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New highest weight...Argh!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      1 comments

I have been sitting at my computer A LOT these past 6-8 months and it's showing. :( I'm not making time to work out and it's showing. I've been overeating and it's showing. This is NOT ok! I'm not comfortable at this new weight and it's time I m... Read more
Gotta Get Control!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      2 comments

Each day that's gone by recently I've thought "I'll start tomorrow". What the heck? That's not me! Get it together, girl! STOP WITH THE SUGAR! It gives me headaches, you'd think that'd keep me away, but the last 2 weeks it has not. Argh. I haven... Read more
No one cares? Who cares!
Sunday, October 23, 2016      4 comments

No one notices if I am not on SP for a week. No one notices if I don't meet my daily step goal. No one says anything if I eat 5 cookies after dinner. No one cares whether or not I lose weight, tone up, get fitter, or become more healthy. I can e... Read more
Healthy Lifestyle: Daily Workouts
Saturday, October 08, 2016      1 comments

I've been active every day except one in the past week or two. Earlier this week I didn't end up working out, so I did a longer workout the following day. It's nice to not have to do something specific like when I was training for my half, altho... Read more
Tough Mudder
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      2 comments

Have you heard of the Tough Mudder? If not, click here: https://toughmudder.com My cousins asked me to do this with them. Say, what?! I had to look it up to make sure of what I was getting myself into. After first think... Read more
Eating better and spending less!
Saturday, October 01, 2016      2 comments

A little over a year ago I quit my job to stay home with our kids. It was a decision I will probably never regret, however we are now starting to feel the pinch financially. We knew we'd have to make some changes - fewer (if any) vacations, fewe... Read more
Race Picture & NYC
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      2 comments

What a beautiful morning! The sun is shining in clear blue skies in West Michigan today. A high of 63 means a comfortable temperature to get some outside work done. It's going to be a great day. Some of the professional pictures from my ha... Read more
Instagram: jenhgetsfit
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      1 comments

Motivated! That's how I feel now! I'm so excited to make real choices to get more fit - to get leaner, trimmer, stronger, overall healthier. I started a new public Instagram account just for my journey. Join me in creating a better you!! We... Read more
I did it!! I ran my first half marathon!!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      8 comments

I can't believe it! I actually did it! All that training paid off. I definitely could've trained better, and if I do this again I know what I'll change with my training. But, I did it...and made it 2+ minutes under my goal time! I was supe... Read more
Less than a week until my race! And no scale change.
Monday, September 12, 2016      1 comments

All this running and no scale changes. Oh well. I like the tone in my legs and the longer and longer distances my body can carry itself. Once this race is over, I'm going to focus more on my whole body, while still keeping running as part of my ... Read more
Motivation: Getting There. Mood: Better!
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      1 comments

Well I took my 'happy pill' (an all natural supplement containing green tea - the caffeine gives me a high haha) and it helped a TON. Not only am I nicer to be around ;) but I also got some needed cleaning down; the clutter was really weighing o... Read more
Motivation: Gone. Mood: In The Dumps
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      1 comments

Energy has been fleeting for quite some time. I've been depressed for longer than usual this go-round, and frankly it sucks. Not only have I been in a bad mood (and tired), but it's been busy too. We had 2 get-togethers on Monday, then the first... Read more
Food & 12 Miles
Monday, September 05, 2016      3 comments

A couple days ago I completed my 12 mile run. Longest EVER! I did walk up a few hills and started thinking "this sucks!", but I finished it. And since I changed my route mid-run, I ended up finishing the 12 miles still 2+ miles from home. Ugh. O... Read more
11 Mile Run - DONE!
Monday, August 29, 2016      2 comments

I can't believe it, but I did it! I made it 11 miles! That's the farthest I've ran in all my life, not even when I was a regular runner. I had to wait until my husband got home from work at 7, then headed out. That meant I ended the run in the d... Read more
Half Marathon Training Update
Sunday, August 28, 2016      1 comments

Warning: Negative venting session ahead. I hate running. I do. And I think that statement too often when I'm out there clocking the miles. I try to start out positive, thinking about how great I'm going to feel at the end. I tell myself I'm... Read more

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