Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas




Hoping you all have a BLESSED CHRISTmas!

Happy sweating over the next few days!



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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Mommy and Me Christmas Party

We had our annual Mommy and Me Christmas party last night!! What fun!!!
GREAT conversations, holiday cocktails, yummy food, cookie exchange, more holiday cocktails, Chinese gift swap, and WONDERFUL FELLOWSHIP!! So blessed to be apart of this AMAZING group of Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous women!
Wish I would have taken more pictures...just got carried away in the moments. Did get a few...click below!


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Be sure to get that EXERCISE IN....7 more days til Christmas! Burn some HOLIDAY calories and stress away!!!



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Monday, December 14, 2009

Getting closer to Christmas

I love Christmas!!! The celebration of Jesus and the precious gift GOD has given us! The entire MONTH is magical!!! Christmas music, parties, decorations, cards, presents.... all fun. Gearing up for a "Mommy and Me" aerobics party later this week!
Here are a few snapshots of the boys....dressed up and ready for bed!







Do find time to get those workouts in!!! ESSENTIAL to reducing stress during the holidays!
We had our first Marathon training run on Saturday! It was great...just 6 miles...to think about 20 more...WOW!! BUT TRAINING is key.... What are you going to do that CHALLENGES your mental and physical self this year????




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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Biting the BULLET!

Well I did it!!!
I BIT the BULLET and signed up for my FIRST (and mabybe only) FULL MARATHON!!!
I know, CRAZY!!! But I'm inspired after completing my first half marathon in October...what's ANOTHER 13.1 miles?
Seriously, if BIGGEST LOSER contestants can do it then SO CAN I!!!!

REALLY... we ALL can if we WANT TO!! MAKE up your mind, find something to set your sites on and JUST DO IT!! What is your next big fitness goal???

Fingers crossed for the winter training blues. Actually, I decided to run on the treadmill today (as it was WAY TOO COLD outside) and logged 5 miles! Not bad for "skipping" the running for a "few" weeks. It felt GREAT...let's hope the treadmill will be my friend for many more "inside" runs!

HUGS TO YOU!!!



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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Ride....Wordless Wednesday








Promise to update again BEFORE Wednesday!
Are you making exercise a priority this holiday season!! Give yourself a gift and SWEAT over this next month... REDUCE your stress!




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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...Walking the Walk!



BE sure to MOVE over the Holiday week-end. Happy THANKSGIvING!



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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Healthy snacks!

As a mom of two boys and a dietitian I'm so happy that my kiddos eat healthy!! Jackson helped me make some home-made pesto and then eat it up with carrots. "Mom this is SO GOOD...YUM!" were his exact words!! Thought I'd show you that both a 3 year old and a 20 month old can munch on carrots...Dane does prefer raspberries and Cheerios, but will "gnaw" on a carrot too!
Be sure to keep your fridge stocked with fresh fruit and veggies! Let those items replace cookies and chips...just DON'T buy the junk. Jackson asks for a snack...reaching for an apple or orange...plus you'll start to eat better too!







Do something FUN today with lots of MOVEMENT!!! Have a "dance party"...turn up the radio and just DANCE! This is especially good at the "witching hour" which is usually about 4pm at our house!




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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - In a year's time.





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INSPIRING...we all start out crawling...with strength and courage we can get up and RUN!
Are you afraid.... you'll never know until you TRY!!
Go after your goal...decide to just do it!!!



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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

We live in a relatively new subdivision...in fact last year we only had 4 trick or treaters. But this year more people have moved in and we had a "real" trick or treat around the neighborhood. I took the boys while Jay made a fire at the "pit" and handed out candy! Who do you think had more fun????
Anyway the boys loved it and they got some candy. I've since hidden the candy...to no questions this morning...so the "loot" will probably go to the Y in the morning.
Did teach Bodypump Saturday morning...so I was able to "partake" in a few "treats" myself. All in moderation!


ENJOYING HIMSELF while waiting for "trick or treaters". Next time I stay by the fire and he goes with them and the WAGON!!!


GRAHAM CRACKERS before we started...hoping to prevent the candy!




HURRY UP MOM!!! I'm READY to go!!!

Mr. Policeman leading the way!!!



Wow look at this...notice Jackson reaching for his "gun"!



CANDY!!!


Our neighbors..."bag of Jelly beans" and "kitty cat".
The boys LOVED seeing everyone dressed up!





This was a "good" sucker!



No such luck!!! I wouldn't open them...but he "drooled" on the corner until the M&M's were starting to come out.



What NO CANDY...one of my neighbors didn't plan on being home...so no candy...but she answered the door to say hi. Jackson NOT so happy with the NO candy!!




Hope you had a GREAT week-end and were able to enjoy the treats. If you over did it on chocolate...take a deep breath and just workout a little harder tomorrow. It's not the END of the world!! Life happens!!!
Have a blessed week and don't forget to...



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