Friday, May 31, 2013

So Excited!!!

I'm so excited to say that I'm going to do my first 5k in July!!  Run or Dye was going to be my first in November--but this one looks like so much fun.  I just couldn't wait!!  It's called Glow in the Park and its in Hoover--a night race!!  With an after party!!  It fell on my weekend to work, however, one of my beautiful coworkers said he would work for me!!  I'm so excited!!  Now I just have to find someone to do it with me.  But there again, have we ever known me to be shy??  I'm doing this for myself---so I will be fine either way....

The web site has alot of cool pictures that really shows you how much fun it is!!  Anybody want to do it with me??  The cost is $40 through June 15, then it goes to to $45 through July 15 and $50 if you register the day of the race... 

I  have a little over a month to train for this and plan to work so hard for it...  I've only ran on my treadmill and the trails at the park.  I'm more of a walk/jog kinda of girl since the "girls" are so big...  But I've got some great support for them now and I'm about to put it to the test!! 

So excited!!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's My FRIDAY!!!

Can you hear the angels singing???

I'm one tired chic!!  But I made it---overtime will be SWEET come payday!!  Now I just need to get through today and I see some serious pool time in my future...    My sweet Mac has been wonderful this week helping out around the house and doing his chores. 

On the weight loss home front, I've maintained the four pounds that I gained earlier this week.  My goal for tomorrow is to sleep in, obviously, then go walk/run three miles at the park.  I need to set my base time so I know where I stand as far as my pace and time per mile.  After that, it is pool time!!  Well, there is going to be alot of pool time..  Hell, with house work---I'm sure we will have a rainy day somewhere in my five days off that I can do it! 
So if I miss a few days posting, just know that I'm catching up on some MUCH needed rest!!!
My next post should come via pool side!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Working on a Plan.....

Since I decided it's time for the scale to start moving again,  I also decided to take a look at my workouts.  I'm not sure if I'm getting into my target heart rate range.  So, thanks to my wonderful eBay, I got a Polar FT4 watch to help me with getting in my range!!  I'm really excited to use it.  But I'm thinking it won't be until Friday.  I'm just too exshausted to get up before work right now.  If I ever sign up to work three twelves, off one day, then do three twelves again---would someone please slap the s!*t out of me!!  I look like something from the walking dead people. 
So my plan is to sleep in Friday, then go on a nice long walk/run with Mya--cause I miss my baby--and give my Polar FT4 a good workout.  Then we are going to come back and sit in the SUN!!  I bought her a plastic pool so I'm excited to see how she does with it... 
On another note...

In reading all this wonderful blogs, I came across the "100 Top Weight Loss Blogger's List for 2013"---can we say AWESOME!!  Now some of them I already follow and look to daily for inspiration and motivation, however, there are some new ones I think I may add to my list.  I'm telling ya'll, reading these blogs lets you know you are not alone in your weight loss struggles.  Plus, it's nice to read how someone had a great week and then stepped on the scale and their hard work paid off.  Motivation I tell ya!  For some of us, weight loss and dieting are for life---and it's nice to know you are not alone...

Click on the link and check out some really cool blogs....

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Let's Do This!!!

Here we go again, three more twelve hour shifts and then this chic is off for five whole days!!  My first summer stretch!  So excited!  I'm going to go get Mya a plastic pool so she can enjoy the backyard a little better since it is going to heat up quick here in Alabama.  Plus, I sometimes like just laying in my back yard enjoying my windchimes and the sun.  No need to go anywhere.  But first, gotta get through these next three shifts!

I haven't talked much about the weight loss lately because I've basically just maintained where I'm at.  Which is good, but I'm ready to move on from that number now.  So Friday starts a whole new plan.  Which no longer will include the red juice of the gods (crazy to start that on a Friday isn't it?).  I have exactly 171 days until my Run or Dye 5k so still a good ways away, but I think I would like to do one before that just to see how I do.  Sorta break the ice kind of thing. 

With all the wonderful blogs I've found about weight loss and working out and how motivated each and everyone of them are---it's time for me to be that person as well.  I was earlier this year for the first 18 pounds, then I got comfortable for a bit and slacked off.  No more slacking.  I'm going to put together a workout plan for each day or something to that effect.  Outside of the wine, food wise, I'm doing good still.  The best thing that helps me in that area is that I just don't buy the "junk" anymore.  And if it is not in the house, then I can't eat it.  Plus, I love grilling out in the summer time---which makes for a lot of healthy meals.  So, it just comes down to me getting off my "assets" and working out. 

That being said, bare with me on the motivational quotes and what not---things like that DO work for me so I may try and post one with each post.  To find that "special" one, I have to read several pages worth--by then, the motivation has kicked in!!  I'm not going to give myself a double digit number of pounds to lose, but take it in 5 pound increments.  5 sounds very do-able.  Not overwelming.  Wish me luck!

So, here we go---lets get these work days done and start enjoying the summer!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day...

We get to celebrate because of others...  Remember that...

I'm going to enjoy my little off day by sleeping in and then going for a nice walk/run.  After that, maybe head to the pool...   Safe travels to all my friends at the beach.  It's going to be crazy on the roads!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Blast From The Past...

I can remember coming in from school and sitting down and watching Tom and Jerry.  I LOVED them, along with the Flintstones...  So when I saw this picture I just had to post it. 

Cause if you remember, at any moment it could change and the chase was on! 

Enjoy your Sunday friends---take a break from chasing everything...

Friday, May 24, 2013

TGIF!!!! I'm Back!!

I know alot of my friends are so excited to have a long Memorial Day weekend..  I'm working through it, but it is all good.  I love my weekends...  But I did hear that we are going to have beautiful weather and that is great for all those that are off...

Sorry I have been away for a little while.  Had to get Mac through his finals and all things school related.  Gotta stay on top of those grades!  But my baby pulled out all A's and B's so I am one PROUD momma!!!
Just can't believe he is going to be a junior in high school next year!  Just crazy!

I work pretty heavy until next Thursday, then I'm going to enjoy some pool time and some serious workout time.  I've neglected my workouts, for various reasons and have GOT to get back in the groove.  It's bathing suit time for God's sake!!!  So send me those screaming "Get off your ass email's because your health is far more important than drama"  messages...  I promise to listen to them!!

Well I guess I better get back to the work thing.  Everyone be safe this weekend and have a blast!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Awesome Weekend!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!! I did!  It was too short, but very fun..  Mya went to her first K9 Nosework class..  It was so much fun.. I think we are going to have so much fun doing that with her.  After we took her home, Mac and I went to Waffle House for some "dirty nasty" food---or at least that's what I call it..  We were done for a while after that...
My beautiful friend Kim came over later that evening for some "girl" time on the deck..  We grilled and had a blast!!  Love me some Kim!!
I hope y'all had a good one..  I did manage to make it to the park for about a two mile walk with Mya...  Really needed that!!

Here is a pic of my baby tired from her class..

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Awesome Off Days....

I have to confess, I had a wonderful four days off.  But I was so bad with my exercising!!!  I was always going and going!  So, atleast I wasn't sitting on my buns.  And I did cut the front and the back yard the other day with a PUSH lawn mower---now that is exercise!!  Mya also got some serious play time out of it! 

I'm so excited that our K9 Nosework classes start this Saturday.  It's going to be so much fun.  Really excited that it's something Mac and I can do together.  My little man is growing up so fast.  He will be a junior in high school next year!  Wow!

In between work, Mya and summer break---I've started writing again.  I truly think this dating journey that I'm on can be very comical!!  It's a crazy mess out there!  But most of all, I just think times have changed and I have to catch up.   Obviously, names will be changed.  I want to write it somewhat along the lines of how Carrie wrote her articles on Sex in The City.   Maybe each guy gets his own chapter or if its really bad---a short paragraph.  Chances are no one will see it anyways---writing is a way for me to relax and vent. 

Above all I really need to get back to my work outs.  I've slipped off of that in the past two weeks.  Got to bring the focus back on me, health wise.  And I can do it, just have to step away from all my other drama.  So bring on the sweat!!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Finally Friday!!!

This has been a long, busy week and I'm so glad that after I finish work today, this chic is off for four days!  Oh and did I mention we are done with baseball!!  Great season, we came in second.  I'll take that.  And for another plus, we only have like 8 or 9 days left in school.  Angels are singing for that one!  Can't wait for better traffic and sleeping in during the week when I'm off.  So many perks. 

On the work out front---it has been nonexistent this week since I have been working so much.  Plus had two baseball games.  But I'm looking forward to some serious "mommy" time this weekend since, after all, it is "mother's weekend".....   Not that I have any plans, relax, work with Mya on some of her training homework and maybe take in a movie with Mac.   Low key...

So friends, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and for all the mom's out there----Happy Mother's Day!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Crazy Day!!!

Work is of course crazy...  No time for a lengthy post...   Hopefully I can update everyone tomorrow...  I woke up just in a sad mood today..  I think I'm just feeling overwhelmed...  Anyway-- I'll post more tomorrow... 
I hope everyone is having a great or better day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Passing Thought...

Since I had to work all weekend, I'm counting my evening at Margarita Grill last week as my "Happy Cinco de Mayo" celebration...  Hope ya'll had a happy one!!

I've already prepared myself for the busy week ahead.  Mya starts her second round of obedience classes tomorrow.  Leah may be disappointed that we haven't had much practice time.  Between work and baseball---we didn't get to practice much of her outside leash exercises.   Not to mention our weather has been straight up "Alabama".  Nice and spring like one moment, then frost warnings out the next.  Going to get a walk in tomorrow with her so she isn't so hyper and unfocused like she was the last session.  Oh and did I mention, the shedding seems to be at an all time high.  Holy hair I knew it was bad---but it is everywhere.  I think I vacuum and dust several times a day!!

Keep your fingers crossed, Mac's baseball team is #1 right now in our tournament.  These boys are playing so good.  But they should, they have only played together since they were toddlers..  Way to go Purple Cobra's!!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rainy Work Day....

If I have to work weekends, and it's raining, I don't really feel like I'm missing much.  Or at least that's what I tell myself.  My last few days off were really good, so I'm ready to tackle the weekend work. 
Only downside is, I slept so bad last night due to what I ate for dinner.  Damn mexican beans and tortilla chips!  Haven't had that in like forever.  I enjoyed it going down---but the misery I felt afterwards and how full I felt was far worse!!  Feeling that full kept me awake until almost 2am!  I wanted to cry!

While I was sitting on the couch in misery, Mac was laying his head in my lap while Mya was laying in his lap!  And all of them were leaning on me!  I had very little "space" to my self last night.  But it was fine.  Been a long time since Mac rested his head in my lap...  Oh and by the way, my sweet little man made the A-B honor roll on his progress report...  So proud of him and how he has done in his Sophomore year.

The blue is my pants leg.  Mac is resting his head there and as you can see---Mya is resting on him... 

Friday, May 3, 2013


I started back exercising today and feel amazing!! My doctor recommended Yoga so I pulled out one if my favorite trainers.. Yes, Bob Harper, via DVD, is my personal trainer.. Stretching and flexing felt so good. I was so tempted to take Mac to school and come back and get in the bed, but my neck is never going to feel better if I keep using it as an excuse. Guilt obtained by not doing something you enjoy, is almost worse than the pain.

If you haven't tried Yoga, and think you are not going to get a great workout---your wrong.. The best weights you can lift is your own body weight. Left me know what your favorite type of yoga is...

Have a most excellent weekend friends!!!