Saturday, October 5, 2013

Balance - A Work in Progress

Hi all!

So life has been busy. Extremely busy! I hit this awesome milestone:

I couldn't be prouder of hitting 500 miles! I bought this app (and started at 1) when I got my treadmill last Christmas, so it's been about 18 months, maybe a little more. Right now, I average 1.5 miles, 5 days a week. It's my "warm up" before I hit my Crossfit WOD for the day. I'm not a distance runner, and I know that. I don't like to run for distance, I like to run for speed. I  like to be quick and efficient.

I've upped my weights again, and now I'm working with 15lb weights. I started in the very beginning at 3lbs. I never thought I'd get this far. It doesn't sound like a lot, but when you're constantly doing as many reps as possible in a short amount of's heavy. REALLY heavy.

As far as music, I've been listening to Mandisa's "Overcomer" album quite a bit, and Tobymac's new album "Eye on It". Tobymac has dominated my running playlist in the past 2 months, along with Britt Nicole & Lecrae. Check all of them out for an awesome & uplifting run!

My oldest has started Karate classes at the gym and is excelling, while my youngest is doing all kinds of toddler things here that blow my mind. I've learned the hard way that the second child does everything so much sooner than the first.

I've been working a lot lately, and feeling like I'm starting over my entire shop. Here's a secret...we're moving back to the United States in about 6 months! We don't know where yet, but I've had to prepare my shop for that. I started shipping orders to the United States recently, and marketing over in the US has taken up quite a bit of my time. It's exhausting at best. I love making wall decals though, and I've upgraded my entire shop. It's been a wild ride. I'm balancing being a working mom, wife, household duties, school, sports, and my fitness routine. There are days I want to tell Mr. Harper to shove it where the sun don't shine, but I can't slack. I respect myself more than that. I've lost friends, gained friends, and I've been on this journey to find myself and find this balance. It's all trial and error!

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If you, or someone you know, would like a wall decal, check out my shop! I make removable wall decals for every room of your home, nursery decals, monogram decals, family name decals, tree decals, and even custom decals!

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In other news, it's fall. I LOVE fall. I was born for this time of year. Pumpkin coffee is currently my favorite thing in the entire world. Okay....anything pumpkin is my favorite. It's sad. I have an addiction.

Until next time...never give up. Be an Overcomer.


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