Don’t Let The Fear Break You

Fear:  (noun) a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain,etc., whether the threat is real or imagined. Last week my Aunt Kathy (mother of a Navy SEAL) shared a speech with me that Adm. Eric T. Olson of the Navy SEALs had given at a college graduation. (Click Here to read)  The overall message, in my opinion, is not letting the fear break you. It really stuck with me because I…

Guilt and Moving Forward

Lately I've been feeling less and less motivated to stick to my routine and wanting to break away from it and throw in something new.  I decided to try out the "couch to 5k" (C25K) program for the summer just to get outside and change things up. Sunday morning I got up and grabbed my…

Lessons Learned From New Beginnings

When I began this blog and my overall journey my intent was to hold myself accountable and have something to look back on to remind me of how far I came.  By sharing my fears, struggles and triumphs it never crossed my mind that this would connect me to people I already know on a…

One Size Down!!

Today's workout was pretty rough but I feel amazing!!  We had a round of movements to do like 10 renegade rows, 15 ball slams, 20 air squats and 10 dumbbell pushes for 3 minutes.  We took 1 minute rest then another round until we did it 6 times. I was sweating buckets but afterward I…

Commitment

Yesterday at the end of my Zone 360 class I was approached by one of my coaches to talk about my progress and see if I needed any help.  I'm still down only 10 pounds and should be more around 16 after 2 months.  I said that I've had recent food temptations with family dinners…

Inspiration

Throughout this process I've tried to connect with something or someone who inspires me to push myself.  Most of the time those people have reached out to me to send me words of encouragement.  I carry each one of you to my classes and to the kitchen trying to make good decisions. Saturday night I…

Anchorman and Pain?

I have been sore for a few days after Monday’s workout.  My abs (yes, I have abs under that flab) kill when I laugh which I do often.  Yesterday at work my friend Mel was reciting lines from Anchorman, “I love lamp”. This of course cracked me up which didn’t help….at all.  But that means…

Rock Out

A big part of my life has been about music.  I could hangout and just listen to music all day and have spent many hours at concerts just soaking it all in.  My earliest memory of music I have is driving around with my stepdad listening to 101.5 in New Jersey and he would tell…

Perk Me Up!

On Monday night I had my Zone 360 class at Ultimate Fit Zone.  On my way I popped into 7-11 and bought a 5 Hour Energy drink to help me push through the class.  I’ve heard of people doing a shot of espresso before working out but thought that would irritate my stomach and figured…

Curse You Wall Balls

Wall Balls:  What are they and what do they do? As you may recall from Day 1 of my blog I referred to them as "shitty balls" because they almost made day 1 my last day.  Basically you have a medicine ball that is 10 - 20 pounds (depending on what you can handle), use…