Workout Journey…Day 10

you-can-do-itOkay, I skipped a few days. I needed a day off on Friday. I don’t know if it was mental or physical, but I knew I needed it! Saturdays and Sundays I can’t work out because of my husband’s work schedule. Last night I told my husband to set the alarm, “I am going to go to boot camp tomorrow.” He set the alarm. It’s funny how motivated I am at 9:00 PM at night! The idea of getting up in the morning didn’t seem so bad. But damn, when that alarm went off at 5:00 AM….oh the pain! But, it was like a well rehearsed dance…I was back at this morning! (more…)

Have a Dog or a Cat? You need this!!

Pet-grooming-gloveWe recently adopted a cat…he is the sweetest cat! We picked him because he lets the girls pick him up and he never gets upset or growls at them. When I brought him home the first thing my husband said was “why did you get one with such long hair?” I explained that I chose him based on his personality more then the way her looked. But after a few days, I understood my husband’s concern. Diesel has long hair and sheds a lot! The girls wanted to help groom him but they had trouble with the brush. When I was offered the Per Grooming Glove for free in exchange for my honest opinion…I jumped at the chance to review it! (more…)

Toddler Nail Painting 101

How to paint toddler nailsMy girls love having their nails and toe nails painted! Over the years we have accumulated several colors and types of nail polish. The other night, after her bath, Franki grabbed the bag of polish and said “you paint my nails pwease mommy.” She wasn’t asking…it was more like telling. But, she did say please…so what the hell! If the thought of painting your toddler’s toes or nails makes you nervous, don’t be! Over the past 5 years, I have mastered painting tiny nails! Here are some tips! (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 9

Groundhog-Day-Movie-stills-51I feel like Harold Ramis is directing my life…everyday is the same. Now I know how Bill Murray felt in Groundhog Day! Alarm goes off, get up, go pee, get dressed, grab keys, grab water bottle, and out the door. I can see how people give up and stop working out. It is so much easier to lay back down and go back to sleep instead of getting up and working out. (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 8

coffee-break-1291381The honeymoon phase is over. I was told this might happen. Today my husband woke me up at 4:58 AM and I told him “I need a day off”. There was no amount of self motivation that was getting me up today. Then, 2 minutes later, the alarm went off. I thought about the people in my boot camp class and how they are all getting up and getting ready…so I did it. I got up, went pee, got dressed, grabbed my water bottle (no bathroom sink water for me today), and I was out the door. Today I was tired…I didn’t go to bed late and I didn’t have any wine last night. All my kids are sick with a Spring cold right now…thinking I am fighting that off! (more…)

The dreaded phone call!

bloggerIt was 12:30 on Monday…I was eating lunch at my desk (as usual) and my cell phone started to ring. My heart dropped when I saw who was calling. It was the preschool where Franki and Joey go. “Shit, someone is either sick or hurt. Please be hurt…but not too hurt I have to go get them…crap!” I picked up the phone. “Hi, this is Mrs X calling from MLH.” The woman on the phone was so perky. “Hi” I replied “What’s wrong?” I cut right to the chase…just give it to me straight lady! “I just wanted to let you know that Joey was acting very lethargic this morning, so we took her temperature and it was 101.7” DAMNIT I scream in my head. (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 7

suck-it-up-so-someday-you-wont-suck-it-inHad a glass of wine last night…mistake! Before working out, I would have a glass of red wine after the girls went to bed almost every night…don’t judge, it is good for your cholesterol! Anyways, since starting to work out, I haven’t had wine during the week. One of my friends stopped by last night and brought wine. Of course I couldn’t let her drink alone. So, I had one glass…it tasted like heaven…lush, Cabernet heaven! (more…)

School Friend’s Birthday Parties…Game Changer!

birthday-cake-380178This weekend, Joey was invited to a birthday party for a boy in her class. I have never met him…never met his parents…I couldn’t pick this kid out of a line up. Preschool is tough. A lot of the parents drop off and pick up at odd times. There is no PTO or family nights, so it is tough to get to know people. You start making friend with the people you see at drop and pick up. Unfortunately,¬†Brett drops off…and he isn’t the most social in the morning. I pick the girls up, but by then they are in after care…so all the classes are pooled together. So I have no idea who is in their classes. (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 6

dont-quitI had to take the weekend off because of my husband’s work schedule. Sleeping until 6:30 AM on Saturday was amazing! I felt like a million bucks! And then around noon, I felt like I hit a wall. It was so strange…but I felt awful. My husband and I wanted to go out for dinner and I told him that I needed a nap first! Sunday there were no boot camp classes, so going wasn’t an option. And again, I felt super tired on Sunday. Exercise has really changed me for the better! I have more energy and I am happier! (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 5

stop-making-excusesGoing into to this whole experience, I told myself that I needed to do it 5 days in a row. I don’t know why, but 5 days in a row was my goal. I felt like if I could get up early and workout 5 days in a row…then I could continue doing it. I can look back on this week and tell myself “hey, you did it already so you can do it again!” Today was day 5 and I made it! (more…)