Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day ** What Are You Doing ** Favorite Candy

Happy Valentine's Day!!

What are you guys doing for Valentine's Day? Did you already celebrate?

I will be working. I work part time in a restaurant and we are fully booked. We took reservations from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM with a preset menu. Every spot is reserved and we have a waitlist. I am excited. I love super busy nights and it will go fast. It was super busy last night and Thursday and Friday are pretty booked as well. Lots of reservations so far. And let me just say .. I love working here. I had no restaurant experience prior to starting and I just Host but I absolutely love it.

As I mentioned yesterday, I already celebrated with my boys. I just got them something small and they will get that today. What do you get your kids? Do you celebrate? What is your favorite candy to receive. I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Saw this gems at Target and had to have a bag. I kept three and sent the bag with one of my sons to hand out to his teachers at school. Win Win!

 Yesterday after my workout and recover drink I was starving, to the point I got the shakes. I whipped up this yummy post workout meal and it was delicious! Hit the spot.
And then I wanted a brownie. These are gluten free. Not dairy free, though. My boys loved them and I didn't tell them they were gluten free until AFTER .. because you know .. they would have a predetermined "I don't like them."  
I did get up and walk my 1 mile today. I wanted to do 30 minutes flat but I had to get back home and I still wanted to get in a leg workout. My calves get tremendously sore/crampy when I am walking. Not sure if it is my shoes or the simple fact I am out of shape lol... but does this happen to anyone and what helped? Weird side note, IF I do the elliptical, my toes go numb. Therefore, I don't do the elliptical all that much. That happen to anyone else?


For my leg workout I did a barre workout. Holy Smokes. I forgot how hard these are. My girlfriends own a Barre studio and used to help her out. Man ... these workouts are NO JOKE!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine's Day celebrating with your spouse, partner, kids, or celebrate yourself!! Do something nice for you.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Why I Started


Can't believe it's almost been two months since my last post ... who am I kidding?! Yes, I can.

But .. today is a new day. I tell you, I know we all have been through some stuff, are going through some stuff, or will be going through some stuff. However, it seems like that stuff always hits at the same time. That's exactly what has been going on with me. I have done my best to remain positive and give it to God. Go on Faith. Pray. It helps. I thank Him everyday for a new day. A new day to start over. A new day to make a change. A new day to do something different. That's all we can do, right?

What I want to start on this wee blog is what I wanted to do in the very beginning. Walk myself to skinny. I know a lot more now than I did then and know that you just can't walk yourself skinny. Abs are made in the kitchen, right?! But, I do hope to start getting out or on the dreadmill for now and get some miles in.

Monday - didn't do crap. Actually, I did. I took my handsome boys to dinner for an early Valentines Day date. I have to work the rest of the week so this was the best time for us!

Tuesday (Today) - I already got it in because, well, I have to work later. :) I walked 1 mile on the treadmill followed by some arms and a brief ab workout. I tell you what ... my core is the weakest part on my body. I seriously did only ... 25 reach throughs. Gotta start somewhere right!

If you were wondering, I came home and did my arms and abs. :)

While on the treadmill I was listening to a podcast. The podcast I listened to today was Shaun T's Trust and Believe. Something he said really hit home with me. "Trust is consistency over time." Truer words have never been spoken. I have a hard time being consistent with just about everything. I don't know why. I could make excuses but I won't. He also said, "We are our own barrier." Yep ... you hit the nail on the head Shaun T. I am the only one standing in my way. Me. I choose to get up and just do it or get up and feel sorry for myself. Can't blame anyone but myself.

Today (one day at a time) I choose to get up and do it. I did do it. I am not going to be my own barrier standing in the way of MY goals. I am preventing myself from being a better me for my family. For what? Because my hand of cards sucks at the moment. What can I do to see the positive in this deck and make my own royal flush? It's time I put my big girl panties on and own it.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!