My Love for My Polar FT60 Fitness Watch #TeamPolar #SmartCoaching

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar. As soon as I forayed into the heart rate monitor realm a couple years back, I purchased a Polar FT60 after asking several fitness friends for recommendations. I’d done my homework, I knew it was designed for fitness enthusiasts, runners and active sport participants like me. [...]

The Prep Pad Smart Scale for Easy Food Preparation #TheOrangeChefCo #PrepPad

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The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of The Orange Chef Co. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the hardest parts about eating healthy and dieting is controlling portion sizes, especially when you prepare your own food. There’s no nutritional label on homemade goods, and unless the recipe you’re [...]

Taking Care of Me.. Differently

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Maybe it’s the Olympics. Maybe it’s watching Meryl Davis skate her little @$$ off, winning the gold medal with Charlie. While watching the recaps at night on NBC, I walk or jog in place and lift weights, I want Meryl’s arms, dammit. Badly. I wake up every morning to an essential oil cocktail of Joy, [...]

Six Pounds Lost on Diet Changes Alone. OMG!

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Before I mention the changes I’ve been up to, I’d like to discuss more about where I’ve been and how I got here in the first place. As you know, I’ve been battling much of 2013 with my weight and plateauing. In the beginning-to-middle of October, I was about 10-15lbs from “goal” weight. I had [...]

Losing the Weight, Losing the Body Hating Negativity #FightFatTalk

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The following post is sponsored by Burst on behalf of Special K®. For the past two months, I’ve taken a lot of time having fun with my kids, baking up a storm, celebrating Halloween/my birthday/Thanksgiving/Christmas (a bit too much) by overindulging in desserts, sweets, special dinners, etc. I haven’t stepped on the scale in a [...]

Giving Up The Self-Loathing Chatter. For Me. For My Kids. #FightFatTalk

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The following post is sponsored by Burst on behalf of Special K®. I can’t recount how many times I’ve sabotaged myself in the face of a compliment. “You look beautiful in that dress, Lisa.” And then, for whatever reason, the response out of my mouth is “Oh, thank you so much! But… ” and then [...]

How Active Are You Daily? Activity Tracking with the Polar Loop #rethinkyourday

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The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Polar. Have you ever thought about how much you’re doing daily activity-wise? Have you ever considered how much you sit, or if you’re standing and moving enough? I’ve been pretty obsessed with fitness trackers and staying on top of my activity level ever since [...]

Wii Fit U Free Download & 31 Day Trial #WiiFitU #NintendoEnthused

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I am a Nintendo Ambassador and I’ve been sent samples to use and review, but my excitedly awesome opinion of Nintendo and its products are all my own. Woofreakinghoo! I am SO excited to be telling you about the new Wii Fit U available starting today for download on the Wii Fit U Eshop! You [...]

My Weight Loss Dilemma

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I thought, if I stayed active, ate home-cooked foods with clean eating, rode bikes, took walks, and went on weekend runs with my son, that the excess baby weight would just melt away. It hasn’t. I tried several different training guides, by lifting weights, different cardio, and nothing is working. I fluctuate in the high 140’s to low [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Six} #happinessis

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2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Weight Loss Update – WHOA!

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HO-LY-COW! I can’t believe I’m actually writing this, but here goes: In the past 3+ weeks, it’s been all about spring cleaning and home projects galore. Between lifting heavy patio stones, huge mallets and hammers, nail guns, bags of sand, wheelbarrows, digging, raking, shoveling, planting and more, my exercise has come naturally by being more [...]

Weight Loss Progress?

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I started a new workout regimen to get back into the swing of things since the holidays, and it’s KICKING MY ARSE. I tried to put the giant bottle of peanut butter on the table earlier, after serving a spoonful to my son, and I almost couldn’t do it. I couldn’t lift and extend my arm [...]

Today, I Won’t Be Perfect/Ugly/Wrinkled. I Will Just Be.

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Today, I’m not going to see the gray hair, or the wrinkles. I will see the smile my children put there, and the green eyes I share with them. Today, I’m not going to pay attention to the dangling skin under my bicep, left from weight changes over the years. I will see the stronger [...]

Weight Loss Update – Back in the 140’s! Woohoo!

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I. Am. Almost. There. I can practically taste it. In April, I knew I had my work cut-out for me. It hasn’t been the easiest road. Having a verrrrrry difficult infant who clings to you like a drenched t-shirt makes finding time to work out almost impossible some days. (Note that I said almost, though.) [...]

Weight Loss Update – Woohoo!

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Momma is no longer sucking at this! Woohoo! Over the past couple months, together with my husband (who wanted to shed a few pounds, too), we took family walks, we ran, played at the park, did sit-ups, push-ups, dips, and overall stayed pretty active (on top of the normal, everyday parents-to-seven-freaking-kids kind of activity). As a [...]

3.1 POUNDS LOST, BABY!!!

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(We interrupt this program to bring you a special announcement.) THREE-POINT-ONE MOTHER EFFING POUNDS, YO! WOOHOOO!! Okay, let me catch my breath. Y’see, I was SO FRIGGIN DEPRESSED two weeks ago about not seeing a change on the scale in a good way. I was eating healthy, and working out, what was wrong? Seeing that [...]

Weight Loss and Sucking At It

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I hate the first of the month. (Weigh day.) I should look forward to it, because I should be seeing the scale move, with all the dieting and working out I’m doing, but I’m not. Instead, I saw TWO FREAKING POUNDS gained. What the hell? And then, trying to regain my composure, I taped myself, [...]

Flashback Friday – Fitspirational Posts, Sites and Bloggers for Fitness Inspiration

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Happy TGIF! I’ve been working pretty hard to try to get back into shape after having a baby, and I thought I might showcase some of the websites, pictures, and posts I use as “Fitspiration.” Firstly, in front of my elliptical is a my inspiration/motivation tack board. I have a few cutesy things from my [...]

Flashback Friday – Healthy Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes

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Happy TGIF! (And Friday the 13th, eek!) Let’s bring on the healthy family friendly dinner recipes, woohoo! A few weeks ago while away at the Type-A Conference, I experienced what felt like heartburn in my stomach. Ever since then, every time I eat something with even a smidgeon of fat in it, I experience it [...]

This Is My Weight Loss Motivation. Me.

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I was looking through my various, unorganized picture albums (ahem) and I came across these pictures I took of myself in a dressing room. I was looking for a new running tank at the PX, and I needed some insight. I snapped these pictures to send to my husband in a text. “Which one, pink [...]

Weight Loss Update & Summertime Tips #grabaspoon

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When I went in for my four-week postpartum check, I was happy to find I’d lost a lot of the baby weight, but having been inactive towards the end of my pregnancy, I knew I had a long ways to go. Couple that with the stressful move and lots of fast-food eating that did me [...]

What Mom Used To Be. And What She Wants To Become.

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I cried during yoga today. I cried as I stretched and breathed and visualized the person I want to be again, the person I fought so hard to become, the person I’ve let slip away. — When I picked up the kids from after their awards ceremony, they were in the dance instructional room. “It [...]

Weight and Fitness Truths

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My front porch is my very favorite place to be lately. We planted wonderful smelling flowers, and the second the door is opened, the scent dances around your nose, inviting you to the porch to sit. I love it. I go outside with the kids everyday to embrace it. I think it helps motivate me [...]

2011 Reflections and Anti-Resolutions for 2012

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n. res·o·lu·tion 1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. 2. A resolving to do something. 3. A course of action determined or decided on. Last year, I wrote about my New Years anti-resolutions plans on Momicillin, how I didn’t feel people should make lists of resolutions of “improvements” they won’t keep, and that we should, [...]

F is for Fail (and for Feeling Fat)

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Losing weight.Eating right.Staying active.It’s one of my main focuses during my weight loss journey since 2008.I don’t think I can begin to explain to you the feelings of dread I feel when I step my bare feet onto the scale, only to see the numbers keep rising.Yes, I’m pregnant.Yes, I know I’m not big like [...]

Earth Day and Healthy Me

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Spending last weekend in New Orleans at Mom 2.0 was definitely counter-productive to my desire to watch what I eat for Mission: Healthier Me. I was so surprised by how easy it is to overindulge in the Big Easy. (I blame this on the Beignets and fabulous Ritz Carlton staff for making incredible food and [...]

Mission: Healthier Me (Inside and Out) – Join Us?

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Updated weight loss pictures As you may or may not know, it’s been two years since I began my weight loss journey. (OMG! Two years and I missed the “dietoversary” date! Whoops!) I can’t believe how much my quality of life and health have changed in these two years, and how different and wonderful I [...]