Friday, January 30, 2009

I did it...

I hit my goal of 30 miles in the month of January!!

I actually did it in about two weeks because my first real workout with the Nike + was on January 14th. I am pretty excited. I am still trying to run more but that will come in time, I'm not going to kill myself!

I think I will set my February goal for 45 miles, not sure I want to set it to 60 miles yet. I'll do that in March!

I'm doing my first 5k on Mother's Day...I'd like to be able to run the whole thing :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Still need to...

- Catch up on at least a weeks worth of blog posts

- Do laundry in my own house!! My new dryer came yesterday

- Hit my goal of 30 miles this month...I only have a few days left to do it but I think I can

- Get to the gym today. Have a sick girl home today so I'll have to go later.

That is all....happy hump day :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is getting old....

Remember my power/heat/dryer going out here...

Well today I woke up to no heat again...UGH! I called a heating and cooling place and luckily someone was able to come over first thing this morning. It's 19 degrees today and a chance of snow all week.

Here is where my doggies were all morning...right in front of the space heater.

So repairman was able to fix it ($270 later)...the circuit board was fried. Hmmmmm that is the exact same thing that happened to my dryer! I decided to call my insurance company to see what my deductible was, unfortunately it is $1000 and my expenses haven't been that much. I swear I must have been hit by lightning or something.
My brand spanking new dryer is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Thank you baby jesus! I am so tired of being without one for almost a month now!!! Can you believe that???
The weekend was good, didn't do much other than go out Saturday night with the girls from highschool. It's been fun reconnecting and getting together once a month.
I have some serious blog reading catching up to do!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm an ex Biker Babe

So we had some nice weather yesterday and while driving to Kyler's game (by the way, another victory 42-23) I noticed a TON of bikes out and had to *sigh*....because...

I used to own a Harley. Yup I had a Harley Davidson was purple and oh so shiny and pretty!!

I got my bike back in 2003. I grew up riding dirt bikes so I had an idea of what I was in for but I went ahead and took the motorcycle rider's class because by doing that and passing, I was able to just have that added to my driver's license!

Here was me on the 2nd day I had it.

Look how little the kids were, cracks me up!!

Here is me after a long ride one day. I stopped to see my mom :)

One day I was out riding with a friend of mine and he took some pictures out by the lake, this one is my favorite.

I rode in the Bikers for Babies in 2005.

I sold my bike because I wasn't riding it as much as I should have been. I never minded riding alone but it was more of a safety thing. I was always worried about everyone ELSE, not me.
Miranda told me yesterday I should buy another....who knows :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I got nothing to say

Not feeling it...nope, not today.

Workout was tough, my legs are still feeling the bootcamp from Tuesday.

Kyler has an away game tonight, I'll update ya tomorrow on it if I blog.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Boot Camp - Week #1

Class was great! I am sore from it but it's a good sore!! We did tons of lunges, squats, cardio, weights...etc, etc. We went for a full hour! Before the class the took our weight and did our measurements. They will do the measurements again at the end of the six weeks but will do our weight weekly. I got up today and didn't want to attempt running so I just did 45 minutes on the treadmill instead. No need to kill myself!!

Kyler had a home game last night and they won 38-19. Maybe that first game was a fluke since it is the only one they've lost and even then, it was only by one basket! Go Panthers!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another long weekend gone

Ahhh so nice to have a few days off. I really try to stay away from blogging on the weekends so then I get to play catch up on Mondays, but for this week Tuesday since I was off work yesterday!

Let's see what exciting happened this weekend...

I went to a baby shower for my friend Jamie, she's gonna have a lil boy at the end of January!!

Miranda stayed the night at a friends so Kyler and I got to hang out Saturday night.

Sunday we hung out at Jen and Eric's and watched football.

Yesterday I had to go to the store I hate, Nebraska Furniture Mart, because my dryer ended up being too much to repair so they gave me a store credit to go buy a new dryer. I just hate that store, it's too big, too many people, too much to look at...ugh. So the kids and I went up there and we were in and out within 30 min max. That was even having to deal with customer service for the credit LOL It will be delivered in a week. I hit the laundry mat last night to dry the four loads I did at home. Hopefully I can wait another week to do laundry again...fingers crossed.

Tonight starts the 6 week Boot Camp at my gym. I am excited. This time it is an individual results boot camp. Last year I did a team Maxximum Challenge with Tina. They posted each week the percentage of weight loss. I assume they will do the same with this boot camp. I've got two weeks of work outs under my belt and have lost 5 pounds so far. I have kept a weight log for the past year and I am am the exact weight right now as I was on 1/19/08...crazy huh? I had lost 11 lbs at my lowest last year and I hit that on 4/1/08. I can do that problem! I will hit that and then I will keep going. I will do this...

Friday, January 16, 2009


I am SO glad it is Friday and the fact that I have Monday off for the holiday makes it THAT much better!!!

Kyler's team destroyed the other team yesterday by 52-7...that's more like a football game score isn't it?? Crazy! Next game is Tuesday at home!

It's SNOWING lots of it coming down. The kids are thinking they will close school early. I guess they don't realize it's been worse this year. We just haven't seen it for quite a few weeks.

The last thing I want to talk about it my friend's company. I wanted to give a little shout out to her! Nicki has created this awesome little company called GiggleBug Boutique. It has some of the coolest, funkiest stuff. She informed some of her friends that a fellow blogger had done an interview and post about her so instead of me rewriting everything, I am just going to link to you it here...

All Things 4 Baby and Mom

Please check it out as well at checking out Nicki's website!!

Have a great weekend and don't forget to work out *hehe*

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby it's cold outside...

It's 9 degrees people...ugh! I know it has been colder but not for awhile now. This sucks LOL

I hit the gym again this morning and increased my running just a tiny bit more. I do not want to over do it to where I am too sore to work out the next day or start hating it. I am totally loving the Nike Mini, she cracks me up. I love how she dances and does other things. Cheesy yes, entertaining yes, motivating....well kinda cuz she's doing different things today after I uploaded today's workout results then she was doing with yesterday's results.

Kyler has another away game tonight, about 25 miles away. I have to haul butt to pick up Miranda at 3:10ish then to get to the game. On Tuesday we were a tiny bit late and I missed Kyler starting in the game. I was bummed but at least I was there.

Nothing much else going on, work is busy busy, that's part of the reason my posts have been short!!!

Gotta run to another meeting :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just a Quickie

I'm super busy with work today but wanted to do a quick hiya post!!

I used my Nike+iPod kit this morning during my workout. How cool was that??? There is a little voice that comes on every 5 min and tells you how long you've been going. It's a nice reminder to hear.

I chose a different treadmill routine this morning, I went with a sprint one. Basically you walk fast for 3 min then you run for 1.5 min for a total of 30 min. At the end of it, the treadmill raises up making it that much harder. My calves were burning but I did it!!

I came home and sync'd my routine. Now you can see my results over there on the right. The little character cracks me up!! I have also added my distance goal for January. Since I am starting late in the month, I hope I can still make it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Workouts, Basketball and Awards

Workouts ~

Why do we live by what a scale says? Drives Jess would say...batshitcrazy!! I have been busting my butt for the last week, working out and eating better right? Well I got on the scale yesterday and I had gained 3 lbs. What the heck!?!?! After I calmed down and realized I had probably been gaining muscle since I have been doing some weights too, I was ok with it. But your first instinct is to get upset because your goal is to lose weight. So for the heck of it I got on the scale this morning...just to confirm it and what do ya know...6 lbs lighter than yesterday. So in reality I lost 3 lbs this week. I don't think I had that much different clothes on but who knows. I'm gonna stick with the thought that I lost 3 lbs :)

So have you noticed my cute little character over on the right?? Wep recommended the Nike + iPod Sport Kit when I was debating getting the Body Bugg. I got the kit this weekend but don't have the specific Nike shoes and I wasn't going to buy them so I ordered the lace clip that laces onto the shoe and holds the sensor so it can be used with any shoe. I should be getting that any day!! So back to the cute character...what the kit does is track how far you've gone whether it's running or walking or whatever. Then you use the iPod to sync it on the Nike + website and it tracks and logs everything for you. I found that you can put the little character on your blog, facebook...anything like that. Poor thing is sitting at zero right now until I get my workouts logged when I get the lace clip. It's really cool though, there are lots of training tools on the website.

I am SLOWLY getting to where I can run on the treadmill. I have never been much of a runner but would like to try to. Yesterday I ran for one minute straight during my 30 minutes. Doesn't sound like much but for me it is!! Today...I ran two minute sprints and did two of them. GO ME!!

Basketball ~

Kyler had an away game yesterday and they won 33-13. He scored two baskets!! I didn't take my camera since it was an away game, I wanted to cheer as much as I could :)


I got this blog award from Two Blessings From Above. What a cool mom who is totally into her twin boys hockey! I love getting weather updates from her too, it's brr brr brr cold up there today!!! Thanks for being a fun blog friend too!!

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Basketball and FMX

Well Kyler didn't win the first game but he scored a basket and made three free throw shots. The score was 32-35, they were ahead the entire game til the last quarter...ugh!!!

Last night I took the kids to the FMX event that was here at the Sprint Center. If you like motorcycles and dirtbikes, this is the event for you. It was SO fun! We have gone before but it's always a good time. The pictures I took were all blurry since they were going so fast but I was smart and remembered I could take little videos with my camera so here are four of them!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Game Day

There he is, the handsome boy, on his first middle school basketball game day. He's played ball for years but this is the first year for any sport that is for the school. He tried out and made the team as I had mentioned before. The team is required to dress up (he picked this out) on game days which I think is pretty cool. It shows that they have pride in being a player on the team. They are required to keep their grades up as well as keeping their hair cut short (which I love because some of those boys look ridiculous with that long scraggly hair). I can't wait to take pictures and post them tonight or tomorrow. GO PANTHERS!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Are you sure it's not Monday?

It's been one of THOSE days...and it's only noonish!!!

I get the kids to school then hit the gym for an awesome workout. I did a hard 30 min program on the treadmill then hit the machines and worked on my arms.

Then I went to my eye appointment. Yup, go figure, I have to get glasses again. I wore glasses from when I was a little girl through middle of high school. I could always go with or without so I got lazy and just quit wearing them. I always passed any eye exam so I never thought anything about it. Well now, after years and years of computer work and getting older, I have headaches constantly. Sure enough, he said my eyes are working way too hard so anytime I wear the glasses, it will be relaxing them and causing less stress on the old eyeballs. I picked out a cute pair (I hope) and they should be in next week.

As I was on the way out of the doc's office, I got a call from Miranda's school nurse, she had thrown up in the hall at school so I had to go pick her up. What the heck LOL

Then about an hour later, I got a call from Kyler's school nurse! He had mentioned his ear was hurting last night and he had gone in to see her today. She said his ear canal was pretty red. I told him to stay at school and I'd do my best to get him in. Of course they are completely booked so I am waiting to see if they can just call in an antibiotic or if I have to drive 25 miles to the nearest walk in doc office. Keep your fingers crossed...sheesh! He's got to get healthy though because he has his first middle school basketball game tomorrow which I am SO freaking excited about!!!

The kids go back to their dad's tonight and I am going to relax!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day 2...check

Yes I made it to the gym again this morning...LOL A friend of mine got there shortly after I did so we talked as we knocked out 30 min on the treadmill. It helps having someone there to talk to!! I think the hardest thing for me right now is trying to not drink so much diet coke. It's my crack!! I have made some fake crystal light stuff and am drinking that to try to get more 'water' each day. I have never been much of a water drinker so it's hard for me!!

Now for fun stuff...

I received this wonderful award from Two Blessings from Above. THANK YOU!!!

Rule: Pick 5 blogs that you love or enjoy the most and pass along the award. It is that simple.

The Scattered Mind of a Tattooed Minivan Mom
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Zander and Me
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Monday, January 5, 2009


So like practically everyone else in the world today, I went to the gym this morning. I got on the scale like I do on the Monday mornings that I go and I about cried, I mean I about punched the scale, I mean I about fell off the scale...yea that's it. I am the heaviest I have ever been, outside of when I was preggo. I guess you can figure out I didn't make my Christmas weight loss goal...LOL but then again I didn't put forth the effort that I should have so it's my fault that the scale went the total opposite way. Man, I am bummed but it's self inflicted right?

I HAVE to do this now, I have to lose this weight. It's totally depressing.

I have already gotten ahold of my friend Tina (*waves at Tina*) and told her that I wanted to start going in the evenings with her again. She was the one I joined the gym with last year and did so well with. I hope she can keep me motivated!!

Oh well...

They say if you write everything down that you eat/workout/whatever, it helps you identify things you are doing good or bad. I use the Prevention magazine website. You can create an account and then everything you log gets charted and it is really helpful! Guess I better start that bad boy back up huh??

Today is back to normal routine day!! The kids got up and off to school just fine. They were wired last night and didn't go to bed until about 11pm!! Crazy kids!!! Work is back to normal too. Already dealing with clients...yippee!!!

Happy Monday to all!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Relaxing Weekend So Far!

Kyler has been gone all weekend, he went to the indoor waterpark with Jen and her kiddos again. They may be staying tonight too!! I bet they are worn out!!!

Last night Miranda and I went to dinner with my friend Jamie and her daughter, Ashleigh. It was a nice girls night out.

Miranda went to spend the night at a friend's tonight so I made some yummy dip and have my butt parked on the couch to watch football. I'm so lame and boring hahahaha!!!

Here is the sounds different but it's soooo good. Jen made it on New Years Eve and I think I about ate the whole thing myself!

2 cans of mexicorn-drained
8 oz. real mayo
1/2 can of green chillis-try to drain
shredded cheddar cheese-any amount

Drain the mexicorn, toss in bowl with the real mayo and the other ingredients. Put some tobasco sauce on the top of dip as desired and chill in fridge.

Serve with chips or crackers Enjoy!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Getting back in the swing of things

I am back to work today, got lots of emails and such to catch up on but it's kinda nice to have today to do that and then be 100% on Monday when everyone is back.

It's been nice having this past almost week and a half off work. The kids and I have gone rollerskating a couple times already. We have such a fun time. I got some pictures from the first day we went. As you know in a rink, the lighting isn't the best plus everyone is moving so the pictures are NOT that great. I just had my point and shoot too so maybe if I had my Rebel they might have turned out better but I didn't want to drag that to the rink.

Not sure what Miranda is doing in this one but she's having fun!

I love sneaking up and pushing Kyler!

Getting ready to do the Chicken Dance

Kyler is such a goof...LOL

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a fun, safe New Years Eve!! I went to a party and had a really fun time. Nothing too crazy or anything, just fun people and hilarious conversations! We played a crazy game called Dirty Minds. You get three clues to guess what it is but it's not what you think it'd be...which is something dirty of course. It was fun!

I'm a couch bound, bowl game watching fool today! So this is all you get from me today!!!