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UPDATE!!! Progress pics

Saturday, September 21, 2013      3 comments

Well, here it is, all laid out... At my heaviest, I weighed 235 the day before I was induced for gestational hypertension with my first born in August 2009. I lost ... Read more

Why I'm sticking to a low carb diet

Monday, February 25, 2013      3 comments

Saturday marked the completion of my first official week of ďcompetition training.Ē There are so many articles that Iíve read that indicated how difficult training can be Ė the worst part being changes to diet. Thankfully, Iíve been following ... Read more

Where I've been...and where I'm headed

Monday, February 18, 2013      8 comments

So I thought I'd start blogging about my new fitness journey. Just a few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and train for my first figure competition!!! Don't tell anyone yet because I still haven't told my husband. But I did tell my tra... Read more

Liver for weight loss???

Thursday, December 06, 2012      1 comments

I meant the organ in YOUR body, not the one you're trying to choke down at dinner. Iíve been with my personal trainer, Justin, for over 3 months now. I wasnít looking for a trainer when I met him, but the way he talked about nutrition and ... Read more

Another milestone met!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012      2 comments

After I gave birth to my second son in Feburary at a whopping 222lbs, I started sweating bullets. I didn't know how in the world I was going to get down to 156lbs by November...when I had to take my first post-partum Physical Readiness Test (PR... Read more

2-month update

Saturday, October 20, 2012      1 comments

I can't believe it's been 2 months since I started working out with Justin, my personal trainer at Rawman Fitness! Not only has it been 2 months of training but 2 months of low-carb dieting. Well...sort of. Even though I cheated a little here... Read more

On to the next plan...

Thursday, September 06, 2012      4 comments

In August, I started Jamie Eason's 12-week LiveFit Trainer. I think it's a fantastic program and really enjoy it. I haven't focused on weight training in many many years. I've always been fighting the fat and put weight training on the back b... Read more

WEEK 2 IN REVIEW - Jamie Eason's LIVEFIT 12-Week Trainer Challenge

Sunday, August 12, 2012      5 comments

WOW! 2 weeks down and I feel GREAT (I can say that now that itís Sunday)! As expected, this past week was much better than last, but it wasnít all smooth sailing. There were some bumps along the road. I ended Week 1 with 2 consecutive da... Read more

WEEK 1 IN REVIEW - Jamie Eason's LIVEFIT 12-Week Trainer Challenge

Sunday, August 05, 2012      1 comments

I donít know how I found out about this, possibly on a friendís Facebook page, but I learned about Jamie Easonís 12-week trainer on Bodybuilding.com this past week. The program looked completely doable and sheís pretty impressive herself, so I ... Read more

Gotta love pictures! :-}

Sunday, July 15, 2012      0 comments

Even though I've lost 16lbs since I started my recent weight loss journey, I still have a long way to go. I'm still 14lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight with my newest baby and 24lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight from my oldest baby. Th... Read more

It's official...Color ME Rad!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      1 comments

Just wanted to mention that I signed up for the Color Me Rad 5K in San Diego on August 11th! I'm pretty excited because it looks like a lot of fun. Who doesn't want to be doused in colored corn starch and finish tie-dyed??? After I was di... Read more

Aren't people supposed to look forward to vacation??? I'm DREADING it!

Monday, June 18, 2012      1 comments

In just about 2 weeks, my family is packing up and flying back east to my parents house. I love my family and I love being around them. They'll finally get to meet our newest bundle of joy and get to see how much my first bundle of joy has gro... Read more

The standards I live byÖ

Friday, June 15, 2012      2 comments

If youíve read my bio, youíll see that Iím an officer in the US Navy. To remain in the navy, you must remain within body fat standards and pass the semi-annual physical readiness test Ė combined, itís called the physical fitness assessment (PFA... Read more

Down a uniform pant size!

Thursday, June 14, 2012      1 comments

OK...so they new uniform pants may still be a little tight. Or as the Officer Candidate School tailors would say, "too sexy." But the ones I was wearing were just too big and baggy, and I can't stand baggy uniforms, that I had to put the small... Read more

The sweet spot!

Monday, June 11, 2012      1 comments

I think I found a sweet spot regarding caloric intake = 2000 calories It took me several weeks (maybe months) to figure this one out. But I finally came to this conclusion this week. When I first started "dieting" I was eating ~2400 calor... Read more


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