/Tag:Laurel Kellam
  • Life....


WOW - I can't believe it's been like 4 weeks since I have written, so much has happened. We suffered a tragic loss at Cheerforce and I've been to Vegas and back and Dallas and back in 11 days and my kid turned 15. February where did you go???? As you have read I was [...]

  • How Laurel got her groove back

How Laurel got her groove back…

I know it’s been a few days, I didn't want to commit to writing every day and have things sound redundant so I anyway here we are. Coach David checked in on me Thursday, sounds like we are going to review and change up the meal plan in a week or so. Maybe I can [...]

  • Zumba


On days after George I am supposed to do Cardio only – I really didn't enjoy the elliptical and wanted to try something different. I had done Jazzercise a few months ago with Vanessa and we had done some Zumba in her living room too, it was super fun! I actually ordered myself a Zumba [...]

  • Man Crush Monday

Man Crush Monday…

Yeah I thought that would get your attention – I should change it to “Mom Crush Monday” someone has been weighing heavy on my heart and mind the past day but that is neither here nor there, if you are reading this you know who you are and I've already shared my thoughts and words [...]

  • Weak-Struggle-Frustrated

Weak… Struggle… Frustrated…

I don’t know what happened last night but the euphoria ended and I was smacked in the face with exhaustion and a plate of food I didn't want to eat, I wasn't hungry and I was sick of that meal. Even B commented on it, “What’s wrong Mom, why are you so tired” – I [...]

  • George Castro

My trainer > Your trainer

OK so I am just gonna come right out and say it – I absolutely totally love Coach George…and I didn't even know what a big deal he was until I got to the gym last night and he was doing an interview for SPIKE TV! I am a lucky girl. I am so blessed [...]

  • Gag... Murphys Law...

Gag…Murphy’s Law…

Of course the day after I write about the food getting easier and easier and I may not write about it as much I have a bad morning. My egg’s NO Carb Day are tough – Mix 2 Eggs w/2 Egg Whites, I can’t even get them. I am gagging on the texture and had [...]

  • Minus 6 LBS!!

Minus 6 LBS!!

Ok - So Coach David and George told me to not obsess over the scale and I should NOT be weighing myself everyday, so I haven’t been. I even moved the scale downstairs so I wouldn’t be tempted, but last night I moved it back up stairs so I could weight myself this morning. I [...]

  • BLEH – Ground Turkey

BLEH – Ground Turkey….

OK the oatmeal was NASTY – maybe the most disgusting thing I have ever eaten in my life. I am not going to be able to eat that daily, so I reached out for other suggestions and got a few goods. I tried a recipe last night, will be eating it shortly and I sure [...]

  • Well I overcooked that chicken

Well I overcooked that chicken…

So Day 1 was OK – I am not gonna lie – I totally overcooked my chicken and made Meal 3 really tough to swallow, so tough in fact then come time for Meal 5 I actually gave in and added about a tablespoon of BBQ Sauce to give it some moisture. I definitely will [...]

But Coach, Raw Almonds taste like BARK…

Bye Bye Lolita’s and Cinnamon Rolls…..the meal plan is in full swing now! I spent an hour at the gym last night, without my buddy, but hit the treadmill for 20+4 Mins Cool Down and walked away to my Pandora tunes (last night was a selection of the 90′s best Hip Hop) – then the [...]

So there’s this guy…..

I guess before I get into that maybe I should talk about why I find my single today - There were 3 significant relationships in my life thus far – My “first love”, B’s Dad and Willy. Brian was literally the boy next door, well the boy around the corner and 1 door down. Our [...]

  • Letting Go

Letting go…

I’ve never been one to put much to much validity into all those inspirational quotes people post on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram – I see them and think to myself the irony of all these things knowing who is posting them or whatever but the other day one actually struck a nerve with me [...]

  • Not the same old “New Year New Me” blah blah blah

Not the same old “New Year New Me” blah blah blah

So what’s different about me then everyone else on the planet who sets the annual most popular New Years Resolution to get healthy/lose weight/work out?? Honestly….I am not sure yet. I am 35 – 5’8″ – 295 pounds and a single mom in San Diego CA and have known for years I need to do something to get this under control. Yeah I’ve tried – Atkins, Weight Watchers, Garcinia Combogia, Alli, Jazzercisse, Zumba and Walking…….small success but no long term committments. I even started the path to Gastric Bypass but stopped, I know I am young enough to make this happen for myself the right way…..eventually. I don’t know why I couldn’t…or wouldn’t stay committed, I guess losing 150 pounds seemed like a mountain I can’t climb….especially since I can’t even make it up the stairs without being winded! And it was a much shorter walk to my freezer and couch then the top of that mountain. It’s been just over 10 years that the weight has piled on and not come off. […]