Wow! Here we are! Beginning of the month...end of the year. I wish I could say that I reached my health and fitness goals but I am far from it. It's ok. I'm planning to start this month strong by working out every day and being mindful of what I... Read more
"Now if we're talking body, you got a perfect one so put it on me..." - Tove Lo
What does that even mean?! haha
Oh well, this is another song that I've been super into while getting my workout in. Yesterday I managed to get on my elliptical and push it for as hard as I could for 6 mins. I then went on to do a circuit ... Read more
"Well I've got thick skin and an elastic heart" - Sia
This is one of my favorite songs right now. It also does a great job at motivating me to workout. Looking back at my previous posts of success, music was such a huge part of my life and my weight loss. Over the past 4 years, I've lost that but I... Read more
The SECRET to weight loss!
The SECRET to weightloss. It always cracks me up when I see these ads all over the internet. Magic pills, wraps and gimmicks galore. After trying every diet fad there is, I know one diet secret that's works without a doubt!
1. Eat clean! F... Read more
Wow! Here we are, December 2013.
Goals for the month:
Reach 149 lbs by NYE (right now I'm at 165) I realize that's 16 lbs in a month and 1-2 lbs a day is healthy but with so much excess weight on my small frame, I think it's definitel... Read more
MCQ is back!
So when I first started Sparkpeople, I created a mantra for myself and called in Mission Cardio Queen. It worked well since it got me from 160s to the 130s so I'm doing it again. At that time, I didn't know much about working out so all my focus... Read more
Man I miss sparkpeople. It was definitely one of the biggest things that kept me motivated. I had made tons of friends in an awesome and supportive community where we all had the same goals and suffered from similar setbacks.
I have been f... Read more
Striving for progress NOT perfection...
So it's been a while but just because I haven't been on SP, it definitely doesn't mean I haven't been on my grind. :)
I've developed some very healthy habits, eating clean 80% of the time, cardio 4-5 days a week, strength training 3-4 days ... Read more
Picking myself back up
I can't even begin to thank all my fellow Sparkies for the love and support on my last blog. I was feelin' really down and I was being incredibly hard on myself. I am very grateful to have you speak such positivity in my time of health and fitne... Read more
Stressed and defeated...
Honestly, I feel terrible. I ran on Saturday and felt amazing only to destroy my success with eating bad food. It all started when Nathan and I went grocery shopping. Typically, I shop alone and usually in the middle of a work week so I never kn... Read more
I dislike mean-spirited people...a lot!
Hey hey! So it's labor day weekend and Nathan and I wanted to kick it off on a good note. We grabbed some delicious sushi, had great conversation about our future kids and then met up with a girlfriend I know from work. When I got there, she was... Read more
Cheers to the freakin' weekend!
Alright so I'm 20 lbs down, feeling happy and lookin' smaller but now it's crunch time! I'm going to a 90's pool party next weekend and I want to make sure that I look INCREDIBLE for it. Obviously, I'll continue doing what I've already been doin... Read more
Day 24 of 24 Day Challenge (106 Days of my Advocare lifestyle)
So here's a compare and contrast from May 15, 2012, when I started my journey with Advocare and here's me now after my second round of the 24 Day challenge! 20 lbs down, Size 6/8 from a 12 and feeling awesome and motivated!
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Day 20 of 24 Day Challenge
So far, down 9 lbs. Feeling pretty small and seeing some definition in my abs and arms. I was DEFINTELY a bad girl on Saturday since it was Nathan's second bday celebration. We went out to play pool and honestly, the only thing they had to eat t... Read more
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Day 18 of 24 Day Challenge
Another day down and another lb closer to my goal weight! I am so stinkin' happy with myself right now. Rocked my new size 8 jean leggings and felt extra hot today...mark my words, I will be a size 2 by November and I am doing it the healthy way... Read more