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How to rebound from a wicked chocolate day

I write this post as I eat a Crunch bar, Kit Kat, and a Mounds.  It’s kind of sad that I can take A LOT of chocolate without getting real sick!  It is also the end of a month and that means I like to start new goals!!!  So, I bought a prize for me!  It will sit with the tags on them until Nov.30 is over!!  For one month I will have NO sugar (meaning no white flour or white sugar).  I get ONE day off, THANKSGIVING of course.  Which is by the way, my favorite holiday!  Here is my cute prize:

Lululemon studio crops

I have these in red and I love them!  Another totally CRAZY challenge I’m kicking around is to compete in a body building contest.  I can’t believe I actually said that!  I’ve wondered about them off and on but never thought I’d really do it and then I was talking to a girl at my husband’s work who just competed in one and is going to do another one in March.  It sounded exciting and if I can have her show me how it’s done, I think I’d be fine.  Plus, it would help in my personal training expertise.  So, I might have my work cut out for me in the next few months.  I think it would be WAY COOL to do something like that before my big 4-0 birthday!!

Today is not really a workout Wednesday since it’s Halloween.  It’s a jabber day.  Tomorrow I’ll post a seriously sweaty workout to help us burn off all this candy!  I was thinking about wearing a costume for Halloween.  I don’t do that very often.  It made me think of some old dresses I’ve kept over the years.  Maybe one of them could be a good Halloween costume?  Every few years or so I try on my old prom and choir dresses to see if they still fit!  I even snapped a picture of me in this one!  A very SWEET choir dress from high school!

Don’t you love the shoes?  I hadn’t changed yet from my run!  I don’t know how to make this into a costume though.  What would I be?  This is who I would like to be:

EPHABA, green and all!  One day I’ll have to do that.

 

I also pulled out an old photo from a Halloween past.  This is me (yes, I’m blonde) and my 4 brothers.  I’m sure I’m mad that my Mom made me wear the “hand me down” clown costume!  I’m such a pouter!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween with the kiddies!

We will be enjoying a Super Pleasantly sunny and Bright day.  SMILE (:

Wickedly Fabulous!

As usual, I have an overflow of music on my mind for MONDAY MUSIC day!!!!  Clearly, I need to talk about WICKED!  We were very fortunate to have gotten tickets for our family.  It was the third time I’ve seen it!!  I’m extremely grateful for each production I’ve been able to see.  Wicked is one of my favorite musicals.  I love the music, colors, and Elphaba!  It makes me smile, laugh, and cry.  I tried to upload a picture, but it got lost on my phone. ):

Later on that night, Rob and I went to my 20 year HIGH SCHOOL REUNION!  It was much better than I anticipated.  I’m slightly sentimental and what an incredible sight for me to see the many familiar faces that were so important to me over my adolescent years and to see us all together!  I loved catching up and hearing their voices again.  I lost my own voice from talking so much over all the happy conversations around me.

 I VERY much love my life NOW and want to ENJOY each stage of life, but there is something special about that time so long ago.  It’s a time we learn so much about ourselves and others.  We learn compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, patience, how to deal with frustrations, disappointments, and also how to succeed and believe in ourselves.  When I saw many of my friends, it didn’t matter the different paths we chose.  I instantly felt their love and friendship again as if no time had passed.  They will always be with me like “a handprint on my heart”.

THEN…

AND NOW!!

One of the best, since 7th grade P.E. class! Love her!

As for my music selections, here is one from the past that meant a lot to me in my contemplative moments.  I’d go on a drive in my cute little Sentra and listen to this.

Next, one of my FAVORITE Wicked songs!  So, so good!!