Friday, December 28, 2012

Operation Red Bikini

Next Fitness Challenge is a link up with Kassie at Southern Girl gets fit. You can find all the details over on her blog.

The challenge runs until May 31st 2013 - basically you decide what your challenge is and what you are trying to get into - be it the jeans that are 2 sizes smaller than you are now, cute shorts or the little red bikini. At the end of May they will be a link up with result stories and photos.

I am going to work on toning and my "red bikini" will be super cute shorts this summer..

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Its Ok Thursday

Its ok

To be glad the holiday's are almost over because then you can start the spring countdown

To be a geek and love your talking R2D2 hub and the Darth Vader dressed as Santa ordainment you got for Christmas and display them on your desk in your office

To be contemplating another Fitness Challenge (operation red bikini post coming soon)

To be in love with your FitBit

To already be registering for the March 5K

To love that the above 5k is the only women only 5k

To schedule blog posts

To play the same cd over and over because its new and you love it

To end this post early because your not sure what else is ok today. :-)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tis the Season

A repost for all who are trying to fight the crowds for the last minute things....

Its the season to be freaking jolly.

Gimmie a break - Jolly my ass.

If it is the season to be jolly then why is the day after Thanksgiving referred to as Black Friday? Want to see just how jolly it is. Go to Toys R Us that Friday and watch how jolly the parents are as they claw, scream, bite and punch their way to this years "gotta have it toy".

These oh so jolly people are the same people who will steal your parking spot at the mall after you have circled the parking lot for 45 mins looking for ANY spot not already occupied, then they will have the nerve to flip you off as you slam on your breaks to avoid hitting their car as you look at them in utter shock.

Once you make it into the mall, you will be treated to frazzled mothers yelling, screaming tantrum throwning, snot running from their nose "little angels". As dear old dad looks around fervently wishing that aliens would come kidnap him and anal probe him because that would be more pleasant than dealing with the fruit of his loins and the haggard shrew that was once his glowing bride. Yeah Jolly whatfreakinever!

If you procrastinate on shopping the above scene only gets worse, the only thing that will save your ass now is a super Wal-mart at 3 am, or Christmas shopping at the local gas station.

After you brave all of this in search of the perfect gift for the oh so picky Aunt Enda, pain staking gift wrap it in the perfect paper. Carefully transport it to the specified family gathering place and smilingly hand it to her. She will then rip the paper to shreds, turn said object in all directions then look at you as if you punched in the nose and gave her tickets to the nearest fat farm and say "Well I see you grabbed the first thing you saw in the discount bin at the dollar store".

Next year do yourself a favor purchase gift certificates on-line and then book yourself a week at the spa..

Tis the season to be freaking jolly... Bite me Santa

Saturday, December 22, 2012

It was the end of the world that wasn't ....

So we are still here the earth is still rotating and the doomsdayers are figuring out a way to spin the latest "Oh wait we did the math wrong".  In all reality it was just the end of an era and the start of a new one.  So I am glad I paid my credit card bills and didn't consume three times my body weight in cheesecake "just in case".

What I am working on is finishing up Christmas shopping on this last weekend before the holiday.  I just had a few gifts and stocking stuffers to pick up - which I got most of done today.  I have to go back to the craft store after price checking to pick up the second to last gift, then head back to the mall (yes I went to the mall on the Saturday before Christmas - I am truly insane) to pick up a last minute OMG its perfect gift that will be ready.

Friday my wonderful grandson turned 7 months old - wow this year is going super fast.  I can't believe he is already 7 months old and growing like a weed.  Unfortunately the lil guy is sick with RSV at the moment so we are playing Christmas by ear and waiting to see if he will be well enough to go to the family dinner at my sister-in-laws.  Fingers are crossed that he feels better soon - if for nothing else the poor guy is miserable.  It amazes me that with as sick as he is, he is still smiling and laughing - he is such a laid back lil dude.

On the fitness front I am just maintaining at the moment and will ramp back up come Jan 2.  I am by no means going crazy and eating everything in sight but I am eating a lil of whatever I want. Then come Jan 2 its balls to the walls at the gym - newest goal is toning.  I am not going to hide come this summer in jeans and oversized shirts - its to freaking hot for that shit.  Plus we are planning another family trip to Hawaii come Spring of 2015 and I WILL like the pictures I am in this time around of the vacation!

I also have plans to start working my knee again and it get back in order so that I can participate in the Diva Dash come March - its one of my favorite 5ks.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!! Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012 Year in Review

Some clips of the major events in 2012 

It's been a hell of a year.. 

I joined fitcamp
I lost 20 lbs 
I participated in several 5k's 
I attempted a 10k 
I had surgery (see above lol)
My grandson was born
We had more vehicle repairs
The hubs was in the hospital 
A few people have moved in and out of our lives
Some who left years ago stirred some drama then moved in the shadows again 
I saw Madonna live for the first time
The hubs and I celebrated 8 years of marriage
On 12/31 we will have been together for 12 years
My daughter turned 21 
I grew both personally and professionally 

It was a pretty good year - all and all we are blessed 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Talk to us Tuesday - Link up

Today is shaping up to be a Kill it - Kill it with FIRE sorta day.. Starting with waking up a half hour late this morning and going from there.  I got my new glam bag last night and was super thrilled to test out its contents - tip of the day, don't try out new products when you are running late. I'm rocking the ":glam fairy emo" smokey eye this morning. 

My new earrings came yesterday as well so I am sporting them.. Love a great deal - I got them on ebay for 47 cents which included shipping! I'm patiently waiting for the rest of my ebay auctions to get here. I am waiting for a few 8 bracelets to show up, a necklace and a ring total for all over it $27 .. 

I finally found a new purse and it arrived over the weekend, hey don't judge, yes it seems like a lot of stuff over the past few weeks, BUT its been over a year since I bought a new purse, and I needed new clothes and accessories to match - none of my old clothes fit .. they are a few sizes to big! WOOT so glad to be able to say that now.

So far since I started with FitCamp (end of July beginning of Aug) I'm down 20 lbs. I did hit goal but I am thinking 5 more lbs need to go and I am working on getting really toned. So far I am just maintaining - which is pretty good for a holiday season.  Right now I am in the middle of the plank/squat challenge which ends Dec 31st.

And now for the pictures 


Friday, December 07, 2012

Friday Letters


Dear Friday Thank you for FINALLY getting here!!  Its been a crazy week and I am so excited to see you!

Dear Sarpino's thank you for bring me lunch at my office yet again today.

Dear scale please be kind Monday morning.

Dear gym equipment I promise I am coming back, I miss you too.

Dear Kohl's my husband would really like it if you stopped sending me weekly coupons for 20% off  - because of this I come see you every weekend.. Psst I thank you however, my wardrobe seriously needed overhauled.

Dear Hubs, I only want to lose 5 more lbs then the hemorrhaging of the checking account can stop due to new clothes, though I know secretly you are loving your "new" wife.

Dear winter weather, please stay away I am loving the mild temps and am not a cold/snow person anyhow so if you could just skip that this yeah I'd be greatful kthanksbyenow.

Dear weatherman who rather gleefully stated this morning that it looks like rain and snow this weekend - get bent.

Dear followers, thanks for joining me and I hope you have an awesome weekend!!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Its Ok Thursday

Doing the Its Ok Thursday link up found over on Amber's blog..

Its ok to occasionally let your inner fat girl order dinner.

Its ok to giggle like a 4th grade boy over certain words.

Its ok to schedule your blog posts.

Its ok to wish summer were still here.

Its ok to shake the presents under the tree.

Its ok to still like having long nails.

Its ok to miss ripped jeans. PSST its ok to still wear them on the weekends too..

Its ok to (In fact I recommend it!!):

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Notes From the Universe

I subscribe to a daily email called Notes From the Universe.. I love these more often than not they are little gems that either make you smile or go AH.. this one is form 11/2/12 I read it this morning and both smiled and went AH..

KayLynn, you chose to be who you now are, you came here 
to thrive, the odds always seem steep, the game is rigged in
 your favor, you knew what you were doing, your demons 
aren't real, fear was part of the deal, love is all you need, 
you're never alone, thoughts become things... and you still 
look absolutely amazing in jeans. 

    The Universe

All of the above puts a neat little bow on a few of the beliefs I truly do
hold stock in:

1. No one can change your life except you - if you don't like it do something
about it. Life is either to short or to long to be miserable.

2. If you ignore your life it will ignore you right back!

How things turn out is entirely up to you. Life doesn't happen to you
YOU happen to life - make it what you want it to be. If its not what
you dreamed it to be make a change - either to get back on the path or
change the dream.

Get out there and make the most out of life - be the best you that you can be!!

Just Finished - Mother, Mother - Koren Zailckas

Ever have a book that once you finish it you have no idea what to read next because nothing sounds good after the world you just finished. ...