Monday, July 11, 2011

Beat the Heat Challenge: Week 2

Weight Wars

1. Lose 8lbs

2. Exercise 3x a week
3. Clean, purge, and organize more in my house
4. Read, read, read
5. Scrapbook 2 pages week

Positive Picture:

Sunshine and I were invited to go swimming at my sis/bro-in-laws house on Saturday night.  I tried on my bathing suit for the first time since I have lost weight.  I am pretty happy with how it looks on me this year.  Last year it was tight and uncomfortable.  

What progress have you made on your goals this week?
I exercised 2x this week (G2).  I did some work painting in my home this week and my dad very graciously came over and put the trim up around my door that we replaced 2 years ago; it makes me so happy to see it done (G3)!!!  I finished reading book four in the Sookie Stackhouse series and began reading Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult (G4).  I did not scrap any pages, but I have been using my cricut a ton this week to create decorations for my daughters birthday party that is coming up this Saturday (G5).

What did you do to make yourself feel fabulous?
I did a lot of work in my home this week - painting, reseeding some of my backyard, planted my tomato and pepper plants and spent time with with some  family and good friends.

Did you have a moment in your life where everything changed for you, an epiphany moment, or has it happened gradually?
My biggest moment happened this past January.  I realized then that I really needed to take care of myself and live life for me!  I have realized in the past 7 months how strong of a person I am and just how independent I can be.

What made you get involved with the Beat The Heat challenge?
I have enjoyed being part of the other two challenges that Amy hosted.  Its great being part of a community of people who are so supportive.

What is your favourite TV Show at the moment?
I am obsessed with Dexter.  I am anxiously waiting for season 6 to begin!!!!!
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  1. Looking great in that swimsuit! It's a cute costume too.

  2. I totally agree about the support of the challenge community - it's such great inspiration and motivation!

  3. The challenges are amazing for the community they build. Here we are, people spread all over the globe and each of us working towards different (even if similar) goals and we band together to help cheer each other through. It's awesome.

  4. Lovely picture! Did you make it into the pool? I am told they have made a series on TV modeled after Sookie Stackhouse. Are you familiar with it?

    I think planting and sprucing and then enjoying is a really meaningful way to feel fabulous. It is a full circle fabulous!

  5. I'm new to the challenges but find them very motivational! That's a terrific positive picture - very cute swim suit, and you look super!

  6. Looking awesome in that swimsuit! Great NSV! I love how hard work can make you feel fabulous and accomplished. Great job this week!