Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Little Inspiration

I stole this idea from the lovely and talented JunoJen. She mentioned the blog of someone who inspires her with her fitness tenacity and dedication (Stacey). Stacey is amazing and inspires me, too. In fact, because of Jen’s post, I added her link to my blog list so I would remember to read her blog more often.

Someone’s blog that I read on a regular basis is Evie (Evielee at tracker). This girl is so physically beautiful it makes me want to puke. I’d die for her face. But what knocks your socks off just as much as her drop-dead gorgeousness is her transformation. It’s one of the most stunning I’ve ever seen. If you’ve never seen her profile on tracker, you must STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW and go check her out: Evielee. Simply breathtaking. Phenomenal. Her drive is unbelievable and she’s on a quest to be the very best she can possibly be – isn’t that what it’s all about? Being our very best self? She’s a true inspiration. My only complaint: she doesn’t update her blog nearly as often as she should… =)


At 7:07 PM, Blogger Evie said...

Oh my gosh, thank you so much for all those nice things you said.

I just go about and do my own thing most of the time and don't put too much thought into who reads my blog or looks at the pictures, for me it's all about putting it out there and making yourself accountable. I was once told that if you put something in writting, be it your goals or what ever, you are more likey to achieve it. And this is why I started blogging.

I will however keep blogging because of the support and common interest I have with so many wonderful 'Blends' I have found over this past year.

Thank you for making my day, I was stunned to read my name mentioned in your blog, let alone the great words.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Evie said...

Oh yeah, and sorry I'm slack with my bloging from time to time. My work load is so up and down, I can be dedicated and write all the time and then I drop off the face of the planet. However, as always my goal is to blog more, so I will put in that effort - also hopefully there will be interesting topics too!

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Connie said...

I agree with everything you said Rachel! Both Eve and Stacey are amazing inspirations! I've just recently discovered their blogs and need to update my list as well! Thanks for the reminder. :-D

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

Yep yep yep on the updating Blog lists!!! I SOOOO have to do mine! Funny I read BOTH of those blogs ..( never comment since I don't really know either of them..) & you have pegged it dead on .. Stacey I remember well from Tracker Waaaaay back & she has the "best" little icons on her blog... ( also Pants I covet! ~lol) you'd have to go back a bit..
& Evie...yea *sigh* to look like her.. & YES I've seen the pics at Tracker & on her Blog ..WOW eh?! & I've been reading the on going saga in her world...she's a brave girl making changes ..

& When are we gonna see any recent pics of YOU my darlin GORGEOUS girl!!?

PS I'm at work.. it's almost it too late to call? :}

At 1:31 AM, Blogger Evelyne said...

Thanks Rachel for posting about Evie. I remember her from tracker. She IS definitely an inspiration. I already LOVE Stacey and read her blog daily. More inspiration sure does help, 'cause I need all the inspiration I can get!

At 6:49 AM, Blogger Dub said...

very inspirational indeed! (and certainly some nice eye-candy first thing in the morning). time to hit the weights after that! lol

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Stacey Rae said...

You guys are awesome! and OMG I had never seen Evies profile on tracker.....Holy Freakin Wow! I definitely need to update my blog list as well and HELLO, comment, comment away, we are all friends in fitness!

At 9:04 AM, Blogger FV Tom said...

Rachel, thanks for these two blogs. Those women are awesome in what they have accomplished.

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Chérie said...

Being our best self and being supported by those around us, that's what it's all about.

Evie is inspiring. I remember stumbling across her blog months ago, but never found my way back. So thanks for highlighting her! She's now on my "open in tabs" daily list to read.

Speaking of not updating enough [pointing finger right at Rachel]...
The good, the bad, I want to hear it all.

At 4:01 PM, Blogger None said...

Oh yeah - I'm with ya on all the points about Evie. She's amazing, too.

At 8:28 PM, Blogger Kana said...

Hey girl...Yep, I agree, Evie is gorgeous and has made a very STUNNING transformation. She looks amazing, and has a lot of dedication.

I need to check out Stacey. Oh...and you are pretty inspirational too!! Thanks for the reminder about the great people who INSPIRE!! :)

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Erin said...

Thanks for this Rachel... I've been needing all of the inspiration I can get to scratch and claw my way out of the funk I have been in... your timing is excellent.

Stacey has been one of my biggest fitness heroes for a while, but Rach, you are definitely a hero of mine too!!

At 11:34 AM, Blogger chantal2bfit said...

Yes, I agree. Both Stacey and Evie are amazing women. And I also need to update my blog list.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Brit-Man said...

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At 1:09 PM, Blogger Brit-Man said...

Hay Rachel.

I wanted to say thanks again for posting on my blog.

Sorry I haven't had much time to read your blog, there's about 8 months worth of stuff.

I did want to say a few things though.

1. I hope you continue to keep the happiness you have with your husband. Mixed marriages are still not that common these days, and racism is still a problem to some extent, but well done, for not letting anything come between you and he.

2. I'm sorry you have slight issues with your Mother, but well doen for not letting it affect you, you seem really wonderful despite the times you said you contemplated the "end", again congrats on not going there.

I appreciate the courage it must have taken to face yourself and your problems like that, and find a strength, you may not have previously realised existed.

Especially with the thyroid issues, (which I won't dwell on), but I see someone who clearly has a good heart, and has found out how to make it work for her, and you obviously loved yourself enough to be strong, and keep going through a few tough moments.

It's that love of yourself, which seems to be a major reason why you are where you are today.

3. I want to say congrats again, for finishing a marathon, with a sprained ankle. It's that kind of heart and resolve, that's clearly kept you going for a long time.

You certainly shouldn't be too concerned about how you look either, The pictures show a woman, who in two years has really changed her physical appearance.

You have achieved so much, you should be so proud, and you look absolutely lovely. The difference between the picture of you in 04, and the one of you snorkelling are very telling.

There is definitely something of a beautiful transformation about your results.

I don't think you need to feel freakish, I think you have a right to see yourself, as a beautiful, feminine figure, which I imagine is how your husband sees you too.

Whatever you do, keep smiling, keep your chin up, be strong, and keep appreciating yourself. I didn't know anything about you until about 10 minutes before I started writing this, but I do feel you are a warm, "human" person. You have a wonderful marriage, an with your human skills, you could be a really good Mother, if you ever wanted to be.

You've certainly come a long way in a few years, and I know it's not been easy, but well done, keep fighting for every little bit of happiness you deserve, whether it's physical, mental or emotional, and don't ever give up on what you want.

You're still young, you have so much going for you, and almost nobody and nothing can take away from you, what you feel and what you want.

GOOD LUCK, and keep up the hard work, because in my sincere opinion, you've changed things around for yourself in the last 2 years, and you look very healthy, radient and feminine.

You have a right to be proud of that, and proud of yourself as a person, for being who you are, and having come through your emotional experiences, and I hope you'll be happy for many years to come.

I think at this moment in time, you've more than earned it, and deserve to be happy.

GOOD LUCK, and best wishes for the future. I hope you and hubby stay strong, and that you find your true comfort zone.

Take care Rachel :-).


P.S. forget surgery. You honestly don't need it. The changes you've made in the last two years, I can only imagine who you'll look in another two years time.

I think you could be someone whos beauty matures with age.

You could even compete if you wanted to. You've got age, and time on your side. You're clearly capable of so much.

Don't ever underestimate your true human worth.


At 8:04 PM, Blogger Big Mofo said...

Wow .. another blog I'll definitel read. Thanks for the tip Rach !

BTW .... I think you're about due for new pics here ... c'mon, all your fans demand it !



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