Friday, April 17, 2009

Fitness Friday: The Welcome Back Edition

Hi there! I'm Brenda, and I host Fitness Friday. If you don't know what Fitness Friday is, you can click here to look back at some old posts. The older posts are at the bottom.

Anyway, this is the place where I post every week about my fitness, and then I put up a Mr. Linky to invite others to do the same. You can come here every Friday and click on everyone's links to get encouragement on your fitness journey. You can post too if you have a blog. We'd love to have you join us!

I was skinny all my life until I had children. Then ever so slowly the pounds have crept on and I find myself now at a size that I do not like. Also, I am out of shape.

The idea for Fitness Friday began during an e-mail conversation with my bloggy friend Karly. I admitted my really terrible attitidue about my weight and she understood. The idea was born! We all recently took a little break and now....we NEED to come back.

So welcome. You are among friends.

The assignement this week was to 1. introduce ourselves 2. tell why we are back and 3. rank our goals in order of importance.

I'm back because I fell off the wagon. Hard. And yes, it did hurt just a bit. I want to get healthier because:
1. I want to look better. Call me shallow. I hate pictures of myself.
2. I want to wear different sizes of clothes.
3. I want to have more energy and be able to do physical things without feeling like an 80 year old woman.
4. I want our family to eat healthier.

So that's why I'm here. Now, it's your turn!


  1. Welcome back, from a fellow faller off the wagon.

  2. Greta priorities Brenda! I like all of them...especailly the one about your family eating healthier. I really want that too! I will be so happy when I can make only ONE meal a night that everyone will eat, and not have a backup! I love all different tastes, unfortunately, my kids like only "kid" food. Totally my fault, so now I need to re-train their palettes! My encouragement this week for everyone is "pick one thing a day that you are going to change...only one!" That's an easy way to start and things will just build on each other from there. So what's our one thing going to be? Only ONE can of coke (or none?), get out for a brisk walk? Add a salad to dinner? I look forward to hearing how our week goes! Thank you so much for hosting this for us. It is a blessing, as are you :)

  3. And I *still* understand! :) This staying healthy/eating right/exercise thing is HARD! But not to hard among friends and with God!

    GREAT goals, Brenda! I know you will do so well! :)

  4. I've got tons of skinny clothes girl... I can't wait !!

  5. i am new to Fitness Friday...but i am looking forward to it!! sounds challenging, fun and a bit hard...but not too hard when we spur each other on :)

  6. OK--I have a site for you ladies!!

    Go here:


  7. So glad to be back at it with y'all!! Let's push hard this time 'round!!

  8. That website is HILARIOUS! I can't believe people eat that stuff !

  9. Perfect timing, Brenda! I've been back on the wagon for a few weeks--I had the house excuse for a while there, but now that we're in & settled, it's back to the OTHER "Extreme Makeover" project--me! I look forward to reading everyone's posts & checking in every week! :-)

  10. Brenda - are you happy? UGH. I'm so mad at you right now.

  11. Okay, Brenda - I went to that site you listed....I don't see anything wrong???

    I kid. I kid.

  12. Hey Brenda, I was just over welcoming Rachel and offering her some encouragement and I noticed your comment.

    What's this about chocolate cake on the keyboard????

  13. Ha! I wasn't really eating chocolate cake, just trying to make her laugh. And there was even chocolate cake in the house!!!! Aren't you proud of me?

  14. Better late than never, right? Sorry for being a day late. I had a death in the family yesterday so I didn't write up my post until today.

  15. I'm new here, but am looking forward to it. Having support makes a world of difference. Glad to have some place to go.


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)