Friday, April 30, 2010

Before Pics

Finally, I am able to get the before pics added......




April (me)                   

You can't tell from this picture really but the bathing suit is too tight and there for my fat bulges over the side. And I didn't show the back view, which is really where I need the work. I would also like to have some abs!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 2

I promise, photos will be added this afternoon. I just haven't had the time to get them uploaded and don't have them here with me at work today.

Day 2 (yesterday) kicked my butt!

First day wasn't so bad. Got weighed and measured and timed our mile, did a few twenties and we were done!

Yesterday, totally different experience. I guess they don't call it bootcamp for nothing. We did so much that I can hardly remember what all it was called. My legs were jello before the first 30 minutes were up. I can say I have had my fill of squats, that's for sure! It is still an awesome experience and I am enjoying it! I feel so much better after my workout!!!

Although, I woke up this morning and could hardly move a muscle! No Pain, No Gain! Right? Ha, that's laughable at this point.

I don't know if I will be going today yet. I really don't want to go to the 5:30 class because of how many people attend that one. We shall see....I know, No Excuses!! But.....ok no buts....just not sure yet. If I go, I'll update on how Day 3 went....if I survive!!!

Quote for today is:

'I'm not into working out. My pholosophy: No pain, no pain.' - Carol Leifer

Monday, April 26, 2010

Get FIT!!!

Today starts day one of bootcamp. Well kinda! Day one is measuring and weighing and a small workout if there is time but we still have to eat right though. We have all tried so many things, all for different reasons, from losing weight to more energy, and nothing has really worked. So on to bootcamp we go! Others have been getting excellent results and gosh darnit, I need to be bikini ready in a month and I plan to be! I'll be blogging our progress along the way (well, as long as I can lift my arms to type, I will) along with some of our meals and exercises. My fellow "support group" members are: Tricia Zwahr (my mom), Beverly Bennett (my aunt), and Tuttie Stiewert (my aunt). Hoping to get a few of the others to let me blog their progress also....we will see.

I will be uploading our before pictures this afternoon....

Quotes for today:

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. ~Author Unknown

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990. ~Dave Barry

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A home?

We got to go and look at the house last night. It is on the small side but will definitely work for us. We said long before we looked at it that we would have to add on and in a couple of years, thats what we will do. I am super stoked! Now all we have to do is secure the loan and we will be on our way to home ownership, again. This is definitely what we need. A place to call home. And I am looking forward to blogging our journey along the way!

I see decorating in my near future!!! YAY!

Quote for today:

'Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.' - Joseph Addison

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Good News!

Short and quick and to the point.

Jacob talked to the neighbor who lives behind my dad in my Aunts old house. They are looking to sell! They have outgrown the house and are going to let us come and look at it this week or next. It's even in our price range and exactly what we want! Woohoo!! Previous to this happening, I had talked to Jacob about us getting preapproved for a loan. He was onboard and it was decided that I would call the bank today. Once they open, that's exactly what I'm going to do! Guess good things really do happen when you least expect it.

That's all for now!

Quote for today:

'Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.' - Jesse Jackson

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New and Improved!

It has been so long since I last blogged that I don't even know what has happened between now and then. A lot I'm sure.....

We are definitely on to bigger and better time of course! I have officially quit smoking and hope that I have kicked the habit for good. Not the easiest thing but it has to be done for many reasons. I have also been dealing with a lot of emotions lately. Not really sure where they are bubbling up from and I can't say for sure that I am ready to confront those issues, if any, anyways. Maybe it's just me being hormonal! I know things have got to change for us and soon or I don't know how long we can hold on. Not having our own home is weighing a big toll on our relationship and I am worried that if this keeps going the way it's going, there is no going back to where we were. It's sad. Our one year anniversary is coming up in two weeks. Not only can we not afford to celebrate it but we have yet to even take a honeymoon. We never even got to enjoy the honeymoon phase of marriage. I don't want this to be our one and only anniversary. I hate even thinking it could be but things have got to change. A lot of it is me and I'll admit it. I can't pretend that I'm happy when I'm not. I love Jacob with everything in me and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together but not sure that our situation isn't tearing us apart. Between our living arrangements and not being able to get caught up on our bills, I don't know what to do anymore. Win the lottery? That is a wonderful idea but ya got to play to win. I have debated just taking out a loan to pay off our debt then just have that one monthly payment but if we do that, we will never be able to get a loan for a house. I just need $15,000 to fall magically out of the sky and we would be ok.

My theory is life is too short to live like this. I don't want extravagant things. Just a place to call home and to have some of the bills payed down. Not much. But yet to some, that is too much to ask for. How dare I ask to have a place to call home for my family. I work hard for a living, as does Jacob and we have nothing to show for it. Of course we let ourselves get screwed around by people that only care about themselves. If we just would have gotten what we were supposed to get for our house, I could have used half of that for our debt and the other half for a down payment on another home. Our original price was already way under market value and to let them talk Jacob into anything less was wrong. Proves right there they never cared about us or their grandchild! But whatever. It is what it is! They are who they are!

I'll get off my soapbox now...

All in all though I can say that life is good! It's better than the alternative. Avari starts school in about a month. My baby is growing up sooo fast! Looking forward to the many opportunities that is going to bring us. We will difinitely miss Nancy dearly. She is the greatest! I just hope that we can all keep in touch as time goes by. She has been such a part of our life and is like family! Avari is soooo going to miss her! But it is time to take that next step and in the end, it will all be fine!

Work for me is still the same! Nothing new or exciting here. Jacob seems to really like his new job. I got to meet the owner of the company and Jacobs boss. They are really nice people and I am looking forward to getting to know them better. That was probably the best thing that could have happened for Jacob. He is actually getting to see what working for a real company is like and all of the good things that come with it. Another reason for me to thank God everyday!

I guess since I am supposed to be working right now, I better get back to it!

Quote for today is:

'I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.'
- Diane Ackermann