Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I love it when people message me and tell me that I am an inspiration
I get it on Twitter a lot
I get it on Facebook
I have had people send me PMs on My Fitness Pal
and my favorite is when people in real life say it to my face!
You know why I love it?
I have always enjoyed making a difference in someones life
my desire has always been to be a positive influence
I love to make others days better
being an inspiration for them to do something more healthy with their lives
makes me feel


So here is my inspiration for you today

do something!
you do not have to keep up with me I have been at this for months
you do not have to train like an Olympian they have been at it for years
you just have to do a little bit more today than you did yesterday
make small choices daily to make a difference in YOUR life

go to bed a little bit earlier
make a healthier meal choice
move a bit more

choose water over any other drink

As these choices start making a difference in how you feel and in how you look AND in how much you weigh you will want to do more

Have a great day !!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Penny & Sue's Let's get hot while it's hot" challenge

HI ! you know me and if you do not know my friend Penny you should
it is her fault I blog here
She writes some great books and such you look into them

Penny and I are challenging each other to
"get hot while it's hot"
we have to prepare for fall and all of the fabulous beards that will be around
and what better time to get healthy and get out there and move than


the kids

SO get off your duff ladies and gents
and make some goals !!


by fall I want to be in a size 10 COMFORTABLY

I want to be able to squat double what I can now (I squat 55lbs which is not bad considering I use a weight bench and not a squat rack I have to lift them from waist high over my head to my shoulders then walk to where there is room then I can squat Im able to do this 20 times

I want to have a 45,000 step day (so far my most steps in a day was 35,000)

I want to lose another 5 inches on my waist (I am at 37 inches now)

I want to be at 150lbs by September I am currently at 177lbs

I will walk in at least 1 5K race

sleep 7 hours a night

Im sure more goals will come to me 


I will watch what I eat measure and weigh it
I will drink LOADS of water Im "infusing" it  flavoring it with fruit and stevia leaves
I will be outside as often as I can
I will lift either with my sons or hubs 3 times a week
I will wear my fitbit daily to track activity AND sleep
I will log my food at my Fitness Pal (if you want to friend me there let me know)
I  will have fun !!

Short summary of Penny and her goals :

 I had a heart attack in 2010.

I lost almost 48 pounds in about 2 months--too fast! But I was scared of dying, so I overdid the diet and exercise. I was walking 5x/day, about 2+ hours per day, and eating a very low calorie diet.

Good part about blood sugar came down, my cholesterol came down.

I slowly gained back about half the weight, and my blood sugar is creeping back up.

My goal is to get to the 50 pounds off mark which I almost made 3 years ago. But this time I need to do it more moderately. Just focus on eating a healthy diet, but watch portion size. Walk 2-3 times a day, and keep my overall activity level up.

Exercise/Activity: I'm working on garden projects outside, house cleaning/organizing/painting projects inside, and lots of walks.

Diet: Lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, heart-healthy foods like salmon, blueberries, walnuts, orange veggies, etc.


SO here is the idea I want people to post their goals and request a team you can be
we will see how many of our individual goals we can reach by  the end of August

NOW the rules

1) DO YOUR BEST ! I was a cubscout leader for many years this is the cub scout motto DO YOUR BEST . YOUR best is not MY best It is not Joe Manganiello or The Rocks best , YOU are not Jillian!! The goals are YOUR goals we are here to help you meet those or exceed them

2) HAVE FUN It is summer the kids are out of school , it is time for baseball, picnics beach parties s'mores and fun stuff now how the heck are we gonna meet our goals and still have fun? moderate your treats , move more, eat mostly healthy. find something YOU love and do it be it gardening , walking , swimming something active . reward yourself with things OTHER than food

3) pick a team Penny and I are here we are team leaders we will taunt each other and support each other and help us meet our goals

Im sure more things will develop as we move along if you have any suggestions let us know !!