Stay tuned for other advent activities that I will be posting about!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Our family advent is a new tradition we started last year where each day the kids get to take the paper off of the day and see what fun new activity, adventure, treat or craft we get to do for that day. I know that this type of advent isn't new but it is to our family and we really enjoyed it last year. I enjoyed it because it helped us slow down, spend some time together as a family and enjoy the holiday season. December 1st was decorating the Christmas tree and unfortunately I completely forgot to take pictures of that! December 2nd was watch a Christmas movie and have hot chocolate. This has been a tradition in our family for a while now so I just incorporated it into the advent. We always watch Elf (which our family LOVES!!)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So I bet you all have been wondering about P90X well lets just say that I really did love doing it and I did feel a difference but the biggest thing is there just wasn't enough time when me and my husband could do it together and that was one of the main reasons for me doing it in the first place. I would say that if it was something you could find time for every day then go for it though because it was fun and like I said I did notice a difference. But now on to bigger and better things!! I am feeling some big and not so big projects coming on, I am excited to think of all the different little things that I am wanting to do and I am hoping to get started on some things right away!! For starters, this week I have planned to work on my new Family Home Evening board that has been sitting for such a long time and I finally had an epiphany (if that is how you spell it) on what I wanted to do with the board. My plan is to have it done on Friday and be able to show you all what I came up with. Here's to hoping!! Here is what my board looks like as of today. So far I painted the frame white and sanded it down just a bit then I painted my magnet board orange, I next found some radiator cover at Home Depot to put over the magnet board and that my friends is where I got stuck...
Monday, March 4, 2013
So it has been a week since me and Handyman started P90X and I have to say it wasn't what I expected. It is not as fast paced as I was thinking it was going to be but the moves are definitely a challenge. I have to be honest though we didn't complete every night. Our night schedule is crazy but that isn't an excuse so this week we will do better. I have noticed a difference in my body, probably not anything that anybody else could see yet but I felt more tone. I think the funnest part though was working out with my man and encouraging each other, I love how supportive he is of everything I do! I am not going to post pictures this week but I will next week. I will say that my weight went down two pounds which is way exciting!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I have a new found love...my green smoothie! I was such a skeptic at first, I mean a green smoothie, it is green and it is full of spinach. I love spinach but in a smoothie? I finally decided to try it though and I am so glad I did. Not only is it good but it curbs my cravings for other snacks and it fills me up so I don't eat as much and it has good nutrients. I found the recipe on Pinterest at this link. I add greek Chobani yogurt to mine because I really like mine thick usually about a half a cup. I dare ya to try one and then let me know what you think.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Me and Handyman have done P90X for the last two nights, I don't think exercising at 10:00 at night is the best thing but unfortunately that is the only time we have found to do it:) The first night I was a little disappointed because we didn't "move" as much as I was expecting. It was a lot of balancing and more strength training stuff. It was a good work out though and don't think for one second that I was able to do all the reps he wanted us to or that I could do each move with perfect form...HA not even close but it will be fun to see in a couple of weeks if I am progressing. Last night there was more moving, more heart rate increase but again it was not graceful by any means. My body is very sore today though so it must be doing something. I am excited to see the results and hopefully by summertime my goal is to be more comfortable in a swimsuit ;)
Over the last 3 1/2 years I have been trying to find my body that once was before being married and having kids :) I have been pretty successful and feeling good about my progress. I love to run but I love to run outside so living in Utah at this time of year, running outside is not the easiest because of the cold weather and not the healthiest because of the inversion. I have been trying to find me another motivator or something different from my usual to kickstart the next step in this process. Well, I decided to go way outside what I am used to and thought it would be fun to give P90X a try so I enlisted the support of my sweet Handyman to do it with me. So we have taken BEFORE pictures and I will say this is probably one of the most uncomfortable posts for me because I am going to post those pictures which includes me in workout clothes, scary!! I will also be documenting our progress and how our workouts are going so you all can join us and so I have someone to answer to ;). So tonight we started by doing our fitness test in preparation for us starting the program. We had to do a series of exercises starting with pull ups, push ups, in and outs, wall sits, bicep curls, toe touch, vertical reach and then a heart rate maximizer. I will say right now after doing these few and little things I am scared and excited all at the same time to start this program and see what the results will be. So here it goes:)