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 :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Student Mommy

Ok so at some point last summer I decided that I was going to take a Personal Trainer course just for myself to gain more knowledge and not have to rely on my trainers as much...however this plan now also works well with my new business :D

So I signed up right in the new year, I did cause I said I would and even humbled myself to ask my mom for the money for the course.....so ok the course is two weekends. The first weekend I had to read 5 chapters out of the book and watch like 20 2min videos...easy enough right?!!

Well the reading went ok, I did that while the kids napped or played and just highlighted and took notes as I went along...watching the video's!! That's a different story. I thought there was only going to be like 2-3 video's we had to watch not 20!!! So of course I left it to the last night before I had to go to my class!

So this is how my video studying went

-sit down to watch video with my hot green tea...press play

-3.5sec later 2yr old comes up to me wanting milk...press pause...get child milk

-press play....take a sip of warm tea....dog whining to go out...press pause...let out dog

-press play.....children now fighting and starting to hit...press pause..each child in time out...deal with what they just did, hugs all around everyone is happy

-press play.......dog whining to come back in...press pause...let dog in

-press PLAY!!!!...4yr informs me he has to poo and wants me to come with him!!..press PAUSE!!!!! join child in bathroom, close my eyes at his request as he has his poo, cheer that he but it in the toilet, break out the treat box..

- Press play....take a sip of my cold green tea..now realize that I have to pee!

and so on and so on.....

So the first weekend went alright. Besides when the teacher was talking about the Anatomy I felt like he was speaking a different language!! The second day I even went for a run on the treadmill during lunch (the course was in the gym) and that felt GREAT after sitting around all day, and I could focus better in the afternoon. The second weekend I was still trying to get over the flu and instead slept in the corner of the room on our hour lunch break :(....but I did it and made it through and learned some really cool stuff and am excited :D

So now I just have to study for the test that I want to do in the next week while all the info is still fresh....even through I haven't even had a chance to look at the notes since the weekend...so finding a time to study would be good...well today at nap time would have been a good time eh!? But instead I am using this time to write this blog and cut out hearts for our V-day crafts this week that I got from Momstown :D....but I know I will do it...that's what us Mommy's do! We make it happen, we figure it out, we use our powers for good :D

"Live in YOUR Awesome!"



  1. Congratulations on taking this step Gail and you will do great on your test!