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Fitness Blog – Page 9 – Mombie Fitness

Some Of The Recent News

Recent News

Mom

What did you want to buy with your first paycheck?

I went to the supermarket today and I went down the "junk" isle with cookies, pudding and "fruit" snacks. I remember as a child, my mom NEVER if ever bought fruit snacks, fruit roll ups etc. But what I do remember is that there were so many varieties that you could pick between cherry, strawberry etc. 

So the other day i went down the "forbidden" isle, I rarely go down it. And I looked at the amounts of "junk" that i used to think was AMAZING when i was a kid. Now there were a variety of fruit snacks and there were little to none of the sunkist fun fruits, only one kind of fruit roll ups etc. I mean i know this stuff is not healthy for us but OMG was it the end of an era for me.

I remember that I promised myself that I would spend my whole first pay check on fruit roll ups and fun fruits, and while i did buy one package with my first pay check, I probably bought coffee and cigarettes instead.

Yup, that was me a young angry teenager who smoked to piss off my mom and wow was that a bad idea.  Not only was I only hurting myself, i barely had money let alone to buy smokes  with it.  Good thing I quit at 17.. best thing I ever did. I found that if you can cut out the certain "must have" smoke, you can absolutely do it!

So what did you want to buy with your first pay check?

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Mom New Mom

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother's day for me has become more important but not for the reason you would think. I finally realize what it means to be a mother.  And because of that, it makes me appreciate the celebration that is Mother's day. So while Mother's day is important to me, it's more important to me that I celebrate my Mom and my MIL.  Because before I was a mom, it was just a day to buy something for mom, and a lunch or a dinner out.  Now it's a celebration of all the hard thankless work that they (our moms) put in for us. Now don't get me wrong, if my husband forgets mother's day. Well like they said at Church today, "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." This mother's day I was worried that my husband would have forgotten, because he was away on business this whole week before.  So on Saturday he told me he had to go pick up my present.  Now keep in mind, he can't keep a secret so for him to plan something or buy me something significantly in advance almost never works. But this year, he totally surprised me.  Now to appreciate this you have to understand my love of technology and my inability to always carry my cell phone with me. It really "grinds his gears" that I have a cell phone but that I leave it at home, that it's dead somewhere at the bottom of my purse or, by chance, that it's charged but I don't hear it and never answer it.  To top that off I've had this phone for 4 years, i'm not on a contract and I still pay 40-50$ per month for a phone I never use. I had been talking about getting an iPhone for some time now, and he's offered to go to the mall on the weekend and look at phone but to be honest I never wanted to, I wasn't interested.  Plus the phone i have now is utter crap it needs a new battery and they don't even make it anymore. yes for how tech savvy I am.. my phone is seriously Zack Morris. Zack Morris Cell Phone One day after yet another conversation about why I wasn't answering my phone, I told him why don't you just go get one for me. to which he replied no. So I thought end of story. So while my husband came home from the mall with a small pretty purple bag, i thought Jewellery.. and he had my son pass me the bag and low and behold there was an iPhone in there!  I swear I was so surprised, and elated, it was the perfect gift! He even transferred my number for me! And when I called Telus to cancel my phone, it took 5 minutes to get to the person to get someone from the senior team to cancel my phone. they kept telling me Telus has iPhones too, and what they weren't getting was my husband already got one for me and I was cancelling because I didn't need the phone. Funny thing is; my phone that i had just charged, died during the call to cancel the phone. do i need any other reason to not want my telus phone now? Nope. So on another note; on a more genuine note, to the moms out there and the moms to be.  Someone sent me an email saying that, "motherhood is the hardest vocation" there is, and honestly it is.  But, the flipside of it, it's really an amazing journey and I'm only 2 years in.  I never expected the joys and the insecurities of being a mom. All the decisions that weigh on you, all of the things you do shape your kids, what you say, what you don't say. it's an amazing pressure, because you know that one day, your child will say. Mom, why...? And to all of the moms out there who have lost their children, my heart breaks for you almost every single day.  Because no one deserves to lose a child.  I think of the mom who lost her child at the Toronto airport. going on vacation he was being "2" and wiggling out of his mom's arms and fell over the guardrail 15 ft below. I couldn't imagine the pain of losing grip, or watching him fall, and being helpless to stop it.  I think of that mom and little boy who didn't make it almost every day.  I also think of the little boy in Quebec who drowned in the river... who was missing for weeks until they found his body. I know there is peace in finding him but also despair. Because all that we do to protect our children, we cannot protect them from everything, and that scares the crap out of me. So to those moms, my heart breaks with you, I pray for you and your family that you can come to some normalcy. I know you will never forget or probably ever forgive the circumstance, but know you are not alone in your grief that all moms out there are there to support you. To all new moms or moms to be, motherhood is hard but it's so incredibly worth it.  And if at this point in time you don't see it yet, I promise you will.  There is no automatic "click" for when you will get it, so if it hasn't come yet, it will I promise.  And for those who have already had the click.you are very fortunate. So take the time with your children, enjoy how small your children are now, even when they're difficult.  In 20 years you'll wish you could go back, and hold them just a moment longer. Happy Mother's day to all the moms, new or old, your work is not thankless, you shape a generation... may God bless you.
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Mom

Who’s the crazy lady in the car, oh wait it’s mom.

As a mom, sometimes we do things to make our children happy without so much as looking to see who is staring at us.

I do this often when I'm in the car.

My son's car seat is directly behind my seat in our car, so I can only look at him in the rear view mirror.  So sometimes when we're stopped at a light I look in the rear-view mirror and wave at him, or play peek-a-boo.

Now this is all fine for my son and I, but one day I looked back, beyond my son and saw the person stopped behind me looking at me like I had three heads. it occurred to me that he must have though I was waving at him and ducking my head in and out of view.

So now needless to say, I am a "little" more conscientious to see if there is someone behind me but honestly  i usually only remember to look after i've played the games lol

soccer-mom

 

So if you see someone waving at you or doing something silly, don't assume they're freaks. they may have small kids in the car.

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Mom

My son’s second birthday

So I'm not a baker, I never claimed to be. I can cook but I hate baking.  But each year i told myself that I would make a cake for my son, and this year it started out with me thinking to do a character from Monster's Inc.

I was googleing different options for this cake and found this:

Mike

 

I mean how cool is that? And for a while i fooled myself to think I would want to do this.  But, I chose something else.

My son has a great appetite, and is in love with:

 

Cookie Monster

 

So I decided to make cupcakes of cookie monster, and they turned out well, but OMG i made 48 of them!  Was a bit insane on my part.

Cookie Monster cupckaes

Over all he had a great time!  For those of you who've thrown birthday parties for your kids, you know how exhausting these things are, and we only had kids/people for 3 hours.. man did i need a big dose of Advil after that.  At least I only have one to worry about!

2nd birthday

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2 years ago today…

I became a mother.   Wow, what did I get myself into, were probably my first thoughts after the first week of coming home but that's another story. 2 years ago, my water broke at 7:30 P.M. in prenatal class... for that story click here. Last year I made his creepy elmo cake and this year I intend to make cookie monster cupcakes... i'll show them if they're decent on Saturday. Things that happened in this past year:
  • Walking: he was a bigger kid and didn't walk until May 10th when I was at my hair dresser appointment. go figure he waits until i'm not there to start walking.
  • Talking: first words: Dad, Cat and probably the funniest transition to words like Sha for glasses and No for yes, with the recent transition to No, Si .
  • TV/Movies him laughing and paying attention to movies.
  • Getting dressed: he helps put on his clothes now, and still hates getting his diaper changed.
  • Putting words together and having likes and dislikes, it might be as simple as mommy and gome means he wants me to take him home.
  • Playing a harmonica
  • Saying MOMMY! it only took 18 months :)
Most of all,  how much of a person he's turned into. That he laughs and tries to make us happy if we pretend to cry. While I've never been more tired in my life, it's so worth it. He is such an amazing addition to my life.  I never imagined the rollercoaster of emotions and the intensity of love I could feel for our son. I'm so blessed to have become a mother, to those of you who are about to be moms. you will learn more then you've ever thought possible, you'll find what works and what doesn't. To those new moms, the beginning is the hardest thing I've ever done but it does get easier and honestly  you will appreciate the good times much more after the hard times So to Dominic, happy birthday, you are the light and love of my life and you make me a better person. The sky is the limit, I only hope to help you want to reach it. Love Mom and Dad. --Please help all those affected by the Chilean earthquake. www.redcross.ca
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Mom

Owning the Podium

Oh the Olympics. You know I must admit, I love watching our Country win.  Never have I felt more proud to be Canadian-aside from the opening ceremonies.

Here is a shot of the medal standings as of Feb 26 2010:

Medals

There has been a big controversy about Canada owning the podium, but honestly looking at the medals. we've got the most gold medals. Isn't that owning the podium?  And if that's not technical enough,the podiums were made in Canada, so we own them anyways!

I'm so excited to see Canada and the USA battle over hockey this Sunday!

As much as I love a lot of my American friends.If. and I mean if you beat us, we can't be friends anymore.

This is our sport.He shoots, he scores!!!!

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