Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

My friend and I at our first making strides walk

It is hard to believe that is has been a year since my very first Making Strides event. I'm excited to do another one and hopefully I'm in better shape this time around. I truly believe that these walks make a big difference by helping spread awareness but by also showing support. I'll be walking for my mama Janet again this year, and I'm excited because a few days afterward I'll be flying out to visit her.

 Since 1993, 8 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $460 million to help fight breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2011 alone, 1 million walkers across the country collected more than $60 million to help fight this disease.

This year I've named my team, Steppin' 4 Boobies. If you'd like to make a donation, learn more about this wonderful organization, or if you're interested in finding a location in your area just check out this link 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Challenge - Week 5 Results

No good news today, but no bad news either. I must say I am becoming a bit disheartened by this whole challenge. After 5 weeks, I expected to start seeing some results, yet I feel I've done all this hard work with nothing to show for it. Maybe doing the old-fashion exercise and healthy eating method isn't enough? I started this wanting to stick to the natural way of doing things but I'm starting to believe that isn't enough. Perhaps it wouldn't hurt to have a little extra help from some kind of weight loss supplement. A few years ago I tried SlimQuick and liked it. I'm thinking I'll give it a try starting tomorrow and see if next weeks results are any better. This journey is quickly becoming more difficult than I realized. I thought I prepared myself for the toll it would take on my body physically, but I didn't prepare mentally at all. I don't know what to do to fix that but I'm determined to try. There are many days that I want to give up this challenge, and there are days where I am still desperately holding out hope that the pounds will start disappearing. For now, the blubber has won this battle, hopefully I win the war.

Last week results - 2 lbs lost
This week results - 2 lbs gained

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Broken Destiny Book Trailer!

I am super exited to be a part of Carlyle Labuschagne's book trailer release! 
The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I've been dying to read this book! It would look oh so pretty on my bookshelf :o)

This amazing new sci-fi series begins with The Broken Destiny: Book One of The Broken Series. Ava's People have been exiled to Planet Poseidon, where through a series of horrific events, Ava discovers that their existence has been fabricated by The Council, And She has a Destiny that could save them. Her Soul is a secret weapon that has been lost to an ancient race. To fulfill her destiny Ava needs to go through a series of "chances" that will reveal her true purpose. Throughout her journey she will become what she hates in order to save the ones she loves. And through it all she will find herself - for that is her Destiny, to rise above the fall. 

The story continues in the next riveting book Evanescent  - due to release late 2013.

All my life, I had searched for something, something I thought I ought to be. I felt like I was living someone else’s life, waiting for the awakening of my own. I felt like an empty shell burning for life. That was, until the day I lay dying in the prince’s chambers. I could no longer feel the pain from the tear in my gut. The only sensation left was a hollowed-out feeling that I had made a huge mistake in assuming that taking my own life, would have stopped the ancestors’ spirit from raging out. I had given up. I didn’t want to see myself killing the ones I loved. I was the Chosen one, but I threw it all away for what I thought would save a life. Could you end a life to save a life? I did, and I have regretted it ever since. I realized then that things like me are not meant to exist. What had been missing my whole life? It was I. To find myself, I had to lose myself in the worst possible way. The consequences of my actions became the legend of The Broken.

Want to know more about Carlyle and the Broken Series?

Twitter: @CarlyleL