Thursday, February 14, 2013

#Projectmilf week 2 and a winner

Week 2 of #ProjectMilf is about celebrating the people in our lives that inspire and motivate us

My family is full of strong inspiring women and if I had to only pick a few of them I would chose my mother and grandmother as the most inspiring of them all. Today I want to celebrate these two women who have shaped the way I lead my life.
 My grandmother story is a true story of courage and dedication. Her father passed away when she was a mere 3 years old. Her mom remarried but unfortunately for my grandmother, her stepdad and his family were not very supportive of her. They decided not to send her to school but kept her in the house so that she can do all the chores. My grandma went on to have 12 kids that she raised practically by herself because my grandfather passed away way too soon. Despite the hardship that she endured in her life, my grandmother raised and took care of all her children and grandchildren. Today, my grandmother's story inspire me to be a better mom, a better wife, a better daughter, and just overall a better person
My father left my mom at the tender age of 26 with 3 young children. Poor women had to raise her kids as a single mom and provide for them all on her own. She truly is my inspiration in life. I am sure having a strong mother like my grandmother guiding her definitely help her succeed.
 These two women are truly my heroes

As far as my goals, I am trucking right along. In an effort to lose 10lbs and tone up my body by July, I have been doing 200 jumping jacks 5 days a week without fault as well as dancing :). I tried to get on the elliptical but it's been difficult lately. I am also adding more fruits and vegetable to my diet, reducing portions, and reducing the amount of soda I consume everyday. Things are going well in that department. I am holding steady at around 140lbs.

As far as the hair goes, I have been applying Jamaican black castor oil to my edges daily. Things seem to be going in the right direction but of course it will take time to notice much. I got a relaxer this past weekend and my edges are looking a lot better than they did a month and a half ago. I hope to see great improvement the next time I relax.

We have a winner for the giveaway, YAY. CONGRATULATIONS Andrea R. you are a winner!!!! please send me an email so that I can send you the $20 Target giftcard.


  1. What strong and inspiring women your gran and mom are. 200 jumping jacks as well as dancing 5 times a week?! You obviously get your drive from the amazing women in your life! You go Girl!!!!

  2. That is so cool you have such awesome women in your life. Definitely good examples of perseverance through hardship.
    You go girl! 200 jumping jacks? Perhaps I ought to try that.

  3. Love that you celebrated your mom and grandma...such strong women indeed...and woohoo on the jumping jacks...I love that idea!! And yaah on the hair growth:-)

  4. Your grandmother and mother are two amazing women. They share similar stories like the ladies in my life. 200 jj 5 days a week are going on my list of workout and your meals are going to be my inspiration for this week

  5. Get on the jumping jacks ladies, it's a great way to get an easy workout without going to the gym.

  6. I'm so excited that I won! I sent you another email today- hopefully your getting them :)