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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

 

WOW!!!!!!

 

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Hey Ladies and Gents!!!!!  I have been SUPER BUSY getting ready for my @Fabfatties (Now @FabFattieShan) Fitness cruise!!!  I have Been ON TRACK with my fitness!! Here is a Recap!!  I’m going to Include ALL my current challenges in this update!! HERE GOES!!  😉

1Playout 5 Days a week:  I have worked out 7 Days this week.  2 workouts were “active rest days which included long walks and Pilates type exercises

2 Drink 64 oz of water/ Day:  I only accomplished this 3 Days this week!  I Let work get in the way!! I am working on this!! 

3.  Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies/Day:  With my fruit smoothies, mega salads, and #30DayRaw meal, I’m getting this done with ease!!!

4.  Take a Lunch Stroll on “Office” Days:  I only had 1 office day and I walked that day.  The rest of the work days were nursing home days (all I do is walk on those days)

5.  Lose 2 Pounds/week for a total of 20 pounds at the end of these challenges:  I Lost 3.8 pounds this week!!!! WOO HOO!!!

6.  Hit My GoWearFit Target Goals Daily:  I accomplished this EVERYDAY!! (Steps, Activity goals, and Calories Burned)

7.  Stretch Every Night Before Bed:  I only did this ONE NIGHT this past week!!!  THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!  I WILL IMPROVE!!

8.  100 Crunches Daily:  This was completed ALL 7 DAYS!!

9.  25 Push Ups/Daily:  This has Been Modified to EVERY OTHER DAY!!  My Virtual Trainers/Friends/Fitness coaches @wildfirefitness and @msjathletics felt that my arms needed a rest day in-between!!  They GET RESULTS with their clients and I LISTEN!!!

10.  Read/Comment on 2 Blogs/Daily:  This, I’ve done and its been an absolute Pleasure!!!  I plan to set up my Blog Roll of All My favorite Blogs while on my cruise (Maybe *giggles*)

“Perfect 10” challenge:  One Fact You Don’t Know About Me…..I have a skin allergy to metal.  This made it REALLY TOUGH for my boyfriends growing up because they could ONLY buy me 14K Gold Jewelry!!!!  None of that plated stuff for me!!!  LOL!!  This little fact has made it tough for me to wear my GoWearFit (Body Bugg’s cousin) The armband has metal sensors!!  I have to move the band every hour or so!!!  You can usually find it on my forearm for this reason!!

#30Daylcw……. I just finished Day 9 of this challenge!  This Challenge is lead by @BiggestLoserlvr.  We Do the Biggest Loser’s Last Chance Workout DVD every day for 30 Days!!  We update on @Pseymour’s Forum!! Its alot of fun!!  It’s NEVER too late to join!!! 

#365workout……..This was started by my Good Friend Eddie @damanlovett .  The premise behind this movement is to just simply MOVE YOUR BODY EVERY DAY!!!  It can either be a hardcore gym workout or simply parking at the back of the parking lot at the grocery store!!!  Just MOVE A LITTLE MORE each day!!!  I LOVE this Idea!!!  Anyone can start this!!!  Send a tweet Daily with how you “moved” that day!

#RethinkYourShrink………I am working on my MOTIVATION WALL for #RethinkYourShrink and TONIGHT we will have our “Last Chance Workout” Before the Weigh-In tomorrow!  (This is led by @Cunningmom {first hour is abs in the Eastern Timezone….she will tweet what exercise to do during the upcoming commercial and @ShrinkingJeans does Total body exercises during the 2nd hour)  This is SUPER FUN EXCITING INTERACTIVE way to “Watch” The Biggest Loser!!!!  Well Done Ladies!!! 

Okie Dokie…..That’s Everything!!!!  My Plan for a healthier Life in 2010 is RIGHT ON TRACK!!!!!! 

Next stop……..  CRUISIN” MY WAY TO A FITTER ME IN 2 DAYS!!!!!

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 What a year 2009 was!!!!  Ok…This project was very good for me!!!  It allowed me a chance to LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!!  Doing this will help me to SUCCEED IN 2010!!  The above picture was taken when I was taking one of my “Zen” walks on Siesta Key Beach at the end of 2009!  I always like to go to the beach and watch a sunset while I “Look Back” so that I may “Move Forward”  Ok…Here goes….

Part 1:  My “Pitfalls” of 2009….. One thing would be my “Polite” Nature!  I am constantly being given food that isn’t good for me.  Whether it be a drug rep bringing in goodies for me and my staff, patients baking me tokens of appreciation, relatives wanting me to “hang out at the BBQ”, nurses bringing me snacks to make me a kinder gentler Doctor so that I won’t work them as hard, or my Honey just wanting to make me happy…..They ALMOST ALWAYS have things to give me that aren’t included on my Healthier Lifestyle plan!!  I almost NEVER said “NO” in 2009 for fear that I would hurt someone’s feelings!!

Another pitfall was my busy schedule!!  I am usually going as @Mizfitonline says…9376259 miles per hour from the time that I wake up until the time that I close my eyes!!  I would always have the best intentions BUT if I didn’t get up to workout in the morning…..It wouldnt get done!!  Life would ALWAYS get in the way!!  I would still have hopes that I would get to workout at night…BUT My NEXT pitfall would get in the way…..

FATIGUE!!!!!!!  Not only am I CRAZY BUSY during the day…I’m also an insomniac!  This madness started when I lived in NYC and partied like a Rock Star for 2 years….(That’s a WHOLE DIFFERENT POST!!! LOL!!)  I KNOW that one of the keys to the weight loss puzzle is SLEEP, but I usually only got 2-4 hours a night!!  I know I need 6-8 hours to be a lean mean fat-burning machine, but knowing and DOING are 2 different things!!

Another pitfall of mine…I’m a “FAST-FOOD QUEEN”….. Breakfast = McDonalds….Lunch = Pizza Hut….. Dinner = Chinese….NOTHING cooked at home!!! No fruits… No veggies…Just lots and lots of Bad stuff

All these things were recognized as bad in the mid to late 2009 but a PLAN was never really finalized as to how I was going to get more healthy!!

Part 2:  Successes in 2009…..  One Word…… “TWITTER”  on April 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM…..I decided to see what all the HYPE was about so I created a Twitter account.  The rest , as they say, is History!!!  I have been embraced by the Twitter community and it is the “Greatest Love Of All”!!!  It took me a little time to get used to the concept but @sistapoetry followed me…took me under her wing…gave me a #followfriday and Mr. Tweet shout out and MAGIC HAPPENED!!  The fitness “Link” happened when @thefatgeek told me about a fitness challenge that I should participate in hosted by The FANTABULOUS SHANNON & ANGIE Better known as @fabfatties ( currently @FabFattieShan )….All that I can say is OMG!!!!!!  Once I locked arms with these ladies…following the steps of the challenge…I started living my life differently.  Slipping at times but always finding my way back to a Healthier lifestyle!!  I didn’t even know what a blog was before entering their challenge and being told that I could gain points by reading and commenting on the blogs of others!!! I plan to dedicate a post to all the wonderful blogs that MOTIVATE, EDUCATE, and INSPIRE…..SOON!!!  STAY TUNED FOR THAT!  Oh….one last thing on part 2.  The fabfatties also had us take short walks during lunch time!! This is One of my daily goals on office days….SO INVIGORATING and REFRESHING!!!  Everyone should try it!!  😉

Part 3:  Solutions for Success in 2010   1.  Just like the ant-drug campaign….JUST SAY NO!!  I will still be Polite…but I will Politely say NO!!!  If it isn’t going to help me get closer to my goals….I WILL say NO THANK YOU!  I will plan some things to satisfy my sweet tooth but I won’t just eat something because I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings!!  From now on…my feelings come first!!!  2.  I will SCHEDULE MY WORKOUTS….preferably in the early AM!!!  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail….so Im going to PLAN all my workouts in advance!!  I’m going to put them in my Blackberry WITH alarms AND DO THE PLAYOUTS (workouts) when they are scheduled…in other words….Actually get up out of bed when the alarm goes off!!! LOL!!  3.  Be ready for bed at 10PM and In Bed By 11!!  This will be a HUGE improvement from my current sleeping habits!  4.  Eat more fruits/veggies and cook at home.  Im getting much better at this!  It just takes planning!! (@BwJen & @ChiveTalker ) always stress this fact!!  4.   last , But not least…CONTINUE to move my Body …..Wii Fit/The Biggest Loser game, Couch 2 5K, Treadmill, Biking, Gym sessions, Kettle Bells, Yoga/Pilates, sit ups/push ups Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner videos AND anything else that may come down the Pike!!! I LOVE FITNESS!!! I’ve NEVER had a problem in this department!!!

Ok….Thats gonna do it for PROJECT ME!!!!  @christieo was right!!!  This wasnt “Homework” at all!!!  It was VERY MOTIVATIONAL!!!  I am going to see what all of my other challengers had to say!!! 

Until Next Time……

Love Yourself……and Others!!  😉

  

 

 

 

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Ahhhhhhh…….(That’s me exhaling) Ive finally kicked this cold/flu thing that was dragging me down! Now, I’m ready to “Get Back In The Game” and kick my Fitness “Butt” into HIGH GEAR!!! People have always referred to me as a “Workout Machine”. Taking a “FORCED” fitness hiatus made me realize just how much I love the way Living the “Health and Wellness” lifestyle makes me feel!!

Ive decided to go out of 2009 WITH A BANG and enter into 2010 SWINGING!!!! Once I made this decision, I needed to get my FITNESS ARMOR Together! Sooooooo…. what are some of the things that I have in my “Bag of Tricks” To help me reach my goals?!?!? I thought you would never ask!!

First things first……. Being a PODIATRIST, I must have on a Great Pair of comfortable, supportive shoes!! My Shoe of Choice Is A New Balance! My feet are mega flat and kinda wide. I’m also “Pleasantly Plump” and these shoes are some of the best Shock Absorbers around!! (Gotta protect my knees)

Next “Weapon” is my “GoWearFit” gowearfit.com (Body Bugg with sleep analysis). My friends @KyraTX and @Fitter_Mandy brought this little gem to my attention. I’m a Total Gadget Girl! This device tells me EVERYTHING I need to know about my calories in vs. my calories out. It also tells me how many steps I take (built in pedometer) and how many calories I need to burn daily to reach my goal by a set date. It also tells me how well I’m sleeping….Or should I say how poorly I’m sleeping! (I’ve averaging 49% on my sleep…NOT GOOD!!) In order for this gadget to be accurate, I must input my daily food items. This brings me to my next gadget.

I keep my daily food and water intake in my “FITBOOK” fitbook.com @Bwjen told me about this awesome, affordable fitness goal “Helper” It is the cutest most complete food/fitness/emotion/goal/measurement tracker out there!!

I “LIVE” for the camaraderie of “Like Minded Individuals” that I find at the gym!! I’m a total “Gym-Rat” like @MizFitOnline and @Chubby_Stubby_K I LOVE to feel the BURN of that last rep to failure!!! I love machines, I love the free-weights, I love the classes (especially spinning, kickboxing, and Zumba)…..Not yoga so much but I’m trying! (Did you hear that Tami?!? @widfirefitness) My gym doesn’t have NIA that @foodiemcbody loves so much but maybe in 2010, it will make an appearance on the roster!! *fingers crossed*

Sometimes, I’m unable to get to the gym. When that happens, or I need a QUICK kick in the booty, I Just Look to my old Pal Jillian Michaels!! Her #30DayShred DVD is NO JOKE!!!!! Just ask @TeeTee_71, @Phatbff, @Pseymour, @Biggestloserlvr, or @Jeepjenn!! They will tell ya!!! SHE WILL MAKE YOU CRY IN 20 MIN…..OR LESS!!!

Of course….My Life is ONE BIG MUSIC VIDEO….. at least in my head! LOL! I always have my ipod on my hip!! One of the artists that Inspires me and Keeps me PUMPED is My girl JANET JACKSON!!!!! I’m ready to take “CONTROL” Of my Life…..THE TIME IS NOW!!!

One “Piece Of Armor” That without which NOTHING, FOR ME, Is POSSIBLE…..is my BIBLE! I turn to it for STRENGTH….In Good times and the Bad!! People often ask me “How do you stay so happy?”……THIS IS WHY!!!

So that, in a nutshell, is what I’m going to use to take me TO AND THROUGH MY FITNESS GOALS!!! Oh ya…..There is one more “Thing” I need…..That Thing is…..YOU!!! One of THE BEST THINGS TO COME INTO MY FUN FILLED LIFE IS MY TWITTER FAMILY!!! The SUPPORT, MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION, DEDICATION, & LOVE I feel FROM and FOR YOU is truly One of my MOST PRECIOUS BLESSINGS!! Thank You ALL!! From the bottom of my Heart….I LOVE YOU!!!

So please….no matter where you are in your fitness journey….no matter what you’re going through….YOU’RE NOT ALONE!!!!! Let’s LOCK HANDS and REACH OUR GOALS……TOGETHER!!!!! 2010……HERE “WE” COME!!! 😉

LOVE YA,

Dr. Mo

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