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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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APRIL 14, 2010

12:01 AM…..This AMAZING Day began!!  I had 2 missions for this day! 1.  Be the first to wish my Dear friend Lori happy birthday and 2.  receive my first Reiki attunement.  The first mission was accomplished with perfect timing!!  Staying  up this late has its drawbacks.   I OVERSLEPT for my workout!!  No worries (I thought to myself) I will get in my cardio after work.  I had a hectic day in the Health Center (as always).  I left around 2:30 and headed home to get mentally prepared to receive my Reiki Attunement.  I changed into relaxing attire and called my Dear friend @dailykat . She is my guide/teacher on this journey.   After we spoke, I went to my relaxing spot, set up as she suggested.  I relaxed, grounded myself , and accepted the Reiki Attunement from Kat.  Ahhhhhhhh……The EXPERIENCE was, in a word…FANTABULOUS!!!!!  I felt more ALIVE, more ENERGETIC, More RELAXED than I have in a VERY LONG TIME!!!!!!  I looked on my blackberry in the group and saw that My Dear friend @kthenb had just completed a 5K…FOR FUN!!! I also knew that my “Twin” @teetee_71 was crushing it on the bike at the gym!!  Feeling BRAND NEW and completely and totally INSPIRED, I decided to catch the sunset 5 minutes from my house and walk/jog a 5K!!  I DID IT!!!  It was BEAUTIFUL!!  I took  ALL OF YOU WITH ME!!! 
 
THANK ALL OF YOU FOR LOVING AND SUPPORTING ME!!!!! XOXO

The Beginning of my "Personal" 5K (Wednesday 4/14/10)

and away, I go.... (1 mile across)

Counting my BLESSINGS (this sunset being one of them)

Not a worry , pain, nor fear.....not now....only PEACE....

FINISHED! No medals or crowds,Just ME and This Sunset....

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 I had an amazing weekend!!!  It started out on Friday!  After an AWESOME day of  Feet and #FollowFridays, we headed up to Tampa to see “How To Train your Dragon”  in Imax 3D!!  This was a very cute movie!!  The ending disturbed me a bit, being a podiatrist and all, But it was very entertaining!!! (YES, I’M A BIG KID!!)   Once we left, we went down to the square (picture above).  You could hear the music blaring from 2 night clubs!!  2 songs stuck out….”Planet Rock” and “Don’t Stop Believing”  I Love them both for different reasons!!  We had the kids with us so no clubbing that night….BUT I will be going back!! 😉  Then, On Saturday, I was reminded how AMAZING  my Tweethearts are!!!  @FabFattieShan and @nomorebacon ran a 5K for Autism and made some PR times!!! WELL DONE, YOU 2!!  I was also impressed with @ShrinkingJeans!!  These Ladies AMAZE me DAILY!!!  They are in the process of Raising money while training for a half-marathon for  Team In Training!! @LissaJoy smashed an 8 mile long run, @ReallifAdv ran almost 7 miles while dealing with a foot injury and MY SHERO @Christieo ran on a #TreadmillInTheMall ALL DAY SATURDAY For 26 miles!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!

I have a SUPER DUPER PLAN For this week!!! @kthenb and I plan To SMASHIT, this week!!!!  Stay Tuned!!!  I also spent time at a friends with a BEAUTIFUL VIEW and I took time To SMELL THE ROSES!!!!!  I must say……

LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!

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“THE FINISH LINE”
Jessica (@Jessimika28), Monica (@QTHouseOfBeauty), Me (@FitInMyHeart), and Luke (@KenpoDoc4)

   

What a WONDERFUL Valentine/MyrtleBeach5K/Girls Roadtrip/Tweet-up weekend!!!!  It started after work Thursday night 2/11/10.  Monica, Jessica, Betty (Cheerleader along for the ride) and I hit the road around 8:30 PM!  We had a 9 hour drive ahead of us.  We were ALL happy to be getting away for a little bit!!  I was EXTRA EXCITED because I was going to meet Eddie (@damanlovett), Joey (@PassionMD), CarolAnn (@ctreacy), and (@FabMissK) for the first time!!!  We had some audio books.  I had my Podcasts (@MizFitOnline @Dietgirl @TwoFitChicks… Yes I listen to them more than once…DOESNT EVERYBODY?!?)  The dive was filled with LOTS OF JOYOUS LAUGHTER AND GIRL TALK!!!  We arrived in Myrtle Beach just in time to see the sunrise from our hotel room!!  

Myrtle Beach Sunrise  

  

We ate some breakfast, took showers, and went to bed!!!  We needed to catch a little shut eye before we went to the expo to pick up our Race Numbers and other goodies!!!  About 4 hours into the nap…my brother called!  He and his wife denise (@sunnyd4) had already been to the expo and gotten their numbers.  They arrived in Myrtle Beach on Thursday (From knoxville, TN) They wanted to go over the marathon route (Denise was going to be running her first marathon on Saturday)  Joey also called and said they were going to be heading over to the expo around 1!  We started getting ready and made our way to the Expo!  

  

I knew that behind those walls….My friends were waiting to meet me for the first time!!!!!!   I was soooooooo excited!!!!!!  Let me just tell you….. I walked into the convention center filled with tons of people…and then heard…”MO” It was Eddie, Joey, and Kat running up to me from the left!!!  The warm tight hugs felt…LIKE HOME!!!!! Ahhhhhhhh…….  

Eddie (@damanlovett) and Joey (@PassionMD)  

  

Monica Shopping  

  

Jessica and Betty  

  

Headband I saw for Shannon (@FabFattieShan)  

  

Rottens #2 and #3 Sending me GOOD LUCK Vibes!!! (Love Them!!!)  

  

Me, Monica, and Jessica outside of the Expo  

  

Once we left the Expo, we met up for a late lunch!! I had a blast getting to know Eddie, Joey, and Carol Ann!!!  

  

  

We went back to the room , got changed, and took a little nap!  We planned to meet at 6:30PM to warm up.  The race started at 7!  Well…. Long story short, we had the wrong address and arrived at the starting line around 6:59!!!  No stretching….No warm up…Just racing!!  Btw….I DONT RECOMMEND THAT!!! :-/  I promised people I would take it easy and I did!!!  I planned to walk the entire race (Knee injury) but I did run a 3rd of  the race.  Monica decided to stay by my side and make sure I was ok!! (She’s the best).  While we were running…she was able to catch some action shots!!!  Oh…I forgot to mention…IT STARTED TO SNOW AT EXACTLY 7:00!!! Brrrrrr……  

  

 It was hard, long, and COLD… But WE MADE IT!!!! (DETERMINATION)  

  

The above picture was taken by my sister-in-law Denise (@sunnyd4).  She drove around and snapped pictures and cheered me on at EVERY MILE MARKER!!!!  I was looking forward to returning the favor the next morning while she was running her 1st marathon BUT it was cancelled due to the snow!!! 😦  After the race…we went home to shower and change.  We ate a wonderful mexican restaurant.  Once we left, we tried to find Joey’s Beach house but the snow was making the travel unsafe for us Floridians!!  We headed back to the hotel.  We managed to take some pictures to take back to Florida to share with the family and friends!!  

Snow Covered Stop Sign

 

Monica making snow balls

 

Then it was time to warm up a little bit in the heated pool and the lazy river…..My Knees were pleased!!! LOL  

  

Once we checked out of the hotel on Saturday, we drove the marathon route to cheer on the dedicated runners that ran the race (unofficially) It was TRULY INSPIRATIONAL!!!  We worked up an appetite with all that cheering so we stopped for some brunch!!  

Pecan and Banana Pancakes (Shared By 3)

 

 After brunch, we met up with my brother, Denise, Eddie, Joey, and Carol Ann at the mall.  We shopped for Valentine gifts, Laughed, shared, BONDED!!!!  My first 5K was physically, pretty painful BUT I wouldn’t have changed the experience FOR ANYTHING!!!!  My Family was by my side AND I made some REALLY GREAT FRIENDS!!! Cant wait until my next FITNESS/TWITTER Adventure!!!!  My Goal this year is to meet ALL OF MY FAVORITE TWEETHEARTS!!!  My #FabFattieCruise I met @FabFattieShan, @KyraTX, and @JeepJenn.  My #MyrtleBeach5K I met @Damanlovett @PassionMD and @ctreacy (Family/Friends that participated with me @QtHouseOfBeauty @Jessimika28 @Elisa_Hola @KenpoDoc4: My Brother and his wife @sunnyd4)… NEXT STOP….#Fitbloggin     “I Got A Feelin” ;-))

Me (@FitInMyHeart), Joey (@PassionMD), Carol Ann (@ctreacy), and Eddie (@damanlovett)

Love Ya Lots 

Dr. Mo ( New Twitter Name @FitInMyHeart) 

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Ok…. My current situation has me a little upset.  For the past month or so, I began to have my FIRST HEALTH ISSUE related to weight!!  No, it isn’t Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, or any of those things (I’m still super healthy as far as that goes) My problem is……Pain in my knees!!!!!  I first noticed the issue when I started doing the Biggest Loser workout videos!!  Jumping Jacks, Squats, and Lunges were killer!!!  I don’t like to quit so I powered through the pain (that’s what athletes do, right?) Well, I would ease up a little, feel better, go hard, feel worse!!  Well, this morning, I was awakened around 6:18 AM with a sharp shooting pain in my left knee!!!  This pain is worse than I’ve ever felt before!!  It wouldn’t be THAT BIG of an issue BUT, I’m heading to Myrtle Beach tomorrow for a 5K!!!  I have been soooooooooooooo excited about this little mini vacation of fun AND fitness!!!  I’ve gotten some Great advice AND SUPPORT from @wildfirefitness @jeepjenn @cunningmom @teetee_71 @Phatbff  @slorunnermom and @Bwjen @Iamsucceeding @KyraTX @whiskyd and @monaylexi I’m going to do EVERYTHING within my power to get better before Friday night!!!!  PLEASE Keep me in your prayers!!!

 If you have any helpful tips….. PLEASE SHARE!!!

I’m going to draw strength from all of you… and Im going to BORROW my dear friend Shannon’s (@FabFattieShan) theme song!!! THIS TOO will power me through!!! 

LOVING YOU GUYS AND THIS JOURNEY……”BELIEVING” that THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!!!!!

Love ya Lots,

Dr. Mo

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2010 is off to a super start!!!  I’ve been working out hard, but I’ve done it at home!!  I have a treadmill, A stationary recumbent bike, weights, Kettle bells, medicine balls, resistance bands, yoga mats and DVDs out the wazoo!!!  I ALSO have a gym membership….I LOVE the atmosphere at my gym!!  I was starting to miss it, so I went back today….first time in 2010!!!  I’ve decided to share my gym with you…..HERE GOES!!

So…. Thats the outside!!  I am going to take you on a quick little tour of the inside!!

The front Lobby where you scan your card, get water or muscle milk , get locker keys, etc.

Stairs that lead to the massage area.

Dressing Rooms

Lockers

Steam rooms, Saunas, showers

Cardio Theater with Spinning studio, and Pilates studio to the right and left of this picture

 

Lower Body free-weights room

Below we have the circuit room and upper body free-weights

 

Classes (Zumba, Kick Boxing, Boot Camp, Body Pump, etc.)

Me being the trainer…..

and me WORKING IT OUT!!! 😉

Manis, Pedis, and Salon

This was taken at the café across the street…(the night before)

Okie Dokie…. Thats it!!!  So now when I say that I’m heading to the gym, you will have a visual….

I showed you mine…NOW YOU SHOW ME YOURS!!!  Where do you workout?  Home, Gym, videos, Running, walking, biking?!?  Please share….I’D LOVE TO SEE!!! 😉

One more thing!!!  My weigh-in for Rethink Your Shrink…..Im at 288.9!  Slightly up from my last “official” weigh in BUT…Im down since my cruise!!!!  All is well, and I feel GREAT!!!  😉

I’m gonna leave you with the tune that was in my head all day!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

LOVE YA LOTS!!!! XoXo

Dr. Mo

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WOW, Dr. Mo….WHAT A WONDERFUL YEAR 2010 was for you!!!  You Had a Plan to SUCCEED in 2010 and YOU DID JUST THAT!!!  LOL!! Don’t look so shocked!!!  You knew this was “Your Year” all along!!!  Go ahead….grab your Healthy Salad and 8th glass of water, have a seat, and let me TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT!!!

You started the year off right with a few Awesome challenges….#30Daylcw with @pseymour and @BiggestLoserLvr, Perfect 10, and Rethink Your Shrink with @Shrinkingjeans! All of your goals for those challenges were met….AND EXCEEDED!!!  You were a little behind in the Beginning with the Rethink Your Shrink Challenge, HOWEVER….you hit your stride mid way and turned in assignments on time….Even being the first to post a few times!!!  😉  I’m so Proud of you for that!!!  During the first 10 weeks of 2010, you lost a whooping 34 pounds!!!  You managed to do that while cruising to Mexico with @FabFattieShan, @KyraTX, and @JeepJenn!! (Sisters for Life) You also met some Wonderful women and Kyra’s AWESOME Husband Brad who was The Official bodyguard of the trip!!!  These are Bonds that have continued to grow throughout 2010!! 

Your Re-Introduction to road races was a Huge success this year!!!  You finished the 5K in Myrtle Beach on Valentine’s Day Weekend with flying colors!!!  @damanlovett & @PassionMD were so much cooler in person than you ever thought possible…and thats saying a lot!!!!  The 5K races that you did after that just kept improving!!!  Yes, You’re correct….a half marathon is scheduled for 2011!!!  😉  Dont worry….YOU’RE READY!!!

Your Blogging has improved by Leaps and Bounds since you attended #FitBloggin10!!!  @BwJen @MizFitOnline @KCLAnderson @PriorFatGirl @Ronisweigh and ALL the WONDERFUL People you met in Maryland have touched your heart and enriched your life more than you thought they would!!!  You were open and receptive to their knowledge of the Blogging world and it shows!!!

Your Biggest Growth came when you spent some time at Green Mountain at Fox Run in Vermont!! @MarshaHudnall and the staff were so truly Amazing!!  They helped you to FINALLY unlock those last few pieces of the weight loss puzzle!!!

Now that you’ve lost a total of 93 pounds this year…. I want you to CONTINUE ON YOUR PATH TO HEALTHIER LIVING!!!!!

Im So Proud Of You, Monique…… I Pray for your continued success!!!

I dedicate This Song to you, Monique!  In 2011, we will complete this journey!!! WE’RE GOING ALL THE WAY!!!

I LOVE YOU,

Monique

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