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Almost time!

I will be leaving for Punta Cana in like 3 days. So much to do! So little time! I have been keeping super super busy.

Jessica and I went to a Black Keys concert, and it was awesome!

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I heart seeing bands live! The opening act was jake Bugg. And I really liked his music. Very twangy, kind like Bob Dylan. Swoon!

I have been getting my vacay wardrobe together. I think I’m pretty much done, just need a few more accessories.

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Old navy clearanced out a bunch of Capri length leggings and I scored 3 pairs. And I had to grab a few tops to go with them.

I also got this awesome shirt.

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And some more tanks. I’m hoping it’s going to be warm the whole time I’m there.

I also snagged a couple of dresses for the formal dinners.

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I’m hoping they will be fancy enough.

Off to run with Daphne!

Cheers!

New Running Buddy

Hey guys!

You know how I’m always trying to find a friend who is willing to run around my neighborhood with me? Well, I found a fren!!!

Meet Daphne!

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She is super duper awesome and let’s me yammer on and on about all of my crazy thoughts while we are running. We have a standing date on Sunday and Wednesday mornings. I’m feeling super good about it, and I’m hoping I haven’t come across as a super needy annoying friend. You guys all know how OCD and need to know what’s up 24/7.

Today we went for a run for over 2 miles.

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It was an awesome run! My legs are still sore from last Sundays hilly miles. All 2 of them.

And today we went with this guy.

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He actually really likes going on the runs. It’s just a whole lot harder with pushing a stroller and all.

And here he is in his costume. He’s an owl not a turkey.

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And one more, just because…

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Have a great Halloween!

Cheers!

pile on the miles

Hey it’s almost that time of year again! It’s pile on the miles time! I have committed to piling on a few miles for November, and you should too!

I have committed to running 3 times a week. Right now I’m running 2 days a week, and I feel like adding an extra day would be a perfect goal to reach for with out getting too excited and re-injuring myself.

Head on over to
run eat repeat and sign up! It’s not about perfection, it’s about progress!

Cheers!!

Here’s what I’ve been up to

Hey guys!!

Lately I have been obsessed with my master bedroom. I have de-cluttered and re organized most of my bedroom. It started with my bed. We bought a new bed, and needed new linens, and then snowballed into a pinteresty space that I am completely in love with!!

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I still want to get some new curtains and new lamps, but it still feels so much lighter and luxurious.

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I have also been getting at my work outs. I kind of had a “come to Jesus” talk with myself about the p90x3 workouts. I basically was dreading them and I kind of went into a depression for a second. However I pulled up my boot straps and got back to the bikini body work outs in the morning. Then in the evening I have been running!

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My first love has always been running, and honestly this is exactly where I want to be for now, and maybe always.

I also have been tracking every calorie on MyFitnessPal, and I have lost 13lbs in about 3 weeks. I’m feeling amazing about that. My watch is a little looser and so are my pants. I think I’m still about 5-10 lbs from going down a size, and I have a pair of jeans that are about an inch away from fitting that I’m using as a gauge.

Some other amazing things have been happening like…

Dom turned 9 months old!!!

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And he is full on crawling…

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And lifting himself up to stand!

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He’s so close to walking it’s not even funny.

And just because

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I’m weighing in again tomorrow and I’m hoping for 2-4 lbs. I know I put in the work, so I shouldn’t worry about it.

Cheers!!

78 days…

Hey guys! Happy Sunday!

My challenge starts tomorrow…

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And yes this is a 90 day challenge, you are probably wondering why I labeled this post 78 days…

Well you know that hubs and I just got back from a week long work trip. And during that work trip we attended a ton shit ton of meetings. It was a solid 5 days of meetings with about 4 hours in there for some “fun times”. So on one of the nights there was this awards presentation. And one of the awards was about providing excellent customer service. Our company has a program where they call customers and they rate us, blah blah blah. It’s a big deal. Well there are over 1300 stores in the company, and they chose 30 general managers to win this coveted award for amazing customer service. And guess what??? Hubs won! Ya, he’s kind of really really amazing at his job. What did he win besides a sweet ring? He won a trip to the Dominican Republic for 6 days and I get to go with him!!! This is happening! And we get a butler, a dude to bring me hot towels and drinks by the beach. I am beyond excited!!! So the countdown is on 78 days until we go to this haven, and I would like to feel semi comfy in a bathing suit. And the pressure is on!

I got this!

Cheers!

Super Duper Epic Fail

Why did I think I could start an intense work out routine and new diet on the week that school started? I’m completely delusional. I really pushed Carlo to join the water polo team at his new high school, and he did! And practice starts at 5:30 in the AM!!! And he’s already made some really amazing friends. I guess it’s all worth it. It’s just really hard for me to figure out which comes first when I have to drop him off at school at 5:15 in the AM!! There was also a night with a parent meeting, and the reality of how much everything is going to cost set in.

I just went really wrong with the expectations of completing 1-1.5 hour work outs. It’s just too much time for my life where it’s at now. I need something shorter and just as challenging and that’s why I ordered p90x3. The work outs are only 30 minutes. Sounds pretty perfect for me! I like structure, and you can’t deny the results. I’m feeling really excited about this. And a co worker, who doesn’t have a child in high school or a 7 month old baby, wants to try p90x out. I’m kind of excited for them!

Diet has been just ok. I have been keeping up with a very healthy breakfast and lunch, and most of the time a good healthy dinner. I know I need to work on drinking more water. Often times I wake up dehydrated, and feeling kinda yucky.

Carlo has his first meet today, and I’m beyond excited for him. I can’t wait to hear all about it, send good thoughts his way!

And since this post is soooo wordy, here’s a pic of the baby.

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And one of me and the hubs with the babe.

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Does anyone else have p90x3? What do you think of it??

Cheers!

Things have been super busy over here!

Hey guys!

How’s it going?

Sorry I’ve been MIA the past few weeks. Between getting Dom in a good sleep pattern in his crib, and preparing for my work trip to Tennessee, I have been just exhausted.

Dom is still as cute as ever

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He is so close to crawling! I see him get up on all fours, but then roll onto his belly. I’m sure he will start any day now.

And speaking of Tennessee, I just got back from a week long work trip. It was nice to go on this work trip with my husband, as he works for the same company as I do.

We got to eat lots of delicious southern delicacies like fried green tomatoes, blackened catfish, and hush puppies. Omg the hush puppies were amazing!!

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Some other local flavor we sampled included some brews from YAZOO.

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And on the work related “fun night” my company put on this amazing event at the “Wild Horse”. It was this awesome 3 story bar, where they had “The Band Perry” play for us. I don’t listen to much country music, but it was awesome!

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And I got to meet Elvis! Haha!

So with the irregular sleep patterns, and the traveling, my diet has gone to complete shit. Seriously, I feel like crap. What do I do when I feel like crap? Over plan and try to control every aspect of my fitness. Yep, it’s happening, but I feel really comforted by this revelation.

Here’s my plan for today and the rest of the week.

Hit up my local fruit/veggie stand to score some local cheap and delicious produce.

Grab some healthy staples from Costco to last 2 weeks.

Stay consistent with working out. For the past 90 days I have been doing those bikini body mommy work outs. I finished that program, and now feel ready for something different. This week I’m going to try to do p90x. I just want to play it by ear as my shoulder has been bothering me from all that sitting at the work trip.

So there you have it, I’m feeling super motivated to get my clean eating on. Woot!

Cheers!

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