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I was up so early, I got tons done before the kids even got out of bed.  I was over 2,000 steps by 7:30! I love hitting the ground running. I did however, have some grumpy kids this morning.  They were tired, they are loving camp but are completely worn out by the end of the day.

I mentioned earlier in the week I was working on my focus, setting goals and finding clarity. I am clearing the clutter; mind, body, and soul. Weight loss isn’t a physical challenge, it’s a mental one. So I’ve been a little distant, I’ve been trying to regain focus and clarity without adding any outside pressure to the mix.

I’m letting go of the things that no longer bring me joy; things that maybe sometimes you do just out of habit but there’s no longer a purpose. I’m prioritizing, and finding happiness in every moment. Life is too short.

Alright, enough of that.  Time to talk about kicking some ass.

MUD RUN SATURDAY! I’m scared 🙂 I can finally walk normal again after training on Monday – that was killer!

I never did my weigh in post this week; I stayed EXACTLY the same! So…. I’ve kicked it into high gear.


I’ve said from the beginning I don’t want it to be all about a number, but I really need a set a goal. An obtainable goal, somewhere I would feel comfortable being. So I’ve set that and I’ve updated my motivation board.  It’s in my office staring me in the face daily so I can’t ignore it. I’ll keep adding things.  I always used to be embarrassed of having my before pic up in my house.  But now, I see it as my inspiration. I’m not going to hide from it.  Some people knew me then, and some didn’t, but I am who I am.

Here is my motivation board (which is becoming a whole wall at this point). A while back I had beads representing pounds lost, but it just wasn’t working for me. I needed something tangible to show my progress to myself on a daily basis. So I’ll give this a try and see how it works out. I put it up and the first thought that came to mind was..”that’s a whole lotta clothes pins, ugh”; 54 to be exact.  There, I said it. And one (maybe two if I’m lucky) at a time they will be moving to the lower string. No more excuses!




This evening I broke out my TRX bands for the first time. I door anchored them at first and then found a spot in the basement that will suffice until I fix myself up a better place. I FORGOT HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM! I mean…I knew but whew, tough stuff.  I love that I have them here, readily available to do a few minutes here and there throughout the day or work up a sweaty session.  LOVE.

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So that’s where I’m at right now.  Keeping my chin up, taking it one day at a time.  Making better choices everywhere I can.


Clutter free Badass 🙂