Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Phenomenal woman

Joined the gym last tuesday. Worked out Tuesday night, wed night, thursday night, friday, took saturday off, did cardio at home on sunday (no sitter) worked out monday morning and night, working out tonight, etc etc etc. Scale went down over 6 lbs this week. Not too shabby, eh?

Just a little poem from Maya Angelou to let y'all (tribute to Dona) know how I'm feeling about all this =)

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

oh...did i mention..i'm 8 oz away from having lost 80 lbs? *smile*


~Kammie~ said...

love that!!!!

I just joined a gym today too for the classes since I using the weight room at school. Feels good doesn't it! when you see the results you actually get inspired to stay on it!

congratd on the 80lbs! In March, my total in a year will be 50lbs lost!

good for us!!!!!

Lori said...

fantastic jill...i am so jealous! you are doing great!!

xoxo, lori sizemore

Edie van den Ordel said...

You are ROCKING it GIRLFRIEND!!!!!! You will be at that 100 lbs in NO time!! Way to go!!!!!


Heyyy beaudiful !!
haven't been visiting lately... just too busy huh ?? i can see you're doing so well girl !! and well done for joinin the gym !!
and well done for your weight loss that is aweeeesome :)
Hugs to you from Australia xxx

Rhonda said...

Way to go! You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing all your recipes and tips.