One of my life's little mottos

One of my life's little mottos

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Latest & Greatest

The twins were on the go the entire time!
Jace enjoying his first visit to St. Mary's.

Summer is flying by way to quickly for my taste! The kids and I have been going to the St. Mary's Waterpark, swim lessons, and just hanging out at the house. Since the heat index has been so high almost all activities involve water in some way. Today after church we laided out the slip & slide. We haven't done that since the summer before last so it was neat to see how they were much improved with it. Our neighbors Jason & Shelly came over with their son Riley and enjoyed some much needed water time. Jason got into the act and had to show the kids how it was done... cracked me up!!

The twins also enjoyed attending the MOCA art camp for a week. The theme was space and they used a ton of different mediums to represent space. Jace and I enjoyed coming back to the houe to chill out before going to get them again. I now have major pieces of art all over the walls of the house. They kept asking to go back but told them it was a special treat (one of those guilty mommy times you want to give them everything they ask for!) The will get to attend science camp at MOSH at the end of this month.

As for me, I attending a great training in Orlando for a few days. This meant that all three kids got to spend the time with Grandma, Peepaw, and Uncle Josh. They had a great time. I got to meet the new people I will be working with and I liked all of them. I wont lie, I didn't sleep well for a week or so leading up to this training. I had no idea what this was about, never met any of the people except the Principal and was just generally felt nervous about such a huge change. Ended up it was all for not and I have been WAY more relaxed since returning. I love any training (and there are very few) where I leave feeling like it was worth my time and I learned a lot. I did eat pretty decent while away and even "enjoyed" the fitness center. Since I was staying on the 5th floor I also became good friends with the stairs. I stuck to what I said last post and the scale is GONE! Instead I have started using a free app called My Fitness Pal to track not only my workouts but also my calories. We shall see..... I did get to enjoy an ice cream class (totally NOT good for the weight I know) but tons of fun! I so want my own ice cream maker now. If you have never taken some classes through Publix I highly recommend!

 I would like it noted that Celeste and I are the only ones actually working.... Brandi and Lindsay are talking and simply waiting to eat ice cream... lazy butts! :-)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


OK can somebody explain to me how I have been working out for the past 3-4 weeks and NOTHING! I don't mean simply going for a stroll... I'm talking hard core Insanity workouts, Yoga, and Dance videos. I bust my rear (and lord knows I have plenty of rear) and loose 5 pounds the first week.  WHOO HOOO right????

Is this normal??? NO! I know and understand this... so hey I expect it to slow down or even to level out and move more slowly. Is that what has happened.....


Instead I have now gained back 3 of those pounds. Now before you even say it.... I am not buying into that "muscle weighs more than fat"..... CRAP! Yes it does but that does not explain! If you think my workouts are not hard enough.. have you ever done INSANITY! There is a reason it has this name... that man is flipping NUTS! NUTS I tell you!

If you have never tried this workout... give it a shot. I promise you will be dripping in sweat, laying face down on the floor, cursing Shaun T and all BEFORE the 1/2 point of the workout! Personally I suspect that he is a sadist, masochist, and general psycho... but hey that's just my opinion.

I was crazy enough to even buy his Rocking workouts; because hey there were only $20 on Groupon so that would be great to "mix up" my workouts.... Well I am here to tell you he is just as flipping sadist in those workouts as in Insanity. So NOPE, I am working out plenty hard enough.

I actually took before pictures in my workout tank and shorts. HOWEVER I swore to myself I was not posting those until I had a more improved version to post as well. Let's just say that I look like the Michelin Man squeezed into that workout tank and shorts. I have not been this heavy (save pregnant) since before Steve and I met. DEPRESSING!

So how did I respond to this sad fact of the scale saying I had gained weight back???? I did what any normal person would do.... I ate two waffles for breakfast! Screw you Shaun T...... then crap I felt guilty as sin..... SOOOOOO

INSANITY HERE I CAME AGAIN... In fact I workout so hard that today I can barely move. Not smart .... geeezz I'm an idiot. So in order to not kill myself I have told Steve to hide that damn scale and it is not to come out until a whole pants size has been dropped.