Thursday, July 12, 2012

Workout Blues

Oh it's days like today that I get the workout blues.  I know that during every weight loss/fitness journey you will have ups and downs and even plateaus, let the record show that I HATE PLATEAUS!  Today is one of those days that I just feel blah about this journey and once again feel like I am going to be this size forever.  It's really hard trying to visualize the future me and how I will look because all that I keep seeing is the same size.  Monday, I hit a personal best on the elliptical at 585 calories in 45 minutes, then Tuesday had a killer leg & butt workout.  I'm still having trouble getting up and down out of chairs or bending down to pick something up.  Today, I beat my Monday cardio and was able to burn 632 in 45 minutes.  As much as I should be proud of myself and feeling the results, I just don't.  I usually only weigh myself once every 2 weeks and today I made the mistake of weighing... I gained 1.5lbs!  Yes I know I shouldn't be concerned with the number but I am a woman and what woman isn't effected by that number on the scale?!  I wonder if me weighing myself early is what's making me feel this blah today or am I really going to be this size forever.  If I could stay all day at the gym today, I would, because I need to feel results.  I have even been doing really well with my clean eating and has had an awesome eating week so far.  I'm seriously debating on going back to the gym this afternoon to make sure I feel the soreness that I usually feel the day after a workout.  I do believe Chest & Tri days are my worse and most stubborn areas.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Little Imagination

As the weeks are going by, I am almost baffaled by how big of an imagination my girls have.  They are always play cooking and taking care of baby.  This week Ashley did something that just made me fall in love with her all over again.  I was fixing breakfast in the kitchen and I heard her tell Emily that she had to go to work.  I didn't really check in on them because they were still making noise so I continued cooking.  I hear one of their chairs move and then complete silence.  Any mother knows that when there is complete silence and kids, it's not a good thing.  I peeked around the corner and to much of my surprise, Ashley was sitting in her chair in her play kitchen facing the sink.  She kept looking at her fingers and looking up.  I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures before she even realized it.  Finally, I asked her what she was doing and she said, "I'm working, see 'puter'."  My little girl was acting like she was typing on a computer. 
Friday we went over to visit with our good friends that just had a new baby.  I call Kristi my cousin because I have known her since I was a baby.  We actually have baby pictures taken together.  She married one of Chris' really good friends and they just welcomed their first child into the world.  I can not wait to take his offical newborn pictures but until then, I had a little practice since I had my phone and backdrop in my car.  I think it turned out pretty well, what do you think?...
The girls had so much fun hanging out with Baby Ethan and they loved his soft hair.  Chris got a few snaps of the girls as they played as well as me...excuse my messy appearance...
Emily loves hanging upside down and doing anything dangerous. 

We had a great day Friday and hope you did too :)