Sunday, July 22, 2012

week 1 in the books

3 weeks left of summer, three weeks left for me to reach a goal weight of 170, this was a great week. I ate healthy(except for Sunday--holy emotional eating) and worked out almost every day--finally nailing the bump up in biceps in Body Pump I have been chasing for months. And weighed in at 173.2!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

the 4 week challenge

My summer is winding down, summer is over in 4 short weeks. My summer has been filled with workouts and mostly healthy eating--a time where I have focused on myself and a time where I have already whittled off 6 pounds. And ideally I have 4 more that I would like to get rid of, 4 pounds that would put me at 170...a weight I haven't seen in a year
I have been thinking, oh I won't go out to eat, I will cut out my weekend Starbucks, I will add some intense workouts; but the reality is, I haven't gotten rid of 6 pounds by doing that so why would I change. I want to be healthy and I don't want these pounds coming back. So I will stick with my WW tracking, my Body Pump and cardio workouts, my taking care of me. My wonderful online friend Amanda (who is a creator and contributor to a great blog called Cut the Crap) has proposed a little challenge. She wants to be down below 170 before her trip to some beachy vacation and I want to be there before my reality of work returns. So a little challenge. What should the prize be? Game on Amanda--thanks for inspiring me!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Elle is 2!!

Dear Elle,
You are 2 today! Your doctor asked us words that describe your personality and here is what mommy and daddy said..."busy, energetic, curious, independent, fun, verbal." You have 2 speeds--100% and sleeping.  You wake up and are raring to go, after drinking your milk you immediately start something--a stack of books, playing blocks, coloring, playing with your train, puzzles, anything.  You love to read, we probably read 10-20 books a day. You have started loving to color with your color wonder markers, you want us to color "Y" or "dubby"(which is a W), letters you are learning on Sesame Street.  You love Elmo and could watch videos for hours if we let you.  You and mommy started gymnastics this summer, and you love it.  You love to swim, dunking yourself, jumping off the wall, riding the gator, and just splashing in general.  You constantly ask "What's That?" and "whatcha doing?" and don't stop til we answer you. We can't wait to see what this year brings for you!  
We love you!
Mommy and Daddy