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I am a working mom to 3 active children ages 13, 10, & 6. 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''''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?

Member Since: 8/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,608

My Goals:
7/4 Grateful Nation 5K
w/ my girls 45:00

6/27 Montana Mucker 5K Mud Run 1 hr 25 min

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:
Rookie Running Program

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

Low Carb Eating

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

Lakeside 5K
Time: 33:32

Race for the Future

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.

Run to Pub 10K
Time: 1:11:53

10 Spoon 10K
Time: 1:15:18

Run to Pub 10K
1hr 29 min

Light the Night 5K

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    It ain't easy getting that balance!! I took a year off of work to focus on family. I am going back on August 2nd. I am looking forward to going back to work-my brain and my personality needs the structure and routine. I am nervous though, because of the stress. It will be more difficult to find that balance. Don't be too hard on yourself and find some time to smile, even if for no reason. emoticon
    2 hours ago
  • v AUTIEJ
    ...and speaking of bananas...leg cramps, etc. can often be remedied by potassium, which naners contain a lot of! My grandma insists on eating them when her legs and feet bother her, and I've tried it successfully myself. As for the magnesium, it is also very helpful for constipation and staving off chocolate cravings!
    3 days ago
  • v AUTIEJ
    Thanks for your suggestion about the magnesium. My family's business is herbs and supplements, so I know to take that, but insomnia is one of those things I have always had and likely always will. My head just won't shut up! I do appreciate your thoughtfulness though, and it is helpful for many people! I tend to do okay with bananas and sleepytime tea, as long as I don't have too much on my mind (which I tend to always do)
    3 days ago
    Hey there lady!! Just stopping by to say hi and see how your doing!! Can't believe were down to less than 2 weeks of our challenge!! Plus you're probably so ready for school to be out too! Time just flies way too fast!!
    Time to get planting and yard work already,,,uugghh!! At least that's a good way to get some steps in...ha ha ha emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v SSMITH762
    Thanks for stopping by and commentinf. I like your idea of trying to keep stuff in their rooms, or in the family room which is currently their man cave. I don't venture in there. Lol.
    6 days ago
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