Friday, March 14, 2014
In my previous post, I told you about this hufe bday card I was making for my friends.. so aftera good 10 hours of work.. and a lot of re-doing ! Here it is :
The cover :
& inside :
I'm glad it's done =) And.. I hope that she will find it perfect =)
Friday, March 14, 2014
So, my boyfriend and I have signed up for a 5K on May 10th. Well, originally, I said I would do the biking challenge not the running one. But… life’s strange sometimes. Because I also said I would play hockey this summer and the season starts in May too. So I told my boyfriend I would begin to train in April (read : run/jog) so he argued that I could do the 5K as well.
Also, I subscribed to a running clinic to learn how to run properly, what to wear and practice with professionals around to tell me what I do correctly and not. This come pretty cheap, I was surprised. So it’s all good.
It’s my friend’s birthday tomorrow, I bought her earrings (with coffee cups on it, because she’s such a big coffee lover) and her boyfriend asked me to make a big card for people to write in it. I will try to post pictures of it because I’m REALLY proud of it =)
Week 2 mini challenge
Didn’t work out the way I expected. And I didn’t feel beautiful or anything like that. I felt like crap starting Monday. I’ve had better weeks in my life. Though, the week’s not over yet. I’ll try to give it a shot tonight.
My workday is almost over (only an hour or so and I’m FREEEE).
Here’s a list of positives things that I AM grateful for :
- My sparker friends (Wumpa and al.)
- Almost 750 fitness minutes so far this month (10-weeks streak)
- Vegetables/fruits in check for the whole week
- I will be my sister’s first born godmother =)
- I’m healthy (mostly)
- I am in a relationship with someone really special and whom I love
- I have friend and a close family
All in all, it ain't that bad - I gotta keep that in mind.
Thank you all for your kind words, it helps big time. & have yourself a sparkterrific weekend!
Sunday, March 09, 2014
All sorts of challenge
DBTFG – Blooming Beauties
Yesterday, it was weight in time (as always on Saturday morning) and I was pleasantly surprised: 234.5 lbs! Yeay for me. That leaves .5 lbs to lose to reach my first goal weight in of the challenge. Despite all the efforts I was putting in losing weight, it wasn’t working until recently. My doctor prescribed a pill for my thyroid so it might have been only this. The highest I reached was 245 one morning… and now, it shows 234.5 – all in all that means, I’ve got rid of 10 pounds! =)
Week 1 – Expressing gratitude challenge
That was a lot harder than I expected. Words got stuck in my throat and I couldn’t really tell the people I love “Thank you” as I wished. But I did something with all of them this week: my mom, my dad, my boyfriend, my grandmoms (both!) and you, my sparkfriends. I wouldn’t say it was a perfectly well done challenge but one I am satisfied with.
Almost 500 fitness minutes already!
March 9 – the counter says 470 fitness minutes. That’s 9 day into the month – that’s almost my monthly goal right there. It has been mostly walks or walking DVDs but those are not getting easier so I am on the right track.
New summer activities and some preparation involved…
I will play DEK hockey this summer with my boyfriend, it’s confirmed. We will be playing on a mixed team (both boys and girls). WOW. I never thought I would play hockey one day. But not it’s here, I need to be fitter when May will come. As for now, I will continue with the workouts I am currently doing (I added strength training..!) and in April, it will be time to start my biking season and my jogging one.
Week 2 Challenge
I will tell myself I am beautiful and BELIEVE it. Well at least, I will attempt to.
Thank you for reading my blog, I looooove it! (It makes me feel important!) And have a wonderful week ☼
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
So, I suscribed to a 3 months challenge (when I specifically said I wouldn't... but I still wanna get rid of the pounds.. so I might as well do it with a little bit of help!)
Here's the stat :
SW 3/1/14: 236
St. Patty’s Day: 3/17/14: 234
April Fool’s Day: 4/1/14: 232
Earth Day: 4/22/14: 230
World Laughter Day: 5/4/14: 228
Women’s Check-up Day: 5/14/14: 226
Memorial Day (Final Weigh-in): 5/26/14: 224
And MY initial goal is to lose 22 pounds by June 9, so that will bring be right there.
Here's a before picture (which I'm really reluctant to share.. but!)
As for my weekly challenge, today I thanked my mom for being.. well my mom and such a good one =)
Monday, March 03, 2014
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward
I told you about a weekly challenge & this is the one I've chosen for Week 1 - being grateful and putting a smile on people's face. I like commenting on blogs, it comforts me that I am not alone and most of the time, there is something worth remembering.
I also do it because receiving goodies and getting a comment on my blog post give me fuel for the day. It puts a smile on my face and I feel great.
Weekly Challenge - Week 1 - March 3rd to 9
Monday - Today I am grateful for SparkPeople and I gave goodies to almost all of my SP friends.
Each time I do something worth telling you, I smile and feel happy. On Saturday, I went to my bf's hockey game to cheer him up. We had a good hour to kill before the game so I went shopping. But as the mall is a small walk away from the arena, I went WALKING. Where I would have taken my car before, I walked.
Yesterday, it was my sister-in-law baby shower and her mother had cooked so much bouchées (pizza, sausage, shrimps.. nothing under a 100 calorie each!) but I was able to eat a lot of veggies.. and a small amount of bouchées - I didn't go over my allowed calories for the day.
And.. I am also doing a mini-challenge : doing 100 jumping jacks in my day =) (This one come from SP #streakintosping challenge)
Cheers ! ☼
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