Dec 13, 2014

12.13.14...Had To...

Wow this year is nearly over…my, my, my how this year has been absolutely wonderful!
I love this pic of my kiddies...
I dragged them out of bed to do the
Making Strides Breast Cancer walk.
  • I got my Associates degree
  • I maintained a lifestyle change for a year
  • I did 6 weeks of T25 lol
  • I finally completely ended a bad relationship
  • I made a few new friends
  • I tried
  • I saw Beyonce’ oh and Jay-Z
  • I didn’t give up!

I’m not big on resolutions…don’t care for them because I know I will forget about them
I am a Goal lovin whorebag.
Goals are my joy!!!!!!!!
Much like a “To-Do List” they are written down and checked off.

I was catching up on some of my favorite bloggers and I  read Jill Conyers’ “Goals for 2015”, post.

It felt so good to read it and think it and say it out loud, that I felt compelled to start jotting down some things, like a 2015 Goals rough draft.

In 2015 I want to do more, lose more and accomplish more.  I want to step way outside my comfort zone in my fitness, personal and family life.
I’m going to take the rest of the weekend and work on my “goals draft and get back to y'all on those later this week.

In other news…

This week with my December 24 Challenge, has kinda been a little challenging.  It’s been the “Curse of Eve” week…ugh
It didn't stop me, completely, it just limited me.  I didn't get in all the time that I scheduled but I still put in some work.

So enjoy this Polar dump from earlier this week

Elliptical Burn

Treadmill Burn

I am in Alabama today (#RollTide) celebrating my First Niece (only niece) 3rd birthday…Fortunately, my brother has a nice little fitness room with weights and a treadmill …I will be hitting that up.
My beautiful niece

I'm going to continue the momentum this week and get my minutes in.  The weather outside is frightful so the treadmill looks so delightful.  Getting ready/ "training" for T25 on the 21st....dam shame i gotta build endurance to do some Shaun T...smh

Any who!
Have a marvelous Weekend!
Join the Friday Link ups!

Fitness Friday @Jill Conyers
Friday  Five @Eat Pray Run
Friday Favorites @ Running for Cupcakes
Friday Favorites @ the Real Hosuewife


Dec 10, 2014

December Dump...

Welcome December!!!
Love the month because it's one month closer to my BIRTHDAY! However, I’m not a fan of Christmas….I am all about the Reason for the season, but all those other things…nah

  • I hate shopping
  • I loathe spending money on anything that is not a necessity
  • Ungrateful folks. (my spoil

I love Thanksgiving. All the same food and family without the hassle of gift giving!

So keep the annoyance and aggravation down, that Christmas Holidays bring I decided to combat it with a fitness exercise challenge.

Before I get into that
Let me first document my December Goals:

The Holiday are a lazy, grazing time…Its times like this that I’m glad my boss is a scrooge ( not holiday food, treats or fun in office).  It’s very easy to fall off the wagon between Thanksgiving and New Years…sheesh lawd yes it is…

With that being said,  I decided I needed a little challenge. Just to keep me going during the season of food and shoveling shit in mouth.  Last year in one of my group on MyFitnessPal, we did a challenge called December 24 Challenge. The purpose was to get moving for at least 24 exercise minutes in the month.
It has not only challenged me physically but it has challenged me to schedule my workouts and get my time together. 
Another wonderful thing about it!  I have an opponent, an adversary, a challenger.  HAHAHAHAHA (evil laugh).
What’s a challenge without a little friendly competition and a TROPHY!! Yup a TROPHY!! Bragging rights and a Victory dance!!!

I have been exercise crazy!!!!
Day 1, December 1st I was on the treadmill for 1 hour 50 mins…. TF!!!??
I hate the treadmill but *singing* “baby, it’s cold outside’ and I know I can get the walking in if I just get on the dreaded treadmill.
I have been getting up at 5am (every other day) to get at least 30mins in then an hour or more in the evening.
Nothing like a trophy to get my ass motivated…LMAO!!

So here is a little photo dump of how  Week 1 (Dec 1-5) went. The weekend...hmmmm I really wanted to exercise and I'm mad that I missed valuable minutes but my niece and nephew were in town and i just wanted to play with them.

Dec 1

Dec 2

Dec 2
 I couldn't get a pic of Dec 3rd, I don't know how to find them in the Polar

Dec 4
Dec 5
 Dec 5th I had a Date with my Sister for her birthday and my bff, so I figured instead of no minutes I would at least do a few. * shrug *

Big Sis in middle...XOXO
Feeling great and motivated by this challenge has put me in the mood to do T25 Alpha again.
I love T25.  Doing it made me feel Strong.  I lost mega inches and was powerful as hell.  It definitely built my exercise confidence.
So I decided to start that on the first day of Winter, which I believe is the 21st or 22nd…so soon…sheesh. I'm determined, however, to not let the Holidays jack with my goals.
I want to build endurance and kill FAT!!!!

thank you so much for reading my post today.
I'm and working really hard to schedule more writing time...
Pray for me!
Merry Hump Day!
and Happy Blog Hop and Link Up 


Dec 1, 2014

Oh How Thee Was Missed...


No I am still alive and kicking !!!
No I have not given up.
Yes life kept me from blogging
OH HOW I HAVE MISSED THEE!!!!!!!!!! Believe THAT!!!

To make a loooong and way over told story short....
One week my office manager developed a kidney stone, went to the Dr and got diagnosed with kidney cancer  :0 . The next week she had surgery to have the infected kidney removed and, until today, has been out.
Which means, shit rolls downhill.  I was the office manager while the deary was away.
My job responsibilities increase 150%
My stress level increased 100%
My free time decreased 75%
This means I had to shift some stuff in my life and put some things on the shelf. Unfortunately, blogging took the hit.

I have spent over 2 months getting to work early,  no lunches, barely any bathroom breaks, taking work home, writing to-do list in my sleep, leaving work late, exercise 1 or 2 times A WEEK and making my kids and my sweetie unhappy with me. Booo!
I have only read one book, watched no movies and written no Blog Posts and I HAVE MISSED SO MUCH!!!!!
I missed my Swag Swap, So sorry it was awesome Desiree is/was even more AWESOME!…I may do a photo dump ( not really good at those)

I have me someone very special and they are very supportive and encouraging of my fitness goal…LOVE IT!!

Exercise over the last 2+ months has been consistently minimal.
I have made sure that I have gotten in some exercise in 1, 2 and sometimes 3 days a week.
I didn’t want to lose sight of everything and just be a slug. Plus, when I DON’T exercise…I feel like S- H- I- T.
Because of the new hectic lifestyle I meal planned and prepped. 
I gained 6 pounds and currently I have lost 2.4 so YAAAAAY!!!

I have missed the freedom to write.  I have felt like I had no purpose because I was not writing. 
I have missed my FELLOW BLOGGERS!!

I’m getting back in the water..ooowee it feels so good!