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Thinking Back . . .and Looking Forward

Saturday, November 16, 2013





When I started losing weight, I had a HUGE goal to shoot for. I got on board and in 15 months, lost 65#. I couldn't ((WAIT!)) to get "there". emoticon


Now, here I am a year later after arriving at "there" & I have to say, I feel awesome! emoticon esp maintaining for a year.
I knew it would take a lifestyle change to maintain my loss. For awhile the results in my weight loss progress kept me going...celebrating every milestone, inches lost, and pound kicked to the curb. emoticon emoticon
Now I have to find other ways to measure my progress, whether itís focusing on more toned shoulders or shaving a minute off my mile time. . .





I have to say that this journey has been such a great time to redefine myself . . . .these past 2 years, I have evolved into a balanced woman with more confidence, a very colorful identity( for those who truly know me ) emoticon , and a passion for embracing a healthy lifestyle.
Even though I don't have a scale goal anymore or inches goals, I still have the following habits:

emoticon I reward myself when I make progress in any lifestyle area.

emoticon I still share my progress with others and have an antenna out to inspire those who are interested in a lifestyle change.

emoticon I stay steady with my fitness fun...::usually 6 days/week either running or at the gym. Fitness evolved into being FUN!

emoticon I remind myself as often as needed what my true, best and natural weight is. . . .staying away from fads. ( strong is MY skinny )





Right now, I find myself emoticon a few pounds.
Sometimes it just happens, . . .for me it's been nursing 2 children sick, my youngest son had a sports accident that ended up in the ER, DH working late, etc.....all of these are common domestic challenges.... & trying to find time for the gym, a run and just keeping healthy meals coming can be a TALL order for the MOM during these times.





No sweat! I know just what to do. LOL! That's what I love the most about "who" I am today vs. who I was 2 years ago - i KNOW what to do and I'm not obsessed because my weight is a bit off. I have resources, information, direction, inspiration & experience. You might say, I'm armed. emoticon emoticon emoticon And what better time to be focused than right now as the "food" holidays are approaching. . . emoticon Lol!






With the domestic challenges behind me, I have carved out time at the gym this week to Circuit Train, run and simply snatch lots of cardio "ME" time. It has been exhilarating. . .so great to be back in a nice routine. It's a good thing that I am resilient....bouncing back is a young mother's best friend. emoticon

Now, I am not fooled -stuff will indeed arise again, I have no doubt. That's just life, but I hope to roll with it and continue to thrive. emoticon emoticon


Onward and Forward! We are looking forward to the lovely holidays, and the fellowship with family that remains golden.
My motto is: Major on fellowship; minor on food.


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  • v GETTINGFIT4HIM
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    985 days ago
  • v EJOY-EVELYN
    emoticon You're a true role model for us to follow. Continue to celebrate the successes!
    991 days ago
  • v EVER-HOPEFUL
    you are doing great and have the right attitude i hope when i eventually get to goal i can keep it as well as you have . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1011 days ago
  • v PAULALALALA
    You are emoticon and powerful! Just as we all should be on the healthy lifestyle path. Oh yes... the holidays are coming soon and there will be many opportunities to connect with family and friends and celebrate. It will be another good opportunity to try out our maintenance skills! emoticon
    1011 days ago
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  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Lyrical Laura you are an inspiration - a bright and shining star! emoticon Thank you for sharing your passion, joie de vivre and enthusiasm for a fit and fun lifestyle that you embrace WITH your family setting such a great example! I have no doubt that you will emoticon through the holidays with the same positive attitude and love of life with the passion you exude so gracefully! You've got this yesterday, today and tomorrow! emoticon
    1012 days ago
  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Lyrical Laura you are an inspiration - a bright and shining star! emoticon Thank you for sharing your passion, joie de vivre and enthusiasm for a fit and fun lifestyle that you embrace WITH your family setting such a great example! I have no doubt that you will emoticon through the holidays with the same positive attitude and love of life with the passion you exude so gracefully! You've got this yesterday, today and tomorrow! emoticon
    1012 days ago
  • v KELLIEBEAN
    This blog brought a smile to my face. My one-year is coming up so I can completely identify with many things you said here.

    It certainly is a tall order to maintain this lifestyle with kids and daily details. I'm in awe of your accomplishments!

    Thanks for sharing your energy!!

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    1012 days ago
  • v ZELLAZM
    Maintaining is such a special challenge but you're a special lady and are equal to it! Lots of inspiration here, Laura!
    1012 days ago
  • v TORTISE110
    This blog is full of energy. I loved reading it. Congrats on all you have achieved. I love how you are enjoying your success. emoticon
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