Saturday, April 30, 2011

A,B,C,s of Tami

I stole this from a cycle persons blog, I thought it would be a fun way to get to know me ! Enjoy!

A. Age, 41
B.Bedtime : anytime between 11pm and midnight
C. Cereal: when I eat it, Kashi Go Lean , high protein ( red box)
D.Dinner : usually chicken and whatever veggie I am eating at the moment
E.Energy. Yes TONS!!!!!
F.Fun, Flirty ( Scott agrees)
G. Girly Girl, everyday, in everything I do, I am a girly girl
J. Jobs: Full time at the Scrapbook Nook, teacher at the SBN, and group fitness instructor.
K.Kids, Yes, 4 Sons, 22,20,18, and 9 ( this year)
L.Lives in: Covington WA
M.Married: Yes, to Scott, 10 years this OCT
N.Not one day goes by that I do not remember how far I have come. I will never forget .
O.Operations: yes, carpal tunnel surgery, both hands, two others as well.
P.Pet Peeves: the noise of the forks or spoons hitting the plate, people who park in handicapped spots when they are not. people who are late.
Q. Quotes : "You CAN do it, You DO have the time , and You ARE worth it"
R. RED SOX.. love love love.
S.siblings : two older sisters
T.time I wake up : 6:30 am, even when I dont have to :(
U. underwear: Yes, I wear it, no, I have not found one that I love to wear to the gym, YET.
V. Veggies, I use to hate them, now I love SOME of them . Favorites, Broccoli, raw carrots, green beans, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, corn, all peppers.
W. Weight Lost, 188 pounds
X. xrays : pretty much every part of my body!
Y. Year I took my life back. 2008
Z. Zoo animal, FAVORITE : monkeys, I love how they swing all over the place like its nothing.

Friday, April 29, 2011


I had an interview/ feature article go live today with MSN Fitbie you can read it here!

I love it, Angela did such a great job, I love it when it is right!

Anyone who knows me , knows that Jake was huge in b eing my gym buddy and weight loss buddy, I am not sure I would have been so successful without having him to go to the gym with, and to eat the right things with. I couldnt be a prouder mom!

They also gave proper credit to Smith Photos for the picture of me, But I am always wanting to pimp out someone/something I love, so I will give credit to Aileen and Smith photos anytime!

I also have fun stuff happening with the GroupHealth Magizine. We plan to have a fun photo shoot in the next couple of week, for the Summer edition. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT.!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Smith Photos

Aileen from Smith Photos has posted a lovely blog post about me, showing my pictures and a little Q&A with me. Please take some time to check out her amazing work and lovely blog!

I absolutely adore her. We meet in classes at the gym, she is one of the lovely ladies that glares at me with a smile :) I think she is pretty fantastic!

and here is a favorite of mine that is not shown on her blog :

Photo courtesy of Smith Photos

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fun Stuff happening!

I had my PHOTO SHOOT TODAY!!! Super super fun times!! I can NOT wait to see all the pictures, and show them to you!! I have one picture to show you, ( My friend / photographer is busy all weekend so I do not expect to see any pictures till Monday) But I do have this one to show you .

I LOVE this one, just one, So I can not wait to see the rest!

I have a phone interview on Wed with Fitbie, for their site, I had to sign and send a release form, and on it it had a spot for me to put in my 'agent' and 'agency'. Made me giggle. They want before and after pictures ( of course) but they also want pictures of my son Jake, I love that people are realizing how big of a support Jake was to me, and how he did it with me as well.

I also have an article coming out this summer with Grouphealth magazine ,and it is titled "exercise is medicine" And they want to schedule a photo shoot and have Jake in it as well. He likes that! I had my interview with them already, and I am just waiting for the article to proof read for them to be sure they have it all correct, and a release form for them as well. they are looking at the end of month for a photo shoot.

So exciting stuff happening here, and also lots to keep me on my toes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that I get to share all my joy and excitement of fitness and a healthy lifestyle with others. I love to inspire other people to feel as wonderful as I feel.

I am just so happy, I love that I get to share my life with everyone !

Photo by Smith Photos

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Teaching lots of classes

I have been teaching alot of classes at the gym these last few weeks, it has been kind of crazy, going between two gyms, ( sometimes two in one night!) but I have been loving it! ITs hard not to love helping others feel good about themselves. The only problem with all this teaching is I have to keep coming up with new things, and that is very time consuming. I am thinking there needs to be an easier way to do this. I am someone that needs plans. I go to my classes with my note cards, and they take us through the hour. Sometimes I will come up with something that isnt on my note cards, but not often. Many times I will have too much to do, and I have to cut something out, but I would rather do that than have to try to add something, lol. Monday thru Thursday I teach, and come Friday I am so ready for the weekend, and to be out of the gym, I look forward to the nicer weather that will be coming our way so I can start running outside on a regular basis. This rain is really getting to me. IF anyone has any idead on how to cut down my planning time that would be great! Have a healthy week!