Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Reconstructing Kelly

I have been horrid about blogging. I need to though because not that many people know I have a blog, so I can just get my feelings out.

This morning, I read a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that goes like this, "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else."

Hmmmm....makes you think. Made me think, "Am I being a good friend to myself? Am I helping myself get healthy?" Not really. Why can I cheer other people on but not myself? So, here goes. I am going to use this space to cheer myself on. If that means writing down on here what I eat each and every day so that I am not overeating, then so be it. If people don't want to read about it, then they can go elsewhere. But this will be a place where I can reconstruct myself. The good, the bad, & the very ugly I am sure will come out here. I don't care what other people think as long as I am becoming a friend to myself.

Do I honestly want to get up off my quarter pounder sized butt and exercise this morning? No freaking way! Am I going to? Yes, even if I have to whine and cry all the way to Curves. I know I will be much happier after I am all coated in that God awful thing you call sweat. I know, women "perspire." I say hell no! I sweat darn it! I am woman, hear me roar!!! I say that as I struggle to gulp down my chalk tasting protein shake and banana. I can already feel the slime coating my tongue, ugh!!!

Ok, nasty hair that needs to sooo be colored and cut (I seriously look like a zebra right now), you are getting slapped up into a messy ponytail (thank the Lord messy is in). I know, you were in that state ysterday as well, but it is summer vacay, so deal with it. Why am I talking to my hair? Lord, I am losing it!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Year of the Girls 2010

Over the last year, a few of my high school & college girlfriends and I have gotten back in touch via that wonderland called Facebook. We are all in need of someone to hold us accountable to our own personal fitness/weightloss goals. These girls have become my rocks, prayer warriors, go to gals when I am blue or just someone who will listen to me without judging. I love them to pieces and wish I lived closer to them all.

Sheri & Jamye~Thank you for being there daily to cheer each other on, for understanding our stuggles & continuously praying for God to work in all of our lives for the better.

Rhonda & Jen~You are my "IT" girls. This is the year of the girls and I thank you for being there from the beginning and for this renewed friendship we have. We are all different, yet so alike in many ways. I embrace it all!

I have never been able to lose weight on my own and I thank God for bringing each and every one of you into my life to stand by me in the good and the bad. Because of your strength, I am stronger. I am down 7 pounds in my fight to find myself. I know there are many bad days to still come, but the light at the end of the tunnel is looking brighter every day.

Cheers to the year of the girls!!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Sloth Emerges

I haven't, in weeks. Why is this you ask? What is my excuse? I have had an entire 2 weeks off for Christmas vacation and now a whole week of snow days. You think that would have motivated me to get off my fat butt and move. No, I have become a sloth. A sloth living in hibernation. Today, the sloth has awoken from her midwinter's sleep and a new day has begun. My elliptical kept calling to me, "Kelly? Where are you? Come visit me. I am sooo lonely in here. It is just me and the dust bunnies and they are no longer fun to party with!"It was hard, but I pulled myself off the couch and facebook, broke out of the darkness and into the light of my bedroom, plugged in the Ipod and cruised. 35 minutes is not bad for a first time back. I tell you, it was nice to visit an old friend. I promised it I would return again soon. I felt like a caterpillar emerging from the cocoon and becoming a butterfly...ok, a sweaty butterfly, but who cares? I did it!