Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wait Loss

We are pleased to introduce
Kara Herron, Missionary Momma Extraordinaire!


I'm so happy that Heidi asked me to share my weight loss story, because it has changed my life!  I'm a breast cancer survivor.  I was diagnosed in August of 2008, and underwent over 10 surgeries and 5 months of chemotherapy.  (I received my diagnoses during my first son's mission).  Before I was diagnosed, I wasn't in the greatest shape - I weighed too much, and I rarely exercised.  I didn't take care of myself. I think that we, as women, can all totally related to this - we are almost always concerned with taking care of everyone in the family except ourselves, right?

Back to the cancer journey… because chemotherapy has some terrible side effects, I had to take steroids to help during treatments.  Chemotherapy destroyed my muscle, and steroids packed on the fat.  Even though my weight didn't go up or down during my treatments, by the time I finished, I couldn't get into my clothes.  And I felt terrible - I had no energy and lots of fatigue, which made it REALLY difficult to exercise.

Fast forward 3 years… January 2012.  I met the nicest woman - Jan Paxman - at a breast cancer fair.  When she found out that I was the president of a local support group, she said "I'm an RN and a Certified Health Coach, and I have a program that I know would really help the survivors to gain back their health."  I was intrigued, so I scheduled her to do a presentation.  This is one of those moments in life, when you choose something that completely changes the outcome of your life.  I remember telling my husband before I left for our meeting… "I don't care what it is, what I have to eat, or do - I NEED HELP!  I can't keep feeling like I'm 80 years old when I'm only 45."  I was SO excited after hearing what she had to say.  I signed up that night!  I ordered my food, and I knew, even at that early date, that I wanted to be a health coach.  In just 28 weeks, I lost 87 pounds, and over 93 inches, and that was 2 years ago!  But, the most important change for me was my energy level - I feel SO great, and I have TONS more energy.  Finally, after 3 years of feeling awful, I took control of my health, and I've never felt better.  I've tried so many times to lose weight, and although I've been successful, it always comes back on.  On this plan, we learn how to fuel our bodies so that they will perform the way we want them to.  We learn the habits that we need to keep the weight off, and stay healthy forever!  This was the easiest eating plan I've ever done… the pounds just melted away.

For the past 2 years, I've been a health and weight loss coach, and I'm now certified through the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education & Villanova University College of Nursing.  I've learned what makes our bodies happy, and work well, and I LOVE sharing this with other people.  I've been able to help over 150 people in the last 2 years to gain their health… and it just humbles me. This is the BEST JOB EVER!

If you are interested in either the program I was on, or just having a health coach help you on your path to health, please check out my website: yourroadtohealthy.tsfl.com/explore.  Fill out the form there, and I'll give you a call - we can chat about your health goals, and where you'd like to be when your missionary arrives home!  Make sure you tell me that you heard about the plan on Missionary Mommas!  If this plan doesn't interest you, we can talk about setting up a different plan, and I can add you to my "secret" facebook health group, where I post tips and suggestions.  Let's do this together!

And definitely, let's CONNECT!  You can find me here:
801-360-4666
yourroadtohealthy@gmail.com

facebook: facebook.com/kara.a.herron  (let's be friends)

pinterest: pinterest.com/karaherron

Monday, May 19, 2014

Button Rukus


ButtonRukus comes from my fettish as a teenager with Pinback Buttons. This started as a way of me re-living my youth. Ha Ha I love quips, one-liners, and funny sayings that catch your attention. After only doing this for fun, my kids began getting involved and working with me.

Because I currently have TWO missionaries serving missions, it was just natural that the buttons merge into LDS missionary sayings, motivations, etc. The idea was that I would be able to support our missionaries through the button sales. 
www.ButtonRukus.etsy.com
Tell the world you are a Proud Missionary Mom!
CountDown Magnet counts down the days

your missionary has left to work their heart out!


It has been a fun and inspiring ride so far and I feel like we are just getting started. I have so many ideas in my head to get into a magnet or pinback! Not to mention I love the inspiration my followers send me.

My most favorite creations are of those with personal pictures. I love when I'm walking past my own refrigerator or down my hall past the magnet board to catch my missionaries face looking at me. I'm one Proud Missionary Momma that's for sure. 


www.ButtonRukus.etsy.com
This is a great way for your missionary to display a family photo!
Easy to transport, doesn't break or bend and hangs on the fridge!
I'd love to add your family picture or missionary photo to a magnet or pinback button so you can show your Missionary Pride as well.  Remember, every button has a story and every story has a button. Thank you for helping me make a Rukus in the Button business and supporting MY Missionaries!
 
Really, some missionaries may have a significant other at home... A Cute Girl, A Handsome Boy, or A Special Pet... Whether your special someone is of the Human Race OR NOT, this button is sure to make your missionary happy at the reminder of who is waiting for them at home. :)

 
Family History can be addicting. My SIL has caught the bug and can't seem to overcome her sickness... :) We have been blessed by her diligence to help in the work of family members. These are just some fun buttons that poke a little fun and thought at Family History.
 


 

 
 
It's great when you can find some humor, even in missionary work!
                                   
ButtonRukus
(Mona)
 
Mona Udy is the proud Momma of TWO missionaries currently serving!  She has used her creative talents to bring ButtonRukus to the world!  Show the world you are a Proud Missionary Mom with one of her stylish pins, or design your own!  She has something for everyone.  To see all of her current designs, check out her etsy store at ~

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Missionary Mommas Shirts!!

Update 5/22/14:
The first order has gone to print and will be shipping soon!  We are now collecting orders for the next batch. 


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EFvCVQtPUyaAocaIYYG54IoklpsbWKkxmWvzoNVh7Jo/viewform#start=invite

Shirts with the NEW Missionary Mommas logo are here!!  The new logo is so cute that we want everyone to see it!  Wearing a Missionary Mommas shirt is a great way to start a conversation about the church, and brag on your awesome missionary.


1. Round Neck Shirt - $12.00 each for sizes XS-XL (+$2 for 2XL, +$3 for 3XL)
Colors: White, Gray, Pink, Navy
Soon to be your favorite tee. Discover the extra soft difference 100% ring spun cotton makes in this finer, smooth-faced and durable must-have tee.
  • 5.5-ounce, 100% ring spun cotton (preshrunk)
  • Athletic Heather is 90/10 ring spun cotton/poly
  • Removable tag for comfort and relabeling
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Set-in collar
  • Side seamed
  • Contoured body for feminine fit
  • Double-needle sleeves and hem
Care Instructions
Machine wash cold, inside out with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron.

Size Chart:
            XS          S           M            L           XL           XXL          3XL
Size     0/2        4/6        8/10      12/14       16/18         20/22         22/24
Bust    32/34     35-36     37-38     39-41      42-44          45-47         48-50
(Based on actual measurement, not bra size)
How To Measure:
With arms down at sides, measure around the upper body, under arms and around the fullest part of the bust.


2. V-Neck Shirt - $16.00 each for sizes XS-XL (+$2 for 2XL, +$3 for 3XL)
Colors: White, Heather, Pink
A tee made to go with nearly everything in your closet? Perfect.
  • 4.3-ounce, 100% ring spun combed cotton
Care Instructions
Machine wash cold, inside out with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron.

Size Chart:
            XS          S           M            L           XL           XXL          3XL
Size     0/2        4/6        8/10      12/14       16/18         20/22         22/24
Bust     32/34     35-36     37-38     39-41      42-44          45-47        48-50
(Based on actual measurement, not bra size)
How To Measure:
With arms down at sides, measure around the upper body, under arms and around the fullest part of the bust.
             


3. Hoodie - $30.00 each for sizes S-XL (+$2 for 2XL, +$3 for 3XL)
Colors: Candy Pink, Heather Navy, Sangria, Red, Heather Maroon, Maroon

Crafted for comfort, this lighter weight sweatshirt is perfect for relaxing and it's a real value.
  • 7.8-ounce, 50/50 cotton/poly fleece
  • Two-ply hood
  • Dyed-to-match drawcord
  • Set-in sleeves
  • Front pouch pocket
  • Rib knit cuffs and waistband 

Hoodie Size Chart:
               S            M          L          XL         2XL        3XL
Chest     35-37     38-40    41-43     44-46       47-49      50-53
(Based on actual measurement, not bra size.)
 How To Measure:
With arms down at sides, measure around the upper body, under arms and around the fullest part of the bust.


Use the order form below to order yours!  Please take a look at the size charts to make sure you are ordering the correct size.  The order form is set up for 2 shirts.  If you want to order more than 2, please place a second order. If you only want one shirt, leave the areas for the 2nd shirt blank.

You will receive a PayPal invoice once your order is confirmed and about ready to ship.

To order your very own Missionary Mommas t-shirt or hoodie, click on this link -

Missionary Mommas Shirts!!

Shirts with the NEW Missionary Mommas logo are here!!  The new logo is so cute that we want everyone to see it!  Wearing a Missionary Mommas shirt is a great way to start a conversation about the church, and brag on your awesome missionary.

Use the order form below to order yours!  Please take a look at the size charts to make sure you are ordering the correct size.  The order form is set up for 2 shirts.  If you want to order more than 2, please place a second order.

You will receive a PayPal invoice once your order is confirmed and about ready to ship.