Hiking

As a person trying to live a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle - I want to ensure that I include my family as well.

We went on a family hike - 7 miles can you believe it?? The kiddos did amazing.


My baby girl makes me so proud that her and her brother enjoy doing the activities with us. They are all "geared" up for the hike.


Don't let the boy's face - fool you that he wasn't have a good time- he is a boy pictures are not the top on his list. - DO you see the hubs sporting the Advocare items!!! Funny story we went to a family function on Sunday and family that haven't seen us in a while said we are the vanishing couple - :).


There is the boy smiling. He was also happy to find a walking stick.


On this hiking day we went to Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park - there are several trails throughout the area and we did about 3 of them! Totaling 7 miles and for me a 746 calorie burn - woo hoo!!!

So be the example.
Set the example.
Be happy and healthy together.
A fit family!!!
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Food, Food and more Food

On this journey to a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle I have found a new way of looking at things especially my food. Now if you remember my post before - I started this journey out as a one to lose weight and I used Weight Watchers (amazing tool). However, now I want more then just points I want to get to a place of as much HEALTHY and clean options as I can.

I am now on macro-nutrients and I am loving it. I didn't realize how much food "healthy" food I would be eating in a day....it is crazy. When I first started this it I thought I wouldn't be able to eat well I can.

I will talk and share more about the system....or please comment/email me and I can help you more.

Here are a few of my latest creations and I love them.... They are kid, hubs and family approved.

again for all the play by play of food, fitness and family...go to momFITtingitallin on Instagram

This is strawberry, chicken wraps


Grill up chicken into small bite sizes.
Slice up tomatoes and strawberries
Scoop into lettuce wraps along with chicken and add feta cheese (I use low fat)
Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar - kid and family approved 



Advocare - Yes I am an Advisor HAPPY and HEALTHY Lifestyle



Hi Everyone,

Thought I would do a shameless plug (again...) for myself and what I am doing at this moment. 

I sent this letter/email out to a few people and then thought hey - I should share it on blog world too! I have been scarce from this side however I do miss putting words to paper/screen and typing my feelings away. 

I feel GREAT.. 
I feel content.
I feel happy
I feel **** sometimes... it is life after all 
I feel life at this time I am happy right where I am (okay if I won the lotto it I wouldn't shy away from that...I would have to play first).

So here is what I have been up to and would LOVE to share with each and every one of you... I truly want to inspire people and encourage them that living a Healthy Lifestyle is achievable: 


This is Sharee’ with momFITtingitallin or you might have known me from even back to middle school. I wrote/write a blog over at www.momfittingitallin.com (it has been sparse over there) and I am an avid social media poster over on Instagram (momFITtingitallin) (you can also see my results posted on Facebook and Instagram)
 
I am emailing you today because I am on a lifetime journey of living a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle. Part of my journey (if not most of my life) has been a weight loss journey. I started as a chubby fat kid and grew into an overweight adult. On this journey I have found that food is the MAIN ingredient in ensuring a lifestyle filled with health, wellness and happiness. When you get your FOOD in control you can succeed in all of this. Over the last 7 years I have lost a large amount of weight and kept it off. Now I am concentrating on adding the right food and supplements to my diet and exercise. I have tried any and all products and programs out there and I have to say that Advocare is a wonderful product inside and out. I started my journey of my initial weight loss with Weight Watchers - great program - very controlled. However, with Advocare I am getting the right nutrition, the right balance and have I mentioned the ENERGY? I am excited to have you on this journey and I am here for any questions, concerns, comments you may have. 
 
I started the Advocare journey with a 10-day cleanse and I lost 5.2 lbs and over 9 inches on my body AND it made me feel incredible.
I want everyone to know that a HAPPY and HEALTHY lifestyle is achievable.
I am a mom (2 young kiddos), a wife, a full-time working mom and now I want to inspire and encourage others on their journey.
If you would like to hear more about my journey and how I can help you please let me know.

Joining me includes:
-       Advocare – Wellness, Trim, Performance
-       Meal planning
-       Nutritional Coaching
-       Inspiration and encouragement on the way
-       Unlimited correspondence via email and text!!!

I would love to help you in any and all way!
 

Check out the products: www.advocare.com/140473828
I personally take: 10-day cleanse, Catalyst, O2 Gold, Omegaplex, Carbease, Digestease, Cgrams, Muscle Gain and the best thing ever Spark!
 
With love and inspiration ~ Sharee’ ~ momFITtingitallin

Now here is a little bit more about Advocare...Since 1993, AdvoCare® has been a world-class nutrition company specializing in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energy and sports performance. Navigate through this site to learn more about our cutting-edge nutritional supplements and skincare as well as the opportunity to earn a full time income with a part time commitment by sharing AdvoCare products with others. Our products are formulated by an elite Scientific and Medical Advisory Board with over 200 years combined experience in pharmacology, toxicology, nutrition, sports performance and pediatrics. We have a multitude of 
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Never Give up!!! Work for it!!!!

We also went to the river for my 34th birthday  - my happy relax place!!!

Life

My life has been going through ups and downs and the common notion is how you react to each one of those ups and downs on this journey we call life! 

One of the biggest things is keeping with my motto of happy and healthy 2014!! You can search the hashtag # on my Instagram momfittingitallin (shameless plug haha). 

Well with wanting and having a happy and healthy lifestyle you have to face the items you have locked away (typically for good reason) under your rug/closet/you name it. I have been facing my internal and external demons and believe that I am a better reason for it. Facing them has shown light on why I do this vs that. 

Also, golden rule time, when you are happy with yourself it seems that everything else falls into place. 

So mind body and soul happiness! 

My mind is on the mend which leads to my soul being healed! Now my health! I am working hard with a set of goals and I am praying for strength and longevity on this adventure. 

I started looking for something more...I found that in a lot of ways.

1. Thearpy - true believer 
2. Clean eating - a most and then it just feels like the only way to live
3. Advocare - I started with a 10-day cleanse and just enjoyed the product and the results!! Now I have become an advisor... Let me know if you want to learn more about weight loss, energy, performance and overall wellness! 
4. Boot camp and amazing trainers! I found a boot camp full of wonderful ladies that truly motivate me to strive for more. I found a trainer that is becoming a friend! She pushes my limits, encourages me and believes in me.

All of this is setting an example for my babies!! They even join me in my T25 workout sessions and this 10-day cleanse was encouraged by my wonderful hubs!! 

Well as I sign off tonight listening to the loud breathing of my husband and new puppy I sit in ahhhh that this is my life! 

Good night blog world! 


A final farewell to my grandmother

Well I feel like I can breathe, that I can move forward. We had my grandmother's celebration of life last week and I know she would have been proud of myself. I prepared a speech and I actually got through it - I cried a lot and I might have read word for word but I did it.

Here it goes....


Grandma and Ma is how I will always remember her.

There are 5 stages of grief of loss and I am going to embrace each one and move forward because if there is one thing I took from my grandma is move forward nothing will hold me down for long and let’s be real here I am a check box kind of girl – check check check.

Denial - I avoided her age, the fact that she was getting older, I still can't believe she will not call or email me again. DENIAL - CHECK

Anger - I am so pissed. Why her? Why my grandma? I only had one grandma? ANGER - CHECK

Bargaining - if only I spent more time with her, if only I didn't go on vacation, if only I paid closer attention to the signs? Maybe I could have seen the heart problem, maybe I should have gone to all the doctor appointments, and maybe I could have asked that question that could have saved her. BARGAINING - CHECK

Depression – For me on this it is admitting that I do miss her that I am mourning her loss.  DEPRESSION - CHECK

Acceptance - this will take me a while. I can accept in my head that she is gone but not my heart or the feeling when I pick up the phone to call her or how I still reference it as going to grandma’s house. I cry over songs, I cry thinking about her.

However, just Monday night after having dinner with my mom, brother and our families I started to cry watching the slide show and then emotions kept coming. When did I last hear her voice - I couldn't remember and my brother played a voicemail she left him and I was so relieved to be able to hear her voice - so brother never erase that voicemail and grandpa never change the answering machine message because I will always have a way to hear her voice.

 

Well with my brother and I crying my little girl came up and wrapped her arms around us and said grandma is okay she is in heaven. That let me be at rest until we got into the car ride home and the song “Baby has her blue jeans on” came on and I just started crying all over again. That is when my daughter said mom you don't have to cry because we need angels to watch over us and Grandma Wanda is in heaven and is doing that right now - well geez if my little girl can be the voice of reason I think I need to listen!

So with that I need ACCEPT: for my grandma, for my little girl, for my mother and especially for myself because I want to remember as much as I can of her and cherish the memories we had with her.


I love her because she was strong.

I love her because she was country.

I love her stroganoff.

I love her sewing ability.

I love her love of reading that was passed down to me and my daughter.

I love her no bullshit attitude.

I love that she didn’t have to curse for her point to be heard.

I will always remember grandma’s kitchen on desert riding trips.

I remember being about 4 year’s old sitting in the front seat of their little yellow datsun truck between my grandma and grandpa off to clean pools.

I can remember going on the route with just my grandma to one of the last stops and I fell in. I was scared I would get in trouble and then my grandma started laughing and said hey while you are in their can you get that spot. And then I wanted to clean every pool from inside it.


To this day my husband and I have this pool business and sorry to tell you honey but now we are never getting rid of it!


I can remember living in grandma’s swimming pool. I learned how to swim very quickly – not because I was a natural swimmer but because my grandma’s poor arms were so tired from me having her stay in the pool and go swish swish – which was my idea of swimming! I use to say more MA more MA. She most have spent HOURS upon hours in the pool with me. But man when I finally learned how to – they would sit in the back room with the screen open and just ask if I was okay every so often!

 

I will always remember farm life with grandma. We raised chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, beef cattle and even red worms. Yes red worms. We raised red worms and sold them to the local bait shops. We made a killing for a while – I even did an entire business plan in college based upon the red worm business.

 

I will always remember her strong work ethic – I watched her get up early feed animals, throw bales of hay, help with the pool business and still come in to cook and bake.

 

I will always remember how modest she was EXCEPT one time. I remember being in the house and I start to hear screaming. I run out the back of the house and her comes grandma yelling and running from the back and as she gets closer she is stripping of her clothes. While fixing the chicken coop she ran into a very mad hive of wasps and they were all over her and grandma HATED wasps.

 

I will always remember that she never liked to be a burden to anyone even her final moments before she left Earth she didn’t let the family be burden by her passing. She made her life decision plans heard; the cremation paid for and even the bills all in order for me to take over for her.

 

She believed in being strong and working hard – and I take that type of life to heart.

As I think about her I know she has created a strong legacy family line to continue on: she had two daughters, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren to continue on with country music, horses, sweet n low usage, brewed ice tea, taquitos, sewing, stroganoff, baking, mulligan stew, pies and the ability to stay strong and keep going.

 

Grandma I love you so much and we will all be fine!

 


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Shut up

Have you ever thought that ummm you might talk to much? Share too much??

Well after 33 years I got it with that stick today in a bad way. 

By nature I am a defender, a lover, a doer, a tell it the way I see it kind of person. 

Well that just doesn't benefit me in all areas - professionally and personally! 

I am realizing that about 85% (maybe more) of my issues are self inflicted. Go figure.... 

Well I learn things the hard way and it is pounded into my head! I hope pray anyway....

As I was looking  on Facebook I ran across this quote that I think I will have tattooed on my wrist to forever catch myself...

Never miss a great opportunity to shut up.

It's that great!!! 

Here is too shutting up!!!!! 



Grandma 2

As another day goes by and you are still in the hospital I started thinking of very selfish reAsons as why you can not leave yet.

One - grandma I cannot sew!! 
Two - I want to redecorate the kids bathroom and I planned on you sewing the curtains for me 
Three - stroganoff I can't make that and we love it

Grandma I love you so much and these are just selfish reasons for me to want you to stay.

But I am praying for you and thinking if you.

I love you grandma!!! 

Grandma

Grandma I love you so much. I am sitting here praying for .....you to be healthy, you to be happy, you to not hurt anymore.

You have been a strong woman my whole life and it makes my heart hurt to see you in pain.

So instead of seeing you in pain I am going to fill my head, my heart and my thoughts to the fun times! 

I can remember sitting between you and grandpa in that little tiny yellow Datsun - "helping" the pool business.

I can remember you swimming for hours wih me. 

I can remember dying like 1000 eggs for Easter and man was that a blast.

I can remember making you the worst coffee know to man because I wanted you up for Christmas morning.

I can remember you picking me up from kindergarten in our huge yellow bus/motor home.

I can remember you always strong always there always driving that big yellow Ford! 

I love you grandma! 




So grandma I love you - we love you! We are all praying on this.

Prayers of all kind our welcomed - our grandmother went into the hospital today and she is in the ccu. 







Sheltered

I think I am have lived a very sheltered life. If it isn't within a 25 mile radius and off of the freeway that I was born near I don't like to branch out.

New food - what's that? I stick what I know - not adventurous at all.

Well #5987 that I love my husband - we are getting out there (haha just LA but still).

We bought the kids tickets to. Frozen at the El Captain Theatre - amazing. However walking around LA is so beyond different for me - out of my comfort zone. But today was a blast! We even walked through The Grove and The Farmers Market (wouldn't eat the food but still a wonderful time).

So as I sit there in the car for the looong drive home (53 miles haha) I am just beaming because I know that I am growing and I am slowly kicking my sheltered life to the curb - watch out ! 



Enjoy your new year because I am.
Still finalizing my goals for 2014....stay tuned.