Monday, March 7, 2011

The Rewards

So after my weigh-in this morning, I drank a shake, and went to clean a house. I felt so good afterwards, I decided to take some of the proceeds from that cleaning and go buy seeds so I could start a veggie and herb garden.

I bought corn, squash, tomatoes, onions, dill, rosemary, parsley, basil, thyme, and sage. My best friend lives around the corner from me and we are doing a cooperative garden, planting some stuff at my house and some at hers. I went to her house this afternoon and hoed up some of the area we'll be planting corn and watermelon in. I'll finish tomorrow afternoon. It's hard work doing it by hand, so I do it as I can. I'm really excited about our garden. The hoeing counts as aerobic activity too:).

I came home and cooked dinner, ziti with chicken, and a salad. I still haven't met my calories yet and will have to eat a snack later.  I'm so glad I'm on a program where I can eat what my kids are eating. One of the reasons I'm doing this challenge is so I'll feel good enough to spend quality time with them. Eating together is important to me.

I emailed back and forth with James Cordova today, one of the original Body by Vi champions. He and Stephanie are so encouraging. Even at the gyms I've been to with personal trainers, I've never had people take up so much time helping me. They've succeeded and they want me to succeed too. It's not "fakey", either. They're very sincere. It's comforting to have that guidance there when I need it.

I also joined the 90 day challenge today. Some of the before and after pics are amazing.

Off to watch a movie with the kids. I'll finish "hoeing around" at Tina's tomorrow and get my veggies planted.



  1. I can't garden. Everything I try to grow dies quickly. I think I overwater. I worry that they don't have enough water and give them too much.

  2. This is my second year. Last year I started with plants, this year with seed. We'll just see how it goes!