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Saturday, August 03, 2013

Good morning. It is Saturday and I am way behind on blogs and the ones I have read I have been too lazy to comment. How bad is that?!? I made the time to enjoyed just a few yesterday and didn't even comment. Crazy. I should find a time in the day to just blog briefly.

Anyway, ...

I FAILED my PMP exam on Tuesday. Yes, it said FAILED on the results I received immediately after. How rude. I strongly prefer, did not pass. Anyway, I was not pleased of course but I am ok with it.

I was honest with the people at work and I think they were quite surprised I was not torn to pieces. I am proud of how I handled it. The biggest challenge was telling my husband. He does things right and does them once (most of the time). It's ok though. It is what it is and I have learned from it.

On a VERY positive note...
emoticon I am getting in more treadmill walking miles most mornings
emoticon Still walking the pups every morning & most nights even if I don't necessarily feel like it at night.
emoticon AND... I have been able to keep my weight it check for the most part.

I thought the stress of the certification exam might send me over the top. Nope. emoticon

Utah is good. Sierra is good. One of the first thing I thought of after not passing my exam was, I am healthy, my family is healthy and Utah has not had a seizure today. These are my priorities so I am ok. If one of these things was out I wack, I would come up with a plan and then act on the plan. This is just another one of those things that Aspen taught me.

I have missed her more this week of course. I have however not let myself think on it too much. I simply feel it and ignore it. I have to pick the time I will let it 'hit' if necessary.

Anyway, we will be working out at the acreage again this weekend. I will take pictures. It would be nice if I would post them sometime huh?!?

Oh and I am doing good on steps. Got in 20,000 again yesterday.
Oh and some kind of stupid stuff. I used a teeth whitener for 10 days and I feel it helped a lot. My teeth have been bothering me for quite some time and I have tanned a bit. I feel better about myself. It is funny how long it took me to do these little things for me.

I must say, I am pretty pleased with my abs. It is the one body part I work pretty hard consistently. I only work them for a short amount of time but I picked 2 exercises from Jackie Warner's eXtreme abs dvd and I am now doing these side crunch things with an 8lb weight between my knees.

Yeah me. emoticon emoticon

Gotta run take the pups for a walk he just barked. He need to go for a walk, grasshoppers in his pants I say. Crazy kid.

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    You're doing great on your exercise routine and positive attitude. emoticon

    I agree what you mentioned about the test. I mean really. They could lighten the blow with their wording. Don't give up ~ eventually you'll pass it.

    Amazing how Aspen has been on your mind and Mags has been on mine. Perhaps they're giving us a hug from above when they know we need it most.
    1474 days ago
    You have a terrific attitude I must say. I always find you so very inspirational. I am sorry that you did not pass the exam however...I know how hard you worked on it. Next time. You will get it. Never never give up my friend! I am pleased to know that everything else in your life is going along well and the the man and the doggies are good.

    Nice job on those abs!!!! I need to work on mine for sure. Thank you for the update and definitely post those pictures! emoticon
    1475 days ago
    I'm sorry about the test. I've heard it's really hard and it takes most people more than one time to pass it. Nice job keeping your chin up and continuing to stay focused on the bright side. Good job with your awesome abs!!! emoticon
    1475 days ago
    emoticon I don't know how I missed this blog. I've been watching for an update from you. Then again, I don't spend as much time online on the weekends.

    So glad to hear that you are taking the 'not passing' well. Yes, it is a learning experience. Good for you!

    20,000 steps in a day? Wow! I am impressed. I'm luck to get 10,000 unless I have two fitness classes that day. You really move!

    I'm going to try to reach 30,000 steps on Saturday. MOSTMOM1 has a 30,000 step challenge this Saturday. Whew...hope I make it.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for updating us. I think about you everyday and wonder how you are doing!

    1476 days ago
    I hope you can copy and paste this link - YOU ARE AWESOME -
    1480 days ago
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  • CHERYLA2012
    Good to see "happy headspace" going on - amazing how having it changes our outlook on our days!
    1480 days ago
    When life throws us disappointments, it is how we respond that defines us as the person we are. You, my friend, are awesome and strong. Great!

    I can't wait to see your pictures of the acreage. Have a great weekend!
    1480 days ago
    I'm sorry about the PMP exam. A friend of mine had the same experience recently. I'm glad you are not letting it get to you and you are focused on the positives in your life!

    I'm taking my pup for a walk shortly myself.

    Have a great weekend!
    1480 days ago
    I am glad that you are in a good place and doing well!
    Have a good weekend!
    1480 days ago
    The most important thing is you feel good about yourself! That's critical. You are still making huge strides and achieving goals!
    1480 days ago
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