Contest Alert!!

Keep reading to find out how to win your own copy of The Biggest Loser Success Secrets!

Mizfit and Liz, thanks for sharing your beloved Texas with me, I’ll be back next week..this time Austin, here I come! I made it back last night. I got to the Dallas airport early because I knew it would take awhile since I didn’t have my drivers license…and it did. I got to security and the person called her supervisor who called his supervisor who called his supervisor who called WASHINGTON D.C. resulting in me playing a game of 20 questions with the person on the other line…to verify I was who I said I was. Then I had to go through extra security and was sent on my way. Whew…lesson learned, always bring your drivers license to the airport with you!
I didn’t work out in Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, and am not planning on working out today. I am actually excited about a 3 day vacation from the gym. My eating has been still very healthy so a 3 day break is okay in my mind. I have been pretty religious the past 4 weeks on going 6 days a week, so this little vacation will be a nice mental break. Now that Carlos has been going to the gym with me, it is a little more motivation for me to keep my activity level on the higher side…which is good. I will be at the gym Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

So I during the contest last week, Kirsten guessed correctly my suprise but graciously declined the gift card. She declines, you benefit!! So let’s do another contest! I wrote a couple of months ago about the people at my gym…if you haven’t read that post, its so true!!
Today’s contest: Leave a comment with the funniest or most amusing that has happened to you while working out or something you saw happen to someone else. The winner will receive:
The Biggest Loser Success Secrets:
The Wisdom, Motivation, and Inspiration to Lose Weight
As anyone who has tried to get in shape knows, the hardest part of any regimen isn’t the battle of the bulge – it’s the battle of the mind! Now, the contestants on The Biggest Loser share their diet and exercise success secrets and confess what helped them overcome their biggest challenges. Staying healthy is a daily battle – and the Biggest Loser contestants have learned what it takes to win! Discover how their tried-and-true diet and exercise tips, insider wisdom, and personal stories can help you achieve your goals and live the life you’ve always wanted.
Value: $15.00
Rules: One post per person, I will post winner Monday 10am CST. US Residents only.
When you receive inspiration & motivation from me, pay it forward.
Jen

Contest Alert!!

Keep reading to find out how to win your own copy of The Biggest Loser Success Secrets!

Mizfit and Liz, thanks for sharing your beloved Texas with me, I’ll be back next week..this time Austin, here I come! I made it back last night. I got to the Dallas airport early because I knew it would take awhile since I didn’t have my drivers license…and it did. I got to security and the person called her supervisor who called his supervisor who called his supervisor who called WASHINGTON D.C. resulting in me playing a game of 20 questions with the person on the other line…to verify I was who I said I was. Then I had to go through extra security and was sent on my way. Whew…lesson learned, always bring your drivers license to the airport with you!
I didn’t work out in Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, and am not planning on working out today. I am actually excited about a 3 day vacation from the gym. My eating has been still very healthy so a 3 day break is okay in my mind. I have been pretty religious the past 4 weeks on going 6 days a week, so this little vacation will be a nice mental break. Now that Carlos has been going to the gym with me, it is a little more motivation for me to keep my activity level on the higher side…which is good. I will be at the gym Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

So I during the contest last week, Kirsten guessed correctly my suprise but graciously declined the gift card. She declines, you benefit!! So let’s do another contest! I wrote a couple of months ago about the people at my gym…if you haven’t read that post, its so true!!
Today’s contest: Leave a comment with the funniest or most amusing that has happened to you while working out or something you saw happen to someone else. The winner will receive:
The Biggest Loser Success Secrets:
The Wisdom, Motivation, and Inspiration to Lose Weight
As anyone who has tried to get in shape knows, the hardest part of any regimen isn’t the battle of the bulge – it’s the battle of the mind! Now, the contestants on The Biggest Loser share their diet and exercise success secrets and confess what helped them overcome their biggest challenges. Staying healthy is a daily battle – and the Biggest Loser contestants have learned what it takes to win! Discover how their tried-and-true diet and exercise tips, insider wisdom, and personal stories can help you achieve your goals and live the life you’ve always wanted.
Value: $15.00
Rules: One post per person, I will post winner Monday 10am CST. US Residents only.
When you receive inspiration & motivation from me, pay it forward.
Jen

Guest Post – Welcome Kirsten!

Hi everyone! Well, I made it to Texas…barely! I forgot my drivers license and begged for mercy to get past security. I guess I look non-threatening because I made my flight, by 3 minutes. Who knows if they will let me come back home! Anyways, while I’m busy roundin’ up cattle down here, I asked my inspirational cuz, Kirsten to be our very first ever guest poster …with no further interruptions, here is a source of inspiration!
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Hello everyone – Kirsten Shabaz here, Jennifer’s cousin. I am a married mother of 2 beautiful kids who keep me very busy every day. I have in recent years been on a mission to make goals for myself, in relation to how old I am, and see how many I can cross off my list. A few of those goals are geared to help keep me active and healthy.

For me, being healthy is focusing on things that keep me active, while challenging me to stretch myself in ways I’ve never done before. So in the fall of 2006 I realized that I needed to make some goals of things I wanted to accomplish in the next year. So on my birthday that December I made 32 goals and included some “athletic” goals that would give me some direction as far as my workouts, but would be a starting point for the years to come. So my first goal that year was to run a 5K race before my 33rd birthday in December of 2007. I found a race near my house so I could train and my motto was to “keep moving forward”. The way I felt physically that year was like nothing I could describe. I wasn’t focused on “losing weight”, rather I was focused on my race which required me to work out consistently, eat healthy and change my way of thinking from “I can’t do that” to “I can do anything I put my mind to!” So I did my 5K and minutes after I finished the race I was talking about doing a triathlon. So when I made my goals in December of 2007, I kept my 5K race as one of my goals with the intention of doing better on my time (which I did in 2008) and added the 2008 Lifetime Triathlon to my goals. I’m proud to say that I am a triathlete and have never felt better.

For me, being healthy isn’t anything more than mind over matter. I’ve learned this year that something as big as a triathlon or whatever your “mountain” seems to be, doesn’t seem so big or hard to accomplish once you have a plan in place (training schedule or goals to accomplish), take it one day at a time (there are days when things don’t go how you plan, but tomorrow is a new day) and keep moving forward regardless of how you feel physically or mentally because at least you are getting one step closer to crossing that goal or finish line off your list.
I want to encourage all of you to make yourself some goals this year, instead of New Year’s Resolutions. Your goals can be a variety of things that keep you “healthy” in mind, body and spirit. I’ve posted mine from this past year on my blog for you to read in case you are interested. Be healthy the best way you can be and use that as a starting point for your next step to being healthy.

Here’s one of my all time favorite snacks or even breakfast/lunch/dinner meals as well.

2 – whole grain Wasa crisps
Peanut Butter
Apple Slices
Honey
Cinnamon

*Top each Wasa with however much peanut butter you desire. Top with some apple slices, drizzle honey over the apple slices and sprinkle with some cinnamon. This is a very delicious and satisfying meal or snack. It’s my go to when I need crunch and sweet at the same time. Bye bye potato chips and chocolate!

Thanks Jennifer for the honor of being a guest poster on your site. I am so blessed to be your cousin and be here to learn from you in your journey.

Have a wonderful day,
Kirsten

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Thanks Kirsten! I can’t wait to try that snack! Blogger friends, here is a link to Kirsten’s blog http://kirstenskorner-ks.blogspot.com/

When you receive motivation & inspiration from us, pay it forward!

Jen

Guest Post – Welcome Kirsten!

Hi everyone! Well, I made it to Texas…barely! I forgot my drivers license and begged for mercy to get past security. I guess I look non-threatening because I made my flight, by 3 minutes. Who knows if they will let me come back home! Anyways, while I’m busy roundin’ up cattle down here, I asked my inspirational cuz, Kirsten to be our very first ever guest poster …with no further interruptions, here is a source of inspiration!
________________

Hello everyone – Kirsten Shabaz here, Jennifer’s cousin. I am a married mother of 2 beautiful kids who keep me very busy every day. I have in recent years been on a mission to make goals for myself, in relation to how old I am, and see how many I can cross off my list. A few of those goals are geared to help keep me active and healthy.

For me, being healthy is focusing on things that keep me active, while challenging me to stretch myself in ways I’ve never done before. So in the fall of 2006 I realized that I needed to make some goals of things I wanted to accomplish in the next year. So on my birthday that December I made 32 goals and included some “athletic” goals that would give me some direction as far as my workouts, but would be a starting point for the years to come. So my first goal that year was to run a 5K race before my 33rd birthday in December of 2007. I found a race near my house so I could train and my motto was to “keep moving forward”. The way I felt physically that year was like nothing I could describe. I wasn’t focused on “losing weight”, rather I was focused on my race which required me to work out consistently, eat healthy and change my way of thinking from “I can’t do that” to “I can do anything I put my mind to!” So I did my 5K and minutes after I finished the race I was talking about doing a triathlon. So when I made my goals in December of 2007, I kept my 5K race as one of my goals with the intention of doing better on my time (which I did in 2008) and added the 2008 Lifetime Triathlon to my goals. I’m proud to say that I am a triathlete and have never felt better.

For me, being healthy isn’t anything more than mind over matter. I’ve learned this year that something as big as a triathlon or whatever your “mountain” seems to be, doesn’t seem so big or hard to accomplish once you have a plan in place (training schedule or goals to accomplish), take it one day at a time (there are days when things don’t go how you plan, but tomorrow is a new day) and keep moving forward regardless of how you feel physically or mentally because at least you are getting one step closer to crossing that goal or finish line off your list.
I want to encourage all of you to make yourself some goals this year, instead of New Year’s Resolutions. Your goals can be a variety of things that keep you “healthy” in mind, body and spirit. I’ve posted mine from this past year on my blog for you to read in case you are interested. Be healthy the best way you can be and use that as a starting point for your next step to being healthy.

Here’s one of my all time favorite snacks or even breakfast/lunch/dinner meals as well.

2 – whole grain Wasa crisps
Peanut Butter
Apple Slices
Honey
Cinnamon

*Top each Wasa with however much peanut butter you desire. Top with some apple slices, drizzle honey over the apple slices and sprinkle with some cinnamon. This is a very delicious and satisfying meal or snack. It’s my go to when I need crunch and sweet at the same time. Bye bye potato chips and chocolate!

Thanks Jennifer for the honor of being a guest poster on your site. I am so blessed to be your cousin and be here to learn from you in your journey.

Have a wonderful day,
Kirsten

____________________________

Thanks Kirsten! I can’t wait to try that snack! Blogger friends, here is a link to Kirsten’s blog http://kirstenskorner-ks.blogspot.com/

When you receive motivation & inspiration from us, pay it forward!

Jen