Saturday, March 26, 2011


Hey ya'll!

Let me update you on what's been going on with my weight loss. Today I weighed in at 177.6!! Woo-hoo! I'm down another pound! I only have 3 more pounds to go to meet my ScrapNFit challenge goal of losin 25 pounds in 90 days. I'm so close I can smell it!

I have been a bit lethargic in my exercise, lately so I decided to ramp up my workout with something I saw on an informercial while I was on a business trip in Wilson, N.C. It's called Metamorphosis by Tracy Anderson. I started it today and let me tell you, it is NO JOKE! In this plan you are supposed to do 30 minutes of Dance Cardio and 30 minutes of strength training/floor work. Okay, I confess, I couldn't get through the whole work out, but I'm definitely proud of what I was able to accomplish. I completed 20 minutes of Dance Cardio and 20 minutes of the strength training and floor work. Woo-wee, I was seriously sweating by the time I finished this workout, but....I can't wait to do it again tomorrow!

With this work out I am focused on how each excercise is going to help reshape my body and help me git rid of these thunder thighs!

The most AWESOME thing about this workout DVD is that the workout are customized for your problem areas:
Here are the options:
Abcentric - for those with problems in the stomach area
Hipcentric - for those like me who want to slim down the hips and thighs
Glutecentric - for those with a little bit more junk in the trunk than they would like
Omnicentric - for those who need a little help all over.

I thought this was absolutely ingenius! A workout that actually targets that areas that you want to get in shape! So I've just started today, but I'll keep you posted on how things are going.

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast - Oats and Strawberry cereal
Lunch - Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt and an Gala apple
Dinner - Qdoba Salad with grilled chicken, corn and black bean salsa, a little queso and pico de gallo

Beverages - Water and a Diet Coke

See you next time!
Live Long and Live Strong!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nine Pictures of Purpose

Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by...

So by now you know that I am on a One Little Word journey with Ali Edwards and I am enjoying the experience. I have been far more focused and determined the last few months to walk in my purpose and complete a very large assignment that I believe will be life changing for me and my family. I'm so excited about the possibilities!

I want to share my photographic images that represent my life's purpose:

I want to tell you why I chose these pics to represent PURPOSE in my life. I'll go from left to right starting on the top row.
  1. Reach: I want to reach for my highest potential in life; strive for excellence in every area. This photo also reminds me of God. Without God's help I won't be able to fulfill my PURPOSE.
  2. Give: It is my PURPOSE to be a giver; give my time, talents, energy, creativity and love everywhere I go.
  3. Stability. That's something I've been lacking for quite some time. I start tasks and then let them go. Get totally geeked about something for a short season and then lose interest; never really completing long term assignments. I am leaving that in my past and walking in stability. Be Stable just like these pillars; serving as the support beams.
  4. Write, me the photo of me writing says so much. This represents for me all of my create expressions; completing the play, planning for events and performances and just telling my story and the stories of my culture with authenticity and joy. Write!
  5. Create. As long as I live I want to be just like my Father; creative. He's such a great painter and sculptor. If you need proof just look at a sunset or the human body. Wow! It doesn't get any better than that!
  6. Observe: Okay, the picture of the plant has a very unusual back story. We had to take our seven year old to the emergency room one Saturday morning. I took my camera, of course, and while we were sitting in the waiting room I started looking around. I began to notice how beautiful the designers had decided to make the waiting area. A place that would normally evoke drab, dreary feelings looked absolutely lovely and calming. So that's my purpose; to find beauty in unusual places. Whether that's in people who others have given up on, schools that the community has deemed a lost cause, or in physical locations where no one else dares to tread. My PURPOSE is to see each situation the God sees it; and Observe the beauty in it.
  7. Supportive: I'm going to be totally transparent here. I have not always been the model wife. I don't always support my husband the way he would like or in the way that I know I should. Sometimes it is very hard for me; being raised by a divorced, single mom. I have always been very independent and I guess I expect my husband to be the same, but the truth of the matter is that I was designed to support him and lift him up so that he can reach his full potential. I know I am his help from the sanctuary of God. I just need to remember that when I am going throughout my days. I really love him and he needs to know it, see it and feel it...more.
  8. Forward. I've been stagnant for a while, or working on things that don't really have anything to with my ultimate PURPOSE. Wasting time. So I am determined to move forward. Each task that I take on needs to get me closer to my PURPOSE ...period.
  9. Love: My husband and I have two awesome sons. They are both very different and require different types of parenting skills and strategies. I know that we were given these children for a very specific PURPOSE and I want to LOVE them just the way they need to be loved so that they too can walk in their life's PURPOSE.
I'm telling you, this One Little Word project has become quite spiritual and introspective for me. This is a year long project, so I hope you'll decide to join us. One Little Word can change you year.

Thanks for looking. Peace & Blessing to you.

See you next time!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy March!

Happy Thursday and Thanks for stopping by...

Wow! It's been a long time since I posted on my blog. I want to catch you up on what I've been doing with my One Little Word project and something new that I'm working on too...Project Life!! This scrapbooking system is so amazing! You should look it up on line and get one too. If you like to scrap, you'll love it!

Here's my March prompt. This prompt has helped me do one little thing toward completing my play. Just one little action every day can create a ripple effect in your life! I have experience joyous bursts of creativity and I'm really living and walking in my PURPOSE more and more each day.

Thanks for stopping by...Peace & Blessings to you.