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A Letter to Myself
Saturday, January 12, 2013      6 comments

Often we forget to extend love and kindness that we have for our friends to ourselves. I know I am my hardest critic. So, today I decided to give myself some love and kindness in a letter to myself. Dear The Crazy Mango, You are doing ... Read more
Strength Training: Kettlebells vs. New Lifting Routine
Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

By now, you have probably heard me say how I am out of shape and need to lose 10 pounds. So, what am I doing about it? This past week, I got an Anytime Fitness Gym membership and started working out consistently. This means I worked o... Read more
December's Show and Tell (with pics)
Thursday, January 03, 2013      8 comments

December was a crazy, busy, fun month! Here are some of the highlights... I ran a 5K with my group of beginner runners. They rocked it! I graduated college with a ... Read more
2013 Goal
Monday, December 24, 2012      10 comments

2012 is coming to a close and it is time to start thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2013. For the past few years, my yearly goals aka resolution have been fitness related. I believe last years was to run 12 races in 2012. Honestly, I a... Read more
God is great. People are good.
Saturday, December 15, 2012      11 comments

Tomorrow is graduation and I must say this week have been one of the most memorable. Monday of this week, the week before graduation, my back wisdom tooth decided to demand attention. As a college student that does not have health insurance... Read more
Excited for the future... finally!
Saturday, December 01, 2012      10 comments

In the last couple months, I know I have a Negative Nancy. But, in just TWO weeks, it will end. I will be graduating which means my internship is also ending. I just figured out my hours and after tomorrow I will have a little under 60 hou... Read more
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      9 comments

We all seem to work hard to reach our magical weight loss goal. But, what happens when we do than two years later we gain 10ish pounds? I never thought I would gain weight. I was consistent with exercise. I watched carefully what I ate. Ev... Read more
Still here!
Thursday, November 22, 2012      4 comments

Considering I haven't blogged for nearly three weeks, it is not exactly shocking that a handful of friends stopped by my page to see how I am doing. For those that did, THANK YOU. It was quite thoughtful. For everyone else that might be wonderin... Read more
A WIN day!
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      7 comments

In the last month or so, my weight has spun out of control with the added stress in my life. It felt like I would never get back on track. Today, IF only for today, I felt I was able to stay on track. That is something I haven't felt in months! ... Read more
Changing Expectations for Myself
Saturday, November 03, 2012      8 comments

I started my internship in August. Since than, I have struggling to work out consistently while juggling everything else. That isn't exactly a state secret. Before my internship came along, I would work out nearly everyday. Each work out ranged ... Read more
A Break from Stress!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      6 comments

In the last month or so, I have been seriously stressed about not having a place to live after graduation. People kept telling me "Oh, it will work out." It didn't help. (Sorry if you were one of those people.) I actually do alot better if I tak... Read more
Just Need to Talk...
Sunday, October 21, 2012      6 comments

I think I need to vent about life. I am just stressed about everything. My boyfriend. My internship and whether they will keep me. Finding a place to live after graduation. Saving money for a deposit for housing. Gaining 10# of... Read more
Looking to Join a New Team
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      6 comments

Okay, let's keep this short and simple. I have gained 7#. I feel soft again. Like no toned muscles. I feel out of shape. Time to get fit! But I need help. I reached out to a maintenance team and they said the challenge... Read more
Emotional Eating Monster
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      8 comments

For about three years while I was losing 100 pounds, I was able to fight the monster of emotional eating. In recent months, I have been failing miserably. So much so that I have gained about 10 pounds. But, honestly, it's not about the weight ga... Read more
October's Goals: BF%, ST 4x/week, Track Daily!
Thursday, September 27, 2012      6 comments

After writing my most recent blog, I did more thinking about BMI and body fat percentage. I even found a formula from my personal training resources to determine what body fat percentage I should be at. It turns out that no matter how I focus on... Read more

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