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Budget-Friendly Planner Option!

Budget-Friendly Planner Option!

It seems like a lot of people are on a planner kick right now. Pretty planners, colored pens, and stickers are really popular. Maybe I’m just late to the bandwagon, but I’ve only recently noticed it! I’ve always been terrible about writing things down, but it has really been helping me organize my thoughts lately. There are a lot of really beautiful (REALLY EXPENSIVE) planner options out there. Those books are really nice, but I was looking for a more…

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Storing running gear…the tip that will change your life!

Storing running gear…the tip that will change your life!

So…as you can see from my lack of updates, there hasn’t been much to report. My allergies have been kicking my butt this year, to the point where strenuous exercise is hard. I am getting back on track (again) this week and it feels so good! Who knew sweating would feel so amazing? It’s funny how things change. Starting over again is hard, but I can’t do anything about what has happened in the past. I can only go from…

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What’s on my running playlist? 9-2-13

What’s on my running playlist? 9-2-13

Hello, everyone! I’m sorry I have missed a few weeks of posting my music! I am less than one week away from my first 10K. I am a little nervous, but I’m ready! I have already gone further than the 10K distance on training runs, so I know I am prepared. Let’s get to the music! The next five songs from my running playlist are: Toxic Britney Spears Down Miranda Lambert Poor Unfortunate Souls (from The Little Mermaid) Pat Carroll…

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A Disney & Fitness Nerd’s Dream at the D23 Expo!

A Disney & Fitness Nerd’s Dream at the D23 Expo!

Some of you may know know that I am a certified (or is it certifiable?) Disney nerd. So of course this year, I attended the D23 Expo. The Expo is basically like Comi-Con for Disney. Anything and everything Disney-related can be found there. Since this isn’t really a Disney blog, I won’t give you the full rundown, but I will tell you about the fitness-related portion. I had the amazing opportunity to meet Ali Vincent, the first female winner of…

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Long overdue update…Give Kids the World!

Long overdue update…Give Kids the World!

My fundraiser for Give Kids the World ended a couple of months ago, and I deeply apologize for not updating it until now. Thanks to so many generous family, friends, and readers, $410 was raised for Give Kids the World. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. Here is a link to the donation page for more information on Give Kids the World: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/Kendra_G/weightlosschallengegktw You can also find more information on their website at…

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What’s on my running playlist? 7-29-13

What’s on my running playlist? 7-29-13

Hello, everyone! Another long run yesterday! This week, it was 5.31 miles at 12.6 minutes per mile. I got an Addaday roller and used it for the first time! It seemed to really help loosen up my legs. I will be writing a blog post with photos and first impressions of it very soon. Now, on with my running playlist! This weeks songs are: What Faith Can Do Kutless (This one is a little slow for running, but just “happened”…

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What’s on my running playlist? 7-1-13

What’s on my running playlist? 7-1-13

Today was my long run! I still have days that I struggle (or sometimes even moments of struggle wrapped up in the good days), but I am getting better all the time. Today I ran 4.69 miles, with a 12.1 min/mile pace. I am up to a 3 min run/1 min walk ratio. This is still a challenge for me at times, so I think I will stick with it for awhile (maybe a LONG while) before increasing it. I…

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What’s on my running playlist? 6-25-13

What’s on my running playlist? 6-25-13

Today was my long run day (5.97 miles, 12.1 min/mile). 10K training is progressing a lot more quickly than I expected. I am feeling confident (most of the time) that I will be prepared for my first 10K in a few months! Now it’s time to share the next five songs from my running playlist! Gunpowder & Lead Miranda Lambert Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles Loud Big & Rich (This one is a favorite!) Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson Synthesizers…

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Interview on HalfSizeMe.com!

Interview on HalfSizeMe.com!

A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Heather for her website, HalfSizeMe.com.  For those of you who know my story, you can imagine what a huge step this was for me.  I can’t begin to tell you how honored I was to be asked and how excited I am to share it with you!  Please enjoy and feel free to give me your comments if you’d like!  While you’re there, check out Heather’s site. …

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The Battle…

The Battle…

Living as someone who is overweight is a battle.  It is a constant fight with yourself.  “I should get some exercise.”  “Nah.  I don’t want to…I’m too tired.”  “I shouldn’t eat that.”  “But I want it!  Just this once…” “I should lose some weight.”  “I’ll start tomorrow….right after I eat this.”  Sometimes you win that battle, sometimes you lose.  Obviously, most of the time, I lost.  If I had been winning, I wouldn’t have watched the scale go down 5…

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