Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'll love you FOREVER!

Yes, that is exactly what my little Jackson said tonight as I lay beside him in bed. (heart melt)
It was one of the lines from my FAVORITE books' of his..."I'll Love you Forever".
You know the one where the mom has this CRAZY little boy and it goes through the years of his life and every night she goes in to rock him after he is asleep and says... "I"ll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as Long as I'm living my baby you'll be." (wipe tear) And then one day she get's sick and calls him and he goes over to her house and picks her up and rocks her gently while saying... I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my Mommy you'll be.
(Sniff Sniff)
My heart is truly beaming... how lucky we are to be loved like that. To be given a gift from God to be mothers! THANK YOU is all I can write.

I am reminded that these years of mothering will soon pass by. My nephew just graduated high school this week, and we celebrated his achievement this week-end. How fast time truly does pass!
Parts of me sometimes wish my days away...longing for my boys to be bigger and more independent...but as I watched my SIL and her son my heart ached for them.
The seperation that is to come in a few months when he leaves for college...the tears, the promise of the future...the letting go of the yesterdays...the magnitude of all...(deep breath) is overwhelming.

So I will hold on to EACH day and cherish these memories that I am creating everyday.
For soon, oh too soon, will my nest be empty! I pray that my Jackson will to want to hold me and say "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my Mommy you'll be."

Let's be sure to EMBRACE these days!!

Now wipe your face and GO...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009


Well I did it!!!! I taught my first ZUMBA class today and it was GREAT!!! We were all DRIPPING with sweat, having fun, and shaking our "tailfeathers"!
It's so WONDERFUL to ACCOMPLISH a goal!!! Especially a fitness-geared goal! THANK YOUs to all those ladies there today...many for their first time too. The important thing is that we DID IT...and got those calories burned and our hearts some exercise!

**Still working on the "running thing"...have ran at least twice a week for the last few weeks! The mini marathron is not until October... so I think it's ok.

WHAT have you accomplished lately??? It's SO IMPORTANT to CELEBRATE your VICTORIES...even the littlest ones!!! Like sleeping 7 hours without a baby to wake you!!! Can I get an AMEN!!!

Hope all is well with each of you! Sorry for my lack of posts- but it truly has been a MONKEY of a week!
Enjoy the day and don't forget to...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Mommy and Me Class: Fit, Fierce, & Fabulous

Here's our new Logo...we ordered Shirts in honor of the quest to become FIT, FIERCE, and FABULOUS!
Check it out! Below is on the Back of the shirt, and then FIT, FIERCE, and FABULOUS is on the front side.

Those there today...babies and ALL!

Those that were there on Wednesday!

More to come as all the shirts get passed out and we can get ALL 30plus women there on the same day!!Mission IMPOSSIBLE!
Don't forget to.....

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Girl's NIGHT out!

It was time for another night out for the Mommy and Me class! Just a great way to enjoy some fellowship with other moms outside of the "gym". Our class is TRULY more than just "aerobics". We had a great time at a local GREEK restaurant. Thanks to all those moms that were able to make it!
We'll be getting our "sweaty groove on" in the morning to burn off some of those calories!
Check back to see our NEW FIT, FIERCE, and FABULOUS shirts. There's a photo op tomorrow after class!

Be sure to ....

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


BIGGEST LOSER is PROOF that LIFESTYLE CHANGE can happen! Check this out!

Truly, as a dietitian and aerobics instructor I am so INSPIRED by these contestants! It PROVES that if your DESIRE to CHANGE is there you can make a DIFFERENCE. There is no "easy button" takes HARD WORK and EFFORT to start on the healthy path. Once you get FEEL the LIVE the BECOME the difference.
JOIN me in the quest....LIFESTYLE change....Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous. If THEY can do it so can you!!!
Set a goal and JUST DO IT!!! Small steps toward BIG CHANGE!

What's yours???
I've decided... I AM GOING to RUN the mini martharon in October with hubby! Maybe several of the Mommy and Me-er's will join in the fun!!

GO out and

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I'm grateful for the fact that God blessed me with 2 healthy children and allowed me to become a mother. Times are tough...there are moments when I think...WHAT WAS I THINKING...but overall I know that I'm blessed beyond measure. One day my boys will be grown and out from under my feet...won't need diapers changed or noses wiped or my presence to fall asleep. Then I'm sure I'll miss those times. (sigh)
So today I celebrate each act that fills my day...the GREAT and the not-so great! Thank you GOD for making me a mother.

Thank you MOM for shaping me to be a good mother!

Happy Mother's Day to all!

Now get out there and

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What's up???

Ok... it's been almost a week since my last post. (Does that sound like I'm giving confession?...I 'm not even Catholic)
Anyway....Sorry it's been kinda crazy....just lots to do beside the "normal" Mommy stuff. I've been working REALLY hard on 2 fitness goals...preparing my first Zumba class and trying to START running. May not sound like A LOT, but it is!!!
Zumba requires memorizing at least 10 and choreography...and then to try and look "good" doing it. White girl can DANCE???? Not always!'s FUN and giving me some extra calorie burning sessions. The other fitness challenge/goal has been to "start" running. I LOATHE running....bad track experience in high school...which I only did for 1 year! Anyways... I did buy some "running" shoes versus "aerobics" shoes and have started to break them in.
Any runners out there??? Advice???? It's just so BORING!!! I like people and music and motivation...not much of a "loner" when it comes to exercise. But for know I continue on in my quest to push myself outside of the "box"! Keeping it real!

Here's a few pictures of Dane after church. Hubby and Jackson were napping....I played "photo session" with Dane. ENJOY!

Get up and ....

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