Sunday, April 21, 2013
I love my new boss! She is so easy going and laid back but tough at the same time. We have very compatible personalities which makes each work day so much more enjoyable.
My sister-in-law recently was engaged about a month or so ago, so now we are in the wedding planning stage with her. She has decided to get married in March of 2014. Due to receiving the new job which is in a different town, I had to change up my weight loss management. I no longer have any time to stop by the track to walk in the mornings or in the afternoon because I now have a 45 minute commute each day.
I am still wearing my fit bit and striving for at least 8000 or more steps a day, but I don't worry about how far I am walking other that daily steps. I have borrowed my aunt's Zumba DVDs and have been using them the past 3 weeks. What FUN! I have thoroughly enjoyed working out to these. The workouts are so fun and so fast paced (meaning time just flies) that it doesn't feel like actual work. All of my other "workout" tempts have failed because that was what they were WORK; it was hard to find some that were actually fun to do.
I am still taking classes through the University of Phoenix and I am still selling Avon (www.youravon.com/nbaker11) along with having to manage everyday family life. The only thing that I can't fit into my schedule is the couch to 5k training. Zumba fills that void and I am still loosing weight and hopefully I will be down to my ideal look by the time my SIL's wedding rolls around next year.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Hope you guys have a good weekend.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I asked him what he thought about going to big boy school and he said he wanted to stay at his school, meaning daycare. I just wonder how he is going to handle going to a big kid school. I know he will be fine, but its still going to be strange not taking him to daycare in the fall.
On another note...
I have completed my second class at the University of Phoenix and I received another A for all of my hard work. I start my third class tonight and I am anxiously awaiting study time. The next five weeks are going to go by so fast.
Each of my classes are five weeks at a time. The first class was relatively easy, but the second one was a bear! I just hope that my accounting classes aren't as hard due to being familiar with accounting through work and from past classes.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
We are off to Mama's house. My mother wanted to take us all out to eat to celebrate my husband's birthday that was Friday.
We gad an excellent time at Ruby Tuesday's and a great meal to to boot.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to spend time with family, but I am partied out. We celebrated Friday night then again on Saturday for my nephew's 1st birthday that was also Friday. So by Sunday's lunch I was overly stuffed.
I have found a great app on my phone for only $1.99 that is very much like Weight Watchers, but no membership fees. I've only began to use it, but I will keep you all posted as to how well it works.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The scales and I have never been friends; however I'm sure it hasn't been friends with you either. I don't know of anyone who has warm fuzzy feelings for them. I have found that it hasn't been the scales that has been my motivation, but rather watching my clothes get bigger and bigger.
I started the Couch to 5 K program back before Thanksgiving. I'm not a fan of cold weather so I've soon gave it up after the weather started getting cooler.
It has been a slow process but I have been slowly walking off the pounds. I recently purchased a fitbit monitor. It's a little bit more sophisticated than a regular pedometer. And so far it has been a great motivational tool to keep me on track with my progress. It has been a nice little gadget that has daily progress report and you receive badges for certain accomplishments.
I just keep in mind what Dr. Oz says. Just 10 lbs. Focus on loosing 10 lbs then when that is done focus on the next 10 lbs. That way the goal doesn't look so daunting. I have successfully lost 17 lbs in the past 9-10 months. I only have about 23 more to go, but right now I'm just working on the next 10 lbs.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
This second class that I have been put into is going to really test me, but I will get it done. I just hope and pray that I will be as successful as I was in my last one.
My husband and I have been SLOWLY getting our house in order. We moved one of our cabinets from the kitchen into our laundry room. By doing this it has allowed us to open up room to move our pie safe, that is an original part of the house, into the corner where the other cabinet was located. Now we will be able to add another cabinet and expand our cabinet storage space. It looks less complicated that it sounds and as we are able to get things moved around I hope that I will be able to post pictures of the process.