Saturday, February 27, 2010

inspiration monday


from start to finish.....the winter olympics was awesome!
thank you athletes....thank you canada!!
and after sixteen days of watching champions from all around the world compete, one thing's for certain.....those kids are in great shape!! i've figured out that in order to have great buns-of-steel to show off in one of those skintight snowsuits, all it takes is slaloming down a snow covered mountaintop for six hours a day.
yeah.....like that's gonna happen!
the reality is at this point in my life, the thrill of victory means having my buns-of-jello just look good in my jeans....and watching the olympics for the past two weeks has somehow subliminally inspired me to try to make that happen by eating a little better, and dare i say it....exercise more. and hopefully by the time the summer olympics rolls around in two years, i won't be feeling the agony of defeat when i see all of those runners sport their little track and field shorts!!

journal page finished using micron pens, watercolor pencils, niji waterbrush, graphite

22 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

yes the Olympics were great, nice to see so many nations under one roof for a peaceful cause!

Elise said...

Couldn't agree with you more. It could have been so different with that tragic start, but what a Country !

Ludid said...

the olympics will be missed. now for the 2010 World Cup. always a favorite at home.

Mary said...

I hear ya, as I stare at a bowl of Easter candy!!!!! I really should throw it out!!!!

Sara said...

I will certainly miss the olympics as well! So inspiring and fun! and yes...watching all of those incredibly fit athletes made me want to go immediately to the gym :)

Dolores said...

Some of the wins were so close too - 1/100 of a second. The athletes certainly did ski, skate, snowboard etc. their hearts out. Well done.

Tara said...

The Olympics were great and very inspiring! Love the doodle, as always.
Hugs,
Tara

julie king said...

it is a constant battle. good for you to fight back. it's on and off with me. right now, it's off. i'm reading your blog and munching on a few lemon iced girl scout cookies!

~Valentina~ said...

Oohh yeahh, the Olympics and the athletes were super inspiring! And yes... now I can’t wait till the World Cup. In the meantime, I’m going out to take a walk ;)

chrissy said...

lori
you and i must be on the same diet of strictly chocolate.
glad im not alone girlfriend.
love your work.
xoxo
c

Jancalligrapher said...

Love your page, Lori, SO cute. I agree that the athletes are so inspiring. I'm lucky to just get to my Elliptical machine at the gym. lol.

PaperPumpkin said...

I'm with YOU, lori!! Let's jog all the way to the nearest chocolate shop...each and every day!! Yippee for motivation and exercise!

Becky Shander said...

You've managed to take an all too familiar, not-so-good situation (unfirm buttocks) and make it funny and sweet.

Butterfly Works said...

Well, I have finished reading your blog and I glance up to see my exercise bike staring at me saying....I told you so... so here I sit do I listen to you and the bike or do I listen to that voice inside that says "you can do it tomorrow"..I'll let you know who wins....
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

Patty S said...

what - are you reading my mind???? are we on the same wavelength????
just this morning i took a walk. (trying to get my buns-o-jello back in shape). that's the first walk i've taken since fall (although the PA winter cold and snow don't make for good walking in my opinion).
it's a shame we live in different states because i could sure use a motivational buddy. i'll cheer you on from afar if you'd like. :-)
and btw - i've switched to DARK chocolate. it's supposed to be better for you - YEA!!!! my favorite snack is organic dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries and almonds. yum! and healthy!
:-)

softearthart said...

This is cool, cheers Marie

Dawn said...

hehe, i feel the same way about the olympics! i did do some static lunges and push ups when I felt too guilty for not being as awesomely in shape as any of those athletes. Even the ones that come in dead last.

Staci Danford said...

That made me laugh.. I started going back to the gym too. Seeing those legs on those Olympic kids just pushed me over the edge..
Staci

Julie Bagamary said...

Gof or it Lori! You are worth it.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Sweetie! I LOVE your doodle, and what you wrote. You're so funny! I have to start walking again too, all those yummy fall and winter treats, made my jeans tight...those stupid jeans! Big Hugs, Paulette xoxo

patricia e said...

It was great watching the Olympics! The opening and closing ceremonies were fantastic despite a few mishaps ~ but they worked them out.

Totally inspiring to watch so many atheletes in their strive for their personal bests.

I love how you incorporated the games into your artwork and your victories and gains.

rachel awes said...

love your journal page & you are cracking me up about buns of jello!..speaking of, i really need to get my buns walkin' again!

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