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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!

Tahoe, beach work outs, and SUP

Hey guys! I spent the last 4 days in Tahoe at our family cabin.

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Best family picture ever?? ❤️

One of my goals was to work out on the beach at least once while we were in Tahoe. And I totally got it done on day one.

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I even got to see the sunrise.

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I felt super accomplished after this work out. I brought my phone, put it in a plastic bag, and set it for the current bikinibodymommy work out. And let me tell you…working out on the beach is no joke! It’s all uneven, and has not resistance. So jumping is harder, burpees were harder, butt kicks were harder, everything was harder. I really felt like it kicked my butt when I was done.

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Working out on the beach totally justifies Tahoe’s best milk shakes, right?

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I got Heath bar, Carlo got butterfinger. I should have gotten butterfinger, but it was still good!

Then we headed to the beach! Dom got to feel the sand between his fingers for the first time. He loved it!

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We each also spent some solo time with Carlo. Hubs chose to do a charter fishing trip. They caught a bunch of Kokanee!

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They each were able to bring home 5, so we have 10 Kokanee marinating in the fridge as I speak, ready to be smoked tonight! Yum!

I decided I wanted to try SUP, or stand up paddle boarding with Carlo. How hard could it be? Turns out, really hard! I had originally set the lesson for Tuesday morning, however it was freezing out, and it was super windy. I discussed my options with the SUP lady, and we rescheduled for Wednesday evening. This was at the same time the SUP Races were in Tahoe.

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There’s quite a SUP community out there! Granted they all must live really close by. And some of those kids must have been pushing 5! Crazy! They were rock stars on the water.

Sadly I don’t have any pictures of me standing up on the board. I don’t have a waterproof camera, but I did use hubs’ go pro camera. He is going to go through the footage, and cut it down to like 4 minutes, then post it to YouTube. I’ll keep you posted.

Back to my adventure. In a nutshell, the weather was extreme for a first timer. I decided to go with a guide, and he told me that it was the roughest conditions he had ever taught anyone in. Super windy, lots of waves, it was just very very hard. In the end Carlo was able to stand up and paddle around for a short time, and I was able to for about 90 minutes. I felt pretty bad ass. The instructor/guide was really encouraging, and I think I want to try it again! It is an all over body work out. Every muscle on my body is sore even 2 days later! There are at least 2 different places near my house that offer SUP lessons and rentals. I’ll probably be checking it out in the next couple of weeks.

I also have been trying to catch up on all the awesome movies that I have missed over the last year.

This one is hilarious!

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This one was just ok

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This one was intense and I loved it!

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Last night we watched “Bad Grandpa”, which was way funnier than I thought it would be. Still kind of chuckling about it. And today I’m currently watching “Gravity”, and I keep looking at the clock. I’m trying to watch it to the end, but it’s soooooooo slow!!! I have about 4 other movies I want to watch before I go back to work Sunday, so we will see! Oh and watch all the new episodes of Orange is The New Black! Omg omg omg! Yes I can’t say enough, I’m 6 episodes in and hooked!

Ok that was a bit of a ramble. Anyways I’m totally enjoying my vacation, and I don’t want it to end!

Here’s the last 2 weeks of Dom pics!

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Ever tried SUP or go on a fishing charter?

Cheers!

Bottle rock, Paint Nite, and my phone died

Hey guys! It’s been way too long. First off my phone died and I don’t have AppleCare. It died from a “trauma”….that’s what the apple genius guy told us. $269 later we were buying another phone and a super super amazing case (price didn’t include case, or tax). I’m still in shock about it.

Let’s talk about something way more fun like, bottle rock! Both hubs and I went this year! And miss Jessica joined us, as well as my mother’s boyfriend of a million years and they should be married already, Jim.

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We started the day with some awesome tunes by Ben Sollee, and finished with The Cure, and Sublime.

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It was so much fun! And I’m glad that hubs decided to go this year.

In lots of other fun news Dom had his first play date.

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Dom is actually 7 months younger than Wyatt, even though Dom is slightly bigger than him. I love Dom’s super chunky thighs and arms. There’s only a small window of time where it’s acceptable to have fat all over your body, and Dom’s window will be closing soon enough.

In super serious news, Carlo graduated (got promoted) from middle school!!

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So stinkin’ proud of this kid! I have a high schooler on my hands!

Then this past Sunday I caught up with my favorite second cousin/BFF, and miss Jessica my other BFF at another paint nite.

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I have an addiction, and I’m totally ok with it.

And in random, just because I want you to know this about me, news. This is my new favorite afternoon snack.

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I’m obsessed.

Here’s some cute shots of Dom being adorable. He’s actually well into 22 weeks, but I lost the 21 week pictures. So I’m just going to make due with these.

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Love him!

Have you heard of or been to bottle rock? How about a paint nite?

Cheers!

Where did 19 weeks go?

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Dom is about to turn 5 months on Friday. Exciting stuff, right?

He reached a fun milestone this past week, he can now sit up on his own.

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He can also hold his bottle for almost his entire feeding, if he’s hungry enough.

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Baller, right?

So I have been riding the green smoothie train pretty hard this past week!

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And it’s going good!

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After some trial and error my favorite recipe definitely includes:

A frozen banana
Tbs of peanut butter
Heaping tbs of greek yogurt
Handful of spinach
Then cover ingredients with almond milk

Seriously. Yum!

I’m still getting at those bikinibodymommy work outs!

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Today’s had some single leg work that I am already feeling.

In Carlo news, he completed his innovation project: create anything innovative. He chose to build the Eiffel Tower out of Popsicle sticks.

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And he got a complete makeover with an awesome haircut.

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Those 2 pictures were taken a day apart.

Then I had some fun with both my boys for week 19.

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Love them!

And here’s 20 weeks

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Are you “helping” your kids do any projects this week?

Cheers!

18 weeks!

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Hey guys! How’s your week going? Mine is crazy and full of stress, but I’m still getting at those bikinibodymommy work outs. If you are short on time and looking for something challenging and relatable, check her out on YouTube and her website http://www.bikinibodymommy.com. I’m on day 9 of her challenge 2.0, and I love love love it!

Here’s the shot of her on Facebook from this morning!

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I’m seriously obsessed and having fun.

And guess what I got for Mother’s Day?

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I’m hoping to step up my breakfasts with some green smoothies. I’m going grocery shopping this morning for some staples. And I’m hoping with the awesome new blender that my smoothies will be tasting amazing. I’ll keep you posted!

And here’s the 18 week pics

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I just love how happy he is all. The . Time.

Anybody else have a ninja? What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe??

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