Monday, December 13, 2010

Zumba! & Weight Loss Clinic!

As of late November, I've become a Zumba instructor!

I started taking Zumba classes in august and i was instantly hooked! i LOVE to dance and its a total party! Ive been working on getting my choreography just right to host my own classes in my own studio! I'm very excited! Email me and ill give you info if you'd like to take my classes. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 pm. in the near future im going to get certified to teach a kids class! so i should be a skinny mini soon! without even trying! :)

Its incredible when i look back at where i was a year ago. This time a yer ago i couldn't see a zipper in my near future, now? I'm teaching Zumba! I've also opened a weight loss clinic! one of the greatest gifts i think i can give to Lauren is to teach her good eating habits and to love her body.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Working out doesn't always workout.

Yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in over a week due to me feeling awful with a cold. I was going to the gym twice a day for awhile but I woke up every morning miserable. I know my limit, 3 days off or else it's so hard to do a step class. I'm talking breathing like Ive been smoking a carton or cigarettes a day for twenty years and I've got a huge puddle of sweat beside me but it wasn't like that this time. I was working it. Although it was a F.I.T. class which stands for 'focused intensive training'. It's like a combu of free weights and step, fun for all :). Then I did pilates and that class has helped with my stretching so much.

During my sickness I rarely picked up the house so My wonderful husband did and he made sure he let me know he did. Let me give you a little insight into what 'cleaning' means to my husband. First he picks up big toys, throws them in a designated basket under the table in the living room, then stuffs anything else under or around the couch, and last but not least, he turns on the robot roomba vacuum. He's a saint. At least in man land he would be considered one.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

All about Kris

Kris read my new post and all he could say is after a year you have nothing in here about me?! Ummm no?

I figure no news is good news but here it is. Kris and I are doing wonderful. In September we celebrated our two year wedding anniversary. Honestly there were times where I wasn't so sure I'd see the day but we made it and we've also seemed to clear up any confusions about what the other expected of the other. Although when We first met and moved in together I cooked everything and kept up a lot with the house work but with a tot running behind you dirtying up what you just cleaned it may have turned into a mini war zone at time. Kris, I learned is a avid football fan, meaning he watched every game that had anything to do with his team ranked and that was no acceptable because the house and the baby don't have a pause button...the TV although does, and for good reason. Probably because a wife decided that their Sunday couch potato might have to turn into mashed before she let Sunday pass without getting ANYTHING done, not in mamas house.

For our anniversary Kris bought me roses a card and a cake. I received this cake moments after returning home from the gym. It took all of me no to turn around and head back. Very cute though. I have a serious sweet tooth, maybe a few? If I gave in on all of my cravings I'd be as big a a house, and that'd just be my ass whoosh I could not fit through the door.

Kidding aside, I'm very in love with my wonderful husband and we're a pretty great team. :)

Long time no blog...:(

Good evening. Its been a minute, don't ya think?

I have been very busy, as I'm sure all of you are as well. The first year and a half was...interesting. I discovered a ton about myself and being a mother, turned 21 and have trying to make it to the gym. So far, so good. Lauren is a VERY active little girl. She's growing up so fast. I wish I could just have something that would be able to remember everything about this time in our lives that I could look back on in say, 15 years and it would feel like I was therre again. Oh how I wish there was a baby smell that could reflect how sweet she smells all the time.

At the moment I'm pretty sure I'm not going to have any more children. I've been thinking about how wonderful I had it as a child. I had both of my parents full attention. I never wished I had someone to play with all the time. I was my mothers constant companion. That's what I want Lauren and I to be. Sure, as a kid I had friends but I had my family and that was more then enough for me. When I turned, maybe 12? I got a little rebellious and acted out accordingly but I'm close as ever to my parents. I hope it's like that with Lauren.

Kris' parents are in Rome right now, having a fablous time I assume. It's a work trip for his dad but I'm sure his mom is busy as a bee seeing the sights. His mother is so wonderful. They have been taking quite a few trips lately and every time Kim has brought back a lovely gift or trinket for Lauren. She's always thinking about her as only a grandmother does.

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic right now...I know, groundbreaking! My father told me his uncle Helmut (who is 81) walked from his apartment building to 30 minutes away from his old house before the o.p.p. (ontario provincial police) picked him up per his wife's (Betty) request. It's a pretty long walk. They're not sure if he just forgot where he lives or if he was just still pissed Betty decided to make them move from the house they raised their children and have spent most of their lives in to a two bedroom condo 8 miles away because she was afraid of him and stairs. If the man can walk 7.5 miles in a few hours at 81 years old, stairs don't seem to be a problem. She told me it was getting too much for her to keep up with to clean and they didn't want to replace the roof, which would have only been a $4,000 job according to my dad. I'm sure there are some government programs to have someone help take care of him and the house. It still doesn't make sense to me.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wedding Jitters

So now that i have counted and there are only 20 days till showtime, I'm getting nervous. the fact of the matter is I'm not where i planned on being weight wise so I'm working hard these last few days. So far I've eaten oatmeal with flax seed for three meals and I'm still alive so it's not awful. So much for sexy and slim, but I don't think what I'm going for is unrealistic, I'm not trying to be a 90210 girl skinny because honestly I'm not insane. Although if I had 100k on the line for every episode based on weather or not I'm 98lbs, I'd be a toothpick too.

On a heavier note, the wedding itself. Kris' sister is not my biggest fan and let's just say I'm not hers, but she never asked me to be a bridesmaid. I wasn't expecting to be maid of honor or anything but a bridesmaid, yes. I mean Kris is one of her future hubby's groomsmen and I'm not even up for consideration. Here's the thing, she was one of mine, for two reasons: 1. I figured we were going to be family and it's something I think I would have regretted not having her part of. 2. Her mother BEGGED! But whatever what's done is done, except for her not wanting Lauren to be a flower girl. Who cares if she's not able to walk down he isle, she should be part of her aunties wedding!

One more thing her wedding is two days after my birthday, happy birthday to me. She couldn't have waited a week? I did, my mothers birthday was one week before my wedding. Oh and although no one liked driving an hour to where my wedding was, hers is in the same town, and it's no closer a year later!

So I guess it's wedding jitters and wedding bitterness!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Busy Busy Busy, Baby Baby Baby

Well there is a lot to catch up on, such as Lauren has officially learned how to turn over all on her own, right away, there's no figuring it out anymore, next step crawling. Although I would love to see her sit up on her own for more than a few seconds, I know she feels so helpless. On a brighter note shes now 5 months old so the big 6 months is coming up. Here is my worry, Kris' sister is getting married on October 10th and Lauren is a flower girl and I fought for that, because family wise, this is her only shot and I'm not too sure she'll be throwing the flower petals which is obviously all the flower girl has got going on. Oh well I'll get her down the aisle some how, I'd love some ideas!

You know what sucks? My car has been in the shop for what I'd say is going on 3 weeks! like come on! The reason? When they rebuilt the engine, they screwed up my a/c. Now picture driving in 98 degree weather with no a/c. Cant do it without getting a little mental hot flash can you? & everyday the mechanic says ' I promise tomorrow, tomorrow, it will be ready' tomorrow rolls around, 'did i say tomorrow? oh something came up, i promise tomorrow' I'm seeing a pattern, do you? Meanwhile I'm stuck at home and well...not hating it. At times I wish I could go out but no one is relying on me to help them do anything so its my little blessing in disguise. On the other hand, I have a budget of $10,000 to spend on a car, the catch? I have to pay in full so I'm not sure what to do, if I wait a month I'll have a bit more to spend but i will have to use my P.O.S. car until then. Ahhh its not as bad as I make it seem. Its a 2001 expedition but with no a/c its just a big oven.

Kris' dog's puppy, had puppy's! we have her at my parent's and he takes care of them and its bittersweet, not so great since neither I or Kris is taking care of any dog except a toy poodle that lives with us but that now my dad has 15 dogs to look after! I'm really surprised he still has hair!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Getting Started...

So today, I had it easy. Lauren was out like a light and i got things done! I'm talking dishes, laundry, and all around clean. Until Kris called! Even though my phone was on vibrate Lauren woke up. Nothing too serious but I wish I could turn all phones off when shes napping. Oh well shes a trooper. One big problem I seem to have is my right boob is twice as big as my left. I wish I was kidding but I'm completely serious. So i have been trying to feed Lauren with the left but the milk order has not been filled. Ugh! Oh well I can get two different sizes of bras, cut them in half and sew them together...not exactly chic!