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I wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy Holiday! I am excited about spending time with my love ones and I hope that everyone enjoy their holiday season as well. Remember to stay well and have fun. I will see you in the New Year I look forward to sharing my new adventures with you!
I am pleased to announce that I lost 51 pounds so far! I started this journey late June, and it has been an amazing journey so far. I am learning so much about myself and changing my life in a positive way. My goal is to lose 140 pounds in exactly one year, I am not going to stress so much on the number, but the lifestyle changes. So far I am eating cleaner, staying active, and loving the fitness community. Who knew that I would fall in love with running, enjoy fruit for dinner, or want to even participate in a race. I am a work in progress but so far I feel that the changes that I have made has been great! I want to thank everyone for their support, all of my family, friends, and readers (Blog, Facebook. Twitter).
In the next few months before the year ends I am determined to lose 34 pounds. That is a lot of weight to lose during the holiday season, but I also feel that it is important for me to stay focus and accomplish this goal. I know that it is not always about the scale but the problem is that I have been ignoring the scale for years and by doing so I gained so much weight. I didn’t look 280 pounds but I was, and that is a scary feeling. So although I am not fixated on the numbers everyday it is important to check in once in a while, even though I feel great.
So by the end of the year I look forward to losing 85 lbs before 2012, also I hope to run one 5k race before the year is over, and train for another in January. I am confident that with a few changes this can definitely be done. That also means that I may not have that much time to blog as I would hope since I am starting my final four classes before graduation, and I do not have a working laptop at this time. So please follow my journey through Twitter (divaliciousmomy) and I will start posting a weekly recap on Sundays of my “adventures” throughout the week.
So here is to getting healthy the best decision I made this year! I am inspired by everyone’s effort to be healthier so please do not forget to share your journey with us here (guest bloggers welcomed!) and on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Journey-to-Fit-Fabulous/221289944590150).
(pic from Google)
Despite my very complex work week, I am glad I had a great weekend to make up for it. I spend Friday night with my daughter and niece enjoying tacos and chips at Chili’s. I enjoyed ballerina Saturday with mini me, and indulged in a delish health breakfast at First Watch daytime café for the first time. We visited Dicks Sporting Goods Store, and they had an awesome indoor track where we raced each other and mini me won each time. Afterward we spend the afternoon shopping for small trinkets and going to the library where we borrowed books on snow. Sadly My phone died during this adventure so I do not have pics of us running the track, my attempt to kickbox at the store, or our delish breakfast at First Watch. Overall I had a great weekend and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I love this song! It is fun and the beat is great during a work out or run! Have a great Friday Everyone!
Happy Halloween everyone! Last week was a good week. I enjoyed my mini vacation from school, spent time with mini me, and enjoyed life. I worked out, but not as much as I would have liked. I had a great time dressing up mini me as a princess ballerina fairy, on Saturday for her dance school’s party, she had a blast. The best part of the day was when she won third place in the costume contest, she was super excited. No trick or treating today I have to work late, plus we usually do it during the weekend at a community event. Since I didn’t get a chance to go this weekend we are just spending time at home this year.
In November we are trying to raise awareness to Type 2 Diabetes, you can join the campaign by loading the official twibbon on to our twitter
pictures. You can participate by clicking here, http://twibbon.com/join/Fit2Fight-Type2 . This campaign means so much to me because my mother is a diabetic as well as so many women in my family. I am trying to do my best to help prevent diabetes for future generations. So it is important for us to do our best to live a healthier, active lifestyle. Please help raise awareness and provide prevention options to this disease.
Twitter party this month: Twitter party for Bob Greene and Better’n Eggs on November 16th. Please RSVP and enter giveaways here, http://www.mamavation.com/2011/10/fit2fight-type2-diabetes-party-wbob-greene-bettern-eggs.html.
This week’s Training Schedule
Monday- Cross Training Elliptical and
Wednesday-Cross Training elliptical &
Saturday-Run 2-3miles/ yoga
I love fall, and it officially started yesterday here in Tampa bay. I am excited about the cooler weather it is so much better for my hair and my runs. Last month I did not reach my weight goals, but I lost a few inches off of my body in total. I look and feel healthier and that is all that matters to me . So I have decided to set a goal of 10 pounds for the month and I will focus on the important things, such as my nutrition and workouts and my training for the 5k. I am super excited about my adventures for this month more running, more outdoor activities with the little one, and my new project.
Halloween is coming and I have been thinking that we should start providing healthier snacks or as my twitter friends suggested to hand out trinkets to the little ones (little toys, pencils, crayons etc.) I never liked the idea of a day filled with candy anyways it’s bad for your teeth and your health. (I am not a big fan of candy)
Also October is breast cancer month please join this years campaign for more birthdays. I have family members who are breast cancer survivors and everyone deserves to be cancer free, so make a donation, join a walk, you can buy a product show your support to help the fight against breast cancer. (http://ww5.komen.org/) (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/)
Also join the Brita challenge if you have not done so already. I LOVE WATER! I gave up on juices, and I never drink soda anyways, so the last four months have been amazing. I think that is another part of my weight loss success is that I was able to give up juice. Recently my doctor suggested that I drink a little Gatorade before and after a work out due to some issues that I have been having but I only drink a total of 16 oz. A large percentage of the day is spent drinking water please go to: http://challenge.brita.com/ and sign up for the challenge and get energized.
Let’s have a great Fit and Fabulous Week!
Pics from Google
I really felt like i won the lotto today, at the farmer’s market! I bought a lot of produce for just $30.00. That is why I recommend trying to find your local farmer’s market and splurge on all of the goodies your heart desires. Who said eating healthy is expensive? Check out what I got:
1. 2 Bushells of spinach
3.(1) Romaine lettuce
7. (6) Plums
8. Purple cabbage
9. sweet potaoes
10. (1) bag of red potaoes
11. Green beans
13. Cherry Tomatoes
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I can’t believe it myself! I am a runner a few months ago you could not pay me to go for a run, I was strictly a walker and nothing was going to change that. But after losing 44 pounds and building up my leg muscles the past few months I can finally go outside and run 4 miles without feeling like I am about to die. I waited until now to test my running abilities because I didn’t feel like I was ready and it was very hot outside during the summer. But I am excited to share that I am in LOVE with running. I am working on my fitness bucket list and running a marathon will definitely be part of it. Don’t worry I love the gym; yes I will continue to have my affair with the elliptical and also do my yoga. Without different workouts to keep me entertained I would be totally bored, so I am still doing my Jillian Michaels DVDs, and trying new things. But yes I did want to share that I LOVE RUNNING OFFICIALLY.