Monday, January 24, 2011

My Aunt - A great Lady.

I've just been thinking of my Aunt.  She's been struggling with cancer and has called her children home to say "good-bye".  I hope her immediate family doesn't mind me writing about her, I am taking such a liberty based on the fact that she is my aunt.

I remember the first day I met her.  She was dating my uncle.  I was pretty much his shadow whenever we visited grandma and grandpa.  They lived on a dairy and I would follow my uncle around as he did chores, feeding the cows, and milking them.  On this day my "aunt" was also with him.  They were so kind to let me, the little kid (8yr old) following them around.  They did not send me away.  We were in the milking barn when she asked me what I thought about her being my aunt.  Well of course I was excited.  I'm so greatful for these memories. 

I'll never forget the great talks we were able to have after her first bout with cancer and when I was losing my baby boy.  Her insight and spiritual perspective were such a strength to me in my time of need.  She taught me great lessons, that I'm ever so greatful for.  I love you my aunt!!  A Great Lady.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Gym...

So I've been losing weight again, and this time I'm able to exercise.  So I thought I'd go and enter the contest at Gold's Gym in our area to win a car.  Not that I think I'll win necessarily but it could be fun and provide more incentive.  Anyway, I got through the whole process to the picture at the end.  I weighed, did the body mass thing, and got measured, entered into the computer.  They even gave those who entered a free session with a trainer. 

Well, I got to the picture part and turns out the contest is not based on how much weight you actually lose but on the biggest difference in your pictures after 12 weeks.  So for the picture I would have to wear shorts and show my midriff etc... now this might not be a big deal for some, but for me it was a deal breaker.  Needless to say I did not get my picture taken, but I did get the free session with a trainer which I'll be doing on thursday.  and I asked for a free week's pass, which I got.  So I went yesterday and today, it's been totally fun.  Too bad the membership is just too much money right now.  But I'm having fun with it now.  Zumba, pilates, step aerobics, who knows what tomarrow may bring.