Monday, August 25, 2014
My body had really missed circuit training - in a couple of ways.
1. I feel GREAT. Sore and tired (and pretty sweaty), but great! It is the perfect way to start my day and I am glad I psyched myself back into it.
2. I FEEL it. I know it will become easier each day, and by next week I'll be at it with no problem, but getting back into a habit is always an effort. At least this one is worth it. :)
I have an order for delivery tonight, so I'll have to start baking right after I make the bed and pick up the upstairs. I am also going to whip up a few healthy snacks for myself for this week, things like Energy Bites and homemade granola. I desperately need quick foods for myself (I am glad to be the only one in the family with Celiac disease, obviously, but it absolutely means there are less on-hand snacks for me since I have no interest in pre-packeaged foods), so I need to make myself portion them out for the week each Monday to stay on top of things.
Otherwise, things are good. Evening walks are going to re-appear this week and I am putting the scale away until September 1. At that time, I am only going weigh myself on the 1st of each month and focus on the stamina, body changes, and mental benefits the rest of the month. Every now and again I have to just go scale-free and I think I have hit one of those times again.
Have a great week, all!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Between yesterday's all day outing (LOTS of walking!) and today's artwork inspired cupcake decorating (not to mention cleaning, laundry, and chasing an active boy while we were home alone together), I am really looking forward to an early night and (God willing) SLEEP.
We have had a wonderful weekend, though, so a bit of exhaustion is worth it. :)
This week will be moderately busy, as far as the baking business goes. I am doing a birthday cake and cookie set tomorrow, Buckeyes will be made, and then I have a full wedding that gets delivered on Friday evening. It'll be even busier on the 'around the house' front, though, as I will be cleaning the outside windows, moving furniture in at least two rooms, and working on redecorating a couple of rooms. I'm also starting Jillian's 30 Day Shred again. So, no pressure. Haha.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Cupcakes inspired by famous works of art.
Where we spent a large chunk of time yesterday.
Me, staying hydrated!
Friday, August 22, 2014
I think I am going to buy a bathing suit on clearance this weekend - two sizes smaller than I need right now. That will be the motivator in the closet to keep me going all winter. :)
Yes, I realize that my health, looking better, and feeling better should be all the incentive I need, but let's be honest - if that is ALL we needed then none of us would be here!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Hello all. My personal eating and exercise is going well, so that's good. Fortunately I cannot eat most things I bake and decorate - the following cupcakes being an example. :) I wanted to work on a new line of character cupcakes, but not use the exact same techniques you see all over the Internet. With these, I used tips and colours that I thought would best illustrate the textures and styles of each character. Printing, cutting out, and assembling the cupcake toppers on these took a bit of time (mainly the cutting out portion), but I think it was all well worth it. I am very pleased with how they turned out and look forward to them being a regular part of the bakery menu from here on out. :)
(For those wondering - my Mother has been experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. She was incredibly fortunate to be in the hospital when it started, because they were able to shock her back immediately. She is currently wearing a shock LifeVest until they can get her transferred and into surgery to have a permanent defribillator to be implanted directly into her chest. She is actually doing amazingly well, all things considered, and sounded good this evening when I spoke with her. Naturally we are all concerned, but are trusting in her medical team and our faith. Fortunately, there are a lot of us who do believe that science and religion can go hand in hand!)
The cupcakes. (Group shot, and then a few individuals.)
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