I’m Now a Beachbody Coach! Let Me Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals!

I’m Now a Beachbody Coach! Let Me Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals!

I’m so excited to be a Beachbody coach.  I have really been thrilled with my work out programs that I’ve been doing this year and I know it’s because of the support and friendships I’ve developed through their website.  If you read my workout posts at all you hear me talk about Chalene Extreme all […]

Workout/Weight Loss Report

Workout/Weight Loss Report

As you know I’ve been trying to work my butt off – literally. I have trying to get down to 130 forever it seems. I have been running but unlike in the past when the weight came right off with running it was grudgingly staying with me. I purchased Chalene Extreme because I was watching […]

Working Out When You Don’t Want To

Working Out When You Don’t Want To

Yesterday was a hard day.  My husband and I both woke-up feeling bad. My head was literally throbbing and even my neck started to ache.  Since I still had to do things like grocery shopping, making lunches and the usual mom stuff my mood quickly went sour.  By the afternoon my husband was feeling better […]

A Perfect Morning For a Run

A Perfect Morning For a Run

This morning was the perfect morning for a run. It is 46 degrees here and the air is nice and crisp. You may think 46 sounds cold but it really isn’t if dressed properly. I run so much better in cooler weather. When it gets really hot I always feel a bit more sluggish and […]

My Saturday Bike Ride With My Family

My Saturday Bike Ride With My Family

Today was a fun day and I certainly got my exercise! My husband, kids and I went to our local State Park and went for a 7 mile bike ride.  I pulled my daughter behind my bike in our trailer. She loves it and had a blast. My husband normally pulls the kids in the trailer […]

Is it Wrong To Throw Things at Overly Perky People In Kickboxing?

Is it Wrong To Throw Things at Overly Perky People In Kickboxing?

I had quite a stomack bug Tuesday and therefore missed Wednesday morning kickboxing class. I felt better yesterday so I knew I would have no excuse to miss this morning’s class.  I staggered into class this morning and heaved a sigh as I took my place in front of my trusty punching bag.  I was thrilled to […]

Dangling By My Fingernails Over the Giant Hole of Bad Habits

Dangling By My Fingernails Over the Giant Hole of Bad Habits

 I did it. I finally got my ever growing butt out of bed and into the gym this morning. Have you noticed the lack of workout posts here lately? There’s a good reason for that…I haven’t been working out like I should. Infact I’ve been slipping further and further into the hole that holds all my […]

Motivational Friday- Competing Against the Young Guns and Winning

Motivational Friday- Competing Against the Young Guns and Winning

OK, I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but I do one of two things when I think I’m going to struggle in my kickboxing class or just need alittle extra umph that day. I either pick someone in my kickboxing class who is better than me and compete against them (of course they don’t know) or I think […]

Working Off the Weekend Plus My Weekly Meal Plan

OK, Confession time. I did not eat well this weekend; infact I ate horribly.  I always do a big breakfast on Sundays so yesterday I made sausage and gravy over biscuits. Can I just tell you how good it was? It was probably 3000 calories per bite but yum. Then since I was out at […]

Workout Motivation to Get You Through the Weekend!

I saw this video on Pinterest and just had to share it with you this weekend. If you are on the fence about getting that workout in today or this weekend just take a look at these awesome women.  All I can say is WOW. I love Nike Women for putting these clips together and spotlighting […]

Working it off Wednesday

Working it off Wednesday

Ok, I’m going to back this up a bit and confess that I didn’t go to kickboxing Monday. The weather in the early morning and late evening have been perfect for running and the road has been whispering my name. So instead of going to class I went for a nice run. Ahhhh. It felt […]

Running From the Fat Monster!

Running From the Fat Monster!

Do you ever wake-up feeling fat? I do.  This morning was especially bad so I laced up my sneakers and took off for a run.  I wasn’t able to get in all of my runs this past weekend b/c my sciatic nerve was really bothering me. It’s a family problem my Dad passed down to […]

Hello Muscle!

When I was in college I could do the bare minimum working out wise and see results.  I could casually workout for about a month and see nice results.  Now that I’m in my 30’s it doesnt’ work like that anymore.  As you know I’ve been working out really hard since January. For the past […]

My Workout Summary For This Week

As you know because I’ve overemphasized it, I ran the USMC Mud Run last weekend.  Because of this I’ve taken it a little easier this week. Instead of working out 6 days like I normally do I only did 3 days.  Tuesday my pal Carina and I went to the gym and walked on the treadmill. […]

This Week’s Workout Summary

All in all I’m pretty pleased with how this week’s workouts went.  Monday I hiked in the mountains; which was wonderful.  While it wasn’t intense it was wonderful spending the time with my family.  I took Tuesday off to recover from our trip.  Wednesday I was back at it in my kick boxing class. It […]

Finding Strength From Within

I’ve been noticing that alot of my friends both online and off are struggling right now.  On this path to getting healthy and fit we sometimes hit speed bumps and start doubting ourselves. We find reasons to fall off the wagon and start eating poorly or stop working out.  I’ve read people’s blogs and facebook posts talking […]

Just What I’ve Been Searching For! A Kick Butt Gym Class!

So as you know I joined a new gym to see if I could step up my game abit. The classes have been great and I’ve enjoyed them.  However, I finally made it to the 6am Kickboxing class this morning and fell in love. We never stopped moving and we never slowed down.  He had […]

Having Trouble Staying Motivated?

Staying motivated can be hard when it comes to working out. If you ever fall into this category check out my post on Parent Palace to see how I stay motivated.

Working Off the Weekend

Do you do this? Eat really well all week and then blow it on the weekend? I do sometimes.  My weekend started on Thursday b/c the kids and I went to visit my Grandparents.  Normally we eat pretty healthy there but this time we had pizza the first night and steak, seasoned french fries and wine the next night. […]

My First Night of Kickboxing – Not Quite What I Expected

My First Night of Kickboxing – Not Quite What I Expected

I did my first night of kickboxing tonight. I bought a Groupon package of 4 classes, pair of gloves, and 1 private lesson for $30. Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed myself.  I love punching and kicking bags and shields. I’m just physical that way.  On the drive to the studio I was […]

Long Monday Workout and Weight Loss

My friend Carina finally joined my gym and we worked out this morning! Yeah!!!! Since she has to go in to work we had to go in a half hour earlier than I normally do. It was hard getting up that much earlier this morning; especially since my 4-year-old kept waking up last night. Since I […]

Can We Bring Back the Early 1800 and 1900 Bathing Suits Please?

Can We Bring Back the Early 1800 and 1900 Bathing Suits Please?

I went bathing suit shopping Wednesday. UGGGGG is what it was like. I figured it wouldn’t be too bad since I’ve been running several times a week, lifting weights and generally being active. However, when I stood in front of those awful 3 view mirrors it was not pretty. I had dimples and jiggles in places I expected […]

Trying To Be Financially Responsible is Hard On My Race Schedule

I’m really struggling with a decision. There is a race that I would love to do tomorrow but I don’t think I will be able to. It’s the Caraway Warrior 5K Race. It looks like a lot of fun because it’s an off-road race. It’s not one of the new mudder races but just a […]

Can Weight Training Be Aerobic?

I believe it can. Now let me start by saying that I’m not a trainer and the only expertise I bring to the table is my own experience. With that being said, here’s my two cents. I know alot of woman kind of shy away from weight training b/c they don’t want to bulk up, […]

I’m Doing My First 5K of The Season This Saturday!

I’m already nervous. My first 5K of the season is Saturday. It’s a local race at a park, called Kernersville 5K. I signed up both my husband and myself so we planned on pushing the kids in their strollers. Unfortunately my husband hurt his knee playing soccer so now it will just be me running. […]

Saturday’s Splurge and My Recovery Plan

As you know I’ve been counting calories and watching what I’m eating. I’ve been doing better and better and making healthier choices but Saturday I ate most of my favorite foods and just went crazy. It all started when my husband wanted to go to Denny’s “for a real breakfast”. I guess he was tired […]

Working My Butt Off Through Manual Labor and Loving Every Minute

Working My Butt Off Through Manual Labor and Loving Every Minute

Well, I didn’t make it to the gym today and I don’t even feel bad about it. I worked like crazy in our yard. I first mowed the lawn with a walk behind push mower. I’m fairly new to mowing. When we lived in TX our yard was flat and small so we/I used a […]

Day Light Savings Time, My Work Out and Random Thoughts

I have a love-hate relationship with day light savings time. On one hand I love that it stays light longer. It will allow my husband time to get home and for us to go bike riding in the evenings. That was when I really got into shape after my first child. Running in the morning and […]

What a Crazy Work Out This Morning

My work out this morning was a bit on the weird side. I arrived at the gym ready to do my circuit training and then to finish up with a run when I realized the circuit area was packed.  There were people everywhere. I started to twitch a bit as I walked to the locker […]

My Work Out Isn’t Working Out

Something about my work out or diet isn’t working for losing weight, infact I’m up 1 1/2 pounds.  I go to the gym 3 times a week and work my ass off. Literally with as hard as I work I expect to look in the mirror and see no ass.  Obviously that’s not the case. […]

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