Tuesday, February 22, 2011


"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training... what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."


In some ways, I have to agree. Once you put in the time and get stronger, you can do so much more and feel so much better. The main problem is find the time and motivation, but in the end it is worth it.

Now, I guess I should go exercise with my friends. Don't you love the shoes?


Friday, February 18, 2011


"I believe that when you realize who you really are, you understand that nothing can stop you from becoming that person." Christine Lincoln

Don't give up it will happen.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ready for the Dream to Happen?

"Never fear the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."

Belva Davis

I pray sometimes "Please give me patience-----now."

Then I laugh, because part of the challenges and fun in life is the waiting.

Imagine not having to plan a wedding, or seeing a football game and knowing how it will end.

No, I can wait.


Monday, February 14, 2011


Okay, its the new year and like most of the world, I'm dieting.

But according to the book I'm using, its a lifestyle change.

I'll agree, and I must say, I like what the author had to say. Size 12 is the size of the average American woman. No joke--fact.

What I enjoy most about Jorge Cruise's book is that he offers more than just a diet. He uses the same technique that Cheryl St.John used in the goals class I just took. Visualization - I believe I will succeed therefore I will achieve my goals.

Every morning, I read a little blurb that tells me to picture myself in different situations. I imagine myself in these settings (like the picture above of my first book signing) and smile at the wonderful new life I will have as a thin, popular author. I do a few exercises and follow his meal plan, which is basically the same as what my mother use while I was growing up.

This should be easy, but will it work?

I'll let you know in the come weeks.

Have a great week,


Friday, February 11, 2011

Keeping Score

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

What a beautiful thought. Think if people weren't so caught up on bettering each other and looked at their life as a work of art to be cherished.

That frozen mess in the front yard might take on a new mean and just be a place to play.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Fighting Reactions

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spirtually. One must fight for a life of action not reaction.

Rita Mae Brown.

This quote hit me hard today. Because I'm not exactly in the best mood today. I just want to hit something or someone. I know it's because I'm reacting to events in my life that are out of my control. And like everyone else in the world, I like to be in control.

I have to work at accepting what I can't change and changing what I can without it effecting my mood.

Easier said than done.

Here's to a good day,


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cheryl St. John's Goal Class

Awesome is the only word I can used to describe it.


And she covered it all--low expectations, fear, self talk, and much more. The class help me set realistic goals and more importantly why I wasn't achieving the goals I'd set in the past.

Visit her blog and learn more about this wonderful lady at http://cherylstjohn.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Presidential Quote

Discipline is the soul of any army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the week and esteem to all.

George Washington