Friday, November 27, 2009


Recently I had a discussion with a friend about what inspires us. With my new profession I'm trying to inspire others to change their lives in a more positive way towards health and fitness. I've had people ask me, "what inspires you Shannon?" There are many people and things that inspire me but recently children have inspired me in countless ways.

There is an 11 year old neighborhood kid that some would say is "eccentric, different, or off beat." My daughter tells me that other kids at school make fun of him. He is witty, intelligent, polite, and speaks his mind in a confident and secure way. What can this child teach us as adults how we should live our own lives?

I have a dear friend who's 14 year old just had a heart transplant. This young man is a gifted singer and actor in my daughter's theatre group. The tenacity, courage, and faith he possesses inspires me in countless ways. Keep the faith David!

Lastly, my children inspire and teach me on a daily basis. First, God has blessed my daughter with gifts and talents that I'll never acquire. She can sing like an angel, has the ability to create art in a way my hands will never have, and recently I saw her photography and was blown away by the images she captured.

My son is on the swim team and recently had his first swim meet. When he is in the pool he displays such desire, will, and discipline that it inspires me to want to keep trying! Swimming is my weakest sport and sometimes I just quit or give up on practicing. I've learned more from watching him and his teammates than I have from reading books, watching videos, or reading blogs.

Sometimes inspiration can come from the little ones with the milk mustache. :)

What inspired you this week?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

"I quit this bitch!"

The best "I quit" of all time!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Do it!

  • Keep your neck & back in neutral position
  • Toes Only!!!
  • Hold the Plank for 1 min or longer maintaining good form.
  • Do 5 push ups the last 15 seconds to fatigue!
  • Tighten your abdominal wall but don't hold your breath.
  • ROCK STAR MOVE-do it one legged.
  • Drink a Margarita to celebrate!

Yep! I rocked this one!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Give me Justice!

When running on the beach or riding Red Rover, Justice does a fine job of giving me the ear tickle!

(Best Video Evah!)

Check them out.....

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Uh...My Next Challenge?.....I'm a little scared by this one.....

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm smiling 5 ways...

1.) Graduates

~My first Y-Change group graduates, lost 23 pounds and 5 inches in six weeks! More importantly they learned, "to lose weight you have to EAT- not starve AND workout." Brings a smile to my soul.

2.) College Kidz

~Yes, the professor is in the house! We meet every Tuesday/Thursday mornings to learn spinning, nutrition, & strength training. I love these guys and will be sad when the semester is over.
(Missing from the picture Erin & Anthony)

3.) My Spin Classes

4.) Getting Your First Client

~Nervous, Excited, Pumped, Happy, Smiling......

5.) Cute Kidz

What made you smile this week?

Good Luck this weekend racers!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

~ My Greek God ~ ;)