Monday, February 23, 2015


So I fell off the wagon again, but don't you worry...I am back on it today, and working once again at whittling my waist!

Even though I've gained some weight back, I couldn't be happier about some of the progress that I've made at the gym. My running is getting faster, despite having to use the treadmill which we all KNOW that I hate; I can last longer on the stairs; and I'm about ready to up some of my weights for strength training! I am feeling strong!

Well not today - today I have a tummy ache. I think I've caught a small bug that my children so lovingly have passed around, and I'm just hoping that I start to feel better soon. I am really hoping to start March off with a bang...and I want no more sickness to get me down!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Before and After- First 10 Pounds

I realize that I should have posted this at the end of January, but...better late than never, right?

These photos show about a ten pound difference, from my starting weight as of January 1st (207) to my weight as of January 31st (197.2) At first I was unhappy that I couldn't see much of a difference, but then several people pointed out that my face and tummy look smaller, so I figured I should just listen to them and be happy with the results.

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Here is an even better comparison picture, though. On the left is a photo taken 3 years ago when I weighed 198, and on the right is the same 197.2 photo as shown above. Now I can DEFINITELY tell a difference in this photo, even though my weight is basically the same!

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This just serves as a reminder that weight isn't the only indicator of success. Obviously my weight lifting and cardio routine has helped to keep my body in better shape than it was three years ago. Knowing that is DEFINITELY helping to keep me motivated.

I'm starting to feel better, so I'm sure I'll be kicking butt at the gym again in no time.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Well, that lasted long

Remember last year when I got sick with something every single month?

Well, I really thought that this year was going to get better. I managed to avoid a major illness in January - SCORE! But now, just into February, I am sidelined once again...this time with a chest cold. The good news is that most of my symptoms aren't too bad. The bad news is that I feel like I need to sleep approximately 90% of the day. So gym time is OUT while I get some rest.

I'll check in with you later in the week. I still have those progress pictures to show, after all.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blonde...Third Time = CHARM

So, I got my hair done again. This is the third adjustment since going blonde, and I think it's my favourite. What do you think? (Please forgive my lame face)

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Here is a comparison picture of the different shades of blonde I've tried. The first is a bit ashier, the next is brighter and lighter, and the last is the darkest. I think it looks the most natural. If not, at least it's the easiest to maintain!

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Which do you like best? I'm not going to lie...keeping up with blonde is expensive. In a few months, I'll probably go back to brunette. Or maybe red! What do you think?