Lets be honest here, I have NEVER done a plank until this morning.. and I died, I mean d.i.e.d. I could hold it for 12 seconds.... say whatttt? It looks SO easy... suprise! It's not.Some of these girls on here that I stalk, I mean follow make it look SO easy. That is what I WANT to do, I want to make it look easy! I will start taking pictures of my "planking" tonight...
In other news;
Who says sleepovers with your little sister aren't fun??
so I get REALLY proud whenever I get up early enough for a run.
I hope everyone has a happy thanksgiving, I know it's still a bit away.. but we are having an early thanksgiving this year @ my parents.
My brother from FL is flying up, we haven't had a thanksgiving together in 9 years.
My sister & her daughter are coming.
My brother, and his wife & 2 tots are coming.
I have a big family, so it's hard for all of us to come together..
BEYOND grateful this year.
You don't realize what family really means until you hit a certain point in your life.. I could go months without even talking to my brothers, now if I don't hear from them in 2 weeks, i'm calling them up, all in their bizz.
The first 3 men in my life, still to this day hold my heart.
What is everyone else grateful for this year?
Mine is Family.
Does everyone weigh once a week? I try not to I feel like I get too frustrated? I do every 2 weeks, i'm acutally scared to get on the scale lately.. I shouldn't be, but I need to see progress to know that busting my ass is really paying off.
I can't stand sitting at work watching e-mail after e-mail flood in,
the time hasn't moved since I got here @ 8am.
I want to go home, snuggle my babies &
chug drink a glass of wine.
I'm not sure what got me into this funk, I have been eating great.. the scale has been working on my side lately. The hubs has been VERY supportive on healthy eating and me taking time out for myself, for running. I hope I can get to the bottom of it sooner rather the later.
I turned on Jillian lastnight, and turned her off.. my heart wasn't in it, and hasn't been.. i'm going to stick with running for as long as I can until the winter gets too harsh and then i'll go back in a fucken miserable relationship w/ Jilly boo-boo.
All I want to do is run, I get antsy when the time rolls around to leave work and hit the side walk.. I don't know how this happened.. and I don't know when, but I like it.
The hubs & I split a 6 pack of hard cider the other night & had a nice heart to heart,and he let me pour out my heart and soul about losing weight and finding myself again...
I almost feel guilty that I am taking my time away from my kids, animals, house, husband.. to set out on mile runs... soak in the bath. I have never set so much time away for myself.. has anyone else ever felt like this? I would love to chat and touch base if so...
We went to the top of a mountain to share some ciders & some alone adult time.
cold as hell outside, warm as all in my soul & heart.
Halls cough drops,vicks & tissues are my world right now.
I'm slowly starting to get better, however now my kidlets are getting sick.. so that just means in time it will be passed back to momma bear.
Lastnight as I was driving back from my run, I went through the list of WHY I want to lose weight, WHY I want to be healthy, WHY my children need me to be healthy, WHY I need to be healthy for my entire life..
1. I want to be the 'hot mom' (okay, maybe that SHOULDN'T be my #1)
2. I want to life a long happy healthy life with my husband.
3. I will not force my children to take care of me because I am too obese to live my own life.
4. My dog needs someone to run with.
5. I will NOT buy size 20 pants anymore from gap.
6. I want to be able to shop @ express again.
7. I fucken hate most of the plus size clothes @ target.
8. I need this for myself, for my emotion's, for my mind, for my body, I need this to feel like me again... and i'm getting there!
I am offically down 30 lbs. BOOM.
(don't mind my skinny hubby- isn't he cute though? )
November 7th 2012,
That picture was right after my FIRST ever 5 mile run.
I cried, and cried and cried.
Then took a muscle pic for you ladies ;)
The reason that keeps me going on my runs.
Thanks my dude, you do more then you will ever know!
I am BEYOND sick this morning & sitting at work while my other co worker called into work because he was "sick." not COOL, co worker, NOT cool.
So, I always get compliements on my kids, how well they behave, how polite they are, how quiet they are. But I don't see that? I see wild screaming messy rude little kids (good thing they are cute). I'm trying to turn my view on this because I REALLY REALLY want to see the good in my kids, I mean I do sometimes... but usually, I see wild wilder-beast.
Does anyone else have this problem?!
Eating smart & my nightly runs have been going AWESOME.
The week of halloween was not pretty impressive, however im wiping that off the slate because it was a big blur of sugar, mountains of candy wrappers and my kids saying
"WHERE DID ALL MY REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS GO?!"
"Go ask your dad, he loves them"
HAHA! However, I sent the rest of their candy with hubby to work for the men their to mow down on-I kept a little dish for the kidlets, and didn't keep any I like (oh wait I already ate it)
It's been a few days, but with halloween buizzzness we have been SO busy in our spare time.. and work has been bonkers with it being Customs year end.
First to say, my excuse for not running the past week has been hurricane Sandy, but low and behold... the hurricane hasn't had any effect on upstate new york in my happy little town. Acutally, we've had blue skies...but a 1st of the month is always a good reason to start over. My heart goes out to all affected by the evil floods & winds. I went to the dentist today and haven't been in 6 months, I walked in.. "Hello LeeAnn! How are you, you have lost weight since I've seen you last.. what's you'r secret?" Welllllll, I wanted to say.. Mama L's fitness group on facebook, but that might make me seem a little weird.. so I simply said, counting calories, missing all the yummy foods I love, and running my ass off. (funny because I have no ass to begin with, all in my guttt)
I hope everyone has a GREAT start to Novemeber and make it count before that snow starts to fly... and put DOWN the halloween candy, I REPEAT put DOWN the halloween candy. Catcha ya ;)
Hope Everyone had a safe & fun Halllyweeeeny.
My DR. Zombie & Witch Princess (before witch princess had her makeup on)
Had a great weekend! Friday night both kids went to seperate grandparents house, so hubby & I got some great alone time! Saturday I went for a jog with Jackson (my dog) he never says "no, im too tired" or "lets stop.." he always wags his tail and can't wait to do another mile with me! I have to say when we got him he was 5 weeks old, and I never would have realized how motivated he made me to become a healthier person.. and I can always count on him at the end of the day having overwhelming love for me, skinny or thick. I love you my dog dude! Sunday, I did another run.. it felt SO nice to get out both days on a weekend.. I have to say the hub has been a lot more understanding, and stepping up with the kids when I need some pavement time, he even LEFT for a half an hour so I could do Jillian without him there to distract me.. he's learning ;) We carved pumpkins- mine looks like a 4 year old did it, but hey wahtever... Hub is AmAHHHHHZING at pumpkin carving, he does his free hand, and the kids picked what the wanted he did it up. He's pretty impressive in bed.
Dont mind what I look like, I just got back from a run :)
I hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did, wanna know WHY? I hit 249!!!
Not sure about everyone else, but my week has d-raggg-ed. Work sucked, the days seemed so much longer esp with the eating right and control portion size.The weekend has come around, only downfall, rain ALL mothaeffin weekend. Yesterday, I got home from work, the hubby & Ry were taking a nap, so I got to lace up and take my main dude, Jackson for a jog with me. Instead of doing 1 block, I did 2 blocks non stop, I was doing leaps of joy when i got back up in my drive way. Since, the blog is new, and I have some new fabbbbbb ladies following, I thought it would be fun to do a 10 random things about me, i'd love to read everyone else's :) 1. My husband and I met when I worked at a truck stop diner, he works at the US/Canadian border and he'd order dinner from there ;) 2. I have 2 cats, Albus & Elijah, and one dude dog, Jackson! 3. My son Jaman is my acutal step son, but we have full custody. 4. My daughter is seriously, the most hillarious aspect of my life. 5. I'm deahtly afraid of Johnny Cash's voice and face. :shiverss: 6. Im New York born and raised- upstate that is! 7. My hub and I are very "natural color" people, All of our color schemes in our house are burnt orange, tan, mossy green, browns. 8. My dad is my bestfriend... always has been, always will be. 9. i'm obsessed with plastic containers, tumblers, candles and scarves. 10. I am the youngest of 5 siblings... and I survived.
Good morning! 2nd day of 30DS & my hips and legs can feel Jillians wrath.
Went for a mile late evening run lastnight with my workout partner, I mean look at that excitment!!!
Pre-run & work out... no make up, work outs dont care what I look like ;)
The only fall back issue i'm having is it's so hard to sqeeze my workouts in with my busy evening scheldue, I get home @ 3pm from work, spend an hour with the hubby before he heads to work (we work different shifts- to save on daycare cost, HOLLA!) Sometimes I can talk J (my 6 year old) to ride his bike while I put Ry into the jogging stroller. Ohhh, how I miss solo runs though. Getting my 30DS in, isn't hard because I can do that when the kids go to bed, or hell they LOVE to do it with me, so if i'm not ready to send them to China, I pop the DVD in and take a deep breathe and suck up some patience, and let them "play" my workout video with me.
Yesterday, I posted on Mama L's fitness club on facebook about all of us ladies sharing blogs, my hubby got home lastnight at midnight, and that's all I could talk about.. so excited to get a little support system going here! (The little things in life*)
Weight Loss since 9/1/12
Just for all of you, who DON'T live in upstate New York- here is a little taste of our autumn, the scenery of a run :)
So it begins, I started 30day shred with Jillian. I can feel it this morning... it feels awesome! My 3 year old daughter LOVES to do the video with me, she uses canned veggies as her weights, adorableeees.
Cannot wait to hit it tonight, maybe even TRY to fit in a lite jog.
Lastnight for dinner I had hard boiled eggs and cottage cheese, I think that's my problem.. I almost get brain freeze when it comes to what to cook for dinner for MYSELF, usually I cook my hubby and the 2 kids a "normal" meal, (hubs weighs 150 lbs soaking weight @ 6'0, he would look at me like I had 3 heads if he got served a low cal meal). I'd LOVE to hear from some ladies what you guys cook for dinner!!
Here it is! Back on the band wagon.. fell off for awhile, still slightly getting in workin' on my fitttness. Starting Jillian 30 day shred TONIGHT! yee-haw.
Let me introduce myself a little bit first...
My name is LeeAnn, i work at an office, therefore I sit on my ass most of my day. (wah wah wah) I have 2 beautiful children, a 3 year old beautiful itty bitty princess, and a 6 year old energentic ball of fire.
anddddddd here they are ; look innocent, right? hahahahha...
I have a beyond sexy hub that I wouldn't trade for the world (well most days...)
andddd here he is; (and me)
Enough about nothing, the weekend was a BLAST, we hit the pumpkin patch and did a 6 mile hike with the kids.... yes the little ones did a 6 mile hike, so proud of them!.. (so proud of myself ahem)
That is all.. pretty excited to start my own blog, after stalking my fave's for awhile!
oh, cannot forget about my main kanine in my lifey
Welcome! The blog of where i'm going to start my own inner/outer journey to a happier, and healthier life! I have a beautiful almost 3 year old princess, and a live-in 6 year old step son! So i'm pretty busy.. I'm ready to find my own space, and my own time! I will be updating weight, and progress pictures.. and hella must see pictures of my chidlren OF COURSE! Ready.. Set..GO! :o)