4.12.2013

Random and Awesome

I kinda feel like I am on vacation today, I slept in until 5:15. To bad I'm not waking up to the sounds of the ocean and a nice cup of coffee on a deck. I'm so looking forward to our family vacay to Gulf Shores in June, it's our first time going there we usually go to OBX.

Today's post is going to be random.


My In Law's were out of town last week so Oliver had to take off one day to watch Miss M. He decided to take her to her first 3-D movie {Monsters Inc} she did pretty well and kept the glasses on for about half the movie. I called to check on them and apparently Miss M decided to drop the F bomb in the car. Now I wasn't there so I can't say for sure, but I did ask the most obvious question.


haha. No it's not funny and I'm totally JOKING. She's in the stage where she will say 'Can I say...' and then name off real and fake words just to see what we will say.

I can't help that every time I go to Target I seem to buy everything in pink.


I am super super super picky about jeggings, my bottom half is my problem area and I have lots of lumps and bumps that need to be smoothed out. I seriously found the BEST ones from Kiki La Rue.  Becca kept telling me they were awesome, but it's hard to take the word of a girl with zero fat on her legs :)  I love them so much because they are made of a heavier nylon blend material so it's smooth and comfy. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to order some in every color!


In other leg news I was cleaning my room yesterday and I came across a pair of size 4 shorts my sister left there, apparently she raided my closet and stole something of mine to wear home. Storyofmylife. As soon as she comes over she immediately goes into my bathroom and uses my make up and shops around, that life with sisters. Anyways, I totally forgive her because I thought 'eh why not try them on' I honestly didn't expect them to button, but I just wanted to gage how close I would be to getting into them.


They are way too short for my taste, but I don't care THEY FIT!!! gah, THIS is what gets me up at 4 am every morning.


Yesterday I was running on the treadmill and I was thinking about running my half this weekend and about the Indy Half we may be running this September, I was feeling emotional about it. Just about how thankful I am that God steered me in this path, I used to abuse my body in the worst ways and how that led me to make so many terrible decisions in my life. He saved me through my husband, my daughter, and the community of people I have met through blogging. Those were some deep thoughts at 5 am on a Thursday :)

Then I got to work and opened my email to see one from Jess from Operation Skinny Jeans. She just wrote me to tell me she had run an entire mile and how I had inspired her to push herself. Good Lord, I started bawling like a baby. I read her post at least 4 times yesterday, it really spoke to me. I was inspired by her determination and her willingness to push herself past her comfort zone, THAT is where the magic happens. Not in your body, but in your heart. Every runner or wannabe runner needs to stop by and read it. Thank YOU Jess.

Ok, now go enjoy your Friday!

33 comments :

  1. Omg! I'm from Gulf Shores! Well, actually I'm from about 20 min north of GS, but you get the picture. Haha I get so excited when people talk about it you'd think they were talking about me. :-/

    Ps I assume you're talking about Gulf Shores, AL....if not then disregard. Haha

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  2. I can't believe this but as I read you may be attending the Indy Half I actually thought I needed to map quest that shit and see if it's doable for me. I didn't even think about the 13.1 miles I'd have to run once I got there. There is NO WAY I can run that far. My fat a$$ would die! I still may look into it though!

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  3. You are going to LOVE Gulf Shores! My mom and I have been there twice. Its beautiful!
    Congrats on the size 4 shorts. That is awesome!

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  4. Yay for size 4 shorts!!! Good luck this weekend with your half! I'll be thinking of you!!

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  5. I like the way Miss M thinks! Sometimes you just have to cuss a biz out! :) You inspire thousands daily girl!

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  6. So I'm running the half with Marcy and the crew. We discussed this on fb (which made me feel crazy famous). But honestly, if you showed, I would cry. I have been failing in my goals. I haven't bee losing the weight. I've been struggling. Signing up for this half is my attempt to motivate. The ONLY reason I am STILL TRYING, is you. No joke. I love you, your family, your skinny ass, and your positivity. You are an amazing lady and I really hope you come to Indiana cause that would simply rock my running universe.

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  7. Thks girl!! You inspire me everyday! Your drive determination, seriously no bull shit. It's tough to get our bodies to what we want and when I'm down or feel like giving up I read your posts or remember it takes all you got to achieve what you want. Thanks girl and look at you rockn some size 4's!

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  8. Yah! I will be in Indy cheering everyone on! Look forward to meeting you! I do the same thing at Target!!

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  9. I'm originally from Alabama (been in Indiana for 13 years now)and Gulf Shores is beautiful...You will LOVE IT!

    I also happen to live in FORT WAYNE which is where the Fort 4 Fitness Half is held. I ran the 4 mile 2 years ago when I first started running again...then signed up for the 10K last year but didn't run due to an injury. I've been seriously considering signing up for the half this year and if you and MamaLaughlin showed up, it would make it even that much better! You both truly inspire me to keep running. Thanks for being real!!

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  10. Jess's post was awesome yesterday! I used to run cross country and track in high school and just recently becoming a frequent flyer on yours and mamalaughlin's bloggs have made that passion come back out! I use the elliptical and run daily again! Thanks so much for driving me and lettin me know it's okay to take time away from my 2 girls to work on Mommy! Miss M is adorable!
    Wish I lived closer to TX! :(
    Happy Friday!

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  11. I think you are awesome! If it weren't for you, and Mama, and Holly, and Mel, and the list can go on and on, I wouldn't be working out and trying to eat better. You guys rock, and make me push myself everyday to be a better person!

    Love ya!

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  12. We live close to Gulf Shores in Daphne.. About 30 minutes away! Too bad we are moving to Galveston in June or else maybe we could meet up, I'd love to meet you. Plus, I think our girls would love to play together. Gulf Shores is fun and the beaches are nice! And you're rocking those pink shorts! Wahoo to a size freaking 4!!

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  13. You rock!! You and Mama Laughlin are truly an inspiration and inspire me all the time!

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  14. First - where are you trying on those Kiki La Rue jeans? Does she have a shop in the Dallas area? I guess I just assumed she only had an online store. Second - you are a huge inspiration to so many women and I LOVE that you get your butt out of bed so early to workout. I am taking a month long early morning workout rest after the Rock 'n Roll half but I will be right there with you again soon!

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  15. Hi SkinnyMeg!
    You are looking just beautiful! :)
    My boyfriend has a now 7 year old daughter, she obviously knows the difference with bad words, thanks to people i am around cuss words fly out on occasion! oops. lol. She will be like "UMMM, that a bad word" "you cant say that" etc etc. lol kids will be kids! :) I am pretty sure if i had a target close i would spend too much money, for now i am out in the country not near anything haha! Always love reading and following you, have a great weekend SkinnyMeg.

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  16. I love your random and awesome post!!!! Those skinny jeans fit you like a glove! Gorgeous! Happy Friday Beautiful!!!
    XOXO
    Elisha

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  17. A size 4?! You go girl!! I am also obsessed with pink...everything! I love the color of those shorts.

    http://summatingpromise.blogspot.com/

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  18. I have gotten emotional every.single.time. I think about the half in September. Who would have thought in celebration of my birthday on September 11th... a few short weeks later I would sign up to go off and run 13.1 miles. Surely not me... But I did sign up and I am going to do it! I am hoping to hear that you are for sure coming in hopes that it will light that extra fire under my ass. I told myself in January I really wanted to reach my goal of 140 by my birthday this year. I know I can do it but KNOWING THAT SKINNY MEG will be within reaching distance (sound creepy yet?) will make me want to do it THAT MUCH MORE. I am just emotional every time I run. Like OMG I am doing it. I am really running... and not dying. Oh and these amazing people I have believing in me...

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  19. The jeggings are cute! I started trolling the Kiki La Rue site and see a lot of cute things - just wanted to know if they have a super low rise? I'm not a fan of a muffin top (who is?) and that's my complaint with most jeggings - they fit in the thighs but don't come up high enough to swallow my rolls ... :(

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  20. Loved this post and you inspire me every day!

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  21. I loved this post!! Congrats on the 4's!!! I finished my first ever 10 mile race Saturday in 1:49.. On my way driving home emotion just took over and I bawled like full on ugly cry, it was just such a accomplishment to me.. I felt great and I don't have a blog of my own but I read ya'll's each day and don't even know you but I feel like you guys are great friends.. They may seem weird. I don't mean for it too.. Anyhoo- thank you for your post and constant upbeatness- its a breath of fresh air in the morning

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  22. I LOVE reading your blog because, well you are just so REAL! Down to earth, honest and you say it like it is, which I love.
    You can totally wear those shorts!!! You can wear short shorts like that because of how awesome your legs look!!
    I want to thank you also for your inspiration, just lost my job after 25 years and have not worked out in 2 weeks due to a 'lost' feeling. Now that I have time off, I really need to get out and start my CP25K again, want to run like you! :)

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  23. Oh Meg - I am rooting you on girl. You rock and I am LOVING those jeggings - I might be swooping up a pair today. Lots of love and luck this weekend.

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  24. Hi Megan! Have you tried the lemon Extra? I think it's Lemon Meringue. It's amazing! Speaking of amazing, your bum looks pretty amazing in those legging ;).

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  25. Heck if you can get up at 4 so can I. I could at least run on the treadmill. I love those jeggings. I need to check them out.

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  26. I LOVE your legs! I wish i had your legs, i would be wearing shorts all day just to show them off lol!

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  27. First, you've inspired me to try running again. I'm doing a 5k tomorrow and we'll see how it goes... finishing it is the goal!

    Also, what size jeggings are you in, if you don't mind me asking? I just ordered a pair fro KikiLaRue and I feel like I'm about the same size as you (but without the muscle tone - still working on that). You look fabulous!!

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  28. Oh, we are going to Gulf Shores this summer too! We love it. There are lots of must visit places there.
    And way to go on the size fours! I hope to get there one day!

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  29. Good luck on the race this weekend!
    Your butt looks great in the jeggings! That's my problem area too, but maybe I should try a pair out!

    Funny swear story, my son is 21/2 and at Christmas time he was so amazed by the Christmas lights. We were in the bedroom one night and he could see out to all the houses decorated and he started jumping up and down screaming, "fuck dammit, fuck dammit!!! Christmas lights mama!!!" Over and over. I had to leave the room I was laughing so hard!

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  30. Um.....screw the Gulf vacay and come back to OBX. We go there all the time and if you come, I will be sure to be there during that time and stalk, I mean, kindly say hello!! :)

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