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Today was WI day and I'm down another 1.5 LBS! That's pretty good considering that we had our older daughter's graduation party this past Sunday! It was fantastic but exhausting! I cooked for 2 days then we had the party, it was a blur, then we had to clean up, pack up both cars, drive home then unpack everything, I was exhausted, maybe even a little dehydrated. I felt ill. I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to work on Mon. but I felt much better in the morning. Work is crazy…Continue
I just completed the 2nd week of my StepBet Challenge. So far, so good. I have been able to hit my goal Mon-Sat and then take a rest day on Sunday.
It has definitely motivated me to move a lot more. My husband is participating also, so we've been holding each other accountable. We are…Continue
I feel like working out in the morning is becoming routine. I don't really think twice about it or think of it as an option, I just do it. I like that. I also like that for the first time in my life if I miss a workout or it doesn't work with my schedule, I just move on to the next day. I used to feel like a failure for not being "perfect" but somehow my attitude is different. I'm liking it!
Three years ago, I dropped into this site weighing 10 pounds heavier than my goal weight. I had lost 53 pounds as a WW member and was worried that the weight was coming back. Because I was blogging elsewhere and it was difficult to keep up with two sites, I slipped away from this site.
I return today having gained nearly all of my weight loss back. I'm seeking a new environment that offers support and understanding of someone who's fallen off the wagon in a major way. I'm struggling…Continue
I guess I'm off to a good start! YAY!!! See, for me all it really just takes the switch going off in my head and prepping my food ahead of time! It's not that hard and it actually makes me fell more organized in many ways. I was just not in a good place.
I'm feeling pretty good! I had a good week, first week back from vacation and I'm caught up at work! Which means I don't have to stress about that! Sunday is our older daughters graduation party! Yup she graduated high…Continue
I completed a 30 minute dumbbell routine this morning! Feels great!
Food wise, I have been doing well the last couple of days. Over the weekend we had a huge family birthday party, so I overindulged there and it leaked into Sunday, but this week has been a healthy one so far!
Gotta go chase the baby!! He is taking off down the hallway! haha.
Week two of the new job under the belt and it has confirmed my first impressions and that is "I have made the best decision!!"
I have gotten in some exercised between the incredible thunder storms with some runs, walks and today a Zumba class. Yeah, a Zumba class. I was pretty spastic, but I did sweat. A friend of mine teaches some PiYo classes at this open gym along with a Buns class. Its $5 a session. The great thing is its on the way home from work now that I'm going in a…Continue
Literally! My baby took his first steps yesterday! I couldn't believe it! :D
Today we got in a 30 minute workout! I've got a whiny baby in a pack 'n play right now, so I'm going to keep this short. Just wanted to check in.
Have a wonderful day! One thing the coach says in the HASfit videos I do on Youtube is "Remember why you're here!" He says that during the more intensive parts of the workout and it really helps push me further. But I…Continue
Although I haven't posted in a few, I do come on to read and comment. I haven't posted about my journey because I'm still not really doing anything. I have a baseline with activity, but eating is still a problem. Also, after throwing myself into strength training, I hurt my back and now I am afraid to do too much activity. I am trying to rest my back for two weeks, doing only light walking and a lot of stretching. So when I start to try to add more activity, I'll be starting pretty much…Continue
I'm not going to sugar coat it. I have had a really tough time over the last year or so! I was diagnosed in February with Rheumatoid Arthritis after being sick with no diagnosis for 2 years. Some relief to finally have a diagnosis but not one that I would ever want. I've lived RA through my MIL, she was very much crippled and I was by her bedside when she passed at the age of 50. I have struggled with the emotional aspects of the disease as well as the physical ones. The fatigue is…Continue
Yesterday I pledged to workout in the evening...and I actually ended up working out all day long! I did more house work than usual and it made me sweat and I considered that a workout! Plus add in crawling around with my 10 month old :) I feel like I kept my word even though I didn't do a true "workout video".
This morning we got up and did a warm up, free weights, and ab routine. Feels good!
Now on to my question....
Since I'm trying to…Continue
My 10 month old decided he needed to be up and active at 4:30 this morning! Luckily I convinced him to go back to sleep...but only if I was holding him. Putting him down was a no no. Generally he is an amazing sleeper. He has slept through the night for a long time, but just like any other human, he wakes up at random times every so often.
Anyway, I spent from about 5am to 7am sleeping in the recliner with him. We missed our morning workout because of it...BUT I am putting…Continue
Added by Jackie on July 5, 2016 at 9:19am — No Comments
I've known for awhile that I needed a new challenge--beyond the scale, so when I saw StepBet I decided it was just what I needed for now. Here's how it works: I signed up and paid my $40 fee. They assign me an "active" goal (9,259 steps) that I must meet 4 days a week and a "stretch" goal (12,859 steps) that I must meet 2 days a week. And that leaves one free day a week. These goals were chosen for me based on my past FitBit data. Honestly, I rarely make it to 10,000 steps unless we go for a…Continue
Today, after a couple days of not working out, we completed a bicep and kickboxing workout! Feels good. Just stopping in to log that, I'll write more later! We're attempting to get our act together so we can head out early to go to a friend's house for a baby play date!
Have a good day! Be safe.
This is HARD! I'm horrible with design and am attempting a picture frame collage above the couch. It was my job to make the collage (which seriously made me sweat!) and then my husband's job to hang it. I'm attempting to corral my 10 month old in the process. lol! We skipped our morning workout because my husband has a band job at 12:30 (he is in a volunteer big band type deal) and will be gone until the early evening and it being a holiday weekend we don't have much spare time! I'm going to…Continue