Thursday, December 30, 2010
Today was a good day! No work today because the girls had there last game of the Tournament. They took home the 3rd place trophy, very proud of those girls they have worked so hard with being on Christmas break and practicing daily like nobodies business they just don't know how proud I am of them. Well if they watch the videos I have recorded they will know. I have a really sore throat from cheering them on. Nothing a little tea and lemon can't help.
I did my Costco thing today and luckily I only bought what I needed, no extras just the things on the list. My daughter went with me for help. We spent the afternoon together shopping. She bought a few t-shirts from Old navy (7.50 sale). We went over to Barnes and Nobles also, I ended buying "The Spark" it was on sale (20% off), I have membership with them so it was another 10% on top of that the cashier was feeling jolly and gave me the 25% off coupon although I did not have one with me. I ended up getting the book for 9.56, what a deal.
I am really excited about the New Year. I plan to take really good care of my body and eat healthy. I plan to take the family along on this ride with me so that way the kids will learn how and what to feed there bodies as they get older. I don't want them to struggle with the same issues that I have struggled with for so long. Not really a New Year's Resolution, but it is time for me to take charge and do what I know I need to do for me and that is exactly what I am going to do.
Well I hope everyone has a wonderful evening. I will be sparking for a little bit longer to catch up since I have not been on today, then I am going to defend my title in Hula Hoop on the Wii with my daughter, hopefully my son will join us when we play bowling. He thinks Hula Hoop is for girls, but it is good for your thighs. I know because I think my are going to catch on fire sometimes when we play.
Happy Thursday everyone!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Today was a wacky day!
I could not sleep last night because of the wind and rain. Also my husband snoored like a big bear, poor guy is so tired he is working 12 hour shifts for the next week and a half with only 1 day off. I miss him so when I get home and all he does is have dinner, shower, and off to bed he goes.
I got dressed this morning and I am wearing black pants and a wine color sweater, then I put on brown socks thinking they were black, but my pants are long enough so you can't see them when I stand up.
We have little or no work at work today, but that is okay, because I have almost completed my entire workout schedule for Jan and Feb. I have to plan ahead or it won't get done. We had a staff meeting this morning, there was no offical business, but we ended up have a 35 minute conversation regarding Divorce Court and the new Wii games. Now that was a good meeting, I also stayed awake for it.
Then the whole afternoon has been slow from there. I am off tomorrow last game of the Dixon Tournament for the girls. Hopefully the weather will be nice in the morning so we can get there and back safely. I hope they play good and win. With the loss yesterday they could only come in 2nd or 3rd depend on the point spread.
Well I am going to take my last walk of the day before I go home for the evening. Have a wonderful rest of the day/evening! I will be back on tonight once I finish up my laundry.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I am up early today although I do not have to go work. I figured I can get in a full exercise routine this morning, do some laundry, go to the bank, squeeze in a look at Ross on my way from the bank, drop off the Memory page for my friend who passed away in the car accident this month, pick up 6 girls for the Tournament this afternoon, watch them play, come home and do dinner, then I think it will be time for bed after that.
I worked out a little bit more last night than I did on Sunday and it felt good. I added the resistance bands to upper body, but not to tight, just to see if I could and it was okay. I did not over do it, I did only what I felt like I could, so I am easing back into it. The legs were a whole a different story, they are so sore, but I worked them with a a harder resistance. Now I need to work on the core.
Today I will start the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Boot Camp and also restart the 28 Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge. I will have to double up on both days because I missed last night playing the Wii Active game with my daughter.
Well I need to go get started. I will check in later! Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Hope everyone had a good Holiday/Weekend. Mine was nice and quiet, no visitors, lots of phone calls to family and friends. It was a great weekend. Not a lot of gifts for the kids this year. I have a 15 year old and a soon be 13 year old, and they just don't believe in Santa anymore. They wanted new cells and it was time to upgrade so Mommy and Daddy upgraded their phones. They received gifts from their great grandma and grandma. My sister has gifts at her house for them when we go visit next week. Dinner was just the regular meal like we would have had on Sunday, but since it was Saturday we had leftovers on Sunday!
I was just happy to be healthy and well. I am also blessed that my kids and hubby were healthy and well also. We played the Wii. We got a new game Wii Active 2, it is so fun. My thighs will tell you differently, but I enjoyed the time with the family. My daughter just loves it. There are different sports games on there and she has played them all. She can't wait for me to get home in order of us to play together. I will always make the time, because in 2 years she will be off to college and I know I will wish for that time. So no matter how tired I am I will always make time. My son was not too into it as it did not have any football activities on there, which is his favorite sport to play on the video game, but he was a good sport and he also played.
Then after we played together I did a short workout on it. The first real workout since my breast reduction surgery. Boy do I have some work to do. I did not do any upper body exercises yet. Only lower body and a little bit of step for some cardio. Once I feel like can use the bands then I will incorporate the upper body into my routine.
Well that is all for now! I better do some work! Have a wonderful day everyone!
Friday, December 24, 2010
I must say that at this point in my life I am happy to be me. There were times when I was so depressed that I did not know how to smile. I felt like no one cared about me. When I finally decided to wake up and start caring for myself everything started to change. I was upset that my birth mother did not care for me as a child and that I was raised by grandmother, who by the way did an awesome job with me and my 3 other siblings. I always thought there must be something wrong with me as to why she didn't care that we were not at all together (my siblings and the birth mother), she has a relationship with my siblings, but not with me and I am okay with that. I say that is her loss, not mine, because I have two fantastic kids that she will never know personally. Yes I love her dearly because she is my birth mother, but that does not mean I have to like the situations that she put us through and not once as she come to us to say that she was sorry. Maybe she does not feel that she has done anything wrong.
I survived my pay being cut by 15% over the last two years, my husbands pay and his overtime being cut, the mortgage being raised, a teenage daughter, almost teenage son, a major surgery in Nov of this year, and a huge cookie exchange at work. If I can continue to knock these battles out of the way in my everyday life then I can survive anything.
With the New Year coming my motto is "Do for me and help out those that need help along the way". I have to workout, no one else can workout for me, I have to decide what foods to put in my body, no one forces me to eat the bad stuff that I do, help others who need it, not want it. i was in Barnes and Nobles last night buying some books for myself, and the lady at the register very nicely asked if I wanted to purchase a book for a child in need? I immediately said yes and bought the book. It was only $4.00 and there are lots of children who can't read because they are not exposed to books. So I thought what the heck. I will have made some child happy!
I am just Happy to Be ME! Have a wonderful evening everyone!
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