Still on my workout program Week 3…


I’ve gotten behind on my workout schedule. Week 3 has turned into Weeks 3&4. Now, I wasn’t skipping out, I just saw something shiny/physically challenging and gave it a try in place of my daily workout. NOW, I know consistency is key to reaching my fitness goals, so I am going to finish it out without substitutions. Which means no more shenanigans and I can finish on Saturday. Self-talk works for me…

What was yesterday’s shiny object? Well, nothing. Instead of downloading my workouts as recommended, I generally stream them… and today the internet didn’t play nice. So to get some exercise I decided to take a run. Hell, I’ve got a Santa Dash 5K coming up anyway, might as well give it a go.  So today the pup and I did 2.86 miles in 38 minutes. Great for me, maybe not so good for real runners, but we all have to start(over) somewhere.

So today’s victories are many. I didn’t let technology rule my life. The pup and I enjoyed a beautiful crisp Fall day. I burned a few calories and got my running started again. Not a bad way to improvise.

Otherwise, what’s up? We get married next week!! YAY! So trying to be the best me I can and keep this body moving.

When I wake up I can see abs! Then gravity sets in… but I’ve always said that I have got washboard abs, just have a few loads of laundry on top. 

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Until next time… Xoxo

Shift Shop Week 3/Two weeks to the Wedding!


All of the thoughts in my head…

WOW – I am in my third week of Shift Shop and can’t believe how this program is flying by. I’ve been traveling for a few days so I got off of the schedule for a bit, so I’ll take time and catch up and complete this workout cycle. From just a few weeks of work, I can actually see muscles, and I hope I’ve made a difference on the scale.


But either way, I know my clothes are a little looser. And we call that a non-scale victory! I feel better, my energy is better, and I am looking forward to my daily burn. OK, that’s a few non-scale victories and I will celebrate them all.


So, I will say that I already love myself. It’s take a long time to be able to say that, but I do. While I am happy, I always believe there is room for improvement and that’s the positive road I am on. I do not believe all people need to have the same keys to happiness, but part of my quest is to be physically fit and lower my body-fat percentage. I want to be a healthier me, a healthy wife, and hopefully someday a healthy mother.


In previous posts I have mentioned my WHY and that continues to evolve. While I have long-term goals, looking and feeling better for my elopement is a short-term goal. So what could be more perfect for my short-term engagement to my private elopement than a 3-week intense workout program?! Enter trainer Chris Downing and his creation of Shift Shop.


In two weeks and 4 hours I’ll be marrying the man of my dreams on the beach, just the two of us. And I’m going to feel as good as I possibly can while doing it. As of this moment. I’ll also be abstaining from alcohol and sugar to just get a little more bloat and puff out of my system, as well as feel the best I possibly can!


With Shift Shop, each week builds on time with cardio and strength while cutting out carbs little by little. Sounds perfect for a bridal-bootcamp and countdown to the wedding. Not only am I already seeing results, and still have a week to go, but I know challenging workouts help me to balance stress and anxieties too. Surprisingly, I have zero wedding/marriage stress or anxiety. Now changing careers and finding a new job, that stresses me out, but that’s a story for another day – but it’s all part of the ball of wax in the next 30 days anyway. See why I’m purposely cutting sugar and booze? Could be a hot mess otherwise!


Anyway, I cannot wait to share my Shift Shop results with you – and when the big day arrives, I’ll also share a few of those pics too!


Wish me luck! xoxo