Tuesday, June 28, 2011

our weekend...

started off with a trip to see Cars 2! Was it me or was it a little violent compared to the first one? Jacob came home and started making McQueen and Mater flip through the air and blow up?? Hmmm...but my boys liked it and Justin sat (and slept) through the entire movie! then we played some pajama basketball! What's that, you ask? Where Mommy tells the boys they don't even have to get dressed to shoot hoops! Ha! It's their favorite way to play :) Look at my little man, dribble!

and there's Justin cruising on his tricycle with his hat backwards...thinkin' he's so cool!!!

then our weekend ended with our Daddy. He had to work ALL weekend and we finally had him home on Sunday :) I guess you can see the excitement on their faces!



and then as I posted yesterday, we found out that we made the Aramco Houston Half Marathon!!! It's like my(and my hubby's) weight loss journey has come full circle and this race will put into perspective how far we've come. I started off a lazy, college girl who didn't even know who she was anymore. I was ready for change, found help and saw results I had wanted to see for SO long. I was a new person, no longer hiding. Not covering emotions with food. It felt great. I met Brandon and our lives were forever changed. He's my best friend, the best father to our boys and the best husband to ME. As years passed, he had let his weight take over, gaining as normal people do as they get comfortable in their surroundings. He was no longer active, was a TV watcher with the remote in hand while he was at home. Then something snapped in him too. I was not innocent either, I had gained here and there through both pregnancies, so we BOTH decided it was time to take our lives back! Totally back. He found running and fell in love! He found a stress relief, a runner's high as they say. He is a TOTALLY different man. Loves to be outdoors, active with the boys, brings them fishing, running, biking...you name it, they're doing it! I love the influence he is on our children these days...SO positive and showing them a healthy way of life! Jacob running his first 1K a few weeks ago felt amazing! Jacob sees us exercising and being healthy and he wants to be a part of that. Can't get any better than that. And me, I'm getting back on track too. Lost 11 lbs. through running and taking back control of eating. Although I never, ever gained all of my weight back, I had let myself slip. A LOT. Healthy food, turned into too much healthy food and as I always say, too much of a good thing-can be a bad thing! So, let me tell you...The McClellen's are back and stronger than ever! They WILL finish that half marathon, earn their first medal and there's hopefully more to come! Our boys will greet us at that finish line and hopefully that'll send a message to them that ANYTHING is possible!






13 comments:

The Roaches... said...

I'll have to give you pointers on where to station your families along the way. My sister's run it the last three years so we've had plenty of time to find the right spots! Good luck to you guys! :-)

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

What an inspiring post! I love that you are doing this as a family. I think it really shows how happy you are. The pictures don't lie, your family is beautiful, healthy, and Happy!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I took JDaniel to a G rated movie. I didn't think it would be violent either. Seeing movies through his eyes helped me to see things differently.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm glad you had a nice weekend! Good luck with the half marathon! That's wonderful!

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Mommy Minded said...

We are so playing PJ Bball! lol Love it. I was going to take the kids to see Cars this weekend and ended up taking them to Dallas...

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Best of luck to you and your marathon!!! Can't wait to see the pictures of you at the finish line!

Michelle A'etonu said...

everyone is raving about Cars 2! how fun for the boys. half marathon? you guys are my heroes!

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Our Family of Four said...

hehe.. I thought cars 2 was cute, but I see what your saying too. My two loved it. I am so glad to know I am not the only mama that sends her kiddos out in their PJ's to play. ;)

Good luck with your half marathon.. that is a huge accomplishment and you should be so proud!

Annette said...

Congrats on planning to participate in yet another marathon! You're such an inspiration. (By the way, we know what it's like to eat too much good food--we got a little carried away with eating organic--ha!) Playing basketball in your PJ's sounds like so much fun. I'm glad you had such a great weekend!

Penny said...

What a great looking family. I think that is so neat that you both are working at getting on the right track. I wish I would of been more like that when my boys were little. I two boys are now 17 and 20. Oh Boy how time flies. Congrats on that the half marathon you will be doing. That is so awesome that you two will do it together. My hubby is not a runner. Thanks for stopping by and following. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Have a great day. I say if they want to play in their pj let them. They are so cute. Take care.

Nicole said...

Yeah, I agree that Cars 2 was more violent than the first. But it was still really good.