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Happy Friday

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hey spark friends! Happy Friday emoticon The sun is shinning and it is going to be gorgeous in Missouri today! My little one is off school today so I brought her to work with me! We are enjoying the day together and "working"!

I have my goals all mapped out for January and last Wednesday (1/9) things got crazy! I threw a surprise 30th anniversary party for my parents so I was super busy planning that. I did pretty well with my workouts but did not do well with eating. The party was amazing! Then on Saturday, things got rough with Nathan and I. I don't want to go into many details other than it is very difficult living with someone who has an addiction. Nathan has finally broke out of his denial and is ready to get the true help he needs. We have a long road ahead but I know things will work out in my heart of hearts. God put us together for many reasons and I will be by his side for long time. If you say prayers...please put us in them. emoticon

So with everything that happened I got completely off course with working out and eating healthy. I turned to food for comfort and I know better but honestly it was the only thing that comforted me. It is now Friday 1/18 and I am getting back on track. I will pick up with my goals where I left off. I will continue my plank challenge, my breakfast challenge and getting my fitness minutes up! emoticon

This is life and I am learning new things everyday. I am going to keep pushing to my goals because 2013 is MY YEAR~!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I am hoping to get outside today and tomorrow to enjoy some of this nice weather!
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SHERIO5 1/19/2013 10:46AM

    Good for you getting back on track! Life happens and it isn't perfect...but you are continuing to move forward.

I am so glad that Nathan is admitting he needs help...the biggest step in recovery!

Enjoy the weather! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 1/18/2013 7:54PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!


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COOP9002 1/18/2013 12:41PM

    Glad you're able to have this special time with your daughter. Sounds like you're creating some great memories. I will pray for you and Nathan today as you begin this difficult road together.

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SPARKGIRL811 1/18/2013 11:41AM

    Praying! emoticon

It is good to see you are so positive! I have been there an I know it isn't easy!

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THENEWMANDA 1/18/2013 11:15AM

    Glad you can keep positive in tough times, that can be the hardest part. Picking up from where you left off instead of giving up is HUGE thing. Keeping you guys in our prayers.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 1/18/2013 10:51AM

    So sorry to hear that you guys have hit a rough patch, but those things will hopefully bring you closer together and have you coming out of it as a stronger couple. I'll definitely put you on my prayer list. If you ever need to chat, just FB me!

You have a great weekend with those adorable girls! Enjoy the near 60 degree weather!

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2013 Making It Happen

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

HI Spark friends! Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon I enjoyed a night in with the family and made some yummy appetizers and watched movies! I actually fell asleep at 11:45! Whoops! Oh well!

I wanted to share with you my goals for 2013. I have a feeling this year is going to be great.

Nathan and I are working hard on our relationship. We are committing to a 6 week class at church together, we are starting counseling (individually and together), committing to weekly time together and are in general communicating more. A marriage is a full time job and we are both learning along the way emoticon

Isabella and Lexi are doing amazing! Isabella will be 6 and Lexi just turned 3! They are so smart, beautiful and funny! I am striving to be the best mama to them and trying to be a good example too. I am learning new things about being a mom everyday. It is so rewarding yet so tough sometimes! Here are my girls from Christmas! Love them!

School is going great! I finished my semester with great grades! emoticon emoticon emoticon I have 4 classes starting January 22! I have to get caught up on my math and hopefully in 3-4 more semesters I will be finished with my degree in Business Administration!

So life is crazy, busy and I am loving it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am more focused on getting healthy and fit now than I have been in a while! I think it is because I am all moved in and settled in our new house, have a routine with the girls and emotionally am settled! Here are my goals for January:

*1,000 fitness minutes emoticon
*8 cups or more of water emoticon
*Plank Challenge emoticon
*Walk/run 31 miles emoticon
*try one new recipe each week emoticon
*30 day breakfast challenge emoticon

Here are my goals for the year:

*Walk/run 365 miles emoticon
*Complete a monthly challenge every month:plank, crunches, push ups, squats etc. emoticon
*read a new book each month emoticon
*get to my goal weight 140-150lbs emoticon
*go rock climbing emoticon
*run 3 5ks emoticon
*wear a cute pair of workout pants without a muffin top emoticon
*12,000 fitness min for the year emoticon

2013...Making It Happen!
Can't wait to reach my goals!
Happy New Year friends
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BETHSWORLD 1/5/2013 11:36PM

    Sounds like life is busy and great for you right now. I hope the couseling works out for the both of you. Yes, marriage is a full time job, but the rewards are amazing :)....You little girls are so adorable. You are doing a great job on being an inspiration for them. Don't forget to love yourself too though :)

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    You are going to have a great year!

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BEMILLER30 1/2/2013 12:40PM

    Yay! What fantastic goals! Your daughters are so cute! Here is to a great year!!

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MILLER*TIME 1/2/2013 12:35PM

    Your girls are so precious!! Hope you have the greatest success this year, you deserve it!!

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SHAPEITUP3 1/2/2013 11:58AM

    Yay for you Sarah! I love your idea of year long goals and monthly goals. I stole is for myself!!! I do that a lot! emoticon

I am so glad that the end of 2012 was kind to you. You are so much happier now and definitely focused. emoticon

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SHERIO5 1/1/2013 11:29PM

    Glad things are going well for you! Your girls are precious!

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JUSTLIKEALICE 1/1/2013 11:22PM

    Wooohoo! Awesome goals!

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