Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Much better!

Ok, I'm back and over my slump. I feel much better about my exercise plan and my diet (I really hate to call it that because that's not really how I see it)...but you get what I'm after.
I met with my trainer last Friday for the first time in a long time. He's been away running races and I've been busy too. Oh man, he kicked my butt! My thighs were actually cramping as I was exercising. Ouch! I was definitely feeling it the next day, but it felt so great too! I think that's when I kicked back into my old self! :)
So I meet my trainer again tonight. I'm excited for my workout and miss him like crazy! He's such an amazing person and so full of inspiration! I just feed off of that!
After my workout I have to start a wedding cake that I'm doing for an extended family member. The wedding is on Saturday and they're picking up on Thursday since they are two hours away from me. I'm excited to see the finished product. I'll take a pic and share it with you all too!
Well I'm off to finish the rest of my break and munch on some cherries! Yum-O!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Out of my groove!

Oh my, I'm feeling totally out of sorts when it comes to working out and eating well. I have been under the weather for the past week or so. To be totally honest I haven't felt 100% since I got back from my trip to Disneyland. Not sure what's going on there, but I'm tired of it!
My trainer has been away for two weeks running races and I've tried to keep up with my workouts, but it's so tough without his motivation. I do get to see him this week again though which is great! I'm excited about that!
I want to get back into my routine. My goodness is it ever easy to get out of it and revert back to old habits.
It's especially tough when Noel is home. I find we go out to eat more or have little treats here and there. I don't do that when he's not home. I can stay right on track with my eating and exercise plan no problem.
I'm sure I'll find my groove again. My trainer just needs to give me a swift kick in the butt! :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Before and after

So I have finally completed my before and after photos with my trainer. Well I had my before when I first started, just had to get my photographer from the newspaper to take an after. See, my three month fitness journey has been documented in the newspaper I work for. Readers have been following since day one and I've gotten quite a few emails, letters and phone calls from it all. It's been fun!
Yes, I am continuing with my trainer for another three months, but it's on my own dime. He was giving me free training sessions for the first three months as I would advertise his gym with my blogs and columns etc in the paper. It was a great arrangement.
So next week my final piece is running and we'll have both the before and after photos along with it. I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek. I'm pretty happy with them!



Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Father's Day to all the papa's! xo

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back from Disneyland!

I had a great time in Disneyland! I got back late Saturday night! Don't hate me friends, but I got to meet Jake the Bachelor! Honestly, he's cuter when he doesn't open his mouth. He seems fake to me. Nice enough though. And I have to say, I wasn't a fan of her on the show, but Vienna is very pretty in person. She's stunning. So here's a photo of us on the red carpet event I was at. It's terrible of me, but whatever. That's what I look like after standing five hours on the red carpet in the hot, humid weather. Yuck!

Other stars I saw were Teri Hatcher, Mario Lopez, Melissa Rycroft, John Stamos, Jamie Lee Curtis and more! It was fun!
I totally fell off the wagon eating-wise when I was away. Don't get me wrong, I know I was on vacation, but it was a free for all when it came to food.
I'm struggling to get back on track a little and it's frustrating. To be honest, I feel like I'm not into exercising as much either. I hope I can shake this soon! I'd love to lose at least another 20 pounds. I have to stay focused!
It's been rainy and cold here for the last couple of days. I got about half of my flowers planted on Sunday and I'm looking forward to getting the other half done on the weekend.
Noel comes home tomorrow after being away for two weeks. I'm happy he'll be home. Tonight I'm going to clean the house like mad and hopefully bake some goodies for him too. I love doing that kind of thing for him!
Oh yes, and we also have some new residents in our backyard. When I came home last weekend I saw that there was a bird's nest under our deck in the backyard. We have a walkout basement, so our deck is about 20 feet in the air. I took a peek inside the nest from above the deck and saw three little blue eggs in there! The mama Robin has been sitting on them for the last couple of days. So very excited! I love babies of any kind!
Anyways, that's all for me! Chat soon!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Off to Disneyland!

I'm so excited to be off to Disneyland tonight! I'm going on a work trip because they are opening a new attraction later this week.
The weather here has been cold and rainy and is supposed to carry on for the rest of the week. The weather in California is hot, hot, hot! So I'm super happy to go!
I also need a break. It's been a very busy couple of months for me and I'm looking for things to slow down. After this trip, they should.
Last weekend was one of my best friend's weddings. It was beautiful, she looked beautiful and the whole day turned out perfectly. It's amazing to see someone you care about and love so much so happy! She was glowing the entire day and I feel so thankful to have been able to be a part of that.
Working out is going well. I haven't seen my trainer in a week since he was away running a race and this week I'll be gone. So I'll have been on my own for two weeks by the time we pick up our regular sessions again. I'm so glad to have him because this past week has shown me that I'm not ready to be on my own. I'm not as motivated when he's not there to cheer me on. I'm hoping I'll get there because I can't keep him forever.
So that's all for now! Just trying to finish out the work day and hop on that plane! See you all soon!