When I set my goal to run Wine and Dine I had never run a full mile. I was not a runner period. I have a lot of health issues to over come on a daily basis and my whole family thought I had completely lost my mind. Fast forward a whole bunch of training miles, IV treatments and doctors appointments and here I am Running the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon with my son Taylor. Our … [Read more...] about 2014 Wine and Dine Recap!
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I was ahead! I was running my training schedule and doing P90X3. What happened next just really derailed me – Allergy Season. The pollen vortex (really that is what our news called it) kicked my ass. Training schedule blown, P90X3 delayed ugh so frustrating. I’ve gotten allergy shots for about 9 years now. Last season I barely felt spring but this season was a different story. Basically … [Read more...] about Catching my Breath and Running On!
Just realized that the schedule I was using was an 18 week schedule and I have 34 weeks until race day! That means i'm ahead! … [Read more...] about Training Schedule!
So my running buddy and oldest son is home from college this week for spring break. As he has agreed to do this run with me this November - he said he would go running with me this week. The weather last week was so cold I didn't get out at all during the week. Earlier in the week there was a lot of ice on the roads and then it just never got warm - until Saturday. Saturday we picked up Taylor … [Read more...] about Counting down to the half!
So as I find sometimes I need a big goal (one that seems slightly unattainable at the time) I've decided to do a half marathon race this year. Disney World has always been a magical and special place for me and their races actually look fun so I thought - what better to strive toward than a Run Disney Half Marathon. Enter - the Wine and Dine Disney Half Marathon. What race is better than one … [Read more...] about Run Disney 2014
As a P90X Grad I have shouted from the rooftops about the awesomeness of that program. However, it is a time investment! Most P90X workouts are 60 to 90 min long. P90X2 – SAME boat. Enter P90X3 – and FINALLY we are into a short but highly effective workout. 30 MIN everyone! Everyone should be able to work in 30 min for themselves during their day. My T25 Challenge group proved that 25 min is way … [Read more...] about Are you Ready to Bring it P90X3 Style?
Well after much experimenting I have been happily Vegan since December 1. I still occasionally eat fish but other than that have made a full transition. My husband has pretty much joined me as well - the teens - not so much. With that said - I am now starting week 5 of Focus T25 and am loving it. So far I have lost 5 pounds total and a bunch of inches and my challenge group in total has lost … [Read more...] about Vegan and Focus T25
Why is fitness and nutrition so important to me? My WHY is what I think of when I feel like quitting. Whether I am thinking of skipping my workout that day or quitting the program I am on - I think back to WHY I started. For me my why is simple - Everyday I do some kind of exercise whether its walking, stretching or a workout program to prevent Lupus from taking control of my body making me … [Read more...] about Why your “Why” is so important!
Ok, I have to say for myself I have had a tough winter. I have lost a very close friend to breast cancer, my son has had a number of surgeries and I have felt the effects of Lupus most of the season. It's been challenging to say the least. But its spring, flowers are blooming, the weather is warming and I feel an urgency to get back to living well. Since going vegan in December I have lost a … [Read more...] about Ah Spring – Renewal – Get your butt off the couch and get fit!
It has been a little bit of time since I have posted. I have been really working hard to get my eating right over the last several months. I am Vegan now with an occasional fish dish here and there. Eating this way has definitely allowed me to maintain my weight easily whether I was counting calories or not, exercising or not and has made it much easier when I eat out to make healthier … [Read more...] about My review of a few Beachbody Programs