Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ab Challenge!

I got bested by the AB challenge.

I hate to even admit that, especially here. Hmpf.

After my 5k run with Vanessa I decided to grab a page from her book and convince my husband to do the 30-day ab challenge. If you’re new, my husband is fit and beautiful, but has never worked out a day in his life. He eats chips by the bag full and seldom craves vegetables.

BUT I did convince him to do the challenge – SHOCK and AWE!

He struggled the first few days, while he got a feel for it. I breezed through… spending most mornings with Jillian Michaels, my abs were accustomed to abuse. I joked ‘How are you going to feel when you give up and your wife soldiers on?’ Apparently this is the motivation he needed, because I only made it to day 25 before a broken toe and exhaustion pulled me out. He kept going ALL THE WAY. He still does abs in the evening, but not to the same extent AND--- AND he saw results. While I have a load of towels over my washboard, he started to show definition.  Men.

Funny, while I was putting sweet baby T down for the night I would just hear the huff and puff of a man set out to prove his wife wrong.

I tip my hat to you Mr. P… well done.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Being a Mum.

Changes everything.

Jillian Michaels constantly says 'Figure out the WHY and the HOW becomes possible.' Thomas is my WHY.

I want to be fit. I want to be active. I want him to never choose the TV or the outdoors. I want him to grow up with a Mummy and Daddy who are active, fit and busy, so it never becomes an option for him. He will just think that is life.

We eat our vegetables. We play outside. We care about what goes into our bodies. We don't take ourselves to seriously. We are confident. We are strong.

I also want to live for as long as possible and not just exist, but LIVE. I want to run with my children (and grandchildren). I want to dance and jump and play. I want to scoop them up and throw them into the sky. I want to crawl with them and explore the world at their level. You just can't do that with an extra 50lbs hanging around your middle. I want to never be a reason their friends poke fun or ammunition for a bully. Part of giving your child the best life, is being the best you.

Thomas is my favorite and I love him THE MOST. He gave me a reason to care, a reason to change and a reason to be better.

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