Random fitness update

It’s Thursday evening and I’m sitting in front of the computer watching the cursor blink. I have such a desire to write more but I don’t know what to say. I know the more wine I consume while sitting here the words will start flowing. Hopefully.

I’ve started two different posts so far. One about the house and the other about the awful events of the past weekend. It became a bit heavy. So instead I am doing a quick fitness update of sorts.

So I started getting serious about my journey April 25th. I have missed a couple weeks from our move but I am starting to get back into my groove while getting my diet back on track.

I didn’t think I would do this but here are my before pics. Don’t mind the darkness or the clothes. This is our small room we had while staying at my father in laws.

I’m suppose to take the after photos this Monday but I haven’t been consistent with my 8 weeks so on July 1st expect some updated pics. AND hopefully we see a difference (I know we will). When I first started I wanted the most amazing abs and legs to show off. I’m slowly learning that may not be realistic but you know what GOOD.

When I was younger I had an eating disorder. I was never hospitalized but I knew what limiting my calories would give me, the “perfectly skinny” body. Everyday is a small battle, some less than others, but I’ve learned that is not how I want to earn my abs. Food journals and probably the worst was chewing my food then spitting it out. You get the taste but don’t actually consume all the bad…. I’m disgusted with myself.

I’m loving the Tone It Up community so much. If I ever have a moment of weakness I can write a quick status update and there are so many gals encouraging me. They remind me the work outs and 5 meals daily are highly needed to fuel my body. I love being part of something that is women encouraging each other instead of bringing each other down.

Well that got a bit deeper than I intended but once the words start flowing I can’t stop. I just want to put a part of my story out there in hopes of helping someone else.

Hope you have  great weekend. I’ll be back with a fun update of my Saturday night debauchery come Monday. **insert winky face**

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Sally goes to the beach!

 

This weekend was one for the books. Our sweet Sally saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time. It seems silly that it took Sally’s cancer diagnoses for us to, I guess, wake up in a way. Our dogs are more to us than just dogs, they are our babies. Sally has been part of my husband’s life longer than he can count without truly thinking about it. There bond is one for the books. From accounts from L’s mom he sounds a lot like his grandfather (a great man I was not able to meet). As I have said before wherever he goes, she goes. She is his right hand gal.

As for the chemo. We are still seeing a positive response. We have been able to cut back on her cough medicine and she seems to be sleeping better each night. As I have said before, our job as great fur parents is to sustain her quality of life. We are not naive and in no way think the chemo is going to cure her, but at least we know we have done our best to help the symptoms. If you don’t have an animal that you feel this way for I highly suggest you get one. The love we get from our dogs, heck even our shop cats, is indescribable.

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Beaching //

Happy Tuesday! This last weekend I went to beach with a few of my co-workers. It was exactly what I needed in order to recharge my batteries and get myself prepared for this looming ((BUSY)) holiday season.

The cute house we stayed in.

The cute house we stayed in.

This wood stove was my life saver! I was freezing all weekend.

This wood stove was my life saver! I was freezing all weekend.

 

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Hello Lover! This beauty is for sale and I'm drooling/dreaming. Someday...

Hello Lover! This beauty is for sale and I’m drooling/dreaming. Someday…

 

Getting crazy on the beach after watching Bring It On.

Getting crazy on the beach after watching Bring It On.

 

Me at my FINEST! I make my husband pride to call me his wife.

Me at my FINEST! I make my husband pride to call me his wife.