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Work Smarter Using the SAID Principle! - Protein: How Much and Why? - 10 Proven Tips to Transform Your Body After Age 40 - 2019 Motivational Quotes, Vol. 2 - 5 Vital Nutrients You Need To Be Healthy - 6 Tips to Improve Willpower - Food-Tracking Hacks On the Go - 9 Bible Verses That Helped Me Change My Life - 3 Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time - 5 Ways to Create a Growth Mindset for Fitness - 8 Tips to Stop Self-Sabotage - 2019 Motivational Quotes, Vol. 1 - "Being weak is a choice... so is being strong..." - Tammy's Big Adventure (First Blog Post) - June 21 - June 22 - June 24 - June 18-Part 1 - June 18-Part 2 - June 19 - 1st Anniversary with BodyBugg - June 20 - June 25 - June 26 - Hula Hoop! - June 28 - Bosu ball and new puppy! - June 30 - BIG deficit!!! - June 17 - June 16 - Are You a Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced Lifter? - WHY Did I Keep Quitting? - 6 Tips to Stay Consistent With Going to the Gym - Boot Camp Day 3: Create a fitness tracker — Kodamax Photography - I'm an Author! OMG!!! - How to Not Need "Cheat Days" - When It's Good to be INFLEXIBLE - How to Be a Teacher and a Bodybuilder - Feeling Defeated? 13 Audio Books to Get Your Mojo Back! - "Being weak is a choice... so is being strong..." - Becoming an Athlete After 50 - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay: Nutrition for Training Recovery and Performance - It's Getting Real Now - Building Phase Update - The Global Learner in Math Class - Improvement Season Update and a New Business Introduction! - How to Calculate Your Macros 2.0 - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay - 2017 Prep Update: "How Did You Do?" - 2017 Prep Update: Day 350- the "Suckiest" Phase to Date is Almost Over - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay: How to Use "Bad" Foods to (Finally) Reach Your Goals - 2017 Prep Update: Reflections Before Moving Forward (Video Included) - 2017 Prep Update: Day 275 of 275 - Show Time! - 2017 Prep Update: Day 260 out of 275 - Two weeks left?!?! OMG. OMG. OMG. - 2017 Prep Update: Day 254 out of 275 - What To Do When Dieting No Longer Works - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay - 2017 Prep Update: Day 240 of 275 - How Supplements Fit Into Your Program - 2017 Prep Update: Day 164 or Why I Shaved My Head - Oh Hey - It's My Birthday Again! - 2017 Prep Update: Day 100 - 2017 Prep Update: Day 94 - 2017 Prep Update: Day 86 - How to Make This One Your LAST New Year's Resolution - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay - 2017 Prep Update: My 275 Day Project - Fix Your Metabolism With Reverse Dieting-Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay - Menopause, Weight Loss, and Training - Reasons Why I’m “Doing It Wrong” - The Importance of Mindset To Do Scary Things - Online Coaching - How to Get the Most Out of Working with a Good Coach (And how to tell if you have a bad coach) - I'm 7 Today! It's My "Other Birthday"! - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay: Training For Long-Term Results - Getting Started with Weight Training - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] - Max Lift Testing Results - Lift to Lose Fat - Guest Blogger, Colin DeWaay - Hey Tammy! Pay Attention!!! - I'm 54 Years Old Today - That Time I Almost Quit... Take 2 - Fall Down 7 Times... - Guest Blogger, Colin DeWaay: How to Set Your Macros - A New Day Dawning - Didn't See This Coming, v2.0 - Something "clicked"? - Flexible Dieting - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay - The "Shit Sandwich" & Other Lessons From Elizabeth Gilbert - An Update and A Few Anniversaries - Health and Fitness Success in the Long Term - Guest Blogger Colin DeWaay - YOU Magazine Article - FAQs From Facebook - Can You Fix Everything? - Long Time, No Write - Show Pictures and Reflection: Subtracting Negatives is Addition - My Competitor Self - Just for Coach - 1 Week, 5 Days... - 3 Weeks Out - Time is Flying By Fast Now - 4 Weeks Out: ANOTHER Diet Break! Really? - 7 Weeks Out - Body Builder Brain - 8 Weeks Out - Good News and Bad News - Results of Max Test Week - 14 Weeks Out - Distracting Myself with Internal Drama - 16 Weeks Out - Things are About to Get Exciting - 20 Weeks Out: A Happy Birthday Happened - 22 Weeks Out: Updates on New Job and Contest Prep - 26 Weeks Out: Monsters in My Head - 29 Weeks Out: Dear Santa, Please Bring Delts - 30 Weeks Out: God Wrecks Your Plans When... - 31 Weeks Out: And Now It's Getting Serious - 33 Weeks Out - Pain, Progress, and Art - 37 Weeks Out: Starting to Wonder if I Can Pull This Off - Tahoe - A Walk Among Trees - 40 Weeks Out: It's Fall Break!!! - A Snapshot of My Day Everyday - 45 Weeks Out - 3 Day Weekend! And "When Do I Start My Cut, Coach?" - 46 Weeks Out: Surviving Middle School...Barely - 48 Weeks Out - Quick Update - 49 Weeks Out - Progress Pics of Room and Me - 50 Weeks Out - 51 Weeks Out - Have There Been Improvements During My "Improvement" Season? - "Eat Clean" vs "IIFYM": Best of Both? - It's My 5th "Other Birthday"!! - Where Have I Been? - 58 Weeks Out: Slayed by Flu Bug - Overhead Squat Practice Videos - Phenomenal Woman - Seriously? I'm Going to Do What?? Aren't I too Old for That? - Bodybuilding Trolls - The "P" Word - 60.5 Weeks Out: Just Catching Up - 62 Weeks Out - Pushing Through - 63 Weeks Out-Week After Deload - 65 Weeks Out - Waiting - 64 Weeks Out - A Good Week for a Deload - Introvert Eats Ego - 66 Weeks - Gravity - 67 Weeks - Clarity - 68 Weeks Out - 69 Weeks Out - An Update - What Do You Want First? The Bad News or the Real Bad News? - The Most Frustrating, Inspiring Part of Bodybuilding is... - Awkward Gym Moments - My Leg Day Today - To Do Today: Mid Life Crisis Meltdown - Biggest Loser - A Learning Experience - Hunger Hormones and Sleep - Pep Talks - I Chose the Foggy Path - Perspective - My 10 Tips for Fat Loss - My Current Workout Split - 2014. What to do? What to do? - Virus from Under the Mountain - Nutrireligious Zealots are Boring - Reflecting on the June Show - What Happened to my Butt??? - Thanksgiving, A Happy Anniversary, Versa Gripps, A Sad Anniversary, and a Training Update - Popularity is Overrated - IIFY-Sponsorship??? - Progress Pics - Day 1 of the Deload - Results of 4 Weeks of German Volume Training - A School Shooting - Fear Revisited - The Other Results are In... - Week 1: German Volume Training - Unintended Rest Week #2 - OK, Now What? - Thoughts After Strong Woman - My Strong Woman Competition Video - On Aging... - Training Update - God's Little Kick in the Ass - I Can't Write - My Crazy Strong Woman Workouts - How to be Mentally Tough - The Slow-Mo Crash - How "I Can't" Turned Into "I HAVE to or else..." - Death and BS - The Mental Battle - I Quit?!? - Limits - Today's Workout - Videos of Workouts this Week - First Strong Woman Workout Details - Am I a Strong Woman? - "You want me to do what???" - Don't Forget - Your Doubts Fueled Me - My Night Show Routine - The "Post Game" Analysis - 2 Days Out! - 8 Days Left - So Far, So Very Good - Bleachers - Video Blog - 2 Weeks Left - 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes - Stupid Numbers = Decisions (or Why Ignorance Would Have Been Bliss) - "You don't have to find out you're dying to start living." - Where Did I Put my Gratitude?? - It's Time to Go to Siberia - No Numbers - Drive-By's - ...and then I grew up - Self-Sabotage - Latest Interview - If You Don't Eat the Cake, the Birthday Doesn't Count - Posing Practice Resumes - Dear Husband, - Update - And just like that, things can change... - Week 196 Update - When Your Awesomeness Makes Others Uncomfortable - Just talkin' to myself... - Reality Check - Disrespect - Crazy Busy - Heavy Crosses - - I'm on TV! - "Boulders and Booty" Workout - Weight Training - "How Do I Start?" - - Training Update - Week 2 of 4 - Food Prep Tips - - My Future is Unfolding - Again - January 25, 2012 Workout - - Well, That Sucked. - Locker Room Tips - Week 1 of 3 - Done - What's Your Power Song? - Borrowed Time - - Put Your Ego in a Box - Workout Log for Mon Jan 12, 2012 - - Food Prep Challenge - And Lead Us Not Into Temptation? - My Recovery Week - Arm Workout, Jan 4, 2013 - Mind is Blown - Shoulders Today - - Narcissism v. Taking Care of Yourself – Lessons from a Flight Attendant? - Ok, 2013 - Whatcha got for me? 2012 was pretty darn great. Why should I go with you? - Questions? - My 15 Minutes... - Where was I a year ago? - - - A Christmas Adventure - Merry Christmas! - One Month Left of "Off Season" - Today, I'm Ashamed to be a Bodybuilder - Very Sad Day - Bugg Be Gone! - - Food = Drug - Quick (?) Training Update - Do you tend your garden? - Squat Rehab = FML - The Week Ahead...Thinking Out Loud - Balance? Phooey. - Training Update - Counting Blessings? - Carb Back Loading is Not for Me - 2017 - small beginnings - Brain...not...working... - Gym Pet Peeve - Inklings of a Blessing - One of the Advantages of Age... - Another Reason Why Rest Days Suck - I Hate Box Squats - Motivation for Nov 8, 2012 - - Beep, Beep - Back Up the Truck! (or How Did My Plate Get This Full Again??) - - Competition - - - - Training Update - Best Spam So Far... - November Goals - My "Marilyn" Post - Good News & Not So Good News - Inspiration? - Week 4 on 5 x 5 - - 500 Likes!? - Color Me Roadkill - Flattering Spam - - Training Update... - Life Happens... - What's Your Bodyfat Percentage? - - ENOUGH Already! - Favor Please? - Madcow 5 x 5 Week 2 - Inspiring Blogger Award... - I'm on the wall!! - When did I turn into an "Old Fart"?? - Oct 6, 2012 Workout - DXA Body Fat Analysis - Oct 4, 2012: 5 x 5 - it's my "Monday" - Bent Over Row Variation: Pendlay Row - The Return of the Madcow - October 2, 2012: Chest - Oct 1, 2012: Back (as in "what the heck did I do to my _ ?") - That first step...again. - Sept 29, 2012: Glutes and Hamstrings - Sept 28, 2012: Arms - Sept 27, 2012: Shoulders - Sept 26, 2012: "Teardrop" Quads - If I weren't so optimistic, I'd say this was a shitty week... - Sept 25, 2012: Chest - Sept 24, 2012: half of back workout done...and then...OUCH!! - Stupid, Uninteresting Stuff - and Squaw Valley trip! - Motivation Munchies - Sept 22, 2012: Glutes & Hams - Sept 21, 2012: Arms. 35 Sets of Arms (Didn't intend to do that many sets.) - Sept 19, 2012: Quads - What the Heck is Wrong with Me?? - Sept 20, 2012: Shoulders - So You Think You Can Pose? - Analysis - Sept 18, 2012: Chest Day - Not as wimpy as expected. - Sept 17, 2012: Back - A new approach - - The Next Big GOAL is... - Sept 12, 2012: Quads - Sept 13, 2012: Delts ("Shock and Awesome" version) - Sept 14: Arms - A Newb's Reflection on "Peak Week"... - "I'll give it two months..." - My lifting log - do you really want to see it? - Food Prep! - The Smith Machine - - How to Deal with Setbacks and the Feeling of Being Defeated - - - - What Scares You? - Black-Bikini Barbie - - Ok, Now What? - - - "People's Choice" Mishap - Food FAIL! - Day of Contest Food - Surprisingly Yummy - More Pics From Bodybuilding Show... - - Quick Update - 13 hours... - 24 hours... - 1 day, 14 hours...what? ONE day left? - 3 Days, 12 Hours... - 5 days left...overcoming fear - 6 days, 16 hours... - 9 days out - 10 days out... - 11 days out... - 12 days out - 13 days left...a crazy ab workout, poached chicken experiment, and something you may not want to know about. - 14 days out... - Dear Diary - 15 days out - 16 days left... - Time To Say "Goodbye" (updated "See Ya") - I Should Have Danced in my Underwear More - No Shoes for Me! - Live Webcast of My First Bodybuilding Show - 23 1/2 Days - THREE WEEKS AND 2 DAYS?!?!?!!?? - My Posing Song - $350 for Make Up? I Don't Think So. - Optimism vs. Reality, The Sequel - Optimism vs. Reality - How I Spend My Blogging Time... - What I'm doing instead of blogging... - Progress Pics - Triangles - Week 161 Update - 35 days left! - - Week 160 Update - Embarrassing Posing Practice Videos Included - Clogged Blog - Bodybuilding is My Art - Posing Practice "Geek" Style - Week #158 Update - My Favorite Kitchen Toys - Trying to lose fat? Lose sugar. - 49,000 Calories - Today's Lesson: NEVER Take Progress Pics on a Low Carb Day - I Heart Bloggers! - A Day in the Life of My Tummy - Wanna help me pick a posing suit? - It's my "other" birthday today! - Week #156 Update - Granite Hill Hike - Sacrifice - - New Program - 10 weeks out - Week #155 Update - Puzzle Pieces - My Hydrostatic Weigh-In...or "How I didn't drown today" - My low calorie, low carb day...I'm surprised - I didn't die. - Week #154 Update - Fuzzy Math? - Helpful Advice? - In God's Time - The "Perfect" Training Log - Does it exist? - Madcow 5 x 5 - My Three Rings - Fat - Arthur is On My Mind - Weird Stuff on Television in Cardio Room - Week #151 - Courage - Perspective - Damn It! I licked the spoon!! - Week #150 Check - Grrrrrr... - No Excuses. - Thank you!! - - - Week #149 - - - - How I Turned Motivation Into Habit - New Week, New Food - Sweet Bell Peppers - There's a word for it? (WARNING: This is an R-rated blog.) - Walking in Their Shoes (Or ~ Why I'm a Reformed Hater) - Prep Day! - Really? Are you sure? - Nervous Energy - A Steep Learning Curve - A Couple of Things to Address... - Law of Attraction and Bodybuilding - 20 Weeks Left - Cortisol, Cardio, Menopause, and Facebook - I'm having one of those days... - Two Weeks on New Program - A Progress Check - Allegeric to Cardio? Cortisol Curse, Episode 47 - Safest Place for This Fat Chick? The Last Place I Expected. The Gym. - Mission Impossible - NOT - Decisions About Posing Suits - Dodged a Bullet - Program Check... - I need a pep talk. Or a cup of tea. - I Love You, But Not That Much? - Shoulders Went Well Today - The Incredible Shrinking Woman - I Need Benchmarks to Knock Over - Crack in the Armor. I'll weld it up in a second... - Water - A Blog of Pics - Teaching and bodybuilding are more similar than you might think. - MOTIVATED!! - This bodybuilder needs to have faith. - So far, so good. - The chatter is just noise. Focus. Ignore it. - Big Gains in Strength! - Bikini vs. Bikini - Hey Dana Lin Bailey! You Made My Day! - "Don't Grunt." I'm over it. - I'm 50!!!! And I pulled a truck today! - Practicing Gratitude to Shake off a Tough Day - Reflection on Last Day of My 40's - Talking Myself Out of and Into It - Again. - Need to Make Some Changes - Superbowl? No. Food Prep! - God Works Through Facebook's Motivational Quotes? - Two Nutrition Books for Bodybuilders - A Dental Phobe's Nightmare, Part 3 - - A mirror gives only one kind of reflection... - A Dental Phobe's Nightmare, Part 2 (warning-picture of my stitches) - A Dental Phobe's Nightmare, Part 1 - Almost an EPIC blog post... - Frank Zane Rocks - Week #84 / 30 Weeks Left - Carrot Cake Protein Bars - Turkey Meatloaf Muffins - Are you "interested" or "committed"? - Goodbye 2011. - Hello 2012! - Dear Resolutioners, - I need to get out of my own way - again. - Note to Self...to be read on the "bad" days... - "Chant of a Champion" by Nicole Snell - Egg Cracking Controversy - "But I don't want to fail." - A month from today, I'm 50. - Paid In Full!!! - Squat School in Session - Need to relearn everything?? :( - Something's Up ~ Something's Different - The Benefits of Massage and Stretching - Randomness - Weak Week - One, Two, OneTwo - Don't RESOLVE to do it - DO IT. - Where's my ambition? I know I put down here somewhere. - Rest Week - So Far, So Good - Love this picture! - Last Workout of 2011 - And I used chains!! - Thanks for your concern but it's not necessary. - Last Hamstring Workout of 2011 - Last Back Workout of 2011 - Last Shoulder Workout of 2011 - Last Chest Workout of 2011 - Last Quad Workout of 2011 - Stay on the Path - Even if I Can't See the Destination - My Favorite New Things - Following My Own Yellow Brick Road - Funny - I don't feel "old". - Doing the Math... - I don't do SICK very well. - My Achilles Tendon is My Achilles Heel - 900 days = 13 years! - My Meal Plan - Dec 4 = A good day - A Fitness Carol - HIIT Me!!! - Practicing Patience - Wonder Women - Today was a good day. - Worried I might not be ready. See? Mental game is the hardest. - You might be a bodybuilder if... - A Reminder... - A Conversation with God 21 Years Ago... - I DID IT!!!! Took a year, but I DID IT!! - Love, Teaching, and Training - Wow - A Great Back Workout! - The Weight on my Shoulders...was Gooood! - Me and Arnold - Cutting T-Shirts - What if We Liked Our Men Weak? - July 1 - The Big Clothes are gone. - Oct 31- Nov 5 - Aug 14 - July 24 - July 15 - It's Working!! - Progression Pics and Self Definition - Oct 23 - Sept 25 - Sept 12 - All about Organization - Nov 13, 2010 - Oct 31, 2010 - Oct 3 - Race Day! - A "dress rehearsal" week - It's "I Eat Anything I Want" Day - Dec 4, 2010 - Week 1 of 12 Week Challenge - I am not a good sick person - New Phase, New Measurements, Lots of Food! - This is a big week for a calculus teacher. - First week of real "two-a-days"! - Favorite Foods - I'm exposed. - Tough week - Bodybuilding takes over everything. - I'm growing a butt. - I Earned these Calluses - I'm sorry I wasn't braver sooner. - She just wants to "tone". - My Super Powers - No More Coffee and Advil - Death by Lunges - Cardio vs Muscles and calorie burn - Goals Trump Blues - Ummm... I might have to wait an extra year??? - Wuz Up? - LOVE the new program! - 165 training sessions, 1120 workouts on my own... - Looking back, looking ahead - It's all about the journey. Fourteen months so far. - Food Prep Done! (For a few days anyway.) - Tears of joy... for a change - Patience? - Gimpy Shoulder Update - Feeding the Muscles - I lost my words. - I'm cheating. - "Kick My Ass" Week, Day #2 - Brutal schedule...I'm switching things around before I burn out. - Progress Pics - "Kick My Ass" Week, Day #4 = Shoulders - Mike Kiel is a Rock Star - Day 850 - Hungry Legs - This week's goal = SLEEP - "Can muscles turn into fat?" - Fat is NOT fine. - My New "To Do" List - 6 Months to Live - I Compete With Myself - New Toys! - Cortisol is Evil - An Update - First Workout with Crew = AWESOME!!! - A "Wake-Up" Call - Life is... - Resting - "Yeah Buddy! Light Weight!!" - 2 days with the "Morning Crew" at AI... - Cortisol is Evil - First of many times I'll ask myself, "Did I do enough?" - Ok, it's really more like MIIT than HIIT... - STAND UP! - NO! You are not allowed to mess up my workouts!! Not anymore. - Ch...ch...ch...changes... - Practicing gratitude - "Kick My Ass" Week, Day #6 = Triceps. End of a tough week. - "Kick My Ass" Week, Day #5"...Sort of... - "Have you seen your back??" And other cool things my masseuse says... - "Kick My Ass" Week, Day #3 = Back - Stepping out of comfort zone - big time - "Kick My Ass" Week, Day #2 - Rocket Fuel - "The eagle that chases two rabbits catches neither." - Empower, not Enable - I get by with a little help from my friends... - The best broccoli I've ever tasted! - The numbers are confusing. - Today's the Day! - It's working. I hope. - Am I losing steam? - Why I Love my Masseuse - I Call a "Do Over"! - Day 6 Sucks a Little (but just a little) - Tammy's Hammered Hammies - Who needs physical therapy when you have YouTube?? - A change of scenery... - An AWESOME chest workout!! - Teachers report back + Quads = Yukity, yuk, yuk - Starting "15's" this week. - And apple a day keeps the blues away? - Disappointed - again - New Week = Change of Plans - Hair of the Dog?? - Tough week - Week in Review - Eat! Grow!! - I'm abnormal (revised) - Not a good day. - Celebration Shout Outs!! - I have a few new buddies... - "If you keep that up, your legs will get big." - 640 days of choices = 2 pull ups - I MISS BACON! My food plan for the week... - So far, so good... - Really having a hard time today. - How I stick with it when I'm not motivated... - An unusual way to spend a birthday? - I'm almost 49 years old! - Now I am a bodybuilder. - Dec 11, 2010 - Nov 27, 2010 - - Nov 22 - Oct 16, 2010 - Oct 9 - Sept 30 - Sept 18: 2 weeks to 5K and a killer workout today - Sept 7 - Aug 28 - Aug 21 - Aug 6 - July 10 - July 5