Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vacation is good for the soul and the tummy!

Happy almost Summer!

We just got back from our first family and friends Summer get away. We went to Blythe, CA, well kind of, we were about 20 miles north and right on the river! It was fantastic! We got to spend some great family time together as well as some very fun adult times with our friends. I even convinced myself that I was "cheating". We enjoyed a few treats and it felt great to just let up on ourselves a little bit. It was so rejuvenating and soul nourishing. I normally do not look forward to Summer as it means...a bathing suit! This year, even though I am not exactly where I would like to be, I am MUCH more comfortable in my own skin and I am being kinder to myself. I think these 2 things are at least half the battle. :D I am looking forward to our next trip and I am even alright with being in a bathing suit! 

As of today, I have lost a total of 42.1 pounds ( 1 of those, lost on vacation! ) and I feel about as fabulous as I can at this point. I am working out at least 3 days a week ( KettleWorx week 5 ) and feeling better all of the time.

I am so appreciative of all of the support that I am receiving daily from my awesome husband and all of my online and real life friends.  

Have a wonderful rest of your week and BE KIND TO YOURSELVES!

Shawna :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My thoughts on Mother's Day...

Every year, I get excited about Mother's Day. I always have these grand illusions of laying in bed all day and being waited on hand and foot. The reality, it's just another day. Expectations inevitably lead to disappointment as I put yet another load of laundry in the dryer and wash one more dish. My wonderful husband always tries his best to give me the day that I so yearn for but it's Mother's Day and no matter what, we can never just stop being mothers...even for one day. It's alright, my family is my life everyday and that is just the way it is. There will come a day when I look back and wonder where these years went. My gift is my beautiful family so, I need to learn to be more grateful and stop expecting so's just another day. :-)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

As Mother's Day draws near...

Thoughts on my own mother...

Thank you, Mom for helping me to become the woman and mother that I am. I love you. Happy Mother's Day.

My thoughts on Motherhood and my own children.

Thank you, My babies for making me a Mommy. You are my everything's! I love you both so very much!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A new week, a new workout and a new me!

Hi All!

So, after I began the KettleWorx program last week, I have discovered that 1, I love Kettle Bell workouts! And 2, I think that I like Jillian Michaels to kick my butt instead of that KettleWorx guy. LOL! Her workouts feel better and she is way more instructional. Anyway, I recommend that route if anyone decides to do it.

Sunday, was weigh in day and I am down another 1.5 pounds...yay! That brings it to a grand total of 40.1 pounds. WOO HOO! I'll take it! I still have my goal of 20 more pounds before my 20 year High School Reunion which is on July 22. I am sure that if I stay the course, I will accomplish it.

Have a wonderful week!

Be kind to yourselves.

Shawna :-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

KettleWorx, my new love and hate!

My husband and I decided that we MUST get exercise back into our routine since for the last few weeks, we have been slacking! So, this is what we have started...

All I can say today after starting this program yesterday is...OUCH and I believe it will work!

Wish us luck...please? LOL