Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ready to Roll!

I am pumped up and I am ready to roll! I just had a kick booty arm workout. I'm not gonna be able to type or wipe myself tomorrow. These bad boys are gonna HURT!

I did well today. I haven't drank all of my water. CRAP. But my food has been on. Now all I need to do is eat at the proper intervals and I will be set.

Oatmeal and Egg Whites
Tuna and Cucumber
Apple and PB
Turkey and Cucumber
Turkey Meatloaf and Brussels Sprouts
Protein/Myoplex Lite with Glutamine

I actually should've had a protein shake in there instead of the turkey and cucumber but I wasn't digging the protein shake. The reason I mixed the myoplex lite and the protein was because it was my last packet of myoplex. GASP. I am waiting to buy more. Why you ask? Well, if I went to my local GNC, I would pay $54.99 a box, with tax. If I shopped on base, it would be the same price, but tax free. However, all they have is myoplex delux. Regardless, I am not buying it there. Why not? Well, if I go to a GNC on a military installation, I can get it for $48 a box tax free PLUS $20% off. So I am looking at spending right around $39 for my moplex lite! I can't beat that. The issue is that the closest military base with a GNC doesn't ahve the myoplex lite--just the deluxe. That means I have to get it at Dyess, in Abilene, which is 3 hrs away. As it turns out, I am going there this next weekend. I really need to stockpile because I don't think I will be going back until Nov 1. However, since I just bought that laptop, I can't do it. I wasn't planning on going down there until the 17th or 27th but my ex husband wants me to come this weekend. GREAT. I am *complaining* because it's an expensive trip. I have to fill my Expedition up 2X so that's about $150. And I have to rent a room, which this time I can get one for $40 (Rewards Card). Plus I have to feed the kids. And we can't stay cooped up in the hotel the entire weekend. So I tend to spend some money out doing things. Yeah, not the best time to decide to go down there. UGGGG....

Alright, I am outta here. Have a great night everyone!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Good afternoon!!!! I tried to post earlier however I got on the phone and Clint came over and somehow knocked my coffee over and it landed all on my laptop. Yeah, it was done. I was working but we flipped it over for the coffee to drain out and turned off. UGGGGG....I was wanting a new laptop. This one is about 4 years old and the lcd was busted. I finally got around to getting a new one (or was in the process) and it died. Clint thinks it will be fine in a few days but I couldn't wait. I think it's a sign you see. After nearly 4 years of having a bad lcd I decide to call. Because there's a shortage, they had to get permission for me to have one. They were going to call me back in 48 hours but never did. Hmmmm...Then this morning I told myself that maybe, just maybe there wouldn't be anymore and I could get the display at a reduced price. Then I told myself I could check this one place and if they didn't have it and if the other place only had the display, I would get it. Guess what...I got a computer that was originally $799 for $627. Oh, and it was tax free!!! I knew that they weren't selling anymore HP's and that it would most likely get reduced. Nationwide it was reduced to $697 then I bartered and got 10% off. It didn't have the webcam and it was supposed to. I don't need one but hey, if it was *supposed* to come with it you know....
Moving on. I am feeling much better. I am getting back on track now. I admit I didn't workout or eat so well last week. I felt awful because of being sick then I felt drained for the rest of the week. I NEEDED to rest. I NEEDED the break. But I am back on track. And why am I suddenly back on track?
Because I need to meet my goals now more than ever. I have less than 2 months to get my ass in shape. Well why? What's so important? Where's the fire?
Because I am flying up to Chicago around November 22nd to the Rockford show. Now why is this special? First and foremost, I get to meet Kelly O. This is in and of it itself is awesome! Then I get to see not one, not two, not three, but FOUR of Tony's Diva's. Yeah. Maybe I can talk Evelyne in to coming out!!! I am so freakin excited. I need to get my ass in gear and prep for this!! They're prepping for their comp and I am prepping so I can look good around them! I don't want to embarrass anyone, especially Kelly!
Alright, everyone, get out and have a great weekend! If you are working out, have a kick booty workout. If you are taking the day off, then enjoy your down time but get a kick booty workout in tomorrow!! And if you are eating, eat clean!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I'm sick. Boo-hoo

I woke up this morning feeling kind of queasy. I made myself go in the bathroom to throw up. I went back to bed and slept until 2. I feel bad, I am dehydrated. I'm about to get my butt in my car to go get some more Gatorade. Needless to say, I did NOT workout and I did NOT eat on plan. I ate 2 slices of bread, some soup, then I had a small piece of steak and some crab legs. Yeah, I ate some crab. Someone that feels bad probably should NOT eat seafood, but I did. Didn't make me feel worse. But I still wont be feeling good.

I'll be back on track this week. I'll be back on track tomorrow. Watch out!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Falling on

Read these words.

When you feel so close to some resolve,
You write the words that you're writing for,
But your courage gets dissolved,
Into what, I don't know.

When you feel that way again,
You have to stop your thinking,
And think of what you're here for,
And let the rest of your feelings go.

And you've got to find your balance,
You've got to realize,
You've got to try to find right before your eyes, oh.
And if you find you've fallen,
And all your grace is gone,
Just scream for me and I'll be what you're falling on, ooh.

When you feel so close to some resolve,
You say the things that you're standing for,
Don't let your courage get dissolved,
'Cause it's then that the fear grows,

And you've got to find your balance,
You've got to realize,
You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes, oh.
And if you find you're fallin',
And all your grace is gone,
Just scream for me and I'll be what you're falling on, ooh.
Woah, woah.

Just give me the word and I will be there,
Just tell me the words that I've been living for,
Just tell me the things that I've been fighting for,
It's do or die, this is either or,
Just give me the word and I will be there.

You've got to find your balance,
You have to realize,
You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes, oh.
And if you find you're fallin',
And all your grace is gone,Just scream for me and I'll be what you're falling on.

You've got to find your balance,
You've got to realize,
You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes, oh.
And if you find you're fallin',
And all your grace is gone,
Just scream for me and I'll be what you're falling on, ooh.

Watch the video

We all have out moments where we start to slip. Perhaps we contemplate not working out. Or we think about having just one spoonful of peanut butter when we're not supposed to. Or we hit the snooze button for a little more sleep instead of waking up to workout. Of we think we'll have just one cheat meal--it won't hurt. Or we skip the cardio after weights because we'd rather just go home. But like the song says, but when you feel that way again, you have to stop your thinking, and think about what you're here for, and let the rest of the feelings go. That's so true. Refocus. Remember what the mission is. But it gets better--you DO have to find your balance. You do HAVE to realize what's right before your eyes. That goal IS right before your eyes. But the minute you succumb to other things, the minute you derail, that goal is one step FURTHER away. Wait...but as the song goes, if you've find you're fallen, and all your grace is gone, just scream for me and I'll be what you've fallen on. That's what I am here for. That's why I am here for Kelly or for anyone else that needs me. I am one text away. One phone call away. One e-mail away. If you need my number so that I can help you find that clarity and get you back on track, let me know and I will give it to you. Or if you don't want me to pick you up, then find another friend. Find someone that you can rely on to help you out of the rut--that can encourage you to go to the gym, that can talk you out of that bad food, that can lift your spirits when you are down. Fall on them. Fall on me. But don't fall down. Don't' fall off the wagon. If you're having a moment where you REALLY want to cheat, text/call your friend. Find clarity before it's too late! As Finger Eleven says, just give me the word and I'll be there. I'll be there for YOU. It's do or die, it's either or. It's either meet your goals, it's either kick ass OR it's failure, it's pushing yourself further from your goals. We don't need this! We can push forward. We can succeed.

Find someone to fall on.

I LOVE this song. This song gets me through my workouts. I like the beat but I LOVE the words. Now you know why....

Find your balance.
Realize--it's right before your eyes.
But if you do fall, I am here to pick you up again....

Countdown: 74 days

I am on a mission. A VERY important mission. That mission is to complete my current goals. Welcome to MISSION COMPLETE!

Very catchy Kelly!

I started with Tony geeze, in April. That first month I lost 8 lbs. Then life happened, then excuses happened, then slacking happened. Over the past month or so I got my fire back. That scale is finally moving down. But that's not good enough. Where I am today is where I was when I finished my first month. NOT acceptable. For those that have seen my pics, they can attest that my body has changed some. But that's not good enough. I am not where I need to be. I am far from it.

So these next 10 weeks are going to be a challenge. Here's what I will accomplish.

  • I WILL workout 6 days a week.
  • I WILL NOT miss a workout
  • I WILL get my water down
  • I WILL eat exactly on plan
  • If I travel, I WILL pack my food
  • I WILL get in the extra cardio
  • I will lift heavier than ever before
  • 300 lbs on the seated leg press. HAHAHAHAHA. I am aiming for 400 lbs in 10 weeks.***side note. I realize that at some point, I am not going to be able to life anything heavier than XX weight. It's not like each week I am going to get stronger and stronger and one day I will be moving 1000 lbs. There has to be a limit. 400 may be outta my league, but I am going to try!!!!***
  • I WILL be at 115 lbs

I have no doubt that I will reach my goals. Hell, I have the best workout partner out there--Kelly O. Okay, maybe we don't go workout together. But she's there in spirit. I am in this with her. She is in it with me. We will NOT fail.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Endless Shrimp

For the past couple of days now, I have seen the Red Lobster Endless Shrimp Commercial. You can eat the butterfly shrimp, then you can move on to the scampi, then a shrimp pasta, then you can have the coconut shrimp. Hey, eat all the shrimp you want! There were like 5 meals there that they were encouraging you to eat. No wonder America is fat. When restaurants are encouraging you to pig out, it's a sad sad day. I get sick watching the commercial. i can only imagine myself sitting there finishing my first plate of shrimp--not really feeling "full", and the waitress walks up and ask if I want more. Well...the scampi did look good. So I eat that. OMG it's sooooooooooooo good. And I just had one of my hubby's coconut shrimp and the waitress is bringing my my own. Now by the time the scampi is gone, I already feel like I need to unbutton my jeans. Here comes more shrimp. I'll just let my food settle a little. So I don't feel AS miserable so I have a few more shrimp. OMG it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good I can't stop eating them. And come on, it's endless shrimp. I can have as many as I want for one low I eat, and eat. When I walk out of there, I feel so incredibly I want to vomit. all I want to do is lay down and take a nap because I am too miserable to be upright at the moment....

Yeah, that's what the commercial makes me think of.

How many of you have been in that situation? Okay, maybe you didn't eat a hundred shrimp, but you stuffed yourself because the food was just so good? You couldn't stop eating, or should I say, you didn't want to stop because the food was delicious. I know I've been there a few times.

But I don't do that anymore. Honestly, when I eat, I feel the same as before I eat. I try eat before I get hungry. And I don't eat until the point of popping. So I basically feel the same. The days of stuffing myself silly is OVER.

But back to the Endless Shrimp. Why do people want to do that to themselves? Sure, I like good food. I REALLY like good food. But food is just there to feed my fuel my workouts, to keep me going. It's not THAT big of a deal. I no longer understand how people obsess over food--how with every occasion--a promotion, a holiday, a birthday---people celebrate with food. And more importantly, I don't understand how people can partake in these Endless Shrimp events and stuff themselves silly. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?????

My eyes are wide open now. I can see clearly. I look at things so much differently. I left the garage sale today to get some cash and my co-worker was hungry and asked my to pick her something up from the store. When I asked what she wanted, she said a pack of chocolate donuts. Good choice Emily. I think I will have my chicken and blackberries. YUM.

When you look at Emily, she looks thin. She says she's about 118 lbs. And she's about an inch shorter than I am. Wow, she's about 11 lbs lighter than I am. But guess what...she wears a size NINE. She tried on a pair of capri's and bought them...they were a size 9. I tried on a pair of size 4 Lucky's....yeah, I weigh 11 lbs more than here....and I am SMALLER. I love you Emily, but you would be so much better off it you made better choices....

Okay, I am off...Going to dream about Endless Shrimp...NOT....

I suprise myself!

I'm using red font today because I am on fire!!! Let me tell you the story of the leg press....the SEATED leg press.

When I had my first leg workout (or any workout for that matter) I guessed and threw some weight on. I had no idea what I could move/lift. I didn't even know where to start. It took a little while to figure out the right combinations. I'm sure you've all been there...Tony says if he gives you 20 reps and you can do all 20, then you need higher weight. Well, I have found myself MANY TIMES, getting to the end and doing all the resp. How the heck am I supposed to know that the weight is too light until I get to the end? Anyway...

I remember bragging to my husband that I did 6 reps at 80 lbs. I was thrilled. Then he pointed out that I should be able to do my own body weight--after all, your legs do carry your body weight. Well, several months later, I get on the seated leg press and I put it on 190 lbs and have at it. The past few weeks I was doing my 15 count at 190. Today I did 19 at 190 and for my 15 count I did 210. But that's not even the good part of the story. For my 6 count, I did 290 lbs five times. I had one more 6 count to do, so I bumped it up to 300 and slammed it!!! My goal was to get to 300 lbs by the end of the month--I was thinking AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

But it gets better....

Sit down because this part is UNBELIEVABLE.

Tony always has me working on the other leg press...the one where you are kind of laying down. I typically don't use this one because A-it's occupied or B-There's limited weights because someone else has them on another contraption. Well, today it was free. I wanted to see what I could do. Now, there was a sign that read "Carriage weight: 125 lbs." And there was a 45 lb weight on top of the carriage. Not sure if that was included in the 125 lb figure they had or if that was additional 45 lbs. So I put four 45 lbs weights on there. I moved it like it was nothing. I stuck 2 more on there. SIX 45 lbs weights (NOT COUNTING THE ONE ON TOP). This was 395 lbs, IF the carriage was really 125 lbs--and NOT counting the 45 lbs weight. I did 6 reps WITH EASE. HUH?? Now, I couldn't have knocked out 12 of those bad boys. NO WAY. But I did 6 with no problems.

I was stoked. I couldn't believe it. I really wanted to go home and get my camera and record it for all of you. I texted Tony and asked if he thought the carriage really weighed 125 lbs. He said not typically UNLESS it was an old machine. Well this thing wasn't new--that's for sure. So, here's what I KNOW. I know I moved AT LEAST 315 lbs---the seven 45 lbs weights. We know the carriage weighs SOMETHING. Dunno if it it really weighs 125 lbs and I dunno if it includes that 45 lb weight. But, presuming my gym isn't lying, (and NOT considering the 45 lbs on the carriage as additional weight) I did 395lbs on the leg press....

I am She-Ra!!!

This totally blows my mind. Hell, 300 lbs on the seated leg press blows my mind as I wasn't expecting to be there until the end of the month. It goes to show that you can do ANYTHING when you set your mind to it.

On a similar but different topic, how is it that with different equipment, you can do different weights. For example, you may be able to do 50 lbs on the chest press machine, but if you are using free weights, you might only be able to do 30. Why is that???

Friday, September 12, 2008

Is it Friday???

No workout for me today. It's legs today and I LOVE IT. But, for reasons that won't be announced here, I left work at 11:00ish, got the baby, and came home. I put the baby down for a nap, hopped on the couch, and slept until 2:22. It was nice.

Tomorrow I am going to be REALLY ambitious. If I can do this, I can do ANYTHING. I am going to get up and get to the gym for a 6:00am workout. Yep, you heard me correctly! I have to be on base to start a set up for a garage sale at 7:00. The garage sale will be taking place from 8:00-12:00. Afterwards I need to go by work to make up some time that I missed today. Not looking forward to a Saturday at work, but at least no one will be there. CRAP. My boss has been outta town and he *might* be there. RATS.

I would get up and go sooner to knock out some cardio but I don't think gym opens until 6:00. HMMMMM. Hey, they open at 5:00. I might be REALLY ambitious!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive

I live in SW Oklahoma. It's cold here today. It's probably in the 70's, but when you've been in the high 90's and low 100's the past few months, the 70's are cold. I am about to take Mackenzie out to ride on her 4-wheeler. (It's a power wheels 4-wheeler).

So I went to the dr. for my foot. She referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. He didn't see a break so he diagnosed me with tendinitis. He gave me a cortisone injection and put me on naprosyn. I am back to normal, but I did request that Tony puts me on the elliptical for the next few weeks instead of the treadmill or stair stepper. My foot may feel a little better. But it's not right. Oh well. I HOPE tomorrow is me legs day. I plan on doing 285lbs on the leg press.

Eats are good. Water is okay. I think I drank a gallon yesterday. If not, it was damn close. I will get there tonight too. TOM is here. Geeze each month flies by. I think that I am starting early then when I calculate it, I am right on time. No fun.

I am sorry I have nothing exciting to write. I meat a person today and he inquired about my background and was quite shocked to find out I was educated. Well, let me rephrase that, as it sounds degrading. He wasn't shocked that I was educated. It's not like I come off as a hillbilly and he was surprised that I got out of jr. high. He was surprised that I have an Associates in Aerospace Ground Equipment (that's mechanics), Paralegal Certification, a B.A. in Political Science, and that I went to law school for a year and a half. Oh, and I graduated 3/1000 from undergrad. Why was he surprised? Because you don't meet a lot of people in my town like that. He said I was overqualified for Altus! And he said I was an attractive, classy young lady that was very sophisticated and I needed to find myself a sugar daddy and get back to law school! HAHAHAHAHA. Was that an offer? This man IS a 40 something yr old attorney that was in Starbuck's. He said a 40 yr old would leave me alone and let me study. Was he offering to leave me alone and let me study? Maybe he will finance my education so I can be his law, not marriage....Oh well, it was nice to be complimented. And it's nice to get to brag about yourself every now and reminds you that you are a remarkable person. At least it reminded me that I am pretty darn special! least I think I am special....

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Why I didn't work out today

History for you. I don't know that this has anything to do with anything but here it is. I had this bump on the bottom of my foot. I've been told it's a corn or a plantar wart. I've had it cut off and frozen but it comes back. I went to a podiatrist in 2002 and he did an Xray and said that one of my bones was poking down and that I needed to wear a foot insert to push those bones up. Okay.

About 10 yrs ago, opposite foot, my ex husband sat a chair down on my foot and his 220 lbs was grinding the chair in my foot. I went to the dr. after that weekend and was told I had a contusion. Life goes on.

About 8 weeks ago my husband and I were wrestling in the yard and he somehow hurt my foot. Not sure if he was pushing me and I had foot planted or if he stepped on my foot or what. It felt JUST like the contusion I had way back when. I assumed that's what it was. I could walk, foot wasn't bruised or swollen. It just hurts--a dull pain--in between my third and 4th toes, just below the last knuckle. Doesn't matter if I am standing on it or sitting--still hurts. Of course it's worse if I move the foot, but the point is that it aches even if I am sitting still. Last week I wore my flat converse because I thought my heals were aggravating it. This weekend I was sitting at the computer with me feet propped up on a big plastic container. My foot was flexed. Yeah, STILL hurts. (This is the right foot, the one I started off telling you about)

I am going to the dr. tomorrow. I don't know whats wrong with it, but I know that it shouldn't hurt like this 8 weeks later. To be honest I am scared to death that I somehow fractured it and she's going to put me in a cast to stabilize. That's gonna SUCK. I asked my husband if he thought I could still do leg presses with a cast! Anyway, I decided to skip the workout today because I just didn't want to do cardio for an hour putting pressure on it. It's hurting worse and worse and I don't want to aggravate any worse. The worst thing she can do is tell me to stay off of it. So I thought it would be best if I didn't make it worse!

Do you have any insight as to what it may be?


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I need my mo-jo

I am beat. Absolutely beat. Let me try to relive the last few days of my life. The last two are the most significant.

Friday: My neighbors come over. My husband stays out in the shop working on a friends truck and I sleep on the couch. I got out at 3:30am he he comes in.

Saturday: I slept until 10:00. I did get up to tend to Mackenzie but she took a morning nap. Clint went out with the boys to a gun shop. The female neighbor came over with her sick kids. Well one was sick. Went to see the new Batman movie. Dunno what time I got to bed.

Sunday: Not sure when I got up. Had a lazy day. Had a cookout. Neighbors brought sick kid over again. Clint hung out in the shop all night long again. I think he came in around 6am.

Monday: Off work. Up around 9:00. Started on the 6th Harry Potter. My baby had a runny nose no thanks to the neighbors. That night she wakes up screaming "Mommy" and we put her in bed with us. I get up to go to the bathroom and she freaks out. Once I'm back, she sleeps great right next to me. Prior to that though, I kept dreaming about Harry Potter. I really didn't get great sleep.

Tuesday: I am tired. I can't wait to go to bed tonight. James and Von came over. The neighbors came over and I told them they couldn't come in. I didn't want all the commotion. James and Von are quiet. I take a Melatonin tablet to help me sleep. The last two times I took them I was tired the next day but slept GREAT. Not tonight. slept like crap. Mackenzie threw a fit again. Put her in bed with me, but this time she tossed and turned and kicked me. And she would get next to me and I could feel that she was sweaty.

Wednesday: I was EXHAUSTED today. I hate my job. Hate the bull shit of my job. And I was tired. I came home, tried to take a nap, and slept for like an hr. That may be a lot for some, but I needed like 3 hrs of sleep. I am so tired I can't sleep.


Oh, I did 5 reps at 275 lbs on the leg press yesterday. That's 2 reps and 10 lbs higher than last week!

I'm off to take a bath...or something...

Monday, September 1, 2008

1 step closer

Before I start, I have to retract a statement from my last post. Kelly O has NO faults. In reality, she's a genetically engineered whoop ass machine. I wasn't supposed to tell you all this, so I thought I would throw you off and tell you she's imperfect. Sorry dears. That's a lie. She IS perfect....she's like something from a Marvel comic. Lets call her Kelly Bad-Ass---and she's here to whip others into shape. Of course, she does this motivationally. That's her secret weapon! But yes, she is a bad ass machine....that' perfect!!!

Okay, 1 step closer...

Every time you workout, you are 1 step closer to reaching your goals.

Every time you drink another glass/bottle of water, you're one step closer to reaching your goals.

Every time you put something healthy, and on plan, in your mouth, that's pushing you one step closer to your goals.

Every time you get up an hour early, that's 1 hour closer you are to reaching your goals.

It's little things that bring us one step closer to reaching our goals.

I could be a Debbie Downer and mention all the little things we do that cause us to take a few steps back, prolonging our progress. But I won't go that route. Not THIS time.

Today's Labor Day. I work for the government so I have the day off. I slept in. I've eaten clean AND on point. Here's my eats for today.

B-Cereal w skim milk and egg whites
S-Fruit and turkey
L-Steak and Sm Salad
S-Protein Shake

Dinner will be green beans and shrimp. After I workout later, myoplex lite will be my last snack!

Anyway, I spent the day not doing much. I read some Harry Potter (6th book) then I moved on to some schoolwork. That information will be revealed later, but I took my first test and I got a 100. Too bad there's like 14 more tests to go! That just means I am one step closer to reaching another goal! And I am excited.

So go out and do something good. Even if it's not fun, do something that takes you one step closer to your next goal!

Ode to Kelly Bad-Ass

Watch out everyone! Kelly Bad-Ass is already up, kicking booty's, taking names, and stealing wimpy people's lunch money. I'd better get up and do something productive before she takes mine!

Seriously guys, keep your eye on Kelly O. This girl is GOING PLACES!!!! I've always seen her potential. I've known her for geeze, maybe 6 years. (Holy crap K.O., has it been that long???? I was doing the Atkins thing in 2002....) She's ALWAYS been inspirational. She's ALWAYS been on fire. I am where I am today because of her. There are so many times that I've fallen off the wagon. I was thin but working out wasn't a priority. But I would talk to Kelly and some new found inspiration mustered up inside of me and I was back on track again. We've all been through bad times and I had a rough time where I was getting a divorce and quitting law school. Not an easy time. I'm not going to say I poured myself in to the gym and became this buff babe. No. It didn't happen like that. But once my head cleared, Kelly was there to help me get back on track. There are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many times I've wanted to give up. It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much easier to sleep all day and to eat cheesecake and cookies. I've NEVER done that...I'm just making a point--that ANYTHING is easier than working out and eating healthy. Anyway, I would talk to Kelly and here she was doing amazing things---she was always on the ball with working out. That made me want to get off my butt and do something. And I did. And I thank her for being there for me! Now, don't think Kelly is non-human. She has her faults. She makes mistakes. Occasionally she will miss a workout or eat something not on plan. She makes mistakes too. But she learns from those mistakes. She moves forward. She doesn't take the entire week off because of one incident. She doesn't have 5 cheat meals because she had a bite of cheesecake. She moves on. She's awesome. (How many people have said "Well, I just had a cheat meal, my day is shot, I might as well throw the day away." or "Well, I will just start again on Monday." That's like one step forward and 8 steps back. Don't do it!) Lastly, this chica travels like a mad woman and she STILL gets her workouts in. She rocks. How many people whine about not having time to workout because you're too busy. THIS chick is busy!

Anyway, Kelly O., I am your greatest fan. You're going places. I know this. I've always know it. I didn't know if it would take you a month, a year, or 10 years, but I saw the potential you have. I can't wait for the rest of the world to see.

Now go on and follow in the footsteps of K and go take some lunch money from the dork at the gym!