Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY END of 2010

Hoping all of you had a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and are wrapping up 2010!!
We had a great time with the boys this magical to see their faces on Christmas morning!
Also we had a GREAT BLESSING just before the "big day" and found out that baby number 3 is looking HEALTHY and strong....and is a GIRL!! The boys had predicted it was a girl....funny that they already knew!
Pictures to come soon...but wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
What are you going to do with the next 365 days? Make a difference???
I know you can!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Mommy and Me Christmas Party

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Catch up....

This has been my mode of action this week...catch up from Disney. Sleep, laundry, CHRISTmas to do planning, name it! BUT WHAT FUN WE HAD!!
More to come once the "fairy dust" settles!

One thing I can say is that I'm keeping up with my workouts! At least 5 days a week....even with the CRAZY TO-DO LIST!
Don't kid yourself and skip need the STRESS releif, your body needs to MOVE and burn calories, and you'll FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!!! STAY FOCUSED til the end of the year!!!
Happy Sweating !

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Sunday, November 28, 2010


I got a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving blessing this past Wednesday!! We had ANOTHER ultrasound to check on the "bleeding" and it's GONE!!! So the "reduced" exercise and "no weight lifting" WORKED!!! I can come back to "normal" exercise with "medium" weight lifting....WOO HOO! GOD is GOOD all the time!
Truly, I haven't let myself grow "too attached" as a means of "protecting my feelings", but everything is "NORMAL" at this point!

When I saw the baby moving (flipping and kicking) and there were NO SIGNS of bleeding I started to cry...a HUGE weight was LIFTED off my heart and shoulders...and I felt this little baby literally FILL my heart! We have another ultrasound planned for Dec 23rd to check on things...and of course FIND OUT the sex!

For now LIFE is good...and about to get even better...tomorrow we head for SUNNY FLORIDA! DISNEYWORLD here we come!
Can't wait to see the boys faces when they see MAGIC KINGDOM!

Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!! Know get back to the EXERCISE routine and eating HEALTHY foods!

Here are my boys LOVING hanging out with their second cousins! The girls maybe not "loving" it as much!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010


Exercise is WONDERFUL for you at ANY PHASE of your life....but especially while expecting a bundle of joy. I am 13 1/2 weeks along with my 3 child and of course I'm exercising!! However, I've had to "tone it down" these last few weeks due to a complication (no worries baby is fine....just need to get SCH (bleeding in uterus) to GO AWAY! It's been there since 6 weeks...which is why I couldn't run the half marathon I trained for on 10-10-10! It reduced in size signficantly while not running and decreasing weights in bodypump...but it is STILL THERE. So... I've been told to SLOW DOWN and NOT PUSH IT! EASY to say...but HARD to DO! It's been 10 days...and I've just taught 3 classes....doing LOW IMPACT OF COURSE and MORE MOTIVATING than SWEATING...but PRAYING on Wednesday the ultrasound will SHOW that it's GONE! Ready to get back to "normal"!
So... are you getting your SWEAT SESSIONS IN??? If not... do one for me...PLEASE!!! IF you are expecting...check out this article of the BENEFITS (as I've been missing them)!
Hoping you are well!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Hike to the HEAVENS!

We have celebrated fall with a WONDERFUL long week-end getaway to Gatlinburg TN with some friends! To get some EXERCISE and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL scennary we decided to go on a little hike. It was JUST 2 MILES!! What we didn't really see at the BEGINNING of the TRAIL was this sign!!! Hubby said (after the hike) "Oh, I saw that sign, but thought we'd be ok!" SERIOUSLY!!! With all those kids and NO SNACKS, a couple of water bottles!!!
Check out the sign!!


LOOK AT HOW STEEP IT WAS....the guys went up...not even to the it was SCARY....we stopped with 5 kids at the "base" of the Rock! Literally we could see the "TOP" but NO-WAY to take the kids ROCK CLIMBING!

NOW check out the GROUP picture AFTER THE "little hike"! WHICH TOOK 4 HOURS! ONLY 1 KID STANDING!!!
WE had the BEST JUICE BOX and GOLDFISH EVER!!! Well deserved SNACK after that!!

Hoping you are enjoying the HOLIDAY kick-start!!! KEEP THOSE CALORIES BURNING... change things up....maybe GO ON A HIKE! Just look for the SIGNS...and be prepared!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-NAP when needed!!!!

Rest is another important component to STAYING HEALTHY...remember to NAP when needed as Dane demonstrates!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Life is good! ENJOY and STAY FOCUSED!

We have been enjoying fall... from pumpkin patches, hayrides, playing in the leaves, to trick or treating, and more. Life is never dull with 2 energetic little boys. Not to mention this little one inside my belly trying to suck some too!!!

How are things in your world??? Are you managing to stay on track with EXERCISE???
My Mommy and Me class JUST STARTED ANOTHER INCENTIVE!!! This is a GREAT way to help foster "sisterhood" within the class, help everyone set some goals, and ACCOMPLISH them, all while staying focused on getting their WORKOUTS in!
THe Holiday season is a true test of your commitment to HEALTH...we tend to let things "slip" and eat MORE CALORIES while exercising LESS! I'm DETERMINED not to let those that come to my classes "fall off the wagon"! I hope you'll decide to do the same and SET 3 GOALS for yourself over these next few weeks.

Ideally, you'll need to look at 3 aspects of your life- MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT! Identify one thing in each area and SET an OBTAINABLE yet CHALLENGING goal that can be completed in 6 weeks!!! To make it more "fun" and keep you "focused" ALLOW YOURSELF a special "treat" ONCE YOU COMPLETE THEM!!! Our class is required to meet AT LEAST 2 of 3 GOALS and attend class 8 out of 13 meetings. IF THE LADIES do this then their names will go into a drawing for AN EXPENSE PAID NIGHT AWAY on me!!!
I've agreed to DANGLE A CARROT in front of them..... 1 night stay, dinner for 2, breakfast for 2, and spa treatment for her at WEST BADEN SPRINGS HOTEL!!! It's one of my most favorite places..... JUST GOOGLE IT!
ANYWAY...that is their BIG INCENTIVE.... maybe you could CHOOSE to get a MANICURE/PEDICURE or indulge in a special outfit, or DATE NIGHT with hubby....whatever it is that MOTIVATES you to stay on TRACK!!!
So are you in????? I hope so!!! Let me know what your goals are!!!

Here is some of our fall fun at the HUBER's FARM!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Mr. Handman, Mr. Attitude, and Mr. Sexy

We had a wonderful week-end! Jay and I celebrated our 6th year wedding anniversary at West Baden (again)! We love that place. The above picture is of him looking oh-so-dashing! Then we ended the week-end with a BANG as he ran the Evansville Half marathon! MAKING A PERSONAL BEST of 1 hour 35 minutes!!! So proud of him!! Notice I said "he ran" it was a "cheerleader" day for me. Having trained for the big event and EXCITED to try and beat last year's time... I was side-lined as we found out we are EXPECTING!!! Baby seems to be doing well, but having a little issue with a blood clot in my uterus...hence "don't over do it" was my general recommendation. YOU KNOW I can't "half-way" do anything...hence...I became picture taker! More of those to come!!!

Hoping all of you are well!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday....The things Jackson will do!

Can you make it out.... in a stroller, hat over eyes, thumb placed perfectly in the "back" of the hat opening, and into MOUTH. Sweet dreams!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

How the First Nine Months Shape the Rest of Your Life

Truly how we treat our bodies can MAKE the difference in our lives...BUT read this article and LEARN what DRASTIC DIFFERENCES you can make for your baby!
EAT right, Exercise, and don't sweat the small stuff.... in general, but especially when pregnant... you can SHAPE your child's future!

How the First Nine Months Shape the Rest of Your Life

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

I know, I know...don't start

Why haven't I gotten back to blogger land? Not sure really... but going to make a TRUE EFFORT to post a least once a week...for a few weeks...then kick it up a notch. I have been keeping up with for the upcoming half, teaching Mommy and Me twice a week, and Bodypump twice a week too! Of course playing with my boys and doing all that us moms do EVERYDAY!

We've been busy as usual, but this week-end had a little EXTRA on the "to do list"!
Jay completed his 2nd Marathon finishing in 3 hours and 40 minutes.
We made the treak to Dayton OHIO where he particpated in the AIRFORCE MARATHON. IT was WONDERFUL. Highly recommend...maybe I'll do it next time too! I think maybe he had the easier of the two jobs....mine was man the boys ALL NIGHT solo ( he got a seperate room for his beauty sleep), get them feed, loaded in the car, find a parking space, push the stroller about one and half miles to race area, WAIT for him to finish....FIND him in the midst of 10,000 people with a double stroller....and then take care of all 3 for the next 24 hours! Hum...should have run the marathon...that would have been easier RIGHT???
Truly we had a GREAT time and I'm so PROUD of him. WE enjoyed the Air FORCE Museum.... AMAZING!!

The FINSH line....I was about a quarter mile up from this point watching for Jay. We did seem him and then I took off for the FINSH! His "offical" time was 3 hours 40 minutes and 50 seconds!

Troopers waiting for Daddy to rehydrate and be able to walk around!

Daddy and Dane after the race and a Lot of fluids!

At the Air Force Museum... touring the planes.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010


Well an update is well deserved! Life has been wonderful...truly I am blessed. WE have enjoyed summer, traveled a bit, relaxed, kept up with exercise, tried some yummy new recipes, and have had lots of fun. We are now ready for fall to come as it is our favorite season! Bring on the sweat shirts, fire-pit nights, falling leaves, pumpkin candles, and mums!

Jackson just completed his second week of Pre K and is doing good. Each day he gets more accustomed to the "structure" and class-room "routine". He amazes me with the "ideas" and concepts he learns and shares with me at random. He is really into "army stuff" and Starwars. He has a "list" that we've started for Christmas and has been keeping up with it for almost a month. Hopefully, it will survive until the holidays.
Dane is growing bigger and becoming a "little boy" and stepping away from the "baby boy" phase. His laugh brings joy to my ears and melts my heart into mush! He has the " I do it myself mommy" attitude going on, but then wraps his arms around my neck and gives me a kiss. GOTTA LOVE THAT!! He still is very attached to his teddy...which can never be too far from his sight!

Jay has been training for a MARATHON... in this heat! I'm excited for his upcoming race...the AIR FORCE.... the boys should love the festivities! WE've continued to make time for us and have "date night" regularly which helps us keep a PROACTIVE approach to marriage! I love him dearly!!

Aerobics is going well and the particpants inspire me daily! I feel so blessed to lead others to sweat!! I've also been keeping up with the "miles" while training for my next race.... THE HALF MARATHON on 10-10-10! 13.1 is so much better on your body...and enjoyable! Today we ran 8 miles with the "team 13 gang" (the YMCA has a training group with a about 200 people) it was so WONDERFUL to be out there with everyone today. I felt JESUS with me this morning as I ran though local neighborhoods, encouraged fellow runners, and just breathed in his FRESH air! GOD is so GOOD and I'm so GRATEFUL to be healthy!!

How are things in your end of the world? Are you still "goal oriented"? Need to stay focused on continual growth...especially as Mommies!! My class currently has a 6 week incentive going on with 3 goals to accomplish during that time!
( Physical, Mental, and spiritural) What are you doing to GROW as a person????'s ESSENTIAL to take care of you so that you can take care of your family!!!

A few more pictures of our trip up north...we went to a RED SOX game. Hubby loved going to Fenway!

I thought this was actually have a sign for "HEALTHY SELECTIONS"... it was a "vending machine-like" area with some salad/sandwiches!

Brat and Budlight LIme! When at the ballpark... you kinda have "moderation"!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer comes to a close...

Funny, because I thought I'd posted a "post" a few weeks ago...but must have not "saved it"!
Any's been a few weeks since I've even checked in! Summer has offically Jackson started PreK today! Getting up and everyone out of the house at 7:30 am is a little "crazy"! All went well and he didn't look back!

Lots going on the last few weeks.... Jay and I did take a trip to "New England" country. My first to Maine and New Hampshire... did manage to visit Fenway Park in Boston too! Great time.
Still working out and loving it... training for a HALF MARATHON on 10-10-10, and enjoying my boys!

Just a few picutes...of our trip! More to a timely fashion!

Keep Sweating!!

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