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Week 2 and feeling great!

Good morning my fit friends. I ended up walking to work this morning which is just under 2 km's away from where I live. I was running late so I was power walking and worked up quite a sweat. I'm really looking forward to exercising tonight. Going to do Week 1 Day 2 and some Dance Central for Xbox Kinect. I am really enjoying it and I can't wait until I can afford to buy my own. I've always loved dancing even though I've never taken classes of any sort. If you need the links to follow the challenge with me, check out my workout journal page  and they're all listed there along with the day's workout breakdown. Yesterday's was a killer, in such a good way. It was warm in my apartment but I was sweating so much it was dripping on my yoga mat. I also recorded myself with my Blackberry Playbook and it was really cool to see how far I've come from when I first started. When I started Bodyrock in June I was doing push ups from my knees and even those I

Back to Bodyrock

Hello my lovelies :) I have decided that I need to get back to strength training so I started bodyrock again last week, as I had posted. I'm pleased to say that my abs are killing me and it feels great! I missed that feeling and I'm really excited to see what kind of results I'll get now. I was going to try doing the new 30 day challenge from but I've come to the realization that I do not like the format of it, with the different workouts (HIIT, lean, reps, etc.). So I am going to be starting the 30 day challenge they posted in May of last year. I loved it. I think one of the reasons I stopped bodyrock is because I hated having to decide on a video with no schedule to follow. I've also been slacking in my workouts too. I've been doing them since Wednesday but I know I'm not doing them as hard as I could be. Thursday was awful because I was soooo full from the food day at work and Friday because I was sore. Yesterday and today I did go m

All moved in!

Hello friends! This will be a short post because I NEED to have a chill night (or what's left of the night). I've been GO GO GO for the past week and I'm DONE! I moved into my new place on Saturday with the help of my amazing friends and family. I had no idea I had so much support and it was really emotionally over whelming to be honest. It's nice to know you're loved that much lol. I LOVE my new place too. My own space, the first time living on my own. Well, I have my cat Dexter here too, and he has enough personality to fill this apartment lol. He's also loving all the space making entrances and exits. I had a day off work today and went to the dentist and got my cable and internet installed. And I managed to do my first workout in a week. It felt like torture :( I wanted to do more too but I was waiting for the damn installers (which almost didn't end up showing up, good thing I work for the provider haha). I did " Dripping with sweat " from

Good morning!

I managed to get my butt out of bed early this morning so I smashed out a Daily HIIT workout  from their challenge (it was a good one) and did the 20 minute Turbo Jam. So there's my 40 minutes for the day :) I do quite enjoy getting it out of the way before work and not having to worry about it after. I can only do this on my late shift weeks though otherwise I'd have to be getting up around 4:00AM... and that is NOT going to happen lol. I always feel silly bringing so many things to work but I like to make sure I'm not starving. Here are what my lunches look like for two days. Morning snack: a yogurt cup and grapes. Lunch: romaine salad with hard boiled eggs, sliced almonds, hemp hearts, chia seeds, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, shredded skim milk mozzarella cheese, and balsamic dressing (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a bit of honey to bind it), and an apple. Afternoon snack: celery and carrot sticks, yogurt cup. The cheerios were to tide me over between my AM snack an

30 day challenge - on hold?

Happy Saturday everyone! I have to admit I've been sucking with the 30 day challenge from It's not because I don't have time or haven't been working out, it's because my joints are killing me lately. My knees, hips, and shoulders. I've been doing at least some workout but unfortunately almost everything hurts them =/ It's really annoying that it prevents me from working out when I actually want to. I watched the last 3 videos from dailyhiit that I missed and all of them make me cringe in pain from watching lol. So I'm going to do a Turbo Fire or Insanity video today. Insanity is hard on my joints too but I can take breaks when needed and not jump as high as them. Last night I went out for dinner with a friend and I was bad! I treated myself to an individual sized pizza at Boston  Pizza. It was ham and pineapple :) my favorite. If that wasn't bad enough, we shared an apple crisp dessert and she's lactose intolerant so I at