Thursday, March 29, 2012

thankful 26-32

the sun still shining at 7pm

'i have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance'

the new Quiktrip on hwy 141 is open

first home study for foster care is done

a clean house

discovery another new recipe that i love

baking homemade whole wheat honey bagels

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

thankful 21-25

disc golf on a sunny day

brother's and dad's who build railing so people don't fall ten feet off your patio

when friends of long ago pop up on your phone


quality time with dad at menard's

Monday, March 26, 2012


#16 my coworker who at least pretends not to mind my daily thoughts on p90x

#17 super productive days at work

#18 if the Son sets you free, you really will be free. john 8:36

#19 getting my ears vacuumed

#20 vegetable soup

Thursday, March 22, 2012


#11 three carbs a day

#12 black mango unsweetened ice tea

#13 salmon from waterfront

#14 being the first one in the office

#15 the lack of traffic during spring break

P90X update

Week 3 is done!  Woot Woot!

Ryan and I are still going strong with both the workout routine and the diet side of things.  Everyone I have talked to has said something to the effect of that they know lots of people who have done the workout videos but no one is able to do the diet throughout.  Seriously everyone has said that.  I have yet to meet anyone who knows anyone who has done the diet and the exercise series for the complete 90 days.  Some people know people who have attempted the diet but have given up at or before three weeks. In my extreme competitive nature, I am refusing to give up on the diet.  I must beat all of those people that people seem to know.

I don’t know how much the diet has made a difference so far but I have lost four pounds (woot woot!)  Overall though I can tell I’m significantly stronger.  I am able to do 20-25 reps of exercises I was unable to complete one of on the first day. 

The first two weeks my energy was increased significantly.  I no longer wanted (and sometimes I actually did) to go to bed at 6 or 7pm.  I was actually able to stay up between 10 and 11 with no issues.  I didn’t take naps on the way to work.  But these last few days I feel like I’ve hit a brick wall again.  My energy has been significantly lessened and I’m tired again at 6 or 7 at night.  From my research, this means I have 'bonked' and am ready for Phase 2 of the diet.  

So here we go with phase two, I now get three carbs a day instead of just one!    

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


#6 a dad who randomly delivers trees to my front porch

#7 a husband who does all of the laundry

#8 chocolate milk

#9 ab-ripper X

#10 taking a nap on my way to work while my husband drives.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


#1  new heating and cooling system

#2 rain that turns the grass green

#3 a walk to the neighborhood grocery store

#4 spring

#5 a new found love for cabbage

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Kelsey, my dad and I 

Miss Gwen and her favorite aunt

Miss Kayli swinging for the first time

Kinsey and me

The sisters posing before the Fight For Air Climb

In honor of our crazy mom who we loved and adored

The whole crew waiting

the buildings that my calves will grow to hate

This one made me a bit teary eyed

All Done!

Kelsey and Mr. Graham playing in the 'hotel'

Monday, March 5, 2012

P90X Update

I am officially five days into P90X.  I am sore.  I'm hoping I am not this sore for the next 90 days.  I didn't know sitting up from bed required so many muscles until after these workouts and I can feel each of those muscles send pain signals to my brain as I sit up.

The diet plan hasn't been going the best.  I haven't cheated at all (as in haven't eaten something I'm not supposed too), but I am having a very hard time eating enough calories everyday.  I have more of the mindset that if I can't eat what I want and enjoy I will likely not eat anything.  Not anything, but not very much.  I'm working on this.  The hardest part for me is the four servings of vegetables a day and the seven servings of protein.  I am working on some more creative ways to get those servings in.  Hopefully some of the food I bought yesterday will add some variety beyond chicken breast, salads and raw veggies this week.

Ryan and I typically have $60 a week budget for groceries.  I did increase the budget to $80 for this diet.  I think this will mainly be because we will no longer be going out to eat once or twice a week.  I will also have to pack my lunch everyday for work, rather than eating the yummy fried food that is given to me for free.