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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hi Everyone
Hope you're well!
My trainer took some pictures of me. She said, put them on your blog, to show everyone how hard you're working!
I have looked and looked at the pictures. Thinking, should I or shouldn't I?
Then I thought, Stacy, you love yourself, so why shouldn't you? Why are you second guessing yourself.

Before I show my pictures, I have to tell you, I have never been a "tiny" lady! My weight has always went up and down. When I started my "loving myself" journey at the beginning of this year. I vowed to be the best version of me! And, you all know through this, I have looked at everything in my life, including the people around me. Learning so many things!!!

The first day at the gym, I did my fitness test and the girl who did my test, is actually the girl who is training me. Before she even started, I started to cry! All these emotions came out of me. And, you know what she said??/.. Stacy, I've have been where you are, I understand! I told her, I want to be healthy. If I lose weight great. If I tone up, great. But, I just want to be healthy.

Personally, I think this is the next step in loving myself. I really thought about when I would lose weight and then gain weight. First of all, I have never lost weight for myself. It has always been for another person, or to impress another person!

Then I thought, why would I gain it all back again? Well, I was doing it for the wrong reasons! Not for myself! So, back the weight would come on! And, I would gain more, because I was an emotional eater too!

Now, I am ready!!! I am doing this for me!!! I don't know what's going to come out of this journey of going to the gym. But, I'm inviting you all to come along with me.

They say to do things, that you fear. The biggest one for me this year, was chopping off my hair and showing the real me and this is the second and third thing, going to the gym and showing my pictures!

Yep, that's me! I want pizza! LOL!
Please, whatever you are scared of, just do it! Life is so short! You never fail, if you try. You only fail, if you don't try! LOVE YOURSELF!!! And, be the best version of you!

Let the gym journey begin!
Big Hugs! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Autumn!!!
Hope everyone is having a beautiful day!
On tuesday, I got my butt kicked by my trainer! I told her, she is not a sweetheart! LOL! I was making everyone laugh in the gym. She wanted me to look in the mirror, while I was doing the exercises and I said, I look like a tomato. I was sweating so much! She said, that's good, I am getting all the toxins out of me!

She wants me to eat more, if you can believe that! Eat more in-between meals with healthy snacks, especially after exercising. She said that is the one mistake everyone does, they starve themselves and then the body holds on to the weight. So, while I was with her, she asked me, what are you going to eat, after we are finished. I said, PIZZA! She said NO PIZZA! Everyone was laughing again! LOL!

If you would have told me, I was going to be doing lunges, with 8 pound weights in my hands, a year ago, I would have told you, you were crazy!! But, I'm doing it!
She gave me a brownie recipe, that has avocados and black beans in it! When I make it, I will let you know how it is and share the recipe!

I finished two aceo's (2.5" x 3.5")
"Autumn" (It was hard to photograph this one because of the orange/red background.)

"Autumn Love"

The next painting I have started, is something totally different. I think I like it, but I'm still thinking!
Big Hugs!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Thank you for the birthday wishes! I didn't go out for a drive, but I still had a very nice day!

Also, thanks for the vote of confidence, with me going to the gym! I have to say, I 'm hurting in places, that I didn't even know existed! LOL!

I did take a picture of the full moon! Hope you all enjoyed her!
Now for the winners! As always, I wish I could give something to everyone!!
Painting Number 1- Laura from Lauras favourite things.
Painting Number 2- Alexandra from Alexandra Macvean illustration.
Painting Number 3- Ileana from IZH Portraits.

Congrats everyone!! Please send me your addresses!!

I did finish two more 4" x 4" paintings.

"Winter Fun"
"For You"
Please be patient with me in blog land! I have a busy week ahead. Just got a special order and I am still trying to schedule everything "right" with going to the gym! You know I will be around to visit!!!

Big Hugs