Friday, July 29, 2011
When I went to pick my kids up from daycare just the other day, my son could hardly wait to see me. He came running up to me and said, "You have to see what I made today!" He rushed over to his cubby and got out this piece of felt he had made into a cross. Then he tells me, "I made something for daddy's grave. I worked my whole play time on it and never gave up." His eyes just gleamed with pride as he held up his creation. I told him how much I loved it and how proud I was of him. What a sweet heart!!
It was then that I realized that this six year old was onto something that many of us have seemed to of forgotten. As long as you are persistent and just keep trying your hardest, you WILL succeed. Just never give up! It's as simple as that! His young, yet wise words can be applied to so many situations...
When the scale doesn't show you the numbers you want, just never give up! It will move in the right direction if you just keep trying your hardest. Consistency and persistence will pay off!
When the piles of laundry and household chores seem endless, just start tackling them one by one and never give up! You don't have to do it all in one day. Separate the chores into simple tasks and don't let yourself get overwhelmed.
When you don't think you have the energy to make it up that hill at the end of your walk or jog, think to yourself, "Just don't give up!" Take it step by step and put one foot in front of the other. You WILL make it!
When you don't think anything is going your way and life is getting you down, just don't give up! Get yourself out of bed, face the day with a positive attitude, and know that brighter days are ahead!
When you don't know if you'll ever save enough money for that vacation you've been dreaming of, just don't give up! Every penny will add up and good things will come to those who wait. Blessings will come your way!
When you think you can't drink another ounce of water, let out a huge belch, take another gulp, and just don't give up! LOL See, it can be applied to anything here!
Okay, you get my point! If a 6 year old can live by this motto, why can't we?!!!
"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up." ~Dean Karnazes
Monday, July 25, 2011
I had a great time on the float trip! We canoed 8 miles down the river and were on the water for around 9 hours! Needless to say, I was worn out by the time we got back to the campsite. I slept like a baby even in the 100 degree weather! We had a great time and I can't wait to do it again next year!
Here's a pic from this weekend. My eyes keep getting drawn to my shoulders and how much slimmer I'm looking all around. Even though the scale isn't showing it, I can SEE the changes in that picture. Seeing it for my own two eyes is so much better than seeing the scale move! Woo hoo for NSV's!
I hope everyone had wondrous weekends! I'm doing my best to get caught up on everything at work before my last day tomorrow. It's going to be SO weird not working here anymore. Change is good, though! I'm going to spread my lil' wings and fly!!
Fitness update: I'm in 5 challenges now! The 60 day challenge, the 90 day Fabulous Fitness challenge, a 30 day challenge amongst friends on FB, the hundredpushup challenge with LIVIN2LOVE1 and the twohundredsquats challenge with RUN2MYDREAMS. Overzealous, much? lol So far, I'm doing great at meeting all of my goals and hope I don't let myself get overwhelmed. The good thing about it is that I can have the same set of goals with each challenge. I just have to keep up with my check-ins. With all these people to keep me accountable, there's no way I won't succeed. Failure is NOT an option!!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Who's bored?! ME! I guess that means it's time to post a picture blog! lol
First off, my produce I bought for the week last week next to my lover, Mr. Keurig. (the single cup coffee maker that is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!)
Next, here's a pic of my step-kids by love, as I like to refer to them as. They're Chris's kids and we are still close and hang out often. Last time we hung out was the 4th of July. I took them hiking and this is the moment I caught in time--AnnaBelle's ability to text while hiking! I don't know how much scenery she actually took in. LOL
And here's one more of my boys!! Here's my son, Kyler and my boyfriend, Ray. Kyler was not actually drinking a beer, that's mine. ;) lol
Ray does so well with the kids and they're really digging having a father figure back in their lives. I kinda am, too.
Well, I'm off! I'm leaving here shortly for my float trip! AND...only 2 MORE days of work left!!!!!
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