"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." ~John Maxwell

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Source of HApPiNesS

Quick update then down to the matter at hand.....I am finally getting over the sickies enough to really get into my workouts again.  Guys, this CRAP has held on going on 3 weeks.  I HAVE NEVER BEEN SICK LIKE THIS EVER!  Diet is coming back around too.  I actually ordered one of Pauline Nordine"s Fighter books, which I am waiting very impatiently to get (been a week and still have not gotten it yet)  In this world of Amazon I guess I have gotten spoiled to next day delivery on everything.  So, long and short of it is, I need to shed some excess weight in order to be a happier person in my clothes and I guess eventually I will settle back down and get it done.

Enough of that already!  Today I want to RaNT a little bit about something that has been on my mind.  HaPpINesS!!  So few people seem to have it anymore.  No one is happy with their life, their job, their family, their path, etc...  It seems like Negative Nellys are running rampant lately.  The bad part is they try to spread their ugliness to everyone they come in contact with and it makes me want to scream.  For those of you who don't know, I am a fixer.  Simply, if you tell me a problem, I want to fix it.  Some say that is wrong, but I always think of how I feel.  If I come to you with a problem, I want you to try to help me fix it.  I do not understand fussing about something with no intention to fix it or try to make the situation better in some way. 

Here is what I have realized very late in life, 36 years old.  You need a hobby, a passion, something that you enjoy doing above all else.  You need to find time to do that whatever that is.  The majority of us are not wealthy enough to just say "screw it" to our jobs, so those are a must.  I know everyone reading this is going to think my life's passion is working out.....Well here is how I view that; working out is a MUST for me.  Gosh, that does not sound strong enough.  Working out is not an option.  It has to be done in my mind.  A hobby or a passion is something you can opt to do or not to do and working out does not fit into that category. 

No, for me, my passion is gardening and refinishing furniture.  These two I could get through life never ever doing again, but my life would seem bland and boring.  I would not have that giddy excitement I feel when thinking of my next project or the pride I feel getting it done.  I would become a Negative Nelly or an old bitter woman. 

Guys, life is what you make it.  Get out and find what excites you.  Then go do it!  Don't wait for life to happen to you.  You control your HaPpiNeSS!  Stop letting others rob you of your most precious commodity, TIME!  Stop letting them take that from you by rubbing their life resentment on you and you dwelling on that for the next couple of hours or worse days.  Decide today you are going to make you the best you you can be.  Life really is WAY to short for any of our time to be wasted on anything other than what makes us happy, passionate, and on fire!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Guys, it has been a full week of the sickies here.  I felt it coming on Monday night, had way too much to do Tuesday to pay any attention.  By Tuesday night, I was feeling pretty miserable.  Wednesday, I had a Z pack called in honestly it didn't even phase me.  Thursday was horrible, finally Friday, I went to a walk in clinic and the Dr there gave me prescriptions for amoxicillin and prednisone.  I took both doses of those yesterday and left the Z pack out and I feel so much better today.  Which isn't saying a whole lot as I still can not even think of going to the gym, but at least my throat doesn't feel like it just went through a meat grinder.  I am de-germing EVERYTHING!!  Have been, but today will be a serious day of it.  I HAVE GOT TO GET BETTER AND GET IN THE GYM!!  OMG, I feel like that is worlds away.  It is so crazy what a few days away seems like.  And I think to myself, What a Wonderful World  No, I mean I think to myself how do people not want that rush of lifting.  Yea, well don't think I am all up on my high fitness horse just yet because Tuesday through Thursday I don't think I had the 1st bit of protein at all.  The thought of anything "solid" did not set well with me unless it was in the form of chocolate.  I think my body sustained on pure chocolate those days.  Friday I snapped out of it, still didn't eat "right", but I didn't eat any chocolate either.  This morning I have said It  Is Time......so I had my protein shake for breakfast.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!  And what a beautiful light it is!!  :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that I am feeling 100% by Sunday!

I leave you with my latest ringtone, Enjoy!

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Little Friday Motivation

I have decided to make a motivation board for my bathroom mirror, I know kinda cheesy, but something I feel I need.  I want to have these beautiful ladies to inspire me when I am lagging or thinking about eating a poptart or when I think I can do without that cardio stuff.  These are pics I have found over time from several different sources, no, I have no clue who most are, but they are ALL awesome!

If you need a kick in the Derry Aire, or just to STEP IT UP A NOTCH!  Here ya go: 

I have thought this for a very long time, in much greater detail, so happy when I saw this pic posted.

This one is probably my favorite body of all, absolutely breathtaking!!

I fully intent to have this take a pic of me doing this pose one day...


And last but DEFINITELY not least, Miss Erin Stern!  Th'Woman!
Who wouldn't!  Jus saying...

Friday, February 1, 2013


This week I have had a few people contact me asking for advise about exercise mostly, and for some recipes.  Since I have been such a busy blogger, NOT, I thought I would share what I told those ladies.  Keep in mind this is bits and pieces pasted here:

If you do just cardio and clean up your diet, you will lose weight.  You are going from being non active and eating whatever to that, so of course your body will drop a few pounds. 

See cardio will help you drop the pounds, but will not do very much to change the “shape” of your body.  So eventually with enough cardio alone you will become “skinny fat”.

While you burn calories doing cardio, your body doesn’t continue to burn after you get off the machine for very long.  Weight training will cause your body to stay in burn mode for a much longer rate of time after you have finished your workout, therefore burning more over a period of time by keeping your metabolism fired up. 

You need to look at your schedule, figure out how much “me” time you can carve out daily, and plan your workouts out.

If you make it a priority you will find a way, if not you will find an excuse, it’s just that simple.  

 I am so glad you decided to start working out.  It will change your life in a positive way. 

I always advise people to pull up videos on YouTube.  Just getting started I would do a search for “lower body workout” and “upper body workout”.

Exercises that require no equipment:
Body weight squats
Lunges (stationary or walking)
Burpee (if you don’t know look up on YouTube)
High knees
Butt kicks
Wall squats

Grill chicken casadilla...  Carb smart tortilla, slice grilled chicken, put on one half of tortilla after sprinkling shredded cheese on tortilla.  Fold in half put on George Foreman and heat till cheese is all melted.

For your diet I suggest you check out eatcleandiet.com

Maybe this will help some others who are just starting out.

Later Ladies!