This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Random Act of Kindness

Nothing makes you feel better than to do something nice for someone - totally unexpected and out of the blue. I got the pleasure of being able to do that today and it just set the tone for the whole day! After the insanely busy weekend, full of sheetrock and paint chips, I needed a jump start to happy land!

On to the sheetrock/paint chip department.........good God I had no idea that there could be so much work involved in getting a house renovated and updated!!! poor hubby has been working himself to death trying to get things ready and we are still so far behind the 8 ball. I have to say that I am totally encouraged and inspired by our own Radiant Redhead Barbie aka Colette and her house transformation..........that chick could put HGTV out of business! So I spent the whole weekend hanging sheetrock, putting in a new ceiling, scraping paint and a whole assortment of fun things! The house is coming along great though and I can't wait to see the finished product!

On the diet/exercise front - I've done good. Giving myself a pat on the I actually felt fairly thin AND I saw some definition in my biceps - YAY!! Now that isn't to say that my bat wings have taken flight - I'm afraid that they are there to stay but I do feel stronger and leaner so I'm counting it as a victory! Speaking of exercise - I got to the gym and found that my usual "easy" step class had been hijacked by one of the spin instructors - I love her but she is brutal in a step class..........she was trying to teach us some advanced step moves that included skipping and shimming........shit - yeah right! On a couple of the shimmies I heard some flapping which was a bit embarassing - hoping no one else heard - LOL! Oh well if they did I guess! Needless to say that I wasn't the only one tripping through the whole class.......a couple of the other girls were looking in amazement at some of the stuff Theresa was doing!

Last thing - after seeing Swizzle's post about goals I thought that it would be smart for me to make some and post them, so here goes:

1. Exercise at least 4X this week
2. Eat small meals throughout the day
3. Up my protein and lower the sugar/carbs
4. Say something nice to my hubby daily - he is working so hard!
5. Remind myself everyday that I am a Barbie
6. Journal my food and exercise (I am getting better about this!)

Okay gotta run and get my work done so I can get to the gym for spin class! I'm slowly trying to catch up with everyone and trying to catch my breath all at the same time!!


Candace said...

I'd say hanging a ceiling deserves massive AP points. Reno's is hard frickin' work. Hope your calculating them AND eating them.
***Heart ya***

MMalloy said...

I love home renovation, but it is stressful and a ton of work. Good for you sticking to your gym routine through it! You are doing so great.
I promis you will be sick of hearing about the wedding by the time 2009 rolls around! My sister is helping to plan a lot of it so hopefully I will be able to sit back and just enjoy!

Colette said...

Yeah Steph Ia m so proud of you!! Yes it is hard work but definately wrth it because of the money you will save and will add instant value to your home!!

Hell I now say if I had to do it over again I would gladly PAY someone but the problem was there was no one to do the work or if you did find someone you was on a waiting list for 6 plus months!! So put your Barbie Combat boots on and kick azz...if I did it you can too! Give that hubby a nice massage then tell him what a " good boy" he is and massage his does wonders for men!!!

I am so impressed at your commitment to work out dispite all you are having to deal with! You are truely an amazing friend! I think one year we are all gonna have to take a weekend off and meet up some wheres and have one hell of a Babrie weekend together.
Love ya..

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Chubby girls should absolutely never be forced to shimmy. I think you should report this woman to the management... along with the stirrup lady!

WeightBGone said...


I am so proud of you for keeping up with your exercises and setting great goals for the week. You are truly an inspiration to us all.

Good luck on the renovations it sounds like you have your hands full but when its all done you can stand back and admire your handiwork with pride.

Have a great week. :)

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