Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shoes...My Addiction...

So you all know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE shoes! That could even be an understatement!

Well tonight I went through them ALL, I have a bag to go to throw out and a bag to go to Goodwill. I kind of couldn't believe some of the ancient, hideous shoes hiding out in the back of my closets.

Here's the tally:

Throw Out - 15 pairs

Goodwill - 23 pairs

Mine - 68 pairs

It may seem like big numbers, but I actually thought I owned more shoes, oh wait I just realized there is a bag of shoes I didn't put into this mix that Mindy had borrowed a couple of years ago. Um, I think there were only 3 or 4 pairs in there :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Love My Helpful Family

So my Saturday was an unexpected day of cleaning up my yard/gutters/pile of S&*( in the backyard. My dad came over with my little brother Larry and my nephews Zach and Reggie. They were all such an amazing help and I owe them so much!! It feels so good to have clean gutters and a backyard free of brush!!!!

My dad has been wanting to come in and help with this stuff, especially since Kyle's back has been so bad and he can't do any of this, not even mow the lawn. I've been trying to keep up on things but it's hard with such a cute little 2 year old that I'd much rather play with :)

LOVE these guys, I have the most amazing, supportive family!!!

Bella enjoyed the day playing in her new princess pool and with lots of bubbles. The pool was the biggest hit though!! :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Trainer

So the big project of me losing some inches has begun and thankfully I have my very own personal trainer :)

The photo above is the last time I truly felt "fit", this was at Mindy's wedding two years ago, we also went to Hawaii that year. The thing is, I need to be even smaller than I was then! So absolutely NO CHEATING for me when it comes to food this time around!

Kyle and I have always butted heads when we worked out together. I'm not sure everyone knows this, but I'm very strong headed AND stubborn. We had different ideas when it came to working out and I was a bad listener.

This time around I have PROMISED to LISTEN. Thankfully I have grown a lot when it comes to working out, I've grown more in Kyle's direction :)

Last night seemed like a very short work out to me, honestly. BUT it kicked my butt and I'm pretty darn sore today, but not too sore that I can't run tonight when I get home. Thank you to my amazing hubby for putting up with me and giving me my one-hundreth chance to be trained by you :)

The next best thing I did was to set up a training program on my Nike+. I am doing a 15K trail run in October so I decided to do a half marathon 12 week training program. I start next week and am only running 3 days a week, I don't want to burn myself out! It's amazing though, I never realized that as you log more miles you can unlock items on Nike+, I now have a mini-me that is on my Facebook profile and logs my runs for me, totally awesome!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Made For Me...

I went on a rare shopping trip to the outlet mall yesterday with Jenn, Missy and Jenn's friends Kirsten (and her adorable 11 week old daughter!). Jenn was looking at adding some clothing to her closet, she found some super cute stuff!

I found a few things, as we were walking by Wilson's Leather I spotted this in a 70% off bin, it just HAD to be mine.....

Kyle was a bit irritated with me, BUT it was on sale AND 70% off the sale price. I could carry as much cash in the purse as it cost me, so to me that's a good deal for this bag :)