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Staring at Val Chmerkovskiy’s Abs All Day

It’s finally Friday! I don’t know about you, but this week left me all screwed up. I keep thinking that New Year’s Day was Sunday and not Tuesday, and I continually refer back to that mindset. I’m just so excited that it’s almost the weekend, and so far the only thing on my agenda is to spend Sunday with my cousin, Nikki. Right now I’m enjoying the fact that Saturday is completely free with nothing on the agenda.

Last night I enjoyed another night of troubled sleeping. Too much on the brain, so once again, I settled in for a long read of Blog Inc.

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Seriously loving this book SO much! I love blogging, but this book is making me so excited for the future of my blog, which is another goal of 2013.

It got me so excited that last night I did a little research and this morning I signed up with Web Hosting Hub and purchased a redesign for good ol’ Running on Peanut Butter! 🙂

At the beginning of December I actually purchased a package with Blue Host but had too many difficulties so I cancelled with them and have been trying to find a great host the past several weeks, since I’ve been dying for a redesign since October. The selling point with Hub is that for $25 they will transfer everything for you. Yes, everything. That was my big issue with Blue Host. Every time I contacted support I was led in 20 different directions and after a while, it was too time consuming and frustrating.

So hopefully in several weeks this little blog will be even prettier!

Oh, ps, did you notice anything unusual about the above picture of Blog Inc.?

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That’s right, since my bookmark is actually in the visor of my car (don’t ask), I had to resort to using a dryer sheet as my bookmark since it was on my nightstand (again, don’t ask) and I was too lazy to move.

Morning Workout

This morning I woke up with extremely sore thigs. Don’t know what a thig is? Well neither do I, but sometimes typos are just too good to correct.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well my run went this morning, although tomorrow might be a New Year’s Day repeat since my body always feels the biggest workout pain 2 days after.

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I was able to cover 4 miles and fit in several core exercises before heading to work, where I enjoyed my Strawberry Banana protein shake while drooling at Val Chmerkovskiy.

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What? That’s a totally acceptable wallpaper for your work computer, right?

I really wanted to use a picture of his wonderful body for my wallpaper, but I didn’t think that was such a good idea.

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Instead, we can all enjoy those abs right now.

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Dessert for breakfast, if you know what I mean. 😉

Alright, time to minimize my open documents and drool over Val, power through work.

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Men Get Periods Too

I have this constant habit of jinxing myself whenever something good happens. I need to learn to shut my mouth, which is actually pretty hard as a blogger. Ever since New Year’s Day, things have been weird with The Prospect, which won’t make Jen too happy since she’s been loving the dating updates.

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My friend reminded me last night that “men get periods too.” Thanks for that Jeff! I’m hoping that men’s periods don’t last as long as ours do, but let me tell you something, if The Prospect is on his period, then geez, it’s worse than a girls!

Last night was a little tough for me since I had no freakin’ idea what the heck was going on between us, or lack thereof, but I’m glad Betsy and Lisha were able to make me laugh a bit.

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When things are going wrong, I can’t sleep. Instead, I lie in bed and can’t stop thinking. And by thinking, I mean overthinking and overanalyzing. My conclusion is that The Prospect is just being a straight up weirdo. There’s no way someone can just do a complete 360, and I know for sure I did nothing wrong, so I’m just settling on that.

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Since I couldn’t sleep, I decided to start Blog Inc., a book that Ryan and Chelsey gave to me for Christmas. This book is really great and insightful, and I had such a hard time putting it down! I can’t wait to tackle it this evening.

Morning Workout

Since I had trouble falling asleep last night, and didn’t get much of it, I wasn’t too sure how my run would go, but it was better than my runs have been the past several days!

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I finished up my workout with a little core work before enjoying my Strawberry Banana protein shake on the way to work.

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Chugging that baby while I was walking into work in 10 degree weather wasn’t my brightest move, but it was too good to stop for air.

I haven’t had much of an appetite today since, hey, it’s us women who are supposed to be on our periods, not men. 😉

I had an early training session with Heather today and with all the crappy cramps, I thought for sure I was going to curl up in a ball under the Smith Machine, but luckily, her workout made me feel a lot better… cramp wise at least. My legs weren’t loving her though. She almost had me buckle into a sweaty pile while doing step-ups with a barbell.

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The workout flew by, but I was disappointed that I didn’t burn more with it, although after looking back at it, I’m not surprised. This workout will be paired perfectly with a cardio session to burn extra fat and more calories the next time I do it, which honestly, I would prefer to be never.

My appetite finally showed up while I was showering, and I immediately heated up last night’s planned dinner of grilled chicken and roasted veggies.

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Undocumented was the ginormous amount of ketchup that I dunked the chicken and sweet potatoes in. Can I change my blog to Running on Ketchup?

2013 Goals

While I plan to do a post very soon about my goals for 2013, I wanted to quickly discuss my major goal(s) of becoming even healthier this year. This includes shedding fat and toning up, along with eating less processed food and more clean meals, with an emphasis on sitting down for balanced dinners. I’m such a grazer at night and I want to stop this as I believe it’s playing a big role in NOT giving me the results I’ve been working hard at achieving.

With that said, since we have all gained a little over the holidays, I’m excited to announce that I signed up for Erica’s Diet Bet. For $20, you enter a contest with other individuals who are looking to lose weight. The contest runs from January 7th until February 3rd, and if you lose at least 4% of your weight, then you, along with all of the other winners, split the pot of money.

This is the type of accountability I need, and I’m actually motivated to kick butt in this. I look at it this way, if I lose 4% of my weight, I will be 6 pounds lighter and will get my $20 back. I hate to be negative, but I’m sure there will be some individuals who won’t reach their 4% goal, which I hope is NO ONE, but if that happens, you stand to earn even more money. As much as earning more money would be awesome, I’d love it if we all succeeded, didn’t lose a penny, but all lost weight!

So far our game has 30 participants, with the pot at $600. You don’t have to join me in Erica’s game, in fact, you can create your own game with a group of friends or even join a different group’s game, but if you’re looking for accountability and to lose weight with a possibility of earning money, then this is what you need.

I’m so excited for this and already now I’m going to lose that 4%! Here’s to a new year and a new me!

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