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Celebrating My Path to Victory (Pictures)

Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

Today, I am celebrating victories! This was me in 2008. I was 220lbs. My life was sedentary, always had been even when I was younger. I never played sports. I never ... Read more

I'm Still Here!

Sunday, March 08, 2015      0 comments

Sorry it has been so long since I've blogged. I haven't been coming on Sparkpeople as much as I should because I've been so focused on my challenge groups on Facebook. I need to start using the calorie tracker again to help me keep track of my m... Read more

Mixing it UP!

Thursday, January 15, 2015      1 comments

I took Tabata today. I felt silly not being able to do half of the things they were doing, especially when the other classmates are also my PiYo students on Tuesdays. But I tried not to think about it. I particularly suffered when it came to 30 ... Read more

Push to 30!

Thursday, January 08, 2015      1 comments

Last year, It was my goal to be 175lbs by my 29th birthday (1/28). This year, my goal is to make it to 158lbs by my 30th birthday. I've been hovering around 160lbs for 4 months and it's time to get serious and break that plateau! PiYo has b... Read more

PiYo X2

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      0 comments

I went down to the gym at 11:15 to make sure I was out of there before the 12:15 class. Steve was on the schedule to teach but he never showed up. So, I got to practice my new PiYo routine again! 45 minutes of PiYo + 45 minutes of PiYo=Sor... Read more

Commit to Change: 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014      3 comments

Wow, what a year it has been-- 2014 proved to be my best year yet! The highlights would have to be my trip to Ireland with hubby, completing my first 10k, becoming a Beach Body coach, and becoming a certified PiYo instructor. Read more

Happiness is Contagious--Spread the cooties!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      3 comments

I had 6 women participate in my PiYo class today. They all loved the new routine. I had their limbs shaking by the end of the 45 minute workout. It truly is an awesome feeling, helping others achieve success. They're helping me too by keeping m... Read more

Exhaustion Run Amuck

Monday, December 01, 2014      3 comments

I'm sure you feel the same way I do today. Tired, exhausted, and a little heavier. The carbo overload from last week is definitely taking its toll on me today, my first day back to work. I feel like a slug. I can definitely feel the extra weig... Read more

PiYo & Color Run

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      1 comments

So, as promised I am making some changes in my life. Today, I downgraded a few apps that were helping me run my Beachbody business, so I won't be paying for those services. I'm going to keep my Beachbody coach subscription so I can keep gettin... Read more

Back to Basics

Monday, November 10, 2014      1 comments

I've been struggling for a month to stay active and stick to my clean-eating plan, so today, I'm going to focus on the basics. What does that mean? It means, spending some quality at the place where my journey truly began: Sparkpeople. ... Read more

I'm a Fitness Instructor!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      4 comments

Say what?! That's right, I passed my PiYo certification class on Sunday and I am now an instructor at my gym! My gym director just announced to the class that I would be brought on as a new instructor. I am super excited. I don't think I've... Read more

PiYo Certification and Other Distrations

Thursday, October 02, 2014      2 comments

I just printed the manual for my PiYo Certification Course. I am super nervous, but excited. I think I'll do okay. I'm just worried that I won't be strong enough to make it throughout the day. It's a 9-5 class with a 30 minute lunch break. We ha... Read more

Day 19 of 21.

Friday, September 26, 2014      1 comments

Today, I will make squash/quinoa soup. I've had to split the preparation over a day, which has worked out pretty well. Last night, I threw the acorn squash in the oven for an hour then waited for it to cool before peeling it and storing it in th... Read more

Day 18 of 21 Day Fix

Thursday, September 25, 2014      0 comments

Only a few more days left in my 21 day challenge. It's sad but exciting. Over the last 2 and half weeks I've lost 5lbs! That may not seem like a lot, but for someone with hypothyroidism that's huge! In January, I was 175lbs. Now, I'm 158lbs!! I... Read more

Race a 10K. CHECK. (Pictures)

Monday, September 22, 2014      1 comments

emoticon I ran my first 10K ever yesterday. It was amazing!! My friend Amy ran with me. Thank goodness. I nev... Read more


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