Date night with my handsome hubby-feelin good!
Exterior renos to our home this fall- windows, siding, roof, covered deck- done! Landscaping-soon!
Here I am back at it, friends! We have had our last little one and I am ready to kick some butt and get myself moving and shaking to shed this weight, strengthen my body, and create a healthy example for my family.
Super excited to be on Team Tiger Monarchs for the Summer 5% Challenge!
I promise myself and my teammates to stick it through no matter what life throws at me in the next eight weeks(hello lake vacation I'm looking at you)and to help cheer everyone on in their own journeys.
I deserve the time, effort, attention and love this will take.
My goal is to get to onederland and reach 180 by the time the year is done. Its a lofty goal but it is attainable! Reach for the stars:)
I will move daily and record it here
My fitbit, zumba on the wii, walking, running with baby in the jogging stoller, and strength training with the hubby are my chosen exercises.
I am motivated by results, so I will measure myself every two to four weeks.
I will eat cleaner, following meal plans and planning ahead by shopping for recipes, on a weekly basis.
I will take a cooler with me when I go to town for groceries so I am not tempted by processed junk food. If all else fails, I will buy the salad with protein!
Strap on that fitbit, aiming for 10,000 steps per day
Do strength training with baby as weight lol
Go for walks with kids after dinner, even if just for ten minutes
My actual name is April and my daughter's name is Autumn:)
I am mom of four children
I love gardening, although I am not that good at it haha and I have finally started to compost
I love the arts-drawing, especially the human form, painting in acrylics, and sculpture, as well as photography and music.
I took a turn at design this year as we completely redid the exterior of our home, and are now finishing up the kitchen and bootroom addition. Must say, it looks fantastic! Now for landscaping
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| current weight: 230.0
H - Here we are today with a brand new slate,
A - As we look for ways to diminish our weight,
P - Positively sharing love lifting each other every day,
P - Placing them back on the path from which they did stray,
Y - Yet at the same time we re-focus our sights and unite,
N - Now we move forward with renewed resolve and delight,
E - Emerging from our cocoon of daily struggles and strife,
W - We pledge to do whatever it takes for us to live a healthier life.
Y - Yes today as we rekindle our own, and collective, Spark,
E - Every one of us working our goals toward the mark,
A - As we see the results of our efforts decrease our weight,
R - Reaching for our dreams to make our lives great!
22 days ago
Are you ready for Fall? Begin by setting your Fall goals! Set each goal to become a healthier you! Turn goals into plans! Plans into actions! Actions into achievements! Achievements into results! TOGETHER, letâ€˜s turn our SEPTEMBER goals into a "Sparktacular Success"! Sending lots of support and hugs to you. Let's cheer each other onward to make this a Sparktacular Fall!
S = Strive to achieve a combined mind, body, and soul balance each day!
E = Exhibit a Do-It-Now attitude, honoring 100% commitment!
P = Practice healthy nutrition and some fun fitness activities today!
T = Transform your roadblocks into comebacks!
E = Expect results today through positive affirmations, choices, and actions!
M = Maintain a healthy lifestyle that will stay with you and keep you going!
B = Bring out the very best in you and your abilities!
E = Energize yourself in whatever makes you happy!
R = Remember that you are indeed â€œSparktacularâ€ in every way!
144 days ago
It's Wonderful ~ Woman ~ Wednesday!
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`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸ To my very strong and powerful friend`*â€¢.Â¸`*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* reading this message right now `*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* What ever I set my mind to I can accomplish!*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* My beliefs, and willpower have brought me *â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* Right to where I find myself today.*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* Iâ€™ve made these choices and taken my actions.*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* Even when I sometimes doubted myself.*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸
*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* I may not have totally reached my goal,*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* But I am further ahead than where I was yesterday.*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* Today is a new day with new choices and actions,*â™¥`*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* And for those very reasons I will not give up!*â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸ *â™¥`*â€¢.Â¸
`*â€¢.Â¸`*â€¢.Â¸â™¥* I hope you have A Wonderful Day!`*â€¢.Â¸`*â€¢.Â¸â™¥ `*â€¢.Â¸â™¥ `*â€¢.Â¸
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Â¸Â¸.â€¢Â´Â¸.â€¢*Â¨) â™¥Â¸.â€¢*Â¨) Focus just for today, and make your choices from a place that feels right to you. Believe in yourself no matter what happens!
(Â¸.â€¢Â´ .â™¥ (Â¸.â€¢Â´ .â™¥ (Â¸.â€¢Â´Â¨`*..â€¢Â´Â¨`*â™¥ Sharon
166 days ago
Just popping in to say Hi , and hope you are doing well!
Here's one for us buddy!
Preheat the oven with lots of love,
Add plenty of time and lots of hugs,
Finally mix in some fun and plenty of giggles
That make you laugh â€˜til you sides split in half.
Bake it slowly and steadily with love and care,
And all the things you both do share,
Decorate all with an icing of trust,
For this adds sweetness, and is truly a must.
Admire its beauty and all that you feel,
Sharing emotions is what makes friendship real,
Sit down at the table and pull up a chair,
Give and take is always whatâ€™s meant to be shared.
As you taste each bite with all of its flavor,
Donâ€™t eat it so fast - its meant to be savored.
All this is necessary both present and past,
To make a friendship truly last.
168 days ago
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination.
The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
Richard M. Devos
Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog, "Starting Over Is Not A Bummer." Have a healthy weekend!
212 days ago