Wednesday, March 30, 2011


So I did my workout this morning but my heart just wasn't in instead of being lazy and feeling sorry for myself, I got up and did another workout...this one was only 10 minutes instead of the 40ish minutes of all the rest of the videos and it is called 10 Minute Booty Blaster and let me tell you what...WHEW! That is one heck of a workout. I was sweating more in the ten minutes than I have with any of the other videos. I have decided that I am going to do the 10 Minute Booty Blaster every morning after every workout...I want results and I want them now and I am excited. Tomorrow is the only workout video that I haven't done yet and it is Hip Hop & looks pretty intense but I'm looking forward to it. And I have also been doing really well today with my eating and I am going to keep it up because I am determined and I am excited. The website that I bought all of this from is called and their motto is Decide. Commit. Succeed. and that is what I'm doing. I have decided to lose weight and get the body I want, I'm commited to exercising every day and eating right, and I will succeed! p.s.-->does anyone know what is up with the spacing and why I makes it all into a huge paragraph now instead of having spaces between them like I write it??

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Random :)

I can't wait until my hubby gets home because he went and bought Tangled for me and he is bringing it home and we get to watch it! YAY!!!! I'm excited to see him too...haha...but I have been waiting to have this movie in my hands since I saw it in theaters by myself so long ago. This is seriously one of my favorite movies now and not just compared to other animated movies...I'm talking about all movies. That gives me an idea...maybe I should do a Top 5 or Top 10 favorite movies...hmmm food for thought! haha But, I also wanted to share this adorable picture of my and my almost 3 year old son...(I can't believe he turns 3 in a little over a month!!) I just love this picture!! What do you guys think?? I know I am a little biased, but my little man is going to be a heartbreaker! Yes, I know this post is extremely random, but it is always good to have a little randomness in your life haha :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Still partying!

So I started Saturday with my 7 Day Swimsuit Slimdown and I have already lost weight! I'm not going to say how much I have lost on here until after I finish the 7 days to get a grand total, but I can't believe it and I am so thrilled! Saturday and Sunday I got up when Josh left for work at 6 a.m. and I worked out and then ate a healthy breakfast and continued to eat as healthy as I could for the rest of the day. I am so happy and encouraged and it is amazing! I can't wait to exercise every day and eating healthy is making me feel better and I have so much energy. It's amazing!! For someone that wants to lose weight and have fun doing it, I HIGHLY recommend Yoga Booty Ballet. You're sweating and pushing yourself but you are laughing and smiling and having a good time. It isn't like working out at all. I LOVE IT!!! And my will power is getting stronger everyday. I love Little Ceasar's pizza! It is my favorite. Well, we were at my parents' house yesterday and they decided to go get pizza. I didn't even think about giving in. I told dad that I couldn't have pizza and I asked if he would go to McDonalds right next to it and get me a fruit and walnut salad and a smoothie. Not completely healthy, but definitely healthier than pizza. I got up and got pizza for Josh and then I sat down and ate my healthy apples, yogurt, and walnuts. I was so proud of myself. And when I got on the scale this morning, I smiled because I knew it had been worth it! I can't wait to reach my goal, and if I keep going like this I will reach it in no time!!!! :) YAY!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Let's get this party started!!!

YAY! I am so PUMPED! I got up this morning and (since my hubby had off today and he took the munchkin with him to do some errands) I had the house to myself...and I wasn't about to let that go without a party!

What did I do first?? One of my Yoga Booty Ballet videos, of course! And it was amazing! I didn't break a sweat, because it was the Light & Easy video, but you don't stop moving the entire 40 minutes. And let me tell you what, I am feeling it now!

After my workout, I cleaned the house. I was so pumped from my exercise that in no time I was finished doing everything that I wanted to do today. So I sat down with my YBB stuff and figured out a plan and some groceries that I needed and I went to the grocery store.

With my YBB package came a 7 Day Swimsuit Slimdown to get a jumpstart for your Ab & Booty Makeover (yes, I am a little embarrassed to have gotten that particular package but those are the main areas I want to tone and I have gotten over it).

I am going to start Monday with the 7 Days but until then, I am just doing my own little thing. I am going to do whichever workout I feel like doing and eating healthy and sticking with the plan as much as possible. I am so excited. I am also going to continue to take Gabriel outside so he can run around and burn off some energy and so I can run around too. The more moving I do, the quicker I am going to see results.

Following the plan, I have a set video to do every day and I have to drink at least 8 glasses of water and eat healthy. They give you some recipies that I am going to follow too. I can't wait to do the videos. They are so upbeat and energetic and fun. These are the videos for each day:

Day One - Cardio Cabaret: Burlesque Style
Day Two - Go-Go
Day Three - Latin Flavor
Day Four - Light & Easy
Day Five - Body Sculpting: Bollywood Style
Day Six - Hip Hop & Abs and 10-Minute Booty Blaster
Day Seven - Cardio Cabaret: Burlesque Style

I have all of my measurements for my before and I do them again after seven days to see how much I have changed and how much weight I have lost. And I also have a bigger measurement tracker for my overall goal. I have to take before and after pictures too but that might be a bit more challenging since I'm not going to let anyone else take pictures of me and I can't get every angle by myself haha.

Now that I am really thinking about it...I might start tomorrow for the 7 Day Swimsuit Slimdown instead of Monday. I might as well start now. If I had really thought about it I would have started today, but that's all right. I am so excited!

And when I reach my ultimate weightloss goal, I know exactly what I want as a reward...


I already have small wings on my shoulder blades, but I am going to get them about this size. They are going to look a little different from this but this is the size they are going to be...obviously they have to be closer together at the top to cover my existing wings and they are going to have maroon and light blue in them instead of just black and grey...but this is going to be what I get when I have reached my goal!

I am SSSOOOOOOOOOO PUMPED!!!!!!!! Yay! Go me!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I always wanted to be a model...

...and my natural crappy hair actually looks awesome for once.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Will Power

All right, so after feeling sorry for myself all day I have come to one conclusion...If I want this, and I mean really want this, I am going to have to lose weight on pure will power. When I go to the fridge to get a Diet Mt Dew I grab a bottle of water instead. When I want to sit down and do nothing all day, I get up an exercise instead. When I want to stay inside in the nice cold AC, I go outside and chase my son around the yard instead. When I want to pig out on foods that are only keeping me fat, I am going to limit myself instead.

Josh took Gabriel tonight when he got home from work to play with one of his friends up the street so I could have some time. I haven't been feeling well and Gabriel was a terror today...I had every intention of sitting around the entire time and feeling sorry for myself while they were gone, but instead, I got up and exercised and now I am drinking a bottle of water. I basically wasted this entire day, but I am getting on the right track.

I am not going to let tomorrow be like today. I am going to take Gabriel outside and let him run around and I am going to run around too and I am going to exercise at some time tomorrow. And I have to help my dad lose weight too...I get my laziness from this is a struggle for both of us.

But I am going to do this, and I am going to do it my own way! No Weight Watchers or counting shear Will Power I am going to lose weight and get in shape!


So I think I am just Weight Watcher-ed out. I'm not sure what I am going to do when it comes to eating because I can't seem to stick with anything...but I just ordered Yoga Booty Ballet and it is supposed to get here on Friday. It is the Ab and Booty Makeover...I am so excited. I have been watching the videos on youtube and I can't wait to start them.

It is definitely going to be a workout, they start moving and they don't stop until the end of the video (and they are all 40 minute videos) so I know I am going to be sweating about two seconds in, but it looks like so much fun. It's a mix of dance, ballet, and yoga!

If you haven't heard of this, go youtube some of the workouts. The instructors are a bit weird but fun at the same time. Has anyone ever tried YBB? I would like to hear some feedback...

The package that I bought comes with a nutrition guide, so I might follow that...I just don't know what I am going to do. But I know I have to do something because if I keep eating the way I have been eating, then it is going to completely cancel out the exercise I will be doing.

Any suggestions??

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lots to Update

First off, I would like to announce that I have lost seven pounds so far and I am still going strong. My first goal was to lose ten pounds before April 9th because I am in a wedding and I would like to shed a few pounds before I have three more pounds to lose and plenty of time to do it. I have been doing yoga and being really strict with my Weight Watchers and my will power is through the roof! I'm very excited and I can't wait to reach all of my goals and then my ultimate goal!

Secondly, I haven't been to see a movie in theaters in a long time and just in the past few days I have seen four movies in theaters. I went first with my friend Leslie (whose wedding I am in on April 9th) to see Red Riding Hood. Has anyone seen that yet? What did you think of it? I LOVED it!! And then I went with my cousin Megan and my youth pastor's wife Jenn on Saturday to see Gnomeo and Juliet in 3D and that was really cute. Yesterday I went to see Red Riding Hood again (told you I loved it) with my brother. We used to go see movies all the time together...movies were our things...but we haven't been able to go for a while. So after we had seen Red Riding Hood, we decided to go see Rango.

And I guess the third thing is the reason Tyler and I went out to spend some time together...he leaves on Friday for training. He will be gone until the beginning of April when he will be here for a week. He leaves again and will be here at the beginning of May and he will be here for three weeks (he will be here for Gabriel's third birthday) and then he leaves to go to Afghanistan for a year...

I got a little emotional last night when Tyler left the house. Gabriel was really tired and he was screaming because he didn't want Tyler to leave. As Tyler was walking away and out to his car, I picked Gabriel up and he wrapped his arms around my neck and hugged tight and we both just cried. I have been trying not to think about Tyler being gone, but I can't help it because it is getting closer...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rise and Rise Again...

All right...yesterday was definitely a bad day...and I apologize...moving on!!!

I have realized something...This isn't something that is happening to me, it was my decision to go on Weight Watchers and lose weight so I have to stop feeling sorry for myself and get up and do something! I have decided that I am going to start doing yoga again. I used to love doing it, it was so relaxing and fun and wonderful. I did it while I was pregnant too because I have tons of yoga dvds and one was Yoga Mama for pregnant women. I have my own mat because when I was going to Virginia Western I took a yoga class and it was my favorite class of them all...go figure haha.

I am going to be super strict on my points from right now on and I am going to do my yoga and maybe one my dancing videos when Gabriel is taking a nap because I can do yoga while he is watching TV or won't be as relaxing that way, but there is only so much you can do when you have a toddler that doesn't take a nap during the day and he enough energy for five people haha.

This isn't something that is happening to me, it is my choice for a change and I am going to embrace it!!

As they said on the new Robin Hood with Russell Crowe..."Rise And Rise Again Until Lambs Become Lions!"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Off Day

Today has definitely been an off day.

I got Gabriel into bed last night really early and then came back into the bedroom to watch TV for a little while...right before I decided to go to sleep, Gabriel came into the room saying he didn't feel good. So I let him stay in there with us for a while and he fell back to sleep, but when I tried to take him back to bed, he clung to me and wouldn't let go...

Against my better judgement, I let him sleep with us even though I try not to do that...I want him to stay in his bed every night and not get used to sleeping with us...but I gave in last night. So when Josh got up at six this morning for work, Gabriel woke up and didn't go back to sleep...

Right from the start, it was a bad morning. I am not a morning person at all and I usually don't fall asleep until after midnight and then I hate getting up any earlier than I have I was cranky because he got up earlier than he usually does...

I have been following my diet for almost a month and I have only lost 3 I am starting to get really discouraged and I haven't been following it yesterday or today...and then I feel like crap because I haven't been following it but then I think that it won't do me any good to follow it but it still makes me feel like crap...

I hate days like already low self esteem goes through the floor...

Monday, March 7, 2011


I figured I would post pictures of my house after I rearranged it since it is clean! haha

The first picture is of Gabriel's playroom...

This is the den area. We have the big screen tv in our bedroom (and it is like watching a movie in a theater haha) and the smaller tv in the den so we wanted the couch close to the tv so we could actually see it. The couch and tv used to be where Gabriel's playroom is now...

Here is our dining room. Gabriel's toys used to be here and the table used to be where the couch and tv are now. Our movies that you can see on the right side used to be in our spare/storage room and we could never get to them, so we wanted to move them out where we could get to them easier...

And here are our movies! This isn't all of them, the rest of them are still in the spare room along with all of our tv series collections. I didn't want it to look too crowded so we left them hidden in the room...

I'm so happy about how I rearranged our house and I am so proud of myself for keeping it so clean for a week...I know that doesn't seem like much of an accomplishment, but for those of you who know me, it is definitely a huge achievement for me and I'm proud! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Help Me!

As most of you know, I have been reading to Gabriel every night from the Chronicles of Narnia series and we have both been enjoying it. Well, I finished the series last night and I don't know what to read to him next.

I have most of the Percy Jackson series but I don't have the last book so I don't know if I should start that series until I get the last book. I also have Inkheart but I don't have the other two books in the series. Those books are thicker than the Narnia books so I would have enough time to get them before I needed them but I kinda wanted to start a series that I had all of the books in...

The only problem with that is that the only series I have all of the books for is the Lord of the Rings series but I have never read them. I'm not really worried about the content of the books but I don't want to be falling asleep while I am reading them to him...but I do want him to fall asleep haha. Has anyone read them? Are they as entertaining and fast paced as the movies? Are the movies even anything like the books?

I don't suppose I have to read a series to him, I could just read classics that I have like The Three Musketeers, Little Women, Gulliver's Travels...just curious if anyone has any suggestions of books I should get and read to him.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sad :(

I am sad to report that we will be getting rid of our cable and internet tomorrow. We just can't afford to pay all of our bills with the pay cut we took when Josh got this job, so we are cutting the ones that we can live without. I will still be able to post on here when I go over to my grandmother's house and I think my parents are getting internet at their house soon, so I will be able to get online at their house too.

I am really not looking forward to having no internet while my brother Tyler is overseas, but I am going to try to make the best of it. When Josh is able to get a better paying job with Carilion and move up into a different field at the hospital sometime this summer, we might be able to get the internet back.

I still have internet on my phone so I can check my email and my facebook and such, but it just won't be the same. This will be a bit of a blessing because it will cut down on the distractions I have in my life and I will be able to focus more on my novel and my new Bibly study that I started on Monday, and really losing weight and keeping my house clean and preparing for us to have another baby in our house hopefully within the next two years...and it will help us to save as much money as we can with the little amount that we have coming into the house...

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I won't be on here as often as I am...and please continue to keep us in your prayers as we deal with financial struggles...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Josh was off yesterday, so he took Gabriel down to the garage/man-cave for some father/son time so I could clean the house...and clean I did. I don't know what came over me...I was a cleaning fool yesterday! I cleaned our room and the bedroom and moved my night stand so I could have more room beside my bed. Then, when I got out to the living room, I decided that I wanted a bit of a change.

Our dining room, living room, den, and kitchen are basically all one big room with a beam in the middle. I wanted to keep it as open as possible but I definitely wanted to change it up a bit. So I rearranged EVERYTHING!! I cleaned and swept and organized as I went, but there is nothing that it in the same place as it was before. And I LOVE it!!!

I still have a lot of laundry to put away and to wash, and I still have some things to organize and put away, so that is what I will be focusing on today...I hate cleaning, but yesterday was really fun! And having a new always a good way to shake things up and keep them interesting.