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Why I Ditched PIYO.

So, I quit PIYO.  Even though my overall fitness goal for 2017 is to build my core, and my February goal was to decrease back fat. 
I had to quit. 
After a month of frustration with the inability to get the workouts in, I just came to terms with the fact that I just couldn't fully commit to the program. 
Why?
It's all about understanding your season of life. If I want to get my workout done, I have to do it first thing in the morning, first thing in the morning when only 1 of my 3 children are awake. 
So, my current morning routine includes: Get woken up by a toddler around 6:30 a.m.Feed the babyFeed the toddlerPut on ocean noise, to help the baby drift back into sleepWorkout.  Since PIYO has a lot of workouts that you are either in plank position, or on the floor and I have a 25 pound toddler who uses me as a jungle gym anytime i'm near the floor, I just couldn't do it. 
I was getting frustrated, and I didn't feel that was the appropriate feeling to have towards exe…

Motherhood Diary: Starting Solids

I've had a lot on my mind lately,  a lot.  When we were praying diligently for the Lord to grant us the gift of a baby, I knew He heard us and I knew He would give us what was best for our family.

I didn't know the Lord had 3 babies and that He would give them to us over the span of 32 months. That's right, in 32 months my husband and I welcomed our three beautiful girls into the world.

This week our baby girl will turn 5 months. My sweet little Belle is growing up faster than I can believe, and I'm struggling to cope.

There, I said it.

At four months my pediatrician gave the green light to start solids. I must have made a face, because he quickly said "if you want".

If I want? 

Nope.

Although she is ready, I was not. I was not ready to start the journey of independence with my last baby, yet.

But, it's time.

It's time to pull out the food processor and embrace the baby food stage.

It's time to soak in her sweet yummy infant smell and embrace the n…

Let's go to the ZOO! - Zoo Miami, Everglades Exhibit

Raise your hand if you LOVE the Zoo? 

It's a little known fact that my husband and I invested in Zoo passes shortly after we got married in 2008, and would go ALL the time to walk around and look at the animals. I have very fond childhood memories of going to the zoo in Tampa with my family, and my husband has a love for the zoo as well. So, why not become members of the Miami Metro Zoo?
Way back when we were first married we would always watch the construction, and read all the information about the Everglades Exhibit that was being built, and we couldn't wait to come back and explore once it was completed. 
Three kids later, we are once again members of Zoo Miami. You may have noticed a name change in there, well that's because on the zoo's 30th birthday, it got a name change! I remember when it was announced there were mixed feelings about the change, but in my personal opinion it's probably okay if you still want to call it "Metro Zoo" or "Miami …

#miamifamous 2017 Recap!

Last January my husband and I ran our hometown race and fell in love with it. We just LOVED everything, the vibe on the course, the pineapple treat before mile 11, the beautiful Miami weather.

2016 was an amazing race!

Read the Recap of 2016 here.

So, the day after we ran the 2016 race, we registered for 2017! We had no idea 2016 had so many big changes for us.
1. Third Baby 2. New Job3. Move back to Miami Um... Yeah... shortly after we registered for the 2017 Miami Famous Half Marathon we found out we were expecting baby number three, and I was going to have to run the race at just a few months postpartum.

Baby girl was born in late September and since I was the new mom of three girls under the age of three, I really took my time to get back into fitness. A decision I do not for one moment regret. I ran a few miles here and there from November until the race, but focused on my core and general fitness during the month of January through the 21 day fix.

When the half marathon weekend c…