24 October 2014

21 Day Fix // Week 2

Week 2 was much easier on my body :) I wasn't nearly as sore as I was during week 1. I haven't been as diligent about the diet and that's starting to become more apparent. I can see my muscles are getting bigger, especially in my arms. Albert has been great about working out and bringing healthy food to work. 

For breakfast last week we had berries and grapes and melon, but I didn't have the melon.  I like to mix my fruit with lemon juice and a little bit of stevia.  We had egg whites so I mixed in some green chiles to give it some flavor, and the roasted sweet potatoes had salt and pepper.  We also had Shakeology.



I really liked the lunch last week. By the end of the week Albert almost started to enjoy hummus!



For dinner we were supposed to have sirloin, and we did later on in the week, but Albert found some filets on sale so we upgraded for the first few days :)  The roasted Brussels sprouts weren't too bad.

 

23 October 2014

Balloon Fiesta from our Window

Albert took some shots of the balloons with his telescope from our bedroom window on October 10.  It's fun to see the special shapes :)  Everyone always says they're going to come visit us during the festival, but after three years I'm not sure if it'll ever happen.  The boys really like looking out the window in the morning and seeing the "boons" every morning for a couple of weeks.



22 October 2014

Wyatt's 18 Month Report



Wyatt had his 18 month check-up on October 17 and he's grown a lot! He now weighs 26 lbs 5 oz which is in the 50-75 percentile (up from the 5th percentile!!), and is 32 inches tall still in the 25-50th percentile.  I've noticed lately that it seems like he's filling out, which is the opposite of Quentin who was soo chubby as a baby and then thinned out when he turned a year old.  He's been eating a lot of food so it's no big surprise.  He'll eat six chicken nuggets while Quentin will only eat three.  He also likes to try our food on top of his food, he really likes meat and prefers salty to sweet.

He says a few words like mama, dada, thank you, no!, go!, ball.  He also signs eat, more, cracker, baby, pray.  He blows kisses and waves.  He likes to play with big lego blocks and cars.  Luckily he likes to clean up! He also loves to sing to the radio in the car and is a big fan of dancing!

Wyatt has been getting kind of sassy lately now that he learned how to say no.  He can be cuddly but not like Quentin. If he falls he doesn't really like to be held, he just wants to get back to whatever he was doing.  He's still a great sleeper and goes right to bed without any cuddles or anything and never wakes up in the middle of the night.  He's good at going up and down the stairs.  He also enjoys coloring.  He also understands a ton.  I can ask him to do something and he knows what I'm saying.

The doctor says he's doing great and we agree!

21 October 2014

Lazy Days

Our boys sure do keep us on our toes!  We love them so much :) They make us laugh, they make us mad, but they always make us smile.  Here's Wyatt playing with Quentin's beloved fireman hat :)



Quentin is a huge TV fan.  I try to keep it to a minimum, but it's the only thing that will keep him occupied long enough to sit through his meal without bothering his brother and messing around.  So while watching TV while eating is a no-no if you're trying to lose weight, mindless eating actually works for kids trying to get through dinner :)  I'm not saying you should do the same ok!  So handsome, my little man.

18 October 2014

Fitness clothes

I went through a time where I was a little obsessed with buying new fitness clothes.  Of course I got them for good deals :)  I bought most of them from JCPenney's on sale with coupons, but I bought a couple of non-fitness tops that I wear to workout in from 579 and Groupon.  

I also got some from Fabletics.  You can get a good quality (and cute) outfit for only $25 your first time around.  If you don't want to buy in the future you can cancel your account or skip every month.  You can go through this link to get your own if you're interested.  I also made a tank out of a t-shirt and of course there's me sporting my PiYo t-shirt I got for completing the PiYo challenge :)  It's not my colors, but I'm still not sure about dying it. I need to look into it more so I don't ruin it.

16 October 2014

21 Day Fix // Week 1

I've been eating food from the special 8 Hour Abs Diet/21 Day Fix hybrid meal plan, which is eating the same thing everyday.  It's a big change for me because I love variety, but it's awesome for meal planning, which we haven't really done like this before.  

Albert is doing it with me, (workouts and all!) so it's been so easy getting his food ready to take to work and not having to worry about what to make for dinner is super nice. It's cheaper to buy a bunch of the same thing as well, but we've had to leave other food uneaten and rotting.  So plan wisely :)   I did get kind of tired of it after about five days and we switched it up for the weekend (still using the awesome meal plan and containers of course).

I really like the workouts, but boy am I SORE!   The nice thing is that they have a hard cardio workout followed by my preferable toning workouts for a few days, another hard cardio workout followed by toning and a blissful yoga workout on Sunday.  Seriously I have never been so happy to stretch out.  I am not a huge cardio fan if you couldn't tell :) I was kind of surprised just how sore I was considering I have been working out for a few months now.  My shoulders should be pretty awesome by the end of this because it feels like someone punched me in both of them.

So here's breakfast, lunch, and dinner for week 2!  



I highly recommend the dijon salad dressing in the 21 Day Fix nutritional guide.  So yummy!


We've been adding a little cedar plank to the grill and it tastes divine.  Best salmon I've had!  We had lemon pepper on it one night and it totally reminded me of growing up.  My dad is an avid fisherman and would grill salmon with lemon pepper all the time. We just used thawed freshwater frozen salmon and put them on tinfoil covered cedar planks.  Sprayed them with olive oil and sprinkled garlic herb or lemon pepper seasoning.

14 October 2014

Walkin' Wyatt

Guess who's walking?!  He's actually been walking since the beginning of the month but he's getting better and better at it all the time :) Wyatt turned 18 months on September 26 and started really walking right after that.  He is so much happier now that he can participate in all the running and dancing that goes on at our house :)  He LOVES to dance!

These pics were taken October 2:



Here are some more walking pics taken October 6:



On October 11 our neighbors had a yard sale so we walked over there and back.  Wyatt did not want to stop walking and kept walking right passed our house and threw a fit when I made him come inside.  He does this cute Frankenstein walk.  I like the middle picture of him in mid-air :)  He doesn't even look concerned.


Here's a little video of Wyatt walking if these pictures weren't enough for you :)

video

09 October 2014

Pre-school

Quentin started pre-school on August 5.  I went to see if I could sign him up on August 4, I was thinking it would start toward the end of the month, but they offered to have him start the next day every Tuesday and Thursday morning for three hours.  He was really excited to start, but the novelty wore off pretty quick and would always say he didn't want to go because he has to clean-up.  Welcome to life, kid!

He hasn't been napping at all lately and instead messes around in his room and sometimes destroys things, like a library book. I need a break during the afternoon so I decided to see if I could switch him to afternoon.  They had an opening for October so he started afternoon pre-school, which has been great for him.  He doesn't complain about going anymore and his teacher said that he helped clean instead of crying like usual :/  It's been good for him to go to school and really nice for us :)  

First day of Pre-school

07 October 2014

DYT Outfits // July - Sept

Since doing the PiYo challenge and losing 12 lbs and a pant size I've had to change up my wardrobe.  Luckily my mom gave me all her Type 4 clothes and she's small so I've had skirts to wear and don't look frumpy.  I have bought three pairs of pants (on clearance with a coupon at JCPenney's of course).  

I cut my hair shorter and it's taken awhile to get it looking the way I want.  I love the length in that I don't have to worry about it getting in my face ever, but I have a hard time wearing it two days in a row with out washing it because it sticks up like crazy after sleeping on it.  I can get it to lay down with a spray bottle, but it doesn't look as good.

I'm embracing my secondary Type 1 more with my hair since I can add more volume and it's been easier to do because I'm not fighting it to lay down.

My favorite July outfits:



My favorite August outfits:



My favorite September outfits:

06 October 2014

Playing Outside

Albert took these on August 31 and I didn't realize they were still in his camera so here they are!  Our boys playing on our playset outside.  So cute!  Wyatt has no fear when it comes to playing and I'm the one scurrying around trying to make sure he doesn't fall.


I love Quentin's face as he went down the slide :)  He still won't go down unless he's holding onto me, funny kid!

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