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I am a working mom to 3 active children ages 12, 9, & 5. We are blessed to be able to provide many opportunities for our kids to learn, grow and express themselves. However, this also makes for very busy parents. It has become a real challenge to make time for myself. Honestly it has started to feel impossible. I'm really trying to put into prospective the fact that I'm not the only one in this situation and that it is possible to fit in things that matter like your health and exercise. ...
I am a working mom to 3 active children ages 12, 9, & 5. We are blessed to be able to provide many opportunities for our kids to learn, grow and express themselves. However, this also makes for very busy parents. It has become a real challenge to make time for myself. Honestly it has started to feel impossible. I'm really trying to put into prospective the fact that I'm not the only one in this situation and that it is possible to fit in things that matter like your health and exercise. It's not that you can't....it's how can you? Its a challenge I've started with myself called 1 Good Thing. What 1 Good Thing have you done for yourself today?
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Member Since: 8/22/2008

SparkPoints: 18,296

Fitness Minutes: 15,547

My Goals:
7/4 Grateful Nation 5K

6/27 Montana Mucker 5K Mud Run

MT Governor's Cup 5K w/ the Kids
Times: 53:15 Me
53:09 DS
45:04 DD#1
32:43 DD#2

Light the Night 5K to benefit YMCA!!! 41:44

Get at least 10 minutes of fitness 6/7 days a week
Drink 8 glasses of water/day
Do 1 good thing for myself each day


My Program:
Sunday: Run/Walk
Monday: 30DS LV1
Run/Walk 1 mile
Tuesday: 30DS LV1
Wednesday: BL Yoga
Run/Walk 1 mile
Thursday: 30DS LV1
Run/Walk 1 mile
Friday: 30DS LV1
Saturday: Run/Walk

Other Information:
5/21/2011 - First 5K
Race for the Cure
Time: 38:37
7/4/2011
Freedom Run 5K
Time: 33:42

7/16/2011
Lakeside 5K
Time: 33:32

8/27/2011
Race for the Future
Time:

1/28/12 Frost Fever 5K
Time: 35:50

3/17/12 Run to the Pub 10K
Time: 1 Hr 8 min 19 sec

4/21/12 Warrior Run 10K
Time: 1 hr 13 min

5/19/12 Race for the Cure 5K
Time: 35:15

6/9/12 Gov. Cup 5K (w/ my kids!)
Time: 40:58

6/20/12: 10 Spoon 10K
Time: 1 hr 20 min

7/4/12: Grateful Nation 5K
Time: Injured! No Run.

3/16/2013
Run to Pub 10K
Time: 1:11:53

6/19/2013
10 Spoon 10K
Time: 1:15:18

3/15/2014:
Run to Pub 10K
1hr 29 min

5/2/2015
Light the Night 5K
41:44

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MEGAN6277
7/30/2015 8:45:57 PM

Hi! Thanks for the advice Ill have to try it and see if it works. Hope you have a grrat rest of the week!!:)



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AMPROSKE1
7/30/2015 2:12:11 PM

Hey there! I have been so super busy this week (and all weekend I guess). We had some painters come this weekend to do the outside of the house. That started on Friday and lasted until about mid day on Tuesday. I kinda had to babysit them in case they needed anything or had questions. We are also having some landscapers come out and totally redo our front flower beds and put in a new walkway next to the driveway, and to save money we are trying to take out what is there on our own, which is a LOT of work. So much so that I kinda wish my husband would just say to heck with it and pay the extra few hundred bucks and let them do it. It is taking a long time and it is of course getting SO HOT here- over 100 this week. He has been wanting to work on some of it ,after he gets off of work, which is the hottest part of the day. UGH.
Anyway, I also had a teacher workshop yesterday. My principal asked me to be the 'technology trainer' for our campus. Why I don't know. I am not super tech savvy, and going to the workshop kinda made me feel overwhelmed because now I have to present the information to my campus, and try to implement some of the ideas, AND do some type of creative portfolio to bring back when we meet again at the district level.
All of this insanity is making me feel like my summer is rapidly coming to an end because I know I have a lot to do, and will have very little time to relax. I really really love staying home with my little boy (the one that is 2). He has gotten super attached to me this summer too, and had a little trouble at daycare yesterday. Not as much as I did though.
I finally found that dressing at our local Walmart! They take forever to get anything in when they run out of stuff. I tried it today on my salad. It was good! Doing pretty well on my diet so far too. Yesterday we got to have a grown up lunch out and I rode with another teacher who wanted Mexican food. Oh my biggest weakness. I did eat some of the chips and salsa, and they brought a small bowl of queso on the house (arggghh!) but I ordered the taco salad and didn't eat any of the shell. I also didn't eat that much at dinner- I guess after working in the heat I wasn't hungry. I haven't seen a dip on the scale since last week but it's ok. I still chalk it up to not drinking enough water. I think I will definitely get better about the water when I go back to school in a couple of weeks.



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AMPROSKE1
7/27/2015 2:48:45 PM

Yes- please do post those recipes! I have been wanting to try the egg muffin things but haven't done it yet.
Doing great on my diet so far. The good thing is that I can still have a little dark chocolate since it doesn't have as much sugar in it. I love chocolate, and I really like dark so I am glad I can still eat it in moderation. I buy the dove promises and a couple of them get me by.
I made a green smoothie today as an after workout snack and instead of using orange juice as the liquid I used almond milk (which I don't like very much). Yeck. I didn't like it. I am still sipping on it because I don't want to waste it, but it is not the best. I guess I am wishing it were sweeter. I could add something to it, but I am trying to only have natural sweetness and not too much of it so I don't kick those sugar cravings in to high gear.
How was your camping trip?



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AMPROSKE1
7/22/2015 5:58:08 PM

I am doing great on the food. So far, no bread, and nothing starchy or high in sugar. This is hard when it comes to breakfast because I love easy to grab things like microwave burritos and sandwiches. Even the healthy ones are a no no for me though. So I have been making plain eggs and adding a little salsa and eating a side of berries or grapes. Today I just had an Atkins shake. I don't know if I am following completely the gluten free diet, but I am doing what my specialist told me to do a few years ago, and even cutting out most dairy. That is something else I have read can have an impact on hormones, etc. But I have to do some more research on all of that too. And so far, I have lost about a pound since Sunday, and don't even feel hungry. Tonight I am making salsa chicken in the crock pot (oh how I love that machine!), and instead of making tacos with it, I will put it over a bed of lettuce. I added black beans to it, and will sprinkle a little bit of cheese on it.
I did get a treadmill workout in yesterday, but today the little one slept in the car while I ran a few errands and would not finish out his nap at home. I have been so busy I haven't gotten my workout in yet today, but the day isn't over yet. Hopefully I can at least go for a walk around the neighborhood. I love what you said about the "just" before something good- such a great reminder. And I also think it is cool you were able to lose weight by walking. That is so inspiring. I try to always tell myself that walking is better than nothing- better than just sitting on the couch!



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AMPROSKE1
7/21/2015 1:42:59 PM

YOU are so busy! Camping sounds fun. I used to go with my older son when he was in cub scouts. One time it was really hot though and there was no running water- that was actually my first camping trip with him. The lack of running water was not cool, but I did enjoy the time with my son.
So this week I hit the reset button (again) and I am really serious about it. A friend of mine went gluten free due to a thyroid issue and she dropped weight fast. She was always a healthy eater and exercises consistently- even strength trains, but her thyroid has been slow. So she decided to try it when she read this book called The Wheat Belly and bam the weight has been coming off for her. So she kind of inspired me to go back to my low carb diet and try to be as gluten free as possible. I am on day 2 and doing well so far. I just need to find ideas to keep things mixed up. But I can do it- today we had a water event at church for the toddler age group and I had to figure out what to take for snacks/ lunch. I just took almonds, grapes, and some lunch meat. And drank water of course.
I also did go for a walk yesterday. I have been so busy that a regular workout isn't happening. Yesterday and today while the little one is sleeping I have been trying to catch up on stuff around the house. I do some cleaning while he is awake, but we just haven't been home and there is SO much to do it seems.
Anyway, sorry for the long novel. I am glad to see you didn't gain any weight this weekend- that is great!



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