In heaven + Before/After

Yoga was AMAZING! I did my first half moon, dophin, and peacock pose (you know my dislike for downward dog)

Everyone was so nice. The practice was also focused on placing your hands on your heart and healing what is going on within ourselves and surrounding us (appropriate in my life? I think so!)

There was also a woman there, who at the end, said she just had a mammogram, and they may have found something abnormal. So basically, this class was needed by all. It was so great to be with such strong women.

It was then time to head to my favorite new place. TRADER JOES!!!! And also World Market

I may have found a few things!

I got two things just for me- can’t wait to try their pumpkin coffee!!

Here are two things I got at world market

And then I got these for the mantel and they ended up being 40% off!!!

 

 I love before and Afters, so here is another!

BEFORE

 AFTER

It looks So much better

 My aunt gave me these pumpkin plates as a house warming gift

 I picked up a holder for the smaller plate…now where to put it

BEFORE

 AFTER

HUH thats not gonna work, so I moved it into the kitchen

 And part of the flowers found a home by the TV

 The other half right by the front door!

 And last but not least, I changed the center piece for the living room table

BEFORE

 AFTER

 I love that my house is starting to look like fall!!

~~~

My dad brought me over some really ripe bananas, so I made TWO banana breads.

I think I already ate a whole one, and luckily I sent a ton to my parents!

And topped with some pumpkin butter

 I had an AMAZING day. I got so much done. Took time for myself. And now its times for soccer practice, boy scouts, dinner, and bed!

QUESTION FOR YOU:

 Do you like yoga? Whats your favorite pose?

Favorite: Trader Joe’s or Whole foods?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Nancys

The urban dictionary describes a Negative Nancy as Someone who commonly whines, complains, or looks at the bad side of things. (the website even has examples haha)

The past few weeks, I have had my run ins with several Negative Nancys, and I have been surrounded by a lot of negativity.

I feel stressed. And exhausted from freaking out  dweling on it. (why should I? Its not in my hands) But at the end of the day, my mind is racing about what could have been said? What should have been done differently? Why is this happening BLAH BLAH BLAH

If you follow me on twitter, you probably could see over the past 4 days my different posts 

Kristen

off to the gym to get rid of this knot in my stomach and get some endorphines haha. what else can I do to brighten up the day?
 
9 Oct via web
 

And even though the gym did help, I still can’t believe the betrayal I feel.

(Yes. I know Im not being specific. (dont you hate that!) But 1/2 of the issue has to deal with family, and I don’t want them to read this and get the wrong idea.)

Basically, a few incidents happened. I felt used. Betrayed. And really really pissed off. And some of those people, know it. And yet don’t care.

I am the kind of person who tries to think of everyone. Especially their feelings. I don’t want anyone left out, or hurt, or in the dark.

Sometimes this comes to bite me in the booty. Ok…..lets be honest. A lot of the time.

When I tell someone I can’t do something. They look at me like I have three heads.

What do you mean you can’t give me a million dollars, when you did 5 times before?

I hardly EVER tell people no. Oh sure! I can do this, that, and the other thing you need.

Sure, you can take my heart and smash it into a million pieces. NOOOO Problem!

At the end of the day, I am sitting here. Mad. Hurt. Used. and heartbroken all over again. And I think……..why can’t I just be a mean person like these Negative Nancys. Wouldn’t that just be easier?

nope. It’s not in my system. My grandma gives everyone 100%. My mom does it without any favor in return. And here I am following in their footsteps.

the family at my brothers wedding

When you have a friend, family member, or lover stab you in the back, use you, or tell you “Im just not that into you”, what do you do?

Well, Ill tell you what IM going to do today. I’m going to yoga. Yes ma’am. I am going to sweat and breath all this NEGATIVE Sh*t out of my life.

I know I am not perfect. (that is not what this post is about) It also isn’t to say I am the best person in the world. All I am saying is there are about 4 people right now, who are very close to me, that are making me feel this way. And all for different reasons. WHY CAN”T EVERYONE BE NICE!

Eleanor Roosevelt said “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

So I am off. To make my day a good one. Because I decide whether or not today is going to be a good day, or a day of staying in bed eating all the ice cream haha

Question for you:

Do you find negative nancy’s in your life?

(disclosure. I know my mom’s name is Nancy. I am not talking about her in the post. She has actually been very supportive during all of these situations. Love you mom!)

crazy for veggies?

~~~~~

This morning started with the Last of the red and blue pancakes

perfect bite

After crying over the last eating the pancake, and realizing it was already 90 degrees at 930 and canceling our bike ride. I made a trip to my second home. Home Depot.

 I bought some new stepping stones to fill in the walk way. My next project!

 This is what it looked liked before

After getting rid of a ton some weeds, it looks like this

after pictures to come……..

Then after sweating, just by moving the new bricks. I took a break with two cookies and a trip to the pool!

My son and I needed some together time, and we had a blast playing with the beach ball. After two hours at the pool and many cocoa almonds consumed it was time for some real food……in the form of a smoothie!p>

What do you think of the new hair cut?? I cut off two inches, and I miss it 😦

Unfortuantly this smoothie didnt get finished. The yogurt I put in (left over from work yesterday) had cinnamon in it, and DID. NOT. TASSTE. good at ALL! So it got pitched 😦

I hate wasting food. So I ate some cool whip cake instead.

Then it was time for YOGA!! It wasn’t that hard this week (a lot of newbies) but it was an awesome stretch and time to DEstress.

I have been having a lot of stress lately, and I found that the past few weeks that I have been going to yoga, I find that I am a much happier person. (now I just need to work on getting rid of this weight!!!! Its amazing how a number on the scale and tight clothes can make you unhappy! and I hate it!!)

ANyway, after yoga I was CRAVING veggies. This. NEVVVVVERR happens. But I listened!

I had sweet potato fries, cucumber, spinach and a leftover hamburger. Also a side of ketchup haha. I didnt even want to put my hamburger on a bun!! I love carbs…I guess I just enough of them earlier in the day

And a pedicure!

Now Im going to bed, and I will hopefully be getting up early for a bike ride! good night!

Question for you:

What is something that stresses you out?

Do you stress about the number on a scale?

The day for pink!

Today I dont have a valentine, Im not actually that upset. I have been celebrating with cookies….haha

Well I did get myself something

A YOGA MAT! yep. My first!

I also got this bad boy. Anyone try it before?

When I got off work, I rushed home to see my son.

 He gave me this letter!

And then my AWESOME mom and dad got me a flashlight! haha Yes I know its silly,

But a month ago, I mentioned I needed one. Its so nice to know they remembered!

For my son’s breakfast, I had extra pancakes made yesterday. They were heart pancakes!

Question for you:

What did you do for valentine’s Day?