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Monica, Alexis, Xavier, Bailey (The Dog), and Nadeen (@whiskyd) holding Bailey

 What a Grrrrrreat Sunday!!!!!  I started off the day in Orlando!!  We spent the night there so I could wake up early and find the Silver Spurs Arena where they were holding the CPE Nationals!!  This is where I met the Beautiful Love muffin by the name of Bailey and her Lovely mom Nadeen ( @whiskyd )  Nadeen is one of the first Tweethearts I added to my Twitterverse!!!  She is my little Twitter “Inner Voice”!!  I NEVER know where she’s going to pop up!!!  Her tweets ALWAYS make me smile, laugh, and/or think!!!  I am extremely happy we were able to FINALLY meet!!!  She shared her life with me on May 22, 2010…. and for THAT, I am Grateful!!!!  I LOVE YOU NADEEN!!!! 

After meeting Nadeen and loving up on Bailey, we headed to Aquatica!!!  It is Sea World’s Water Park!!!!!  We have 2 year passes to both Aquatica and Sea World!!!  Such great FUN IN THE SUN!!!!!  My Highlight at Aquatica was that the life jackets snapped WITH EASE!! No more “thinking light and sucking it in!!! LOL!!! (Celebrating the small victories like one of my tweethearts always reminds me to do) Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!!! 😉

Dolphin Habitat Waterslide

Dolphin Slide Under Water View

Loggerhead Rapid

 

  

Big Surf Shores

  

 We Had A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!!!!  Looking forward to going back to Orlando (60-90 min drive depending on the traffic) for the upcoming  3 Day weekend!!!  

What a Grrrrrrrreat Way to go into the work week!!!!!  

My update post from last weeks goals: coming soon!!! 😉 Until then…. 

LIVE, LOVE, & LAUGH……OFTEN!!!! 

 

 

 

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This Birthday has been the Best Birthday Week Since my Sweet 16 Birthday Bash!!!!!! So many of you contributed to my EXTREMELY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! This cruise that I’m on was a Birthday gift from @QTHouseOfBeauty Thank You for sharing your Space AND your family with me!!!! Its Truly Been MAGICAL!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! Mwahzzzzzzzz……
I can’t end this post without thanking my other Angels that made me feel UBER SPECIAL!!!! The Gifts Of Health and Love deeply touched my Heart!!!!
My Most Sincere Gratitude:
@TeeTee_71
@PhatBff
@FabFattieShan
@dailykat
@jeninRL
@slorunnermom
@whiskyd
@kthenb
@MizFitOnline
@KellyK_C : Who started a birthday count down 2 hours before midnight and Was the FIRST to wish me a Happy Birthday!!! 😉
As well as All The Love Muffins That showed me Amazing Love on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace!!!!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You From the Bottom Of My Heart!!!!!!!

Ok…last day on my #DisneyCruise *sigh*…. I sing this song EVERY MORNING as I watch the sunrise on my balcony!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhh…… LIFE IS BUT A DREAM!!!!!! XoXo

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 FRIDAY APRIL 16,2010

Sitting at home, relaxing after a crazy day at the nursing home, my doorbell rings….I was told to be on the lookout for a package that should arrive by 3!!  As I scoop my 2 dogs up in my arms, I look at the time….3:20PM!!  I begin to smile!!  Sure enough, it’s the fedEx guy!!!  Yipee!!!!  I sign, close the door, and tell @jeninRL (who is on the phone) that I just received my first Birthday gift of the year!!!  Once opening the box, I started with this…..

 

There was the cutest singing card!!! JUST PERFECT!!

To TRULY know me is to know that I am a CHEERFUL GIVER!!  It comes naturally!!  What is hard for me, is Receiving!!  I will go out of my way to avoid the situation!!  THIS is my current life lesson!!  To be a gracious, cheerful receiver!!! Reiki teaches you to open your heart!!  I am LEARNING to OPEN my heart to ALLOW others to show ME love as I so willingly and easily show Love to them!!  When I saw the “Goodies” in this Birthday “Care Package” I was not only speechless, But MOVED TO TEARS!!!!  Not only moved by the abundance of the generosity, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, that it was the gift of REST!!!  PEACEFUL SLEEP!!  Something that eludes me 90% of the time!!!  This was the contents in the Bag:

Lavender Vanilla "SLEEP" Massage Oil, lotion, candles,etc

I tried my best to find the words to Thank Lori for the gift.  As a second gift to me, she simply Blackberry messaged me “No words necessary..ENJOY”    Lori, you are SUCH A GENTLE SPIRIT….So today, in this post, I want to say…..

THANK YOU, My Friend…….

 

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Me and Carla (@MizFitOnline) At the Disney Princess Half Marathon

 

Another wonderful weekend in the history books!!  I have 2 important blogs to get out this week!!  My FabFattie Cruise post and my Fitbloggin post!!  I think the posts that have pictures to add tend to scare me a little!!  I’m such a slow typist as it is and adding the pictures takes me FOREVER!!!!  I also had many action shots to add to this post BUT quite frankly, the picture above tells the story!!  This picture was taken when I went to Orlando to see @MizFitOnline (If you click on her name and it goes to her site, I want you to know that SHE Taught me how to do it!!!  Hey Carla… I DID IT!!! *Proud Smile*)  Carla taught me how to add links at #Fitbloggin!!!  More details later…in THAT post!!!  So, Carla, @workoutmommy and @AskWifey participated in the Disney Princess half Marathon!!!  They ALL did AMAZINGLY well!!!  When I go to see my friends compete, I am content just feeling the energy of the race and catching a glimpse of my friends in their glory!!!  PLUS, I usually meet some really cool spectators along the way!!  It’s a WIN/WIN!!!  This race was no different!!  I took my family up to Orlando.  We stayed in one of the Disney Resorts and went to Animal Kingdom!!  On the day of the race, they slept in while I went to the finish line at Epcot!!  I had my 2 Blackberries and my ipod and off I went!!  Carla was so freakin fast, that she blew by me!!!  Once she finished the race, she called me and asked me where I was!!  After a few texts and calls, she made her way out of the VIP tent (after running her first half marathon) JUST to meet little ole me!!!  I find myself getting a little choked up as I think back to the meeting because she CHOOSE to make the effort!!!  Many had gone back to the room because of fatigue, aches, pains, exhaustion TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE)…..But NOT MIZ….. SHE STAYED!!!!  Honestly, to know this woman is to love her!!!!  I ALWAYS knew she had a gentle soul, but at THAT MOMENT, it was confirmed!!!  True to Carla form…she would not let me focus on her….In the middle of all the hugs…she asked me…”What is the One thing that you must do to reach your goals…to have SUCCESS?”  She soooooo caught me off guard with that question!!!  This meeting was supposed to be about her!!!  Well…..Let me just say that her words echo in my ear daily!!  Whenever I start to get a little off track (Like this Saturday)  I ask myself… WHAT MUST I DO TO HAVE SUCCESS?!?  I MUST PUT ME FIRST!!!!!!!!   Thank You, Carla!!!  For Keeping me in line and having my back!!!!

WHAT WILL “YOU” DO THIS WEEK TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS?!? 

This morning…. I RAN!!! 😉

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 I had an amazing weekend!!!  It started out on Friday!  After an AWESOME day of  Feet and #FollowFridays, we headed up to Tampa to see “How To Train your Dragon”  in Imax 3D!!  This was a very cute movie!!  The ending disturbed me a bit, being a podiatrist and all, But it was very entertaining!!! (YES, I’M A BIG KID!!)   Once we left, we went down to the square (picture above).  You could hear the music blaring from 2 night clubs!!  2 songs stuck out….”Planet Rock” and “Don’t Stop Believing”  I Love them both for different reasons!!  We had the kids with us so no clubbing that night….BUT I will be going back!! 😉  Then, On Saturday, I was reminded how AMAZING  my Tweethearts are!!!  @FabFattieShan and @nomorebacon ran a 5K for Autism and made some PR times!!! WELL DONE, YOU 2!!  I was also impressed with @ShrinkingJeans!!  These Ladies AMAZE me DAILY!!!  They are in the process of Raising money while training for a half-marathon for  Team In Training!! @LissaJoy smashed an 8 mile long run, @ReallifAdv ran almost 7 miles while dealing with a foot injury and MY SHERO @Christieo ran on a #TreadmillInTheMall ALL DAY SATURDAY For 26 miles!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!

I have a SUPER DUPER PLAN For this week!!! @kthenb and I plan To SMASHIT, this week!!!!  Stay Tuned!!!  I also spent time at a friends with a BEAUTIFUL VIEW and I took time To SMELL THE ROSES!!!!!  I must say……

LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!

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YES I KNOW IT IS FEBRUARY BUT I NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO POST THIS….SO IM DOING IT TODAY!!!!!! 😉

Hello, My Friends!!! HAPPY TWEETSGIVING!!! (The picture above is the Thanksgiving Tree at one of my nursing home) Yes, I’m well aware that TODAY is the Day AFTER Thanksgiving, but I decided that I wanted to share my  Blessings with you anyway!! 😉 Besides…to know me is to know that I truly Practice the Act of BEING THANKFUL EVERYDAY…..Thats just “How I Roll!!!” 😉 

I am so Grateful for so many things this year!!!! I’m going to take this opportunity to list a few! They are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER! Here We Go!!!!!! 

 The UNCONDITIONAL Love Of My Mom!!

 

The UNCONDITIONAL Love of my Dad!!!! 

 

My “Partner In Crime”…My Brother: Dr. Lewis Holmes III (@KenpoDoc4) 

 

My Wonderful friends…. New & Old (This was given to me by a friend who knew my Love of Dexter) 

  

My 2 Year pass to Sea World and Aquatica  

  

 

 

My “Local” Support System and Training Squad 

This weekend, I had an awesome time…just chatting with my new DEAR friends….I will say a special prayer tonight for @slorunnermom, @cunningmom, @TeeTee_71, @phatbff, @wildfirefitness, @knitster, @BwJen, @whiskyd, @MizFitOnline, @mommas_crew, @IAmSucceeding, @jeepjenn, @FabFattieShan, @KyraTX, @Fitarella, and @Msjathletics  for keeping my company…Keeping me smiling, and warming my HEART & SOUL This Weekend!!! THANK YOU!!! {{{{Hugs}}}}…. 

“WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” 

 

 

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WOW, Dr. Mo….WHAT A WONDERFUL YEAR 2010 was for you!!!  You Had a Plan to SUCCEED in 2010 and YOU DID JUST THAT!!!  LOL!! Don’t look so shocked!!!  You knew this was “Your Year” all along!!!  Go ahead….grab your Healthy Salad and 8th glass of water, have a seat, and let me TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT!!!

You started the year off right with a few Awesome challenges….#30Daylcw with @pseymour and @BiggestLoserLvr, Perfect 10, and Rethink Your Shrink with @Shrinkingjeans! All of your goals for those challenges were met….AND EXCEEDED!!!  You were a little behind in the Beginning with the Rethink Your Shrink Challenge, HOWEVER….you hit your stride mid way and turned in assignments on time….Even being the first to post a few times!!!  😉  I’m so Proud of you for that!!!  During the first 10 weeks of 2010, you lost a whooping 34 pounds!!!  You managed to do that while cruising to Mexico with @FabFattieShan, @KyraTX, and @JeepJenn!! (Sisters for Life) You also met some Wonderful women and Kyra’s AWESOME Husband Brad who was The Official bodyguard of the trip!!!  These are Bonds that have continued to grow throughout 2010!! 

Your Re-Introduction to road races was a Huge success this year!!!  You finished the 5K in Myrtle Beach on Valentine’s Day Weekend with flying colors!!!  @damanlovett & @PassionMD were so much cooler in person than you ever thought possible…and thats saying a lot!!!!  The 5K races that you did after that just kept improving!!!  Yes, You’re correct….a half marathon is scheduled for 2011!!!  😉  Dont worry….YOU’RE READY!!!

Your Blogging has improved by Leaps and Bounds since you attended #FitBloggin10!!!  @BwJen @MizFitOnline @KCLAnderson @PriorFatGirl @Ronisweigh and ALL the WONDERFUL People you met in Maryland have touched your heart and enriched your life more than you thought they would!!!  You were open and receptive to their knowledge of the Blogging world and it shows!!!

Your Biggest Growth came when you spent some time at Green Mountain at Fox Run in Vermont!! @MarshaHudnall and the staff were so truly Amazing!!  They helped you to FINALLY unlock those last few pieces of the weight loss puzzle!!!

Now that you’ve lost a total of 93 pounds this year…. I want you to CONTINUE ON YOUR PATH TO HEALTHIER LIVING!!!!!

Im So Proud Of You, Monique…… I Pray for your continued success!!!

I dedicate This Song to you, Monique!  In 2011, we will complete this journey!!! WE’RE GOING ALL THE WAY!!!

I LOVE YOU,

Monique

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