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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A week off

OK, so I took a week off from working out. The work load at the News-Argus was a little heavier last week and I thought my editors wouldn't appreciate me taking mid-day breaks to go hang out at the Y....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Putting the 'work' in workin' it

"Hi sweetie....Hey sugar," said YMCA Wellness Director Lisa Weston to people passing by at the Y. "How come you never call me that?" I asked. "Move it! Stop walking so slow!" was her endearing response. There's a solid chance that...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No really, don't make me laugh

Attention all funny people: Please stay away from me. I am taking a hiatus from laughing and/or anything else abs related until they are ready to behave. In my second day of working out, trainer Ashleigh Wilder decided to turn...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Let the slim down begin

And the slim down begins. For the past two-and-a-half weeks I've been eating insane amounts of food, especially beef, to prepare for the Andy's Big "A" Challenge. I started the training at 132 pounds and when I weighed myself...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's over, and yes, Laura's still standing

First things first: I'm alive. Contrary to what my mom thought, the Andy's Challenge did not kill me. It was an amazing experience that I loved but will never even consider doing again. I would rather get hit by a...

Ready for the Big A ... I hope ...

It's "A" Day. My eyes are narrowed and my pupils are focused like a predator seeking its prey. My prey is a 3-pound cheeseburger. It's 10:43 a.m. and I have just over two hours before I take on the Andy's...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Snow sabotage

I'm being sabotaged. The snowstorm single-handedly ruined my training. Rather than sticking to my two pounds of beef per day regimen, I was snowed in and stuck eating only what I had in my apartment. So two days of M&Ms...