$18 cash money homie!

Just found out today how much $$ I won my Diet bet game with Zuzka Light…I put up a bet of $30 and won $48!! SWEET way to make $18 cash! Join my contest we start 11-11, you could make some money for losing weight!!


I had a facial today, ran a couple errands and had my house cleaned…being pampered rocks!!  Then came home to an inbox full of awesomeness! Thanks for all the great responses to my plea for testimonials!! I’ve been working on responding to them, about half way there!


It’s day 39 in our contest

I’m going to take today as a rest day. I’m beat and we are fighting a cold at our house, so I don’t want to get too run down. Gunner has a game in about an hour, I’m going to eat something and get ready to roll!


here’s a good quote that gets you thinking!

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.

Stephen Covey


The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

Errand Day

Hey all, I hopped out of bed this morning and got going on a ton of errands. Felt good to get things crossed off my “TO DO” list.  Lots of driving and finally getting home at 3:45 this afternoon, just in time for the kids to come home!


At about 5 I started my workout:

I did a good warm up of lunges, high knee grabs walking and side lunges.


Dead lifts

Hip ups

Knee/Leg Extensions


Then it was time to leave again to bring Gracie to guitar.

Just got home now and I’m exhausted but feeling accomplished.

Really looking forward to a slower “stay at home” kind of day tomorrow!

See you then,


p.s. here’s a video from today

Post by BuffMother!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

Summer Stuff & Diet Talk

Its almost 9:30 and all my kids are still asleep…crazy summer vacation!  Anyhow…We have lots of stuff on our TO DO list for the summer yet I think my kids may just sleep through the entire thing!


Anyway…I thought I’d share a short video about diet with you today:



Over the next couple months I’ll be striving to add some more content to our forums.  Please feel free to use the forums for TOPIC driven discussions.  Blogs are great for your general thoughts, journal and connection, but they get “Lost” and harder to find when you ask a topic driven question.

Here are some of the new posts I made just yesterday:

FYI- I’ve suspended the weekly Wednesday chats for the June/July…We’ll start them up again come August.  BUT you are always free to schedule any of your own that you’d like!
AND in other news, I will soon be starting a radio show.  I’m VERY excited about that venture!!
I’ve gotta get rollin’ to complete my ERRANDS for today.  I’ll be back soon!!
Love, Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

PMA Monday

I am pressing hard to have a PMA (positive mental attitude) today…I woke up a bit blue today…not sure why?  BUT I have a good theory that it’s because I Didn’t get in my workout on SAT or SUN!  Bad me!!

Saturday turned out to be consumed by Softball…We had a tournament out of town and I spent the entire day with my girls there. The good news is we WON!

BUT, I lost the battle of CARBS that day– I ate a dipped ice cream cone from McD’s, a bunch of BBQ Chips, and even a bowl of CAPTAIN CRUNCH!! I haven’t eaten a bowl of cereal in FOREVER!


Anyhow, I woke up to Cycle day 1 yesterday and was back in control of my food yesterday.  It was a VERY active day, but no “workout”.  I burned several brush piles, trimmed some trees, planted trees, went for a hike, bbq’d some chicken, etc… It was a fun family day!


Today, I was up early to get my son to football practice and home again. Then off again to bring the girls to VBS. That’s all week from 9 to Noon…It’ll be good to have them occupied for a few hours each day! In addition to being a taxi service, My week is looking BUSY! I have a bunch of paperwork and errands to accomplish and lots of birthday prepping to do– gotta look and feel great for my B-DAY Weekend!!


I’m feeling more positive already!  Thanks for letting me be a part of your life!!



p.s. meet our new baby

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

I believe even thistles have beautiful flowers :)

I believe thistles have beautiful flowers 🙂  Isn’t that amazing…that a horrible icky weed like thistles can have VERY beautiful flowers?!  I was running outside today around the yet to be built area of our neighborhood and the lots were full of TALL thistles…and noticed how pretty the purple flowers were on them.  God probably made them that way as a reminder that even things (or people) in life that poke us, hurt us, stick us, cut us, etc…. still can produce beautiful flowers!!

Another thing I was blessed with today on my run was the smell of HONEY SUCKLE flowers- YUMMY!!!

In total I ran further than usual and slower than usual also– for a total of 4 miles…and I don’t even know how much time, but I didn’t really care about that today.

Then after my run, I did running of another sort–ERRANDS! Shower, bathe 3 girls, cut 3 girls hair, fixed 3 blonde’s hair, went to the: Library, movie store, Gunner to his friend’s and to another store.  It was about 2 hours in the van~ Now I am ready to relax as my little girlies play in their little pool.

It has been a GREAT DAY!!
Enjoy your evening~ I am gonna!!!

Love ya, Michelle

Belief quote of the day:

“As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.” -Voltaire