Wednesday Fitspiration

by Nicci on 06/22/2011

Aiming High…


Favorite motivational saying from trainer…


Keep grooving…




Active Memorial Day Weekend

by Nicci on 05/31/2011

Guess whose in Texas for the whoooole week?  THENHEATHERSAID!

Heather (far right), Lauren (middle) and I got together for the Stonebridge Memorial Day Races (5k)!


Wednesday night,  there will be a nice size blogger dinner with some more awesome ladies!

Body Confidence: I bought a two piece bathing suit this weekend to go swimming with friends (Sunday & Monday), to beat the Texas heat.  For the first time, in years I had little frustration finding a suit and kept all negative thoughts, out of my head….that’s one Summer goal complete!

Other Happenings: The past month has been crazy for me. I was offered a new position at work. Go ME!  I am now a Case Specialist and I have one job, not twoHALLELUJAH.  Now, I’m about to train a coworker for my old positions and continue training for the new one, and were on a short time schedule….crazy.

I’m also excited to see what the month of June will bring!

How do you stay active over a holiday?



Fitness Confessions

by Nicci on 05/17/2011

  • Sometimes I do not want to workout
  • Sometimes I make ‘’lame’’ excuses
  • Sometimes I’d rather watch TV
  • Sometimes I hate the slow weight loss progress
  • Sometimes I cheat at my workouts: not completing sets or pausing my dvd player for many, many minutes.
  • Sometimes I’m just HUMAN

Then I remember I have my workout buddies that make exercise fun, during the those ‘’lazy, I do not want to do anything today’’ times. Plus, motivating tweets from healthy living blends.

As I’ve said in the past, my coworkers are awesome! 


It pays to have someone around 40 hours a week, helping keep you accountable.  We eat 2 out of 3 meals together and workout 5x/week.  I also can not forget my awesome trainer.

Today I went back to a ‘’live’’ Zumba class with the girls!  I was gifted Zumba Kinect for Christmas, and although I love the game….it still can not compare to the energy of a live class.


Check out this new video featuring Zumba instructors from a past conference.



Confession: I’ve watched this video 10x tonight while doing the dance! Winking smile

Do you have someone inspiring and motivating your fitness journey? Any fitness confessions?



Meet My New Running BFF!

by Nicci on 04/27/2011

Yes, it finally happened…and super fast!

Tuesday,  I tweeted about needing a new/used HRM.  Minutes later sweet Lauren, a  twitter/blogger friend, came to the rescue!

Lauren’s bf had a Garmin for sale and it was in great shape…barely used.

Garmin 205

I’m so excited to get back into running and participate in races. I have my first group run this Saturday with BGR! Dallas and two 5ks in May.

This Garmin is my new BFF!


Wish me Luck, I now need to sit down and figure out my new gadget.

Are you new to running or getting back into it?  Do you have a new gadget that you love?