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WOW 4.30 – rediscovering awesome workouts

today was the first day without my wrist brace.  i still have a month before i can do anything with my wrist though.  it’s limiting, but i’m trying to stay motivated and positive about it.  yes, it’s frustrating though.  i want to push myself, especially after a lazy weekend.  but i have to stay focused… Continue reading WOW 4.30 – rediscovering awesome workouts

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4.18 | high five for friday!

(ONE)  i have worked hard this week and stayed on track with my food/fitness.  so far this month, i have lost two pounds.  this is after nearly two months of nothing happening.  finally i am seeing some progress!  and that’s encouraging. (2)  i am going to attempt to buy paul mccartney tickets next week.  there’s a concert… Continue reading 4.18 | high five for friday!

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WOW 4.16 – cardio + lower body toning

i’m still a little sick with my cold, but it is SO much better than last week.  my food/eating has been really good.  i’ve only treated myself a few times.  i’m still counting calories and have moved my max calories per day down just a tad to see if i can jumpstart anything.  i’m just… Continue reading WOW 4.16 – cardio + lower body toning

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WOW 4.9 – butt and thigh cardio workout

this week has been super tough so far. i caught a cold that has been kicking my ass since last week.  i didn’t workout at all over the weekend and pretty much camped out in my bed for most of it.  i struggled monday.  so i compromised and found a strength workout to do that… Continue reading WOW 4.9 – butt and thigh cardio workout

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WOW 4.2 – upper body strength workout

i messed up some this past weekend, but i got back on track immediately.  i am somewhat excited by my recent measurements.  no, there wasn’t a ton of change, but there was some!  and i’ll take it!  i’ve gotten a couple of compliments in the past couple weeks and that’s nice too. i’ve been reading… Continue reading WOW 4.2 – upper body strength workout

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teaching tip 40. take care of yourself.

it took me a while to figure this one out.  my first few years, i was just trying to survive another day.  i was taking home work all the time.  i didn’t understand that i needed to carve out time for me.  i didn’t get it that i needed to take care of myself, emotionally and… Continue reading teaching tip 40. take care of yourself.

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why are real lemons used in furniture polish but not in lemonade?

i just started reading “master your metabolism” by jillian michaels.  it’s brought a lot to my attention and also reminded me of several things that i need to change in my diet.  i’m reading carefully and thoughtfully, making notes of things i need to work on. for some time now, i’ve been really interested in… Continue reading why are real lemons used in furniture polish but not in lemonade?

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WOW 3.5 – prepping for my “spring fix”

the past week has been pretty positive.  i’ve been pretty much on track with my food and workouts.  i got a new dvd i’ve been trying out, which i’ve been loving.  (i’m going to do another review soon like i did with “hard body”.) spring break is coming up quick (FRIDAY!), and i’m making a… Continue reading WOW 3.5 – prepping for my “spring fix”

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measurements and goals | march 2014

i feel like i worked really hard this month.  i am nearly done with my squat challenge from my february goals.  (there are only 28 days in february and i missed a couple of days that i need to make up.)  i am nearly done with “slim for life” by jillain michaels.  i learned a… Continue reading measurements and goals | march 2014

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WOW 2.26 – sometimes you just need a rest.

i’ve been doing pretty well with my food and fitness recently.  i’m a few days behind on my february squat challenge, but my workouts have been good.  however, there are times when i just need to listen to my body and respect the soreness and tiredness.  it’s not weakness i’m feeling.  it’s actually strength building.… Continue reading WOW 2.26 – sometimes you just need a rest.

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measurements and goals | january 2014

i’m really weird about sharing my weight.  i’m sure it’s just my insecurity talking, but i just can’t say it out loud or share it.  at least not yet.  and forget about pictures.  nobody needs to see that.  but i will share my measurements!  i’ve gained almost 10 pounds since the beginning of november.  i… Continue reading measurements and goals | january 2014

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my 2014 goals visually

Our ambitions don’t have to be exciting to be meaningful, they only have to be clear.     -Donald Miller i have never really bought into the whole “the secret” or the “vision board” thing.  it feels a little juvenile, but i was encouraged to try it so why not?  it took me a couple of… Continue reading my 2014 goals visually

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real food. and not too much of it.

i ran across this image on pinterest the other day and it got me thinking… i’ve been trying to clean up my diet for the past month or so.  it’s hard.  i feel like i’m pretty motivated to get moving every day and work out.  but food still rules over me.  i crave crappy food… Continue reading real food. and not too much of it.

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WOW – tabata anyone?

so the thanksgiving break was great…but i ate like crap.  everything that was in front of me went into my mouth.  you name it – pie, cookies, stuffing, potatoes, turkey, wilted spinach salad, everything delicious and fattening.  and it tasted awesome!  i don’t regret stuffing my face.  i do regret doing it over and over… Continue reading WOW – tabata anyone?

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WOW – i’m figuring it out…slowly.

well, the weekend wasn’t great with my food.  i was a little hungover on saturday, to be honest.  and the weather started changing.  my head was pounding.  a little aleve and a lot of sleep helped.  so saturday was a complete waste.  but sunday was better.  i went food shopping for the week.  more of… Continue reading WOW – i’m figuring it out…slowly.