Saturday, April 10, 2010

It feels GREAT

I am so happy that I finally worked out today! I really missed it. I walked for 3 miles and worked out my abs. Tomorrow, I am going to stay until I can't move a muscle. It is amazing how quick the last two months have gone by. I am definitely feeling the crunch to get the rest of my weight lost. I know that I can do it. I just need a little help with motivation sometimes!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm Ready to Keep Going

Well Well Well! I can't believe that it has been two weeks since I have blogged or gone to the gym. I am really disappointed in myself. I really thought that I would be better at blogging daily. But life is busy and I am happy to be doing it now. I miss talking with you guys. Your encouragement and support has kept me going strong the past two months. Thanks:) I went 5 days in a row to the gym, took two days off, back on for 4 days in a row, then got sick, and where I have been since then...laying on my couch.(when I have a free minute)I will say that I was terribly sick for 7 days, and spent three of them in the hospital. Today, is the first day that I feel 100% back to my normal busy self. I have continued to eat healthy, do crunches daily, and play outside as much as possible. It is just shocking that I only have 25 days left until the challenge is over! Yikes!
I will be at Wenatchee Gold's Gym bright and early tomorrow morning...6am! Does anyone want to meet me for a workout? I have to weigh in on air, and see how much I have lost while being so sick. I am going to scream for joy;if the scale reads any number in the 130's. I am soooo sick and tired of being 140lbs! So wish me luck and listen in to hear the results.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I can't believe I did it:) I was able to work out for 5 days in a row, and I ate under 1200 calories a day. Hopefully, I lost some weight this week. I will find out next Friday. I want to cheat and go on a scale now, but I'll be good. It feels awesome knowing that I EARNED a DAY OFF from the gym:) I am not going to the gym at all today!! I am going to enjoy this day with my little's, their friends, and the beautiful sunshine.:) This morning I meet a group of Kenroy students, and we cleaned up the Kenroy's primary playground. It was fun! I was surprised by the number of students that showed up...25! They all worked very hard, and they enjoyed planting flowers in the courtyard. I think everyone was able to plant their own flower! When they are at school; they will be able to feel the pride of knowing they made a difference at the school. I am proud of each of them! What champs, they got up early on a Saturday and went to school and weeded!
I am headed to Castle Park and Shrek's Swamp with all my 8 little's to play hide and go seek tag! Sooooooo Fun

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Good Friends

I can't believe how bad I have been lately about blogging daily. I told myself that I would blog everyday that I worked out. As you might have noticed I have only been at Gold's gym 3 times in the last 10 days. I was first out of town, but since I have been back I have only gone two times. I really don't have a good reason for not going except I have been lazy about it. It is way to easy to talk myself out of going to gym; like I think I can go for a walk outside or do the Total Gym while watching Amazing Race. However, once I am at the gym I LOVE it! It feels Awesome to sweat, to work out so hard that my legs feel like jello, and to know that I am trying to get my body back!
Here's a funny thing about Gold's Gym. Everybody who works out there has a plan of exercise they are following, and many times they don't changed it up. I only know this because for the past few weeks I have asked random people to show me how to use certain equipment, and I am always told.."I only know how to use this one, and they tell me that they don't like to ask for assistance either with the machines. So I think that the Gold's employee could walk around asking people who are milling around the machines if they know how to use them, and then show us how to use them!
I needed help with some machines last night, and I went up to the counter to ask for help, but instead I ran into a friend at the counter. I got the courage to ask my buddy to show me the right way to use the machines. I want to give a BIG THANKS to Kurt Blanchard for taking the time yesterday to teach me some new workout moves:) Kurt you are a superstar!! You were patient,kind, funny, and made me feel comfortable during the workout! Plus, you were so encouraging to me :) It was an awesome workout all the way around, and I was lucky to hear about your fantastic Valentine's Day! I can't wait for the day, that I will have the honor of being a dinner guest at your house. LOL
I worked out yesterday for two hours. I was able to do 10 different machines, walked 5 miles on the elliptical, and had a great time visiting with friends :) My goal for this week is to go to the gym 6 times, and try to find someone to workout with me each time. Anybody want to meet me at the gym?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sticking to It

Well, today was weigh in day! I was happy with myself for getting to the gym by 6:30am! I never thought in a million years that I would get up super early, while it was still dark, it was raining, and go work out. However, when I got there I was happy to see Connor, Latashia, and the girls! It gave me motivation to go on the machines and burn more of my fat. I am still not losing the pounds like I thought I was, but I did get on the scale that tells me how much fat I'm losing. Thanks goodness I have lost some of my chubby fat weight, and I am turning it to muscle. I am going to the gym tomorrow sometime. Does anybody want to meet me down there and teach me some new machines, tips, tricks, anything to get me to go:)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Praise Master J

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. ~ Psalm 119:105, NLT9

Dear Jesus, Please be the hands and feet of the surgeons s who are performing Lily Stehr sugery. Amen

Please send Lily a card

Hi everyone! My little friend Lily Stehr left this weekend to go to John Hopkins Hospital for her surgery on Wednesday. I am asking all of you to please send her and her family a card while she is there. Maybe even include a couple dollars if you have it, and you can sign your name and a friend of Chrisy's if you want. I told the family I was going to ask my friends to pray for them and send cards if they can. The family will be there until March 17th, 2010 at least, maybe longer! I thought it would be great if we could together send cards of encouragement! It' a very difficult thing the family is going through. I know a lot of you do not know them personally, but it would bring tremendous comfort to the family knowing that they are cared about and prayed for. Here's the address to the hospital;send it there.

She is a patient of Dr. Benjamin Carson in pediatrics dept of neurology.

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Attn: Lily Stehr
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Thanks friends!!