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Today is my 2 year spark anniversary of my journey

Thursday, January 03, 2013

It has been a another year of triumphs and and frustrations only to lead to triumphs again...

year started out me losing my job... boooo... then moving to tampa for 4 months but that was the good a nd the bad thing.... my father is dying of lung cancer (still do not understand how he is still alive he suffers so badly) but i got to know him better and he got to see someone forgive him of his past wrongs where all others but one friend have walked out out i walked back in... both are grateful for the time we have/ are sharing... but in me going to tampa and starting another ym down there i realized how crappy and ineffective my gym really was....
this gym gave me the outlook i needed and showed me how strong i was and can when i went back i tried out for a zumba teacher position well that didnt go over very well and that is ok.. it is not time Perhaps in TN it will be different... anyhoo... i also starts at this time to get my certification in Group fitness ( was certified in June 2012 :).... but in march of this past year i went to charleston sc ad walked the beaches with my hubby... in april i headed back to NC and hubby and i went on my first hiking trip in 8 years because of my illness and man it was liberating.... june was my birthday we went back and did more hiking in Asheville again very liberating and showing how strong i have gotten.....july i was down most of the month butdid start a new gym and left my old gym and went back to the classes i had in in Ta,mpa florida which was the Les Mills classes Pump, attack, cxworks, and even started cycling....i had a cracked tooth that month still went to classes till the removed it and was out a week dueto feeling so crappy but still was making strides... still moving and growing...august my son came out from Mass tovisit we took him to asheville and did all the hikes my husband and Iloved when we were out there... my son was so thrilled to be doing outdoor activities withme again... we even went to fun depot and did this lazer frenzy where you had to be a bank heister and gothru all the lazers with out knocking any of them and i came out after one of the times i was in ther and he said Mom youwere planking like there was no tomorrow lol... i knw your were getting strong but i think i have my super mom back lol... so cute... we even did laser tag i wasnt fond of this game but i did it lol... i think fun depot wore me out quicker then going on a hike lol.. go figure lol... we had a blast though... he still talks about end of august beginning of sept i had the flu and then bronchitis but still did what i could ... then i got an assessment from on of the personal trainers and a personal training session... the assessment she said was amazing "for my age " lol 29... Whispers 43... 29...the goal for pushups was 15 for my age in a minute and i did 36 :) yeah i was proud :) then her session showed me how far i really have come... made me so happy... September my hubby and i went to the Smokey Mountain in Tn and fell in love with the beauty of the scenery of TN we saw bears turkeys cranes hawks... so many beauttiful sunrises and sun sets....and there was even a shoot gun wedding in there too.. (his uncle) Ocober was a whirl wind experience lol... i went back to mass for my season and saw so many friends.. then got stuck up there because of hurricane sandy... made it back was around all of november and the dec 15th was my color run.. i walked the whole thing in 45 min my first 5k and boy did i have fun!!! and then hung out with dad and dea for the rest of the time... even made my father his turkey stuffing and cranberry sauce o he could make his pies and his turkey sammies lol.... you would have thought i gave him a million dollars lol.. it ireally is the little things... we watched movies and hung out togehter.... it was nice got back for christmas with hubby he bought a beautiful white tree ad decorated it while i was gone... i cryed when i walked int he house after driving 11 hours and seeing this beautiful christmas winter made our last christmas here in NC very special... i wont ever forget it.... so now we are in 2013 on my 2nd anniversary..... my goal is to reach my goal weight by 2014 yes i am giving myself another whole year to achieve this... the last 20- 30 pounds will be the hardest with the meds i am on and the illness i deal with... i have to factor in ...I am moving in and half weeks to TN.... Knoxville to be exact.... settign up a gym membership with my les mills programs.... finding a job..part time or full time doest matter jst need to bring in some extra cash to pay down our debt from me being sick.... I did have the whole last year off and i am so grateful for my husband hold ing down the fort and allowing me to be me :) so the first few months are gonna be a challenge for this body to get back in the swing of things... i think i can handle this. but have to factor in all that I am super excited for the new adventure and being closer to the mountains to hike this spring.. and oh boy will we ever.... I will be meeting one of my facebook friends in the next few months I cant wait i am super excited about that she is like and hour away from me so i actually could have a great friend close by :) looking forward to that... she is a great motivator too ... so i will have good influences all around.... so blessed for this past year so blessed to have a wonderful new year ahead to make my clean slate work.. i have a few fun 5ks i will be signing up for.. oh yeah i will be doing the color run again probably in nashville or memphis or maybe even little rock if i have the time to get there....and ther is a foam run lol that looks like fun i might sign up for that and i want to find a mudder to do.... If any of youhave done one i want to here hich one you did so i can look into it!.. i am seious a mudder is going to be my challenge this year... and hubby said he would do it with me :D how fun :D..... so it is ging to be a year of fun and surprises and hopefully alot of health and happiness and new experiences and travels :)..... now to get back to packing and moving and finding a job.. and giving myself permission to take my time losing the last 20-30 pounds... and keep off the 50 for another year :) Love all of you my dear spark all have taught me so much over the last 2 years and I look forward to another year of raw deep sharing of our ups and downs with this journey.. Love you all.... especially my dear friends Carol from NC Quad mom from TX Russell from Michigan?(right hun oh i am bad but i love ya) and VW Steph.... thank you all for keep tabs on me and keeping me in check...i have many more yo know who you are and just because i didnt mention you doesnt mean i love you any less.. hugs and love to my spark family!!

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    1660 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    PS And emoticon emoticon emoticon on the 2 year anniversary!!!
    1660 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    One thing you really have is a GOOD MEMORY!!! You covered the year very well and made it so interesting.
    Are you sure you really need to lose that much more as you already look great and remember you need to have a little something to hold onto in case of illness.
    Keep us posted on your exciting move!

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    1660 days ago
  • RUSSELL_40
    Through ups and downs, all that matters are family and friends. The rest is just about how you get from moment to moment with them. We work to pay bills, so we can entertain friends, and send kids to college. We stay healthy so we can have more of these moments, like being able to hike with your son.

    The people that realize that everything else is not that important are the ones who enjoy life. We need to remember to work to live, not live to work. Make 2013 another exciting year. As you and I know, time is limited, so we have to enjoy every day.

    Hopefully 2013 is even better than 2012.
    1665 days ago
    Wow! What a year! You look great and you are so strong!! emoticon
    1665 days ago
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