Hey there...it's Donna Henry from Country 93. A few months ago, I wrote an article talking about changes that I needed in my life, living with pain on a daily basis and trying to figure out how to get rid of my excess weight. click here for previous article
Update: I finally reached that tippin' point...kind of on the scale, as well....and I started a weight-get-rid-of program. (Loss can always find its way back.) So, I have managed to get rid of 10 pounds and 12 inches. I changed my lifestyle with healthier eating habits and once some of the pressure on my joints eased, I started to increase the lengths of my walks and started to cycle (in my home gym) and 'voila', a healthier lifestyle in general. I am still struggling, but I am NOT quitting.
Enter my Co-Workers: a few gals at work decided to enter in Mudmoiselle with the Canadian Cancer Society. They asked me to join - Bayshore Broads - and I accepted the challenge with lots of doubt in my mind. How will I ever compete in a 5km Obstacle Course/Run???? Compete? It's not a competition. It's about a team coming together, training together, starting together & ending together. It's about support & team work. So, the Challenge is on!
Two weeks after I joined Bayshore Broads, I got the news that my Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer and a cousin with uterine cancer. Almost every member of my family have fought with or succumbed to this horrible thing we call C. Well, I am fighting for me (healthier lifestyle & fitness) and I am especially fighting for ALL of them! Please help me in this fight by donating! Donations can be made to the Team or Individuals: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/UnitFundraisingEvent/UFE_ON_odd_?team_id=336354&pg=team&fr_id=19973#.Vctqf3FViko and here is my personal page:http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/UnitFundraisingEvent/UFE_ON_odd_?px=6457803&pg=personal&fr_id=19973#.VctvpHFViko
What is a Mudmoiselle? If you head to the website, you'll find this definition: A Mudmoiselle faces every day with a fierce optimism. She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty (Scratch that, she’s not afraid to get anything dirty.) And she believes that obstacles only make her stronger.
But most importantly, a Mudmoiselle wants to drag cancer through the mud.
If that sounds like you, then swap your heels for runners, change your push-up bras for sports bras, and chuck your pantyhose out the window. Whether you’re a survivor or want to support a fighter, it’s time to join your fellow Mudmoiselles in raising donations for the most promising research in cancer ever.
Your generous donations fund:
- life-saving cancer research
- information and support services for cancer patients and their families
- prevention efforts that reduce your risk of cancer
- advocacy initiatives that protect the health of all Canadians
THE 5K MUD RUN = mud, sweat and cheers. The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5K stretch of the muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. It’s where your inner child runs free while testing your endurance, strength and determination.
Again - Donations can be made to the Team or Individuals:http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/UnitFundraisingEvent/UFE_ON_odd_?team_id=336354&pg=team&fr_id=19973#.Vctqf3FViko
Enjoy life, there are no re-runs!!!