Welcome to a new week friends!  The week didn't start off so hot for me, but it is shaping up to having a bright and positive outcome!  So, let me rewind to the weekend.  My twins turned 5 this weekend!  I really can't believe it!  I took the whole day off Friday to get everything in order for the big birthday bash on Saturday.  Talk about a busy day!  Needless to say I did not get in a workout, but let's be honest... running around all day prepping for a twin 5 year old birthday party is a workout itself!  This year the theme was 70s disco!  Saturday, I DID get my workout in first thing in the early morning before anyone woke up (I swear this is the only way a mother can get in a workout), then it was back to prepping for the party until Haiden's soccer game.  Mari and I cheered him on and Aunt Karli even showed up with birthday balloons for the twinks!  disney princesses for Mari and dinosaurs for Haiden! 
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Birthday Balloons!
After the game it was back home to get ready for the partay!  It started at 3pm and was a hit from there.  Fun was had by all and by the end I was exhausted (imagine that!)  We spent the rest of the evening cleaning and then opening all their new presents of course!  Sunday morning was their birthday DAY, we enjoyed a family breakfast at Cracker Barrel and then spent the early afternoon at another birthday party actually!  After the party I decided that a trip to Cedar Point was in order for the birthday kids.  We enjoyed a few hours at Halloweekends and even got to see the parade and a dragon show!  Perfect ending to a perfect day.
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Every trip to CP we must get a pic of their faces in the hot dogs! LOL!
So, once Monday rolled around I was feeling in a funk.  Not sure if it was just a case of the Mondays, or me feeling somber about my children turning 5 and realizing how time goes by too fast or what, but I can tell you this, I was just not feeling it.  I did force myself to go to the gym on my lunch break, which did lift my spirits a bit, but I still wasn't feeling my chipper self.  The weather was dreary and that could have also played into my bummer of a mood.  At any rate, that night I decided to let all the things on my to do list go and just took some time to relax, had some soup for dinner, spent some time with my little family and went to bed EARLY.  I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and tackled my day first thing and I feel a million times better.  I spoke with a few of my clients from my fitness business and hearing from them ALWAYS puts me in a better mood.  Speaking of fitness buisness, my P90X/Shakeology challenge came to a close and there are only  10 more days until the challenge kicks off, so I'm super excited about that!  This challenge filled up with people who are so ready to change the course of their life through fitness, they are already an inspiration to me!  My wheels are turning and I'm already thinking about heading up another challenge, but I'll be changing things up a bit, so stay tuned!  Or better yet, sound off on a challenge you'd be interested in trying, whether it be trying a different program or just doing a Shakeology only challenge.  Let's hear those ideas!  Well, I hope ya'll have a fantastic week, I'm a little bummed that summer is heading to a close, but I will be heading to the Indians game this Thursday, so let it be my last summer HOORAH!  Have a good one friends :)
 
 
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Hello All!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend :)  Let me just start off by saying I totally used this weekend to RELAX and I mean really relax, I didn't do much of anything.  This always seems to happen on the weekend that follows a holiday weekend.  It was a shortened week last week so I guess I had less time to get the things done that needed to be done!  Well, it really pushed me to the point of exhaustion because by the weekend, I didn't want to do squat :)  Spent most of the time with the kiddos, going to soccer games and Sunday spent a nice day at home.  I got to sleep in on Sunday, which is a rarity, til 8AM!  Woo hoo! Yeah I know what you are thinking... but hey, that IS sleeping in to me and I enjoyed every minute of it!

So, let's get down to business here.... I'm heading into my 4th week of the P90X/TurboFire hybrid workout and all I can say is WOW, I have muscles :)  I'm really loving it so far and this week looks like a Turbo week, can't complain about that.  I do have to break it to you guys that I will not be finishing the hybrid program :(  I will continue to do the hybrid for the next 3 weeks, but starting October 1 I am heading up a CHALLENGE.  Yup, you heard right... The P90X/Shakeology Challenge.  For 90 days, I'm recruiting a small group of individuals that are serious about taking their fitness and health to a new level.  For 90 days we will start and finish the entire program of P90X all the while incorporating Shakeology into our diets.  Interesting you say?  Well YEAH!  This challenge is going to be off the hook and so many lives will be changed for the better because of it, I CAN'T WAIT!  So far I have 5 definite contestants that have stepped up to the plate to take on this challenge.  I'm currently looking for FIVE more.  IS IT YOU?  Are you ready to take this challenge and bring yourself into the best shape you've ever been in your entire life?!  If so... shoot me a message about the details, click here!  Would love to have you!  Oh and did I mention that the winner of this challenge, the person with the best overall transformation will win a prize?  Oh yes, and it's a good one too :)  But you have to message me for details if you are interested!  There is limited time and space.  You have until this Thursday, Sept 15th to sign up with me, there are FIVE spots left!   GO!  NOW!  What are you waiting for!?  You don't want to miss out on this opportunity, let's do this!    Have a great week everyone!
 
 
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Well hey there fit friends!  Hopy ya'll had a nice loooong Labor Day weekend.  I had a pretty good one myself, low key, but good :)  Friday I got a half day off from work and I spent some time outside with the kiddos, Saturday we went to a campground and met up with some friends that have children the same age as ours and they swam, rode bikes and cooked out open an open fire.  Sunday I did some running around.  You see September is a VERY eventful month in our little family; the twins turn 5 on the 18th, my godson's birthday is also on this same day.  My two nieces celebrate a birthday in this month and on the 29th, Tony and I will celebrate 4 years of marriage!  Whew!  Anywho, Sunday I spent most of the day getting birthday invites printed, 5 year old pics printed and a stop at the party store, all with the 2 little rugrats in tow, THAT was an experience!  But still fun, this year we are doing a 70s disco theme, luckily the party store had just what we needed!  And then Sunday night we had a cookout at our house with my mom, dad, my sister and her family and my aunt, loved every minute of it!  Monday (although a holiday) I managed to be very productive, I plowed into week 3 of the TurboFire/P90X hybrid, I'm really loving this program and my muscles are really starting to take form, plus.... I lost 5lbs!  Cool, huh?!  Over the weekend I also revealed my TurboFire success story via YouTube, if you haven't seen it, def check it out!  That is all for now, short week, it's almost half way over, which means I gotta get to work and bust through this week's goals.  What your goals this week?  Starting a new workout routine?  Adjusting to the weather? ( I am, and I'm not liking it!  WANT. WARM WEATHER. NOW!)  :) :)  How are you starting September off??