Took the initiative…and crushed it!!!


Well today was quite the day!!!  After yesterdays powerhouse of exercising which included: a walk, volleyball, rollerblading, total gym, and taebo, today was not any different. Joe and I went to the gym and did some cardio, and worked on our arms a little.  Then we came home and tried to play volleyball (the ball was just to hard for me) and ended up playing catch.  I really enjoy playing catch because it takes my mind off everything and brings me to a place I love.

I loved every minute of playing softball.  Everyone has something that relaxes them, and it may seem silly that playing catch is something that does that for me but I couldn’t ask for more.  I love throwing the ball back and forth running around.  It is great.  Joe is a great sport too.  I throw a little harder than I should sometimes but he sticks it out.  What a great man!!!

After all our exercise Joe and I went to the store and got our cereal (special k) and some carrots.  We had a great talk yesterday about the things we have to do to better ourselves, and be the people we want to be.  We agreed no pop is a big thing, and we have been doing great almost a full week.  We need to go to the gym everyday or do some sort of activity, whether it be together or separate.  We also thought being supportive of each other was cliche, we agreed to stop each other before we eat something that is bad for us.  We also thought of reporting to each other what we did at the gym if we don’t go together.  That way we have to tell the other if we didn’t go and I know I wouldn’t feel good about it.  I really like having such a supportive boyfriend who thinks I am beautiful even if I didn’t lose any weight.  He knows, though, that I want to do this for me! 😀  So far so good.

I hope that this is helping someone else be motivated to better themselves.  If it is please let me know because I think knowing it’s helping you will motivate me to keep up the good work!!  Thanks


Jackie 😀

“And it’s a great day to be alive. I know the sun’s still shinin when I close my eyes. There’s some hard times in the neigborhood, but why can’t every day be just this good?” –Travis Tritt


New Inspiration…for myself

I tried this before and everyone was so supportive.  I am the one that fell off the wagon.  If I am going to do this I need to do it for myself before I can do it for anyone else.  For the last week I have given up pop it has been super easy actually.  I have found I really enjoy unsweetened ice tea (give it a try with some lemons).  I have been walking, and went hiking up starved rock this past weekend.  I hate how I look, though, I need to change that.  I need to be comfortable with myself or my life will never be happy.  I have so much to live for, and right now is vital to making sure I am confident in myself.  How can I see myself in a job interview if I don’t even like how I look sitting there.

I want you all to know I appreciate your support and have actually gotten some feedback about not writing all the time.  So I will begin my blogs again (this first ones for you Maggie).  I hope that I stay on the wagon this time.  I need this more than ever before.  Step one is getting out now to do walk number two of the day!!  Stay positive, stay focused, and stay smart.  My new motto!.


Jackie aka back on the wagon and holding on for dear life!