Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekend Update and September Goals

Last week went pretty good the plan looked like this:

Monday: Weights - Accomplished
Tuesday: Run 20  min -  Accomplished ended up starting C25K day1
Wednesday: Weights - Failed
Thursday: Run 30 minutes Accomplished C25K day 2
Friday: Rest or Pilates - Failed 
Saturday Run 45 min  - Ended up donating blood
Sunday: Rest  - Ran C25K day 3
What else was I up to this weekend...I mentioned I donated blood and I have officially donated 2 gallons. That sounds so creepy, but being O - I get called frequently to donate.


Before I went to donate blood I chopped a few inches off my hair. It was time, I was so over the ponytail, high messy bun. So I did it. Plus, it gave me a couple hours kid free. I joked with the stylist that donating blood was amazing kid free time. Like a field trip for mom. Ahh, its the little things. 

Monday: Weights
Tuesday: Week2Day 1 - C25k
Wednesday: Weights
Thursday: Week2Day 2 - C25k
Friday: Week2Day 3 - C25k
Saturday Rest
Goals for September - Keep it simple, clear and attainable.
- Lose 10lbs (new weight taken today)
- Eat 90% whole foods
- Don't give up on c25k
How was your weekend?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Product Spot Light - It's a Psoh Life

I am in love with the scent of 4 of our new products.   A bright, clean lemon raspberry smell that is just heavenly. We now carry a coconut oil, shave cream, body wash and body powder.

I have had a chance to try the body powder already and have other's on the way. I will say I love it. I love the smell and I look forward to using it after I shower or for a quick pick me up post workout.

All orders placed in August will have the commission donated to Team Amazing Joe and the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk.

It is easy, its simple and trust me worth it - visit my website Posh by Jen to make a purchase. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Friday already!

After the week I have had, I feel like that is a self high five for surviving it.  I started this post, earlier today and I am finally getting back to finishing it.

I started the couch to 5K again!  I have a friend who is doing it also, so we are calling each other out on FB when we complete our runs. We figure it will help motivate us to keep going. :)

As we go into the holiday weekend, I have no plans. I do want to get out and be active with the family. I talked to my seven year old and if the weather is cool we are going to try and do a small hike today.  Which, didn't happen! It is noon and we are still at home, the baby naps and we did some house cleaning.

Saturday I am going to complete week 1 of the couch to 5K and weather permitting we will go boating. But as usual, Washington weather is calling for 50% chance of rain. That can mean anything. Maybe, I should just schedule an appointment at the salon. I really need to get my hair cut. I am so over the current length.

Sunday, I would love to do some sort of family activity. We shall see what the weather does it has been cooling off which I know most PNWer's are happy about, but it makes me sad. I am not ready for fall.

Monday, I think by Monday my husband will be ready to head back to work and the big kid ready for school.  While we have a great time together as a family, when we just roam around the house in a random fashion (like this post), we get on each other's nerves.

I am excited for September to start, I am working on my September goals today and will have them posted on Monday. One bonus about fall weather, it does make running much more enjoyable.

How will you be spending your long weekend?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today is Wednesday....right?

Tuesday was spent in a daze to fully understand I need to rewind to Monday night about 11PM.  I went up to bed and checked on the little one.  She had vomited in her bed and was asleep in it.  This required waking her up, showering her while the husband cleaned it all up.  By the time we were ready to put her back to bed it was midnight and she decided it was play time.

 Around 2AM, I got her asleep in our bed. Between the kicks, head-butts and occasionally crying when the alarm went of at 6:15 I was a mess. I jumped in the shower to get to the dentist by 7AM. Thankfully, it was just an easy cleaning. Is it bad when that is the easiest part of my day.  Rushed home, husband went to work and started on house work.

10AM baby goes down for  nap. I have some time to sit and relax, job hunt, Facebook and all other things internet until the little wakes up at noon. Make all of us lunch, eat, clean up and then we are off to run errands.

To the big kids school to drop off paper work, library and Target  At Target I decided to get some curtains. We have had these vertical blinds that I wanted to replace FOREVER, like since we move into our house 11 years ago.  Back home, get all the tools. Take down one set of vertical blinds. Install curtain rod and find out it is to big...huh it was supposed to be adjustable, I can't figure it out.

Back to Target! Replace the curtain rod with a smaller one. Back home, put baby down for second nap, go to put curtain rod up and realize it is to small! WTF! Get out tape measure and realize the first one should have worked. sigh!  Call the husband and ask him to pick one up for me, he says we will go later.

4:30PM husband gets home, baby wakes up from nap and we decide on dinner. Make dinner, feed all four of us, empty dishwasher, load dishwasher.  Remove vertical blinds from front slider as the husband agrees to replace them also, YAY! Head to Target. Get two new curtain rods one for back slider and one for front slider. Note, I measured the back slider so I knew the size.

Leave Target, got to McDonalds and get a dipped cone, head home. Go to install curtain rod on front slider and it is to SMALL! D'oh the front slider is bigger then the back slider. Thankfully, the husband is able to get the curtains up on the back slider. I was not going back to Target again, that will happen today.

Get baby to bed, sit down to relax on my computer and see a friend post that she started the C25K again. I hang my head in shame and know that I need to run. I am exhausted but I can't skip a day when I just started again. Drag my but upstairs at 8:45PM and get changed, head to the garage and run for 30 minutes following my app!

Come back upstairs to find the baby awake! Get the baby back in bed, sit down on Facebook for a few then realize it is 10:30PM and head to bed.

Please let Wednesday be better then Tuesday.  How did Tuesday treat you?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three Things Tuesday (doesn't have the same ring)

1. Why oh why, did I schedule my dentist appointment for 7am! I must have been crazy! I hope they don't mind if I go in my PJs, kidding - only kind of. I seriously have to rethink my scheduling of appointments.

2. I did weights yesterday and realized I had no plan going into it. While I put weight train on the schedule I didn't say what. I am going to need to rethink that for Wednesday. 

3. Speaking of Wednesday, I have my fist in person interview. Which means most of Monday was spent going through my clothing trying on stuff! Nothing fits! I was able to pull together about  4 different looks to pick from but I am not happy with any of them. Oh well, more motivation.

How did Monday treat you?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend Update

We had a very eventful weekend! Very little actually exercise was completed. That should say no planned workouts were completed.

Saturday we went boating! The weather is to nice to pass it up.  The big kid and he husband did some wake surfing. It was her first time up!

It was a blast and while no formal workout we did lots of swimming. The bad part of the boat is the eating. I packed a good turkey sandwich with avocado and a large water, but caught myself snacking on the kids pretzels.
Sunday, was my husbands birthday. We went to Seattle to watch the Red Bull Box Car races. It was a blast, but ended up leaving early because it was just to hot for the kiddos.  This consisted of lots of walking, and holding the almost 20lb little kiddo in the carrier.  I think I have a new favorite photo though!  My hubby and the girls.
So with no formal workouts why I am so sore. Either way, I sat down last night and wrote out a plan for the week.
Monday: Weights
Tuesday: Run 20  min
Wednesday: Weights
Thursday: Run 30 minutes
Friday: Rest or Pilates
Saturday Run 45 min
Sunday: Rest
I am hoping having a plan in place, written down will help me get back on track.
How was your weekend?