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Invest in yourself!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      25 comments

This caught my eye and shifted my brain into overdrive this morning. I don't judge anyone for spending money on handbags - heck, I like a great purse a... Read more
Change your vocabulary!
Monday, January 09, 2017      6 comments

I finally took the word "cheat" out of my vocabulary, as in "cheat meal" or "cheat day." It helps me to not think of foods as "bad" or "good." That's giving food more power than I ever want to give it again. I try to eat well about 90% of t... Read more
Core de Force, Round 2
Monday, January 09, 2017      3 comments

I started my second round of Core de Force this morning. I was about as excited as I was on day 1 the first time around! A friend (who is also my Beachbody coach) started her first round last Monday, and I've had the opportunity to encourage and... Read more
2017 Word of the Year
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      12 comments

My word for 2017 is STRENGTH. I will be focusing on physical strength, mental strength, emotional strength, and spiritual strength. Between my SO's retirement (so many adjustments!), his foot surgery recovery (late December), his possi... Read more
Bonus Core de Force workout
Friday, December 30, 2016      6 comments

This morning I did the bonus workout that came with my Core de Force program: MMA Mashup. It's a 27 minute routine, 6 rounds. It's a combination of the program's trainers' favorite moves from all the different routines. It was a lot of fun! ... Read more
9" LOSS! (with measurements) - Core de Force wrap-up
Thursday, December 29, 2016      8 comments

Oh my goodness, I lost 9" total in one 30 day round of Core de Force!! I never share measurements or my weight - I'm not hiding anything, I just don't do that. However, I'm so thrilled with this program, I'm breaking that rule. Here are my ... Read more
LAST DAY - Core de Force, day 30
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      4 comments

I rocked the last day of this round of Core de Force! Today's workout was 63 minutes: MMA Plyo and Core Kinetics. I will post my measurements either this evening or tomorrow, whenever I have time. I am EXTREMELY proud of myself for completi... Read more
Next to last day - Core de Force, day 29
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      1 comments

Today was Active Recovery day. 21 minutes, half technique practice and half stretching, all nice and slow. I took my SO to Lubbock to have his post-surgical splint removed (praise the Lord) and his first cast put on. Doc said both incisions... Read more
Switcheroo - Core de Force, day 28
Monday, December 26, 2016      3 comments

Today I did the workouts for day 29. Tomorrow we go back to Lubbock to get my SO's first cast put on (his foot surgery was done on the 22nd). Today's routine should have been Active Recovery, but since we'll have to get on the road kind of early... Read more
Adapt, adapt, adapt - Core de Force, day 27
Sunday, December 25, 2016      5 comments

My right shoulder hasn't been very happy today. There's a tender spot about where the bicep repair was done, which is where it usually hurts when it hurts. I did my workout later in the day, giving it some time to settle the heck down, but I had... Read more
Awesome workout! - Core de Force, day 26
Saturday, December 24, 2016      3 comments

Well, that was great! Today's workout was one of the earlier routines, MMA Speed, plus Core Kinetics. MMA Speed is the one with the combos that befuddled me so much early on in this program. Today I almost nailed them every time! Hey, no, I didn... Read more
Back in the saddle - Core de Force, day 25
Friday, December 23, 2016      4 comments

I got my workout done late this morning, but it's done for today. It included Dynamic Strength (that one I dislike with all the pushups) and 5 Minute Core on the Floor. After far too little sleep last night, it was a struggle. But I did it all. ... Read more
Skip Day - Core de Force, day.... um... 24.5?
Thursday, December 22, 2016      5 comments

Getting up at 3:15 am to leave by 4:30 to get my SO to the hospital for foot surgery meant no morning workout. I REALLY dislike working out in the evenings, plus I don't feel comfy letting Jim hobble on his crutches even to the bathroom without ... Read more
Crick in my neck! - Core de Force, day 24
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      5 comments

Seriously, I woke up almost unable to turn my head to the right! Yowtch! I got up anyway, and did day 24 of the program, but some of the moves were a little touchy. I must say, however, I felt a little better afterwards. It was just further proo... Read more
Solid day - Core de Force, day 23
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      5 comments

Power Sculpt and 5 Minute Core on the Floor today, 42 minutes total I'm definitely finding I have some workouts in this program that are favorites and some that are not. I like Power Sculpt. It has a mix of cardio and power strength moves. ... Read more

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