Sunday, April 25, 2010

late Easter post

Happy Easter!!!!! (super late, I know!)

My sister, Katherine, made the cutest Easter buckets for her kids and she made one for Molly too!!! She is interested in selling them so contact her on her blog if you'd like one!!! I've never seen finer quality work!!! Katherine will have a table set up at a craft show in Chapel Hill this weekend so if you're in the area, be sure to stop by!

Katherine also made Molly's Easter dress!
We had a great time with family over Easter. We went down to Birmingham, Alabama to visit our cousin Will! It was great to see all the cousins and cousins' girlfriends and aunts and uncles. I couldn't have asked for a better Easter this year!

3 months!

3 months!!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finally!

I know it has been forever since I have posted! Each time I sit down at the computer I'm like, 'I don't know what to write about!' and then as soon as I walk away I have a list in my head of things to share! This morning is not going to be a super long post because I have to leave for work soon but I was just so proud of myself that I wanted to share!

I have a loft goal of getting back into shape. I know the saying, "It took 9 months to gain the weight, give myself at least 9 months to lose it." But it's really hard to be patient! I had told myself that after I was cleared (ahem, 8 weeks ago!) that I was going to regularly go to the gym and start eating healthier, blah, blah, blah. Well I started out alright but that slowly changed. There were other things that were of more priority than going to the gym. Yes, spending time with Molly was a good excuse but then it was, 'I forgot to take my gym clothes to work with me so I have to come home' or 'Let's just watch one more TV show and then I'll go right after'....yeah right! And food....oh food....how I love thee! For a while I was good and then someone started shoving cookies and cakes and candies down my throat!!! Ok, so that someone was me....:-/

So I've made a plan....I'm telling you all so hopefully you can keep me accountable. I have given up gluten, except for whole grains. I don't have a gluten-intolerance but saying I've given up gluten seems an easier feat for me than giving up sweets. This way I can still have a treat every once in a while in the form of chocolate or ice cream and I can still get my favorite Subway sandwiches as long as I use whole grain bread. (I am allowing special occasions such as wedding cake to sneak in there every once in a while!) And I have already shown myself that I can do it: Yesterday I turned down a donut....and I LOVE donuts!!!!

As for the gym....I have contacted a trainer at my gym. I have 5 sessions left from before I was pregnant so I'm hoping to use those and she can set me up with some good routines that I can do on my own. The reason I am so proud of myself this morning is that I got up at 5:15am, pumped (cause no one likes to run with full balloons!) and then I went to the gym....I did 30 minutes on the treadmill (10 walking, 10 running, 10 walking) and then I came home and showered and got ready for work. I have a girlfriend who goes to the gym before work M/W/F so hopefully I can tag along at least once or twice a week. And since Molly is pretty regularly sleeping 11 hours at night, I can get to the gym and back before she wakes up for breakfast, IF she wakes up before I head to work.

Alright, speaking of work....time to go earn some dollars!