Sitting at a Dennys somewhere in America at the moment. Not exactly sure where but people are talking about biscuits and gravy.
I am using free WiFi to share my weekly funnies with you!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tonight I had a rare evening off so I decided tonight was the night to start decorating. Thanks to my mother in law Julie (stringing lights on the tree) we got most of it up in no time!
Leigh and I have had Christmas somewhere different each year since we've been together. Unpacking ornaments and remembering the story behind them is one of my favourite parts of decorating. We have special ornaments from each year and some from before we were together. Engagement, wedding, first Christmas, Starbucks ornaments from our winter walks and family ornaments passed down to us.
I can't wait to make new memories in a new place with our puppy.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I love it!!
Monday, November 26, 2012
It's not even December yet and I have already decided on my new years resolution. Or rather, new years intention.
I want to feel joy.
I am always so preoccupied and worried about the next thing, event, to do item, whatever...that I have forgotten how to enjoy my life. I have forgotten how to be present in the moment and before I know it the moment has slipped by. Does anyone else feel like this sometimes?
My theme for 2013 (and for the rest of this year) is going to be joy. I want to enjoy my husband, my family, my friends, my job, my puppy (while she's still a puppy) and my LIFE.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
I rested a lot this weekend, as I've definitely had interrupted sleep this past week. We had some awesome family snuggles on the couch this morning. Love!!
I am also reaaally starting to get excited for Christmas. Today my sister and I went over to my Grandma's to help decorate her tree! Her tree has always been beautiful, she made all the bows herself when she owned a catering company.
After we decorated the tree, I felt in the mood to put up my own tree. We will probably do that this week. Yay!!
Happy Sunday night everyone!
Ahhh it's 12:05 and I didn't post anything on my blog!! Ever since we got Layla I have been a little distracted and tired. She is so worth it though!! She brings us so much joy.
Obviously when I decided to do NaBloPomo I didn't know I would be getting a puppy halfway through. Still going though.
Have to share this pic my husband snapped while I was sleeping.
Friday, November 23, 2012
This was a long crazy week, thats for sure! I was so happy to finish off the week with an amazing American Thanksgiving dinner made by my other in law!! So good and so much fun. After dinner and a glass of wine and (maybe a cookie) I am zonked!! Time for some snuggling on the couch with my two loves!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
First off, happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!
Today I cracked and turned on the Christmas radio station. I also was *thisclose* to buying a Christmas outfit for my dog. It didn't happen today, but it's inevitable that one day I will crack on that too.
I think the fact that it's Thanksgiving in America set me off. I love American Thanksgiving because it kicks off the season.
We are having dinner at my in-laws tomorrow to celebrate. I can't wait!
This is obviously my first Christmas season with my own puppy so should be interesting! Definitely need to take that into consideration while decorating!
All in all I am starting to relax a bit after a stressful week of adjusting to life with a puppy. I am so grateful for my life at this moment: amazing hubby, wonderful supportive family and friends, fun rewarding job....love it all!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I seriously almost forgot to blog today. I don't have a lot going on I'm my brain at the moment. Between work and housetraining Layla my brain is like mush. I really needed a good laugh so I decided to post some funny/sweet things I've been collecting since I haven't done a weekly funnies in awhile. Some of them aren't funny, just sweet. I'm a bit of a softie this week.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
So I don't want to turn my blog into a puppy blog. I do have other aspects of my life other than Layla. I'm not one of those girls that acts like her dog is her daughter...except it totally feels like that right now.
This blog post isn't about Layla, it's about the fact that my competition was six months ago yesterday.
Reflecting back, I'm still pretty damn proud of myself for what I did. I still can't even really believe it, it kinda feels like a dream.
Everyone who competes hopes and prays and plans to not rebound. Did I? Ummm yeah. I'm being totally honest with you guys. I felt so great and energetic up until the last little bit that I did not expect to feel like I did afterwards.
First of all, afterward I felt like a broken down car that had been going a hundred miles an hour and crashed. I couldn't really move. I had zero energy. For awhile I just went for walks with my husband but I didn't really feel like doing that. I couldn't seem to find my rhythm at the gym. I had no drive left.
I also had no appetite. I tried to keep it clean and I managed for awhile but I was so turned off my favourite healthy foods even.
I also felt like I would never look that fit again so it was hard to push myself without knowing what I wanted the end outcome to be. I did not gain an unhealthy amount of weight but I'm definitely a little more than I'd like to be.
This has been my journey for the last 6 months. I had an amazing summer having fun and being carefree. I have been slowly getting back into my routine and more importantly starting to feel my love of fitness again.
I'd like to say that I'm not against competitions in any way, just that the "post" planning is just as important as the prep stage. Be well aware and ready for the different phases. Now that it's all out there in the open I will update you guys on my progress.
Monday, November 19, 2012
One thing that I never thought about until I became a dog owner is that the instant she became ours, we became dog parents. We became worrying, obsessed, mushy-gushy, picture taking Mommy and Daddy.
I always had a lot of respect for moms with babies and now I have twice as much. Babies are more work but puppies are not exactly easy! Of course as soon as they're out of this puppy stage it's a lot different.
PS if anyone has any tips for me, I would love to hear them.
Our lives are revolving around this little creature at the moment. Looking at her little face, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The past weekend has gone by in such a blur. Leigh and I have been having so much fun getting to know our new little princess. She is very snuggly when she's sleepy and when she wakes up she is very playful and energetic. She has definitely taken over our entire house! She's so adorable! ♥
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Today is my amazing grandma's birthday! Since she is now back on the internet and on Facebook I decided to get to deticate this blog post to her.
I have so many great memories with my Grandma. From the time I was a baby I had many sleepovers at her house. I was such a brat I would never stay in bed after she put me to sleep. I believe that is how I got my nickname the Beast.
Happy birthday Grandma! I love you!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Yesterday I was in a bit of a funk as yiue may have gathered from my last post.
Things started getting better pretty much as soon as I hit post. As a friend at the gym reminded me, usually things will get really crappy before they get better. Also, I had quite a few people mention they were feeling the same so I felt much less alone in my grumpiness.
Today was much better.
A few good moments today:
Channeling my energy into the greater good of improving women's bodies. I am holding a legs and booty class twice tomorrow are Steve Nash.
I also had a new client today. He's in his sixties and I asked him if he had kids and he said "No, I have pugs." To which I replied "We will get along just fine!" :-P
Also my Mom gave my bathroom a makeover today. It's so pretty now. If your wondering why I don't have a shower curtain, it's because I'm a princess and I have baths. :-P
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Once in awhile we all go through periods where things just aren't that great. Life doesn't run smoothly, decisions don't come easy and things just generally feel frustrating.
To be honest right now is one of those times for me. I try really hard to be positive and perky and try to cheer other people up. I'm the first one to say "Things will get better!" To someone. But right now I am just not feeling it. I don't feel like being perky today. I am using my own advice trying to find solutions rather than wallow in the blues.
The first half of this year was so amazing that it feels hard to top. I accomplished so much and I'm not sure where to go from here.
Anyways, just having an honest moment.
We will return to our regular perky programming tomorrow.
Monday, November 12, 2012
|The happy couple!|
|Chef guy doing his thing|
|Jenn and Jeff|
|Leigh and I. Don't mind me, I drove to the restaurant and forgot to put on makeup :-S|
|This is where someone else took my camera, these are Andrei's lovely parents Dora and Kosta|
|Brent and Carol Anne|