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embracing my 'fluff' while finding my 'fit'

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Please Stop Telling Me I Don't "Need" to Workout...

…because oh YES, I do. And for reasons far more important than weight loss, clothing sizes, or physical appearance.

I think we all say it to each other from time to time, with good intentions:

“Why do you work out so much? You’re not overweight.” “Girl you don’t need to work out!” “Are you…

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There is freedom in the fluff...

OH there is FREEDOM in the fluff!

I have come to terms with the fact that I will never have abs. Never. It's quite possible that my body is not capable of it, but I don't actually know (and truthfully, I don't actually care).

I may never know if it's in the realm of possibility, because it's …

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For the momma struggling to get fit...

You don't have time to work out. You don't have time to go to the gym. Everyone tells you you're making excuses, but you have no idea how to make it possible. I get it. I really truly get it.

Between work, kids, cooking, cleaning, shopping, illnesses, sleepless nights, lack of funds, childcare issu…

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The Truth Behind the After Photo...

When I took this "after" photo, I was in a store dressing room and had no intention of keeping it. I simply wanted to see how the top actually looked because I don't trust the mirror. I was pretty surprised when I looked at the photo, because I did not expect to like what I saw. I fully expected…

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Transformation takes TIME and COMMITMENT

The picture on the left was from April 2014. I had NO idea how out of shape I was. The picture on the right is from March 2016. Not only was I happy about the changes in my body, but I felt proud of myself for my hard work. I felt stronger. I felt more capable of SO many things. I felt less self con…

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21 Day Fix Extreme - Progress Report

I am on my 3rd attempt at doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme program, according to the schedule, while following the meal plan. The first 2 attempts I did not follow through on. They were both around the holidays, I didn't have good meal plans in place, I kept getting off schedule and/or missing the worko…

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a GOAL without MOTIVATION is just a wish...

I feel more driven right now than I ever remember in my life. And in so many ways, I don't even know where to begin. But I realized that so much of this drive comes from being motivated by the reasons behind my goals. My WHYs. That has inadvertently become my motto for 2016, focusing on my WHYs. …

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What the Turkey Trot means to me...

Sometimes you have to experience the inability to do something in order to appreciate having the ability, or even to have a desire to do it when you are able to.  That's what the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning means to me.

This morning I ran in my local Turkey Trot's 10K, and I literally al…

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Effective Work = SERIOUS RESULTS

Feeling super excited about some serious results today!  I am wearing jeans that I bought a few YEARS ago and have never been able to wear.  I had bought them on clearance because they almost fit and I'd be able to where them "someday."  Over the years I went through times when I couldn't even get…

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