You may be wondering.. "Why does TCM update her personal life on here? It has nothing to do with weight loss."
Actually, it has everything to do with it. I have found the more stressful I am about my personal life, I tend to take it out on... Read more
A Letter to Myself
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
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)
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
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.
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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Changing Expectations for Myself
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!
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...
I think I need to vent about life. I am just stressed about everything.
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
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
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