On sunsets, shin splints and acknowledging my age.

We recently joined a new gym that is open, I kid you not, 24 hours. They also have free child care, free drop in classes and personal tvs on every exercise bike. Basically, my excuses for not working out just got pretty sparse. Hubby has been working out every morning before work. I am super proud of his dedication. Me on the other hand? I’ve … Continue reading On sunsets, shin splints and acknowledging my age.

Tuesday Afternoon: January 8, 2013

I’ve been doing a lot of “2012 recaps” and “top photos of” posts lately and very little of my typical day to day blogging, so before the month gets away from me, here is some stuff that’s been going on lately. MM lost his first tooth of 2013 last week while I was running my first board meeting as the president of my women’s social … Continue reading Tuesday Afternoon: January 8, 2013

Winter Wish List (2012 / 2013)

Winter came in with a bang this year with a snowstorm delivering 20 inches of snow in some areas of my town. While I look forward to a White Christmas, let’s think about the winter season ahead and make some goals and wishes for the season. Things to Do blow bubbles outside and watch them freeze Ring in the new year – I want to … Continue reading Winter Wish List (2012 / 2013)

So it’s come to this.

I joined weight watchers today. That one sentence has so much meaning behind it. Meanings like, “I am feeling empowered enough to take a step towards better health for myself!” or “I acknowledge that I need to start eating better and exercising more!” but also “I’m admitting that keeping my diet in check alone is not working and that I need more help” and also “I feel … Continue reading So it’s come to this.

Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge: The results are in!

Well guys, the weight loss challenge that I embarked on three weeks ago ended officially yesterday. I just retook my measurements so I guess it’s time to write about my results with the Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge by Dustin Maher. First, I thought I’d tell you my thoughts overall with the challenge. I thought the challenge was very well thought out with the guidelines … Continue reading Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge: The results are in!

One week check-in: Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge

So, I’ve been doing the Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge for one week now (only 2 more weeks to go!) and figured I should do an official check in to let you guys know how it’s been going. After the first day of the challenge I was sore. REALLY sore. I didn’t even make it through the whole workout and it absolutely kicked my butt. … Continue reading One week check-in: Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge

I believe in me and other affirmations.

One of the sections in Dustin’s Fit Moms For Life book is about positive thinking and positive affirmations. It might sound hokey, but it’s widely believed that the power of positive thinking can be huge when setting goals like weight loss and self improvement. Oprah talks about her Vision Boards; Anusara yoga is known for their positive affirmations. We see the motivational posters all the … Continue reading I believe in me and other affirmations.

1 day down, 20 to go…

I’ve mentioned this challenge in a sort of off-handed whisper several times last month, but yesterday the challenge actually started! Dustin Maher, author of Fit Moms for Life and a personal trainer from Wisconsin started this program to challenge the mommy blogger community to try out his boot camp exercises and start losing the weight! Leanne Ely, New York Times best selling author from SavingDinner.com … Continue reading 1 day down, 20 to go…