HOLLA! Get your sunglasses and sunscreen on because this week’s Sister Spotlight is shining bright on Trish! That’s right, Brooke has chosen the amazingly wonderful and supportive Trish – read on!!!
Hometown: Georgetown, DE
Tell us about your family.
Like my blog’s title there are 6 of us. My sweetie and I have been together for 10yrs. We have 4 children ages 20, 13, 9 & 6. We also have 2 very hyper Savannah Cats (Laylah & Roxie). I have a pretty big extended family and they have said since I started this weight loss journey it is my fault that some of them are getting more healthier themselves, which I will happily take the blame for.
What is your favorite workout?
Right now it’s Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30. I just started it this week and I love it. Also I really love running. Even though I can’t run very far or long without walking, I still love the feeling it gives me. When I am finished I feel like I really accomplished something.
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment?
It would have to be starting this journey in the fist place. I never knew that I could do this and stick with it. My 2nd biggest accomplishment would be losing 70lbs. I am now smaller than I was in highschool and that feels amazing. I am still struggling with going up and down with 6-8 lbs since the 70lb loss, but I feel really good. I have 35 more to go before I reach my 1st big goal.
Have you set any goals for this year?
I will be 40 in August and I want to run a 5K. There is one taking place on my birthday and I think that would be the best present I could give myself this year.
Who is your best support in your healthier-living journey?
There are 2. First there is my fiance, he supports me, works out with me and believes in me. And then there is you guys! You all mean the world to me and I love the fact that when I am down or want to give up, some one is there to give me a quick kick in the butt and let me know that I am worth it!
Favorite songs on your iPod right now?
Raise Your Glass by Pink is my fav! I tend to play it over and over again. The verses… “wrong in all the right ways” and “underdogs” that’s me! Dirty Bit by Black Eyed Peas is awesome to run to. Love the beat! I am also and oldie fan (blame this on my Dad) I have CCR’s Down on the Corner and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Three Steps for when I walk. And you might catch me doing a little dancing/running with Billy Jean By Michael Jackson comes on 😉
Who or what inspires you?
My kids inspire me. I want to be here for them when they grow up and hold my grand-babies. I look at them and sometimes ask myself why did I treat my body so bad for so many year. I could have died and not been here for them. When I was 280lbs I couldn’t really run with them or play, but now I can do anything with them. And they love it. When I say let’s go outside and play their little faces light up!
Do you have any must-have health/beauty/clothing products? I am not a girly girl at all. I hardly buy myself anything, for one we live on a tight budget. I do love Dove products and I have to have chapstick. I am a Tshirt and sweatpants kind of girl.
Name 3 blogs you love to read!
- First it would to be my best friends blog Erin.
- She is funny and a wonderful writer. She writes about life, good and bad. I love how she just says how she feels.
- Another would be another dear friend of mine Melissa. She started a photography business a little while ago and has become an amazing photographer. She also gives back, she is involved with Inspiration Through Art formerly know as The Littlest Heroes Project. She is such a beautiful person.
- I also love Mel’s blog. She puts so much emotion in everything she talks about. She is so honest about her journey and she inspires me everyday!
5 things we don’t already know about you!
1.I love Paranormal Romance books, vampires, were-wolfs, fairies…I love it all! I am a sucker for a smexy romance story! 2.I have never been married. I may one day, but I am not in a hurry. My Mom always said I do things back-ass-wards…so I why disappoint her 😉 3.I have a heart condition. I have a heart murmur and I am borderline Mitral Valve Prolapse. So me being fat for so long is one of the stupidest things I have ever done. 4.I love watching cartoons. Phineas & Ferb, SpongeBob, FanBoy & ChumChum. My boys did this to me..LOL! We sit and watch these together, but I think I like them more. Now if they would sit and watch reruns of Bugs Bunny with me that would be awesome!
5.I am working on a song with my fiance right now. My Grandfather passed the past Jan and we were all lucky enough to get a CD with him singing and playing his guitar in church. I am going to record one of his songs and sweetie is going to put my Grandfather and I in the same song singing together. I hope to be able to give this to my Father for Father’s Day.