DHUNTER49's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DHUNTER49 DHUNTER49's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Happy 10 Years!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344475 Today marks 10 years that I have been married to the most amazing man EVER! I feel so lucky that i met him early on in high school. Each year that passes makes me adore him even more. <BR> Can't wait to see what he has planned for tonight :) <BR> Yay May 3rd!! Fri, 3 May 2013 14:12:30 EST 4 days off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328725 Today marks the first day of my four days off! I'm so excited :) I would usually teach 4 classes tmrw...starting with a step class, then wts, then zumba and finally stretch (my fav) but not tmrw! <BR> They need to use my fitness room to help the athletes prepare for the Delta Triathlon. I'm so proud of each participant and someday I hope to join in the fun but for now I'm going to sleep in and enjoy my days off! Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:05:32 EST snacks and movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309151 it's the 1st day back to school for the kids after a super long March break in BC. i've collected my preschooler and i'm off in 45 mins to get my grade 1r! once we're all home again i'm cutting up some veggies and we're watching movies :) i really loved having us all home together over the past 2 weeks. it's been weird having the house to myself again. can't wait for the 2 months of summer!! Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:54:44 EST Less = More! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223282 Everytime I say i'm going to do less and give my body the rest it needs an opportunity comes along that I cannot pass up. This time it's teaching two private classes for way more than i usually make. I can't pass it up but my hubby is making fun of me because I'm forever complaining about being sore and tired and here i am teaching 13 classes per week and making my body all the more broken. When will I learn to say NO? I'm envisioning this summer as a time to take a break. My kids will b... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:36:48 EST Zumba Fundraiser tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168150 YAY, the day is finally here. Me and my good friend Lisa are hosting a Zumba Fundraiser collecting toys for kids :) I'm so happy to be able to dance it up for a good cause....I hope we get a good turnout!! <BR> If you're in Tsawwassen BC come on down to United MMA on12th! <BR> <BR> WOOHOO! Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:54:46 EST 2 more sleeps and a bunch of goodbyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141399 and another class to say goodbye to :( i am teaching my registered zumba class for the last time today. I hope to see them all again in the new year....such awesome people. I get to surprise them with a little token of my zumba love :) That'll be fun! <BR> on the home front i have two more sleeps till my vacation WOOHOO!! Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:38:16 EST now 5.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139174 Ok so i completed half of the classes i had to go before my vacation. Only 4 left so i'm feeling the finish line approaching :) Yesterday was a great day....hard to say even a two week good-bye to my participants....I just love them! But this break from the 11-classes-per-week regimen is necessary! Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:23:50 EST 6 days.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138295 and only 8 classes left before I'm off :) i can do it!! Gotta psyched myself up because there is still so much to accomplish before I jet off. <BR> <BR> At the very least i get to get 4 of those classes out of the way this morning so YAY! Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:49:52 EST Countdown is on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137347 7 days till vacation! so necessary....my body is breaking from all the exercise. I now have people covering all my classes so that's a HUGE weight off my shoulders. Just need to make it to Thursday!! <BR> The end is in sight :) Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:46:52 EST Trying Something New http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034572 Kinda by force but still a good idea to switch things up....i'm doing 2 spin class today instead of my regular zumba classes. I'm covering for a couple of instructors that are on holidays and as much as I dislike spreading myself too thin with exercise i do believe in cross training so this is a good day :) Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:54:03 EST Freeing up Fall for Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994796 yay! today I decided to put my home-life ahead of my workout life and cancel one of my evening zumba classes for the fall. that would seem like backwards thinking for some people but i'm currently spreading myself so thin that i never get evenings to spend with my family. by cancelling this one class i'll now be able to put my kids to bed one night during the week...YAY! <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:20:14 EST Full House! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988044 So i've got 13 people in my house this weekend....how will I survive?? Luckily 4 of those are totally capable adults and if we group parent we should come out on top :) <BR> <BR> Why do I always say yes to visitors....I think my husband is going to go bonkers if I do this again LOL! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:18:19 EST first born q & a http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951846 1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Yes <BR> <BR> 2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes <BR> <BR> 3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? silly excited <BR> <BR> 4. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 27 <BR> <BR> 5. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Home test <BR> <BR> 6. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Chad aka husband <BR> <BR> 7. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Yes I'm a planner <BR> <BR> 8. DUE DATE? July 3 and then changed to June 26 <BR> <BR> 9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Not with my first!! <B... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 11:50:53 EST My Daughter is Magical! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4789593 You may disagree with the why but i'm confident that my 4 year old has the power to change the weather! We live in a part of BC that gets a bunch of rain in the winter and not much else however about 2 weeks ago and then again today my daughter's weather wishes have come true. <BR> First she wished for snow so she could make a snow angel. We maybe get one snow fall each year and never in March however not 30 minutes later it began!! <BR> Then today is was pouring as usual, during our walk t... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:50:03 EST Random Facts A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4754947 A. Age: 33 <BR> <BR> B. Bed size: King <BR> <BR> C. Chore that you hate: washing dishes by hand <BR> <BR> D. Dogs: nope, not at this time in my life <BR> <BR> E. Essential start to your day: some piece of fruit and a HUGE pot of licorice tea <BR> <BR> F. Favorite color: yellow <BR> <BR> G. Gold or Silver: Gold <BR> <BR> H. Height: 5'5" and a half (that last is very important) oddly enough...this is exactly the same as the last person who filled this out <BR> <BR> I. Instruments you p... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:34:04 EST Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3631467 I have endured certain moments in my life that brought me low and caused me to eat (mainly Hagen Daaz & baked goods). I can easily pinpoint these moments because they occur when i'm unhappy and bored in my surroundings. My husband is immensely supportive and chooses to gain weight with me, which I appreciate almost as much as I do his willingness to get on board with losing that same weight. <BR> <BR> Since having my babies I haven't had that low time. I'm overjoyed with creating these am... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 20:09:36 EST Another forced blog....my apologies :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3569811 Apparently I'm unable to get away with only writing one blog. During this diet strategy I am required to write about my goal challenges. I'm caught between being awfully uncomfortable with writing publicly and feeling a deep need to do what I say I will. I will forage through this once again. <BR> <BR> So on to my challenge. <BR> I would have to say that my biggest challenge is my desire for yummy baked goods. Only homemade will do however I'm not picky about whose home they come from....... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:44:57 EST procrastination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3274806 I'm usually so good at saying I'll do something and then sticking to it. I never make New Years resolutions because I figure if I want to make a change there's no point in putting it off a moment longer. However this blog entry is something that I cringe to write. I am solely taking it on because I agreed to it yesterday in an effort to stick to my goals. Apparently writing a blog will help me be accountable. I truly hope this is the case. I'm all for writing in a journal, don't get me ... Thu, 27 May 2010 18:58:16 EST