Middle of the Month Update

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How’s my challenge going? IT IS GOING! Somewhere. I think.

Seriously, I have been doing well on it! I slipped on Monday by having a piece of meatloaf but other than that I have been committed to my no-meat stance for 90 days (that piece of meatloaf just added another day to the challenge). I have been running although no yoga yet. I have been working out consistently although not at the Y. But I am getting there. I am scheduled to take a spin class with my friend tonight. Scheduled being the operative word.

The point of my challenge is and always has been for me to take a better initiative towards my health. I don’t need to lose weight and I am not aiming for that. I am trying to tone up and lean out because I want to be strong with a bit more muscle definition.

Just wanted to take some time to give an update to all three of my followers. I know you have missed me. Work has taken a bulk of my time (click here), family has taken another chunk, and Bravo reality shows have taken a slice (don’t judge me)!

Anyhoo, I am getting there!!



Day 7

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It has been a week and I am keeping my end of the bargain (although I am the only one who is in on this deal) of this 90 day challenge!

A review of the first week:

Meat – didn’t eat it.

Exercise – I did it!

Yoga – zip

YMCA – zip

Overall grade – C+/B-

This week I am focusing on taking 2 spin classes at the Y and I even roped a friend to join me.  Tomorrow I scheduled myself to do yoga at 9:30 a.m. Last, I planned out my meals for the week so I am one step ahead of the game.

I wanted to tell you I am doing a smoothie challenge for the month of April. Check it out here. I’ll let you know what I think at the end of the week.

Also, this morning I ran 2 miles at 10:15 a mile. Go ME!! I am getting there.

Have a great day!!


Nominated And It Feels So Good!

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(when reading the title of this post please sing it to the tune of Reunited by Peaches & Herb)



YAY!! I was just nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Jen from The Haute Mommy Handbook! I love, love, love, love, love her blog! It is informative, interesting, quick, and trendsetting. Check her out!!

The Liebster Award recognizes bloggers who have less than 500 followers (hell – I have less than 100; maybe less than 50 but definitely more than 28).

Here are the questions Jen posted for me to answer:

1.If you could go back to any age for a week, which would it be and why?

I would go back to 21. Old enough to have responsibilities and young enough to have someone else take care of them for me.

2. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done with your friends?

On the advice of counsel, I respectfully invoke my right to remain silent and will decline any questions surrounding the circumstances of the craziest thing I’ve ever done with my friends.

3. What was the last movie you watched?


4. What is the most interesting food you’ve ever eaten?

Interesting as in good – I can’t remember. Interesting as in bad – the fruit sushi I had last week that tasted like complete ____  (you can fill in the blank; any synonym for $hit will do).

5. Do you prefer autumn or summer?


6. What song is currently stuck in your head?

Happy by Pharell and Let It Go on the Frozen soundtrack. I don’t know if I should be happy to let it go or let it go and be happy.

7. What do you do after a stressful day?

On the advice of counsel, I respectfully invoke my right to remain silent and will decline any questions surrounding the circumstances of what I do after a stressful day.

Here are my nominees:

P.S KeePSeeking

Skin – Eczema 

(the blogs I follow seem to have over 500 followers – good for them!)

Should you choose to accept this award:

Thank the blogger that nominated you
Answer the questions you were given
Nominate up to 11 other bloggers with less than 500 followers
Tag your nominees and post on their blog

Here are my questions:

1.  What was your favorite television show when you were a kid?

2. The song you associate with your high school years.

3. What would you be doing instead of your current career/job?

4. Which came first: the chicken or the egg?

Congratulations to the nominees! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

National Walking Day

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Today is National Walking Day and my butt walked 5 miles!

I had a great, healthy eating day. Yeah, I had pizza; so what? It was vegetarian.

Day 2 of the challenge and I’m rocking!

(inner voice): Calm down chick. It’s only day 2.

(outer voice): Shut the phuck up!

Day 1 and not an April’s Fool

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YAY!!! I rocked it! I totally kicked ass (even though it was my own) on the first day of my challenge. I ran 3 miles at 11 minutes a mile. This is great because I usually run a 10-minute mile (on a good day, 9:50 a mile; on a great day – which means I am probably, totally drugged up, 9:30 a mile). I know that for me the hardest step and day of any challenge is starting. If I could just start I know I can get into a rhythm. All I need is to take that first step which means putting on my workout clothes, getting out of my house, stepping into the gym, finding the path to run, and then doing putting one foot in front of the other and going for it. That is a long ass first step. That first step is more like five steps – no wonder it takes me forever to start; by the time I start I am on step 6. I am exhausted.

I am getting there!


90-day challenge: the remix

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The sequel is almost, always, never as good as the original. In this case, the original 90-day challenge didn’t stand a chance.

Ok. Sometimes you have to set the reset button and start over. What I was thinking starting a challenge during spring break? I know myself. I LIKES TO EAT!!!

I’m starting the challenge over today. No meat or poultry, more yoga, consistent running. This challenge is based on health and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I hate running but I love medals. I like chicken but I can use less of it. I hate stretching but can use the flexible advantage to improve my mattress-dancing skills.

Coming or going but I’ll get there.

P.S. I love Mondays! I should always start a challenge on a Monday. It sets me up for success.

Fourth day in the challenge (I think?)

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Today I totally rocked it during my challenge.  I accomplished all most some things.

Did I exercise? Hell, yeah! My ass walked 4.2 miles. But you are supposed to be running twice a week? Don’t judge me, all right! I am phucking moving.  I’ll get to the running when my legs actually start to run but for now (and it is the first week) I am taking it one walk at a time.

Did I eat well? Of course! For breakfast I had 2 slices of oat bread with half a tbsp of organic peanut butter and lightly spread of organic raspberry jam. Lunch was a veggie burger with a small order of fries. I had an unsalted pretzel with mustard for a snack and dinner was salmon sushi.  I said I was giving up meat for 90 days.  Fish is not meat. I was so proud of my dinner I went ahead and order a healthy dessert (could this be any more of an oxymoron?).  It was fruit sushi. The description was to die for. Sliced up fruits (mango, apples, grapes, strawberries) rolled in rice paper with sweet cream cheese and topped with coconut and fresh strawberries. I couldn’t wait to try it. And then I did.  I want to say the description and the way the waiter emphasized on how great it is was total bullshit because that dessert tasted like ass rolled up in rice paper with a side of shit sprinkled across the roll.  I gagged so phucking much I almost lost my damn salmon sushi.  When the waiter asked how it was I couldn’t even fake the funk and told him straight up he just served me a dessert of fruit sushi shit but on the other hand dinner was great.

I have three more days this week to run twice, yoga once, and some other point I am supposed to come across but can’t seem to remember.

Gagging but I am getting there.

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