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What I ate March 8

Change Challenge Day 3 – What I ate Today and Exercise

Today was a bit more on track than yesterday, I went for a 20 minute job around the neighborhood, which I noticed made a big difference in my eating for the day! I got in my 10,000.  3,000 were running in place and around my condo.  All in all, I ate more than I should […]

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Friday Favorites – October 5th Zaggora Hot Pants

Friday Favorites – October 5th Zaggora Hot Pants

Quick post on my amazing Zaggora Hot Pants.  I have two pairs and love them both!  I purchased my first pair (flair’s) with a coupon from a daily deal site.  LOVE them.  The black legging looking workout pants were billed as “hot pants” and all I remember is seeing 30 day challenge, sweat and lose […]

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Weigh-in Weeks 5 – 7

Weigh-in Weeks 5 – 7

  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve checked in because there hasn’t been much movement with my weight (or with me for that matter.)    The scale is starting to go my way! I’ve lost 5.6 lbs – super yay! and I’m almost out of the 180’s. What did I do different? 1.  I started […]

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Jockey Sports Bra & Purex Crystals Product Reviews

Jockey Sports Bra & Purex Crystals Product Reviews

One of my favorite aspects of The Year of Hope is that I get to try out new healthy and fitness related products and tell you all about them.   Thanks to Jockey and Purex, I was lucky enough to try out not only one, but two products.  Jockey’s moisture wicking sports bra and Purex Crystals. […]

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Weekly weigh-in  Weeks 3 and 4

Weekly weigh-in Weeks 3 and 4

I didn’t weigh in last week or this week because I gained weight.   I was frustrated, so I made an apt with the Integrated Medicine Group at Northwestern with the hopes of getting diet pills or some other solution as to why I’m still fat.  An hour of my time and a $20 copay later, […]

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MOTOACTV Review

MOTOACTV Review

First off, thank you to Blagica Bottigliero and her team for inviting me to Motorola’s #motochic Women’s Night Out Fashion Event.  It was an evening full of seeing friends, fashion and the latest Motorola technology. One of the biggest surprises of the night was that Motorola had just launched a new fitness device, the MOTOACTV.  […]

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Healthy Club Review and Two Week Membership Giveaway – Chicago Athletic Clubs

Healthy Club Review and Two Week Membership Giveaway – Chicago Athletic Clubs

Chicago Athletic Clubs (CAC) was founded in 1980 with the clubs’ flagship location, Evanston Athletic Club (EAC).  I joined EAC my Sr. year in high school and was immediately hooked to their step classes.  Then, when I moved into the city, I joined Lincoln Park Athletic Club (LPAC) for several years when I lived on […]

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Weekly Weigh-in – Week 2

Down .5 lbs, which is kind of a rounding error, but I’ll take it!!  Here’s what worked I STARTED to eat better and track what I was eating. I also started wearing my fitbit again, which made me more aware of the fact that I really have to work hard to get the steps in.  […]

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Naked Fitness Re-cap – Day 1

Naked Fitness Re-cap – Day 1

weeklong series of events hosted by Andrea Metcalf where the book came to life via field trips to local businesses that fit into the views of the book such as McDonald’s, EA Sports Active, Kenmore Live Studio, Meijer and more. The week was jam packed with information and there was no time for reflecting and writing, but what we all learned is so valuable that I’m going to re-live last week all this week via posts that will share the highlights of the experience so you can live it along with me and the rest of the Naked Fitness crew.

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How I went from zero to a 5mile jog in 6 weeks

Six weeks ago, I couldn’t event jog a mile.  This past Thursday, I ran 5miles!! Well, I did four sets of jogging 15 minutes and walking 5, so I didn’t RUN the whole time.  I did complete 60 minutes of jogging and 25 minutes of walking. Besides my determination, love of the lakefront and burning […]

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