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Saturday, May 04, 2013



Today is day 24 of my current streak!

For a long time now, I've been doing the bare minimum needed in order to keep my streak going. I have exercised every day.....but I haven't pushed myself to workout harder. I have tracked my food and stayed within my calories....but I have not always eaten HEALTHY food, and I've been eating at the highest end of my calories. So of course, I've been at a plateau for a long, long time.

One thing that I am proud of, though, is that even when I have gone completely off track and had to start my streak over (and over, and over) I didn't give up. One bad day didn't snowball into a bad week or month. I always got back on track the very next day. But even when I was on track, I had stopped putting forth my very best effort.

That changed this week, though. Beginning on Monday, I forced myself to start pushing harder. Not only tracking my food, but also making sure that the food I ate was as healthy as possible. Not just going through the motions with my workouts, but really giving it 100%.



So all last week, I worked hard. I started doing cardio (which I hate) in addition to my other workouts. I pushed myself to do more with my strength training and yoga. My cardio workout is from this DVD;

www.amazon.com/Zone-Ball
-Workout-Liz-Gillies/dp/B0
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The DVD has 3 workouts on it but the one I've been doing is "Fat Burning." Its a fun workout, and I actually kind of enjoy it! It really gets my heart rate up, and I'm nice and sweaty when I finish! The workout is 30 minutes long and so far I have not been able to do the entire 30 minutes at once. But in just one week, I've improved! The first time I did the workout, (on Monday) I could barely make it through 18 minutes before I'd have to pause, rest, and then finish! But this morning, I made it to 22 minutes before I had to stop! I know if I stick with it, I will soon be able to do the entire 30 minutes without stopping.

It feels so good to be on track and really doing my best. This month is off to a great start, and I am determined to keep the momentum going!




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PENOWOK 5/12/2013 9:30AM

    Just now reading this one...always inspiring!!

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LEANMEAN2 5/11/2013 7:23AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GBSLIM 5/7/2013 7:32PM

    emoticon I can see that everything is under control here.
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SPARCTICUS 5/7/2013 6:48PM

    Keep up the good work1 You can do it!

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Way to be back in the game!!!! Go Pixie!!!!

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POUNDSAWAY73 5/7/2013 12:22PM

  Way to go Girl!!! I will try to push harder, but I have physical limitations. Your attitude is such an inspiration to me. emoticon

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FIRECOM 5/7/2013 11:38AM

    I love your blogs. Entertaining, inspiring and well written. A combination that is unstoppable.

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RAEMICIA 5/7/2013 9:16AM

    emoticon it sounds like me i love the motivation tip every morning you wake up is another chance to get it right

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 5/7/2013 7:57AM

    I love your attitude... I too have been trying to tweak my foods, more natural, whole foods less processed, and hoping this helps me eat more fruits and veggies, which by the way I LOVE, so you would think it would be easier... we'll have to see. Push onward, also, think I read you are feeling a little ill, hope you feel better soon!

J


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MANILUS 5/7/2013 12:55AM

    So happy to hear that you are giving it 100%!

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LYNNIERN 5/6/2013 11:36PM

    Awesome job! I love the first motivational picture. I think I'm going to print that out and put it on my mirror so I'll see it first thing every morning.
As always, thanks for the inspiration.
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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 5/6/2013 11:18PM

    Great job!! You're always inspiring me!! Thank you for that!

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LUVTOBOWL 5/6/2013 10:35PM

    Way to go Pixie. I'm so proud of you for doing your best at your new workout. Like you said soon you will be able to do it all without stopping.

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AJB121299 5/6/2013 10:32PM

    Nice

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JOYFUL452003 5/6/2013 10:31PM

    emoticon One day at a time. Keep up the good work.

You inspire me. Blessings to you! Muriel

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RLEOPOL 5/6/2013 9:57PM

    Nice going Pixie! You have it together at all going in right direction. emoticon

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HOOSIERNATIVE46 5/6/2013 9:21PM

    I so agree! Congratulations on keeping up with the streak, no matter what! This is a lesson for me.

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TPETRIE 5/6/2013 6:53PM

  Great job. Keep up the great work and be proud of your asccomplishments.

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    Great job!

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NIKEGRL688 5/6/2013 4:13PM

    You are doing amazing and really inspire me to go home and do what I have been trying to talk myself into all day!!

Excellent work!!!
You are amazing

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    Keep the momentum going! emoticon

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    Way to go girl!!! emoticon emoticon

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ABUFFKIN 5/6/2013 12:37PM

    You really and truly are an inspiration to me and to many others!! Thanks for always being so real and so transparent about both your successes and your failures. YOU ROCK!!! emoticon

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    hang in there

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    You can do this. Keep on pushing yourself.

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HLOCHRIDGE 5/6/2013 9:13AM

    71 pounds!! You go girl!!!!

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CFMOSS 5/6/2013 8:06AM

    This truly is a journey with hills and valleys and speed ups and slow downs all connected to who we are at any given moment in time. Way to go.

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-SHOREIDO- 5/6/2013 7:47AM

    Whoa! 71 lbs!!?? YES you can!! emoticon Good job!!

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    Love your attitude! Thanks for an inspiring blog!


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BABYSTEPS123 5/5/2013 11:39PM

    Pixie - you are my Streaking inspiration! I'm starting my Streak over today with a good attitude about it ... much because you've demonstrated that it can be done. I can't feel bad about 26 days in a row of sticking to my plan, now can I? So, today is Day 1, and I'll rejoice over every day I am able to take steps in the right direction!

I love how you've recommitted and readjusted your Streak!

Thanks for showing so many of us the way to gracefully handle challenges!

Happy Sparking!

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WINNIE-POOH 5/5/2013 10:57PM

    Way to go. May God bless you abundantly. emoticon emoticon

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