Wednesday, February 02, 2011
ABC Extreme Home Makeover is in Virginia Beach this week, it's actually right around the corner from my office (less than 1/2 mile), going to go by there today at lunchtime to check out the progress and take some pics. I thought to myself, how nice to have our community featured on national tv and how wonderful that a local deserving family was getting what they needed.
My daughter told me that one of the girl's in the family that is getting the new house goes to her high school. Then......
Hubby came home from work on Friday and said his company was helping with the plumbing work at the homemakeover house. I was so excited. My DH worked at the house last night all night installating water lines, this was after he had already worked a full 8 hours during the day - he put in 7 more hours after that for the home makeover house. So happy he had the opportunity to participate in something so wonderful. He's such a sweet man and always gives to others. My hero. Good job hubby for putting your personal touch on a wonderful cause, no contribution is too small. You make us proud, as always.
So since he worked there last night, he's invited to the "move that bus" ceremony on Saturday - WOW, how excited I am for him. He was thinking of me last night while he was working and brought me a tee-shirt home, always thinking of others instead of himself, again... My hero !!!!
I would have never thought that having the TV show in our area would personally touch our lives, how cool is that? Be sure to watch it on tv, I think it airs Feb. 13th, but not totally sure of that date.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Today, my sis and I will earn our 20th gold star. We've been putting a star on the calendar for every day we work out, when we reach 20 it is time for a reward. So after tonight's Plyo workout, we will have 20, yeah. Now for the treat - we get to go to hot yoga, woo hoo. Never thought I would be saving up stars from workouts to go to another workout. I'm happiest when I've just done a great workout.
I guess today I need to vent. Something has really upset me and I just need to spill it. I'm very disappointed with a few people and I really just don't understand why. So I have to say....
I've come so far on this journey and so proud of what I've accomplished it would only seem right for others to be happy for me. I don't rub it in anyone's face, I didn't lose weight and become fit to try to be better than anyone else. I did it for ME, and I think I've done a pretty good job thus far. Seems there are some haters out in this world. They wanna hate me for losing weight, they want to call me a diet freak and an extreme exerciser. Could it be that people really just don't understand? Have they ever been there and done that as I have? Could it be that others are jealous of another's accomplishments? You should never be jealous over someone else's hard work and someone else's happienss, unless of course, you are the one that is truly unhappy. You should compliment others and congratulate them, not try to tear them down. People that act like this should be ashamed of themselves. I would never put someone down or make them feel bad for being successful.
Has anyone out there encountered "HATERS"? How do you handle them? This has really upset me, I've tried not to let it bother me, but seriously, what is wrong with people?
Monday, January 31, 2011
What a great weekend. Sis and I did a 6.5 mile Friday night, we ran to IHOP to meet hubby for dinner. We told our waitress that we just ran 6.5 miles for pancakes, I don't think she believed us, lol. Enjoyed a great meal after a long run.
Saturday morning we attended a FREE, yep FREE, fitness class at the Downtown Gym, we did Turbo Jam with Chalean, WOW, we had a great time and we will definitely do it again, especially for FREE. They had us take a group photo of everyone that showed up, would been nice if they would have taken it before getting all super sweaty, but anyhow, it was fantastic. I'm in the middle in the back next to the tall chick with the blue tank. I survived.
As a special treat, I stopped by Dillard's after our fitness class, hubby said I deserved a treat to celebrate the magazine coming out last week, so I bought the purple jacket that I wore in the photo shoot. I really wanted that jacket, I have been back to Dillard's twice since then to keep checking if they had lowered the price, and it hasn't been low enough to fit my budget, but lo and hehold, Saturday when I went, it was marked down with an extra 30% off, so the jacket is proudly MINE. Thanks hubby.
Monday is off to a great start, got up at o'dark thirty (0410) for our first, round two of P90X, only 89 more days to go. And after tomorrow's workout I am happy to say that I've earned twenty gold stars so I can now schedule a treat for myself.... a trip to hot yoga.
Hope everyone is off to a great start for the week.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Anything is possible.... just a further testimony to SPARK and eating healthy and staying fit. I did what I thought was the IMPOSSIBLE. I am wearing my 17 yr old daughters jeans to work today - a size 7 in juniors. Woo Hoo, and... wearing a medium Aeropostle sweater. I figured I might as well go all out and wear her boots too, lol. A whole new wardrobe has opened up for me.... my daughter's closet.
I can't tell you how happy it makes me and how wonderful it feels to look in the mirror and see PROGRESS - still a ways to go. I NEVER in a million years thought when I was wearing a women's size 24 that I would be wearing a juniors 7 today. So if you don't believe it's possible, think again... Believe in yourself and stick with the SPARK...anything is possible.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Well the blahs of earlier have totally disappeared. My magazine article hit the newstands this morning. Hope everyone will get a copy. I even gave a shout out to SPARKPEOPLE. Soo excited, it makes me so happy to have almost reached my goal of 100 pounds, and so excited that my life is finally the way I want it to be.... healthy and fit. Hoping that in some small way I can influence others to be healthy and be as happy as I am. Thanks again for all your support. Here's the cover pic.... just a tease I know, get your copy and see page 40. Wishing everyone great success in their endeavors. Anything is possible if you believe and perservere, I'm proof. Love you all.
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