4.24.2014

Creative Bathtime

Good morning! I woke up to the birds chirping, the cat purring next to my head and the dog hogging the end of the bed - it is a good day :)

I ended up changing my alarm and not getting the Yoga session in I wanted to, but I felt better with more sleep. I have a run planned for after work today. I am going to go for 7 miles! Eek! I am excited to accomplish that and push myself farther.

I braved the scale this morning to see what kind of damage has been done the last week or so. I was nervous, but part of me was prepared for a bad number and I wanted to see how much work I had to do to get back on track.

Then I saw this number pop up! That is less than last week!!! WAHOO! I still need to get my candy intake in check (Tim has the tote I hid so that is not available anymore)
I felt great after weighing in and even better after I put on a size medium top from New York and Company!


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Yesterday I spent all day cleaning the house. Out realtor is coming next Wednesday to take photos and go over listing the house. I kicked my cleaning into high gear and I need to get this house ready for viewing! She emailed me the other day and wanted to know our plans and I told her to give me a day, she chose the next day and I said give me at least a week. It helps having a deadline now, this way I am getting stuff done and not slacking. 

Mason decided he could use the step stool I was using more so he pushed it up to the fridge and started using the dry erase board. He was pretty good and only got one mark on the fridge and it washed easily. 
The kitchen is pretty much done, I will clean the floors more on Tuesday before she comes to take the photos. I cleaned the walls (do you know how dirty your walls are??), cleaned off the top of the china cabinet and the fridge, and I cleaned a few cupboards (under the sink & the tupperware cupboard). It did not seem like much when I sat down for dinner and looked around, but it took a long time to clean and organize and sort through stuff. 

One of the reasons we are selling and looking for a new house is the fact that we do not have a bath tub. Mason has outgrown his baby tub and we have been getting him to his grandparents for baths during the week. Last night he saw his baby tub and wanted to take a bath. I had Tim go get the tub I had bought a few years ago for drinks at a party and we filled it with water. He has a blast in that thing! I put a few towels down on the floor and plopped it in the kitchen. 

What is a Non-scale victory for you today? How is your Thursday going?



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4.23.2014

Weigh In Wednesday

Why does it seem like these weeks fly by?
I have been in a blah state of mind the last week or so. I did manage to get in two workouts yesterday and the plan is to get my sweat on today. My eating has been out of whack and i feel like my sweet tooth needs to be pulled. I am going to pack up all of the candy in the house today and give Tim the box full of candy to hide for himself. I think it is the only thing that will help. I also need to focus on tracking and eating better.
I am not weighing in today. I do not even want to look at the scale, I am afraid I will get depressed. I am avoiding the scale for a week more and see where I am next week. I need to get my eating in check or I will end up throwing all of my hard work away. Why is this journey so hard at times!?!?!

A little Easter comparison this week to remind me why I need to keep chugging along. Results will happen if I stay focused and do not give in to temptation. Apparently I like standing with my hands on my hips... probably because I have hips now :)
yes I need a tan - time to start running in shorts

What is going on with you this week? Link up below with your fitness post, weigh in Wednesday, or health related post for the week.



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4.22.2014

Easter :)

My plan was to edit photos at work last night from Easter. I put the photos on my laptop, uploaded them to Shutterfly, and then forgot to put them on my flash drive to bring to work. I had to grab the photos I wanted to use off Shutterfly so the quality isn't the greatest.

Church is at a terrible time, 11:00. It is Mason's naptime and he was good at church for the first hour, but he got fussy after that. He fell asleep on the way to Tim's parents' house and ended up taking a 3 hour nap. I had to stay in my dress that whole time waiting for him to wake up for pictures. I was pretty proud of myself, I made deviled eggs and frosted a cake without getting anything on my dress!
Doesn't he look adorable in his 3 piece suit? Judy insisted on it, she bought it last week. The pants were too big, but that is the story of Mason's life.
Mason got very excited when he saw that he had some vanilla goldfish in his Easter basket. He also got some crayons, a swim suit, a bubble blower (he is great at blowing bubbles on his own though), a blow up pool, and a tractor. 

I wanted a photo with Mason before we left for dinner at Tim's Aunt's house and he kept making funny faces!
We had such a great day. The weather was perfect and seeing Mason have fun was amazing. I like when Easter is mid to late April so the weather is nice. I am not a fan of it being early like it has been the last few years.

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Yesterday I did not get an actual workout in, but I worked outside getting the weeds out of the garden for a could hours. My arms definitely got their workout because those weeds were tough and plentiful! I also mulched my flower beds so they look great when the house gets photos taken of it.

While I was weeding and working on the flower beds, Mason was riding around in his chariot...
Mason was being fussy so Tim put his new chair in the garden cart. Mason has this obsession of getting into our cars and pretending to drive. It started out cute, but now it is a pain because that is all he wants to do and we get nothing done.

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Today is the Agility X workout for P90X3 Block 3. I am not a fan of this workout, but I am going to push through. I am starting to think that 90 days for a workout is a little long. I did 60 days before getting bored with it. I will finish, I will finish, I will finish...

I want to do the 30 Day Shred and Jillian's Yoga Inferno next. That might be my problem, I have decided what my next workouts will be and now I want to do them.

I need to get out of this blah mode :-/

Oh I almost forgot - Today is the last day to enter the giveaway from Apera!


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4.21.2014

Half a Weekend Review

Happy Monday Morning! I know some of you are going back to work after a week of vacation and the kids are going back to school around here today. Tim has today off so we have some work to do around the house. I want to start mulching the flower beds today so I can get it done. I also need to see how my vegetable garden looks and get that ready for planting. Tim's parents filled our Easter basket with seeds!

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I spent from 6 on Friday evening until 2 on Saturday at the Rescue Squad painting the new addition. I did sleep from midnight til 7 so I was not working straight through, but pretty close. The bazillion rooms were all painted with primer and two coats of color by Saturday evening.
I have not been that tired and sore in a long time. My hands still hurt , no blisters though :)
I even had a friend that is not even a member come to help - Thanks Steph! 

I came home from painting with enough time to shower and throw together Mason & Tim's Easter baskets.
Mason did not get much, some stuff were things he needed. I wanted to get him some rain boots and some new summer shoes. He also has an Adirondack chair that is his size for outside. See the slinky? Tim has a metal one that he has been obsessed with so when I saw a plastic one in the Target dollar deals section I jumped on it.
Yes I still make Tim an Easter basket. I like Easter and we always got a basket with goodies so I like making a basket for both of my boys.
I will post morning tomorrow about how Easter went :) 
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Today is Monday.... It is going to be a restart day for me. I took a week to do whatever I wanted last week. I worked out on Monday and then I ran on Thursday, but basically did not do much of anything else. I am going to count painting as a workout because I was doing squats to paint the lower part of the walls with the rollers and I was reaching above my head over and over. (my shoulder is killing me still!)

I have to finish P90X3, I may not enjoy the last block, but I have to get it done. I want to get my free t-shirt for finishing and I want to be able to say I did P90X3.

I also feel like blah again from crappy eating over the weekend. I was pretty good for Easter, but Friday and Saturday were not great eating days. My Fitness Pal is out and ready to be used.

Hope you all have a great Monday & start to your week! I will share some photos from Easter tomorrow after I have time to go through them.

How was your Easter/weekend? 



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4.20.2014

Happy Easter!

I hope you all woke up to some great treats from the Easter Bunny - Remember don't eat them all today - space them out for little treats :)

I thought I would share a little Easter Humor today :) 



Hilarious! Found on the internet haha



Don't forget about the Apera Spirit bag giveaway - Check it out here


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4.18.2014

5 On Friday

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG  
{One}
I forgot to mention we tried to get a photo with the Easter Bunny last Saturday and it did not happen. Mason wanted nothing to do with the bunny. The guy doing it was great, he tried to get Mason to warm up to him. Mason was just cranky and did not want to let go of me.

So I guess I will make that note in his baby book that we skipped a year. Hopefully he gets better before Christmas - geesh.

{Two}
One of the gifts that was given out this week for my co-workers was a t-shirt with this logo embroidered on it. I wanted to do something simple and clean looking. I ended up getting a really good price from a company out of Rutland, VT that we use all the time for rescue squad apparel.

{Three}
I ran 6 miles last night!!! AHHHH I was so proud of myself when I got back to work for my water :)
The first part of the run was hilly, which is ok because my half marathon will have hills because it is in the Adirondack mountains. In the beginning of the run I kept getting cramps/pains in my abdomen so I had to speed walk more than I wanted to. The pain ended up going away after a few miles. Pretty strange to see my 3 best miles at the end.
There was a street that overlooks the Hudson River. It was really nice to just walk along that street and enjoy the view. I am sure it is amazing in the fall.
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Our plan for this weekend is to paint! We have been remodeling the old ambulance bays at the rescue squad and making them into a living area with a kitchen, living room, dining room, fitness room, etc. They are ready to paint and we are starting tonight. I actually enjoy painting and like the end result. I think I am excited for the end result and getting the painting done means we are one step closer.

{Five}
Click here to check out the races!
Look what came in my email today! I had to share it with all of you - that is a pretty good deal. I am signed up for the one in Killington, VT and I will be doing the one in Lake George this year. I will have a discount code for you all as well in the next coming weeks, but I wanted to share this one today!


Have a wonderful weekend all! Happy Easter :)



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4.17.2014

A Delicious Dinner

Good morning folks...

I woke up this morning at 6:40 on my own and jumped out of bed. Apparently I turned off my alarm at some point this morning. I do not even remember it going off once. I have to leave the house by 7:20 to drop Mason off at daycare and be to work on time. I made it on time, but geesh I don't like having to rush. Getting done with my workout at 6:40 is ok because I was actually doing something to make me rush around.

Thankfully I packed my bag with my running clothes last night and it was ready to grab when I walked out the door this morning. My plan is to get at least 5 miles in today and push for 6. I have an hour and a half after work to get it done before I have to get Mason.

I also packed my lunch for today last night in my new salad container. It was one of the prizes for participating in the Biggest Loser Competition. The green part can be put in the freezer so it will keep your salad cold. I didn't do that this time because we have a fridge at work.
Sorry the veggies I like are not that colorful :/ 

So while lounging around on Tuesday I watched Rachael Ray make a Caramelized Onion & Cheese Twice Baked Potato. It looked delicious so I went to the store and bought some potatoes yesterday.
I used sharp cheddar cheese because I am picky about my cheeses and that is the kind I like with potatoes. I also used whole milk instead of buying heavy cream. I served with chicken sausage because they were easy and the potatoes were time consuming.
I would definitely recommend this dish! It was delicious. 

No cute photos of Mason today... He was cranky last night because he did not have a good nap throughout the day. I do have a photo of our cat that needs to learn more about healthy eating...



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