shannondew Listen. I am not a runner. I am not fast and it's not something I enjoy. BUT! When I take the pace down and just go I actually like it a lot better. It's not as tiring. I can actually breathe. And it's really not so bad. It's not about going fast anyway. I'm on my treadmill, not competing against anyone but myself. Do you know how freeing that is?! I'm not competing with anyone but the person I was yesterday. Wow. #freetherapyonthetreadmill #leanmeanclean15 17h
  •   jenndew78 Aww.,,awesome job!!! Nope, not about speed and yes, you compete with yourself...my philosophy exactly. And jealous. My back is hurt so I took a week off. I am looking forward to getting my free therapy starting this week, I hope. 16h
  •   jenndew78 It is freeing isn't it? 16h
  •   mommy_mandy Awesome!!! Exactly...I am all about going slow and taking your time...a 13 minute mile is the same as a 7 minute mile. I've learned to not compete against anyone but myself. Once I slowed my pace, I can run SO much farther...and love doing it 16h
  •   alrogers16 I love this. I just did my first double jogger run yesterday. I'm just doing couch25k, to get back into it. Week 3 day 1 rocked! I have a love hate relationship with running. I love that it helps me lose weight faster, but I hate starting. This program is awesome, but just like you said once you realize you're not competing with anybody you can actually enjoy it. 15h
  •   jacmaries Awesome job girl! I think once we realize that we are and should only be competing against ourselves it's not only freeing but motivating! And you my dear, are inspiring! Watching your journey inspired me on my own! So keep it up, sista! 15h
  •   shannondew @jacmaries awe thanks 15h
  •   tamipolak Love it!!!! 10h
  •   sbmoseley That is the magic of running! I freaking love it! 8h

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  •   dianegatorfan Love him!! 18h
  •   anaosb So much hair! 18h
  •   sophia.mullis So cute! :) James is such a great name!! It's my son's name and now that we are expecting our third baby who will be our second boy, I'm having a hard time finding a name that is as classic and as strong sounding as James :) love it!! 17h
  •   shannondew @sophia.mullis oh I love a classic name!!! We liked Nolan and Luke when I was pregnant with him 17h
  •   sophia.mullis @shannondew I can't believe you said Luke!! That was my first choice for this babe but husband said no immediately. 😕 I can't wait to see what we decide on! We usually don't completely commit to a name until after the baby is born :) 17h
  •   kim_dew So cute! 11h

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shannondew True love is sitting on the floor sharing a jar of peanut butter. See also: mom of the year. 20h
  •   joezhood Protein! You are all good! 20h
  •   clower11 They're happy. That's a win in my book! 19h
  •   anaosb Romantic love is letting me have the whole jar to myself. #pmsFTW 18h

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shannondew Today I slept in (ya know, till 7), woke up to Jimmy making breakfast, fresh coffee and flowers on the table, and kicked off the day with an hour of PiYo. I'd say 32 is off to a great start! 4d

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shannondew My doorbell just rang, UPS, and I thought to myself, "I didn't order anything". But with my birthday in two days I thought it might be an early birthday gift. Well, friends, this is better. My sweet friend Kerry, who was the first friend I made when I worked at Thirty-One, sent me the best gift ever. I have never owned my own bible. So now I have my very own and it came at the perfect time, as I'm on my way out the door for women's bible study at church tonight. Words can't even describe what I'm thinking and feeling right now. Blessed. 6d

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shannondew Booster seat or TV watching chair? 6d

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shannondew How's this for a random workout: 20 min of PiYo followed by 25 minutes of sweeping our Florida room and hauling wood up to the house. 437 calories burned and kinda feeling like a badass. #leanmeanclean15 7d

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shannondew My boys I hope our children get all of Jimmy's talents. Playing guitar, piano, painting, drawing, singing, writing. You name it, he's good at it. 7d

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shannondew Tonight we had our first family bible study with my in laws. My mother-in-law gave me these children's books of bible stories to take home for Kendall. Truth of the matter is these books are for me. My knowledge of the bible is zero and I want to learn more. So Kendall and I will learn together. I've always kind of been embarrassed about this as I don't feel as if I even know enough to carry on an educated conversation. But tonight Jimmy and my brother-in-law actually pointed out that this is a good thing because I am a blank slate and get to have an open mind and form my own mold. So yeah, I guess it's kinda cool. All this to say I am truly blessed to be a member of this family. People who uplift, encourage and help me grow in my faith. Tonight was our first family bible study but I already can't wait for the next. 1w
  •   kristinpippin I am not educated on the Bible either. I just got first very own "adult" Bible and am digging into it all. I want to know more and I totally agree that kids versions are soooo great! 1w
  •   allyce_riemer This is really cool. 1w
  •   kcamp07 So special! 1w
  •   jennahansen Very cool!! It will be such a blessing to learn together! 1w
  •   lwlh I am the same way. I grew up in church when I was little but I don't remember half the things they taught, so I read Amaya's children's bible to grasp the basics of everything. 7d
  •   webfranz You're truly blessed! Grace is a gift and the Lord is calling out to you. Sometimes the devil discourages me too, making me feel embarrassed or uneducated. Stand firm and stay in the word. I'm proud of you. 7d
  •   therubyturtlehippie I love this!! Can't wait to hear more about what you've learned. 7d
  •   annmariebanfield I had some of those books for my kids. You have to start somewhere. It's great that you are open to this journey of faith 7d

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shannondew James has a lot to say this morning 1w
  •   kellystory @shannondew you can so see that he thinks he did something wrong but then turns on that rotten grin. 😮 1w

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shannondew When I was pregnant with Kendall I would buy "daddy loves me" clothes whenever I'd buy her something because Jimmy was always a sucker for that stuff aka I wouldn't get "in trouble" for shopping. I've recently realized the same is true for all things camo. So... I will buy all the camo. See also: I may never take this hoodie off. For two reasons, 1. it is so soft and comfy and 2. I feel as though it's a disclaimer for pretty much every situation. 1w
  •   08laur08 Best, comfiest sweatshirt everrr 1w
  •   shannondew @08laur08 you said it was comfy but omg!!!! 1w
  •   karaelise85 YES. Men love when you buy camo for yourself! I don't know if you're into weight lifting or more focused on PiYo, but there's this amazing female weight lifter I look at as a role model, and I just snagged a crew neck camo sweater with one her business mottos on it. I swear, I'm not getting paid to plug her business, but visit flagnorfail.com sometime. I bought one of her tank tops once, and it's one of my favorite workout tops (you gotta be somewhat quick on release nights, though, as they sell out of the smaller sizes fairly quickly). Anyway, this rad lady will be at the Arnold Classic in Columbus soon! 1w
  •   stephraetrathen I want one! 1w
  •   shannondew @karaelise85 oh cool!! I'll check it out!! Thanks!! 1w
  •   allyce_riemer Hahaha, awesome!! 1w
  •   krboone Very cute! 1w
  •   brittmiracle Yes I need this bahah!! 1w

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shannondew So I normally always post a fancy recipe when I share my love for shakeology but truth be told, this is how I drink it 90% of the time. Water + ice + shake shake shake!!! 1w

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shannondew We've entered the kiss everything phase. I don't hate it. He's also finally learned to close his mouth when he kisses which I really don't hate. 1w

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shannondew We did a whole lot of nothing today. No one got out of their PJs, we watched lots of movies, and ate lots of junk. That's my definition of sunday funday. #Caseyisthedefinitionoflazy 1w

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shannondew Topped off this amazing snowy day with my first ever Stromboli. I hate to toot my own horn but 2w

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shannondew Dude stuff👬 2w

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shannondew When you think your baby can't get any cuter, bundle him up and put him in snow for the first time. 2w

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shannondew Just because I don't like the snow doesn't mean I'm a total fun sucker. They loved it so much which makes me hate it a tiny bit less. Only a tiny. 2w

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shannondew Caption this: WTF. I woke up to way too much snow. Like WAY too much. I imagine this is what hell is like, eternal winter. Have I mentioned I despise winter?! Also thank you all so much for all your sweet comments on last nights picture {see previous post}. It was fun to get out with my handsome husband. Especially since we'll clearly be snowed in today. Oh and, have you tried the Folgers sugar cookie k-cups? With a little bit of vanilla almond milk creamer an it's like I'm drinking dessert for breakfast. Yum! #holyrandom #lastnightsmakeup #andhair #hotmessexpress 2w

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shannondew Look at us! Fancy folks! 2w

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