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Not all Steps Have to be Giant Ones

This is not a sponsored post but it is about something that I 100% believe.

I tend to get wrapped up in new goals and plans and think that I have to get it done immediately which rarely works out because I can’t drop everything else to focus on the “new” thing!!!

2 phenomenal women and bloggers – Carla Birnberg and Roni Noone published a book that came out recently – Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 9.20.20 PM

The concept behind this book is simple – do what you can when you can because small things will add up to big things over time!!!

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It is so easy to get wrapped up in life and feel like everything has to be done a certain way to a certain standard.  Sometimes those standards become overwhelming and we end up not doing anything.

However, if we live by the “what you can, when you can” motto we will take a lot of pressure off of ourselves and probably end up achieving much more in the process!!!

Don’t you love the idea of reaching your goals by taking small steps that fit into your lifestyle?

Happy Monday!!!


PS – Check out the wycwyc website.

Going for It!

I quit working (teaching and coaching) after Jordan was born and spent 9 years as a SAHM.  When both boys were in school I worked in the office at their elementary school and it was a fun job but not a career.

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In August of 2013, Chris and I bought a business – The Governor’s Row House – an event venue.  The first year was a huge learning curve for me since I didn’t have any idea how to run a business.

Then my business partner (and life partner!!!) promoted to  Colonel and the Vice Wing Commander (2nd in charge) of the base here.  Awesome for sure but it meant less time for Chris to be able to help with the venue.

I spent a number of months really struggling.

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I thought that if we owned a venue it should be the best one around. However, after going through Tara‘s workshop (Stuck to Unstoppable) I realized that my new goal was just to do the best job I could with the venue and that took a ton of pressure off of me.

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Now, I have some new goals and plans!!  But instead of just thinking about stuff I can do or just talking about them, I’m taking steps toward seeing those goals become a reality.

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It is a little scary because there are definitely risks involved and there will be some steps that are WAY outside of my comfort zone.  However, I’m super excited that for the first time in MANY years, I’m taking action and going for something big!!!

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I do have big plans and I’m going for it even though it might be hard and it might be stressful and it might take some time!!

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So, I’m going for it and the plan is to have a 2nd business that compliments our wedding venue and allows me to use some of my life experiences (besides cleaning and ironing!).

What are you going for these days?!

Happy Monday!!


Headed to Texas!!!

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So, the other day when I talked about our spring break I didn’t mention the fact that I’m taking a quick trip to Texas.  Really quick!!

I’m driving down today (Friday) and will drive home on Sunday.  On Saturday I’m running a little race –

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Yep – even though I might have said that I was moving on and done with the 50 mile races, I’m running 50 miles on Saturday!!!

One of the great things about this race is the fact that it is in

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I haven’t lived in Texas in a lot of years, but it is my home country!!!  I will always be a Texan!

I’m excited to return to my home state to race – it has been a long time.

Also, I’m meeting up with a blog friend – Chelsea from TheDancingRunner.  She has run many marathons and has decided to give ultra running a try!!

I’m going to Texas solo – trying to plan a quick trip with the family is much harder than just going alone.  However, my sister

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Mandi & Griffin

who only lives about an hour away is going to come up and stay with me Friday night and hang out at the race Saturday!!!

I feel like I have trained hard for this race and put in the miles.  Now I just need to be smart on Saturday and remember how much I love running!!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 9.04.22 PM50 miles is my goal – I know that I have it in me to complete the entire race!!!

How many times do you try something before you give up?
Do you have any goals that you have tried and failed but you know you can achieve?

Happy Friday!!


I’ve Been off Track but It’s Time to Turn Things Around!

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I can’t remember where I saw this last week but it is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately!!

I feel like when I first started blogging I had a clear cut vision and a goal of trying to be a better version of myself each day.  I took steps every day to try and achieve that goal.

For the past couple of months I feel like I haven’t done a very good job of this at all.  I have been on a downward spiral with no personal improvement.

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Starting today, I’m going to get back on the path to improving myself each day.  I know that a lot of this change will be a mindset –  I need to get back to my positive mindset and let go of a lot of the negativity I’ve been harboring lately!!!

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So, here’s to getting back on track and working each day to become the very best version of me possible!!!

Do you ever feel like you get knocked off track and then struggle along aimlessly?
How do you get back on course?

Happy Monday!!!


365 Days – Goal Achieved!!!

Today’s final 43 was a plank on my 


with an alternating lunge step.  This was another fun way to push myself with a plank hold!!!

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And, by this point, you know that I counted a right lunge and a left lunge as 1 rep.  

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Today is a day to celebrate!!!  

365 Consecutive Days (1 year) of Daily 43s!!!  

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Plus, I also did 365 consecutive days of blogging!!!!  This post is my 435th post in 1 year!!! Besides the daily posts, I also have some recipes, some workout reviews and some boot camps and a few just random posts!

Screen shot 2013-09-15 at 8.58.44 AMSo, my goal for my year of 43 has been achieved and now I’m moving on to new goals for 44!!!  (Well, sort-of the same goals but a different year!)

Screen shot 2013-09-15 at 8.58.08 AMI’m going to continue my daily activity – this time with 44 reps!!!  At this point I’m also planning to continue with daily blogging because I truly enjoy the part of my day where I put some of my random thoughts in writing!!!

So, here’s to another year of achieving new goals!!!  

Happy Sunday!!  I’m off to rest up for my first 44 which will actually be later today and into tomorrow so that it counts as my birthday 44!!!