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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The idea of me finishing these dresses is really starting to stress me out. With my schedule I have only finished one dress bottom and still have 2 more to go. Instead of 100 yards of tulle I have already used 180! Talk about a miscalculation! Looking for the energy to finish everything and clean my bathrooms today... having 3 bathrooms is horrible!

Today at class I burned 998 calories! And I know that isn't a miscalculation. I thought I was going to fall over. My heart rate was in a high zone 3 the entire time! We did circuit training which involved 1:30 minutes running at 2% incline and then 1:30 doing a strength training thing. We had to do these stations all twice: plank while sweeping our legs to the side all while holding plank, 1 legged bicep curls with band, lunges while pulling against the bands, crunches on the bosu ball while taking the opposite hand to the opposite foot (8 lb weight in hand), one legged barbell holds ( standing push above head then bend down while kicking your leg back take the barbell to the floor), squats while throwing the medicine ball, crunches on a ball with a 8 lb weight punch and then elevated push ups. Honestly, it was brutal!!! But again, it did it's job. I was sweating and gross when I left but felt great an hour later!

I really needed the workout to be tough today. This morning I found out that my Aunt passed away from breast cancer. I was devastated, not only that she passed away but that I found out via FACEBOOK! I was heartbroken. I assumed my Dad wasn't told yet so I sent him a text. (He works nights so I didn't want to wake him by calling.) He responded about 10 minutes later with "Thank you for the text but Angel called me early this morning" WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL/TEXT ME! I thankfully got to my sister and cousin before they jumped onto facebook to read it all. I understand we have a large family (my grandpa is one of 11 and each of them had 3-4 children!) but you could have let me know seeing that you had already known yourself. My Aunt had been battling breast cancer for years and it popped back up last week. I know from experience that when it comes back the second time....it is never good. I have watched many of my loved ones die from breast cancer. It is bone chillingly hard to deal with. I am sitting here in tears as two of my other aunts are going through it as well. I am just happy that my Aunt is out of pain and I know that she is keeping my other family members company. I miss them all so terribly much. I have lost 4 people from that side in the past 2 years. 2 Aunts, 1 Uncle and my Great Grandfather. He was almost 100 years old so it wasn't a total surprise.


I am going to start up another dress bottom and then do some stretches and meditation. Give your family extra hugs today!!!

Much love Sparkers!
Have a beautiful day!
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