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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 4

The Good: I am reading, Working it Out, by Abby Rike (Biggest Loser season 8) and I cannot put it down! I cannot explain or put into words the unshakable faith this woman has! She was the contestant that opened up about losing her husband, 5 year old, and 17 day old son in a car accident a few seasons ago. I can only imagine the pain she went through but as I read her story and it unfolds, I have noticed that she is an incredibly strong person and relied on her childlike faith to carry her through the tough times. This book makes me want to show the ones I love how much I love them every day. She had an amazing relationship with her husband and I can only hope that I can be the kind of wife to Shawn that Abby was to her husband, Rick. Her life and her weightloss journey are true testaments of walking in faith and trusting God through ALL things. I hope that you will pick this book up at the library or at a local bookstore. I promise you that it is a book that will be worth every minute you read it and it will change the way you live your life!

Here is the link on Amazon.com if you are interested. :)

The Bad: I have had the biggest challenge this week on motivating myself to go to the gym. I am not sure why because I LOVE the feeling I feel after working out and I actually ENJOY working out! I think that stress has caught up with me and the pressure of everything at the end of the school year has clouded my head. I did go today and was able to get in a 5K which I was happy about. I wanted to jump on the stair climber again today but all the machines were packed. I did feel amazing afterwards, as I always do. I hope to get out of this exercise "funk" soon! :)

The Ugly:
I started writing down my food log and realized that I was not eating within my calorie goal like I used to. It definitely showed me that I HAVE to make time to write my foods down daily so I can keep myself accountable and make changes where needed. It is amazing how quickly a few extra calories can add up so quickly!


  1. Hope, you're doing SO amazing and look SO good! I bet that book is really inspiring. I remember watching her on The Biggest Loser and blubbering like a baby at her story. How someone overcomes something like that is just amazing!

  2. Thank you Elizabeth! The book is amazing and very inspiring! I highly recommend it! Her story is simply amazing and remarkable! I hope you are doing well! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! I know you LOVE being a mom! :)