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Thursday, April 3, 2014

I want to inspire you!!! Yes YOU!!!!!!

Its been a while since I posted on my blog..a long while...

UPDATE: Life has been crazy for the past few months but things are finally evening out and I can pick up where I left off.

My weight has been up and down 5 lbs but nothing more (250)!!! I'm very thankful for thatWhat I really miss the most is my Fitness Shaker Family (Zumba). Without them I'm lost and confused but I have been doing my own thing and going to the gym. I want to inspire millions of people one day with my story! Life is a struggle but Never give up.

I'm going to leave you with a quote that my Zumba instructor said once.

"Until you find something you love, your not going to stick with itDee Dee Robinson

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I found something that I really love... Besides my DDPYoga!

So I found something that I really love besides doing DDPYoga.. Today was my 3rd time going to Zumba, and I really love it.. It keeps my heart rate up in my fat burning zone.. For 1 hour I burned 765 calories (I wore my HRM because I was wondering how many I really burn). Now that I have a day time job I can go to Zumba after work and then hit the mat right after. I am so happy now that I have 2 things that I enjoy that way I don't get bored so fast.  Below are photos from Sept, Nov, and Dec 1 of side view progress. Keep in mind I really haven't worked out much. 


Friday, November 29, 2013

Thankful for... (*Pardon my French)

WoW! Its been 2 months and 12 days since I posted.. I didnt forget.. I just got lazy, and as well as for my DDPYoga.. yeah thats right.. Before I started my full time job doing housekeeping a retirement home I was staying home and WAS "tryin" to get my health on track.. HA! Yeah right.. I was doing it here and there.. Mainly I was eating 50/50 good.. But mainly I was sitting on my FAT ASS and being on Facebook.. yeah u read that right.. I was depressed.. down...and out.. My car was giving out on me and my boyfriend was the only one working.. I didnt even want to work. I just wanted to sit at home and play on facebook..What the Hell is/was wrong with me...I didnt want to do shit.. I never do anything for myself. I NEVER do anything for myself..

I cant keep doing this to myself, I want to make things better for myself... ME! and I'm slowly thinking of myself.. its very hard.. I will be doing my DDPYoga, eating well, blogging, and also a new thing that I fell in love with also.. ZUMBA! I want to say thanks to every single person that has helped me and who has always been there for me... 

I am not giving up... not even when I reach my goal..

I need this..and also a Kick in the ass! 

After seeing these photos from Last night for Thanksgiving (this is before we ate) I'm ashamed 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Revamp 2.0 Day 1

Today has been an great day all positive!!! Day 1 of 90 complete with ZERO gluten :) I feel amazing and more clear minded and not tired like I normally am. Tomorrow I am actually looking forward to. I even accopmished of having dinner at a decent hour about 6:15, and I wasnt starving. Although I did miss lunch while I was out doing my job for Avon (I thank God that I didnt stop any where to get any food) I cant believe that this is the new beginning that I was looking for!!

For Day 1 Workout was a kick ass workout. I love this feeling now that I know that this is my get away. Cant wait for day 2. Never give up! Set Goals Reach them and Live life at 90%






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Monday, September 16, 2013

Body Revamp 2.0 Recreating My Life Again!


So, for days now I have been giving a long hard thought about restarting this journey from Day 1 over again! I want to do this for myself. I keep putting this off and off for a long time. Im doing this and not stopping not even when I get to where I want to be. I have came way to far for me to give up. AND IM NOT.  I have wrote down 5 reasons why I want to do this again, also 30, 60 and 90 day goal for my short term goals, and then a year goal for my long term goal.

        5 Reasons why I want to lose weight:
*I want better my health. I currently have PCOS, I have high testosterone, my hormones arent balanced. I dont have normal menstrual cycles, I want to live a normal life
*I want to have a family with my fiance. I have always wanted children and I want to see them grow up and have a family of thier own!
*Im tired of being overweight, tired all the time, I never have energy (at all)
*I hate the way I look, I want to look healthy and fit I dont feel like that Im myself
*I dont want to die young with heart failure or diabeties. 
   Current weight: 245
   30 day goal: 235 (10lbs)
   60 day goal: 220 (25lbs)
   90 day goal: 200 (45lbs)

Long term goal: 130-140 to be health and fit so that I can have my own children. I want to be the person that I have always wanted to be. I dont feel like the person that I should be. Im always tired, I sleep for 12+ hours and still tired. I want to be able to run around with my niece and nephew. I want to live to be in my 90's!

This is going to be a better journey than the last! I want to thank every single person for reading this blog and if you have read this blog since I started! I also want to thank my boyfriend who has been there for me and everyone on team DDPY.com I'm glad I made this choice! Im never going to give up this time!  ~*~Lesley~*~


Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Gluten Free Diary:

This post is going to be updated every day of what I had for the day and how I feel without having any gluten. This is going to be a challenge for me but I am going to accomplish this bad boy!!!

Sept 1, 2013 Day 1:
 Food intake for the day: 
3 non sunny side up eggs on 2 pieces of Udi's Gluten Free bread. 
1 grilled chicken breast (seasoned)
1 grilled lamb patty

Today is day 1 I feel pretty good over all, I had a late start today, but I have more energy than I had before. This will be a challenge but I am going to over come this. Thinking postitve and making sure I write everything down! Cant wait til tomorrow!!!

Sept 2, 2013 Day 2:
 Food intake for the day:
3 scrambled eggs with pepper for seasoning. 1 cup of mixed veggies
2 slices of Gluten free pizza 

Today could have been better with my food intake. I was out and about going food shopping for the month. Didnt get everything we need but Saturday we will finish getting the things we need. Feeling good but would be feeling over all better once things will be back in place.
Day 3: 9/3/13 Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs pepper and sea salt (dab) 2 2/3 c of mixed veggies 1/2 of med size cucumber Dinner: 12oz steak with baked fries Felt tired right after breakfast. Day 4: 9/4/13 Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs sea salt (dab) and pepper 1 cup of mixed veggies 1/2 cucumber Lunch: 1 8oz lamb patty 1 5oz chicken breast 1/2 c carrots 1 whole medium size cucumber Dinner: 1 6 oz grass fed pork chop 1 c of mixed veggies 1/2 gf rice

Monday, August 26, 2013

Life is more that just negitive thoughts...

You can't always be negitive in life, if so you won't get very far. I have struggled for many years with depression, and still managing to over come this part in my life. Someone once told me (Stacy) a few days ago before you sit up out of bed to say a prayer. 
          
          Something that I may say: " God, Please help me get through this day that Im about to encounter, but yet alone. I know I have struggled for years please help me make positive changes. I dont want to go back to the old me. I want to over come my addictions. I dont want to fail at this. I want to make my life better and be an example. I want to lead people in the right direction. I want these people who se me (daily/or on Facebook/where ever they know me) and think I want to be like her. She inspired me so much that I want to change my life as well. Thanks for getting me through this day" Amen

  I have to say that everyone that I came across, and talked/texted/how ever I talk to on team DDPYOGA.com has inspired me to keep my head up and to NEVER GIVE UP on what I want in life. ( To many to name, but you know who you are).  As many of you know I just started selling Avon this past week and doing better than I thought. Today while I was tailgating with some other Avon Reps I got a phone call from this other company that I have been calling every single day for a job (its not the best job in the world, But HEY whos complaining RIGHT?) I recieved a call today about 3:30 wanting to know if I wanted to come in today at 5. I was shocked, and I was rushing quickly to get home, eat and get ready. I never knew that I would have 2 jobs.  As I relized that bills are pilling up on one another, and driving on 1/4 tank of gas to get back and forth. My fiance has barely worked 2 days in the past 2 weeks. But I prayed that we will get through this hard time.

    

      The only other thing that I have to accomplish other than my weight is getting more reliable transportaion. My poor suv is on its last leg, and not sure how much longer that its going to last. Praying that it last another few months or until tax time. (*fingers crosses*). So from now on if I dare to think negitive I will go to team ddpyoga.com and chat with a few friends and Ill be back on track. This has been a hard but wonderful journey that I have decided to make for the better!! Now I figured out why September is going to be a good month for me, that I will have $200.00 extra for food.. Yay!! This means better eating, and a better lifestyle for me. After all these hard times that I'm going through my final accomplishment will for my fiance and I to get back on our own feet and into our own place again. My goal for that will be Feb of 2014 =)
      
       I want to say a special Thanks to a few people who has helped me through this: The love of my life Edward, Dallas P,Christine B, Robert A, Stacy L, Sparky, Troy AND many many more on team ddpyoga.com


 ~*~ Lesley~*~





Saturday, August 24, 2013

Daily Struggle...

I have been going through this extreamly hard time for quite sometime. I have been dealing some issues with my SUV. Struggling to find another car without any stable income isnt a walk in the park. I just started selling Avon but havent gotten my first orders in yet. Been thinking about running it until I can't drive it anymore or selling it out for parts. If I only had a blessing from above I will be pleased. I am keeping positive and moving forward. Hopefully something soon will be at my door step!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

How to get out of this hard place that I'm in

I have been having a very hard time to keep focused! I never knew that this journey would be so hard. Everyday I am trying to stay positive, but when negitive lives around you its hard to keep your head stright. I asky myself : "WHY do people have to be so negitive to you?" The ones that love you the most the ones that have known you since you was born. Your family. I found this out the hard way. The people that give of negitivity or say negitive things dont want to see you succeed. I am trying so hard daily to be positive! I want this to work, I want to be positive. I dont want to be around this. IM GOING TO OVER COME THIS.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I'm my own Boss, and I AM going to be successful!!!

After being thrown around at all these jobs that I have been having for years (since I was able to work at the age of 15). I got to the point where I really don't to work under anyone any longer. I was just going to stay home, and take more care and be more focused on my health. After a 2 weeks of not working things started to go down hill. Thinking to myself "This isnt what I had in mind". I haven't gotten much in to straight sales, its always been retail (customer service).  I began to talk to a friend of mine who is like a mother figure to me about how long she has been selling Avon. The more and more we talked, the more and more I thought about this. I know a lot of people. I love to talk and meet new people. I enjoy being around people that I have only known for 5 mins. Many people have told me I can do great owning my own business, and I'm great at marketing. 

More and more I think about getting into selling Avon. Its only $10.00 to start up!! What more can I lose? I have nothing to lose, right? Right! $10.00 is a lot when you have almost no money! But I can make that back!! So I signed up last night to become an Independant Avon Representative. I have this gut feeling that this business will be really successful! I am excited for this new change that I have made. Work as little or as much as  I work. I have always wanted this. I have talked for years about running my own business, but never knew what kind. I have always loved photography, and one day I will have that business too. If you want to be your own boss contact me! Ask how today!



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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Double Black Diamond!!!

8/15/2013: After listening to DDPRadio tonight I was challenged to attempt to do Double Black Diamond. Well I did it, but I only got thru 30 mins out of 65.. Yes! I actually did it. I can't believe it, but it kicked my @$$ but I will OWN IT, and I will over come and last the whole 65 mins without stopping (only for water and safety zone). I feel amazing, weak, shakey. I want to do it again! I love my DDPYoga. I will say after doing this workout. That DDPYOGA is my "getaway". I just want to lock myself away in my room for at least an hour and focus on "ME" and nothing else. What can I say. If you are reading this and your not doing DDPYoga I suggest you to see for yourself. Its remarkable and its worth it. If you cant afford it all at once, make payments that what I did. Tomorrow is another day for DDPYOGA.  See yall then!

Hardcore DC Chick ~Lesley~



New Website Check it out

It seems like I have been working on this website forever... I really didnt have much of anything to blog for today but I wanted to share with you the site that I have put together.

http://hardcoredcchick.wix.com/diamondintherough

Lesley =)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A lot on my mind

On the 21st of this month I have been doing ddpyoga for 6 months. Not as much as I should have. I have been thinking if I was in a more positive environment where I live and not so much negative I would be almost to where I want to be.. more healthier and more fit.. I'm not going to let this get me down and out. From here on out I'm going to move forward and focus on the future! I'm not giving up. I am working on a major project that soon as its near finished I will be announcing the big news!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Im not ashamed!

While cleaning up my room, folding and putting away laundry. I took out the size 12 Catos jeans that I had gotten a year ago for inspiration for weight loss. I wanted to see if I can even try and button them. Last time I was only able to just fit in them but not come close to have them zipped up.. I was shocked I could button and zip them up!!! Wow a 12! Impossible I was just a 24 a few years ago let alone a 12.. now my next goal is to get in them and feel comfy without wanting to bust out in them.. Soon very soon I will be where I want to be..

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Progress Update!!!!!!!!!

So!! I have a progress update. I got on the scale and I am now down to 245 lbs. I have lost 17 lbs with DDPYOGA, and clean eating habits. This is the lowest that I have been in a long time. My first goal isn't very big but all in the same aspect it is.. Well for me it is. I want to see under 200 lbs, and then I will have another goal. I have been down and out but I am still keeping focused, and keeping my head head high. I have been thinking about the future. What is in it for me? What I will look like in 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or what am I going to look like in 1 year? Those are the things that I'm looking forward to seeing. NEVER GIVE UP!!! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Too excited, and yet another challenge for me!!!

I can't believe that this is one of my dreams in almost 2 years in the making since my ex-husband and I have divorced. Some of you know if you have read my previous blogs or if you know me personally this is a very difficult subject of me to talk/write about.

I have been engaged to this amazing guy for almost 2 years now, we have had our ups and downs like every other couple in the world. Needless to say we don't act/fight like my ex and I have.(Thank god!!!) So my fiance and I have been talking bout weather or not to have children. Lots of reasons to have them and lots of reasons why we shouldn't. As we was laying in the bed last night snuggled up to each other talking about why we are glad that we found each other, and what we would do if each other wasn't together.


Ed was talking while having tears of joy streaming down his face telling me that I have been the best thing that has ever happened to him in a very long time, and that I was his soul-mate. He told me that I was a strong woman that he needs/wants to stand beside him and wouldn't leave him for the world. While we looked into each others eyes with tears going down each others cheeks he head my hand and told me: " I don't want to die alone tomorrow, I don't want you to die alone either." "I want us to have a child to hold our hand and say, "I love you mom & dad".


As I gripped him tight as I put my head on his chest I said: "Are you saying what I think your saying??" Ed said "Of course I want you to be the mother of my children" By then I was balling my eyes out and asking are you serious? He said yes! Are you kidding me? Nope I'm not..I was shocked and still shocked. I made myself and him a promise. Its going to be a challege but I can do it. I will own my life and will be healthy to concieve my first child! Since I have started my life long journey with Dallas, ddpyoga and the team (my second family) I have lost 16lbs (down to 246lbs) since 2009 when I had precervical cancer I was 315 now down 69lbs total. Dallas this meassage is for you: Thanks for creating an amazing program to help me and thousands of others! THANK YOU for giving me a second chance. You have no idea what this means to me! ~Lesley~

I have to be honest. I am starting over 1 last time...

 I have been doing DDP Yoga for several months off and on since February. I started out 262 lbs and only had lost 7 lbs in 3 months. I really wasn't sticking to the whole gluten free, dairy free lifestyle. June 1 2013 I started cleaning up my eating even more and have dropped another 10 lbs since then. After the workshop June 22 I have only done my workouts 3 times since then but didn't change the way I had eaten. So after talking to one of my team members Robert Richards on video chat last night for a little over an hour about DDP Yoga, Eating, and a few others he has challenged me to eat clean for 1 whole month and do ddpy for at least 3 times a week. He told me if I followed his meal plan to a T or as close as I can that he guaranteed that I would lose 20 lbs in 30 days.

So I'm going to forget what I am currently doing as far as eating and hop on the meal plan that he is on. I promised him that I will stick to this lifestyle for 30 days and do 3 days or more a week. For almost a whole month I feel guilty for not doing my ddpy not because I did it purpose. So I will have a 30 day update for this new life style on August 16 2013.. 


So stay-tuned Peeps


Lesley 




Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dealing with depression and weight loss

I have tons on my mind and it feels like my heads gonna explode. No one understands how I feel or what I been through. Everyone thinks I'm okay just because I put a smile on my face. If they only knew how I really feel. It kills me inside everyday knowing I may never to have a family of my own . I cry deep inside when I see new status " we are expecting" or a mother who's water is about to break. No one knows how difficult it really is. This is hard to swallow. One thing in life I want to accomplish is to have a little one or two and watch them grow up. Why is it so hard in this day in age to forfill that dream?? Dealing with pcos isn't a walk in the park as it seems.

At the age of 24 my gyn doctor wanted to do a hysterectomy, and I told her not until I have my family. Sometime I wonder if I should have taken her up on that offer. No one understand the pain I feel. What hurts the most is knowing your ex-husband you spent 7 years of your life loving unconditionally and trying to have a child with has a 6 month old daughter. He didn't want a family with me after he lied and cheated on me. If they only knew what is going on inside.

Now that I'm on this journey I am going to make this dream happen. I am not giving up. As my mentor says. "NEVER GIVE UP".  It still hurts inside but no one knows how I feel.

Living my life @ 90%

Monday, July 1, 2013

Having a hard time going Gluten Free

I have been having a hard time going a whole week without having any gluten. I feel like my body is on crack and I have to have it. I always end up giving in.So a friend of mine Michael Snow that I meet through doing ddpyoga has challenged me to go a whole week with no gluten. He believes that I can over come this. A person that I hardly know and never met, but I talk or text everyday believes in me. I enjoy talking or texting to these wonderful people. They are like my second family, especally if I need advice and I don't have anyone else to talk to.
.............. to be continued a week from today

Friday, June 28, 2013

Feeling great and looking amazing!

This morning was weigh-in day. I stepped on the scale but I was nervous but confident. As the scale read 250 even I shouted for joy! 12 lbs down, 22 down since last year and 65lbs down since 2009. I have been so proud of myself. I am eating more healthy and a lot less fast food and fried. If I'm in a hurry to get something ill grab a salad. Still working on the gluten free foods, and so far I haven't craved bread in almost a week. WoW I'm shocked a week without gluten amazing..normally I been 3 or 4 days but not a week..damn I'm proud of myself!!!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My first DDPYOGA workshop experience June 22 2013

I was so excited and nervous about my first ever workshop with the man who created YRG (yoga for regular guys) now DDPYOGA Diamond Dallas Page!!!
A few weeks before going to the workshop I had received a phone call from Dallas himself. Altough I was unprepaid ( driving back from a job interview) I didn't have everything I need to ask him. So we just chitchated for 5 mins. On the day of the workshop Ninja came to pick me up and we carpooled down to Georgia where the workshop was held. We got to meet with Dallas and talked about how he came up with the program. We worked on breathing tecniques. And finally we got a kick ass hardcore (I shall say) hour workout. Boy I was sore the next day, but I really loved it. Meet a lot of nice people as well. I will be going to more of these and if you get the chance go to one. It takes your workout to the next level!!!!