Fitness Friday! Thanks to Jill, I'll be blogging every Friday to get my fitness on!
Half way through the year and I feel like I'm getting healthier. Taking small steps to achieve lifestyle changes is helping me see the long term. I realize there is no quick fix...I have to be in it for the long haul.
So here is what I plan on doing the rest of the year:
-31 day clean eating challenge; Jill Conyers has inspired a bunch of us to take this on for ourselves! I'd want to take it beyond the 31 days, but it's a great start-baby steps! MMMM, I can taste all the freshness!
- Fitness Friday Blog entry and hop; this will help inspire me to continue and know that I don't do this alone!
-biking, spin class has been great; taking classes from Sue Conrad at our Local Adult School and I love it! My legs have been getting stronger as a result, and I am recovering faster from knee surgery.
-Participating in the SLO Triathlon this year on team Sweet Alexis!
-Been doing weight training at home to video and taking Slider out on regular walks-she and I both need that!
-Starting to learn about and practice YOGA-it's been a wonderful journey of learning that I hope to share here soon!
So the healthy is starting with me. How is it starting for you?!
My one little word
Spark..ingite...catch on...begin...light up...it all starts with a spark.
More to follow this year as I join two projects:
Ali Edwards; One Little Word at Big Picture Scrapbooking
Jill Conyers; One Little Word-Captured on her blog Life As I see It.
And as I join one on sparkpeople.com
Much to ponder this week and this year. And I am lookng forward to
the process...to the journey!
This is hard to define. How do you define the core of something, let alone myself. I think I am still trying to find myself. I am realizing things about myself, mor now than ever. I am an emotional eater. With some spark stratagies, I plan on chaning that this new year. I think this year will be out discovery for me. I will discover things I may not want to, but need to. It will be hard, and even harder to discuss what I may find with those I need to. I beleive that at the core of me is someone who wants to be active. A caring, giving person, of her time and efforts. A person who is an optomistic person at heart...someone others can rely on. I am a patient person, one who listens. I will do those things I set out to do because it is the decision I have made...not what someone else may want. I will come into my own and unravell the mystery that is me...because I am...there is so much more to me than what people see on the outside or what they have experienced with me in the past. I hope they are still interested in finding that, but if they are not, I must continue to evolve. There is no time for complacency...life is way too short. I am afraid of one day dying with regret...that is such a lonely and sad way to go. I will cry openly and whole heartedly...cause that is what I do..cry when I am happy, cry when I am sad. Let go. Grow.
It's a new year. Now is your change. Don't give up. Take it.
A defining moment for me this year that is creating a spark for me is the changes that my body has been going through. About 2.5 months ago, I was simply getting out of bed, and my left knee gave out on me. I wasn't running a marathon, or jumping out of a plane...no. I was just getting up for the day. When I went to a series of doctors over the next few weeks, I learned on my birthday that along with a slight torn meniscus, I also have arthritus...joy. All on my 41st b-day.
I sulked for about a day and then realize...I can change this. I remember a me that was always active and athletic. No more excuses. I must change back into a healthy lifestyle...for me, for my family. Period.
I took a negative, and made it a positive for the rest of my life. Thank you knee.
Thanks #reverb10 for the prompt!
BUt I will have to update later...but here is a list:
Soiree & Holiday Showcase
I am on the creative team!
And of course my family and friends!!! I miss my brother, my parents and friends up north. Looking forward to hanging out today with our extended fami;ly in Atascadero. Looking forward to time with the girls, and finding Trevis all over again...and finding me too!
This hop's theme is about Royalty. What does that mean to you? It could be the royality of times past with kings and queens on the throne...it could be a way of being...a certain aire about someone...it can go as far as your mind can take it! To me Royalty reminds me of the finer things in life....perhaps things and places I wouldn't normally be able to access, but would one day like to!
On thing I do have access to, that to me is quite royal, it Tea. Yes! The stuff we drink! I love tea and to be very honest I am the quintessential "snob," about my tea! Don't get me wrong, I love to share a good cup of tea with anyone! But the snob in me revolves around MY cabinet of tea...mind you...it's mine! So with that in mind, I share with you about me being a Tea Snob!!!!
Credits: Digi Doodles Shop Doodle Flowers 9
So what are you a "snob" about? It can be funnyand sweet...no pressure!!!! Would love to hear about it! And don't forget, Melissa, our fearless AAM leader is giving away a Sponsor prize from Digi-Doodle, a $10 gift certificate to Two Peas and a class of hers called Scrapbooking with Symbolism!!!!! Be sure to check her blog for more details too!
Now off you go to your final stop with Carmen!-she is our amazing guest designer this month!
The challenge; To create a layout based on the Artist in You! Sooooo cool! Check out more creative inspiration at the All About Me Challenge Blog.
Still lovin my new do! My showers last like two minutes! And I use less product which means I am saving $$$! Got it cut by Deanna up in Davis...will have to find out if I can post where she is here first! But Em...thanks for the encouragement!!!!! I love it! And thanks to everyone that has been making feel so great about my decision! Now on to working on the body transformation...hopefully, for the better!
Now go create about the Artist in You...we all have one!
For some odd, but meant to be, kind of way, ever since I started digital scrapbooking, creating layouts about myself has been so natural.
Maybe it’s the fact that I love my computer and feel intuitive with it as a tool.
Maybe it’s because I can save a layout made based on my current mood and come back later to finish it, seeing it in a different light and easily make changes.
Perhaps it the fact that I feel comfortable sharing about myself in this creative form with online communities and social networks, connecting with others willing to bare their soul in the same way.
Whatever the reason, writing and sharing about ones own self is not always an easy task.
It means getting real with who you are.
It means being vulnerable.
It means exposing sides that you yourself never even knew you had.
But it’s also freeing and therapeutic.
It allows me to let go, create and move on.
Once you can be comfortable with that you can find yourself over and over again.
Maybe you write in a journal.
Maybe you take a long walk in nature.
How do YOU find yourself again?