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I'm a work in progress. I'm a mom to two, soon to be three, awesome kids that have taught me things I didn't know I needed to learn. I'm married to a kind and handsome man that I genuinely love to be with. I like to be around interesting people and enjoy learning from others. I'm quirky, energetic, have a glass that's usually half full (of wine) and am spontaneous when it fits into my plans. My life is much slower than it once was and even though I sometimes miss the old days, I never take these new days for granted. So, I've given up alot of things in order to give more of myself to my family ... and they better appreciate it. I mean, I expect nothing in return for my selfless love.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I did it!!

Started it. Finished it. Didn't throw up.

Official time was 39:44, app time was 38:57.

Not my best time, but I DID IT!!

I do, however need to add a fourth goal for my next 5k ... not to potty in my pants at the finish line. The main reason my time was so slow was because I had to "go" and I mean really go. It makes for a great first race memory!

Jenny, Aaron and I ran together. Our friends Tim and Amber finished the race before us and then came back to run with us to the finish line. It was so COOL! I had Amber on my left, Jenny on my right, Tim and Aaron behind me and friends and family on the sidelines cheering for me. It was surreal. So hard, so uplifting, so satisfying. I can't wait for the next one.

Jenny and I before the race
(when I should have been using the ladies' room)

I will not die. I will not die. I will die.
(my friend Aaron is behind us and he made his best time yet!)

Woohoo!! I made it!!

 Group shot!

So thankful for her support :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

There has been so much going on that writing it all out has felt overwhelming. So I haven't. :)

I will make some bullet point to catch you up on what I've been doing/going through:

  • My first 5k is on Saturday. I'm excited, nervous and elated. I can't believe I'm really doing it ... it's something that I never thought I'd be able to accomplish.
  • I've established three goals for the 5k:
    • 1. Start it
    • 2. Finish it
    • 3. Don't throw up
  • I hurt my knee two weeks ago so I've had to slow my time down ... I'm disappointed, but that's how it goes when you're a runner. I'm a runner!
We generate fears while we sit; we overcome them by action.
Fear is nature's way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link
  • I've been delving into some deep, DEEEEEP personal development lately. My new "job" with Zija is focused so much on this aspect ... it's an AMAZING company. Some of the books I've read lately:
    • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
    • The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson ... I LOVE this one
    • Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • I've also been listening to speakers such as Jim Rohn and John C. Maxwell for at least 70 minutes a week
  • The change in my confidence, dedication, attitude and joy has been absolutely phenomenal and mind-blowing
  •  My new business, which I started in the middle of February, has already brought in enough extra income for a second car or for a nice family vacation. The business has been life-changing on many levels for us
  • My parents started on my brand of Moringa oleifera a few weeks ago and my Dad said he has no joint pain and he is SO much happier. My mom has had chronic hip pain for a long time now ... been on prednisone, daily ibuprofen and cortisone shots. She started on our SmartMix and today said that she has stopped all pain meds and has ZERO HIP PAIN. I'm so happy I could cry!!!!!!! On Monday she was on all fours playing with her grandchildren. Unbelievable.
  •  Nate has been taking ibuprofen almost daily for a long time for stress/sinus headaches and those have all but disappeared since starting on our SuperMix. He said he can think more clearly and has more energy!!!
  • I get paid to share this with people. I earn a nice income from the comfort of my home simply by doing what I love most ... helping others. God has His hand on this.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I ran on Sunday again and came in at 36:50. New personal best! My knee is killing me now so I didn't run again today, just did some online workouts. I did a little research and it seems that I need to ice the knee after each run and strengthen my quads. I found a great quad workout by Denise Austin (googly eyes, "we're burnin' butter!") that I'm going to start doing.

Today Mazie was really grouchy and she told me several times that she didn't feel like being nice. That she just wanted to be mean for no reason. I told her I completely understood. ;)

Ooh, ooh. I ate lunch at Cerulean yesterday with my mentor (she bought. she's a good mentor) and then got my hair cut. It was nice to get out and feel like a normal human for a bit. I got suckered into buying some anti-frizz stuff. I am a total sucker for hair oils. I'm so weak.

This weekend I'm going out with some girl friends for a bit and then we're meeting up with our husbands. I think we'll walk down to Cerulean and order a fancypants drink and pretend we're really classy and living in the lap of luxury for a bit. Pretending is fun!

Beh. I need to go to bed. Night!

Friday, March 1, 2013

I mailed my check and registration form (no online registration ... rather antiquated) in for the 5k! I'm still working on my time. Right now I'm at about a 15 minute mile on the treadmill. I ran it in 38 minutes outside when my friend Jenny was running with me. She runs a little ahead of me the entire time and it motivates to me run faster. Plus, it's comforting to have her there in case I pass out or die

Look at this boy!!!

He laughed for the first time today. He's sooooo sweet and cuddly I can't even stand it. He just adores me, too. It's a good feeling. Being adored and adoring right back. I love him so!

Speaking of love, I also love these. Who doesn't love an almond that plays a chocolate almond barked piano?