Friday, June 24, 2011

WEIGHT LOSS!

So I have been working extra hard to get back down to my high school size. I am determined and will not stop until I reach my goal this time!! I have changed my eating. I am trying to eat healthier..a lot of chicken and veggies, wraps for lunch (NO CHIPS), trying to drink more water, and of course exercise!!! every night when the girls go to bed is when I begin my workout! I don’t have much time during the day to do it..I could but the girl won’t allow me to do what I want to do!!! So at night is when it is. I use a treadmill but would rather run outside, but I am living on pasture with some goats ha-ha..not much of anywhere to run! I run about 5-6 miles every night about 5-6 days a week. Trying to work myself up to more so I can run a half marathon maybe in November, but we will see. Baby steps right? Its also taking me a while because I am trying to increase my time, so the faster I run the shorter I run if you know what I mean…but eventually I will be in good enough shape to run fast and longer ha-ha! After I run, I do about 200 abs, 50 squats with about 5 pound weight..trying to tone, 50 lunges with 5 pound weight, and about 40 push-ups…I do that every night and it is paying off!!! Since I started 2 months ago I have lost 21.8 pounds and am very proud of myself!! I still have about 10-15 more pounds to go and I think that I will be happy enough to maintain!!! So that is my weight loss story ha-ha!!! Im going to post a before and after pic!!

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I don’t have a full length picture of me before I lost weight, but here is a current photo of me!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort

So last Tuesday we went to dinner at Wild Wing CafĂ©, as we do every Tuesday because they have a 2fer night! (Buy 12 wings, get 12 free). My dad told me that him and my mom were going to take me and the girls along with them to this Hyatt Regency resort! It was his father’s day get away that we got to join in on!!! I was pretty excited because I was going somewhere, where you can just relax and have no worries! And let me just tell you, the place is beautiful and a must see!!! I would say that if you are looking for your once a year vacation, to go to this one or the one in San Antonio. They are the same thing. But they did say that this one, which was in Bastrop, TX right outside of Austin, had the same layout, but had a little bit more activities to do! The property was so nice and peaceful and was a great mini vacation!!!


We spent our time at the pool most of the time!! They had a beach area, a regular sized pool with a volleyball and basketball, a splash pad for the kiddies, a big circle 1ft deep pool for the kiddies, an adult pool, a lazy river pool which the girls absolutely loved!!! We spent most of the time there. WE put a little life jacket float and arm floaters and they just floated down the river and wanted no one to touch them…cause they can do it themselves ha-ha. They had a restaurant/bar at the pool. The rooms had nice balcony’s a separate shower/bathtub! They had about 3-4 different restaurants inside the hotel. Maybe more. This place also provides pony rides, horse back riding, etc.. Every night at 8pm they had a s’more party!!! They gave you the marsh mellows to roast..then when you were done they made your s’more with gram cracker and chocolate!! yummy!! Then at 845 every night they had a big blow up screen and played a movie for the kids. Very cool!


They also have I guess I'm going to call it Nannies for rent ha-ha!!! They have a Nannies from the heart group…you fill out the info, they get you a babysitter. We did that one night, the lady was very nice…you have to do a minimum of 4 hours..She took them to the playground to play, took them to look at the ducks at the pond, and then even took them to the smores!!! She was very nice and the girls went right up to her so that was nice!!! So I got to enjoy a nice dinner with Mom and Dad with no kids!!! They also have something called Camp Hyatt. If your child is at least 3 years of age, you can pay for them to go to this for about 4 hours, they have it 3 times a day I believe, includes dinner or lunch, and the parents get to enjoy adult time while their kids are having a great time playing games and stuff with the hyatt staff!! My dad also played golf 2 days!! One morning while he golfed, mom and I went and got pedicures and manicures. The girls went with us and just sat on our laps and they did really well up until the last 5 or 10 min!!! But hey!!! They were good haha!! Anyways if you haven’t seen or heard of it and need a nice relaxing vacation once a year or even twice you should check it out!!!! Here are the pictures!! Enjoy!!!


Thank you daddy for the amazing weekend!!! The girls and I had a blast and it was nice to get away and relax!! So thank you for everything!!


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Potty Training

Ok so its time to really get down to business!!! The girls were potty trained last January while they were in daycare. When we began the moving process in March, it all went down the drain..we didn’t pay much attention to taking them to the bathroom every 30 min to an hour because we were busy packing…staying at a hotel and always on the go Sad smile Oh well!! So here I am again trying to potty train them!!! I am hoping this time they will get it the first time I really concentrate on it and I think they will minus a few accidents here and there..but hey that’s expected right??? I am trying not to go anywhere for a couple of days so I can buckle down and get this done!! I am tired of buying diapers (pull-ups)! They only come with 58 in a pack which is not very many for 2 kids..so you can only imagine what I am spending haha!

Here is my plan! I have made the girls a potty chart! For each pee in the potty they get to add one sticker…for each poo in the potty they get 2! At the end of each row they will receive a candy. They started off pretty well! I actually took a sticker away from Addisyn’s cause she poo in her pants..is that bad? Or do you think I should still do that and then she will get the hint!? HMMM…. Anywho, they are really enjoying it! They have each completed 1 row as of this morning and I keep reminding them when they finish a row they receive a candy!! So I hope this all works!!!

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