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Hey all!

So, as I may or may not have mentioned in previous posts, I LOVE Oxygen Fitness Magazine. I buy the mag often, and I have their website on my favorites list. Today, I was surfing their page when I came across a complete 90-day workout transformation. They completely provide a shopping list, meal plan, and workout plan for ALL 90 days!

This is awesome for me because I often struggle with my diet. This is completely set up for people like me who aren’t really sure where to start! I seriously recommend taking a look at the plan AND the site in general! I will be going shopping in a few days and then it will begin!! I’m so motivated and so excited to see changes in my body! Here’s the link to the plan: http://www.oxygenmag.com/fat-loss/your-90-day-best-body-challenge/

And here’s some motivational FITSPO!




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^^^^^^^^^^^^LOVE THIS ONE! So Motivating!^^^^^^^^^^^


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Hey Ya’ll!

So today didn’t really go much better in regards to eating. I had to be to work early this morning and I missed breakfast, leaving me famished, which then led to me eating out of the vending machine. Here’s what I ate:

Breakfast: None

Mid-Morning Snack: Ruffles Cheddar Chips (small bag)

Lunch: Chicken Finger Sub (bad choices!!!!)

Mid-Afternoon Snack: None

Dinner: Protein Shake

My work outs went pretty good, so that made up for some of my bad eating today. Here’s What I did:

Back & Biceps:                      Sets                                           Reps

Wide-Grip Pull-Up                 3/3                                   12,10,8/12,10,8

(I did this on the pull down machine since I currently cannot do a single pull-up)

Reverse-Grip Pulldown        3/3                                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Seated Cable Row               3/3                                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Prone Dumbell Row             0/3                                    0,0,0/12,10,8

Barbell Curl                         3/3                                         15/15

Preacher Hammer Curl        3/3                                         15/15


Treadmill HIIT: 20 Minutes

Walk 3.5 MPH 1 Minute

Run 8.0 MPH 1 Minute

Averaged 3.4 MPH for walk and 7.0 MPH for Run

So that was the second day. I really need to get my diet under control. I know that if I actually eat six times a day, I won’t want to eat so much bad food.

Here’s some FITspo to keep us motivated: 

Today’s theme is fitness model Jamie Eason 


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Hey everyone!

So I made my shopping list based on the book I mentioned in my last post. I am going to go shopping bright and early tomorrow morning so that I can start the plan. Looking at the list, I have a feeling it’s going to cost a lot more than I anticipated, but I guess you will have that when you are eating more than once or twice a day, and it’s not McDonald’s. 

I’m feeling pretty excited about the whole thing right now. I saw myself in the mirror this morning and thought, “My God, have I really let myself go to this point?” I had been doing well back in October and I am really disappointed that I let myself gain all the weight I lost back.

I will be posting my food log and work out log tomorrow, along with some before pics so you can see what I am working with. I find it always motivates me when I can see someone’s before picture and watch them transform, so I think it will be beneficial to have one.

Anyway, here is some FITspo to hold us all over until tomorrow when the real fun begins!


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Hey guys!

So since my last post I have really put together a better plan for weight loss and I know what I am going to do now.

I just bought a book called “The Eat Clean Diet Stripped” by Tosca Reno. If you don’t know her, Ms. Reno is a regular contributor to Oxygen, a fitness magazine I highly recommend. The book is excellent and has a total meal plan outlined in it, and some great recipes.

I will be following that, and then I may follow a different plan on the fifth week from FitnessRX (the book is a four week plan) and just alternate. 

I’ll also post the workouts I’ll be doing daily. I’m thinking I’m going to start it Monday, January 8, 2013 because that is my day off and I also need to go food shopping. 

Just wanted to give you guys an update. Full measurements and before pics on Monday!


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Here’s some motivational FITspo (emphasis on Fit) to get me, and maybe even you, started.


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It’s that time of year, when people resolve to fix their vices and make themselves a better person. Sales of exercise equipment, gym memberships, and diet pills soar. And a large number of those New Year Dieters will be back to their unhealthy lifestyle in a month.

That is me. Judging by my old posts, it’s not a shock to some of you that I have failed. I tried all the easy ways to lose weight quick, instead of taking responsibility and changing my lifestyle. It was always a thrill seeing the scale numbers drop quickly that first week, at least until hunger got the best of me.

This year, though, I’m beginning to realize that health is not something everyone is blessed with. I myself was suffering from intense back pain just a few months ago, to the point where some days I couldn’t even walk. But through physical therapy, I was able to alleviate some of it. 

That is why I am going to really make an effort to get back into shape, and stay that way. I used to be a dedicated runner, going upwards of 36 miles a week, and now I can’t make it through a single mile without being in pain.

At 23, I thought I would be at my prime. Instead, I feel like an elderly person. So, I am making this blog my accountability. I will post about my triumphs and my failures, my good food days, and my cheat days. I will post how my work outs went, or if I stuck to my guns and did them at all. But I will do this.

Starting today, 3 January 2013, I will take responsibility for my actions and I will be fit.


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