Or I should say P90X2. I didn’t realize when I bought it on Ebay that I had bought the 2nd version. I should be starting with P90X first and master that before moving onto P90X2. I have a friend who is actually my inspiration for all of this who is letting me borrow hers. But until I can get that from her I have still been doing P90X2.
Tristan is doing it with me as well. It came in the mail Monday so I went through it all then and Tuesday morning, at 5am, both Tristan and I got up and started our first day. We are using this week as a training week though so we haven’t officially started. We want to learn all the exercises a little first. So we’ll officially start next Tuesday (and hopefully by then I’ll have the first version from my friend).
It’s so much fun having Tristan doing it with me. We laugh and giggle alot. Especially when Tony is showing us a new stretch or exercise and it looks so crazy we’re both like “he wants us to do WHAT????” LOL And we don’t always keep up, BUT at least we’re doing something. Yesterday was a rest or you do the recovery and mobility CD (which I did – Tristan slept). So far I am loving it and can actually see me keeping with this one. It’s a different CD everyday so you don’t get bored, plus everyday helps work your core so each day you can feel yourself getting stronger and stronger.
My sister-in-law started asking for Christmas lists from the kids about a month or so ago. And I just kept thinking to myself “why is she asking now? We still have time”. Not realizing Christmas will be here before we know it and I have yet to even think about what I am getting anyone. I know there’s a few out there that are probably already done shopping for everyone (AHEM…..Jenn!!! ) But I have nothing. Don’t even know what to get anyone.
The kids are the hardest this year. I could go and get a family type gift like a 5000 piece puzzle. But what to get them each individually is beyond me. They don’t really play with toys anymore, which makes me sad. They’re growing up. All they do is school, soccer, school sports, or play outside on bikes, skateboards or scooters, or play inside on the computer, iPod or PlayStation. Every once in a while I will tell them to get a game out so we all can play. (Gets them away from the electronics or TV at least.)
I am going to have to have them make lists for me this year. I am definitely clueless as to what to get them.
Just bought this yesterday on Ebay as an early birthday gift for myself. I had told Sean I wanted it, but didn’t want to pay the full price online so found it brand new on Ebay for $60. It should come in the mail sometime next week. Anyone who has it has warned me it’s hard starting off. But I have one friend/neighbor who lives down the street from us who has done it all the way through and she looks amazing. I know I CAN do this. I have lost all the weight I need to lose…am down to 111 pounds. Haven’t been that weight since middle school I think. Now to just work out and firm up.
Can’t wait to get started!
Not sure which one to work on next. I keep going back and forth. We should probably work on the kitchen first since anyone who comes into the house would see that more then they would see our master bathroom. But I keep wanting to fix the master bathroom first. Maybe because we just did the den/dining area and master bedroom which was a ton of work so I am looking for a smaller project right now? I hate painting both kitchens and bathrooms though – so much cutting in to do.
Plus, we are going to need a new vanity and a new bath sink and I just want to get it all done. Then again, the kitchen is going to need a new floor – so I guess both projects are about equal with the amount of time that’s going to be needed. But the bathroom floor needs to be re-grouted. I am not sure which room is going to be the worst. I already have the paint picked out for the kitchen though and not the bathroom yet. But that’s the easiest part to this whole thing – picking out the paint.
Wish I could just snap my fingers and have it done already! The flood happened back in May which caused this whole mess. The den and dining room area were just finally completed last week (as in I just got done painting the quarter round). We have yet to still put the room back together completely. And I am still painting the quarter round in the master bedroom. I have to keep moving furniture around to get to it. Once that’s done then that room can be put back together and I can get our stuff out of the kids bedrooms finally.
Woohoo, it’s FRIDAY!!!! And we have another jam packed weekend ahead!
Starts tonight – Caelie has soccer training, then goes to a teammates house for the night. Sean has a coaches meeting, then the coaches and myself will go to Applebees for some drinks, food and laughs (I always get invited to the “after” meeting party – I am cool like that – plus love hanging with the guyslol).
This weekend Kieran’s soccer team is in a tournament to benefit pediatric cancer (all funds go towards cancer research and all people working it, including refs, are volunteers), so he has 2 games tomorrow and 1 game Sunday. Meanwhile, Tristan’s soccer team has a game tomorrow and Sunday and Caelie has a fundraiser tomorrow for her soccer team.
Then tomorrow night we are hanging with some friends to help celebrate a birthday that was a few days ago. Looking to be a fun weekend in store!
Nope, I’m not. Never have been, never will be. My daughter used to be though when she was little. She just looked good in hats. Some people do. Hats just never suited me. I don’t have a “hat head” lol.
One day Caelie and I were going through my old photo albums and she picked out the fact that my Nana (my mom’s mom) always had a hat on. And some of them were those old fashioned hats, you know….like those hat country Womens Church Hats that were big on the old days. I remember one weekend every year our church used to have a mother/daughter dinner and I swear those old coots used to wear the funkiest looking hats ever – you would have thought it was a contest or something to see who had the whackiest looking hat. Made for some great pictures and memories though!
My daughter has the best sense of humor! She cracks me up on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s full on humor, sometimes it’s a dry sense of humor and other times it’s just silly. Still – no matter what kind it is, I love it.
She made her middle schools 7th grade volleyball team this year. It’s something for fun. I had no expectations for her going into this – just told her go and have some fun. Competitive soccer is her thing – so this is an outlet for her. The 1st 2 games she got to play in – and she played well (at least I thought – everyone on the team made mistakes – this is their first year playing so it’s expected right?). Well, the last 2 games she hardly played at all – got to play what they call the 5th quarter (they play an extra set just for the kids who don’t get to play in the actual game. We are used to this since during Tristan’s first season on a school team he sat out as well.)
I was sick last night so didn’t make her volleyball game, where apparently (even though the team lost BADLY – almost 25-11 each set) she didn’t play again, and only played like 4 minutes in the 5th quarter. I am not one of these parents who will go and complain. It is what it is. I want my daughter to earn her spot through perseverance and hard work – not because mommy and daddy bitched and moaned (or paying off the coach – sorry, inside joke).
So she comes home all mad and I try to explain to her maybe it’s just not her sport, at least she’s tried and now she knows for next year whether or not to try out. I then ask what the score was and she’s like “mommy, they lost bad. It was like 25-11 a match”. She then smiles at me and goes, “Well, at least they can’t blame me for losing and that horrible score since I didn’t play. It’s kind of like when our soccer team loses and the defense gets hit hard and plays awesomely yet we still don’t win because we have no one who can GET IT IN THE NET – even with an open goal. There’s only so much I can do. The team that scores the most is the team that wins right?”, and she walks away.
God, I love her!
It looks like a tornado went through it – several times. Granted, we just put new floors down in our den/dining room and master bedroom and used the garage to not only store stuff from those rooms but to also cut the laminate – so there is saw dust EVERYWHERE (and I mean everywhere – it got into every little spot it could in there). Even so though – the mess is driving me nuts. I have been slowly getting the den/living room back together, but not fast enough. There is just too much stuff in there right now. Everything from book shelves (from the master bedroom), to treadmills, to miter gears (which should be in there considering it’s a garage), and even clothes.
Hoping once I get the den/living room back together, then finish painting the quarter round in the bedroom and get that back together I can then work on organizing the garage.
I really REALLY do!
I have found some of THE best recipes ever on there and I just keep finding them. The best so far have been the crock pot ones. In the past 2 weeks I have made 3 awesome ones.
We had friends of ours over about a week and a half ago (they helped put our new floors down) and I made a Guinness Crock Pot chicken recipe. Everyone wolfed it down. You can use any beer you like but I highly reccommend Guinness for its flavor. I am not a Guinness drinker, but this chicken was awesome! And the best part? It comes from a Weight Watchers recipe and is only 3 points! With it I also made a Black Bean and Corn Salad which was also good (and also easy to make).
Next came my all time fave recipe which I will be making over and over again as I LOVE any kind of recipe that has to do with buffalo chicken. The chicken literally fell off the bone for this one and was the best chicken I have ever had in my life! I am craving it right now just thinking about it. It’s called Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese and I have to say the dip that goes with it could be eaten alone (which I did do with what was leftover – I added some buffalo sauce to it, heated it up and ate it with Frito’s – YUM!).
And then last but not least was the meal I just made this past Sunday. I doubled it too so we’d have leftovers for our crazy weekly schedule. This one is called Crockpot Pasta Fagioli and was also wolfed down by everyone. I also made corn bread with it. It’s a great fall recipe!