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Month: September 2012

Who am I?

Who am I?

I used to struggle so much with losing weight and being healthy. I would say, “I just like to eat and I hate to exercise. This is who I am.” Every time I would try to lose weight, I failed. I failed because every moment of healthy eating and exercise was drudgery. I thought I was forcing myself to be someone I wasn’t. When you are trying to force yourself into a box you don’t feel like you fit in,…

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Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!

Happy Friday everyone! One of my favorite things about going to the movies has always been a big, buttery bucket of popcorn. The more butter, the better. Today, for the first time, my mom and I did not get a bucket of popcorn! We brought our own healthy snacks! It was kind of fun trying to choose what to bring. We chose Chicago Mix popcorn (semi-healthy anyway), apple slices, and Annie’s organic fruit snacks (in lieu of candy). I know…

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Pickles!

Pickles!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to share a quick tip for a low-point snack idea. I am really loving pickles right now. A lot of people just eat them on a sandwich, but they are a really good snack. You can choose dill pickles if you want something salty, or bread and butter pickles if you want something sweet/sour. You can eat them alone, with cheese or lunchmeat, or on a salad. Just make sure you are careful of the ingredients…

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Everyone’s got one…

Everyone’s got one…

One of my best friends and my worst enemies in this whole process has been the Internet. Everyone’s got an opinion. Eat more carbs! Don’t eat so many carbs! More protein! Less protein! Make sure you get enough fiber! It gets a little overwhelming at times. The whole thing is a process, figuring out what works for you. What makes you feel the best, makes your body run the best, makes you your best you. This is a struggle I…

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Momentous Occasion

Momentous Occasion

I had to stop in and share this very exciting moment with all of you. I bought new workout pants today. They are a MEDIUM! I never have worn a medium in my adult life. This was just too exciting, and I couldn’t wait to share it! What is a size or weight milestone you have been excited to accomplish? What is your next goal?

Why am I doing this?

Why am I doing this?

We’ve all got reasons for doing what we do. When I look back at pictures of myself, I wonder why I let myself get so out of control. There were a few reasons, but none make sense. I liked to eat (all of the wrong things). I didn’t like to move. I didn’t know any other way to be. I had tried and failed so many times, I didn’t think I could do it. God flipped a switch in my…

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Challenge yourself!

Challenge yourself!

Ever since I was a kid, I have had zero confidence in my athletic ability. School was my strong suit, not sports. The fitness tests in school were always a nightmare. Push-ups, sit-ups, and running…I would always panic, because I knew I would finish last. “I can’t,” was something I said a lot. I never wanted to push myself or try very hard because I knew I would fail. This year, something changed. The only explanation is God. He caused…

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