Monday, March 19, 2018

Miles's First Month Photobook

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I worked super hard this weekend to finish a photobook I had started. I stayed up until 3 am twice and 1 AM another time. I did this all to save money. It was great motivation.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

80 Day Obsession Phase 2 Results

Phase 2, I was only down .1 lb from the end of phase 1.  I was 2 lbs lighter 5 days earlier but the cold kicked my butt with my inability to prep food or cook.  Overall phase 2 inches are exactly the same as phase 1 but a few were bigger and some were smaller. I was getting stronger so that's where some of the increases were. I'm not concerned.
I felt like my selfies in my mirror show a lot more definition. I swear the pale skin and light walls and black workout clothes are making for bad official pictures.
Phase 2 was the bulking phase. Phase 3 will be the shredding phase.
Phase 3 is the last phase!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

80 Day Obsession Week 5

She kept taking into the camera on time lapse thinking it was recording her commentary so I changed it to actual video but she didn’t say that much.
But Ella delays made it take forever.

60 minutes for phase 2 total body core. I’m liking it way better than phase 1. It took some thought to get a few moves down. By the second time through I was better. Then I practiced additional pikes at the end utilizing some advice I got for how to improve and it helped. Now to keep Improving. So much to think about.

Pike: my head is tucked more and it felt so much easier. Now my back isn’t straight. #progressnotperfection

I'm a bit behind posting these so now I forget what all was going on. This was week 1 phase 2 where you do each exercise 15 times. Do each exercise 1 time then repeat.

2018 Goals Progress (February)

I made a post with 2018 goals and I thought I would see how I'm doing.

For 2018, here are my exercise goals:
  1. run 72 miles (that's 6 miles a month) with a reach goal of 100 miles * --- I ran 0 miles in January and 2.56 miles in February (in 2 different sessions)
  2. complete 4 Beachbody programs - I completed Phase 1 and 2 of 80 day obsession 
  3. Exercise in some form 208 times (that's 4x/week) - I exercised 30 times in January and 36 in February 

Random other goals related to exercise -- I haven't done anything there!
  1. Have a photo shoot while running
  2. Have a photo shoot while doing various forms of exercise
  3. Combine random exercise files/videos to one spot on my computer
For inspiriting others, I plan to
  1. Run 6 free challenges - I ran 1 ran 1 in February and started a 2nd in February
  2. Run 3 month long challenge groups - I am part of 3 so I am not running one now. 
According to my challenge tracking app on the 73rd day of the year, I have worked out 77 times. That's pretty good. 

Monday, March 12, 2018


Ella was loving dancing around with her balloon I got her.  And her magic wand and crown.

 Out of all the comfortable places to sit, Ella kept sitting on this chair.

Miles moved the chair then climbed up.
Uh oh Miles get into a cabinet that should have had a child proof lock.

Miles loves books. He is always reading...upside-down.

I was so tired. I wanted to rest. Well Ella doesn't like it when I want to rest and she joined me.

Just a picture of Miles when he was sleeping in his crib!


Miles loves to read.

Ella is often willing to share her chair with Miles.
 Miles climbed into his high chair. His first time!
I was trying a new trick to get Miles to maybe not cry in a bath. He was fine slopping with his clothes on.  When it comes to actually washing, not so much.

Ella was wearing her wig for fun.
She put on some lipstick!
We were tryign to buy her some new jeans and they are just way too big in the waist.
Shopping at Target didn't end so well.

We got pizza. Miles eats the toppings off and doesn't eat the crust.  Ella has us take off the toppings and she eats the sauce + crust.  But if we try to give Miles toppings already removed from the pizza, he won't eat them.

Miles always wants to use the pencil sharpener.

And he tends to get his way.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Miles ate in Ella's right height chair like a big kid. He could eat in it all the time if he would stay put. He won't, so he needs his high chair. 

Oh would you look at that, he's not in the chair. You would have never guessed huh?! (Actually when I wrote the line above, I didn't even remember this picture.
Miles likes Ella's crown. 

Miles was trying to help cook. I'm pretty sure he ate a few of the potatoes. 

We headed to the mall to play at the play place.  It's cold and winter so what else is there to do besides go to the mall!?  Really I don't know of enough places. 

Miles really liked eating skittles from the stroller.