Thursday, May 31, 2012

Join Me in June (Strong is the New Skinny)

I love having goals.
They keep me focused when life gets too busy.
They help me feel good about myself when I accomplish more than dishes and diapers in any given day.
And I don’t know about you, but when I give myself an hour a day to get healthy, it makes me a better mommy and wife. 

lake 2012

After a swim suit, cupcake and beer filled weekend at the lake this past weekend and meeting a fellow St. Louis mom like myself, who loves all things fitness, I felt motivated to step it up a notch.  After three kids in less than four years, nothing will ever look like it used to.  And that’s ok. 
I can still feel good about myself and have energy to keep up with all the kids in my life. 

I owe it to my girls, as well as myself, to be the best possible ME each day.
To give them the happiest and HEALTHIEST mommy possible.

With my home daycare and side business of creating party favor buckets, I will never have the time to work out all day and be a fitness model.  I barely have time to shower. 

However,  if I give myself an hour a day to make fitness a priority, it will add up.
An hour a day = 365 hours in a year.
365 hours in a year =  less fat on your body and more energy.
Less fat on your body and more energy = a life with more joy and  purpose.

You get the point.

So, what do you say?
Do you want to get in shape with me this June?
Reveal a few more ab muscles?
Let’s do it together!


Join me on Instagram, if you have that app or on Twitter (@hausofgirls is my name on both sites) and post your daily walk or run using the hash tag #40milesinJune.
Everyone participating will be able to click on the link to see who is posting and cheer them on!

I think this will be a great way to feel accountable and get motivation and support from others.
If you are not on Instagram, get the app asap. 
If not, post your run or walk on twitter or on my  Haus of Girls Facebook fan page. 

Party favor buckets and running = the perfect combination, right?! 

Finally, if you don’t have Nike+, another fun way to keep track of your miles is an app called MapMyRun GPS Running.  It’s free and tracks your pace, route, distance, calories and elevation. 
Pretty awesome.

So if you’ve been wanting to get back into shape, get your blood pumping and stop making excuses,  take reading this post as a sign.  A sign that it’s time to make a change.  Not only for how you look on the outside, but how you feel on the inside. 

And I’m even going to make a batch of some fun tank tops for anyone who’s interested.
If you’re going to go run you might as well look cute while doing so, right?
I’m thinking white tanks with this phrase…


If you think you may like a tank top, let me know.
Trying to get a count on how many to make.

Let’s do this.
Are you in or are you in?


karamurano said...

I'm totally in & I would love a tank! Looking forward to this, thanks for organizing it!

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Like I said on Instagram, I'm in. I've been averaging 20 miles a week lately. :) And yes, want a tank!

Unknown said...

Great idea....we are on vacation right now but as soon as we get back I am back to the gym! I am a fellow STL mommy too who also had three kids in about 4 years! I feel so much better when I get my workout in! I would love a tank if you

Little Dude's Mama said...

Yep- I want one too. Speaking of buckets, I added my first AND second 5k to my Bucket List in May. Bring it, June!

Kelly said...

Holy moly! I would do anything to look as good as you in a swimsuit!!! Being 6 months pregnant with #3 I'm ready to start walking again! Great motivation.

Erin Civey said...

I want a tank!!!!

Erin Civey said...

I want a tank!

Unknown said...

White tank works for me...just saw your comment. We had a blast!!

Tanya said...

Just finished my first 5k race weekend. The energy of the atmosphere was addictive!
I want two tanks :D
You inspire me Marta!

selle said...

I run 6 days a week...averaging about 20 miles a week too. I would like a tank.need to go find you on Instagram and Facebook!

selle said...

I want a tank! I have 3 girls too I avg. 20 miles a week.

Anne said...

Found you via Angry Julie Monday and I will join this challenge too! Perfect to get my running body back!

Little Dude's Mama said...

Sorry for the delay- gray, size L if there's still time to request ...

Cassidy L. said...

I'd love a tank. size black or grey...white just doesn't work at our house :P

Sarah @ Celiac in the City said...

Love this idea -- am I too late to join the fun? I think I could still get in the 40 for June. *fingers crossed* And if you are doing/did tanks, I'd be down for one!

Michelle@gigglegumgirls said...

I'm 8, whew I have some catching up to do.

Anonymous said...

I'm in and I would love a tank! Wearing that would def keep me motivated. I'm not a runner, but before I had my girls:) I jogged a 1/2 and full marathon. Now....I haven't run in over a year. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jessie Lynn @Bloominthedetails

Stephanie said...

I started running a little over 6 months and lately I've been keeping a steady 3-4 days at 4 miles running. I love that tank let me know when they are ready. I've been using the runmeter app to keep track of my miles. I am 12 miles in for the month of June. So I'm diving into the challenge.


Laura said...

Fun challenge, I'm in (better late than never!) - I'm starting with 6 miles for June and hoping this inspires me to get back on track!

Stefanie said...

Wow, talk about a hot momma! Love the idea and the tanks are great :)

Heather said...

Wishing I would have found this earlier....but better late than never. I ran/walked just over 4 miles today. So I'll just start from here :)
oh and I have for girls and one boy at my house so I really understand the house full of girls life and my oldest is 8.5 and my youngest is 1.5. Lots of kids super close :)

Alli said...

I am IN!!!!

Tracy said...

I'm very late to the game, but I've already logged 102.81 miles in June, and I love the camaraderie of linking up with other ladies. The tanks look fun, too!

Anonymous said...

Not giving up!!

Jessie Lynn @Bloominthedetails


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