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Four Months - 20 Pounds?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So here I am, trying to make a goal. Trying to pick a meaningful, realistic goal weight. Trying to pick a meaningful date for 'completion'.

Completion. What a silly word to use. I reckon it's the day where I say, "Look at me!! I did it!!"

What have I done? Am I going to stop? Does that date mean that I won't work out or eat healthy ever again. Of course not. Silly word.

Completion. Just a little date that means nothing. And yet it still means everything.

Goals are tied into dates. It is inevitable. High school reunions. Weddings. Knowing you'll be running into your ex somewhere on a certain day.

I've changed my 'completion' date so many times. I've pushed it back. I've scooted it up. I've removed it. I've added it. I've yelled at it.

And that's okay. Because while that little date means nothing, it means everything.

It's what you hold onto and strive towards. It's a little motivator. A little bit of Shelby-I-Saw-You-Eat-That-Cookie. A little bit of You-Better-Give-Me-Ten-More-Pushups.

I've picked my weight.

160 pounds. Not set in stone, but it's a healthy number in the middle of my BMI range.

And I've picked my date.

Mid-August 2014. The specific date is not yet confirmed, but it'll be the day 'A' and I move in together. That day will be a new beginning. The beginning of us. THE beginning of everything. Clean slates, new house, new rules, new dynamic.

Four Months. Twenty pounds.

Ready. Set. Go.

  
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CATLADY52 4/16/2014 5:02PM

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    emoticon Good goals. Go for it!

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  You can do it! My goal is 22 pounds by mid August!

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MELROSE13 4/16/2014 12:21AM

    Sounds good...on all accounts..congrats on making the move with your "A" and for setting that goal..

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FEARLESSNOW 4/15/2014 10:37PM

    Good luck!

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SALGUOD2 4/15/2014 6:48PM

    You can do it!!!

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JAIMESIZED 4/15/2014 4:34PM

    My goal is to lose 20 pounds as well. We can do this!! :D

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ARUNNINGKAT 4/15/2014 3:09PM

    Somehow I missed your blog about moving in together, so just let me congratulate you now! I am excited for you and can't wait to hear all about your journey in the next few months! You are going to love living in a house! And this is a great goal marker! I am giddy for you!! emoticon

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WARNING: Excitement Enclosed

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This blog really doesn't have anything to do with my journey in weight loss, but a large amount to do with my personal journey. I'm basically bursting at the seams, trying to maintain some sort of composure.

It's not working out that well, and the thing won't be happening for about 6 more months, but still...When something changes, I get all giddy :)

Drumroll, please!!

'A' and I will be moving in together (along with his son) when my lease is up at the end of September. It's a huge step and we're both excited to take it. We've already got our eyes on one house (yes, I finally get to move into a house. Bye bye apartment living!!) And we are sharing links daily for other houses, areas and ideas for our lives together. From budgeting to chores, you name it, we're covering it :)

Happy Shelby, signing off.
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CWHEATLEY_12 4/4/2014 1:09PM

    Congratulations on your happy news!!! That is so wonderful for you guys! Wish you all the best!!

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LISALGB 3/30/2014 8:02PM

    Congratulations!! I wish you all the best!! Love that you are so happy!!

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JUNEAU2010 3/30/2014 5:14PM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GEEKYGIRLCHERYL 3/30/2014 11:34AM

    Congratulations!

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HHB4181 3/29/2014 7:51PM

    OMG, that's awesome! Congrats, that's so great. So happy for you.
good luck with your search, it can be a hassle, remember to have fun!
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CATLADY52 3/29/2014 4:23PM

    emoticon It is a big step in your life!

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FEARLESSNOW 3/28/2014 7:15PM

    Good luck!

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XXJDXX 3/28/2014 4:26PM

    Best of luck on your journey!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 3/28/2014 3:56PM

    HIP HIP Horray, that is GREAT news!!!

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    It's so exciting you have this great new adventure ahead. emoticon

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STRUMERCAT 3/28/2014 11:54AM

    Congratulations on taking this big step!

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    Very excited and happy for you!!

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    Hope it works out for you

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TANYA602 3/27/2014 5:34PM

    I am so excited and happy for you! You deserve nothing but complete joy and happiness and A seems to be the one that helps light up your life! I know you do the same for him!

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats, that is awesome!!

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JORDAN1019 3/27/2014 3:23PM

    emoticon So happy for you!!. What an exciting time...

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RAPUNZEL910 3/27/2014 3:12PM

    HOORAY!!!! Congratulations and that sure is a reason to celebrate!! I would be bursting at the seams too! :)

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Undefeated!

Friday, March 21, 2014

That's what we all are, you know. If you're reading this, you're trying. You're working your butt off to achieve something great. You have not been defeated.

Face it. We all have those days where all we want to do is sit on the couch and eat whatever delicious garbage we can find. I've done it. More times than I should probably admit to. But hey, I'm human.

I had a strong comeback the other week, losing about four of the pounds I had gained. But, things happen and sometimes convenience outweighs healthy cooking. I've had pizza. I've had ice cream (an entire pint in one sitting). I've had those scrumptious pink and white circus animal cookies (an entire bag in one evening).

Have I been defeated? Absolutely not. I'm still going. I've got my bag packed for a hike tonight. I have only healthy foods in my apartment. You are only defeated when you give up. Am I giving up? Heck to the no! Part of any achievement is knowing we can handle the struggles to get there. It makes the victory that much sweeter and that much more meaningful.

I WILL be triumphant. You WILL see that I have reached my goals. Maybe not anytime soon, but I promise I WILL get there. And hopefully you are around to see it. I can only pray that I am around to see you fulfill all of your fitness and health goals. That's what we're all here for. For ourselves. And for each other.

Corny as it may sound, I consider you to be some of my very best friends. Where else can I go to not be judged for where I'm coming from, but rather where I want to be? This place is tremendous.

Have a wonderful weekend, my Lovelies! Make it count!

  
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    We are the undefeated and ever hopeful. Thanks for the honesty and the hope!

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Yes! So right! As long as we keep moving forward (even after taking some steps back) and don't give up, we WILL succeed!

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KANOE10 3/22/2014 8:15AM

    Have a great hike! I knw you will reach your goal! You are staying positive on your journey and are doing great.

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ALANDSE 3/21/2014 7:35PM

    Way to go! Get out and kick little. Life is short live it! Alan emoticon

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TANYA602 3/21/2014 5:47PM

    I always love seeing your smiling face here! We are all only human in our cravings. But the best thing is that you know the path to health and happiness. Have a great time on your hike- hugs to you and A!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 3/21/2014 5:39PM

    Thanks, I needed that reminder!

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/21/2014 5:03PM

    You are so right! We are only defeated when we give up! This journey will not be perfect, but as long as we keep going we will be successful and we will achieve our goals! And I know that all of us that are working hard this week will keep working hard this weekend, and next week, and next month.

Happy hiking!

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JORDAN1019 3/21/2014 4:47PM

    Enjoy your hike!.. You definitely got this and a few slip ups are not going to bring you down.. emoticon

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Relaunch Success!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Just a quick blog as I noticed I haven't posted in over a month.

This past week, I have been kicking butts and taking names all over South Phoenix. Here is a snap shot of my work:



The result of my back on track-ness is a four pound weight loss last week. Please don't think that's too much for a one week loss. I'm still working on losing my winter re-gain, so the junk I've been putting in my body this winter season is just finding its way back out :)

I am still working toward my final goal, being positive and holding 'A' accountable with me. It's working out great so far and we both feel awesome, albeit a little exhausted :)

Until next time, my Lovelies...

  
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ALANDSE 3/19/2014 10:09PM

    Great job lady. From a US Marine. emoticon

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    Wow! I can feel your energy! You rock!

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RUDITUDI2000 3/10/2014 10:57PM

    Exciting to re-launch & feel that renewed energy! Great job on the working out! emoticon

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MELROSE13 3/10/2014 6:20PM

    Good Job Girl!!!! I am in a bit of a re-launch myself!!

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28 Day Boot Camp with Coach Nicole - DVD Review

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hey SparkleLovelies!!

I want to take this quick blog to let you know about the DVD SparkPeople sent me to try out and review for the SparkNation!! :)

I was so excited when I was chosen to receive this DVD. I adore Coach Nicole and she always makes me feel great about myself, even when I can’t do a workout initially. I never beat myself up when she’s there motivating me.

The DVD is called 28 Day Boot Camp with Coach Nicole. I know, I know. ‘Shelby, a Boot Camp workout, really?? That seems a little intense.’ Don’t worry, I was a little scurred, too. But knowing how Coach Nicole trains, I was up for the challenge.

When Day 1 came around, I was anticipating that workout all day while I was at work. I got home, got changed, sluffed off the makeup and threw in the DVD. Well, not really. I didn’t want it scratched. I gently placed the DVD into the DVD player. You are given the option of creating your own workout or sticking with the 28 Day Plan. I chose the latter. Coach Nicole knows me well enough to know what I need, I trust her. ;-)



HAHAHA. I am completely uncoordinated based on Day 1. I couldn’t get the footwork for some reason. I’m not sure if it was me, or if it was the video. I couldn’t seem to get a good grip on HOW she was making the moves look so fluid, so I sort of improvised and kept my body moving. The visuals weren’t as inspiring as I would have liked, just a basic almost-empty background. The assistants showing altered/simplified moves seemed pleasant, but not overly enthused to be there. I need to be pumped up! I like loud colors and louder music, so Day 1 just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Hoping it gets more poppin’ later on…or maybe I need to be more patient. It was just Day 1 after all...

Due to the passing of my grandfather (I was out of state without the DVD), I was unable to workout to the DVD like I had planned. And with the weather in Phoenix being so gorgeous, I've spent more time outdoors than cooped up in my apartment. I anxiously look forward to getting all 28 days in. I know it will be great!


(FYI – the DVD is available at Walmart and that members will get 250 SparkPoints for buying their DVD at Walmart, and will be entered to win a $500 Walmart gift card for purchasing before Jan. 31, 2014.)

Here is the link to purchase the DVD directly from SparkPeople: www.sparkpeople.com/28daybootcamp

*I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and did not receive any form of payment for my review.*

  
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BEEAUTIFULDAY 2/20/2014 5:42PM

    Thanks for this review, sorry about your Grandpa.

Let us know more when you can.

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GEORGE815 2/13/2014 8:21PM

    Good luck with the DVD. I have one too. Hope I put some good use to it.

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TERRIJ7 2/12/2014 10:41AM

    I don't generally like working out to DVDs but love coach Nicole. I'm looking forward to hearing more review as you go through the boot camp.

Sorry about your grandfather.

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LKS2GAB2 2/6/2014 8:42AM

    Would like to hear your final thoughts after the 28 days

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ELLAPAIGESMOMMY 2/5/2014 9:59PM

  The DVD sounds pretty awesome to me. Keep us posted. I hope that I can get the DVD soon.

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OUATEONE2 2/3/2014 10:56AM

    nice review. thanks for sharing and informing

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KKLENNERT809 2/2/2014 10:53AM

    I have the DVD and use it quite often. I totally agree with you!

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 2/2/2014 9:47AM

    This isn't new is it because I got the Boot Camp work out last year at Target.
I have gone through the program several times and can even do grapevines now without having to think about it.

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DRLMAZ 2/2/2014 8:45AM

  sorry for the lost of your grandfather. Enjoy your boot camp

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LAURENANNE315 2/1/2014 7:54PM

    Keep us posted on the work out video!! Thanks for sharing :) Sorry about your grandfather. Sending hugs and prayers your way!

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PANFRIEDTROUT 2/1/2014 6:32PM

    I'm sorry for the loss of your Grandpa .....

I will be looking forward to when you can participate in & thus review the rest of the DVD. Based on your comments for Day 1, not sure I'd buy it. Let us know if subsequent days get better in terms of the things you've noted so far.

Thanks for writing.

EDIT = I also love Coach Nicole but I'm not going to buy a DVD that lacks excitement, the ability to {somewhat} easily mimic the movements and has a dull environment.

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AJB121299 2/1/2014 5:15PM

    Nice

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 2/1/2014 5:09PM

    Thanks for the honest review. I myself am IN LOVE with my Spark Tracker as it gently reminds me (with blaring number on my START page) that I need to get moving...

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GEORGE815 2/1/2014 12:18PM

    Keep at it! Good luck!

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SAMMI-SAM 1/31/2014 8:30PM

    get your sweat on!

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MSROZZIE 1/31/2014 2:08PM

    Thanks for your critique. I have Coach Nicole's DVD's and love all of them and the routines are great for people with back or knee problems. I love the pace and vocal instructions/tips from Coach Nicole. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ASK_STRATMAN 1/31/2014 12:40PM

    Just picked it up today and looking forward to it in February.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/31/2014 9:20AM

    I love this DVD! I reviewed it too, and I'm planning to do the workout again in February.
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DRLMAZ 1/31/2014 9:20AM

  Thanks

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AJB121299 1/31/2014 8:50AM

    Nice

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KANOE10 1/31/2014 8:39AM

    I am sorry about your grandma. Hugs. Thanks for sharing the DVD info. It looks great.

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JAYDEE16 1/31/2014 8:33AM

    Beautiful Shelby! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Sending hugs your way!

Thank you for the honest review of this DVD. It's one of those things I keep considering buying and then never actually buy... not sure it's my cup of tea either.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/31/2014 7:01AM

    Thanks for sharing

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 1/30/2014 8:25PM

    I'm starting that DVD on the 1st of February.

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CATLADY52 1/30/2014 4:08PM

    Please keep us posted as you work through the DVD. emoticon

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NOTGVGUP83 1/30/2014 3:24PM

    Hello! Glad to find you once again. I've seen a couple people review the DVD and doesn't seem like it will keep you "hooked" for 28 days. MAYBE I'll give it a try and rotate it into my dvd workouts! Sorry about your grandfather's passing.

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HHB4181 1/30/2014 11:07AM

    keep us posted!

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