Hello! Just checking in:) I am still alive, but I have been so busy the past couple of weeks.
Christmas preparations are in full swing! We have been making cookies, making homemade stockings ( they turned out darling),
decorating gingerbread houses.... My kiddos are having a blast! The house is all lit up inside and out. It's a great feeling:) I can't wait for Christmas!!
I have soooo many pictures, but I can't post them today. I will post them soon!
Goober is a little artist. At his play dates they have a craft table that you can do holiday activities at. He is always the first one at the craft table...last week he made a darling little Christmas card to send to the old folks home. He gets very serious when he is coloring:) Afterwards he is always covered in marker scribbles, but at least he enjoys it.
Fif has discovered that when she cries mama comes running! She isn't happy now unless she is in my arms or the baby wrap. She is such a little diva!
I have been running everyday as usual. I have been trying different routes. I think the change in scenery is just what I needed. I have increased my mileage and I am feeling stronger than ever. I actually began a Tae Bo program that I am psyched about! I have lost 45 pounds since September- I feel a millions times better! I have so much more energy and confidence. I completely changed my diet too. I don't drink any soda or juice. I have pretty much cut all processed food out of my diet. I eat veggies, fruits, whole grains, legumes, fish, tofu, salsa, hummus, cheese, sushi, almond butter and some kinds of veggie burgers. I love coconut milk and almond milk. I actually feel like my whole palate has changed. The things I used to eat now taste too salty, or else to sweet. Before, I rarely ate veggies with every meal. Now, it's a must!
Anyway..... enough about food!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
It's been so long old friend. I have missed you but until now haven't felt okay enough to pick you up and play. I am finding myself again, and I'm ready to make my own music:) Let's do this!
Monday, December 5, 2011
This is my delicious breakfast from this morning...kind of looks like Pac-Man's weird distant cousin. Well, he eats healthy anyway:)
I did some hill training today. Found a steep hill about the length of a football field. I went up and down in like a mad woman. The 5k I ran was harder than I expected because it was mostly hills. I want to be fast on any terrain so I am training on grass, gravel, pavement, hills, shaggy carpet, you name it. I was kidding about the last one....
Anyway, at this point I am running 9:50 minute miles and would love to be able to run 9 minute miles and eventually 8 minute miles. It's official, I'm addicted.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
"For Reals!" That's what my sister says when someone doesn't believe one of her stories.... I promise this is going somewhere.
Couldn't really think of a subject for this post. I just have a lot of thoughts in my head, many of which are in no way related. First and foremost I have been thinking of my future. I am currently reading Jillian Michael's new book, "Unlimited". It's great so far and has got me thinking. I have only read half of the first chapter, but it has already pulled me in. Jillian basically says that you can achieve your dreams and you shouldn't settle for anything less. Instead of talking and dreaming about it, you have to make a plan and then put that plan into action. Yeah, millions of people have said the same kind of thing, but her word struck a chord with me. Ever since I was a kid I have dreamed big. I am not about to stop dreaming now, but I want to start DOING as well.
I have 2 beautiful children, and they are even more of a motivation for me to be successful and happy in life. I don't want to be just content in life. I want to be all out happy, healthy, and motivated. I want to help other people, to change the world around me for the better. I want to be a pillar of strength for my little ones, and an example to them.
So, I will be sharing my goals later on but for now all you need to now is that I WILL achieve them. For reals! :)
Have a great rest of the weekend!!!!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I friggin' love Christmas. That's really the only way I can put it. It is my all time favorite holiday. It makes me feel all warm, fuzzy and happy inside. This will be my first Christmas with both my babies so it is extra special.
Fifi is already a total Christmas baby. I was out shopping the other day and brought her to the holiday aisle. She was entranced by all the lit up Christmas trees. Her eyes got all big and happy.
Goober has been learning so fast. He has added a couple words to his vocabulary in the past weeks. He now says Go!, don't, kiss, this, and juice.
His current obsession is matchbox cars. This little guy could play with them for hours. He has over a hundred, so he is always carrying a couple around in his chubby little hands. He lines them up in rows, drives them of tables, and he has his own humming car noise. I love when he lays on his tummy and drives them around on the floor, watching them very seriously. I am so glad I have a little boy:)