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  • 1) I went to my boot camp class today. Even though I was tired, it was snowing and cold outside, and I was still sore from Friday. I argued with myself the entire drive there. But, I DID IT! 2) Went to Marshall's to look for Jillian Michael's Bodyshred (and found it!). While I was there I decided to try on jeans. I started…
  • Nutrishop does challenges like this all the time. They have an InBody machine in their stores that measures muscle mass, body fat, water weight, etc. With their challenges, you get 1 point for every pound of muscle gained, 1 point for every pound of fat lost and 1 point for each percentage of body fat lost. You can go to…
  • Your Fitbit will take a while to figure out what your real "zones" are. Once it knows what your average resting rate is, it will factor your "zones" more accurately. Right now it's basing it strictly off the average for your height and weight. And Fitbit doesn't take your BMR into account. It estimates how many actual…
  • Target has some of the front zip ones for around $25. They have a lot of support and are so much easier to get out of when you're all sweaty from working out!
  • I'm a great excuse maker so afternoon workouts were a struggle. I would be "too tired" or have "too much to do". Waking up at 3:30 in the morning really leaves me no excuse. Once I'm awake, I'm awake so there's no point in trying to go back to bed. I usually hate life until about 10 minutes into the workout but afterward,…
  • I'm working to lose 100 as well. I'm doing mine in increments of 25. Every 25lbs I give myself a non-food reward. My first 25lb got me a tattoo! Working toward my next 25 now!
  • THIS! This is what I'm working on right now! No magic pills that curb your appetite or speed up metabolism. No magic wraps that "shrink" your fat off. No crazy diets cutting out all my favorite foods. I want to be able to make this a lifestyle. In order to do that, I had to realize, I'm still going to eat pizza. Might as…
  • I use both. I'm doing c25k on the treadmill and if I'm having a low step day, I'll hop on the elliptical to get my steps quickly. I prefer the treadmill though.
  • Got asked by a parent of one of my summer camp kids if I was losing weight. It's starting to be noticeable! Also, instead of coming straight home after work (which entailed running around with 4 and 5 year olds for 8.5 hours) I went to the fitness center and struggled my way through a c25k workout. I hated every minute and…
  • I've met several country singers at CMA Music Festival in Nashville. The most popular of those was probably Carrie Underwood. As far as random encounters go: - Loaded up baby furniture into Darryl Worley's huge Dodge Ram when his wife was pregnant. Super nice guy. - Did a baby registry for Lila McCann and Jaci Valasquez.…
  • As someone who still has 75lbs to go before I'm at my goal, I'll tell you a few things that worked for me. - Don't force yourself to do something you hate. If you really hate running, don't jump into a c25k program just because others see good results. You'll quit if you don't enjoy it. If you're a cardio junkie, pick up a…
  • I won a Fitbit Daily Showdown challenge against my super active friends! First time in the 3 months we've been doing these that I actually won!
  • I used to count Tuesday and Thursday as "rest days" since I work later on those days. I would work out the other 3 weekdays and Saturday. This afternoon, I drove home and instead of going straight up to my apartment, I stopped at the fitness center and knocked out Week 1 Day 2 of c25k! So much fat crying on that treadmill!…
  • I usually cut myself some slack on Sundays with calories and exercise. I'm ok with going over a little bit and not hitting 10k for just one day. Today, I enjoyed the bagel and cream cheese that was brought to Sunday school (I only ate half), went with friends to our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch, and enjoyed some…
  • Two today! 1) I chased the Kindergarten kids around the gym and caught most of them! Three months ago I never would have even thought about trying to run with them. 2) Today was Sports Day at school so I pulled out my Steve McNair (RIP) jersey. Three months ago it was a tight shirt. Today it was a loose tunic! I'll choose…
  • The bathtub is taking a lot longer to fill up! Less volume in the water is making the water start to turn cold before it's full!
  • I was laying on the couch watching a TV show and my cat crawled up on my hip like she normally does. She decided my hip is now too bony and not comfortable anymore so she moved!
  • I had to stop in the middle of my workout to change pants because mine wouldn't stay up!
  • Mine works out the opposite and it makes a huge difference. My 90 seconds are all downhill and my 3 minutes are uphill. I've already had to repeat week 3 twice because I simply burn out at around 2:30 on every 3 minute run. It's so frustrating!
  • Parents will ultimately be the main people to decide what the family eats simply because they are the ones who are buying the food. If a parent isn't willing to spend money on healthier options, then your hands are kind of tied. However, you can have a lot more control over her activity level. What is it she likes to do on…
  • I added 200 yards to each of my running intervals today. 400 yards total. Granted, it's only 400 yards but it's 400 yards more than I did on my last run!
  • I'm an after dinner snacker also. What I've done is try to save any big projects I'm working on for after dinner. That way I stay distracted for a few hours and don't think about food. If I'm still seriously craving something, I'll eat popcorn or a small piece of chocolate chased with a couple Ritz crackers (that way I can…
  • After being a size 18 for years, I managed to squeeze into a size 13 jeans yesterday! I couldn't breathe and they certainly didn't look pretty but they were buttoned and zipped!
  • Are you talking about Grace? She gives birth to the baby in a birthing pool. The baby is "stillborn" but then comes back to life. It ends up being a killer baby. Extremely ridiculous but very disturbing.
  • http://fit4mom.com/ ^ Formerly known as Stroller Strides. They specialize in helping moms find time to get in shape while having children around. Like some of the others said, I would try to find a double jogging stroller second hand. They're usually around $80. If you live in a warmer climate, it's about to be swimming…
  • I second Marley and Me! I bought that movie used from the rental store and promptly gave it away because I refused to watch it ever again! I bawled through the last half of that movie! Also, one of the most emotionally exhausting movies I ever saw was Courageous. It's an amazing movie but there's so much of going from…
  • I'm 5'7" and currently 185. I'm in a 14/16 at the moment.
  • Where I live, we have a local "trading post" that is based on Facebook. People post items they want to sell and you just meet up at the local Target parking lot (or wherever you decide) to buy it from them. Very very very rarely is there an issue with buyer beware because almost everyone on there knows somebody that knows…
  • Well you could always take Dwight's "prank" from "The Office" and put Imodium in your coffee! lol j/k! Although you may want to consider looking up "natural" alternatives to Imodium and just have a small amount of that before you head out in the morning.
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