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My son was home sick today.  On the cartoon he was watching the kids were complaining that their mom was bossy. Their dad told them she wasn't really bossy, she just came off that way because a good mom has to be fierce to protect her children (smart Dad). I asked my son, "Am I bossy?" His reply was, "No but you're fierce."  I'll take that as a compliment.

30 Day Shred - Week 2

Well I'm on week 2 of the 30 day shred and I've lost 5 lbs.  Before I get comments about losing more than 2 lbs a week, I know what they say, but I'm not fighting the scale. I have more energy and feel stronger every day. I stupidly tried moving up to level 2 the other day and have a very sore shoulder.  I injured it at the gym years ago and it still gives me trouble.  I promised myself I would not try to increase the weights or move on to level 2 for at least 4 weeks to give myself enough time to get stronger and the next day, I tried level 2!  I don't know why I do things like that!  Anyway, I learned my lesson and am publicly saying I won't try it again for another couple of weeks.  If I do it again, I promise to come back and admit my stupidity once again.

30 Day Shred - Take 2

Last year I did the 30 day shred to get back into shape after gaining some weight over the winter.  I always gain weight over the winter as my arthritis gets worse and I'm less active.  I'm also prone to frequent flare ups that make me hesitant to workout.  Once the flare-ups happen, I'm always afraid of making it worse.  the end result is a weight gain of anywhere from 10 - 15 lbs. Today, is day one of the 30 Day shred (take 2).  I did really well last year.  20 minute workouts are fairly easy to find the time for and I really saw a big difference in muscle tone after just a couple of months (with the results starting to show after the 30 days).  This year I have a 20 lb goal (not to mention getting my bikini body back).  If I lose the 20 lbs, I will officially be back to my pre-motherhood weight (I was pretty damn close last year).  That would really make me happy! I'm writing it here because making it public, makes it more of a commitment.  I'm hoping by the t