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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Whew! I can't believe another week has already flown by! It was a great week though so I won't complain too much! Sometimes I just wish that time would slow down just a bit.

So after posting my blog last week I realized that I failed to talk about one very important detail: a 6.5 pound weight loss! Yep! That's right! While I am sure some of this was water weight, it still felt good to see some very solid results right away. Unfortunately, I was not quite as fortunate this past week and just maintained. However, I am not going to let that get me down. I figure that if I continue to work hard and stay on track another loss will be along soon!

This past week I was reminded of just how fabulous it feels to be taking care of yourself and making time for workouts! Even though I was very tired and working hard to stay on track and get in my workouts, I still felt FABULOUS! It's hard to put into words really. Even though I was making time every day for my workouts, assuming that would mean that I was able to fit less into my day, the opposite was actually true. I fit more in to my daily schedule! I actually felt like tackling chores when I got home in the evenings. I started thinking about how I AM WORTH the investment of time in myself and the things that are important to me! Suddenly cleaning the house became something that I was doing because I want a clean house, I WANT a beautiful house, instead of just another dreaded chore. I found myself saying "yes" to my workouts and "no" to foods I didn't need to eat because I needed to stay with my plan and achieve things for myself! I still have a long ways to go in so many areas, but the feeling last week, the glimpse of living a powerful life, was pretty awesome!! I even planned and cooked a few meals this week. I think my hubby was pretty surprised to come home to a crockpot simmering away the other night!

And apparently I am looking more fabulous too. My boss was getting all nosey and trying to figure out what my plans were today because I ".......dressed much nicer than usual today". Sheesh! I am pretty sure he was afraid I was headed to a interview or something. Nope! My outfit just happens to be nice today. That might be a result of starting to feel better about myself, or it might be a result of a lucky choice in clothes today. (Although looking for a new job is tempting right now... subject for a whole long blog...)

I have also enjoyed putting together cute workout outfits this past week! I am slightly addicted to buying workout clothes (it is nearly impossible for me to pass a good sale up :) ) so I own a ton of them. Ironically I don't own a ton of running shoes, but the clothes I have covered! Anyway, I digress! I have the clothes, but usually just thrown on whatever. This past week I have had fun coming up with super cute combinations! I can't wait to be smaller so my outfits look even better! Because let's face it. Workout clothes look best on a fit body! End of story!

So yeah, as you can see, it has been a good week! Please help me remember this always! Whenever I do get tired or tempted to slack off, please remind me how good it feels to be taking care of myself!

And in a way, I can really see how very depressed I have been the past year or so. I have been hanging on by a thread, just getting through the day, not actually living. I never really fully saw it before, but the signs are definitely there.


And without further commentary, here is my report on weekly goals:

~Blog weekly ~
Yep! Doing it!!
~Track food 90% of the time - including weekends~
I am close on this one but need to work a little more on weekends.
~Focus on a healthy, high protein, high freggie diet
Pretty good here. I need to come up with a better way of measuring this, but I am definitely getting in the fruits and veggies!
~500 fitness minutes a week with good variety including cardio and ST~
505 minutes for the week! It was hard to get in the last 35 minutes on Saturday, but I got it done! Go me!
~1 mile a day! Run at least one mile per day, every day~
Nailed it!
~7000 steps per day ~
Making progress here! Last Tuesday and Wednesday were about 500 steps short. Sunday was a little more off, but still so much better than my weekend steps counts used to be so progress has been made!
~Add in some fun fitness activities as able ~ Still not making it happen here... unless you count the fact that a good friend teaches both my Zumba and Power Bar classes and it is always good to see her twice a week!
~Happiness journal - 3 things to be grateful for every week ~
Really need to work on this one!

I managed to catch a few minutes of sunny day for a run on Thursday!


I'm officially worn out! However, I just finished my fitness minutes goal for the week!
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  • FLORIDASUN
    You DO look cute in your fitness outfits! I think you have done really, really well on your goals! Yes...we are SO worth the investment of time in ourselves and it's a shame that we have to push ourselves so much to make time for US! I find myself doing everything for everyone OTHER than me...and I have to make my fitness and health a priority...just have to. You always inspire me to do more! Thanks my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1708 days ago
  • FLGIRL1234
    Wow! This blog inspired me to do something for me today. I love your attitude! It's refreshing!

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    1726 days ago
  • BEFIT_WITHGUSTO
    Wow! Love, love, love this blog! I could feel fabulousity flying off the page!! Congrats on the weight loss!! So glad you are feeling happy and enjoying taking care of yourself. That's so important!
    1729 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15003511
    This is FABULOUS!!! It is so true that just that workout time provides A LOT of energy and is so important. I find the same thing...when I make time for my workouts, I feel really great the rest of the day, I feel more energetic, and I am less inclined to go home and be a slug. I feel motivated to do other things. Yes, and looking nice is also something I'm working on. Thank you for the reminder that focusing on that also helps. It truly does. When you are feeling good, you will put more effort into looking nice. That is very true! Great job!! Keep it up. On the days you may feel less motivated or depressed, refer to this blog you just wrote. Seriously...bookmark it on your computer and look at it. I bet it will give you a boost.
    1732 days ago
  • HASHI_QUEEN
    Way to go on the weight loss!

    Dress cute EVERY DAY, you will feel better and people will view you differently. I'm known as the fashionista in my office so I really stand by this!

    I agree workout clothes do look better on a fit body...unfortunately. I try to find cute work out stuff, but......nothing compares to an oversized t shirt and capri workout pants

    Keep on keeping on and i hope you are out of that depression funk emoticon
    1733 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    Love to see the smile, and love even more to hear that you are feeling better mentally! You DESERVE happiness and you DESERVE to take care of yourself first!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1733 days ago
  • EDLEAR
    What a great week you're having! I'm so glad that you are seeing positive results to all your work, keep this up! emoticon
    1733 days ago
  • CHODGES83
    WAY TO GO! You are totally doing great! So happy to hear how HAPPY you are feeling!!! Keep going!
    1734 days ago
  • JILLYBEAN25
    You are definitely kicking butt AND taking names! Right on! I'm glad to see you are continuing forward and making positive changes. Lots of good things happening on your journey and that's amazing! Keep it up!
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    1735 days ago
  • -POLEDANCEGIRL-
    Keep rockin it!! You will see more results. The feeling good and dressing nicer is a big result.
    1735 days ago
  • ADF1981
    You are doing so well! Your new energy is just beaming from this blog! My weight has patterns like that when I will have a good week followed by a slower week. It usually averages out. Keep up the great work!
    1735 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4516954
    Great Job! Just remember even when the scale isn't moving that means you haven't gained so pat yourself on the back that's great! I know when I lose kinda quickly my body will stay the same for a few days so do worry it will get moving again. Ps LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics lol you're too cute keep up the hard work
    1735 days ago
  • FRANRN76
    Sounds like an awesome week. Congrats on the weight loss and the progress towards your goal. I bole that this week is, just as great or even better.
    1735 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1540230
    Wow, what a fantastic week! You are on a roll, lady. Keep up the fantastic work and continue to remind yourself how amazing you feel and how amazing life is around you when you do this.
    1735 days ago
  • ALICIALYNNE
    There is so much to love about this blog! You are rocking this thing, keep up the awesome attitude!
    1735 days ago
  • HDEGMD
    Cute pictures. You sure have a lot on your plate. Keep Sparking.
    1735 days ago
  • RAINEY90210
    I am looking forward to a ten minute workout before I leave for work today. Your blog was very inspiring. You look happy and fit.
    1735 days ago
  • NVRGIVINGUP
    Wow that was a mouth full :-) Sounds like you have a lot going on and making good choices!
    1736 days ago
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