We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog, my name is Terry Borden and I am many things, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, teacher, student, and housekeeper just to name a few.  I grew up in Zimbabwe I think I had a pretty normal childhood I was fortunate enough to have parents who loved me. A younger brother who drove me crazy at times and who I'm sure I annoyed the hell out of but I miss him every single day because he is so far away!  An older brother and sister who were so "grown-up" and while some of my earlier memories included them going to boarding school which meant they were not around all the time I remember starting school at Anderson and being so proud because they were in high school and my little friends thought I was cool for having siblings in high school the ultimate status symbol! LOL

I met my husband Clayton when I was in high school and a friend invited me to attend the church she had just started going to. Clayton's dad was and still is the pastor of Emmanuel Fellowship in Gweru, Zimbabwe.  This is where Clayton and I were married April 30, 1994!  While living in Gweru we had our two boys Ian and Michael, parenthood came as the usual shock to the system through the mind numbing fog brought on by that cruel thing called "sleep deprivation," which seemed to go on for the first three years we had kids given that the boys are only 15 months apart.

About the time we started getting some sleep we decided to leave Zimbabwe for what turned out to be the very cold Connecticut in the USA. I liked being close my sister Judy who lived in Glastonbury at the time, we took up residence in a rental house belonging to a friend of Judy's in the tiny little town of Hebron.  Our first winter in Connecticut, the state had the worst snow they had seen in several years needless to say this was all new to us coming from sunny Zimbabwe!  We loved and hated the snow, Michael was a little over a year old and the snow was so deep and his legs so short that he spent most of our "outside" time face down in the snow!  We decided to return to Zimbabwe after the passing of Clayton's Mom we were very home sick and did not feel like we had "transplanted" very well.

When we returned to the States we decided we would try the West Coast this time since Clayton had extended family in Oregon that is where we headed.  The "transplant" seemed to take this time around, perhaps it was having more family around, or maybe it was the less sever weather that did it. Whatever the difference, we have made a home for ourselves and love the Pacific NW!

After settling in Salem Oregon our little princess Kimberly joined the family, and then there were five!  I didn't know what I was missing till I had my little girl!  She is a joy!  Although her brothers don't always agree! lol  When it was time to think about school our happy little family decided that homeschooling was what we wanted to do and it is what we have since the beginning and hope to keep doing.

Earlier this year we decided for the sake of our health and that of our kids, we needed to begin to make healthy changes. Our diet was terrible, meals were determined by what was quick and easy not necessarily on the nutritional value.  Clayton and I had struggled with weight issues for quite a while but watching our kids begin their own struggles with weight we knew we had to do something. So we dusted off the P90X workout Dvd's we had bought a year or so before and started working out with the kids.  Since then I worked my way through the Turbofire workout Dvd's and the whole family started the Insanity workouts.  Our lives have changed for the better thanks to these programs, and because of that a few months ago Clayton and I joined Team Beachbody as Independant Coaches so we can help others with both their health and financial fitness goals.  Thanks to Beachbody the future looks bright indeed.