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30 Day Shred – Day 12 Redo

I put it off almost all day. It was looming like a shadow as I decorated Christmas trees, danced to Jingle Bell Rock and generally had a holly, jolly time with my family. Finally, I could not avoid it any longer. The Shred. I will not be taking another day off the remaining 18 days.… Continue reading 30 Day Shred – Day 12 Redo

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30 Day Shred – Day 9

Ugh. Early morning today getting out the door to make 75 apple pies with my MOPS steering team. Put together ingredients for 50 more pies for the mommies to make Thursday at our MOPS meeting. After standing for 5 hours cutting apples, measuring ingredients, crumbling topping and hitting the pulse button on my Cuisinart, I… Continue reading 30 Day Shred – Day 9

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30 Day Shred – Day 4

I woke up this morning, swung my legs over the side of the bed and stood up. Amazingly, my legs didn't feel like they were going to give out beneath me. Must be time to move on up to level 2! So, here are my thought on the second level of Jillian's program. Ugh. Double… Continue reading 30 Day Shred – Day 4

Fitness · Food and Drink

Weighty Matters

One week ago I was a mere 6 pounds away from my goal weight. A goal I have been steadily working towards for two years. Actually, I guess it's only been 15 months since I threw it all out the window the 9 months I was pregnant with my second child. I have spent as … Continue reading Weighty Matters

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Child’s pose

I've recently started doing yoga at my YMCA. I don't claim to be good at it. I'm not even sure I'm doing half the poses correctly. Most of the time I feel like the most uncoordinated person in the room. However, it makes me feel very relaxed despite the fact that I'm dripping sweat the… Continue reading Child’s pose

Fitness · Food and Drink · Life

A steaming serving of guilt

Today I will be returning to visit Jim. Jim is not a friend. He is not a member of my family. In fact, he doesn't really exist. Jim is what I call my YMCA. Actually, it's more than that. Jim is who my YMCA is to me. I created the concept of "Jim" shortly after… Continue reading A steaming serving of guilt