Mary is a 64 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She handles all those jobs with much love and giving. I know Mary as an awesome friend. But, Mary is also a person who has finally learned to give to herself. I think that is a flaw that many of us have. We give to everyone but oursleves. We were on the same team for the Lowdown and Dirty in 30 challenge. We kept each other motivated and we won that challenge. I have faltered a bit since that challenge, but not Mary. She went into this Shrinkvivor challenge with everything she had and look what she got. A spot in the final 7. She has really pushed herself this challenge. If you go to her blog and read her weigh in posts, I promise you'll be impressed. She has done amazingly awesome things with the fitness and non fitness challenges. You won't believe the miles she has logged. She does the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred every day and is into level 2 now.
This is Mary on a walk we took at the Dunes this summer. She is also an excellent photographer.
Mary and I didn't meet through blogging. We met through her daughter Beth. I had Beth's kids in preschool and Mary would be there from time to time. Mary and I became friends through blogging. When we both decided to start blogs, that was when our friendship blossomed. I don't see her in person nearly enough, but our blogs and email keep us close. This is a picture of us in April at the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, a cause close to both of our hearts.
If you are trying to decide who deserves your votes this week, I hope you will consider Mary. Go here and watch her vlog. She totally impressed me. She told me she was nervous, but you'd never know it. She was honest and sincere and explains why she wants to be the Shrinkvivor winner. I so want her to win. She totally deserves it. She worked so hard and has come such a long way.
Please go here and cast your votes for my friend Mary.
Thank you so much