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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Run Phat Girl Run

It has been a while since I shared my workout effort with you dear readers. I am going to begin doing that again. I find it's a good way to encourage myself and keep my motivation going, don't you? If you work out, no matter how small, being encouraged is a good thing!

This morning I wanted to get a head start on my work out and after a cup of coffee, got ready and went out.  With my Groovy Playlist on I my headphones, I hit the pavement. Running on concrete and asphalt is hard on your feet so I had to remember to tread carefully.
I ran 1-mile and a half non-stop and on the way back I did a run-walk, 3 miles, almost anyway! I ended my run tired, but elated. I reminded myself to stretch before and after. This is so important to do.

While I was running I focused on what I was doing, while keeping my mind from wandering to the drivers whizzing by in their cars. You know those thoughts that creeps in to your thoughts... "how do I look while running", " my ass looking good in my Capri tights"....." I keeping a steady gait"...." I look like I'm moving"?!!! Why do we do that to ourselves uh?!  No matter what, we look for the negatives in what we do, just because!!! I'm working on that kind of thinking! I do hope you are getting your exercise in daily dear readers. Tell me, what are you doing to keep fit?  Til next time, keep on moving!!

A New Trailer for ‘Doctor Who’ Was Just Released & JJJ Can Hardly Wait for August! | Jenna-Louise Coleman | Just Jared Jr.
My grandson JJ pose w/ Dr. Who cut-out at a Comic-con weekend!

Did you hear?  Hear what you might ask me dear readers....well from the title you already know what I'm talking about!  If you are a major fan of Dr. Who, you may have already watched the trailer for the new season!  I'm not a major fan because I don't sit and watch every episode religiously.  However, I am a fan because it is so entertaining.  I just hate when they change the beeswax! But that's just my opinion. 

So I haven't watched for a while. Except a few episodes last season because my youngest and her brother are major fans.  Yep, my 12 year old got hooked by her brother's love for the show.  Well, I watched the trailer for the upcoming season and oh man, I've got to tune in this time around!  The new season looks really good.  It begins in the United States on August 23rd.  Whoohooo~

See the link below to watch the trailer:

A New Trailer for ‘Doctor Who’ Was Just Released & JJJ Can Hardly Wait for August! | Jenna-Louise Coleman | Just Jared Jr.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Get Your Life: What have you done?

It's a week since I asked what do you do when you are dissatisfied with your life? When things are not going the way you want them to...? It was a discussion to get not just you moving towards your goals dear readers, but me as well!

Did you do the "homework" I gave you?  What homework?  Well, go back to the article and read the last sentence.  ~Crickets~ ~Birds chirping~.......are you back yet?  Great! So, tell me, what have you done towards getting your life to where you want it to be this week?

Let me tell you what I've been up to.  Remember I keep talking about changing the look of my blogs, getting to where I want it to be?  I've begun doing that!  Finally, right?!  Yep. I'm enjoying myself creating the look I want and I can't wait to show it to you. It's going to be a while longer for the big reveal.  It is a three-fold goal which also involves some of the other things I've always wanted to!

I've also done some research and looked into other offers that I've been putting on the back burner.  I've even put myself out there for an opportunity of which I will share at some point on my blogs!  

I have been really motivating myself to keep my body moving and not stop working out. There are times when I cannot get out to workout, however, as long as I do something at least 3 times for the week...that keeps me on track to the goal I've set for myself.

Are you thinking to yourself as you read this, "Man she's been busy", yes I have.  But while I'm busy working towards some of the goals I have, it hasn't been problem free at all.  I'm faced with so much at times I can't tell you how difficult it can be to keep myself motivated.

Some of us experience difficulties that keeps us questioning and doubting ourselves.  At times like this we will be less motivated.  You have to decide to keep going, in spite of it all; because if you don't, you will get sucked into the mindless circle that ensues....that same circle that we have been in one time too many!

I have been saying out loud "I have to let go of the life I plan so that God can take me where I am supposed to be" to remind myself that everything will be alright.  Because I often worry about a problem after praying about it, not giving God a chance to do what he knows how to do. A reminder for me to let go, and let God.  

Hey, God does factor a lot in my life, and so I always come right back to him!  You can use your own Deity, whatever it is you use to keep your spirituality going.  In my opinion, he is everything, he is all beings.  

So moving on, now that I've shared what I have been up to. How about you?  Even if you don't share with me, I do hope that you will use this as motivation to work towards that goal of yours.  It does help to stay focus though doesn't it, when you share some of your goals, and/or fears, with someone?  There are definitely some things you should keep close to yourself until it is time to let others in.   Now that you have begun, don't stop!  Continue moving forward, take that class you've always wanted to take, you have to choose a subject right?  Or decide which school/learning source you will use; get that hair cut, empty out that garage, organize your closet....?  It doesn't matter what it is, as long as it is something you have been meaning to do, or have always wanted to do, and you take one step towards getting it done! Now you know the drill, let's meet up again next week, and share.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beginner's Prose: Aha Moment
A re-post from my poetry blog: I hope you will re-discover your aha moments my dear readers. I'm having fun re-discovering mine! 

Beginner's Prose: Aha Moment: I smile with the awareness of love I smile with the knowledge of my "aha" moment I smile at the awakening of my soul open to t...

Monday, July 21, 2014

FabulouslyCurvy Nominated for Award ~ Fabulously Curvy

I had to share this across my blogs! FabulouslyCurvy-aka-Donna ForeverSerenity-aka-D-Foreverserenity-aka-SerenityBeginner'sProse, has been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!!!!

How cool is that dear readers?!  Please follow the link to read my acceptance "speech", and to see who I nominated to receive this award as well! Some great bloggers out there! Keep on blogging! Thank you for reading with me!

FabulouslyCurvy Nominated for Award ~ Fabulously Curvy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Get Your Life

 Find the Road to YOU -
It's Hump Day dear readers. The day when some of us can't wait to get to Friday, or we are just dragging ourselves over the hump, figuratively and literally!  I have a question to ask,


1)When things are just not going in the direction you want no matter how many chances you give it? 

2)When the people around you just don’t give a shit? 

3)When the people you trust just don’t care enough?

It’s going to be hard, but you’ve got to do it…..GET YOUR LIFE!

Consider this your friendly reminder from your motivator......ME!  (yep, a reminder to me've got my back...Muaah xoxoxo)

Now go do it....let's meet up in a week to share what you've done towards this goal!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Blog Update

It has been a while since I posted any music articles.   I promise you I will get it together. Baby steps are turning into toddler size steps, to adult ones! It would be great to just have myself to focus on, but I don't. And even focusing on me alone is a tall order because of all the stuff that has been going's been quite a bumpy ride! I am forcing myself to make time for my writing, not because it is a chore, but because I love doing this.  This is what I want to keep on doing, and I'm going to give it my full attention to make it a reality.

I shared some time ago that I plan on changing the look of my blogs. I have 3 blogs..three!  That's a lot to keep up.  I wanted to get rid of one or two, then I realize that I would like to keep them all.  Each blog serves a different purpose, and I have plans that will include all, so that's it for now.  Until then my dear readers, I hope you will forgive the links that do not open and the haphazard looks that occurs at times.  I like being a I'll probably stay w/Blogger, though I'm swaying in other directions...we'll see!

Amanda & Me(Googler...Google-ite...I come up w/these pseudonyms - no bad intentions there Google!)  So if you read my fashion blog Fabulously Curvy, you'll see that I will be attending a special event tomorrow evening.  It's late and I'm going off to bed. My Amanda gave me a light blow out and straightened my curls...she can be such a gem when she wants to!lol! 

Somehow this write up turned into a Blog update....and not about musical obsession!lol! I've been obsessing over Jill Scott's and Megan Hilty's music, I shared that info in my last write up.  I will share my favorite of their songs soon. Til next time my dear readers. Happy TGIF!