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The G's Take Texas

This is about how California natives navigate a transfer to the great state of Texas; venturing away from family, friends, and all that is familiar.

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January 2016

Just Warming Up

I have been going a straight 5 days doing my workouts and monitoring my eating. I have been enjoying little moments with my boys and big monster smiles with my baby girl. What I have learned so far is that I need this. It has been good to make 30 minutes for myself every morning so I can exercise. The liberating feeling I get from just that 30 minutes of being a damn mess is refreshing. I feel like I get to rip myself apart and rebuild little by little during every workout. These things just make me realize that I am just warming up.Good Mood

I have been utilizing the 21 day fix work outs. I also have been tracking my food with Weight Watchers. I have been inhaling water like it’s air. I have been using my Fitbit daily to monitor my sleep, steps, etc. I have been trying to keep up with my activity and it has been making me feel incredible. My energy level is up, my level of positivity is through the roof, I have been a teeny more patience with the kids, but I have noticed I am way more exhausted. At night I am done and I can feel my body and even more, my mind, completely pooped.

With that all being said, food tastes better, time with my kids seems sweeter, I have been trying to breathe deeper. Those pleasant little changes have made my days better. I can’t say I am a “changed” person, but I am enjoying the little changes I have noticed myself making though my days. I have been laughing and playing with my boys over silly things. I have been catching myself smiling and laughing over their little attitudes and conversations. They sure are that spark in my life.

This is all a step in the right direction. I know that I am going to keep working toward my ultimate goal of being healthier and happier for my self and my family, but I am enjoying my journey so far. On to more fun and successes. Keep in mind my first goal reward is a book. Now, I just have to earn it.

A Little Love (1)

This blog is all about the things that I just loved about today. They can be big or small. They can be emotional, physical, spiritual, etc. But it’s just about all the beautiful things life and God has brought my way.

  • All things that make my little Miss smile. P3 has a tendency to smile at Hubby, P1, and P2 constantly. She finds them funny maybe? I love those things because her beautiful, fleeting smile makes its appearance. And her smile lights up her face and the room. It is quite overwhelming when you catch the smile.Image
  • My Facebook Support/Motivational Group. Some of you have seen me use #OOWTG and it’s my group. I am in love with meeting new, like-minded people who can help me with ideas and support me through my journey… But these people are AH-MAZE-ZING! They are fun and spunky. They are brilliant, but totally normal. I just love the connection you can make with people online even.
  • DIY recipe book! I am looking for some cute ideas for my cooking club to celebrate our one year. I love being creative and fun!recipe book
  • You all know that I am a huge reality TV junkie. Well last year I feel in love with a fyi, show called Married at First Sight on A&E. This is exactly as it sounds… strangers marry each other after being matched by “experts”. It is what they call a “social experiment”. It’s kinda weird and odd, but I love it! If you haven’t seen it, watch it right now!married-first-sight

I am looking forward to more fun and love in the next few weeks. What do you love? Anything fun or interesting or exciting?

Week 1: Can I Have A Do-Over?

This week pretty much sucked. It started great then I started puking. I would like to think that I could pinpoint the culprit, but I really can’t. I guess that’s ok though. It’s time for a new fresh week. But, as review of last week…

Day 1 – I got my workout in and felt pretty awesome after. I thought that I was going to be the most kick ass person and kill it the rest of the week. My workout was followed by an appointment for P3. Home girl is up to 11lbs, 3oz too! I am so excited to see her grow so quickly. She was due for her first round of shots and she was a rock star. Unfortunately she was not a binky baby like my boys, so she was attached at the boob almost immediately after the vaccinations took place. I guess as a mother/parent, you just do what you’ve got to do. The day went pretty smoothly after that. Food was right on the money. It was just a great day.

Day 2 – This day started with me not feeling all that well. I woke up needing to use the bathroom desperately. I thought nothing of it and went on with my day. Got the workout in… today was upper body and it was just what I needed since the rest of my body was so sore it made me want to cry every time I tried to sit down. After my work out I try to get some yum so I replenish my hard workin’ bod… well the bod was NOT havin’ it. I started puking. It was exorcist style kind of puking. Thank God I was in the shower, because if it would have been anywhere else it would have been the new wallpaper. YUCK! Then more exile to the bathroom after my shower. It felt like it would never end. But, I thought after round 1 of puking, I was done so off to do errands. We hit Firestone for an oil change (technically, we just dropped off one of our cars then took off with the other). Costco was our next stop and location of puke-fest #2. I was relieved that I was able to make it to the parking lot planter box before making the full scene. I didn’t want to be the Costco customer that went exploding vomit down their enormous isles… so thank goodness for the parking lot and planter boxes. Once I gathered myself we got in the car, went home, and I slumped in bed. After curling into the fetal position and passing out for a few hours I was able to stomach some food. The most challenging part was fluids. My temp shot up, my chills were making my body hair stand on end, and I was still running back and forth to the bathroom. Thankfully night came quickly and so did sleep.

Day 3 to 6 – Pretty much me trying to convince myself to eat, chug water/Gatorade, and racing back and forth to the bathroom. Thankfully these days were SIGNIFICANTLY better than day 2. These days were just the getting back to life and living days. I spent a lot of time with the kids and snuggling. It was much needed, but eating was minimal and NOT on plan. I didn’t work out for fear of imploding. It was just time to make sure I would survive week 2.

That brings us to today. Day 7… I got my workout in. I went and signed up at Weight Watchers. I am going to combine my Weight Watchers tools with the 21 day fix plan and go from there. I am really excited for tomorrow. I am going to go to my first meeting and get to use the plan all day.

Week two here we come! Time for more progress and changes. I am looking forward to it. How did your week go?

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