Monday, September 26, 2011

Down 6 pounds

I went this morning to weigh in before church and I received my 5 pound lost sticker :D since starting two weeks ago (give or take a few days).

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Playing in the sun!

Recently Harrison has taken to climbing the stairs over and over again at the park, here he decided to take a break.

Melt my heart smile!

I finally found a slide at a yard sale! Best $5 spent!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weight Watchers

After some time of being on the fence I took the plunge and joined Weight Watchers! My first weight in and meeting was on Saturday afternoon. I was so nervous about going since I did not know anyone and as always I am nervous when trying something new. Everyone was so nice and I love it! I am super excited for this new phase in my life. I love how easy it is to log in my points and see what the value of food is before I dive in. Here's to a new way of life! My favorite part about the point system is that you can eat anything but in moderation (something I have NEVER been very good about.) With that said today I went to McDonalds' to get a cheese burger and small fries. Those two alone were 16 points total out of my 32 allotted points a day. A true eye opener. Also as I was eating my hot fries and burger I started to think "this really doesn't taste as yummy as it once had and why did I spend so many points on it!?!"

Such is life :D I continue to LOVE Boot Camp every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

China here we come!

It is official! We have our plane tickets and hotel for China! We leave Seattle at 2pm on October 7th and return on October 30th. We will be staying in Beijing from October 8th-24th. Bill will be working for 2 weeks while Harrison and I explore our surroundings and then as a family we will vacation for one week. We will leave Beijing on the 24th to take the train (or whatever it is called in China) to Shanghai until October 28th. We will then take the train back to Beijing on the 28th so we can fly home on the 30th. This is going to be an amazing adventure!

So far our travel plans/attractions is visiting the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Now that we have our hotels and know what neighborhood of where we will be staying in Beijing I will begin to seriously look at our guide book. There are internet cafes though out the city and in the hotel so I will do my best to keep our adventures updated (though it may all be writing and no pictures til we get home).

God is amazing and I am in Awe...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Not a good weekend...nope not at all.

So my weekend was wonderful as far as having a great time enjoying the sun and friends. But as far as my eating habits and keeping track on Lose It, it has been horrible. I do not feel good about myself right now but I am trying to remember that tomorrow is a new day, but then again I am ALWAYS saying that. Here is to being true to myself with tomorrow being a new day.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lose it!

So a friend of mine has been using a Lose it application on her iPhone as a way to track her daily food and exercise. I figure the application is free and worth a try. Today is my first day using the application and so far I like it because it so easy to use. Also you can link it to your Facebook account as a way to receive encouragement from friends and family.

This morning I woke up a bit sore, mostly in my abs. Last nights workout was great and this morning Harrison and I went with our friend Emily and her son Kaden for a walk around Green Lake Park. It was about 2 1/2 miles and took about an hour. Of course we had several stops for water and snacks for the kiddos. Emily and I enjoyed coffee from Peets Coffee toward the end of our walk. It was a great time and beautiful sunny weather. I am trying to soak up all the sun I can get before fall begins.

I am sure excited for tonights' class to see what exercises Boot Camp has us doing.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Committed to Boot Camp

I have just made a 1 year commitment to Riley Athletics! I will be attending classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. Along with my membership I will have access to nutrimental resources. Therefore I am going to embrace Riley Athletics resources before making the commitment to Weight Watchers.

My good mommy friend Aviva is going to be my accountability partner as of tomorrow, September 1st!