From Weight-Loss to Running; Fitness Journey of a Busy Mama to 3

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Today, I'm thankful for Keeping it REAL!!

It's what I like to say, It's what I like to do, It's what I live by.

I've kept it real from the beginning, sharing my success, struggles, ...sharing MY journey.
I've had many challenges, I've had lots of success, all at the same time. 
There's been up & downs, there's been 3 kids and husband in the mix, the daily routine of a Mama with the military lifestyle. There's been PLENTY of times, I could of stopped to give up. There has been plenty of times where I had to re-group. Like, currently.

I've been an inspiration to many, I've been a motivator, I've been myself the whole.entire.time. 
I started this blog, almost a year ago, kept it to myself and then decided to share it once [the unexpected] deployment rolled around. Why? To show others, that's it's NOT always easy, that it takes works, that it is possible. To share MY continuous fitness journey. There's no finish line for this mama, no limits.

 I've shared set-backs, like weight-gain & food struggles. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a food problem. I LOVE TO EAT. And, sometimes I just eat horribly. I love fast foods, and I've been a  frequent guest lately. And, it's shown on my body, I don't regret it. And, I've had to face the reality of it, it hurts. This week was the wake-up week; muffin top!! My favorite pair of non-skinny jeans weren't so fun to wear. The fact that I wore them a few weeks ago, and they fit just fine.. The junk caught up to me. I don't diet, I don't like the word nor do I like to talk about. Maybe, it's because it's just too disciplined and I don't like limitations in life. Call me, stubborn, Call me, REAL. I already had a plan in motion, to shed a few pounds off before Winter Vacation. SO, that was completely bothersome, I was devastated. Just as I fell apart, I was quick to pull myself back together. It's what I do, I don't dwell on it, I rise from it. 

Bring on another set-back or so; this insane sickness I have been dealing with. It's been a few weeks now, with a doctor visit last week and meds. Slowly, I've come back to a steady routine but my running has suffered, I can't breath without coughing. And, with coughing comes the discomfort. Ehhh, not the end of the world. I'll have plenty of running days ahead.. Like, a fabulous Texas half-marathon. And, many other [solo] running days while on "vacation", for now, I'm not killing myself to get those miles. I am easing into it; I like to push myself. 
I like to test my boundaries, and if there's a bad result from that, I've learned. That's where I keep it real to myself, go after it Rosanna. And, if it doesn't work out, you feel worst afterwards, you get injured. YOU LEARNED! 

Sometimes, going back to the drawing board is necessary. Just like switching up the fitness routines. Sometimes, you need a break, to let your body rest. No shame, as long as you stay in the game. As long as you make it happen. As long as you keep it real.

"Don't wait to for inspiration to find you; BECOME IT!!"


  1. There is no doubt ur in the game Rosanna, I feel it soo easy to 'let go' and take twice the time to come back.. but as long as you know your own body and its limitations its fine :)