Category Archives: Healthy Living/Running

Shaklee 180™: Realizing My Best Self


disclosure: I am part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program but was under no obligation to post this post. I am posting because I would like to give my lovely readers a chance to experience Shaklee 180™ .  People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. 

Hopefully you have been able to see my before and after photos which I wrote about a couple of days ago. I also wanted to catch up with you all one last time to encourage you to ask me questions if you have about Shaklee 180 and to keep being my support system. I am always willing to do the same for any of you if you decide to go down this important heath self-discovery with Shaklee 180™ .



Shaklee 180™ Update: End of an Era, Beginning of a Better Life


disclosure: I am part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program but was under no obligation to post this post. I am posting because I would like to give my lovely readers a chance to experience Shaklee 180™ .  People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor.

I can’t believe that the 6 months journey on Shaklee 180 is coming to an end. Six months ago, I started on this program excited and nervous as well as a little unsure of how successful I would be. Afraid to disappoint myself, I thought 10 or 15 lbs was all I needed to lose. Apart from my fear of not meeting my goal, I also had unrealistic view of my health and what I looked like.

Somewhere early on in this journey I realized that I am stronger than I thought I was.

I became more conscious of what I was putting in my mouth. I became more confident in all parts of my life – personal, family and career. I got my love for sugar under wraps, and I realized how even something so simple like constant snacking was affecting not only my weight, but my mood, which in turn affected the whole family.



How to Get out of a Running Rut #ReebokMom

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.

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If you head out the door in your running shoes and go running for a purpose, then you are a runner. If you have been a runner for any length of time, then unfortunately you will experience the dreaded running rut. Going on the same route wearing the same shoes can sometimes start to feel difficult on your body both physically and emotionally. Finding it hard to get out the door in the morning? Or to even get out of bed? Here are tips to help you kick that running rut to curb! 



10 Tips for Eating Out When You’re On a Diet

That’s me at Sesame Place eating a salad with grilled chicken and dressing on the side. In the end I didn’t even use the dressing and it would’ve been just as easy (but less friendly on my waistline) to order pizza, french fries or tacos.

Hopefully if you are dieting, you are on a sensible program that is helping you to change the way you eat and see food. Not a crash diet that forces you to starve yourself or has an unrealistically expectations of a low caloric intake that has your bod tired all the time. Here’s a secret, if you are dieting to bring about a change for the long term, then guess what…

A good weight loss program will teach you the tools to eating properly not just while you are dieting, but the future as well.

I am in no way a doctor, and nor do I pretend to be one on this blog. These 10 tips for eating out while you are dieting are based solely on my personal experiences.



Shaklee 180™ Update: I Reached My Goal Weight, Now What?


disclosure: I am part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program but was under no obligation to post this post. I am posting because I would like to give my lovely readers a chance to experience Shaklee 180™ .  People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor.

If you watched my month 5 video update, you’ll know by now that I have reached my goal weight! So now what? Well with one month left on the Shaklee 180™ blogger program I figure I have one month left to kick butt, tone up and come to grips with my new body. I took the pictures below on July 26 and today on August 2 a week later I am down another 3 pounds for a grand total of 27 lbs lost since March 1. I have to admit that my original goal 5 months ago was pretty modest, I think I was afraid that I wouldn’t lose the weight so I didn’t want to aim high. But after a successful first month where I lost weight and instantly felt the positive effects from my healthy eating,  I decided to get real. That is when I set a healthy goal range, as opposed to a finite goal weight. I figured life had its ups and downs and surely I could allow myself 2-3 pounds leeway. The thought of reaching a specific goal made me think I’d go nuts if ever I gained even half a pound.

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For August I have family visiting from New Zealand as well as our family trip to Disney World at the end of the mont! So I figure it is a good a time as any to start to add back in another meal per day so that I am down to only 1 shake/bar per day. It will give me the chance to get accustomed to healthy meal options for every meal of the day, not just dinner.

I’m excited that I have this last month at my goal weight, and even more excited that I did it the right way – slow and steady with proper nutrition and exercise.  

Weight and Inches Loss Since March 1

  • Weight 187lbs/160lbs
  • Waist 5 inch loss
  • Butt 2.5 inch loss
  • Leg 3.25 inch loss
  • Arms 2 inch loss
  • Chest 5 inch loss

Total weight loss 27 lbs and 17.75 inches

Have you ever loss weight? How did you keep it off?



Month 5 Update on Shaklee 180™


disclosure: I am part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program but was under no obligation to post this post. I am posting because I would like to give my lovely readers a chance to experience Shaklee 180™ .  People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor.

I am so excited to share some great news with you this month! You’ll have to watch the video to find out what it is. Only 1 month to go on this amazing program and amazing journey. I’m feeling good! I’m feeling strong!