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Friday, January 24, 2014

Celebrating the Small Things & Giveaway!

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This week I celebrate the act of giving.

I don't know about you but I love the feeling of giving to others. Whether its a smile, a box of chocolate, a warm coat, toys for kids, or just a hug. Whatever it is, its far more rewarding than receiving…unless its something you really really want. Err…anyway, I teamed up with some author buddies and my editor and we are doing a special "Share the Love" giveaway for Valentines day. Books, swags, editing services, & baked goodies are all in the mix. Woot!

I'm also celebrating exercising. I tried giving away my extra lbs but no one wanted it, so much for taking advantage of free stuff, ah well. The holidays really got to me, or I got to it…well, something happened and whatever it was, I'm trying to un-happen it. Wish me luck. I need it. Every week I increase intensity, time, & weights, and every week I complain that my gluteus maximus, minimus, something-mus is hurting. I don't think I've been able to lift my arms up properly since the year began. So, once again *this time* I'm really serious about working out and sticking with it. Remind me I said this in a couple of months lol.

What are you celebrating this week?

Oh WAIT! 

Go enter the giveaway & check out this week's Coffee Chat. Both are conveniently in the same place: HERE!!!!

And if you wouldn't mind sharing, posting, tweeting, screaming or whatever makes you happy about the giveaway, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you :D
(Shoot me an email and I'll give you the rafflecopter code, if you're able to help)

40 comments:

  1. No one ever wants that extra weight. Don't know why...

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    1. We'll add that to one of the mysteries of the world...

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  2. I'm trying to shed my holiday weight (so many cookies...) so I, too, am really serious about working out. Or at least attempting it.

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  3. You'll feel so much better when the pounds come off though.

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    1. I feel better being active, the pounds coming off is just a bonus :D

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  4. Funny how they're the pounds no one ever wants! Well done on the exercise though, keep going.

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    1. Thanks…I plan on it. Let's see for how long lol

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  5. Awww...too bad nobody wants those extra pounds. Well, you can burn it all with exercises and controlled eating.

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    1. Trying…trying…it's not easy to burn, boo! lol

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  6. Congrats on your new workout schedule, and the awesome giveaway idea!!! Great celebrations!

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  7. Good luck with the workout routine. It pays off in many ways.

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    1. Thanks, CL. I need that luck for it to actually pay off before I give up…which I hope I don't do.

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  8. Yay! for you, Katherine. You'll be rewarded for your efforts! So proud of you for the hard work! Cheering for your generous heart,too. It's just one of the things that makes you special.

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    1. Thanks so much, Deanie! Hard work is the key in most of everything, right? ;)

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  9. One's person's junk is another one's treasure...too bad it doesn't work that way with everything, right? Good health is always a nice gift to give to yourself :)

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    1. LOL too bad! Why couldn't it be as easy as me giving it away? But yes, its a wonderful gift we can give ourselves ;)

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  10. Keeping on an exercise schedule is HARD. But the more you do it, the easier it gets. Plus, all your something-musses will stop hurting once they get used to it. And yay for giveaways!! :)

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    1. I hope they stop hurting soon…I really, really do.

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  11. OMG, I'm with you on the extra poundage which adhered to every inch of my body this past holiday. However, I'm not as dedicated as you with my exercising. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks, Cathrina! Fat should be called glue, goodness does it stick.

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  12. I'm surprised nobody wanted your extra fat. Congrats on exercising. I tweeted about your giveaway on you the blog you sent me too. Have a great weekend.
    Nana Prah

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    1. Thanks so much, Nana! You're the bestest :D

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  13. So nice of you to always be doing fun giveaways! And good luck on the work outs :)

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  14. Good luck with the exercising. I have some extra pounds no one will take too. Damn them. :D

    Happy weekend!

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    1. I know! How selfish of those people…o_0

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  15. I was lucky this holiday I lost weight, but I have started working and boy after lunges the gluti..um minu..max....butt muscles, do hurt. good luck with it. We can cheer each other on.

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    1. Show off! But I suppose we can cheer each other on….or you cheer me and I roll my eyes at you for your fast results lol

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  16. Great idea for a giveaway! And congrats on exercising again--I need to start doing that as well!

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    1. Thanks, Lara ;) I hope I don't stop. It's always harder to start over, but I'm very good at it so I might be here again in a few months lol (I hope not though)

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  17. What, no more winning streak?? ;)
    I need to melt some fat too over these next few weeks. Cold weather makes me eat and veg. bad bad bad.....

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    1. No more winning! Unbelievable, right? BUT I suppose giving someone else the chance to win is just as rewarding ;)

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  18. Giving is wonderful...much better than working out! Good luck to your efforts to battle against the holidays. I should really join you, =P

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    1. It certainly is better than working out lol
      Grab a water bottle and join in, lets burn it!

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  19. Giving is wonderful; what a lovely celebration!

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  20. I'm celebrating that I can move back into a (hopefully) creepy-crawly-free room.

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    1. Ooooh, I'll celebrate with you! Hopefully you can…very very soon :)

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