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No More #PaleoChat

Sad to say it, but I have decided to say farewell to #PaleoChat.
Thank you so so so much to those that supported me (especially my die-hards, group hug!) in the two years that I hosted the chat. I enjoyed every single chat and loved getting to know you all better!
But, life has gotten crazy busy for us (check out my other blog if you don't know why) and I have to know what to let go of in order to enjoy this process.
I'll still be blogging and yammering on my social channels (I know, you're excited), just no chat.

Bye #PaleoChat! You were a blast. On to the next adventure...

Accountability and Weight Loss

One of the most important lessons I learned in going from a size 22 to an 8 is that accountability is a must in succeeding with weight loss. Sure, there are those pillars of strength out there kicking butt all by themselves, but that does not work for most us. 

Accountability can make all the difference in reaching our goals; it can help us stay on track and stick to our newly built (or still building) habits even when we're struggling.

Keeping ourselves accountable to ourselves is of course important, but often not enough to really help us stay the course. When we make a promise to someone else, or when we do this with another person, it can be a total game changer.

In my past weight loss efforts I had built layers upon layers of accountability, because when it comes to accountability: the more the better.

Some ideas on building layers of accountability:

Blog. Whether you already have a blog or start a new one it can be a priceless form of accountability. Share your journey. Be open. …

Know When To Walk Away. Know When To RUN...

One of the best lessons I've learned in life is to know when to bag it.
I'm not a quitter, not by a long shot, but I've learned when to stop swimming upstream because something simply isn't working. When to try something different because I've made the wrong choice.

No shame in that.

I've been struggling. Seriously struggling with my workouts. Also struggling with my "I said I'm going to do something and dangit I'm going to follow-through and do it" self.

I want to do TurboFire. So badly. However, I only have the advanced DVDs. No big deal I thought, I'll just do the advanced DVDs. Unrealistic-thinking-say what?

They're too hard. Not in a I don't want to push myself way, but in a my body isn't there yet way.

Humble pie. My you're tasty.

So... as hard as it is to say, I'm changing my workout calendar from the one I shared last week.

Time to get real with myself.
It's so crazy to be in this post-baby body. Somehow in my head I…

FitViews Favorites - The 5 BEST Beginner Workout DVD's

Disclaimer: these DVD's were sent to me for review. Opinions are 100% honest and my own.
I have spent 2013 on a hunt. A hunt for the best workout DVD's for beginners. I've tried many, many, many DVD's and hands down these are my favorites...

1. Walk it Off in 30 Daysconsists of 2 workouts: Burn 30 and Firm 30. Burn 30 is a 30 minute cardio workout and Firm 30 is a 30 minute strength training workout. I burned about 250 calories with the cardio portion of this DVD.

I love that this DVD could be a complete program for someone starting out!

2. 5 Mega Milesconsists of 5 'Mile' workouts that can be done alone or together. It also includes a toning band to be used in the strength portions of the workout. I burned about 450 calories during this workout.
This DVD is my favorite way to make sure I'm getting my steps in!

3. Walk to the Hits: Radio Remixesis a fun 45 minute HIIT workout. I burned about 350 calories with this workout.
Love the fun upbeat music.
4. Walk to the …