Journey to the Goal http://www.journeytothegoal.com Welome to My Journey Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:28:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Welcome to 2017! AND The Start Of A New Chapter In The Journey! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2017/01/01/welcome-2017-start-new-chapter-journey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=welcome-2017-start-new-chapter-journey http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2017/01/01/welcome-2017-start-new-chapter-journey/#respond Sun, 01 Jan 2017 16:56:24 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5640 Ever have to push the reset button, the reset button on life!?!?!  Well that is what I have resolved to do this year!  I had somewhat of a rough 2016 … not that anything really terrible happened, I really have more »

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How Many Steps To Take to Lose Weight? http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2016/02/29/many-steps-take-lose-weight/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=many-steps-take-lose-weight http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2016/02/29/many-steps-take-lose-weight/#respond Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:23:45 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5635 To lose weight the average person needs to take about 2,000 steps in the average mile. One mile burns about 100 calories. This means your pedometer will help you keep track of your steps, how many miles you reach each more »

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Another Pinterest Experiment … Success … Baked Eggs http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/08/28/baked-eggs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=baked-eggs http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/08/28/baked-eggs/#respond Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:58:10 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5416 Happy Thursday Everyone! We are over half way through the first week of school and I am very happy to report that Shelby is absolutely loving 5th grade!  It is still very early to get my hopes up that this more »

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Cheesy Cauliflower “Muffins” http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/21/cheesy-cauliflower-muffins/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cheesy-cauliflower-muffins http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/21/cheesy-cauliflower-muffins/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:27:22 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4956 I love cauliflower!  I find it to be one of those fun foods … not because it is fun to eat but because you can do so many different things with it.  I am always looking for a new way more »

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/20/easy-chicken-pot-pie/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easy-chicken-pot-pie http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/20/easy-chicken-pot-pie/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:28:34 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5523 Shelby LOVES chicken pot pie!  The first time she had it was back when my mother was living with us … I was actually surprised at just how much she couldn’t get enough of it as she tends to be more »

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Pineapple Veggie Vermicelli http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/16/pineapple-veggie-vermicelli/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pineapple-veggie-vermicelli http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/16/pineapple-veggie-vermicelli/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:10:55 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5358 Happy Thursday!!  Friday is just around the corner 🙂  I am excited for tomorrow as we are surprising Shelby with a trip to the movies to see Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 … Shelby has been awaiting the release and more »

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast Casserole http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/13/french-toast-casserole/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=french-toast-casserole http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/13/french-toast-casserole/#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:35:43 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5450 Shelby had a few girls spend the night last last weekend and I am tired of always “serving” them cereal and frozen waffles in the morning for breakfast.  I remembered I found a recipe for baked french toast casserole awhile more »

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Watermelon, Feta, Mint, and Balsamic Salad http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/11/family-night-good-friends/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=family-night-good-friends http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/04/11/family-night-good-friends/#respond Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:13:25 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5427 Zach has almost been home a week and on our first Friday night together as a family this trip home we packed up the truck after school and headed out to our friends’ new property.  They have bought an amazing more »

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How to Create Healthy Habits http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/03/19/create-healthy-habits/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=create-healthy-habits http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/03/19/create-healthy-habits/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:43:11 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5259 I am struggling!  I do not want to be healthy today! (I type this while in my head I am stomping my feet like a three year old who just had their favorite toy taken away).  SERIOUSLY … I am more »

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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/02/10/garlic-creamed-mushrooms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=garlic-creamed-mushrooms http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/02/10/garlic-creamed-mushrooms/#respond Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:10:04 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5534 Today I ate lunch at one of my favorite little Chinese spots … they have the best miso soup!  My fortune cookie was spot on … I really do believe the statement on this silly little paper is true.  Sometimes more »

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New Kitchen Habits Take Over … Again … Mini Apple Pies http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/28/mini-apple-pies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mini-apple-pies http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/28/mini-apple-pies/#respond Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:59:38 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5389 So tonight we had left over Turkey Pot Pie Turnovers from last night for dinner.  They are so stinkin’ yummy!!  SO much better then the frozen store bought ones hands down.  I had a little bit of left over pie more »

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Tomato & Feta Portobello http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/20/tomato-and-feta-portobello/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tomato-and-feta-portobello http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/20/tomato-and-feta-portobello/#respond Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:28:36 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5378 Tuesday has come … I feel lucky today as I got a text message from my boss this morning that we all going to work from home and have a remote conference staff meeting!  I love messages in the morning more »

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4-Eyes http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/19/4-eyes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=4-eyes http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/19/4-eyes/#respond Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:45:59 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5353 So today Shelby and I had long over due eye exam appointments.  Guess what … I needed glasses.  I knew that things just weren’t “looking right” over the past year or so.  I guess this is just another part of more »

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Benefits Of Interval Training http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/15/benefits-interval-training/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=benefits-interval-training http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/15/benefits-interval-training/#respond Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:34:32 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5293 Interval training is a great way to ramp up your workouts!  Introducing interval training workouts into your training routines actually challenges your body in a way that can get you to where you want to be faster!  Interval training is more »

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Date Night With the Family http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/09/date-night-family/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=date-night-family http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/09/date-night-family/#respond Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5220 If you have been following any of my posts you know that my journey to fit has been just that … a journey.  I have succeeded and failed.  Just after I got exactly where I wanted to be my life more »

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Benefits of Running http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/08/benefits-running/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=benefits-running http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2015/01/08/benefits-running/#respond Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:37:31 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5332 Let me first start by saying that I am not an avid runner.  I envy greatly those people who can lace up their sneakers and just go out there and run for miles and miles and actually enjoy it.  With more »

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What is the Best Time of Day to Workout? http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/11/04/best-time-of-day-to-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=best-time-of-day-to-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/11/04/best-time-of-day-to-workout/#respond Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:56:44 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4923 The bottom line on this often asked question … when ever you can consistently workout out is the best time of day to do it! There have been numerous theories floating around for ages as to when is the best more »

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Benefits of Circuit Training http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/11/01/benefits-circuit-training/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=benefits-circuit-training http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/11/01/benefits-circuit-training/#respond Sat, 01 Nov 2014 19:51:27 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5299 Circuit training could be just what you are looking for!  Adding circuit training to your workout regimen adds variety, flexibility, and fun.  You can create circuit workouts using weight machines, cardio equipment, free weights, or nothing but your own body more »

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Closet Cleaning Day http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/10/10/closet-cleaning-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=closet-cleaning-day http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/10/10/closet-cleaning-day/#respond Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:45:06 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4949 Happy Hump Day!!  I am super glad it is the middle of the week and getting closer to the weekend by the minute!  Last weekend being my birthday and all was a bit hectic!  A TON of fun … but more »

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20 Exercise Tips That May Just Help You Out http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/09/03/20-exercise-tips-may-just-help/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=20-exercise-tips-may-just-help http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/09/03/20-exercise-tips-may-just-help/#respond Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:52:37 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5188 Hello there and happy Wednesday!!  It has certainly been a busy couple of weeks with the summer winding down and school starting up again!  I don’t now why in the heck I decided to remodel my house during this time.  more »

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My Head Hurts… http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/07/10/head-hurts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=head-hurts http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/07/10/head-hurts/#respond Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:53:36 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4208 This is exactly how I feel today! I find that when I am stressed or my mind is completely bogged down with thoughts that I can not stop from racing, my fitness goals can come to a grinding halt.  Ever more »

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Make Them Jealous! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/05/16/make-jealous/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=make-jealous http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/05/16/make-jealous/#respond Fri, 16 May 2014 16:27:02 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5133 Well “Hello again, Friday my friend”!!  I do love Friday’s, not that the weekend is that much different then any other day of the week for me particularly, Friday’s just feel good. 🙂 This morning I took four kids to more »

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Pump Em’ Up – Great Arm Workout Routine – No Weights Needed! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/05/01/arm-workout-routine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=arm-workout-routine http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/05/01/arm-workout-routine/#respond Thu, 01 May 2014 23:13:32 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5107 My husband has always dreamed of getting his private pilot’s licence.  He has dabbled a bit over the years, taking a lesson or two here and there when he had time in his busy schedule and when we had some “extra” cash more »

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Happy Easter and Some Words to Live By http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/20/words-to-live-by/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=words-to-live-by http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/20/words-to-live-by/#respond Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:30:50 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5117 As I have mentioned in a few other posts … we have finally found a church that we feel we can call home and we are planning on making it official when Zach gets home.  With that being said, yes, more »

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Whole Body Workout! It’s A Killer! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/16/whole-body-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whole-body-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/16/whole-body-workout/#respond Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:21:56 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5084 Hump day has arrived!  Did you get your taxes out?  I did just under the wire 🙂  Never want to file when you have to pay!  Until next year … whew! So this morning I was catching up on a more »

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Treadmill Incline Walking Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/04/treadmill-incline-walking-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treadmill-incline-walking-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/04/treadmill-incline-walking-workout/#respond Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:32:16 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4910 Happy Friday!!!  I am SO glad it is Friday I can’t even tell ya 🙂  Not that Friday is really unlike any other day right now but it means that I don’t have to get up and run Shelby to more »

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After a Leg Day … http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/02/planting-project/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=planting-project http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/04/02/planting-project/#respond Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:56:54 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4939 Found this picture and just had to share …  TOO CUTE … and SO TRUE!  I LOVE giraffes!  One of my favorite memories is getting to feed one at a safari drive through park. I had my third bottom lip surgery more »

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At Home Core Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/03/23/core-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=core-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/03/23/core-workout/#respond Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:47:51 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4973 Right before leaving my grandparents house in Maine my Grandfather handed me two USB external thumb drives and asked me to put a bunch of our family photos on them for he and my Grandmother to look at.  I have more »

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The Dreaded, Diet Plateau, Tips To Beat It! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/03/05/dreaded-diet-plateau-tips-beat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dreaded-diet-plateau-tips-beat http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/03/05/dreaded-diet-plateau-tips-beat/#respond Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:23:38 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4875 Happy Thursday! I have found myself in this very same situation and it can be mentally challenging to stay motivated! If you want the results, you have to do the work, even when it goes against your natural instinct or more »

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Do Something Today … Get Fit Motivation http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/03/03/get-fit-motivation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=get-fit-motivation http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/03/03/get-fit-motivation/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:27:17 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=5100 Today was a big day in the Russell household!  Shelby finally got her braces off after about 16 months of visits to the orthodontist.  We couldn’t be happier with her beautiful smile!   I have to hand it to this girl!  more »

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Quick Lower Body Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/02/24/lower-body-circuit-workout-4/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lower-body-circuit-workout-4 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2014/02/24/lower-body-circuit-workout-4/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:06:39 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4869 So, my journey is certainly taking a whole new twist and turn.  I have been preparing for “THE BIG CHANGE” (no … not THAT one) for a couple of weeks now but the time is finally here for me to more »

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Baked Coconut Shrimp http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/11/08/baked-coconut-shrimp/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=baked-coconut-shrimp http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/11/08/baked-coconut-shrimp/#respond Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:48:26 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4784 So apparently I have become totally addicted to sushi!  I have eaten it at least twice a week for the past few weeks.   I am not the most adventurous sushi lover but for some reason the past few weeks it just more »

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It’s Official … I am the Mom of a 9 Year Old http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/11/04/sleepover-ideas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sleepover-ideas http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/11/04/sleepover-ideas/#respond Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:47:21 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4708 WoW!!  I am one worn out momma!  Yesterday was Shelby’s 9th birthday and not only did we host family for snacks, cake and ice cream, she had four friends over for a sleepover.  Sleepovers are not anything new around our house, more »

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Quick After Cardio Circuit http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/29/quick-circuit-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quick-circuit-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/29/quick-circuit-workout/#respond Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:14:36 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4631 Tonight we went to Shelby’s school to check out all the 3rd grade science fair projects.  I was SO darn proud of her … it really turned out awesome and many of the parents stopped to ask her questions about more »

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Pounds and Calories http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/19/burning-calories/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=burning-calories http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/19/burning-calories/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:22:43 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4760 Today Shelby and I boarded a plane and headed off to Augusta Georgia for a friend of mine’s wedding.  Shelby and I sure do love traveling together!  It just seems like so much more fun when it is just us more »

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Low Calorie Egg and Cheese Quesadillas http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/12/low-calorie-egg-and-cheese-quesadillas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=low-calorie-egg-and-cheese-quesadillas http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/12/low-calorie-egg-and-cheese-quesadillas/#respond Sat, 12 Oct 2013 20:48:37 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4730 Happy Saturday Afternoon!  I do LOVE Saturdays!  This morning I decided to go get a much needed pedicure to perk up my spirits.  Today is the one month anniversary of my fathers passing.  It has gotten easier for my family more »

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Solo Cup Measurements http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/08/solo-cup-measurements/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=solo-cup-measurements http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/10/08/solo-cup-measurements/#respond Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:54:38 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4963 Hope you all had a great day!!  Was pretty hum drum around here.  I did snap a funny photo of Shelby getting ready for school this morning …  she was not all that pleased to have her picture taken.  Is more »

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Goodbye to an Old Friend http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/08/31/goodbye-old-friend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=goodbye-old-friend http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/08/31/goodbye-old-friend/#respond Sat, 31 Aug 2013 21:11:30 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4657 A few days ago I had to say goodbye to one of my oldest and most cherished friends.  My beloved Boxer, Jaxson.  He is the one in the front with the pointy ears 🙂  I first had the pleasure of more »

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Up and Down Leg Circuit http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/08/27/leg-circuit-workout-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=leg-circuit-workout-3 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/08/27/leg-circuit-workout-3/#respond Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:33:34 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4805 Today I am reminded, as I so often am, of the fact that my daughter is growing up right before my eyes.  I am also very aware that this makes it true that I am also growing up and getting more »

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Cabo San Lucas … Here We Come! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/08/14/cabo-san-lucas-here-we-come/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cabo-san-lucas-here-we-come http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/08/14/cabo-san-lucas-here-we-come/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:01:47 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4212 I always have the hardest time sleeping the night before a vacation!  As I have written before, I LOVE LOVE LOVE going on vacation with my family but I adore going on vacation with my husband and my husband only.  more »

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Another Great Day at the Boat – Family Fun http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/07/15/family-fun/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=family-fun http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/07/15/family-fun/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:20:29 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4954 I am just LOVING summer!!!  We had another great family fun day out at the boat!  Shelby had a friend come along and … So did I 🙂  An old friend that I had not seen in awhile and it was more »

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Father’s Day 2013 at the Lake! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/06/16/fathers-day-2013-at-the-lake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fathers-day-2013-at-the-lake http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/06/16/fathers-day-2013-at-the-lake/#respond Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:41:30 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4160 This may be one of the first Father’s Day’s that Shelby’s father, Zach has been home for, at least for a number of years!  We decided a great way to spend it would be out on our boat with some more »

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Happy Mother’s Day 2013 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/05/12/mothers-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mothers-day http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/05/12/mothers-day/#respond Sun, 12 May 2013 02:23:08 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4128 Well, another Mother’s Day has come and is almost done.  I am so blessed to be the mom of such a great kiddo and I would not change it for the world.  I was blessed to spend this day with both more »

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All Over Body Toning Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/05/10/all-over-body-toning-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=all-over-body-toning-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/05/10/all-over-body-toning-workout/#respond Fri, 10 May 2013 17:51:52 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4959 I love going out … that has never been a secret 🙂  Not the best pictures, I know!  Two of my girlfriends and I decided to hit a local spot last night, Bronson Rock.  This place has really grown since it first more »

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Dear Monday http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/05/06/dear-monday/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dear-monday http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/05/06/dear-monday/#respond Mon, 06 May 2013 18:37:36 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4060 WoW!  What a weekend indeed.  The goal of this weekend was straight up to get things accomplished!  No ifs, ands, or buts about it I was on a straight up mission.  I had started my yard work the week before more »

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Girls Night Away (Me and My Girl) http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/03/02/girls-night-away-me-and-my-girl/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=girls-night-away-me-and-my-girl http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/03/02/girls-night-away-me-and-my-girl/#respond Sat, 02 Mar 2013 21:37:38 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4086 So…It has been a hell of a few weeks for me and unfortunately for everyone who has to deal with me on a regular basis!  Sometimes, no matter how hard we try not to let it, life sometimes gets the better more »

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Perfect Leg Circuit Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/02/14/leg-circuit-workout-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=leg-circuit-workout-2 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/02/14/leg-circuit-workout-2/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:04:53 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4074 OMG!  I am in love (again)!  How fitting is it that it is Valentines’ Day and I am saying this!  Ever since we had to find a new loving home for Shelby’s bunny, Zuzu, she has been hounding me for more »

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Top Reasons for Children to Exercise and Stay Active http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/01/10/top-reasons-for-children-to-exercise-and-stay-active/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=top-reasons-for-children-to-exercise-and-stay-active http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/01/10/top-reasons-for-children-to-exercise-and-stay-active/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:30:24 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4115 As I have been working on getting my life on the “healthy train” over the past year, I have been doing a lot of thinking about my daughter, Shelby, and her health and fitness.  I know that as a child I more »

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Total Body Toning 10 Circuit Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/01/02/total-body-toning-circuit-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=total-body-toning-circuit-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/01/02/total-body-toning-circuit-workout/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:04:29 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4616 Happy New Year!!  New Years is my favorite holiday and always has been!  I feel like it is just the best celebration and with it comes a feeling of renewed energy and optimism of what is to come.  Every year more »

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Happy New Year! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/01/01/happy-new-year/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=happy-new-year http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2013/01/01/happy-new-year/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:47:52 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4646 Happy New Year!!! I am taking the day off to just chill and recuperate from last night 🙂  It was a blast though and worth every minute of pain today!  My best friend from Georgia flew in with her daughter for more »

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Types Of Exercise http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/12/01/types-of-exercise/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=types-of-exercise http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/12/01/types-of-exercise/#respond Sat, 01 Dec 2012 19:49:31 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4186 Types of Exercise   There are basically four categories that exercise and physical activity fall into: Endurance Strength Balance Flexibility Often people will focus on one type exclusively however, to get the full benefits of a balanced exercise regimen it more »

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Today It Is Official – LIVE LIFE http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/17/live-life/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=live-life http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/17/live-life/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:56:10 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4138 Well … today is the day.  Custom Gun Rails is officially operating out of my house and I am the full-time operator 🙂  I am so excited about this new adventure in my life but it is definitely a little more »

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Total Body Toning 8 Circuit Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/16/total-body-circuit-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=total-body-circuit-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/16/total-body-circuit-workout/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:37:38 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4747 We have become addicted to America’s Got Talent … and I am not ashamed to say so.  It is a really family friendly and fun show that we can all watch together.  We argue and bet, cry and cheer … more »

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Grilled Romain Lettuce http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/10/grilled-romain-lettuce/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grilled-romain-lettuce http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/10/grilled-romain-lettuce/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2012 23:36:49 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=4108 So today we started the big move!  Very little time to write but I wanted to drop in 🙂  … WAY too much to do to get this place in order.  Holy cow!  What have I gotten myself into?  Two jobs … more »

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My Little Baby Turns 8! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/03/parenting-quotes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=parenting-quotes http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/11/03/parenting-quotes/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2012 22:43:02 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3990 Wow!  I can’t explain it but it feels different to be the mom of an 8 year old and not the mom of a 7 year old anymore.  Sounds a little silly huh?  It is amazing to watch her grow more »

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20 Minute Treadmill Incline Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/31/treadmill-incline-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treadmill-incline-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/31/treadmill-incline-workout/#respond Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:18:03 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3967 Happy Halloween!  After work for some reason the traffic was just terrible, I guess everyone was like me, rushing home to get the kids ready for a night of trick or treating.  Shelby was so determined this year that she was NOT more »

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No Pantry Is Perfectly Stocked…Substitutions Often a Must http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/29/ingredient-substitutions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ingredient-substitutions http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/29/ingredient-substitutions/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:07:19 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3896 I know I am not the best grocery shopper in the world and try as I might I often am missing one ingredient for a recipe I am trying to whip up.  I found some good substitutions that I know more »

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When Getting Started, Remember …. http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/27/healthy-eating-tips-getting-started/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=healthy-eating-tips-getting-started http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/27/healthy-eating-tips-getting-started/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2012 20:39:39 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2923 There is so much advise out there on how to get started on a healthy eating plan to lose weight that it can get confusing and overwhelming very quickly.  Every “expert” has their own opinion of what plan works the more »

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Baked Chicken Chimichangas http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/24/chicken-chimichangas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicken-chimichangas http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/24/chicken-chimichangas/#respond Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:02:15 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3519 Today has been a whirlwind!  Busy at work, busy at home!  My lower body is really sore today after all the walking lunges I did yesterday at the gym and the treadmill sprints I did today!  When I do treadmill more »

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Foil Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/22/foil-sweet-potatoes-and-brussels-sprouts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=foil-sweet-potatoes-and-brussels-sprouts http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/22/foil-sweet-potatoes-and-brussels-sprouts/#respond Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:05:56 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2930 Today I have been married to my husband Zach for 7 years.  As all married people know it is tough and sometimes seems like more work than you bargained for!  If you say it is all roses and romance … more »

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/21/pumpkin-seeds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pumpkin-seeds http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/21/pumpkin-seeds/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:48:38 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3460 In keeping with the Halloween festivities that have taken place this weekend, today we baked off all the pumpkin seeds that the kids so graciously scooped from the pumpkin carving extravaganza. pumpkin seeds First clean the pumpkin seeds under cold water.  more »

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Quick Core Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/20/core-workouts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=core-workouts http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/20/core-workouts/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:53:02 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3421 Woke up today with a bunch of energy!  Love days like that!  I think I was just so happy that I finished up the Halloween decorating the night before that it put me in a super good mood. core workouts more »

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Love Your Shoulders! Shoulder Workouts Rock! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/19/shoulder-workouts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shoulder-workouts http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/19/shoulder-workouts/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3145 Happy Friday!  It has been a heck of a week.  Just busy with so many different projects in every area of my life!  shoulder workouts I cheated a bit this morning on my way to work and picked up an more »

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One of My Little Secrets and a Leg Circuit Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/17/lower-body-circuit-workout-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lower-body-circuit-workout-2 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/17/lower-body-circuit-workout-2/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:05:23 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2927 I often find myself craving something sweet late in the afternoon.  You know … been sitting at your desk all day working away and your defenses are down.  You start looking for something to give you a boost and that more »

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Dijon Turkey Kielbasa and Kale Stew http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/16/dijon-turkey-kielbasa-and-kale-stew/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dijon-turkey-kielbasa-and-kale-stew http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/16/dijon-turkey-kielbasa-and-kale-stew/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:05:02 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3023 Today I finally got to the doctor (VA) and got a steroid shot in my hip.  Almost immediately things got better, I actually am walking much straighter than I have in over a week 🙂  Funny but true.  I hope more »

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Shrimp Scampi Recipe with Herbed Rice Pilaf http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/15/shrimp-scampi-recipe-with-herbed-rice-pilaf/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shrimp-scampi-recipe-with-herbed-rice-pilaf http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/15/shrimp-scampi-recipe-with-herbed-rice-pilaf/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:26:19 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3124 I am glad another Monday has come to a close! You know how Monday’s can be … I am just not a fan! Shrimp Scampi Recipe with Herbed Rice Pilaf Mom had been planning on making this last week and I more »

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Work That Butt! Lower Body Circuit Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/12/lower-body-circuit-workout-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lower-body-circuit-workout-3 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/12/lower-body-circuit-workout-3/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:47:37 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3120 Report cards came home today and my Shelby, a second grader, has made all A’s!  What a proud  momma I am today!  Not that I am not proud most days but … today just ROCKS! Lower Body Circuit Workou t more »

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Taco Seasoned Steak with Fresh Tomatoes http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/11/taco-seasoned-steak-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=taco-seasoned-steak-2 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/11/taco-seasoned-steak-2/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:48:57 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2858 Thankfully I am feeling a bit better today.  I know I am a bit over sensitive to the goings on in my body right now but after all that I went through…well let’s just say I will be the one more »

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Curry Chicken Broccoli http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/10/curry-chicken-recipe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=curry-chicken-recipe http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/10/curry-chicken-recipe/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:09:09 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2994 Some days just feel like a challenge, am I right?  Today my sciatic nerve was giving me a hell of a time.  This is not really something foreign to me but it has not bothered me in a long time!  more »

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Upper Body and Core Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/09/upper-body-and-core-circuit-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=upper-body-and-core-circuit-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/09/upper-body-and-core-circuit-workout/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:47:00 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3584 Being a mom is such a special thing!  I love watching my daughter Shelby growing up but lately it seems like she is growing up faster and faster.  She actually asked if her next birthday, her 8th, could be a more »

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Ground Turkey Soup http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/08/ground-turkey-soup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ground-turkey-soup http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/08/ground-turkey-soup/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:01:36 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2987 Today I was feeling so darn great!  Key word was… Went to the gym at lunch, ran 3 miles at a good clip, probably the best run I have had since the surgery.  Towards the very end my left hip more »

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Recovery Day and Some Easy Pumpkin Muffins http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/07/easy-pumpkin-muffins/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easy-pumpkin-muffins http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/07/easy-pumpkin-muffins/#respond Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:41:49 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2998 Recovering a bit today…this birthday weekend sure has been a butt kicker in more ways than one!  I have really had a great weekend and bringing the next year of my life in with a bang has made it all more »

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25 Minute Elliptical Interval Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/04/elliptical-interval-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=elliptical-interval-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/04/elliptical-interval-workout/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:44:39 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3005 One of my favorite things to make ahead in the evening for breakfast is Egg Beaters.  They make it so easy to control your portion and they taste great reheated the next day!  Egg Beaters are definitely a staple in more »

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Sweet Broiled Scallops http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/03/broiled-scallops/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=broiled-scallops http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/10/03/broiled-scallops/#respond Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:06:31 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2784 I like this saying!  It really applies to so much more than just working out and trying to be healthy! broiled scallops I need to remeber this saying whenever I am working on a project that just seems impossible to finish more »

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Full Body Bodyweight Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/30/full-body-bodyweight-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=full-body-bodyweight-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/30/full-body-bodyweight-workout/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:50:45 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2663 A rainy Sunday here in Texas.  It is a bit amazing actually as it was rained all day yesterday as well!  A whole weekend of much needed rain does not come often around here.  Housecleaning, getting organized, and a body weight circuit more »

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Up and Down Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/26/up-and-down-circuit-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=up-and-down-circuit-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/26/up-and-down-circuit-workout/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:04:25 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1150 Just another plain old Wednesday around here.  Work and home life kept me pretty busy today.  On a bright note my mom’s quilting classes are going well and she is starting to really seem like Texas is her home now.  more »

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Lean Leg Pyramid Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/24/lean-leg-pyramid-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lean-leg-pyramid-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/24/lean-leg-pyramid-workout/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2012 01:01:57 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1156 Lean legs You May Also Like...:Tone-Up Your Thighs ...&nbsp; &nbsp; Tight Ass WorkoutMessing around with Shelby this morning - snapping some pictures to send to...Work That Butt! Low...Report cards came home today and my Shelby, a second grader, has made all more »

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Beef Tips with Onions and Mushrooms http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/23/beef-tips-with-mushrooms-and-onions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beef-tips-with-mushrooms-and-onions http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/23/beef-tips-with-mushrooms-and-onions/#respond Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:42:56 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2294 Whew!  Today was a day.  I thought that my little girl was getting better when we hit the sack last night but I guess not so much.  She again woke up at the crack of dawn running for the bathroom. more »

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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Pizzas http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/22/portobello-mushroom-pizzas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=portobello-mushroom-pizzas http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/22/portobello-mushroom-pizzas/#respond Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:39:16 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2217 VERY early this morning my little one woke up running to the bathroom to throw-up.  Any parent who has ever spent a day home with a sick child knows that it is NOT fun.  Poor thing ran a fever all more »

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Raspberry and Herb Pork Chops http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/21/raspberry-and-herb-pork-chops/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=raspberry-and-herb-pork-chops http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/21/raspberry-and-herb-pork-chops/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:24:05 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2202 Another long and hectic work week comes to an end…thankfully!  Friday is my favorite workday!  My goal this Friday was to tie up all the loose ends sitting on my desk and in my email inbox.  Truth is that is more »

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Full Body Circuit Workout – Get Some! http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/19/full-body-circuit-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=full-body-circuit-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/19/full-body-circuit-workout/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:54:56 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2231 Today was a working lunch.  I do not mind working through lunch except for the fact that this is usually when I get my workouts in as it fits best into my schedule to ensure I get one done for more »

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Breakfast For All http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/18/breakfast-for-all-egg-muffins/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breakfast-for-all-egg-muffins http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/18/breakfast-for-all-egg-muffins/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:08:57 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2541 I got this “bright” idea at work yesterday shortly before leaving.  “I will make breakfast for the whole office”, I said.  This is not a totally new thing for me to say, as I have tested recipes out on them more »

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Cheesy Baked Quinoa http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/17/quinoa-recipes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quinoa-recipes http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/17/quinoa-recipes/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:32:39 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1983 Today was a really hectic crazy day at the office!  Then it was Girl Scout troop sign up meeting with my daughter, then off to swim training after that. Whew!  I am glad I can finally get a break and more »

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Full Body Circuit http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/16/full-body-circuit-workouts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=full-body-circuit-workouts http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/16/full-body-circuit-workouts/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:04:01 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3136 Got up this morning and decided to get a circuit workout done right away so I could get on with my day.  I was not totally in the mood but just had to do something … I went slow as more »

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Baked Crabmeat Casserole http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/13/baked-crabmeat-casserole/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=baked-crabmeat-casserole http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/13/baked-crabmeat-casserole/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:45:43 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2954 Ok – this is something different!  Getting healthy to me has meant trying a whole bunch of new things.  I love crab meat so when I came across this recipe for baked crab meat casserole I knew we would have to try more »

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Tomato, & Cheese http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/13/grilled-portobello-mushrooms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grilled-portobello-mushrooms http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/13/grilled-portobello-mushrooms/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:16:26 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2873 I decided to post this recipe for Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Tomato, and Mozzarella Cheese separate from the main dish we paired with them, Baked Crabmeat Cassarole, thought it would make it a bit easier to find 🙂 These really are more »

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Tight Ass Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/12/lower-body-circuit-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lower-body-circuit-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/12/lower-body-circuit-workout/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:08:48 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1475 Messing around with Shelby this morning – snapping some pictures to send to my husband … all ready for work 🙂  I try and send my husband as many pictures as I can … I have not always been very good at more »

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45 Minute Treadmill Walking Workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/11/45-minute-intermediate-walking-treadmill-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=45-minute-intermediate-walking-treadmill-workout http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/11/45-minute-intermediate-walking-treadmill-workout/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:00:04 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1027 Today we should all remember those who serve this country.  I myself was in the United States Army for 4 1/2 years (a long time ago).  I was actually a solider on September 11, 2001.  I, like every person who more »

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“Fried” Pork Chops http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/09/fried-pork-chops/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fried-pork-chops http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/09/fried-pork-chops/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2012 19:18:40 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1499 This is a quick and healthy pork chop recipe, nothing flashy but it was great with the left over Fried Rice with Vegetables and Egg Whites from Friday’s dinner. We used pork chops but it would work well with chicken as well depending on your preference. Pork chops are always good in my opinion but I have found that the plain old pork chop on a plate has gotten a bit redundant. I will continue to be on the lookout for a new twist to an old standby. Continue reading

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Fried Rice with Vegetables and Egg Whites http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/09/fried-rice-with-vegetables-and-egg-whites/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fried-rice-with-vegetables-and-egg-whites http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/09/fried-rice-with-vegetables-and-egg-whites/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2012 00:56:29 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1471 We love eating out at hibachi grills!  If you live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area there is a great one on 1709 called Samurai Bistro, my personal favorite around here thus far!  The rice they prepare at these more »

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Grilled Tomato, Spinach and Cheese http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/08/grilled-tomato-spinach-and-cheese/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grilled-tomato-spinach-and-cheese http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/08/grilled-tomato-spinach-and-cheese/#respond Sat, 08 Sep 2012 18:17:43 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2964 Man do I love Saturday’s!  This weekend we are just planning on hanging around the house…my favorite thing to do!  Not that I am lazy by any means, I just love the feeling of being home with everything I love more »

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/07/shredded-brussels-sprouts-with-pecans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shredded-brussels-sprouts-with-pecans http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/07/shredded-brussels-sprouts-with-pecans/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:58:22 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=3264 I decided to re-post this on it’s own as well because it was so good and I wanted to give it the attention it deserved!  We paired this with Crockpot Pork Chops with Onions.shredded brussels sprouts with pecans Shredded Brussels more »

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Crockpot Pork Chops with Onions http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/07/crockpot-pork-chops-with-onions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=crockpot-pork-chops-with-onions http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/07/crockpot-pork-chops-with-onions/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:20:19 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2267 Tonight’s dinner was an old standby, crockpot pork chops with onions and a new recipe, shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans (recipe below). Crockpot Pork Chops with Onions This is SO super easy, and very tasty, with almost NO prep work more »

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20 Minute Interval and Incline Run http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/06/beginner-interval-run/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beginner-interval-run http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/06/beginner-interval-run/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:59:10 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1222 Today has been an ok day, unfortunately the great mood that I drove to work in, blasting some techno music in my brand new car, has dissipated.  I am blaming it mainly on the fact that I got a bad night sleep more »

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Lemon Parmesan Broccoli http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/04/lemon-parmesan-broccoli/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lemon-parmesan-broccoli http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/04/lemon-parmesan-broccoli/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:14:32 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=2945 Tonight dinner needed to be quick as I had a lot of stuff to get done around the house that I have been letting go since I started back to work.  I just felt like I was beginning to drown in more »

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Labor Day! The Journey Kicks Back Into High Gear http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/03/september-3-2012/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=september-3-2012 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/03/september-3-2012/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:56:02 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1437 Labor Day!  I love a three day weekend like the rest of you that’s for sure! Yesterday my husband left for work, two months as usual but it always goes by fast.  This is a normal thing for us so more »

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Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/02/spaghetti-squash-au-gratin/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spaghetti-squash-au-gratin http://www.journeytothegoal.com/2012/09/02/spaghetti-squash-au-gratin/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2012 19:41:22 +0000 http://www.journeytothegoal.com/?p=1366 Today my husband leaves to go back to work far away from us, a very normal type of day in the Russell household, but still cause for a great sendoff dinner! We are going to have an early dinner consisting of more »

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