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The MONSTER

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ok it's Tuesday and although I had every intention of spending yesterday bathing in SPARK like behavior, I ended up with the PMS monster that started small and man she GREW UGLY and by the end of the day she was a raving lunatic!

I ended up on the porch with beer and burgers and no gym...

It did NOT turn out well!

Today I woke up to a new day but the PMS Monster she was NOT letting go, man that girl is a NEGATIVE NELLY who really eats at my self esteem, my positive outlook and any happy thoughts I hold. She hung on to me TIGHT all day long and by the end of today I was sooooooooooooooo DONE! I did manage to eat properly throughout the day though and not stuff my face with the nice big tupperware of chocolate chip cookies that is in the freezer.

My last client left and It was all I could do to drag my sorry miserable grumpy negative ass to the gym....BUT I DID! emoticon

I spend 85 minutes in the gym where all I did was PUSH HARD, SWEAT like a running faucet and EMPTY my mind of anything but form and pushing harder.

I can feel the monster sitting down deep but she has been push back and is at bay at the moment. I am going BACK to the gym tomorrow afternoon to do it again because I NEED It.

I Need it MENTALLY as well as Physically. I can not skip the gym, I NEED the Gym... It MUST REMAIN a part of my weekly routine at least 4 times. I MUST make the effort in order to keep sane. I really must!

  
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NYARAMULA 6/11/2014 1:33AM

    Congratulations for standing up to the monster!

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Strengthening my CORE

Monday, June 09, 2014

Happy Monday!

This week I am taking a step back and going back to baby steps. I seem to be at a plateau in my weight and can't get rid of that last 4lbs so this week I am back to recording my food, just to make sure Im eating properly and within range.

Sometimes when we are so close to our goals or have slipped from them a wee bit it is helpful to go back and start from the beginning again just to remind us of where we were and where we are supposed to be and how we got how far we have.
Sometimes we have to step back and strengthen our CORE a wee bit.

Make sense?

  
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JESUS.SAVED.ME 6/9/2014 6:37PM

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 6/9/2014 6:12PM

    Well said. You continue to be an inspiration emoticon

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GEORGE815 6/9/2014 4:06PM

    Glad you only have 4 pounds to lose.

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Don't forget your Spark

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

So... it's June, can you believe it?

Im in awe of how fast this year is whipping by all of a sudden.

I have ramped it up again in my life because god forbid I should slow down enough to enjoy it at a regular speed for too long. emoticon

I have joined Toastmasters and I am loving it. I joined because I want to do motivational public speaking so I needed a forum to get good at it in.
I have done my icebreaker, which incidentally was my "WHO AM I" blog about my inner goddess... and it went over pretty darned good I thought.
Now Im working on my second speech, "the power of words" I don't really like that title, still working on that but you get the idea.

Im have a call into SFU as you need an undergraduate degree to get into their life coaching course and I am NOT taking any more schooling just to get into that so if they decided my ECE isnt good enough then I guess I am going to be looking elsewhere for training

I'm still undecided on where I am going to take my Physical Fitness training as well, I have been looking into all kinds of options and I need to come to a decision pretty darned quick here.

the past month my fitness minutes have dwindled quite a bit as I have been focused on so many other life changes and I have MOST DEFINITELY Noticed it. AND it's not been a good thing let me tell you!

SO this week I am back on track and I am trying to make the gym a scheduled priority in my life. It is SOOO Hard to make the time to fit in my crazy workouts, but I really really need to, if I don't I have this huge fear of sliding backwards and I do NOT want that to happen EVER.

So June is about getting back to the gym and getting back on my regular fitness program! I am looking for 1000 minutes this month...
Anyone want to meet that goal with me?

Happy JUNE Fellow Sparkers! Lets not forget the Spark in the midst of all our crazy busy lives because it is just as important as the food we put in our mouths and the love we put in our hearts~!

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LIFEASMRSA 6/4/2014 9:26AM

    I heard toastmasters is a great program!! Have fun! And I know you can jump back on the fitness wagon in no time!! June is the month!! Let's goooo!!!! Woooo

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KALISWALKER 6/4/2014 12:46AM

    Congratulations on joining Toastmasters. It's a great background for any future endeavours. I look forward to seeing the educational options you find.

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Who am I?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Who am I?


Today I am going to tell you a brief story about inner change and self evolution, how I finally found my inner goddess.

All my life ever since I was a girl all I ever wanted was to be a wife and a momma , to have a big family, to have a full house. I thought about it all the time, told anyone who asked me that preverbal question that everyone asks you when youíre young.... What do you want to be when you grow up? Funny no one ever asks you WHO YOU WANT TO BE...

Turns out I was using the law of attraction back then and I didn't even know it. If you don't know what the law of attraction let me give you a quick synopsis: the theory behind it is that we create our own realities, that we attract things into our lives thru our thoughts and our feelings weather they are positive or negative.

And it is thru the laws of attraction I believe that
I got exactly what I wished for.... I have any amazing husband, who has been my best friend and tag team partner for the past 22 years, I say tag team because you need to be a pro WWF tag team always having each other's back when youíre busy raising Three amazing children! These three young people who belong to us are beginning to learn how to fly now and my house has been and is consistently full of wonderful people, family and friends that everyone brings home, we are a family of people collectors and I love that!

Now I want you to know I love my life, I have always loved my life and I have gotten out of it just what I have always wanted but jumping into marriage with someone you have only known for 6 months and then jumping again right into raising a family and all that comes with that ... along with watching my father battle cancer only to come to a horrible end can really add some stress to a girlís life, never mind all the other roles I have taken on in the past 22 years ( thatís another speech)

When you are so busy caring for everyone elseís needs I think you tend to lose WHO you are or maybe you donít lose you who you are but your WHO changes, like the butterfly.

Itís been Three years since my Dad passed away from Cancer and with his passing I had a few epiphanies about my life and I discovered that what I had always wanted out of life I already had and that it was time for change and growth, time to put those laws of attraction back into action. It was time to find out WHO I want to be when I grow up.
I wasn't sure at the time where my path was headed but I knew that a metamorphosis was about to occur within me and I couldn't put it off any longer

I started with working towards ridding myself of all the stress and anxiety was pent up inside me. You need to find release for that or else you will blow up like an unstable grenade and THAT, we'll THAT would just be messy and ugly and no one needs to see that!

What did I do? I went to the gym and I got on the treadmill and I ran like my life depended on it! Granted looking back I can giggle and know I was barely fast walking but when I started I really was running for my life! If I didn't run I was gonna loose it and well that would be another sight no one needs to see. I found some positive mantras that related to me and loaded up my iPod with the best booty moving music I could find and kept running!

I have been running full speed ahead for the past three years

Ive lost a few things in this time.. and Im happy they are lost...

65lbs of extra weight

my anxiety

my quick ability to get angry and frustrated although sometimes that tries to rear its ugly head still

I like to say that my inside and outside match now, but writing this speech I actually think they matched before too, itís just that I have evolved and grown and found that goddess within me who knows who she is and who she wants to be, I can feel her on a daily basis shinning from within and she glows and she feels good! I think she got tired of laying in wait cause she has burst through with such power I sometimes feel like a firework and that can be overwhelming for others a little bit.

My Oldest daughter has taken to calling me Inspirational Momma the past couple years and I know she is teasing me but I find it flattering. I find it motivating. I think she knows that.

I wonít say I donít get stressed about things any longer but I can say that I have been grounded by practicing the law of attraction on a daily basis, by making exercise a very high priority in my life, I practice the power of positive thinking every moment I can, I try to consciously push negative thoughts away and replace them with all things affirmative! Some days are harder than others ... but I have a great support network of family and friends for those days I need help.

I have learned how to be very good at letting things go, picking my battles, and I feel like I have a very positive outlook on life and relationships.

With all of this change in me all of a sudden I can see. I can see so many things and not just within myself but within others around me too.

Who am I?

I am Heather; I am a human being that is filled with love and positive energy that I just want to share with everyone around me. I am NOT perfect. I have bad days, and I have a story just like everyone else. I will not settle for less than happy. I love people, all of them ... Some come into my life for brief moments and others for longer and I treasure both! I want to be inspired and to inspire others on a daily basis. I want to help other people find their inner self... and to help others learn to let go and figure out what really matters to them and dig into their life with vigor and excitement, with fresh eyes.

Who am I?
I am my inner goddess and she is me thatís who I am.

  
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BYYOURGRACE 6/26/2014 2:19AM

    I'm a mom with 4 kids and I can really relate to your journey. All my dreams of love and family have come true through my faith as inspiration. I recently stumbled upon the idea of the law of attraction and started to incorporate that into my thoughts and prayers as well. I'm just starting on my spark program. My intention is 45 lbs gone by next June. I read in a book about how people defeat themselves by saying they can't lose weight after having kids. I had been telling myself this, but you are proof positive that you can! That's why I am letting you know that your story has inspired me. I am starting with walking, but I have always enjoyed running and hope to do so in the near future. Today, instead of sitting around, I took the kids to a new park. We had a blast! I also like to knit and scrapbook.

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 5/2/2014 1:32PM

    Wow Heather, thanks for sharing! Truly an inspiration for those around you and for us lucky enough to be connected to you through SP.

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ANKLLOYD 5/1/2014 1:59PM

    Thanks for a beautiful blog!! You are an inspiration to me! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

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LIFEASMRSA 5/1/2014 1:04PM

    Amazing post Heather! You are woman! let us hear your roar! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 5/1/2014 12:25PM

    You are so inspiring Heather. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. I can really relate to -

I have learned how to be very good at letting things go, picking my battles, and I feel like I have a very positive outlook on life and relationships.


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BRAINBENTT 5/1/2014 11:47AM

    You are inspirational - thank you.

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MADMANSMAMA87 5/1/2014 11:46AM

    This is so beautifully written, Heather! It got me all teary eyed!
You have done so many amazing things!
I'm so proud of you for changing your life & figuring out WHO you are!
I agree with your daughter, you ARE one Inspirational Mama!!!
Goddess On, Darling!!!

Jes

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TATTER3 5/1/2014 11:39AM

    This is wonderful!!! Great post!!!

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life's direction....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It's been awhile since I've blogged. I always have the intention of blogging on a consistent basis but then time gets away from me. I tried a video blog with my ipad but couldn't get it uploaded on here so I will have to try again a different way... seems my built in web cam just isnt working.

Ive been sick on and off for two weeks. Yesterday really took the cake though, I couldn't even move off the bed, unless of course it was to drag myself to give sacrifice to the porcelain god. Ewwwwwwwwww TMI .... I know. Sorry. emoticon

Today I am feeling better and jumping back into life as I know it, which is always crazy busy.

I am at 907 fitness minutes for the month and looking to get in just 100 more before the end of the week to meet my goal of 1000, which I think I will do as I have 3 hours of dancing this week. My Gym time however is slim pickings this week as I have a schedule that is stupid busy and new clients starting at the daycare/preschool too so looks like Friday will be my only actual gym time, which makes me sad. Such is life, I need to slow down but every time I say that I just seem to add more on my plate.

I am really wanting to work on toning my body in the next few months because for the FIRST TIME EVER, I want to be able to wear a bikini this summer. I am really considering getting 5 personal training sessions to help me out with that because I really want the definition in my belly and I am unsure how to go about that. I am 3 lbs away from my ultimate goal weight and I am sure that a few training sessions will help get there too!

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I have decided that I am going to take a Personal Fitness Training course and a Life Coaching course and that I will be working on those together as a business in the next couple of years. The Life Coach training starts in Sept and the Fitness training I THINK next April, I was just shy of getting in for this session. I am really excited about this new direction life is taking me and can't wait to help others to be excited about their lives too!

Hope your day is fabulous and filled with happiness and sunshine!
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RODGRODMEDFLOD 3/23/2014 11:40PM

    Aside from the sickness (eww), that's some fabulous stuff going on! Congrats on being so close to your ultimate goal!

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KALISWALKER 3/23/2014 3:57PM

    Heather congratulations on your fitness goals. All the best to you in your career goals too.

video blog - I couldn't load one either, if you figure it out please let me know

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PKCTTS 3/23/2014 2:17PM

    emoticon Full speed ahead! I love that you are branching out and trying new things.

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FITAT50 3/23/2014 12:55PM

    Awesome that you're not afraid to change direction and you're excited to help others! I think you will do great!

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