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Failure is just the beginning…..success is the result

Well, I did it!  I officially launched my blog outside of my close family and friends and let me tell you, it was TERRIFYING!  I have been working on getting this blog “show ready” for weeks now and I’ve been so excited to share my story and my insight that I never thought I would…
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I’m not a runner…

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  ~Henry Ford This statement has never rang so true with me as it did with running.  I’ve always said my whole life “I’m not a runner”, and it has always been true until one day I stepped on the treadmill and just started running. …
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Healthy Cooking

One of the challenges I faced when I started changing my diet is that I knew nothing about healthy cooking!  I knew I had to cut the butter, but outside of that I was clueless.  I found an amazing website Skinnytaste.com that literally changed my life! Dieting is not easy, but it’s even harder if you’re…
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Fresh ‘N Cold Food Preserver

Healthy food does not have to be expensive!   One of the reasons I always thought it was more expensive to eat healthy is because I would buy fresh ingredients and they would only last a few short days in the refrigerator before they spoiled.  I only have time to grocery shop on the weekend, so I need…
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No Idea Where to Begin? Start Here!

Where do I start if I don’t know what I’m doing? I have heard so many people tell me that they have no idea how to workout, or what to do in the gym.  Working out seems to be one of the biggest intimidation factors to those who need/want to lose weight.  I know how…
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If I Could Turn Back Time…

Y’all, I’ve got to tell you that my husband has been an incredible support system for me through my journey back to health.  Although his need to get healthy wasn’t as urgent as mine, he still joined the gym with me and worked on changing his eating habits along with me.  I admire him for joining and…
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Challenge Yourself!

Challenge Yourself by Setting Goals I have found that I’m motivated by setting and achieving goals.  I feel a sense of accomplishment that keeps me wanting to do more when I overcome challenges.  I have started using this in my weight loss journey to get results.  Sometimes I have small goals such as drinking all…
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Learning about nutrition

Think Before You Eat Before you take the big plunge into this journey, it is imperative that you understand proper nutrition.  Start looking at nutrition labels on your food, look up the nutrition facts before you go out to eat, and start making conscious decisions about what you’re putting in your body.  There is so…
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My “Diet” and My Fitness Pal

My “Diet” I really hesitate to use the word “diet” when discussing how I lose weight.  This is the way I should be eating all the time rather than just something I do to lose weight.  But, call it what you will.  I personally count my calories and make sure the calories I’m eating are…
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Get fit, get healthy, get moving

Get Moving!!

Why You Should Get Moving It’s no surprise that exercise will help shed the pounds faster.  That is NOT the only reason you need to get moving though.  My site is designed to get people healthy, not just skinny.  Exercise is a big part of getting healthy.  Exercise can help boost brainpower, reduce stress, give…
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