Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How is everyone today?
I am good!

So I have made myself get back on a workout schedule again. No more excuses. I have everything i need at home from ellipitical machines to punching bags. I still plan to renew my gym membership, but until then. I created a regimen that works for me. I work out for one hour 4 days a week. I walk for 30 minutes and work out 30 minutes! I walk first, come home do stretches and then I punch the bag for 15 minutes, ladies and gentlemen THAT IS A WORKOUT. But it's fun! I used to train with my brother when he was boxing, and I know a thing a two about jabbing, bobbing and weaving. LOL I do cardio for another 15, I cool down and then I am done. Some days, when I don't feel like walking I will use the eliptical for 30 minutes instead. I have eliminated the fried foods from my diet. This is the hardest for me. I have also limited my pork and red meat intake. I had my gall bladder removed in 2001, and it's better for my system if I don't eat the real fatty stuff or greasy stuff! LOL

I have also started to drink less soda and juice, and more water! I drink water, but now that I am working out nothing seems to quinch my THIRST, but water. Sounds crazy huh?

I want to lose anywhere from 25-35 lbs. That is my goal! I am giving myself 6 months to make it happy.

I have been inspired by our very own DONNA DOWNEY. Have you seen her lately! She looks damn good! you can read her story here

I don't want to shop in the back of the store anymore for my pants!!!!! I am so upside down! I am so bottom heavy, wide hips, bigs thigh, big butt, but small waisted, so finding pants is almost impossible. It may fit over my hips and butt, but it gaps in the waist! My upper body is small except for my arms. I hate my arms. Big arms run on my mom's side and I hate it!!!!!!! and I have got to get rid of this KANGAROO pouch I have been carrying around for 10 years!!!! I got it after giving birth to Jaree! LOL It just does not want to leave! LOL

I have my goals! I force myself to do it. It's not always fun! But you know what? Looking good and being healthy is PRICELESS!

In other news, I am having a good time with this altered book! If you haven't seen it, you can see it here. I had to put it aside for a few days to take care of Baptiste, but soon as he went to work, you guessed it I was back into it! I will post some pics TOMMORROW so stay tuned! Also did a couple new layouts! My scrap mojo is IN FULL SWING!!! LOL

I did try some of the Tattered angels glimmer mist and I am sad to say, I didn't really like it too much. It didn't give me the splattered effect I was hoping to get! It's more for overall coverage of something. So I tried the Maya Road's spray ink and it's awesome. I have NOT tried the Tim Holtz spray ink yet, but plan to today. I already know they are the bomb! I have heard so many great reviews and my good friend VEE uses them all the time. She is the whole reason for my new addiction. LOL

Today, will be rainy bummer, but I will be INSIDE getting my scrap on!!!! Yay

That's all folkes....
Be back 2 morrow
Dana Brooks-----------------> OUT! (Always wanted to say, I love Ryan Seacrest! ) LOL


toni said...

Congrats on getting moving! I'm right behind you! Six months sounds like a good time period to give yourself.

A Fanciful Life said...

Best of luck on your journey. It's not easy but you can do it!