Wednesday, March 25, 2015

For the After Picutre!

 I've started up my workout routine again.  I got pretty lax through the fall and winter but I'm ok with that, only gained 5lbs of fluff.  That will be easy to get off, the hard part is putting on muscle.  I'm such a lanky person I've decided I need muscle to off set that so I want to bulk up some.  I never realized it before but I'm what you'd call skinny fat.  I've been a size 2 or 4 almost my whole life (except in middle school and high school when I was a 0!)  but I've never had muscle or been fit/lean.  I was thin but soft and droopy, I've never had a butt, get that from my moms side.  Aren't Colombians supposed to be curvy!?  What the heck, I didn't get nice thick hair like the Colombians either : / Any who now that I've been on this program I actually have a butt and it's perky lol!  

This is where I started the middle of January.....

I've got signs up all over my house just like this one reminding me of my goals. I don't keep snacks in the house to it's not that hard to eat well and I enjoy it.  Now don't get me wrong, when the weekend comes I'm ready for a treat.   But weekdays my lunches consist or pretty much a combination of these: oats, black beans, cottage cheese, fruit, spinach, kale, fruits, avocado and eggs.   Bless my family's hearts!  Since I'm on a bikini diet so are they, it's actually not your typical "diet" to lose weight cause I have no intention of losing weight, it's a diet to gain muscle and health.  So dinners consist or a combination of any of these:  Chicken, salmon, tilapia, ground turkey, brown rice, quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes and any all vegetables.  That's it, I swear my sister Kasey and I could eat the same old things over and over and it doesn't get that old.   I enjoy eating with a purpose and eating to live, not living to eat. That was always my moms motto.

A few employees at work started a Facebook workout accountability group which I love.  We post weekly what we are doing and it helps me stay motivated for sure!  So I'm that tool at the gym taking pics of myself so I can post them to my group to prove I was there.  Hey whatever works, I don't really care what everyone else is thinking. 

Here's a meal for example, smoothie with organic kale, spinach, cucumber, avocado, fresh squeeze orange juice and pineapple, with a bowl of oatmeal.  If I can't eat it all at lunch then I save it for a snack a couple hours later cause I know I'll be hungry.  This is how unpicky I am... I don't even refrigerate it, I  just leave it sitting on the counter and eat it later, cold haha.

Can anyone explain to me why all gyms have a tv set to the food channel. I find it awfully stupid and terribly rude.  Let's encourage your members to fail why don't you.

Bikini shopping!  I'm proud of where I am, I've always had a good body image, but I want more and want to push myself to see what I can become.

Getting a little lump on that arm!

Here's my problem areas, so far no matter the weight I lose or muscle I build I still have left over pudge and skin from pregnancy. I guess this can be expected when you get stretched to the max and  gain 50lbs with both pregnancies, oh well.   I have ordered myself a box of "it works" wraps to use so hopefully those will get rid of this.  For those of you with a csection, you can relate to the bump above your scar line.  I guess we should just wear it proudly.   (that wallpaper is not by choice!  One day I will texture and paint over it)

Waist cinchers.  I love wearing this think.  It just makes everything fell tight and in place.  My mom who is Colombian swears by these especially to use right after you have a baby.  The Hispanics know their stuff!  

One of our colorful lunches.

I have lost 3lbs since I started 8 weeks ago.  This is what I want.  I want to lose fat but gain muscle so I don't want the scale to move too much.  I'd even like for it to go up.  Damn it's hard to gain muscle though.  It's real hard and the progress has been slow for me but I trust the process and will keep going.  These next few weeks I'm going to try consuming more calories to see what that does for me, maybe I'm not eating enough to build the bulk I want.  We will see.  Either way I'm ready for summer and the pool!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hason's 18 Months Old!

 I don't know why I never thought of this until now but putting his coat on backwards makes it a hell of a lot easier putting him in that car seat since puffy coats and cars eats are a no no.  I just put him in and slip it off!

He is such a boy but he's not ashamed to sport a couple of moms handbags.

He loves getting this DVD out and showing us the snowman,  he calls them Ho Ho Ho's :)

This boy turned 18 months old a couple months ago.  I just hate it, it was heart wrenching watching Brielle go from baby to toddler now a little girl, but it's even harder this time cause I realize how fast it happens and the fact that Hason is the baby makes me feel like he should be that way forever and he's my last so it hurts, it hurts a lot :(

He still doesn't say much, he is more eager to repeat words though especially if Brielle is the one teaching him.  We can tell he's gonna be the clown of the family, he is so funny  and makes us laugh all the time.  He's so loving and cuddly, gives hugs and kisses away to whoever.  He says bye bye a hundred times in the most sweetest voice ever when we leave places. 

 He's started hitting his terrible twos, his fits consist of hitting and throwing things.  Brielle's fallen victim of a couple of hot wheels to the head recently : ( makes me mad when he hurts her.  We have had to set up a playpen in our room for a time out spot.  I have to admit it is harder for me to get on to him than it is Brielle. Why is that, I have seen my other friends with their babys of the family too and the youngest by all means seems to get away with more.  It was like that in mine and Landon's family growing up too.  

All the sudden he loves sheep, of all the animals in the world, what a lame animal to like!  He calls them Shee.  If he doesn't know what an animal is it automatically becomes a shee!   He says Brielle's name "Bee el", he calls my mom Tita (Lita).  He loves twinkle twinkle little star and hums it all the time ;)  He's still obsessed with toy cars and loves animals.   He's a great runner and has great balance.  Brielle was always a clumsy little thing.   He does this thing when he gets excited, for instance when he gets a new hot wheel or I'm serving him food he will run in place out of excitement while waiting for me to open or serve whatever it may be.  So cute!

One more tidbit of information,  his pooping has gone from 4 to 5 times a day to 2 to 3!!  You know momma likes that lol.  

Not a fan of having to be a big boy and stand on that scale.

Helping out a little,  they are about to measure that giant head of his.

Yummy roles...

My biggest helper, I can always count on her when I need to.

I mean isn't this the epitome of a man haha.....

Here are his stats
Weight 30.2lbs 97th percentile
Height 33.7  85th percentile
Head 19.7 97th percentile 

When he's done with his food he puts it on the table next to him and pushes it away, he doesn't want to look at it on his plate anymore.

He's still my pickier eater.  Sometimes he like squash, sometimes he doesn't but I can ALWAYS get him to drink my smoothies.  They always consist of spinach, kale, fresh squeezed orange juice, cucumber and then I throw in a couple other things depending on what I have on hand, canteloupe, pineapple, blueberries, banana, celery or carrots. 

Gann Christmas 2015

The next day we opened stockings at Landon's dads.

This guy and getting beer as a Christmas gift lol.

As Brielle was opening a gift Kaytie snuck in with her gift to Brielle.  She was so darn cute when she saw it! 

A life size ELSA!! Does it get any better?!?!

We made it to Grammy and Pop's house.  Mexican for Christmas too there.  The kiddos picnic area...

Apparently when Landon and the cousins were growing up they always had their drinks outta honey containers.  How cute is that!

Trent made up a scavenger hunt for the kiddos to find their gifts from Grammy.

"Let it GO, Let it Go!"

What a beautiful Anna. 

It was white elephant gift time and time for the madela box to make it's appearance.  Brent is super uncomfortable with anything breast feeding related (he better get over that real quick if he ever gets married)  and his mom finds it hilarious to give him his present in this box every. single. year.  Ha!

Look what Landon found in his cooler.

Babies getting tired

My cute necklace from my Emily.

We got the kiddos all bundled up to play in the snow.  Made me so happy cause I know they love it and I hate it so it was perfect they had their uncles, Grandpa and dad to take them out in it. 

Hason loves it as much as I do.

It sure was fun when Gannpa started pulling him around though, until Gannpa ripped a hole in his britches and everyone saw his butt.  He had no idea a little flap of his pants was hanging open until Teresa went over and touched him haha.  No I do not know why he had on no underwear. 

Then this happened.....

It's the most awkward thing I've ever seen but I will cherish this pic forever or hold it for blackmail haha.
Don't drink and play in the snow kids, it emasculates you.
They did manage to build a snowman at least.

Back inside nice and warm...

It's game time!

Blessed/precious time together as always.