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'Spring into Action' Goals

Friday, March 14, 2014

I made big goals for myself for the Fall Challenge and BOMBED; then didn't do so great for the Winter Challenge. I just didn't exhibit any Will Power at all and still haven't been doing so great with it. . . . .

So I have decided that I want to try to stick with the basics again this time around; Go back to the old tried and true method: "Eat Less; Move Around More"

1) actually TRACK MY FOOD!
- have more fruits/veggies in my diet
2) GET ACTIVE AGAIN!

- Remember my motto starting out "Any little bit I do is better than any little bit I don't do".

  
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NAPPIGURL 3/23/2014 4:45PM

    Good way to keep it simple! You can do it!

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SASSYLJB 3/18/2014 9:43PM

    Great goals diamond girl, we got this back to basics this challenge! This is what I think we all are doing!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/17/2014 10:20AM

    Great goals! emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 3/16/2014 5:14PM

    Nice! Two goals - you can do it! emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 3/15/2014 10:26PM

    I'm struggling with the exercise too. Great attainable goals... We can do this!
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CHICAMIMI 3/15/2014 5:06PM

    Back to the basics is a good way to go! you can do it!

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MRSVK11 3/15/2014 1:06PM

    Spring is a time for new beginnings you are going to do fantastic this challenge! I had a personal trainer years ago who said "If you are struggling just try to get one thing right and build from that success"

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LIAMAY3 3/15/2014 12:32PM

    Winter kicked my butt too, just not a very successful round. But spring is a time of renewal and we can definitely do this!! Tracking your food will make such a difference. Good Luck!! emoticon

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RUTHIEBEAR 3/15/2014 9:44AM

    Sometimes it is best to go back to basics. I love your saying!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VALYNN26 3/15/2014 8:55AM

    Great goals! I have struggled with the same issues during the past challenges. With spring brings new & a clean slate. Let's kick some butt & get back on track. We can do it we are Diamonds & we're going to rock this spring challenge! emoticon emoticon

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FAIRY_MOON76 3/15/2014 6:42AM

    I too did lousy in the past challenges. Being fit and healthy....this lifestyle change.....It's HARD! But if you really step back and look past what we consider failings are a whole lot of accomplishments. When you feel like your will power is wavering just think of all you have accomplished...that will help you stay focused. You can do this! emoticon

Your goals are awesome! We are going to Rock this challenge and spring into summer healthier and fitter than ever!

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BL Winter Challenge Wrap up

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I went with the old tried and true method of weight loss this challenge: "Eat Less; Move Around More" and did neither.

I started out really well, then Winter & Life hit.... I allowed myself to keep telling myself "I'll do it tomorrow" or "I'll do extra tomorrow" ; allowing myself to fall right back into my old LAZY habits. But I do not consider myself a failure; I will take this as a life lesson and get back on track; Strive to get better. I have done so great so far - lost 55 lbs (gained back 10 of the 65 I had lost since starting this journey).

This is a journey and each event/struggle helps shape us to make the necessary changes we want; You do have to want and I just didn't this challenge but as I quote often

"This Too Shall Pass"!

  
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NAPPIGURL 2/21/2014 1:38PM

    Way to go Amy! You are doing awesome. Acknowledging where you fell short and taking corrective action is a sign that you're destined for success. As you said this is a journey and there will be struggles. Plus this winter has been downright depressing. I don't see how people who live in the colder regions deal with the lack of sunshine and excess of wet ,cold, slippery, powdery, and icy stuff, ugh! I've had enough! But Spring is on the horizon and hopefully more "inspiring" weather. Keep on pushing!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/20/2014 3:13PM

    This has been a rough winter for a lot of us! On to the Spring Challenge...

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CHICAMIMI 2/19/2014 7:44PM

    You are not a failure! I'm learning it's about not giving up on ourselves, no matter what.

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DFOLKARD 2/19/2014 6:06PM

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VALYNN26 2/19/2014 10:13AM

    It was a tough winter for alot of us. But we are diamonds and we are strong and we learn from our mistakes. We will dust ourselves off and dazzle in the spring challenge!

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RUTHIEBEAR 2/19/2014 8:53AM

    Amy I relate to your words. I have a lot of excuses - like the weather and being sick, but the bottom line is it is hard work. I am rooting for both of us to do better the spring challenge! emoticon

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SASSYLJB 2/19/2014 7:09AM

    I get this! It was a hard winter challenge for all of us! We have learned for certain that we are more than just a number on the scale this challenge! Time to regroup and Spring into Action! I know I will be!

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    emoticon success is a daily routine. emoticon

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ANASTASIAKC 2/18/2014 6:32PM

    You have done great!! And you recognize what you are doing, so that is major progress!! Keep up the good work, it is a journey and you are doing amazing!!! emoticon emoticon

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Christmas 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Our Christmas Eve is always spend with my family and Christmas Day with my husband's
family. This year we just went to my parents on Christmas Eve and didn't do anything with my mom's side of the family (they always have a get-together and due to issues mom and I choose not to attend, but will be the bigger person for New Year's Day)

My mom goes all out for Christmas and gets everyone what they really want

HA HA - husband asked for a gun - this is a lighter for cooking, he jokingly asked for a gun

Even mom's dog gets new toys


(no pictures can ever be taken with my In-laws due to the way they do things - but it's ok)

We got the boys kayak's for Christmas - guess it's time to learn.

Blake tried it once and loved it.

I am truly blessed to have such great people in my life and I have found peace this year.
Hope that the joy & spirit of the season carry on for each and every one for the New Year
Hugs to all

  
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JEN_BACK2BASICS 1/2/2014 11:20PM

    Enjoy those kayaks!! Great blog, and happy new year to you and yours.

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FORBANDE 1/2/2014 7:25AM

    What a great Christmas!! Finding peace might be the very best gift of all!

I bet the boys will get lots of use out of those kayaks! And I love the gun lighter. What a funny gift!

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VALYNN26 1/1/2014 5:43PM

    Looks like a great Christmas! Happy New Year Diamond!

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ANNMACP0212 1/1/2014 4:18PM

    Happy New Year, Amy!!

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SASSYLJB 1/1/2014 11:50AM

    WooHoo! Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! What a year it has been!
Here is to a Dazzling New Year!

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Winter Warm Up 2013 Goals

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I made big goals for myself for the Fall Challenge and BOMBED!
So I have decided that I just want to stick with the basics this time around; Go back to the old tried and true method:

"Eat Less; Move Around More"

1) Get back to tracking my food
- have more fruits/veggies in my diet
2) Just stay active.

  
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TINYTONI4 12/17/2013 9:08PM

    Don't feel bad about this. It is difficult to stay on a challenge during the holidays. Every time I try a challenge, it is like all of a sudden, I crave everything I shouldn't. I gave up challenges. Just stick with what you know works. I believe you are doing great!
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RUTHIEBEAR 12/17/2013 4:05PM

    I know you are going to dazzle us as you work on these goals. This is a tough time of year. I believe in YOU!!!
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TKOVACH1 12/17/2013 3:48PM

    I love that you kept your goals simple. You are going to rock this challenge!
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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/17/2013 11:10AM

    Sometimes keeping it simple is all you need. I think that is a great goal for this challenge! Let do this fellow Diamond!!!

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CHICAMIMI 12/17/2013 10:29AM

    I think that's a great goal! It's simple but it covers the most important things!

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JADED_CHICK19 12/17/2013 10:20AM

    This is so refreshing! I myself have made the mistake of making too big of goals or too many goals and failing miserably and feeling horrible about it. Sometimes just sticking to the basics is the best way to be! :)

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wrap up on 2013 Fall BL

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I set big/defined goals for myself for this challenge and didn't do great on them at all!

My dietary goals were:
1.) stay between 1200-1600 calories/day -- I honestly stopped tracking so not sure how I have been doing on this goal; I can tell in the past week that I have been going over!
2.) eat at least 4 servings of fruits/veggies each day -- I did fairly well on this one
3.) limit myself to only ONE caffeine containing product/day! -- I overdid it in the past week but overall, I stuck to this one (& I just saw on Pintrest; that coffee is good for runners - LOL)

My Fitness goals were:
1.) Run at least 2x/week -- YES!
2.) ST at least 3x/week -- NOPE
3.) do Jillian 30 day Shred 2x/week - try to at least advance to Level 2! -- Another Failure, I haven't even did the video once this challenge.

My NSV goal was:
be able to run at least 4 miles without walking!
(I am currently able to run 2.5-3 miles at a time) -- still here & some runs not even to this distance.

***** So I have decided that it is time to get back to the basis/back to what works:
just eat less and move around more.
I am not beating myself up for the failed goals; I am taking this as a life lesson.
Hoping to get back right for Winter Challenge and for good.

  
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ORCHIDLADY56 11/23/2013 8:59AM

    Exactly what my trainer says - eat less and move more. He's usually right, so I guess I should take a hint from you and him and go for these two!

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VALYNN26 11/20/2013 8:48AM

    You have done great! Looking forward to our winter challenge!

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DFOLKARD 11/20/2013 6:59AM

    Simple is best! emoticon

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LIAMAY3 11/19/2013 10:43PM

    Coffee is good for everyone! My downfall is the milk and sugar I want to pour in it as well! LOL. I think you've still done great this challenge, all the running and extra walks you've put in have been inspiring. I know youre going to do great for the winter challenge!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/19/2013 3:46PM

    Coffee is good for runners? Hmmmm..... I may have to look into that more.

I like your idea of getting back to the basics. I think with winter coming that is a great goal to have. So much food with all the gatherings.

You are going to continue to shine bright DIAMOND! Lets rock this next challenge!

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LOOD1962 11/19/2013 3:36PM

    Small goals are best so you don't get overwhelmed.

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