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It takes 21 days to break a habit.


good%20habits%20bad%20habitsI have heard that it takes 21 days to break a habit.  It has come to my attention that this may be true!  We have been on this journey 2 full months now and I have noticed many things that have changed.  Not only have I lost weight I have lost 7.5 inches from my fatness, quit eating Hershey’s and quit drinking soda.  That is all HUGE in the big picture of it all.  It has gotten to the point that I do not even crave Hershey’s or soda any longer.  I prefer water over soda and I have found other more healthy ways to curb my sweet tooth.  As many of you already know one of our favorites is fat free frozen yogurt.  YUM!   By the way the coolest place ever just opened up nearby so we will be doing a post about it soon.

I guess if you just hang in there you can over come anything.  That is pretty empowering to know.  By over coming the few things it has put me on track for bigger and better things.  If you would have asked me 4 months ago if I would do a 5k.  I would have laughed at you and thought never in a million years I can’t do that!  Well, I am starting my 3rd week of c25k training today!  Not only that my original plan is to run a 5k by my birthday in September and now we are going to try one at the end of July.  We are planning a run/walk version in July, but we are doing it.  This is exciting and scary at the same time.  The best thing about it all is that I know I can do it if I want to!

When you start doing something good and making positive changes it creates a chain reaction.  We have so many people who are joining us in this journey and planning on doing the 5k with us.  That is very cool!  21 days to break a habit…Right now I am working on cutting bad carbs out I only have 15 days to go and I am very excited to get there.  When you put together no Hershey’s, no soda, exercise and no bad carbs.  You have a recipe for a healthy, happy, fabulous fattie!

XO From a happy healthy Shannon



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Bringing Sexy Back!

So I was reading an inspiring blog post the other day by our friend Foodie.  She was talking about doing a 5k and how excited she was

Out little inspirational Foodie!

Out little inspirational Foodie!

about it.  I am not sure what came over me, lack of sugar in my system, a moment of delusion I don’t know.  The next thing I know I tell Foodie I want to do a 5k by my next birthday!  Seriously, we all have those crazy spontaneous moments right?  Not one to procrastinate Foodie sent me an email right away with a couch to 5k plan.  When I opened her email I kinda got a stomach ache and felt really tired just clicking the button.  Anything to do with running just wipes me out!  I quickly closed her email and said “I will deal with this tomorrow.”  So tomorrow came and went 3 times.  Then tonight I go onto twitter and declare “I am going to start the couch to 5k training tomorrow!”  What the HAY is my deal?  Tomorrow never comes when I choose to do it tomorrow!  As soon as I realized I had said it I quickly responded with “I am going to start tonight not tomorrow.” 

TONIGHT I started my training for a 5k by my birthday on September 8th.  It was not near as bad as I thought it would be.  Surprisingly I have gotten into better shape over the last few weeks 🙂  I have decided that I am really going to do this!  For some reason if you put a challenge in front of me I just have to do it.  It runs in my family trust me.  For now its every other day following the little plan that Foodie sent me.  This is really exciting and I am looking forward to it.  Angie is going to do it with me she just does not know it yet LOL.  She made me quit the diet coke so now we will be even.  Well almost, diet coke is SOOOO good!  When I was about 20 minutes in my ipod played the song sexy back, lol.  It made me laugh but it made me think…Hell yeah i’ll bring sexy back!

If you live in Utah or are going to be visiting in Sept. join me on this little venture!  It would be so much fun to do as a group and I would love to meet you in person. 

To get the training plan click here.

Working on bringing sexy back! Shannon


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