Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tummy Tuesday

Well hello lovelies! I had my anatomy scan and Dr. visit yesterday and found out that we have a very healthy little.......... GIRL!!!! This will be our third and final little girl ;) We really wanted a little boy but so glad that she is healthy! Go team PINK!!!!

How far along? 19 weeks 3 days

Sleep? Good if I remember to take my pepcid before bed lol

Maternity clothes? Yes

Best moment this week? Getting to see my little princess and knowing she is healthy

Miss anything? Still WINE! Lol

Movement? Yes

Size of the baby? Mango

Food cravings? Hot, spicy food

Morning sickness? EVERY Morning!

Gender? GIRL

Bed rest? No

Limitations? Getting anywhere "fast" lol

Pregnancy symptoms? Still have sore boobs, morning sickness, and heartburn at night

Wedding rings on or off? On

Looking forward to? Fourth of July weekend with my family

Have a great week!!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tummy Tuesday

I have totally been slacking on blogging! Tsk tsk Last time I told you all the good news that we are expecting a little one in November! I have been so super busy with life and pregnancy I have not been keeping up with my social media world! So I saw these cute ideas on a couple other blogs doing tummy Tuesdays during their pregnancies and I thought it would at least be something I could do once a week if I didn't get to post much. I am going to try and post a lot more now that things have kinda settled down for me though. So here is my first tummy Tuesday post (even though I'm already 18 weeks). So here is a week 18 pic to start out. Enjoy!

How far along? 18 weeks 3 days

Sleep? Sometimes good sometimes awful just depends

Maternity clothes? Yes

Best moment this week? Finding out our cousins are having a little boy!

Miss anything? WINE! Lol but seriously my wine!! 

Movement? Yes. I've been feeling movement since about 12 weeks. Early yes but this is my 3rd baby so I know what to feel for.

Size of the baby? Sweet Potato

Food cravings? Hot, spicy food

Morning sickness? EVERY Morning!

Gender? Finding out next Monday July 1st. Really hoping for a boy! My husband needs a boy and My two daughters need a little brother :)

Bed rest? No

Limitations? I get out of breath like really fast lol so I am in snail mode doing house cleaning and such

Pregnancy symptoms? Still have sore boobs, morning sickness, and heartburn at night

Wedding rings on or off? On

Looking forward to? Finding out the gender! Think BOY thoughts ;)

Friday, April 12, 2013

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaack!!

I am such a bad blogger! I haven't posted since late February. You are probably thinking who the heck is this chick? haha I took a little unintentional break and now I'm back! I have still been trying to catch up on my favorite blogs. Things got a little crazy for me and I was having a hard time balancing my healthy lifestyle, work, home,  and trying for my third and final baby. The hubby and I decided in February that we were going to "not try but not prevent" since it took 6 and 9 months to conceive our two daughters. In all honesty I was more focused on my baby fever than anything else!

So I am happy to report that WE ARE EXPECTING!!!! Our baby will be here November 2013!

I promise I will be so much better about my blog now and try to start posting daily again. I will get caught up on reading my blogs and commenting again! I will be trying to have a healthy pregnancy and enjoy being pregnant one last time. I for sure will be updating weekly on my baby as well so if you don't like that type of thing you have been warned! lol

It feels really good to be writing again and getting things out in the open even if nobody reads it. I have missed being active in my little blog world.

Talk to you all very soon!! Have an awesome weekend!!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Motivational Monday

Here's some Monday Motivation for ya! I love this one! I have felt like this many times at a gym or running around my neighborhood  Sometimes you actually see people laughing or making fun of you or you just think they are. Or I do at least. 

So I had it all planned out to workout this morning. I had a date with Chalene and turbo fire at 5 am. I had my workout clothes and shoes all set out. My HRM and water bottle in place, and even had the DVD in the player ready to go. Annnnnnnnnnnd my alarm never went off!!!! BOOOOOOOO it seems like when I have the best intentions is when I totally get screwed somehow. Something comes up, goes wrong, or gets in the way. So now I have decided I have to do it tonight after the girls are in bed. I'll try again in the morning tomorrow and get my routine going. This time I'll triple check the alarm and pep talk myself outta bed. I am so not a morning person but after I workout in the mornings I feel so much better and energized for the day! Here is hoping to a great week.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm the kinda girl who...

I'm the kinda girl who...

Is the biggest procrastinator you've ever met

Doesn't know how to say no to anyone and gets taken advantage of by some

Gets her feelings hurt very easily

Cries when she is happy, sad, mad, hurt, or upset (all the time really) LOL

Is a lover not a fighter but will fight for the ones she loves

Loves a nice hot bubble bath, glass of wine, and a good book

Will drink wine straight outta the bottle

Has a nasty habit of biting her nails when nervous, upset, or bored

Is stubborn and hard headed when she knows she is right

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Finds

Friday finds:

1. The 4 pounds I gained from TOM finally went away when I hopped on the scale this morning!

2. I really need to stop weighing myself everyday and limit it to once a week. But then again it let's me know where I'm at... so I don't know...

3. I decided that along with c25k I need to step it up and start getting up a 5am again to do Turbo Fire. Two a days here I come!

4. Along with #3 I also need to clean up my eating a lot!

5. This week wasn't a very good one healthy wise I blame TOM but now that it’s over time to get after it!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Shawna XO

Monday, February 11, 2013

Motivational Monday!

My motivation for today came through my lovelies over at MLFC! Someone had posted the idea for a visual of your weight loss pound by pound and goals in between your starting weight and ultimate goal weight. I typed up this bad boy today and it really made me happy when I finished it! I really hope I can reach these goals and be one hot momma in 2014!!!! If you are lacking some motivation too I suggest you go make yourself one! Come on it's fun!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday

Well it's Wednesday, hump day, also known as weigh in Wednesday  I am linking up with Erin and Alex today and I have been slacking on these link ups. Why? Well ya know because I was in a funk and didn't even want to look at a scale much less discuss the number on it. BUT now that I am finally feeling myself and have been the past couple weeks I need to face the music and get on with my healthy life.

I started C25K a couple weeks ago and will do week 2 day 3 today. I have really enjoyed it so far and I am really surprising myself with how far I can actually run without stopping. I really never gave myself enough credit and now I am getting to see just how far my body really can go. It is very exciting. I still have my slip ups now and again but they are getting fewer and further between. I have been drinking at least 100 oz. of water daily too. So I stepped on the dreaded scale this morning and I saw a two pound loss from last week. YES! Finally losing the extra poundage I gained while down in the dumps. Slow and steady and less screw ups with food and hopefully I can get to goal sometime before Dec 31st. I am aiming for my 30th birthday in October but we will see.

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the day!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What's In A Name? Link-up

Hey ya'll! I am doing a link up today because I love babies and I love baby names! Plus I have baby fever really bad right now so it makes me smile to talk about these things. Amanda over at My Very Own Modern Family is hosting the link up. Go over and check her blog out and join in the fun.

I have been blessed with two beautiful baby girls. Hoping to have a third child in the near future and hoping we get a boy this time. Either one is fine with me but I would really love to give the hubby a son. You never know what will happen! Excited to see what our future will bring. But for now let me gloat about the two beauties I have right now!!

The one thing we decided early on was that we weren't going to name our kids after anyone in our families. Why? Oh because let's see I have a mom, dad, step mom, step dad, and double grandparents. and he has his mom, dad, grandparents. So alot of people to get feelings hurt if not named after them lol

Layla Rae- The hubby and I were so undecided on a girls name.  He didn't like most of mine and I didn't like most of his. One day I was watching Big Daddy with Adam Sandler and the lawyer he falls in love with is named Layla. I had forgotten about this name and loved it! It wasn't too common at the time, either. SO I made the suggestion and my husband actually agreed! He likes the name because of the song "Layla" by Eric Clapton. So he takes credit for naming her but I really think I suggested it first! lol Rae just sounded good with it and we liked the spelling of it. If she would have been a boy her name would have been Parker.

Presley Skye- I loved the name before I even got pregnant. My hubby also liked it and for obvious reasons- Elvis Presley and agreed upon it. He likes the whole rock and roll theme names going on with our kiddos. lol  He likes to take credit for naming both our girls but I had a little something to do with it! Skye went well with it and I also have always loved the name Sky and added and E to the end. If she would have been a boy her name would've been Maddox.

Have a great Tuesday lovelies!!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Friday! Happy February!

Hey lovelies! Today is a new day, a new month, and it's FRIDAY! Can I get an amen? So if you read my blog you know that January royally sucked for me! I mean I was lost in a funk with a dark cloud hanging over my head most of the month and I paid for it. The ten pounds I had lost came right back in January. Why    does it seem to take forever to lose weight but three or four weeks to put it all back on? Like anything else in life a healthy lifestyle takes commitment, dedication, and lots of hard work. I have recently gotten out of the mood I was in and decided nobody is going to help me. I have to help myself. February is going to bring great things for me because I am more determined and more focused now than ever before! I have realized that I want to do this for me and that I need to give myself a little more attention which is hard for me. I am so busy with taking care of my hubby and two girls that often times I don't do anything for just me. I recently started the C25K program and am on week 2 day 2 tomorrow. I am really enjoying challenging myself and getting some alone time. Plus running is a great stress reliever. Who knew I would actually like it? I can see myself being able to run a 5K later on and I can see myself becoming a runner! WAIT!? WHAT?! Did that just come out of my mouth? Yes I learned you have to take some leaps of faith and see what you are really capable of. It really is amazing what I can already do that I thought not possible. Now don't get me wrong it is hard work, my legs KILL me and I want to stop more than once while doing it. Sometimes I have to walk a little more than I am suppose to on the program but you know what? I am doing it and I feel amazing each time I complete it!! I never really thought I had an AH-HA moment until a week or so ago. I finally got mine and I am pumped to see where this journey is going to take me. 

Ladies do not give up on yourselves. Stay strong and be kind to yourselves. Weight loss is so much more mental for me and once I got past that I feel like I can really get somewhere. You can do it. We all can. 

Have a fabulous weekend!!! XO


Monday, January 28, 2013

Motivational Monday

Heeeeeeeeey hookers! Monday again and and although I always seem to screw up my hard week's progress on the weekend I did a little better this time! Small steps lead to big leaps, right? I got off my ass Saturday and did my C25K app and ate really good. Sunday funday is a whole other story. FAIL. Like I said small steps and hey one day outta the weekend instead of the whole weekend being crap is a step in the right direction.

Today I got my 74 oz water bottle filled up and am chugging. I will be doing C25K W1D3 today on my lunch break and nothing but healthy meals for me today! Let me leave you with a little motivation :)

This rings true to me in so many ways! It's time I start believing in myself and what I can do! I really don't give myself enough credit! I take care of my hubby and babies and everyone else so much that I often forget to take care of myself! Who else has this problem?

Let me know what your goals are for this week! Let's make it great!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New plan of action

FINALLY starting to feel like myself again! I have gotten rid of the horrible sickness and cough I had and starting to gain some clarity! Ya know I have never really had an AH-HA moment that everyone talks about. I have really just been trying to "diet" and "lose weight" all my life. But I am 99% sure that I finally had mine. Whatever dark place I was in for whatever reason led me to this conclusion. I was feeling sorry for myself, eating out of control, drinking cokes and wine like they were going out of style, and crying a lot. I was telling myself that I will always be fat, that I can't do it, and that I will never see my goal. I am just suppose to be this way. This is who I am and who I will always be. I was really feeling pretty damn low. 

Maybe I had to go through all of that to get to this moment. The moment I looked myself in the mirror and said you are so much more. You deserve so much better. You ARE worth it! 

So my new plan of action is being put into place. I will be starting the couch to 5k app on my iPhone tomorrow. I have signed up for a color run in March with my favorite girls. I have a walking/running trail literally ONE minute from my job. I will be utilizing this trail M-F from now on even if it is just to walk. I will be doing my Herbalife and healthy meals. I will be getting my 125 oz. of water in everyday. I WILL be happier and healthier in 2013!! 

Who's with me?


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pay It Forward

Seeing a lot of bloggers get in on the pay it forward 2013 movement! I am excited about this and decided to join in. I first saw it on Marcy's blog The Mustache Diaries go check it out! I love this idea and love paying it forward! 

The first 5 people to comment with their email and blog address will receive from me, sometime in this calendar year, a gift - perhaps a book, a baked good, music - a surprise! There will likely be no warning, it will happen when the mood strikes me. The catch? Those five people must make the same offer on their Blog.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday

So it has been 2 weeks since I have posted anything on my blog! I am/have been in a big ole funk!! It started off with the holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New years. Then I ended up getting very sick with bronchitis and I STILL have a cough and sore throat. During the holidays I ate a lot that I shouldn't have and fell back into old eating habits. When I got sick I couldn't exercise because I would cough up a lung.  So long story short, I have been eating shit and not moving my body at all. To be honest the funk didn't really even start until I got sick right at the New Year. I of course had made all these promises to myself that 2013 is going to be different and I was going to eat healthy every day, get my water in everyday, and exercise at least once 6 days a week. When I couldn't start my year the right way I started getting down on myself and a little depressed to be quite honest! I know it is only January 16th so I can still make 2013 my year if I start NOW. I really and honestly don’t know what is wrong with me. Will I get out of this sad stage before it’s too late? I sure hope so! I am the only one that can do this for myself and I am the only one to blame if I don’t.

For this weigh in Wednesday I have gained 5.2 pounds from last week which was also a gain. I am not proud or happy with myself. I have almost gained back the whole 10 pounds I had lost. I literally cried when I saw the number staring back at me this morning. This is a cycle with me always gaining and losing the same pounds and I struggle everyday to break all the bad habits I have had all my life. When will I ever see the light at the end of the tunnel?

Sorry for being the Debbie downer today but I have to get this out and off my chest so that hopefully I can start new and fresh. Thank you for reading and have a blessed day!


Link up with Erin and Alex!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday

Linking up with Erin and Alex for weigh in Wednesday today! Go check out their blogs and link up too!!

I didn't even want to step on the dreaded scale this morning. I knew after a loss last week that my bad holiday eating and copious amounts of alcohol I consumed would catch up with me this week! I was right, as usual! Ha... 

I saw a 2.6 pound gain this morning and while at least it wasn't 5 lbs. still not the right direction. 


I have made a commitment to myself that in 2013 food will NOT define me! It will NOT have control over my life! I am taking that control back and starting a new and refreshing chapter in my life for the better! Started out late in the year 2012 in October and managed to lose 10 lbs. It is a loss but it is not my best effort! I will be putting 100 % into myself from now on and hope to be at goal or very near it by my 30th birthday October 15th, 2013!! 

I have joined a Dietbet that starts today and goes for 28 days. The goal is to lose 4% of my weight (which is 10 lbs.) in that time frame to split the pot with whoever else reaches their 4% goals!!  The pot is up to $1680 and there is still time to join for $10 buy in if you want in click here and go for it! 

The dietbet on top of the Biggest Loser challenge I am going to participate in starting January 9th will help me along and keep me motivated. Here is hoping that this year will be great and successful!

What are your plans and goals for 2013?