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Zumba and Avon

Monday, February 21, 2011

I went to zumba yesterday and I am still good today! I think I will go tomorrow! And what does this have to do with Avon? Absolutely NOTHING, but I had a lady stop in the store last week and I signed up to sell Avon. You can even buy from me if you live 1000 miles away AND I need the income since hubby was officially laid off and we CAN'T Live off the store if we want it to succeed, so feel free to buy something from me and recommend me to all your friends!

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ANG14FAN 2/22/2011 12:43PM

    WOOO HOOOO ! I sold Avon years ago but I like how now you can do the online things and get orders from friends and family in other areas. When I get some money I will have to order from you. We are on this major get out of debt plan now nad have 0 left over at the end of the month. DO you have your online set yet? PM me with the link if you do :-) Best wishes on the new venture. I would totally set it up in your store (I see people do it everywhere)

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JELLI-LEAN 2/22/2011 12:06PM

    Hmmmmm ..........................Zumba and Avon...what a title!

Haven't thought of Avon in years, will have to check it out, is the catalog online?

Sorry to hear Steve lost his job! How about that studio above the store weren't you thinking of using that for a fitness studio?

{{Hugs}} ~ Janel :)

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JEWELS571 2/22/2011 11:10AM

    Yes, there is, not a bad idea either!

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IUHRYTR 2/22/2011 12:02AM

    Nothing wrong with initiative. An idea, is there space in the store that could be used for personal safety seminars or something during down times? May draw people inside who become customers. -- Lou

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Don' tbring me weakness!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

So the owner of our local pizzaria brought us a pizza friday at the store, for free, and I ate!! It was soooo good! My one slip for the week, aside from that I was right on track all week. Today due to reading a blog by Hilary and the warmth of the sunshine, I got out and walked. It was only 37 minutes, but hey I did it! I even walked to the cemetary which includes a big hill. I am sure my butt will thank me tomorrow!

My shoulder/back/neck are feeling pretty good so I'm gonna ask my chiro what he thinks about zumba. He has a herniated disk and is training for a marathon, so I know he encourages staying active. Wish me luck!!

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BIKERBABYZ 2/18/2011 12:11PM

    I am sooo a sucka for pizza, and FREE pizza!?!? Oh boy, that just sounds like a disaster situation for me!

The walk definitely balances out the pizza!

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 2/18/2011 11:54AM

    Ohhhhh Pizza!!! LOL Great job on the walking my friend--keep up the great work!!

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HILARY26 2/16/2011 12:55PM

    great job on the walk!!! its difficult to feel motivated% when you are not 100%. i feel you on the pizza....yum...i could eat pizza about once a week! when i do i just do thin crust and load up on veggies and pineapple :) thank you for your comments on my blog as so glad to be back and to have great friends like you to keep me going. WE ARE AWESOME emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 2/14/2011 8:35PM

    So you were 6-1 on slipups for the week? Pretty good. And emoticon on the walk. -- Lou

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NWGARDENGIRL 2/13/2011 5:31PM

    The walk certainly seems to be the answer for anyone with any back problems.
My daughter has had a disc removed, has one that is herniated and is training for a marathon as well!

When I want pizza I get a Lean Cusine or WW Smart Ones single serving but it's not like getting one from a pizza place!

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Two weeks ago, big brick wall!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ahhhhhhh and I was doing so well! Two weeks ago from yesterday, I bent over to pick something up at the store and felt a pulling in my back between my scapula and spine. I went to zumba that evening only to discover that the pain was more than annoying and I spent a good deal of the class modifying and massaging the area. At the end of class I gave up early! I have NEVER done that before! For a straight week it got worse and worse. I was using a TENS and icing everynight, but it only got more and more painful until I felt like I was having spasms. Bending and lifting even just knives to show customers made me cringe. I called last monday morning for an appointment with my chiro, who I hadn't need to go to for 5 years! He diagnosed me with a herniated disk which he said he would treat unless he determined I needed more that chiropractic manipulation, etc. I could tell a huge difference after only one appointment. My 3rd being today, I complained of that same pulling feeling when I try to bend to pick things up and how I immediately protect my left arm and lift only with my right now. He checked my rotator cuff and messed around my shoulder and arm until he found a very painful and huge knot of muscle. He sent me over to his PT who worked it out really good. Ten minutes on the TENS (stimulator) then 20 on some kind of roller thing that runs along your spine (sooooo nice!)

I haven't touched the scales! I have not been tracking because I couldn't sit, too painful! Could not zumba, way too painful. Could not walk (jarring painful!) Last week I was tore up with a cold or flu for 5 days straight! Never missed opening the store though, through all of this! My middle is looking and feeling a little heavy, but I am doing better on the eating front since I can actually sit for some time now! I am hoping by thursday I will feel more like zumba! I bought Dance of the inches Cardio Hip Hop at Walmart, will see how I do at it tomorrow and go from there!

Thanks for the goodies and concerned messages! I hate being away!! Love you all!

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 2/12/2011 12:20PM

    Be careful and don't push it!!

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JELLI-LEAN 2/9/2011 10:31AM

    Julie~ I was going to ask the same thing that G9Fire asked you....what does your Chiro think of you going to Zumba, is he in favor of that? {[Hugs]]

I know what you mean about being sick and not feeling well and still going to work. I am fighting a cold or some kind of head virus right now and I have been to work...urggghhh! But, can't afford missing the money at this time.

Is Steve still with the Sheriffs department or did he get laid off? I've been thinking of your too a lot lately! Hugs and Prayers!!

{{{Hugs}}} ~ Janel :)

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G9FIRE 2/9/2011 1:17AM

    I am so glad you went to your chiropractor instead of getting surgery or something like that. You are a wise woman and very blessed to have a good chiro. I love my chiropractor! Every once in a while I pull something out of place when working out and she puts it right back in place. Maybe you should stay away from working out a little longer. What does your chiro think about working out so soon? I don't want you to get re-injurred. I'll keep praying for you and am so glad that you are okay.

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IUHRYTR 2/8/2011 11:18PM

    That's happy news that you found out what was wrong and are responding to treatment. Hoping all gets better and that the business continues to prosper. -- Lou

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New glass cases and pics to follow..

Monday, January 17, 2011

I am not sure how, but I have already run out of room in my glass cases and as luck would have it we found 2 6 foot ones on craigs list for $150. Tonight we painted, tomorrow we will set up the displays and hopefully the whole thing will inspire sales! Friday and Saturday were good days so it certainly helped make up for a slow couple of days! Have a great week all!

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PACKY62 1/20/2011 7:19PM

    great i wish the best for you

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IUHRYTR 1/17/2011 7:47AM

    It took me a second to realize you were not talking about eyeglass cases. emoticon Glad business is steady and continuing prayers for ongoing success. -- Lou

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I finally feel in control!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yayyy! It is good to be back on track with my eating and my exercise! I have already zumba's and zumba toning 4 hours this week and plan to get in another hour this evening! I feels awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Now only if business hadn't almost come to a dead stop! I know it will pick back up though and I have some potential big orders coming too.

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RANGERRUNNER 1/14/2011 8:42AM

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IUHRYTR 1/12/2011 9:05PM

    Hang in there and keep making every day the best it can be. Never lose your positive attitude and have faith the business will pick up. The slowdown was expected but we always hope it doesn't happen. You've got a solid product line and established clients so the outlook seems good. You will succeed! -- Lou

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 1/12/2011 3:48PM

    emoticonI knew you would be! emoticonKeep up the great work Jewels!!

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G9FIRE 1/12/2011 2:47PM

    I am also working on getting back on track. It feels good! I'm glad I'm not on this journey alone : ) Go zumba girl!

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JELLI-LEAN 1/12/2011 1:16PM

    Julie~ Retail is always slow in January for some reason! It will pick up again.

Good for you getting back on track, I've had a rough patch during the holidays and going away for 5 days. I am working on getting back on track.

{{Hugs}}~ Janel :)

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