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"All You Have To Do Is Do It."

I saw this video posted on The Anti-Jared's blog this morning.

120 pound journey

Please go and watch it and come back.

This is exactly the type of thing that motivated me to get started. Plus the Coldplay music and imagining how proud this guy's dad must have been of his boys at that triathlon had me nearly in tears each of the three times I've watched it. This is what it's all about people.

At the end of the video he types "If you want to do it. All you have to do is do it."

It is that simple. If you want it ... DO IT.

I know I want it.

I'm doing it.

Know who else is doing it?

Jim. Last night he said he had a surprise for me. He came back a few minutes later wearing a pair of jeans that were clearly two sizes too big for him. He said they were too tight last winter.

Know who else is doing it?
My mom. She and my dad were on a casino vacation last week. They ate at 10 buffets in a span of five days and she came home with a 2.5 pound loss.

Do you want it? Are you doing it?


As promised I want to share some photos from our camping trip this past weekend. We've been saying for the past couple of years that we wanted to do more camping but we haven't found the time. Two weeks ago we decided last minute to go on an overnight trip and had so much fun we wanted to go again this past weekend. My parents came along this time and it was some great family time.

Gracie and Grandpa setting up their tent.

Gracie, Grammie and Jacob at the beach

It was pretty chilly here so we were in jeans and long sleeves the whole time. Just how I like it. We spent a lot of time around the campfire.

Maggie and Grandpa
One of the reasons we picked Mississinewa Lake was because they had a Frisbee golf course. That and it was one of the few counties that wasn't under a burn ban. We all had a great time. Especially Jacob. He liked it so much that he asked to go back the next day. Jacob is our video gamer so it was great to see him excited about a "outdoor" game.

Nice form Jacob
Gracie Girl
I knew there was a beach so we decided to go and check it out before it got dark. Gracie said this was her favorite part of the trip.

My family
Too much
Jim showing Jacob the arm in the sweatshirt trick
Night hike
Happy campers
There is one photo that Jim took that really stuck out to me. I don't necessarily care for the look on my face, but I could not get over how thin my arms look are. (still working on that self-image thing)

To me my arms still look like this.

Zumba Corner
It's been awhile since I've done a "Zumba Corner." I've mentioned before that Monday is my favorite Zumba class. It's because it's Monday, it's the only one that is at 6 p.m. and I love me some Zumba Trish. Speaking of my arms. I've noticed at the beginning of class when we're warming up that on certain moves when I'm flexing my arm a certain way I can see muscles. I stare in the mirror in disbelief and then I'm like "wait, let's do that move again so I can see it." It's exciting and a bit overwhelming.
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