12 November 2008

Me? Spin Class?

For those that don't know me, I'm a former college athlete. I played post on the basketball team and loved banging down low with the other big girls. Well...it's been a few years since I've graduated and there's not as many opportunities to play. Can I just say that I HATE RUNNING. Unless it's sprinting up and down the court, no thanks to long distance.

The point of all this, is that if I don't do some type of cardio, I'm going to start packing on the pounds. It's one thing to be a tall girl, but it's another thing to be a big tall girl. haha

Last week I enrolled in a Spin Class at the gym (please note that I've had a membership to this gym for 2 years and have gone maaaaybe 12 times. yikes). Can I just say, that this class pretty much rocks my world! I definitely recommend it. You go at your own pace and can burn up to 500 CALORIES/HOUR. Did you hear me?? 500 CALORIES! Yes, please!

Moral of the story: If you are looking for a creative and fast way to slim down, take the spin class...even if your boss ends up showing up to participate, like mine did. ha.

Wanna find out more about spinning? Check out this video:

11 November 2008

Definition of a Veteran

A couple years ago, my definition of a veteran was an old man with gray or no hair, hanging out at the VFW, reminiscing about the good ol' days of nickelodeons and 5 cent/gallon gasoline, while exchanging war stories over a cup of coffee.

Today, I have a totally different view. Since September 11th, our country will never be the same. People my age, joined the Military to fight for this country and to protect my freedom. Many of these young men and women are now coming back from 1, 2 or even more tours in Iraq or Afghanistan to fight this War on Terror. Some wounded mentally and some physically, these 20 somethings are the new Veterans.

As a society, I can't stress to you the importance of recognizing and respecting the Veterans of the United States of America. Whether you come across a weathered man who served in WWII, or an ambitious 20 something who's just been discharged...thank them. Thank them for not only their service, but their bravery and the sacrifice that they've made, by choice, so that you and I can be free.

04 November 2008


Why is it that as we get older, our ambitious nature gets smaller?

When I was a child, my dream was to be the President of the United States. As I grew older and made my way through high school and college, I brought the dream down a notch and wanted to be a news anchor. Today, I've settled for sitting in a cubicle every day.

Is it because as we get closer to the time where we actually have to take a risk, go out on a limb, be forced out of our comfort zone, or actually work hard to accomplish something, the fear within us takes over, causing us to settle for "easy?"

As a child, we have the drive to do anything. The innocence and naivety to believe that the world is a great place with limitless possibilities. As I sit here reflecting on this thought as an adult, I realize that the world is indeed a place with limitless possibilities. My fear of failure has pulled the reigns on my ambition.

I'm so thankful for the scripture that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Not some things, but everything... even becoming President. Hey, it is election day- Vote for me! ha.


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