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  • Motivation 9/17/14

    9/17/2014 7:24:59 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Happy Wednesday! How’s this week treating you so far? How about this month? Are you doing like I am and trying to really crack down before the holidays? There are quite a few of us doing... Read more

  • One more blog for today

    9/17/2014 12:45:11 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I just wanted to share that I'm glad I've started walking/jogging outside on a regular basis. It hasn't just been good for my body. It's been good for me overall. I sleep better. I feel better....if you're thinking about taking up walking it's totally worth it. I just walk around my neighborhood mos... Read more

  • The running thing

    9/17/2014 11:45:14 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    Well my GPS failed me and didn't track but I ran about an eighth of my walk. I warmed up on the sidewalk and once I hit the park I started jogging (they have a gravel/packed dirt path vs the much harder on the legs concrete) intervals. I wasn't using my c25k app, I just tried to jog between "landmar... Read more

  • Is it worth it?

    9/17/2014 10:50:31 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    One of the the things that has been key in my weight loss journey is actually figuring out what I enjoy, I mean really enjoy. Yesterday I was in the vicinity of a Starbucks and I had a pumpkin spice latte. Don't get me wrong I like PSLs but it just wasn't this amazing thing I remembered it bein... Read more

  • Hump Day

    9/17/2014 12:34:40 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I have surgery in the morning surrounding myself by my guarian angels God and Jesus sending prayers nad blessings hugx... Read more

  • Tues

    9/16/2014 12:58:11 AM, by CHIBIKARATE


  • Motivation 9/15/14

    9/15/2014 6:01:02 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright Success is also walking in to your doctor for a follow-up and he shakes your hand for having done 5 – 5Ks. It was a HUGE non-scale victory for me this morn... Read more

  • No excuses!

    9/15/2014 1:05:15 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    We all have our pet excuses. I don't mind going out in the cold, the snow, when I'm a little sleepy...I hate going out if it's supposed to rain. Not even raining, supposed to rain. A good Michigan deluge would be a good reason to not go out, a chance of rain is not. I have to face the fact that wher... Read more

  • Sunday...

    9/15/2014 12:53:09 AM, by ASYREETA

    Taking it easy.... Read more

  • Taking it one day at a time!

    9/12/2014 2:14:36 PM, by ASYREETA

    That's all you can do. One day at a time.... Read more

  • Update

    9/11/2014 3:18:52 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    It's a nice day here in SE Michigan and the breezes are feeling autumnal and I'm getting really excited for my first 5% seasonal challenge. I'm confident that I'll do well since I have so much support here :D ... Read more

  • THursdary

    9/11/2014 12:50:07 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for yourprayers and guidence sending prayers blessings and love to all hugz enjoy your day remember it is the small things that count... Read more

  • I wanted to share because this was just fun

    9/10/2014 12:44:24 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY
    v=otzetqGQ8bE I got through it with no shin pain too. It feels good to move again.... Read more

  • Good day!

    9/10/2014 10:46:05 AM, by ASYREETA

    Today was a good day!... Read more

  • Motivation 9/9/14

    9/10/2014 12:38:54 AM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” ~ African Proverb I love this one. Mostly because it’s true. You’ll never know if you can handle the storm if you’re always on calm waters. During your journey, there will be turbulence. You will hit bumps in the road. You will stumble and you ... Read more

  • Blessed

    9/9/2014 9:37:22 AM, by ASYREETA

    And thankful!... Read more

  • Tues

    9/9/2014 12:25:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be bolesssed sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    9/8/2014 12:49:01 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers ;ove light and joy hugz Be blessed pa ray often... Read more

  • Good day!

    9/6/2014 11:34:50 PM, by ASYREETA

    Family and good food.... Read more

  • Sunny Sunday and things going well

    9/6/2014 10:37:09 PM, by AMBERBREEZE

    First, the big news- the rest of the nodes that were removed from my fiance came back clear. No more cancer! He will be monitored regularly to catch any suspicious activity early, but for now, things are looking up. I want to say a big heartfelt thank you to all of you who prayed & gave encourag... Read more

  • Days 3,4, and 5-Rounding out the first week of the challenge!

    9/5/2014 10:49:28 PM, by PENNYLANE78

    I mentioned on Monday that I started one of the Bootcamp challenges here, and I'm happy to report I've been sticking to it, for the most part! I've done every one of the challenge videos for the week, even if that meant waking up to fit it in before work. I've had a harder time fitting in the 30 min... Read more

  • Finally figured out something on SP

    9/5/2014 11:22:50 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I finally figured out how to change my BMR here to reflect what my actual BMR probably is. SP automatically assumes you are sedentary, which I'm not, and it wasn't accounting for all my exercise a few weeks ago either.... Read more

  • The shin saga

    9/5/2014 11:13:56 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    The leg seems better. I'm still getting some pain from random things (stretching, twinges when walking) but it's lessening and dissipating faster. I still don't feel comfortable running or even doing any distance walking but I think more low-impact aerobics can come back into my life next week. The ... Read more

  • Headache...

    9/4/2014 10:44:43 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    My upstairs neighbor seems to be building something in his apartment...I wish he'd stop, the hammering is killing my head........ Read more

  • An open door and more confidence!

    9/4/2014 10:08:28 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I went to the library yesterday...something I do all the time...but not this branch. Our bus system finally started stretching to all the branches and not just downtown as of last month and that might open a door for me. One of my dream jobs involves working in a library. Trust me, I don't mind the... Read more

  • THursdary

    9/4/2014 12:35:32 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    week has flown by be blessed sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Motivation 9/3/14

    9/3/2014 7:33:14 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” ~ Napoleon Hill So I got a serious wakeup call this afternoon. I jumped on my scale this morning, and then had to go to the doctor. The doctor scale of... Read more

  • Motivation 9/2/14

    9/2/2014 7:27:08 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” ~ Unknown You are stronger than your worry. You need to know – deep in YOUR soul – that things will get better. You must believe this with all of your heart. Otherwise…the worry will wear you down. It will eat at y... Read more

  • Good news and something very odd about me.

    9/2/2014 11:46:06 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    First for the good news, for those of you who don't know I regularly participate in something called LARP (think combination Renaissance festival, improv theater, and fencing...done with foam weapons....all while hiking in the woods) and I was afraid that my next LARP event wouldn't be a lot of fun ... Read more

  • Day 2 Joined a Challenge!

    9/1/2014 11:29:06 PM, by PENNYLANE78

    Today I joined the 28 day boot camp challenge. I'm hoping it will be one more step to keep me motivated and in check. I did the first video plus 2 other videos. I also tracked all of my food. So, it was a pretty successful day! Husband and I went to the grocery store and bought lots of healthy food/... Read more

  • I actually love exercise.....

    9/1/2014 1:33:35 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I know lots of people dislike exercise and I really used to. Now I like it a lot. And I'm bummed by what I can't do right now, a lot. I know I need to build up a lot slower than I did. Unfortunately my cardiovascular system was ready for things that my legs were not. I don't do a lot in summer usual... Read more

  • New week

    9/1/2014 12:21:13 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well this is going to be a good week there was a reason I did not get the surgery and I should know by tghe end of the week sending prayers and blessings hugz... Read more

  • Family first

    8/30/2014 10:54:13 PM, by ASYREETA

    Family reunion was priceless. So much can and does change over the course of two years.... Read more

  • Update on the vacation saga

    8/30/2014 3:33:04 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    So I told my parents that I can't come out this year...kind of a sad conversation but I'm glad they understood. Our mini-staycation won't be the same kick in the finances.... Read more

  • Someone else noticed!

    8/30/2014 12:46:29 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    My hubby said he's really noticing a change in how my belly looks. Pretty exciting! I'm also nearing the 25 pound loss mark and also also nearing my half-way point.... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/30/2014 12:51:10 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    fun day going to start working out hard enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • UGH... rainy weekend and yesterday's meals

    8/29/2014 11:19:28 PM, by AMBERBREEZE

    I woke up to cloudy skies, rain and colder temperatures this morning. It had been nice, warm and sunny all this week, but now we are scheduled for a rainy weekend. I know some of the US is in drought, I wish we cold send some of this rain to them. Spring starts next month for those of us in the ... Read more

  • Motivation 8/29/14

    8/29/2014 3:08:55 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” ~ Brian Tracy I am at the point where I LOVE feeling awkward! It means I’m trying something new and outside my comfort zone. I’m challenging myself to do something... Read more

  • My Food Plans For The Next Month

    8/29/2014 12:57:54 AM, by AMBERBREEZE

    As some of you may know, I do intermittent fasting. Usually I do it a couple days a week, every week. This week was different. Because I was having to get up early and drive my fiance to appointments, I was skipping breakfast everyday. It wasn't an issue since I am used to fasting for 16-18 hour... Read more

  • TGIF

    8/29/2014 12:53:43 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    insurance refused to paay for surgery so who knowa when it will happen enjoy your day sending peayers light love joy and happinesss hugs... Read more

  • Thursday, August 28

    8/28/2014 1:52:27 PM, by GRODER

    Awesomes! - started the day with lemon water - went for a 45 minute walk up & around the hill - made oatmeal & fruit for breakfast - took my vitamins & supplements 149.8; 35.0... Read more

  • :(

    8/28/2014 2:56:51 AM, by ASYREETA

    Not feeling well. Can't shake this bug. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better.... Read more

  • NZ Daffodil Day & Reasons to Celebrate

    8/28/2014 1:51:51 AM, by AMBERBREEZE

    Tomorrow is Daffodil Day in NZ (I think the US discontinued it, but it is still a big day here in NZ). It is a day to raise awareness & funding for cancer research. Each year since I have been here in NZ, I have always donated. This year, with my fiance's own diagnosis it hits closer to home. I ... Read more

  • Hump Day

    8/28/2014 12:36:15 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Glad it is over be blessed sending blessing light joy love and happiness sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Wednesday, August 27

    8/27/2014 10:15:19 PM, by GRODER

    Awesomes! - started day with lemon water & dry brushing - 25 push ups - walked for 15 minutes to get coffee! - avoided the pastries at the cafe - ate all meals at home - went for an afternoon walk - had a veg-heavy afternoon snack - drank a lot of water today - 11,000+ ste... Read more

  • Another September goal

    8/27/2014 10:40:15 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I think my other September goal should be to get back on track with the nutrition tracker. I have been lax (I get bored with that part).... Read more

  • So day crazy

    8/27/2014 12:11:49 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    So sad I was supposed to have surgery for tomorroe norning but It wasd cancelled cos my ins saud i am not dying or in a deathey energency it took a year to get an appointment and the ins blerw me off the day before how re\ude I will fight this but all the brain trauma in eatong me up but then on the... Read more

  • September goals and an update on my vacation situation

    8/26/2014 2:46:10 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    So for September I think I'm going to set a mileage goal. I'll no longer have my nieces and I HOPE the weather will be better behaved than it is today. I'm hoping for fall temps soon! -10 miles per week Other than that I think keeping on doing what I'm doing will be good. Vacation w... Read more

  • I don't understand this...

    8/26/2014 2:26:39 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    It is roasting hot and I don't even wanted to be tempted to run today but outside is calling me. Something whispers in my ear and says only twenty minutes, put on your shoes, you can walk it since you want a rest from running. It used to be EASY to sit but now my body bugs me about moving, even if i... Read more

  • Today

    8/26/2014 12:50:40 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    It's incredibly hot (for Michigan, don't judge me on this if you get low to mid 90s all the time where you are). The pool is likely to be packed. I NEED some time off running (maybe even extended time). What to do? I've done some Wii Fit and I think some core work is a good idea. I also want to spen... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 26

    8/26/2014 11:03:39 AM, by GRODER

    Awesomes! - started the day with lemon water & dry brushing - 10 minutes meditation - 25 push ups - walk/jog around hill 3x - tried a new recipe with kale & navy beans - lots of raw veg as snack - 10,000+ steps 151.4; 33.8... Read more

  • All in God's Plan

    8/26/2014 10:51:19 AM, by KOPSBABY

    It's strange how things work out. Take how my DH and I met. I had moved to PA from Florida in Sept. of 1988. I February of 1989, I, my ex-husband, and his wife, went to a square dance where I met my future husband. Even stranger cause he wasn't even supposed to be there. He was supposed to be in Lou... Read more

  • Monday, August 25

    8/25/2014 5:38:29 PM, by GRODER

    Awesomes! - started the day with lemon water & dry brushing - 10 minutes meditation - 25 push ups - circuit training - passed up the pastries at the cafe - took my vitamins and supplements - had a fruit-full breakfast and a veg-full lunch - went for an extra walk in the eveni... Read more

  • Bad Bad Days

    8/25/2014 3:51:52 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    I am in such a downward spiral of just crap. I am so sad feeling and every little thing feels like this huge overwhelming task. I can't get through the day. I just wanna hide away and cry. I am doing so bad. I see my therapist on Wed and I am so glad because I desperately need to talk it out a... Read more

  • If you dislike roundabouts as a driver....

    8/25/2014 2:48:46 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    Try them as a pedestrian. It's worse. For every nice person who stopped and let me go on there were five people in a massive hurry so I stood and waited and paced and waited and stretched and waited....... Read more

  • The running thing

    8/25/2014 2:22:22 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    So I had to run a few errands where some sweat wouldn't make a difference (self-scan stations don't care how you smell) and decided to jog a bit as a test (before I loaded myself up with groceries). I am still getting some shin pain but ONLY if I push myself to go too fast or jog on sidewalk. Everyt... Read more

  • Updating again

    8/25/2014 8:27:05 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    So I followed the advice I'd always heard about reviving wet electronics and stuck my turned off phone in rice for three days and it survived! I'll restart my c25k program next week since I have my nieces this morning and will also have them Wednesday and Thursday (I give credit to folks who do this... Read more

  • Manic Monday!

    8/25/2014 12:23:11 AM, by ASYREETA

    Will I ever learn to co-exist with Mondays? LOL. It's just something about the word "Monday" that makes me feel meh. Glad to see it however.... Read more

  • Sunday!

    8/24/2014 10:12:03 PM, by ASYREETA

    Today was a good day. I ate more sweets than I wanted to. Tomorrow will be better.... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/24/2014 12:39:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be very blessed and sending many prayers to all enjoy life hugz... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/23/2014 12:34:18 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    going to the salon to do my hair enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers light love joy and happiness hugz... Read more

  • TGIF

    8/22/2014 11:41:08 PM, by ASYREETA

    Love it!... Read more

  • Update

    8/22/2014 12:21:00 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    My niece drowned my poor phone with a bottle of water so I'm not even able to go out today (I refuse to go out without a way to make an emergency call) but from taking out the garbage and jogging back I really do feel like new shoes, and furthermore actual running shoes, make a huge difference. I wa... Read more

  • Motivation 8/20/14

    8/20/2014 5:31:53 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” ~ Chinese Proverb Standing still is definitely something I DON’T want to do! After doing our 5K on Sunday, Kimmie and I decided that we are going to move forward with a run team! How fun is that!?!? We’re w... Read more

  • Thankful for it all!

    8/19/2014 8:09:08 PM, by ASYREETA

    Always.... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 19

    8/19/2014 1:08:41 PM, by GRODER

    Awesomes! - started the day with lemon water & dry brushing - took my vitamins & supplements 151.0; 34.4... Read more

  • Woohoo

    8/19/2014 12:56:39 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    Did not feeling like working out today. Did it anyway. That is all. ... Read more

  • Embarrassed

    8/19/2014 12:43:36 PM, by KOPSBABY

    Last night I went to Pilates. I had eaten a salad with roasted chicken on it before class and the instructor was showing me some of the basics. Eating chicken was my first mistake. I usually get gas after eating chicken. I did a sit up and promptly blew out gas. I excused myself and said I was sorry... Read more

  • Tues

    8/19/2014 1:28:27 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed hugzz... Read more