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Mother’s Day Challenge


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Hello My Sweeties,

Mother’s Day is 48 days from today, so I thought it would be fun to start a challenge since I’ve been way out of wack these past few months.  This challenge isn’t just for Mothers, it’s for everyone who has a mother too…LOL  Why Mother’s Day you ask??   Why not? 🙂  It’ll be a nice gift to myself for Mother’s Day if I can stick to it and give myself a nice weight loss by then.

The challenge for the next 48 days if you choose to accept it is to keep a food journal, weather it’s an online journal or good old pen & paper journal, that’s up to you.
For the next 48 days if you bite it ~you must write it  🙂

Challenge starts today and runs until Mother’s Day Sunday May 8, 2016.

Please feel free to comment below 🙂

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September: Bite it, Write it Challenge


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September Challenge!!!  For the month of September I challenge myself to keep a journal and track my food & exercise.  It’s a great way to get a jump on getting organized with school starting and everyone back to work.

  • You can chose to use a notebook or an online tracker such as My Fitness Pal.
  • But first clean out your cupboards and fridge of your unhealthy trigger foods and stock up on fruit, veggies, lean protein.
  • Write your goals for this month on the first page 
  • Dedicate a few minutes to writing in it every day.
  • Be honest with yourself and write everything in your journal, it’s a great way to teach you awareness of what you’re eating on a daily basis.

Also to be more effective with you’re journal you can show me or a friend your food journal weekly.  That weekly accountability is what makes your food journal successful, knowing that someone will be seeing what you eat.  Find a partner and we can do this together.
In just 4 weeks we’ll all be happy with the results.

Log it Track it

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Spring Slim Down: Update


Hello Everyone,

These past 30 days started off great for this challenge. But then life happened and chaos began.  I did manage to lose 2 pounds.  

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The two pounds of butter represent the two pounds I lost…WOOHOO!!

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At the beginning of May I decided to give our deck a face lift and as you can see from the picture below it turned out great.  That took over 2 weeks from start to finish.  Just in time as we celebrated our daughters confirmation.

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I made this cake for her confirmation dinner party and it was her favorite, orange chiffon.  

Now that’s done I can get back to eating right and exercising again Right???  

imageDehydrated zucchini chips and wafers.

imageLunch: Spicy ground beef with baby greens salad with Caesar dressing

imageExercise:  I love my kettlebell workout and unless you’ve tried them you have to give it a shot, you’ll get hooked.  I’ll b posting my kettlebell workout soon.

imageTreats are not always food related. Here’s my latest treat, my new phone case, pretty in pink with some bling.

How did you all do on this 30 day challenge???

Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss


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I recently changed my password on my laptop, it’s just something I try to do every few months but it occurred to me why not use a positive affirmation as my password instead on some random word that really has no meaning to me.  You can do this on your cell phone, laptop, anything that you use regularly.  

Affirmations are a great way to send positive messages to your unconscious mind so that you start to think and behave in a nicer way towards yourself. Permanent weight loss or weight maintenance requires a change in lifestyle. 

Here’s just a few positive affirmations that you can use to keep you motivated and will help you to slowly but surely change your lifestyle.

  • I am strong
  • Change your mine Change your body
  • I am doing this
  • I believe in myself
  • Strong is the new sexy
  • I am committed to my goals
  • Because I can
  • Bring it
  • I am worth it
  • Just do it

What are some of your positive affirmations?

 

Please feel free to enter them in the comment section below.

Happy Monday!!!  

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Daily Challenges for the Week


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Here’s some daily challenges I’m going to try this week.  I’ve done it before and it was very helpful to keep me on track.

Monday: Drink 2 litres of water

Tuesday: Start a food journal.

Wednesday: Eat every 2-3 hours.  Eat 3 meals & 2 snacks.

Thursday: Take a pic of your meals and show a friend, great way to stay motivated & you get great meal ideas.

Friday: Make it spicy!!!  Add some cayenne pepper to boost your metabolism.

Weekend
Juicing your veggies. Make it green!!

Motivation Monday


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Doing the same workout or eating the same meal might be convenient, but for the results you want, it’s good to spice up your routine and try different fitness activities, like Zumba, Pilates, Crossfit or Kickboxing.

Have you tried something recently that was challenging ?  What me all about it 🙂

Slim Down 30 Day Challenge Weigh-in #3


Slim down Challenge

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Starting Weight: 160.0 lbs
Current Weight: 158.5

Total Pounds Lost: 1.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 152.0 lbs

I’ve lost 0.5 lbs for my 3rd weigh in.  I’m not doing so good but at least it’s still a loss. 

Week 1 (Sept 1-7): 159.0   (-1.0 lbs) :-) 
Week 2 (Sept 8-14): 159.0 (-0.0)   :-( 
Week 3 (Sept 15- 21): 158.5 (-0.5) 
Week 4 (Sept 22-30):

Exercise for this week:

Monday
Spin Class (60 min) + Abs Machine (25 min)

Tuesday
Insanity Class (60 min)

Wednesday
Rest Day (not feeling good)

Thursday
Body Sculpt Class (60 min)

Friday
Cardio Stair Climbers (20 min) + Kettlebells (60 min)

Saturday
Cardio (30) + Weight Training (60 min)

Sunday
Pilates Class (60 min)

Wishing you much success and happiness!

Marisa

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