Back to Healthy

So, the fiance and I are getting back to good health. We’ve had a long journey to a healthy lifestyle and always fell short. Each year we start a diet/exercise plan then, the holidays come and mess it all up. OK, it’s not the holidays fault but they sure do make it easy to sideline the plan. Not this year! After moving to Maryland, Ray went to the doctor and ended up discovering the harsh reality of obesity and the health issues because of it. Doctor’s orders were clear: diet and exercise. So, we jumped onto a program we know works… P90X! We are in the middle of week 9; which is incredible since we never actually finished a full 90 days (stupid holiday temptation). Ray has lost about 7lbs so far and I’m trying get back in shape and toned. I want to try and run a half marathon by next summer. This time we feel completely committed! Partially, because of the Doctor’s accountability and from years of trail and error. We have done a lot of different programs and diets (if you read the blog… you know).
We now know the secret to health:
1)the best workout is the one you will do…(try everything and anything)
2)calorie count… (no cheating)
3)have motivation… (you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink).
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– girl in pigtails

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Rest in Peace… birdy boy

RIP birdy boy

It is so hard to lose a friend. My little birdy boy took the eternal sleepy about a week ago and to be honest… it tore me up. I did not realize how much I cared about that little ball of feathers. He was the runt of the litter and had health problems from the start. But, he was a little fighter and always tried so hard to look and be healthy. Unfortunately, his body gave up before his spirit.
We still have birdy girl who is not hating the extra attention but you can see she misses birdy boy every now and then.
It is hard to come to the realization that pets are small tragedies but we just need to remember the good times and take lots of pictures. Each pet teaches us something different… birdy boy was a prime example of strength, determination, and the fighter’s spirit.

– girl in pigtails

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You said it Rock!

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I am feeling like a racehorse at the starting gate. Just two months ago, Mr. Awesome Fiance (Ray) and I packed up our little NorCal life and settled down in the land of strong deeds and gentle words… Maryland. I’m still with Safeway but now, that I have my MBA, I have my sights set on a government position. It is a slow process but I think a good start to a business career. Hence, feeling like a racehorse… I’m ready…let me out! Open, open, open!
In the mean time, we are cracking down on the diet and exercise regime… P90X style.
Bring It!
girl in pigtails

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Feeling Loved

I am going to miss my Safeway 1211 family. As the old saying goes: “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times” but we got through it together. You never know how much you impact people daily. I received so many gifts, hugs, and good luck. It really proves how little acts of kindness make a difference (even when I may not be having the best day). Happiness has a ripple effect and at the end of the day knowing I made a small difference makes me feel like a hot air balloon that could go to space!

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Have courage and be kind!
– girl in pigtails

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I Freakin’ Did It!

I am incredibly happy to announce that I am finished with my MBA. It was a long hard year; doing two classes every eight weeks but I got it done! I also have to toot my horn because I received a GPA of 3.92! Toot Toot! I almost don’t know what to do with myself… I come home and there are no more papers. Now, it is time to look for a career and dabble with hobbies! Life is about to get epic..

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– girl in pigtails

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A little encouragement…

I am down to my last week for my MBA.

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– girl in pigtails

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#likeagirl

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Let’s show them what ‘like a girl’ really means!
– girl in pigtails

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