Monday, May 28, 2012

5 to 10 Challenge

*This is not medical advice*

Here's a little challenge for myself and anyone else who wants to join in. 5 weeks to 10 pounds down and 10 new healthy habits. Of course, you don't have to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks if you don't need or want to. Ideally I would like to lose 10 in 5 (still working on getting that baby weight off!), but if not, at least I'll be on my way to some healthier lifetime habits (I hope!). I'm going to try to post an update each Monday, and if you want to you can leave a comment to join and give your own update.  Each Monday I will try to include 2 easy tips to encourage you (myself included) toward a healthier lifestyle and give you an update on my progress. Accountability, people! :-)

This week's goals:

1) Drink Water: this one's simple. Focus on getting 6 - 8 glasses a day in plus swap in water for your usual pop (that's Canadian for "soda" for all you American friends!) or sugary drink. I'm aiming for at least 48 oz a day plus cutting way back on pop.

2) Get Moving: Work some exercise into your day. I used to exercise regularly. Yes, used to. It's how I was able to finally lose the pregnancy weight from Elianna plus an additional 30 or so I gained after high school. I am finding it very hard to get back into this routine. I'm aiming for doing the 30 day shred 5 times a week for this challenge (it's only about 20 minutes long or so). If I am up for it, I'd like to add in some additional treadmill time, too.

Now, for a little feedback from you exercise regularly? If so, when do you fit it in...especially if you have little ones? Morning, afternoon, or evening? Do you actually enjoy it or do you exercise just because you know you should.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Things I "Love"

First of all, I have been very much neglecting this blog as of late. BUT I have good reason for that! Our kitchen renovation is seriously causing some major chaos around here. At least...that is my excuse for the chaos around here. We have been here, there, and everywhere lately, and the house looks like a hurricane ran through it. I am starting to go crazy with the mess, so I am on a mission to get it somewhat under control despite the kitchen reno. Oh and Nathanael has a tooth poking through already! That is CRAZY! He is only 3 1/2 months old. Elianna got her first tooth around 7 months old.

 I felt like doing a random things I "love" post, so here it goes
....just for fun. :-)

Hazelnut Chocolate

Taco Chips with Salsa and Avocado Dip

Adoption...(we are becoming increasingly passionate about this one! :-) )

Classical Music, although I don't listen to it nearly as much as I'd like to

McD's Mocha Frappe

Tim's Coffee (large double double...yes please!)

Nathanael's Big Smiles and Chubbiness

Elianna calling me "Mama"

McD's Fries

Watching NHL playoffs hockey with my hubby




Old Fashionedness

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