Monday, March 2, 2009

Working out, Update, Pictures...

It's been a while since I've updated, so I figured I should.. There is lots going on. But I guess I'll start out with my new work-out routine. I am very excited about it (today was the first day though).. Kevin bought me Hip Hop Abs! I am so excited.. I have been wanting it for a long time, and almost bought it one time, but then found out I was pregnant... haha... So yeah, no more babies anytime soon (though baby fever gets to me from time to time), so I'm ready to work out and gain back control over what I've lost (or gained...).

I had Kevin measure me everywhere and record it on their handy chart. I weighed myself and in 2 weeks, I will be measuring and weighing again.. I am excited, but anxious.. I HAVE to stick to this, because if I don't now, then I never will... This is my chance. Looking at the pictures Kevin took of me (for record purposes), I am bigger than I thought I was.. It's sad actually, but it's more motivation. Maybe in another post, I will share my measurements and weight. I will definitely update you in 2 weeks to see where I'm at with things.

Anyway, on to other things... Kevin is at his new job now.. and he got a raise the very first day! He's getting 5k more each year, and working 4 hours less each day! So he goes into work at 9 and gets off at 2! I love having him home early. He still gets more time with Leala, and we get the stability of an outside job... and we still get his disability money and his side work he does for SEO. :) Here's to the beginning of paying off debt!

Leala is 13 months old today. I can't believe how fast she is growing up! I think she might already be starting her terrible two fits... sometimes.. Anyway, I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not, but she's walking! She has taken 35 steps at a time, so I think she's doing pretty well! She tends to walk more when we are somewhere else other than home, but I figure that's normal.. She knows that she can crawl here, so she tends to try to do that... But she's getting better at it. I'm so proud of her!!

Oh, and I've begun meal planning and making more meals at home (though the meals might not be considered meals to some people.. haha.. hush, I'm just beginning!). I've also decided that I am only drinking water at home (with the exception of milk and the occasional orange juice and coffee).

I have some pictures from the past few weeks I thought I'd share. :) Enjoy!

Leala on Valentine's Day.

She was so tired!

Silly baby playing..

So curious!

Look at all those teeth!

She was dancing when I took this picture.


She's so cute!


He And Me + 3 said...

I can't wait to hear about the workout...I may have to get it if it works.
I onnly drink water at home too. coffee in the morning from dunkin donuts and that is it.
Loved all the pictures of your beauty Leala. She is adorable and all her outfits are so precious!
Thanks for is nice to hear from you.
Tell Kevin congrats on the increase in pay and new job..sounds awesome.

Stephanie said...

Oh my she's adorable!!! Those teeth are popping up like crazy :) Good luck with the weight loss...I've got to get busy on something too so I'm excited to hear about your results!

McCrakensx4 said...

Good for you and I hope you stick to it! I need will power like that! The pics are so cute; she is getting so big!

Ms Crazy Princess said...

Ohhh give us details on your workout plan, too!! I have decided I really need to get a move on it. I'm not working right now and I can't be sitting here gaining weight.. so no matter how cold.. I am GOING to walk! Yeah me! Haha. Anyway, I want to hear about yours!!! Way to go for getting on track!! :)
Also.. Leala is GORGEOUSSSS and I absolutely LOVE the outfits you put on her!!! She is getting sooo big since when I first starting blogbuddying you (haha what a funny word!)
I'm glad you updated.. I miss your posts!!

Jennifer said...

awww I love all the new pics.. I really love the black, white, and red outfit. . too cute!

Man I just did my thing, I am going to feel it in the morning. . lol. . I am soooo freaking out of shape. . it made fun of me :[

Shauna said...

Please let me know when you get the B-day package I sent you :)
♥ Hugs!

Ms Crazy Princess said...

I definitely understand what you mean! It is vey hard to find time to blog.. especially being a mommy, a wife, etc.. it's very very hard. But I definitely enjoy reading your blogs when you do post! :)

Caidens_mommy said...

I love the pictures! She is always dressed so cute :) and she makes the cutest little faces. LOL She's so big!

Kelly said...

You go girl. I need to get my butt in gear in the work out dept. Isn't going so hot for me. "monkey" for sure is going through the terrible 2's already. She has quite a temper on her and doesn't shy away from showing it! Whew... I need a vacation.

RamblingMother said...

she is cute.

Shanilie said...

I just wanted to let you know that I changed my blog url to match my new blog name. Please make note of this change. My url is now:

If any of my blog friends/readers are seeing this and I have missed you - make sure you edit the changes. Sry for any confusion!

Daphine said...

Congrats on Kevin's new job! What a blessing!

Girl, Leala is sooooooooooo cute in all these pictures! You dress her so cute!

I've missed you! Take care!

Tess Jones said...

Good luck on your work out, hope the dvd is everything you thought it would be. I hear that it is tough, but fun. Your little girl is very beautiful and I love your family picture from another post.