MIMM #41-These Babies

MIMM #41-These Babies

It’s time for Marvelous In My Monday again…

 

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Is it any surprise that these babies are making my Monday so marvelous?!

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Happy Monday Everyone!!

Working, Working Out, Working Some More

To say that work has been a little busier lately would be the grossest understatement of the century…I hit the door and don’t stop until quitting time.  I mean I literally don’t stop…It makes the day fly by but it does not allow for ANY extra time to just sit back and breathe for about 5 minutes or so, and I’m not complaining but it makes it harder to want to work out when you get home already so tired.

I did however run for 20 minutes on Monday night and also did a complete arm and ab workout, I ran for 15 minutes on Tuesday night and did a complete leg workout and then took a day off from cardio last night and did my ab workout again.  Have you seen this ab workout on Pinterest?

Abs!

Let me tell you, this is no joke!  And I am still feeling Tuesday night’s leg workout this morning, so I think I’m on the right track.  After not losing very many inches with my 21 Day Fix, I’ve been more motivated to exercise and try to tone up this post-baby body!

I’ve also had several ask if I will do the 21 Day Fix again and I think the answer to that would be absolutely yes!  It’s a great plan and I have already implemented changes in my diet/portions that I wouldn’t have had I not given the 21 Day Fix a chance, but when I do decide to do it again, I’m going to do the workouts with the nutrition plan so I can see what this plan can really do!

21 Day Fix-Results

Yesterday ended my 21 Day Fix and I actually really liked it!

21 Day Fix

 

According to the Beachbody website, the 21 Day Fix:

It’s not another diet. In fact, it’s just the opposite. 21 Day Fix makes eating and fitness so simple, anyone can get great results.

With 21 Day Fix there’s no counting, no guessing, and no wondering. Just easy-to-follow portion control and one 30-minute workout per day. That’s all.

If you’re ready to get serious, 21 Day Fix can help you lose the weight.

Stop wasting time on diets that don’t work. There’s a better way to lose weight. It’s called 21 Day Fix. And it makes weight loss so simple, you can finally escape the diet trap and see results fast.

Your 21-day portion-control system

Forget about ounces, cups, and calories. When it comes to losing weight, simplicity equals success. These seven color-coded containers and Shakeology® shaker cup deliver exactly the right portions every time, so you never eat too much or too little. Fill them up with as much food as you want—if it fits, you can eat it!

  • Green—Vegetables
  • Purple—Fruit
  • Red—Protein
  • Yellow—Carbohydrates
  • Blue—Healthy Fats and Cheese
  • 2 Orange—Seeds and Oils
  • Shakeology Shaker Cup—Drinks

Let me start by saying that if you’re looking for a SIMPLE diet with a SIMPLE workout (which is SO what I was looking for) this is what you need!  There is no counting except to figure out how many of each container you can have per day and after the first few days, you can eyeball it pretty good, without any counting or measuring.

I absolutely loved the way this diet approached food…You can basically eat anything you want, you just can’t eat the entire chocolate cake or the entire pan of lasagna and this diet MADE me eat my vegetables (which I don’t particularly enjoy, but really should eat more of) so it was a great way to “re-start” how much and what I ate after being pregnant with my sweet baby Mia.

I do have to admit that I did not workout the way I should’ve…There are several reasons:  travel, getting up with a newborn, blah blah…but the fact of the matter is, I didn’t workout like I should’ve.  I really did enjoy the workouts that I did and I think they were based on super easy exercises, yet they proved to be very challenging at the same time to keep up the pace with Autumn.

All in all, I lost 7 pounds and 4 inches (which again proves I should’ve worked out more!) but I am super happy with  my results and the fact that I can fit (almost comfortably) back into some of my pants, which was one of my goals to begin with.  I would definitely recommend this plan to anyone!

Play Ball!

Yesterday was quite possibly the craziest day I have ever had at work for several reasons and at one point I thought we all might have entered the twilight zone, but thanks to the amazing people that I get to work with, I had a smile on my face when I got there and when I walked out the door :)

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You may remember in my Easter post, seeing pictures of Rylnn playing with his new t-ball set he got from Gamma and Papa, and yesterday after work, we got it back out and started hitting.  Now, I am the first to say that I am biased but that boy really can hit!  I would run out in front of him and act like I was in the outfield and he would squeal as he hit it to me over and over again.  He only missed a few times and only hit the “t” a few times but he can really slam it hard…I am so very proud :)  It was a wonderful evening playing ball!

Saturday I got out and ran 2 miles non-stop (woo!!!!) in the beautiful sunshine and then took Sunday and yesterday off.  I have no idea what I want to do for a workout this evening…Any suggestions??

MIMM #40-Cinco De Mayo

MIMM #40-Cinco De Mayo

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I’m sure at this point, you’re probably tired of seeing this same reason for my Monday’s being marvelous, but guess what…You’re going to get at least one more.

Rylnn and Mia

I just love these kiddos!  My Monday is marvelous, but SUPER busy (as is this entire week) with heading back to work full-time with travel, adjusting Mia to a whole new schedule, my sister, Philip, and Elizabeth flying in, and my last week of the 21 Day Fix, which I can’t wait to update you on.  Oh, and Happy Cinco De Mayo!

What’s making your Monday marvelous?

 

MIMM #39-Lately

MIMM #39-Lately

It’s time for Marvelous In My Monday!

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I have experienced several new things lately that are making my Monday marvelous, but first, there’s always this.

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I mean, that’s really enough to make any day marvelous, right?!

Hot Yoga

Last week, my sweet little friend Tiffany and I headed to our first encounter with Hot Yoga, and we have decided that Hot Yoga will now be our friend!  It was like nothing I have ever done before and after having thought about it for a few days, I think it’s the perfect cross between a workout and a therapy session.  The room was hot (duh) but not terribly and I was able to stretch A LOT which I absolutely love (and found out I was still pretty flexible) but between the water spritzing, perfuming smell, and laughing as we tried to find and maintain our “tree” it was wonderful and we plan to do it again this week!

21 Day Fix

21 Day Fix

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was looking at a new get-fit program that I heard about through again, my sweet little friend Tiffany, that was a portion control/workout based plan created by Beachbody, producers of Les Mills, P90x, INSANITY, and Shakeology, just to name a few.  I finally received it and started it last Monday, with the sole purpose of getting physically fit (and back into my pre-pregnancy jeans!).  So far, I LOVE it.  I have a serious problem when it comes to eating too much of anything and this teaches you to stop eating when you’re full, to eat better (more fruits and vegetables), and it comes with 30 minute workouts for each day, which I will admit, I substituted one day for my Hot Yoga and one day for running 1.5 miles with an arm and ab workout, but I think it’s a great program so far.  I will definitely have a post devoted to my results and review after my 21 days are over :)

Mia’s 2 Month Old Checkup (with shots)

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My precious baby girl got her first shots (that I had to witness) last week and it was absolutely heinous.  There is no other word.  My sweet baby turned blood red and broke out in a cold sweat in a matter of 5 seconds and I thought she was having an allergic reaction.  This Mama may have overreacted just a little bit, but it scared me to death!  The good news of the day…she is a perfect 10lb 22 inch BEAUTIFUL (the doctor kept saying, how pretty she was!) baby girl that has strong hips, a perfectly round head, strong neck, and a VERY strong set of lungs :)

What’s making your Monday marvelous?

Two Months

Two Months

I can not believe how fast two months can pass.  When you’re 30 weeks pregnant, 2 months is an ETERNITY but when you have a newborn, you’re running around wondering where you left the last 2 months!  My precious Mia has already gone from this…

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To this!  And what a facial expression, right?!

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My sweet girl is 2 months old today (and I will find out how much she weighs and how long she is on Friday at our doctor’s appointment) but I can tell you, she is growing like a weed!

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Since she’s only 2 months old, it’s not like she is really “doing” a whole lot, but I can already see glimpses of her personality, her sweet little grin, and she is SO close to a giggle I just can’t wait to hear it.

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Right now she is still loving her swing, she has discovered the floor gym is pretty fun and she really gets to kicking it out on there, she is even more in love with her brother (if that’s possible), and she is starting to really like baths too.  I think her brother’s entertainment is what is making the bath so great, but whatever works.

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She is eating about 4 ounces every 2-4 hours during the day and she has been going to bed around 8:30 and has slept until 4am once but usually wakes up between 2-3 and then will eat and go back to sleep until about 7.  LOVING this only getting up once a night thing!

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It’s crazy that sometimes I feel like I had her yesterday and sometimes I can’t remember what life was like without her.  The first two months with her have been an absolute blessing and I look forward to seeing her sweet face every morning and to marvel at how much I think she’s grown just overnight.

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MIMM #38-Happy Easter!

MIMM #38-Happy Easter!

Today, my marvelousness comes from watching my boy play all Easter weekend long…and of course, my sweet Mia’s first Easter outfit!

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and have a marvelous Monday!

Spring?

Spring?

I would love to say that Spring is here, but every single time I get ready to believe that, the temperatures drop back down below freezing and then the snow flurries come back and I get all angry again.  However, yesterday afternoon my mom brought over some of the most beautiful tulips and March flowers to plant in the yard and now I feel like Spring may finally be here.  Aren’t they just gorgeous?!

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On another note, this is how my son believes you should use Mia’s bouncer…

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Oh that boy.

And finally last night I jumped on the treadmill and completed 2 miles in 23 minutes with only a 15 second break in the middle to catch my breath!  Woohoo!

I’m ready for this Easter weekend!

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

I have been doing most of my work from home while I’ve been off with little bit (and with a LOT of help from my most precious co-workers) however, I am usually in the office at least two half days during the week and yesterday was one of those days.  This time Miss Mia got to come with me and stay for a while…She seemed to take really well to Miss Tiffany :)

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After work, I grabbed up my Rylnn and we went home to play for just a bit.  My precious baby girl is so very in love with her big brother it’s just beautiful.

photo 1 (30)I just love my babies! (the owl blanket TOTALLY photo bombed my picture)

IMG_1412.JPGThen this happened…I have NO IDEA what Rylnn is doing, but it was way to funny not to share.

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(and don’t be jealous of my Halloween Batman pants please…I know they are super hot)!

After we got the chillins in bed, I did make myself get on the treadmill and I’m so glad I did.  I’m always SO tired at the end of the day, but running always makes me feel so much better if I can just convince myself to get out there and go!  I ran 2 miles at 12:00/mile with only a 15 second break and while I’m not gonna lie, it was still hard, I felt better running last night than I have since I started running again, so maybe I’m finally making some progress :)  Now to get my nutrition back in check…

 

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