Inspirational Quote #1.
My quote for the day is the chorus from the song "More Beautiful You" by Jonny Diaz and Kate York.
There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through
You were made to fill a p... Read more
Recipe Swap Out - Peanut Butter Cups
Our bonus challenge this week was to share a recipe swap out that we've done and one of mine that I love to do every month, during that time when I crave peanut butter and chocolate, is these Frozen Peanut Butter Cups (Spark recipe submitted by:... Read more
Stealing Time for ME (Challenge Blog)
MAIN CHALLENGE: For the main challenge this week, take some time for yourself! Do something special, just for you, that you've been thinking about but haven't followed through on. I know we all have so many responsibilities, but sometimes taking... Read more
I'll take that in a size Medium, please :) (photos)
A good friend of mine got married this past weekend. Months ago I found a dress I loved and it fit me in a size large, but it was a little too loose, and so I did something drastic. I bought it in a size Medium, having faith that I would get i... Read more
Move It, Move It Weekly Plan
I didn't work out much this past week at all, my tail bone has been hurting me ever since my daughter hopped into bed with me and I slept strangely all night. Now this pain has GOT to go away because it's been keeping me from doing things that ... Read more
My Biggie NSVs - Challenge Blog
Here's the challenge for this week:
MAIN CHALLENGE: Most of us probably have a number of non scale victories, even if we aren’t to our goals yet. This week, reflect on those gains. Have you had health gains so far in your journey as a resul... Read more
May Progress Report and June Goals
Start weight: 209.5
End weight: 207
Weight lost: 2.5 lbs.
Total weight lost this year: 18.5 lbs.
Goal weight progress: 29 more lbs. to go to goal weight!
Onederland progress: 8 more lbs. to reach ONEderland!
Total weight lost: 91 ... Read more
HOW I do this - Sunny Challenge Blog Bonus
For the bonus challenge, we are to share a tip for success that has helped us progress so far with our team. It can be anything, from how you make sure you get enough sleep, or batch cooking, sneaking in workouts, anything that has helped you im... Read more
Travel Survival Tips: Sunny Challenge Blog
This week’s main challenge was to help each person in planning their summer vacations, since we all know it's hard to stay on track during a vacation!
Our challenge this week was to pick a city that you are going to this summer, or somewh... Read more
Sometimes It's Hard...But You Get Back Up
Today I had a difficult run. Summer-like weather has finally hit Chicago and I wanted to go running first thing in the morning. But I had a late night last night watching scary movies and didn't get to sleep until 3 a.m. SO my run had to wait ... Read more
Looking Forward...A Picture Blog
Growing up I was not an outside kid. I was always more cerebral and loved reading books. Being obese since the 2nd grade also added to my dislike of the outdoors.
When I was a pre-teen and MTV came out, that sealed the deal. I was indo... Read more
Why I do This
This week our challenge is to blog about why you decided to change your habits to become a healthy, fit person.
I have never really felt comfortable in my own skin. I think thats my initial answer to the why, why did I decide to change ... Read more
April Progress Report and a Look Back
Start weight: 213
End weight: 209.5
Weight lost: 3.5 lbs.
Total weight lost this year: 16 lbs.
Goal weight progress: 31.5 more lbs. to go to goal weight!
Onederland progress: 10 more lbs. to reach ONEderland!
Total weight lost: ... Read more
Spring Activity Challenge
Our challenge this week was to do a spring activity and blog about it. Well my spring activity was to get a spring run in, but...well...Chicago hasn't really seen "spring", at least not this week.
I joked about our weather this week (whi... Read more
FEF Bonus Challenge: 3 Books
BONUS: For bonus points, share three of your favorite nutrition and fitness books. Post a blog about why they are your favorites.
1. RUNNING FOR MORTALS by John Bin... Read more
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