I had a productive day!!!! I woke up around 6 AM after having a WONDERFUL nights sleep (rare for me). I had to go to plan B for my workout! Plan A was 2 miles on the “Green Bridge” but I needed to wake when the alarm went off at 5 AM (Totally slept through it). So Plan B was 2 miles on the treadmill!!! I also danced to 4 songs (Bad Romance, Daddy’s Home, Too legit Too Quit, and Pleasure Principle) A great calorie burn!! When I was on the treadmill, “Survivor” By destiny’s Child came on the ipod!! I started to really listen to the words!!!! I am TOTALLY A SURVIVOR, I’m NOT gonna give up!!! LOL!!! I also did 2oo crunches and an upper body circuit workout!! (Great Stuff) I took a shower, made my green smoothie and headed to Arcadia (2 hour drive for a nursing home that Is a workout consisting of 25-35 patients treated ON MY KNEES!!!!!) So that was my second workout!!! (25 squats) ;-)
My FAVORITE Croc Kneeler!!!
I was there for about 2 hours, then I headed back home!! Listened to some AWESOME tunes and a few Great podcasts. I had my first conference call with Kimmie and Kim (our Bodybugg coach from the @Skinny_Scoopers challenge!!! I learned soooooo much information!!! I am excited to apply the knowledge!!! I was feeling so POSITIVE, STRONG, EXCITED, and DETERMINED!!!!
My New BodyBugg from @Skinny_Scoopers
I decided to hit the bridge for a Sunset light workout.
That's Xavier!! My Trainer/Pace Car!!! ;-)
There were many “Like Minded” Individuals out there!!!! I was On Cloud 9 until I bumped into Mrs. Dream Killer!!!! I ignored, however, there was a slight kink in my TOTALLY EXCITED ARMOR, This kink was repaired as soon as I got home and a POSITIVE INFLUENCE in my LIFE, Shared a “Precious Moment” with me….. The take home message of the day…. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVITY!!!!!! DON’T give the DREAM KILLERS the POWER to Steal your Dreams!! EMBRACE the PRECIOUS MOMENTS along the JOURNEY!!!!
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Our Adventure for the next six months!!! CHEER US ON!!!
June is Here!!!! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by!!! I have BIG PLANS for the rest of the year!!! The unthinkable happened t me on May 31st!! I GOT SICK!!!!! I kept working (I won’t do THAT again) but my workouts TOOK A HIT!!! I have not been able to workout this week. As a result, I gained 2 pounds! If I don’t MOVE, I don’t LOSE!!! I’m not too concerned because I’ve already lost the 2 pounds (I jump on the scale from time to time). I have 3 Days to KICK IT DOUBLE TIME before Wednesday weigh in!! Something really exciting happened to me! I decided to partner up with @kthenb and apply to become the next DYNAMIC DUO “Two Scoops” Hosted by @Skinny_Scoopers. Guess what?!? WE WERE CHOSEN!!! We will document our weight loss by blogging our weigh-ins every Wednesday and tracking our progress via BodyBuggs!! Our BodyBuggs should be here by Tuesday and we have a conference call set up for Tuesday with Kim from BodyBugg. We will also be doing a podcast with them. Details still to come!! @kthenb and I are in the process of getting BRAND NEW BLOG HOMES thanks to @nomorebacon This will happen before Wednesday!! I will let you know the new addresses! I’m thinking a good 50 pounds should come off during this challenge!! I’m going to give it 110%!!! We’ll see!!
I spent most of the weekend in bed (Doctors orders) But many of my Tweethearts were out there MAKING IT HAPPEN!!! My dear friend @dailykat ran her first 5K as did @jeepjenn. @bekkib73 ran her 2nd 10K. My Half Marathoners were @thefitlounge , The ladies of @ShrinkingJeans @reallifeadv @christieo, @LissaJoy @MommyMo, @girlsworld, @mama_sass, @karenaVNV. My Friends @JenInRL, @MizFitOnline, and @IAmSucceeding met up with friends to participate in Weight Watchers Walk it! @Nadeen walked for Chrohn’s Disease!! And My HotAss Friend @MrsFatAss made it to #Gruve E Green as she “Gets Her Groove Back” My Dear friend (and coach) Lori launched her new site @DareToBecome There is also a WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY TO ENTER
I’M SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!!!!
If you know of any one that I may have missed OR if you have something coming up in the future, please let me know in the comments section. I’m on a mission to CRUSH the DISNEY HALF in Jan 2011 and “YOUR” Victories Fuel MY SUCCESS!!! #Teamwork It’s all about building a Loving Supportive Community!!! Let’s Band Together and GO FOR IT!!! If you really WANT IT….It’s
ALL FOR YOU!!!!!
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- Rainbow I saw while driving to work this morning
I woke up this morning feeling a little less than Fabulous. I blamed it on the early alarm clock (set for 4:45AM so that I could get a little cardio in before starting the Nursing Home at 6:30) I did my cardio and felt STRONG, but a little “Off”. This feeling would stay with me for the entire day!! I had some Awesome highlights!! For example, one patient told my 2 nurses and me that we were a Beautiful group of ladies!! (So Sweet) I also got to share in one of my friends process of “evolving” which is pretty darn cool to witness. It just makes me look forward to my own Evolution that much more!! It wasnt until around 10:15PM that I “Faced” my New “Life Lesson” The reason I was feeling less than the best…. The Reason is that I am an “OMITTER”
OMIT~ To leave something or somebody out: to fail to include or mention something or somebody deliberately or accidentally
I will leave out little tidbits to “Avoid” conflict!! (I also had a friend call me an “Avoider” today, but I will discuss that in a future post). It was a Dear Friend that pointed this out to me tonight (That I am an omitter). She handled me with TOTAL CARE. Before enlightening me on what she later told me I already knew (she was correct) She asked me if I was “open”. Open to hear, open to listen, open to share, open to GROW….. My response was YES!!!!! We “spoke” for a while and I “Heard” every word. Armed with the tools that the “Lesson” taught me, I was able to apply the knowledge and the lines of communication were repaired….. I’m still unsure of what the future holds, but I’m extremely hopeful….Thank You, Angel!!!! *Hugs*
Have “YOU” learned any “Life Lessons” recently? If so, please share….Let’s learn TOGETHER!!!!
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So Super Excited to see The Biggest Loser Finale with all my Tweethearts!!! I am going to do a recap post of all the festivities tonight after the show!!! This is a “How My Week Went” Post.
completed 4 resistance workouts at the gym (generated by dailyburn.com) I am feeling CRAZY STRONG!!!!! I LOVE to lift weights!!! I even have @kthenb doing the workouts with me!!!! (She is Killing it too) I also did some bike riding, to include 15 mile ride on Saturday!!!! My diet was a little Low on calories. I skipped a few Breakies (NOT GOOD)! I’m still drinking my water!!! My week was a Success with One itty bitty exception…..MY SLEEPING STILL SUCKS!!! I am trying to be in bed by 11!!! I did this 3 out of the 7 days!! PLEASE keep an eye out for me like @nomorebacon did on google “A friendly reminder… it is after 11″ <~ I didn’t think anyone could see me!!! LOL!!! #BUSTED (BTW….I LOVE you for that) End Result of last week… I LOST 2 POUNDS!!! I VOW to make THIS WEEK BETTER!!!!!
GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:
1. BE SELFISH!!! (Its getting easier)
2. No Bread, Rice, or Pasta (More protein and veggies)
3. IN BED BY 11 PM (week day ONLY..Im going to Orlando for Memorial Day Weekend)
4. 2 miles every morning and 45 minutes of the elliptical at night
5. 200 crunches a day (This is a piece of cake)
6. Resistance Train AT LEAST 4 Days (alternating upper and lower body)
7. Take a stroll at noon (Just to smell the roses…#Exhale)
8. Leave a comment on EVERY BLOG that visits my blog (and leaves a comment…or I won’t know who you are)
Okie Dokie!!! Let’s see how this week goes….so far so good!!!
ITS TIME FOR THE BIGGEST LOSER!!!!!
What will YOU DO this week to MAKE YO FEEL PROUD?!? #PleaseShare
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Monica, Alexis, Xavier, Bailey (The Dog), and Nadeen (@whiskyd) holding Bailey
What a Grrrrrreat Sunday!!!!! I started off the day in Orlando!! We spent the night there so I could wake up early and find the Silver Spurs Arena where they were holding the CPE Nationals!! This is where I met the Beautiful Love muffin by the name of Bailey and her Lovely mom Nadeen ( @whiskyd ) Nadeen is one of the first Tweethearts I added to my Twitterverse!!! She is my little Twitter “Inner Voice”!! I NEVER know where she’s going to pop up!!! Her tweets ALWAYS make me smile, laugh, and/or think!!! I am extremely happy we were able to FINALLY meet!!! She shared her life with me on May 22, 2010…. and for THAT, I am Grateful!!!! I LOVE YOU NADEEN!!!!
After meeting Nadeen and loving up on Bailey, we headed to Aquatica!!! It is Sea World’s Water Park!!!!! We have 2 year passes to both Aquatica and Sea World!!! Such great FUN IN THE SUN!!!!! My Highlight at Aquatica was that the life jackets snapped WITH EASE!! No more “thinking light and sucking it in!!! LOL!!! (Celebrating the small victories like one of my tweethearts always reminds me to do) Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!!!
Dolphin Habitat Waterslide
Dolphin Slide Under Water View
Big Surf Shores
We Had A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!!!! Looking forward to going back to Orlando (60-90 min drive depending on the traffic) for the upcoming 3 Day weekend!!!
What a Grrrrrrrreat Way to go into the work week!!!!!
My update post from last weeks goals: coming soon!!! Until then….
LIVE, LOVE, & LAUGH……OFTEN!!!!
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Season Finale of Grey's Anatomy
Just finished watching the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy!!!!! Let me just say….WOW!!!!!!! If you were on Twitter, you MIGHT have seen some naughty words fly OUT OF MY MOUTH and ONTO THE TWITTER SCREEN!!!! If you witnessed this, please forgive me!! This episode was SO INTENSE!!! It had me on the edge of my seat THE ENTIRE NIGHT!!!! I won’t give any spoilers…. Instead, I will share with you that many of my patients refer to me as “Dr. Bailey” It COULD be because we are both African-American female Doctors with “Pleasantly Plump” Booties BUT I prefer to think that it’s because we are both BRILLIANT and KICK ARSE at what WE DO!!! *Huge Cheesy Smile* Any who, there was a scene that TOUCHED me DEEPLY…. The scene where Dr. Bailey took “him” in her arms and said “You Are Not Alone” … AMAZING PERFORMANCE!!!! In the midst of my TEARS (yes…there were many tears) I thought about the fact that, just 8 hours earlier…. I received a video from a friend…. a song I Love… that took on a new meaning….
Do You Believe In Coincidence?!?
“YOU ARE NOT ALONE”
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What a rollercoaster of a day!!! I woke up early today. I felt refreshed from a good night’s sleep (getting to bed early just like I planned). I had my green smoothie with spinach, mango, blueberries, whey, psyllium, flax seed and wheat germ (Breakfast of Champions). I packed my gym bag and headed to the Tuesday nursing home. All was going according to plan!! I had a patient sing to me..”You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine. You make me happy, when skies are gray. you never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my Sunshine away!!” She had a Beautiful voice!! I was going from room to room, doing my thing when I ran into a new rehab patient. She had neuropathy. I began to debride her nails and I noticed that her big toe had dried blood on the tip. I cleansed the area to find the source of the drainage and I noticed that she was missing the tip of her toe. There was a steel pin exposed from a bunion surgery performed 20 years ago!! The patient denied any trauma to the toe. She couldn’t feel her feet so she was completely UNAWARE that the pin worked its way through the tissue. I had to inform her of the status of her toe. I have wound consults all the time, but I was consulted to see her for diabetic nail care!! This was yet ANOTHER wake up call for me!! I’m YOUNG and HEALTHY and it will ALL change IF I DON’T get the weight off and live a healthier lifestyle!!
Still keeping to my plan, I went to my NM office, did a little paperwork, changed clothes and I was OFF TO THE GYM!!! I did a KILLER lower body/core routine (generated by dailyburn.com and revised by moi) I felt STRONG!!!! After which, I slid into the last 20 min of a spin class!!! (I must RE-Introduce my BOOTY to the SPINNING BIKE SEAT!!! This was a Hills spin class so I was out of the saddle for most of the ride!!! YIPEE!! I just wish the spin bikes had a distance reading OR than my Garmin could record a stationary bike!!! Unfortunately, neither are true….
I went home, took a shower and began to make dinner for my WEEKLY Biggest Loser Par-Tay!!! Spaghetti: Wheat Pasta, ground turkey breast, and a killer salad!!!
This Biggest Loser episode was the “marathon” episode!!! So much fun tweeting with my Biggest Loser Tweethearts!!! I’m going to do a post with their blog links next week for the finale! ;-) Had a few tweets from @Tara_Costa (Who held the BL marathon record before last night) and @Ali_Sweeney who took it like a champ when I asked her if one of her tweets was english!!! LOL!!! We laugh, cry and even workout OR should I say #Tworkout during commercial breaks of Biggest Loser as @AprilShowrs of @shrinkingjeans tweets out exercises for us to do after 9 PM!!! #GoodTimes Watching the marathon unfold last night brought up strong emotions!!! Exciting memories of watching Trish and Jenn of @FitBottomedGirl run their marathon in Jan. Excitement for Lori @slorunnermom who will be running her VERY FIRST MARATHON on 10/10/10 in Chicago with US, her Blackberry hearts cheering her on!!! (Yes, we ALL are planning to be there!!) Some things were said to me via blackberry that made me think…I will dedicate a future post to that topic!! (Stay Tuned)
The Proudest, most Touching moment for me, last night was when former Biggest loser contestants were meeting the runners on the route to run with current contestants and give them support and encouragement!!! @Ali_Sweeney Tweeted : “Who would you want to run with you? #BL9″ to My SURPRISE….This tweet popped on my screen….
Slorunnermom: no hesitation I’d want @FitInMyHeart RT @Ali_Sweeney: Who would you want to run with you? #BL9
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