Monday, November 25, 2013

Motivational Monday - November 25, 2013 (RE-DO!!!)

So it looks like I just needed that motivation one more time, I sent out the same picture for this week's Motivational Monday that I did last week!!!


Just wanted to see if you were checking...

...so here is another for you.


Happy Monday Everyone!




Motivational Monday - November 24, 2013

Keeping up the motivation to continue the journey can sometimes get difficult during the holidays; there are just too many distractions (most of which are unhealthy).  Now is the time to focus on how far we've come and know that we can make it through the next few weeks healthy and happy!!!


I for one cannot believe that the holidays are upon us and we will soon be greeting a new year.  What a difference a year has made in my life; I hope the same for you.  I will be taking the next few weeks to enjoy the holidays, while still continuing my journey.  I will be reviewing my 2013 goals to see how well I did with them, refocusing some to finish the year strong, and I will start planning for 2014.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Re-Committed to Team In Training!


After contemplating it for over two years (4/2/11 post) I have finally committed to do it!!!  I will be running my first (hopefully not last) half-marathon on April 27th, 2014 in Washington, DC.  I will be doing this as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Team In Training.  Like the other members of TNT, not only have I committed to running 13.1 miles but I have also committed to raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.  To accomplish that mission, I'm improving the quality of my life by participating in TNT and with your support I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well. 

You know me as an outspoken advocate and fundraiser for breast and ovarian cancer so while this commitment is a little different it is also near and dear to my heart.  This time I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and I'm asking you to help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign.


My family has been blessed with many supporters through the years while my sisters' (two of them pictured) and my brother faced their cancer battles. At times those same supporters needed support themselves. One of those supporters is my brother-in-law (pictured) who faced his own battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Through this commitment, I have made it a mission to support him and to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. The research that has been conducted on blood cancer patient benefit patients of all cancers, including breast cancer patients.

As I've done in the past (LLS Team in Training), I will keep you all up to date on my training progress.  While official training doesn't start until January, I've been running already and will start training ahead of January.

If anyone out there could make a donation in support of my efforts with TNT and help advance the research for cures you could do by visiting my fundraising website: http://pages.teamintraining.org/pb/nikewhlf14/mrsvega919DCHalf

Thank you!

P.S. I would appreciate it if you would pass the word to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Motivational Monday - November 18, 2013

Sorry this is coming so late in the day!


I have to give thanks to From Fat to Fit Chick for her Facebook post for this one!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Motivational Monday - November 11, 2013 - Veteran's Day 2013

Today I take the time to say THANK YOU to all those who have served in the US Military, my fellow veterans.

I am proud to live in a country that affords me the freedoms that I have, but I know that FREEdom did not come free; it was paid for with the blood of many who fought from the American Revolution to today.


God Bless our military, our veterans and their families, especially those who paid the ultimate price.

Thank you for your service!!!

Just sharing...


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