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Mini-Successes & New Workout Plan
Saturday, February 02, 2013      1 comments

A pair of workout capris that I used to love have lived in the back of my drawer for a while now, because they have been way too tight in the waist, but this week THEY FIT! YAY for mini-successes! The scale is still at 139, but that’s more ... Read more
Mirror vs. Scale?
Saturday, January 26, 2013      1 comments

For the past 4 weeks I have followed my workout plan to the T. (I only missed one workout- when I was sick with a stomach bug) So I have successfully completed: 4 runs: - 5 miles - 6 miles - 7 miles - 8.5 miles 10 gym workou... Read more
JUST DANCE!
Sunday, January 20, 2013      1 comments

I have a new favorite form of entertainment! Just Dance 4. It's soo fun! It’s a Wii game where you dance to the latest songs. You are scored on how well you can keep... Read more
It’s been a killer week so far!
Thursday, January 17, 2013      0 comments

Daily workouts= Check Reduced snacking= Check No alcohol= Check I’m loving the gym right now. Normally I’m a bigger fan of workout DVDs, and I find myself looking forward to those rather than my trip to the gym... but not this week! I ... Read more
Healthy day! yay!
Monday, January 14, 2013      3 comments

I had a nice 5 mile run yesterday evening. It was not too intense, but felt great to be outside after being cooped up in the house with a stomach bug for the weekend. Then this morning I had an awesome legs, back, abs workout in the gym plus 20 ... Read more
Next week will be better...
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

This week was not the best week in terms of health, working out, or eating great. Which is pretty sad because it’s only my second week after new years! After Moss’ birthday last weekend I snacked on a little too much of this… ... Read more
Snack Attack
Thursday, January 10, 2013      2 comments

I definitely have the exercise portion of the get healthy equation down. I make it a priority in my life. If it means waking up at 5am or going to the gym at 7pm, I will make it happen. So yay! That’s good news. I have to add that I don’t have k... Read more
Burn Baby Burn...
Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

I had a great 7 miler yesterday. It was a beautiful/cold afternoon, but the snow wasn't falling in my face so that was a plus. I burned 850 calories according to my heart rate monitor. I have been wearing my heart rate monitor ever since the new... Read more
Full-body Workouts vs. Splits. What’s better?
Sunday, January 06, 2013      1 comments

When I was making my workout schedule for January, I couldn’t decide if I should go with splits (aka separate muscle groups on different days) in the weight room or do a full body workout. I read a bunch of the info out there about which one is ... Read more
Arm muscles- I want you!
Saturday, January 05, 2013      1 comments

I did pretty well staying on track this week, but I was not the best last night. My body did not need the countless number of chocolate cover espresso beans, the extra handfuls of nuts I snacked on, and a few beverages. It’s Moss’ birthday today... Read more
Behavior Change?
Thursday, January 03, 2013      1 comments

So I have been thinking a lot about behavior change lately, with all the New Year’s resolutions out there and because of my new job. I have a background in public health, and I am now working for the federal government, but on the local level, i... Read more
Baseline numbers
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      2 comments

So I weighed myself this morning for the first time in forever. I thought I should get a baseline number, because I plan on that improving. My scale has the feature that tells you % body fat, % bone % water, and % muscle. The only problem is all... Read more
Happy New Years!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      0 comments

Happy New Years! Today’s day number one of eating well… oh goodness! I started the day off with a huge egg white omelet. It was tasty! Last night we had a very untraditional new years eve and went to a rodeo. It was the main event in ou... Read more
Plan Details
Monday, December 31, 2012      1 comments

Since it’s not exactly the New Year yet, I haven’t started my stricter eating plan, but I will tell you a little more about it. My eating plan will start on the first and will include less carbs, less sugar, and less alcohol… (ok I’m being a sla... Read more
Goals and Workout Schedule!
Sunday, December 30, 2012      1 comments

Can you believe it’s almost 2013! Crazy how fast time flies! I feel like I will be fifty with 5 kids tomorrow…. In reality I'm 28, happily married, and we don’t have any kids yet. We just moved to southern Oregon 3 months ago after living in Tan... Read more

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