Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hello! just a quick little hi!

I made it to the gym tonight and last night. I'm in a good mood. I felt strong on both my work-outs and I'm feeling the itch to run. I haven't ran in a more than a week. Since the tornado/hail run. I don't think not running and the tornado run are related. No post traumatic stress disorder there.I actually really enjoyed running in such a fierce storm. It doesn't happen very often and I'm not afraid of rainy runs.

Other than that, I have really been enjoying our almost six month old Morning Glory. I am in love with him. I just started feeding him organic whole grain rice cereal last week and he's doing a good job eating it up. I know... pictures. I will get to that eventually.

I must skeedaddle now.

Keep up the good work!


Sunshine Mama

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Thursday!!

Hello! I am actually alive! Somebody said something to me tonight that brought a smile to my face and made me laugh. So, I thought I'd share it with you.

A few days ago, I went to the local gas/convenience store to pick up some bananas. Whenever I buy bananas it is always at least four or five good sized bunches because all of our kids eat them, plus we use them in protein shakes. So, I was at the counter when this guy behind me who was observing my banana purchase says to me, "You must have some monkeys at home."

I said, "Yes, we have six kids."

Then he goes, "Do you work out at the gym? You must have had your baby, you used to be pregnant. I don't even remember you getting that big!"

I respond, "yes, I had him and he's doing great. He's five months old." fast forward to tonight at the gym. I had just gotten done telling our 16-year-old daughter about this guy who saw me buying five bunches of bananas. Then I look...and there he is in the gym. Tonight.

Then, several minutes later as I'm getting a few dumbbells, he sees me nearby and gives me a little nod of recognition and says... get this...

"Banana Lady".

Yes, he called me banana lady. Nice. It cracked me up.

Well, other than that, I will make it to the gym for a fourth day this week tomorrow. So, that's good. And I still plan on telling you my "tornado/hail run" story. Also, I tried "re-starting" my diet this week, but fell a little short. I did buy a notebook to start counting calories. The good thing in all of this is despite all the stress that has really pushed back some of my fitness goals, I really have pretty much stayed the same weight. I'm still at about a ten pound drop.

Well, I hope you are all doing well!

Sunshine Mama

Monday, April 11, 2011

You guys are so encouraging to me. Thank you. I only have two minutes before they shut off the computers here, but I really need to tell you about the run I did yesterday when the weather turned into tornado like conditions and it started hailing. Ha! Ha! It was funny. Good stuff. You're comments cheered me up. I will share that story soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me! SM

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hello folks! Although, I have tried, I can't get blogger to stop posting my posts in paragraph form. So, please bear with me. I have to admit that I have not been following my diet like I should nor exercising like I should. However, there is still a lot going on in my life and so I am doing the best I can. I have little conversations with myself like this: "You are doing ok. And when things lighten can focus more on exercising the way you want to exercise. After all exercise and good health are life time commitments and may be subject to the ups and downs of life itself. This is not a race." For me, it helps to have short term and long term athletic goals to help keep me focused, but, right now I feel extremely distracted by other things that demand my time. I feel like I am being pulled from three or four different directions by things that all have this monumental importance attached. And, hey, they say it's going to be 81 degrees on Sunday! And then back to the 50s and 60s on Monday. Ahh..gotta love spring. I could go for a run in shorts! Love you all! Sincerely, Sunshine Mama