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I am a working mom to 3 active children ages 13, 11, & 7. 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: 21,406

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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  • v _RAMONA
    Hey, Mom!

    I haven't yet tried the muffins... have had no time at all for baking etc. I'll see... I may find some time tomorrow, or next week. I will let you know when I do make them. My family doesn't eat a lot of baking, and I am insanely busy right now. I tend to save baking opportunities for special occasions, and then make something I want to try.

    Hang in there, and take it one day a t a time.
    2 days ago
  • v ERIN1957
    I love Dr. Perlmutter, have followed him for years. Back when him and his wife were vegetarians. Boy has times changed. LOL
    His books are great and his cook book is suppose to be out soon I do believe.
    I have missed you and appreciate all your continued support.
    I hope all is going well for you and life is being good too.
    2 days ago
  • v MSHEL7
    I've watched Dr. Perlmutter on several shows and I really like him. Have not read any of his books though, hope you enjoy it.
    3 days ago
    I used the Splenda baking mix. Bought it this summer for harvest as a couple of the guys were doing sugar-free or reduced sugar so it worked great for pie! I added the sour cream and used the whole stick of butter as you recommended and also added extra spices and raisins and walnuts!
    4 days ago
    This tip is from Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer Mike Roizen, MD, from his new book, "This Is Your Do-Over". Here's a sneak peek at his essential do-over deeds.

    We all have disagreements sometimes. Life isn't about holding hands and singing happy tunes to hide our troubles. However, you need to decide if you want to be a "but" or an "and" kind of person. The "but" people don't want solutions. They want to settle. They want to wallow in their misery.

    The "and" people find solutions to problems. They inspire others to do their best. They contribute to the growth of people and ideas - and, ultimately, to the health of us all. Even if you are an avowed lifelong naysayer, you still have the opportunity to discover your inner enthusiast. Once you find your purpose and passion, your optimism will increase and your do-over becomes stronger and stronger. In the end, optimism is really just about cultivating happiness in your everyday moments.
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    PS The muffins turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
    5 days ago
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