Monday, December 17, 2012

Mamavation Monday


I was doing really great last week.  I went and got fitted for running shoes and I was able to get lots of exercise in.  When I got back from the gym on Thursday night I started thinking about a fitness challenge I could post on my blog.   I went to bed excited to get started on it in the morning.

On Friday morning after I dropped my older son off at school I heard the news of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Sandy Hook, my hometown. I was in shock. This was only 20 minutes away from where I live now, a place where I have so many good childhood memories.  I spent the day pretty much glued to my tv and facebook.  I had to keep sending friends messages that were a mixture of, “Thank God they’re okay.” and “I’m so sorry for your loss.”

It was a tough day and it is still tough.  I have lost all my motivation, I haven’t been running and my house is in disarray. The shooting is always in the back of my mind, I feel sad and angry.  I wrote a post about growing up in Newtown and a bunch of the great memories I had, that seemed to help.  Writing this is helping, too.

It was hard to drop my son off at school this morning.  I gave him a big hug and a big kiss and I am counting down the minutes until he comes home (about 23 more.) I know we will all get through this, it’s just a matter of time and healing.  Things will be different but, I know I won’t feel sad and angry forever. 


This post is sponsored Dole and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway


  1. I am forcing myself to go to the gym at 4 this afternoon, meet me there if you want! love, Mama Gaga

  2. Thanks Gaga, I'm planning on going after dinner. I already put my workout clothes on!

  3. Sarah, I'm so sorry for your friends' losses. What a tragic situation!!!

  4. I'm so sorry for your friends' losses. It's such a horrible, unthinkable tragedy. *hugs*

  5. It has been hard for everyone but I cannot even imagine how hard is for you. Hugs

  6. Such a horrible, horrible situation. Sorry you are so personally affected by this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and any friends who lost their loved ones.


  7. Thoughts and prayers for you and your friends and family!

  8. I can't imagine what it must have been like for you to have to drop your child off at school after that. I am thankful that all of mine are preschool age. My 4yo will be going to Kindergarten next year and this scares the hell out of me. I still can't watch CCN without crying.

    I also had a hard time staying on track last weekend, but have really BROUGHT it this week :)

  9. hello!,I love your writing very much! proportion we communicate extra approximately your article on AOL?
    I require an expert in this space to resolve my problem.
    May be that is you! Looking ahead to look you.
    My web page > acne free life


Web Statistics