Today is the first day of my first vacation since maternity leave. I am hoping to put vacation to good use. Working out, eating better, etc. I have been on a diet (calorie and portion watching) for two weeks. So far so good. Without working out I have still lost five pounds.
We will see how it goes I suppose.
Since my last post, I am down a dress size, so things have still been going well. My daughter is nearly two years old and growing like a weed. She is getting so big its depressing.
Either way, lets get this party started! ♥
We finally were able to afford a gym membership with California Family Fitness. We have been going for three weeks, and I have lost 12 pounds. I am using a handy app on my phone that helps me log all of my calories and exercising. Of course, watching our diet and portions has helped a lot. I have cut out the Starbucks (EEEK!) and the Vodka (GASP!). I am feeling great, and keeping motivated to go even further. Now to just move forward and keep going in the right direction.
In other news, my daughter has a slight cold. I am off work the next few days to stay at home and be a mama. I love it. I wish I could stay with her every day. I am sure she would love that too. I am sure the dog would love to be home with people every day instead of alone with the cat.
I also recently started a second “job” as a Passion Parties independent sales consultant. This second job is totally fun, and probably shouldn’t even be called a job. I love it. I am still building my business, and waiting for the day it can become a full-time job. I have met so many interesting women, heard great stories, and helped women experience themselves for the first time. It’s been great.
My life is headed in the right direction, I am just waiting to figure out what my next moves are going to be. I am praying daily for a sign as to what my next move needs to be. I am thankful for what we have, and I am excited to see what the future brings for my family. Now to just keep moving in the right direction.
So, I am wondering…..why would one do a meal replacement shake vs just eating healthy. Is it because of convenience? I have a friend spelling a specific brand of meal replacement shakes and I am curious. I have also read recipes for meal replacements that you can make out of regular protein shake powder.
I want to reset my hunger gauge. I am.always hungry even when I eat over 2000 calories in a day. A woman my size should be eating around 1500. What is the best way to do this. I don’t have the willpower to simply ignore my grumbling belly.
I have been lazy, I have been trying to accept my curves thinking that they just aren’t going anywhere. I have done workouts with zero or negative results. It just isn’t working, but I don’t want to give up.
203 lbs. 67″ tall. I can’t keep doing this. Where do I find motivation. I think 190 is going to be my mini goal. Maybe at 190 I will buy myself a little treat. An awesome pair of shoes, a new handbag.
I ask my readers. Where do you find inspiration and motivation to work out. Especially if you live in a house with the completely unmotivated who just doesn’t want to work out with you?
I want my husband support, and he wants to work out more than I do. But when you have no money, it’s hard to convince him he doesn’t need a gym.
As part of my make over, I have decided to take on a new venture. Not just to help change me, but to earn me some extra money and possibly give me the opportunity to have an at home job versus a full time retail job.
My new venture is an outside consulting job, which is party based. It’s not Mary Kay, its not Scentsy, its much better than that! It’s Passion Parties. My theory was, you can make Scentsy stuff, and you can buy make up everywhere. Who wants to go into some hole in the wall shop in a racey neighborhood with a scarey hairy man and strippers all over the place? (At least that is how every one I have ever been to is!!) I personally would much rather have another mom selling me this stuff in the privacy of my home than some creepy guy in a store.
I was also pleased to see that the products aren’t just vibrators! It’s products for sexual well being for both husbands and wives. They have a full section just for men! It just seems to he a nice company for real couples. I can’t wait to get started.
For Christmas, I asked for some new make up, and decided that I should write a post based on my new spoiles.
First, is a glam palette by Bare Minerals. It has a day time look and a night time glam look. I have worn both looks and get non stop compliments! Love this palette.
I also got “They’re Real” by Benefit Cosmetics. The best mascara I have ever tried. We are talking lift, thickening, lengthening, amazing eyelashes. I also got a sephora stack of various lip glosses that I haven’t tried, and some cleaning cloths. The cleaning cloths by sepgora don’t remove the mascara at all. I have my Neutragena wipes that do a much better job.
So needless to say, the mascara and the palette are amazing and I love them.
I got some cosmetic spoiled for Christmas this past week. I am going to try a few looks, and will post my full review and some photographs after! Look for more in the next few days!