Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's Been Awhile...

Updates Bullet Style:

*Still working out, no weight loss :(
*Stephen's no longer saying bad words, thank you Papa for the man to boy talk!
*Spring yard work is done. I, and my helper Stephen, have started planting some things. Our pumpkin patch is done and we planted our beans in the garden today.
*I put Aria in big girl undies for a few hours today. I know the best way to approach potty training is all or nothing, no back and forth. But I have decided to wait until she is 2 to get into full blown potty training. It will be more convenient for daycare. But today she had on big girl undies and had no accidents, pooped on the potty (only because I saw the face and quickly plopped her on the potty), and she tried a bunch of times to go peepee. No luck though. I figure she can slowly get used to the idea.
*I am patiently waiting for my friend to give birth. Her last check-up her belly was measuring 45 weeks!!! She will be induced Friday if nothing before then. Hang in there Ruchell!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Working Out update

In a nutshell:
-I am loving working out
-Definately a challenge to find time to do it, but my goal is 4 times a week. I have been able to reach my goal so far
-Weight loss.... Nothing so far, but I am feeling stronger, healthier, and emotionally more stable
-If only I could get a better handle on my diet, it is 50% better. No more drive-thrus, making my lunches everyday

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 8: McJiggle to McHottie

I made it to the gym 4 out of the last 8 days, and am pretty proud of that. I am sore, but the good sore that means my muscles are working. Stephen loves the play room there, Aria is still a little unsure of it. It is kinda weird for me to see people from high school though, I feel like its been so long that I've "been gone." I don't like to see familiar people when I am working out, I want to get in-sweat my ass off (literally)-and get out.

Now if I could just get my diet in check, I will be well on my way to my bikini body.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Getting to Be Such a Big Girl

Pretty Toes and Shoes Pretty Nails

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 1 of McJiggle to McHottie

Well today I sucked it up and joined a gym. I've tried the workout dvds at home, I do it for 3 days then never do it again. I need to be in a place where I have no choice but to work out. And since I am paying to go, I will go so I don't waste my money. I initially had a a lot of guilt about wanting to do this. Here is why: My kids are already in daycare 40+ hours a week, so I had a hard time justifying taking them to a different "daycare" so I can workout. But in the end, if I am not happy with me, then I'm not going to be the best mom I can be. I am noticing that my patience has just about run out, and have a very short fuse lately. It could be due to the fact that we have entered the "terrible two's" stage, but I blame me.

So today we all went and it was great. They kids had fun in the play room too. I could have pushed myself a lot harder, but it was only day 1. I did 2 miles on the treadmill and 6 on the bike. I felt great after, hopefully this will give me more energy overall. And make my clothes fit again :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Cleanin'/3-day weekend

To do list:

Strip all beds, wash EVERYTHING!--check
Go through kids dressers/closets---Check
Scrub all floors---check
Scrub stove---check
Get sand for sandbox--check
Get mulch for my tulips---check
Buy/assemble bike for Aria---Check
Open window and air out this joint---check
Plant 2nd "indoor greenhouse"---will be done on Monday

Water heater take a shit---check. Obviously not something I planned on happening this weekend. Well, the jury is still out on whether or not its completely busted. Not a pleasant surprise when in the middle of doing 6 loads of laundry to go in the basement to see my water heater steaming and gushing water all over the floor. For now it seems okay, but I am watching that thing like a hawk and texting updates to my "landlord."

I was so excited to be outside and cooking on the grill today. The kiddos were all over the place, riding bikes, playing in the sandbox, golfing, baseball, and chasing each other. I LOVE IT. I didn't have time last summer to enjoy the nice weather and just being outside with my kids. I am soaking up every second I have with my kids, they are my world. Trust me, we will be outside everyday we can as much as possible! Besides I have to tend to my garden, I have a feeling it will be my 3rd baby this summer :)