Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Skinny Pants.....

.....was a nickname I never had.
Never tiny.
Never small.
Mine was more like, Biggie.
5 feet 11" can be tough at times.
But I am proud of what God gave me.

Recently, I was inspired by my new friend Erin to start running
again and get back in SHAPE!!!

I got the fabulous Nike+ sensor kit that keeps track of your runs
and links them on the Nike+ website.
It's so great because I can see my daily progress.
Super motivating for a Type A personality like me.

This year Erin and Laura started a FUN challenge of racing to
500 miles in the year 2010.

I was featured over on their new blog, 500 in 2010 , today and I wanted to
share what it said....
(hop on over there to see for yourself, but in case you are
lazy like me I wanted to share it on my blog as well!)

Hopefully I can inspire some of you just as Erin
and Laura have inspired me!

Tell us briefly about yourself....
Hi Everyone! My name is Marta and you can find me over
at http://www.hausofgirls.net/ rambling about my hectic life as a
Mom of three CRAZY blonde girls: Mia is 5, Sophie is almost 4
and Gracie is 21 months.
My husband Steve is also running in the challenge.
(He's in first place I might add!)

We have been married for seven years and every day we look at
each other and ask ourselves how we can possibly have three
daughters and been married so long.
We still feel like we are in college, where we met!

We were both college athletes, but running is still fairly new to us.
I started the training program for a half marathon back in 2003,
but found out I was pregnant with Mia a few weeks later.
My running had to wait.

Then, due to pre-term labor, I was unable to exercise during
all three of my pregnancies. So after having about 5 years of
bed rest, I am excited to get back into shape!

What are your goals in completing 500 miles in 2010?
My goal is to be CONSISTENT!
I think that is key for anyone to be successful in anything
they want to accomplish. I pick 4-5 days every week that I will run.
It's as simple as that. I say it's like brushing my teeth.
I HAVE to do it even if I don't always feel like it.
I must make it part of my routine.

What do you see as your biggest challenge(s) to staying fit this year?

Finding the time with my hectic kid-filled schedule!
On top of my three girls, I also watch 4-6 other children during the day.
I have anywhere from 6 to 9 kids here everyday!
I, on top of caring for so many children, must find the time to clean,
cook & shop like every other mom in the world!
I have to make it a priority to schedule in the time to run.
This is the biggest challenge for me!

Sometimes, it just takes ignoring the dishes in the sink and
the load of laundry that needs to be done.
I realize that there will ALWAYS be something that needs to get
done but I can't use it as my excuse.

I have to factor myself back into the equation and go for a healthy
balance of being a wife, mom, chauffeur, cook, errand-runner
and a woman that cares about her health and well-being.

If I don't put myself first for a few miles a day,
what good am I to my family if I am unhealthy and unhappy?

Happy running to you all!

**PS Tomorrow I will pick a winner (one of my blog followers)
to win one of my Holla tees!
Just leave a comment on this post if you'd like to be entered to win!
Or, as one of my fun followers said, "holla if you folla!"
Love it!


Anonymous said...

Biggie...WHATEVER!!!Although I do remember you singing "fat guy in a little coat" when you would take my coat out of our locker and put it on. i ALWAYS love reading your blog!

TwoDogMama said...

Marta - You big? Um, I don't think so. You were and still are super skinny. Tall, skinny, and blond. All the things I wanted to be in high school. ;) Well, I still take them. :)

I nominated you for an award on my blog. Go check it out and enjoy!

Kimmie @ Hello Mess said...

Awesome. So inspiring! And I LOVE your Holla tee!

Mommafo said...

Oooh you're a good inspiration. I have never been athletic, but I'd love to make exercise part of my routine. Hopefully when it's just a weeee bit warmer...

Unknown said...

Marta, I wondered if you were always a runner. You know I did a 5k last year for the first time. It was kinda of an I'm turning 40 thing and I'm going to do this. I made it through, but slacked off. You may have just inspired me to try again.



ms_mae said...


I know the feeling! I started training for a 1/2 last spring after I had Sophie and....ended up pregnant with Brynn :P This time I am training againg and HOPEFULLY no little suprises pop up this time :)

Good luck with meeting your goal!

Heather @ Glitter and Gloss said...

Um...I'm thinking you were never called skinny pants, because gorgeous pants or supermodel pants is what they called you.

just sayin'

holla, sogga snippa!


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