DIVAMAMAOFTWO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DIVAMAMAOFTWO DIVAMAMAOFTWO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Carpe Diem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371211 It's not about yesterday, it's not about tomorrow, it's about TODAY! Carpe Diem, Sparkfriends!!! <BR> <BR> I am learning to live in and to thoroughly enjoy each moment that I am blessed to live in. It's a hard paradigm shift for a person like me to make. I'm a planner, perfectionist, controller by nature. <BR> <BR> But with age comes wisdom and maturity. Life is gently and lovingly teaching me to not obsess with the future and try to plan for every detail of my life...it's not only ex... Wed, 29 May 2013 08:41:29 EST Former Foodie has Fallen and Can't Seem to Get Up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349915 I have been working out great for awhile but I am having trouble controlling my food cravings. By the end of the day, it's like I have absolutely no willpower. Last night, my husband and I saw a BK commercial for 2 Whoopers for 5 bucks. I wasn't hungry but jumped at my husband's offer to go get one for the two of us. I ate a DARN Whooper at 8 oclock at night... WHY???? I didn't even eat a whole Whooper when I was tracking my food intake. Today has been a good thus far and I am intention... Wed, 8 May 2013 13:52:50 EST Lunch Break Express Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317300 SpaFinder sent me a copy of this awesome lunch break workout... it really gets alot done in a short period of time... ENJOY! <BR> <BR> http://thewell.spafinder.com/gallery/30-<BR>minute-lunch-break-workout/?utm_source<BR>=SFNewsletter040913&utm_medium=email&u<BR>tm_campaign=8388 Tue, 9 Apr 2013 14:42:01 EST Spring is in the Air!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305146 It's been a long winter... even though I am a lifelong Michigander, any winter still remains a long winter for me. I have learned to embrace the winter and the snow for my own sanity. I have taken the kids out for several sledding adventures, I have learned how to snow shoe and I have even taken walks outside in the cold. <BR> <BR> But for the past few days, I have enjoyed spring in Michigan. There's nothing like it!! Newness of life is springing forth all around me, the fresh air, the bl... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:39:30 EST 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298652 I just joined the Official 28 day Bootcamp Challenge team and tomorrow is my <em>249</em> . <BR> <BR> I did a test run of Day 1's Workout and it was awesome; I love COACH NICOLE!! I'm looking forward to the challenge and putting the pedal to the metal. I am moving in the right direction and don't want to lose my momentum!! <BR> <BR> I'm a little behind on my weight loss goals and hoping that the next month will push me into high gear!! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:41:53 EST Making Me a Priority... FINALLY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295326 Along the way, it is easy to get discouraged, feel like you are not making progress and lose sight of your goals. <BR> <BR> For many years, I have found encouragement in wonderful friends and family who have supported me in my many goals... finishing school, my career, marriage, etc. However, when it comes to my health and fitness, I realize that I must learn to encourage myself and make myself a priority. <BR> <BR> To be honest, this is not easy for me. I am used to being the cheerle... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:05:47 EST Stepping it Up and I'm on my Way!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246246 This week, I decided to take my fitness to the next level and am doing Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred videos and the Biggest Loser game on Xbox (Challenge level). Oh my, what a challenge it has been but in such a good, good way. <BR> <BR> I am lovin' the changes taking place in my body but the changes in my thought process and mental attitude are the most impressive transformations to me. I have become very intentional about what I consume and what I do on a daily basis. It is amazing al... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:22:27 EST I am Encouraged with the small victories along the way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236750 Well, I just completed my first week of the Virgin Diet and am amazed with the results. I have been experiencing more energy than I have in years! My mood has stabilized (and that is a blessing...just ask my husband and kids) and I have lost 6 lbs to boot! My mother started the same time as I and she lost 8 lbs... we are the dynamic duo!!! <BR> <BR> The most amazing thing that I am learning on this journey towards health and wholeness is to count it ALL joy. I am so encouraged by the lit... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:27:19 EST Feeling Good, Feeling Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231344 I am on day 4 of Cycle 1 of the Virgin Diet. Basically, I have eliminated gluten, diary, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar from my diet. Eggs, corn and peanuts wasn't really a heavy lift because I don't really eat these items anyway. However, my focus is not really on the things that I have eliminated but on what I have gained. <BR> <BR> Over the past few days on the Diet and recently joining SparkPeople, I am gaining a whole new perspective on food, fitness and health. I am becoming... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:35:54 EST