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Finish Lines are greater than Finish Times!

Last Thursday our family did as many did, we woke up extra early, ran a local 5k, watched the parade, stuffed our faces with deliscious food and chatted about the Gilmore Girls over a slice of pie.

It was a beautiful day, one I will always remember. 
My husband and I ran our 5th Turkey Trot together, and our first as a Family of FIVE! Weren't we a sight to see. Me with my #teamsparkle tutu and matching visor pushing a regular (non-running) stroller with our 2 month old tucked in, sleeping peacefully. Him in his running gear pushing a bulky double jogger, filled with two girls who would simply rather be anywhere but IN the stroller. 
We start the race with a light jog to keep with the flow of runners, and just as we got a stride, it rains! 
In a state of panic I run to the side and throw my body across the stroller and shout to my husband to pass me the nursing cover so I could cover our precious baby and protect her from cold rain. 
Of course the rain stopped as soon as we got bac…

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3
There is always a reason to be thankful,  I encourage you to take some time and reflect on the good things today. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, The Jimenez' 
DIY Turkey Hat & Hair Clips.

DIY Turkey Hat and Toddler Hair Clips

I see you Mom. You've got a Thanksgiving Celebration tomorrow morning and a couple little girls who would look adorable with a special turkey hair clip!

The only problem is, you are far too last minute to order from etsy and do you really want to invest in a hair clip your toddler may or may not wear? (Just me? - okay!)

Don't worry, I've got you covered!
These two crafts took about 10 minutes to complete and I did it with supplies I had on hand. 
Turkey Visor  I used a visor I already owned, cut some shapes and attached it to the visor and called it a day! 
Hair Clips After my success at the DIY hat, I thought I'd try my luck at some clips for the girls. 
For this one I used a baby tylonal bottle to trace a circle, used some eyeball stickers and made the rest of the shapes with construction paper. When I was all done, I got glued it onto a couple of hair bows. 
I was pretty excited with how they turned out and can't wait to wear them for our upcoming Turkey Trot! 

#miamifamous Monday - Week 1

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are roughly 9 weeks away from my first baby number 3 postpartum half marathon!!!

<excuse me while I have a tiny panic attack>

Last year we had SO much fun at the #miamifamous Marathon and Half Marathon, that we registered during the registration blitz! Little did we know, God had some BIG plans for our family and we welcomed Baby # 3 in late September.

I am quite excited to participate in the Miami Half Marathon again this year, last year I had an absolute blast, and it is my current PR for the Half Marathon! A year ago I was hoping that this would be my annual PR race, a race that I'd work to get better and better at each year. However, since we have a newborn and two toddlers at home, I think crossing the finish line in one piece is enough for me.

Each Monday, up until the Monday for the race, I will be chatting about training and fitness! I hope you'll join me on this journey.

Fitness Recap

11/13 - 16Finished up the 7-day ab challenge hosted by …

Professional Newborn Photos, Yes or No?

Yes. So much yes!

We've had the opportunity to work with Vinny from LXA with all three of our girls and the results are always priceless. 
Here are three reasons I believe newborn professional photos are a good idea.

1. Throwback Thursday.  Because who doesn't want to throw it back to when you were just a few days old? Your child will thank you for these awesome pictures some day- trust me!!
Not only that, but YOU will thank you for the photos. The first few weeks of motherhood are a blur, between 24 feedings and sleeping in stretches of 45 min to an hour you somehow lose track of just how small your precious baby is. 
2. Road Trip!   Chances are the only place you are going these days is the pediatrician and maybe the grocery store. 
It's a fun memory to get all dressed up, put together some meaningful trinkets and outfits to bring to your baby's first photo shoot. 
A good photographer will make the whole experience fun, and it will be fun. 
3.  Instagram will eventua…

7 Day Ab Challenge Results!

The Results are in!

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably noticed a few 3 minute work out each morning, and if you read this post you already know why there were a few short and sweet workouts!

My good friend Meagan over at put together a 7 day challenge to help kickstart your journey towards a flat tummy. Since I had just been cleared to begin exercising again, I thought I'd give it a try with a few modifications.

Details of the challenge:

Complete the AB circuit 1-3 times 2x a dayDrink only waterNo sugar
My Modifications: Complete the circuit 1x each morningno added sugar to my coffee make a conscious effort to drink water 
My Goal:  Fit into a pair of non-maternity shorts comfortablycommit to 7 days of abdominal exercises  We had a visit to see family as well as a Disney trip right in the middle of this, and I knew I'd not be able to avoid treats so  that is why I didn't want to commit to "no sugar", I did try to watch my intake of treat…

Fitness After Baby - The "Bounce Back" isn't my jam.

It took me three pregnancies and three years to come to the realization that the "bounce back" just isn't for me. I follow some incredible mommies on instagram, women who practically give birth then go run a 5k to celebrate. These women are beautiful, inspiring and give me a hope that some day I'll be able to run without feeling like my who body is going to fall apart.

After baby # 1, I needed to get right have into running because I was training for the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney, and I needed to get ready. I never imagined I'd end up running 39.3 miles through WDW at 5 months pregnant, but I did.

Then, right after baby # 2, and a move across the state... I tried to "bounce back" into running again.

So, here we are. 6.5 weeks after baby # 3 and I've decided not to lace up my sneakers and run. For the first time, I was not back comfortably in my jeans and under my pre-pregnancy at my 6 week appointment, and for the first time I'm totally oka…

Life with Three Under Three: First Month

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.

Month one of life with three under three is complete. As quickly as it came, it passed and I sit reflecting on one of the craziest most beautiful months of my life. In late September we welcomed the most precious little girl into the world, and we are all obsessed with her.

Month 1: Baby Girl 
Trips and Visits
Visited ye-ya and ye-yo (grandparents) homeGrocery shopping with mom and dad Hurricane Matthew Pumpkin PatchThe Little FarmHarvest Festival on Halloween Pediatrician first visit to church Newborn Pictures with LXAVisited byfriendstia & tioAuntie Dana Feeding and Growing By her 1 month appointment we were pleased to see that she had made it back up to her birth weight. I was even told I could wean off the supplement of formula. We decided it was good for our family to have that one feeding with dad.  During the evening feed (usually while watching the Miami Heat, or Baseball) I am able to do bath and bed with the older girls. It's a goo…