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Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Last nights AKB class was HUGE! My class is always a good 10-15 people, but because it is an new year and people are joining our gym we had over 25 people for sure! It was so much fun having that many people there, the energy in the room was so high and people were making each other work harder. For a minute during class I kind of felt like a Bob-Jillian yelling at them, telling them to hit the bags harder!!! I love teaching kickboxing.

When I got home I made myself and AB and Banana sandwich, it was 9pm I wanted something easy. I also was greeted by a big hug and kiss from the Hubby who GOT THE JOB! So exciting, especially in a time like this where people are having a struggle with keeping there jobs. He starts Monday, this will be his first time not working from home in over 4 years! A new chapter in his life. I am going to have to make a lot of changes around here, because I am used to hubby being at home. If I need anything I can just call him and he can get it for me, but not now. It’s a great change and I am excited for us! Thanks for all your encouraging words!!!!


When I woke up this morning my left calf was killing me, it hurt a little yesterday, but I thought nothing of it. It must have been from the hour on the ET machine!!!! I was leery about running , but I got out there anyway.

Day 1 of Boston training:

Goal: 30-35 minutes easy Running, 3.5 miles


  • Distance: 3.73
  • Time: 30:10
  • Avg Pace: 9:30 (right on target)
  • Max Pace: 7:06
  • Calories Burned: 410

At the beginning of the run my calf was sore and I was PISSED, I have been working so hard to keep my legs fresh and now my leg was hurting. But as I kept running the pain dulled, and then eventually went away. I have to say it was very challenging trying to keep a 9 minute pace, I kept speeding up and would have to tell myself over and over, EASY RUN!!!


Came home and made a quick bowl of oats.

The Mix-ins:

1/2 c oats
1/2 c H2O
1/2 Soy Milk (it was cheaper)
a dash of brown sugar
2 tbs of Snacktrtion Trail Mix
1/8 Peanut Butter Optimum Bar from Natures Path
spoonful of Barney Butter

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I want to share with you all something that spoke volumes to me this past weekend. It’s about having an ATTITUDE OF GRATTITUDE. I know that Thanksgiving is not too far behind us and already I have forgotten to be thankful for all I have. A persons attitude is a choice. You can have a thankful one, or an ungrateful one. I want to choose the thankful one, how do I do that?

It’s a building process not something that just happens in mere seconds. Think about all the small things that you can be thankful for, just getting out of bed is worthy of thankfulness, consider the alternative! One should be thankful to be ALIVE, life in itself is worthy of thankfulness. This is something that is based on REALITY and not the “power of positive thinking”. Despite our circumstances we have much to be thankful for.

There was a man named Robinson Caruso who was abandon by a plan crash on an island for 27 years. He had a choice to have an attitude of complaining or a thankful one. He had every right to complain but he sat down and wrote about all the things he was grateful for. Here is some things on his list; Thankful to be alive, not have drowned, for not having any cloths to wear because it was so hot, no need for weapons because there were no beasts….the list goes on and on. WOW this man is an inspiration…..I want to choose the attitude of gratitude, what do you choose?

P.S. Don’t forget to enter this weeks give away for Snacktrition samples! Oh and if you have already entered let everyone know on your blog and you can leave another COMMENT!!!! Last day is this FRIDAY!!!


RunToFinish said...

Big fan of Wayne Dyer who talks a lot about attitude, it has been a big turning point for me over the last year and I'm much happier just because I'm more grateful.

just me said...

congrats to your hubby! that's wonderful news! and now he can be your go to grocery boy!!

Brian said...

those oats look awesome. do you heat them up or let them sit for a little before eating? I want to try making some!

I agree with being thankful. I try to apreciate more everyday. CONGRATS ON THE JOB HUBBY!

Denise said...

Yea for Hubs!!! I'm happy for you guys!

I always say I'm so thankful but I think I should start actually writing down what I'm thankful for. To really emphasize and think about each individual thing.

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Congrats to your husband! I have chosen to live 2009 with an "attitude of gratitude" as well. I want to focus on the positive things in life - it will make me happier!

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

Congrats on the job!
Your oats looked fantastic this morning too!

Blogging and reading everyone's sweet comments makes me grateful for my blessings!

Neily said...

Congrats to your hubby for getting the job! I know how stressful that must have been for you both.

Great point about attitude - always need a reminder.

Lauren said...

That's great about your kickboxing class being big. How fun!

Congratulations for your husbands new job, thats awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

I am SO happy to hear the news about the hubby!!!

In regard to your ?, the calf is okay, but maybe because I have been using it for the past two weeks....? Is this your first time in a while?

Mica said...

Congratulations to your husband. That's awesome!

I'm impressed that you have such a good attitude (of gratitude) every day, Bobbi! You're so inspirational!

MizFit said...

big fan of wayne dyer and michael beckwith.

strive to live each day as gratefully as possible---no matter WHAT transpires.

(whew that can be hard some days :))


Lacey Nicole said...

CONGRATS all around!!

teacherwoman said...

Oh goodness, I think attitude is EVERYTHING!

Cassandra said...

I am so happy you stopped by my blog! I am big fan of your story and daily inspiration like today's postitive attitude and being greatful, I totaly agree! congrats to your husband! Is it too late for the "fave nut" comment? if not here is mine: Brazil nuts in the raw please! so big, creamy and they satisfy my hunger! ps of course you can add me to your blog roll! I would be honored!

HangryPants said...

I definitely want to choose gratitude!

I bet you area very good instructor.

Congrats to you husband!

Laurel said...

Congrats to your hubby! That's great news!

I love kickboxing! I wish I cold take your class.

Lance said...

I'm choosing the attitude of gratitude also, Bobbi!

And...let the Boston training begin!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your hubby on the job! That's amazing :D

Attitude of gratitude...love it!