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Annoyed

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

We rent. I hate renting, but I do like that when something breaks, I don't really have to worry about it - except apparently, the blinds.

Oh, these blinds will be the death of me. My children love to mess with them, as do the dog and the cat. Needless to say, we have a lot of broken blinds.

And every time we do end up with broken blinds, we end up with a notice on our door from the apartment complex, telling us to fix them or we'll be charged.

OK, I get it. It's in the lease. They want the place to look nice. Fine. Except the neighbors on both sides of me have broken blinds and they don't get a notice (I looked and asked the neighbor next door.) Today they apparently were in the backyard checking them out, because we got a notice that the ones in the back need to be fixed (and I think they're actually confusing our window with the neighbors, because we don't have any broken blinds in the back - but our houses are attached and my neighbor has broken blinds.)

Anyway, I know that others bad behavior does not excuse my own, but frankly I'm sick of having to replace my blinds every few months while my neighbors don't. My kids are catching on to the FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T TOUCH THE BLINDS! Rule I have, the animals have been a bit trickier - but I'm trying. And you know, if I have to replace them, I get it - but I just don't know why I have too and nobody else does. And if they checked out my back yard, they had to have walked past my other neighbors window which has a window full of broken blinds.

All in all, I'm lucky to be complaining about just blinds, but I'm going to have to speak to the complex and find out why no one else is getting complaints.

  
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MALIAN1 12/6/2012 9:51AM

    I would talk (nicely) to the apartment complex and ask....it can't hurt to ask why the others aren't getting notices too. It could just be a simple mistake that you need to bring to their attention. Do you like how I am giving them the benefit of the doubt....one time give them the benefit after that you may have to find other resources to get their attention. I feel your pain, we have an HOA and they were fining us for parking in the street - it wasn't us. When we proved to them that it wasn't ours and they were wrong - they started to write us up for EVERYTHING (even having our basketball hoop in the wrong place on the driveway). It took getting new people on the board for them to stop harassing us.
Good luck and have a great day!

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Working out

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Trying really hard to work out 10 minutes a day at least. My goal is 45 on the days I have "scheduled" cardio, and then on my "off" days to do at least ten. I'll have my rest days if I need them, but ten minutes isn't that hard to do, so I'd like to maintain that if I can.

I've been doing pretty well - some days are tricky because with timing and daycare I can't always make it to the gym. I need to be better about motivating myself to work out at home, and I'm trying. Today I did two ten minute videos from Coach Nicole - who I like working out "with" because she talks during them, and it takes my mind off what I'm doing. (I also love when she tells me I'm almost done, lol)

So, here's hoping I can keep it up.

  
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MALIAN1 12/5/2012 10:05AM

    You CAN do it!

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Working out

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Trying really hard to work out 10 minutes a day at least. My goal is 45 on the days I have "scheduled" cardio, and then on my "off" days to do at least ten. I'll have my rest days if I need them, but ten minutes isn't that hard to do, so I'd like to maintain that if I can.

I've been doing pretty well - some days are tricky because with timing and daycare I can't always make it to the gym. I need to be better about motivating myself to work out at home, and I'm trying. Today I did two ten minute videos from Coach Nicole - who I like working out "with" because she talks during them, and it takes my mind off what I'm doing. (I also love when she tells me I'm almost done, lol)

So, here's hoping I can keep it up.

  


My baby is two!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Before I got pregnant with my second son, I was on a weight loss kick, and I was dropped 40 lbs. Then I got pregnant, and I gained it all back and then some (do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to walk into a doctors office and they not be able to weigh you because you are too heavy for the scale? I do!)

He turned two yesterday. I had hoped to be down to the weight I was before I had him, but I'm still not there yet. I had expected to be really bummed out about it, but I'm not. I'm close, and it feels amazing. My new goal is to be there by the end of the year, and I think I'll make it - and what better way to start a year than at a lower weight?

Everyone keeps asking me how I feel that he's two - and I don't really feel anything. With my oldest, I was so sad the whole week of his birthday because I couldn't believe he was four, but with Eli... Eli is my baby - and he's always going to be younger and smaller than Cayden, so I think I just don't notice it as much. But I am also so excited to see what this year brings for him - I know Cayden exploded with language around 2.5 - and I'm so stoked to see if Cayden and Eli become friends this year once they can communicate more.

Anyway, fitness and eating wise, I haven't done great - we were celebrating. I'm still in my calorie range, I'm just not eating foods that are very good for me. But that's OK, he's only two once, right?

  


Back on track

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yesterday wasn't a great day - I didn't go over my calories, despite eating two pieces of pizza AFTER having dinner AND I drank my first coke since I went of of it (and it didn't even taste that great, which I guess is a good thing) so it had some ups. But I just couldn't motivate myself to go to the gym. I did do a ten minute video and then I did a few minutes of another video (that was way too hard for me, lol, so I quit)

It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great, and to be honest I started getting a little worried - I haven't been WAY off track or anything, but every since this cold hit, my train has been running a little slower. While I know I needed to slow down for my overall health, I also didn't want to slow down to the point of stopping.

Today my eating is better, and I spent 45 minutes on the bike! I went into the gym thinking "I don't want to be here" and trying to talk myself into spending just 20 minutes on the bike. Then I thought, well, 20 passed really quickly, why not 25? And then 25 hit and I thought, well 30 is only five more...

And it went on like that until before I knew it, it was 45 minutes - almost 12 miles!

Tomorrow is my son's birthday, and Saturday is his birthday party. We'll be going to the gym tomorrow morning to swim together - I don't know if I'll make it to the gym on Saturday, but I feel pretty good if this is the end of my gym week :-)

  


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