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Everywhere: It’s On My List


I’m on a much needed vacation, so while I am away enjoy some inspiration…

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

It's on my list


Adventures Are The Best Way to Learn


I’m on a much needed vacation, so while I am away enjoy some inspiration…

And Then I Realized Adventures Are The Best Way to Learn

And Then I Realized Adventures Are The Best Way to Learn

Gone Fishing…


I’m on vacation and taking a break from the blog during it. It’s a great time to really spend time with my family before the summer is over.

If you are in need of a fix, please visit The Clothes Make the Girl –Melicious is awesome and check out her book Well Fed – you won’t regret it.

See ya when I get back………..


Unplug and Reconnect with ‘Real Life’


It’s important to take time to remember the things in life that make it special. That sometimes means leaving all the digital stuff and being present in the moments you have with your family. Our roadtrip to Monticello, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens was so fun. We had a lot of laughs, got to know our kids better, wore each other out, got on each others nerves, had ice cream every day — The things you should do on a vacation.

As much as I love doing my blog, it’s important to not have it take over your entire life and get in the way of spending real valuable time with those you love. You never get this time back, so don’t get too wrapped up in what’s online. Learn to unplug and reconnect with ‘real life’.

Fitting in Exercise


Sometimes  I think when I let myself actually rest -things catch up with me. Since Scott is away and I can’t go to boot camp — I have been sleeping in and hanging with the kids since I am on vacation. But it seems like I am more tired and man this soreness is worse than usual. I must have really pushed myself hard on Monday because I seriously am in pain! It hurts when I bend down to pick something up, when I go to lift something and just when I move my legs. I did some serious squats and power clean presses I guess! Who knew??!! I think that so often I operate at full speed handling my life that when I finally slow down — it all catches up with me so makes me wonder if it’s worth slowing down at all.
I want to get out today and do something in the realm of exercise so Nate and I are headed to the school where we will run on the track there. He wants to race me because he says he’s way faster than I am. He told me we both need a practice round so we can evaluate how fast we are — The running will hopefully loosen up my sore muscles.  Just because my routine is changed, doesn’t mean it’s a free pass to goof off when it comes to being active and fit! You just need to get creative with what you can do!

Monday – I took a later boot camp, hired the babysitter for 1.5 hours and had my workout

Tuesday – I went to my basement and did the elliptical although not for as long as I would have liked because I was so sore

Wednesday – heading to the local school to run around the track with the kids

All of what I posted above are things we all can do to fit in exercise – when our routine changes! While not boot camp intensity, it still gets the job done!

Have no fear…


No worries – I haven’t fallen off the wagon. Boot camp is off this week and I decided to take it easy with regards to training. I worked out on Tues with my boot camp crew with a guest trainer, ran on Weds, but have been feeling worn out and my throat has been sore so I took yesterday and today off – on purpose. I did set the alarm for o’dark thirty but when it went off – I said nope and turned it off.  Part of me does worry – what if this is me heading down that slippery slope???  But, I know I will go running tomorrow morning and back to boot camp on Monday bright and early.

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