Monday, July 18, 2011

What doesn't kill me will only make me stronger, right?

So for the last two weeks, religiously. I have been making it a point to wake up early at least four to five times a week.  I say four at first, because I set that as my goal to at least make it that many times to the gym. It has to be non- negotiable or I will sabotage myself into sleeping and I'll wake-up bummed out. To find that now I have to fight for some time through out my day to steal an hour. With three kids and one being almost two. (Already showing solid signs of  THE of the terrible two's. Toilet paper rolls unravelled as we speak) I adore my babies, which is why I value the time I have with them this Summer. But I have also realized more and more I need to take time for myself. To get that long desired time-out if you will. This year will be best described as my year of change. Good and bad. I have to take control of my situation and start making "it" happen. Which is why I've started by making my Health more of a priority. Which in turn will have MAJOR payoffs !!! Like my SANITY for one..  ha ha ah!!! Not really for vanity reasons, but losing some inches and lbs. isn't too shabby either.. I've only got 10 more to hit goal weight. In the meantime think of me when your nestled in your warm bed.

This is what I have to look at for many more mornings. But as long as I get my workout in and I don't have to take time away from my kiddies during our days together. It's a win vs. win.  The only thing I'm sacrificing is my sleep. A small price to pay.

P.s. if your asking yourself what the " it " is that I'm going to make happen?  Stay tuned. We'll all know soon enough. I'm still figuring out all the details. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chalk Festival

We went to the Gateway last friday, for 2011 Chalk Festival. Had a lot of fun. It even inspired my own little artists in the household. Which makes me proud of course!

Harry Potter one was my fave! 
Love the color ones but the portraits def. grab my attention

The best part of this all. Is that I'm finding out that, I'm a lot more passionate about the things that brought me so much joy in the past. But now I get to share it with my kids. They all enjoy seeing me produce sketches again. Which is why I feel less guilty taking time for myself to do it.

Really made me laugh when Mia just took off. I don't know if art's her thing or she was just hungry. Either way she was ready to leave. Still had so much fun with my Family and extended Fam that night. Having a great time this Summer so far!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Blog* New Year* New Chapter

I just want to start by saying, kinda feels good to be back onto blogging. I really should thank my bestie for giving me so much crap for not updating my last one. Lots has happened since then which is why I haven't had time to blog. I had a baby since... a precious girl. I so kindly named after my mother Mia "Lola" it really does fit her. Even if she's the whitest baby. I mean that in the sincerest way. Love how all my kids are different but this one really doesn't look anything like me. She's better off too cause.. she's the cutest, fiestyest, girlyest baby I've ever met. I can't imagine our lives without her. She really complete our fam. We welcomed her 10/30/2009 and she's 18 mon. old. now.
She's the apple of my eye and has her daddy tightly wrapped around her finger.

What else has happened??? Oh ya.. I changed jobs last Aug. It wasn't a difficult decision to make, but it was a difficult transition. I knew I was ready to move on and learn something new. I really have felt this year has been a trying one to figure myself out. But I believe theres a SEASON for everything. Right now it's working for Intermountain Homecare. Part-time might I add.. total plus for this busy mama.