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I know I know it's been forever

Monday, December 15, 2014

But never fear I have still been tracking my stuff just couldn't be as active. See my company " transitioned" to a different company. We sell the same stuff just under a different company now. Wasn't sure if this company would be as lax as the others about personal business on the computer so I've been kinda waiting it out to see. Seems as though they don't monitor that closely and so here I am! Real big thanks to MOMTOMONKEYS2 for calling me out on my lack of appearance :)

Lots of things happening, obviously. Been rough with the transition. Job descriptions changed. Some people are happy some are down right pissed off. I work in the front office so I basically feel like everyone takes their frustrations out on me. Not really but I hear it all. So there's that.

I signed up for my 3 Spartan races next year. I've got my Spartan Super in Vegas on April 18. Spartan Beast on May 9th and the Spartan Sprint on May 10th. Excited but nervous. There is a bunch of us girls doing it together. We don't care about times, just crossing that finish line and earning that Trifecta.

Still doing the 3 day weight training. Loving it. I feel so much more accomplished since I started the program. To actually see your weight going up and up is very satisfying. Hopefully that will help with the rope climb in the Spartans lol.

I'm actually going to hit my fitness goal this year. Last year I missed it by 1,500 points and so I tacked those on to this years goal to make my goal 13,500. I did the math and if I just hit my regular scheduled gym days I will hit that numbers and surpass it by some.

I also happen to know I'm getting a Fitbit for Christmas. We won't say how I know, just that I'm impatient and when I see a good deal I want to take advantage of said deal and then people have to tell me that I can't purchase it because I'm ruining Christmas lol. I'm excited to get it though. Wanted one for quite awhile just couldn't decide what kind. There are so many activity trackers out there it can be overwhelming. Now I'm just counting down until Christmas so I can get it set up! For those that have it.... tricks, tips, good, bad???

I know I'm missing a ton of stuff and I'll try to update more often since now I'm sure I'm in the clear. Try to look back on some of all your blogs too. I'm so behind.

Tootles :)

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/19/2014 12:24AM

    Good to see that you are hanging in there!!

Your Spartan schedule sounds great!

Which model Fitbit did you get? I have a Fitbit One which I wear 24/7. I got it to track my sleep, but have also been tracking steps, etc. It has spurred me into increasing my activity and keeping up a Spark streak of cardio activity.

Have a great Christmas!



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ALLIEALLIE2 12/16/2014 11:17AM

    Hey it's good to hear from you! Glad you blogged! Wow 3 Spartan races already scheduled you are going to demolish those races!!! emoticon

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FITMAMA_ 12/15/2014 2:24PM

    Glad to hear you are doing well dispite the new transition.. And awesome about the fitness minutes and signing up for new races!

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Last week happenings

Monday, September 08, 2014

So I was on vacation last week. I really only took it off so I could make sure little ones first day of Kindergarten went off without a hitch. But boy was is nice to have a week off with nothing planned, or scheduled. Honestly, besides still getting up at 5:30 to meet the girls at 6 at the gym, I did nothing. I read a little, watched some Law and Order, read some more, napped, than watched a little more Law and Order until it was time to go pick up the kiddo. I feel refreshed, but I may have gotten too use to the napping lol.

My little one had a very big week. Besides starting Kindergarten, she also start soccer this week. Here are a few picks of her week...

Everynight she was exhausted. Which is a nice change from bouncing off the walls.

Myself I started a new book/weight lifting venture

For those of you that are into weight lifting I recommend this book. I haven't read the whole things yet, but a fitness buddy of mine did and she has our weight lifting schedule mapped out for the next 6 months.
I also did a softball tournement this weekend. Haven't played for almost a year so it was kind of exciting but I was also kind of glad we were out after 3 games. But I did get some pretty good running in while out there.

To end I want to just share a funny little pic of our pooch Miss Sally May. While I was home lounging, her and I took many of naps together. One morning I was bringing her in from outside and told her to go sit on the couch. This is what I walked back into....

Tootles all

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MOMMA48 9/25/2014 10:42AM

    Love the pictures and the first days of school are always so exciting for our children! And, you can surely see your little one was and is definitely having fun! Soccer is such a great sport and when my son was in school, that was one of his favorite sports, and I think I was probably one of those loud Soccer Moms on the sidelines rooting the Team on! Have fun and enjoy, hun!

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FITMAMA_ 9/15/2014 9:20AM

    Aw... geat pics!

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MT-MOONCHASER 9/11/2014 6:30PM

    Looks like Miss Sally May knows how to get comfy...

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APACHESTEVE 9/9/2014 5:35PM

    Hooray for both of us being back on track! In fact I'm changing into my gym attire before heading home. If I change now I'll make myself stop by and work out.

I'm also a Law and Order Fan, in fact I have a signed picture of Jerry Orbach in my "man cave".

Your young lady is adorable!!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 9/9/2014 11:11AM

    Your daughter is beyond adorable!! Good luck with the weight lifting!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/8/2014 9:38PM

    Your daughter is darling! So is Miss Sally May! For a lazy day you did great getting up and getting to the gym! Sometimes we need a good recovery day!

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KEEPITUP62 9/8/2014 4:09PM

    You had an awesome workout with the softball game and I love your pooch's picture. My sister just happens to be named Sally May so I really took notice. Your pooch and my sister don't look alike however LOL.

All the best in your weight lifting training.

Susan emoticon

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Pink Glove Boxing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

So I've started a new fitness venture. Or let's say I added on something. Pink Glove Boxing. I am so in love with this. What better than getting to punch things out at the end of the day. It's also more than a class, they want it to be somewhat social as well. So they give you a topic to think about while you are punching things and then at the end of class you discuss it. At first I was a little leary of this. I just like to get my sweat on and leave. But the girls were great and it's nice to meet other people who have similar interests. They also have the tier like thing going on. They have several different "tiers" and the more you come the faster you will move up in tiers. You have to pass the tier sequence to move on but it kind of give you some motivation. Last night we went through our punch sequence, than did some partnering up and punched at mitts. That was a lot of fun. Than at the end, the instructor set up a ladder type thing on the floor and we did some exercise through that and than ran down the steps that were in the building than around the facility, back up the steps and than the leader went to the back and the next person chose what we did. Completely and utterly exhausting... but fun. Going again Thursday, can't wait!

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CHEMCHIC2006 8/28/2014 5:36AM

    Sounds like a really fun class! I do cardio kickboxing and I love it... Would be cool to do a class like this where you really hit things!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/27/2014 6:27PM

    That sounds awesome!!!

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/27/2014 6:11PM

    Wow, in Great Falls? Where is it? (not that I'd drive all the way out there for that, but...)

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IAMZBEE 8/27/2014 4:18PM

    WOW! That sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you continue your experiences with this. Is this a local thing to you, or is this nation wide?

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What an exhausting weekend

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

So our little girl turned 5 last Tuesday, we had her party Saturday. She, of course, wanted a FROZEN themed party. We normally have a pool party and that takes away any games or entertaining I have to do lol. This year it poured ALL. DAY. LONG. I'm not even exaggerating, it rained for like 36 hours straight. Needless to say, Friday night I had to Pinterest and Google party games for kids. I found a few quick and easy ones and I though if all else failed I would just out Frozen in and let the kids sing and dance. Here are a few photos.

My sister makes Lorelei a costume every year ( she is a costume designer in Chicago). This year of course was an Elsa dress.

Day of the party, waiting for guests to arrive

Some of the decorations

And two of the games we played, a Frozen scavenger hunt and a Sven Ring Toss.

Needless to say, the Hubs and I were exhausted on Sunday and we literally did nothing. He played videos games and I shamelessly watched an NCIS marathon all day. I almost felt guilty.... until I didn't.

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CHEMCHIC2006 8/28/2014 5:37AM

    You have a beautiful daughter. Love the costume! The party decorations look great!

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MT-MOONCHASER 8/27/2014 10:58PM

    Looks like she had a great time and that is what counts.

Let me tell you she is a real cutie! (Not that you already didn't know...)


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DEBBYFROMMT 8/27/2014 9:45AM

    She is so precious! At least we've had sunshine yesterday and today. Our creek was flooded and the Snowy Mountains have quite a bit of snow! Sounds like the party was a big hit! Funny how playing with 5 year olds IS exhausting!

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STRONGMOMMA2014 8/27/2014 7:31AM

    Soooo cute!

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This time is for real

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I hope.

I know I've said it before but my eating needs to get under control. You can not out run a bad diet. I've tried and it cannot be done. And even though I'm working out most days a week (4-6) my eating has gotten even worse this summer. My pants are no longer fitting all that well.... that is not ok. Coupled with the Hubs increasing number of complaints about his own physique, I've come up with a plan. It's a very complicated plan. Lots of hoops to jump through, fires to fight, dragons to slay....... We will do this together. Thus far, he has not resisted.

So here's the plan. Our little one turned 5 today ( Happy B-day Lorelei), her birthday party is Saturday. I will give us Sunday to recoup and eat left overs. Monday it starts. I've never used the Sparkpeople meal plan but honestly I'm sick of googling "diets" and "easy meal plans" and getting things that are anything but easy or for someone who is training for Mr Universe. So I'm going to try that, anybody else follow it? I'm hoping the Hubs sticks with me. He's kinda wishy washy and sometimes cares that he has a beer belly and other times it's like a trophy he's won for making to his 30's. I guess we will see.... wish us luck.

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/20/2014 11:36AM

    Hope doesn't do it, action does. It looks like you are ready. No more "I wants", but now "I will"! emoticon

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STRONGMOMMA2014 8/20/2014 7:13AM

    Good luck! I have been struggling with eating too. I run and run and run and run....and THEN eat EVERYTHING that isn't nailed down. Its counterproductive! I actually have decided that after this half marathon I am not going to do any more distance running. I have GAINED weight since starting training. I eat healthy food for the most part, just more of it, which doesn't help! I feel like you can't have both for whatever reason, or my will power just stinks!

So in November I plan to shorten my running distances and back down to no more than three runs per week and get back into strength training again. I am hoping to lose this weight I have gained and work on my relationship with food.

I hope you find balance and your husband stays on board with you! Doing it together sure does make it much easier!

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KRISTA987 8/19/2014 10:32PM

    Good Luck! Sounds like a great plan! And awesome that hubby is willing to do it with you!

I haven't followed the meal plan, but I do track my food. I found the tracking to be SUPER helpful. I'm very anti-dieting, I just find it ridiculous. I've had much more success with focusing on portion control. I bought a scale and measuring cups to help keep myself in check. Loading up on fruits and veggies & keeping water with me at all times. Treats sometimes, but in moderation.
My biggest pet peeve about these crazy diets is the fact that as soon as you go back to 'normal' eating, you're just going to gain it all back because you haven't really changed anything.

Good Luck & welcome back!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/19/2014 6:23PM

    Good luck! Will you be doing most of the cooking? If so, he won't have much of a choice but to follow the plan! :)

Happy Birthday to Lorelei!

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MISTY1127 8/19/2014 6:22PM

    With him or without him- you can do it!!! I have found when it comes to weightloss, your self-esteem, and your own comfort, you need to be selfish. Just think- you can make good habits now and your daughter will learn with you. I have a 5yr old daughter as well- she is great at keeping me going and encouraging me. I always ask her if she will exercise with me- and usually she will emoticon


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WILDHUNTRESS 8/19/2014 6:01PM

    You can do this without him. You have us!

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