Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I love any holiday!  Seriously, we need more celebrations in life!  And Valentine's Day is no exception.  Even when I didn't have a significant other, I loved spreading a little extra LOVE on this fun Holiday!  I have had amazing V-day's with my family, girlfriends, and of course the hubs.  I even get a little crazy at work!  My team for the last two years has had bag decorating, and then we go around and place Valentine's in each other's bags.  I am making it my personal goal to go all out each year!

2012 Lady Gaga Inspired

Hope everyone has a great day!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday focus:The weekend!

On the weekends I am home, I love heading out to the restaurant my husband works at for breakfast. He works weekends so it is a nice way to see each other a little more. Plus, the food is amazing!

This weekend was no different. Now that we have stumbled back into our routine post vacation, it was nice to pick back up on this tradition. We have had some ridic weather in the MN this year. Yesterday was not the first day I have cautiously braved the roads to make it to breakfast. I always kind of figure if the husband can brave it out there, I can to. And not to toot my own horn, but I think he likes it! And I do to!

The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, cleaning, and finally unpacking from vacation. I have been pulling clothes out of a suitcase for almost a week so it was time to get that squared away. I also hit up the gym Saturday and Sunday. Like I said, I joined the Y. I am really enjoying it there! I am not super pumped right now with my motivation and ability to “stick it to man”. Don’t get me wrong. I am beyond happy that I am not back where I was, but I am making no progress in the right direction and something just needs to shift. I’m sure I’ll figure it out. There is always something waiting around the bend.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

WIW, on a Thursday again...

Another Weigh in Wednesday on a Thursday.  Recent history would make you think I should just name them Thursday weigh in’s but since I do them on Wednesday, that just doesn’t seem right. 

I weighed myself the day after vacay.  I weighed in at 235 and some change.  Holy bananas!  I knew I felt crappy, and I generally ate like shit.  But that shit is not gonna fly.  Healthy eating and a workout gave me this weight the next day for my Wednesday Weigh in:

I decided to switch my gym membership from Anytime to the YMCA so that I can hit up classes and include some swim workouts.  I loved Anytime, but mainly for the convenience and the staff…the staff at the one I went to were bomb!  And the place was kept up like no other.  I ended my membership there as we were planning on moving, so when I got the urge to join the Y on vacation, I knew I would be able to as my last day at Anytime was the end of January.  And sometimes, I just need a change of scenery. 

To say I sometimes feel like a failure on this journey is an understatement.  I can work out, but then I off set it with food.  I can eat right, but then I am too lazy to go to the gym.  I'm definitely not in my groove, and I am definitely not headed in the right direction.  I have maintained, for pretty much a year.  But do you see what I see?  A slow creep up in weight.  Ugh...each day is a new day, and tomorrow I want to rock it.  I will indulge occasionally (I am a foodie after all), but I am going to try my hardest to find the happy middle.  I wan't to enjoy a meal out, but realize that the next day, and the day prior, don't have to also be indulgent moments.  I just have to tell myself to just keep going.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fun in the sun...

We just got back from our Hawaiian vacation yesterday and I think it’s safe to say, we are both ready to go back!  I know that living there every day wouldn’t be as magical as spending time there for a relaxing vacation, but I can imagine it would be a little nicer with that sunshine and warm weather almost everyday. 
The vacation was truly relaxing.  Lots of beach time, wine drinking, eating, and family time.  All the makings of a perfect vacation.
My sister-in-law and I rented scooters one day and experienced the island on two wheels.  That was the best way to pop around and easily take in the activities we wanted to without having to be driven by others or using the car.  Not only were they convenient but they were a shit load of fun!  Especially when we accidentally popped onto the highway!
We ended our trip by enjoying a Super Bowl Party Hawaiian style. 
And getting in some last minute sun!
Such an awesome vacation, and I can't wait till the next!