Thighs: An Ode to Cellulite
Thighs, you and I have been through thick and thin
In fact, let's not repeat all the trouble we've been in
But sadly I have an unfortunate confession
Owning you ain't always been a blessing
See, you store all my mistakes like a ... Read more
Start Your Morning the Florence Way
Today I sat down at my desk and turned to Amazing Co-Worker and said, "Let's start this day the right way, before we have to turn the phones on."
And I queued up Florence + the Machine "Shake it Out", played it loudly, and felt great.
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My Goals Were Wrong
So earlier in the month, I set some goals. A few of them were spot on. The other almost killed me. I should not be allowed to set my own goals, officially.
I mean, really, I should have known better. I promised myself that for 30 days I wou... Read more
Why My One Year Fitness Anniversary Totally Whomped
Yesterday was supposed to be awesome. It totally was not. Most of it was my fault.
I got up yesterday, put makeup on, made a delicious and healthful breakfast, and went to work. At work, I went with two other colleagues to a completely won... Read more
9/20/10 - 9/20-11
So today makes one year. One. Whole. Year.
One year since this photo:
When my husband took this photo just after I finished my first P90X video, he looked at it a... Read more
Well, I've officially wrapped up Phase 1 of LiveFit AND had an epiphany. It's been a productive morning.
Fit-Whit posted an AMAZING blog about goal-setting and how that can really hold us back instead of motivating us. That really hit me ha... Read more
Who I Am Now
Take my hand, friends, it's time for another magical journey into the inner workings of yours truly.
On the surface, most people see someone who is extremely confident. I am outspoken, often feminist, and insanely proud (maybe egotistical)... Read more
I have been SLACKING on the blog front so here's a quick update.
Today makes Day 7 of my 30 day goal of no cheating and it's going well! I survived the weekend despite having a family party to go to and a trip to Wooberry. Wooberry is essen... Read more
September Goals and Day 2/Day 17!
Okay, I spilled my guts in the last post. I didn't handle "maintenance" very well and gained back about 8-10 pounds. I do not like this.
So here is September's goal:
-Go thirty days of 100% following the LiveFit nutrition guide. No sli... Read more
It's You and Me, Kid
Alright Jolene, time for honesty.
You've been in denial. You HAVE gained weight back. Some of it is muscle, sure. You've lost some inches lately and that's awesome. But the thighs and tummy don't lie. Those videos you took of your workout w... Read more
Getting to Know Me: A-Z
Shamelessly yanked from another blogger!
B. Books-I read everything and anything. I've read 75 or so books this year. I just finished up the Y The Last Man series and Sarah's Key and am looking for something new to read!
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So I didn't end up confronting GNC guy. I ran out of time/money after spending an obscene amount of both at Michael's getting the stuff together to make centerpieces for my sister-in-law's Alice in Wonderland-themed personal shower. But I got my... Read more
Guys, I feel like butt today. I have my period.
And yes, I say that. I say period. I am totally not scared of saying period. You'll never see "time of the month" or "my monthly visitor" or "that time" in this blog. Here, we say PERIOD.
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Today You are Amazing
Dear Jolene (and/or Insert Name Here),
Today you are amazing.
Today you pushed harder than you thought you could. You ran even though you hate it and you felt like you left your lungs behind on the first corner.
Today you looked ... Read more
Wait.........What Was I Talking About Again?
Here goes another incredibly short and, possibly, pointless post.
This morning Awesome Husband left before me since he's on call. So when it came time to leave, I went about pup-proofing the house so Bowser and Ripley could safely be left o... Read more
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