Welcome to my little piece of blogland!
Who am I?
I am Stacy.
I am in my Mid 30's.
I am a wife, a registered nurse, a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo karate, a business owner.
I love exercising, eating candy, reading, crocheting, knitting, taking pictures and reality TV.
About the Blog
In 2009, I found myself overweight and longing to fulfill a dream. I wanted to be a figure competitor. I found a trainer, Diana Chaloux of Hitch Fit, in May 2009, got my diet under control, lost 40lbs and started prepping in January of 2010. I started this blog as a way of chronicling my experience of going through competition prep and stepping on stage. I chickened out that year but the fire was lit. I went for it again in January 2011 and stepped on stage in May 2011, almost 70lbs lighter than when I started in 2009.
After the competition, I wasn't sure what would happen with this blog, but I kept writing. Now it's a wonderful scrapbook of my life. I mainly write about my workouts and what I'm eating but, in general, this is a blog about my life. The contents of this blog are my opinions and personal experiences and should never be taken for your personal medical advice.
Who's that guy?
The "guy" you see throughout my blog is Justin. My favorite person. My husband.
We met in March of 1995 and married in August 1998. We have grown up together.
We have created a life that was beyond what I could have dreamed. I really can not get enough of him. We work together and play together. I think he was made especially for me.
In 2003, Justin and I quit our full time jobs and started a business. We own a group home for individuals with developmental disabilities. We have three people that live with us and require 24-hour assistance. I keep that part of my life mostly out of the blog for their privacy, but they are a huge part of our lives. We are thankful everyday for what we are capable of doing and we do not take our lives for granted. Being a part of the lives of the three individuals we assist is the most rewarding thing we will ever do.
We have two dogs and one cat. Justin and I LOVE our animals. There are probably more pictures of our animals than people in my blog!
She is a Maltese/Schnauzer mix and joined our family in 2003 at only 3 months old. Puppy for life!
She is a Beagle/Lab mix and joined our family in 2011 at 1 year old. She is full of energy and is a little shy around anyone that is not Justin or myself.
Then there is Brutis:
The lone cat. The boss of the animals. He joined our family in 2002.
Until December 2011, we had three dogs. We lost our Katy to cancer and diabetes. It was the saddest day of my life. You will see a lot of her in this blog, so I felt she needed an introduction. We sure miss her.
Who are all those people?
Justin and I both come from divorced parents, who remarried and gave us more people to love!
Here's the family!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy a glimpse into my life through this blog!