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2014 already!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wow, has it really been over two years since I have blogged! Well looking over my 2012 goals, I did pretty well.
2012
1. Complete a 10K: check, and I also completed the tough mudder! Yah me!
2. Get ACE certified: this is a work in progress, I did become a Madd Dog Certified Spin instructor!
3. Get more involved in the local community: I think my husband and I do a pretty good job volunteering our time to various organizations and functions!
4. Continue my healthy lifestyle and be a good role model for my kids: healthy lifestyle is different for everyone, but to me it is making myself accountable for my choices and I do that! As for being a good role model to my kids, they think I am awesome, and that is all that matters!

So new goals, ummm, let's see...
2014
1. Be myself: Sounds easy enough? Well, it hasn't always been so easy for me. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I used to let the haters get me down, and yes, I have several haters. But over the last two years I have worked on letting those haters go and letting the lovers in. I am who I am, and I refuse to change who I am for anyone.

2. Move forward: I really want to continue moving forward, evolving and advancing! I will continue to educate myself with all things fitness and nutrition. I want and need to continue challenging myself mentally and physically. As most of all, I want to keep my family moving forward with me!

3. Attend the WSSC (World Spinning and Sports Conditioning) Conference: This kinda goes along with #2! If not this year, next year I will subject myself to this conference which provides numerous educational fitness and nutrition workshops. I can't wait to soak up the intel! My only hurdle this year is the time and money it required to attend :( But until then, I will continue to look for things closer to home!

4. Complete a 1/2 marathon: I can't believe I am putting this goal down. I always told myself, 10k is the max I would want to run, no way I will ever do anything else. But here it is, my 10k went so much better then I could have ever imaged that I found myself wondering, pondering, what's next. Well here it is, now written, set in stone, I will attempt a 1/2 marathon sometime in the near future. Yikes, since I refuse to run in the cold and the weather here in western NY is still crappy, I will need to get my butt in gear if this goal is going to happen this year!

Time to do this! Ending with one of my favorite quotes... emoticon

'Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition" -Marilyn Monroe

  
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BUDIES31771 4/16/2014 8:47AM

    @MALAMI518, I am hoping to do the MVP 1/2 Marathon in Rochester NY in September, should give me a enough time to train!!! That Mighty Niagara run does look cool.
http://www.rochestermarath
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MALAMI518 4/15/2014 4:42PM

    How soon can you be ready for a Half? You said that you are in Western NY, and I think this looks like a fun one: http://mightyniagarahalfmarathon.co
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I really want to do it, but I don't know if it will fit into my schedule yet. My son will be running cross country in high school by then, and I have to decide whether to miss one of his races to do this for myself. I used to live in Western NY but am now about 4 hours away.

Great goals!

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KLPEFFERS 4/15/2014 4:30PM

    Love it girl! I know you've got this .... all of it! And of course your kids think you're awesome.... YOU ARE! ;)

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JOHNMARTINMILES 4/15/2014 3:52PM

    Best of fortune on reaching your goals. They are attainable!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Goals, 2012

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Yet another year, yet another set of goals!!

So I did pretty well in 2011, I'm not going to waste time going over all my 2011 goals, after all, I know what I accomplished and what I still need to work on!

So here they are, 2012 goals!

1. Complete a 10K!
2. Get ACE certified!
3. Get more involved in my local community!
4. Continue my healthy lifestyle and be a good role model for my kids!

1. Completing a 10K, ugh, I must say I have gotten to like running, I can do a solid 5K now in about 30 minutes. But, it's time to push myself to the next level, and for me that's a 10K!

2. I have wanted to become a certified trainer for awhile now, and with the support of my own personal trainer think this is the year to do it. I can't wait to have my own clients and help them with there own fitness goals! I can't say enough about my own trainer, she is amazing, and I owe so much to her! Her no bullsh!t attitude is what I needed to kick my butt in gear! Now it's my turn to pass on the knowledge I have learned from her and maybe, just maybe, I can change a life or two!

3. My mom recently won an award for the work she does restoring old run down houses in a community that doesn't have the best reputation. Her focus isn't on the re-building of the houses, but more on re-building the community she lives in. She has made such a difference, and I want to do the same. I plan to volunteer more and join more organizations that I feel can really make a difference!

4. Lastly, I want to continue to be a good role model to my kids. Encourage them, love them, and be there for them for as long as I can be. And for me, that means taking care of myself, and getting them to understand how important it is to live a health active lifestyle!

Cheers!
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KLPEFFERS 1/4/2012 3:14PM

    I love your goals, and I love you! You already inspire so many at the gym. You definitely push me (ya know, I'm competitive or anything but.... LOL)
And your kids are very lucky to have such awesome parents as you guys! ROCK 2012!!

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A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness." -Bernard de Fontanelle

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to start a journal. I have always wanted to start documenting my day, thought it would prove helpful, getting all the good, bad and ugly on paper, hoped it would clear my mind, get me ready for the new day.

Well I thought and thought about that strategy and realized, why would I want to document all that stuff? To go back and read about how much life frustrated me at times? To go back and reflect on things that made my angry? Doesn't make much sense, so I have taken a new approach, I DID start a journal, but instead of writing about everything in my day, I am writing about only the good in my day. Finding the positive in the negative. I have been working on it for about two weeks now, and I have to say, I feel great! Now I can go back and read about all the wonderful experiences that have either educated, motivated, or humbled me in some way. The things that make me truly happy!

I found this quote under the motivational section on this website, and it is my new motto!
"A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness." Meaning = Appreciate your life for what it is, without any more thought to what it is not. Remember that happiness is a state of mind, and not a destination that can ever be reached. The only thing that can “make” you happy is yourself.

So now if or when my kids read my journals they will see all the awesome, beautiful memories and experiences I had, and know that those happy memories and experiences steamed from the love and caring I received from my family and friends! emoticon

  
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KLPEFFERS 5/10/2011 10:35AM

    Absolutely wonderful!! I truly love this idea. I've been kicking the thought around in my head since the x-mas party because of how I see that it provides that connection still for S and her mom. Love it and I absolutely love the "good". Remember the good, leave the rest aside.

:)

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Life, how wonderful it is and can be!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

So life has been a little crazy recently. I don't think my hubby or I have a single night free for the next 6 weeks!! It's all good though, I realize more and more how fast life goes by, and I am determined to make the most of mine. So yeah, I sometimes don't love getting up at 5am to get my butt to the gym, but darn it, I do feel great after a good workout! I sometimes don't want to go to work, but darn it, I am lucky to have such a good job so close to home. I sometimes don't love getting home until 7pm, but darn it, I do love teaching gym classes, and helping others reach there goals. I sometimes don't love driving my kids from place to place, but darn it, I do love how happy they are after a fun night at tball or brownies or whatever it is they are doing!

So yeah life is a bit crazy, busy, stressful, and a struggle sometimes, but at the end of the day, I realize it is all worth it! Life is short, and I don't want to miss anything!

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KLPEFFERS 4/14/2011 10:18AM

    You totally rock!

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I am a Triathete!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday I accomplished something I never thought I would, I completed a triathlon! It was an indoor event:
15 minutes of swim ( I completed 18 laps) emoticon
15 minutes of bike (I biked 6.6 miles) emoticon
15 minutes of run (I ran 1.2 miles) emoticon
Not to bad considering I haven't swam laps since high school, and the last time I ran was last October!

So I keep asking myself, why did I sign up for this? Maybe it was the need to challenge myself, prove to myself I could do it. Maybe it was because I grew up watching my dad complete triathlon after triathlon, and wanted to make him proud and complete one myself. Maybe I just wanted to see what the fuss was about!

Either way, I did it! I completed a triathlon and in the process learned so much about myself and my father at the same time. I remember my father dragging me to his races, standing there, trying to be a supportive daughter, cheering him on, not realizing how remarkable he was for doing these races. After all, he made them look so easy. The truth is, my father was amazing. Not only did he do triathlons, but dozens of marathons and had the trophies to go along with them! He was a true athlete, and I finally get it. I look back and remember the endless hours he trained, the discipline he had and the winning attitude he had. He never gave up, and always tried improving himself. I used to resent my father for being so tough on me. Getting a complement from him was nearly impossible. He may have never given me the credit I was looking for, but I never gave him the credit he deserved either.

My father lost his life to cancer about 4 yeas ago, and even though he lost his fight with cancer, he won his fight with me. I now realize how important living an active lifestyle was to him and is to me now. I enjoy challenging myself, and I enjoy teaching my kids the benefits of exercise and healthy eating! I know that if my dad was still here with me, he WOULD be so proud of what I have become and what I have accomplished over the last 2 years! It may have taken me awhile to get to this point, but now that I am here I don't plan on going back! I will push forward only!

So, yes, I am a Triathete, just like my dad and it feels great!

  
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BUCSCHIC07 3/15/2011 10:00PM

    CONGRATS!!! YOU ARE AWESOME

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CRYSBROWN1 3/15/2011 3:57PM

    Congratulations on becoming a triathlete. Thank you for sharing the story about your dad, very inspiring!

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TRACSGOAL 3/15/2011 3:26PM

    AWESOME - your dad is looking down with pride for sure! emoticon

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POPCORN2011 3/15/2011 3:25PM

    Congratulations, TRIATHLETE! That's so awesome. Such an inspiring story. Keep up the great work.

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KLPEFFERS 3/15/2011 3:18PM

    OK thanks for making me cry at work! You are a true inspiration and I'm completely positive your dad is super proud of you right now!

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