Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Live at the Pool...

Here in the South, we've been having record breaking temperatures. Just last week, we broke 100 degrees! So, you better bet that I've been poolside for most of the last couple of weeks. I can't remember the last dinner that we ate in the house, because just about every night we have grilled out by the pool with our friends. I think this is going to be one amazing Summer!

I'm in my last 30 days of p90x, and I was going to take Day 60 pictures, but as luck would have it...it's the time of the month & well...let's just say I'm a little bloated. BUT, I will say that there is definite change and it's amazing! I've got definition in my arms and legs, and my waist is a lot thinner! I've got about 2 and a half weeks left of my first round of p90x, and then I'll be taking a month break. Why a month? Well, because we're going on vacation the 2nd week of August, and I don't want to get started on the 2nd round to only stop again. Understand? I'm totally excited though! Hopefully by the end of the 2nd round, I will have the abs that I never thought I'd have!

Bree is doing well these days. One day she woke up speaking in full sentences, and I can't get her to hush much now. She just gets bigger and bigger every day it seems. At the pool, we slide her little swimmies up her arms and she just hops in the pool and has so much fun!

I can't believe that it's already the end of June. Paul's Birthday is tomorrow, and it's also the day we began dating. That's put us at being together for four years! Hard to believe.

I hope you all are doing well, and I'm sorry for not writing more. I'm not dead, just enjoying the Summer. It'll be over before I know it, and we'll be back in those dreaded cold months! I hope you all are enjoying your Summer as well! I'll be posting some pictures soon!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stupid People-Part II

Not too long ago I wrote an entire post, dedicated to Stupid People and the types that they come in. Today, I am adding another type to the list.

The Ignorant Opinionated Person

Here's the story...

A friend of mine on Facebook was asking whether or not she should invest and buy the Wii Fit. Of course, me, being the p90x fanatic that I am, suggested she invest in it instead. I told her how it actually works, it transforms your body for the good, you feel great, and it's just simply amazing.

Below is the conversation between me & the Ignorant Opinionated Person

Me: Just invest in p90x, seriously...works better than anything!

Stupid Ignorant Opinionated Person: p90x is yur daddy...the people who market p90x have to hack facebook accounts to sell their products...hmm, let me go right out and buy that...riiiite....n e way my friends have wii fit and they never play it so yea i agree with the other guy it would get boring fast

Me: P90x is a 13 dvd set, just pop it in and push play. And no, the people that market p90x do not hack into facebooks. Those people are in no way, shape or form related to the p90x team. The program works like no other thing I have ever tried. Seriously, I wouldn't suggest something if I didn't think it was different or worked.

(This is where Stupid Ignorant Opinionated Person gets even more stupid)
Stupid Ignorant Opinionated Person: haha wowww i seriously thought that p90x was some new weight loss pill or something....they really couldve thought of a better name for it IMO. just seeing how everyone on here always randomly posts up something about p90x makes me think its some weight loss thing, sorry i dont research all this new weight loss crap. i dont belive in all of it. the way i know to keep weight off is to eat 4 to 5 small, healthy meals a day, stay active, work out if necessary, and avoid stress. ive learned that from multiple fitness experts, personal trainers, and working out since i was 14. i just prefer not to spend my money on all the gimmicks for building muscle and losing weight in todays society

Me: I'm like you...I don't like that either, but this is a fitness program like no other. It's life changing with long term results. It's goal is to get you healthy, not to see how much weight you can lose in 90 days. It's amazing.

Stupid Ignorant Opinionated Person: yea i mean im sure it works well, but the thing with those ultimate workout videos and things is they arent for everyone. i mean i just did a quick google search and saw that they have plyometrics in the workout. obviously an obese person in poor physical condition doesnt need to be straining themselves that much right off the bat. all im saying is that i think that a personalized program set up with a well qualified and certified personal trainer is always going to win over these ultimate workout videos, which i see a new one on late night infomercials every month

(And then someone comes to the rescue to help me knock some sense into the Stupid Ignorant Opinionated Person)
My Rescuer: but also on the dvds they tell you that you dont have to do the work outs as intense as they do if you arent in the best shape yet or have back and or knee problems and have ways you can modify it..so in a way it can be for everyone you just have to commit and really try

Me: Tony Horton's motto in p90x is "Do your best and forget the rest" but again, he also says that p90x isn't for everyone, that's why there's a physical fitness test with it too. I think though, you would need to try p90x before you could have a true opinion on it, because my mind set was the same as yours...but was completely blown away when I saw how different this program really is. It's different. It's not a get muscles fast and drop weight fast type thing, it's a get healthy at your own pace type thing. It comes with a nutrition guide of regular foods that you can buy in the grocery stores...it's all real...it's easy. Anyway, I just suggested it for Bonny because I think she would have fun with it. I'm loving it, and I have never been one for exercise.

Stupid Ignorant Opinionated Person: well thats cool. its good that it warns ppl about some of the exercises b/c some people really are in bad shape. at least i know its not some diet pill now lol, thats just what it sounded like to me

I mean really, if you're going to have an opinion on something...at least know what in the heck you're talking about! I was like, what a moron...seriously.

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

You Must've Thought I Disappeared!

I've definitely been slack on posting this past week. I really have no excuse other than, I just didn't want to. It's been an interesting week to say the least though.

On Memorial Day we had planned to have a big cookout by the pool with some of our friends, but God had different plans for the weather. It rained, and it stormed like it's never rained or stormed before. The two ponds on our property were overflowing, and so did the swimming pool. I swear, I've never seen so much rain fall in a single day, but we didn't let the rain stop us from having fun. The guys hurried to the grill during a 30 minute period of which it had stopped raining, cooked our food and we partied in my house all day and night long. Seriously. It was fun though, and Bree loved it. She enjoys having people over at the house, it gives her a chance to pull all of the stuff from her bedroom out to the living room to show everyone. Much fun was had by all, and although, it would have been a lot more fun to be by the pool...hanging out on the patio at my house wasn't bad either.

Tuesday morning I had a mental breakdown. Mainly because I was overwhelmed. A grocery list had to be made, along with grocery shopping, there was tons of laundry to be done, lots of house cleaning to be done, and I just didn't see that there were enough hours in the day to get it done. So...I did what every housewife should do every once in a while...I lost it. I cried, and I cried, and then I called Paul and I cried some more. He told me not to worry about the groceries, that he would take care of them that night after work...and I didn't even have to worry about cleaning the house (he obviously doesn't know me well enough to think that I would just sit in a messy house all day). For me, grocery shopping is such a burden. I actually despise it, loathe it, HATE IT! Once Paul marked that off of my list, my day suddenly seemed better. I can definitely handle housework.

Wednesday morning, Bree woke up sick. I am still not sure exactly what was wrong with her, but it lasted all day long. Initially, I thought she had caught another tummy bug, but she never threw up or pooped. She hardly ate, and she would drag around the house just crying in pain. I was pretty concerned, because I had no idea what to do for her. There was no fever, or anything. She took about a 45 minute nap and then woke again, and I had to hold her for the rest of the day. Eventually, she fell asleep in my lap and slept a good hour and a half. She woke up about 5:30 and seemed tons better. She even wanted to eat. So, I fed her some cereal, and then we planned to go to Chick Fil A and try the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich. This is where Mommy Guilt set in for me. As soon as we walked into Chick Fil A, Bree threw up all over herself, me, and the cashiers counter. I knew then, that we should have just stayed home...but I swear, she seemed tons better before we left the house! When we got back home, she climbed back up on the couch in to her blankets and went to sleep.

Thursday, Bree seemed a little bit better, but not 100 percent yet. We stayed at home and took it easy. I'm not sure what we're doing this weekend. Our Friday night was pretty boring, and today looks like a day by the pool...which is perfectly fine with me! Monday I started the Recovery Phase of p90x which means that I have only 30 more days with Round 1 of p90x! I am going to do another round of p90x starting in August. My belly needed more work than I thought it would. It's coming right along though, and I'm excited to see where it's going to take me!

I hope you all had a wonderful week. Again, I'm sorry for not posting anything...and again, there is no excuse besides the fact that I just didn't want to. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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