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    Health & Fitness

    My Journey Through LIIFT4: Week 5

    Another week down on my new found fitness love, Liift4.  I took a different approach this week to chronicle my journey.  I hope Y’all like it. My nutrition is still up in the air in week 5.  I have still been keeping track of my containers.  I just haven’t been writing them down like I was because I am eating when I get hungry.  Which, technically, I am still following the timed-nutrition plan by eating this way because I seem to be eating every 2 hours.  But I decided that this week, instead of focusing on what time I eat, to focus on eating when I feel my body getting hungry or…

  • Health & Fitness

    My Journey through LIIFT4: Week 3

    Monday I am feeling super motivated today!  It’s crazy I actually look forward to getting up EARLY and working out! + + Workout + + chest/triceps – liift 50/50: I can tell I’m getting stronger.  I was able to go up in weights on my tricep kickbacks and chest flys.  But by the end of the set 2, on all the moves, I was really feeling it.   Nutrition breakfast: scrambled eggs with spinach and hot sauce, sprouted toast & butter snack: peaches and recover lunch:  greek yogurt with mixed berries, honey, and granola snack: warm spinach salad with brown rice, shredded chicken & evoo dinner: chicken salad salad, chicken salad sandwich, romaine supplements: energize, recover,…

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    My Journey Through LIIFT4: Week 2

    Monday AM THOUGHTS- 5:30 rolled around quick….*ugh*….snooze it is.  I was really tempted to just sleep till Doodlebug woke me up.  But I knew I’d be upset with myself if I didn’t get up and get my workout in like I had wanted to.  After a few snoozes, I finally rolled out of the bed and got going. + Workout Thoughts +  chest/triceps – circuit:  Considering I had a rough time getting out of the bed this morning, I was happy to find out that today’s workout was a circuit, giving me a little extra time to wake up.  I also pushed harder with heavier weights today using 10 to 12-pounds on…

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    My Journey Through LIIFT4: week 1

    I have embarked on a new journey in my fitness; weight lifting.  This past week I began a new program called LIIFT4 which is focused on heavy lifting with hiit and core work mixed in.  I have decided to chronical my journey for myself but, also, for you all!  See what I thought about my first week of the new program…   Monday AM THOUGHTS – As excited as I am to begin LIIFT4, I am extremely nervous about it, as well.  I’m not nervous about the lifting, I’m actually pretty ready for that part.  I want to start building muscles that I can see.  I’m really more nervous about…

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    Exercise: More Than Skinny

    Exercise is many things to many people.  Your reason for exercising may be completely different from the reason I workout.  And reasons and goals for embarking on a fitness journey changes, because a journey is never meant to be stagnant.  It’s a journey because it’s a lesson.  And while I originally wanted to lose weight when I started making my workouts a priority, it’s not the main reason I have continued on my path.     Recently Little Bear asked me, “Mom do you do your workout stuff to lose weight and be skinny?” *UGH!* Talk about a gut check! My automatic, quick response was, “No. I do it to…