Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Falling off the bandwagon...

we all do it at some point.

I am full of more excuses than anyone else I know. I wanted to play hockey like my brother growing up, but my parents knew I'd take one hit into the side boards and be done. Yep...probably true!!!

So now my parents have come and gone, Kevin's parents have come and gone, memorial day has come and gone and I am still in square one. I guess that's better than gaining, but blah!

So instead of dwelling, I am dusting off my 30 day shred...kind of? It's on iTunes and hasn't been used in a year. Jillian Michaels and I have a date tonight after the munchkins are in bed.

Sure I'd rather cozy up on the couch with this dreary weather rolling in with my 1/2 a cup of ice cream but today has been a very good eating day! I found out that damn scone at starbucks I have been getting is over 500 calories. wonder I loved it so much. Never ordering that ish again! I probably sounded retarded ordering myself a skinny caramel macchiatto with a scone. hahaa FAIL.

So I am back - June 1st, and hoping to lose 15 to 20 lbs by August. I am in on this with some friends so they will be holding me accountable.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day! (belated)

I did pretty good with my eating this weekend. I am noticing that my stomach is getting a bit flatter. The scale hasn't moved so I should probably start taking measurements.

I managed to jam my thumb yesterday which made it hard to lift Abigail. Today it still hurts. lol...klutz!

Today it is lightly snowing. I can't believe it! I am going to try to get a workout in today since I haven't gone and done day 2 yet. The knee pain set me back. But I am still in the week so I am good! ;)

Happy Monday! On to a healthy day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dang weather.

I was supposed to go on a nice 6 mile hike today but the winds are high (25-35 mph) so we have to wait. :( Boo...

I managed to hurt my knee running the other day. I think its in shock that I did something other than chase Isabelle. About 12 minutes into the run I wanted to fall over...I just kept telling myself NO don't stop. Apparently I pushed myself too hard...whoops. Note to self: don't wait a year to work out.

Today I wanted to do the hike badly -- but I might just have to result to more running. Not sure how the knee will feel about that. If it hurts, I will stop. ;)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de drinko!

I wish I had some skinnygirl margarita to go with the tacos we are making.

However, I do not!

I am going to start the C25K here in a few minutes. If I don't return in in 20 minutes look for me by the lake. lol

I haven't worked out in a YEAR. This will be fun!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A bachelor's degree, 2 kids, and a new city.

I assume you are here because you know me - so I won't bore you with my life story. (you can skip the next paragraph...)

A lot has changed for me in the past 4 months. I graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism on December 17th, 2010 with my bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism. I then had my 2nd baby girl, Abigail on December 29th, 2010. My husband moved to Reno, NV in July 2010 so I was at home with Isabelle (age 2) finishing my degree and my pregnancy.  After Abi was born, we packed up and moved to Reno to be with my husband. Abigail was a month old, and I really knew nobody except his family here.

So fast forward to today...where I sit doing the same thing day in and day out and just becoming frustrated with the redundancy of what is my life. Wake up, feed the baby, feed the older one, do some laundry, take a shower, make lunch, put kids down for a nap, make dinner, watch my favorite shows, and go to bed. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

This is partially because until now it's been rather cold in the Reno/Tahoe area. Like 50's....and me being an Arizonan, well I have thin blood. So anything under 70 makes my teeth chatter.

So today marks day one of my lifestyle change. I live in a beautiful place with the potential to become a more active person. Lets face it, I do enjoy sitting at my computer or watching tv, and not being active. I think I developed that because of the pure hatred of 6+ months of 110+ degrees. I barely went outside in Arizona. It was brutal until about November rolled around. So to me its no great mystery why I wasn't an active person.

So like I said, this is the start of my journey in a new place, determined to drop all of my baby weight. I am starting off with 18 lbs lost since I had Abigail. But I have about 20 lbs to go to be where I was when I got pregnant with her. And then I'd really like to drop an additional 20 lbs from the terrible eating I did as a young adult.

So please follow me on this journey as I find ways to drop these 40 lbs with 2 kids in tow and explore the beautiful places that surround me.