Journaling my journey 210 results

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer month.  Have you been asked to donate?  Raise money in a breast cancer walk?  Are you a survivor?  Are you getting annual exams if over the age of 40?  Be proactive with your health and support others who are all ...

Boot Camp Saturday

  Hi everyone!  Today started off as a wonderful day.  Why you ask?  Because Sanders Optimum Fitness offerred a Saturday 1-hour session for $20 for those of us not enrolled in the September session.  It was great to be able to particip...

Items That Contain Meat

I definitely believe the saying ignorance is bliss.  So much information out there and our plan it to share as much with you as possible so you can make your own decisions.  I eat meat and do not find meat eaters to be offensive but it is good we ...

Parabens

Who doesn't use deodorant in this day and age.  Actually if you fail to do so you might get some strange stares ESPECIALLY in the gym or fitness class.  At the same time there are several studies and results linking deodorant to breast cancer.  ...

Detox Day 9

Drum roll please.........day 9 of the detox (actually I lost count) but BOY oh BOY what a rush!  I mean it is interesting to take a shot and get an energy boost that lasts more than an hour.  The bitter taste takes a little to get used to but ...

Chicken Wing

I actually set a goal for myself.  Starting Wednesday I will be working out 5 days a week every week for the next four weeks.  Why?  Because I feel like I need to turn it up and get into BEAST MODE! This is my chicken wing. I want more ...

#Weightloss Before and Afters Part II

Let's try this again and inspire others to make the first step towards living a fit and healthy life!                  

RIP Michael Clarke Duncan

You and your talent will be missed! Read more about him HERE. Related Articles http://femmefitaleblog.com/2012/05/14/michael-clarke-duncan-vegetarian/

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 11)

I'm sad.  Tomorrow is the last day of this session for boot camp.  Over the past 4 weeks I feel myself getting stronger.  I mean I am stronger and faster.  Who knew what a difference a month could make.  And guess what you guys?  Because of ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 9)

It's Thursday morning, dark outside and the summer breeze is going.  I pick up my neighbor and we head on over to the gymnasium.  We get inside, stretch and are blessed with only 5 laps around the gym.  And then IT IS ON!  We start with variat...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 8)

Alright y'all.  I felt GOOD today.  I mean I felt ON this morning at 5:30 am.  Perhaps it was the 7 hours of sleep.  Maybe it was water I drank beforehand.  Most likely it was the dinner I ate the night before.  Whatever it was I was ready....

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 7)

It wasn't a good day y'all.  I mean the workout was good.  Monte did what he was supposed to do but the morning started off rocky.  For one, I did not get a good night's sleep after going to bed after 11 pm because someone next to me was sawing ...

Process of Elimination

    I'm not going to front - I have never had a known problem with constipation except for the birth of my son 5 years ago.  At that time the hospital had to provide me a stool softener to get things moving and even then it didn't ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 6)

  I feel good!  Made it through the second of four weeks of this boot camp!  I will admit, I felt much better today than I did yesterday.  Today I arrived and had a chance to stretch before he put us to work.  We warmed up with a mile ...

Sanders Optimum Bootcamp (Day 5)

If you ever wonder what they have us doing in bootcamp?  Well here it is!  Add to this we are up at 5:30 am IN THE MORNING.  The birds aren't even up yet.  It was a great workout and a wonderful way to change the pace!  Try it - you might like ...

Before and Afters

Who else gets inspired by before and after photos?  I know I do so thought I would share a few I found!  INSPIRING!              

Bootcamp Day 3 – 1st week down!

I actually showed back up on day 3!  Can you believe it?  Day 1 surprised my body.  At least I had a day's rest before going back for Day 2.  The problem is - Day 2 and Day 3 are back to back NO day in between!  I knew I was going to feel ...

Bootcamp Kick Butt!

Today I did it ya'll!  I survived my FIRST day of bootcamp with Monte Sanders.  His program is the Sanders Optimum Fitness bootcamp and it is no joke.  For years I have been hearing about it from my friend but never really paid that much attent...

Outrun Cancer

My first and last 5K race was the Susan G. Komen race in 2005 I did while employed at Erickson Living.  It was a nice Fall day and I was so invigorated and exhilirated!  I mean I had a real sense of accomplishment PLUS I raised money for a ...