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To The Working Mom :)

My humble and sincere apologies for never fully appreciating the working mom!

As a stay at home mom for the last 12+ years, I never really understood or gave you enough credit. It’s tough to balance it all… motherly and wifely responsibilities on top of EVERYTHING else! (there would seriously be wayyyy too many things to list here to even come close!)

Now that I’m in the working mom category… (although I do work from home) I am definitely navigating the balancing act!

To say that I’m dealing with stress and emotions would probably be an understatement! I managed to pack on a few unwanted pounds over the last several months and I’m committed to getting them back off! I’m participating in Project 10. Here’s my official video that I submitted!

I’m tracking my progress on my Challenge Timeline HERE!

(I’ve been struggling, so like I said in a previous post, I’m back to blogging for the accountability factor!)

Valentine’s Day – Started off with a great work out at the gym with Torry.

And lots of great food!

(not all the healthiest… but I threw in some veggies and protein for good measure)


Chick Flick! We saw Safe Haven…

I loved it! I’ve read all of the Nicholas Sparks novels, so the movies are fun for me.


Torry worked late…. boys and I went to Academy to look around… they are easily entertained!


Stopped by a store that sells really nice gym equipment… I just need $6900 and this could be all mine! 😉

I love the ARC trainer! My old gym used to have them…. I miss it!

A typical day at work… sharing health and fitness!



Monday the boys were out of school and we took a road trip… to Marble Falls.

It was fun for the boys to be back in their old neighborhood at their favorite fishing dock!

Later that night, we went to San Antonio for the ViSalus Founders Tour. While I’m paying close attention… my hubby is always in the back of the room taking goofy pictures with the co-founders! Thx Nick, Black, and Ryan for being good sports… and not kicking Torry out for being crazy!

 And after getting home at 2:30am and being completely motivated….

I went to one of my favorite places! :)


Woohoo!!! Feels so good to be getting back in the groove!!! :)



And They All Come Crawling Back…

I’ve really missed blogging! Truth be told, I’ve missed blogging with Carman and Cyndi! As life goes… things change and people get busy… but we want to be able to make this work somehow. This is our little spot on the WWW that allows us to share with each other, support each other and stay up to date with what’s up. :)

Obviously there is no way to adequately capture the last several months… so I’m just gonna dive right in … if I come across things that I want to share that you may have missed… I’ll add them if it seems right!

For the most part… we are just plugging along taking one day at a time…

Ah yes, the food… I am IN NEED of some accountability. So I may be selfishly blogging so that I can report what I eat everyday in hopes of getting back on track.

I. enjoyed. the. last. 6. months. of. my. life. wayyy. too. much!

And now I am ready to get back to where I was when we left off! Prepare yourself for protein shakes, turkey chili, and protein waffles…. I’m baaaaack!!! :)



I feel better already! This is going to be FuN again! :)

Is anybody out there anymore????

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Blogging Guilt!

I’ve tried to get back into blogging again …

I never really thought that I wouldn’t be blogging.


I’ve been a lot busier the last several months and I just haven’t made it a priority to get on here and keep track of my days.


HOWEVER…. I’m still around out there. I post on FB a lot …. it seems a lot easier for me now. It doesn’t mean I’ll never blog… but I thought you might be interested in following me more on Facebook….

Here is my page…. be sure to “like” it!

You can also subscribe to my personal FB feed here…




Oh ya… I remember how this works!

Yay! I love getting back into the swing of things! It’s nice to be home and eating the simple things that I love throughout the day. Nothing fancy, nothing too crazy… just a low key day at home. :)

Went for my morning walk with Torry followed by lower body weight training and 20 minutes on the elliptical.

Food for the day included an apple vi-shake, protein waffle, turkey pepperoni tortilla pizza with red peppers and spinach, butterfingers vi-shake, a zone bar, and a nutria-cookie (that i forgot to take a picture of)…

I just wanted to share a few thoughts about my background… and my passion for helping others achieve their goals! I know there has been a lot of talk about “Challenges” lately… and I wanted to share my thoughts on the matter…

What are YOU passionate about? What motivates YOU!??!

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Let’s Try This Again?

Wow… I am feeling really rusty when it comes to blogging!

The more I have tried to get by without checking in… the harder it is for me to stay on track with my diet. Accountability is super important for me.  So… here I am again.

Using dietSNAPS, counting points, working out and drinking my Vi-Shakes! In a way, not that much has changed… I just need a little accountability in my life. :)

MONDAY: 29 pts

1 tsp peanut butter, vi-shake, oatmeal w/ bananas, turkey chili w/spaghetti squash, butterfingers vi-shake, egg whites w/veggies, & protein waffle ~ workout: upper body weights


TUESDAY: 29 pts

oatmeal w/blueberries, apple vi-shake, turkey chili w/spinach, pb2 vi-shake, boca burger, & zone bar ~ workout: walking inclines

Torry and I are 2 weeks in to our latest 90-Day Challenge! Tough Mudder was AWESOME and we are looking forward to reaching our new goals!

In other exciting news…. The Health Magazine article is out! While I was out grocery shopping, I happened to see the lady setting out the November 2012 magazines… Ahhh! So crazy!