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V - Monday Oct 31, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you.
Rhonda Byrne


Good Morning Waking up to yet another dark, rainy day..Not going to complain about this at all because the snowstorms/ blizzard our fellow DD members are going through up North..Lots of people without power up there and it is uncertain when it will be restored..I have a friend that lives a few towns away from Umpqua(no power in her town as well) that lives in a woodsy area stated how scary it was to hear trees falling all around them..My thoughts are with all who are going through this...

So yesterday I went to Allison's 7th birthday party... Tracy rented a Jump Jump(moonwalk) and it was awesome.. Not so awesome was someone gave Nicky toy handcuffs and I spent most of the party being under awest(still having a few issuse with the Rs and V's) for taking well needed breaks from playing tag with the kids..hahaha   I am also having some tummy issues with something I ate at the party..I had chex mix, some taco dip and some cheese cubes and crackers..I am thinking it is the cheese.. Kinda crazy that I can eat fat free/low fat cheeses, and cottage cheese no problem, and anything else proves to be devestating? I am hoping that it is finally out of my system, I need to go ahead and crush out my Fire45 class..

Oh so on the other fb site we were talking about excess Halloween Candy and I mentioned a local Dentist here that has been collecting  candy and sending it to our Troops that are abroad.. It is called "Operation Gratitude" headed up by Dr. Greg Prior... Anyhoo you/your kids can trade the candy, in  exchange get a raffle ticket to win prizes(bikes, wiifit, etc) There are so many people that support his idea to promote a healthier lifestyle for kids more people are joining in 

I better get going and get my workout in..Have a good day!!!

Back again!!! Feeling 100 now and after my post I crushed out my Fire45 and  it has been 4 weeks since I did a cardio Fire class!! Boy was I ever stoked my kicks are alot higher and I am going to have to give major props to the stretch and recharge classes(who would have thunk it) for the flexibility to do so.. This evening I added an "Ive got Abs"17

I received a message from Umpqua today and although still without power they are still holding strong at the homefront...My friend that lives not too far away from her decided to go to a hotel an hour or so away where they have power and made it there safely...Still sending out positive thoughts for everyone up north...

Time to refuel and read some diaries and get ready for some more football!!

B- Casein banana shake

L- Lean hot Italian turkey sausage lettuce wrap with spicy mustard. 1 honeycrisp apple

D-lean pork roast with small baked sweet potato, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, romaine, cucumber, yellow pepper, red onion, ff feta, sunflower kernels, red wine vin, lemon wedge Glassof  Cabernet

1 gallon water, 1monster rehab, 1 scoop Casein(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

KayBee on 10/31/2011:
Rainy here, too!!! :-( Rainy weather and toothaches always come around holidays.

getmebackto150 on 10/31/2011:
The Pats game was PAINFUL... They looked awful and lost:( Now Buffalo has passed them for 1st in the division... BOO!!! I will have to look into that protein powder from GNC... I'm hoping for a non soy powder as well as non dairy, but that may prove difficult:)

grannyannie on 10/31/2011:
Thanks! I think I will rejoin the gym once I get my free old lady bus pass end of Feb! Have a great day and hope your tummy feels better.

liza36 on 10/31/2011:
I love the idea that your local dentist is collecting candy. I'm trying to stay away from all that junk. Have a great day.

Supercheese on 10/31/2011:
Happy Halloween to you too!!! Im sure ill have a great day! AND YEP!!! We are doing it over here too. Left over candy to the troops and I'm sending them all of my bad food too! I think I'll post it on the discussion part if anyone else is interested

glycrina on 10/31/2011:
Happy Halloween. I love the idea of sending candy to the troops. Heck knows the kids in my neighborhood don't need it.

Maria7 on 10/31/2011:
Hello V...

biscottibody59 on 10/31/2011:
Thanks--have a good evening!

legcramps on 11/01/2011:
That's a fantastic idea to send candy to the troops! Have an awesome day V :)

hackersdiet on 11/01/2011:
great work out! Good for you!

V - Saturday Oct 29, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning It is still dark and raining here and expected to clear late afternoon so once again my work day is not certain since I am only scheduled for the afternoon shift...I am off to prep for the day, whatever it may bring..I will catch you all this evening Happy Saturday


Hey Ladies I am back!!! Well actually I never went to work because of the weather..So instead I  did a little work for one of my beachbody clients and I have to tell you what a great feeling to be able to help  someone else succeed in getting healthier!!

I also had the opportunity to get a Burn Interval 47 in and finished off with an Ab10...I am saving my Stretch40 for the morning and I am sure I will need it cause I went extra hard today...

Anyhoo time to fuel up watch some College Football and chillax

B- Casein banana shake

L- 4 eggwhite omelet with roma tomato, red pepper, red onions, ff cheddar, turkey sausage crumbles, 4 strips of extra lean bacon, 1 slice of Ezekiel 4-9 with tsp sugar free seedless blackberry jam

D- Turkey chili, romaine, cucumber, red pepper, red onion, ff feta, red wine vin, lemon wedge,

Glass of Casillero del Diablo

1 gallon water, 1 monster rehab, 2 scoops of jacked3d(pre workout) 1 scoop Casein(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/29/2011:
Rainy/showery here all day but at least it was in the 50's F.

getmebackto150 on 10/29/2011:
The storm just got here, so I'm HOPING that we will get off "easy" with only about 6 inches in the Albany area... Seriously, I have no idea what it up with this weather... The weather man just said there have only been 4 snows of 1 inch or more in all of October's recorded history here... One of them was TWO days ago... This is crazy, two days ago and again today!!!!! Blah!!!

Oh by the way you asked me about chunks of energy the other day, I get them in the bulk bins at the coop there are multiple flavors, but they are basically dark chocolate or carob, mixed with ground nuts, seeds, fruit etc, and are in a 1 inch block... They are about 50-60 calories each and have a good blend for some quick energy... I love them in the AM if I don't have time for breakfast, or about an hour before a workout... They are more natural and yummier than a granola bar!

getmebackto150 on 10/29/2011:
I'm hoping (PRAYING) this early snow doesn't mean a horrible winter like last year... I just keep thinking about how I will be moving out of the northeast in HOPEFULLY less than 5 years! Its funny, I'm desperate to move south and you cannot wait to move back north... The grass is always greener I guess!! Have a good night!

Runforfun on 10/30/2011:
I miss you too!!

hollybelle on 10/30/2011:
Oh turkey chili! I made some this week, too - probably will make more this coming week. I love my easy recipe but I do have to add a little extra SALT of all things - dont usually add salt to most things. I want to figure out more good EASY recipes for the week. Good work on helping your client, coach V!

Maria7 on 10/30/2011:
Hey, V! Your turkey chili sounds very delish! :-D

biscottibody59 on 10/31/2011:
Hope you have a good week!

V - Friday Oct 28, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Dark and rainy so far and hopefully at some point it will clear..I can already predict that I will have to go in regardless... Burn Circiut 3(39) complete so I am ready for whatever..Time to get it cracking..Have a great weekend all

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/28/2011:
I hope it clears up for you today!

Supercheese on 10/28/2011:
Have a good weekend!!

grannyannie on 10/28/2011:
Have a fabulous weekend!

~WI~ on 10/28/2011:
Have a wonderful weekend! Hope the sun shines through for you!

sweetpea1977 on 10/28/2011:
Yea, we plan on having fun no matter the outcome. The last time we went to a GT game, I was pg with Ethan. GT lost badly and we drowned our sorrows at a Steak-n-shake sipping a huge milkshake. I was so sick the next morning, lol.

BTW, what does the 3 mean after "Burn Circuit" mean? Does that mean there are 3 (or more) different burn circuit workouts in Chalean Extreme? I know with TF, the number in the title meant how long that particular workout was.

Anyway, I hope you have a great day!

V - Thursday Oct 27, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Burn Interval Class47 completed a little earlier than normal..I have been attempting to manage my time a little better so I won't be in a rush out the door every morning.. Not hitting that snooze button so many times is very helpful hahaha...It is off to prep for my day and I will catch up with all of you this evening! Have a good one

Hey girlies!! Back from my busy day at work, completed  Ab Burner11 and now it time to pack some healthy grub for tomorrow's double, read some diaries and fuel up..I hope everyone had a STELLAR day!!

B- Casein banana shake

L- lean Italian turkey sausage with wild whole grain brown rice, 4oz kicking crab soup

D- Turkey Chili with 1/4 of a baked sweet potato, sauteed spinach and portabella, small version of my usual salad   Glass of Sauv Blanc

1 gallon water, 1 D4 and celsius(pre am workout) 1 monster rehab, 1 scoop Casein(pre bedtime)

Oh this pic is from Sunday Funday with Val (striped shirt)


Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/27/2011:
Hope you have a fantastic day!

Supercheese on 10/27/2011:
Have a great day!!

Umpqua on 10/27/2011:
Thank you for being a continuous inspiration my dear :) Have a good one!

~WI~ on 10/27/2011:
Congratulations! I have an uncle and an aunt who are BB coaches now for two years, they seem to enjoy it! You will do amazing!

glycrina on 10/27/2011:
Hey! I got a lot done this morning. you would be proud: I ordered and paid for the pretzel and the hoagie tray (which my sister in law agreed to pick up for me). I bought all the non-perishables for the party (cups, sodas, plates, napkins etc) and I bought all the liquor. I also packed all the coolers with dishes and plates I will need. The party is not at my house so I don't need to decorate but I do need to clean my house for the out of towners who are coming. Hubby agreed to clean up the house. So now all I have to do is get the rest of the food and find a costume and I will be ready to party.

biscottibody59 on 10/28/2011:
You're doing great with it all--have a good weekend:-)

V - Wednesday Oct 26, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
Delmore Schwartz

Good Morning I wanted to add a HIIT20 before work today to get my day started and later it is my scheduled BurnCircuit2... Now it is off to work, I shall chat with you all later! Have a wonderful day

Hey back from my day, Burn Circuit2(40) and Stretch10, really learned to appreciate the stretch classes, my arms are CASHED$$...Hahaha

Off to get some fuel and catch up with my girls here

B- Casein banana shake

L- Lean Italian Turkey sausage, 5 drumettes in Siracha 1 slice Ezekiel 4-9

D- chicken breast, whole grain wild brown rice, romaine, roma tomato, cucumber, red pepper. red onion, ff feta, red wine vin, lemon wedge,  Glass of Red Zin

1 gallon water, 1D4(pre am workout) 3 scoops Jacked(pre pm workout) 1 sxoop Casein(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 10/26/2011:
Have a wonderful day!

grannyannie on 10/26/2011:
Have a good day, wonder woman!

legcramps on 10/26/2011:
I am so pleased to hear about you shifting into beachbody coaching! I did get your message on fb, but I haven't had time yet to take a look at the link you sent me. I will do that sometime this week. I am just so proud of you and so happy for you! What a wonderful new challenge!

Supercheese on 10/26/2011:
I'm sorry to hear about your son...I lost a brother so I know how it feels. No one really realizes the amount of stuff they go through AFTER they come back. I know a lot of guys that wish they can go back cause spending almost a year in a weird place and then coming back home is a lot to deal with. thanks for the advice :) - hugs -

liza36 on 10/26/2011:
Congratulations on becoming a beachbody coach! You are a natural at it, it seems like the perfect thing for you to embark on.

newme24 on 10/26/2011:
Congrats on becoming a beachbody coach!! Such cool and awesome news! I think you'll be wonderful! You always seem to know just what to say and have amazing advice, you're going to be a natural!

V - Tuesday Oct 25, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee


Good Morning Ladies !! I have some pretty exciting news to share with you..As of yesterday I am officially  a Beachbody Coach I was actually going to make this announcement later in the week but my very enthusiastic motivating coach/mentor extrodinaire Rachel(Holly's Daughter) spilled the beans on FB...LOL She has been at me for quite some time to do this so this was an exciting moment for her as well..

I kinda sat back on the sidelines and observed some of the other coaches and they all are very passionate at what they do...There are more than a few that are making a really good living doing this and traveling around at the expense of Beachbody...

I have to admit, I was a bit iffy about the sales aspect but I stand behind everything beachbody stands for which is" Helping to end the trend of Obesity"  Jenelle(Chalene's sister) sent me an email a week or so ago and what she had to say to me was not only touching, it also started me really thinking that I am already coaching and just not reaping the benefits, so what's stopping me from doing this as I work towards my ultimate goal which is to train??? NOTHING

I know all that I coach might not be just as gung ho as myself when it comes to working out and proper nutrition or as say Christy (my co worker/ soon to be pro boxer)..I have been helping her shed lbs to make her weight for her upcoming bout in December... I am proud to say that she has made it to her weight category and now she wants to get lose more to go lower in class, so we have more work to do...  I just want to pay it forward and help others meet their fitness and nutrition goals, just one would make me happy....

With that being said unfortunately in order to make my business flourish, continue on to become the fittest me I can be,working full time at the bar and give it my all I must make a few sacrifices.. You will probably be hearing less from me as time passes..I will make sure I at least check in with you all once a week..I just wanted to share with you all this new journey I am embarking on..It's exciting and scary at the same time but sometimes you just have to go for it!!!

Love you all I will be back later

Hey back from a very busy day!! I just completed an Extreme Abs16 and Recharge20..The ab class really helped with the severe pains that put me down for an hour due to TOM's arrival yesterday..I am feeling worlds better now and not even kidding that Core work really helps you in this situation...

I am off to get some fuel and catch up with all you lovelies here...Thank you for all of your kind words of support, it truly means EVERYTHING

B- 1 scoop Casein 1 banana shake

L- Lean Italian turkey sausage, 1 slice Ezekiel 4-9, spicy mustard 1 honey crisp apple

S- Raw Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios

D- Turkey Chili 2 slices of polenta, romaine, cucumbers, red peppers, red onions, ff feta, sunflower kernels, red wine vin, lemon wedge 2 glasses of malbec

1 gallon water, 1 scoop Casein(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

KayBee on 10/25/2011:
Woooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :-))))))))))) You ROCK, girl!!!! :o))))))) Can you book the next travel to Europe??? :) Portugal maybe???? We surely are in need of somebody to spread the word, as Beachbody is not known here, only LesMills! Tell Chalene to think big! :D

grannyannie on 10/25/2011:
WOOHOO!!! My hero! You go girl!! Yes, come to Europe and be our coach!

panda22 on 10/25/2011:
That is AWESOME!! I am so happy that you are pursuing this passion and using what you have learned in your journey to help others :) i know you will inspire the masses since you have sure inspired all of us here!! Love ya and keep rockin it!

getmebackto150 on 10/25/2011:
this is SO exciting! I am so proud of you and happy for you V!!! You rock!!!!

glycrina on 10/25/2011:
YAY!! I think it is a great idea! Congrats. I look forward to working with you.

sweetpea1977 on 10/25/2011:

biscottibody59 on 10/25/2011:
Congrats! No one can take this away from you--keep up the good work!

Hope it's not an MLM/pyramid sort of scheme. Keep your eyes wide open:-)

biscottibody59 on 10/26/2011:
Saw the page--looks good to me!.

Hope this thing works out for you--doing classes and all that. From your comment/explanation it sounds quite flexible.

I wish you all the best with it all!

hollybelle on 10/26/2011:

V - Monday Oct 24, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.


Good Morning I had a really good weekend really nice workout sessions yesterday starting the morning off with Burn Intervals, went to brunch with Val, Tracy and a few more co workers..Had the opportunty to see the baby's first ultrasound pics as well as check out all the potential names and the list will be smaller once she finds out Boy or Girl( she finds out Friday)... She also dropped the bombshell that she and Dennis were married at the J O P Sept6th They want to have a more traditional ceremony next year, because they want to be financially sound for the baby's arrival.. It was truly an afternoon of surprise and celebration!

Feeling really full from brunch, I did an "I've got abs" class (16 minutes of torture, it hurts so good) and a recharge20 to wind my evening down...

I am doing my scheduled Burn Circuit40 this evening and it is off to get some cardio in now so I will catch ya later

Back from a busy day and this morning I tried out another new bonus workout "Fat Burn Challenge 35" and  let me tell you so far I am beyond impressed at ChaLEAN Extreme Brilliant!! I completed my Burn Circuit1(40) class this evening...

This weeks meals are prepped bagged, tagged and now it is time to fuel up and read some diaries..I hope everyone had a wonderful healthy start to the week

B-/post workout- 1 scoop Casein, 1 banana shake

L- lean turkey patty with 1/2 slice ff cheddar, spicy mustard

S- Raw Almonds, cashews, pistachios, craisins, raisins,dried cherries

D- Chicken breast marinated in Carribean jerk, Havana Lime and garlic, sauteed Portabella and spinach... Glass of malbec

1 gallon water, 3 scoops jacked(pre pm workout) 1 scoop Casein(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/24/2011:
I've been meaning to tell you that I have the 3 Abs classes from Chalean Extreme (haven't tried them yet, hoping to today). Is there anything else you would recommend for good overall toning from there? I'm getting the individual classes but can get any of them. Have a good one!

KayBee on 10/24/2011:
posted! :)

Umpqua on 10/24/2011:
Thanks, I'll check em out :)

grannyannie on 10/24/2011:
Thanks for the comments! Never been to Morocco, should be interesting! You are doing great as usual! Wondering how long you've been on maintenance?

grannyannie on 10/24/2011:
Well done on maintaining so well. I'm determined this time!!

biscottibody59 on 10/24/2011:
Hope you have a fabulous week:-)

RYC: uh, minor point: I DECREASED my dumbbell poundage from last workout:-)

liza36 on 10/24/2011:
Nice to spend time with friends. And awesome job with exercise, as usual.

glycrina on 10/24/2011:
V -- you are really awesome and getting in those workouts. Congrats to your friend.

hollybelle on 10/24/2011:
Great workouts as ususal. Thanks for all the b'day wishes! I hope Dennis is a good guy and Val will be happy. Nice to cath up with her. Love those modern ultrasounds - they are really clear, aren't they?

V - Saturday Oct 22, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Today I am taking my scheduled day off from Exteme/Fire..Saving it for tomorrow so I can try that Burn Interval class again(it totally rocks) as well as my scheduled classses...

One more shift to complete and Val is coming to town..Normally this would mean  lots of shennanigans on tap however since she is pregnant how much trouble can we get into?? hahaha

Well time to get my day started!! Have a good one girls

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/22/2011:
Cool--have a nice time!

I happened to watch a talk with Anita Hill last weekend (and a bunch of other stuff surrounding the 20th anniversary of the Hill/Thomas hearings). It's on the c-span video site I'm sure--let me know and I'll get a couple of links.

The one thing I didn't know is that she had two witnesses to corroborate everything she testified to and they simply weren't allowed to be heard. She's been a law professor all these years.

grannyannie on 10/22/2011:
Have a fabulous weekend!

hollybelle on 10/22/2011:
Wondered the other day how Val was doing. Hope all is well with her. Enjoy your time with her.

panda22 on 10/23/2011:
Saw your Bears won! Woop woop! ;)

V - Friday Oct 21, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning I just completed a new class Burn Intervals which was pretty much a HIIT class with weights and not sure about the time but it was close to an hour...Wowww and I gotta get ready for my double so I shall talk to you all later, have a good day and weekend

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/21/2011:
You go, girl! Have a fantastic weekend.

Hackersdiet on 10/21/2011:
I made it to 135.8 lbs. I am so Happy I just wanted to share that with you. I hope your day is as good as mine!!!!! Enjoy your work outs!

biscottibody59 on 10/21/2011:
Enjoy your weekend and stuff!

panda22 on 10/21/2011:
Hey thanks girl :) it's nothing that a rum'n'coke and some sunday football can't cure ;). Luv ya have a great weekend yourself!

V - Thursday Oct 20, 2011
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

What goodness can you bring to your life and the lives of others today? Focus on your goals. Focus on your wants. Things that create positive energy and movement in your life are contagious and spread goodness to others. Spread the love!


Chalene Johnson


Good Morning I completed an unscheduled Upper20 and saving my scheduled Core20 and Stretch10 for my evening class...I have got to get going, I have been up pretty early watching CNN and somehow time has escaped me...I must get moving but I will chat with ya later

Back!! Core20 Stretch 10 DONEZO! YEAYYA..

Work was pretty decent and the day started out a little iffy, winds subsided but it threatened to rain most of the afternoon...I made out pretty good and had it not been for my blender bursting into flames this morning and my well needed restock of Casein I would have had a decent amount to pad my winter fund with HOWEVER I am now a proud owner of a really decent blender

Well I have got to get some fuel in me, I am super hungry

B- 1 scoop Casein sorta shake 1 banana

L- lean turkey patty, slice ff cheddar, 1 slice Ezekiel 4-9

S- Raw almonds, cashews, pistachios

D- lean pork roast, whole grain wild brown rice, romaine, southwestern corn, cucumbers, yellow peppers, red onions, ff feta, sunflower kernels, red wine vin, lemon wedge, Glass Of Casillero del Diablo

1 gallon water, 1 celsius(pre am workout) 1 monster rehab,  1 scoop Casein(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/20/2011:
Must be watching about Gaddhafi? Enjoy your day.

glycrina on 10/20/2011:
I am so happy for my Libyan friends! What a joyous day for freedom!

~WI~ on 10/20/2011:
Glad you survived that wild weather! My son has a very fast motorcycle and I'm glad he's getting rid of it LOL...I'm a mom, can't help it! Have a beautiful rest of the day!

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