Saturday, January 06, 2007
Well, I've not been anymore physical
I swear... New Year's resolutions are so bunk. I told you I don't normally make them. You know why? Cause I hate to break them. I hate to not be a woman of my word.

Thus far in this newest year, I've performed zero formal exercise. I suck.

I did take the boys with me shopping on Friday and unloaded tons of stuff by myself when we got home. Does that count? Not exactly what I was resolving for, but I'm still managing to lose a pound or two here and there. That's all well and good for me and the wicked scale sitting in my bathroom, but it's in the clothes that really counts! I'll try harder next week. The weather was bad and I didn't make it to the Y to sign up. (I love using the weather as my perfect excuse. The weather is my friend)

Today was boring. It's next to impossible to get my hubby out of the house on the weekends. I can't say I blame him but I hate just sitting around the house all the time. I'm ready for Spring!

My inlaws are coming over tomorrow. Finally! They haven't seen their grandsons for 5 months! They are going to be so surprised at the changes. Both boys are still trying real hard to officially crawl. They get around, rolling and scooting, just fine. And love to stand, oh how these boys love to stand up. We have two pack -n- plays set up in the living room just for their standing pleasure. I tell ya, it's good times around here. They are so cute.

Cooper was not himself today. Daddy dearest gave him cran-grape juice, diluted, first thing this morning and he's had a rash on his face every since. Then this afternoon one of his eyes started swelling and turning red. I gave him Benadryl before his nap. Then as the evening progressed both eyes seemed red and puffy, the rash worsened and he was even running a low fever, 100.8. Daddy rocked him to sleep at 6:45. Poor little guy. Looks so pitiful with a rash-y face and his new "brain bucket".

So now the boys are tucked in bed, sung and sound while I sit on the couch eating pizza and hubby plays warcraft on the 'puter. Oh the JOYS of parenthood :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007
On the bandwagon
I don't normally make New Year's resolutions, but this year I have resolved to simply (ha!) take better care of myself. I still have about 20 pounds to lose to be at my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm not too ashamed of this considering I gained almost 60 pounds.
I know my inability to lose the last 20 pounds has to do with some poor eating habits I've created and neglecting to formally exercise. I'm sure my AGE doesn't help much either, but we won't go there. :(
All those weeks on bedrest really did a number on my body. Sometimes after sitting for awhile I get up and feel like my legs aren't going to work. My muscles are no more. This is super depressing to someone who used to take spin class 3-4 times a week and worked out with a personal trainer. I want to get back there. I'm ready to put in the hard work to make it happen.

I never felt better when I made exercise a daily priority. Our bodies need it! And it is proven that diet without it just doesn't last.
So wish me luck. I'm going to join the YMCA and get to moving! I'll keep you guys posted on my progress.

Now onto all things baby... Cooper got his Doc Band yesterday. ;And I think he looks cute in it! Daddy doesn't like it at all. But little Cooper doesn't seem too bothered with it. He slept through the night, as usual, and hasn't seemed to pay much attention to it being there. He's so laid back and cool. I love my kids.

In fact I love them enough to get in shape so I can keep up with them :)
So needless to say, I'm on the bandwagon with the rest of you. My resolution this year is to get in shape so I can wear the clothes in my closet again, and because I'm worth it!

Monday, January 01, 2007
Five things you may not know about me...
I saw this on Miss Zoot and thought I'd kick off the new year sharing some of my secrets.

1. I went by Mandy growing up. My older brother and sister had me convinced Barry Manilow's song Mandy was written to me. And I believed them forever.

2. I am obsessed with having a clean kitchen sink. When I get bored, upset or before I begin cooking I have to scrub the sinks. (I know, OCD big time) I also wash my hands 800 times a day.

3. I actually LOST weight over the holidays. I've been trying to for the past couple months so I was thrilled when I stepped on the scale again yesterday and managed to lose 5 pounds just over Christmas. I guess spending the holidays at home kept me away from all the mounds of food. Yay!

4. I sit in the floor and play with my boys at least 4 hours a day. I feel guilty if I don't. It seems many of the problems children have today stem from lack of love and ATTENTION from the people they depend on most. I'm trying to be different and show my children, with my attention, they are my world.

5. I have a really hard time with balance in my life. I guess you can call me an all or nothing type personality. Lately my biggest neglect has been me. I don't care about fashion or my hair and make up like I did when I worked outside the home. I miss taking care of me.

Hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays. Happy New Year! May all your dreams for the new year come true!!