Tuesday, January 21, 2014

14 Days of Hell

January so far has been pretty good for me when it comes to working out.  I have exercised about 4-5 days per week, and am feeling pretty good in that area of my life.  Eating, well that’s a whole other story.  Eating is always my downfall because I love food, and think I can eat like a 17 year old boy and not gain weight.  WRONG!!  I cannot do that.  Maybe I could at one point in my life (not really) but I can’t anymore.  I need to figure it out.  Some days I am great, and others are a downward spiral of chicken wings and cheese dip.  Not together, but now that I think of it that sounds delish….mind out of the gutter in 3…2….1….
I don’t eat straight crap all the time, and when I do it’s not like I am shoveling it down my hatch, but still.  I need to chill out.  Case and point à Reese’s peanut butter cookies.
I made those bad boys last night and they were sooooo good.  Why did I make them?  No freaking reason.  Just because they looked good.  STOP IT!!!

Those cookies lying around, looking all good and stuff, are not going to help my cause at all.  So, I am really going to try and make some better choices food-wise, and I am kicking it up a notch and introducing 14 days of hell to my life.  I totally made that up, but it’s what I am calling the plan below.  I found it on Pinterest.  I would link it but my work computer won’t let me, and my phone might blow up if I try to do it on there. (iPhone 3 probs - don’t act like you’re not impressed)   According to the pin, you can lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks by doing this routine every day.  The pin could be a complete liar, but I know that if I do this plan for 14 days it will be a good thing, either way.  I have been running on the treadmill this month for my work-outs, which I love to do (I know, punch me in the face), but I know that I need to start adding in some strength training, says EVERYONE these days.  I guess I will listen and see what happens.  Here’s to hopefully looking a little leaner in 2 weeks, and for getting a little closer to my ultimate goal (before getting knocked up again…)
14 Days of Hell aka the Drop 10 Workout
100 Crunches
90 Jumping Jacks
80 Lunges
70 Squats
60 seconds - Run in place
50-second plank
40 Jumping Jacks
30 Squats
20 High Knees
10 Push-Ups

That right there is what I am going to add to my work out, every day, for 14 days.  Currently, I run for 50-60 minutes (5-6 miles) on the treadmill, 4-5 days a week.  I am weird and like running on the treadmill, so I could keep this up for the winter, but I need to do something to keep my body guessing.  As of now I am going to drop my cardio down to 3 miles-ish along with the routine above.  I think it will be very challenging, but I also think I can tough it out for 14 days.  I should probably track my measurements before and after instead of relying on the scale (since that bizz can be a filthy, lying, pirate hooker), but I probably won’t.  I don’t have a tape measure (one that can be used for this kind of thing) and I am going to bank on the fact that I will forget to pick one up at the store tonight.  #aintnoshameinmombrain
I am also going to really try and eat healthier not just during the week, but on the weekends too.  I know I am not alone when I say weekends are the hardest.  It’s just so fun to have adult beverages and veg out after a long work week!  I will probably still do that, but when it comes to “vegging out” I might actually just eat veggies!!??? I dunno -  I will just take that part of it day by day. 

Anyone else feel like today just kept dragging along? BOOF!!!  Let’s get this work day over with so I can cuddle buddy boy, do that damn routine above, and try to convince the hubs that I need a back massage ASAP. J

Friday, January 17, 2014

Updates and I suck at blogging

Wow, I am really slacking on this whole blogging thing lately.  It’s not like I have been sitting in an empty, dark room with nothing going on in my life.  It’s not like I am so crazy-busy that I don’t have time.  I am just not doing it.  So because I have been slacking as of late, I am just going to piece together some thoughts and call it a blog post.  Pretty much what I do every time I post something, so nothing new here. J
First, I am going to do a little update on Kamden.  He is really the main reason I started to blog in the first place.  I just want to make sure I am documenting his milestones and little things he does so I can look back and remember just how little, cute, and fun he is.  That won’t change right??......RIGHT!!!??  Just kidding, I am totally aware he will turn into a big, smelly boy at some point.  Anyway, here is Kamden right now, just about 16 months….

·         Opens every door and shuts it about a million times a day
·         Says “this” repeatedly, all day long
·         Can say juice, dada, mama, fish, this, no, yes, beep beep….and a bunch of gibberish
·         Loves dogs
·         Throws his hands in the air when he is done eating
·         Loves fruit and grilled cheese
·         Just tried chocolate milk and loves it
·         Sleeps great still (thank God)
·         Is getting 3 molars at once at this very moment (drool city)
·         Loves trucks and cars
·         Gave his daddy a hug last night and it melted my face off
·         Has been walking backwards a lot lately
·         Loves cartoons - Little Einstein’s, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates…pretty much any cartoon
·         Has an obsession with climbing on the couch so he can mess with the thermostat.  The temp was set at 50 degrees the other day….
·         Loves to be outside

·         Loves the snow.  I was walking with him outside and he bent over to eat snow right off the ground
·         Thinks he can walk up and down stairs like a big boy (he cannot)
·         Puts all his food in his hair every time he eats
·         Can feed himself with a spoon
·         Blows kisses J
·         Licks my face when I ask him for a kiss

·         Starting to only take 1 nap a day
·         Knows where his eyes, nose, and mouth are
·         Loves dry cereal and goldfish crackers
·         Won’t eat vegetables unless they are pureed
·         Likes when people talk to him on the phone
·         Grabs his pacifier and blanket when he is tired

I could list out a million more things but these are what popped into my head.  Can he please just stay this age forever??
In other news, I was asked to be in a wedding!  Our friends, Tim and Amy are getting hitched in May of 2015! I am pumped!  With that said, I am kind of in a baby-making dilemma.  We are going to try for #2 at some point here in the next 6 months, hopefully.  I do not want to be pregnant or about to give birth during the wedding, but that means I would have to get knocked up by no later than June/July.  Initially, I wanted to “plan” it out so I would have maternity leave over next summer, but now I am not so sure what to do.  The hubs is freaked out that we are talking baby #2 and I have been secretly calming the baby fever for a few months.  So stay tuned….

Am I really ready for this again??

My friend Erin is expecting #2 and found out she is having a GIRL!!  I see lots of pretty dresses and bows in her future. J  So excited!

My mom got a new job and loves it!!  I am so, so, so, SOOOOOO happy for her!  She definitely deserves it!
My brother is competing in the district spelling bee on the 24th!  Last year he made it all the way to state and placed 9th.  That is just incredible to me because he was in 4th grade and competing against 8th graders.  He is smart as a whip and I can’t wait to hear how he does in a couple weeks!

I didn’t really make any new year’s resolutions this year, other than to be healthier.  I usually try to do a 180 and eat clean, workout every day, etc. but realistically, I just set myself up for failure every time.  So, I am just taking it day by day and trying to make better choices, one decision at a time.  Like for example, to balance out my red wine addiction I had a salad for lunch today. J #winning ß that’s douchey 
Random, but I found this funny:

'Tis the season!

Congratulations!!!  You made it through the rambling!! Welp, I am off to make it look like I am doing some work around here.  TGIF!