I didn't mean to disappear, I swear! This has been an accidental blogging break, but it's been good. I miss you like crazy though! Hopefully things will be back up to speed soon.
So, this happened last week:
Yep, me and good old Weight Watchers, back together again! The thought of heading into the holiday season at the biggest I've ever been just was not ok with me. Not even a little bit. I'm proud to say that I'm down a pound for the week. Woot!
Now...about that certain gratitude-based, heavily food laden holiday that's coming up this week...
The times I see my best weight loss results are the times when my activity level has been the highest. Yes, I'll lose just watching what I eat, but activity really kicks things into gear for me. The only problem? I have a hard time getting it into my day. Oh, and it has to be fun or, let's face it, I'm not coming back.
Yep, Just Dance 4. I love it! I've only played the Just Dance series one or two times, but it has always been a lot of fun.
My favorite part of Just Dance 4? The Just Sweat category. Since I'm looking for any way to add activity to my day, I figured Just Dance would be a great way to do that, even if I had to stop between every song and pick something new. I was so excited when I turned on the game to find the Just Sweat option! I can choose 10, 25 or 45 minute workouts with a whole bunch of different themes. My favorite theme is the 80s one (think aliens with keytars...it's great!). There are specific workout routines, rotating with actual songs from the game. It tracks your level of energy, and adapts the routines accordingly. And it's so much fun!
Thanksgiving is coming, and Just Dance 4 would be a great way to get active. Get your family together and have some fun, or fit Just Sweat into your day somewhere. Either way you will be having fun, and burning off dinner!
Be blessed, and have a happy Thanksgiving!
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I want to share something pretty amazing with you today. My friend Brittany is working on a project that seriously rocks my world!
Rather than trying to explain it myself, I'm going to let her do it in her own words...
Pink hair is FUN.
Pink hair is a little SCANDALOUS.
Pink hair now has a PURPOSE!
Pink hair now means FOUR women's lives have been changed! These women in Ethiopia have a right to life. A life outside of HIV/AIDS and the sex industry. They deserve to feel worthy, loved, and to love themselves. WE can be apart of that!
"Women and children are often the most exposed and abused victims of injustice, especially in the war-torn areas of Africa. In Nazaret, Ethiopia, Mocha Club helps rehabilitate women in Ethiopia who were forced into a life of prostitution as an attempt to escape their situation of poverty. The “Women At Risk” program provides spiritual, emotional, and psychological counseling and helps them find alternate means of income to support themselves and their children."The Mocha Club
Just a quick recap:
*I've kinda, secretly wanted to die my hair pink
*But now I'm making it count!
*The Mocha Club is an AMAZING organization!
*They help women in Ethiopia out of the sex industry
*It's a holistic approach (counseling, rehabilitation, job training, daycare, healthcare, etc.)
*$400 saves ONE woman
*I'm setting a goal to save FOUR!
....which can easily be accomplished by:
1 donation of $1600
4 donations of $400
16 donations of $100
160 donations of $10
Let's make this happen!
Give hope to women who need it so!
Grab this button from "Pink Project" section in my nav bar!
Then SHARE about The Pink Project on your blogs, in your towns, EVERYWHERE!
...of course we'd LOVE for you to:
(all donations are tax deductible, you will receive an email with a receipt after donation) *If you donate in honor of someone or as a Christmas gift please feel free todownload a printto give them!*
**The donate button is FIXED!!**
And to make it simple, I've added a few options for you to tweet!
* FUN, SCANDAL, PURPOSE, HOPE. It's the PINK PROJECT with @naturallyestes http://bit.ly/PooT5h#pinkproject #purposeproject
* Let's make a difference with @mochaclub and help @naturallyestes get PINK hair! http://bit.ly/PooT5h #pinkproject #purposeproject
* My girl @naturallyestes is SO CRAZY! She wants to dye her hair PINK! But did you hear why? http://bit.ly/PooT5h#pinkproject #purposeproject
* Goal: $1600, 4 women freed, A chance to have pink hair #pinkproject @naturallyestes http://bit.ly/PooT5h #purposeproject