Friday, November 21, 2008

I sound my Barbaric Yulp!!

Fat Ticker Friday WI - 140lbs!!

Back up again!!!

**Below Post is from my blog!!!


November 21, 2008.... from Brook Noel

Good Morning "There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day."--Alexander Woolcott

I love this quote by Woolcott, because it is a reminder to me that every day is very important--no matter what the day holds. Often, we believe that only the days holding significant events are important. We forget that even the simplest and unstructured days are important, too. Each day etches a slice into our history. And besides, we never know what can happen in a day! Even a quiet, unscheduled day, can bring a revelation.

Your Turn: Let each day unravel and reveal itself to you, without your deciding whether it is important or not. You will likely be pleasantly surprised by all the magic contained within a twenty--four hour period.

Today's Affirmation: I seize the day!


Today's quote reminded me of the quote from Dead Poets Society - I SOUND MY BARBARIC YULP!! lol... Seize the day!!! lol....

Well many of you know that yesterday was my little man's birthday & we had a blast!!! He was KING for the day and he lived up to each and every part of it! lol... I was even able to live through his eyes & it felt great to be a kid again. But at the above quote says - why not choose to be that way EVERY day??!! lol... Why wait for a birthday or anniversary to make the day important??!! Choose today! lol... So it's Friday & I'm checking out my weekly workout routine - let's just say that I attempted it. lol... Per today's "unofficial" weigh in I'm going in the WRONG direction. Guess with all the running around & baking (lol) etc., I haven't been doing as great as I thought. But today is YOU-TURN day!!! lol... It gives me a few days to correct what's gone wrong!! lol... I SOUND MY BARBARIC YULP!! lol... SEIZE TODAY!!!

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30 Minute Walk Daily - only got in 2 days this week!!

Week of 11/17 - 11/23

~Mon - 30 Day Shred & Push up challenge test #1 [X]

~Tues - W3D1 C25K Challenge & Push Up Challenge [X]

~Wed - Yoga & Celebrity Fitness workout [X]

~Thurs - W3D2 C25K Challenge [Okay, arthritis got the better of me last night! Only got in 15 minutes] Goal almost met!!! [X]

Push Up Challenge [Didn't meet this one - will definitely be repeating Week 3 next week]

-- Now the weekend is upon us. 3 more days to go!!!

~Fri - 30 Day Shred

~Sat - W3D3 C25K Challenge & Push Up Challenge [DS birthday party this day - wish me luck!!!]

~Sun - Yoga

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fat Ticker Friday!!!

***Using Previous post from another webpage. My scale went down for the count this AM, so couldn't WI today***


From my blog on

YES I CAN!! Even the scale said so!!! lol...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Spreading Courage

"People must remind each other that it can be done, and it must be done. We must keep up each other’s courage. In that way, we are enormously strong.” -Vincent van Gogh

Good morning! I love “I CAN” people. Much of my business success and personal contentment rests in forming a network of stable and consistent “I CAN” colleagues and friends. When we associate with people who inspire and encourage, we catapult ourselves forward. Likewise, when we associate with people who doubt and discourage us, we quickly stall or move backward.

I have carefully chosen my close friends and current employees, each of whom reflects the “I CAN” attitude. We also have the “I CAN” attitude in our home. When I travel or go out for a day of shopping or errands, I am often astounded by the amount of negativity and discouragement in the world. I wonder why people would choose to spend time in such a place when instead they could create positive and encouraging surroundings. We all have our share of negative people that we have to deal with. We may also treat ourselves negatively. But as adult women, we also have the right to shape our futures by proactively choosing whom we spend our time with.

This beautiful quote is so powerful because it reminds us how important our words of encouragement can be to one another. It is our encouragement that creates strength and positive action.

Your Turn: Who do you need to give encouragement to today? Who can you help to be strong through positive words? Likewise, who encourages you? What can you do to spend more time with those people? Who discourages you? What steps can you take to spend less time with those who doubt and discourage?

Today’s Affirmation: Each day I encourage and support those around me through word and action.

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Tuesday Morning WI!! Drum roll please!!!


WHAT?!! Of course I step on and off several times to make sure that the reading is the same! lol... Okay, so I saw a couple 136.0 a couple times, but hey majority of the time was 135.8!!! WOHOO!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!!

I put my ticker to 136 anyway, just in case it's more accurate! lol... I'll know better by next week's WI!!

I can't believe it still!! My goal so close!!! So... So... close!!! I've been eye balling it for almost 2 years now!!!

Geesh that's a long time to be waiting for something! lol... But now I know!! I CAN!!! I CAN DO THIS!!!!



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tis the Season

Well to get sick anyway. Or so it is in my case right now!! Nursing DS back from his bout with a cold this past weekend has left me feeling slightly run down!! But do notice that I said "slightly"!!! lol... There is still some fight in me! lol...


Good Morning

“Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Ann Landers

Good morning! When Ann Landers was asked to give advice about successful living, she shared the above quote. I hadn’t heard this quote until this past week, when I read it in a book I had received for Christmas. Interestingly, that same day, Judy sent the quote through to me. I figured that was a sign to put it at the top of the list for Good Mornings!

When I read Ann’s words, I was filled with a feeling of “Yes!! That is what it takes to live our best life. We don’t shy from trouble, we stare it down.” As a business owner and an Entrepreneur, I have lived this quote over and over. There is nothing more rewarding than the day you realize that within you have everything you need and are perfectly capable of overcoming whatever life throws your way. When we get to the place where we can welcome all of life–the good, the bad and the ugly–with confidence, we know a peace beyond measure.

Your Turn: Realize that we cannot run from trouble, it is an inevitable part of life. However we can learn to rise above it. Welcome all of life’s experiences–the good, the bad and the ugly. Challenge yourself to look these experiences in the eye and use them as a catalyst to become the “very best” you can be.

Your Affirmation: I am bigger than any troubles.


Mid Week Review!

~~ 30 Minute walk daily - Opting out of walking outdoors today, BUT will do WATP when I get home!!!

Evening Workout Routine:

*Mon: 30 Day Shred - Level 2 (X)

*Tues: C25K & Push Up Challenge W2D1

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*Wed: Yoga & WATP (tweaking)...

*Thurs: C25K & Push Up Challenge W2D2

*Fri: 30 Day Shred - Level 2

*Sat: C25K & Push Up Challenge W2D3

*Sun: Rest and/or Yoga HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Week Two - The Challenges Continue!!

Stepping Up To The Plate

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”-Ambrose Redmoon

Good morning! We often admire others we see as “courageous.” We admire their drive, their spirit, and their commitment. It is easy to wish we could live without fear and with such devotion. I love this quote because I think it speaks an important about truth about courage.

People are not courageous because they do not feel fear: people are courageous because they have found something that is more important than their fear. They have found something that awakens their heart, mind, and spirit. This “something” changes their perspective. The “something” becomes large, so their fear becomes small. When we don’t have an important “something” in our lives-one that awakens mind, body and soul-fear will be overwhelming.

Your Turn: What drives you? What awakens your heart, mind, and soul so that your destination becomes more important than your fear?

Today’s Affirmation: I am courageous.


What drives me??!! This morning it was my unofficial WI of 136lbs!!! WOOHOO!!! I'm in the 130s!! FINALLY!!! lol... I'm so CLAIMING it now!!!!

My Challenges continue this week!!!

~~ 30 Minute walk daily

Evening Workout Routine:

*Mon: 30 Day Shred - Level 2

*Tues: C25K & Push Up Challenge W2D1

*Wed: Yoga

*Thurs: C25K & Push Up Challenge W2D2

*Fri: 30 Day Shred - Level 2

*Sat: C25K & Push Up Challenge W2D3

*Sun: Rest and/or Yoga

*** Can you see your goal??? How close is it????!!!!

Have an Awesome Day!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Happy Dance!!

Ideas for Living Stronger

“Life is a competition not with others, but with ourselves. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair a mistake; each day to surpass ourselves.” —David B. Haight

Good morning! During the last Olympics, my daughter and I talked a lot about what “being a Champion” means. When I read this quote, I felt it truly embraced what it means to be Champion in life. If each of us were to embrace this quote, how could we not feel good come nightfall?Few of us will ever compete in an arena such as the Olympics. However, each day we compete in the arena of life and self-improvement. If we embrace the teachings of today’s quote, a personal gold medal is within our reach.

Your Turn: Do one of the following today:
· live a stronger, better, truer life
· master some weakness of yesterday
· repair a mistake · surpass yesterday

Your Affirmation: I become stronger everyday.

***And that I am!!! Stronger & more determined each and every day!!! lol...

Week In (end) Review!
Mon - 30 Day Shred (X)
Tues - C25K W1D1 & Push up W1D1 (X)
Wed - Stretch/Yoga (X)
Thurs - C25K W1D2 & Push up W1D2 (X)

*** So far so good!!! Last night with Day 2 of the push up challenge - 7 push ups straight & NOT on my knees!!! Oh yeah!!! lol... I'm getting there!!! 2 more days to go!!

Fri - 30 Day shred
Sat - C25K W1D3 & Push up W1D3
Sun - Yoga


Hot for the Holidays Weigh In

Hanging tough!! Back down in the 130's this week!! WOOHOO!!! Down 1.6lbs and coming in at a strong 138.2lb!

Currently do two challenges:


One Hundred Push Up challenge.

Almost done with week 1 & it's been feeling pretty good being able to challenge myself! Hopefully this will help to get me through the holidays!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

One Day... One Step Closer

Carrying Your Burdens
“Anyone can carry his burden however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.”-Robert Louis Stevenson

Good morning! I love this quote. How often do we put our energy into tomorrow’s issues instead of focusing on what is on our plate for today? When we spread our energy between today and tomorrow, it is hard to carry the challenges of the day or enjoy the fruits at hand. However, when we walk with focus, step-by-step, we find that in one day-sunset to sundown-we can carry whatever we must, love and enjoy to the fullest, work and share at our full potential. This focus is the single most-important ingredient for living a wonderful day.

Your Turn: Draw your attention to today and the joys and challenges at hand. Whenever tomorrow or yesterday drift into view, refocus on the matters at hand. Live richly in the moment.

Today’s Affirmation: I accomplish everything I need to accomplish today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have to do that sometimes. I have to stop myself from jumping 3 weeks into the future and leaping 10 months back into the past! Take today for what it is - A Gift... A PRESENT!!!

Tonight is WEEK 2 DAY 2 of both my C25K & Push up Challenge!! I'm actually REALLY looking forward to it!! Last night Yoga was sort of a bust. Got through maybe 10 minutes of a On Demand Lean & Strong yoga and DS decided that he wanted to play right beside Mommy on the floor! lol... Such an attention stealer that little one of mine!!! lol... I guess I could have went back to it after I put him down for the night, but by then I just wasn't into it - mentally!! BUT... I did do those signature 7 moves from Fitness Magazine Celebrity Workout. I can STILL feel those!!! lol... If anyone is interested, here is the link:

~~ 64 Ounces of Water - even if I have to force it down my throat!!! lol...
~~W1D2 - C25K & Push up
~~Track food & Exercise (Since I started doing flex pts with WW, I haven't been using the SP tracker as much).

I think 3 is a pretty good number for 1 day! lol...

Stay Blessed!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Getting Out of My Own Way...

What a concept!!! lol...

Get Out of Your Own Way - Brook Noel

"Act as if failure is impossible, and your success will be assured. Wipe out every thought of your not achieving your objectives, be brave and set no limits on the workings of your imagination. Never be a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future…and you will see that nothing can stop you.”-Anonymous

Good morning! How would your life change if you realized that ninety percent of the obstacles you face in reaching your dreams are created by your mind? I don’t know what the actual percentage is, but I truly believe that the obstacles thrown in our way from life are incredibly outnumbered by the obstacles thrown in our way by ourselves.

If I compare goals I have pursued where I entered them with self-doubt, to goals that I pursued with complete conviction-the results are always the same. I succeeded when the conviction was there, and I faltered when it wasn’t. How can we expect the world to line up and be on our team, if we aren’t even on our own team?

Before we chase a dream, we need to encourage, believe and trust in ourselves. We need to come face-to-face with our doubts and fears, and then overcome them, step-by-step-that is what challenging life is all about.

Your Turn: Where in your life have you been sabotaging yourself? What steps do you need to take to get out of your own way? Who can support you?

Today’s Affirmation: I confidently pursue my dreams.
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It's Monday!!! Fresh start a brand new week!! I'm back to my workouts twice a day - 30 Minute walk during my lunch hour & my evening workouts. I'm excited!! I know I can do this!! I can see my goal so close!!! So...So... CLOSE!!!

(Note: Weight Watchers WI - down 1.6lbs. Total loss so far 5.6lbs!)

~~Evening Workout Routine 11/3/08 - 11/8/08
Mon - 30 Day Shred (x)
Tues - C25K W1D1 & Push up W1D1 (x)
Wed - Stretch/Yoga (x)
Thurs - C25K W1D2 & Push up W1D2
Fri - 30 Day shred
Sat - C25K W1D3 & Push up W1D3
Sun - Yoga