Working out again! (5 on Friday)

Five on Friday - AJ

Five on Friday!!!

Here are five things I’m lovin’ this Friday. Hope you’re enjoying your day and that you have an awesome weekend planned ahead!!!

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The Preemie Life

In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month (one day late, whoops!), here is a guest post from a twin preemie mom, Lian! Her ADORABLE babies were born 7 weeks early and they are now healthy and beautiful at 4 months old. This post has touched me deeply, particularly because I can relate to all of Lian’s experiences being a  preemie mama with babies in the NICU and the scares and worries of bringing home preemies. Read on for more about her life as a preemie mom! 

chilipinomiracles - raising twin preemies

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Introducing… Mommy Talk!

At long last, “Mommy Talk” Series is here!

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“Mommy Talk” by sharissespieces 

Mommy Talk will be devoted to all things baby/mama/parenting through a collaboration of mamas (I elaborate below).

As much as I didn’t initially identify as a #momblogger, the higher blogging powers thought otherwise. While I will continue to write about random, fun pieces of my life, this new project of mine is really looking like the new direction of my blog.

I excited. Hope you are, too. Grab a cup of coffee – or a glass of wine (it’s 5 pm somewhere, right?) – and read on!

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One day I want to be a super cool yogi

A few notes to self:

Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20.

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Right?

It is easy to compare your own life to others, criticize your own actions or lack thereof, and judge yourself harshly for not being exactly where you want to be. I do it all the time when I see others excelling or seeing the world or fulfilling their dreams. But I have to remember, the goal is to always move forward, no matter how slowly or how small my steps are.

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Why The Hungry Runner Girl Rocks

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this video with you yet, but it’s always better late than never. The video was part of the husband’s gift to me for Christmas 2012. Remember me sharing the other gifts he got me? 😉 Anywho, knowing I was a growing fan of The Hungry Runner Girl and that I was really getting into running last year, the husband actually contacted HRG and she was sweet enough to create this video along with awesome words of encouragement to run. Thanks again, hubby, HRG, & HRG baby for making my day!

Funny story actually – while the hubby was contacting Janae to create the video, I was actually talking to Janae via e-mail AT THE SAME TIME! I had a blogging format question for her and she was helping me out, while also just chatting it up and talking about fun random things with me back and forth in various e-mails. Little did I know (ok, I didn’t know at all), the husband was telling Janae how funny it is that I was telling him all about how Janae is so cool and I love her blog and blah blah blah, all the while he was preparing the video. I find out later from Janae herself that she found it pretty funny, too.

So, if you don’t know by now exactly WHO this Hungry Runner Girl is and WHY she is amazing, go check out her blog now! If you do, you’ll find out yet another amazing reason why she rocks. She’s doing a Garmin 10 giveaway! Go check it out and enter now – it’s super easy. This is an awesome GPS watch for tracking mileage and she is giving away a purple one, which is the newest color it comes in. Remember my pink Garmin 10? I sure love that thing and would NOT mind at all having it in purple!

See ya next time… Quick update on the bump… it is seriously growing growing growing!!! I will be back with a new bump pic and more details on how things are going. Until then, here is my “hint, hint, nudge, nudge” that you won’t want to miss some surprising news in just a few days…

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Are you a fan of certain running, healthy eating, or other personal blogs? Who are your favorites?

What’s the current weather like where YOU live? Still wintery, almost spring, full-on spring?