Yearly Archives


Life Investments.

December 31, 2010

December 30, 2010 Lately I’ve been figuring out my focus for the next year. When we rang in 2010 I was focused on giving birth to a healthy son in April, profiting as a new business owner, succeeding in a 50k grant for Fitness without Borders, planning a meaningful wedding and getting in the best shape of my life at 30 years old. In 2011 I am creating a new list of professional, personal and physical goals. However, I’ve been…

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Mommy Fitness Blog: I’m feeling skinny.

December 29, 2010

At least that’s what my clothes tell me. I had to shop for new workout pants today because I only wear two – one is already getting too loose and the other is almost there. This tells you that I’ve lost quite a bit of weight as you can imagine, I have TONS of workout clothes. Now, I’ve become more selective on the tops and bottoms that I wear. For example, after I give birth I always wear ribbed tank…

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Where I belong…

December 23, 2010

December 22, 2010 In the last four days I hosted a Gingerbread House-making party, organized an employee Christmas party and attended my niece’s Birthday party. Between my family and friends, my care home, my nonprofit and my Mom-me group, I am literally either planning (sometimes attending) a field trip, a seasonal party or a yearly celebration. While I was driving around running last minute errands for the Gingerbread party on Saturday I began my usual regrets of mentally saying, This…

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Mommy Fitness Blog: REST DAYS.

December 21, 2010

“rest day” – that’s what I put on my calendar whenever I fail to workout that day…either I failed or I planned it, but if it shows up more than two times  a week, it was definitely unplanned. Unfortunately, last week I saw four of those REST Days on my calendar. I have just been incredibly busy. I know, I know…it’s the holiday season and I should be the exception when it comes to making excuses, but besides being busy,…

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Mommy Fitness Blog: parties! parties! parties!

December 16, 2010

I woke up at 4am today. When my son Nicholas woke up at 3:58pm (as he usually does) I couldn’t go back to sleep. And so I read for a while, then I did some browsing on the internet…then at 5:30am I got up to workout. It is Thursday and this is only second workout this week! I’ve been training an average of 3-4 times a week since the wedding. I’ve been so busy that it’s been hard to get…

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Our wedding day.

December 15, 2010

December 6, 2010 On November 27, 2010 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, David and I exchanged vows to be life partners, spiritual soul mates and unconditional friends for the rest of our lives. As silly as that sounds in the 21st century, it’s the biggest goal of my lifetime a daily commitment we will work towards forever through good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, for as long as we both shall live… Those words…

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Mommy Fitness Blog: getting back on track…

December 6, 2010

So – it’s officially been a week since the wedding. I am NOW starting to recover from all the emotional ups and downs. Just to give you an idea of what that week looked for me: Tuesday: mini-Thanksgiving with Casler Family Wednesday: David’s Bachelorette (also last day to finish projects: programs, poems on tables, bows) Thursday: Thanksgiving  – David’s mom and girls arrive from MS – my mom gets flu symptoms Friday: Nail Salon, set up at reception, rehearsal dinner…

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Mommy Fitness Blog: my Wedding Flipbook!

December 2, 2010

We had a lot of stuff at the wedding. We had a photobooth AND a flip book booth…and a candy buffet! Here’s one of our photobooth shots: I have been incredibly busy lately. My mother was admitted to the ICU on our wedding day, making BOTH parents MIA at my wedding. On Monday my sister had her baby and between visiting the hospital, cleaning, tending to the boys, catching up on work, etc. if you can only imagine, I don’t…

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Mommy Fitness Blog: 3 days until the big day!

November 24, 2010

As I type this I am uncomfortably dealing with fake nails on my computer keys. I’m not used to this as I HATE fake nails. But, I guess I will have to suffer just for this week as my real nails are short, frail and beat up from dish washing, hot glue, etc. Our wedding is in 3 days and the clock is tick, tick, ticking!!!!! I told David last week, that the only thing that will drive me up…

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30 years old

November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010 5 more days left. Absolutely crazy. I contacted all our wedding vendors, crossed off my to-do lists and created a special wedding portfolio for my wedding coordinator complete with tabs such as: our itinerary, wedding party, photo list and 10 things that will drive me crazy. After waiting for nearly two years, David and I will finally tie the knot by the end of this week. Every day this week has an event planned. Tomorrow we have…

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