Loved you yesterday,
Love you still,
Always have, Always will

Damaged people are dangerous...they know they can survive

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace ~Jimi Hendrix

Let us reach for the world that ought to be. We can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace. ~President Obama

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware...joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -Henry Miller

"Truth is everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
-Bob Marley


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Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy 2010!

I know this is a little late. Everyone's new year posts have come and gone.

I guess I'm just a slacker like that.

2009 was the absolute worst year of my life. I've gone through some crappy things in my life, but never as much or as often as in 2009. It started crappy, it kept getting crappier.


2009 was the absolute best year of my life. I have never felt more loved or needed or appreciated in my life. I've had the best times of my life with the person who I know I'm supposed to be with, and he has put up with a lot of residual crap from the crappy side of 2009.

Oh, how I love him for that!

As a general rule, I don't do the whole resolution thing. Mostly because I don't want to let myself down when I don't stick to them. Yes, I said when. And because I feel like I should be striving to be a better version of myself all the time. Not just on January 1st.

This year is a bit different. There are things coming up, (in 70 days BTW...*gulp*) that I need to be ready for. Meaning, I want to look good in my dress. Its completely backless and I want to look good in a completely backless dress.

My "resolution" started on December 26th. I started Shredding!

I now feel completely lame that I just called it that...but, oh well :)

I asked Kevin to get me Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred for Christmas. And he did. And I love it.

I am on Level 1, Day 7...and I can actually keep up now. I did miss 2 days, which is why I'm not on day 9, but I had valid reasons. Not excuses. I'm feeling good about it. I'm not doing it to lose weight so much as to tone up. And its working. I like my body (for the most part), and do I wish that I was back in my size 6, 120 lb. body? OF COURSE! But I was in high school when that was a reality and I just don't have the will power or the want to do what it takes to get back there...Let alone stay there.

I'm also doing this because, after wearing said backless dress, I will be in Hawaii for a week. I will be in a bikini on the beach in Hawaii for as much of that week as I can manage, and I want to look good doing it.

Conceited? Probably.
Do I care? Not so much.

I took some before pictures, and if I make good progress, with a noticable difference, I may let people see them.

But probably not. I will just let the wedding pictures and honeymoon snapshots speak for themselves :)

Now, I just need to get the rest of our engagement photos back so that we can get the invites sent out.


Becky Johnson said...

I am VERY proud and envious that you are doing this. I think you motivated me enough to go get this DVD. haha. Walmart here I come!

Becky Johnson said...

Oh, and btw, I cant believe you ACTUALLY thought of 101 things. Oh, and another btw, dinner was fun tonight! But no more chilis for me...those chips kill me. haha

Chelsea said...

I think you should do it too!

It took me about 2 weeks to come up with 101 things, but I'm not doing very good with it. Kind of a slacker :)

We need to hang out more...dinner was way fun. Then Wes had to bring up Herpes ;)

Mike and Blake said...

How's the work out coming????? Keep going! You'll look amazing in the dress no matter what!!!!

Brian said...


I haven't left Founders. I just don't work at that office. They have aquired the production center as a seperate entity and I am doing some training there. The center is now known as Western America. I am on loan from Founders and still on their pay roll. I will be back at the main office at the end of my stint in July of this year. Thank you for asking.

Hope all is well

Congrats and all the best! :)


Brian said...

PS: The engagement photos look awesome!