Sunday, March 20, 2011

Have I told you lately. . .

how much fun two girls are? We love having them both in our lives! Addie was a fun addition to our family. She is crazy sometimes and she doesn't just sit by and take stuff from her sister. She is a fighter! She has red hair for a reason! She loves to get her picture taken and she always looks so sweet in them but guess what? She's not always sweet.
Addie is learning new words, like "NO!" She screams it at the top of her lungs when she objects to anything (which is almost everything). But, our family wouldn't be complete without her.

Shelby is also a sweet girl. She is good to her sister. She usually gives into what she wants. She is quick to apologize to her and to help whenever asked (unless she is watching tv or playing a game, just forget it). She is very excited to go to preschool and some day the "big school." I love being home with them everyday. Sometimes I get frustrated and tired but they never make my life boring.

At the end of the day, I love these girls!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My life lately

I feel like I post about my kids most of the time, which is fine with me. Have you seen them? They are cute and they do fun stuff.

But, lately I've been trying to focus on me. Many of you might know that over the last year I've been trying to lose weight and get healthier. My doctor put me on a "diet" last year and I've been working my butt off (literally) since then. This was totally the push I needed. He was really nice about it but he asked me if I was happy with my weight since the birth of Addie. I said I would like to be smaller and he set up a plan of eating 1200-1400 calories a day and walking 3-4 days a week. Since that time I have started Zumba, bought an elliptical machine, and a scale (yeah, I never owned one before), a kitchen scale and healthier food.

So, what was the result?? Well, I have broken a pair of running shoes! Yay! I can't believe that happened. And, I had to buy new workout pants. . . size Medium! And as of right now I have lost over 25 pounds. I'm not done yet but I feel good about where I am and where I'm going.

If anyone is interested some friends and I are going to run in the Teton Dam Marathon 5k so feel free to join us on June 11.