Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thank you all for nominating me to be a Featured Blogger and a Motivator. I can honestly say it's because of YOU! YOU all were the ones who helped me break the cycle of, "I ate one piece of candy so I might as suck all the food out of the cupboards." Another one was, "I'll start next Monday. Even though it's Tuesday, I'll start again next Monday." Once again I'd eat everything I could put in my mouth." I still have those moments, but they are few and very far in between!
I was the epitome of excuses and a junk food junkie. I really mean it when I say, "If I can do it, anyone can." So if you are new to this journey of weight loss, maintenance and getting healthy, hang in there. You are in the RIGHT place and with all of the support here . Since people are better together, !
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This week we have daily "themes" for Red Ribbon week. Yesterday was pajama day, or sweats day in my case. Today it's the 80's and I'm wearing a t-shirt that my husband wore when he was 16. No he can't wear it any longer, but I can!
Today brought back memories of being able to eat anything I want in the quantity that I wanted. Age, time and circumstances, like having kids, has a funny way of changing all that.
The journey is never ending. I've said that before, but some things can come full circle! I am now as thin as I was back then. Given the weight is not carried the same way on my body, but it's about the same amount.
I can honestly say that I'm in much better shape than I was back then. I can run for miles without stopping, do more "real" push-ups and can keep up with my kids. In some cases, go further!
The best part is that I appreciate my body now. Is it exactly what I'd like it to look like, no! However, I've learned that I will always "want to improve" how I look. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's most of us.
I appreciate how I can do more now than many people my age. I no longer make excuses why I can't lose weight, work out or maintain my weight loss. I AM DOING IT! I will continue to DO IT for the rest of my life.
I've decided that I want to "age younger" for the rest of my life! Happy moving!
Monday, October 27, 2014
I just have to post my "main art piece." This is why I didn't get a run in during the month of January. It took six sessions and about 26 hours to complete.
Yes, I surprise many people in many ways. Most don't believe I'm the age I am, that I have four kids and they are barely five years apart in age and that I have more tattoos than most would imagine. SURPRISE!
I am a walking example of don't judge a book by it's cover. At least in the summer when more skin is showing!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Here are pictures of my new ink. Both are on my left foot/ankle. The small rose was the very first professional tattoo I got over 25 years ago. We didn't touch it up since it's so old and the new ink my "blow the lines." Hopefully, it will blend a bit more once it's healed. The four flowers are my kids birth month flowers.
How ironic that I had "Blessed" put on my foot the same day that I crashed my car. I am always blessed, even when lessons need to be learned. Yes I think some things just happen, but a lesson can always be learned.
As soon as the ink heals, I WILL be out running again. I've given my body enough time and now it's time to "just do it."
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I had yesterday off due to parent teacher conferences. One good was, I went with my younger daughter on a college visit. That went well. She is still undecided where to go, but she has always wanted to be a nurse and work with kids.
Second good, I got some new ink. Three flowers added to the one on my left ankle and now I have all four of my kids birth flowers. I also added the word, "Blessed," on my left foot.
The bad was I hit a light pole in the school parking lot while picking up my daughter. I glanced over to my son's car, who was hit last week, and I didn't see the pole. I did major damage and we'll have to go through insurance. This is the sixth fender bender my family has had this year. Luckily, no one was hurt in any of them.
I am one that believes in a "higher power," angels/guides. I truly believe this was a reminder to pay attention. I had a feeling that I should have parked in the fire zone for the few minutes it would have taken to come out of school. I ignored it. This may also be a reminder to stop doubting those "gut feelings."
I also think that all of the fender benders are a way to wake my kids up and keep them attentive while they drive. Luckily, none of their accidents were there fault and again no one was hurt.
So I had lots of good yesterday and I'll make some good come out of the bad. I'm not hurt and I will pay more attention when driving!
Here's to finding good in the "bad" and learning lessons from life. Oh, and you can call me Crash!
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