Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Flex Friday

Or not.

Friday I ate my planned meals all day.

Morning snack I had cottage cheese with some Cuties. 

Lunch was left over chicken breast, rice and broccoli. I had to add in some mayo since the chicken was so dry. Blah.

After work I had turkey muffins and broccoli (and ketchup lol)

On the way home I went to Costco and bought some tickets to Santa Cruz since that was where we were going on Saturday. Someone told me they had the wristband tickets there for cheaper and they did!

When I got home I finished wedding the vegetable garden and planted a bunch of my seedlings. If everything actually doesn't die off it's going to be over full but oh well!  I didn't end up getting more soil because I just don't have time to wait for that. My little seedlings were going to croak if I didn't get them planted.

For dinner I cut up some more of the little turkey muffins I made and made a little stir fry with them and some zucchini, onion and salsa. SO much better. If I have time in the morning I'm going to make those for lunch. I don't think meal prepping should have to have such boring bland food. There is no way I can eat like that all the time!

After dinner I went to the gym and did leg day. Another new outfit. The top worked well but the shorts waist band kept rolling down. So annoying! 

After the gym I had to run into the store to get some snacks for our trip in the morning. They had one checker working until it was my turn and then they opened up a second one. The cashier got mad at me because I wanted $100 cash back and didn't want a $100 bill and that was "all she had". I told her no since HELLO no one takes a $100 bill and she had to count out 10's for me. Poor thing. I totally ruined her night.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Long Day!

Wednesday I made an appointment to get two new tires on my car. We always go to America's Tire since they seem to be cheapest. Now it's nice since we are in the computer they know what we need so this dumb girl can get tires on her own. We usually go to the one in Tracy and it takes FOREVER. Like at least an hour, usually longer.They opened a new one up in Manteca so that is where I went since it's on the way home from work. There was no one in the lobby waiting and they were all ready for me. (Perks to making an appointment too I guess!).

I dropped the car off and then walked across the street to the shopping center. I went to TJ Maxx in search of some new work out clothes. They have tons of active wear there and 2 trips into the dressing room later I had a bunch of stuff. 

I also had a bit of fun seeing if I looked any more muscular in this pink shirt. 

 No I totally do not take myself seriously lol. (by the way I bought that one ;)) It wasn't long before the car was done. I had to cross the street to get over there and I was half way across the street when this car just flies by. Hmm nice of you to stop for the pedestrian.

Earlier in the day my friend Kristin came to our office for work and brought my bridesmaid dress for her wedding. I was pretty nervous about it fitting. When I went in to try one on I had to try up to size ginormous to get it to zip. They went from too small to too big so we took the chance and ordered the one in the middle. Thankfully it fits!

I'm going to have to do something about my farmer's tan that I can totally see through the mesh top. Plus get a strapless bra and some shoes. She's going to change the sash out for one that is a champagne color and has a jeweled clip. 

I think it's kind of funny that she is having pink since pink was one of my wedding colors too. Wednesday was "National Siblings Day" and I dug out this picture of my brothers and me at my wedding. (picture of a picture don't mind the glare)

They were so cute! Hard to believe they are all grown up with a bunch of kids. Just for kicks I took one for Scott with all his siblings too.  He has 4 sisters and a brother. Which makes a family picture too big to fit on Instagram in one frame haha.

After I got home i made dinner and worked on some meal prep. I decided I needed to work on my food more. I've been eating way too much crap lately.

I made these little egg muffins. Here they are before I added the egg whites. Onion, bell pepper, tomato, mushrooms and spinach (added after the pic). 

I ate them the next day with some brown rice and they are a tiny big gaggy. I don't think the rice helped much either.
They were much better when I cut them up and threw them in the skillet with some salsa on Saturday morning. Probably not the way "meal prep" is supposed to work haha. I have an idea of some other things to make for the next round.

After dinner I went to the gym. 

It's so annoying that I can eat good ALL DAY and still look pregnant haha. 
These are new carpi's and top I got to work out in. They worked out pretty good. The bottoms might end up getting worn outside the gym :)

So while I was at the gym working out there was this guy who REALLY seemed like he was tweeking out on something. He was doing the cable pull things and was just going all crazy with them for like half an hour. He had them on like 20 pounds or something (not too heavy) and was just going all like bat shit crazy. 

Brutus was there and stopped in his tracks when he saw him haha. He was like WTF? I saw him go over and talk to some of the people that work there and they were all kind of like "I dunno what to do". Eventually the guy wasn't there anymore so I assumed he had left. Then later I saw him come out of the bathroom and he ended up leaving at the same time as me. He went out and got on his bicycle and rode off. All I could think was that he was going to be lucky if he didn't kill himself or someone else. 

I got home late and went to bed. Buster preferred the sink haha.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Melissa's 15th Birthday!

Wow it's been a whole week since I've posted here. I've been so busy! I've been doing a lot of working out and it's just been a crazy busy week!

So I guess I'll have a few days of posts now that I have a few minutes to sit down here and write them out!

Tuesday was Melissa's 15th Birthday. I can't believe she is 15 already. Seems like just yesterday she was 4. Time sure does fly by fast.

She got herself all dolled up for school. I drove her to school since, hey it was her birthday but then that made my morning extra long driving to town then turning around and driving all the way past our house and then to work the other direction. That's like 2 hours of driving before my day even gets started.

She picked going to Texas Roadhouse for her birthday dinner (I always let the kids pick somewhere to go to dinner for their birthdays if it doesn't actually land on the day we are having a party).

 I had the loaded sweet potato for dinner. (and a side salad, 2 rolls on and one of Scott's ribs!)

 I don't know all of what they put on those things but they are delicious! After we were done eating they brought out the saddle for Melissa and a special birthday dessert.

She was too full to eat it so she just put it in a box and ate it the next day.

We went home and I went straight to bed with a full belly!

Next year she'll be the big "sweet sixteen". Hard to believe all that is right around the corner.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Change of Plans

Well I did not finish weeding the vegetable garden area today. Instead I ended up playing  it the front yard all day. Somehow there was a ton of weeds along the road area. They were getting kind of big and really bugging me so I pulled those out and most of the weeds in the rest of the yard. That took all day! 

Oh and I also used our weed whacker around the sides. I kind of love that thing. It's so much fun! Scott got one that uses a rechargeable battery so you don't have to worry about a cord or mixing fuels. Of course it helps if the battery is fully charged but eh, minor problems right?

I really need to buy some sunscreen too. I have no idea where ours is. I'm sure it was old anyways.  Just another layer of base burn today I guess. 

See how tall that grass is across the street? Someone complained once that I throw my weeding in the field over there. I'm keeping this picture to show them that I was just throwing it back where it came from.

I got a bag of irises from a coworker a couple years ago and they are finally blooming. Well one of them is blooming lol.

 Watering :)

Not much color right now. The middle is my gladiolas. I also planted some (giant) sunflower seeds. We'll see if they come up.

All the flowers around the paper box had kind of died off but they seem to have reseeded themselves. woohoo! I think we are also actually finally going to finish up that  little superman section there. It's supposed to be bricks with an arbor and bench.  Scott was measuring how much fencing we'd need today too. That will make everything so different if we have a fence running down the right side of the trees here.

The alyssum loves to seed into the gravel pathway. I pulled out the bigger ones along with a bunch of weeds.

About 5 hours after I started.

I'm glad I put dinner in the crock pot before I went outside this morning! It was nice to only have to cook some noodles and warm up some veggies to go with it.

Oh and here is my yard 5 years ago right after I planted that tree (which is pretty much dead and I'm going to take it out)

It's come a long way I think!

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Vegetable Garden!!

Yesterday we spent the whole day working on a new project!

A new vegetable garden! My little seedlings are getting HUGE and we really needed to start working on where they were going to go. WHICH we weren't entirely sure since the spot we used before is all just grass again. Scott didn't like that location either so we needed to put it somewhere else.

I've been playing around on Pinterest looking at ideas, man there is some awesome stuff on there. I showed Scott this picture and he liked the idea. (picture from here).

We decided to just do one long bed though so that it wouldn't use so much wood (less wood=less money).

Scott worked out the measurements and then we went to Home Depot. It was so pretty outside, but just a bit windy.  I love the big white puffy clouds over the vineyard down the road.

 After checking everything out we decided to go with the 12" wide boards.

Our back yard is a mess! We haven't been back there in forever and we usually don't even hang out back there. I think we are going to make some changes to make it more inviting. We obviously need to paint again. Seems like we just did that but um yeah maybe it's been about 12 years? Sheesh time sure flies by doesn't it? 

I had started "weeding" back there last week and then it started raining (explaining the 1/2 done bed there). Scott decided the first order of business was taking down the antenna that we don't use anymore. Yeah for something ugly getting removed!

 I dug out all the dirt along the edge of the house so there wasn't anything touching the house anymore. Then Scott got started.

I think we might put a bit of rock between the house and the wood. Maybe.

We took it around the side too. See my artichoke plant? I thought it was dead last year? Maybe it was the year before, and just kind of plopped it in the ground. Surprise! Artichokes! It has 3 growing on it. 

I was furiously trying to get the grass and weeds out while Scott did the construction.

Break time, "who let the dogs out" who who who wo

all done for the day! It's all constructed I just need to finish pulling out the grass & weeds on the far right. AND we need to get some soil. All the places are closed on Sunday so I guess that will have to happen later. 

We will have to do some extender type things with the rain gutter there.

I think we might actually put up a fence soon. I really like the "open" feel but it would be nice to have a fence so we can let the dogs out to run around and not have to worry about a cat or someone going by and the dogs running out. Plus it would make keeping the yard cleaned up so much easier with defined lines. Plus then I could do more landscaping! It's hard when you just have a big open space with no lines to go off of.

It would be nice to be in the back yard and not have people looking in too :)

My shoulders and arms are sore today. I need to go out and work on weeding though so I might have to just suck it up! The bad thing is that spot that is left smells HORRIBLE. I think the grass kind of fermented or something. Not looking forward to getting back into that area again.

Oh and I still want to make the trellis type tops too. I think those are really fun looking.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Another Day In Paradise

Today started off just fantastic. How can you complain when you have one of these?

I made it through the first week of the Live Fit Program. The next 3 days are rest days woot woot! I have on the calendar to double up on my Bikini Body Mommy Days tomorrow so that I will have Sunday as a rest day with nothing! We'll see if that actually happens or not though. Scott wants to go for a bike ride and I think my body is trying really hard to catch the cold everyone in the house has had.

Hopefully I will win the fight and not get sick.
Reaches for another bottle of water and Emergen-C packet...

I REALLY need to go get some padded work out bras for the gym. And some cute work out tops. And maybe some cute shorts. Going to the gym so many days in a row makes me realize how many things will NOT work. I tried a little combo thing for a bra tonight and it KIND of worked but I looked like I was cold and I wasn't if you get my drift. Damn kids ruining my boobs.

No one too exciting at the gym tonight. Just one EMO guy all in black with a beanie and a jacket on. And long pants. I don't know how anyone can work out with that many clothes on. Weird. 

Scott was passed out when I got home and Trevor laid on the floor in front of the heater and gee aren't my guys so cute? 

I swear they can sleep anywhere.

In other news my little twin niece and nephew finally got to come home from the hospital last night! I still have not seen them. We have to be all better first with no chance of being sick since they are so tiny. My sister in law put this photo on Facebook with the "best sleepless night I've ever had". Haha many more of those to come for her.

Well off to hit the hay. I could really use some sleeping in but I'd sacrifice it for a good bike ride. I think. If I'm not sick.Pin It

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cell Project and Loud Yellers

Just a quick post before bed because I am BEAT!

Fun day today. After work took the kids to the thrift store (got more records fun fun) and then Target for Trevor to get the stuff he needed to make his cell project for school. Thank God I talked Melissa into helping him because I have no idea what the hell she was talking about when she was helping him.

Came home and baked the cake, made dinner and then they worked on the "project". It looks fun even though I don't know what it all stands for.

They used a snowball for the nucleus and we had the extra one. Trevor took a bite out of it and didn't like it too much and tried to hand it off to me but I restrained even though I REALLY wanted to eat it. I had one TINY little taste and decided I wasn't missing much.

After that I went off to the gym to do another round of Bikini Body Mommy Day 52 (same as day 50) and the Day 3 of the Jamie Eason's Live Fit program.

When I first walked into the gym "Brutus" was screaming as he did chest flies with like a million pounds of weights.

EVERYONE was looking. How could you not? Crazy.  Luckily he piped down after his 2nd rep and moved onto something less "strenuous".

Holy cow.

So today's work outs had me totally out of my comfort zone. First of all I had to do the incline push ups again which have your feet up on a bench and your hands on the floor. So you have to kind of make a little space for yourself. Since it is intervals you have to do it 3 times so you are "hogging" the space for a bit. I picked out a spot and moved things around a bit and decided to just own it. I pay my membership just like everyone else, they can wait if they need to be where I am.

So I got that all done and some jumped on the bench so fast after I was done I didn't even have time to clean it. Ok, have fun!

After that I did a bunch of exercises that I don't normally do and that had me a little nervous but I did ok. I like that if you go to the website they have little videos that show how to do the exercises. I've been watching those before I go to the gym if I'm not 100% sure of how to do them. It's really nice! I love free stuff like this!

I had to do a "wide stance barbell squat" which had me a bit nervous. I went over to an empty bar (figured I better start small) and went to lift it over my head and my shoulder/neck area popped. OMG I killed myself. Just kidding but I didn't do that again. Instead I walked under the bar and lifted it up with my shoulders. Later I'm thinking to myself,  that that kink in my neck I've been having for at least a week seems a bit better now. Yeah for self adjustments!

I'm sure everything else on my body is going to be sore. I was sore before I went to the gym so I'm sure to be feeling it later. One more day of the JE work out this week than it's a few days off of that. Probably wasn't the best idea to piggy back 2 work out programs but it sure makes my drive into town to the gym worth it.Pin It

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Another Day at the Gym

Went to the gym after dinner tonight and did intervals on the treadmill for my Day 51 of the Bikini Body Mommy work out. It was supposed to be 1 minute on 1 minute off for 20 minutes of some kind of work out. Her suggestions were things like jump rope, mountain climbers, stairs etc. I decided to just do the treadmill interval runs I used to do with my trainer. I started at 5.5 ran for 30 seconds, hopped off for 30 seconds upped it to 6. ram for 30 seconds, hopped off, upped it to 6.5 etc. up to 9 and then back down and then back up again until I had been running for 10 minutes. It's the most fun you can have on a treadmill I think.

After that I did the Day 2 of the Jamie Eason work out. Man I so forgot how much I LOVE to lift weights. The problem I was always having though was I didn't really know what combos to do together on my own and now I have it all laid out for me.

Mostly for myself I'm going to log what I did here (pretty sure no one is reading me anyways haha)

Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs 60 lbs
One Arm Dumbbell Row 20 lbs
Seated Cable Rows 60 lbs for one round 50 for the other 2
Underhand Cable Pull Downs 60 lbs
Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curls 10 lbs for the 1st round 15 for the other 2
One Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curls 15 lbs (rough)
Standing Bicep Cable Pulls first 6 at 30, 6 at 25, last 2 reps at a sad 20 (arms were shaking!)

I love how after I get done working out my arms I can see definition on them. More than just that extra skin stuff hanging from the bottom haha.

It feels so great compared to when I used to look for shirts with sleeves to hide my fat arms. I never ever want to go back there.  I felt like a sausage in that dress.

Does anyone else give names to people at the gym?
There is Chuck Norris guy. Tonight one I'll call Mr. T, and Big orgasm guy not to be confused with Little Orgasm guy.

Big orgasm guy is a pretty good sized dude who was using 5 lb dumbbells and making A LOT of noise.


I swear it's so hard to keep a straight face when people are doing that.

I haven't seen Little Orgasm guy the last 2 times I've been there. He's totally quiet but he makes the BEST faces. I can't even look at him when I'm there or I totally crack up.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stepping It Up & Random Ramblings

I might need some help typing. My arms are a little sore.

Just got back from the gym. Day 50 of the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge was ROUGH! Elevated push ups are no joke! Kind of felt like a bad ass doing them at the gym though, if I do say so myself. Hopefully no one saw me shaking haha.

After my 3 rounds of that work out I did Day 1 of the Jamie Eason's Live Fit Program. I've heard about this program for awhile through girls in my little fit camp. I decided that April 1st sounded like a good time to add it in and try it out!

What all that means is that I did about a jillion push ups tonight. The last set I was kind of getting pissed off at the gym because this guy was vacuuming. Which, yeah it's late, I guess the floor needs to be vacuumed but HELLO, I'm a customer in your establishment. If I'm trying to work out go vacuum somewhere else.

In other non work out news, I'm the last one standing in a household of sickies. The nasty chest cold has hit our house. I think I had a tiny tough of it last week because my chest had felt kind of tight and my throat hurt a little. I'm hoping that was it and I don't get the full on bug like everyone else.

Last night we were eating dinner and I got a text from the bank that someone was using my debit card in New York. LOVELY. Hopefully that doesn't take too long to get straightened out and lucky for me they didn't spend too much money.

I worked all day today to make up for leaving work early to pick up a sick Trevor from school yesterday. One project done, another one waiting to start. Job security right?

All my little seedlings are getting huge but I can't plant them outside yet because it's been raining and I still need to weed all the grass and weeds out.

At least it's raining though, we definitely need the rain.

OH did you hear about the runner that was lost in California? This guy was out on a trail training run on Sunday and got separated from the group and they just found him today. It was snowing where he was at. Apparently he is ok but brrrr poor guy! 

Something to be said for being in great shape I guess.

Well guess I'll go to bed even though I'm all wired from working out late at night. Oh maybe not, Scott just went and climbed into bed. Wouldn't want to sleep in the recliner when he's sick I guess.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

New Races and Work Outs

I got us all registered for April and May races today (and yesterday).

For April we are going to do the Zoo Zoom race again. I'm just going to do the 5k though so I can be done at the same time as everyone else. Last year it was kind of annoying being at all staggered times. I did sign Trevor up for the 1 mile run though. As soon as he stops coughing up a lung we'll have to get him out to do some "training" hehe. Melissa said no thanks, she'll just pay to get into the zoo lol.

My sister in law is coming too and signing up my niece for the kids short run again. That was sooo cute last year! I'm still trying to decide if I'll wear my new crazy tiger pants!

Oh my look how little the boys were so cute!

My step mom said that they are running that race too and that my dad is going to have his truck in the car show. That sounds like it will be a fun day!

Since today was the last day of March I decided to finish off the week I had left off on for the Bikini Body Mommy challenge. Tonight I did Day 45 and 47. They are the same work out, 4 exercises with 3 reps so I did 6 total reps. Ouch! Definitely feeling that in the tops of my legs and back a bit.

I ended up taking a whole week off after my half (just didn't feel like doing anything) so I'm a week behind "schedule". I've decided to just "re-schedule" for April :) It was nice having time off and I actually am looking forward to going for a run instead of dreading going out.

I'm thinking about doing another work out also but I need to look it up again and decide. The Bikini Body Mommy ones are good but they don't take very long to do and I feel like I could do more.

I've got my calendar printed out, now to just get it filled in!

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