Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian, or fitness expert. The purpose of my blog is to share my experiences with food, fitness, and life. I love to motivate and encourage, and will offer tips, but keep in mind when it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yoga, Ice Coffee, and Beach!

Could I have asked for a better Tuesday? I started the morning with Yoga at "A Yoga Practice" in Georgetown, MA, The class was fun, and really woke me up for the day. The studio is adorable and cozy. It really got my mind into the yoga mindset! Since my sister is out of school for the Summer she came with me and we met my friend Brooke there! I was shocked to see how full the 6 am class was.
On the way home we stopped at Dunks for our ice coffees and then quickly got ready for a beach day with the husbands and kids! I made sure to have my hard boiled eggs and cereal before leaving the house. The weather was gorgeous and both kids (well Jacobs still a baby :) ) were perfectly content playing in the sand! We actually stayed about 3 hours which was a lot longer than I had thought Olivia would last! Beach pizza was a must have....Its just too difficult for me to be at the beach during lunchtime and not have it! We left the beach around 12:30 since Adam had to be at work for 3. I took Olivia on a car ride and she has been napping since! For my little non napper a 2 hour nap in unbelievable and I am getting so much done! My house is clean, dinner is in the oven, and I am blogging before 11 pm. Its a good day!
Tonight's dinner is Grilled Chicken Kabobs and mixed veggies. It smells so good, so I better go check on that!
Tomorrow morning I signed up for a Yoga class at "Self Awakening Yoga Studio" in Salem NH. I have a groupon for there with about 5 classes left I want to use up!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sweet Summertime

With the warmer weather quickly approaching (well except for the 60 degree weather and rain we have had the past week) I'm finding it really hard to stick to my oats for breakfast. There is just something about that hot and gooey texture that says winter to me! Sooo I have found a new obsession! Its Maple Pecan Crunch Cereal and its pretty much to die for!
Today I woke up at 4:45 and headed to Salem MA for a 6 am TRX class. It was sunny and warm so this was the perfect way to get my butt out of bed since I knew I wouldn't have gotten up to go run! They say you will never regret a workout and that is for sure! I always feel a million times better after a good workout.
When I got home I had 2 hard boiled eggs, Maple Pecan Crunch cereal, and some watermelon. It was delish!
Today is the last night of school for my sister which means I will have my partner in crime to hang out with during the summer!! We already are planning on taking the kiddies to the beach tomorrow! As much as I love staying home with Olivia and Jacob its always a special treat to have an adult to hang out with during the days!!
Thursday is my final TRX boot camp class. I am really interested to get my final measurements and body fat percentage! It was a tough 8 weeks but I probably wasn't as strict with my diet as I should have been. I have definitely improved my strength though that is fore sure!
Today we will be starting to assemble the swing set fortress in our backyard....I will keep you posted with pictures on this project! The box says 10-12 hours... a huge swing set clubhouse is crammed into two itty bitty boxes. Ya, this should be interesting!

Monday, June 20, 2011

TRX Double time

Before-(April 4, 2011)
Current (June 20, 2011)
Sunday morning was Fathers Day so I got up early to hit up a TRX class so that the rest of the day would be free to spend with my husband and Dad! I convinced a few of my friends to give it a try as well. I got a couple death stares throughout the class but overall I think they all really enjoyed the pain the next day! Poor Adam had to work so Olivia and I gave him our cards nice and early and he went for a long run at Winnikinni to start his day off right. Then he came home, we made him a brown bag lunch and the poor guy headed off to work for some double time.

Then Liv and I went to the park for some time on the swings. We have a swing set sitting in the garage that  we just haven't found the time to put up with everyone crazy work schedule! It was Olivia's birthday present from Grammy and Grandpa...it will go up before this summer is over! After that we headed back to my parents house for a bbq with Mom, Dad, Jenn, Derek, Jake, and Great Grandpa! We had a great time and it was nice having everyone together...minus one very important person--Adam. We were sure to give him a special meal with Kruegers pizza when he got home from work!! After that we put Liv to bed and watched Hall pass which was great. We both enjoyed the time together since it rarely happens these days, We were up late though and I had to be up at 4:30 am for TRX today and really paid for it! 4 hours of sleep just isn't enough for a hard workout like that, The time with Adam was well worth it though, I skipped my evening run tonight in an attempt to give my sore legs and body a rest. Two days of TRX in a row just isn't the brightest of ideas! Yoga and running tomorrow to stretch out these sore muscles! I promised I would put up a progress photo so here is is! I've lost about 8-10 pounds since I started this blog! My weight keeps bouncing around 149-152. My "happy weight" I am trying to obtain is 135 but I am trying to accept that its not just about the number on the scale! Goodnight all!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Home sweet home!

We had an amazing vacation to Maryland for the Bennett/ Chaffee wedding. We saw old friends, met some new friends, and got to attend a beautiful event! The bride was gorgeous, her family and friends were amazing, and the venue was to die for! Olivia was the flower girl and made us so proud by walking down the aisle! My healthy eating and exercise were completely out the window during the trip and I wish I had tried to at least stay on track a little bit! I paid for it when I got back with a 3.5 mile run that felt like 10 miles and yoga this morning that I really had to fight through. I have to remind myself that there are always going to be situations that arise that bring you completely off track but the important part is getting right back into it! 
My blog is going to be getting a face lift from Jumping Jax Designs! Becca is amazing and has done cards, and another blog for me! I'm excited to see what she will come up with for me this time! 
Today we have a ton of unpacking to do, hopefully a workout, and some serious R&R. I need a vacation from my vacation! 
Here are some pictures from the wedding day! 
Congrats Mr and Mrs Bennett! We love you! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Smuttynose Rockfest 1/2 Marathon

October 2, 2011 I am signed up to run my very first half marathon! http://www.runningintheusa.com/race/View.aspx?RaceID=21915
I am really excited to train and complete this race. I ran 7 miles Sunday morning, and will hopefully get one more long run in before we leave for our trip to maryland on Thursday night! We are so excited for the Wedding Extravaganza weekend for Katie and Dave!
This morning I woke up at 4:30, went to TRX and stopped for some Starbucks on the way home! I'm watching my nephew today, tomorrow and Wednesday this week so my nights will be taken up packing! I swear I am leaving for 3 weeks when really its about 4 days! haha. Olivia literally has 12 outfits, 8 pairs of pajamas, 6 pairs of shoes, 2 purses, 3 bathing suits, and an assortment of bows and hats for our short trip! Daddy is going to go crazy when he sees all our loot.
So I weighed in this morning at 149.8. My goal was to be under 150 before we left for Maryland and I've done it! Lets hope I can keep my act together and don't ruin it with a few days off my routine! ah I think its time to take some progress pictures like I promised I would when I started this blog..... I will take them tonight and post them later! :)
Lets see what else....We spent most of this weekend cleaning up the yard trying to get it ready for Miss Olivia and Jacobs swing set to be put up! Its a lot of work. I even did a little lawn mowing! It was the first time I've ever done it and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit to be honest! I'm off to meet my friend Brooke in Newburyport for a walk and coffee!