Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Friendship’

Our Adventure for the next six months!!! CHEER US ON!!!

June is Here!!!!  I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by!!!  I have BIG PLANS for the rest of the year!!!  The unthinkable happened t me on May 31st!!  I GOT SICK!!!!!  I kept working (I won’t do THAT again) but my workouts TOOK A HIT!!!  I have not been able to workout this week.  As a result, I gained 2 pounds!  If I don’t MOVE, I don’t LOSE!!!  I’m not too concerned because I’ve already lost the 2 pounds (I jump on the scale from time to time).  I have 3 Days to KICK IT DOUBLE TIME before Wednesday weigh in!!  Something really exciting happened to me!  I decided to partner up with @kthenb and apply to become the next DYNAMIC DUO      “Two Scoops” Hosted by @Skinny_Scoopers.  Guess what?!?  WE WERE CHOSEN!!!  We will document our weight loss by blogging our weigh-ins every Wednesday and tracking our progress via BodyBuggs!!  Our BodyBuggs should be here by Tuesday and we have a conference call set up for Tuesday with Kim from BodyBugg.  We will also be doing a podcast with them.  Details still to come!!  @kthenb and I are in the process of getting BRAND NEW BLOG HOMES thanks to @nomorebacon This will happen before Wednesday!!  I will let you know the new addresses!  I’m thinking a good 50 pounds should come off during this challenge!!  I’m going to give it 110%!!! We’ll see!! 😉

 I spent most of the weekend in bed (Doctors orders) But many of my Tweethearts were out there MAKING IT HAPPEN!!!  My dear friend @dailykat ran her first 5K as did @jeepjenn.  @bekkib73 ran her 2nd 10K.  My Half Marathoners were @thefitlounge , The ladies of @ShrinkingJeans @reallifeadv @christieo, @LissaJoy @MommyMo, @girlsworld, @mama_sass, @karenaVNV.  My Friends @JenInRL, @MizFitOnline, and @IAmSucceeding met up with friends to participate in Weight Watchers Walk it!  @Nadeen walked for Chrohn’s Disease!! And My HotAss Friend @MrsFatAss made it to #Gruve E Green as she “Gets Her Groove Back”  My Dear friend (and coach) Lori launched her new site @DareToBecome There is also a WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY TO ENTER

 

I’M SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!!!!

If you know of any one that I may have missed OR if you have something coming up in the future, please let me know in the comments section.  I’m on a mission to CRUSH the DISNEY HALF in Jan 2011 and “YOUR” Victories Fuel MY SUCCESS!!! #Teamwork  It’s all about building a Loving Supportive Community!!!  Let’s Band Together and  GO FOR IT!!!  If you really WANT IT….It’s 

 

ALL FOR YOU!!!!!

 

 

 

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Rainbow I saw while driving to work this morning

I woke up this morning feeling a little less than Fabulous.  I blamed it on the early alarm clock (set for 4:45AM so that I could get a little cardio in before starting the Nursing Home at 6:30)  I did my cardio and felt STRONG, but a little “Off”.  This feeling would stay with me for the entire day!!  I had some Awesome highlights!!  For example, one patient told my 2 nurses and me that we were a Beautiful group of ladies!! (So Sweet)  I also got to share in one of my friends process of “evolving” which is pretty darn cool to witness.  It just makes me look forward to my own Evolution that much more!!  It wasnt until around 10:15PM that I “Faced” my New “Life Lesson”  The reason I was feeling less than the best…. The Reason is that I am an “OMITTER” 

OMIT~  To leave something or somebody out:  to fail to include or mention something or somebody deliberately or accidentally

I will leave out little tidbits to “Avoid” conflict!!  (I also had a friend call me an “Avoider” today, but I will discuss that in a future post).  It was a Dear Friend that pointed this out to me tonight (That I am an omitter).  She handled me with TOTAL CARE.  Before enlightening me on what she later told me I already knew (she was correct) She asked me if I was “open”.  Open to hear, open to listen, open to share, open to GROW….. My response was YES!!!!!  We “spoke” for a while and I “Heard” every word.  Armed with the tools that the “Lesson” taught me, I was able to apply the knowledge and the lines of communication were repaired….. I’m still unsure of what the future holds, but I’m extremely hopeful….Thank You, Angel!!!! *Hugs*

Have “YOU” learned any “Life Lessons” recently?  If so, please share….Let’s learn TOGETHER!!!! 😉

Read Full Post »

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!!!! 

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

 

Season Finale of Grey's Anatomy

Just finished watching the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy!!!!!  Let me just say….WOW!!!!!!!  If you were on Twitter, you MIGHT have seen some naughty words fly OUT OF MY MOUTH and ONTO THE TWITTER SCREEN!!!!  If you witnessed this, please forgive me!!  This episode was SO INTENSE!!!  It had me on the edge of my seat THE ENTIRE NIGHT!!!!  I won’t give any spoilers…. Instead, I will share with you that many of my patients refer to me as “Dr. Bailey” It COULD be because we are both African-American female Doctors with “Pleasantly Plump” Booties BUT I prefer to think that it’s because we are both BRILLIANT and KICK ARSE at what WE DO!!! *Huge Cheesy Smile*  Any who, there was a scene that TOUCHED me DEEPLY…. The scene where Dr. Bailey took “him” in her arms and said “You Are Not Alone” … AMAZING PERFORMANCE!!!!  In the midst of my TEARS (yes…there were many tears) I thought about the fact that, just 8 hours earlier…. I received a video from a friend…. a song I Love… that took on a new meaning….

Do You Believe In Coincidence?!?

“YOU ARE NOT ALONE”

Read Full Post »

 What a rollercoaster of a day!!!  I woke up early today.  I felt refreshed from a good night’s sleep (getting to bed early just like I planned).  I had my green smoothie with spinach, mango, blueberries, whey, psyllium, flax seed and wheat germ (Breakfast of Champions).  I packed my gym bag and headed to the Tuesday nursing home.  All was going according to plan!!  I had a patient sing to me..”You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine.  You make me happy, when skies are gray.  you never know, dear, how much I love you.  Please don’t take my Sunshine away!!”  She had a Beautiful voice!!  I was going from room to room, doing my thing when I ran into a new rehab patient.  She  had neuropathy.  I began to debride her nails and I noticed that her big toe had dried blood on the tip.  I cleansed the area to find the source of the drainage and I noticed that she was missing the tip of her toe.  There was a steel pin exposed from a bunion surgery performed 20 years ago!!  The patient denied any trauma to the toe.  She couldn’t feel her feet so she was completely UNAWARE that the pin worked its way through the tissue.  I had to inform her of the status of her toe.  I have wound consults all the time, but I was consulted to see her for diabetic nail care!!  This was yet ANOTHER wake up call for me!!  I’m YOUNG and HEALTHY and it will ALL change IF I DON’T get the weight off and live a healthier lifestyle!! 

Still keeping to my plan, I went to my NM office, did a little paperwork, changed clothes and I was OFF TO THE GYM!!!  I did a KILLER lower body/core routine (generated by dailyburn.com and revised by moi) I felt STRONG!!!! After which, I slid into the last 20 min of a spin class!!!  (I must RE-Introduce my BOOTY to the SPINNING BIKE SEAT!!!  This was a Hills spin class so I was out of the saddle for most of the ride!!! YIPEE!!  I just wish the spin bikes had a distance reading OR than my Garmin could record a stationary bike!!!  Unfortunately, neither are true….

I went home, took a shower and began to make dinner for my WEEKLY Biggest Loser Par-Tay!!!  Spaghetti:  Wheat Pasta, ground turkey breast, and a killer salad!!! 

 This Biggest Loser episode was the “marathon” episode!!!  So much fun tweeting with my Biggest Loser Tweethearts!!!  I’m going to do a post with their blog links next week for the finale!  😉  Had a few tweets from @Tara_Costa (Who held the BL marathon record before last night) and @Ali_Sweeney who took it like a champ when I asked her if one of her tweets was english!!!  LOL!!!  We laugh, cry and even workout OR should I say #Tworkout during commercial breaks of Biggest Loser as @AprilShowrs of @shrinkingjeans tweets out exercises for us to do after 9 PM!!!  #GoodTimes  Watching the marathon unfold last night brought up strong emotions!!!  Exciting memories of watching Trish and Jenn of @FitBottomedGirl run their marathon in Jan. Excitement for Lori @slorunnermom who will be running her VERY FIRST MARATHON on 10/10/10 in Chicago with US, her Blackberry hearts cheering her on!!! (Yes, we ALL are planning to be there!!)  Some things were said to me via blackberry that made me think…I will dedicate a future post to that topic!! (Stay Tuned)

The Proudest, most Touching moment for me, last night was when former Biggest loser contestants were meeting the runners on the route to run with current contestants and give them support and encouragement!!!  @Ali_Sweeney Tweeted :  “Who would you want to run with you? #BL9”  to My SURPRISE….This tweet popped on my screen….

Slorunnermom: no hesitation I’d want @FitInMyHeart  🙂 RT @Ali_Sweeney: Who would you want to run with you? #BL9

 

WOW!!!!!!

 

Read Full Post »

  

The Picture I Took This Morning AFTER My Run/Walk

 

This has been a VERY EXCITING week!  I was challenged by @kthenb to walk/run 3 miles Monday-Friday of this week.  I’m PROUD to report that WE DID IT!!!  I set a goal and achieved it!!!  It felt WONDERFUL!!!  This was in addition to the challenge I received from @slorunnermom on the dailyburn.com to complete 100 miles (running BUT she is gracefully allowing me to count ALL my miles 😉 ) She also challenged me to 100 miles biking!!!  I plan to “ride out” later today!!!  (I’m 16 miles behind her!!!)  I purchased a Garmin Forerunner 405.  I’m still trying to figure it out BUT when I manage to get it to work, it is an awesome training tool!!!  I have developed an accountability group for my diet!!  (Kat, Terri, and Kimmie) We send our logs to each other daily with our exercise included as well!!!  This is a great tool to help keep the bad food choices few and far between!!!  I have ONLY CONSUMED WATER for the month of May!  Another one of Kimmie’s Bright ideas!!!  It was hard at first BUT it’s getting easier!!!  I’m still able to drink my green smoothies in the morning for breakfast!!!  These little ditties give me soooooo much energy!!!  Starts my day off right!!!  Whenever I have a birthday, I evaluate where I am in my life!!!  I’m pretty darn happy with the direction my life is taking!!!  I decided to Add A Little “Spice” to my life in the form of a “Road Race” in January!!  Details a little later BUT for now, just know that I am moving daily, headed to becoming a
“Lean mean fighting machine”  I am also doing 200 crunches a day to get my abs TIGHT!!!  If EVERYTHING goes according to plan, I will get my belly button RE-pierced in Chicago in October when we go to watched @slorunnermom compete in her FIRST MARATHON EVER!!!!!!! (I’m SO EXCITED for her!!!)  So if you see me on twitter/Facebook/Myspace/Dailymile/or DailyBurn, ask me how my abs are coming along!!!  Help Keep me focused!!! 😉  This (the following video is just ONE of my “Ab Inspirations” (Janet Jackson is my number) 

Sooooo…. I was riding to the store yesterday and “talking” to a close friend of mine (that I havent met…YET) We were talking about this weeks successes and not quite successes.  Out of the blue, she asked me “What are you afraid of?  You have ALL the KNOWLEDGE/TOOLS to SUCCEED, so what is your damage?”  After I got over my initial annoyance that she would even have the NERVE to ask me such a thing, I began to look inside so that I could give her MY TRUTH!  It ISNT a fear of success!!  I Pride myself on being a SUCCESSFUL BLACK WOMAN!!  I LOVE to set goals and ACCOMPLISH them!!  It’s not childhood damage!!  I had THE BEST CHILDHOOD EVER!!  I’m NOT an Overeater… More times than not, I skip meals and UNDER EAT!! (I’m doing much better now) 

MY PROBLEM….. My “WHY” for WHY AM I STILL OVERWEIGHT?!?!? 

I Put EVERYONE’S NEEDS Before MY OWN!!!!! 

Carla has been trying to help me with this for a while but I really didn’t think it had anything to do with my weightloss….I WAS WRONG!!!!  I have ALL THE KNOWLEDGE!!!  ALL THE TOOLS!!!  I will set up a PLAN, go to bed, wake up, and Begin to make OTHERS Happy…. My Patients, Friends, Significant other, kids…..By the time I get to ME, I’m EXHAUSTED!!!  I tell myself … its ok, TOMORROW will be ALL ABOUT ME!!  I wake the next day and do THE EXACT SAME THING!!!!   

INSANITY:  DOING THE SAME THING AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT!! 

I’m smarter than this!!!  So, there!!!  I’ve found my WHY!!!  Now its time to CHANGE IT UP!!! 

STARTING TONIGHT…. Dinner AND Workouts completed by 9.  In bed AND lights out by 11!!!  This is just the tip of the ice berg!!  Full details coming soon!!  Please help me keep these goals!!  WE ARE A TEAM!!!  Ok, I’m going to end here…for now… Thanks Kimmie….For being MY MIRROR!!! 

Read Full Post »

 

SO:  Honey, My niece, nephew, and his  friend are here from Tennessee for Spring Break.  Me:  Oh, great!  When are you going to see them?  SO:  I told them that they could spend the weekend with us!!  Me:  Like, spending the night?!?  (I have never met these 17 year old Rockers)  SO:  Yes…  They will be here at 6!  (It was around noon)  Soooooooo…..after a mild panic attack (The guest rooms were NOT ready for guests)  I went into Tasmanian Devil cleaning mode and whipped the house into shape!!! (Once they left, I was told that when Johnny walked into the house, he said “WOW… when did you become rich” to my SO)  This made me smile…”From the mouth of babes”  Long Story short….These teens (That I was hesitant to meet) WON MY HEART!!!!!!!  After spending the time with these amazing guys, I realized that they were in a rock band and would be touring next summer!!! (So Cute)   Oh… I forgot to introduce them….Friends, please say hello to Johnny and Rick……

Johnny (Shades) and his friend Rick

So, Friday night, my 2 little ones (Pretty and Precious), My SO’s 2 little ones and the rockers hung out playing the guitar, Keyboard, singing, and playing PS3 wifi with strangers online until 5AM!!!!!  Did I forget that I was going to be 38 years old in a week?!?  LOL!!!  Seriously…IT WAS THE MOST FUN THAT I’VE HAD IN A LOOOOOOOONG TIME!!!  This was one of the songs they played over…and OVER!!!!

The next day, we decided to take the crew to the beach!!  They were leaving the next day and they hadn’t even been to the beach!!!!!  After making the suggestion, I remembered that this was going to require me to hang out with teens in a bathing suit!!!  Honestly, by the time we reached the beach, I had forgotten that I even had on a bathing suit!! LOL!!!  I felt JUST THAT AT EASE!!!  We had to take 2 cars!!  The 2 rockers wanted to ride with me in the BMW with the top down so that they could flirt with the ladies!!!  They let me in on their secret “cute girl spotter” code and everything!!! I was “In Like Flint” LOL!!  So here is a mini pictorial of our time at SIESTA KEY BEACH……

Siesta Key Beach

Xavier having a blast

They decided to bury themselves for a MySpace photo

The others wanted to help

Rick wanted BIGGER BOOBS!!! LOL!!

Alexis is their bodygaurd

Johnny

Oh Rick!! (Boys will be boys)

2 Peas in a Pod

Rick took this picture for me (He teaches Photography)

After this shot, we were ready to pack up and go.  We were going to Hollywood Studios the next day!  The boys informed me that they had never seen a sunset on the beach!!!  So we decided to stay so that they could experience God’s Amazing Grace….

Sunset at Siesta Key

As Rick was running to get his camera, I was able to catch him in his “Bay Watch” moment!!  LOL!!

After the sunset, we packed up and headed home!!  They asked if we could stop at Steak and Shake so that they could take pictures for their friends back home.  (There are NO Steak and Shakes in Johnson City, TN)  As we dropped them off on the way to Orlando (We got to the hotel at 1:30 AM because we let them watch the sunset) They told us “This was the ABSOLUTE BEST 2 Days of  our ENTIRE VACATION!!!!  (That was music to BOTH of our ears)  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!!  Not too shabby for an ALMOST 38 y/o….. 😉

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »