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 :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Picture is worth.....

So I use Facebook as a great resource! Recently I have 'liked' the page MotivateHopeStrength and I am loving some of the picture that they are posting, so I thought I would share a few with you....well a lot really cause there are so many and I finally had to stop downloading them and cap it for this post! LOL!!

So first is this one:

This makes me think of how awesome I feel and the difference on my insides that getting off my butt has made for me.

This one reminds me of the start when it felt like I had to 'give up' things I ate before. When instead I was just now choosing health. It also makes me think about how some of my friends would not understand or put me down when I didn't want to eat or drink the same things as them anymore and they seem to have a hard time with that.....I think that they thought I was judging them for eating the food...I wasn't and didn't care, but I just didn't want to put that type of food into my body after working so hard to be healthy.

This helps me to remember how unhealthy I had gotten and YES it was to save my life. Not just so I didn't die sooner but so there was life in the living that I did. That's why the lovers and the haters can say and do what they want. I feel awesome in my own skin and head and that's what I get to live with 24/7 now :)

LOL!!! This one is SO true. Before I was always looking for the right time, weather, workout clothes etc. This time I didn't think of any of that and just up and got moving with no mind to what OR wasn't going on.....Nike is right! JUST DO IT!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this and I can relate to it too. I just keep moving each day for an hour and then it became a habit and then the habit took over and changed me :)

This is SO true! Before I would just try and do the same things stopping when it got hard or scary or if I was unsure. But it wasn't until I went outside my comfort zone, said "F U!" to the fear that things changed for me....and then they got awesome!!! LOL! ;)

This one just makes me LOL! Because it's kinda true LOL!!!

Word to the Mama's. I have had people ask me how can you spend so much time away from your family doing this? All I have to say to that is...." I go for a run or a class for an hour and I return a better Mom for them and person for me....so we all win!"

I think that this one is my favourite. I have even printed it out and have it on my wall in the front hallway where Nicholas's and my medals are hanging :)

And here are a bunch others that I really liked too :)

'Live in YOUR Awesome!'


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