Friday, January 08, 2010

The Bootcamp Craziness, The Spark, & The Collage!


The Holidays are officially over! I only know this because of the PILE of Christmas decorations that are hiding my dining room table! I know, I know - it's already well into January - but my week was CRAZY and I just had no time to UNdeck the halls! Today I decided I would at least get so far as to make huge piles that will somehow FORCE me to do the rest over the weekend?! (At least - theoretically the fam' will be home to help me lug the boxes up and down the stairs?!)

After Christmas, I decided to join up with the January Spark Your Body Bootcamp. I did one last January as well... the only thing that I remembered was that I didn't really lose any weight - but I thought I would give it a try again... what I didn't remember was how freakin' SORE I must have been!? Yeah - and I had this brilliant thought on DAY THREE?! Well - we are almost a week into it - which means only 3 more to go! After I signed up - but before it started, Millie died. Yep - she bit the dust!? Dave is trying to fix her - but she is not really interested in the idea! I was forced to pull out Evil Ellie!? We HATES her?! She is mean - and she KNOWS that I prefer Millie - so her jealousy just makes me have to PAY!? That - and she is all Touchy-feely with me?! Less now that there is - well - a little less of me - but I have to pay attention or I get sore for all sorts of bad reasons?! However, already - I am down two pounds?! I haven't been able to say that literally for MONTHS and MONTHS?! So - I may have to hates her a little bit less... at any rate - I am in it to win it... well - to lose it really!? I am refocused - and determined!

I am refocused and fired up - partly due to the basic New Year/Resolutions/I HAVE TO DO THIS... and partly thanks to the new book I am reading: The Spark! Yes - I know - shocker?! But this site has helped to change my life - and while part of the book is really review - there are some things in there that I had forgotten about - like the importance of Goal setting... so in line with the book and the site - I decided to sort of rethink where I am headed - and make some new goals! I also went back and actually DID the Visual Collage that you are supposed to do in the beginning! I sort of thought it was a bit New Agey and didn't do it then - but now - with this plateau - hey - if it will work - I will try it! So - here is my "Visual Collage" (that we are just calling a digital layout?!):

So - a few of my renewed goals are to reach that goal weight - which is not set in stone but includes at least another 30 pounds?! Once I get there - if we haven't already bought it - I am gettting a Wii and a Wii Fit Plus! I want one SOOOOoooooo bad... it seems I am the last one on the planet without it! (I know this is not true... trust me - I DO have SOME perspective?!) At any rate - that is a major reward I have lined up - along with that 'must have' Little Black Dress. I also want to take a trip to the beach - preferable the CA beach - but I won't be too picky! We didn't get a chance to go in '09 - and I missed it so much! The roles I want to step into this year are to be a Runner, to actually learn how to and to play Tennis, and to continue to press through and finish up the books I am working on! One of the things they tell you to put on your Visual Collage is what you want to look like... well - I am not so into porno or staring at photo's of women - but, uh - I couldn't find any that I wanted to look at. So - I searched out some old photo's - and while I KNOW I will never look 15 again - I can see myself again in these photo's! I can foresee the return of at least part of that physical shape - but more importantly - I can foresee the return of that confidence...

Another one of my goals is to be better at sending out birthday cards - ON TIME?! So - the plan right now is to make the months' worth of birthday cards all made on the first Friday. We'll see if I can keep it up!? Here is what I made for this month:
Now - I need to get to work on scrapping our Christmas photo's... of which somehow I was not really IN any of them again!? Oops?! Anyway - I am off to scrap...

What are you all working on? Do Share!
Scrap Happy!


Michele said...

LOVE it!!! I think the collage (digi LO) is great!!!!! Lots of motivation right there!

Love the cards! I need to steal a few of the ideas for my new card club! lol

Amy said...

LOVE the collage! I think I might have to do that too....should also start reading the book that's already collecting dust! lol

Your cards are awesome (as usual!) I'm definitely stealing some of your ideas!!

Pam said...

I love your digi collage/layout! And the birthday cards and your refocusing and and and... Way to start off a new year!!! Keep up the great work!

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Denice aka Dedelicious said...

You are one busy girl! Collages, Christmas, and cards....oh my! Love the collage and hope it helps you get into that little black dress.

I'm in a hurry, I need to get to!

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