Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Deadly combinations

Mixing my extremely weak (as of late) exercise and good eating habits with a home repair crisis is in a word, deadly! Our dishwasher has apparently been leaking like a sieve into the subfloor in our kitchen until we had a slump in the floor. We are now in the process of ripping it all up, letting it dry and trying to find the time and money to replace it all. I am definitely excited to have a new dishwasher and floor, but the timing could have been better!
I also had to keep the girls busy during the morning so they were out of the way, logically I decided to take them for donuts, which means I ate one too. Stress, me and food don't mix!!
Today is a new day and I'm feeling better about the house repairs and my eating, so that is a plus!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In

Since I signed up for Jess's lose a marathon (half in my case) last Monday, that makes today weigh-in day. I will say that my week went pretty well, I ran on Monday and Wednesday and did cross training on Tuesday and Thursday. I ate really well every day, except Saturday when I fell completely off the wagon (recital rehearsal and two recitals made for no time and I used that excuse to eat badly!). I woke up and weighed myself first thing this morning and was pleasantly surprised to see 137.2, which is down 2.6 pounds!! Yay! I was supposed to run my 10K today, but I haven't done it yet, I overslept and not sure if there will be time now, today was the last day too! Darn working late (and having to watch two episodes of True Blood after work...)
Tomorrow is a new day and I will run my 10K then, virtual run or not.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Spaz Alert

Hello, my name is Nicole and I am a HUGE spaz! I freak out about little things, I have an over active imagination, I am a major klutz, and I cry about nearly everything. Yesterday I cried like a big baby for a half hour because i was having a bad day (really it had only been annoying for a couple of hours...). I am convinced there are monsters, zombies, and ghosts everywhere. And I pretty much think there are murderers, stalkers and serial killers around every corner! I am a walking spaz. Why am I admitting this to the entire blogosphere (or to the 10 people who read my blog), I don't know. I want to blog daily or at least semi-daily to keep myself accountable and just throwing out that I ate well yesterday, and so far today, and got my cross training in seemed anticlimactic. So I thought I would throw some useless knowledge about me out there for you. You're welcome!
Day two is feeling pretty great! I did a core strengthening balance FIRM dvd that I enjoy. Tomorrow is my virtual 5K and I'm gonna run my butt off!

Are you a spaz too? Let me know and we can form a support group ;-)

Disclaimer - I am not as crazy as I make myself out to be, I'm just silly and oversensitive, but sometimes that makes me feel crazy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tired of Starting Over

I'm back! I am so tired of feeling tired, my migraines have been back with a vengeance, and I've gained a few (x3) pounds. So, no more giving up! I've signed up for a virtual race, a local race and a weight loss challenge to keep myself accountable. I hate summer, I'm a big baby about heat so it is hard for me to stay on track when it's hot, these challenges will help.

Jess has a weight loss challenge that started today. It's a marathon challenge, but I'm doing the half marathon weight loss option because I can't lose 26.2 pounds, especially in 13 weeks! I weighed myself this morning and was not happy with the number, I am starting this challenge at 139.8 pounds. In order to lose the weight and feel better I'm starting 80/20 paleo again, less sugar and carbs really helped with the migraines and the tiredness last time, I have felt pretty crappy since I fell off the wagon!

I'm running a local 10K on the 4th of July, it will be the second year I've done it and I'm hoping to have a better time this year, but I've been a slacker loser so it will be hard. I ran today, just 30 minutes and definitely not fast, but I'm working my way back into 3-4 days a week of running and 2 days a week of cross training, whatever I want to do those days to keep me moving. I may do a day of yoga too, but I'm playing that one by ear... I'm also running Toni's virtual 5 and 10K this week. I'm planning to do the 5K Wednesday morning and the 10K next Monday morning.

As far as life goes everyone is great. The girls started their second session of swimming lessons today, they all moved up and are actually swimmers now, imo.

We are going to give beginner water polo a chance next week, I'm so excited about it, I loved playing water polo! This week is dance recitals, it's going to be busy busy with rehearsals and the actual recitals, but the girls have worked very hard and I am excited to see their performances. I will be glad when it's done for the summer. We are trying to plan a small trip or two for the summer, a short beach trip and a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. We are also going to try camping at my lake one day.

I will be posting more to let you all know how I'm doing, hopefully some of you are still around to help me keep myself going.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

HUGE Wednesday Whine

Wednesday is my Saturday and it's usually glorious and today should have been even better because it's the first Wednesday that all the girls are out of school for summer. But alas, my job got in the way. I had to go to a 4 hour training, 4 hours (one way!) away. So my day was quite long and not spent doing fun things with the girls, boo!! The training was useful and in a pretty place and it's mandatory every year so I'm glad that's done for another 12 months.
I also started the day off pretty pooped! Yesterday little bitty was dropped off in the morning and promptly puked ALL OVER!! So, she and I stayed home until hubs got off work. There was no puke all day and then she came into our bed at 12:30 this morning and puked on hubs. She came in again during the night and we all got very little sleep. She's been fine all day today, so hopefully that's done and none of the other girls get it.
Since there was little sleep and a very long day ahead of me I didn't run this morning, which is kinda crappy since it's National Running Day. But, such is life. I'll run tomorrow.
I guess my whine wasn't so huge because that's all I've got. Life is good!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Stuff

I can't believe it's June! I don't know where time has gone, it's crazy!! Today is my buggy's birthday. She's 8. I remember the day I went into labor with her almost like it was yesterday. She was an impatient girl, coming the day I hit 37 weeks and coming less than an hour after we got to the hospital. She's always in a hurry to get things going even now!
The girls are all out of school. They finished last Friday and are now officially 5th and 3rd graders! Mini Me finished yesterday and she is now officially a 1st grader! Kindergarten "graduation" was very cute, I can't believe my baby is so big! I am quite impressed with myself that I didn't cry at the ceremony, or when we hugged our favorite kindy teacher goodbye for the last time as one of the girls teacher.  Little bitty also "graduated" this week, from preschool. She even had a line in the graduation and did great saying it. I am really proud of how smart and funny my girlies are becoming!

The last week of school I went on a field trip with my big girl to Columbia to gold pan. We got to look at authentic gold rush era buildings, eat candy and ice cream that was amazing and just have a really neat day. It was a really fun day, but a long ride on the bus. I want to take the whole family back sometime soon.

Hubs had a birthday this week, he's 41 now, he didn't want cake so we had cookies and ice cream, which was yummy and I ate way too much!
Swimming lessons start next week and I can't wait to watch the girls become even better swimmers. They enjoy the water so much.

Dance pictures were this weekend. Making my big girl's jazz skirt was a trial, not because it was difficult, just because there was no time. I really dislike that the jazz classes don't buy costumes, I'd rather pay than have to make costumes! Her class is doing "I Feel Pretty" so we made a circle skirt, which didn't take long (I didn't do any work, a family friend made it for me since I was swamped this week). We all survived so that is one more thing down.

Until this morning I hadn't run since last Wednesday. I can't seem to find my run mojo. It seems to have disappeared a few weeks ago and has yet to make a reappearance. My next race is on the 4th of July, a 10k and I really need to get some miles in between now and then! I did get my butt on the treadmill this morning and eked out 2.5 miles. I'm planning to do sprints tomorrow.

I got a new super cute dress at Kohl's for $4.50! I love a great bargain! I got a camera case for $1 the same day and now I don't have to worry about the camera getting destroyed when it's in my purse. I love a bargain so this was a big deal for me!

Our washer died on Wednesday and I was freaked out!! Not having a washing machine in a house with six people is a big thing! Hubs came to the rescue and figured out the problem and fixed it for less than $100 (SCORE!!) in less than an hour! I usually do at least one load of laundry a day so I had a lot of catching up to do, but I'm almost there, only the sheets are left for the week and I'm not a huge fan of that anyway since bunk bed sheets are the devil!!

Picture catch up
My group of girls drinking sarsaparilla in Columbia

Big girls on their last day of school

Kindergarten graduate

Preschool graduate

Last day of school

"Fashion Barbies"

French Maid from Beauty and the Beast
"Be Our Guest"