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Focusing on a Fierce February

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

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Feeling inspired, I sat down this morning (who am I kidding, I was already sitting down, with slippers on, drinking coffee and watching cartoons with the kiddo) and decided I need to get something more out of this next month.

I did well in January.  I reached 10 miles in my training, and ran my first 10k event.  I made my trainer happy by dropping body fat and inches, and well, I just plain worked hard and I followed my training.  But February is one month closer to my Half marathon.  It’s crunch time now!  I NEED to require more of myself.  Harder workouts.  Smarter workouts.  Better nutrition.  I want to do everything I can to do and feel great.

No excuses.  And just plain don’t suck.

I want to feel fierce after this month!  I want to lower my body fat by 2%, and lose another 2 inches off my waist.  And I want to really improve my core strength.  I came up with 3 goals this month that are VERY attainable. They’re simple.  All I have to do is do the following, consistently, and I will get there.

1. No pizza in February!  It is my favorite food on this earth, but it is getting in my way.  So it has to go.

2. Have a salad every day.

3. Increase my reps and weight in my strength training workouts.  In addition my bench sit ups will increase to 4 sets of 12, as well as my upside down crunches.  These are my favorite things to do at the gym, so it shouldn’t be too hard to follow.

Keepin’ it simple.  I have my miles all planned out for Feb.  I am integrating speed work on Tuesdays, and am on track to hit 13 miles by Feb 18th.  These few extra goals should compliment my running plan nicely.  I feel confident in my training and look forward to where I will be in just a mere 4 weeks!

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Welcome! An Introduction

September 9, 2011 1 comment


“It’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be” –George Elliot

It’s been almost exactly 1 year ago to the day that I signed up for my gym membership.  I was 6 weeks postpartum and ready to leave my post baby body in the past. Despite my dislike for long term contractual agreements I went for it.  That day I made an important commitment and put in motion my weight loss journey which has reshaped my life in more ways than one.This past year I have changed the way I think about myself and my health.

I have worked hard every day and have lost nearly 50lbs. (yay for a new wardrobe)! Regardless, my focus remains on what each new day brings, and what I do each day to get where I want to be and to be who I want to be.  I have a new found love of running which has taught me I am strong.  I am continuously testing myself and finding out just what my body is capable of.  I am proud of my lifestyle because it means I can be the example I want to be for my son, Max which is my #1 priority.

This is just as I said: a journey. And I’d like to share it with you along the way.  I plan to post about my workouts, challenges, interesting (and sometimes scary) nutrition facts, and a little about my daily life as a healthy active mom.  Maybe you might find some inspiration here. That would be great!

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