Thursday, May 29, 2014

The difference 3 weeks can make.

They say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. I'd like to think that in 24 days/3 weeks I did both of those. I broke bad habits and reformed new, good habits.

In 3 weeks or 24 days here is what I lost -
* addiction to coffee and lots and lots of junky creamer.
* addiction and undying need/want for all things sweet
* 7.6 pounds gone forever
* 9.75 inches gone from my body

In the same time frame I gained -
* energy!!! Energy to come home and not be a slug even on days I woke up to run the track at 4am!
* confidence - that I can. I can do what I am doing and not let nay sayers get me down about it.
*  my old wardrobe back!
* motivation, determination - it's back and the fire is even bigger this time.

I had tried hard (after losing 90 lbs) the last year or so to get my body back on track with losing weight. It wasn't budging. I didn't have it in my mind to work the way it needed. I was eating well though (through the week) and the weekend would hit. I lost all control on weekends. I had told many people, NO I don't need this or that. But finally, I broke down and my simple yes turned into something bigger than I expected. Part of my success goes beyond just the weight loss and inches gone. What I am most eager about is how I FEEL!! I am not dragging by 2-3pm every day and that's even on my 4am days! I have energy to spend time with the kids, to clean my house and to just get extra stuff done outside of my workouts. I don't dread my workouts. I'm up and ready to go most days instead of hitting the snooze button until the very last minute. I'm sticking and staying.

And here is visual proof as to why....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Oh hello lovelies!! You know what is better than a 4 day work week leading into a week of vacation???

A little giveaway for my favorite headbands of all time!!!

So, you know I told ya a while ago that I was selected to be an ambassador this year for BicBands?!? Well, yay for ME! But what's in it for YOU???

A giveaway of course.

Here are the details- 

Up for grabs is $20 worth of credit at BicBands.

To enter:
Reply to this blog post telling me what BicBand is your favorite.
You may also Tweet or Instagram your best BIC Chick moment with ‪#‎bicchick‬ and tag us too @bicbands! (Can tweet/instagram 1x/day, each post is good for 2 entries).

Contest open 5-22-14 through 6-1-14. Winners will be announced 6-4-14

So, what are you waiting for??

 This is me last summer racing in one of my favorite BicBands! And it also happened to be one of my best #Bicchick moments because not only did I PR, but I won 1st place in my division!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WW - a quickie

Just a little quickie to say what I've been up to. BUSY! But 18 days ago I started the AdvoCare 24 day challenge. Above you will see my day 1 and then my day 11. Results?? I lost 5.4 lbs and 6 inches just during the 10 day cleanse phase. I am rocking out the Max phase and can't wait to share my results on day 25.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Boring gets exciting!

I almost did my usual - 3 things Thursday post, but boring....

Instead let me tell you about some exciting stuff going on in my world.
This year seems to be the year of "running fun" for me.

 First,  I'm super excited to announce that I was selected to be an Ambassador for my favorite active headbands of all time.


I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to receive the call from Sandy earlier this week. She totally made my day. I've been a HUGE fan since I found her little shop years ago on Etsy. I haven't found a single hair accessory or running headband that stands up to the test like BICbands. And of course her slogan, "because I can," really spoke to me. The best part - she gives a percentage of proceeds to a different charity every month. Simply amazing. You'll continue to hear me spread the BIClove here, on Twitter and Facebook and if you see me in real life you already know I can rarely be seen without a BICBand on my head. ;)

Secondly, I have stepped out of my comfort zone already this year but I took a huge leap recently. A position opened up with our local track club to direct one their races. Two friends immediately sent my name to the club exec dirextor and in turn emailed me to make sure I got in touch with him. So, I will now be directing a race during the summer. I am really excited about the opportunity and feel so blessed to be a part of such a great club. My friends are awesome in so many ways and I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for their support and encouragement.

Lastly, I have failed to blog about my successes and downfalls to a T this year. That's going to change. I am going to muster up the courage this weekend to lay everything on the line. I need encouragement and support and well, I know I can get it here! I did before and it was great. Sunday begins another new adventure in my journey. Well, I shouldn't say new. I should say a re-start. I have never been more ready to hit the big green light than I was when I first started this weight loss thing. I'm full on ready to do it again and move forward to my successful path. I can't wait to start re-sharing my journey with you.