Saturday, March 31, 2012

Don't Be a Dropout

When I taught high school four years ago I found myself as the co cheer leading coach. To those who know me in depth it made perfect sense for me to be part of a cheer squad and for those that don't know me, well my five foot ten and three quarters frame was probably conspicuous at most. See, I'm a total cheer leader at heart. I love the under dog. I always want people to reach their goals. I'm genuinely happy for you if you get to go on vacation, made it to your goal weight, are having a baby, or any other amazing event that is to be completed. I believe in you. Genuinely! I think everyone can do what they set their mind to. Anyone. In any circumstance also. We humans can achieve amazing things. I'm tall. I mean 4 inches above average tall. I'm convinced I didn't make cheer leader for the Smithson Valley Middle School Mustangs in the seventh grade due to this fact. It couldn't have been because I slipped doing my round-off and made the judges laugh out loud. No, it was because I'm tall I'm sure. So my point for this cheer post is that I am going to be your cheer leader and I believe that each of you can and will find a runner in you. Whether you ran in high school, have never run at all, or have completed a marathon or two, I know you can do this. So, here are some tips and ground rules to keep you going so you won't be a dropout. Psychologist Lynn McCutcheon, the author of Psychology for Runners, conducted a survey and found that the five main reasons for stopping were:

  1. Time constraints 
  2. Bad Weather
  3. Preference for another type of exercise
  4. Inability to stick with a schedule
Since we won't be having any trouble with number 5 (there are 51 likes on facebook who are starting with us) please be very aware of the other 4. If your concern is time you might consider waking up 30 minutes earlier to complete the workout or telling your spouse of your goal to complete this running program and asking for help with dinner or the kids so you can keep running a priority. What is your bad weather back up plan? Do you have a treadmill close? Scope one out if not. If you find yourself needing advice on what to do if you find yourself struggling to keep up please feel free to post on the Gotta Run page so that we can all encourage you in that area. 

Thank you to each of you who will be running with me virtually. Remember to run 4 days per week. I will be running on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I can't wait to run with you!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Skinny Muffin

1/4 cup ground flax
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 egg
1 packet Stevia
2 Tbsp blueberries

The belly fat cure
Sugar/Carb value = 2/1

1. Mix all ingredients together in a coffee mug
2. Microwave for 50 seconds & enjoy!

(I smothered mine in butter YUMMY)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


If u head on over to you can like my new running page and be kept up to date on training schedules and other running related tips. I'm so excited to launch a free beginners running group where we can all connect online with a common goal and cheer each other to our finish lines! Over 40 people have already expressed interest and will begin training with me on Monday! So, I guess I'll be up & running again soon!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Aubree Kate

Our friends Ryan & Ashley Snell welcomed Aubree Kate to the world yesterday!
Born at 7:14, 7 pounds 2 ounces, 19 3/4 in

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Only 1

I absolutely love this and I am jumping right in. I know there is a need for diapers in the households of families with babies. I also know there are new moms all over our community tonight worrying about how they will afford such diapers and praying for help. Here's where we come in:
I've started a nameless- for-now diaper ministry and I'm going for it. I'm not working out the details. I'm not putting it off. I'm delivering diapers. Who needs some? And while I am there delivering them I think I will pray with these new mommies and love on them and offer encouragement because I certainly do NOT have expertise. If you would like to donate diapers to this cause AWESOME! I'll even come pick them up.

I know I'm filled to be emptied again. The seed I've received I will sow
Hillsong (desert song)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Good Morning

I drink too much coffee and in turn stay up too late. No really I drank coffee ALL day yesterday. It's great I think. I enjoy it much better now that I drink it black because I can taste the natural great flavors instead of French vanilla sugary coffee creamer. Yum. I wake up and can't wait for a cup. I think i'll make some now. And leave you with some more cute pictures of Kennedy. MmmK? I hope your day is blessed like mine is because I'm watching my 4 year old nephew Landon & my girl Kennedy all day by myself. Did I mention I need to start that pot of coffee? Yes, I do.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Catching Up in Pictures

Kennedy turned 13 months old
Re-homed our cat temporarily
Leadership dinner with our team
5th wedding anniversary
Many cups of coffee
Completed our legacy class at church
Date Night Austin
Lots of laughs, love, & blessings from our little girl
7 new Regional Sales Managers on team
#20 ESM in FHTM by 9th of March

Now I'll work on writing more in the present time.