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"How are you not tired?"

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last weekend I went "home" to Michigan for my cousins wedding. It was such a blast to get to see everyone again. It was a very special wedding, yes all the weddings are special, but this is the first wedding my family has had since my grandmother passed away in Jan of 2010. Along with that, it is the first one that my great aunt, her twin, was unable to attend due to health issues as well.

My cousin (Stasia) definitely helped bring my grandma to the wedding. While we were going through her closet we found her old wedding dress. Stasia saw it and said she had to wear it for her wedding, she is the only one not married, and to be quite frank short enough to wear the dress without too much altering. It was a blue velvet dress, so quite unique in it's own right anyway. The wedding was beautiful and had a 50's theme with gem stones.

Since Stasia is on this journey as well the reception food consisted of baked chicken, sauteed green beans, a mix of baked potatoes and sweet potatoes and a tossed salad. It was yummy and helped the waist line :) The cake was delicious as well. She had a strawberry cake with white frosting & spice cake with cream cheese frosting..yum, yum. I love spice cake so I had to have a piece...especially since there were not munchy foods around, dinner was put away and I had been dancing for about an hour by the time the cake was cut. I savored every bite, it was sooooo yummy.

The dancing brings me to my title. We were about three hours into the dancing, let me tell you my family loves to dance, my cousin's daughter (12 yrs old) looked at me while we were doing the twist and asked "How are you not tired?" It shocked me at first because I always dance at weddings, but then I thought about it. I had been on the floor just about those whole three hours with many different groups of people because they had to leave to take breaks. Then I told her it was because I have become healthy, exercise daily, eat healthy and this (the dancing) was fun. A little later I began to wonder, how I still had so much energy and that 12 year old was completely worn out.

That is the scary part. Children should not get worn out before the adults, that in my opinion is a little backwards. I am definitely doing something good in this world sharing my knowledge and passion for helping children and adults learn to live healthy and fit lives together.

I also have realized that I have come a very long way on my journey. Even though there have been times lately where I feel like I am not accomplishing anything because my weight is not going down in my favor, I have still accomplished so much and am much, much, much healthier than I was just a few short years ago.
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BMW9295 11/4/2012 4:47PM

    Great work! You have come a long way... and although that scale is not being kind, you body is still changing. Keep up the great work.

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AEROGIRL1594 10/31/2012 3:29PM

    Congrats! That is a huge accomplishment in itself! I am so very proud of you!! :)
Happy Halloween!!
xoxo,
Emma
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DJ4HEALTH 10/30/2012 11:43PM

    Next time the children asks you that question now you can tell them about eating good foods and not putting junk into your body to make you tired!! Kids do understand that.

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ROXYZMOM 10/29/2012 9:52PM

    You are such a great role model for her! I am so glad that you had a good time! You are doing awesome!!

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CAGMUAHFO2 10/29/2012 9:45AM

    emoticon I'm glad you had a good time. That is awesome that your cousin had healthy food for the reception!! emoticon for her!! Keep up the amazing work!!

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KREESE116 10/29/2012 12:25AM

    Sounds like a wonderful wedding! And your dancing story reminds me of my wedding. I was not at the table the entire time (after the seated dinner). Once dinner was done I was on the dance floor all night! We couldnt even get a group picture because I was never available haha!

Glad you had a wonderful time! It's so nice sometimes to get away especially for such a wonderful event. We are all on a great path of healthy living!

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JENNIFERFEE 10/28/2012 11:18PM

    Sounds wonderful, i'm sure a dress like that was beautiful. Glad you were able to spend time with family.

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REEBADABEEBOOS 10/28/2012 10:36PM

    It sounds like a beautiful wedding. You are right - it's a problem (for them) when kids are worn out before you. I hope you planted a little nugget in your young cousin's brain.

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SPARKGIRL32 10/28/2012 10:20PM

    woot woot !! you are a dancing machine ! haha :)

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BAMAROSE 10/28/2012 9:19PM

  Sounds like a great time! and what a great role model you were!
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GIGGLEBOXGIRL 10/28/2012 7:40PM

    Congrats! At times when the weight doesn't seem like it's coming off quickly enough, little things like that make all the difference in keeping up the motivation to continue. emoticon

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PIPERCHICKAB 10/28/2012 6:05PM

    Great job! It's really important to realize that you've accomplished something wonderful! emoticon

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RUNNINGWILD 10/28/2012 5:13PM

    Outlasting the 12 year old, while kind of disheartening in that they should be the one outlasting us, is definitely cause for a little inner emoticon . I was going to say "happy dance" but it sounds like you did enough of that last night.
Have a great Sunday!!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 10/28/2012 4:56PM

    Sounds like you had a great time and definitely worked hard and deserved that cake! I love dancing, such a fun easy way to lose weight!

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LCDM83 10/28/2012 4:43PM

    That is great for you- great thing to make you realize how far you've come. I'm a teacher and it saddens me that even the healthier kids have trouble with exercise and activity. Sounds like you had a beautiful time with your family!

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