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Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge ~2013 Recap~

Posted in A Lil About Me, Daily Living, Fitness, Fun & Games, Goals, Health & Wellness, Motivations, Randomosity, Self Improvement, Weight Management with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by Angela
Waistline not wastebasket...

Waistline not wastebasket…

I know traditionally that most of the “year in review” talk occurs either the last couple weeks of December and/or on the cusp of the new year… Well, I guess this post qualifies since 1) I thoughtfully pondered what I left behind as well as what lies ahead of me, 2) I confirmed & verbalize it and 3) I made a mental note, followed up with a quick draft post that is now coming to fruition.

By far the biggest news is that I succeeded in ending the year in considerably better shape than I was when it began.

As I prepared to make the transition from my 30s, I launched my FIT FAB 40s LIFESTYLE CHANGES and have been traversing the course diligently.

At that time I thought I was in decent shape due to some dietary changes that are still in place. It can basically be summed up as I adopted a flexitarian/semi-vegetarian diet which means I eat more vegetarian fare (not to mention organic, non-GMO & gluten-free) than I choose to eat meat, though I’ve chosen to avoid pork for health reasons since my 20s.

Personally I’ve found it more difficult to make myself eat meat and will have to consciously plan to eat it. Well, aside from ordering it when I’m dining out because I’ve got a handful of real meat options that I rotate throughout my diet for protein & omega-3s.

Somewhere along the line an unexpected, newfound love of spinning gradually but rapidly developed and I found myself inducted into the collective known as the triple spin club.

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The combination of diet and fitness helped me to shed an eye-popping, jaw-dropping 30 lbs. over the span of several months. Once the right mix of these clicked, I amazed myself by even skipping a size as I made my descent. I have had to purged my closet… twice! But as the saying goes “the third time’s a charm….” I am gearing up for the mother of all purging. Yes, that’s right, hopefully this year’s spring cleaning will see me muster the strength and part ways with the last of my double-digit sized “fat clothes”.

While I’ve never been one to wear stretchy-fabric, elastic-waist or potato sack-baggy clothes, it’s a huge leap to take away the safety net of having pieces in your wardrobe which are a size larger than what you’re currently wearing. As I continue enjoying the freedom of buying smaller sizes (without having to try-on, no less…..) to replenish my closet, I plan to settle in and enjoy the thrill of the ride wherever it takes me….

~Peace & Blessings~

A Children’s Book Every Child Should Read

Posted in Entertainment, Fun & Games, Plinky, Questions, Randomosity on September 9, 2010 by Angela

For some reason, I always liked this book. I bought my daughter nearly every Dr. Seuss book for her library. This was especially one of the favorites. It’s probably due to the simplicity and the insistent nature of the character that he didn’t like Green Eggs & Ham. When being funny I would insert/substitute whatever current dislike I had and say it in the same sing-song fashion. Or simply state:

I would not like them here or there.

I would not like them anywhere.

PS… An interesting fact….there are only 50 different words used within the book. Talk about a writing challenge!

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It Was Total Déjà Vu

Posted in Entertainment, Fun & Games, Plinky, Questions, Randomosity on September 8, 2010 by Angela

Deja vu, again & again….

I have long since said I never really dream but moreso daydreamed.

I think I have more deja vu than anything and its a very strange thing. It happens at the most random of times and while I am in “the moment” its like things slow down and I start mouthing words or my eyes start to see a hazing version of what is going on.

That’s when the feeling hits me and its like in stereo. On this side, while I am actually saying/doing what it is, on the other side it is replicating what it was I deja vu’ed….and they are the same exact thing and just off by a hair of a second.

Weird, huh?

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Friday 5: Fresh ‘n Fruity

Posted in Friday Five, Fun & Games, Questions, Randomosity with tags on July 30, 2010 by Angela

*reintroducing an old favorite (the Friday 5) to my blog
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1. Besides plain, what’s your favorite way to eat an apple?
2. Besides plain, what’s your favorite way to eat berries?
3. Besides plain, what’s your favorite way to eat a banana?
4. Besides plain, what’s your favorite way to eat a peach?
5. Besides plain, what’s your favorite way to eat pineapple?