After completing the Crim 10 miles! :D
My sister and I on vacation this summer
Muster Mystery, April 2013, also the same day I hit 100lbs lost!
Shared Fitness Tracker
I have been working at this for a few years now but I have only been working at it diligently for the last couple. I have seen progress not only in my weight and inches lost, but also in my energy, stamina and determination. I have a new outlook on life. In 2013, I enjoyed pushing myself to try things that others said I couldn't do and I enjoyed pushing myself to work harder than I thought was possible. 2013 was the year for me to work on me. A year dedicated to showing myself how to Enjoy Life and Enjoy ME! I can honestly say that I have more days than not where I can look at myself in the mirror and see all my imperfections, but not focus on them. I can see my imperfections AND yet appreciate them because I've worked hard to get to where I am. I can see my imperfections and still know that I am beautiful...and not just on the inside, but on the outside as well! Throughout 2013 I used the phrase "Challenge Accepted" more than I ever have and so I decided that my motto for 2014 is going to be "Challenge Accepted!" I'm not going to just think it, but I'm going to say it as well. I want others to know that I may see something as a challenge, but it is still something that I plan to conquer! I will spend this year looking for new things to push myself and returning to old things that I gave up on. I'm done with letting my old mindset determine how I may or may not be able to live my life. I am a new person both mentally and physically and it is time for me to let the world get to know the new me!
Pre 2015 update and plan for the new year: 2014 was not as good as I would have liked. A lot of stressors really affected my eating habits, which in turn affected my weight. So with that being said, I am starting 2015 weighing in heavier than I have in over a year and that really sucks, but it is my reality. For Christmas I received a Garmin Vivofit and in setting that up, I created a MyFitnessPal account to link to it. So for 2015, my plan is to not only use my new Vivofit and my "old" SparkTracker to consistently check how I'm doing and give me accountability. The Vivofit even "yells" at me if I'm not moving enough...in the form of a red line that grows with more inactivity. This year I will work on remembering that I am more important than my excuses. Remembering that I am stronger than my excuses. And also remembering that my excuses won't do anything to make me happy or healthy. 2015 will be MY year.
Goal Rewards/Date Met:
175: Hair cut
145: Hair cut
135: New dress
I'm hoping to be able to also treat myself with a trip to the Philippines within a year of reaching my goal weight of 130-140. If you'd like to help fund that, just let me know! ;)
Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred
My name is Sally and I'm from Michigan. I have an elementary education degree and would like to one day take that degree to the Philippines to teach English at a Bible college.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
| Pounds lost: 87.0
..And the Grinch with his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling & puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags!
And he puzzled & puzzled til his puzzler was sore!
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before;
What if Christmas he thought doesn't come from a store?
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?
- - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas - -
I hope you are having an AMAZING Christmas season!!
Your friendship holds more value to me than any present under the tree ever could!!
Money can only buy so much but it can never buy the things in life that truly matter!!
Thank you for being one of those beautiful gifts that you can't put a price on!!
Keep on shining, sparkling, glowing - - YOU are FABULOUS!!
193 days ago
I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you are my friend and you are definitely an inspiration. I still say that we need to meet up sometime. You aren't that far away from me for crying out loud!
236 days ago
Thanks For Being SUCH a SWEET Friend!! YOU are SPOOKTACULAR, Darling!!
253 days ago
100 Reasons to Exercise Right NOW!!!
Because it makes you feel confident
Because it helps you get stronger
Because exercise helps combat depression
Because you'll feel proud of yourself
Because you have goals you want to reach
Because you'll feel bad if you don't
Because you want to move forward, not backward
Because it burns more calories than not working out
Because it improves your heart health
Because you want a great butt
Because it prevents diabetes
Because you want to be a good example to your kids
Because you want to feel good in your clothes
Because it reduces your risk of cancer
Because your body was made to move
Because you want to be an athlete
Because you want to look better
Because it lifts your mood
Because you want to stand taller
Because it reduces back pain
Because it feels good
Because it makes you feel accomplished
Because you spend most of your day on your butt
Because swimsuit season is always coming
Because strong is the new skinny
Because dieting only works so much
Because it strengthens your bones, too
Because it helps you lose weight
Because it allows you to eat more food
Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
Because it helps you de-stress
Because it's cheaper than therapy
Because you want a strong core
Because you want to take care for yourself
Because you take pride in your body
Because it strengthens your legs
Because it helps your clothes fit better
Because you want to push yourself
Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
Because moving your body feels good
Because it keeps your mind sharp
Because it helps you beat belly bloat
Because it helps you sleep better at night
Because it gives you energy
Because you want to stay healthy as you age
Because you want to look younger
Because you want toned arms
Because it improves your balance
Because it burns off last night's dessert
Because it boosts your immune system
Because sweat is sexy
Because you want to live longer
Because you want to get better at your game
Because you want to catch someone's eye
Because exercisers earn more money
Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
Because you want to shave time off your running pace
Because you want to breathe easier
Because you want to see the scale drop
Because exercise improves your sex life
Because you are worth it
Because being fit makes everything in life better
Because you promised yourself that you would
Because you deserve a better life
Because it'll help you drink more water
Because you want to do real push-ups
Because it reduces your health care costs
Because you'll miss fewer days of work
Because you want to create a new future for yourself
Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
Because you want to look and feel incredible
Because exercising can be fun
Because it'll give your skin a glow
Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
Because it reduces your blood pressure
Because you don't want to let yourself go
Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
Because it strengthens your spirit
Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
Because you'll be able to reward yourself
Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
Because you're tired of being tired
Because not working out is not going to get you very far
Because it's a great way to spend time outside
Because you made a commitment to yourself
Because you're tired of starting over
Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
Because you're not a quitter
Because it improves your cholesterol
Because it boosts your metabolism
Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
Because if you can do this, you can do anything
Because a fit body is a healthy body
Because it beats sitting on the couch
Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
Because not working out isn't working out for you
Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip
Keep Pushing For Greatness, Darling!!!
YOU are WORTH it!!!
256 days ago
Thanks for dropping by my page today, Darling!!
YOU are FABULOUS!!! :D :D :D
So glad to finally be 'Facebook Official' haha:)
274 days ago