Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 50 of 100 Day Challenge

WOW! I can't believe this challenge is only half way through and I have gained SO much already! I'm feeling great and I can't wait for the next 50 days!!

Within the 50 days, I have already accomplished a lot of what I was looking for. I was looking to eat better and have done so with an ease and with forgiveness, which makes the journey fun! I am already at my goal weight and see how I can maintain it now. (not through muscle loss or water loss!) It's releasing the extra weight that I do not need! This path includes LOTS of raw foods and I love them all. A green drink each day (at LEAST one) is now a must or else I feel incomplete! I make a lot of fresh juices, smoothies, salads, eat fruits, nuts, seeds, oils, supplements like chia seeds, acai berries, maca powder... and if I do eat cooked foods, they are steamed veggies, quinoa, hummus, and some other proteins that are not wheat/flour based. (Steering clear of breads and things like that!) It is SO good and I feel a million times better eating this way! If I do have "junk", I just quickly get back on track and it's no problem at all. (Still have to have my Buddha Hut "chicken!")

Exercise is now a regular part of my day. I feel awesome spending at least 30 minutes per day on planned exercise. Whether it's a fast walk on the treadmill or a DVD such as Turbo-Jam or Tammi Lee's abs, it's a great feeling when finished! Combined with group yoga class, I am just beginning a well-rounded fitness plan that I enjoy!

I was looking to also bring in more love in my life at the beginning of this 100 day challenge. I wanted this through great friends, more time with Britty and the pets, and also well - you know! I'm happy to say that I have experienced all I wanted to and MORE. Now, I can begin to create more and fine-tune what I am looking for even more so! :) How fun!

So with the 100 day challenge, I've had sad days, "stuck" days, and also some of the greatest days I have ever had. :) On the whole, I just cannot believe how life changes when you choose to be 100% responsible for EVERY aspect of it! I've also learned to shed the old ways of thinking that no longer serve me. I am not worried about what other people think. I am not worried about pleasing everyone, because I cannot. I am not worried about the labels people called me in the past - that is over-with! It is not part of my present and certainly not part of my future! As my good friend Chris sang to me, "I can see clearly now the rain is gone..." That about sums up the 100 Day Challenge for me. :) 50 more days to go.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Forever a Friend

This is for you, Karen. <3 This is my favorite photo of you and Mattie and the moment I saw it on your blog in 2006, I saved it to my computer to look at it often. I completely understand the friendship you had with her. She made so many of us happy with all the adorable photos you shared with us and the trips to the beach, cafes, and parks. You made one another very, very happy and I am glad you had 15 years together. Wonderful memories. Thank you for including us in your friendship with her! She will never be forgotten.

Lots of love to you. {{hugs}}

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Thanks to my 100 Day Challenge friends for joining me in a New Year's message!!

Happy 2010 everyone!! It will be the best year yet!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas 2009

I cannot stop watching our Christmas Day video! John cracks me up every time. Glad we could all be together this year!!

Happy New Year to everyone!