OMG hi. Currently dying – as in: arms are shaking, legs are vibrating, heart rate is UP and I’m chugging back a green smoothie with protein and downing all of the water because I just completed week 2, day 1 of Kayla Itsines’ BBG… I started last week on week 1 and I’m addicted to this workout plan. I mean seriously, truly, absolutely 100% hooked on it. A while ago, I used to use Tone It Up’s workouts and don’t get me wrong – I still love them! Karena and Katrina are such uplifting spirits, their workouts are challenging and fun, but I just felt like I needed a change. I’ve been in a workout rut for a whiiiiile, like way too long. I recently became totally invested in living a more healthy and active lifestyle,…

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So I don’t know about you, but in the winter my motivation level for absolutely everything goes to a -10. I’m pretty good at getting things done that I HAVE to do… like homework, projects, work commitments and stuff like that but everything else like working out and taking time for myself falls to the back burner. I got a Fitbit for Christmas from Daniel and it has seriously helped my motivation SO much. It was like the third day I had it and there was a huge snowstorm. I looked at my Fitbit that night as I was getting in to bed and I had barely walked over 1,000 steps that day. By default, it wants you to aim for 10,000 steps…I’d only hit 1/10 of the steps that it wanted me to. This really made…

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Hellooooo internet world. A week and a half ago, I did an update on my Ideal Protein journey so far and I was so pumped, so positive, so excited. I was ready to tackle the remaining weeks ( I thought I had a few left AT LEAST ) & I never thought I’d be doing my final journey post so soon. But here I am. Week 2 ( 2.5 to be exact, eek ) and I am finished. I thought that I’d lose weight slower because I really didn’t have THAT much to lose anyway and this is typically a diet that people use who have to lose HUGE amounts, but when I started I lost 6.4 pounds in 7 days and over the course of the next 7 days, I lost another 2.4. I…

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The month of February was BEAUTIFUL around here. I mean sure it was cold some days, but we really had no snow compared to most winters. I think we had 2 snow days in the whole of February, maybe even one??? That’s a huge drop from last year, when they stopped giving us snow days because it was so crappy all the time that they couldn’t keep the city shut down for so long. I enjoyed friends and family, as well as the outdoors & started on my fitness and health journey in February. One of my goals for February was to enjoy the outdoors and not let the winter weather / sunset times get me down and I think I was most successful in this. Here’s a little Snapchat recap of the past month… I…

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