Monday, August 18, 2008

Break Up to Make Up

That’s what the song says, but I prefer to stop all of the back and forth. We’re cool again – me and my former best friend. I still don’t trust her, she can be so sometimey, but she’s moving in the right direction again so I’ll keep her.

Seriously, it was good week for my Fifteen in Five plan. I stayed on track with my eating, haven’t touched a drink, gasp, and enjoyed my workouts – especially running. Oh, and I lost a couple of pounds, too. Ironically, I’m really not a numbers girl. I place more importance on how healthy I am, how I feel and how I look than on how much I weigh.

I decided to strive for a number to challenge myself so I would work harder and not settle for what so far has been relatively easy. Mediocrity and doing just enough to get by can be more damaging than you realize. Sometimes good isn’t good enough. Maybe I’m caught up in Olympic fever, watching the best in the world compete, but I’m itching to do more. I’ve got a little less than two weeks to make my goal and I definitely plan on doing it. That means it’s time to turn it up another notch, to break out of my comfort zone and to think about my personal gold medal waiting for me once I'm done.

Speaking of the best in the world, my grandmother celebrated her 85th birthday over the weekend. I could write for hours about all the joy she has brought to my life, but instead I’ll just share a picture from her birthday celebration and assure you there’s nothing mediocre about this woman.

My foxy G-Ma!

Winks & Smiles,


MoziEsmé said...

Happy birthday to grandma! Congrats on your pounds! Sounds like a good week . . .

Lu said...

Firstly, Happy Birthday to your grandma! Secondly, she is one good looking woman and makes 85 look devine. Thirdly, that necklace you have on is killer! I love it. And fourthly and the idea of having the gold at the end of the goal. I feel you on getting healthy and feeling good. That is what I am striving for.

TerriRainer said...


You look so much like her (well, taller and much younger, but you can definitely see the resemblance)!

:) Terri

Wifey said...

Thanks, Ladies!

And, Lu, I'm feeling the gold, too. I might just make myself a medal - smiles!

Monkey Toe Momma said...

Happy Birthday Foxy Grandma!

And good plan about the goal. Good Luck! Foxy Wifey!;)