OK, I AM PROUD OF MY SELF! I have released 40#'s! 11 more to go.
I made it stellarly through THXGIVE AND a performance for Ina's wedding & Buffet! & still managed to release weight, do Pilates AND perform, (I did my "Mini Marionette Moments" for 75 adults, attending the wedding. LIZA MINILLI, BARRY MANILOW & BARBRA STRIESAND. There was a party the night before the wedding (What a GREAT idea! We all had a chance to meet & greet, before the wedding, ALL weddings should do this! Most people came in from out of town, anyway!) & that is when I offered to perform. My wedding present to the happy couple. It was the MOST appreciative adult audience I have had in recent years! Truly, this is my life's work & my calling! I am SO blessed! Photos to follow).
I have also started ZUMBA is SO fun! I LOVE it! I have gone to 3 classes, so far. I'm getting a little better at it too! My most amazing teacher, Anna, invited me to her ZUMBA party, (it happens 1 time a year) So I decided to go & ended up dancing for 2.5 MORE hours, yesterday! 3.5 total! A little sore today, PLUS after work I took a MUCH needed nap, for 4 hours! Feel GREAT, now! I bought some new Zumba tops @ a great discount ! I kept trying on the XLarge & the lady selling the clothes, said, "You aren't an XLarge, your a size small" AMAZING! I didn't even realize it. I need to do some more visualizing to catch my brain up with my body size, so I don't gain it back! THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP IN MY SPARK PEOPLE JOURNEY. I think this is why I have so many photos of this process, so I can REMEMBER! WAY fun! THIS Zumba IS my exercise of choose! Since I can't swim in our pool, it is too cold, I had to find another way to work out, this is it for me! OH! Also, I told you, several blogs before I found a public pool. WELL, I found another one! It is SO much closer to our home & it is only 10 months old! State of the art facility! AND it is only a dollar to swim, shower etc. ALSO it is open at 6am-10pm. The old, very old, one is only open 10-6. AM I BLESSED OR WHAT?????
I have joined the new team, CHRISTMAS PRESENT~ FOR ME! Team. The goal is to release 5#'s by Christmas. It is GREAT motivation! Earlier in the day, I went to my fav. speciality store, (I go on Weds.) I found the most beautiful Snow White leather jacket, by Wilson. (It is just a tiny bit tight in the shoulders) I am saving it as a Christmas gift to myself, if I release 5#'s by then! After last nights workout, it should be easy!!!!! HAHA! So I am going to wrap it up in the prettiest, sparklingiest, wrappings & take it to our family gathering & open it in front of everyone, letting them know why it is SO important to me! I get to see my sweetest of all children in my entire life, Hayley, she will be at the Christmas gathering! Again, I am SO blessed! She will be 2 in January..... Just thinking of her makes me all Christmasy inside! (I haven't seen some of them since LAST Christmas, almost 50 pounds heavier)! As a side note, yesterday a woman I met @ the 2011 St. Patty's Parade, I was performing in, emailed me photos. I was SHOCKED to see them! I have included 1 from her. This should be my fat photo for Spark People! YUCK! CROCK looks like he is having fun, though! HAHA!
WOW! I AM working AND playing the Spark People program I have set up for myself AND it IS working!!!!!! ! I LOVE it & I feel SO much more like myself! YES! YES! YES! YES! Even my skinny jeans, fit, almost!
It is time for sleep, again! Resting my body from all the exercise, yesterday, LUCY is looking for her walk & tomorrow I swim! Saturday is the Spark People Las Vegas- mini convention & 5k Santa Run. I have made a head piece with felt reindeer antlers & A sign I made that is SparkPeople.com I hope to meet everyone who is doing the event! I haven't met anyone, in the physical, yet! FloridaSun is lucky, she has met 3!
I KNOW you have heard this before, but YOU make such a difference in my life's journey! I thank you from the bottom of my healthier heart! IF I can EVER do anything for you, just ask! My Spark Friends, you bring SO much JOY into my life!
Sparkling thoughts to help you on YOUR journey!
CROCK & I performing at St. Patty's Parade, 2011
Side view, yuck!
Performing 11-223-12 Wedding couple
Performing BABS 11-23-12
BABS & the Bride!
Performing LIZA 11-23-12
Me at Wedding 11-14-12