Friday, June 22, 2012

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 
-Amanda Soule

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Fitness

One of my favorite bloggers Ms. Zoot has put forth a summer fitness support. I am aiming towards a healthier lifestyle which is "supposed" culminate in a 13.1 mile run about Halloween time. So basically I am losing baby weight by training for a half marathon.
By the start of school 9/4/2012 here are my goals-
  • Run a 5K
  • Complete the lazy man triathlon
  •  Lose a pant size
  • bench 300lbs

Here are my numbers (not that you care)-

Left Arm-15.5
Rt Arm-15
Bust- 43
Belly- 45
Calf-L17.5 and RT17
me today 2012!

Here are numbers that I last recorded in 2010
Upper Arm: 14.5
Upper thigh: 27
calf: 17.5


Zoot is an inspiring lady! I am seriously inspired by her fitness journey. I hope to do the same, when I last wrote those numbers I was seriously out of shape. From that time I think I am way better off. I have been working out 3-4 days a week from Luca was 2 months old. I feel way stronger than I have in a long time. I still have a long ways to go but I feel proud. Thanks Zoot! Here is to an awesome summer!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Marathon 2

Did you think I just completed my 2nd marathon-Haha! No No-but my awesome sauce husband did.

Seriously-I always am inspired by him and I will share more on that!

But the parallel story is my brother Jake who finished the same Marathon in 3:50 min w/o training. Well, because you know he is a demi god-just call him Thor's uncle. Luis signed up for the marathon with intention of supporting Jake as he returned home from a year long deployment. As a way to set the tone for our support of him serving the U.S.A.

Okay-sorry Jake you are cute and all, but my husband gah! Every time he does something like this I love him more. I can't explain it exactly it may have something to do that I can't image doing it and he is not a demi god. It could also do with the fact that when he sees me on the course waiting there with our littles he is SO happy to see us. His face lights up just like when I walk up to him to marry him. Pure joy-my mom commented on how romantic he was when he saw us.  I just am so proud of him. He finished and finished strong.  So an internet congrats-to Luis on his second marathon.

6 months of Luca

Luca Lalo Vega is 6 months today. Ahem -like over a month ago...6 months old-just in time yesterday he start spouting a tooth and eating baby food like a pro.

This third time around with a baby has been weird. It has been like my labor-our doula (who was amazing) keep stating to me, welcome the pressure. Welcome the pain because it means your baby is almost here. I keep this on my mind when I am struggling with any given concern. I love that little baby so much. Like SOOO much-of course all parents love their children.

Parenting is a lot like middle school-awkward and bumpy. It is like you still have braces on or you like a boy and have no idea how to act around him. This is how it feels to be a mom right now-like sometimes I have hit my stride other times not so much. At times I have felt like I am unable to keep up.

*** However, the big kids went to FL with grandma and grandpa and it gave me a break.
***I went to a retreat and that gave me a break. I feel like suddenly I have been able to take a DEEP breath and be the Mom again I want to be. Not the Mom who just does what is necessary. I also know that God did not make a mistake when choosing me to parent my kiddos. That he knew I could do it and still can. That at 6 months of three has been hard but it was no mistake.

With that said, I come with wisdom that people have survived three young children and more importantly, there kids have turned out to be productive humans.