Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I haven't had much time to blog in a while!

During the day the time I have to myself while the boys are napping is spent exercising and showering.

I have to say I am feeling pretty great about myself. For the last month I have exercised at least 5-6 days a week. Usually for minutes to an hour. I have really noticed a difference and the weight is coming off so easily! I really have to be careful to not lose to much to fast. Overall I feel better about myself and I have way more energy. You can't have too much energy when you are a mother to a 2 year old and a 5 month old. They really keep me on my toes!

Hope to find a little more time and start blogging a bit more often!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Still I rise.

A blog I love ( posted this poem, and I have to steal it and post it too. I really think it should be passed on and EVERYONE should read it!!

Still I Rise
by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise

Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise

I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise

Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.

I rise
I rise
I rise.

obama Pictures, Images and Photos


Today, again I felt all the overwhelming emotions I felt in November. While watching the inauguration I felt like my heart was just going to burst open with all those wonderful emotions. I am so excited that I can say President Obama. I am starting to feel proud of our country. And feeling the JOY of knowing Bush is out.

I love how our first family looks.

Barack Obama and family Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Poor baby!

This morning we were woken up to a crash and a cry. Alec decided to try and climb out of his crib. He ended up going face first and took a nose dive into the floor. I was so worried that he broke his nose, but he just had a little bloody nose and a major rug burn.

I felt so bad for him, it really scared him!! And I guess now it is time to convert the crib into a toddler bed. I am SO not ready to do that. I liked knowing he was in his crib and not running around his room. I hope this transition isn't too hard! :(


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Exercise really does make you feel great!

Well I have had my Wii Fit for a week now. And I really do like it! The exercises are very basic, but that's ok. It's what I needed to start myself getting back into shape. I really like the cardio section. I find some of them challenging, but feel myself starting to get better at them. I also like the Yoga. I have never really done yoga before, but I think once I get used to the basics of it I might go and get a Yoga video. The aerobics on it are not my favorite. I think the running in place seems to be the most effective, but totally boring. It is much more fun just to do an aerobics DVD.

For the past 7 days I have worked out for at least 30mins every day. Thank goodness my almost 2year old naps, and Damon is such an easy going guy because if not I don't know when I would find the time to get that 30mins in and take a shower!

I forgot how much better you feel when you are getting exercise!! I feel great! I have more energy and I feel happier. Not that I wasn't happy before, but I don't get crabby as easily and I also have more patients. Which is something I NEED with Alec going through the 'terrible twos' phase.

I am having fun working out too! I find myself looking foreword to it and wanting to do it more. It doesn't feel like a chore at all. My next goal its to continue what I did this week for a month. I want exercise to become a habit!

Yay me!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I going to get fit, Wii fit that is!

The Huz got me a Wii Fit today!! Yahoo!!

*happy dance*

I have wanted one for such a long time and they always seem to be sold out. Well today we knew the the stores would be putting the new shipment of them out on the shelves. So today the Huz drove 45mins to see if he could snag one. The first place he went to was Best Buy. He got there 30mins after they opened. He could not find one, and a sales associate told him that they had had 30 of them but were already sold out. Apparently they had sold out immediately after opening. He was 30mins too late. Then he decided to go over to Toys 'R Us, and he got one!! There were only 3 left.

I was jumping up and down when he came home! He totally made my day! Thanks Honey!!!

So far I really like it! I am totally out of shape so the workouts that come with it are perfect for me to get myself started.

Are there any other workout games that anyone would recommend? I saw one online with the female trainer from The Biggest Loser. I think I would like to get that one. But I haven't read any reviews about it yet. If anyone has any suggestions please tell me!