Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I pre-ordered the Spark book a while back and received a $20 GC to the Spark store!! I had been wanting to order something for a while, so this was a great opportunity. I got a cool new workout shirt; it came last week. I love it!!
I only wish the SP logo were a *little* bigger. Makes it easier to "spread the spark." I'm all ready for raving all about this site to anyone who asks! :)
It's amazing how a new piece of workout gear motivates me to work out. It's the little things that make me happy. I can't wait to get the book in January. Even though I'm pretty much a seasoned Sparker by now, I'm sure there will be many things I'll learn by reading it.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Monday, November 02, 2009
I have a small bag of clothes that are looking for a new home. But they don't want to leave me! LOL!
I had given away most of my bigger clothes but saved a few cropped pants and a top that I thought I could wear during pregnancy including these:
Well, it turns out I never wore them because they were too big, even with my prego belly!!! How good it feels to say that.
Anyway... back in September (or maybe late August) it was a nice day to take a walk, so I put Laila in her stroller, grabbed the bag of clothes and walked to the consignment shop to see if they would take them. You usually need an appointment but it was such a small bag that I thought the owner would be able to take a quick look at them. In the past, had seen someone else drive up without an appointment and drop off many more clothes than I had. I'm talking bags and bags and bags....
So I went there, and of course with my luck, she said she would not take them without an appointment. I was annoyed because with a baby it's not that easy to get over there all the time. So I just said forget it, I will just donate them. They sat in our car for a while; we just never got around to taking them to Goodwill. Then (lucky for me, or so I thought) a couple weeks ago Amvets called and said they will be doing a pickup in our area, and did I have anything to donate. I told them I would have a bag of clothes for them. Well....they never came to pick it up!!!! Back in the car they went and there they are to this day.
LOL! Maybe it's a sign? I hope not!! I don't want them on this body ever again!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hi everyone! I miss you, Spark friends. I hope you are all doing well. Lately I have been feeling frustrated with trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle but once again this site comes to the rescue. Logging on here keeps me focused and determined. Yesterday I received a caring pep talk via Sparkmail that I am taking to heart (thanks Karen!) and I know I cannot give up on myself. I never wanted to, but I was veering off the wagon for a little while there. I'm happy with my post-pregnancy body for the most part but I still have some baby weight to lose - and I WILL lose it.
Things are starting to settle down a bit here. I've been trying to establish some sort of a schedule with the baby, and it's going surprisingly well. That is not to say that every day is the same and on schedule but she is definitely establishing a pattern of eat, sleep and play times. She is also starting to laugh and smile and focus more on things. The other day she was watching a Tweety cartoon and giggling. :)
I just finished a 45-minute Turbo Jam workout. I have limited space and was bumping into the couch (which is why I like to just go to the gym) but nevertheless I did it. Laila was taking a nap, and just when I put the DVD in to start the workout I heard her crying. I went up to get her and then started warming up a bottle. In the 5 minutes that it took for the bottle to warm up, she fell back asleep. LOL. So I played the DVD fully expecting her to wake up any minute, but she stayed asleep through the entire workout, despite my kicking and jumping around. LOL. It felt good to sweat!
Yesterday I took advantage of the 70-degree weather to take 2 walks. This time last week it was 40 degrees and raining. Weird fall. But I will take all the nice days I can get before winter sets in. Maybe this weekend if the weather is nice we will go pick apples. It's a surprisingly a good workout. :)
Hope everyone is having a great week! Keep on truckin'.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wow, I feel so out of touch. I must make an effort to blog more often. Blogging here really helps me to focus. And focus is not my strong suit at this point in my life.
OK, so...today I scarfed down THREE big cookies from Whole Foods. I am Cookie Monster's long-lost sister. I could eat cookies all the time if someone would let me. Not good. Never mind that today I am supposed to be fasting. I didn't do it this year because I am nursing, but that doesn't mean eat COOKIES.
Yep, cookies and ice cream are my downfall, and I have them in the house way too often. When I don't have them in the house, I think about them. Help!!!
I finally received my Turbo Jam DVD in the mail. It's pretty cool! As my Spark friend Karen pointed out, the 20-minute workout rocks! It's perfect on the days I feel I don't have a whole lot of time. And it goes by quickly. I could even do it twice for a nice 40-minute workout. I like how it has a timer on the bottom to show you how much time is left to go. Nice. I'm definitely still a gym girl and it's no Body Combat (going to that class this evening if DH hurries up and gets home already) but it is better than nothing. I will be right back where I started pre-Spark if I don't get out of this couch potato mode I've been in.
I have devised a new plan for meals, too. I've blogged before about how leisurely meals are a thing of the past. Nowadays, I am usually shoving food in my mouth in between screams. So today I thought: why not think about what to make for lunch the night before and have it ready to go for the next day? For instance, I can wash all the veggies and get them situated on a plate. If its a salad, wash, peel, chop and put it all together except the dressing If I am having soup, open the can and put the soup in the fridge in a bowl so all I have to do is pop it in the microwave. Put healthy snacks (walnuts mixed with raisins, apple slices, cheese sticks) front and center so they are easy to grab. I think I will try this! I will no longer have an excuse to reach for cookies just because they are right there.
Here is a photo of me and Laila in her new carrier. She can't decide whether she likes it or not. She usually fights me when I put her in it but last time she just fell asleep. It's convenient for Mom, and snuggly too, so I hope she comes around and learns to love it. :)
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