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It's Important to Be Flexible
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      15 comments

Good morning!!! I hope your week has started off in a fabulous way!!! As you might remember from my blog on Sunday, this is my Crank week!!! A few things have changed in my plan already, so flexibility is part of the game. I decided to add t... Read more
Rest, Recharge and Renew
Sunday, July 25, 2010      21 comments

Is is Sunday! Love my weekends. Saturday mornings I get up early for a run. This Saturday was a 6 mile long run. I had irritated my patella tendon last Wednesday in Zumba class. So, I had been icing my knee and skipped Zumba on Friday night... Read more
Bikini Blog 7 Week Progress Report
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      81 comments

I never really look forward to posting these pictures. There are a couple reasons why I do choose to share this part of my journey. First and foremost is for me. Doing this weekly has taught me to respect my body and come to a comfortable pea... Read more
Focused? or Fanatic?
Monday, July 19, 2010      35 comments

Where is the line? How do you know whether you are focused on your health and wellness goals or whether you have crossed that thin line into an unhealthy obsession? To me that line is like a tight rope that I walk every day. Having struggle w... Read more
You Are Worth It!!
Saturday, July 17, 2010      35 comments

This blog is in response to a comment that I heard while visiting family and friends in Virginia. The comment was not about me, but about another woman whom I love dearly. This other woman, who I will call Dawn, has struggled with her weights ... Read more
Have You Meet ALL Your Goals This Year?
Thursday, July 15, 2010      25 comments

I work at a small Christian Liberal Arts university in a VERY small town where everyone knows everything you do. So, when I started working out and using the university gym, it was kinda hard to miss the 235lb. woman in the room. Even though I... Read more
Bikini Blog 6 Week Progress
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      43 comments

Well, it is that time again! I don't usually post the pictures until Wednesdays. But I have a lot going on tomorrow and wanted to get in my weekly progress. My body feels smaller, my weight is about the same 173.9 lbs. I'm wearing size 10 -1... Read more
Girl, I'm Going to Make You Sweat! & Beautiful Food
Monday, July 12, 2010      37 comments

That song is stuck in my head! I keep singing it when I'm out running hills and when I'm in the gym doing some serious lower body weight lifting. Both make me sweat something fierce! But I love it! So, here is my smiley sweaty face after thr... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Learning to Fly
Sunday, July 11, 2010      49 comments

Yesterday was a gorgeous day. Clear blue sky, low humidity with a gentle breeze. The kind of morning that just beckoned me to come run. However, my right knee had been bothering me a little on Friday evening and by Saturday morning I could ba... Read more
Trader Joe's & TJ Maxx Shopping Haul
Friday, July 09, 2010      27 comments

YAY! Today was payday!!! I've been doing a pretty good job of using the items I have stocked in the pantry and freezer. I am improvised a little here and there, but stuck close to my macro nutrient needs. Luckily I eat pretty clean and healt... Read more
Recipes to Build a Beautiful Body
Thursday, July 08, 2010      30 comments

I have not been carrying my camera around lately taking pictures of everything that goes in my mouth. But, I have taken the time to take a few pictures of some new recipes that I thought you might enjoy. Finances have been tight and I've... Read more
Vacation Bikini Blog
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      34 comments

Wow! Where has the time gone! It has been two weeks since my last bikini blog! Last week I was on vacation and had no way to edit and load pictures. This week, I had my husband take the pictures for me on Tuesday night so that I could submit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Compliments That Heal
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      146 comments

I just got back from a fabulous five days visiting my family and friends in Virginia. Some had not seen me in a year, others had seen me back in March. As you may know from my bikini blog, my body has been changing pretty rapidly over the past... Read more
Yummy Protein Bars!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      41 comments

I have missed you my friends!!! I have had some major internet issues this past week which has interfered with networking time! I miss you! Even though I have not been on line much, I have been busy, busy, busy!!! Hitting the gym, riding my ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Zumba! And, by the way, size does matter!
Saturday, June 26, 2010      137 comments

HA! Got you with that title!!! LOL!!!! I will get to the size matter in a moment. On Thursday I found out that one of the students on campus was teaching a FREE zumba class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday after work!!!! Okay, I am not s... Read more

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