It’s About Time I Updated You!

Wow, my my, I just looked at when I last posted and I swear it was last week…NOT that long ago.  So sorry!  This is a good sign though, right?  Too much going on to stop and post to the masses of WordPressland.  At least that is my excuse.

Ahhh, so much to talk about!  

First.. Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see a shadow yesterday.. that’s just awesome!  If rodents could really predict weather… 😉

Well, I just got home from a meeting discussing my youngest daughter’s communion at the end of April.  Yes, COMMUNION!  I can’t believe it!  She is eight, in the second grade, and she is on her way onto her second sacrament.  Seriously, where is this time going!?  How do I make it stop?

Or, how do I make it speed up enough for our upcoming gigantoid family vacation!?!? 

YAHHHH! It’s almost that time of year when we say goodbye to chilly New England and hello to the warmth of the south…Winter Vacation!!  Tropical temps. Sandy beaches. Hanging with stingrays. Mayan ruins.  ARRG I AM GOING TO EXPLODE!  Without giving out too many deets, this is going to be a smash you in the sack awesome trip.  Yes, I just said that.  haha.  This is a huge first for us.  We are joining up with my so awesome friends, from Australia, who are here on a 5 week trip of a lifetime.  They are kicking it off with us.  

How awesome?  🙂

We are going out on a 7 night cruise, my family’s very first cruise, to the Western Caribbean (Princess Cays, Grand Caymans and Mexico)..then..and please keep it on the dl, we are going to surprise the girls with a drive up to Orlando to hang out at Universal for three days.  <– They are HUGE Harry Potter fans, so this is going to liTerally be the best surprise of their child lives.  The other awesome part of it is that our Ozzie friends will be going with to Orlando..their kids know they are heading to The Wizarding World, but they don’t know we are going, too.  Everyone’s assuming we are up in Orlando to catch a flight the next day.  I am so excited!  

The countdown has begun, and my brain is on overdrive with all that needs to be done before we head out.

Next..  Things are going extremely well at the gym.  I have so much to catch you guys up on, but I feel like I am typing a mile a minute so it will come out all garbled.  Let me get to the good parts… I started a few weeks ago focusing on some new to me yoga and pilates moves.  My goal has been to strengthen my core, because I was real weak there.  Holy wow, what a big difference right off the bat. First, I sweat a lot.  I don’t normally sweat, never really have, but, oh my, I am a  lol  Also, what a big change in strength.  I am so much stronger in my core than ever.  It feels amazing. Very new feelings.

So, with this new found strength, I thought it was time to try out some hard core lifts and moves I have never done before..dumbbell pullovers, good mornings, back squats, Romanian dead-lifts and stiff leg dead lifts (barbell and dumbbell).  I started at some decent weights, then progressively added on.  I even impressed myself..through the sweat.  (I can’t believe I sweat!)  I push myself each week, and it’s funny how in competition I am with myself.  I noticed that I walk taller, am more confident and feel centered.  All from working out!  The bonus is that my clothes fit better, my tummy is flatter and my butt looks amazing  haha… So I have been told.  I am super happy.  Like ecstatic.

Oh, one more..  I have had a huge FOUR POUND drop recently!! This, as you know, has been an issue for me. Is it the pilates? Yoga? Weights? all of the above?  Who knows, but for now it seems to be working, but my focus remains strength and having tone…and continuing on having fun.  If I drop weight, that is a bonus for me. 🙂  

Well, that’s it on this hump day.  Hope you guys are all doing so great!!  I have missed updating on here, and I know I say this all the time..but I hope I can more often!!  😛



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