July 18, 2010

Get On the Bus

I am so stinking tired. And I've hurt my back. I thought when you started getting into shape, you were less likely to get injured. Hmm...

I am not sure what is the cause of this pain in my lower back. I suspect either moving furniture or trying a new oblique machine at the gym this week. After a heating pad and a liberal dose of ibuprofen last night, I am doing better today. Hope to be able to run tomorrow.

You know, I have been trying to talk myself into getting hyped up about weight loss again. It's just not working. I am out of the really bad place I was a week or so ago, but I am still struggling to get back on top of my game.

This weekend I happened upon a story told by Patsy Clairmont. This is about her son, Jason:

When he was 7, I sent him off to school one day and a little while later there was a knock at the door and I opened the door and it was Jason.

I said 'Jason, what are you doing here?'

He said, 'I've quit school!'


I said, 'Why have you quit school?'

He said, 'Well, it was too long, it was too hard, and it was too boring.'

I said, 'Son, you've just described life. Get back on the bus!'

It's time to pull up my big-girl panties and GET BACK ON THE DANG BUS. Enough already! No more whining. No more pep talks. No more excuses.




Just me and the bus.
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19 comments:

Allan said...

Stunning

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Debbie said...

I love your blog, I found it while blog hopping.

Your pictures speak millions!! Love them. Way to go!

You are so inspiring.

I've got a weight loss blog if you'd like to follow it also.

debbie =)

Kristin Hope said...

That dress is very flattering on you! How pretty!! :)

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Same goes for me. :) Thanks for the encouragement!

Deb said...

You look absolutely beautiful!! Something about just reading your blog and seeing your pics reminds me so very much of my precious, sweet daughter. If you go to my blog, www.jeremiah-2911.com, you can find her in my favorite page at the top...she's Jessica Leigh!!
I understand about being "off the bus". I was doing really well, but had a setback the last couple of months...hopefully, I'm back on track!!! We'll keep each other in our prayers...how's that?!?
In His Love...Deb

Kelly said...

I can totally relate! On the bus we go !!!!

Googie said...

I lOVE that dress. You gotta keep up with this!! Watching your body change shapes and your funny posts have kept me going!! I know I can do this because you have done so well!!

Raegun said...

First off, you look STUNNING in that dress. I'm just coming off vacation and need a front-row seat on the bus. Let's get on together, shall we?
Rae
xo

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Sam said...

Can I just say that if I got to ride around this place called life with a bus lookin' like yours... it'd have to be a pretty great ride!! You look fantastic! And I love the thought, get back on the bus. You can do this girl! Thanks, I needed this reminder, it's been a rough weekend, but I too am ready to get on the bus.

99ToGo said...

This too, shall pass. We all have those moments where we know we need a big, swift, kick in the butt-of-motivation, and it just doesn't seem to be coming. Just keep plugging away, and a fresh wind will come! The dress is lovely on you :)

Melissa said...

I love your pic - that is exactly how i want to look! Marilyn Monroe was a size 14, ya know? You look awesome!!!

But i am in the same place, as far as not being in as bad of a place as i was last week, but just not being excited about getting back into it... i need to get back on the bus, too!

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

i'm with you, Keelie! God bless!

Kate said...

Get back on the bus. I know it. You know it. God knows it. You can do it. Many times, I just want to pick up a drink. I do. I won't lie. After 3 1/2 years of God centered sobriety, I want it. I want to drink. I want it all to go away. I think my life is "okay." I know that I'm "okay." But I have to ask myself on a daily basis if that's okay. And it's not. Okay is NOT okay. I have to ask myself what my God wants me to be today. And that is a sober woman, willing to give my whole to His creation. The woman I know He wants me to be. Okay is not enough for Him.

Patrick said...

I am back on the bus with you. I used to hate the school bus because I could nto chew gum onthe bus. Can I chew gum on your bus? Please!!

Pamela E. Williams said...

Keelie,

I'm just looking at your pics on the side from Nov '09 to June '10 and my mouth is just open. You look fabulous.

That black dress in this post looks awesome on you. I have no doubt you will get back on the bus. You can and will do it. Thanks for the visual inspiration.

Traveliztera said...

You look really great!!!

Melva said...

You look great. I can see the confidence oozing out of you!!! Good job!