"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'm starting boot Camp

Today I'm starting boot camp. My new year's resolution for the last 5 years was to lose weight and feel happy with myself. Every year comes and goes so fast and nothing. This year so far I have been doing good. Starting off slow. But so far since Jan. 1 I have not had any soda and have had fast food only two times. Which I get no french fries and have a chicken sandwich. Maybe a salad. So far I've lost 5 pounds. I figured if I exercise I would lose it faster. Back in the day when Tae Bo was new I got the "videos" and tried it. Just the first time I was sore the next day. So I know they work you. Well I was at Kmart yesterday and found this 3 DVD workout box AND the Billy Bands for only $20.00. I have really been wanting to get a gym membership but then i thought, what if I don't feel like going, then I'm still paying for the days I miss. I thought it would be a good idea to just get DVD's and do it from home.


Molly Malia said...

good for you! all hail billy blanks! i just did one of his boot camp shows on demand the other night to see if i liked it... yes mam... i'll get tone with you!

Jackson 3 said...

Wow! 5 pounds already!! Good Job. I'm glad you posted a blog about this cause now we'll all be watching!! lol no pressure. Kidding Kidding Kidding. My Mom has been dieting and excersising since just before christmas so it's all rage in the family! I tried Weight Watchers with her for about a week till I gave up. Don't follow my lead. I'll have to try some workouts on demand. My mom did one the other night. I just watched! lol..

betsy said...

hi sarah! can i just tell you that i love billy blanks. i hope you find success with your new years resolution. i need to get on top of mine too. maybe i'll go pick up the bootcamp dvd....

brieanne. said...

Hey a friend of mine started a blog that is "private" but she is inviting anyone who wants to join. it is called "healthy as a hog" and is a support group of sorts for people wanting to loose weight/be healthier. tips, tricks, trials, etc. let me know if you want a link to her blog so you can ask to be added!

The Gargalis family said...

Sarah keep it up sister! The biggest thing is just to do something-anything that gets you moving. Don't give up!!!