Mia Loren Boutique Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Giveaway | 0 comments

My great friend Mel, owner of  Mia Loren Boutique, is having a giveaway for a custom rosette baby bib! You can check out my review of Mel’s handiwork work & then enter to win now!

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Day 2, 3, & 4 of Insanity

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in health, Weight Talk, workout | 5 comments

Day 2 & 3 were ridiculous. I was sweating up a storm and barely made it through the workouts. Lots of squats, jumping, more squats, more jumping, pushups, and running. I could’ve handled the running if my my calves, hamstrings, and quads weren’t already crazy sore from Day 1. Yes I know  I’m pathetic. Just when I thought I couldn’t take anymore Day 4 came around.

Thank you Day 4!This was a cardio recovery day was so needed and very beneficial. It was mostly deep slow stretching with some squats thrown in there. Day 4 incorporated some Yoga and some balance moves. I really liked it!

So far I’m really enjoying this program. I’ll probably eat what I’m about to say but so far I don’t feel like I’ve been working my abdominals. :( That is one area that I want to work, work, work. There are future days where the dvds include abs in the title so I’m sure I’ll be working them but so far the first 4 days have no ab targeted exercises, that I’ve noticed. And I am engaging those muscles by keeping my core tight! ;)

Lastly I’ve bumped up the amount of calories I’m supposed to eat and the frequency of eating, about every 2 hours,  has really picked up. This is all new to me so the first few days I felt stuffed. I think all the food has kept me at a steady weight which is great because now when I lose weight  I’ll know it’s fat and not water.

Must keep Digging Deeper!

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Temper tantrum

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Baby Talk | 10 comments

Wesley and I went to lunch with Chris’ family today for my FIL’s birthday, Happy Birthday PawPaw , and it went sour fast! Wes started off in a good mood and ate fairly well. It wasn’t until it was time for me to eat did he start to fuss. We ate at a Mongolian BBQ place so my BIL watched him as I went up to get a plate. When I got back he began throwing his food, screaming, and crying. No one finds this cute or funny especially me, so you can imagine my horror. I tried to distract, feed, guide, and calm him. Nope, he just wanted to run around. We happened to be in the corner and had it to ourselves so I moved the highchair to block his escape and let him roam on the floor in between our table and the wall. He then wanted to eat all the food he had thrown on the ground. At this point I wanted to pull my hair out. My littlest SIL got on the floor with him and tried to keep him busy while I attempted to eat but he just wanted to scream and cry. After a few minutes of trying to appease Wesley, I just waved the white flag and asked for a box. After cleaning the floor and the table I picked him up and left. I was embarrassed and hungry. It sucked leaving early but his tantrum was getting worse and other patrons, including family, didn’t deserve to hear or see it.

So there it is, I’ve (un)successfully? dealt with my first temper tantrum. I don’t know if what I did was correct but it’s at least over and done with. I also don’t know what to do if this happens again. What is an appropriate discipline for a 13month old? Is he even old enough for discipline yet?

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Day 1: Insanity Fit Test Results

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in health, Weight Talk, workout | 9 comments

Yesterday was day 1 of Insanity which happened to be a fit test. I was to preform 8 different exercises for one minute and record how many reps I could do in that minute.

Here are my results from Fit Test #1:

Switch Kicks: 45

Power Jacks: 41

Power Knees: 64

Power Jumps: 30

Globe Jumps: 7

Suicide Jumps: 17

Push-Up Jacks: 21

Low Plank Oblique: 31

If you have no clue what I’m talking about check out this video. Skip to 1:55 if you just want to see the exercises.

Today is Day 2… eek!




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Workouts and tattoos

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in health, workout | 8 comments

I’m super tired from an 8 mile run I did today with my BFF. We are making good progress but I still need to work on my breathing. I suck at breathing properly and get so winded that I have to take walk breaks to catch my breath. This is no good if I want to make my goal time of less than 2 and a half hours come race day. Any advice of this would be greatly appreciated.

Workout related, I’m excited to announce that I’m starting Beach Body’s Insanity program tomorrow! This is in addition to my half marathon training and derby. Nothing says insane quite like 60 days packed filled with CARDIO with a side of toddler who has found out how to take off his diaper.   Joy!  I do have good reasons to finally finish getting in shape however,  if I make my weight goals then I’m getting my first tattoo! I won’t go into too many details because where is the fun in that but I’ve always wanted one and now will be the perfect time. I go in for a consultation with the artist on Friday to go over my needs and wants and to book the actual session. He isn’t available until after Halloween which gives me plenty of time to run my marathon, complete Insanity and meet my goals. I hope I make myself proud and I hope this tattoo is enough to keep me motivated! Besides Chris and Wes of course!

Soon I’ll be a tatted mama which is completely crazy to think about because I feel so plain Jane all the time.  I feel like it might be refreshing. Do you have any tattoos? When did you get your first? Lemme know!

ps. if this is all gibberish I apologize.

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