Tuesday, May 31, 2016


The WATER CHALLENGE to kick all other water challenge butts!
 lol.... Seriously though... while the MAIN reason for the past weekend and yesterday - being Memorial Day - the main reason is to Honor the Men and Women who have sacrificed their lives for our country.. while we do Honor them in mind and heart...
.... (Thank you to them all) ....
Let's be honest .... some also Honor this 3-day weekend with our bodies. The picnics and BBQ's..the get-togethers and the "just stopping by to say Hi's" as you reach your hand out to greet a friend and their mom puts a loaded plate in your hand and says "Eat up...it's good for you" , lol
While all this is going on , the food, the drinks, the desserts, the snacks, the chips, the dips, ... the bloating, the heartburn, the agita.

It's time to get off this crazy rollercoaster and refresh your body... :):)

The weekend is over... MAY is over... Let's welcome June into the picture, by cleansing all the junk we gut-loaded our bodies with ... "How?" you say? ...

Simple.. Take the Water Challenge...
* It's Free to participate ...
(aside from the $1 jug of water you buy-and refill at home)
* It's pure.. no toxins or additives
* The benefits of drinking water are NUMEROUS - just pick the one that speaks to you
*By taking the Gallon Water Challenge- there are NO cups to count or measure- just your jug.
 How much simpler can that be?
*You can make it fun by marking YOUR own goals on the container! .. Make it INTERESTING!
Challenge others to do it with you  - friends, families, co-workers:
You know they ALL were eating a little extra over the weekend, lol - you can hear them with the "Ugh's" as they get out of their chair to walk to the copier...or to grab the remote control, hahaha

Do something GOOD for yourself, Take the Water Challenge!

 I'm doing it.......
Private Message me if you will be as well..  I would love to chat with you!
And to see just how many are willing to do something great for themselves!!
Feel free to Post your pics to the page found on my Facebook page : ChellesKarma:
- how it is going..
-how you are feeling...
-what YOUR jug looks like...
-and tag who you invited!

Come on everybody! Let's make this a HUGE Challenge- with everyone participating... and Kick the other Water Challenge Butts!!
Challenge :
June 1st ... Drink 1 Gallon of water
June 2nd ...Drink 1 Gallon of water
June 3rd ... Drink 1 Gallon of water
What?? A 3 Day Challenge- Oh You So Got This!


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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Aaaaannnnd....... It's official......

Today marks the official countdown to our son's return home! :)
Today (as mentioned in earlier posts) - he has begun his journey on the next phase of his military career.
He is currently en route to the Hawaiian base- that he will call home for the next 2 years..


Words cannot justify how proud, excited, deliriously happy I am for him ..
ok - well maybe words can accurately describe it, haha, if I could just pick one... or two.. or a handful!
I am just so excited- I cannot wait to see the experiences he will encounter [outside from his work duty, of course].. to be this young and be able to enjoy such a phenomenal piece of beauty - the beaches, the mountains, the culture.. it is simply incredible, and I am beyond blessed to know that he is able to be a part of all of it :)

Please share with us in Wishing him Safe Travels, and a GREAT Experience !!


As we start off to a  beautiful three day weekend [ aside from the possible Hurricane coming, lol]..
Remember that Memorial Day is to honor the Military personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.. Please take a moment to Honor them. Think of the Sacrifice they have made... that their families have made- in order for you to be able to enjoy your weekend .. and every day after that....
Please enjoy the weekend, but be safe, and be Honored to live among those who were lucky enough to have loved those who served... and fallen.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday .....

                 A day of .........

Sleeping in... Watching FoodNetwork .... Watching the beautiful rays of Florida sunshine slowly start to creep in through the window blinds....

A Day of Peace...because you should have gotten all the laundry, cleaning, vacuuming, and dishes done the day before... and all that's left ... is to relax on the couch.... right?

Err... that would be a BIG, FAT WRONG!  hahaha

Sunday.... More commonly known as "Getting Ready For The Week Day"...

Laundry is ready... Check.
Dog is washed .... Check.
House is cleaned... Check...

And now- time to do ......YOU!

Have you planned out time in your week to include YOURSELF?
Life is too busy nowadays- we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of rushing the kids to work.. driving them to school... being stuck in traffic as we race to get to work on time.. only to rush through the day - meeting deadlines, finishing projects... again racing home to make dinner ... and
do it all again the next day...

Where did we lose time for OURSELVES in the mix?
What would we be teaching our children if that is ALL we do?
RUSH...RUSH..RUSH... and not enjoy any of it?

So ..... in your prepping for the week... be sure to include YOU in the mix.

Pre-plan YOUR meals.... so you are not stuck rushing to a fast food drive thru to cram down something you KNOW your body does not need.. and that you do not want- but because it's quick, you often find yourself there  .. waiting for that combo meal.

Plan time for YOURSELF... Get Out and Get Moving .. either start walking at lunch or during your breaks.... plan time after dinner to take a bike ride with the kids... go to the park and toss a ball..
Just DO something for YOU .. and in turn  .. you will be doing for others...

You can't be the best version of YOU if you are constantly run-down, over-tired, over-worked.. and basically overwhelmed...

Take time now- to Make time for YOURSELF -
The choice is ALWAYS that .. a CHOICE..
Do you CHOOSE to continue to be tired, out of shape, out of time,

Make the Choice .....  Choose YOU .. Be Happy.. Be Healthy .. Be Active .. Be Fit

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The past week has been .... like that Christmas in the Air feeling.. that inside excitement you have ... when you are so excited and just want to share that feeling with everyone you know :)

I have recently decided to follow my heart and go where it leads me... this is never an easy step to do.. especially as a mom. A wife. A full time employee. You are always pulled in so many directions- that by the time you take a moment to sit and decide what do YOU want... what is it that YOU really want to do in life? What will bring YOU the same happiness and fulfillment you try to bring to everyone else throughout each day? ...... You are usually too busy to come up with an answer.

Thought on this... for a good bit of time. Our son is grown- and on his own journey in life. I have started a new position with the State earlier this year- and it's going well. So what is it .. why do I feel like I am missing that "something" that will make me feel accomplished? Make me feel happy? Challenge me :  mentally... physically.... socially...

And finally I decided -.....
YES! I am definitely going to do this.
For ME.

And when I made that decision.... my heart was happy- like that "Giddy-Kid" feeling you had when you knew you were going somewhere awesome! And I am... I am embarking on an amazing journey -  full of Fitness, Health, Happiness, Helping Others, .... all the things I enjoy doing everyday.

I am pleased to say I am now officially a member of TeamBeachBody

You know you've seen the infomercials on television... Promoting those AMAZING workout programs, the detailed nutrition plans...The INCREDIBLE results!  You know the ones I'm talking about :) .

I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful Fitness-Inspired Family! And I would like to share the opportunity with you - If you would like information on what this opportunity has to offer -
 Please feel free to contact me- I will be happy to share any information with you regarding TeamBeachBody .

Oh I am so excited!!! .... Can't wait to begin!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Aaaaaaaannndddd my visit is over 😔

Had a wonderful surprise over the weekend.... last visit before our son leaves for Hawaii...
I won't get to see him again, til he returns in 2 years... so you know how much it meant to me to be able to see him, and hug him before he leaves 😊😊💖💖

I am sooo thrilled for him, and hope he gets to enjoy everything available to him that this opportunity may bring. I cannot imagine being his age and being able to experience this....

The Volcanoes, The Beaches, The Islands...The Culture...The Food.... THE FISH!!
 Oh the beautiful FISH he will see in the ocean!!!
... (yes..my heart just skipped a beat, lol... remember... #saltwaterreefer here, lol)

YES... I know he will be working , lol ... but when he is not... what an AMAZING opportunity!

As mentioned , I am already planning "MCP's" , lol... Mom Care Packages...
To bring a bit of home to him while he is gone...

Loved seeing both my kid and his beautiful girlfriend while home... I wish both of them strength, endurance and success as they embark on their individual journeys relating to their jobs... while still maintaining a beautiful connection to each other.. they truly are such an adorable couple.
(yes, I am biased..... who wouldn't be? lol)

Such a bittersweet feeling churning inside me, lol-
But... on the flip side.. it is my kid.. the only-est one I have, lol... so ya know I got the Mom thing going inside too, hahaha...

Putting that feeling on the backburner though so I can be as happy for him as I can -
I cannot WAIT to see photos of his journey...