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Extreme Makeover: Me Edition: Success

I haven't posted any EM:ME entries for a few weeks, but I have been working hard. ++++ This week's question: What are your successes this week? I am still doing my trail every day. I started by barely making it down the trail and back each day (there are many steep hills). Then I was walking faster. Then I got arm weights and started doing arm exercises while I walked. Then I started running … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition — August 5th

Can you believe it's August already? This summer has just flown by. If you haven't hear of Extreme Makeover: Me Edition before, it's a group of women started by the lovely Amber who are supporting each other as we try to get healthier. Amber's question this week is: *** How is your progress? {Weight, body, mind, etc.} I am feeling really strong. I have been doing my trail about 6 times a week. I … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition — What Motivates Me?

It's Extreme Makeover: Me Edition over at Amber's. I feel so much better this week than I did last week. Too much eating out on our trip and not enough exercise. Now that we are home I am back to my routine. I mentioned earlier about my summer routine of going walking/running on a wilderness trail near my home. I usually run up the hills and power walk down them. I am not sure how far it is - I … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Beauty Tips/Tricks

It's that time again: Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This week I have been doing really well - I have been walking/running in the morning for an hour each day. I am starting to feel really strong. I also feel like I have more energy during the day. I still am down 3 pounds from where I started, and that is fine. I have noticed more toning in my arms and in my abs. I also noticed that my pants are … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover Me: healthier snack ideas

It's Wednesday and time for Amber's Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This week the question is Name your guilty pleasure. Think of a healthier choice you could use as a substitute. I am a Big snacker. So in order to get healthier I have had to make a few adjustments to my favorite snacks. Tortilla chips and salsa ------------------------------------Baked Lays and salsa{7 grams of fat, 200 … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me — My Inspiration pics

It's time for Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This week we are talking about inspiration photos that get us motivated. Mine is Cindy Crawford. She has had a couple of kids, she is older than me and looks great. Another picture that keeps me motivated is this one. This was taken a few years ago on a trip to Hawaii, before I discovered tankinis and had my last child. I remember doing the Body For … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition healthy recipe

Hello my friends. It's Wednesday and that means it's time for Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. Amber is hosting this great group of girls who are supporting each other as we strive to lose weight/get healthier. This is my philosophy this week: It is what it is. I have decided to be happy with me. This body I have is amazing. It does so much. It takes care of my kids, loves my husband, hugs my … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition… Help!

It's week 4 of Amber's Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This is a really great group of ladies who are supporting each other as we try to lose weight/get healthier. Go over and join! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ok, I'm keeping it real -- I am at a low point. I almost didn't post today because I feel like I'm not making much progress. Here are the good points this week: Not eating late at … [Read more...]

Spring Scarves Update and EM:ME Week 3

Last month on Trendy Tuesdays I talked about Spring Scarves. Ever since, I've been itching to get my hands on some cute scarves. It seems like everywhere I go there are people with colorful scarves, transforming their outfits from plain to fabulous. So yesterday my mom and I went shopping for Spring Scarves. I'm really happy with the ones I found.{Wet Seal for $8.50} {American Eagle: $11} {Wet … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition Week 2

It's week 2 (or maybe really 3?) of Amber's Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This is a really great group of ladies who are supporting each other as we try to lose weight/get healthier. Go over and join! This week I did my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred 5 times. I am on level 2 and it's kicking my bee-hind! I haven't lost any weight. I keep fluctuating within 2 pounds, I lose 2 and then gain it back … [Read more...]