Thursday, August 1, 2013

NSV Link UP!

Morning all!  Today I am linking up for Non-Scale Victories with Lex & Katie. Lord knows I have had more NSV then Scale Victories.  I have struggled for so long about that silly number on the scale that I had basically just given up.  No matter how hard I tried to get out of my funk it is like I just made it worse which is unreal to me.  Why?? Why?? Why?? do we do this to ourselves?  So diet after diet, different work out gadgets and fads finally after about 5 years I have figured out NONE of that is going to work at all because my mind has already set me up for failure.  As I was either buying some new product to help or just starting a new diet I realized I was already on what could I try next.  Yeah, that is setting myself up for success isn't it!  So what changed?  Honestly I don't really know it was like something inside my head just clicked and I realized the bottomless pit I was in.  Now don't get me wrong I have a LONG way to go, but my success today is that I have started and my attitude is focused on what I am doing instead of what I am going to be doing.  I am still struggling with the eating piece it is hard for me to decide what to eat or what I even want to eat.  So that is still a struggle but I am taking it day by day.
My workouts is another one of my NSV's I have actually been active 6 out of 7 days a week for the last month.  That is truly a record for me.  I always start off with a bang but I end with a big fat THUMP! 
I also have discovered running (which I NEVER EVER EVER thought I would be able to do)  I always told myself I couldn't do and wouldn't be able to well my momma always said couldn't or wouldn't never helped anybody and she is so right! Don't tell her I said that BTW. I have worked myself up from not running at all to running 2.5 miles without stopping. My long term goal is to run a 5k in December.  They are having one of those colors runs here in the next town over and it seems like a fun thing to do for my first race.  So my next NSV goal I have is to actually pay the fee and sign up.  So there it is my NSV for today!
Heather XOXO

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday Randomness.....

Good morning chickadees & chickadudes! Guess what day it is???? Humpday!! So today started out on a great note I decided at 10 pm last night as I was backing my ass into my bed I was going to get up at 4:45 and run this morning. Now this is damn early for me.  I get up about 6 and I can't seem to wrap my head around how running and exercising at that moment is more important than sleeping another hour and fifteen minutes!!! Doesn't make sense to me either but GUESS WHAT?!?!   I DID IT!!! (Patting myself on the back) I ran for 2.5 miles this morning in about 30 mins. Now this is probably very slow but I don't care I did it and slow and steady wins the race right?  I also weighed this morning and was down another pound. Slow and steady wins the race (repeats to self) Patience grasshopper. 
My youngest goes to daycare and they had a professional photographer come in and do some PR pictures for the daycare and they offered us the prints if we wanted them and they came out awesome! Check them out.

   I just love them!! She is so serious!!
So I will leave you with some random photos from my week!

This is a picture from the parking lot of where I have been running was going to take a picture of the view from the bridge but didn't want to stop running to take it LOL :)

Me after my run with all my sparkle! It was HOT!

It was Melayna's 10th birthday this week she got some hot new glasses! She loves peace signs and purple so this is my first Pinterest creation! I think it was a win!
Everyone have a great and awesome Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It's Been Awhile.......

Hello guys & dolls!  It has been a hot minute since I have posted anything!  If I am honest with you I was just so very discouraged and in a funk because I felt like I didn't ever have anything good to post or any great success stories. 
So, needless to say a lot has happened for me personally at least since then.  I have started taking better care of myself and I have decided that it is ok to have a little me time.  I started about a month ago walking. We have a bridge that goes from the mainland to the ocean and a lot of people run or walk it the view is awesome.  (I will take pictures today and post tomorrow).  I started out just walking everyday and sweating balls cause this is Florida yall and it is H-O-T!! So I was all proud of myself for walking (which I shoudl be) but then guess what happened an 80 year old women passed me twice running back and forth on the bridge I was aw helz no I am not letting this woman kick my ass and be better than me so I started to RUN! That is right you heard me I RAN! Something I can tell you I always told people I could NEVER EVER DO!! Guess what happened I decided that I LOVE IT!!! In the last month I have worked myself up to running a whole 2.5 miles with out stopping or walking!!Now by no means does this make me a marathon runner but I can tell you it makes me damn proud! 
I actually get super excited about it everyday I think how much farther can I go? How much faster can I go?  I spend my nights on pinterest(who doesn't?) looking at workout clothes, running shoes, GPS watches and motivational quotes.  This is the first thing I have done in my life in a very long time that I have felt proud and what is really weird is like I want to tell EVERYONE!!! It is the weirdest thing. 
I will say on the weighloss front I have lost a few pounds I am down to 179 which is awesome for me because I was up to like 190 when I actually got off my ass and started doing something about it.  I will tell you I feel better and maybe even a little leaner. I can tell it in my clothes and honestly the most important place I can tell it is in my attitude I have improved so much in that area. 
So I am off to the bridge to kick ass and take names running style!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend & Stuff

Hey all! Long time no blog! I know I have been a big fat blogging slacker lately and to tell you the truth I have really missed all of you.  I have tried to read and keep up with everyone but life has just really gotten in the way lately and frankly I have been feeling kinda down.  I know no one likes a Debbie Downer so I will try to not make this a whining, crying wah, wah wah post!
So anyways the last few weeks we have been slowly but surely moving in and unpacking in our new house.  I am happy with it and the girls all love having their own space. I have just been feeling overwhelmed. Kinda like spinning my wheels and getting NO WHERE!!! So anyways I finally feel like this weekend I made some headway.  I am noticing fewer and fewer boxes which is making everything seem a little better.
We had a pretty relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  On Friday night my oldest daughter and I we hung out and watched movies and had pizza and went to bed early which was AWESOME! Saturday we basically didn't do a whole lot I spent a lot of the day in the yard with Zoe swimming and playing in the sand box and swinging which was fun but man it was like 95 degrees and I was sweating some balls I will tell ya!  Sunday we decided we would put our game room together (pool table, darts all our game systems) etc and just chill out and play with with kids.  They enjoyed it and we did too but my husband is kinda a sore loser sometimes so we had to tell him he couldn't play anymore LOL. Monday we decided to get up early and take the kids bowling. Something we do every week as adults and Melayna does this every Saturday but Zoe never has and she has been BEGGING me please MOMMY LET ME BOWL! So we decided to let her and she had a blast.  She was killing me she was like the guys in those world's strongest man contest lifting that ball and pushing it!  We really enjoyed ourselves then headed home for lunch and an afternoon catching up on all our DVR'd shows (Duck Dynasty, Deadliest Catch, Swamp People Yeah we are redneck ya'll)! What do you all do?

So now it is Tuesday (which is like Monday) and things are pretty quiet at work I have been fairly busy on and off trying to get things done. On a good note I do have a short week being that I am off on Friday.  Melayna has the state bowling tournament on Friday, Saturday & Sunday so we are leaving Friday morning and heading over to Lakeland, FL to watch her bowl in the tournament. I am hoping to get a little pool time and maybe some shopping in. Who doesn't love spending the green?
So on the diet and exercise front I have been and even bigger slacker than with the blogging. I guess some where over the last few weeks I decided to be lazy and not care.  Then I looked in the mirror last night and got extremely disgusted with myself. So today I started back on the exercise and diet again. I have been counting calories and have been researching new and different workouts to do at home.   
This is what I am doing this week.....
15 minutes Treadmill (jog/walk)
Complete each exercise for 60 seconds before resting for 30 Seconds
Jump Rope
Jump Rope
Jumping Jacks
Jump Rope
High Knees
Jump Rope
Mountain Climbers
Jump Rope
One Legged Hop (Switch legs after 30 Sec)
Jump Rope
Ski Jumps
Jump Rope
Jump Rope
Complete the Circuit 2x
Ok so this is kicking my ass but it feels good and sweaty when I am done and I feel like I have actually accomplished something. 
Been looking for ways for a while to mix things up a bit and I think this will do the trick. 
Been looking for ways to grow my blog following any suggestions?
Who remembers Pinky & The Brain?!?! Love it!
Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Landlord MMA Fight & Back online

Hey all my blogger followers and lerkers!  So I have been off the grid for a while.  I have been in the process of moving and have also been having just some real blahness(Is that a word?) lately.  First of all moving suxs even if you are moving somewhere that you absolutely love.  The packing and unpacking is exhausting.  I would love to say that things went smoothly but they didn't. The house we moved out of (we rent) we have some issues that we had to repair (we were aware we had to do this) the problem with this was we moved out on a Saturday and had made plans to go back in on Sunday and clean.  The problem with this was the landlord showed up on Sunday to paint and we weren't finished cleaning. Now ok I am not a dirty person but who all on here cleans behind and under their beds and their fridge and stove. Ok lets be real I don't and the guy freaked out and needless to say my husband did too.  I thought it was going to be an MMA fight there in the driveway.  So after everyone calmed down things were fine it just really got my last nerve up and made me in a bad mood and on edge for like a fricken week or more. 
So anywho on the diet and nutrition front what the frick is that??? I have done not one thing healthy or exercise wise since the first week in May and do I feel bad about it absolutely freakin NOT!! It is what it is and when I get tired of feeling run down and like crap I will get back on the horse.  So my NSV (or non scale victory) this week is that my family is still alive and my landlord will live to rent to someone else!
So on top of moving school is on it's way out and there have been what seems like end of school activities everyday from a speech contest my 9 year old won :)  to band concerts that my 15 year old was involved in so needless to say I haven't even made plans as to what I am going to do with them this summer.  Can we all say SLACKER!!!
So all in all I am supa glad that today is Friday I still have alot to do but I don't think I am doing anything tonight maybe dinner with the kids and then when they are out kick back with a glass of wine?  Who knows so thanks for sticking with me when I have been MIA. You are all the best!
Love you all mean it. :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jake & Holly Finish the Sentence LinkUP!

Unlike my sibling(s) (that I love very much)... I got stuck with the short gene. She is 6'1" I am 5'4" you could say I got the short end of the stick.

My best friend says... I would lose my head if it wasn't attached so what if I forgot to meet her for lunch several one time.

People call me... heatlang, langdang, mommy, babe (the hubs), the warden (the kids).
 I most often deam....about being late to work naked!

The best part of my day... is when I wake my babies up in the morning and the little one says mommy you are my beautiful alarm clock Luv Her!
I really don't understand... PeOpLe wHo TyPe lIkE tHiS.

I get really annoyed... when people stand in the middle of the aisle at the grocery store and talk with their friends or whoever and you are just wanting to grab some freaking peanut butter and they won't freakin move!

There's nothing like ... when you wake up thinking it is a work day and realize that it is Saturday and you don't have to go to work HOLLA!

Lately, I can't get enough... Duck Dynasty. I love it I know it's crazy rednecks but who doesn't love SI?

One thing I am NOT is... mean. Mean People Suck!

I spent too much money on... AS SEEN ON TV crap I don't know why I do it. I can't help it I guess I am obsessed.

I want to learn.... how to roll a coin across my knuckles.
I know this will make me so much cooler.

If I ever met Jake in real life , I would... invite him over for a Friends marathon.
Joey: What the hell does a paleontologist need a beeper for?
Monica: Is it, like, for dinosaur emergencies? "Help! Come quick, they're still extinct!"
I can't stop... singing I'm gonna pop some tags!-Thrift Shop

Never have I ever... Purchased a small pony and used it as my primary means of transportation.
Hmm this would save on gas?
Reese Witherspoon... love her and guess what everyone now knows who she is?!?!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Case of the Blahs and I don't give a damns!

Hey ya'll! Well it is hump day and I have a severe case of the blahs!  Don't know why or for what reason but I do and right now I just want to punch my coworker that sits in the office next to me in the throat!  I know how perfectly charming of me!  She keeps trying to get more yogurt out of her yogurt container when WTF IT IS EMPTY!!!!! GEEZ!!
So anyways I really don't have anything cute or awesome to report.  I am moving and I am not even half way done and I am sick and tired of it already!!! I so want to say F it I change my mind and want to stay where I am at!!
My husband is being an ass lately probably because he is actually having to do something after work for once.  Well duh all that furniture isn't going to move itself!!! I love him but damn welcome to my world!!
Also my kids have too much shit!! What happened to not spoiling our kids well hell apparently I didn't get the memo!!
So I know I am so in the running for mother and wife of the year right?  Right!
So anyways I have completly had diet failure this week and I can't even get up enough energy to give a shit!!  I have eaten pizza and crap all week for several meals and body is telling me NO but my mind is telling me who cares EAT IT!!!  I also haven't exercised in like 7 days.  Oh well I can't even get up enough energy to think about it let alone care.
Alrighty then, now that I have completely brought you all down and you are now in your own state of funk.  I promist tomorrow's post will be better and maybe a little more uplifting!
Bah Peace Out.

Monday, May 6, 2013

I'm BAAACCCKK!!! Did you miss me?

Hey Chicky's long time no post!!!  Well my vacation is officially over.  I am back to work today.  It was nice but I think I need a vacation from my vacation needless to say my desk is a mountain of stuff that needs to be done. 
So the rest of my vacation was good.  Thursday we ended up going to Andretti Thrill Park.  It is a Go-Cart track about 45 minutes from my house we had a great time.  Here are some pictures.
Look at this giant ASS crane machine! Ok I know they are a rip off but I just had to play it one time.

I so wanted this huge dragon!

The crew from left to right:
Darnelle, Rose (MIL), Gary (My hubs), Me, Billie Jo (SIL)

Me in the hubs.  Everything was dark and the lights were black lights.

This is one of the go carts we rode. 
They had mini bowling it was really neat.  I so want one for my house.
So we had an awesome time and the weather was perfect breezy and overcast not to hot.
So we went home and decided that after our long hot day it was happy hour.  I love bloody mary's and we all sat around and had a great time.  We played a little pool and the kids played out side and we cooked out it was pretty sweet.  Needless to say I really kinda blew my diet this week. I tried really hard and we didn't even really eat out but his mom did a lot of cooking and she is an honest to goodness southern women and they FRY everything and I tried to resist but it was just smelling too darn good. 
So on Friday morning it was time for everyone to leave we had to get up around 4am and drive them to the airport.  It was sad but can everyone here say thank goodness they are gone!!! I was so glad to get my room back and to walk around in my drawers if I wanted to!!!
So the weekend we spent doing a lot of running around taking care of things we needed to the girls spent a lot of time outside.  They got some really cool sidewalk chalk stuff look at what my 15 year old drew it was awesome!

Who doesn't love Winne the Pooh & Tigger too!
We also spent a lot of time packing and on Sunday we got to go in and measure our new house.  I am super excited. It is a 4 bedroom 2 bath house with a huge yard and an awesome back porch.
This is the master bedroom. It is huge compared to what we have now.

This is our living room.  There is a formal living and dining room in the front of the house.

The master bath has two sinks, garden tub, standup shower & a toliet closet. LOL

This is just one part of the kitchen but we love the black appliances.

This is a picture of the back porch and our back yard.
So tomorrow we start the big move we are excited but really just ready to get it done. I am also exicted because it will allow me to get rid of things I don't need anymore.
Today was Ms Zoe's first day of daycare.  It was an emotional one for me.  She is getting so big so fast and I know I have done this before with the other two but she is my baby.  She looked so cute in her new school clothes and her minnie mouse back pack.

She is so sweet! Luv her!!
So when I woke her up this morning and said it's time to get up and get ready for school she said did they open the school today just for me LOL.  So she was excited to say the least. I got there dropped her off and she said bye mom have a good day!  I smiled until I got in the car and then I let loose with the tears. It was just a really emotional thing for me LOL. 
So thanks for those that stuck with me even though I had a posting drought!!
Love you guys mean it!!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Midway thru Vacation post.

Hey all sorry I have been MIA in the blogging world.  It has been a heck of a few days.  We have had an awesome time with our company and have worn ourselves out and honestly I have eaten terribly. I have tried to do better but my Mother In Law has cooked some AWESOME stuff and I just couldn't resist. 

So on Sunday we had Zoe's 3rd birthday party. We rented a bounce house and had horseshoes. What started out as a kids party ended up into an cookout at our house with pool and darts after. We had an awesome time.

Monday our company wanted to go to the beach.  Ok we all know I hate myself in a bathing suit but I have been feeling pretty good lately so I decided what the hell and went ahead and wore a bathing suit.  It was a cute hot pink thing lol and it screamed at everyone on the beach. HELLO look at me and my fat thighs. LOL Honestly after I got there and was having fun with the kids it was all good. 

This wore us all out and we came home and everyone passed out and collapsed.  I got a little sun but was good about putting on a lot of sunscreen.  

Tuesday I had to take my Zoe to her her 3 year check up and she did very well.  She is not very big for 3. She weighs only 28lbs and is 3 feet tall.  I don't know if any of your kids has seen Disney Junioe where they have the show Doc McStuffins well Zoe loves this show and she sang it to the doctor about how it was time for her check up.  LOL It was just so cute wish I had recorded it.

So today is Wednesday and Zoe is starting daycare on Monday and we went to tour a daycare.  She was so in love with all of the kids that she didn't want to leave we had to drag her out kicking and screaming LOL.  I guess that is a good sign that she won't be hard to leave. I was worried because she has stayed with my aunt since she was 5 weeks old and I wasn't sure how this was going to be for her.  

Today is also her birthday my big girl is 3.  I can't believe i.  Time has just flown it amazes me everyday how fast she is growing.  

On the exercise and diet front this week has been a big fat fail for me.  I haven't exercised since Sunday.  I haven't eaten good at all.  I am trying to get in under control and not overdue and not use the I will start Monday philosophy.  I really need to switch up my workouts anyways. I was getting to where I was dreading it so I am curious what do you guys do for your workouts? Do you alternate days where you do cardio and then weights what? Share with me.  

Thanks to those who are following me and sticking with me.  Love you guys mean it.....

Friday, April 26, 2013

Staycation Day One

Hello my peeps!  So today was the first day of my staycation! Woot woot!  To say that I am excited is a understatement.  I haven't had any type of vaction in sooooo long!  

So today I got all of my little cleaning stuff done and laundry so that I have the rest of the week as me time.  Then I headed to a baby shower. It was so cute and the food was smelling awesome and there was cake. But I will say I was proud of myself I stuck to the fresh fruit and a few crackers and avoided the cake.  Woo hoo I so wanted some of that cake with the buttercream icing.  It was just calling me Heather....Oh Heather!!! But yay me I resisted.  

My mother in law flew in today we went and picked her up from the airport.  The kids were so excited to see her and the first thing she said was Damn it's hot! LOL she is from Missouri where she said they were wearing jackets when they left there today!  

Zoe said grandma when we get home will you play with bubbles with me cause I have to show you how awesome of a bubble blower I am!  LOL it was cute!


So tomorrow will be a busy day.  Birthday shopping for Zoe.  Cupcake making, decoration getting, gift shopping day!  Whew should be fun though.  Hope ya'll's Saturday is supercalafragilisticexpealidosious!!!!

Love You Mean it.....