Monday, December 29, 2008

Goals accomplished

I can say, I did accomplish my goals that I had posted. I'll post them here now because I will be changing the forth coming years, goals. We will do long term, short term and what ever other term you're suppose to do in a few days:) So here is what I did accomplish.

# . Kettlebell Exercise 4 x a week
I kinda did this. I did 3 days a week

# 2. Lose 10 pounds
I did more then this.I lost 19 pounds, 1 shy of my real 20.
# 3. Jog at least 3 x through the park
Did this but the cold set in and it went completly out the window.

# 4. Be able to do Front Squats
Became easier once I practiced wall squats. Great exercise.

# 5. Do Russian Twist

Not bad not bad at all. I just don't raise my legs but I do them.

So.... all I well and I'm happy. Dave just wrote today to get your plan in gear so my gear today is to sit and see how to plan for January. This is the time to make these goals happen. I always make it happen in January, February and March. Don't know why but time to get the steam roller out and roll out this middle.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Short and Sweet

Got something done:
Halos 2 x 10
1 arm swings 2 x 10 16lb
Snatches 2 x10 16 lb
Swings 2 x 10 25 lb
Front Squat 2 x 10 10 lb

short and sweet and done:)

Short and Sweet

Got something done:
Halos 2 x 10
1 arm swings 2 x 10 16lb
Snatches 2 x10 16 lb
Swings 2 x 10 25 lb
Front Squat 2 x 10 10 lb

short and sweet and done:)

Monday, December 22, 2008


We just had a storm. It went all weekend long. It was mostly Friday, windy blowy on Saturday and then again on Sunday. I feel so cold that I don't seem to warm up entirely. My feet are cold and it's just raw in the house. I wish I had a fireplace to be cozy in. New England storms can Cripple you. You can't drive, the streets don't get plowed and it's cold. I think I broke my windshield wipers but George said it was a nut. One little nut and new blades is all I needed. Thank you Lord. It could have been a hundred times worse. I am home now waiting for a ride from Caroline to take me to the shop to get my car. Ray took me there this morning. We all need people, even when things are right. More so, when things are wrong. I will get the buttons today and clean and enjoy being home later on. Right now I'm still a bit unnerved because my car was not working. It really does suck when you can't move.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Few Days

It's been a few days, but I've not forgotten about exercise. Today is that bundle up day, that people look like snowmen. It's snowing. I'm listening to Christmas Music and Knitting. I'm not going to work because my windshield wiper, the right one is broken. Won't swing. Can't be out in hazardous weather with a broken blade. Hope they can fix it on Monday. It's warm, I'm cozy, Music is great. And.. I have food. Merry Christmas to anyone that is reading this:)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Iron core II

yup, did it again. I like this one better then 1. I think she tried to do too much in one but this one is better put together. The rests are great. i will keep saying, she is fast. I don't do the Deck Squats. Takes me too long to get back up and I don't see the need really. I did Russian Twists in the mean time.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Iron Core I

Good exercise just to darn fast. I don't know if I'll last doing her videos, or just this one. I just can't stand being behind. I like doing it but dang could you slow down.I think I'm going to write that to her it's ridiculously fast. But heck, it's done and I did move and now I can eat. :) always reward yourself. I better find another way as food is not the best of rewards for me.

Now I Know

What I want. I want a job that I love to go to. Each day I think about work, it's sad. It's sad because I really don't like being there. I work with dishonest people and it really sickens my stomach. I don't know why a good influence like myself does not help. Sometimes they say we are in a place for a reason, well, I can't see it here. I would love to work from home and be happy serving others. What would I do though? I really hope they don't need a sitter today or is it because I just don't want to be in the building?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Iron Core Express

Well, I have this as my Secret Santa gift. I think it's a good DVD. Sara is just too fast. I was doing it with my 10 lb kb and that's not much weight. I really just want to learn how to do the moves, not move like a train. It was like, in, out, in, down, swing. But.. I did the whole thing. When I was about to stop, it was the end. So, that makes me happy. I am going to take all accomplisments for good. I did it.I didn't sit around and say, I'm going to do my exercise. I stuck with my time frame of 11:30 -12 and did it.

Now to find a hat pattern to fit Jade.!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Iron core II

I did this today. I even did the whole 3 circuits with about 7 exercises. Next time I'll write them down so I see what It is I'm doing. Gotta log. it really went by fast. I felt good doing it and I just did it at around 12:30. Will see if it's time that affects me or food. I went to the store this morning so I did not have time to cook eat so, it was a protein shake. Maybe that's what made me feel good. We'll see how it goes tomorrow morning:) See ya. On with the bells each day.

I'm learning so much form loom knitting and having a ball. Yarn, sizes of loom, one strand, two strands, to thin, etc. I hope it all fits them.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tough Day Today

Staying motivated. Needs help. Doing the exercise is fine. No problems. I don't mind pushing it. What I do mind, is doing it alone. Setting myself on a program and commiting to the time. The time. The specific time. I like to exercise but dang it all. Why does it have to be at a certain time? Things that are not fun are at a specific time. Like going to work. I don't look forward to that. I love leisure but i guess left up to leisure, it wouldn't get done. So, today I learned. There has to be a time. I don't know how I'm going to do this but I will think about what is the best time for me to commit to exercise. I have to get it done because, I have to pay my bills and going to a gym is not an option. The cost is out there. Way out there. So, this means to get what I want. I have to get the shovel in hand and dig in the cold dirt. That's what it feels like when you have to do something that is work, on your own.

Friday, December 5, 2008

PUNCH Brockton

Had a good training day. I learned how to do a TGU with the leg up in the air. I could not do this before and tonight, I got it. Denise taught me well. I have a sticking issue with the right side but we will get that fixed so I can learn to do them that way. She said she learned it that way and so am I.. I did a PERFECT snatch today. Wow. I didn't think i was doing it right but she said, perfect. She is encouraging. She found a way for me to do push ups on the bench. I was only able to do one on the floor. The goal, just keep doing them and get stronger. I did swings. Need work. I'm going down to far. Keep the chest forward and up. We went over Swings, TGU, Snatch, Russian Twist. Now how'd she know that's on my list of goals. Ahh.. Sit up-get ups. It went well. I'm happy to be exercising again. I just need encouragement. I might have to join for a while so I can get my confidence level up to par, or go at least every other week. The month is a better way to go though. Wish to get there. Put it out there that that's what I want to do and see what happens. Great place. I just liked workout out again. I had not done a thing all wee

Monday, December 1, 2008

First day of new instruction

Well, I did it. Took a lot to get me to do it but it's done. I did:
3 sets of 10 swings with 25
3 sets of 3 windmills with 10
ROM exercises that I could remember
Wall squats 3 sets x 10

Felt good but I don't know if I did it all correctly. This is I hope not a problem because why do something if I'm still doing it incorrectly.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

KC and me

Great training day number 1. I learned so much. I see I had to be tweaked. KC said he at least didn't have to start from the very beginning with me. He just has to tweak what I had been doing. I need a lot of help on my hip pop. That is a mother to learn. Lot of energy. Lot of tension. Not of quad work. I'm glad I can do it. I think I taped my corrections so I can do it better at home. Getting the needed instruction makes it so much better. I"m taking Sunday off because I may be sore but I may not. We went over Windmills and Swings. I have my lessons to do which I will write as I do them.

Reading over Until Today, it said (when y ou are confronted by something that challenges what you are working toward, do not be against it!! Allow other things to exist. Simply choose to put your attention elsewhere.) I find this to come just in time as my learning kettlbells is different then just following along on a DVD. I have to pull away from the fitness forum and do things the way that will lead me to my goal. That does not make what they do right or what I do wrong. just different. I will focus my energy on the things that I can stand up for. Following KC's instruction is the way.

I also found that taking up Loom Knitting will fill the time I'm not spending reading about DVD's and routine fitness.

Off to Loom. Making a scarf. Will post it when done.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Lack of self-discipline. Discipline comes through self-control. This means that one must control all negative qualities. Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself. Self mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. You may see at one and the same time both your best friend and your greatest enemy, by stepping in front of a mirror.

Procrastination. This is one of the most common causes of failure. "old man Procrastination" stands within the shadow of every human being waiting his opportunity to spoil one's chances of success. most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the time "to be right" to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

You will only find pain living in the past.


YES, it's Thanksgiving day. Wonderful day, nice weather. Day to even MORE thankful. We are already pretty thankful most days but today, even more so. I get to eat what ever I want and I started with Sweet potatoe pie for BREAKFAST. Want to make sure I get it all in. The Blessed Turkey breast is in the oven. It worked out well because I thought I was getting a fresh turkey, I got a fresh turkey breast for so much less. I will eat alone and watch movies. Hope they have some good ones on. I hope more people learn how to be fair, to all.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Let me tell you about an RKC. I don't know what they get put into them, but I am here to say, they got it. Each time I address one of them, I get a direct response. They always answer me. They are always polite. They always have led me to where the information is I need. They just have never let me down. If you have any doubt, or want something ironed out, check one of them out. They are an incredible human being and I'm going to be one of them also.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Found and Ready

I have had a wonderful experience this weekend. I was in the presence of an RKC by the name of Kevin Cooper, D.C., CSCS, RKC. To me, for me, this is the starting point. I will be trained by this man to take and pass the RKC certification. I just can't believe I'm on the road. How did this happen? I don't know but I do know one thing, once I start something, it is finished and finished correctly. That means I put all I can into it, even when it's difficult. God help me when I feel weak and tired. It's your body and I do give it to you, all that I do. My small prayer, Bless Me Lord to do it, practice, read, listen, understand, make the connections in the body with the mind, know, that I too will be able to bless someone else with this much needed skill in America. I have know quite a few over-weight, obese people, who do not want to even try to become healthier. That, I don't understand. Our bodies were meant to move. They don't want to put in the time. If the President, Obama can get up and exercise and he has to take care of the NATION... they why can't the rest of the population!!! Stop thinking it's okay America. It's not. You know you can do more and to do more you need a healthy body. Make a change, it starts with you and Me. I'm going to.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ROP Variety Day

Hi, Today is my variety day and a good thing it is. I had to babysit Jade and it just rearanged my day. So today I did my second Variety day. On Variety days you get to take it easy, do what you want. Today I did:

Stretch Max-Cathy Friedman with the bands.
I did Power and Grace - Circuit 1 3 times.It's a short work out but I did it 3 times to be sure I was doing enough: It consisted of: Swings, one and two arm. Some kinda lift that you lift the kettlebell up in the air and bring it back to chest hight. I also did the Sling shot. Love that and that was it. Can't believe tomorrow is a day off but I will do some Greasing the Grove and maybe just do a couple of pull downs to keep the shoulders moving.

What am I reading: I finished ETK and it's good.
Plan on seeing a RKC on Saturday to see if he and I mesh. Hopefully DD will give me an answer on what to look for or ask to know if I will be taught correctly. I had been trying to meet with a lady at PUNCH in Brockton but our times are not comeing together so I have to keep looking for help so I can make sure I don't teach myself Bad habits. I want to clean it up now and keep it clean.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ROP Day 1

Well, it went well. I did it. I feel good. I did the pulls with my 25. The ladder with my 18. My left side turns a bit and I need to pull that forward so I stay straight when pulling it into the rack position. Swings: I set the timer for 6 minutes and did the swings with rest periods of 40 seconds.

This is my Epiphany that I wrote to Vickie the other day.

It's amazing. You know what I think is going to happen to me. This is what I saw the other day. One day, I was standing at my back
door,looking up at the trees, so full of leaves. I just watched as
each one took it's turn soaring to the ground. One..... by..... one...not a bunch at a time.. ... just one.... just one....just one... I said wow. each takes it's own turn. Then yesterday.... I stood at the door again, I looked up.. and .... they were all gone. ... No more leaves... It ...just happened.... we had no control over how fast, how slow or when these leaves fall.. they just do.. I expect that is going to happen to me... I don't know when I'm going to learn all that I need to learn...or how.. in kettlbells.. but I suspect..One morning I'm going to wake up and I'll be doing it just like the leaves, one.... by one.. gliding through like a God Given Gift....:)

They say and I do believe *when the student is ready...the teacher will be there* Visualize it Cheryl. Believe in yourself.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thank You

Attitude of Gratitude. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being YOU!!. I got up today ready to practice. I can't start ROP until Wednesday as it already started on a Saturday. So this is what I did today:

5 TGU with my 18 l/r
10X5 Pull downs over the door - Blue tube
10x2 Deadlifts 18
10/l/r 1 arm rows 18

Short but sweet. Today is a called a variety day so that's what I wanted to practice. I also carried the kb around in the kitchen over head in the last hold of the TGU.

Sent Anthony a thank you for the DVD. He did respond:)

How do I say HAPPY

Words can't express how much happened today. I'm out of my blue note and on tickled pink:) I received my *clickFree* today and I can say, it is easy. I don't know how I went so many years without one and I suggest anyone reading this, get a ClickFree and be worry free about your computers contents.I can't get to my pictures and Resume on my other computer and emails that i had been saving. This thing takes all that info and stores it so you don't have to worry. don't let me start thinking, what happens if *it* crashes:)
Any way, I received Santa Monica today and it is very good, clean, refreshing, lots of choices for even if you don't have all the bells and whistles. It made me happy to think ONE DAY, I'll be able to do it. Right now, I'm going to continue with ROP. I do believe in crawling before walking. Doing this program can only make me stronger, get used to what i'm doing and increase my confidence that I can be disciplined and that I want to put in the work. I keep hearing practice and consistancy so that's what I'm going to do. also, I need to find some Kettlebell friends to conversate with so I can stay true to form, what I love even on days when I just want to sit.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Start of New 6 Weeks

I'm no longer doing ETK workbook.ADDENDUM: I thought I was no longer doing ETK. I am on my own road now, but I'm will be doing ROP. Today I did this because I thought I was going in another direction, I'm sticking with the Book.

Joint Mobility: Goddess
Swings: 7 minutes with intervals until I get to 10 minutes
Upper Body: Artemus/Goddess
Swings were done with 25lb
Upper body done with 9 lb

Trying to find an RKC to learn snatches. I think I can do them but I always want to be sure i'm hitting it right. no sense in doing something and think I'm doing it to find out it's all wrong.

So that's the plan. When I get an instructor I will post how it goes.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Rest day

It's Saturday and I'm granddaughter sitting, bonding. It's cool. She is making bubbles and enjoying just sitting. Imagine,the days when all we had to do was sit. It would come to you. Doesn't work like that now. Everything you want, you have to go and get it. I'm going to get Stronger. I'm going to get more knowledgeable regarding taking kettlebells from the ground up. The bumps, the mountains, and the Vallie's. If I could meet any RKC instructor it would be Pavel, David Whitley and Andrea DuCane and of course, Anthony Diluglio. In the meantime, I put all their wisdom together and keep practicing.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I should find another word for AMAZING. I wish we could remember when we are feeling sad, how long that sadness lasts. It really doesn't last a long time, but when you are feeling lower then usual, it seems like all your life. We need to remember how it feels when we do feel good and say, This is how I feel, ALL MY LIFE. Today, so far my little muggy mood has not passed yet. I know it will, I just want to catch it when it happens so I can remember the feeling. Today, Andre sent me a not about working with me in ETK for 2 more weeks on swings and TGU's. I might do this. Then Carol wrote if I went on, she'd be there. Then Becky send me a note saying good things about life. Now these are people that don't write to me every day, nor do they call my name out every day in their entries on the forums I visit. So, I have to pay attention when I feel, the Universe is trying to pick me up, I have to reach up and grab it instead of sayng, no one cares.

I will be doing my TGu's today. My final day in ETK program minimum which was for 4 weeks. I did the whole program. I did not miss a day, just had to change a day but I still did the 4 days that my goal on the right >>>>> said I wanted to do. For that,, I am grateful. Maybe I should write down I want to get that Snatch down with practice so I won't be so intimidated by it.

I will look into the web site,that Andre mentioned and see if they are also what I need. You will nto believe it but last night or as I lay in bed this morning I said, now If only had something to listen to it would be easier, more conveinent then reading, well I think Andre sent me a link to something that goes on an MP3 player or your computer. That's worth talking about. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Lost count there I think but day three was suppose to be a rest day but I had dinner to prepare so yesterday was TGU day and I made Tuesday my rest day so today is day 4. OkAY. Swings done. This time I did the practice with the 25 all around. Just one circuit though but for 6 minutes, so I went longer. The goal is to build up to 10 minutes. Off to get ready for work now. SUL. <<(See U Latter)

I can't seem to find answers as to which way to go after Friday. I am stumped over what to do next week when I have to practice Clean and Press and I think Snatches. Those things hurt like the dickens and I really don't know why you have to try to learn something that is going to hurt your body. I've got to find some help or get it really quick so I can move on.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome to ETK W4/D1

Oh ya, we hammered it out again. I will hammer and hammer until that nail is flat in it's bed and then some. When I do this, I'm praying all the way, Lord, Please let me get it done. Don't let me quit. Let me stay strong. I pray and I get it done. I want to finish. I will not be a failure. I will succeed in this until the end of the program. I will read and I will practice each day. I so much want to teach people but I have to learn it for myself and this is not easy. It's not like unwrapping a candy and eating it. I takes staying will. Will to cry, will to stand alone. Will to believe in myself. I don't know If I'll make it there but I'm going to keep on trying until the road turns and I have to stop. So far, I'm on the mountain trail. I'm climbing and there is no other way to go but keep practicing. I need direction. I hope someone will be there for me when it's time to check the map again.

Today I did my swings the timed way,. I love this. I will always do this until I get to 10 minutes. Then after that, I plan on doing the whole sequence with my 25 all the time. All I want is a road map to follow to get me to certification so I can help others.

What will it do for me? I don't know. All I can do is hope it changes me like nothing else has.


You know, when I think about it.. my Sunday eat what you want meal really stinks. I enjoy the eating but I swear it stays with me too long. I eat the dinner and at 1 AM I'm still feeling it.. why is that? I will have to check it out next Sunday and make adjustments because I shouldn't be this full at this hour of the night.
Later today, Monday November 10, it's back to the swings. I look forward to doing them now that I know more of what muscles they work and the benefits of the whole body. I'm looking forward to it.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Done, another week done. I did my TGU's today. No pain what so ever. I like to push-up or is it punch-up towards the ceiling at least 5 times before I do the actual get up. I do this to strengthen my abdominal muscles, to connect my core, to engage my mind and body so it works as a unit when I go to stand up. I do love this particular exercise and I look forward to the day I will be able to do them with my 25 pound KB.

I was also very confused on RKC and AoS. I don't know why people are doing both or are doing AoS and not doing RKC. I feel like there is going to be some growth in the market with Certifications like there is in Med Tech school. ASCP, AMT. Two divisions. The first is still the most recognized no matter who follows. Some 30 years later.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Went well. I did this the way Dave gave it to me and it worked great. I loved doing swings this way and that's the way i'm going to progress. Thank you Dave for helping get this done and with energy. I also received a new Stretching DVD today that I will do tomorrow, Friday when I have more time. I do love this exercise.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ETK W/3/D2

Well, it's all good. I'm still progessing on.I feel pretty good. I did get ETK book and DVD which are helping. I still feel like I'm dong this alone, because I am. I'm making the direction for my goals. I did get some help from Andrea DuCane and David Whitley. So far away but they have both helped me in where I'm going and how to do it. I will do my new swings the way David gave me. I'm sure it will feel better. I don't feel like I'm progressing, but I'm doing the program regardless. The pumps are realy difficult. That gets to me the most about what I'm not able to do. Maybe I will be able to find another stretch to do until I am able to get stronger in my upper arms to hold myself up. Eating is going very well.

History is Made today

Well, yesterday, November 4 we elected the first African American President. All we can do is pray for his journey that it will safe in these next 4 years. God be with you Obama!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1, 2008

Day off. I'm off of it all I guess. I have Jade today. I am planning on reading over Special Report 1 & 2 of ETK. Look at Iron Core, Power & Grace and Clinic. Need to watch all the instructions I can get repeatedly. I want it ingrained in my head so that when I go to do it, it will flow like butter. Eating was candy yesterday, Yes, it was Halloween. :) spooky pictures to come. I love being home and learning on my own. But with the right guidance on what I'm reading.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Awesome day. I did my swings and I'm now up to 30. This is really a lot of work. I'm glad I have no numbers to try to obtain but my own. I do what I can in those 15 minutes and wow. I did moving today. No jogging in place. Just walking. That minute comes fast. I did the Pumps much better after watching Pavel do it. I understand now the hips go to the floor, and head turns in the opposite direction. The warm up is like a cycle itself. I get down there and want to stay in a cat stretch. 30 did tighten up my butt. I don't know if this is where you are suppose to feel it 100% but I do.

I ordered my book, Enter The Kettlebell. I'm glad I did as it's a requirement for RKC. Might has well have it and learn more about the ETK way. I know I will be stronger by the end of November. I just sure hope I keep up with the swings.

Goal: Work on those pumps to get to 10 as many times as possible within the allotted time. I'm glad i'm not working any more over time as I get to come home and sleep and just do my job and leave. I need to forget who is trying to watch who or check on who. I'm sick of the power games youngsters play. I pray that my mind will be set on just making my body healthier then it's ever been and to one day help someone else keep focused also. This takes a lot of focus. I know when I set my mind to achieve a goal, I know I have to spend a lot of time, reading and practicing. So, with this I will spend my time reading and practicing. I'm getting better at fixing meals quick and I'm still getting compliments. I wish I could see the good change in me that so many other see.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Step by Step

And that's what i'm doing, I am so very happy to get assistance from Dave Whitley. He has written and given me confidence that I can do this. This is worth it to me. I will now set the goal to become RKC certified, September 2009. It just takes practice but practice under the right leadership. I believe Dave will help me get there. My ETK practice is also the road to success. It's progressive and it's by the book of Pavels written by Anthony. I have what I need, I just have to apply my body and my good thoughts and peristant practice. I'm eating much better, and now I know I can continue to eat this way. I feel confident and satisfied that I am doing the right thing. I received another compliment on my weight loss. That is really good. I have made my goal of losing my ten pounds. By the end of the year I should be at 148. I am at least able to have a glass of Wine, String Cheese, fruit and Oatmeal. I enjoy *fun* meal on Sunday. Just one, not an all day nuts day. Just one meal and that is so something to look forward to. I'm reading positive books. At the moment it's Secrets of a Former Fat Girl. (LOL) Just that it can be done and learn to see what it is that makes me think food loves me. I need a good Stretch Video to follow along. Maybe I can get Pavels even though it's not a follow along. Will see. I ordered another video, stretching instead. I know I can do this. I have my map and my compass.:)


No practice today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Great practice. I did it all. I did:
4 sets warm up today, one more than yesterday. I think it all depends on how fast I move from one exercise to the other.
TGU = 7 left with 3 lb, 8 right with 18

I feel I did well on wall squats. Even though my knees pop, creak, it's okay. I believe this will work out in time.

I have such a good time reading today. I read about Pavel. I ordered ETK I think yesterday. Set a goal to obtain RKC.. even If I don't make that, I will still be amongst the stars for doing exercise practice and enduring. I don't have to teach but it sure could be fun. I'm still going to go and see where the journey takes me.

I ordered a nice stretch video today. After seeing how important stretching is, I would like to have one that I can do and that is beneficial to my hips and shoulders.

I ate well all day. Steak, salad, broccoli, string beans, eggs, water.

I see how I'm growing and I love it.

It happened again. Here today, I'm reading about Stretching. What's the topic on Vegas' blog. Loosen up Joints.

I find Pandora today. Come to search out Anthony's Mos's and there it is, Pandora. he had already spoken about it. Well if he had an index of what was on his Mos's I would have found this wonderful station before but.. since I found it, I found it!! get it. :) Since I was looking for stretches, I found a video I could afford and that is not Fancy, girl y. Incredible I tell ya, INCREDIBLE!!! See why my mantra in front of me says: My Life is INCREDIBLE. I AM SURROUNDED BY LOVE!!!!

I am doing well

I just read someones blog and they were feeling a bit low. You know it has to be the weather. I am not feeling low but I am feeling pretty darn good today. I am achieving my goal of losing my 20 pounds and boy does it feel good. It can be done.I've never ever ever done this before and now I think I will be doing it more. I can change my own life and I'm ready to help others change theirs. I do feel the difference of today and yesterday morning. I ate oatmeal, the first time for that long cooking one, I did have energy. I will see if it's the oatmeal on another day. lol. I ate egg whites and 2 slices Canadian Bacon. ya, I ate it cause it's in the Zone. I went through such a traumatizing event a few months ago, I'm scared to put anything in my mouth.

I would like to get a chin up bar. I don't know when this will be obtained but according to the Secret, I will get one along with an assisted band so I can do pull ups.

I'm addicted and I'm not looking for a cure.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Went well. Good Energy. Ate McCane Oatmeal with unsweetened applesauce and 1 tbl almond slivers. Not bad. Just need to get used to the blend.

Swung slower. Did step ups for AR.

The Swing

Oh Boy

Get ready for a new journey, through sand, through wind, through .... just through.

I just purchased for my health, my mind, my fitness journey, Enter The Kettlebell. I feel this book is also fundamental in what I want to achieve with this body. The way through the door is with the man himself, Pavel. I need to know how he thinks about how this sport is learned, the benefits, the gains, the visualization, the goals that can be obtained. I always and will always feel, that when I'm learning something, I want the best. The best book, the best pens, the best vision. I am doing KB's but I want to do them better. Stronger. No injuries. Understand the foot patterns. Understand the rest periods. I just read tonight the question I asked almost 3 months ago on AoS. What is. ETK workbook. I had to laugh because look at me now. Purchasing more. This is how I felt when I wanted to lose weight. I felt like, i will do what ever it takes to get this weight off.. and it came off.. It's still melting off.It feels awesome. I feel good. I'm not way up floating but I'm still determined. By the end of December, I will be someone even more indredible then I am today. The book.. Oh the book. It is AWESOME for me. I am so glad I decided to go with ETK program. It was for me to do. I asked for a way to learn. Just getting video after video was not making me happy. Learning does. I'm learning. I'm learning now, how to do wall squats. Learning how to get more comfortable in the TGU. This is such a good feeling to be able to do these. I'm going to put my effort and concentration in getting up with that weight 10 times or more this week. You can do this Cheryl. Get a NEW DREAM and DREAM BIG!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

ETK Day 5

Done. I did my TGU's with 18 lb on the right only. I am waiting for the 10 lb to arrive. I still did the movement for the left side as If I were holding a KB. I did 10 each side. I had to stop... but do you know I had set the timer incorrectly. I had it set for 15 minutes instead of 5 so I really did well. Those last 2 minutes I was done and that's why I stopped at 10. So for the last two minutes I did Russian Twists with the 18 lb kb and I did 2 sets of 10 to work on the abdominal muscles.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ETK Day 4

Done. Yea, I got that done plus cleaned out under the bathroom cabinet.I joined the declutter thread and it prompted me to clean out mess. So, now I'm cleaning out all unnecessary items.

I finished my workout with good energy.I did not swing as hard as If I were a jack hammer. I just sat back and let it roll up and down. No back pain.

I got through 8 x with active rests. I used my 25 lb all the way. After workout, Protein drink. I just don't have time to fix food now as I have to go to work. Yea. !!! Cable got shut off also so that tells me,I'm buying NOTHING. Do you hear me. NOTHING. I can get fit with what I have. !!!!

ETK Day 3

Good day, Had to do Brazilian Body.I think when I do this again I will do another segment. The first might actually be harder then the rest.

I brought good food for dinner and snack at work. Went well, but I still wanted to eat potato chips. I resisted. Till, I got home and had peppers, onions, Whole Wheat Pita and slice of cheese. I love this combo at D'angelos.

Thursday, (today)it's swing day again. I have to get through this soreness so I bet I'll be crying tomorrow. I did order a 10lb Ader so that I can build up that left arm. I want to still be able to do the form but with a lighter bell might help. Also, it will come in handy when I do Windmills, use it for the down arm.

I must say I think TGU's work your core because I'm a mild bid sore there.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ETK Day 2

Awesome. Sore as heck today though. My lower back is sore.I had to take a 600 mg Motrin. I guess my form was not great.

So, thank goodness today is a TGU day. Yes, i said it, a TGU day. I had to do them each side for 5 minutes.That can be a long time when you arm is weak. My left arm is like it came out of a cast. Not working great. Very weak. The right pulled them all through. Left, I struggled on the last two. One I did with no weight, one with assists. Thank you Wednesday being a day off of KB. I'll probably do my Brazilian dance. Great break inbetween.

Monday, October 20, 2008

ETK Week 1

Well, here we are my first week of a new program. Thought I was going to be able to do this, ha.... laugh, giggle, chuckle. I was so out of breath damn near need a paramedic.

Wall squats, Kill your butt.
Pumps, had no idea how to do so I had to stop and come to the video of Anthony
Jumping Jacks, Mountain climbers, Pushup to squat thrust.. lol. Not.!!! I walked in place. I walked in the kitchen, I did jogging, just to keep moving. I did not sit down or puke.

4 sets of swings x 20 @ 18 lb
3 sets of swings x 20 @ 25 lb

My butt is banging sore.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Goals

I must believe it does work. You see, over there on the right side where I wrote what my goals were/are? Well, I purchased AOS' ETK workbook. It has just what I asked for in my goals. To do KB training 4 x a week. Now that's an answer to prayer. I will be starting this on Monday October 20. It goes for 12 weeks. Now I have a plan to follow. Trying to make my own, was a thought but I needed more guidance. Here it is. Just for me.

Saturday, October 18, 2008



Yesterday, I did 2 rounds of Iron Core 1. Now mind you, I used to always stop at one and be out of breath. Decided to do 2 yesterday so I could get more swing practice in. It was good.

Goal, Tyler Perry must have received more people saying they have lost their goals, their dreams in life. I for one, wrote that on his page. Now to see, what I can dream and believe in. IT happens to many. You have a dream, it crashes and then, you don't want to dream again. I am stuck in that rut. Don't know where to even try to go. My main goal is to lose the 20 pounds and then work on 12 more. I do hope it keeps going. Now, that would be a site to see.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm learning

I'm not done with my weight loss days. I was just reading what I had posted but they are not done. Not by a long shot. Hey, what is a long shot any how. ? So, I went out last night with Shonna to a comedy show. It was really really funny. Will do it again. I also did not eat well, nor did I hold off on the drinks. Just a fun time. So, what I've been doing is reading about training. Yes, this is training. I am training to be a better athlete. We are all athletic and if we think in athletic terms, minds, we will concur our goals. I put a picture up of the only Master RKC female yet. She is very good and snatches, well, that's my goal. Work em like a pro.. It's in me I have to build up to it. I think I will wait for my workbook to come and see how it's laid out for the training. No sense in trying to make a goal if Anthony already has it laid out for me.

Sarah Cheatham, MS. R.K.C

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I survived

Yes, I survived my Birthday bash. LOL. I ate what I wanted all day and I'm glad to be back in my regular eating program. That day was fun. I ate breakfast out with Mary, Belgian Waffals and sausage and coffee. Next was, what ever you call it at Chicago Grill. Had 2 slices of Pizza and water.Then later on I had my favorite.. Fried Clams. Who knows how many drinks. LOL. And I'm awake and okay. Not to do anything like that again until Thanksgiving. LOL, so, it's buckle down and get busy getting these next 2 pounds off. It felt great getting compliments from Mary and Ray. How skinny my thighs are. I said it comes with a price. I'm ready to do more and this time, I know what to do.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


It's my birthday. So, Happy Birthday Cheryl. Welcome to 54 years on earth. Healthy and Happy. Learned a lot in this past year. How to exercise, how to take care of myself better, how to eat better, when to shut my mouth and when to speak on something. Get closer to being out of debt from Dave Ramsay. I got blessed with a Granddaughter as you see below. I go to see my son turn 29. I have accomplished a goal that I have been striving for you years by my birthday. That is to lose weight. I tried many times or said I was going to do it but I didn't do it. This year. I got it done. I have taken off, I didn't lose it because I don't want to find it again, 18 pounds. My goal for the year which started in August was to lose 20. Well, now that I have seen and tasted how good it feels to not take pills and not be bloated and not crave candy and cookies, I'm ready for the change. That of which I do not know yet what I shall be but I will be healthier, more patient and able to sleep much better. It is now officically, October 13, 2008. I am now, 54, Blow horns, whistles and throw confetti. Thank you God so much for a happy, safe, peaceful life.

First official birthday greeting came from Video Fitness. As soon as it turned 12AM I got a Birthday greeting. That's cool. What will I do with my day. Eat what ever I want. It's my smorogosboard. I just hope I don't get sick.. lol I've been waiting for this day for a while.

Oh ya, I'm 154.9 Pounds. I learned about whining yesterday. I found out, I'm not alone when it came to that during my weight loss days. It's not easy, you do need support and don't let anyone not stroke you when you need it. Take your strokes, get your strokes because, punishement and harsh words do not help anyone get to their goal. It just makes you more resentful of being on a diet. I won't fail myself now because, like a snatch, I now know what's good.

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Nice.. it's Good

It's a beautiful day out and it's a good day. I finally received a video I had been waiting for for a week. I also received my book, Secrets of a Former Fat Girl. It is a story of one ladies journey to weight loss. I will be in the house today, doing cleaning and reading and exercise. It may be gorgeous outside but it's nicer here. Ray sent me a birthday card. Very pretty. You know, you'd think after living for 54 years I'd like this fall, well, I think I can like it. I will be 54 on Monday, October 13 and I will look and feel FABULOUS.

I DID IT. I DID IT TODAY. I DID IT. I FELT IT I CAN DO IT. WHAT you may ask did I do. I did a proper snatch. Without banging my wrist. It felt good. I used my 8KG bell and Agatsu Women's Kettlebell DVD. What made it happen is reading the information I had previously received from Sara and then seeing this done step by step. This is a fast move and this dvd broke it down in person. I am very happy to do this and it will give me something to look forward to. This can be done and this can be fun. Now off to dance the Brazilian Body

It's done. I did the Maculele. It does take practice and it is good. I do like it. I have to do this more. This will and can replace walking. I'm going to learn to dance. Oh yea. !!!! time to feed the pie hole again...

Thursday, October 9, 2008


All is well. I got up and did a walk today. Fall is just gorgeous. It has to be the best or I'm just enjoying it. I did a figure 8 in the park. No iPod, just walking. I had tried to return the printer but come to find out,it is the best one for the replacement cartridge money. So, now to fix my meals for the evening and hopefully try to make someone smile again today. I have only added in 1/4 cup grits, slice of cheese and some fruit to my original plan. Now let's see if things change for the better or the worse or stay the same. :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Ya, that's what I feel today. Good. I wish I just would jump out of bed and say, let me get this exercise done. I find it's more of a challenge to get me in there after I've eaten. I can't not eat and exercise as I'd get sick. So, I have to do the eaty thing. Did that, then read some mail, then exercised. Here's my progress:

Snatches 15 x 2 @ 18
Clean 15 X 2 @ 18
Windmill 6 x 2 @ 18
1 Arm Swing 12 x 2 @ 18
Russian Twist 12 X 2 @ 8lb medicine ball
Arm Press 15 x 2 @ 18

All done and I still need more work.

Monday, October 6, 2008

What a day

We don't know Jack. If you think you do, he will show you, you don't. lol. I won't go into detail but my computer, had a break down. So I had to get a new operating system and we are back!!! I ate well today. I'm going to eat ... sorry, I lost my train of thought here. Any how. I ate right today and I know I can now eat right from now on. I'll be back after I get some stuff sorted out. Stay healthy.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's Saturday

I actually feel pretty good. I think it's a combination of not having to go to work, getting Jade today and it being a Gorgeous fall day outside. The best time of the year here. I used to not like fall but I tell ya, the leaves blowing off the trees, the wind a little brisk, the sun shining, it really is a Great day and.


As I sit today, I realize and I'm listening to my inner voice. I took a step this year to lose weight. I wanted to lose weight with all my power. I did not know how to achieve this goal but.. I knew.. I wanted it. I asked a few questions one day and I got so bombarded with rocks about this particular nutritionist that it was sickening. I was like, what the heck is she a God or something? it was all powerful that this was the way. I felt compelled to say, okay, I'll bite. All the while in my head, I had a battle. I don't know why but there was. I wanted to quite that battle and so, I went forth. I did all I could, even go into debt to do this. Now this contradicted my previous goal of working on getting out of debt. Not good. I was always feeling alone, more so then usual from being single as no one was eating as I was. I felt alone and I felt like a Giraffe amongst Elephants. I don't know where that picture came from but that's what I felt like. Every day at work people were eating out, eating Candy, even Chewing gum made me upset. It was just plain hard. Losing weight on your own is very hard. I've heard this, I've read this and I've felt this. Get support what ever road you chose to go. It's like choosing a doctor. If you and that doc don't click, step out. I wasn't clicking because I had questions and I felt they were not being answered to my understanding. Therefore, this person said, I asked the same questions all the time and even eluded that I was playing games with her. Well, it was no game to me. It was about helping me understand why a certain food could not be on my plate. I had rough days where I say were a pitty party. They say well, you are!!! Great encouragement wouldn't you think: ) So, I have like 4 weeks to go on this eating plan and then I'm off to do as I please. I please right now to do what I can on it until I know my 12 weeks are up. Then we'll do the countdown again, till Christmas. My goal for the end of the year any how was/is to lose 20 pounds. I can do it and I will. Stick to what works for you. Make sure it's a healthy choice and read as much as you can about it. Get support. Even from family or friends or other people on your eating journey. Just don't sit it out alone. Stress can also make you fat so make it as stress free as possible. There will be stress in learning a new way of eating, but be patient and gentle with yourself. You have to live with you. Be well and be Blessed.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday okay

It came and went so fast. I didn't get a good day in but I did get to exercise. That's important. Here's my work:

Windmills 5/5 x 3 @ 16
Military press 10/10 x 3 @16
2 arm dead lift, If there is such a thing 10 x 3 @ 25
Swings, have to do these every time 15 x 3 @ 25
Chest press, not sure of the name but 10/10 x 3 @16 these were very hard.

No time to Meditate, had to get ready for work.

This session was difficult in that it was hard to get those last 2 pushes in at the end. That's when I felt my triceps kicking, twitching and I guess doing their thing.
I'd say do this again and also practice on those *snatches* and *swings* They will take me far. !!!1

I heard from Tracy and Sara today. Great day for replies. I appreciate you both answering my questions and helping me learn how to be a better person and kettlebell student.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Now What

I was suppose to walk today and my son came by with Jade. No stroller either. Crap. Maybe I will get a new DVD in the mail before I go to work. Or, I could do more kettlebell work. lol. Just when I was ready for some fresh air.

EATING. What I'm finding out is food is not the enemy. What is the enemy is diets that are too restrictive. You can enjoy food and still be healthy. When you feel like you can't have this and you can't have that and don't mix this with that.. Get real, you won't last long on that diet. I'm proof that that does not work. Find a program and look at the suggested guide lines before you dive into it. There maybe be things in there that you may not like or find it very difficult to break from. If this happens, get help. We all need support in everything we do. Even things we like doing, our hobbies and crafts. All diets aren't for all people. If you have a nutritionist, make sure you can get in touch with them when you are on top of the ladder and can't find your way down. If you get a book, get into a forum so you can ask questions. Which ever way, don't go it alone.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Incredible Journey Continues

Very nice eye opening day. Enjoyed all of it. It's now time to read more about nutrition. How our bodies hold on to what it shouldn't. Find out how it lets go of what it should. All apples but all different.

My workout:
Swings 15 @25 x 3
Sling Shot 20 @ 16 x 3
Punch Press 10 @16 x 2 (This was very difficult)
One Arm Rows 12/12 x 16 x 3 (awesome. Went fast on these)
Similar to Russian Twist but with feet on ground. Used 8 lb medicine ball 12 x 3
Plank 35 seconds x 2. Went down on that second one. Now that's a goal to attain. Get the plank holds at 35 seconds.
5 minutes of meditation with Deuter

Eccl: 3 7-12 The Advantages of Companionship
Eccl: 58-20 The Futility of Wealth

18: Even so, I have noticed on thing, at least that is good. It is good for people to eat well, drink a good glass of wine and enjoy their work - whatever they do under the sun - for however long God lets them live.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Read your Labels

I just purchased some Calcium today. I did not have my bottle of Caltrate with me so I just purchased some from Whole Foods. Me being Leary of what I purchase I was not sure if the bottle I bought was good. Well, when I get home to check them out I find I had thrown my bottle of Caltrate in the trash. So, I went on-line to look up the ingredients. Well, I didn't do so bad. I did not realize that in Caltrate there is hydrogenated Soybean oil, Sucrose and get this Sodium Laural Sulfate. The crap stuff that you brush your teeth with and that's in Laundry Detergent. Why on earth is that mess in there. Oh, and don't forget your dyes, good ol FD&C Yellow #6. What ever that is. So, I'm good. Glad I purchased it there and I'd rather have some herbs in there I can read then some colors I don't need.

My Practice for today:
Cleans 10 x 3 @8kg
Swings 10 x 3 @12kg
Good Mornings 10 x 3 @12kg
5 minute of meditation

I know I'm losing weight

So follow me. This is a journey I did not plan on being on. I feel driven to learn about food and how it affects my body. I am glad that there are some doctors who do know what goes in matters in the long term for health. yes, they may be debating about the milk but they are certainly not debating about the vegetables and fruit. That I can buy. That I can hold on to. They are certainly believers of supplements. Not to replace food but because our food is not grown in the proper soil we need supplements. Just get the best ones and you don't need all of them. I can now say, I like losing weight. I hope my breast tissue also shrinks and still looks decent and not like someone from a third world country. I love that they also say, exercise. Doesn't matter what it is.. just move. Enjoy it and don't let excuses take you from it.

Never .. Stop... It's not good

To even drink that last shake at night after 12 AM. I never ever sleep. Here I awake again because I wanted to get that last meal in and end up not sleeping. So what is better, no sleep and get the nutrients or sleep and not get what I need? Either way does not sound good.. so, that means eat earlier or skip that meal if it means less sleep. So, now I'm up and I'll wash dishes, find someone to put a parental control on my QVC Channel. I am addicted to that thing and it's not going to allow me to reach my goal during this holiday season if I have it on. I' not buying anything for any adult. The kids get the goods and that will only be within allowance. (off track, there is this fine, handsome, young brother on this show right now:) lol. Why aren't they where I live.. back on track.. hum... okay... let's go wash some dishes. It's a gorgeous rainy day out and that means stay in the house but, I have to get a few vitamins and eggs so I get to go sloshing in the rain for a minute. Meditation day for sure.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Can I get an AMEN sista

Sista girl done lost smomeat. ya girl. It's going to some other body who doesn't care. It can't stay here nomo. I am at... drum roll please....... 156.3 Standing ovation for myself. Yes, I'm doing very well. Yes, I'm glad I'm doing this, Yes, I'm doing this and I'm going to do more. Now.. work on getting it TIGHT and I will be sanging.. lol I'll take toned. I'll take anything that does not make it so I can still grab it. I want it to pop out of my fingers. anyway, I'm on the journey as you can see and I'm going to keep following the yellow brick road. This journey does take courage, determination, belief in ones self, Perserverance, an obtainable goal, prayers and focus. Even though I've given the 16 pounds away, I still fat, just not as fat. I have to find a way to make it toned and my goal to doing that is Kettlebell consistancy.

PS: For my day off plan which was suppose to be just one meal I had an Italian Sub. It was hard to choose. Once I had waited for my Sunday to arrive for my meal off. It was good but the Goldfish did me in. Those I found very hard to put in my mouth. The sandwich wasn't as bad. But the hydrogenated stuff. LESSON: Bring other food for after out of plan meal. :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I have a lot to focus on now. I feel that it must be time to really focus on my eating and my health and what makes me happy. I am doing a lot of reading as of late. It's interesting. Finding that it's up to ourselves to do what's right for our health. We have to research it all and then decide what's best for us. I just came across another article in Experience Life called Ultrametabolism. Well, from reading his other work it is the same as my nurse practitioner told me years ago and I did not adhere to. Now, it's practically screaming at me. Stay away from the middle aisles. I also hear it saying it could have affected my onset of high blood pressure. I didn't even cook like Southern people so I don't know how it really decided. I believe it was a combination of working at the hospital in the ER and the eat what I want mentality. So now, I have to change. I'm doing it. I'm doing and not on a doctors recommendation because they are just waiting for ya. Work is a bit of a hassle for me now and I have to get some clear vision on how I want my job to be. I am so distracted by other people and I know they don't give a damn about me or what I feel. We have already been down the humble pie avenue and I ate the whole thing. I'm not doing it again. So God please help me just do what I do best and keep stepping instead of trying to make me eat the pie again.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I was reading what was your inspiration for KB on Lisa Shaffer forum. While I was typing I realized it's me. It's within me. So, even though it was/is 10:15 at night. I dawned my gloves, wrist bands, sneakers and exercise top. Brought down my 25lb kb and went to work. Jade on the couch and I put on my Rocky. That's inspiration to me. This is what I did.
Short but sweet and a night not wasted.
Swings 4 x 10 @25
Swings 2 x 15 @25
Just had to do something and swings you can never get enough of.
See ya later. Queen.

Pissy Mood

Wonder how on earth can you just wake up from a good sleep, a sleep I had nothing to do with and be mad?? how does this happen. I went to bed last night I guess, bewildered because Jerry said to call him back. I called him back and he didn't answer the phone. Now that makes me wonder? Why ask someone to call and then not answer? So I went to bed confused. I also had work related same old crap with supervisor who does not supervise. I guess she got issues and doesn't have time to watch her chicken coop. When this happens, I say, I'm staying out of it. her mess and she can come and sweep maybe when the dust bunnies reach her door. By that time they are Jack Rabbits or something else much bigger then a bunny.

It's raw and rainy. I'm suppose to get Jade at 11 AM. I guess I won't be going outside today. Snuggle in and do some exercise. Not my favorite thing to do on a day off but I guess that's what I'm to do. Maybe I can whip up some soap or a lotion. Get my exercise notebook ready for entries.

I just have to say every forum I've been on there seems to be a problem. I should have learned more in DP school. They have boards that have no replies to messages read. No Private messages. No direction on where the home page is. There is one nice board but some women just suck. They just ask questions that I guess they could research their own answers but they feel that someone else knows more or better. The board does grab you in that you want to find out what are they talking about. Some boards have very rare traffic. So it's either feast or famine on what to join. I guess I may wonder,what the heck is a forum for when all the people are just people doing a form of exercise and know one knows it at all. No one knows kbs. They all assume stuff. They don't take a class, they don't ask the instructors, they just buy every single DVD out there an then think they know it all. I know these videos are extremely hard. Then you hear them say they did this for 45 minutes and that for 30 minutes with a 30 pound KB. Well how come the hell your ass is still fat!!!!! I say make a difference and then have something to talk about. My Bitch for the day. Now I need my allergy medicine to work, I'm stuffed up:(

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Walk in the Park

Walked in the park 1/2 way around. Great, did my 1 minute jog also. It was a bit chilly but I was ready for the wind.
Ate well and doing great. Lisa's book came the other day but I've not had time to look at it all but that's what's great about books, you can look at it any time. Looking forward to my day of so I get to sit with baby Jade.:)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby it's Cold outside

Well, today was great. It was nice to sit back in my loung chair that was Daniells, lol and work on a 10 minute meditation. I put on some massage music and let the thoughts flow and the sun shine on my face. that was good after my kb practice. This is what i did today:
Warm up, joint mobility.
1 Arm Swings 10 x 3 @25
Hot Potatoe 20 x 3 @8kg
Sling Shot 20 x 2 @25 (which I just found out today, I was not doing correctly)
Dead Lift 10 x 3 @25
2 Arm Swings 10 x 3 @ 25
Seated Twist 10 x 3 @ 8kg (working my way up to being able to do this with legs off the ground)
1 arm lift press on floor 5/5 x 3 @8kg(I don't know what the name of this is but i was on my back and i just pressed one arm up to the ceiling like a chest press at a time using the 25)

I purchased some exercise gloves to help, I hope with callouses. Don't want to have old hard hands.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sept 23, evening post

Yuck. weighed in tonight at 159.3.Not great not good but not over. I kinda didnt' feel like I had lost anything this week also. Strange. Next week I'm sure it will be different:) for the better.. Work went well. I went there with a good attitude and left feeling good. It worked. I planned on having a good night and it happened. Tomorrow, I get to swing again..

Moved again

Yup, I walked the whole park today. I even JOGGED for a minute. Can you believe that? Well, now I'm going to add jogging for 1 minute interval each day I walk. Ya, I'll just do one, one minute until I get that built up. It was pretty cool. Felt like I was Rocky.. lol.. food is fuel and I won't be fat again.

Monday, September 22, 2008

At home

There is always something to do at home. I would just love for everything to be done and i can sit back and go ahhhhh.. Well, since that only happens once a year for me, I'm going to try again and make it happen, at least twice.
Had to do laundry, go to post office, cook veggies, surf net, clean bathroom, and my goodness, just turned to see the plastic barbie dolls on Bally. eeekkkk. All full of plastic and fluff. Lol

Any way, I did work out today. It's okay with me, it all worked.
1 arm swings 10@25 x 3
Swings 10@25 x 3
1 arm Row 10@25 x 3
Sling Shot 10@25 x 3
Windmill 5@8kg X 3
40 Sec rests inbetween. that is inbetween each 10 not the whole thing and then rest. are you nuts!!!

Nice lemongrass scent, good music, comfy shoes and I was good to go.

Eating, went or is going well today. When I'm home, I have no choice to eat well. That is if I don't buy any not so good stuff.

Hope to meet up with Nia in October. That will be a treat.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nice Sunday

yes, today is a great Sunday. I love it because it's my day to eat what I want and not feel guilty.
I'm not going to feel to bad as I've read so many sites on eating that no one does the whole program completely as it's written. They have their days where they do take a bite of desert and just go on. So, for me, ya you probably say that's all she needed to read, lol but ya, I had a Snickers bar today and for dinner I had Rotisserey Chicken and Broccoli and Coleslaw. Probably still not good but it was to me.

I read on the zone site that we grow into exercise. No one starts out being able to do an hour of an exercise. I'm not going to burn myself up any more because I can't do one either. they are meant to be challenging. I like how Lisa Shaffer does give you a few to do and then you get to choose if you do 2,3 or 4 sets. It will still, work your but. I'm happy with my kb's and I'll just swing to do my best when I do it.

Day off today. It's Sunday fun day.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


All I do is read, I read this web site, that book, this article. Read. So many differences of opinion. We all walk upright on two legs and as we all walk that's how many books on diet and eating and cooking. It's as big an industry as fitness. Crazy big. I'm so sick of all the different opinions. Really. How on earth can they all be right? I do know restrictive does not work. A lot of people go crazy, just sick of counting, blocking, measuring, preparing, searching for best price, thinking how you can't eat this with that.. it's just sickening. I say do it all, one day at a time.

I walked a little today. Just half of the park. I wanted to go to the store and get shoes for Church. Found a nice top to wear so I can be warm but not have to put a coat on. Looking forward to Church, that's for sure. I won't say anything else as I still need help on eating and it's a mighty powerful drug that we all consume.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Did it. Feel good, not great but pretty good. This is what I did. Made it up as I went along.

Swings x 10 @25 x 2
1 Arm Swings x 10 @18 x 2
Turkish Getup 2 @18

40 sec rest periods

Doesn't look like much does it? lol it's better then nothing and I persevered doing it in my SUN Room.

Used lemongrass mister.


Today I wanted this book by Lisa Shaffer. This is not the first day I wanted this book. Two people on the kettlebell forums suggested I get this book. Now I was thinking what good is a book going to do me? Well, with their suggestions and looking over the pictures and the explainations of the moves I really thought I should have this book to help me achieve the practice I want.

So, today, I ordered the book, not having the money in my bank account. I still charged the book and said, I need 18 dollars more because I had sold Pavel's From Russia With Tough Love book. That book brought me no interest. No pointers, I never finished it so I sold it to get money for this next book.

I just finish exercising and then I went and got the mail. Well, what was in the mailbox but money from my sister for my birthday of $125.!!!!! I got tears in my eyes because I did not know she would send so much and on top of it, I got the money to pay for the book I asked for.!!!!

So, what i did now was write that Check from the Universe and stuck it on my bulletin board. Bring on the Gratitude Universe. I am ready....

This is from The Secret.

Kettlebell day.

Well, I will have to get off my duff in 15 minutes and practice kettlebelling. Yea....

The Road to Success is not straight.

There is a curve called failure,
A loop called Confusion,
Speed tunnels called Friends,
Red lights called Enemies,
Caution lights called Family,
You will have flats called Jobs!!!!

But.. If you have a spare called DETERMINATION
An Engine called PERSEVERANCE
Insurance called FAITH
A driver called JESUS

This is what I wish for today.

Walk day

Again, I think I write this more than I write kb day. I love to walk, I do it so often and don't mind a bit. Later on today, Thursday is kb time. Lord has to help me get through it. I seem to fail on doing a complete workout. Today will be the day I do something that allows me to get winded but not bad enough to make me stop. I'm taking my rest periods as Mike Mahler said. That will work for me. He gives a lot way in his seminars. It was good to see his beginning ones were under $500. Unlike Anthony's asking for $1800. Man I'd rather go to Hawaii for that money or spend 2 weeks in Jamaica.
I got my book sold just as sure as I put it on Amazon. I sold From Russia With Tough Love. Now I'm halfway to getting Lisa Shaffer's book which will have better explanations in it for me. She at least also answers on her forum. I like that.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How is it going to be?

Weigh in 160.4 last night 10 PM. Grrrrrrr.
Carpet soaking wet in basement. Now I have to pay people to take it up. My own son even wants to get paid. I think there is something wrong with children now a days. I would never charged my mother for anything no matter what it was that I did. It's your mother.!!!! Bay State gas does not do anything about damages either. She just told me they don't even tell you when it's time to change the tank. They don't check it unless something is wrong. Well now, it's wrong.. it's broke. !!!!

This day really blows. Deb Chepelle called to say she wants me to talk with the lead charge person,and I really don't see the need. I won't even put her name in my blog.

Waiting for Corey and Bully to come and rip up the carpet. Jerry didn't call back. Ray went to work say's it would have to wait until after work on Thursday.

Two other guys want $200.. There is a lot to move and I just might do it. I just need it done and start to get dry and move on. I can't even get my workout in waiting for this to get done.

I could only do 5 windmills with the 25lb kb
I did Swings x 10 @25
1 arm rows x 10 @25
Front Squats x 8 @18
1 arm swings x 10 @18

Not much but better then nothing.

Hair cut and Dye day. Love the closer cut.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Family That Prays

I went to see this movie last night after the flood in the basement. I really liked it.It was well done. Great actors and actresses. I didn't get to exercise as I would but I get exercise hauling those water soaked carpets out to the dumpster. I went for a walk today. Couldn't wait to do that. I swear,I know I'm hooked on walking. Wish it produced results like resistance training though. Any how, it's Tuesday and I go to work today. Keep your chin up Cheryl. ... Just keep your chin up. you will lose the weight.. I say this because I have to be put in the food den again and then isolate myself for the rest of the time.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hot Water Burst

Well, You never ever ever know what will happen in a day. You really can't plan. I know and hear how people plan their days, but I tell you, your plan may not be Natures' plan. Today, this morning, my hot water tank burst!!!!! No warning. No clue, no nothing. Just BUMP. Like something hit the house, then, Ray was here changing the water filter at the time, we looked around, we saw nothing. Then he goes down stairs to check around and you know what he found???? 4 inches of water in the basement faster then I'm typing these words. Soaked carpet, soaked comic books, soaked stuff. I guess I got my workout from removing all of that mess. Then he bought a Shop Vac. Well, the carpet is still wet and it will all have to come up. :( Very sad on this account.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Good Sunday Morning

Another day to go to work and do nothing. Don't mind doing nothing but I curerently don't have any really intersting books to read. I have Like The Sugar but it's not really pulling me in yet. That's why I'm always surfing the net for information on Kettlebells. how do it, when to do it.. I have a specific goal to reach and I feel that what I'm doing might not get me there because, I don't know about these things. I guess KB practice fixes the whole body and maybe I should look at it like, this is so much better then free weights that it doesn't really matter what I do because my whole body is going to get fixed. Now that would be great to hear. That no matter what I do, it's all good. Can't spot reduce, don't have to worry about working biceps next to triceps and all the other stuff you do when you free weight train. I really do have to find something else that gets me going in my life. I'm kinda board with getting up, eating, exercise, get food ready for work, go to work, listen to people complain, do my job, eat, and come home, read the net, and go to sleep. Hum... what can I do so I won't be thinking so much about eating. I think more about that then any thing else, I think... gotta go.. the timer is beeping for me for.... guess what.....????? eggs:)

Yea, I made soap today. That makes me feel good.I love making soap. Wish I could find a sent to smell like a deep fruit. I can't think of the name now but not tutti fruity. That makes me sick. Too fruity.
I made Arctic Raspberry with Mango Kiwi. The raspberry is the strongest scent but the I didn't have a lot so, I sill think it will mellow down to a nice blend.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

More Light

Well, I had a very good night at work ... except... I talked to a doctor. .. Now .. she left me feeling very unhappy about my eating plan. she said restrictive diets, don't work. She said she will go out and have a drink or two of wine and a piece of bread and a bite of desert. She looks great. She's the infectious disease doc at the hospital and it works. I've seen this lady go from plump to pancake and she did it a good way. She joined Weight Watchers. She got me to thinking, I've heard so much about how people do lose weight on this that at least my light is on about it. They do get to eat. They do get to eat pasta. I want to get this without being deprived. It is very subnormal to not eat as many things that I don't. I can't see why you can't find the foods you like and just replace them with a high fiber one and do it in 1/2 cup size or something. I know I'll get the I'm not the nutritionist .. so what can I do? Stay eating meat and vegetables the rest of my life and keep walking away from social events.???? It's not fun, it isolates me and I don't like it. I also don't like my breast shrinking to who knows what. I had nice perky girls and now they are hanging their heads in disgust. When I was younger they did not hang like water balloons. Now I have to think about getting a breast fixing up here or else, how is this mess going to look hot? How can I feel. hot with sagging flesh?

Off to go for my walk in this gloomy weather. Maybe I'll hear a good word. I'll be listening for it.

Went for a walk today. It was really good. I love walking. I swear if walking could get me in the shape I want, I walk all over..

Friday, September 12, 2008

Great Morning

I did Iron Core, the first part. Very good. Squats are not as they do but I go as far as I can and still move.
Breakfast was pretty good. Yup, I had an Ezekial Bread English Muffin and it's 100X better then the bread. At least it's moist.. but.. I found out why the bread was so awful. I was taking it from the freezer to the toaster. Not suppose to do that. Also, don't heat the Flax. I didn't but I'm writing it so I remember.. Don't heat the flax. My bucket o protein came today. Have to hide it so friends don't ask for me for that to.

GOAL to keep positive thoughts all day long. Yes, all-day-long. If a negative thought comes to my thoughts I am to switch it to a positive IMMEDIATELY. As Bonnie told me, I'M IN IT ... TO WIN IT.....

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Walk today. Not as far as I'd like because Myra was with me. I thought walking with people was good, well, it's not good for me. I don't like to talk and I don't like to be slowed down. I see now, I really enjoy my privacy in walking.

Tried to order Voices but I don't know if it went through. There were too many choices in the phone call.

Canceled Netflix. Look forward to a good stretch this evening. Had to go where I did not want to with my protein drink but I sure have to make this pay off. That is in terms of losing the next .... 10..... pounds.....

GOAL... exercise like I have. Eat like I have....Get to a 10 pound weight loss by October 13.. Then Celebrate!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh Yea. !!!

I'm shrinking again. Today I weighed in at 159.9. Now check that out. I was closing my eyes when I go ton that scale hoping it was under 161. I made it. I'm glad. I still feel fat, big but maybe when I lose the next 10 I'll really feel trim. I'm pretty okay with this though. When I thought I was doing it alone, it didn't happen. Now I'm so critical of everyone else eating yogurt and Cheetos and carrying Coke. I read some mind opening info today that Coke has 9-10 teaspoon of sugar in it. Now how the heck can you not give that up once you see something like that???? I don't even l don't even drink Coke. But dang. I did have one, once in a while but not every week. I was never a Coke drinker any how. Now that I see, it makes me sick they even make something like this. I made it through a work day again with my reading, The Sugar Shock. Great so far. Now that I even hear people say they at a granola bar or something similar is LOADED... did you hear me... LOADED with sugar. Read the labels... I'm not way perfect,.. I'm learning. I did do some Goddess again today. I really like the exercise with the 2 kettlebells but I don't have two the same size. Jerry did give me money for vitamins that I asked for but I'm using this on this investment. I know once I get all the needed equipment it will be less expensive to do. Just coming into kettlebells, ha. .. Man.. that's all I'm going to say. For me now, it's okay. I've come to what really makes me happy and it's something I can do and it's not boring and it's really good. I like it. I will have another walk day on Thursday. Looking forward to burning some sole. See ya.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Walk Day

Love my walk days. Never ever complain about a walk day. I love love the GymBoss for allowing me to put some pep in my step. Myra went with me and it was good. She got sore legs and loved it.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hard weekend

But it's over. Going through fire is not fun. Not fun at all. You burn and smoke and then there is nothing left but ashes. This weekend was my week to make it through a whole week of *clean8 eating. Well, I didn't make it and I'm not going to try to do it again. I think thinking about it made it not happen. So... nuff said. I had a piece of pita bread with my salad on Friday. Yes, I could have thrown it out. Yes, I could have given it away, but no. I ate it and liked it. I have no excuse. I'm just who I am and I did what I did. I know for sure, I"m doing a lot more then anyone I know, except maybe one person. So, i'm not going to beat myself up about it. I have other goals I have to make and those are just as important as me trying to eat healthy. I ate Chinese food today also. yup. I ate it!!! Do I feel bad. NO. Do I feel like I failed myself. NO!!! I know it was a meal and it's over. I'm done trying to be perfect and I was not ever perfect in anything I've done. I get B's but not A's. I feel like I'm being graded. In my class though, I still passed my course and I'm no less a massage therapist then the person that got the A's. Tonight, I will eat my regular meal, veggies and protein and Digestive Enzymes and be happy that I did not take a whole day in fire. Peace. One-Day-At-A-Time.

WORKOUT - Did Goddess Upper Body and it was good. I had to use a dumbbell for some exercises that she used two. Otherwise, I kinda like this one. I will do it again on my next KB practice day.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What the

Something Within

I don't know what it is that is drawing different I CAN messages to me. Mary told me about the book, movie, THE SECRET and today, I just finished viewing the video, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD. It left me feeling teary,, that there is something for me to do that no one else can do but I don't know what it is. I ask the universe to show me, tell me, what is it that I can do? This may be strange to who ever is reading this but.. there is something this woman has to do before I leave this earth. I pray I live to do it and to tell about it when it happens.

Training, is so demanding on the body. I did some of ADs video. She makes it seem as easy as blowing bubbles. But.. you try doing it and you are you challenged like climbing a mountain. It feels so far beyond me that I can only imagine. I want to get to the top of this. How do I press on and reach goal of being able to get to the finish line. I have to remember, the DVD is meant to be challenging. It's okay that I don't do it all. I've been doing this since August 8, 2008 and today is September 6, 2008.. It's the beginning of the journey and I'll remember to go step by step. One day-at-a-time. By the Grace of God, I will do more on Sunday.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Pinnacle

Did this workout today. Very good. I didn't get the figure 8 to hold but, that's something to practice. Made stuffed peppers today and some beef stew. Sweating through it all.

Bonnie says I can get to 140 by Christmas. That's a tall order for me. But I'll put that number in my head and see if I can't get this body to follow. I'm still enjoying Thanksgiving, work or at home.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New You're Happening

It's happening. Don't know how or where but, it's moving. I weight 163.2. Wait... that needs to be bold. Let me bold it. I don't want to have to go searching for that accomplishment. That's a WOW moment. Not expected. Didn't want to do it because really, I feel like I have the same fat, just smaller. Don't know how that's possible but... it's still flubby around the middle. I do feel good for one month down, or it will be one month Sept 5. Later on today is another walk day. Now I am going to kick it around that park again with the Gymboss and my iPod. The last time I did not have music and I met Jade in the park. Today, I hope it's gorgeous. I have to start looking for warm-up suits so I can continue to walk even in the brisk of the Fall.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Only If God Says Yes..

I have to put this in my heart a lot more. Corey had an awful scare on Saturday morning. I don't know what this incident means for his life but I will pray to find the way for him and his family. Thank God, for taking care of my son in a very cruel world.

I won Goddess from eBay yesterday. Did not expect that. Was having a good chat with Nia about working out and what how each instructor is. Well, again, this has to be part of what I'm looking for in terms of being good at KBing. I"m glad she's in my life,... this is not.... by... chance...

I did what I said for exercise today:
10 2 arm swings
10 1 arm swings
10 high pulls
all x 3

not bad.. felt like I could do more but i think what I should do or can do is shorten my rest period. I took 1 minute but for what I did that was too long. Next time do it with 30 seconds.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Glorious Day

It is such a glorious, beautiful morning, I have to go out and walk. Here in New England you don't get to many nice gorgeous days to walk. I'm going eek some walking in and then come home and do KB exercise. I am not looking forward to cold walks but I best get ready to walk by walking more. I'm sure it will do some good...

Energy: I feel that I have more energy in the morning then when the day wheres on. It's now 5:40 and I don't have energy to KB. I walked 1/2 the park today with the Gymboss set for 5/1 and it made me sweat. Those bursts of fast walking were working. I'm not doing any KB work today. But it did give me a practice to do on Tuesday. I'll do
1: 10 two arm swings
2: 10 one arm swings
3: 10 high pulls 3 x.
That's the goal for Tuesday. Lets see if I can make it happen

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Walk Day

Planed on walking today with the GymBoss. I didn't use it until I was just about done because the walk was leisurely. Nice,no one out there to distract me. Then I get on the Phone with Mary and talk to her until I'm just about done. So, coming down the hill I used it and it worked great. I speed walked for that minute then went back to regular walking.

At home did a few swings with Iron Core, change up, went to Clinic. Practiced swings, where bell should be behind heels, where to hinge at hip, all these pointers aren't in other vids. They have done a bit of instruction but it seems each has a difference on how to do it, where the hands should be placed. I did find doing it AOS way a bit better. I really need to practice my Cleans, I have trouble figuring out when to turn the wrist out. I don't know if I should get The Kettlebell Way or what?

Now it's time to get ready for the dungeon. Yes, BH is a dungeon, dark and dreary. I always have to put myself in some other place so I can enjoy the time, to read, learn and do the best I can for all I am in contact with.

I prepared a bit of food. What seems like a lot to me, probably isn't enough but I will decide from what I did how to improve on the quantity.

Friday, August 29, 2008


I got this device to work this evening. Now I can't wait to see how it's going to put me to the beat. I've been walking but I know I have to put some speed in there at intervals. I plan to walk for 5 minutes regular then speed walk for 1 minute. I think I have it set up right. Will see. Still have more to learn but at least I can walk and walk faster fore a few miles. I found another lady's blog this evening just by putting in a search on GYMBOSS.

THE SECRET.. Very nice, good reading book. I had been doing this practice before but it's like other things in life, it just was not my time to implement it. Now.. when I think and visualize, I will see the TYTBODY I have always wanted.

This is going to be a great Christmas. I will be out of Debt, thanks to Dave Ramsey and I will be in the body I have set out to accomplish.

Getting Prepared

Today, I did not get to exercise. I don't know it it's because of the not so good evening at work I had and I was feeling the effects. So, take note: Mood was not good on Thursday and it affected me on Friday.

I did do a great thing today: I prepared a lot of food, cooked the veggies and weighed the protein and froze it in bags. I think this will help next week but I probably need to cook more. I think I have enough through the weekend. Will see how it goes and see how to make adjustments for my next kitchen prep evening. I thought I was going to have Chicken but I did not get it cooked in time. So, thank goodness for cans of Tuna and salad. And I'm happy.!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I'm doing it and it's working for ME.. I'll keep doing this because now, it ain't so!!! I went for my walk today. Need to sit down and hopefully have time at work this evening to set up the GymBoss, if not, there is always Friday. I have to get those creams out to DC. I can't stand the smell in the kitchen. My floor tiles came today and don't you know they are the colors I've always liked. Suit it up,,, Black and White. Sharp looking. I had the protein, rice early this morning. Now that was a bit different even though I could really like it. I ate Brown Rice, String Beans and Meatloaf. What a breakfast. But it was better then eating Ezekiel. That is the dryish stuff I've had in my mouth.

The sugar monster

Is leaving. I am getting off of sugar. Don't know how or when it will be done but I know I'm working on it. The more I understand how harmful sugar can be for my body, health, depression, energy, the more it will be easy to let it go. When I understand something I usually can see it through.

My GymBoss came today. Need to learn how to work it like, right now. Sent a few things back to QVC not needed or not liked. I'm full all ..of.. the ... time.. lol Bough the book Lick The Sugar, got a food scale and my kettlebell necklace came today. It's really nice size. Lisa even noticed it and said it was nice. Thought it was going to hang too long but, it's just right with my uniforms. Can't

today was Kettlebell day. Really want to work on snatch and get it right. I really like the Laurie Video, #1. Hope I find the #2 for even less. :) I like how she has rest periods in between each exercise. not after you do three. For me, that's a bit much but I will make a goal to work up to it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's moving

Yes, I do believe real fat is moving now. I am down another pound and that is good. I was on the scale praying that number was not the same as the last one.

I received a new meal plan and it's not that bad. I think in my head I felt like there were/are a lot that I can't have but what I am eating is good. I will always miss my mac and cheese but I will save that for those splurge meals. Maybe I will even outgrow a *splurge* meal.

I've been busy ordering. I ordered my floor tiles. These will also be great for Jade to lay on. Never thought of that until I realized they did show a baby laying on them.

I ordered 2 books by Marilu Henner. Just to see how to fix a different salad.
I changed from Verizon to Comcast. I'm so sick of my Picture pixiating when it gets too windy, snowy or rainy.

I took my 60 minute walk today and .. my GymBoss arrived. I will spend some time with that on Wednesday to get the hang of it.

The fall is on the way. I had to get my Allegra today because the allergies have let me know... they are here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Outdoor exercise

I did something outdoors. I don't know what. My land is not even and you can't get a good footing out there. Maybe I will have to try again in the drive way. I really didn't like it though. I think that's because I didn't have any direction. Later on this evening, I'm going to do the 15 minute exercise, dvd. I feel better with direction or at least knowing what to do how many times. I did a few double hand swings, love those, few Get Ups, I just went to the elbow with the 8kb. Just to get those muscles familiar with what I'm going to want them to do. I did a few front squats. I really do hate these. My hip still bothers me when I do them so, forget that. I'm sure there are a number of other things I can do.

Colored my hair. I think this time is sweet brown. Not red, not yellow but a nice blend with my skin, little reddish.

I had Steak for breakfast with spinach and rice.
Snack was Pineapple
Next, Steak and a salad

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Today was a walking day. Great weather, great sun, great temperature. Work is fun .. but.. I won't say anything more. I ordered a Gymboss today to include some fast walks in my regular walks. I know I can use it for other things but I do need to do that interval thing. Will work on the page this weekend to see if I can change colors. Why, I don't know.. something to do I guess. I ate Chicken Roll up at work today and I can't say it was great. Felt a little different and I don't know if that's because of the regular roll up or not. The chicken was suppose to be fried in no trans fat.. who knows. Maybe it's all in my head. Would like to get better at writing down my meals. I thought the computer was the way to go but I don't think so. It can get too complicated on whether or not I make it a meal, finding the food, inputing it, etc. I love to write so why not just find that cool little black book that won't be too heavy in my pocketbook? I get to sit with Jade over the weekend. I am also going to meet Denise, a new PUNCH gym owner. She may go over some things with me and watch my form so I can tell if I'm squatting correctly. Maybe they are just to fast for me but I know when I do them it hurts.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I did it again

I ate correctly the whole day.. yes this is an acomplishment. i didn't even get tempted to get the candy that i knew was going to be on the desks at work. I passed it up. Yea for me. I kept telling them to put the candy away. I got Marla to actually throw out her Coke today.

This is a success. I also walked my 60 minutes today.
I found a new web site that at least talks about what I'm going through. I ordered the book just to see how they cook teh food. Burgers of all my ground products and be a bit tiring. I don't know why I feel it's tiring. I didn't feel what I ate before was like this. I guess it's because it's new.

I have to say, some people ask such non-thought out questions on web forums it's rediculous. sometimes you don't want to even respond but responding may light a light up that says, oh, I could have found that out or... I should have looked before engaging my mought. Just crazy I tell ya.

So, the big news. I did weigh myself and I weigh 167 pounds. I was afraid to get on the scale but.. it did move. Wow. That's a great feeling to see and register in my mind. All the more need for good healthy relationships. Keep this body moving downward.


Well, sleeping seems to be happening much better. I guess this is one change that happens while changing my nutrition.

Went for that hour walk today and felt great. When I went to bed I knew, it's get up, get ready to walk and come home and eat yummy egg whites..... and you know I don't mean that.. lol Back to work today with a new face.. Candy, get thee behind me. ..

Monday, August 18, 2008

Wow on the eating

Man, I'm so sick of eating it's just sickening. Eating constantly. All day long all I can or did do was watch the clock to see if it was time to eat again. I'm sick of eating. I like food but man it can be sickening. I did it today though. All the way through. Now, see. Just waiting for 10"30 to come so I can drink that last Protein Drink. I am so done. I used to like eating...Now I'm sick of it.

I did the 15 Minute segment and Cathe's stretch max with the band. Now to set the mind to go work and keep thinking, one step at a time. Little by little I'll get to where I've never been before.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Yea, I finally went Kayaking with Mary.It was really awesome. Lot of upper body work. I did okay but had some issues going forward. That has to do with my paddling skills though. I loved it and would do it again. Here is photo of Mary and I..

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The eats

The thing that takes the most thought is the eating. I ate what I was suppose to today. I Stir fried the Ground Chicken with some Broccoli and mushrooms. I had my 1/2 cup brown rice..

Breakfast was the egg whites and spinach.
Other meal was the 4 ounces Pineapple.
I did my Lauren 15 minute work out. I thin I should do that at least 3 x a week and go for 2 weeks and then do something else. She goes a bit fast and I'd rather just go at my own pace.

I'm taking the supplements and feel okay. I'm still very fat in the gut but.. oh well. I wonder what it will look like flat:)

I called Denise, the PUNCH gym owner but not reply yet. I want get the feel of the Diva bell... I really want a program or other more trained persons input on what to do. Love the dvd but it's a bit fast.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yea, Thanks Nia

Thank you for the compliment, funny... I just got out of the shower and said, I need some help. :) and there you are. Thank you for the affirmation and hope.

I did not feel like I did enough today. I think I know I judge myself too strong but I don't know what's enough and what's too much. I know when I can't pull any more, that's too

Today I did Ultimate Body Sculpt, 15 minute segment. I felt lot of pain in my right hip doing the squats so I set back on those.

I love the swings the most. Hip movements are another story.

I also did some of Elevation. He really has some nice moves there. The haft get up, my legs raise up off the floor but I still push myself up. I did the whole rounds though. I didn't do them a couple, just went through all of his rounds once.

I think I have to get a grip on this darn QVC again. They've had such good things that I had to order, sketchers, rings, cleaners, pocketbook and more rings. Once I get the right combo, I know I'll be done. It's like that with my blue agate, I love it and it's on it's finger until something shinny comes my way.

So, I feel good. It just stinks that eating can feel good for the moment and you feel great, but exercising, I'm not feeling the greatness.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Good night

Well, it's time to go to bed. Funny, when I'm home 11'o'clock at night seems late. I had a protein shake and I'm ready to hit the feathers. Will have to find something interesting to do on Wednesday. I hope I can exercise for sure. This hip better be better or.. I just take Motrin and work through it.

Clean sweep

Today I did a clean sweep of the fridge and didn't even realize I was doing something good for myself. I just found out by reading this great magazine, Experience Life. It is showing me I am unconsciously making good decisions about my health. I wanted this magazine since June and signed up for the subscription but didn't receive it. so...I went to Barns and Nobles the other day and bought it. Great magazine. So far, the reading has brought me to Burts Bees Ageless night cream, and now I'm reading 5 ways to practice happiness.

Happiness is in the doing. not in the getting. Rich people, can have it all and they can still.. not be happy.

feeling not myself

I don't know when I'm suppose to be feeling better and great. Each day I feel a bit dizzy. Like I can't think straight. I get confused and feel like I can't remember what I am suppose to be doing. I can go down a hall and forget what I'm going for. Then I turn around and go back and I think of it. In the store, I plan on getting a few things and sometimes forget something. Not a good feeling.

any how, today I felt weird also. I just ate my Ground beef, squash and spinach and a salad. I hope that was enough. I'm not feeling like exercising again as my right hip hurts. I don't know if it's due to the rain or what. I know it hurts to sit and sometimes to walk so, i['m not doing anything. took a Motrin and I'm just going to read and watch TV tonight.

Monday, August 11, 2008


So far, pretty good. I still do not get up early enough to eat all that is advised but i do what I can. Eat the right thing at least. now I'm about to have some salmon burger I made, squash and broccoli. Yum. I did Abs video along with the lauren DVD 15 minutes.

What is the nature

I can't understand how people wake up.. complaining. I just got my breakfast together and sit in front of my computer to read. I swear it's like reading a Sunday paper, or local paper, full of tragedy. All they complain about is prices and how come and how much and stuff that they have no control over.. but still buy... To me it's either do it or don't. We have choices. I have choices also so I could not read it but. I want to see what makes people not move. Shows me, how to take action. If I don't like something, I say.. ask the source. They are like bitching to friends who aren't the supervisor.

So, today it's rainy out. I don't know if I'll get to the store or not. Afterall, I do have all week!!!:) I do plan on doing Lauren's Kb exercise today. I really need to start putting that into the crossfit software so I can see faster what I did on what day. I also need to put in my eating from day to day. See what time etc.

Wednesday I guess will be my weigh in day. I really don't like to see weight but, gotta do it.

Went to Barns and Noble and bought my Experience Life Magazine. I was going to cancel the subscription but they were nice enough to offer some back issues to me because I had not received my first magazine. I had wondered what I had ordered back in June and never received.

Had a great talk with Nia last night via Yahoo.. That is great thing..
Slept again great. But I did take an ativan so I could go to sleep from being off schedule all weekend.

Off to sit on the couch and read a few pages... Oh ya, I bought a great purple bag from QVC.. lets hope it's all the things I like, size, color, shape, opening, bling, inside good, soft.. Loving a bag. And purple.. never had one of these before. Love that color. Miss my amethyst. My finger became larger so it's too small. Maybe when lose weight I wonder if it will fit again.

I got to speak to Anthony of Art Of Strenght. I told him about the bitching women and all their complaints about a mistake. I don't know why they do this to anyone. It was an honest mistake and they just about crucified him, his company. Any way. I will be getting the DVD direct from Anthony when it comes out. That means, get cracking girl. You have a lot of work to put in.