Friday, August 31, 2012

Monthly Weight Loss with Pictures

Hey, everyone!
I hope you all have been doing well. I've been blessed! I picked up another child-care job this month which makes me super-busy now between work, gym, wifely duties (cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, etc.), and family time. You can forget about the new gym schedule that I came up with on my last post; it's totally different now because of this new job. I'm now only getting to the gym on Monday, Friday and Saturday. So, that cuts it down from six days a week to three days a week. I will have to make those three days count! I will say that I do get quite a bit of excercise bouncing babies and running around with kids. I even break a sweat, so that's good (although it's nothing like being at the gym). I still want to lose 5 lbs a month but with only getting to the gym three times a week now (and getting smaller ... it's not dropping off as fast), it's going to be a lot harder but that's not going to stop me from trying!
Ok, so what you're waiting to hear... How did I do this month?
I weighed-in this morning at 174.6, which means I lost 5.2 lbs this month for a total of 122.4 lbs lost so far. I'll take it! :) I hope to make it into the 160s next month.

Here are my pictures for this month:

PS: Also, because I just simply haven't had the time, I wasn't able to blog about getting to meet one of my favorite bands, Tenth Avenue North. They did an acoustic set inside the Lifeway store in Knoxville for 45 minutes and it was amazing! I was in the front row and could see them perfectly. It was great getting to meet them and have their new CD signed. I posted some pictures on Facebook. You can see them here. :-D
Oh, and Pumpkin Spice drinks are back at Starbucks as of today. I'm so excited; Fall is in the air! I'm stocked up on my Bath & Body Works Fall wallflowers, candles and handsoaps. I've also pinned quite a few yummy Fall recipes on Pinterest that I'm looking forward to trying. Can you tell Fall is my favorite season? I have all of my Fall decor ready to put up, too. Hehe.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to the Grind

Hola, everyone!

After our Gulfport trip, Brad and I took a little break from the gym. We just started back today. It was nice to have a little break but it's so nice to get back into our routine. I can't imagine my life without the gym anymore. As cheesy as it sounds, it's like therapy to me. I can definitely feel a difference working out after not going for a while.

I've decided that I'm going to give a new routine a try. I usually wait until the evening to go to the gym because I'm way more of a night person than a morning person but I know it's better for you to go in the morning and get your metabolism going for the day. So, my new routine looks like this:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: I'll be at the gym from 9:15-10:15 doing hardcore cardio. Some days I'll do cardio for 45 minutes and weights for 15 minutes.

Tuesday evening I have my Zumba class from 6:45-7:45 (sometimes I get there 30 minutes early and get a pre-Zumba workout in) and Saturday morning I have Zumba again from 10:30-11:30.

Sunday will be my break from the gym.

Of course, I still get out-of-the-gym exercise as well, like taking Oopsie for walks, cleaning, shopping, etc. (You can really work up a sweat trying on clothes!)

I'm not sure how long I'll stick with this routine; it depends of the results I get ... but I'm giving it a shot! :-D

I hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I'm Still Here

Hey, everyone!

It feels like forever since I've posted. Sorry about not being a better blogger! My life isn't THAT exciting so I run out of things to blog about. :-P

I went to Ohio earlier last month which I posted about and then Brad, Oopsie and I went on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Gulfport this past week to visit my family and friends. We had a great time as always. Needless to say, I never got a chance to post my monthly weight loss and photos blog yesterday. I decided that I'm just going to skip it for July (can you believe it's August already?!)  and continue as normal at the end of this month. I never lost anything this month anyway with all of the traveling and what-not. So, stay tuned for my blog at the end of this month. :)

I posted pictures from my trip on my Facebook page. You can see them here.

Below is my favorite picture from my trip. My friend, Jessica, who is a photographer, took it.

I hope everyone is doing well!

Much love,