Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
My life has completely changed since August! I have gotten used to my new improving self as I improve my health through running. My cousin and I have been running 5k three times a week since June, but I took the month of August off because of major changes that has come into my life. My son started pre-k and I started a new job that is only 10 minutes from home.
I hated to leave my old employer because the majority of my co-workers I miss terribly but there are those in upper management that I couldn't get away from fast enough! My supervisor that I left, she was the best person in the world to work for and I miss her dearly. She always looked for the simplest ways to do things because others tried to make work so hard on us it seemed. Her motto was: "Keep it simple" if there is an easier way to do something and it is still correct then by all means do it that way. She has to be the most flexible person in the world.
I feel that God has had these plans for me for a long time. I gave my worries over to him about how we would be getting our son to and from school and how it would work out with my job. Two weeks before our son started pre-k, I approached my neighbor about coming to work for her bank. She informed me that I should come in to speak with the president. I did and the rest as they say is history.
I started my new job after working out my two week notice and my family and I have gotten used to this new chapter in our lives. It has been such a blessing to be able to take our son to school and pick him up. I have an extra two-three hours everyday to spend with my kids and work on my school work.
My neighbor and I walk every morning before work and it has been such a great thing to gain a girl-friend in the process of beginning my new job and working with her everyday. It is nice to have another mom to talk to about issues facing our growing kids.
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.