New reebox kicks + weekly workouts

I will be short and sweet with the workouts. I didn’t get much in at the beginning of the week, but at the end I was getting some major booty! And my legs were defiantly feeling it Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! And I lost another 1/2 lb- I’ll take it!

Sunday: day off

Monday: 12 hour shift

Tuesday: 12 hour shift

Wednesday: 30 min bike + circuit workout

Thursday: kickboxing class

Friday: 12 hour shift

Saturday: 60 min spin class

but onto the good stuff……..


A week or so ago, Elf 4 Health had a day where the challenge was Treat Yourself. I had a really hard time with this, because if I get myself something I feel guilty. Even if it is 50 dollars, I feel that the money could go to the house or to Andrew. I even have a better time spending 100s on others and Andrew.

So for this challenge I thought long and hard, and I almost didn’t do it UNTIL had a deal online!


I was totally game for that! especially since I needed a new pair. My old ones were REALLY beat up

When they arrived I was so excited to try them out, unfortunately they were too big.


I headed to the store here in St Louis, and they didn’t have them in stock or couldn’t find them online 😦 They must have been a discontinued pair. Luckily, I was able to pick out a new pair from the store!

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On Wednesday, I tried them out for the first time on the bike and then a circuit. On Thursday, I tried kickboxing  and they were awesome. Only problem, is the right is rubbing on my back heel, only a band-aid can fix.

I really am glad I decided to spend the money, I know it was worth it.

Question for you:

What is your favorite pair of workout shoes?

Making time is sometimes hard to do

Today was a busy day, but so amazing to have the day off with Andrew.

Things done:

  • spin class
  • target
  • spray paint railings
  • paint doors
  • laundry
  • dishes
  • print xmas cards
  • got our tree put up!

I swear after spin class, I got A TON of endorphins and I was able to get so much done. I felt great! I wish I could workout like that everyday.

Also, Justin must have had a blast last night, because he and the lego guys were cruising along haha

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Elf 4 Health Challenge: Treat yourself to something special today

This was alittle tricky for me. I as so busy getting things together around my house, that I didn’t really think of what I could do. I would have loved to get a massage, a mani/pedi and then taken a nap haha. Instead Andrew and I rented a movie and had a low kept a low key night, which sounds perfect to me.

UPDATE: I actually did get something just for me. I was just browsing the online deals, and came across Shoe Carnival that was having certain reebox shoes on sale for 50% off! I have been wearing my reebox reflex (That I LOVE!) but they were starting to get a bit rough looking (I have had them for YEARS!) It was time and the sale was a sign haha.


It was still hard pressing the “Complete order” button, just because I still have a hard time spending money on myself for things like this. Now for a new windshield….haha

Question for you:

What would you do for today’s challenge?

A day of babies

This past week has put a large strain on my shoulders, I have been trying to stay positive, but each day is a new challenge. I am just going to take one day at a time. Today, I was lucky enough to see THREE babies! (yep. I might be a baby hog)

This is a conversation I had with Andrew tonight about seeing Toby (a previous NICU baby) and Seamus and Fiona (my neice and nephew)

“Guess who I saw tonight?” me
“who?” Andrew
“Seamus and Fiona” me
“Darn it” ANdrew
“and guess who else?”
“Darn it. You are a baby hog!” andrew
“No I’m not. Im a baby lover” me
“thats the same thing”
Hahaha well at least Andrew understands

My day started off with a trip to the gym. I knew I would be gone from 9-4, and after that Andrew would be home from school. So I headed up there at 7;30 and did this leg workout again. It is a great workout!


After that it was a quick shower, and over to see Toby. This is the baby I had with me over the summer for a week. There were lots of tears shed with new news about adoption. (I swear, I just want one day without tears this week)

Next up, the twins!


I had so much fun with them!


I even planned ahead and brought my lunch, leftover steak and cauliflower mashed potatoes


This way they didn’t need to cook for me, and I had healthy options.

Finally a trip to Trader Joe’s before heading to get Andrew

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I wanted to try this grass fed butter, suggested by Tiffany

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Even though my day started off a little on the sad side, I really did have a good day. Now for a good nights sleep and a free weekend with Andrew 🙂

Question for you:

How many siblings do you have?

-I have two brothers and I am right in the middle. Maybe one day I will do a post of old photos 🙂

Workout “stuff”

New workout gear!!

I realized that I haven’t bought any workout “stuff” in FOREVER!

I am in love my reebox reflex shoes, but am definitely in need a new kicks

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BUT I was able to get this at Target as a start


At only 12 bucks a pop, I am REALLY happy with this


This sports bra is made by Champion. I loved the small straps (that I can adjust!) and it was comfortable enough to wear all day!

I wore it to play tennis with Andrew, and for a workout tonight. It didn’t move, get too tight (like I’m adjusting myself the whole time. That doesn’t make you look cool haha) and I DEFINITELY need to get more!

Question for you:

What is your favorite workout clothing item?