Are You Up For The Challenge????

One of the lovely side effects of being a non-smoker is the amazing amount of weight you can gain.

I promised myself I wouldn’t trip over packing on the pounds.

And I haven’t. Too much. I’ve tried a couple of half-hearted attempts at exercising.

And Then!

I Saw This!

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My best friend and I have decided to do this challenge. Our plan is to do our workout Monday through Friday. (We’ll need the weekend to recuperate the first week!) I wanted to put this out there for you guys to see if you’re interested in joining us. I will be putting up daily reports on how we fared on my tumblr:¬†whosthathchelle

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What Are You Waiting For?

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Do you remember in one of the ‘Scary Movie’ scenes, Cindy is outside ¬†yelling, “What are you waiting for?” (If not, go watch ALL the Scary Movie’s. Well worth the chuckle or two, or¬†hundreds¬†you’ll get.) And the principal is on top of the building, thinking she’s talking to him. So he jumps. That scene popped into my head as I was on a FREE call for motivational speaker, Les Brown.¬†Actually, Les was traveling so he had a guest speaker, Wade Randolph. Man, was he on FIRE! He must have been if that scene jumped into my mind, eh? Lemme explain, before it sounds too weird.

The basic topic was: Fearful or Fearless! How does that relate to the scene? In the principal’s case, he was fearful for his wrong doing and chose to deal with his situation in a rather grisly manner. Cindy, on the other hand, was tired of being afraid and bravely bellowed out to the unseen killer stalking her and her friends. Fearful and Fearless. I know, I know, an odd way to look at it but hey, there you have it.

Listening to Wade Randolph was a first for me but I’m glad ¬†I had the opportunity to hear his powerful words. One of the things he said, which hit a chord with me, is: ‘You’re never too young to learn. You’re never too old to learn.”

BAM! That’s what I say! I’ve heard, so often, people share their dreams or goals with me and then sadly dismiss the¬†pursuit¬†of their dreams because of age.¬†¬†I don’t know how many times I’ve said to people, ‘Age ain’t but a number.’ I get there are certain things we can do depending on our ages but let me tell you this, dreams aren’t included in those types of conditions, limitations, laws, or whatever you want to call it.

How many times have you read about a young child who believes strongly in a cause and sets out to prove a point to the world? A point that is not only accomplished but recognized. Or, one of my favorites, when you see a ninety-year old person getting their diploma, whether for high school or college.

What are your dreams? If you had the complete go ahead, everything set in place, what would you be doing? Why aren’t you doing it? What’s really stopping you?

That being said, I wanted to encourage each and every one of you to go for it! 

Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop Prompt

One of the prompts for this week from Mama’s Losin’ It! is right up my alley. I chose:  Do you love YouTube? Share five of your all time favorite YouTube videos. Choosing which prompt I wanted to do was the easy part. Having to narrow down my favorite videos to a mere 5 was the hard part.

5. I can remember being a little girl and just singing my heart out when this song came on the radio. Of course, it didn’t really matter to me what The Manhattan’s song was about. I just liked the lyrics. However, I did think the song was about a man having to let his maid go. Don’t ask me how I came up with this but it did give me a good chuckle when, as an adult, I heard the song again and understood what it was really about.

4. If you read my blog, you know I like me some Tequila! No feet discrimination, I say!

3. Remember when you were just starting out with make-up? Did anyone else start off with the light blue and pink eye shadow?? Man, that was so popular when I was in Junior High. I think what makes me chuckle about men and make-up, is how much they don’t pay attention to the process we go through. Even when their wife does make-up videos.

2. One motivational speaker I NEVER get tired of listening to is Les Brown. I follow him on Twitter and have liked his Facebook page. Recently, he started a group on Facebook and I was excited to get an invite to the group.

1. I came across Katie Piper’s story as I was browsing through YouTube one day. Katie had the misfortune of meeting a man who changed her life in a way you wouldn’t imagine. Although Katie had a tough time at some points, she managed to turn things around and share her struggles with the world. I admire people like Katie because sometimes, just sometimes, it’s the not just the power of thought but having the strength to have that power.

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

In a previous post, I confessed I am a secret judge. The other night, I took a stroll down the videos of talent and those with dreams. I came across a group called, The Zimmers. I was instantly curious and couldn’t wait to watch the video!

What an absolute delightful group!

I knew in that instant, they are the type of people, commonly called——————>elderly, I want to be when I’m their ages. My body may age over the years but my mind and spirit will remain alert and young!

Are they not absolutely delightful????!!!! Gone are the stereotypes that as we get older we lose our ability to have fun, to do crazy, zany things. Where is it written we’re to be tucked away in a retirement home, living only through memories.

How do you picture yourself in your Golden Years?

Favorite Quotes

If you know a little something about me, you know I love quotes. 
I don’t know how many times in my life I have heard or read a quote that matched
 what I needed to hear at that exact moment.
 I think this quote sums up how I feel about trying to keep a positive spin
 in my life and my mind;
 even on the trying days:

‚ÄúPeople often say that motivation doesn’t last. 
Well, neither does bathing –
 that’s why we recommend it daily.‚ÄĚ
 Zig Ziglar


Repeat after me.
 If you want to keep on getting what you’re getting 
then keep on doing what you’re doing.

 – Les Brown

Everything you buy, think, say and do 
is a statement of what you believe you are worth. 
Alan Cohen

There is little success where there is little laughter. 

-Andrew Carnegie


Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. 
~ Dale Carnegie

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience
 is the most difficult period in ones life.
~ Dalai Lama

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.

 -unknown


Don’t take tomorrow to bed with you. 
-Norman Peale

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. 
~ Dalai Lama



Take the first step in faith.
 You don’t have to see the whole staircase.
 Just take the first step.
~Martin Luther King






Most folks are about as happy
 as they make up their minds to be.
 ~Abraham Lincoln 



Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 
 Matthew 6:27

Courage is about doing what you’re afraid to do. 
There can be no courage unless you’re scared 
 Eddie Rickenbacker

Choose your words carefully. 
They may come back to destroy you.

~unknown~

Your actions speak so loud
 I can’t hear your words
~unknown~

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. 
-Lou Holtz

You can tell the size of your God
 by looking at the size of your worry list. 
The longer your list,
 the smaller your God.
~unknown~

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles;
 it empties today of its strength”

 ~ Unknown

The state of your life is nothing more
 than a reflection of your state of mind. 
-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past,
 they may hinder your ability to live in the present”
~unknown~






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