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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A few facts and thoughts...

I heard several facts tonight while watching The Biggest Loser I wanted to share:

-The average American consumes over 50 pounds of soft drinks a year! Holy cow! Luckily I gave up soft drinks last November and I haven't looked back! :)

-Turkey burgers are by far the better choice than beef burgers. Shawn and I LOVE turkey burgers now and don't know how I could go back to a beef burger.

-Your body can only lose a certain amount of weight at one time. Don't give up if you have a week where you didn't lose as much as you would have thought. Give your body time to adjust.

-No one can bring you success but you!

-It is all about balance. Focus on eating healthy meals but also give yourself opportunities to enjoy foods you enjoy but in moderation.

-Challenge yourself every time you workout. Try something new or try to go a little faster, a little big longer, etc.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ray Tanner Home Run 5K-Success!

Yesterday, Shawn, Meredith, and I walked/ran in The Ray Tanner Home Run 5K. We had a BLAST! What a fun and BEAUTIFUL day it was! Meredith decided this summer to join me and signed up. I was so excited when she said she was going to do it with me! It was her first 5K and I was honored to do it with her! At the time I was telling her about it, I was training to run the whole 3.1 miles but needless to say, that didn't happen. Meredith is an incredible athlete so I was nervous about Saturday until she messaged me Friday night to let me know she was having problems with her hip and she didn't think she could run the whole thing. God answered my prayer and she said, hers too! :) I will be completely honest and tell you that I wanted to back out of doing the whole thing. I was so down on myself and knew 3.1 miles was going to be really tough considering I haven't exercised in 3 months. If it hadn't been for Meredith, Shawn and I wouldn't have done it. I am so THANKFUL that I had Meredith to be my accountability because the 5K was awesome!! Shawn and I both commented on how great we felt afterwards even though we were tired and sore.

The Ray Tanner 5K was such an awesome experience. The course was great and the weather was absolutely P-E-R-F-E-C-T! I think I may have said that the weather "couldn't get any better than this" about 50 times. :) Blue skies, sunshine, a great friend and husband by my side, motivational people along the sidelines....perfection. I would HIGHLY recommend you to do a 5K whenever you can! It is one of the most motivational experiences you will ever have! Don't be afraid of it! There are so many different people competing at various levels so don't worry about what you can't do. Just get out there and walk! Enjoy the experience!

My motivation for exercise has returned! Thank GOODNESS! Shawn and I both decided that it was time to get back to business and keep each other accountable. We are going to get back to exercising at least 4-5 times a week. It is definitely a mind issue for me. I know it will make me feel so much better and give me more energy but I just create a block for exercise instead. I am going to push through the block this week and get back to business!

The next 5K I am doing is the Sleigh Bell Trot at Saluda Shoals Park on November 22. It is at night and you get to go through the park and see all of the awesome Christmas lights! Come join me! It's going to be FUN!! :) Here is the link to sign-up!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


As you can tell, I have taken a month long hiatus from blogging on here. I have lost much of my motivation and I am not sure where and why it went away. I am ready to get back on the program to continue to lose the much needed weight I
need to lose. I think my biggest reason that I have "given up" has been because I don't feel like I can find the success I had before again. As I have been thinking about how to get started back again, I realized that I am talking myself out of losing weight again, I am telling myself that it is "too hard" and that I "don't have the time." In all honesty, these are NO excuses and the same ones that would bother me when people would ask about my weight loss. They would tell me that they wish they could lose weight like me but it is too hard or their life was too crazy....I am now that person. I'm ready to change that again!

I need to get back to the BASICS. I came up with an acronym to help me get back to the success I found previously.

B-Bodybugg-It is time for be to put my BodyBugg back on to track my calories burned each day. This kept me ACCOUNTABLE!

A-Activity-I HAVE to get back into exercising daily. I not only lost weight but I felt better when I exercised. Even if I start with just 20-30 minutes and work my way back up is better than what I am doing now.

S-Sweets-I need to pry myself away from sweets again. My sweet tooth is back and I need to get away from it again. A small amount of dark chocolate would be a better choice than other dessert options.

I-Intake-I need to be particular again about what I put in my body. I need to get back to fresh fruits, fresh veggies, etc. I need to get away from the "convenience foods."

C-Calories- I need to remember Calories in, calories out. I know there is debate about whether it is the correct way to lose weight but it worked for me. It was the first time I truly found success.

S-Scribble- If I nibble, I scribble...I need to WRITE all the food down I eat daily to keep myself on track. Even if I don't want to write it down, I have to. If I don't write down what I eat, I am shooting in the dark on whether I am taking in the correct amount of calories.

There are 11 weeks left to Christmas. Will you join me in committing the next 11 weeks to health!? This will be the GREATEST gift you could possibly give yourself! We will check in together weekly and keep up with each others successes. I think this will be a fun way to challenge each other to commit to healthy eating and exercise for the next 11 weeks. If you want to join this challenge with me, post your name below in the comment section so I can keep up with who is doing the challenge. You don't have to post your weight or anything, just a commitment to try your best to commit to bettering your health. :) Let's do this!!!