Wednesday, June 12, 2013

And now for the GIVE AWAY!!!

Before I get to the give away, I wanted to talk about motivation and expectations. What motivates you to move or workout? For me it is a lot of things.  I was talking to someone recently and we both decided that it is the little things in our journey that really get us going. For instance the fact that I can do more clap push-ups than I could in March, that gets me excited and keeps me moving. When I run for the first time in a month and I run further than I thought I could and FASTER! When I put on a dress or shirt that I haven't worn in over a year and it fits better than it did when I first purchased it. Or how about when I find a new food that I really like and it is a lot healthier than what I use to eat. If you don't enjoy the little things then you are going to quit and will never succeed. Enjoy all the little things in your journey and when you have a set back let it just be a set back and not the end. 

This is what my set up looks like at group power. You can't see it, but on the left side there is more weight which means I added weight than what I am use to. Yeah, I was hurting last night, but that is a good thing. :) 

I have tried over and over again to lose weight and it just never worked for me, but I also got so frustrated when I didn't lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks. So why is it working this time?? I think the biggest part of it is my determination to NOT quit. I want to succeed and I want to prove to MYSELF that I can do this.  And the other reason is I have so many friends helping this time and I have a family members that are rooting for me. I look forward to going to the gym because I have no idea what friends are already there. I LOVE THAT!! EVERY TIME I GO TO THE GYM I RUN INTO A FRIEND, THAT IS AWESOME!!  I also get facebook friends and friends that I see on a regular basis giving me advice or encouragement, I can't explain to you what that means to me.  I love hearing from my readers which is one of the reasons I decided to do this give away, I want to know who is reading this blog!! Crickets........I also would like to give something to one of my readers, I know some of you read this blog every time I post something, so I want to give back to you!!! 

Okay, so lets get to the Give Away, This is how I am going to do this. If you comment on my blog page today then your name will be entered (What should you comment about? Tell me what motivates you or your little things that keep you going!! I want to know this stuff!!!)  If you don't have a google account then comment on my facebook page (Jessica Davis, I do not have a separate page yet, maybe one day)  or my instagram photo (@akansasgirlwithagoal)  when I post my blog on there. You can comment on any of those 3 by 12:01 Thursday morning then your name will be entered. If you post a comment on my Facebook page, blog, and instagram then your name will be enter 3 times!!! But only one post per social network. So now the big prize!! 

My good friend Teresa makes these.  She is one of the most talented people I know.  These are envelope clutches and I think they are stinking cute.  I will have to purchase one from her.  But here is the deal, if you win you get to pick ONE of the clutches.  When I first thought about having a give away, Teresa was the first person I thought of.  She made my diaper bag for R and it is still in great shape and looks so cute. Plus it is really durable and I can wash it. I really do recommend to you to stop by Teresa's place Here or Here and have a look at what she can do, you will be impressed!!! Teresa thanks again for agreeing to this!! 

I can't wait to see who the winner will be, will it be YOU?!?!?!?!? 


  1. Lately Jessica, you have helped to be my motivation. In the past I've been a regular gym rat but I fell out of love with it last fall. Reading your posts have really been encouraging me to get back to the gym and stay healthy.

  2. all of the little things you mentioned also keep me motivated...when i'm able to work out. your blog is making me so anxious to get back to doing my workouts.