About night2rise

I am just your everyday country girl, in school working to better my life. Struggling one day at a time to get there. I love my family and friends and love to have fun every chance I get.

Photo Challenge

I seem to be at a point where I need to find a new challenge for myself. I like these photo challenges that are going around. The one I have found that I like for the new year is Photo365. You take a photo once a day for every day of the year. This is certainly not going to be easy by any means, but in order to keep me inspired and moving forward i am going to take it one month at a time. There are a couple different people that posts monthly challenges with something to do for each day of the month. I think I would like to attempt this challenge. What are your thoughts?

 

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Tracking Device???

I’m gonna hope or believe that I’m not the only one who has forgotten where they parked their car?!?!

Sadly this is not the first time for me, but the first time I’ve had to enlist help other than my friends to find my car. This time my friends had already left and I thought I was okay, but, as it would turn out not so much.

Saturday we danced in our last parade of the year in Granite Falls, WA. A small town, but not one I frequent very often. We did the parade and off we went to go eat lunch. Keep in mind at this point we have already gone around a couple different blocks and I thought I knew where I was at. We got to the restaurant and it was way too busy so we decided to head to the next town over. We all head our separate ways to our vehicles. When I got there some friends had parked behind me, but they were already gone.

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Now it’s time to try to find my car. I knew we only parked about a block or so away from where we lined up, but for the life of me I could find my car. Two hours later I’m exhausted and my feet hurt. I have no phone or purse as it is in the trunk of my car. The less I have to carry after the parade the better. Now it’s time to go find some help. I walk up to the Pharma-Save and start chatting with some nice ladies who are having a sale outside the store. I tell them about my situation, not sure what they would really be able to do. One of the gals let me borrow her phone, but of course who can remember phone numbers anymore? That is what our phone is for right? When all else fails and exhaustion has taken over time to get the police involved. Not my proudest moment, but I was out of ideas and knew no one in town. I called them and explained my situation. At this point I was able to take a break and sit down inside the store and that was a blessing on my feet. Maybe five or so minutes later a cop showed up in an unmarked. This was also a blessing as I had to ride in the back of the car.

He was (thankfully) a patient and understanding officer. He took me around town until I found my car. Now mind you, had I gone one block over from where we had been dancing I would have found my car. As I stated not my brightest moment. I was thankful to be able to get in and sit down yet again. This is not the first time I have done this. I called my friends to let them know what was going on as they had called me wondering where I was. I gave them a great chuckle as well as some other friends and my mom.

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My friends have now made it clear that I need a tracking device or I am just to ride with someone else so this will not be an issue. While at the time I wasn’t too happy as I was exhausted and sore, I can now look back and laugh right along with my friends as they still haven’t stopped laughing about it.

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One of these days I will learn, in the mean time it seems I will keep entertaining my friends. I need to learn to keep my phone with me and take a picture of where I park.

#100daysofhappiness #day5

100 days of Happy!!

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I know! I know! You’re thinking…. there is no way someone could find something happy 100 days in a row. I’m here to tell you it can happen and I have already done this challenge once, and I am here to do it a second time. This time around though I’m going to blog about a day here or there to give a little more detail as to why that day, or that event, or whatever it may be meant something to me. Below is the link if you want to join me in the challenge. Follow me along my journey. If you are doing your own I would love to see and here about it.

http://100happydays.com

Line Dancing

I was turned on to Line Dancing when I was 16 and from that point on I was hooked. As a kid I would dance around and my friends and I would make dances up (Nothing like a bunch of ten year olds dancing for your friend’s parents). It was never quite like Line Dancing. I think I fell in love with it because it was structured, and I found I could pick it up pretty easily and wasn’t too bad.

To this day I haven’t stopped. In fact I am even on a country line dance team and we dance in and around Seattle, WA.  I have been on the team for thirteen years.

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We have people of all ages and have a blast. Recently I have started choreographing my own dance. We shall see how it turns out.

Do you dance? If so what is your favorite style?

Rain – sun – Rain

I live in a state that rain is almost a constant. We get picked on for the amount of rain, but if it weren’t for the rain we wouldn’t have such a beautiful green state. Even during the winter you can look out and see green trees. Sometime’s I feel as though my moods follow the weather. Sometime’s it’s hard not to follow the weather, then there are those days that no matter how hard it rains, it’s still a great day and so beautiful outside.                               For those who have never been here or have never lived here will find it hard to understand what is so great, but this is where I challenge you to visit the state and take a true look around. There is so much to do and see. I know it’s not for everyone, just like any state. Along with every state we have our challenges with nature as well. Just recently mother nature gave us a huge wake up call with a landslide that has taken many lives way too soon.                         This is just a small piece of what mother nature is capable of. We ask for thoughts and prayers for those who were taken too soon and those yet to be found and the families affected by this tragedy.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

It wasn’t too long ago that I found myself out of work and without transportation. It’s been awhile since I have had nothing to do and nowhere to go. I’ve always been a busy person, be it with friends, work, events, and school. One can get overwhelmed being “too” busy, and when you get the downtime you don’t enjoy it like  you should.

I seem to find myself in that spot right now. I have been non stop busy since I got my vehicle back, a job, all the events with the dance team, my small pet sitting business, and school on top of it all. I look forward to the days that I get to sleep in, though sometimes it’s not much. I do enjoy the constant, but then of course I go I wish I could slow down. It’s funny when we get what we ask for, but then don’t think too much about what we had and relish the peace and quiet. Ya live and sometimes learn…lol!!Image

90 day challenge to lose 50 pounds

I have started a 90 day challenge to lose 50 pounds.

Losing weight is something that has always been on my mind, but never has it been something easy for me to accomplish. I have tried so many different diets, and for me as a very picky eater, having to plug my nose to try and suck something down just wasn’t in my best interest. Now I have found Body By Vi (Visalus), and I absolutely love the product. I get up in the morning (which for me right now is noon) and make a shake, I have a healthy chocolate chip cookie that they provide as a snack, a shake for lunch, and i am working on a healthy dinner. 

This was perfect timing for me right now being that I am out of work and staying with some wonderful friends. It helps reduce the cost in food being that I only have to buy for my dinners, and saves time in making things. I have never been one who is good at what I put in my body because usually I am on the go like most and don’t make the time to sit down and make something real that isn’t drive through or something you can throw in a microwave.

So now it’s time to hold my self accountable and it helps to put it out there to everyone, not only so they can help hold me accountable, but for the love and support from friends and family. It’s easy to say you’re going to do something and then put it off till later and you don’t feel guilty, but putting it out there for every one to see and know would be a big let down not only to them, but to me especially. Right now I can take charge of this part of my life so why not. I was blessed with the opportunity and wasn’t about to pass it up.

Would you pass the up the opportunity to make yourself healthier and help the loved ones around you get healthier?

 

So here it is. I started the challenge on January 15th. 

Weight = 231

Thigh = 24

Arm = 13

Chest = 46

Waist = 50

Hips = 48

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Here I am folks. I can’t wait for the transformation! If you are going through something similar or the same thing I would love to hear about it. 

If getting healthy is your goal let me know. Check out my website at heathercaldwell.bodybyvi. com I would love to help!