Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The iron

While we were in Denver for new years Ashton discovered a new favorite toy. Mia and Ryan had a pink iron Ashton fell in love with he would carry it everywhere with him. At first I thought that it was kind of funny that he liked this pink iron so much but then it keeps him happy so who cares.
When we got home I wanted to go and get him one but I just haden't gotten around to it. Well 3 days ago we got a package and inside was a red pottery barn iron. It took a minute to realize where it came from, I don't know why it took so long to figure it out we should of known. Thanks Lisa he loves it. He has been ironing the walls, the fridge, me. But hey he is having fun and this is a life skill he needs to learn, I am just teaching him early :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

losing inches

I went to bootcamp tonight and actually had someone else to work out with. It was nice for a change to have someone else there to help motivate me. At the end of class we weighted in and took measurements. I have now lost a total of 6lbs and I have lost 6 3/4 inches all over. I was pretty excited about that. At least I know that this is working. I am excited to see what the results will be in 3 weeks when I am done :)

Trainer Brandee has been on a vegetable kick lately. She wants me to eat more veggies. I do not like vegetables, I have tried and there are only just a few that I will eat, so I have been trying to eat more veggies each day but it is hard when you don't like them.

This ones for Lisa

I decided that this post will be in honor of Lisa who has requested a new post :) So here you go.

This is the start of the 3rd week of bootcamp, and last night when I was done I can say I actually kind of liked the work out. Now don't get me wrong there were some exercises that I hated and had a hard time with, but overall it was a great workout. I am definately getting my money's worth with this class. There are suppose to be three people in the class but the other two ladies never come at 6:30 they always show up at different times, so usually it is trainer brandee and me. So I get her undivided attention. When you divide what I paid for this class and the length of the class. I am paying $15 for an hour with a personal trainer. You can not beat that price.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


So I made it through my meeting today and things turned out just fine. No one noticed that I was not as prepared as I wanted to be, which was a huge relief to me. I made it through the day with no mishaps and was actually looking forward to going to boot camp. Funny who would of thought I would enjoy getting my butt kicked :)

I was about half way through boot camp tonight and trainer Brandee asked if I got a massage from my husband last night. To back up last night by the end of class I had this horrible painful spot on my lower back towards my hip. Brandee suggested a massage might help. It hurt so bad when I got home sitting hurt, walking hurt, so I finally had to take something to help. But there was no massage for me, Jason hates to do that, even though I ask all the time the answer is always the same.

So back to tonight Brandee asked if I had gotten a massage from Jason, of course that answer was no. I told her I ask all the time and I even hint that if he doesn't want to give me one then he can always give me a gift certificate to go get one from a professional. Brandee decided that she needed to write Jason a letter this is what the letter said:

To Kara's Husband
Kara's body has been going through some major changes. This results in a lot of sore muscles so have 2 options:
1- give her a fabulous massage (at least 45 mins)
2-get her a massage from some one else and pay for it

Trainer Brandee

I got home and gave him the letter, he didn't seem to think that letter was that amusing. I on the other hand was quite thrilled to give it to him, so we will see what happens. I have my guess but who knows.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Just one of those days

Today was just one of those days that you want to crawl back in bed and try to forget it ever happened.

To start the day off I had to go to Logan this morning and Jason was taking Ashton to daycare. Well I met my co-worker and we headed up to Logan. I got to about 20mins away and remembered I forgot to leave the car seat for Ashton. As soon as I said something to Sharon, Jason called. It took me 30 mins to turn around and get back because of morning traffic heading south. I was about 5 mins away from home and Jason called, he borrowed a car seat from a friend so I didn't need to come home. So I turned around and headed back to Logan which was 1.5 hours away. So we finally got to Logan did what we needed to and headed home. I dropped Sharon off and went to pick up Ashton and headed home. By the time I got home I had been driving for about 2.5 hours.

I had a little bit of time before I needed to leave for boot camp and I needed to work on somethings for a meeting tomorrow. I went and put in my thumb drive to retrieve the file I needed and it was not there. Jason had borrowed my thumb drive last night and had deleted everything on it WITHOUT telling me. This was what I had been working on all day Tuesday, so my 8 hour day is now wasted. I have no way of getting the files without going back up to the Brill West plant in Farr West, which just was not an option tonight, even if I wanted to. I really needed those files for my meeting tomorrow. Now I am trying to piece together what I needed to get done with only half of the pictures.

So now I am finally done with work and I am not pleased with what I have but it is the best I can do under the circumstances. After a day like this I felt like I needed some kind of total decadent gooey dessert, but I didn't I controlled my self and even endured boot camp. Lets hope the rest of the week is better.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Snow, snow, & more snow

We woke up this morning to about 5-6 inches of snow. I was so not expecting that this morning. So I went out and shoveled the snow before Jason had to leave for work. By the time I had finished half the driveway it was already sticking again. So I got it cleared and was glad I didn't have to go anywhere today. The snow kept coming down and by about 10:00am you could not longer see that I had shoveled. I finally went out to shovel again about 2:00 it had stopped snowing and we had another 5-6 inches. I bundled Ashton up and put him in the stroller and got to shoveling again.

Before I got outside to shovel I watched the neighbor who has this huge snowblower proceed to plow the whole cul-de-sac, I was quite amused by this so I took a picture of him.

Bootcamp tonight was not easy by any means but it was so nice to not have to wear the weight vest anymore. I felt so much lighter, it made the workout bearable. I have lost 3 pounds(a little disappointing), but my body fat went down 1.5%. Brandy said that is really good for the first week. She also reminded me that alot of people actually gain weight the first week because they are trading fat for muscle which weights more. My goal is to lose at least double that this week.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Day #5

Today was the final day of wearing the dreaded weight vest. I am so glad to be done with that vest. It sucked getting up at 5:30 in the morning but it was also nice to get it done and out of the way, so that I could enjoy my friday night. I can't believe I made it through week one only 5 more weeks to go, I can only hope it gets easier :)
My mom kept Ashton tonight so Jason and I got to have a date night. We went to dinner and a movie. Boring I know but when we don't get to do that much anymore it is kind of nice. But on the flip side, it is weird not having Ashton around I feel almost guilty but I know he is having fun with grandma and grandpa. We need to take advantage of this opportunity when it comes our way.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Day #4

I have almost made it through one week. My whole body is sore, I have muscles that I didn't even know that I had. I only have one more day with the dreaded vest I am so excited. I was trying to think of at least one positive thing about having to wear the vest. The only thing that I came up with was the it kept my boobs in place they don't move.
Tomorrow I have to participate in what they call field day, and I have to be there at 6:00 am. I am so bummed my mom came and got Ashton tonight and she is keeping him over night and tomorrow, I was excited to get to sleep in a little bit and not have to worry about getting Ash ready in the morning, but now I get to get up even earlier and go to bootcamp. But there is no way I am going to miss it because Brandy the trainer told me that if I miss field day tomorrow I have to wear the weight vest all next week too. So I am going to drag myself out of bed in the morning.
Its so weird not having Ashton home with us tonight, I feel almost bad about it, but I know he is in good hands and Grandma and Grandpa are going to spoil him to death. It is nice to have alone time with Jason we don't get much of that anymore between work, school, and Ashton.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Day #3 bootcamp

I have made it through another day. I only had one breakdown tonight, and had to take a couple of minutes to get my breath. We worked our lower bodies tonight, and there was no stopping for 60 mins. It was nice to have another person wearing the vest with me tonight. Judy one of the other recruits owed the trainer one more day with the vest and she was not taking no for an answer. The trainer told us that she had been too nice to us and she was not going to take any complaining tonight. Only 2 more days of the vest.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bootcamp day #2

I guess I should put a warning up about this picture it is not pretty, but it shows the reason why I am going to bootcamp in the first place. Well I have survived two days of bootcamp so far. I am sore tonight, last night wasn't so bad, but tonight it kind of sucks. I would have to say this is one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I would have never pushed myself like this just going to the gym on my own. I know that this is going to be good for me I already feel better that I am actually doing something to try and lose weight. The class that I am in is small only 3 women and tonight I was by myself with the trainer, so I got her full undivided attention. I was a little scared about that but it wasn't to horrible. I did everything she asked me to do. I will be so glad when the vest is gone. twenty extra pounds I have to carry around and workout in sucks, only 3 more days to go with the vest. I know it will be easier when it comes off. At least that is what I am telling myself.

On a lighter note I took this photo of Ashton the other day. Jason says all the time that there is nothing of him in Ashton but I beg to differ.