WordPress Post A Day/Week #9 ~ Describe A Recent Aha! Moment

Describe A Recent Aha! Moment

When I was walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk in San Francisco this past October I had an Aha! moment.  It was the first day of the walk and just after I did my first 15 miles.  It seemed that once I hit 15 miles I would have a breakdown moment.  I would sob.  It sounds strange, but the walk was exhausting and emotional.  My Aha! moment was when I realized this is exactly how children get and I could relate 100%.   As parents we think that our children are just clumsy, crabby, not minding, etc.  What it really comes down to is that they are exhausted, which also makes them emotional and all of the above.  Rest for children is imperative and as parents it is our place to see that they get plenty of it.  For their safety and our sanity.  🙂


WordPress Post a Day/Week #6 ~ How do you stay focused?

How do you stay focused?

I think this is an easy one.  You just do it!  I don’t know how easier to say it.  🙂

WordPress Post A Day/Week #2 ~ Best Accomplishment of 2010

Best Accomplishment of 2010?

I would have to say walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure on October 1 – 3, 2010 in San Francisco.  I raised $2,312.  Our team… We’re Bringing Boobies Back, raised a total of $10,730.67.  There was 4 of us that made up our team.

My friend, Diane, whom I have known since childhood, posted on Facebook one day that she would be doing the walk.  I sent her a message asking what it was exactly and if I could join in.  Of course she said yes.  From that moment on I researched the event, bought merchandise from the 3-day website, raised money furiously, held fundraisers, walked at the gym to prepare myself and then all of a sudden it was time.

I was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect.  The first 3 miles was exciting.  Took lots of pictures… posted updates to FB… then my phone died.  It was a long day.  When we finished I was exhausted to say the least. When we got back to camp, yes camp, we had to find our luggage, get a tent to set up and set off to find our spot.  All of this after walking 20 miles.  To say the least. we were all exhausted.  Me, emotional!  Boy was I!  I learned why small children have melt-downs.  I was there 100%.  Each day got harder and harder for me.  I cried each day when I hit about the 15 mile mark.  I also cried when I saw signs, or friends and families of others that were out there rooting us all on.  They were amazing to be there, so I cried.

Needless to say, I DID IT!  I am proud.  I think back and I really don’t think that people realize what a feat it was.  Especially walking in San Francisco.  It was hard walking, really hard and emotional.  I had the injuries to how hard it was when I finished.  I am not going to complain though.  The person that helped me though the most was my Husband.  He was amazing, encouraging and I thank him wholeheartedly for all of his kind words and notes.  🙂


It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 153

Weight:  175

Size:  12/13/14

Exercise:  4 different leg machines today and the treadmill for 2 miles.

Today was my first day back to the gym since my 3-Day walk.  It really did feel great.  We started out with working on some leg machines.  My Orthopedic said that I need to strengthen my inner thigh muscles, which will in-turn strengthen my knees.  Sounded good to me.

After the leg machines we got on the bikes… yeah, I only lasted like 5 minutes on the bike, because it was hurting my ass like hell.  Off to the treadmill I went.  2 miles there, then headed home.

On the drive home I kept saying how happy I was that we worked out today.  It really felt great.  I even came home and took a long nap.  One I think that I have needed for the past several days.  Hmmmm… I liked that.

It was a great day!    Now I am off to do my sit-ups.  🙂


It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 149

(Wrote October 21, 2010)

Weight:  178

Size:  13/14

Exercise:  121 Sit-Ups

Not doing much else at this time, but looking to get back on track on Monday.  I’ve probably said that in a recent post, but mean it this time.  I am feeling better physically since my walk and ready to go!  🙂


It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 144

Weight:  180

Size:  13/14

Exercise:  Laying in bed still…  😉

I started the two hundred sit-up program the other day… last night I did Week 1 Day 3 and I think that my total sit-up were 173, or maybe it was 178… I don’t remember

I still haven’t gone back to the gym since my 60 Mile walk in San Francisco.  My foot and knee is still not even 95%, but getting there.  I just want to give it another week to really heal.  The doctor said that would be a good idea.

I really have been thinking about going to the gym, which is a good sign for me.  I usually could care less about going.  What I miss the most is the treadmill and yoga.  The doctor told me that I need to strengthen my inner thighs, so when I go back that will be a new focus.  Strengthening those muscles will strengthen my knees where the arthritis is forming.  Completely understandable and doable!  What I really miss is Bikram, can’t wait to get back!!  🙂


It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 140

Weight:  181

Size:  14

Exercise:  73 Sit-ups

Just going to make this quick… I haven’t worked out since my 3-Day 60 Mile Walk.  I have been having some issues since I got back, that I will get into when I have more time to sit and write.  No, I should say, when I feel like writing.  Anyway, I DID start the two hundred sit-ups Program today, which is super cool.  At least I am doing something.  🙂