Archives for July 2013

Week One of Kicking Fat’s Ass

Hello my peeps! How was your week last week? Mine went okay. For some reason, my daycare kids were in all sorts of moods, so it felt like the week was never ending.  But I had a great weekend which will be a totally separate post!

Well, I wanted to fill you in on my weight loss week. I thought I did pretty well with my meals. We didn’t go out to eat all week and I had our meals planned for the grocery store trip. But that was about the extent of it. I failed with grazing on the daycare foods (not eating all of it, but bites here and there) and we did have some drinks during the week. And I certainly didn’t exercise. So all in all, bad week one.

My phone died for the first week’s weigh in on Saturday, so once again, I don’t have pictures of myself or my number on the scale. {I promise to have my phone charging all night Friday night} But I will say, I gained .6. :( I was bummed, but I can’t say that I worked incredibly hard to lose anything. So, I have decided, it is what it is, and time to move on.

The two goals I will follow this week is absolutely NO snacking and to get plenty of exercise in. I have no problem with breakfast or dinners. It’s my lunches that are a test of my will power. Feeding my daycare kids all the ‘kiddy’ food makes it easy for snacking. Grazing. Taste testing. Mac and Cheese and chicken nuggets, or frozen pizza, and chips are just an idea. Heaven forbid I snack on all the fruits and veggies I give them with their meals. So my plan of attack is to eat before I feed them. Then I will not be cooking the kiddos’ food on an empty stomach.

And starting tomorrow, one of my best friends, Kelley, and I will begin a 30 day challenge. It’s actually a few different 30 day challenges we’ve found combined into one. Most of the challenges were found at FitTastic Mom and I think Kelley found one elsewhere. But we decided to combine and tweek them and this is what we came up with:

30 Day Challenge

Along with that, I would love to get back on my treadmill now that my broken foot is healed. Before I broke my foot on Cinco De Mayo {Do not judge… I had a lot of fun with my friends and Margaritas…}, I was training to run my very first 5k. Which if you know me at all… I. Do. Not. Run. I couldn’t even run a mile in high school back when I was in great shape! Which is sad… but, I just couldn’t. I did always force myself to run the straight aways and walk the curves. But I have always wanted to be able to run a mile here and there. So once I get back on the treadmill, I wouldn’t mind jumping back into my 5k training. But I can’t use the treadmill during nap at this point in time.

My daughter takes her nap on the main floor so the baby I watch can sleep in Kensli’s crib during nap times. And my treadmill is next to the couch that she sleeps on. So I can’t use the dang thing until I finish her big girl bed, which then I can move the crib from her room to the spare bedroom. (That post is for another time)

So until her big girl bed is done being re-finished, I’m stuck with only the challenge during the day. Biking and/or treadmill before and after daycare hours. But I’m going to make the best of it. And in the meantime, I’m certainly going to be busting booty to get her bed done.

I’m really excited about this week. I’m more focused already this weekend then I was last week. I just need to stick with it!

Welcome to Makeover Momma!

Welcome to Makeover Momma!

This has been quite the adventure getting thus far in the blogging world and to say I’m excited about this is quite an understatement. {I only wish my hubs shared the same excitement!} I thank Sour Apple Studios for designing my blog. I love it and couldn’t be happier! What do ya’ll think? Simple, yet elegant, yet very creative and it’s perfect! Thank you Lindsey for all your hard work!

I decided I wanted a little place of my own to document and organize all my crafts and projects and to also help keep my family and friends updated in my crazy whirlwind of a life! Although, I am new to this blogging thing, so please bear with me. I’m learning a lot and trying to understand even more.

Thanks to Pinterest, {we have a love/hate relationship – I love it’s guts, and my husband hates it} I have plans and ideas just needing to be released from my head… and Pinterest either helps as a starting point for my creative mind or helps me tweaks my ideas.

Since our house is stuck in 1990, and needs all sorts of new everything, all of which we can’t afford brand new. We decided to give our house a major makeover one 5 projects at a time. With that comes all sorts of DIY, sewing projects, furniture makeovers, and who knows what else! I just love getting my artsy juices flowing!

I promise to try to remember to take lots of pictures and show you all the steps so maybe you can make your very own… of whatever we are working on. ☺

I’m sure I will also have some epic failures to share. Feel free to laugh and maybe tell me what we did wrong?? That would be most helpful on your part. My husband and I are no pro’s but we try and learn from our mistakes! That’s all you can ask of us right?

Along with all my furniture and house projects, I have also decided I personally need a new makeover. All around. I need to lose weight and thought this was the perfect place for documenting my weight loss journey. Why you ask? For two reasons: A) I have to hold myself accountable for everything that goes into my mouth and to actually exercise and B) Maybe to inspire others to take the challenge. I know I am not the only one on this earth having trouble shedding some unwanted pounds and by bearing it all, maybe it will help you get out there and move it, move it! Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can.

Is there anything that you are wanting to accomplish by fall or end of year? Big or small? Spill the beans folks! And lets do some makeovers!