A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thankful Thurs~ Happy readers

In honour of Family Literacy day.... I am thankful that my happy healthy children LOVE looking at books and being read to. The best way to work the imagination!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Not LOL...

So as much as I would like to stay positive I have to say that some new things have been thrown in my path lately and I'm REALLY having a hard time with one of them. That one is the financial issue that we are having :( With my husbands second summer job done in Oct and our truck breaking down and us having to buy a van AND Christmas, we are deep under. The statement "I have no money" has NEVER rung more true then it does these days!
The biggest part of this problem for me is the social isolation that it causes mostly being, me not being able to go out to Phat Chicks boot camp....my life and breath. This makes me the saddest.

I thought that I would be ok as I could run outside and go to the gym (I'm still locked into a contract) and for the first two weeks it was ok...then I realized I wasn't Laughing Out Loud anymore. I would just put my music in my ears and do my thing...on my own. Now it's funny cause in the beginning that was fine with me. But after experiencing the group fun at boot camp and encouraging on other people, I miss being around the people. There's something that is awesome about seeing a new girl join us and get faster and stronger each week and seeing her start to smile and feel great about herself. Or seeing one of the girls kids run up to her after class and tell her what a great job she did :D....I'll NEVER forget the time I saw Suzie pushing one of our Phat dudes to bang out 4 more push-ups and his 8yr son was there beside him saying, "Come on DAD!!! Come on DAD you can do it!!"....WOW!! that kind of experience is not something you get to see everyday and it changes your insides.....In fact I have tears just typing out that story.

So in the mean time I'll do my own hardcore work out at the gym and in my living room cause I know the Phat Chicks are out there 5 days a week and I want to be able to keep up :D....I run my runs cause I want to be able to race with them again some day and I WILL keep up with them!! :D
I just wish the sadness would go away cause I REALLY miss LOL while exercising...

"Live in YOUR Awesome!"


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday~ proudest Mommy momment

I am thankful......
This right here is my proudest mommy momment to date! I was SO amazed that just a small action of sliding off the couch and doing sit-ups in front of the TV would turn into such a life changing momment like this one....This is my fav picture EVER and brings tears to my eyes EVERYTIME I look at it :D

'Live in YOUR Awesome!'


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2010 - Best year EVER!!!!~~~~2011 Look'n pretty good so far :D

Ok so wow!!! Long time no blog :(....I've been thinking about doing it and just didn't get around to doing it but I guess enough people finally asked me if I'm back to it yet (thank you for the support) that it got my butt in gear.

So I must say 2010 has been THEE BEST year of my life to date....besides the tragic death of one of my Phat Chick trainers of course. I wasn't sad to see 2010 go but I wasn't happy about it either...I simply said thank you and I will always remember you 2010 :D

So this year just starts off with a bang of new things right away WTH!! First I continue to get new clients with my Bring out YOUR Awesome business which is just SO wicked and I thank the people who have refereed me to others. Next I was offered a job leading a running clinic for beginners at HealthQuarters and I was their first guest speaker last Wed and to run a walking clinic in April with Second Wind Conditioning. All totally awesome stuff and new to me. And last of all, last summer I committed to myself that I was going to take the Personal Trainer course at the start of 2011....so I signed up and spent last weekend in T.O doing the first half of it :D

So it's funny, I'm not too sure about you but when new things come up for me so does the fear...and it started to get to me with all these new things happening. But then I just remembered my first time I was standing at the start line at the Moon in June race and the start line at the Adventure Race and the first time I went to my Tri training and how scared I was at those points......but I just ignored the fear and the thoughts it gave me and still put one foot in front of the other and moved forward.

That then got me thinking about fear and how it's a thief!!...it has taken away MANY opportunities, chances, relationships, experiences and goals in my life and I realized that last year I took all that bundled it up in a ball and shoved it right back up fears ass!!!!! LOL!!!! So right now I can feel fear sitting there wanting to say that I am not smart enough to do this Personal Trainer course or that it will be too hard or that I will fail...but guess what it's not cause now fear is scared of ME!!!!! WICKED :P