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A Renaissance Woman


A Renaissance Woman by Pamela M. Kramer Moved

My blog has been in transition. I'm making the move and changing platforms. That's right no more redirects for me. A Renaissance Woman should be completely transferred in another day or so. Blogger has been very good to me. It's user friendly and I've been a user for 5 years. Wordpress is a whole new platform for me. I have worked with it a lot now that I have been taking on more projects. It's just one of those things where you either sink or swim. Me, well I'm a swimmer! I'm crossing my fingers that it all goes well and everything will resume back to normal. I can't wait!
Pamela M. Kramer

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Memes - Freebie Friday - Link Up #contests and prizes every Friday

Are you hosting a #contest? Great! Post it here on Freebie Friday. What better time to search and enter contests than on the weekend? Sign in so that others can find your giveaway. I will be hosting Freebie Friday each week from now on so be sure to drop back by. Now go grab your tasty beverage, sit back and relax and contest hop with me! Don't forget to check out these hosted contest links too.
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#Mamavation Monday - Hello Paleo Pals!

That's right Kid Approved! Our Crossfit gym now has these awesome Paleo Pals meals for sale! It's premade fresh, and all you do is heat and serve. This is what I have been eating all week. It's not cheap but it's healthy and clean eating. I don't have to worry about cooking it myself or feeding to my family and having the whole meal rejected. There are so many benefits I could go on and on. Check out the video and see if you find it inspiring!

Eating out: Chick-fil-a (twice), Mongolian BBQ

My Work Outs this past week-
7/16 - 7/21 Crossfit sprinkle in a 200m Swim. 
My details are here on Daily Mile.

Scale Reading- 163 which is a - 3 pound loss from last week. Honestly I'm doing the same thing I always do but I did change my eating for the week. I think that is the reason for the success.
Stress Level - I'm on meds! Whoo Hoo.... that is all.

The UP side - Fitcation is coming!


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  • The long term goal 37 pounds by the end of the year.
  • The short term goal lose 3 lbs. per month. 
    • January 172 - 160 = 12 pound loss (this is Paleo!)
    • February 165 - 161 = 4 pound loss
    • March 166- 165 = 1 pound loss
    • April 165 - 162 = 3 pound loss
    • May 163 -164 = 1 pound gain
    • June 165 -163 - 2 pound loss
    • July 164 -
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December

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Got Plantar Fasciitis? Try This!

For the last 7 months I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis in my left arch and my right heel. Without fail after a good nights rest I could look forward to that sharp pain every time my feet hit the floor. It's made life a real challenge. Everyone gave me advice on what to do and I have been to physicians for help. Let me list for you what I have tried:
LaCross Ball
Tennis Ball
Golf Ball
Water bottle of ice
Fish Oil
Foot Massages
Acupuncture (in my legs not my feet)
Night Splints
Custom Orthodics
Cortisone Shot
Calf Stretches
Stretching my foot on the wall
Stop Running, Jumping or anything else that causes my feet to slam the ground
None of this worked. The shot worked for a day but it came back. Soon my pain was there all the time even if I was just walking!
The other day I was at On The Run and I saw this Foot Wheel on display and I asked the manager if it worked. She said, "oh yes, the runners swear by it!" So I figured what the heck! I've tried everything else. I tried it and it hurt like crazy! Oh the burn. Then it happened, my little one got up at 4am and I knew I would have to get up and put her to bed. I was dreading it because I knew it was going to hurt! Preparing myself for the pain I got up and there was not pain! What the heck? First time in 7 months that I was pain free. It was a whole new day for me. I posted a pic to Facebook and went back and purchased two more to keep at the gym. When I was there I told the manager she better order more. Sure enough three people that I knew went in there to buy them but they were sold out! I wish you could buy them off the site but they do have a list of retailers. Amazing results! I'm so happy.


The Journey TV Project - Is Your Fitness Location on The Tour Yet?

Have you heard? Journey TV is on a tour and I can't wait to until they show up at Crossfit Unity. The general manager and Chris Donnelly are working out the details. What's so great about this tour? "The Journey TV is a web series created by Chris Donnelly, inspired from him losing 100+ lbs using training for events as motivation, cycling being the primary. The Journey TV has a goal to inspire others regardless of size to get moving and show them how. Chris started posting content in February 2010 and the response has been amazing. We look forward to showing you all the different options available for fitness, Health and wellness. If you have any ideas or suggestions for The Journey TV contact me. Have a new workout? Have a different routine? A new piece of Equipment? I’d love to check it out!" - Chris Donnelly

What sold me was his promo video with Clare. It rocked my socks, take a look. 

Chris and I met through Facebook and we belong to the same groups. I really believe in what he is doing because I too have dabble in so many different forms of exercise. When I started my weight loss journey I wanted to be able to do it all! I have contacted several places that I have been to and put them in touch with Chris. I can't wait to watch the series! If you would like your fitness location to be part of the tour click on any of the hyperlinks to be connected with Chris. You can tweet him too and tell him I sent you.