Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Life as we know it . . . .

is a tad bit crazy, crazy, right now. So much to do. But it's all good. I hate to admit I have fallen off my exercise wagon. But I am jumping back on. Haven't been to the gym in 5 days - yikes !!!! So looks like I might be back to day 1 on my 21 day challenge. But isn't that the beauty of it ? But I have been really good with keeping away from carbs so that is good. It is my challenge and I can start and stop it as much as I want. So I will be back to the gym this week and back to my routine. Lately - I have barely had time to sleep - let alone work out. Luckily I go to Marge & Tom's and most nights get 5-6 hours. Have I told you lately I love those two little old peeps. I do ! In fact I really love what I do. Actually - I think I really like to take care of people. So much so that I think in my spare time (ha, ha, ha, ha) You can all stop laughing now. I might want to go to nursing school. Really - I think I might have to hire an exploratory committee to evaluate my 24 hours in day and see of they can figure this one out for me. Because I think it is something I really want to do. So between my scrapbooking job (which I love and kinda pays the bills), being the mom (which I love), being the wife (which I love), taking care of my older friends (which I love and is helping pay the bills), cleaning the house (which I would love a housekeeper - ha, ha, ha, ha, - another one of those laughing moments), paying the bills (which is more like juggling the bills), being the taxi driver (you would never believe how many miles I put on my poor little van each week), being the cook, the gardener, the nurse, oh yeah and the Enrichment Leader (which after the broadcast on Saturday I no longer know what I am called) . . . . etc. I think I am going to go back to school !!!! The reality is - none of the above stated jobs can go away. So I must figure this one out. I don't know - we will have to see !!!! But the security of having a good degree in a field that will always need workers is a good security in the economic times we face.

Fun day ahead - Getting the kiddo's off to school. High Schooler and middle schooler are already off. Just waiting to take the little guy in just a it. Then I am off to Scrapology in Gilbert to do an i-top demo. Then back home to gather kiddos from school and then off to Karleigh's swim meet. Then baseball practice for the boys !!!! Good thing it is Tuesday. If you know the Paolacci's you know what that means - PIZZA NIGHT !!! Sardella's Buy one get one free !!!! Happy Day.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Love this new find . . . . Just had to share

I found this amazing website http://www.quotesviatext.com/

Receive daily motivational text messages on your cell phone!
With all of the stresses and obligations that you have in your daily life, start every day off on a positive note with a motivational and inspirational quote sent directly to cell phone via text message - 7 days a week 365 days a year.

I got all my kids signed up and I am excited about it - with all the craziness out there in the world this is such a positive way for my entire family to start their day. I love it !!!!

Today's quote was by Elizabeth Harrison "Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize"

Love how that quote made me feel this morning. It has inspired me to try and have a more positive attitude today and not let any negativity creep in. Only positive thoughts and positive words today.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” From "A Return To Love"
I am taking the 21 day challenge with Rhonna and I want you my friends and family to join me. Pick something you want to work on and come along for the ride.
check out the challenge here . . .
Day 1 – 9.9.09

Back on track to create the body “I WANT TO LIVE IN”
As of today I have lost 18 lbs and there is so much more where that came from. After delivering 6 babies with this body and not taking the time to take care of me for the past 20 years. I am ready to be fit and forty. To feel good and truly enjoy this next phase of life. There are so many things I want to do and the first is to feel good in my own skin. To be confident and comfortable no matter what situation I am in.

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside. You are a great power for good. You will make the world a better place. Lift up your chin; walk tall. God loves you." D.F. Uchtdorf

The past couple weeks I have gotten off track here and there, then I received an email from Todd Chambers from CHAMBO and he spoke of accountability groups. This is exactly what I need. I am almost over my cold and I am ready to head back to the gym. Promised my friends I would be there in the morning.

21 days will go by no matter what. So, why not take that 1 habit you want to make or break & do it. Change. Be that power for good that you have the potential of being as you change for the better. You will make your world a better place. By the end of the 21 days you will have succeeded!Take each minute, each hour at a time....do NOT give in to your old habits. This is worth it, trust me. You can do it. I believe in you! - Rhonna