Journal Entry – June 6 through June 28

June 6 thru June 28 – Days 156 thru 175

Happy Summer!

I know, I know, I have been MIA for weeks.  I have been running and running around.  I have been working hard!  I have also been getting myself ready for the Romance Writers of America Convention.  I am really excited to be going and I hope to meet many writers, editors and agents.  I am putting it out into the universe.  I am looking for a long-lasting relationship with an editor and agent.  This is the life I want and I am going to take the steps to make it happen.  That’s next month so wish me luck.  I still have a lot of work to do to have my story and summaries done.

Results Weight Totals as of June 28

I haven’t been doing the inches but that will soon change but I wanted to give you the news.  As of June 28, I am:

40.5 lbs down!!!!!!

I passed one of my milestones, too which I am really excited about.

Coach Summit

For those of you who don’t know, Team Beachbody hosted Coach Summit in Las Vegas last week. It was a blast!  I got to work out with Shaun T, Tony Horton, Chalene Johnson and Autumn Calabrese.



If you told me that when I started my fitness journey in January that I would have to opportunity to meet and workout with the folks that have been aiding my fitness for the past few months I would have called you a super liar! Not only that, but I got a chance to listen to Darren Hardy who wrote the Compound Effect and Diana Nyad, the woman who swam from the US to Cuba in her sixties, give inspirational speeches.  If you told me that I’d even be in the same room with these people, I would have called you a super duper liar!  This was a great time.  I learned a lot and I feel really blessed to have had that opportunity.  I’m tired and emotional as hell from that long weekend but I am fired up and ready to go.

June 30 – Challenge with Turbo Fire

Me and a few others will be getting back into a schedule.  Though I’ve been running and also doing a squat challenge, I miss that checking off a calendar feeling and following a program from beginning to end.  It works for me.  Some people will be doing PiYo, Chalene Johnson’s new functional training workout that includes Yoga and Pilates moves, while others will be doing 21 Day Fix and Focus T25.  I, on the other hand will continue running to get up to a solid 5K run, as well as starting Chalene Johnson’s Turbo Fire workout.  I still want to jump around a bit, haha.  So, I look forward to sharing all about that experience as I go through it.   I will be keeping you constant record of this.

Kindred Fitness Community

In addition to my journal entries, I created a fitness community on Facebook that I hope grows into a place where people come to share fitness and nutrition information as well as overall mind, body and spirit wellness.  Anyone can like and follow the page receive notifications.  If any of you are interested, please visit my community page on Facebook:

It is a fitness community for everyone and not only for those who are doing or interested in Beachbody, so check it out.  However, if you are interested in those fitness or nutrition programs.  Let me know and I’d be happy to help match you with the right program for you.

Have a super week and I am so happy to be connected to you all again via this blog.

Happy Belated Summer!


Journal Entry June 5 through June 10

June 5 thru June 10– Days 152 thru 157

Summer is Almost Here!

Am I bikini ready?  Hell no! BUT I am closer than I was earlier in the year. I’m going to go ahead and say that will not happen until next year.  This is a journey.  I will not be near naked in the sun for 2014.  I’m not boo-hooing over it.  I’m not even sure if that is my dream, but it could be a “just to do and push the limits of your mind” kind of goal.

Wellness Warrior

In addition to being a coach I have tried to define what I have evolved into, in this fitness arena.  I’m not an exercise guru or nutty nutritionist.  I often talk about my life, especially as it relates to fitness from a holistic perspective.  Wellness Warrior came to mind because, let’s face it, transformation happens from the inside out. There are a lot of us out there.

Being a wellness warrior involves a lot of things other than the habit of exercise and the process of eating well.  You mind has to change, your heart has to change, something has to really get you to move your tush and do all the things mentioned.  This is what I have turned into.  It has transcended beyond fitness where I start applying that warrior mentality to other things — to not give up and be strong and persistent.  You have to make changes that affect your life not just your workout and nutrition routines. It really is a beautiful thing.  I am very happy and proud to be a Wellness Warrior.

Running and Governor’s Ball

I went to Governors’s Ball this weekend.  Below is a picture of Damian Marley, who I LOVE.  I also did get to see Miss Janelle Monae and a bunch of other cool artists!  My legs are still killing me because I have been nonstop with running and exercise only to stand and or dance for hours listening to some really great music over the weekend with my friends.


Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley at Governor’s Ball NY

I didn’t tap out and went right into the week with an exercise video on Monday and straight into running the following day.  I’m up to over 2 miles which is kind of cool, even though it is a run/walk program.

Must say….I cannot wait for my rest day.


Journal Entry – May 28 through June 4

May 28 thru June 4– Days 144 thru 151

150 Days

One hundred and fifty days ago, I began my weightloss/fitness journey.  Wow, how things have changed for me, in this area, since I started my “New Beginnings Journal.”  I have completely transformed and have become a person who perseveres and continues to push the boundaries with my fitness.  I have gone from somewhat active, to very active.  You know when you do a BMI test and they ask about your activity level, well I can put very active.  I still have a long way to go, but I am much closer to my goals than I was before!


Over the past few days I can honestly say that I have given 150% to aggressively get my $#!% back together with my nutrition, which was, is and will always be a pain point for me.  I feel better, I’m guilt free and I’m focused.  I am very happy and grateful that it didn’t take too long either.  Whew!  Bullet dodged.  LOL


I started running this week after testing out that minor hamstring injury I had.  It is still pretty tight and my range of motion, when stretching it, is very decreased, but I know it will get better.  I am not pushing it.  It feels really good to run again, too.  I only do it three times a week, using my old reliable “Couch to 5K” app.  I love the cheerleaders in this app.


I have more speed, also.  Before when I ran, it was more a jog, but now it is more of a real run.  I will thank Shaun T and Autumn Calabrese for their high impact workouts that really helped with my stamina a pushing through, even when I was huffing and puffing.  Thanks guys..haha!

Regular Workouts 

I am alternating my run days with either Focus T25 Workouts or 21 Day Fix Workouts.  They compliment each other very nicely. I might do this for a while.  If I start getting antsy, then I will change it but I’m good for now.

Extra Workout Challenge

Shaun T does these 5 minute workouts on his Facebook Page that you do in addition to your regular workouts.  They are not easy. I opened my big mouth on Sunday and decided that I was going to do everyone this week.  I started on Tuesday a day behind and did a double on Wednesday.  It was tough.  I had to offer proof to my followers, so I made this short video…lol. I’m a movie director now!  Check me out!

Weigh in Status

I’m going to start posting my results again starting the week of June 9th.  I will pick up my results from where I left off so you won’t miss a thing.  Thank you and good night.