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Running for the Children's

A review of the Miami Children's Hospital 5K
This morning my husband, sister and I ran (mostly walked) the Miami Children's Hospital 5K.  This was my first non-disney run, so I was pretty excited and anxious to see how "normal" runs are. We left the house about 5 minutes after I originally planned to leave - which proved to be a HUGE mistake. If you have ever lived in my neck of the woods, you know the difference just 5 minutes can make. We arrived at the race around 7:00 a.m. and then spent the next 22 minutes STUCK in the parking garage. 
There were no parking attendants and no one to say "Garage Full' ... So,... myself and about 50 other cars were stuck in a garage (not moving - due to the traffic OUTSIDE of the garage). We finally made it out of the garage and into the second parking option at about 7:35... 
Two problems. 
1) The race started at 7:30 a.m. 2) We were about a 1/2 a mile away from the starting line. ... 
We rushed over to the race and my dar…

Livin' la vida sporty!

I've been so busy being me, that I totally forgot to announce my big news!

You are looking at the *NEW* Girls Gone Sporty Fitness Ambassador!  
I feel so honored and blessed to networked with so many inspiring women.  I find myself laughing, crying, giggling and ... well INSPIRED when I read the blogs and stories of the other Ambassadors. It wasn't until recently that I actually thought of myself as someone worthy of being an ambassador for something such as FITNESS!  Let's be honest, if you are going to stand for something - you better practice what you preach (just saying).

"Courage is found in unlikely places" - Tolkien
One afternoon at work, I was talking to my favorite beauty queen about running, walking and hating my Jillian workouts. After the conversation that felt like two seconds - but was probably like 10 minutes  conversation, I felt inspired to share my story. I'd already been active on my blog (mostly for my own encouragement) and twitter so rea…

My si-STAR is coming!

We are finally just days away from our next race! When we registered in June, September felt SO far away. I'm really proud of how far I've come with my running. Seriously, I never thought i'd be here.

I'm really looking forward to running with my love.

Another thing I'm looking forward too ...

My little SISTER is coming to my house! Not only is my sister coming to my house, she is going to run in the 5K with me and super hunk (my hubs).  I'm so excited, and proud of her!

She's an Olympian ... (well. ... not really, she just went to the Olympics!)

Working Late? Work OUT!

If you follow my twitter feed you probably saw that I'm stuck at work late tonight while Mr. Handsome works late tonight...

Not wanting to sit and wait and wait and wait while he worked I packed my running gear and an extra snack for the evening.

5:00 p.m. Finally came and I changed into my workout gear!

*tut tut it looks like rain*

I didn't feel like getting stuck in the rain... So I opted for a work out in the parking garage!

Below I posted my work out for all of you to enjoy! It was grueling!!!

Walk .35 mile - brisk
Jog to level 6 of garage
Walk around top floor
Down to level 1
Jog to level 4 of garage
Walk around L4
Jog down to L1
Jog up to L3
Walk around L3
Jog down to L1
Jog up to L2
Walk around L2
Jog UP to L5
Walk to closest corner
Jog down to L1
Walk .35 back to truck

Anyway! Don't make excuses! Get active! :)
P.s. that work out burned over 550 calories!

The 36 Hour Vacation

Depart for Universal Studios, Florida at 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning
Arrive home at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.

My husband and I have the reputation of always running away for the weekend, or being spontaneous. The fact is, we just really enjoy being together - away from everyone else. The vacations aren't as spontaneous as people think. We actually do plan and budget for them, we just don't really announce it that much until BOOM we are gone!

The parks were not very crowded and it was hot enough to go on the water ride sooo..... It was pretty much amazing!  It was fun to be out with my hubby.

The worst part of the trip was ...
 - eating at a restaurant that was empty ... Seriously, if you are in Orlando (the biggest tourist city in Florida) and there is a restaurant that has NO customers... you should probably trust your gut and leave.

The BEST part of the trip. ...
Well, I can't decide between the two following:
1) Krispee Kreme Donuts
2) Meeting Petey from Little Rascals!!


Weekly chase -mobile post

I apologize in advance. I'm typing this on my lunch break using my iPhone. There may be some serious typos on this post!! :)

Happy News!
I posted about hitting a plateau the other day... (Boo) I'm happy to report that since that post I have lost 3 pounds!!

What did I do differently?
1) Rest more
2) drink more water
3) start 5 am workouts
4) fitness yoga (twice)
5) vacation (a.k.a. I upped my caloric intake)

I'm starting to think I wasn't eating enough because two of those pound were lost during my theme park vacation!

What am I chasing this week?

1) log calories on myfitnesspal (follow me "fofosbride")
2) yoga 3 times
3) walk 5 mornings
4) participate in the Miami Children's 5k
5) don't drink my calories!!

There you have it! My goals for the week!! :)

What are you chasing?

Pinterest Tested: Overcoming the Plateau!

Last night my husband and I set up our brand new scale. We were very excited about the scale because it measures your body fat and hydration level. After dinner (Okay, that was the worst idea ever), we weighed ourselves. I knew roughly my percentage of body fat. However, my love was not aware.

Shocked at his results, he established morning walks and full breakfasts. In addition, he also established a bed time. (Okay, I kind of died laughing a little because i'm pretty sure I've never actually had an "established bedtime").
I was very impressed with us - we did not hit the snooze.

In order to help us beat the plateau, I've been reading up again. Water, water, water,... Rest, Rest, Rest, Rest. Don't eat garbage! ... Yeah, that's about all I've read (information I've read before).

I did find this on Pinterest though. It was a colorful display of some great information.

How about you, how do you beat a plateau?

Weekly Chase

Weekly Chase Update! 
Last week

Goal 1: Continue #Squatsept challenge. - Accomplished!

Goal 2: Make #plankaday a part of my daily routine. - Accomplished!

Goal 3:  Begin a weekly walking tradition with a friend. - tried... It was pouring so our plans were canceled.

Goal 4: Run at least 4 days. - Nope. Only did 3 days.

Goal 5: Complete Jillian Michaels Arms workout twice. - Didn't do Jillian Michaels workouts. BUT I did work on my arms twice! (does that count?)


Thanks to Pinterest, I am able to find so many quick and fun workouts online. I always laugh when I see memes like this one. ... I only laugh because it is so true! I've decided the it's time to actually try some of them. After i've tried it, I will post about it. I'll post the good, the bad and the results! 
Tonight (9/15/12) I wanted to do some work on my legs. Obviously Victoria Secret Models have nice legs so clearly it was a no-brainer! 
I dedicated 10 minutes of my evening to this workout.  VICTORIA'S SECRET MODEL WORKOUT: 10-MINUTE FAT-BLASTING CIRCUIT It was so hard! My booty and legs were burning!! As Jillian would advise, "when you think you are going to die, keep going! That's when changes are made". So, I kept going and YOU should too! This was a quick 10 minute workout that will strengthen your legs.  Comment below to let me know what you think!

Leaky Toilets and Dreams of Roller Coasters.

Last night signaled the end of Summer for our Youth Group. After a three month break, In His Sight is back! The Kick off Cook Out was a huge success and my husband and I celebrated by sitting in the back of our truck at chapel and holding hands talking about the evening.

What worked, what did work? What was the best moment of the night?

I'm sure it would have been a lot more romantic if we weren't parked under a light [not that I think we would have been able to see stars in our hometown anyway].

Our final words before drifting off into sleep were "I want to ride roller coasters tomorrow". Since we have year passes to Universal Studios, we often have this conversation. Sadly, I didn't get to go ride roller coasters, or drink frozen moose juice. Instead, we packed up the puppies and took a little trip to Ace Hardware to purchase a new flapper.  After Ace, we went to Pet Supermarket to pick out new harnesses for the poochies. Romeo and Juliet will now be sporting Gr…

Time getcha getcha getcha head in the game. ...

Today is the day! My husband is helping me make a play list for my #rundisney training. I'm very excited for my upcoming (in February) 1/2 Marathon! I can't believe I'm actually training for a 1/2 marathon. 

What Disney songs make it into your training playlist? 

...Is Glitter Professional?


This week has been an exciting week in my professional world. We had an amazing event, and I was so proud to be a part of it. Although my piece was small, I felt honored to be a part of our awesome team. As you can imagine, I needed to dress extra professional for the event (so of course, I had to go shopping).

Saturday, I walked into a store, saw a shirt and sweater on the model and said "I want to buy that" - I tried it on, felt great so I BOUGHT it! I couldn't wait until the event!

Reasons for excitement.

1) I had recently outgrown that store. Sadly, I had gained so much weight that the largest size wouldn't fit me. I was SO excited to be able to fit into the clothes in that store again.

2) I've never actually purchased an outfit displayed!

*pats herself on the back*

[I know what you are thinking, what does this have to do with glitter?]

The night before the event I sat down to paint my nails. I turned on netflix, and began to paint my nails a …

Be thankful.

In April of 2011 my husband and I went with several friends to dinner. During dinner, I choked on a piece of steak. Through a series of unfortunate and embarrassing events I ended up in the ER for a few hours until I was able to remove the piece of steak that was lodged in my throat.

Less than a week later, my husband was rushed from urgent care to the hospital for removal of his appendix. I remember this time in our marriage because it was a time when I realized HOW blessed I am. I wouldn't wish these experiences on any marriage. However, I am thankful for those experiences because I truly believe those days helped strengthen our marriage.

The other day, my husband surprised me by taking me out to dinner. (Side note - every single day of our marriage, I have asked my husband to take me to dinner). SO, I was VERY happy!

Anyways, during dinner I seem to have done it again. Upon eating a piece of chicken, ... I got it stuck. I excused myself to the restroom and tried to get it out. …

The Weekly Chase!

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you that chasing my goals this week proved to be SO difficult. I didn't realize how hard it would be to stay accountable to my goals.  I'm looking forward to another week of training and loving my life.

Read More about the #weeklychase here!

How did I do? 

Goal 1: Complete week two of my Princess Half Training. This will include running on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. I trained on Tuesday. However, due to several late nights at work I wasn't able to 1) drag myself in the morning or 2) run in the evening when I returned.  

Goal 2:  Continue the #Squatsept challenge. During this challenge, you are supposed to add 5 squats to your routine every day. Example: Monday = 5, Tuesday = 10 ... I have chosen to do my squats with a v-raise (Jillian Michaels taught me that!) Accomplished! I'm so proud of myself, I wasn't able to run all my scheduled runs but I was able to keep up with this challenge. 

Goal 3: Continue to do …

My First Weekly Chase!

Here we go, I've been following the #weeklychase on a couple of blogs and have been quite inspired by these ladies.  I hope the successes and (hopefully not too many) failures inspire others to dust off those sneakers and exercise!

Read More about the #weeklychase here!

Goal 1: Complete week two of my Princess Half Training. This will include running on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Goal 2:  Continue the #Squatsept challenge. During this challenge, you are supposed to add 5 squats to your routine every day. Example: Monday = 5, Tuesday = 10 ... I have chosen to do my squats with a v-raise (Jillian Michaels taught me that!)

Goal 3: Continue to do the #plankaday, push myself to build my time each day.

So, there you have it, my goals for the week!

My Love Story

Wedding Website

After being prompted by Mindy, I'm going to officially blog some of my love story.

After much prayer, and consult from the leadership at our home assembly my mom and dad made the decision to leave secular employment and go into the full time ministry. My dad just finished his Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and my sister had just graduated from high school.  I'll never forget moving to camp. I remember being excited, and I remember being nervous about our future life. 
It was May of 2000. 
Even though I lived at a summer camp in Florida, I had already made plans to volunteer at a camp in North Carolina. A couple of us Floridians all rode together with "Mr. Nelson & Vivian" to camp. Picture 3 girls (loud, hyper & excited), 1 extremely quiet boy with a big eyes, a yellow visor and his beloved Third Day CD collection crammed into a car for 12+ hours. 
When we finally made it to North Carolina you can imagine how exc…

Friday & The Labor Day Weekend 5-Miler

Yesterday, I completely fell off the eating healthy wagon. The day started well. I got up, drank a protein shake and prepared myself to go to my consultation at the (2nd) Oral Surgeon. After leaving the Doctors office, ... we stopped at McDonald's (I will not deny, I enjoyed my chicken nuggets). By the time I got to work it was almost time for a pre-event tasting. ... Seriously, we ate some delicious foods! So, after all that  food you'd think that I would take it easy for dinner right?
ahem ... not so much!

My grandmother in law LOVES Pizza! Specifically, Pizza Hut Pizza! (Hello Grease.) She recently had knee surgery and has been recovering very well (seriously, she's incredible - I asked her if she should be walking, and she [in a very offended tone] replied with, Yes, I'm allowed to move). Anyways, my Mother in law told her that when she felt up to it, the whole family would come over and eat some Pizza Hut. Abuela's response "Okay, I feel better tomorrow n…