{ starting fresh – day 1 }


Happy Monday!  Today is the start of our new { healthy } life!  No more cheese fries and large Dr. Pepper (cough *Ben*)!  We want to be { healthy } parents for our son and for us!  So this is work in progress.  As I sit here wrapping up my work day, I thought it would be a good time to share what has worked for the day so far!  An extensive amount of planning went into planning today and the next few weeks!  planningI wanted my workouts planned so there is no thinking about it!  As my sweet husband mentioned in the very first blog post, I am training for a half marathon!! **insert extremely happy face here** We have about 8 weeks to go and we are up to 8 miles on the long runs!  Never in my life thought I would run this much!  I’ll share my inspiration behind running another day!  I will also work on linking and sharing some recipes!  Oh and another post coming soon about the bet we took out on ourselves! EEK!

Out for now!  Ready for P90X day 1!

{ shonie }

For My Amazing Wife

Months ago, Shonie (my wife) made the comment to me that she would like me to set her up a blog site.  She currently has one setup on Blogger, but wanted a self hosted solution so that she had more control over it. Being that I have a limited background in IT, although just enough to be dangerous, and it is her birthday tomorrow, Christmas the next day, and our anniversary in the next week, I decided this would be a good gift to her and have taken on this project to set her up a site and help her manage it.

Even though she doesn’t realize it most of the time, my wife is an amazing woman.  She is currently training for a half marathon she will run in March.  After giving birth to our son 2 years ago, she decided she wanted to start running.  Its become a bit of an obsession for her.  She does this on top ofa demanding full time job, raising a child, raising a husband, raising two demanding yellow dogs….keeping up with a household, AND continuing her college education (at least part time each semester, some semesters full time).  Most people would buckle and/or constantly complain about dealing with just a few of those things.  Shonie carries all of this on her shoulders with grace and a positive attitude.  I know its not easy for her and she I know she has moments where she thinks she fails.  But I can assure you she is not, she is succeeding everyday.

Shonie – we love you and appreciate all that you do.  We are so proud of what you have and will accomplish.

Signed – Ben and Grayson

Happy Anniversary!