMY723 3/2/2012 8:22PM

    Great quotes and best of luck on your half in April!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/2/2012 7:03PM

    Love these, thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SHERYL_B 3/2/2012 6:41PM

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YIWEN39 3/2/2012 6:40PM

    Great! Thanks for sharing!

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SIMPLYRUNNING 3/2/2012 5:05PM

    Thanks for posting this. Extra motivation is always welcome.

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MICHIGANLORI 3/2/2012 12:05PM

    I like "You're only one workout away from a good mood" the best.

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CHEMCHIC2006 3/2/2012 11:57AM

    Love it! emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 3/2/2012 11:48AM

    Thanks for the motivation!

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EASY DOESN'T CHANGE ANYTHING!!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What a powerful quote. I was in my spin class today, when at the end my instructor began to yell at us for not giving 110%, I was starting to get angry, I was thinking to myself
"Uhh, Hello! Do you not see the sweat I am covered in, I WORKED HARD". She was getting me really upset, and going on and on.... and then she said.....

"EASY DOESN'T CHANGE ANYTHING!!!!"

It struck a cord with me, she is so right! You have to work hard to make a difference, be uncomfortable, give more than you ever thought you could before.

I haven't mentioned it much, but I have signed up to run a half marathon on April 28th (107 days away!!) This quote has inspired me so much, I know it won't be easy....but in the end I will change!

After my class I was so inspired I went to the gym and ran 4 miles, I feel amazing and I know change is coming!

  
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YIWEN39 3/2/2012 6:49PM

    Good luck on your half marathon :-) And thanks for the quote! emoticon

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MANDOLINAPPLES 2/25/2012 10:41PM

    That quote is brilliant! Good luck on your half marathon! You'll do great :)

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STAROFD00M 1/12/2012 4:39PM

    A half?! AWESOME!!! I run (slowly LOL) half's and love them, it's such a great distance. With your determination and focus you can totally do it. WHOOO!!!!
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PS- your Spin instructor sounds hardcore, wish I could take that class! And what a great quote.

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IRMA63 1/12/2012 10:24AM

  Hi,
You are right, nothing done right is very easy to do. We have to work at anything to get it done right, no matter what it is.

Irma63

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JENNYDJENNY 1/12/2012 5:53AM

    That soooo coool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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YDAVIS23 1/12/2012 5:39AM

    Whoa that sounds like an AMAZING workout! Congrats! This gives me inspiration to find a race for this summer/fall.

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XRSIZE18 1/12/2012 1:59AM

    I love how a good quote can put a little zip in my step.

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/11/2012 11:29PM

    emoticon Go girl! You CAN and WILL do it!

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GRACELIN57 1/11/2012 10:55PM

  I am so proud of you. emoticon

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SHERYL_B 1/11/2012 10:52PM

    Woo hoo!

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Today is my ONE YEAR SPARKVERSARY (WARNING: I wasn't perfect, and I am 100% okay with that!!)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

This time last year, I was a depressed high school seniors desperate to make a change. I was sick of the viscous cycle of eating and more eating, and then eating because I was sad about eating. I had allready tried using sparkpeople, with little success, but I was determined to try again, although I wasn't completely confident that I could actually see it through.

I started to become a happier person after my first 20 pounds, but I was upset that nobody had noticed, in fact, I couldn't really tell a difference either, untill I took a picture and compared. Take a look.....


I was shocked that I actually had made a change in my body, it was a fabulous feeling, I just wanted others to notice.

It wasn't until I had lost 30 pounds until my friends started to notice, and man it felt good, what a motivation, getting compliments made my day, and got me to the gym :)

From about late april to early may I began to struggle, I was consumed by my varsity softball team for my high school, I had literary no free time for myself, and I fell of the wagon. I gained about three or four pounds, but I got right back on track right after I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!



Graduating high school was probably the best thing that ever happened to me, I felt like I had a blank slate, a new lease on life, a new start. Over the summer I took advantage of the free time I had to make big changes. First off, I redecorated my whole bedroom, I painted it green (my favorite color, I even have a green car), but most of all I worked out like a BEAST!!

Over the summer I realized the power of friendship, my friend Chrstine and I worked out at a boot camp class 3 times a week at 5:45 a.m. (crazy, right?). We even went on runs afterward together! It was her motivation that really helped take the weight off, and take a look at what happened to me.......


This is me in size 10 jeans for the first time!!


This is me after my first six mile run!!!

I had such a great summer, and I was bummed that I had to start school, but I had no idea how great my first semester would go. I was determined to not gain the freshman 15!


GO BLUE DEVILS!!!!

I suprised myself, I became a different person in college. I was sociable, outgoing, friendly, and excited for life. I made so many friends so quickly, and I even joined a sorority. DELTA PHI EPSILON!

esse quam videri- to be rather than to seem to be

College was going great, I lost about 9 pounds, which I was so proud of my lowest weight was 149.

This is me around 152, on my way to the gym of course!!

I was on the right road until after thanskgiving, it was nearing the last four weeks of the semester, and I was slammed with homework, up until 2 am nearly every night, paper, after paper, project, and project (apparently the architecture program at LTU has that effect on people), I had no time whatsoever to workout, and I lost my focus completetly. I forgot for a while what it was like to feel accomplished and to work hard towards my weight loss goal.

The day after Christmas I was set on gettting back on track, I unfortunatly gained 8 pounds and was at a unhappy 157 pounds, but I am determine to erase that weight gain real quick!!

It is now exactly 365 days since I started, I am now 153 pounds, 52 pounds lighter and happier than ever before!!

Although I was not perfect, and am 100% okay with that, because NOBODY IS PERFECT AND NEVER WILL BE, WE CAN ONLY EXPECT OUR BEST AND NOTHING LESS!

I am looking forward to what 2012 will bring, I WILL REACH MY GOAL, AND I WILL HAVE TONS OF FUN DOING IT!!!!

I am a confident, beatiful woman, with my whole lifetime of accomplishments ahead of me!! (Did I mention I am signed up for a half marathon in April)

  
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MANDOLINAPPLES 2/25/2012 10:44PM

    HOORAY! You're truly inspirational, you know that?

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MATHISC4464 1/13/2012 10:44AM

    Good Job girl so proud of you!

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JENIYE707 1/7/2012 9:55PM

    Congs. you look amazing. Keep up the good work. Miss ya on here

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BOKUMOMMA 1/5/2012 1:11PM

    Congrats!! You look terrific and so happy! You are accomplishing great things. Best of luck in the arc program.

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STAROFD00M 1/4/2012 3:45PM

    What an AMAZING journey, you should put that before pic right next to the last one taken of you, it's a CRAZY difference. And I love your attitude, with that positive outlook you will definitely achieve anything you set your mind to.
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CHEMCHIC2006 1/4/2012 11:39AM

    You look fantastic! That's quite a lot of accomplishment in only one year! I know you've said you've gotten off track w/ school... but don't stress it too much! This is a lifestyle, not a quick fix. You will have ups and downs, but if you make the right choices in the end, you'll always bounce back. Congrats on your first Sparkversary!
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SHERYL_B 1/3/2012 10:19PM

    Yeah for you!! Don't beat yourself up over the small gain, life happens and it is a small gain in the scheme of things. You know that you are going to be able to get rid of that weight and even more. You have done an amazing job during a time in your life with HUGE changes. You deserve to be proud of yourself!!!!

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MICHIGANLORI 1/3/2012 8:46PM

    emoticon Proud of you.

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TINNYWINNIE 1/3/2012 7:58PM

  52 pounds that's pretty perfect if you ask me emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 1/3/2012 4:42PM

    Congrats!!!!

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WENDYSPARKS 1/3/2012 4:38PM

    You look good!!!!

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LARKSONGRUTH 1/3/2012 4:34PM

    What a great year! Congratulations on all the positive changes you have made in your life, and good luck on your studies in architecture. What a fun field to go out in.

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HLTHYRNRMOM 1/3/2012 4:26PM

    GREAT JOB! good luck with your half!

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MOM2ACAT 1/3/2012 4:25PM

    emoticon You look great!

None of us are perfect, but that is ok! All we can do is the be the best we can be!

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CULAINA 1/3/2012 4:11PM

    being a confident, beautiful and healthy woman is all anyone could ask for. you are amazing xx

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IARAHS 1/3/2012 4:09PM

    Happy anniversary! Congratulations on your great success!


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IRMA63 1/3/2012 3:36PM

  Hi,
You are doing really good. I hope to loose the weight I need to by my birthday in April. It is not a lot of weight, but it is more then I want to be. Will be glad when I can wear my smaller clothes again. emoticon emoticon
I have desided to walk in place, in my house for 20 minutes after breakfast & lunch, starting with right now.
I have been with SmartPeople almost two years & have lost 11 lbs., but put 4 lbs. back on. I am going to do better, from now on. Your story, has given me the push I needed, THANK YOU!
Irma63

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STEPHYY3 1/3/2012 3:35PM

    Congrats!!!

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RLT5089 1/3/2012 3:24PM

    What a great year! You have come so far. Here's to a great 2012!

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BLUE42DOWN 1/3/2012 2:58PM

    Happy emoticon!

Even if obstacles have cropped up, you're taking them as what they are - learning experiences for life. Well done!

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NEWNAC304 1/3/2012 2:38PM

    You look great! I love the outlook you have on life - so upbeat and positive!

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GRACELIN57 1/3/2012 2:13PM

  I am so proud of you and your life style change. You re very inspirational. Blessings to you and yours in 2012. I know you will meet all your goals.

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MISSIFISH 1/3/2012 2:06PM

    Congratulations to you! You look wonderful, and so happy! Good luck with continuing to reach your goals.

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