Thursday, February 25, 2010

She's so cheery ....

But....Denise Austin has staying power and LOOK at those abs at 52~! A great article about Denise was in our paper this morning in the Courier Journal. Included was a new half hour workout which includes interval training...
a new interest.

Walking 4+ miles everyday in the park and eating right was all I thought I needed to do to keep my weight off....not so I found out,
after I realized I'd gained almost 10 pounds.
How could that be!!!
I was eating pretty well and walking four and a half miles a day.
What I found out is....
my body had gotten used to the same old, same old and leveled off.

Since joining the gym and adding lots of different exercises, I'm seeing results after just 6 weeks. My favorite by far is Pilate' it!
The Elliptical and Octane give me the most bang for my buck
burning twice the calories of the treadmill in half the time.

We still walk in the park
at least three times a week when weather allows...
that's our first love!

Another thing I'm working on is to drink more water...

Denise gave these ideas to make water more appealing...

Slices of cucumber

Orange wedges

Shredded ginger

Mint Leaves

Chopped strawberries

Lemon slices

Two slashes of grapefruit juice

A peppermint tea bag

Green tea drops

A teaspoon of cranberry juice

Celery sticks

Orange juice ice cubes

Main thing is...never give up!

Never quit!

If you fall off the wagon..

get back on and on and on again!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Girls Celebrating Chinese New Year...

These pictures speak for beautiful, beautiful girls! We have so much fun together, so blessed to be their Gramma Re. Leah is 4 1/2 and Kate was 2 in October.

Leah is such a good big sister...just born to be one. Kate wants to do anything and everything Leah does...but definitely has a mind of her own. Nothing...nothing stops this little one.

One of Melissa friends, Cinnamon noted that
these girls are two peas in a pod.....she was so right!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Way too much fun in one weekend.......

I sent this photo to my daughter Melissa to see if she thought it would be fancy enough for a black tie optional event. Melissa loved it, with her blessing, I wore it and felt great even though there were some ladies there decked to the nines. Oh yeah...I bought it at Dillards for $32! ( they are giving things away there)

These shoes would never have been an option for me when I was 50 pounds heavier... this photo does NOT do them justice....they are G-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!

Got on sale at DSW for $15.

The night after the black tie optional event we had a Valentines dinner at our church with musician Michael O'Brien , very romantic. Michael and his wife tell their story in the video below.

Michael's wife Heidi mentioned a quote by Corrie Ten Boom that

"There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still"