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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Get Healthy Blog Hop!


Thank you to the hosts: Stephen Tremp, L. Diane Wolfe, Michael Di Gesu & Alex J. Cavanaugh. They have teamed up for a Blog Hop that focuses on making 2013 a healthier year! 

I have always considered myself to be a big fitness buff. Oh yes. 
It doesn't mean that its true though. The very few people who know me IRL and are reading this are probably laughing. But let me say this: Just because there is no actual evidence that I've ever been a big fitness junkie doesn't mean I'm not. I mean in my mind I am, and that's that. I constantly think about working out. I constantly think about eating very healthy. And I constantly imagine myself in top notch shape. So I figure.... *I think* THEREFORE *I am*.... just not physically. And if there is no such thing as a honorary fitness buff then there should be.

Anyway...

Since I've had the big blessing of carrying twins, I've had to try my bestest to make it more than just honorary. Am I there yet? Nope. But I try by logging my nutrition, water consumption and workouts on My Fitness Pal daily..er.. when I remember to keep me accountable. I do different types of DVD workouts in combination with taking up jogging at the beginning of this year. My one goal I must meet is to jog at least 12 miles a week. Though, I will be honest and say I failed last week when the little people were sick. And you know what? That's OK. We all have a life to live and realistically speaking its impossible to have the same routine with no deviations now and again. The important thing is to keep going as soon as you have the chance. 

I'm quite short so it doesn't take much for me to look unfit-like and that really really sucks. I have to lose about 15 lbs which doesn't sound like a whole lot and easy peasy but the problem is those are the lbs that LOVE me to death and refuse to break up with me. And since I love love I've had a hard time breaking its heart. Eventually, I'll do it though. 

Actually, now that I said it on my blog I have to do it, right? Right! Now, let's see what I can actually accomplish.... I'll leave you with a few quotes that motivate me to keep trying:

A year from now you'll wish you would have started today.
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The hardest lift is you ass off the couch.
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If you change nothing, nothing will change.

71 comments:

  1. You are right we shouldn't beat ourselves up (or maybe that would actually lose us a couple of pounds lol!) when we have to deviate from our schedules. Running around after twins is good exercise anyway. Why are those last few pounds always the hardest to shift and to keep off?

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    1. Okay, Suzanne, you try it first. Beat yourself up and then let me know if it works lol

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  2. Good luck with losing those pounds! I always find that if I say I'll do something on my blog, I'm much more likely to do it!

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  3. Good luck with the fitness regime, can't imagine managing that and twins :). I'm a twin and I know how we ran my mother ragged when we were children ::g::.
    Tasha's Thinkings

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    1. Hmm... Natasha, a twin, I almost named my daughter that as well :D
      It is hard to find time with these two but I feel even more accomplished every time I do!

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  4. I wish you luck with getting fit, it all takes time.but in the end it is worth it I'm sure,

    Yvonne.

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  5. Oh, wishing you the best of luck. It takes perseverance, but it is so doable. I've lost 67 pounds and have maintained for several years now. I have to manage my food and make myself "move", but it feels so so good.

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    1. You are amazing, Karen, I hope I jump over my slump soon ;)

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  6. "I think, therefore I am." I'll bet it makes it a whole lot easier to do little things for your health throughout the day. Can you imagine if you never thought about it? That would be my greatest downfall, which is one of the reasons I really enjoyed reading your post today. Thanks, SK. This is some wonderful health advice:)

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  7. Babies do make it hard to get into a routine. Once they grow a bit you'll be able to kick a ball around with them or run around the park. Once you make it fun, and include them, they'll beg you to take them out!

    12 miles a week is a great goal :-)

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    1. They are great to burn calories with but not consecutively lol

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  8. Hey SK, running behind twins should cover the physical workout... actually it's double the effort!
    You also touched on a very important point - we have to be realistic about exercising - life gets in the way and there are bound to be deviations!
    Good luck!

    Writer In Transit

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    1. It is double the effort since they love running in opposite directions lol

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  9. Great quotes- very motivational.

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  10. Oh wow, twins? I think you should get a medal just for that!

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  11. That's right - you just committed!
    And you look really thin in your photo.
    Thanks for participating in our bloghop.

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    1. Thanks... those extra lbs love to concentrate on the already curvy areas, wish I could just distribute them where I want heehehe

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  12. I'm right there with you on the 'thinking' part. I've always considered myself a fitness buff, too....it's putting those thoughts into practice that's tough :)

    Left and Write

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    1. That is the tricky part... eventually we'll get there. I hope o_0

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  13. Ugh, I agree, it's that last 15-20 that are real buggers. That's where I'm at too. And grrrr.. they do not want to ease off my body!

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    1. They suck! Those last 15-20 suck and they are mean :(
      Good luck to you Julie!

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  14. Those are some great quotes! Those last few pounds are always so hard, right?

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  15. Yay for twins! Sounds like you have good reasons for taking breaks and 12 miles a week jogging is pretty awesome.

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  16. Losing weight is hard. You have a great attitude and know what takes priority when a little one gets sick! Good luck with your fitness program!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  17. Thanks so much for introducing yourself, S.K.! I'm thrilled to meet you! Followed you and will definitely be back around.

    I love the idea of being a fitness buff in your mind and willing it into being by making small incremental changes. Positive thinking leads to positive results!

    Good luck with your jogging!

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    1. Yes, I believe positive thinking (and lots of work) will get me to a good point ;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I don't think I have problems getting off the couch, I really don't sit on it much, lol! Now my office chair...

    You're right, it's making a realistic goal and finding something you can do consistently. Motherhood and life always gets in the way of goals, but when you miss a day you start up again the next available. Keep it simple.

    I think the best thing that helps me is feeling good when I do it. Helps motivate me to continue.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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    1. LOL those things that comfort our bums can really keep us down!

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  19. Good luck in reaching your goals. I've always been a fitness wannabe, but I usually don't wannadoit.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. I'm trying to fool myself into wanting to do it lol

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  20. Hate those last few pounds! Good luck! and great quotes :)

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  21. I'm with Arlee :) I'm also a fitness wannabe :) But as I vegetarian I don't poison my body with bad food.

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    1. So all of your beautiful cakes would be good for me? Let us eat cake! :)

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  22. Great quotes. Good luck with your goals.

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  23. How short? We could get together and create our own line of clothing and call it "Elfin."

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    1. I'm 5'1"... though I like to say I'm 5'2" heehee
      I think Elfin is a fantastic name for our future clothing line :D

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  24. I love your quotes! You will get there, be patient with yourself and mix up your workouts! :D
    Nice to meet you~

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    1. Thanks Ella, nice meeting you too ;)

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  25. I'm short too, and I think we have to work harder at getting fit.
    Just keep at it. Having the right mental idea is a start. Next, add walking to the repetoire while kids are in classes. Good luck!

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    1. We must definitely have to work harder... not fair!
      I have another year and change before they start school, until then I can only hope my current workouts don't let me down ;)

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  26. Drinking more water is one of my goals. Someone else mentioned it today and I drank almost a liter of water this afternoon. Now I just need someone to remind me that daily. :D

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    1. lol glad they got you hydrating, well, at least for today :D

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  27. I love this: "*I think* THEREFORE *I am*. You have great goals! Good luck losing the weight!

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  28. Love the last quote :) Good luck with the 15lbs, smaller amounts are always harder to shift (although it probably doesn't feel like a smaller amount - trust me it is LOL!)
    Suzanne @Suzannes Tribe

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    1. Thanks, those last lbs really make me depressed, probably because I feel more hungry thinking of them lol

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  29. Love it! I too am quite the fitness buff in my head...and I am also a good dancer there too. Love the quotes. I need to put the last one on an index card and keep it in my face!

    What a fun blog! I must thank Michael for helping me find you!

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    1. I like that idea. Have the quotes in my face would definitely help... though I might not be able to see where I go lol

      Great meeting you Elizabeth ;)

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  30. Love the quote "The hardest lift is you ass off the couch." Classic! And thanks for participating with the Blog Hop

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    1. lol Stephen, I can't tell you how many times I've read that quote and forced my behind to get up and move. Its simple and to the point :D

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  31. Hi, SK....

    I have to agree with Stephen and that quote! LOL. I have a story similar to that in my HEALTHY post.

    Your determination and fun sense of humor will certainly get you there!

    Thanks for joining the HOP!

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  32. I'm short too, so I can relate to the evilness that a few extra pounds. On normal people they wouldn't even notice, but on me...uggg...hate that.

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  33. I can totally sympathize with being short, Katherine! My mom is about 4'10" and I'm not much taller than she is. Yikes. I know what you mean about the pounds just loving you. Mine get so comfy they just refuse to leave! But I"m not as active as I should be, so that's the issue. Anyway, take one step at a time and you will succeed. I know it's hard being short cause all the pounds really show up. There aren't that many places they can go, poor things!

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  34. It's amazing how much children will affect not only exercising routines but eating habits. Finding something I can work around their schedule has probably been the biggest challenge.

    Good luck!

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    1. It's way too hard. Running after them is good and all but it's not enough :-/

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  35. Congrats on keeping up the drive to keep going. May you find a groove to get where you want. Writer’s Mark

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