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Wednesday, December 25, 2013



Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and are ready for a healthy, productive new year!

Hubby woke me up at 7 on Christmas morning, and although I wanted to sleep in, HE wanted to open presents! So I put on my robe and fixed myself a cup of tea...and then we opened gifts. We got each other just a couple of small things. Then he said "Wait here, your best gift is in the car!"

I watched from the window as he went out to the car and got a big box out of the trunk. I could tell by the way he was carrying it that it was heavy. I had no idea what it could be! He brought it in and plopped it down on the bed and said "Merry Christmas...open it up!"

I tore into the wrapping paper and was stunned...he got me the Les Mills Pump workout!!! I have been wanting that for quite some time now, but I sure never expected to get it. I thought it was too expensive! Here's a quick video clip of Les Mills Pump, if you're interested;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
3OI577IieSU


Or, if you're not interested in the clip, here's a picture of it;



As I said, I was stunned to get such a wonderful gift! I made hubby tell me how he could afford it. Well, he sold his guitar to pay for it! I felt bad that he had done that, but he said that he wanted to do that for me. What a great guy, huh?


(*Note; that is not an actual picture of me opening my present, lol.)

It amazes me that I am fit enough to even THINK of doing this workout! I think back to where I was a year and a half ago, and it is unbelievable. Back then, I spent most of my time sitting around eating...while I Sparked! I was 286 pounds, and the slightest effort would get me out of breath. Just hauling myself out of bed in the morning was a mini workout, to be honest.

But I've come a long way since then! I started out with 10 minute workouts (sometimes having to take a break in the middle of it!) and from that small beginning, I got better and stronger. I stuck with it, even when it seemed impossible. I progressed from step touches and marching in place to being able to do DDP Yoga, step aerobics and more.

And now, thanks to hubby's sacrifice, I've got Les Mills Pump! I'm 52 (and a half) years old, so its a little intimidating! But exciting, too. I know I am never going to look like the women on the workout DVD but thats fine. I never try to be like anyone else. I just try to be the best ME possible. And I am going to work to the best of MY ability with this new workout! I want to do it for myself, and to show hubby how much I appreciate that awesome gift!



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LORIVIOLA 4/26/2014 8:14AM

    That's so sweet of him. Awwww.

i love the idea of THE BEST ME POSSIBLE.

that's gonna be my theme for the day.

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GRAMPIAN 3/11/2014 7:13AM

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GEORGE815 1/14/2014 7:34AM

    Great blog!

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FOREVERFITCHICK 1/9/2014 4:23PM

    That is selfless and so awesome of your hubby! Now make him proud and sweat all over that new equipment!! emoticon

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FATHINSN 1/5/2014 11:12PM

    I have a great hubby, sacrifice his guitar to get what you dreamed of :D
Hope you will get maximum benefits from the workout, good luck, have fun!

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CHERIONE 1/5/2014 3:24PM

    What a guy! emoticon

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SBARGANZ 1/4/2014 9:22AM

    Yay!

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DESERTJULZ 1/3/2014 1:07PM

    Awesome! I love fitness gifts. :D

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KAMCCLARY 1/2/2014 11:02AM

    It feels so good to get great support! emoticon

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EJB2801 1/2/2014 10:37AM

    Sounds like you are going to use this not only because of your wonderful progress but also in gratitude for hubby's guitar. Super duper!
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WOOFERCOALBOY 1/1/2014 7:38PM

    What a great guy! And he appreciates you, or he wouldn't have done it.

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JERICHO1991 1/1/2014 10:18AM

    Definitely an awesome gift. What a great husband!

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SCOUTMOM715 1/1/2014 9:38AM

    What a great hubby you have & an awesome gift. I've been wanting to try his program (currently doing Chalean Extreme). You'll have to let me know how you like it!!

P.S. I love the first quote you posted, had to make it a background on my sparkpage (hope you don't mind)

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HDHAWK 12/31/2013 5:54PM

    What an awesome husband! I know you'll make him proud! Happy New Year!

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DEBSZOO74 12/31/2013 1:41AM

    What a great gift and such a wonderful thing for your hubby to do for you! emoticon

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JANE1216 12/30/2013 9:42PM

    How exciting Miss Pixie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved reading this blog and tell Mr. Pixie he is the best! We need to give him the Hubby of the Year award for being so wonderful!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/30/2013 2:29PM

    Wow, that will be some workout. You will surely have muscles after that. emoticon

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SHOYER 12/30/2013 10:30AM

    Thanks so much for sharing this. emoticon As I read of people here who share their wishes, hopes, plans and frustrations with spouses, I'm starting to think that's the route I should go as well. It's just that I'm still at the "I can do this myself" stage (even though I've proved to myself that I can't do it myself) and I tend to see sharing as giving up. Boy do I need an attitude adjustment on that!

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GLORYB2014 12/30/2013 10:27AM

    Wow, what an awesome gift Pixie and even more awesome is that your hubby sold his guitar to buy it for you! That's the right Spirit of Christmas and he's a hubby to cherish!
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LAWANDMUSIC 12/29/2013 12:08PM

    Excellent!

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GOCALGAL 12/28/2013 10:15PM

    A wonderful present from a wonderful husband for his wonderful wife. God bless you both. Pixie, you have done amazing things. You will continue to progress and inspire us in 2014. Keep up the Great job! emoticon

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SUPERDAD55 12/28/2013 9:57PM

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What an encouragement he is.
You have a wonderful way of writing that is funny, thoughtful and very encouraging, Keep up the bloging. I look forward to hearing about the progress you make throughout the new year.
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WOMANWITHGRIT 12/28/2013 9:01PM

    What a great gift!!!
(And I love your pics)

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2BDYNAMIC 12/28/2013 7:41PM

    emoticon so happy for you!! ......... What a hubby!! and what great pics you posted ..............Love that lady!! so sexy!!

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SUNNYSIDEUPMARY 12/28/2013 2:57PM

    How wonderful for you! I believe you can and will do it!

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RUDITUDI2000 12/28/2013 9:52AM

    Wow! That is love girl! You are worth it and what a great man you have. emoticon So excited for you as you work to accomplish your goals in 2014! emoticon

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EBURGITE 12/28/2013 9:03AM

    emoticon that's so cool. what a sweetie your hubby is.

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INGBADEN 12/28/2013 9:02AM

    Support is so huge

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1SALMON1 12/27/2013 10:38PM

    Your husband is a darling! What a great gift! I haven't heard of this workout before but I have been wanting to try barbells - I use dumbells now and just love them... You are going to have FUN!

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WALLPER26 12/27/2013 9:05PM

    What an Inspiration! Both of you! Keep on moving in the right direction! You can do it.

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ENDUROVET 12/27/2013 6:28PM

    That's terrific!!! But I get to brag, too...

My hubby got me the complete DDP Yoga set - unfortunately he ordered it late so it didn't **QUITE** get here for Xmas (still waiting actually)... But as soon as it gets here, I can't wait to slot it into a place of honor in our living room! I've already bought myself a new yoga mat to roll out for it.

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HOLLYM48 12/27/2013 6:20PM

    What an awesome husband and what an awesome gift!

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SUSAN727 12/27/2013 5:53PM

    Great gift. With all best wishes for your continued success!!

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SUSIEMT 12/27/2013 5:12PM

    Wow! What a hubby you got! Sounds like a keeper to me! Good luck with your new workout and be very careful and follow their instructions. Just don't overdo it.

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PROJECTCHRISSIE 12/27/2013 3:01PM

    You have a wonderful husband, enjoy his gift.

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AJB121299 12/27/2013 2:18PM

    nice

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MRSRIGS1 12/27/2013 1:58PM

    Aaaawww, your blog brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful hubby and very unselfish! I know you're going to make him proud!

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THEIS58 12/27/2013 12:53PM

    Awesome gift!

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TAKINGTHETIME 12/27/2013 12:38PM

  Thank you for sharing, I too have a supportive husband and know the gift is greater than that of the weights! Enjoy!

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MICHELEBDAVIS 12/27/2013 12:17PM

  That is just awesome. You have made some great progress and have such a thoughtful husband. That is the biggest blessing ever.

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