Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jes, this blog is dedicated to you and here is the reason why. Yes, I have been on the journey for a while now and have found some success, but I still have days where life gets rough and I forget about what I have already conquered along the way. A lot has happened the last two months that has caused me a ton of stress, anxiety and frustrations. This week, I have done nothing to combat those feelings. I have given in to every craving, desire and temptation that has come my way and I'm pretty sure I've gained back all 12lbs I lost during the last 8 weeks! But when I got on SP and had the comment, shown below, on my spark page, it hit me to the core. This week I allowed myself to forget something important. I forgot that I have the ability to CHOOSE my attitude! I have he ability to decide if I'm going to respond or react. This week, I have reacted instead of responding. Thank you for reminding me to create my world because you are right, I am a role model. I have 16 4yr olds in my class that I interact with on a regular basis, on top of the 32 other 4yr olds and 10 3yr olds that I spend time with quite regularly as well! If I'm not being positive, they can tell and it affects their attitudes as if they were the ones struggling. Thank you for reminding me to choose to have a positive attitude!
Therefore, rejoice in your suffering for suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And the hope of Christ does not disappoint us!
Thank you Jes for being such an incredible encourager, motivator, supporter and friend!
Some Wednesday Wisdom
A GREAT Attitude Becomes a GREAT Day
Which Becomes a GREAT Month
Which Becomes a GREAT Year
Which Becomes a GREAT Life:)
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Always remember that you CREATE your world!
Choose to be a role model of strength, of kindness & of greatness!
Be someone that others are drawn to for all the right reasons!
Never forget that a POSITIVE attitude will ALWAYS result in a POSITIVE life!
Stay Fabulous, Darling!!!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
So tonight I went for a run and it felt so good! For anyone who has been following my story, I have really been struggling with running for well over a year now. And tonight after my run, I was disappointed in my time because I didn't think it was as good as I used to be back before my problems started...which would make sense since I haven't run as faithfully, or really much at all, in e last year and a half. But when I looked back at my MapMyRun saved workouts, this is what I saw:
Tonight: 3.13 mi in 36 min Pace: 11:32 min/mi
9/3/13: 3.1 mi in 39 min! Pace: 12:35 min/mi
5/13/13: 3.05 mi in 35:30 min Pace: 11:40 min/mi
10/17/12: 3 mi in 35:30 min Pace: 11:52 min/mi
Realizing this totally made my night!!! :D
Monday, March 31, 2014
So last night, my cousin asked me if I could come up with the words to say to his teenage foster daughter to encourage her to find some form of movement that she enjoys in order to help her out. He said that she's been commenting on how her clothes are getting tight and how she's gained about 30lbs this winter. She is 14 years old. It is such a hard time in life and she's complaining of not feeling like she's fitting in with her friends due to her size. What should I do? Should I say something or just try to invite her out to do active stuff?
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Brad : 5.13
Tom : 5.03
Ashley : 4.44
ME : 4.13
Rebecca : 2.91
Daniel : 2.41
Ron : 1.5
Stephanie : 1.19
Jeff : .67
Cynthia : .59
Alicia : .39
Woohoo!!! I'm in 4th place!! So much closer to 1st than last week...unfortunately that is also after a 6lb loss in one week! And even worse, I was doing a fruit and veggie diet for other medical reasons for the week so now I'm having to work even harder to keep that weight off as to not have to pay up with a gain his week! :/ But the good news is, I think I may be able to maintain it til Sunday, if not even lose a pound! And the best part about this blog, in my opinion, is this...
After completing Insanity, I moved on to Hip Hop Abs and now am doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and I am absolutely LOVING my muscles! I mean, I find myself checking myself out throughout the day! And I can't believe I'm even saying that!! I never in a million years thought I would be checking out my muscles. I mean, shoot, I'm enjoying my muscles more than my buff guy friends'! LOL! Ok, enough about that, I'll update you again after the next weeks weigh-in results are posted!! And as a side note, if anyone has any samples of Shakeology they would like to send my way for free, I would greatly appreciate them...and so would my diet bet! :)
Monday, March 03, 2014
Well that stunk. :/ Ok, so, Saturday, the day before weigh-in, I'm down 2lbs from last week and then I weighed in Sunday and was at +/-0 from the week before! Well I told the person in charge because I was frustrated and so we laughed about it and said I'll just have an even better # this next weigh-in. But then she texted me this morning asking if I weighed myself, which I did, and so I told her the results, -1. Lol It just blows my mind how it seems to always work like that. We'll, in case you saw my % from last week! you can see that she took my today's weigh-in for my results for this week. Lol Oh well, I'm still hoping to have an excellent # for next week because 10th place will not work for me...even though I decided I'm having to work twice as hard as everyone else since A. I'm not a man. B. I didn't just have a baby. And C. I've been on this journey for a while and have already lost 100lbs. Well poop, why didn't I think of this before I signed up?! Hmmm, we'll just have to see how things progress as the weeks continue! As launch as I want to win some money, I can honestly say as long as I end up smaller than I started, it will say this challenge was a success. So here's hoping!
In other news...in case you didn't read my blog from yesterday, I've decided to take this weeks diet at a different approach. I ate only fruits and veggies today, all day, up until after my evening workout in which I had a protein shake because I know I needed some protein and I had definitely burned more calories than I consumed. But, I will say, even though my calorie count was probably quite low, I had the most energy, throughout the entire day, than I've had in weeks! I may not keep the fruit and veggies thing up all week, it just depends on if it helps my digestive system like I'm hoping it will. I know, TMI, but I'm being completely open and honest. I don't plan on doing just a fruit and veggie diet forever cause this girl loves some meat! LOL!
And lastly, my car will be going in to the shop...drumroll please...TOMORROW!!! Woohoo!! My accident was two weeks ago today and I'm frustrated with how slowly things are moving, but it seems like I'm finally starting to get somewhere so we shall see. :)
Lastly, I finished Hip Hop Abs on Saturday so today I started Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, and I will finish it this time! I also did 60min on the stationary bike/21.7 miles! :)
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