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Well here we all are after a grueling 9-5pm class yesterday becoming INSANITY Certified Instructors!!

I was amazed and impressed by the Master Instructors and my fellow students. Wow!! Those folks kicked butt. I felt like a measely piker compared to most of my fellow INSANITY folks. But “Wow,” what a work-out both physically and mentally! They sure didn’t make it easy on the written test. I’d forgotten how long ago high school was and what a lousy test taker I was back then… I’m still trying to decide which was harder, the work-out or the written test… I’m joking! All things aside, the physical demands were by far the hardest thing I have ever done! And I by no means performed at the level of the instructors or most of the class. I was challanged to go beyond what I thought possible for my body. I am excited for the next round and look forward to taking myself to the next level as I continue both my weight loss and exercise/fitness goals.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!


~ One Tough Chick ~

~ One Tough Chick ~

Okay, so I borrowed my trainer’s name for me… but I’m giving him credit. Thank you “Mr. Get Navy Fit Smith!” Your friendship as well as fitness leadership have really encouraged me to keep it up!

Working on your fitness is a daily job. You don’t just lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life by returning to the couch. It’s hard! It’s darn hard sometimes. I know it, and you all know it too. I think that’s the hardest part for most people; “keeping their head in the game.” I know it is for me when my home life is stress central. No one has to be (quote), doing anything wrong… life just gets crazy at times and we lose focus.

I’m being reminded daily by loved ones and friends alike that my journey isn’t a one-time deal and then it’s back to the TWINKIES! No, this journey of mine (or new life-style) is one of healthly living. That includes everything from the choices I make in eating, to those in my fitness routine and daily living. I don’t want to be on a DIET for the rest of my life. I want to learn and maintain a healthy outlook on the choices I make in my life.

A dear friend said to me the other day that my “mind” will check out long before my body does… Now he was referring to my fitness goals, but I also interpretted it this way: I can give up after one mistake, or I can use that mistake to learn, grow and further my goals for a healthy and happy life.

I’m going to go will the latter. I want to live A HAPPY & HEALTHY LIFE.

200 Pounds!

Here I am my friends. I am 5 foot 9, 200 pounds and losing. I have a goal weight of 150 pounds. I know I have a way to go, but am looking forward to my journey to a healthier life.




I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on this myself. Am I buying my own excuses? Indeed, my life is somewhat of a crazy mess. That being said, how long can I continue on the path I’m going? Not long, unless my desired goal is to GAIN WEIGHT!!

Something has to give… but in there lies the quandry. My daily life isn’t going anywhere; son w/ autism who requires a lot of care, husband who travels for work, “(it pays the bills) and the aging process! Argghhh!!

So what do I do? How do I work out daily life so that I can take care of my own needs? Sound selfish? I don’t mean it too. But I also realize that if I don’t do something, I will either be 400 pounds, crazy or BOTH!

The docs appointment is this Thursday. My results are back, in regards to my thyroid and my hormone levels. As much as one doesn’t want something to be wrong; I am hoping that the results will shed some light onto my current physical condition. I don’t think I have ever been so tired and without motivation in my life. But as I look over the last 20+ years I realize I didn’t have the trials, responsibilities and daily interuptions I have now.

I’ll be keeping you all posted on what I find out from the docs. Thanks for all my fellow bloggers support. It’s nice to know I’m not alone on this journey.


Truth in Encouragment!

Truth in Encouragment!

I am really finding myself encouragment in posts & pics like the one I’ve included tonight. Sometimes I just don’t have the words that others do; so why try to recreate what has already been published.

I’m also going to be re-posting a fellow bloggers post. It was fabulous and I think you’ll enjoy the read if you haven’t already…

This is me right now!!

This is me right now!!

I’m the one on the right… Goofy, silly, and pleasantly plump!! I just felt the need to post a current pic after browsing through a few fellow weight-loss bloggers this morning. You see, I really do love life!! I think that’s why I am struggling so lately. I’m normally a happy, fun-loving kinda gal. But this weight thing and (truthfully) pre-menopause thing has really got me in a tizzy… *Is tizzy actually a word?

Anyway; I want my outside and inside (heart) to start reflecting the person I was and who most know me to be… happy, loving life and a woman with a plan… Keep me updated fellow bloggers, your word and encouragement help me to keep on “keeping on….”

Pat News Healthcare

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