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All of my grand parents are now in there final resting spot.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yesterday was the funeral for my Dad's mom and let me tell you that has been one of the toughest things I have done. I never dreamed how hard it would be to see a grand parent for a final time. She did not look like her but I know I will keep her memory alive but thinking about all the happy times we shared with her. I will remember all the wonderful meals we had with her. I just can not believe that all four of them are all now gone. It just goes to show me life is to short and you need to full fill every dream you have. The one major thing I took away from yesterday is that Grandma always said this to shall pass and she is right. It is time for me to get back into my exercise routine and get back to my me time. I needed these last two days with family and it was good. There were some really great stories and pictures shared of her.

Love all my grand parents to the moon and back and will never ever forget you.

Love Shannon aka Shannon the cannon as Grandpa Morse used to call me.

  
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SWEETNEEY 9/26/2014 8:02AM

    Losing parents and grand parents let you know that time is moving on and there's alot of stuff in the rearview mirror.

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AKIMBERLYQ1 9/25/2014 1:21PM

    emoticon

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CIPHER1971 9/25/2014 5:42AM

    Sorry for your loss, it sounds like your grandma was a wise lady.

Have a great day

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MIZPAM25 9/24/2014 8:50PM

    emoticon for your loss! emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/24/2014 7:54PM

    Shannon, I'm so sorry for your loss. I never knew any of my grandparents. They were all gone before I came along. Treasure those wonderful memories and share them with your children. Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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KESTRYLL 9/24/2014 7:53PM

    I am so sorry for your loss, emoticon

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Wow BLC Round26

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

So today is the start of another blc round and I am excited to start but must say it will be tough. I am starting this round with a heavy heart this last ten months or so have been very tough. We lost my grandfather in December and then we lost my grandmother in July. Right now my other Grand mother is losing her battle with life as well just waiting to hear when she will be going to heaven with the rest of my grand parents. I know I can not use this as an excuse but I will say I have made some bad choices with food. The exercise I do not have a problem with just trying to get more minutes in on the weekend.

So this round my main focus will be tracking every thing that goes in my smacker no matter what it is. This has been a bad thing for me and I need to work on it more. I am also a very busy volunteer parent and transportation person lol. I am trying to find more time for me but tough with a six and first grade kids that are very busy right now. We have just started up soccer and Zachary is doing Odyssey of the mind again.

My new plan since Madison gets on the bus earlier. Is to get the gym by 8:30 am Monday through Friday.

Monday will be cardio day
Tuesday is strength and cardio
Wednesday will be cardio day
Thursday is strength and Cardio
Friday is Cardio
Saturday will be strength and Cardio
Sunday will day of rest or little activity.

My food plan will be eating less carbs and making different food choices. Time to find some new recipes to try this round.

  
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JAXMOMMY 9/22/2014 12:49PM

    Shannon-- First of all, so sorry for all the losses in such close proximity! I've experienced many losses too and the grief food is not ever healthy! It is comforting and filling when you feel like you have an emptiness in you.... But, food does not fil that emptiness! Time heals. Trite, but true! You have a great plan and if you stick to it as much as you can you will do great! Track! Every BLT! I have to always keep telling myself that You cannot exercise away a bad diet! I bet I repeat it to myself every day at least once when tempted by those comforting, yet fattening foods! Like Beth said, your workouts inspire us all! So, keep rocking the gym, but remember you, nor I, can exercise away a bad diet!! Roar!!

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SUNSHINE5268 9/22/2014 8:24AM

    Admire a woman with a clear cut plan.... you GO girl!!!!!!

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SWEETNEEY 9/22/2014 5:52AM

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MALAMI518 9/18/2014 3:56PM

    I am sorry for your losses and that you are grieving. You have a great plan set in place, and I know that you can do it!

I am so happy to be back on a team with you! Your workouts are inspiring, and I know that you can get the food under control, too.

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MASTERCARE 9/17/2014 7:17PM

    It was a hard summer....and I too...am right along with you my friend

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KELLYFROG 9/17/2014 7:13PM

    I am so sorry for your losses! It sounds like you have a good plan in place! emoticon

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CIPHER1971 9/17/2014 4:47PM

    You are obviously planning on a great round

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/17/2014 3:49PM

    Great plan, Shannon!! You can do it!!! Sorry for your losses!! Take care!!

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AKIMBERLYQ1 9/17/2014 2:49PM

    What a great plan.

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CHRISTINEBWD 9/17/2014 2:38PM

    I don't have any grandparents either. So sorry for your losses. emoticon



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FORZACHANDMATT 9/17/2014 2:35PM

    I'm so sorry for your losses!

You have a great plan! You can do it

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My last three crazy workouts

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Workout
Kettle Bell Swings for a minute with 20lbs.
Step up to High Rows for a minute with 12 lb dumbbells
Wall Ball Squats for a minute while holding 20lb dumbbells
Single Arm Rows for a minute with 30lbs each arm 30/secs
Lateral Raises for a minute with 8lb dumbbells

Rest for a 1:30 then repeat

Workout
Elliptical Intervals for a minute two times
Single Arm rows for a minute with 30lbs each arm 30/sec
Single Arm Press for a minute with 30lbs each arm 30/sec
Spin Intervals for a minute
Curls with 40lbs for a minute
Weight Bar Press Ups for a minute with 8lb weighted bar

Rest for 1:30 and then repeat.

Workout Tuesday 9/16
Spin Intervals for a minute 3 times with 20 sec rest
Straight Leg Deadlifts with 80lbs for a minute
Wall Ball Squats for a minute
Kettle Bell Swings for a minute with 20lbs
Leg Extensions for a minute with 70lbs
Plate Squats for a minute with 20lbs.

Rest for 1:30 and then repeat

  
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/17/2014 3:47PM

    Great Job, Shannon!!! Keep up the great work!!

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Trying to come up with a new schedule and plan.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Well now that the kids are back in store trying to find a new routine and plan for my day. My day now starts at six am on Monday through Friday. I have to run to kids to the bus stop four times a day. One goes at 6:59 am and the youngest goes at 8:06 am. Then I have my free time until about 3:06 for one and then 3:58 for the other one. I am still doing training with my trainer on Tues/Thursday. I am trying to get my butt to the gym earlier so I have more time for me on the weekdays. I am working on eating better now that they are back in school. I also want to find a part time job but not sure what I want to do. I do also have my own business and need to work on that more. I also want to be able to still volunteer with the kids at school more Madison then Zachary since he is older now.

  
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/9/2014 8:46PM

    You can do it, Shannon!!

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CHRISTINEBWD 9/9/2014 8:26PM

    Wow, you have a lot going on in your life right now. I hope you can make more time for your business because that seems like it would be more flexible. What with your training, running kiddies and keeping up with everything.

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CIPHER1971 9/9/2014 5:10PM

    Be clear about what you want and write it down - well that is what works for me.

I am sure you will find your balance.

Have a great day

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Workouts that I have done

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Workout Tuesday
Elliptical intervals for a minute two times
Straight Bar Deadlifts for a minute with 30lbs
Wide grip Cable Rows for a minute with 45lbs
Spin intervals for a minute two times
Kettle Bell shoulder press for a minute each arm 30/secs with 15 lb kb
Cable chest press for a minute with 35 lbs

Rest for 1:30 and then repeat.


Thursday Workout
Kettle Bell Swings with 25lbs for a minute
Weight bar Squat to press ups with 18lb bar for a minute
Dumbbell High Rows with 12lbs for a minute
Spin Intervals for a minute two times
Triceps over head Extensions for a minute with 50lbs
Cable Curls for a minute with 30lbs

Rest for a minute thirty and then repeat

Workout Tuesday
Elliptical Intervals for a minute three times
Dumbbell triceps press ups for a minute with 20lbs
Dumbbell curls to press up for a minute with 12lbs
Spin Intervals for a minute two times
Leg Extensions for a minute with 100lbs
Leg Curls for a minute with 95lbs

Rest for 1:30 then repeat

Thursday workout
Boot camp
Tire flipping for a minute 30/ down and back
Kettle bell swings with 25lbs for a minute
Wall Ball Squats with 8pound medicine ball for a minute
Squats with 10ls for a minute
Sledgehammer slam with tire for a minute

Rest for 1:30 then repeat

  
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/4/2014 9:02PM

    Great Job, Shannon!!

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CIPHER1971 9/3/2014 5:05AM

    Amazing workout

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SHANTODD420 9/2/2014 8:16PM

    Thanks ladies just need the scale and measurements to catch up again lol.

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JAXMOMMY 9/2/2014 7:27PM

    I'm proud of yu too, but even more impressed than proud! I mean, tricep extenstions with 50 pounds? I can barely do them with 8 pounds! Every day in every way you are getting stronger, fitter and more powerful! Good for you, Shannon!!

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MASTERCARE 9/2/2014 7:12PM

    so proud of you!

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