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4 Days Til Marathon.... This One Is For My Family... My Brother Mike!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I know its been a long time since Ive blogged. Been dealing with so much from work, family and my marathon training. This might be one of my most powerful/emotional blogs to date! Hope you have a few minutes and bring some tissues this one might get a little emotional!

For quite sometime now Ive been dealing with some issues involving my brother Mike. See 8 years ago my brother was put away for alcohol and drugs. Would you know the terrible night mare is back. About a month ago my brother was arrested for drugs. Would you know he was found with the worst one on him...CRACK COCAINE! My poor mom fell to pieces. Watching her cry endless days/nights was almost too much too handle. My dad acting so numb you dont know which one was worse. Being the only one they can lean on I had to be the toughest. I cant even tell you how hard that was. Trying to work, (teaching spin & aqua and staying positive while inside my life was falling apart was truly a test), and trying to train for a marathon feeling like why should I even bother to do this? I have other issues to deal with. Wanting to run away and hide I got through some hard times.

Coming home from visits with him crying in the car, in the house, screaming in anger..Why and how Mike can you do this to this family? Your wife? Your babies? How can you let your mom just die inside? How can you steal money from our parents to pay for this addiction? Then it hit me like a ton of bricks..... the word we all know so so well... ADDICTION!

Definition is Addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. The term has been partially replaced by the word dependence for substance abuse. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors or activities. Some researchers speak of two types of addictions: substance addictions (for example, alcoholism, drug abuse, and smoking); and process addictions (for example, gambling, spending, shopping, eating, and sexual activity). There is a growing recognition that many addicts, such as polydrug abusers, are addicted to more than one substance or process.

OMG.. how can I be so judgemental? how can I curse him out inside? He was not alone.... I had this terrible addiction too... except I had the FOOD ADDICTION. I would hide food and eat in my car, my room, my home. To the point where I was gonna puke! He was no different only in the sense his addiction could harm others and was illegal! He would hide the drugs/alcohol... do them in his car, his room, his home! We kinda had the same thing going on. I was hurting myself so badly to where I ballooned up to almost 300 pounds.... I was causing so much health issues being the yo-yo dieter. Telling myself and others I was gonna change I was going to loose the weight. Only to fail! What a failure as he felt. He would stop and then days would go bye and there he was repeating the whole cycle over and over again. As I talk to him on a weekly basis I tell him as I tell you... Only YOU can change only YOU can choose your path in life. You have to live for YOU and when the mind switch happens everything in life does too. So I pray Mike will have the mind switch like me and he will want to change for himself and his precious babies. Each day is a struggle. Take it one day at a time. As I do.

So in 4 days I leave for Baltimore, Maryland to set out on my biggest dream/goal ever. Running my first ever FULL MARATHON! As I get tired and want to stop whether it be Mile 21 or whatever mile it is, I think to myself this race is for my family... My brother Mike! I have to finish for me and my family!! So Lord Jesus thanks for giving me and my family the strength to get through this trying time in our lives and for keeping my strong and for the unbelievable STRENGTH!

I LOVE YOU MIKE!! Get Well Soon and Come Home Soon!




  
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BEACHGIRL76 12/18/2010 9:22AM

    How did your marathon go? :)

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DBFBILLY 10/6/2010 6:23PM

    I am soo sorry you are going through this..you are right, it is an addiction, a terrible addiction that takes over their mindset..My husband was addicted to prescription drugs..he got addicted over the years with all his medical problems and it's awful for everyone involved, but you are SOOO RIGHT., until they make that mind switch, there is NOTHING, NOTHING, you can say or do.., it is a helpless feeling, and then picking up the pieces takes a toll on you, and being strong takes its toll..I know, I did it for years...but, i ADMIRE YOU emoticon for doing what you are doing, and running your race emoticon emoticon and taking care of yoursef in a POSTIVE, HEALTHY way...and yes, i've noticed you haven't blogged and wondered what happened..Keep us posted on Mike and your Marathon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KROLES55 10/8/2009 10:27PM

    Much success to you with the Marathon. I'm from Baltimore and I will be watching the race on TV..Look forward to hearing you did

Karen

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KROLES55 10/8/2009 10:26PM

    Take one day at a time..You & your brothers are in my prayers. I live in Balto and will be watching the race on Saturday morning on tv..Much success to you..Can' wait to hear how you did.

Karen

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SURFIE 10/7/2009 1:29PM

    This was a very good blog. I'm glad you were able to find an understanding for your brother's problems that helps you to cope and be better able to be there for him. I'll be praying for him and for your family.
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ESBELL 10/7/2009 11:24AM

    You are in a difficult spot right now - wanting to help Mike, but not feeding into his self destructive behavior. Prayers for you and your family that he can find the help he needs to conquer his demons.

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SURLYGIRL 10/6/2009 11:27PM

    What a difficult situation - sad and heartbreaking. Your family is lucky to have you - you're an amazing individual Kimmie. I will keep your family - especially Mike - in my prayers.

Best of luck with your marathon. You've worked hard for this moment, so be in the moment. Focus on yourself and your journey.

Be safe - Be well

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SWEETZMIX 10/6/2009 5:23PM

    Hey Sis, sorry to hear about what you have been going through. It seems we all have our issues right now. You know, your brother will be OK. It can be hard, but if you don't have faith than what do you have. I once read something this woman said, she was once addicted to drugs....she said, no matter how long you have been clean you will always be an addict. The temptation will always be there. And that scares me. Ok that is not word from work, but you get the point of it. We can too relate, because once you have been addicted to your vice even when you quit and become clean the temptation never leaves your brain, it just makes it even harder. Stay strong & good luck on the race. I like Maryland a lot! Stop by the huge ESPN center by the water.

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PUMPKINFACE73 10/6/2009 5:13PM

    Hey Sistah, I am so sorry that Mike is going through this and you are there to pick up the pieces. You are one of the strongest women I know and ViVi, Bubba, Mom and Dad are so luck to have you, you are everyone's rock...so proud to call you my friend.

Hold your head high sistah, you conquered your addiction, look at you....YOU are going to do a Marathon...not many people can say that sistah. Be proud, stand tall (ok you are already super tall so bad choice of words there...hee hee)

I wanted to surprise you and come to the marathon, been trying my best to find a way to get there, not looking good...I love you so much...give my love to everyone xoxo



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JEM0622 10/6/2009 4:53PM

    Addiction is a very tough thing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I live just outside of Baltimore and know of a couple other folks doing this event. Best wishes to you! I know you will do GREAT! ~julie

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MBSHAZZER 10/6/2009 4:30PM

    Kimmie, I am so sorry your family is dealing with this demon. They are lucky to have you to lean on. It's so great that you can EMPATHIZE with your brother and his addiction, because you are so right... you had an addiction as well. You will be a wonderful resource for him.

I thought your first marathon was in January?! I am SOOOO excited for you - in fact, I was thinking of you this weekend as I was running... YOU, yes YOU, inspired me to a) try spinning (I love it!) and b) SIGN UP FOR MY FIRST FULL MARATHON!!! Yes, that's right, I thought to myself, self, Kimmie is running a full marathon, you can, too! So thanks for that, and GOOD LUCK IN MD!!! I can't wait to read your race report!

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JLR7_18 10/6/2009 4:06PM

    Kimmie,
I will be thinking about you as you go through these struggles. You are a very wise and strong woman. It is SO devastating for everyone involved, isn't it. BTDT myself. And I am sure food is one of my addictions too (my "medication")

I hope you have safe travels and a smooth course through the marathon (and nice COOL weather :o) )

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JOanne (CS Sparkers)

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BELG64 10/6/2009 4:05PM

    You are right about both you and your brother having an addiction. But you chose to do something about it! Good luck to you with your marathon and good luck to your brother in battling this addiction!

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4 Days Til Marathon.... This One Is For My Family... My Brother Mike!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I know its been a long time since Ive blogged. Been dealing with so much from work, family and my marathon training. This might be one of my most powerful/emotional blogs to date! Hope you have a few minutes and bring some tissues this one might get a little emotional!

For quite sometime now Ive been dealing with some issues involving my brother Mike. See 8 years ago my brother was put away for alcohol and drugs. Would you know the terrible night mare is back. About a month ago my brother was arrested for drugs. Would you know he was found with the worst one on him...CRACK COCAINE! My poor mom fell to pieces. Watching her cry endless days/nights was almost too much too handle. My dad acting so numb you dont know which one was worse. Being the only one they can lean on I had to be the toughest. I cant even tell you how hard that was. Trying to work, (teaching spin & aqua and staying positive while inside my life was falling apart was truly a test), and trying to train for a marathon feeling like why should I even bother to do this? I have other issues to deal with. Wanting to run away and hide I got through some hard times.

Coming home from visits with him crying in the car, in the house, screaming in anger..Why and how Mike can you do this to this family? Your wife? Your babies? How can you let your mom just die inside? How can you steal money from our parents to pay for this addiction? Then it hit me like a ton of bricks..... the word we all know so so well... ADDICTION!

Definition is Addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. The term has been partially replaced by the word dependence for substance abuse. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors or activities. Some researchers speak of two types of addictions: substance addictions (for example, alcoholism, drug abuse, and smoking); and process addictions (for example, gambling, spending, shopping, eating, and sexual activity). There is a growing recognition that many addicts, such as polydrug abusers, are addicted to more than one substance or process.

OMG.. how can I be so judgemental? how can I curse him out inside? He was not alone.... I had this terrible addiction too... except I had the FOOD ADDICTION. I would hide food and eat in my car, my room, my home. To the point where I was gonna puke! He was no different only in the sense his addiction could harm others and was illegal! He would hide the drugs/alcohol... do them in his car, his room, his home! We kinda had the same thing going on. I was hurting myself so badly to where I ballooned up to almost 300 pounds.... I was causing so much health issues being the yo-yo dieter. Telling myself and others I was gonna change I was going to loose the weight. Only to fail! What a failure as he felt. He would stop and then days would go bye and there he was repeating the whole cycle over and over again. As I talk to him on a weekly basis I tell him as I tell you... Only YOU can change only YOU can choose your path in life. You have to live for YOU and when the mind switch happens everything in life does too. So I pray Mike will have the mind switch like me and he will want to change for himself and his precious babies. Each day is a struggle. Take it one day at a time. As I do.

So in 4 days I leave for Baltimore, Maryland to set out on my biggest dream/goal ever. Running my first ever FULL MARATHON! As I get tired and want to stop whether it be Mile 21 or whatever mile it is, I think to myself this race is for my family... My brother Mike! I have to finish for me and my family!! So Lord Jesus thanks for giving me and my family the strength to get through this trying time in our lives and for keeping my strong and for the unbelievable STRENGTH!

I LOVE YOU MIKE!! Get Well Soon and Come Home Soon!




  
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LASECORD20 2/20/2010 11:30PM

    I don't know you, but I am so sorry for the pain that is going on in your family. I choose to believe with you that he will find his own healing, that he will have his moment like you did and that he will turn around. You are such an inspiration and I am so thankful to hear about how you ran even though this was going on. You are amazing! I want to be where you are by next year.
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As The Jefferson's say.. I'm MOVING ON UP!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Well I will make this short & sweet since some of my blogs are so long... I went for a job audition at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft Lauderdale. I had to teach a Spin Class at 9:30. After what happened to me at 24 Hour Fitness I was not allowing anything to go wrong. Don't get me wrong I love 24 now just that lady was over the top!! I arrived at 9:00 to get everything together and get familiarized with their setup. As the members & guest entered it was a totally different atmosphere. People were so nice the hotel was the BOMB! My fitness supervisor took the class with everybody. Long story short at the end of class everyone said they loved it including him. He took all my information and started processing my paperwork. Told me I will be hearing from him within a week to setup my schedule. I was FREAKING OUT!! This went so much easier than I thought! I would like to say thank you very much to my special friend Netta... (09ISMINE2SHINE) She works as a massage therapist and told me about the job opening! I LOVE YOU GIRL!! Thanks so much for looking out for me... Now I got 2 gigs as a Spin Instructor... I truly feel honored... Like I said before I'm like the Jefferson's..Moving on up! I so love going to work each & everyday! Never thought those words would come out of this mouth!!

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IWANT2LOVEME4ME 7/21/2009 6:39PM

    YAY! So proud of you..did you start working yet or substituting yet? I havent been to spin in 3 weeks, Jeanne left so I am wondering if they gonna put you on now for 6pm, gives me a reason to come back to spin..lol

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SURFIE 6/24/2009 8:40PM

    Wow, Kimmie, that is so excellent! Congratulations!!

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SURLYGIRL 6/23/2009 6:17PM

    So in a weird kinda way, the mean b!%@& at 24 is responsible for you upgrading your spin music and routine which enabled you to get this great new gig! We can all take a lesson from this, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade! Kimmie you Rock - I mean SPIN - Girl.
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SWEETZMIX 6/23/2009 4:59PM

    emoticon You are moving on up!! That is pretty awesome you were able to get that job!! And what is better than waking up loving your job every single day!!

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MBSHAZZER 6/23/2009 4:52PM

    AWESOME! I am so happy for you! You totally rock! I wish my parents were local... my mom just took her first spin class and loved it! If she lived here, I would send her to your class! CONGRATULATIONS!

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DRADISCH 6/23/2009 4:30PM

    You go Girl!!!
You are doing great

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You Spin Me Right Round Baby.. Right Round!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Well here I sit again writing to you about another event that occurred during my weight loss journey. As some of you who know me know that I recently became a Spin & Aqua Instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Would I think I would be writing this 18 months ago... heck no! I am truly blessed with what the man upstairs has done for me

Well May 5th was my first Aqua class and it went amazing. The people welcomed me with open arms. I was so nervous but then when am I not. I teach "on deck" while the students are in the water. That way everyone can see what I am doing and I can watch everyone in case of anything. Needless to say they loved my music and me and thought I gave them a hard workout. Did I mention I was soaked with sweat from head to toe but then again I burned 523 calories.. yippee! I sub in other cities as well and they even said can we keep you as a teacher so that really helped... I knew then that I was meant to do this...

Well as for "spinning" I don't have my set class right now so I sub alot. Tuesday May 26th was my first class of spin and I went in the room setting up my bike and the music and then the unthinkable happens....
This voice comes out of nowhere... excuse me she says.."are you the teacher tonight?" I reply yes my name is Kimmie how are you? She nasty says.. where is the teacher why are you here? Why does the gym do this and not tell us ahead of time? I thought to myself are you kidding me this lady is worried about a sub? You came all the way here for a workout why do you care about who is teaching and why cant you give me the benefit of the doubt?
So she was pissed from the get go. I introduced myself to the class turned the music up and started the workout... My mom in the back row like a good mother kept her mouth shut but by the looks of it I thought she was gonna tell the lady off. We were jamming out doing jumps Britney Spears playing everything going fine... I was as nervous as they come.... the room packed every bike taken and all of this sudden this lady screams out... YOU SUCK AND YOUR MUSIC SUCKS! Can you say I wanted to DIE!! Every eye in the room on me.. my first day teaching I wanted to jump off the bike and just cry! I actually was crying inside! My poor mom in the back row holding her hands together like she was praying mouthing the words keep going Kimmie hold it together.... How embarrassing huh? I even have a tear coming down my face now as I'm writing thisto you... just thinking of that moment! Well as you know I held it together not very enthusiastic but I held my own. That was the longest 60 minutes of my entire life. As I ended the cool down I couldn't take it anymore I thanked everyone for coming and then I just told the whole class this was my first class and 18 months ago I weighed in at almost 300 pounds and to think I could be an instructor is truly overwhelming. Wow how I got the whole class attention. They told me I did fine to ignore her and just be more energetic but they understood you cant be like that when someone does that to you. So I hugged mom goodbye and got in my car and just balled my eyes out. Praying to God how could this of happen to me. I work so hard at my job to make sure the music and everything is fine. I wanted to give up but then something came over me. I went home showered and got on the computer and redid my play list. Went to the gym the next 4 days and practice and practiced in the spin room by myself. Countless hours.... I had a new class the following Monday morning at 9am. I was ready I was going to be "ME" and bring it! Class started everyone was happy in a good mood... during the workout they were whistling and hollering having a great time. When I finished 2 MEN came up to me and said that was the best spin class they have ever been too... My heart filled with complete happiness.. Everyone clapped said I was awesome they loved my music! After everyone left I cleaned up room and tears were flowing...
My point to this story is no matter how hard life is and how many times we get hit with the unthinkable.. just rise above it and keep going!! I could have easily quit and gave up and never subbed again but I knew deep down I was better than that I have what it takes... and I am by no means a QUITTER..... I've proved that with 130 pounds GONE!! If you set your mind to it its amazing what you can OVERCOME!! I TRULY BELIEVE IT! Now its my time to pay it forward and help others who feel they can not achieve something as hard as weight loss or even a workout!!
I absolutely love my job and hope I will touch at least one person in the spin room or the pool or wherever it may be! NEVER GIVE UP!!!

I love spinning!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog I truly grateful!!

  
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LASECORD20 2/20/2010 11:36PM

    Next time, just own that moment like you have owned your body. My first week as a teacher, one of my students threw a desk at me and called me all sorts of unmentionable things. After a year of this kind of crazy meanness I thought I would never ever teach again, but I have found such joy in teaching throughout the past year. You rock! Anybody that reads your blog or your inspirational story knows that you rock and she should have been put in her place! Next time, just tell someone like that, the door is right there and they have a choice! Don't let other people bring you down when you have worked so hard to exceed. emoticon

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JBMT08 8/11/2009 2:16PM

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! That lady is a miserable woman who cant even begin to measure up to your awesomeness!!!! WOO HOO!!! I wish I were closer so I can take one of your SPIN classes! emoticon

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TALENTEDNITA 7/5/2009 5:09PM

  all i want to say is...always put God 1st he will take you places you never ever dreamed of!
You are sooo strong and what don't kill you can only make you stronger! 4get dat mean lady...what goes around comes back around!
Keep it up Kimmie!

God Bless u ; - )

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JUDE-E911 6/29/2009 4:32AM

    Wow you are one tough cookie-(sorry carrot)!!! I am proud of you! Geesh, you ever wonder how such mean people get that way? How does ones heart turn to steel??? I am so glad you made it through it, my heart aches for you just thinking how you must of felt in that moment...People are cruel, selfish, and immature. To think I have talks with my 9 year old everyday about the way little girls act to each other,,,,and some never grow up!!! But to think you made it through, never gave up and kept pushing is awesome!! So glad your mom was there for you as well, your so lucky and she is so lucky to have such an amazing daughter!

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_BECA_ 6/16/2009 3:07AM

    You said if you could only touch one person I think you have touched many of us it is truly amazing that you prevailed with someone being so mean I think people like that are just miserable people so they really have to take out there misery on others which sucks!
I too wanted to cry with you when I read your blog but you are a strong person and have come such a long way and even when you were faced with a rude loud mouth you won.
Way to go teach that class and never stop doing the work that you love to do and always remember where you have came from and don't look back.

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ANGEL_NOOK 6/15/2009 7:30PM

  Wow! Thanks so much for writing this! I've recently rejoined SP for the 3rd time in 2 years. I know the reason I keep coming back is because I'm not a quitter. Way to go for not giving up!

Angela

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SURLYGIRL 6/14/2009 10:48AM

    You are truly amazing Kimmie! You took that experience of hurt and pain and turned it into a personal triumph. You are such an inspiration and an example of forging ahead and pushing through. I will be joining 24Fitness within the next few weeks and I hope to catch you there one day. Costco has a deal for members - $299 - 2years at 24Hour. Don't be surprised when someone comes up to you in the gym and says " Hi Kimmie - I'm SurlyGirl"

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PUMPKINFACE73 6/13/2009 9:35PM

    you make me smile and keep on pushing...love your blog, and you are so much better than that miserable woman...I am proud of you, love ya sistah xoxo

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JLR7_18 6/13/2009 9:05PM

    HOPEFULLY she stuck around long enough to hear what you said at the end of your class and saw other people being supportive. That ought to be enough to make her feel ashamed!! On the other hand, if she's ignorant enough to do what she did.... the most important thing.... you came out on TOP!! I hope it reinforces for you what a 'superwoman' you really are (and I'm not just talking about muscles!!)
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RINSKY3 6/11/2009 1:21PM

    You're AWESOME! I'm glad you kept at it =) Some ppl just are rude, and dont realize how hard it is to be at the front of that room. Keep going, you inspire me! I wish I could take your class.

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ANGELGRLKAS29 6/11/2009 11:35AM

    HUGS!!! I HATE mean people. IF it ever happens again (I hope it doesn't), you should walk up to the person and say something like I'm sorry you're having a bad day, but that gives you no right to take it out on me...and be totally sweet about it so s/he feels like an ass! Kill them with kindness! Although, sometimes, my anger gets the better of me and if someone would say something like that to me, I'd have some kind of smart remark in return...but I'm hot-headed! LOL Just remember, Misery loves company...

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HATE2BFAT 6/11/2009 7:44AM

    Wow...even after I told you earlier that not much surprises me any more with people... You proved me wrong.. It is good that you didn't cry up there and not get rude with her either.. You are too good of a person.. You have come so far and have so much to be thankful for.. She was just being a old grumpy mean woman... I see how it could have hurt.. but everything happens for a reason.. that moment made you that much stronger... We have daily struggles that get in our way that we have to overcome...and sometimes it's so hard that you don't want to keep going but you do.. And that is what makes the difference between you and that woman..
Enough about her!!!!
YOU are a beautiful, outgoing, caring, accomplished, and determined woman.. Don't forget that and keep on smiling and being you..
Those guys that came up after your next class proved that to you...
DON'T STOP BEING YOU!

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Hopefully I can come meet you soon and take one of your classes!!

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ENQUIZITIV1 6/10/2009 6:42PM

  That lady was an ass! It was good that you were able to take the constructive criticism from others (and not so constructive) and improve your class. Great job!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 6/10/2009 5:47PM

    I can't believe that woman. I guess I would of said - well no one is making you stay here. I am so glad you have the heart of warrior and you went back and showed them the real you...and guess what they loved you.

Congrats.

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SURFIE 6/10/2009 3:40PM

    What a horrible woman! I have a feeling she would have made the same comments no matter WHAT playlist you used. As you said, she started off with a bad attitude, so she wasn't going to eat crow and admit that you are an awesome teacher. Some people just do NOT do well with change either (myself included oftentimes!), unless they initiate the change themselves. I am so proud of you for keeping your cool and finishing the class, and even more proud for finding a positive way to use the experience to your benefit. But I've gotta say, you've made me super curious what your first playlist was and what your second playlist was! I've never taken a Spin class, but I've wanted to. I would certainly sign up for your class if I lived in your area! I'm always inspired by your blogs and stories, and I'm sure you are a fantastic teacher. And congratulations on the great Aqua class too! Keep up all the great work!!!

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NAENAE1213 6/10/2009 3:39PM

    You ROCK! Not only did you NOT give up....you used her negative energy to push you onward and to make things even better! That is awesome!

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NYCOLA44 6/10/2009 3:30PM

    It's amazing to me how awful people can be. Kudos for pressing through the class and not letting her hurtful words get to you. Your weightloss accomplishments are amazing, and the fact that you are helping others reach their goals is more admirable. Shame on her...but what goes around comes around she will get what coming to her . Continue to press on, and just know all of SP gives you a round of applause for your progress up to now. You are awesome, Good Luck!

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CILLA0025 6/10/2009 3:00PM

    Kimmie honey....remember you can please some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time. Don't waste any more precious energy thinking about that horrible hater!!! Love ya girl!!! You rock!!!!

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BELG64 6/10/2009 2:56PM

    What a witch with a capital B in front of it!!!! I want to come to one of your classes!!!! How about sharing some of your music list, I need some good upbeat music for my 5K on Saturday.

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ANEPANALIPTI 6/10/2009 2:55PM

    What a great blog!!!! You = AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

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SWEETZMIX 6/10/2009 2:47PM

    Kimmie--what can I say? That girl was being stank and that is not the way you act. Even if you don't like the fact your regular instructor is not there doesn't mean you can act rude. Obviously no home training. I am glad u didn't give up, everyone is not going to like all your music all the time. All you can do is try your best and you see when you did that...everyone LOVED the class. You are right, we should never give up else we will never know what we can truly achieve!!


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MBSHAZZER 6/10/2009 2:34PM

    Kimmie, I am so sorry that you had an obnoxious person in your class. If I had been there, I would have told her off! And maybe beaten her up,too! :) I'm glad your next class was better and that you are enjoying the teaching. I KNOW you are a true inspiration to your students!

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BUMBLEBEERN 6/10/2009 2:34PM

    Sounds like your heckler was just an unhappy soul... I mean really -- who would act like that? If you or I thought someone was so absolutely horrible, we probably wouldn't yell out like she did.

Sorry she rained on your parade but it sounds like you did great!

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Full Marathon Here I Come.... OMG!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

OMG... I must be crazy!! I went online to register for my second 1/2 Marathon in Disney World in January and it was all full. I panicked how can this be its 8 months away. How can all these people already registered?? So not fair.. then my mind starting talking to me and I swear the man upstairs does things in the wildest ways. I just peeked at the FULL MARATHON and would you know it was only 50% full. I though could I do this, am I strong enough, will I make the whole marathon?? Then I saw the Biggest Loser 2 weeks ago and all 4 contestants did a full marathon. I CAN DO THIS I thought to myself. I called daddy of course and he says just do it.. You have accomplished everything but a full whats holding you back?? He even paid for it as an early birthday gift. Well its official I hit the confirm button on the screen and would you know Kimmie is running a FULL MARATHON Sunday January 10th 2010 at 5:50am. OMG I have my work cut out for me. I better tie up those shoes and hit the pavement... cause here I come!!!

All the things Ive accomplished in a little over a year:
130 pounds LOST!!
10...5KS
2..10Ks
Triathlon
1/2 Marathon....

One thing left My Full Marathon.. HERE I COME MICKEY MOUSE!! SO EXCITED!!! THIS ONE IS FOR YOU DADDY!!!

  
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RUNNINGMAMA4 9/24/2009 2:33PM

    This is my DREAM i want to run this marathon someday !

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SCRAPCHICKSROCK 6/10/2009 7:39AM

    Good girl for signing up for a marathon. You can do it!

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GREEN-ACRES 5/19/2009 9:57PM

    You can do it. I'm rooting for you!!

Rhonda

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RUSSELLORAMA 5/16/2009 4:19PM

    emoticon That would be amazing to complete a race in one of my favorite places on earth! I wish you nothing but the best of luck. Your progress is definitely inspiring me today!

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TAMMIE1006 5/16/2009 2:02PM

    awesome ~ sometimes we need a little 'push' to make ourselves go farther than we've ever gone before......you'll do great!!

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SURLYGIRL 5/16/2009 10:28AM

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Keep striving for more Kimmie. You're awesome!

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ANG76H 5/15/2009 1:14PM

  Congrats on your upcoming marathon. I just read that Helen from the Biggest Loser is going to be running the Disney marathon too. I couldn't believe it when they ran one on the show, it made think, okay Angela you can do this too! ;)

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/15/2009 5:47AM

    How exciting for you. The full Marathon was full as of 2 weeks ago, they must of just increased it again. You can do it. I am doing the half that weekend, my first.

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IWANT2LOVEME4ME 5/14/2009 9:22PM

    emoticon You can do it Kimmie!! You are stronger than you think you are...I know you will do well...Susie will get you ready for sure!! emoticon

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ZORAHGAIL 5/14/2009 5:37PM

    Wow, congrats!

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TRECECOOKS 5/14/2009 4:09PM

    I am SO proud of you, Kimmie!! You can so totally ROCK this!! God bless, honey!

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ELFITZPA 5/14/2009 2:25PM

    AWESOME!! Congrats on signing up. I've heard that's a VERY first-timer friendly course with very little in the way of hills, so you can just focus on the distance. You've got PLENTY of time to train and I think you're going to have a blast!!!

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SURFIE 5/14/2009 2:06PM

    KIMMIE!!! You are amazing! I'm SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED FOR YOU! This is fantastic. You will do so well, I just know it. And like you said, it's 8 months away, so you have plenty of time to train. I'm all giddy just thinking about it. The very first race I ever did was a full marathon! Of course I only walked since I'm not a runner yet, but it was still quite an amazing feat. I've always wanted to do the Disney marathon or half marathon. They have the BEST medals. You are such an incredible inspiration to me. Racing is one of the things I like to imagine myself doing a lot. It's one of my goals and one of the things that keeps me going. So far I've walked a full and a half marathon, and I've got my first 5K at the end of the month. (I'm going backwards, apparently!) I can't wait to hear your report after you run your full marathon! You'll have to make a vacation out of it and treat yourself to a few days at the parks to play after you're done. You'll have certainly earned it. YOU GO GIRL!!!

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SWEETZMIX 5/14/2009 1:48PM

    emoticon emoticon You are going to do great Kimmie. Your dad is right!! You did almost everything else, why not add a full marathon to your list of accomplishments!

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JERIBERI1 5/14/2009 1:28PM

    You can definitely do it!!! My one-year running anniversary is this month, and on April 25th I ran my first full.
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ITALIANLADY247 5/14/2009 1:12PM

    Congratulations! You will do great. emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 5/14/2009 1:10PM

    You can totally do it! No problem for you! I am so excited for you!

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SHORTY20 5/14/2009 12:51PM

    Awesome, good for you!

I'm still comtemplating my first full. I just finished my first half two weeks ago, but the thought of the full is on my mind. There is one in November that would be "the one" if I decide to do it! Maybe I should just suck it up and register, then I wouldn't think about it too much!

Good luck w/ your training, and congrats on everything that you've accomplished so far! emoticon

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CHALLENGE130!! 5/14/2009 12:39PM

    Just going through the recent blogs and came across yours. Awesome job on everything that you have accomplished! My DD is signed up for the 1/2 Marathon in January (sorry, but it is through her High school) and I am sooo jealous! How dare she go to sunny Florida without me! Good luck on the FULL!! WOW!! emoticon

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HATE2BFAT 5/14/2009 12:07PM

    WOW.. thats great.. Congratulations... There was a reason for the half marathon to be full.. Because you can do the Marathon.. I have no doubts.. You have accomplished so much...
Good luck and I know it is a few months away.. HAVE FUN !!!!!!!!!!!
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