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It has been a learning process and it has been difficult at times but I am proud to say it is day 5 of the accelerated 10 min trainer program. I have kept up with the 3 stack a day plan, except the yoga day.

Yesterday and today I  did 1 of the workouts in the morning. I think I feel better clarity when I exercise first thing in the morning. It’s too early to show any major changes but I certainly feel the effects.

The true challenge is in the jeans test. Are they still tight.. or do they slip on easy? I am waiting until friday to try on a pair I wore last fall again. They fit just right then but have since gotten tight over the holiday season.

The winter months are harsh on the body. Summer time allows me to get out and walk and take my kids to the park. But since late November I have not gotten out very much and that plus the holiday season took it’s toll. But it was super cute this morning to see my 2 year old daughter trying to work out like mommy does. I was jogging circles with her and she was giggling up a storm.

Anyways I think 10 min trainer is helping a lot so I am happy. I also am trying to watch my portions, although I am not drastically cutting calories, just trying to eat less junk. I got a tip from the John Tesh radio show about using smaller dinner plates to trick your mind into thinking you ate more. I was skeptical but it works!

Also I am not a huge fan of drinking water all the time so my soloution is 2 things.. home-made green tea with splenda sweetener, and the south beach diet protein waters to replace sodas. Well mostly… I crave a Diet Dr Pepper now and then so I indulge. But it is down to once every other day or less.

More comming soon! Actually less.. weight.. more.. me. 🙂

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I started my planning on the 25th of February, today is February 28th. I recieved Tony Horton’s 10 min trainer on the 26th. I read through all of the information and safety and made sure all of my accessories were included. I did not start the program until yesterday, the 27th.

I chose the accelerated program which is three 10 min workouts per day with the day of rest being a Yoga set. I also decided to do the first couple set’s without the resistance bands so that I can get used to the exercises.

Im happy to say I got through all of the sets and I worked up a good sweat. I did not allow myself excuses, but I have not felt well the last couple days. Allergies and that time of the month are not ideal, but I don’t see how making excuses was ever going to slim me in time for Vegas in August.

Im so tired of being the chunky pale mom at the pool or beach. I feel more energy than that. Plus my current appearance does not match my attitude and charisma, it hurts my natural confidence.

Today I do another set of three exercises. I am looking forward to it!

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I have been in Second Life since 2005, and it has completely changed how I think about making money online. Second Life opens up a world of exciting possibilities for the home based entrepreneur.

I did not have a lot of money to start a business with, just a lot of time. I tried all kinds of home business opportunity’s , read all kinds of eBooks, sat on the floor of my local library with a pile of home business books and I found very little that worked out for me.

But Second Life is different, I enjoy creating virtual clothing and buildings for other people to enjoy!

I love going to virtual concerts with live musicians playing over streaming audio. Best of all I love the fact that I earn money all day and all night long, even as I sleep! That’s why I wrote “Your Virtual World Business Guide – Success through creativity in the Second Life world”.

Second Life is even FREE to get and FREE to use!

I invite you to read more by visiting:
http://www.cathereinenight.com/book.html

If you have questions or need help feel free to contact me personally at cathereinenight@gmail.com and I will try to answer you within 24 but no more than 72 hours.

I also set this book up on an affiliate program to encourage this information to spread and enlighten other talented people who might be interesting in making a living this way. The link to that program for the book is below:

https://paydotcom.com/a.page.php?id=75888&u=journey4se

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Wow this is so awesome! FREE admission to Disney parks on your birthday in 2009! How cool is that?

I stumbled across it and got all excited since Disney is my favorite fun place in the whole world. Here is the link Disney fans!

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/disneyparks/en_US/WhatWillYouCelebrate/index?name=FreeOnYourBirthdayPage

Disney Princess Arora

Disney Princess Arora

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Stardust

Last night my friends and I watched Stardust while logged into Second Life. Its actually pretty easy to rent and watch movies in-world. Anyways there was a part about crossing a wall into this other world where fantasy is real and it really struck me hard that this other side was alot like going from the real world into Second Life.

Afterwards it was late and I needed to go to bed but I had a hard time sleeping. I lay there wishing I could stay in that other side where magic was real and love glows like a star. I tried to remind myself how silly it was to think that way, and duty to vows are reality like it or not but I suppose I am so fanciful that it didnt work.

I think mostly I am just a romantic type of person. The ending of Stardust was so sweet, two people who adore each other living together strong and joyful for all eternity. It embodies all I ever wanted for my own life and why couldnt it be that way? Shouldn’t two people be completely in love, never against one another? Ever facing the worlds troubles as a team? And not like the main character Tristan’s first crush, where the love means one person has to cross the world to bring a star to win the affections of the other…

All I ever wanted was unconditional, strong, unity, a true love.. but im stuck in reality.

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My husband has bi-polar and has been increasingly difficult with his mood swing extremes from happy to jittery upset. So we have dealt with the worst of it the last two years in addition to his other health problems. He has a therapist now who hes been seeing about once a month, and we got into another major blow up recently so I decided to accept the invitation to accompany him to see how I could help him and in turn help myself.

I have started reacting to his angry spells in a very unhealthy and unusual way. Usually im so positive that I rarely get angry back, I drop things quick and move on. But lately, the last year or so increasingly, I have been noticing myself snap back more, and cry more, and get angry faster. I have felt the desire to run, escape, flee, and just get away from life as it is. But I will not abandon my family, and I will not take my kids from their father unless he did become abusive towards them.

So we went to therapy but I was nervous about this whole thing. I expected some sort of pep talk on things not to say or do to a bi-polar person but what happened was..

The therapist told my dh to stop being another child for me. That he needs to stop being a jerk to me and blaming it all on his bi-polar. To never put his hands on me to even shove me down. He said to dh that if this marriage is like an emotional bank and good times make deposits, these blow ups are major withdrawls and eventually if not stopped there will be nothing left but divorce papers and tears.

I was pretty floored but I felt like it hit home with how I have felt. I don’t like it when im constantly in a state of panic about if this or that will upset my adult husband. It’s still that way but we are working on fixes. What the therapist suggested is that he keep a daily journal about how he feels and since he is also diabetic, how his sugar affects his moods if at all. Also he HAS to tell me if hes starting to feel upset so we can try to avoid it becomming a big blow up issue, instead of keeping quiet then just going off.

Plus we now have the hell no rule, if he blows up and threaten to kill himself or puts his hands on me or goes off and wont stop, then he crosses the line and HAS to go to the hospital’s mental health ward.

All in all I think its a start. We go again in a couple of weeks.

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My virtual store in Second Life now has a brand new line of mens hair  in vibrant colors! It is pretty exciting for me. it took a long time to create these first few styles but it is a start and I will do more!

AlleyCat Studios Mens Hair in Second Life

AlleyCat Studios Mens Hair in Second Life

You can see it by visiting AlleyCat Studios Island in Second Life itself. Or you can check it out on the web on SLX HERE.

This is Aaron – Get it HERE

Aaron - Mens Hair By AlleyCat Studios

Aaron - Mens Hair By AlleyCat Studios

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This is Bale – Get it HERE

Bale - Mens Hair By AlleyCat Studios

Bale - Men's Hair By AlleyCat Studios

This is Caden – Get it HERE

Caden - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios

Caden - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios

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This is Darren – Get it HERE

Darren - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios in Second Life

Darren - Mens Hair by AlleyCat Studios in Second Life

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