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Weekly One More 7/15/14

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It’s been quite a while since I did a Weekly One More. I feel it’s time for one !

This week my One More is like Elsa would say “let it go !”


I am letting it go ! The stress , the bull shit , it’s going baby ! I am going to focus on the positive and not get caught up on the shit . You know what I mean , we all got some to some degree . But let’s get rid of it and let it go !!!!

I know for the most part easier said than done, but what do we have to lose?

Letting go feels good!

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Looking Forward! / Weekly One More 3/23/14




I am revitalized! I am looking forward to a bright future and looking forward to all that it will bring.

I have a whole new set of goals to work on.  Goals are great and with fitness, they keep evolving.

What are you working on this year? What keeps you ” swimming”? I would love to hear about your goals and what you are working on.  In addition, I would love to feature some other blogs from folks that are journeys them selves.  This community is awesome and I love reading about all of our experiences.

If you would like to share your story or would like to be a feature blog on this page, please email me. lessthighsmorethunder@gmail.com


Its also time for the Weekly One More!

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This week my Weekly One More is add 5 pounds.  Be it lifting, curling, any way you lift weights – add 5 pounds.  Its a small amount and something to work towards.  We can all do it!


Keep Swimming Folks! Never Give up.  The rewards can be so awesome.

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Getting Back Into The Groove

I have been dreading this post.  Dreading it.  Why? I have to admit my failure and I have to put it in writing forever making the words real and alive.   So yes kids, I have failed.  But failed what exactly?  Let’s explore that shall we?

The past couple of months, I have been in a funk.  Yes, I still went to class, but for different reasons, not as many as I would of liked.  Different things were going on in my life, stressful things and at the end of the day, I was just plain ol’ exhausted.  Mentally and Physically.

I strayed from my path.  Like, really strayed. Like, 300 miles from the path.  I didn’t take care of myself as I should have. I ate crap. I drank crap.  And in the end, you guessed it, I felt like crap.

I gained some weight back and this is no surprise, but its the most painful part of my taking care of myself sabbatical.  This month, March 20th to be exact, will be my 1 year anniversary at Befit.  I dreamt of this day. I would be skinny.  I would have some beautiful pictures taken. I would feel good about myself.   I could inspire others.  I would make my family proud, and most of all, I would be proud of myself.  So yes, of course, as I traveled on this journey, some of these realistically would not be attainable. Such as the skinny part.  But as I go along, I was okay with that, knowing I would get there.  I was progressing, feeling good,  losing weight and getting fit.  I really let myself down.  Horribly.  And this is what hurts the most.  I did this to myself.   I Did This. No one else. I was a one gal train wreck .

I signed up for the 60 day challenge at my gym.  I half assed it. Not proud of it, but I didn’t dedicate myself to my goals as I should have.  And here we are near the end and I have no goals accomplished.  Again, my own fault.  And it stinks.

So, you see, I have failed.  Failed myself.

Then I got hit with the stomach bug.  2 days resting,  it was a good jump start for some weight loss, lol.  And honestly, that is what it became, a jump start.  When the bug finally left me, I felt renewed.

Then, this thing happened. Weather intentional or not, it made a difference. My coaches changed the gyms cover picture on Facebook. And who is there in a victory pose? ME.   It was taken the day I finished my first run without stopping.  It was an amazing feeling.  Seeing the picture, I was flooded with all the emotion from that day and all I have accomplished.   Maybe it was cause they  knew I was in a funk, maybe it was cause the picture fit the area needed, maybe it was divine intervention, but in any case, thank you to my coaches Holly and Jane for giving me the extra boost I needed.  Just another reason why my gym and coaches are amazing.

Now more than ever, I need to Just Keep Swimming !

Today it is a new week. It is a new day.  I started off awesome.  I took the hubs over to the gym here where I live.  It was empty which was nice, and they had barbells! I worked on my cleans,  my split jerks( I love those) , my back squats and even threw in some dead lifts.  I am guessing the bar was 45 lbs, making my work at 65 lbs, except the deadlifts, up to 135 on those. I didn’t want to over do it.  The cool part of all of this, was showing my husband different things I do.  I showed him different things with the dumb bells that we do in class. Snatches, my fav.  Then I showed him the get up sit ups we did the other day.  And threw some man makers at him.  He actually liked them! Weird, I know.  In any case, it felt great working out, and it felt great being able to share with my family.

I am really looking forward to class tomorrow. I am taking a crack at 14.2.  Excited and scared.  Not expecting much, but I am going to give it my all.

Getting back into the groove and it feels good.  Shaking off the past and screw ups and moving forward.

It’s also time for the Weekly One More!

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My Weekly One More is to be a better me.  I need to be better.  We all have something we can improve on.  Let’s take it and run with it.

How about you? How have you been doing? Would love to hear about what everyone is up to? Share with us!

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The Weekly One More 2/16/14

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Happy Sunday Everyone!

I know last week, I was a slacker and there was no Weekly One More.  Sorry folks, but there has been a lot going on in my life lately.  In fact, this has inspired today’s post.  This journey is as much mental as it is physical.   For me, I have had so many issues with body image  and been so negative about my weight for so long, it became who I was.   I would say I hated the way I look, I hated what I was doing to myself, but wouldn’t get off my ass to actually do something.  I would get going good for 2 months, then something would happen and I would allow it to derail me.

I am a very emotional person.  It is something I am working on, I don’t mean being emotional, but rather how I handle my emotions.  Instead of being a blubbering mess when the shit hits the fan, I am trying to calm myself down and focus on the positives.  I think I am getting better at this.  I hope anyways.

Recently  different things happened that made me really start thinking about things and putting things into perspective.

A dear friend of mine lost her grandmother last week, it broke my heart. She was devoted to her grandmother as I am to my grandparents.    My grandparents turned 89 and 90 years old and celebrated their 66 th wedding anniversary the past few weeks.  How Lucky am I ? Seriously?  I am so blessed.  For the past few years, my grandmother has decided that she wanted steaks to celebrate.  This is New England, its a bit snowy in the winter.  But she doesn’t care, she goes and gets a steak for everyone and we cook them up on the grill.  Winter Cookout to celebrate their birthdays and anniversary.  My Gram is a fierce woman.  Strong  and knows what she wants.  If she wants a steak on the grill at her house in the winter, you are damn right she is gonna get it.  My family is so blessed they are still here and even more so that they still have their whits about them.  I cherish them every moment of every day.

My Grampy enjoying the summer
My Grampy enjoying the summer
My Amazing Grammy
My Amazing Grammy

My mother’s health issues have created an issue again. I know I have talked about them here before.  My mother has been through so much and it pains me so much to see her go through anything else.  I am at the point where I am not upset, but angry .  I struggle with the why.  Why can’t she just be healthy and do what she wants to do?  Why?  GOD, I get so pissed.  But, she is here .  She is a crazy goof ball and I cherish her every moment of every day.

Some of our very dear friends are going through some things right now, and while I won’t elaborate for sake of their privacy, I ask that you send your prayers their way.  Good friends are hard to find and I cherish mine every moment of every day.

Do you get them theme here?

This weeks Weekly One More is Cherish Your Loved Ones Every Moment of Every Day

No matter what your journey is, you cannot get their without a support system and without people by your side.   Let them know you care about them and the difference they make in your life.  Give them a shout out.  Give them a hug.  Let them know you care.

I can only hope that you all are lucky enough to have people around you that rock as much as my people do.  And if you don’t, you know what? I will be your people.  Here to support and encourage .

Shout out to my People: My husband, my kids, my parents, my grandparents, my sisters, my bros in law, my niece and nephew, my sis in law, my aunts, my cousins, my friends, my coaches, and my gym buddies, The WOD Crew , Team Badass.  And my blog buddies – this is an amazing community we have here.  I love chatting with all of you!

I am who I am because of all of these people.  And honestly, I would love to name them all, but that would take a while, lol.  You all know who you are.  I cherish you all.

I hope you take up the challenge this week.

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The Weekly One More 2/2/14

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How did you all do last week on your One More? I did pretty darn good!


This week my One More is Go Farther!

So, what do I mean?

For example: Saturday I ran, 1.3 miles.  My goal when I ran Sunday – was to go farther.  And I did :    1.4 miles!

So, if you walk 1 mile, go for 1.25 miles, if you swim 200 m, go for 300 m, if you run 3 miles, go for 3.5 miles.


You can do it! Push yourself that extra step!


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Adios Tan Band!




You read it right folks! Off of the Tan band and onto 2 green bands for my chin ups/ pullups!  In my gym, the tan band is the most resistance.  As some may remember, I am working on my goals for the 60 day Challenge. One of my goals is Pull Ups.  I find it way easier to do Chin ups, so I did Chin Ups last night.  Coach Jane wanted me to try with out the tan band, I did and Adios Tan Band!  Even though that was the band for me, no one was using the tan band, so it made me feel like Ugh.  No one’s fault, but I just felt crappy.  So, I am so glad to report the tan is gone!  I ended up doing my homework for my pull ups.  I also did my Double Under homework before class.  I was able to get 5 in a row, I am getting better, I think… lol.

Onto the WOD.

Last nights WOD was 3 rounds of 3 different sets of movements for time.  Here is how I did:

3 rounds

5 Front Squats – 65 lbs

10 Toes To Bar – not even close to this yet, so I jump up and do knee raises

3 rounds

5 Power Cleans – 65 lbs

10 Hands Release Push Ups

3 rounds

5 Shoulder to Over head – 65 lbs – I went went the push press for this

10 Lateral Hop Burpees

Time 17:00 minutes

Now, I have to say, I was shocked when I looked around the room and I was done and I was not last.  I think I was in the front of the pack.  I am still wicked slow on my Burpees, but they are getting better.  I am so happy about that.



On another note, Can I just say how awesome you all are? I have had such great feedback from so many people from all over the world and it is so cool! Just goes to show, no matter where you come from, we are all in the same boat trying to get fit.

And the Weekly One More! Holy Moly! So happy to see people doing it! Can’t wait to see how everyone’s weeks go!

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The Weekly One More 1/26/14

Megs thingsHello there peeps!

It is Weekly One More Time! For those just joining us – the Weekly One More is where we do just one more little healthy/ fit thing each week than we did before.  Its all about baby steps.

This week, my one more, is Take the Stairs.  Yes, is this simple? Yup. You got it.  But think about it, how many times are we presented with the escalator at the mall, or the elevator at the office?  Heck! Even my gyms building has an elevator, and believe me, it has been hard not to take it sometimes!

Any physical activity is better than doing none.  Any movement is better than staying still.

So, its an easy one for me this week, but one that I can’t veer from.


What is your One More this week?

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The Weekly One More 1/19/14

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It’s time for the Weekly One More! For those of you just joining us, the Weekly One More is where we challenge ourselves to do 1 more healthy/ fitness related thing than we did before.

How’d y’all do last week on your Weekly One More?  I succeeded in exercising one more day than my workouts.  I had 3 classes last week and went walking on Sunday.  I am still at no soda too!

So, this week, what are you going to do? What is the ” One More” thing you are going to do to be fit and healthy?

My “One More” is better eating.  I will admit, my eating has been out of control the past weeks, badly.  I am also the first to admit, I am a baby when it comes to fruits and veggies.  So, I need to incorporate more of them.  That is my goal.  Honestly should of been my goal a long ass time ago.

What are your goals for the week? What are you going to do? I’d love to hear!

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The Weekly One More 1/12/14

Megs thingsIt’s Sunday – The Weekly One More Time!

The Weekly One More Challenge is where you challenge yourself to do One More Healthy/ Fitness related thing a week to further your fitness goals.  Last week my ” One More” was cutting soda back out.  I met the challenge and have not had any soda at all! See – its easier than you think!

This week my ” One More” is being more active even when  not at the gym. What do I mean by this? If you go to the gym 3x a week – throw a workout in there somewhere outside of the gym.  Go for a run, go for a walk – get moving! This week I am signed up for 3 classes.  I started off today with a nice walk.  I haven’t been walking or running lately since it is winter here in lovely New England, so I just walked, not power walked.  But I walked for over a mile and just enjoyed being active and moving.  I got lucky cause it was a sweltering 41 degrees, lol.  Sometimes I think its nice to get get moving and keep moving rather than power walking 10 miles in 10 minutes.  I felt good and that is what matters the most.

So, what ” One More” are you doing this week?

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