XPHOENIX   55,307
SparkPoints
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
 
 
XPHOENIX's Recent Blog Entries

2014 = The Year of NO Resolutions!

Thursday, January 02, 2014



Well, yes I AM alive. Thank you to everyone that has left me goodies, emails, notes, comments.. you guys are awesome. I am doing SO much better and AM alive, yes! I got clearance in October from my doctors to jump back into fitness, but it really didnt work for me. I was still struggling with fatigue, food, etc.. and I have been working actively to get myself back on track enough to get back with the program.



I have decided that 2014 is my year of No Resolutions. I don't need to make some huge change and be some random person that I wasn't before. I am good the way I am. I need to actively work toward being more epic than the day before, but that isn't happening simply because its January 1st... that is happening because I NEED to be stronger and better and test myself and challenge MYSELF to reach goals and find balance in my life.



Today, a very amazing friend and I decided to join forces to keep each other accountable for the year. We aren't going to check in daily or talk about food or worry about fitness minutes.. we are going to focus on our journey and our hearts. We want BALANCE. Mind, body, spirit...



When our minds are clear, our bodies are balances, and our spirit is singing... true happiness is already within us. When we are HAPPY and BALANCED, our goals will just COME to us, because that's what is best for us. Not because we are ticking a scale or anything like that. Yes, the numbers matter, to a certain point, but they are NOT the "big picture". LIFE is.




So... for 2014... my starting numbers are:
Weight: 294
BMI: 49

Goal by 12/31/2014: 191
That "goal" is with 2 pounds per week. As I have been doing this a while, I KNOW that life gets in the way. I am constantly learning and growing and FINDING myself in this journey. Even if I dont reach my goal (which will actually surpass my ultimate goal), I plan to end this new year proud of myself, happy with my choices, and stronger than when I began.

I hope you know how amazing you all are. You can do this. No matter where you started, no matter if you've gained, no matter who is against you, how many hours you work, how hard fitness is for you, how sucky weighing food is, anything....... YOU CAN DO THIS. Its a learning experience and its for life. You dont have to be perfect to do it... you just have to do it. You are enough. Right now. No one else has to live in your skin or with your heart. Just you. Struggle is GOING to happen. It happens with EVERYONE.



The biggest thing is: when you struggle, FORGIVE yourself, and move on. Dwelling on it causes so much more damage then shrugging and going "Dang, look at that.. I AM human!" and then getting right back to it.



I am proud of myself for not giving up. I gained so much back, but I also gained perspective and so much more (mentally) than I can explain. And.. best of all, I have LEARNED... and I'm still here.

Every step in a journey is important... and now... my steps have greater purpose than they did before.

Best wishes on your journeys and your YEAR. You are the master of your life!


And now.... for a challenge... I present it to ALL of you...

I CHALLENGE you to be epic. Be brave. Don't let the world scare you. Do what makes YOU happy and what makes you feel STRONG. Don't CARE what anyone else says or thinks about your clothes, your ideas, your schedule... do what makes you feel the best and benefits you. No one else is paying your bills or doing what YOU need to do.
People come and go... YOU are the one that has to live with you forever...
What would make you the happiest? Do that. Stay doing it. Be EPIC. You deserve it!
emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIRENAOFTHESEA 9/19/2014 12:38AM

    I love the wonderful perspective you have on your journey. You are not letting anything put a damper on this not even a minor set up. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRYDEN321 5/3/2014 9:16AM

    Your blog brought me to tears!! YES!! That's what I want to do too! I want to live life and not care who is watching or what they are saying!!! Thank you for your post. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/12/2014 8:58PM

    Welcome back! Missed you.

Check out my latest blog for a link to a simple way to be more epic than you already are!

XOXO

..) .*)
(. . .`-::
*We Can Do This~
-::-:*'*:.:*'*:-::-
One Day at a Time~
-:... :-:*'*: :*'*:-::-
.(`v)
..`..... .
(. (.

( `♥ ) ♥'
.`.. ♥ Spread the SPARK!!! *`*..♥
..) .*).*. ♥. ♥
(. (. . ♥.`.♥..`. ♥

Report Inappropriate Comment
GSWINNIE 1/8/2014 8:26AM

    Nix, You have always been EPIC in my eyes. Every person is a wonder, no matter who they are. Stay AMAZING, my friend! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANGELWENDYMAMA 1/7/2014 5:50AM

    HI Nix! I'm back, too. :) Hugs!

Report Inappropriate Comment
1STEELERLADY 1/6/2014 1:07PM

    You never cease to amaze me with your inspiration and attitude!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AALLEY2 1/3/2014 5:13PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NVRGIVINGUP 1/2/2014 4:13PM

    Great Inspiration you are!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LESLIES537 1/2/2014 1:13PM

    You are so inspiring! Love your plan! Bring it 2014!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERYLL1949 1/2/2014 12:50PM

    You go girl!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
APLUSGURL 1/2/2014 11:10AM

    Sis, I am so proud of you1 You are (as always) a true inspiration to me! I know exactelly how you feel, I actually had to sit down and prioritize everything in life, and let some things go sadly, but I know that it is best for ME. I know that you will be EPIC Sis because YOU ALREADY ARE! Continue rocking on your journey!!! HUGS XOXO

Report Inappropriate Comment
IAPHOTOGIRL75 1/2/2014 10:11AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SARAHJ19 1/2/2014 9:37AM

    excellent Christy! I love that you are back on spark ;)

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/2/2014 8:43AM

    I'm so proud of you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVER-HOPEFUL 1/2/2014 7:19AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
INGBADEN 1/2/2014 7:07AM

    My goodness I missed you.

I gained a little of my loss back too, but I am not giving up.

I am doing the same thing, mind body spirit balance, is my focus for the year.

Thank for being you, and thanks for being my constant.

Light and Love emoticon


Report Inappropriate Comment
PELESJEWEL 1/2/2014 4:32AM

    emoticon EPIC it is!



Report Inappropriate Comment
STEVIEBEE569 1/2/2014 2:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Is This Thing On? *tap* Oh HIIIIIII :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Well, hi SparkLoves! I have been off and on and more off since the end of last year.. and for that I would love to apologize, but I simply cannot. I have published two novels, had some bad times but even more FANTASTIC times, learned a lot, and found out what does not work (that's huge!). So, now I have decided to shake off my winter blues and find my inner sexy beast again. Let's face it, my sexy beast simply cannot escape. All it took was me OWNING that I feel sexy and BAM, she stayed ;) hehe You should do that, too. I highly recommend loving yourself. Best.advice.ever!



So, in coming back and deciding to dedicate myself to my journey, that means a challenge.. YESSSSSSS! My girls from Facebook and I decided that we needed to ease our way back in but do something kick-a$$ at the same time, so... we are taking a walk. Yeah, sounds simple and it IS! We just picked someplace that we've "always" wanted to go or that looks super delicious and BAM.. we're going there!
The challenge can be found here:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x5
2625883


I chose to go to Niagara Falls! The challenge is 13 weeks, if I walk 18 miles a week, I can make that 234 mile trip! Here are my inspiration photos:






I am ALSO joining in a challenge started my homegirl Victoria called "Facebook's Biggest Loser". Yeah, it will be on Facebook.. duh! haha IF you want to join that, you can go here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1481
22855355821/

That one starts April 1st and we aren't sure how long its going to go on for. She's still working out the details, but it looks like I MIGHT be a team leader, so.. *squee* haha


In the interest of being totally open and honest with you guys, I gained over winter. Yep. I got to my 100 pounds DONE milestone and immediately went on a cruise (SO FUN!). When I came back, it was all dreary and gross here in Pittsburgh. Miserable. Gag!! Yeah, that's a complete excuse as I am usually the most chipper person in the room. I told myself to keep going, I struggled, I truly tried. I kept at it with food for the most part and just got lazy. I threw myself into writing my books and just got stagnant.



The good news about that is: I learned what NOT to do, figured out the things that don't make me feel amazing, felt my body getting used to being at that weight, and listened to my body to find out when it was ready for me to do things on its time. And now I'm back on track. So see? Winning.. LOL Sometimes, and I truly believe this, our body needs a break. It needs us to just sit down and give it time to catch up with all the changes we are throwing out there. We are crazy, complex, amazing machines and so much change is confusing to our minds and to our bodies as well.



I've never GIVEN UP on myself and I'm not about to start now! These challenges, my new-found planning abilities, and my strength will keep me going! WE can DO this!! YAYYYYYY!!!!!



So, how are you? Want to join the challenges with me? Anything you want to tell me? :)

P.S. Did I mention that I freakin' MISSED you guys SO DANGED BAD!? Cause... I DID!!!

^^ Me at Christmas... lol Yes, I'm weird :p But if you didn't know that by NOW, you MUST be new ;) XOXO

You can follow me on FB at https://www.facebook.com/XPhoenixADo
neGirlInProgress

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CURVYELVIESAYS 2/6/2014 8:34AM

    You are such an inspiration. I took some time off from Sparks as well. You blog is so hilarious. Are your novels available to purchase? Inquiring minds want to know. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
POSITIVEHOPE 12/27/2013 5:40PM

    It's not starting again. It's starting to remember why your journey is so good for you life that matters. Congratulations on your accomplishments in the past year. Way to go. Glad you are planning another full year and that you are making your journey a priority.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNCABA 4/2/2013 9:15PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADVENTURE-GIRL 3/26/2013 10:36PM

    The most important thing is that you are BACK!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MERAINA 3/25/2013 6:11PM

    Love you. You're a Doll!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSB8604 3/22/2013 2:34PM

    We missed you too girly!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIKIGRANGER 3/22/2013 10:59AM

    Love your blogs :) I've recently come back to spark too, and recently come back to everything basically! Gained, a lot, over the past few months but so far so good. First month back at it, lost 16 lbs and don't ever plan on finding it ! You are a true inspiration to me, I can't wait to hear more about your progress! I think I will probably be joining your challenges too , so look for me on Facebook :) (Krystal Granger)

Report Inappropriate Comment
AOSELAND 3/22/2013 7:43AM

    Welcome back! Missed your spunk! I have also gained weight over this dreary winter. Picking myself up, dusting myself off and trying it again. We got this!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PUNZIE73 3/21/2013 9:43PM

    Channeling my inner sexy beast!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LESLIES537 3/21/2013 4:28PM

    You are such a rock star. I've been in a slump lately too and am so ready to get back into the swing of things! Let's DO THIS!! Warrior mode: ON! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIALYNNE 3/21/2013 12:22PM

    Side note, the link to your Facebook didn't work.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIALYNNE 3/21/2013 12:21PM

    MISSED YOU TOO!

By the way, I totally stole the project you blogged about around the beginning of the year.. I don't remember what you called it, but I call it my "WOOHOOO!" jar. Any time I have a "woohoo!" moment, I write it down on a note with the date, and put it in there, and will open it on New Years Eve. THANK YOU for the idea, it has been a definite motivator! I even made it out of a small cardboard canister, and went nuts with the 3-dimensional stickers and GLITTER PAINT!

Also, that Family Guy graphic made me laugh, far harder than it should have.

Congrats on your novels, good luck on your "trip" to Niagara Falls, and good job not letting a bit of gain get you down! SEXY BEASTS UNITE!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWSGIRL2177 3/21/2013 11:52AM

    Yay! You're back! Your smiling face was greatly missed.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISAMG1220 3/21/2013 10:37AM

    A little story of my morning.....

Here sits Lisa sipping here Java and really having a crappy week in general. Hmm she thought, I think I will check my email..... Oooooh whats this?! A notification that my fav done girl posted a blog!!! I may have been bouncing in my desk chair like an excited little kid! :)

It's the little things like this that make me smile. Thank you for bringing a ray of sunshine into and otherwise dull week!!

You rock!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVER-HOPEFUL 3/21/2013 9:05AM

    glad to see you back love.missed you especially as i am not on face book,lol.love the challenge plans and love the photo.you are looking gooooooooooood. with a capitalG.take care and keep smiling and above all keep on keeping on emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
-STARRYEYED- 3/21/2013 9:00AM

    I follow you on FB & sparks and I'm glad to see another sparky blog from you. Love what you say about getting used to your new body. It's so true!!! Thank you so much for sharing, and I'm excited to see where your journey takes you. You rock!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CYALE76 3/21/2013 7:19AM

    Glad to see your smiling face again ! I joined your walking challenge. Enjoy Niagara Falls when you get there !!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SMURFETE09 3/21/2013 5:56AM

    I have missed you and your dance videos!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LULUBELLE65 3/21/2013 5:28AM

    I want to know about these novels!!!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 3/21/2013 2:08AM

    Very good.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting DVD Review!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013



OMG Everything hurtssssssss! (That's what I was saying the day after I first did this DVD.. lol). I did each section of the DVD on my first time through. That was a POWERFUL hour+ and it kicked my entire butt! (big work for sure.. hehe). I felt things I hadn't felt in a while and I work out regularly, so.. well done! This DVD is amazing and I LOVE it! Great job, SparkPeople and Coach Nicole! The combos of movements on this DVD are very unique, challenging, and fun! There is a tougher version and a modifier for almost each move as well so this is for every level of fitness!

Much of the DVD seems to be pilates/ballet inspired.. and I LOVE that!

The DVD consists of:
Warm Up ~ 4 minutes
Barre Body Blast ~ 20 minutes
Bodyweight Burn ~ 22 minutes
Sizzle Sculpt ~ 19 minutes
Cool Down ~ 4 minutes

The warm up has an awesome and very original. There's a squat knee combo that I LOVE!

My favorite section was the Sizzle Sculpt. It really worked every part of my body, was unique, and very fun. Just awesome!

There are also sample workout mixes available on the start menu that you can choose that will mix and match segments. Awesome!

The only thing I wish was different was more direction such as "we will start with the left arm in 3...2..." Sometimes she is not specific, other times she is super specific. My second time through, I didn't even notice though, so.. that isn't a true problem for me! :D

AMAZING DVD. My favorite one from Coach Nicole so far!

This DVD is available NOW at Amazon.com and will be in Target stores starting January 15th. Members will get 250 SparkPoints for buying the DVD at Target!
To get all the links as to where you can buy this awesome DVD, go here!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/coach_ni
cole_total_body_sculpting_DVD.asp


*side note* I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople but did not receive any form of payment for my review.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHFELKEY 2/26/2013 9:25AM

    Thanks so much for posting your review of the DVD! Keep on rocking! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYJAY714 2/22/2013 12:01PM

    Sweet deal! I wanna look into it :] How have you been doing?

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOVEANANIMAL 1/21/2013 5:48PM

    I love learning of other's reviews! Thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RELIVE 1/8/2013 4:59PM

    Thanks for sharing! I may consider. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
HAPPYKITTYNZ 1/8/2013 4:42PM

    Could you please tell me the zoning on the dvd? I need it to be Pal 4 to work in my country... if it is, I'm gonna buy it :)

Great review btw, can see you doing ballet in my mind hehe

Comment edited on: 1/8/2013 4:42:37 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERYLL1949 1/8/2013 12:26PM

    Thanks emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKWORM27S 1/8/2013 9:29AM

    Thanks for the info! I was curious....

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/8/2013 7:18AM

    Sounds good! I have to find that.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FORBANDE 1/8/2013 6:03AM

    thanks for sharing! i was thinking about getting the DVD!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LRSILVER 1/8/2013 4:44AM

    I like both her new video's. She is pretty good with cueing.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Happy 2013! *SQUEE*

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

So... I just wanted to share two images that I made with you guys.

#1 is my Project Happy Place photo..

I'm doing this and invite you to join me. Doesn't have to be just scale victories, NSV's, etc.. it can be anything that makes you smile or you enjoyed, etc. Just jot it down and toss it in the jar (I am going to be putting dates on my papers!) and then on New Year's Eve, I'm going to open the jar and relive every awesome moment! Woot!

#2 is just my New Year's Wishes for all of us...




Both 1 & 2 images are shared on my FB page as well (if you want to see bigger versions of them!).
www.facebook.com/XPhoenixADoneGirlIn
Progress



Hoping you all have the most beautiful year EVER!

I don't have "resolutions", but I DO have goals. I REALLY want to reach my goal weight this year, I want to focus on my dreams more, cross some things off of my Life (bucket) List, and live each day to it's fullest potential. It could sound super cliche (and I dont even care), but 2013 is my year to Life, Laugh, and LOVE as much as I can. No more negativity. SO DONE with that!

Oh yeah.. and me from a few days ago... hehe


Happy New Year, loves!! XOXOXO Let's kick 2013 in the FACE...or.. whatever.. hehe!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BMCKEOW1 1/7/2013 1:30PM

    I love it. I decided this year I wasn't going to have any resolutions. They only make me feel bad, but I'm sticking with my goals. I can't wait, cause this year I'm going to rock it out.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATURALLYME126 1/4/2013 4:40PM

    Looking forward to a successful 2013 for both of us!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ON2VICTORY 1/4/2013 1:16PM

    happy 2013 - love the hat ...lol... cute :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVER-HOPEFUL 1/4/2013 11:27AM

    emoticon im kicking love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
APLUSGURL 1/4/2013 1:04AM

    Love the idea Sis! I think I need a ME jar! This is just so cute! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KUEENKAREN 1/3/2013 5:42PM

    Happy New Year! I love the happy place idea! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MELLYBEANS0919 1/2/2013 11:50AM

    Happy New Year! Great goals!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHANGINGMORGAN 1/2/2013 11:45AM

    I found the jar idea on pinterest or something and got mom into doing it too! I'm doing mine a little differently - I got this great new notebook that looks like a photo album, but it's actually a notebook.

Mind. Blown.

So I'm going to write my things down book style! It has almost 300 pages and since I know I'll miss a few days here and there... That's ok!

Love the idea and love your positivity!

And what's the next long term DG challenge???

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIALYNNE 1/2/2013 11:04AM

    Yep, consider the jar idea stolen. I'm going to go buy a jar, or maybe search the house for one I can re-purpose, and color it and make it very, very "me"! Like a vision collage, but on the jar.

Like you, no resolutions here, just goals. We can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LANIKAI65 1/2/2013 6:19AM

  Hey!

Love your project idea!

Happy New Year emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MERRY_XMAS 1/2/2013 3:56AM

    I'm totally stealing your idea with the jar! I loved it!
Happy New Year!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 1/1/2013 6:03PM

    Happy New Year to you too! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOBOBOBBI 1/1/2013 4:55PM

    Happy New Year!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/1/2013 4:45PM

    And you have a happy new year as well.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADVENTURE-GIRL 1/1/2013 4:16PM

    I am totally doing the jar thing, been seeing that all over the place. Looking forward to a year of positive experiences.

Report Inappropriate Comment
INGBADEN 1/1/2013 3:29PM

    Awesome my dear.

Happy New Year

Light and Love emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Reflection And Planning Ahead for 2013 :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012


THIS is my New Year's project! Starting January 1st, every awesome thing that makes me go "WooHoo" will be written down and placed into the jar, so.. NEXT New Years Eve, I can read through all of them and know each amazing thing that happened and what I have to be proud of, etc.... that's my only resolution.. to keep up with that jar! lol



This year was a complete success in so many ways, I can't complain! I lost 50 pounds this year (hitting my 100 pounds lost mark! *happy dance* Awww yeahhhhhh), had two Cancer scares (that turned out to be JUST scares! Phew.. Thank You GOD!), crossed many things off of my Life (Bucket) List, and learned so much about my new healthy lifestyle.. #WINNING! I decided to become a writer in September and by October I had something published (short stories), November published my first novel, and am currently in the process of writing for my next two projects, with a few others planned, so.. YAY!



I discovered more of my weaknesses and decided to attack them and make them into strengths. That is a process, but I am on my way! YAY again! I think every day should be a learning experience and give us something to grow from and drive us to want to achieve more and BE better.. and, well, I have found my stride in that right and I refuse to stop now! WooHoo! *another happy dance in progress*


(One of my favorite and SO fitting quotes!)

I challenged my Wicked Sassy Ninjas (Done Girl challengers) to plan ahead for the coming year. NOT to make "resolutions" because I think those are just lame and most people give up on those within the first few months, but to make a plan. Write things down NOW that you want to achieve within the next year so that you (and I) can plan ahead for my next year in all facets of life: health, family, career, sanity, etc. (Yes, I said sanity.. its part of health! lol).



Nearing the end of this year, as I was changing career goals and finding my interests moving into a different direction, I let myself slack in a few aspects of my journey. However, I still weighed and measured all of my food (even if I didn't track, I was consciously still caring what I did). I decided to stop tracking and see how I would do for a bit and it turns out that I DO still need to track (up a few pounds in the last 3 months), but it was an awesome test for myself and I'm proud that I can completely stop "writing it all down" and still be mostly on track. That was awesome to find out about myself! I am truly learning from this journey and it's "sticking" with me! Heck yeah! The good news is: I REFUSE to give up. I will never stop having this lifestyle. I will ALWAYS want to give myself better, do better for my son and my loved ones, and will try and experiment with and test out new things so that I can find out what works best for ME. No two beings are created equally and well.. I love that!



Just because I changed my methods for a bit doesn't mean I gave up. On the contrary! I think it's important to step back and reassess things from time to time. And.. I rock, so.. yeah. :D See how modest I am? LOL I think we should all be confident in our healthy journey to say "Yeah, I dont have to do what X or Y do because I know what works for me!" and if you dont know what works, best to try NOW and all the time. We are ever-growing and changing. As a great friend once said to me "Even Cancer evolves..." so let's learn, grow, and change all the time and keep our eyes on the prize. (FYI: The "prize" = the longest, greatest, most healthy and amazing, action-packed, fun-filled, love-fest of a life you can possibly have. I will not give up ever, because I am worth ALL of THAT!).



I get asked that one a LOT. "What did you DO?" I hate to say "Well, one day I just decided that my body became important to me and I no longer wanted to just lay on the couch in a chemical-induced coma of laziness where I cared for nothing or no-one, even myself." But that's truly what I did. I had enough, so I changed it. You can, too. Right now. No matter how far you have come or NOT, you can decide right now to put down the holiday cookie, fat-filled drink, or whatever else is holding you back and DO something. You can. I promise, it will be okay. You will feel better and you will thank yourself for it later. Don't thank me, thank YOU for loving yourself enough to want and need it! :D Plus, it sounds massively strange, but sweating and healthy eating feels amazing. Truly. It's addicting after a while!


True story!! :)

2012 for me has had some amazing highs and a few less-than-desirable lows, but.. the balance and end-results are what matter most to me. I have made some amazing friends and found some people that I simply cannot live without (you know who you are!!). I have also discovered that some people are simply NOT who I thought they were or they lived out their purpose in my life and, even if it hurt to let them go, I had to do what was best for me and my journey and life. I think it made me a stronger woman, to be honest. I possess more strength than I ever knew I had... what a beautiful lesson!



So for me.. 2013 will be RIDICULOUSLY huge. My plans are.. amazing and more than I can share here and now, but the most major ones are reaching my goal and finding healthy experiences whenever possible. I am going to keep on with trying new things and not being afraid to step outside of the box (nothing wrong with following my own path. I am the master of myself.. aka "you're not the boss of me, cookies!" haha! I will not settle for what is handed to me anymore and will fight for my happiness in every way that I can. I will accept help from those that offer it (if/when I need it) and not be too proud to admit when I am failing or need support. I know I can't do this alone, but I also know that I am strong and powerful enough to fight for myself whenever necessary. So... bring is on, world! I'm ready for you!


I hold the INK that forms my story.. and I will not stop re-creating, editing, and drafting my life until it is all that I want it to be... which will be... never! There will always be room to grow! YAY!!


These are my other plans for 2013! I want to embrace life and worry less for the "fluff" that fills most of our days. I want to focus on my writing and my love and my happiness. That is what is most important, yes? :D


YES! SO MUCH YES! Anything that makes you feel like a rockstar, makes your heart beat a little faster, makes you have to catch your breath.. is worth it. 100%. I have a LOT of those things in my life and I dedicate my journey to them.

The most MAJOR thing I am DONE with?... Wanna know? Excuses. I won't have those ever again. If I slip, I just slip. I have no reason to explain myself. I am human. That will happen, but...

I will do my very best. Give MYSELF my all as often as I can and be proud of that.

Do me a favor, would ya??

Don't wait until January 1, 2013 to start being proud of yourself, changing your life, or doing things to improve your health. Don't be that person. Don't use the next few days of this year to eat yourself into oblivion, gaining 10 more pounds, lazing around, and feeling sorry for yourself. Get up and DO something. Be proud of yourself NOW. You will thank yourself for it later.. I promise you that!!


I have proclaimed it....... SO MOTE IT BE!~ hehehehe


And now, a few piccies of me from the last two months ~


My son and I at Thanksgiving.. yes, we are all shiny from SWEAT because instead of laying on the couch watching football, we had a TWO hour Just Dance 4 party. "We had a "Gangnam Style" Thanksgiving," is what my son says.. haha


My son snapped a pic of me and I liked it.. o.O Who knew? :)


My bestie screen-grabbed me off of a video I made for her.. and the outcome was cute, so.. its my default on Facebook now. LOL!

And me...

with my 100 Pounds Lost tiara on! Princess for a day.. or whenever I need/want to feel awesome. One of my supporters sent me that and I just cried.. so much love from so many people will do that to a girl ;)



So... what are YOUR plans for 2013? Get to thinking.. its only a few days away! WooHoo!! XOXOXO



Want to connect with me/follow me on Facebook? YAY.. you can by going here and clicking the "like" button. Love ya for it! Mwah!
www.facebook.com/XPhoenixADoneGirlIn
Progress

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

APLUSGURL 1/4/2013 1:00AM

    Sis, as always you inspire me in so many ways! You are a Superhero and I know that this year will just as awesome or better than last! You are so Awesome! I'm in it with you! We will reach our goals this year!!!! emoticon







Comment edited on: 1/4/2013 1:01:29 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
IYA_EKUNDAYO 12/31/2012 12:44AM

    You inspire me! Loved your blog.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRZYMOM04 12/28/2012 5:57PM

    I love this blog, I love the jar idea that is so brilliant to do. Happy new Year and congrats on the weight loss.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHOENIX1217 12/28/2012 1:02PM

    Wow...this actually brought tears to my eyes. Your ARE A ROCK STAR in my book! I'm going to add some of you pics to my inspiration wall! Not to mention some of your words. Having been heavy pretty much all my life, I am SOOO determined this change is for LIFE!

I too have a son (8) and I want him to know he will not grow up to be fat like his mom but be healthy and strong.

THANK YOU SOO MUCH for your words and for giving me new determination to make this coming year one of the BEST EVER!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISBJEAN 12/28/2012 11:37AM

    Having confidence in your strengths, and your goals is awesome! And it isn't easy, it's not something we come built with... We achieve our confidence over time as we take care of ourselves and our lives. Congrats on rising above yourself to make your life a beautiful and healthy one. Be proud and flaunt it girl!

Report Inappropriate Comment
THEBEACHSLAP 12/28/2012 8:49AM

    I think I might steal your jar idea. You seem like a truly awesome person. I loved the read today.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISAN0415 12/28/2012 2:43AM

    GREAT IDEA!

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIDLIFEWOLFGIRL 12/28/2012 2:07AM

    Happy New Year to you and your handsome son! Your post is inspiring and your warmth and energy just what I needed on this cold winter night. Thank you!

emoticon

May 2013 bring you more joy, health and abundance.

Comment edited on: 12/28/2012 2:09:06 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
ABB698 12/28/2012 12:23AM

    Can't wait to rock 2013 with you love! Xoxo

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIALYNNE 12/27/2012 2:20PM

    GREAT blog! Keep on kickin' booty, DONE girl!

Oh, and that awesome card made me lol pretty hard. I want to make some of those up now.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHANGINGMORGAN 12/26/2012 1:06PM

    YOU GO GIRL!!! Totally awesome as usual. Rockstar in the house!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRIANGLE-WOMAN 12/26/2012 6:11AM

    Fabulous blog as usual!

2013 will be the best year yet! Let's make it happen!

..) .*)
(.. . .`-::
-::-:*'*:.:*'*:-::-
-:.... :-: :*'*:-::-
.(`v) Keep Spreading the Spark!
.`..... .
(... (.

Report Inappropriate Comment
INGBADEN 12/24/2012 9:49PM

    2013 will be an awesome year

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAFODIL24 12/24/2012 8:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MELLYBEANS0919 12/24/2012 3:59PM

    Fantastic!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATURALLYME126 12/24/2012 3:48PM

    I am once again.... PROUD OF YOU CC!!! You are AMAZING my love!! Thank you for helping me this year. Thank you for being one of my dearest friends for the past..... (thinking...) 6 or so years. Love you momma!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISTY_MOUNTAINS 12/24/2012 1:16PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
OLIVIANIGHT 12/24/2012 5:20AM

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah I love your blogs! They always make me want to go do 50 pushups because I AM WOMAN! Or something....
Anyways I took your advice and went for my run today, even though my nose is streaming with a cold. It was messy but I still ran for all 28 minutes emoticon


Report Inappropriate Comment
JOSEPHINE34 12/24/2012 2:50AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTLIKEALICE 12/24/2012 12:53AM

    I love your energy. You rock! Let's be friends! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SARAHJ19 12/24/2012 12:12AM

    Love this blog Christy! You are amazing! Way to go on hitting 100 pounds gone! Woot Woot! 2013 is going to be amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHIANNONTHEWOLF 12/23/2012 10:59PM

    Awesome girly!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 12/23/2012 10:24PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
INGBADEN 12/23/2012 9:30PM

    Thats my girl


Report Inappropriate Comment
-STARRYEYED- 12/23/2012 9:08PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVER-HOPEFUL 12/23/2012 8:49PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DMEYER4 12/23/2012 7:26PM

  emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
EWL978 12/23/2012 7:13PM

    Good job!!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Last Page