Friday, November 25, 2011
Answer: Hop on the treadmill for 2kms at a 2% incline and 3.8 mile an hour speed of course! (I probably could have gone 3kms but I had to pee and stuff before Zumba started).
Haha. So I did really awesome on exercise yesterday. I've been doing Zumba for a couple months now but last night Samantha kicked it up a little bit (plus I felt confident enough to do some of the more "advanced" steps...ie adding squats into a grapevine) and I kid you know I had sweat dripping down my face, chest, back, butt...you get the idea. And it felt AWESOME!!!! I took a friend from work there and she loved it too and wants to go next week! I have a feeling we'll be practicing steps at work though because she was pretty lost the whole time and she kept running into me haha. But that's what I was like on my first time too so...I have hope for her yet! I can feel the muscles in my butt a little bit today but I'm not really sore at all which makes me feel like I'm really getting more fit because before I started this journey, I probably wouldn't have been able to move after all that exercise.
But instead of not being able to move, I'm going to be heading out to shovel my damn driveway again. I wish that the weather would make up it's mind. Either rain or snow...pick one and stick with it!!! And please please please don't give us snow THEN rain just to make the snow weigh 5 billion pounds when I'm trying to shovel it!
This evening Chris and I are going to go shopping and I'll be looking for a few Christmas items for his stocking. I have a pretty good idea what I'm going to get him. As for gifts we're not getting each other anything because we got Harley and we're going to be buying a living room set (hopefully at boxing week prices!) and that'll be our gifts.
Anyways, I hope all you Americans had a good thanksgiving and are having fun black Friday shopping (I WIIIIIISH!!!!)
PS - Check out Tim's blog. He's doing a giveaway of the sweetest most cute Christmas Teddy bear ever...you can see his giveaway here
Thursday, November 24, 2011
In other news...My mom totally rocks. She's already bought Chris and I our birthday presents (his birthday isn't until January and mine's not til March) and it should be here next week. She got me a *drumroll* TREADMILL....or should I say awful machine of torture, tears and sweat???? This is awesome though because as you know there is a crap ton of snow here (well it's starting to melt now cuz it's been raining here the past couple days...welcome to November in Nelson!) so I'm really not feeling walking outside...because I may be...JUST MAY BE...slightly klutzy and would probably bite it and hurt myself...and I can't afford that! So...I'm going to start the C25K program here shortly. Hopefully that'll carry me through the holidays!!!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Today marked another week and I'm down 1lb. Now weighing in at 293.3. I've eaten really well, shovelled lots of snow (I have 4 and a half foot snow banks at the side of my driveway even though it has rained all day), gone to Zumba and worked extra shifts. I'm hoping a skimpy loss is just my body saying "um what the hell woman...let's eat consistantly (good consistantly of course)" and that next weeks loss will be better. I'm sure it will be. I feel much more balanced. I haven't felt this good in weeks.
Chris and I put up our Christmas lights today and they look great!! I will post pics later once I download them to my computer.
For now I will leave you with a picture of the stupid amount of snow outside my house.
Hope everybody is doing great!!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
2) You don't need to go to a gym after shoveling the driveway covered in heavy wet snow (but you do anyways)
3) Despite the snowfall warnings, you haven't bought a shovel yet because you know you'll be able to make it to the store despite the ridiculous amount of snow on the roads
4) It takes you 10 minutes from the time you leave the house until you get in the car because you have to dig it out
5) It starts snowing 20 minutes after you finish shoveling the driveway
So that was the last 24 hours at my house! Hope everybody else is having a fantastic day! Let me tell you...shovelling snow is a great workout...weight training and cardio mixed into one! Even so, I'm still heading to Zumba tonight with my friend Laura (I may have threatened her with bodily harm to ensure she was coming as she's bailed on me 1 too many times). So excited!
Don't forget to watch/set your TiVo, DVR, PVR, VCR if you're old school, to record Dr. Oz tomorrow (check your local listings for times!)!!! Katie @ Runs For Cookies is on the show to show off her amazing transformation. Man, she worked hard and is such an inspiration. Currently she's at home recovering from having a tummy tuck and lower body lift to get rid of her excess skin (and looks phenomenal 2 days post op by the way). She is absolutely amazing. I highly suggest you check out her blog if you haven't already. I know my PVR is set (stupid work!!! I wanna call in sick just so I can be home to see it as it airs!) and so very very excited to see it. I've seen several previews as well as watched Dr. Oz on Rachael Ray the other day and my excitement has just grown! One day that'll be me...Not necessarily on Dr. Oz even though that'd be really really cool, but being able to show off my body and all the hard work that I've done.
I'm getting so excited for Christmas. We have bought nearly all our lights (for those of you who don't know, I just moved into the house I live in so this is the first time I get to decorate more than just the tree) and outside decorations and they'll be going up on Tuesday. Chris was bound and determined that he would not be hanging lights this year...but when you tell a 3 year old that Santa won't find her unless the house has Christmas lights on it and she gets all upset...daddy agrees *insert evil laugh here* Can't wait to see my house all decked out for the holiday season. The only bummer about it being the Christmas season is that I love to bake Christmas goodies. Seriously, usually mid November I'm a shortbread baking, chocolate making nut...but not this year. This year is going to be different. The cookies, chips, dips, chocolates, crackers, cheese and meats will be replaced with veggies and fruits...Now all I have to do is avoid every other person on this planets house until January 2nd! I will probably bake sugar cookies with the kiddo but those will promptly be packed up and sent to Chris's work.
What is everybody else's plan for avoiding the treats that come at this time of year? What kind of snacks will you put out for guests? Does anybody have any good and healthy snack recipes so that I don't have to give up my love of being in the kitchen baking up a storm? Any and all suggestions are welcome and will be helpful.
Monday, November 14, 2011
PS - Snow is still falling here...I swear it's only November but it really looks like December out there!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
In addition to still figuring out things with Harley, we found out that the other full time nurse (there's only 2...me and this other lady) is going to be off work indefinitely for an extended period of time while she battles a significant illness. This means more hours and more money for me (yay)...less time with my family and for working out (boo!). But yes, I will be making the time because I'm definitely worth being healthy and happy. And my family deserves it too.
I am getting back on track today. So far so good anyways. Unfortunately though, we now have snow...Yep I said it...And it doesn't look like it's going anywhere...So I guess I'll be limited to the gym and doing the 30DS. Ah well..I guess that's Canada. I will be weighing in this week and I'm PRAYING it's not awful but I know it will be. I know it's a gain which SUCKS but hopefully that'll give me the kick in the pants I've been needing. We'll see how it goes.
Jillian @ I'm In Love Alright, With My Crazy Beautiful Life is hosting a giveaway. It's not weight loss related but it's awesome all the same. I'm a huge scrap booking junkie. I love doing it (in fact, I made a scrapbook of wedding pictures for my sister-in-law for Christmas last year). The only thing I don't like about it is that it takes a LONG time...there's lots of cutting and mess making and I always always always end up with glue on my hands...and I haaate being sticky. So with virtual scrap booking there is far less of that but you can still add personal touches. I sooooo want to win that software!!!!! I have a ton of pics I need to scrapbook! So feel free to check out her blog but don't you dare enter her giveaway or I'll have to kill you....just kidding! (Not really though!) hehe.
So, that's been my crazy week...and I'm sure this next few months will be crazy too, so hang on for a wild ride. I appreciate all of you sticking with me even though I've been a lazy jerk lately. Love you all!
Monday, November 7, 2011
In other news...KLA at Can I Learn To Think Like A Thin Person passed along the Versatile Blogger award to me. YAY
Saturday, November 5, 2011
On top of work being super shitty, the cutest pup in the entire world has decided to also be the cutest pup in the entire world that doesn't want to sleep! He's up 2-3 times a night and by 6am hes UP for the day...Chris and I are both tired and frustrated and we need to figure out something that works to make him sleep!!! Last night was better...we set up his pen in the kitchen so that if he woke up he could wander around a little bit at least but at 4:30 he decided he was lonely and cried...so I got up and cuddled him and gave him some food and water then went back to bed...didn't work. As soon as I left he started crying again so I was just gonna leave him cuz I knew he would figure it out that crying doesn't get him what he wants...but he continued on and I ended up getting up at about 5:45 with him and he's only had short naps since then.
I have absolutely sucked on the diet and exercise front lately...I've gotta get back on track here. I've really been struggling since I got off holidays because of all the work shit. After I finish dealing with all that crap I'm just exhausted (and Harley not sleeping doesn't help!)...I need some motivation. And soon...
Sorry for the depressing post. Hope everybody is doing better than I.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I was so surprised at how tired I was after work today. I nearly fell asleep on the couch cuddling with Chris (who still has a week left of holidays...brat) and Harley. I tell yah you take some time off and then going back is physically EXHAUSTING. Probably didn't help that I was so busy that I didn't even have time to pee!
Tomorrow is Zumba night. Here's hoping that my friends don't wussy out and I don't end up going alone...Even if I do, it's something I need to do for me and I have fun so who gives a shit if I go alone.
My parents are coming for dinner on Sunday to meet Harley and spend some time with Chris, the kiddo and I. Should be fun. I hope they bring presents haha (I say this because I know my mom reads my blog). Poor Harley has to go to the vet on Monday for his second round of puppy shots...gonna break my heart if he yelps...poor pup.
Anyways, I'm going to go finish watching Survivor with the boys. Talk to y'all later!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
|Nap time for Harley|
|Our awesome pumpkins - Chris's, Harley's little one, mine, and the kiddos|
|The candy table|
|Front porch ready for trick-or-treaters|