Monday, January 14, 2013

I'm Back!

     Wow!  3 months since my last post.  I have been a bad girl.  A lot has happened since then.  I got busy between all the holidays and birthdays.  There's obviously Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  But, along with those holidays are my daughter's birthday.  She turned 10 on November 29th, my birthday was December 9th.  I turned 32!!  Yikes! And then my son Anthony turned 12 on December 21st. So it has been a busy few months.

     With all the fun and celebrating we had some bad news and a bump in the road for our family.  My husband was let go from his job and we were given this news 11 days before Christmas.  It was a big shock.  Scared and freaked out for a moment.  When we finally calmed down we prayed together as a family picked ourselves back up and started to move forward.  I love my family.  We know that God does not close one door with out opening a new one.  Although at the time we may not of understood why this has happened.  Why this company moved our family away from our family in Florida to Louisiana only to take it away only 18 months later.  It made no sense to me!  But like I said.  God does not close a door with out opening another.

    My husband is a fighter and picked himself up and started the job hunt.  In 2 weeks he managed to get 5 interviews and 5 job offers!  Today he started his first day of his new job with a great new company that is growing and expanding.  They had been searching and interviewing for the position for  8 months.  Finally my husband came along and their search was over!  We are excited about the possibility and the future again.  Thank you God.  And thank you to all my friends and family who have been following along and praying along with my family on facebook.

    Now onto my goals!  I am registering not only myself and my husband, but all of my children for the Color me Rad 5K.  It is a great way to get the family together and healthy together.  I am so excited to do this.  I am not exactly in the greatest shape though.  Sure I have been doing great with the weight loss.  Down 40 pounds now!!!  But that does not mean I am in shape.  I am jiggle wiggly.  And that has got to go.  So with that I am starting my new 90 day challenge.  I am focusing on gaining lean muscle now and also incorporating the couch 2 5k program so I can be ready for the Color me Rad on May 11th!  My only thing is finding the time to run.  I can't exactly do it with the kids.  Louis is not a very good runner and all i have is my double stroller.  I can run with the twins because i can push them along.  Just can't do it with Louis.  I may need to suck it up and wake up early before the kids get up and ready for school and do my run then.  I am not a morning person.  Just ask my husband.  lol.

So there it is.  My new goal for the new year.  I am only 10 pounds away from my pre twin weight.  But just because i am close to my weight goal does not mean i am done.  I still have my fitness goals i want to achieve.  I need to firm the jiggly wiggly bottom, legs, arms and belly.  Color me Rad 5K here I come!


  1. If anyone can do it Amanda it's you! You're definitely super mom and i'm always inspired by you. Lets make 2013 the healthiest we can! xoxo

    1. Thanks Megan! 2013 will be our year! And now 40 pounds lighter then I was last year. I know I can finish this up! And so can you!!