Well, hi SparkLoves! I have been off and on and more off since the end of last year.. and for that I would love to apologize, but I simply cannot. I have published two novels, had some bad times but even more FANTASTIC times, learned a lot, and found out what does not work (that's huge!). So, now I have decided to shake off my winter blues and find my inner sexy beast again. Let's face it, my sexy beast simply cannot escape. All it took was me OWNING that I feel sexy and BAM, she stayed ;) hehe You should do that, too. I highly recommend loving yourself. Best.advice.ever!
So, in coming back and deciding to dedicate myself to my journey, that means a challenge.. YESSSSSSS! My girls from Facebook and I decided that we needed to ease our way back in but do something kick-a$$ at the same time, so... we are taking a walk. Yeah, sounds simple and it IS! We just picked someplace that we've "always" wanted to go or that looks super delicious and BAM.. we're going there!
The challenge can be found here:
I chose to go to Niagara Falls! The challenge is 13 weeks, if I walk 18 miles a week, I can make that 234 mile trip! Here are my inspiration photos:
I am ALSO joining in a challenge started my homegirl Victoria called "Facebook's Biggest Loser". Yeah, it will be on Facebook.. duh! haha IF you want to join that, you can go here:
That one starts April 1st and we aren't sure how long its going to go on for. She's still working out the details, but it looks like I MIGHT be a team leader, so.. *squee* haha
In the interest of being totally open and honest with you guys, I gained over winter. Yep. I got to my 100 pounds DONE milestone and immediately went on a cruise (SO FUN!). When I came back, it was all dreary and gross here in Pittsburgh. Miserable. Gag!! Yeah, that's a complete excuse as I am usually the most chipper person in the room. I told myself to keep going, I struggled, I truly tried. I kept at it with food for the most part and just got lazy. I threw myself into writing my books and just got stagnant.
The good news about that is: I learned what NOT to do, figured out the things that don't make me feel amazing, felt my body getting used to being at that weight, and listened to my body to find out when it was ready for me to do things on its time. And now I'm back on track. So see? Winning.. LOL Sometimes, and I truly believe this, our body needs a break. It needs us to just sit down and give it time to catch up with all the changes we are throwing out there. We are crazy, complex, amazing machines and so much change is confusing to our minds and to our bodies as well.
I've never GIVEN UP on myself and I'm not about to start now! These challenges, my new-found planning abilities, and my strength will keep me going! WE can DO this!! YAYYYYYY!!!!!
So, how are you? Want to join the challenges with me? Anything you want to tell me? :)
P.S. Did I mention that I freakin' MISSED you guys SO DANGED BAD!? Cause... I DID!!!
^^ Me at Christmas... lol Yes, I'm weird :p But if you didn't know that by NOW, you MUST be new ;) XOXO
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