Life Happens…

Well I am still here- just busy as ever. You can definitely tell that Fall is in the air! School fundraisers, Squadron fundraisers and Halloween candy and yummy pinterest recipes being pinned. BUT, we all know that ABS are in the kitchen and because I have let my challenge to eat clean/paleo until by birthday slip by- I have inacted a new challenge that I am determined to keep. I am posting it on my MFP site as well- I need all the accountability I can get. So from Oct. 28- Nov. 21 I am giving up ALL DIET Soda and limiting my artificial sweetners to include stevia. I am steering clear of as much processed food as possible. Especially boxed crackers and chips. I will not give up my rice cakes though- that is asking a lot. And, most importantly I am giving up most sugar. One sweet a week is what I am striving for, and two-three small candies on actually halloween. Here’s hoping to a strong mind to achieve this end goal challenge!

P.S. Insanity is going great- starting week 3 tomorrow!

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Some people call it selfishness, I call it healthy

So often I run into people, especially moms, who say they never get to workout because of their kids or other things going on in their lives.The main reason I always get from moms is how guilty they feel for taking their kids to daycare while they workout or making them do something quiet/play by themselves. I was one of those moms, I get it. But, then something clicked, and I thought, for everyone involved, it is actually healthier that I take that selfish time for myself to workout, because without it, I am NOT pleasant to be around. Many people don’t get it, but once your body gets accustomed to working out, and then doesn’t get those endorphins, it isn’t pretty. I get grouchy and testy towards everyone I come in contact with. I often wonder if the symptoms are those that drug addicts experience during withdrawl- it.is.that.BAD.

So, my advice to all those out there not working out because they feel guilty taking “me” time, give it a week- that is all I am asking. Tell all the naysayers it will happen and implement a routine and start taking care of you and I promise, life will start to get a little brighter and you will start to crave that feeling you get when it is over. And soon, before you know it, it will be like your morning cup of joe and people will know that is what happens in your day. And it will become what you want/need.

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Still going strong

Still tracking and keeping on top of my workouts, things have just been busy and this little adventure of blogging is at the bottom of my to-do list.

I have decided to start my 30th year challenges on the 1st of October- 24 days before the big 3-0! There are several ideas I have brewing, I just have to nail down what I really want to do first and go from there.

Here are the top goals I have for my 30th year:

1. Cut diet soda down to 1-2 a week and ultimately all together.
2. Start and complete Insanity and Chalean Extreme
3. Consider going back to school for a health/nutrition degree, or possibly starting out with a simple PT cert.
4. Try a 30 day Paleo challenge.. mainly to see if my body sees the benefits most studies claim.

and for the big one….

5. Train for and compete in a fitness competion! I know it sounds vain, but ultimately, to me, it would be pretty cool to work my ass off and show off the results. This one is definitely one that may take longer than a year; but we shall see.

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43 To Go

Today was my last installment of a 5 week “Better Body” course held here on base. In the 5 weeks I dropped 2.8 lbs and recieved a body fat percentage via the bodpod of 28.6. I am going to go ahead and wait until October 16th ish to schedule another appointment and see what it looks like, and may wait until the new year.

I am also wanting to set up 4 sub-categories of goals I want to achieve each month- nothing to overwhelming, just something to keep me motivated and accountable. There are several areas in my life that are lacking organization, causing me more stress.

Here is to prepping for a fantactic 30th year!

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The Count Down Begins!

44 Days until the big 3-0! As a kid, and even in my early 20′s I always heard older individuals talking about the dreaded 30 and how “old” it made them feel. As I approach 30, I can’t say that I feel the same way. On the contrary, I am actually pretty excited. I am not sure if it is the fact that I am done with just being the caretaker or if it is the fact that I am “getting older,” but in the past few months I have devised plans and ways to excute them in the my 30th year! I want big changes to happen and the only way that is going to go down, is if I create and excute said changes. If anyone is reading this welcome, and I hope you enjoy the ride. It should be a good one.

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