Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cheer

If you follow me on FB or on Instagram you probably know that I am my daughters cheer coach. We have been immersed in Cheer since late July, and are about halfway through our football cheering season.

I was never a cheerleader, but was a basketball player instead but my kiddo insisted that I coach this year. So here I am with a great co-coach and a the best 3rd-5th graders. I never thought that I would say it, but I love our squad. They are a great group of girls!  We also have a great group of parents. You know there is always that one, but we don't have it. Hopefully, I didn't jinx myself now. :)

 

 


We also, have a photographer on our team. Which makes for beautiful team photos while our girls cheer and of my little crazy also.


 
 
Today, I am thankful. Who knew that I would say that. I walked in to being a coach for my daughter, but now I really truly want all of our girls to have an amazing time.
 
 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Getting back on the wagon

Six days ago I bought a planner. I am sure you are thinking. WOW, that is great. HA!

I decided I am over logging online or signing into apps. I have started tracking everything I eat in the planner. Easy, simple and yet such a struggle. My life as been crazy lately, and this is one thing that is giving me control.

Today, I started cutting sugar and giving up soda. The funny things, is I never thought I drank that much soda. Yet, when I looked back over the past few days I had some every day.  So it is time for a change.  Of course, today my 3 year old is giving me a run for the money on nap time.

More then anything I want to grab like 10 cookies and shove them in my mouth. One day at  time right?

Hopefully, I will start writing about my journey more, as it is time to take a big step in the right direction.

Monday, August 15, 2016

I love Summer

If you have followed my blog at all, over the years, you know that I love summer!

I love hot weather, I love playing in the sun and at the lake. This weekend was AMAZING and we spent way to much time


 
 
My oldest was afraid of tubing, which I am not sure why as this kid loves rides and waterslides. After some convincing, she was ready to go a little faster.  My youngest on the other hand loved it. She wanted to sit up and even tried to stand up at one time. 

 
 
Sunday we had even more fun in the sun, spending the morning playing out side riding bikes and skateboarding. Moving to a Cheer get together in the afternoon at the beach. I heart our cheer squad this year. The girls are great and have so much fun outside of cheer together.  I am exhausted and don't even know where to start on hitting my goals for this week. I will check in tomorrow and see where I am.
 
How was your weekend?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Creating habits

For the past few weeks I have been trying to get into good skincare habits. I know, I know you should always wash your make up at night. But, you know, get the kids to bed. Prep for the next day and the last thing I want to do is wash my face.

However, as I get older I know I need to. My main problem is I don't like systems. I don't like things that are going to take to long. What I do like are products that get the job done without a bunch of nasty chemicals on your skin.

One of the items that I received from Skinny & Co last week was a make up remover/face wash.  I started using it right away, as I like one step systems. Remove make up and clean my face at the same time...sold!

I live in Washington, so Coconut oil is always solid for me, which is a good thing. I scoop a little out and the warmth from my hands turns it into oil. This makes it so easy to apply and wash my face. A warm wash cloth later and my make up is removed and my face is clean.


How cute are their 2oz jars, yes real glass jars. A hazard in my house with a small child, but oh so adorable.  I paired it with my favorite night serum and crème. Followed up with my must have night time lip mask and bam! My face has never looked better.



On the list to try still is they body scrub and body oil! So far, I am really impressed with the quality of the oil and the products. Want to try them yourself, use this 15% off any Skinny & Co. order code. - SKINNYCO15 and see what you might like.

What do you use coconut oil for?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Stuck in rut

Ever feel stuck, like you just can't get out of the rut. Whether it be a good one where you are working out but board or a bad one, where you can't get the motivation to move forward.

That is where I am right now. I fell like I just can't get over a hump, the hump that kicks me into the good habits and the wanting to workout.  In order to overcome this, and bump myself over the hump I decided it was time to set some goals for the rest of the month.

Here we go:

1. Run 2x a week - using C25K method, more if I feel up to it. Focus on 2 days right now.
2. Limit coffee to 2 cups, no sugar creamer. Use Stevia and half and half
3. No fast food, should be an obvious one, but we tend to fall into a rut in our household.

The plan is to make the goals attainable and to continue to build on them as I go.



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Skinny & Co Unboxing

Can I get a, woot woot!! I love unboxing stuff. I usually only do video's in my private VIP group, but today I thought I would share one on my blog.

I received a package from Skinny &Co  to try some of there coconut oil based products.  Coconut oil is great for the skin, and I have always wanted to do oil pulling.   Watch my video to see which items I received to try. Check back over the next few weeks for my reviews.

 

What do you love to use coconut oil for? Have you done the oil pulling? Off to research and see what I can find. I can't wait to try some of these things. I wonder if I can get my husband to try it with me.

Friday, August 5, 2016

When I say Go, you say

Fight!

Cheer season is officially starting on Monday.  We have had camp, rookie practice but Monday starts our full squad practice. Not going to lie, I might be a little scared. I was not a cheerleader, I played basketball. Coaching basketball would be easier for me, but instead my oldest wanted to do Cheer. Last year, I watched. This year I volunteered to coach.  There is nothing more humbling then trying to figure out how to cheer. Again, not a cheerleader, not a dancer and the last time I did gymnastics I was in elementary school.

With all of that it is fun! My kiddo loves it and my youngest wants to be just like big sister, which means I have many more years of cheer to come.

 
 
In other news, since coming back from Chicago I have been in serious product testing mode. Yesterday, it was a new mask, Sugar Mama body scrub and Fall Out Girl body wash!  I love 
them all. The mask is a tighten and brighten mask, which at 38 I need all the help I can get. The Sugar Scrub, will not leave you greasy and smells like salted caramel, hello YUM! Fall out girl is a black berry wash, that doesn't mesh well with the body scrub but smells amazing on its own. 


Oh and down there in the corner of the picture is our new Orange Cara-mellow Sugar Lip Scrub. If that doesn't have you licking your lips, I don't know what will. It tastes like a creamcicle and leaves your lips so moisturized and soft.  I love a good lip scrub. I love my little soap and lotion business, especially when new products come out. Nothing better then pampering yourself and making money.

Off to put my little one down or her afternoon nap, have a fab weekend.