colleen at the ridge

Weekend Warrior – Colleen At The Ridge
I work hard during the week.  I have my job, of course...the kids, the house, the yard, etc.  Plus, I work out with super trainer, Annie twice a week.  I eat healthy, and am being pretty darn good about not having weekday cocktails.  By the weekend, I am ready to have some fun an…
It’s Working Out – Colleen At The Ridge
First, a disclaimer.  This is not me in the picture, as much as I wish it was!
FINALLY!  Some beautiful weather!  We spent the weekend at the lake, and even though the water is COLD, I decided to go waterskiing.  Last year was challenging...
Work Out Tricks – Colleen At The Ridge
I admit, I have been kind of frustrated the past few times I have worked out with Annie.  Not frustrated with her, but myself.  I knew I was getting stronger and in better shape, because the workouts seemed easier.  Then, all of a sudden, I felt weaker, and was having a hard time gett…
I Like Big Butts – Colleen At The Ridge
Swear I am not lying about this.  I was getting into the shower last night, and in typical fashion, I had several children with me.  I don't remember the last time I went into a bathroom alone.
I took off my robe and was stepping in, when I heard Matthew (3 year old) from behind me sta…
Throwing Away My Scale – Colleen At The Ridge
Disclaimer:  This is not my butt, as much as I would like for it to be.
I've been working out for a while now, and feeling pretty sassy.  My trainer, Annie even told me I should eat more, because I wasn't losing any more weight.  I know that sounds weird, but I was working ou…
Vacation Blues – Colleen At The Ridge
I had the best vacation (except for the fact that my kids weren't with me and I will never leave them for 5 nights again)!
I have been working so hard with Annie and The Ridge Athletic Club to get back in shape.  I thought about exercising while I was in Jamaica...
More Calories! – Colleen At The Ridge
As I told you on my last blog, it was a big day for me last week, as my favorite jeans fit again!  That gave me the courage to get on the scale.  I was a bit disappointed.  Haven't really lost any weight.  I know, muscle weighs more than fat, and I know that my body has chan…
Working off Easter – Colleen At The Ridge
I thought I was pretty good last week.  Went to Pilates and kickboxing at The Ridge Athletic Club.  Went for walks and bike rides, and ate healthy, low fat, low-calorie foods (except for Easter brunch).
Annie came back from a week long vacation, and I realized that I really didn't push…
Frustrated – Colleen At The Ridge
Didn't get to go to the gym today.  We were just turning in when Matthew threw up.  I thought it might be just an upset tummy from birthday party treats, but once again, I will not take a sick child to a daycare situation, hoping other parents do the same...
Yay Me! – Colleen At The Ridge
I was out running errands today and STARVING!  So were the kids.  They talked me into McDonalds because there are apparently RIO toys there.  I ordered them their chicken nuggets and apple dippers, and all I could think of was a quarter pounder with cheese, large fries and a soda...
Great Start To The Weekend – Colleen At The Ridge
I love food.  I know the experts say you should eat to live, but I live to eat.  I do eat pretty healthy...fresh ingredients, lots of fruits and vegetables, fish, and no processed food.  But I love wine, bread, cheese and steak.  This is why I work out...
Colleen At The Ridge
I had a sick boy all weekend, so I didn't make it into the Ridge.  I am the Mom who won't take my sick children to a day care situation...I think it's rude.  So, I had to find ways to work out on my own.  I will be honest with you.  Annie's workout style scare…

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