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Must Keep Swimming!
It's been a while since my last blog entry, which in the past may have indicated that I had completely fallen off the wagon, but this time I am proud to say that is not the case! My days have been so incredibly long and busy that by the time I ... Read more
Gave Into a Craving...
I've been fighting really hard to avoid processed foods all month. For the most part, I do OK - I've had two days during the whole month of March where I really got off track, but I was able to turn around and make my way in the right direction ... Read more
I'm a Runner!
I honestly didn't ever think I would call myself a runner. I remember being pretty fit and active at age 18, taking jogs through my neighborhood but always having to slow down to a walk every few minutes. Fast forward a few years later to me sit... Read more
I'm a bit of a Pinterest addict. I wish I was the type of Pinterest person who pinned cute DIY ideas, home decor, etc. but sadly I am not super creative or handy so that is not exactly the case. However, I am obsessed with the health & fitness b... Read more
I'm halfway into my first week of clean eating and so far I am having mixed feelings about this challenge. I haven't really been tracking my food because I am eating LOTS of fruits and veggies, probably 2x what I was eating before (which is good... Read more
I've been involved in an outdoors boot camp group off and on since last spring, and I really do appreciate the positive influence this group of people and the trainers have had on my life. I stopped going for a while over the fall/winter and rea... Read more
Has it Really Been a Year?!
I'm noticing it's been over a year since my last blog entry... yikes! Where has all the time gone?! It's interesting to reflect back and see what all has changed and what has stayed the same.
Last time I wrote I was stressing about my new r... Read more
I forgot how much working out HARD wears me out. This is kind of a problem because for me personally, I only maintain motivation to lose weight if I have a combination of strict diet and tough exercise. If I don't incorporate intense exercise in... Read more
So Far So Good...
This is my third night of being back on track and so far I'm feeling pretty good! I started Insanity yesterday, did the fit test which was hard in itself and added on a quick 20-minute upper body strength training workout when I was finished. I ... Read more
Let the Insanity Begin!
Alright, folks! I decided that enough is enough and I'm ready to lose the rest of this weight that just will not go away. I ordered Insanity online and am starting TOMORROW. The next two months are going to be so tough, but I'm hoping in the end... Read more
New Year, New Beginnings
It's New Year's Eve and what am I doing? Hanging out on the couch at my parents' house, watching old episodes of Friends and drinking some champagne solo. A lot of people my age are out having fun and ringing in the new year, but at the same tim... Read more
Heart is Full!
I had a really bad day calorie wise. ALL day I was good, up until the very end. I baked a bunch of cookies (recipe found on sparkrecipes.com!) and took them home and ate a lot... I'm not even going to guess how many. But it's ok! I'm done with t... Read more
80 lbs. - Gone Forever!
I usually only weigh myself once a week (which happened this past Sunday), but I have been eating super clean and was curious to see if I've made any progress thus far. Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale and it read 149.6 lbs! I'm o... Read more
From Fat to Fit!
I am happy to report that since I returned from my vacation this past weekend, I have worked out every day and have stuck to healthy, smart food choices once again. I haven't mustered up the courage to weigh myself yet, although I did notice tod... Read more
Vacation is Officially Over!
Just got back from spending a week in Orlando. I had every intention of making healthier choices and working out while I was gone. That definitely did NOT happen and I really wish I had done better. I am back on track today, ate really well and ... Read more