Sunday, January 6, 2013

White Elephant Table Post

So this post is a hodge podge.  A mishmash.  A little of everything.  Perhaps nothing that you want...lol...Much like the White Elephant Table at the church bizarre...oops that SHOULD be bizaar ! or not..

I think I figured out something- I think..... I guess I'll just say this, and let you all see if it makes sense.  As I was told, my emotions and my vulnerability were most likely warring it out with each other.  Well it was said better then that- but you ( hopefully) get the idea.

Typical visual thinker that I am-->

 My vulnerability made me feel naked.  My brain was frantically searching for a blanket to cover up.  My heart wanted to bask in the freedom of it all.  Right now I'm not completely naked, but I feel like walking towards the nudist beach...(OH my goodness...I hope all this naked talk didn't get rid of one  some of you! )

  Things between Barney and myself are good.  The smoke has cleared.  The dust has settled.  Things feel a bit different around here- but to put a finger on how, I am unsure.  I'm just going to live and try not to over-think it....I know right? Gah...Willie is that growth?



Speaking of GROWTH.....



The holiday were kind of like this for me.... BAD eating habits, NO exercise...Boooooooooooo Willie!




Being sick the week over Christmas means this.


isn't really a factor...but this is something I need to keep in mind



and THIS too


Also I have exciting news-ish...For the sake of the blog let's just say we WON a trip.  All 5 of us are going somewhere we most likely will never be able to go again.  So I want to wear a bikini.  I have 2 months to get there.  Sure anyone of any shape and size can wear a bikini, and I'm never going to be Bo Derek.  But I want to not feel so self conscious.  Will this happen even if I achieve the perfect body? Meh,  who knows?  But my heart will be healthier in the long run so that is what is most important here...and to Barney....eeeek!



By the way...this is almost exactly like my bikini...I threw the Hello Kitty one in there for New Bea ( wink) 

Basically I am throwing down the gauntlet!  Rallying the troops and all that jazz!  Time to get our GOOB back on!  Lets get healthy ladies ( and any men who want to join) and see if we happen to get a better body (for ourselves not society)  out of it!

Here is a really well done ad by Nike.  Granted I don't have an athletic body, but I like how they examine the  REAL  female body 


46 comments:

  1. We start tomorrow around here...the holidays are over and so are the excuses! Soooo...here goes nothing! Time to start getting ready for summer (mainly cuz if I don't start thinking about summer this snow will drive me straight to the looney bin!)

    P

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    1. You know getting ready for summer does NOT mean looking for new frozen cocktail recipes for most people, right P ?

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    2. Ummmm... Ya sure I knew that! Lol but I did find a great one if ur interested!

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    3. Ooh I am P. My elbow can always use some exercise. ;)

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  2. BTW...love those Nike ads! They're brilliant!

    P

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  3. Good for you girl. I am sure you will do it.

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  4. Hi Willie
    Good for you! I am glad to hear that things are working out and cheer you on for your bikini.
    I don't have any suggestions, but I am loving doing my Randy Yee, accelerated yoga - 50 minutes per day. I decided that I want to be gentler to myself, and yoga is good for my mind and body.
    You sound like you are in pretty good shape, so don't go overboard on the exercise....45 minutes with a weighted hula hoop sounds brutal.
    Congrats on your trip!!!!
    hugs
    lillie

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  5. Hey Lillie

    Randy Yee? Is that the one that Blue Bird does?

    50 minutes per day? Wow...think at how flexible you'll be! *wink*

    The hula hoop is easy, or at least it was before HOLIDAY Breakdown of exercise. The stairs will be the challenge again. Unfortunately, I have a um, 'coach' now. I don't have to follow MY specific routine, but do something...bosses orders. ( blood pressure...sigh)

    The boys are so excited...#3 more so about the plane. Wait 'til he finds out HOW long we are going to be on it, and that it is take off and landing that is fun- the rest? LOL. They've never seen a palm tree or the ocean so I guess it is hard for him to wrap his head about the excitement of it all. Heir to the Throne has been researching....LOL.

    Good Luck with your YOGA!

    Willie

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    1. I am glad everything is starting to flow better for you.
      I am there with you on the exercise thing. Congrats on the trip

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    2. I am doing the Randy Yee, accelerated 50 minute one with Muriel Hemingway, but my knees hurt today so I took the day off....it isn't too bad, but I am thinking I might like to stagger it with a different one every other day....what one are you doing?

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    3. Blue Bird I LOVE how your concern and encouragement is there for me...right AFTER you asked Lillie about her exercise tape!

      Bwahahaa..

      Carry on ladies!

      Love Willie

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  6. Yeah, Willie! Things sound good and glad you are basking in it instead of overthinking it!

    I am getting my GOOB on again. I have a dress I want to wear on Easter. How many months is that? Three! Three months! So I have a little more time than you for your bikini. The down side is that that means I need to start getting up early enough to get to the gym before work which also means :-( that I need to get to bed earlier and I (unfortunately) have no one to remind me how late it is getting.

    Loved your Northern Saw Whet Owl picture...so cute!

    Hula girls unite!
    Cygnet

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    1. Let the hip gyrating begin!

      I get to watch Cmdr. McGarrett while doing it too! What better incentive?

      Thanks for the bird identification ...he was too cute to pass up!

      Hugging back
      Willie

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    2. So, you, Minelle and me are on the hoop team? Who else? Can we have a cheer of our very own...like, I dunno...hula, hula...hoop!hoop!hoop!?

      Steve'll be waiting for me tomorrow night too!

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  7. Congrats on your trip! And good luck with you exercise and getting into that bikini you want to wear.

    Glad you are sorting through those emotions too. I think that is the worse thing about ttwd, is having to deal with the emotions that war with each other.

    So back to the exercise thing....I think I will join you. But not in the next few days..after BC I think :)Though I would never ever even think about wearing a bikini...I would be mistaken for a beached whale stranded on the sand!

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    1. Now stop talking bad about yourself! This MY blog ( and Barney is not around at the moment) so I make the rules...no bad mouthing yourself

      Moving on. The emotions were in a word, brutal. I had no idea. I couldn't even find a focal point. Poor Barney didn't know what to do.

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  8. Hey there :)

    Well, I think it sounds like you have a wonderful plan...and your, um..."Coach".....could be helpful in motivating you ;) I am not doing a whole lot of moving lately...mostly water stuff when I am able *wink, wink*

    Come, March-ish I am going to need to be motivated to work off this baby...until then, we are still on our no-pop challenge....and Ryan is seeing a decrease in what he lovingly refers to as his "keg" ;) MEN!!

    Much love and support


    ~Lucy

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    1. Hey..Long time no speak...( stop laughing)

      Well Gracie is actually going to help you um, loose some of that baby. Ryan, he's going to have to do it all on his own !

      I'll cheer you on from the beach. WAIT she better not come late! I don't want to be out of the country...oh tee hee..I'll guess I'll be in YOUR country if she comes late!

      Do try to keep in touch *wink*
      Love
      Willie

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  9. Sooooo excited for you Willie!!!! My happy place in my head is on a hammock between two palm trees:) I still need to send you that Hello Kitty pic:) Too funny...Good luck getting your GOOB on!
    hugs!
    Bea

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    1. Hammock? Ack.. two words Motion Sickness. Ironic really because I can barely sit still.

      Wait...what happened to your GOOB?

      Love
      Willie

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    2. My GOOB has been hibernating:) I have done Zumba...that is a blast...will be doing more of that this week:)
      Motion sickness in a hammock!!
      Bea

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  10. Sighs - I need to hop on that train, too. Been too long, and tooooooooo many cookies....and pies......and a "Deen"'s worth of butter.

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    1. LOL...a "Deen's" worth of butter!

      Jump on board June, there's lots of room...even more as the weeks go on in this challenge we hope!

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  11. How did you get that picture of Brice laying on the floor? Why did you cut me out of it, laying next to him? ;)

    We are starting TOMORROW !

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    1. Hey Betsy..

      LOL...That is actually the police photo of one of the two squatters in our basement over the holidays.

      Tomorrow it is!

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  12. Congratulations on the trip winning.
    And with a good coach that bikini will not be a problem.
    In between going up and going down, flying is booooooring! But the airport before take off is a disaster wirh all the security and all the waiting.

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    1. Thanks Bas we are all pretty excited.
      Well 3 of them are, Barney and I are thinking about what you are talking about..and FEEDING them for 14 hours....argh

      Oh well....that is pretty much the only price we have to pay! Well that and fighting red tape and changing rules for pastports, birth certificates, travel insurance. I think I need a holiday..OH WAIT!

      as for my coach..his motivations are all health related- I guess there is a benefit to that too :)

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  13. Hi Wilma, hey, I'm sitting here writing this having my morning (just) cuppa. How about that for a turnaround instead of you commenting to me during morning coffee! It is only just still morning - a combination of holiday time and a very ... er ... early morning chatting *wink*.

    Yes Willie, there is growth! This was good for you guys, though difficult, and I bet things feel a little different now. I get what you are saying about the emotions and vulnerability. It take a while for us to 'allow' ourselves to be so vulnerable. I am so glad you .. um.. have found your mind (he he) and that things are much better with you a Barney. You aren't overthinking it, good on you!

    Good on you getting back on the exercise train. Go GOOBers!

    The trip sounds wonderful. How exciting! I'll cheer you on into that bikini!

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. You two are crazy night owls that is all I am saying about that!

      I have found my mind and it was quite difficult for the search and rescue team to recover as it is so very small :)

      Things do feel different yet not weird ( I so need a new word here). Not thinking about it though...Just being..my Zen like self...who is off to do laundry!

      Exercise...whooo hoo...raw, raw! cough, cough..gasp. No I"m sure it will be good. I might hang my bikini in the stairwell as motivation!

      Love
      Willie

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  14. Yes I also think its growth! Well you know what I think! I am starting tomorrow as well! I have a wedding to ready my bod for. The climate will be warm, however I have a nice bathing suit in mind....picture a pin-up type.
    Actually I'll be happy to wear a cocktail dress while sipping a cocktail. I may also attempt to embarrass my kids by dancing later in the evening!
    I know you will do it! You could easily wear a bikini this very moment! Where in Gods green earth do you figure you need to lose weight?

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    1. I second your last sentence Minelle :)

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    2. Minelle! You Sex-Kitten, Vixen, Pin Up Girl...you officially have the longest moniker! Pick a nice cocktail dress because if Ana's campaign is successful before you leave, a bathing suit might be out of the question...UNLESS you are comfortable saying it is a funky sunburn?

      We are ALL going to do this right? Especially now that you are on the hula hoop team?

      AS for you and NOW Roz, I never said I wanted to loose weight. Heck I"m not even ALLOWED to loose weight. I just want to get in shape.
      In fact I tend to gain weight when I work out...muscle I guess...( Look out mouthy HOH who isn't mind but likes to offer too much advice---off the dock you go!).

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  15. Boooooo! I hate exercise. If you keep up the encouragement, I might be pushed into actually joining that challenge and getting healthy. Lol. Congratulations on your big win.

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    1. Oh Blondie trust me when I say booooooooo exercise too! When I first started doing the stairs I was swearing like a Longshoreman in my mind !

      Thank you for the congrats. There is no way we could afford this trip without the win. Not going to question the why, just going to enjoy the time :)

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  16. OK, FINE, I WILL DO IT WITH YOU!! STOP YELLING AT ME!!
    Actually, I start running again in the morning. I haven't ran in 5 months, since I broke both feet, so it should be very interesting. Hell, I'm tired just thinking about it. Maybe I will just go see my Ortho and get a doctor's note saying that I'm not allowed to run. Oh wait, I can just forge one. ;) he he he






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    1. **************BUT I LIKE YELLING AT YOU****************

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  17. Yes Willie dear - Not over thinking is definitely growth and I am very proud of you.

    Huge congrats on your trip! Where are you headed? Good luck with your exercise - as if you really need it to fit into a bikini. pfft If ya had my body - I could definitely see your concern but your are tiny so what 1/32 of an inch do you need to lose? Your earlobe?

    Blessings,
    Cat

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  18. I almost did a shout out to you at that point Cat- but everybody knows *wink*

    I am NOT trying to loose weight...sheesh! lol SHAPE - trying to see if this fanny pack that has swung around front will disappear.

    Somewhere HOT and far..and freaky for a person who doesn't care for the ocean...

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  19. Yay for a fun trip!!! I would love a vacation right about now.. :)

    I feel all yucccckkkkkk when I don't get some form of exercise at least every other day. It really effects me. I'm going to put it in my list of rules even, is how much of a difference it makes.

    Ever seen Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon? "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't shoot their husbands. They just don't." Lol :)

    Hugs!
    Elle

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    1. I am so excited to go too Elle. Mostly I want to watch the boys experience something so different from what they are used to.

      I love the quote!

      Hope things are going well on you end....or WITH your end *wink*

      Willie

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  20. Okay, I started giggling at the owl and didn't really stop.

    Good luck this week Willie...just don't overdo it. It's amazing how long a body can take to get over one of those nasty colds. Don't wear yourself out.

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  21. Isn't he the cutest thing? That little owl.

    I was so gung ho yesterday. The power went out last night, my alarm didn't go off. Running around like a chicken with my head cut of (yes just for you wink)- last minute " MOM! did you get my...."

    T-minus 40 minutes until the little men are all gone. T-minus 90 until EVERYONE is gone...sigh. Oh right exercise :)

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  22. YES Bea, motion sickness in a hammock, a swing...I'm a laugh riot to hang around with!

    ALRIGHT EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS.... Emi's husband..yes HUSBAND, has started to blog.. anybody else think this could get very interesting? tee hee...I kid. His link is up on my blog if this doesn't work

    http://thehinbih.blogspot.ca/2013/01/first-blog-as-h.html

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  23. Actually, my brain is so exhausted from reading through a gadzillion comments that I must have already lost a hundred calories!

    Seriously, many congratulations Willie on winning a holiday! somewhere nice and not - brilliant!!

    I will join the fitness team, but not with a hoola hoop. I started a week ago on my fitness bike. I cycle as hard as I can for ten minutes by which time my legs are on fire and I'm sweaty and out of breath. This is meant to raise my metabolism so I'm told. Just ten minutes a day! Oh, and the swimming as often as I can manage it. But I reckon I'll still be tubular by Easter when we go away.

    PS - You have a great figure Willie!! I'm just saying....

    Hugs, Ami

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