Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Squat Challenge!

Emma is now 4 months old and while I lost all my baby weight within a month of her being born - we then faced Christmas and with my hormones tending to be unbalanced causing weight gain....I've got some work to do.

Oh, so cute, right??
NO! this is not really me....but a few more chocolate bars...

My fitness class is on break for a couple of weeks so I needed something to get me focussed and doing something productive in the evening other than snacking...so I've decided to do a squat challenge!

Given I can already do over 100 squats in a row easily but I definitely don't do it often enough so here I am, someone keep me accoutable...and maybe join me so I know I'm not alone in this!! :)

Here is the site: http://www.twohundredsquats.com/week6.html

I'm starting in week six but read through and start where works for you!  I'm following up my squats with a couple of 30 second planks that I'm trying to get back up to 1 minute...if only I could find those abdominal muscles that Emma stole on her way out ;) 

My challenge for myself is to do this 3-4 x a week minimum. 

To go along with this, I am making diet changes including starting the day with a green smoothie, changing my daily coffee to Dandy Blend, and drinking Apple Cider Vinegar in Green tea throughout the day and taking daily probiotics.

I like to weigh in 4x/day...but that doesn't seem to be working so well.  I think I'll cut back to 1/week instead.   So get your squat on and meet me back here in one week!



Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Carlee!

February 23 was Carlee's 2nd birthday!  How the years go so fast, I don't know!  We had a low key open house with friends and family the weekend of her birthday with some cake and a special tutu for her to wear:)  Unfortunately she napped right up til party time so she ruined her pretty hair and it never got fixed...  But hey, she didn't care and we all had a good time:)   Check out all the cousins/little friends chowing down on cake, haha! 

Happy 2nd birthday my little girl!  Mom & Dad love you so much!