Nutrition Month Three

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I definitely noticed a difference in the way my clothes fit this month and my arms look buff. No joke when I flex I feel like a bad ass. The goal I originally made was to fit into a bridesmaids dress by december but it is already to big so new goal is to be a size four by Jan 18, I'm in need of some motivation. This month started out so good and just went downhill food wise. 

Pre Pregnancy Weight: 158 lb
End of Pregnancy Weight: 156 lbs, -2lbs
Last Weigh In: 135.6, -2lbs
Current Weight: 134.8, -0 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 23.2 lbs
How are you feeling? I'm actually really disappointed in myself this month. I knew I was slacking and the scale wasn't changing but I was seeing such a big difference...or so I thought. My arms are definitely more toned and my love handles looked way smaller (they may be I never have measured them) but I thought I would see an overall difference in my body this month because I have been busting my arse at the gym and feel like I've been doing so good. I don't know, I guess this was the wake up call I needed to be more diligent about my eating because I know I'm doing what I can in the gym. 
Calf- 13, -0
Thigh- 19, -1
Hips- 38, -0
Waist- 34, -0
Abs- 27.5, -0
Torso- 33, -0
Arms- 10.5, +.5
Neck- 12, -0 

Punkin' Patch: School Trip

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This year we went to the pumpkin patch with L's pre-k class. Bryson was working so L, F + I trekked it alone. We had a lot of fun (and a couple meltdowns) but it was over all a fun day :) There are not many places I enjoy more than the pumpkin patch. When it's cool in the morning and by afternoon it's perfect. Even the drive to the farm is amazing. L and I enjoyed looking for animals and driving under all the golden trees on the way up. 


Thursday, October 17, 2013

I love my family. I love how cuddly my kids are. I love that they still want to curl in my lap and climb all over me. (Ok, so one is only two months but you catch my drift) I love being a sense of security for them BUT mom needs her space. Sorry if this is too harsh. How dare I not want to be surrounded by my kids 24 hours a day 7 days a week?! In life I am a very secluded person when it comes to being touchy feely. I do not give back rubs (except to my daughter). I do not cuddle (except with my kids). I rarely like hugs. Thank goodness neither does my husband. It just wouldn't work but lately I have been sleeping with both kids, one uses me as a pacifier and the other lays the wrong way on the bed so either her head or feet are jabbed into my back. Why don't I just move them? 1) I love them and I love being next to them 2) What if they wake up and we have to start from scratch? I just can't risk it. 

But right now I am laying in bed with my computer on my belly and a huge glass of water next to me. I am editing pictures, pinning, scrolling mindlessly on Facebook and reading some of my favorite blogs all. by. myself. and (mommies understand me) it is WONDERFUL! My son is tucked into his sleep sack and snoring away. My daughter is folded into her sheets to where there isn't a crease in them (True Life: I live with an OCD four year old). My husband is watching American Horror Story in the living room. 


You cannot beat loud, busy days with the people you love and nice quiet nights to yourself.

Here are some lovely things I have found from my pinning adventure tonight.

Life Lately

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I'm still here! I have had no time for anything, let alone blogging lately and I miss it so much! I have so many posts but they require so much work time. The free time I get between working out, school, keeping up the house and taking care of the kids I have been enjoying with family time :) and I love it. I'm so ready for relax time. This momma is exhausted. Here are a couple snap shots from the week 

My grandparents have this amazing swing we call the "flying saucer" it's like a mini version of the swinging trampolines you see all over Pinterest 

Day Trip to Colorado

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This past week, when Brysons family came down from WY, we made a day trip up to CO to walk around the town and eat some yummy food. We stopped at our favorite restaurant, Carvers, where the motto is Eat Healthy, Drink Beer. I mean, come on, it doesn't get better than that. 

Let's Salsa

I love salsa and have done a post on a late blog where I used canned tomatoes and granulated sugar and this time everything is natural and it's so much more delicious! I loved this recipe before but it's even better now! "Fire Roasted" tomatoes and spicy kicks it's DELICIOUS! and at only 11 calories per serving you can put in on anything without feeling guilty or sacrificing flavor. This is a Paleo and Whole30 approved salsa! 

Foster Brady: 2 Months

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Age: 2 Months 
Height: 23 1/2 inches
Weight: 11.035 lbs 
Milestones: We moved his carseat straps up and he is still a rolling machine! 
Best Moment: He is such a smiley boy now! He will talk back to you and smile so huge! Also, drum roll please, he is sleeping EIGHT HOURS A NIGHT!!! Say whaaaaa?! He was sleeping horribly and waking up every hour and Bryson and I were both exhausted. I reached out to a mom group asking about a wombie and heard about this sleep sack and the first night he didn't like it but the second he slept 8 full hours and has continued that pattern. To see more of Foster's 2 month favorites click here. 
Health: Perfect, perfect, perfect. He did get shots this month and the poor thing was on my chest all day long. He was so miserable and sick but the next morning he was perfectly fine and his happy smiley self. 
Eating: This boy loves to eat. Mommy and daddy are bad about letting him try sauces when we're cooking and eating but he loves them!
Extra Comments: Things are finally settling down after a busy month and we are all loving the family time (even though Bryson just left for a hunting trip and L is at her dads this weekend. Family time will continue when everyone's back haha Foster was so good today while Katy and I meal prepped. He's getting so big and so much more alert.

P.S. There are a ton of pictures this month...but look at that handsome smile. I couldn't pick and choose. 

Nutrition: Month 2 Bye Bye Mom Butt

Friday, October 4, 2013

I am so behind on all my posts that I'm sure everyone is getting so annoyed with me. I have been ridiculous busy lately with absolutely nothing (someone please tell me I'm not the only one) and I'm going back to school in a week so it's about to get a whole lot busier! but anyways here is my nutrition post :) 

Pre Pregnancy Weight: 158 lb
End of Pregnancy Weight: 156 lbs, -2lbs
Last Weigh In: 135.6, -2lbs
Current Weight: 134.8, -.8 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 23.2 lbs
How are you feeling? Amazing :) but oh so sore. I started working out with a friend and she's amazing! We've been going to the gym consistently and are meal prepping on Sunday together. Any weight loss journey is so much easier when you have someone there doing it with you, holding you accountable and pushing you.
Calf- 13, -0
Thigh- 20, -0
Hips- 38, -.5
Waist- 34, -1
Abs- 27.5, -1
Torso- 33, -.5
Arms- 10, -0
Neck- 12, -.5 

Oddball Giveaway!

I am SO excited for this next giveaway! THREE people will win! That's right, THREE! There are these really awesome bracelets called Oddball (Even the name is cool). They are really really unique and I love them because they are for men and women. 

Here are just a few of the awesome bracelets they offer and there are a lot more!

This Bracelet is really special because 20% of the proceeds go directly to The Breast Cancer Society 

All bracelets are handcrafted and use high quality beads (glass, stone, wood, ext) 

I love that you can mix and match them with each other or your own for a completely unique look. If you want to win THREE of these awesome bracelets just keep reading :) 

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It's as easy as that! There are a ton of ways to enter to win. The winner will be announced in one week. Entries will close on October 12, 2013 @ 12PM mountain time.

OOTD: Leather Accents

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I'm obsessed with leather accents. It's my favorite fashion trend right now because it's SO easy and it's everywhere. Right now I have a leather peplum top I'm working into fitting in but I found these leggings, shirt and boots this past week and I love them! This outfit is ridiculously comfy. 

I hate cold but love autumn because you can wear leggings and a baggy shirt every day and it's totally cool because it's cold out and we all get it. 

Foster Brady's Two Month Favorites

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I have been such a slacker mom lately. I feel like I'm behind on everything and like there are a million and two things to do. Now that things are starting to settle down I can finally post Foster's two month favorites! In the next day or two I'll get his two month post and my 2 month nutrition post up but those actually involve doing stuff instead of plopping into bed after a long day and making something on photoshop. So here are the things that have made life with baby SO much easier.

That One Skirt I Couldn't Get Off My Mind

So there was this skirt. Spandex on the top and synthetic leather on the bottom. It was better than the ones I'd been oohing and ahing over daily during my online browsing. I loved this thing. I would've never even tried it on before because I would've been disappointed when I couldn't squeeze into it. (This store only puts out smalls) and as much as I love this store I always just look because the clothes are made for girls skinnier than me but we had some time so I grabbed two skirts, a black shirt and a size 29 in some adorable boyfriend jeans (which was the biggest size or I'd have grabbed a 30/31).
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