Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blog giveaway

Tonight I wanted to tell all my cloth diapering followers about a great giveaway from This cloth diapering mama is giving away a few of her favorite diapers. You can earn entries by following her blog, following her on facebook, tweeting about the giveaway or blogging about the giveaway. She is giving away a flip (which I love and use for Molly), a smartipants and a kissaluvs marvels aio (which I would love to try)! Besides having great giveaways she also has helpful review information. I hope you all enjoy her blog!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Today is the first day that I didn't complete a whole workout due to laziness. It was yoga today and I procrastinated getting started for about an hour. I am just so tired today! Grace was up 3 or 4 times again last night. It doesn't seem like much, but it is really draining. This has been going on for about 4 weeks now. It has been getting better, she has some nights where she doesn't get up, but she is still not back to her good sleeping self. Molly was an angel and slept till 8:30 this morning!

Once I started my workout, I was stopping every 5-10 minutes to help Grace, take care of Molly, scold Grace, move Grace out of my way, etc. It didn't feel like I was getting much of a workout! Finally 45 min into the video (and what felt like the billionth time stopping) I quit for the day. I only feel slightly guilty because I know that I am going to get two workouts tomorrow. I will do the legs and back dvd tomorrow afternoon and then I am going to a Zoomba class with Mel, Allie, and Cammy tomorrow evening. I feel more guilty about all the snacking I have done this afternoon...

I am a total stress eater and Grace has been driving me bonkers today! She has been SO WHINY!!! She has also been very disobedient. She has been sent to her room about 5 times this afternoon. I told her if she disobeyed one more time she was going to get spanked and sent to her room until Daddy got home. She has been good since then. Sometimes the only thing that works is the threat of spankings! Sometimes time outs work, but they aren't always as effective.

At least my stress eating is healthier than pre p90x. My snacks that I've had this afternoon consist of a banana and two granola bars. Before I started p90x it probably would have been double stuf oreos or something along those lines. I still need to be more careful about my snacking because the calories add up quickly!

Well, I should probably think about getting Grace dressed, although it is 4:45pm so it is almost pointless now....Have a good night!

Friday, June 18, 2010

P90X 4 week update

I am very happy to report that there are noticeable changes after 4 weeks! I guess working hard and eating right does pay off! There is still plenty of work left to do, but I guess that is why there are 9 weeks left! I still can't imagine myself having 6 pack abs, but I know that if I keep pushing hard for the rest of the 90 days, I can! :)

Here are my stats. I have lost just under 10 lb. and 2% body fat. My chest, hips, and bicep measurements haven't changed, but my biceps are definitely more defined. I have lost 1 3/4 inches in my waist, yahoo! I have also lost inches around my rib cage, but I didn't measure that so I don't know how many. I have lost 1/4 inch in each of my thighs, not much, but something! I am so happy to see results in the mirror as well as on the scale. It fuels my motivation for the next 9 weeks.

I am really feeling strong and healthy and I love it! Everything is more firm and I am more flexible. My posture has improved as well. I think this is the healthiest I have been in years! I am starting to feel slimmer and dare I say sexier as well! :-D I am glad I decided to do this and I am ready to kick some butt for the next 9 weeks!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Babies and Body Fat

I am so tired! Grace had a really bad night last night. She was up from around 11pm until about 1am and was up again around 3:30, 5:00, and 7:00. At 7 I sent her back to bed with her milk and she didn't get up again until 8:00. Bob had to extend the right hand of fellowship to her last night, which is really the first time she has ever gotten really spanked. It really upset her. It was so hard to watch, but I know it needs to be done. This has been going on for over two weeks now. She tries all kinds of things to get up. She tells me she is all done, asks for drinks, diaper changes, walks, etc. Anything to get up. I am really at a loss as what to do for her. I've tried compassion, new diapers (which I love and really help her rash, it is almost gone, yea!), ibuprofen, teethers, spanks, etc. Nothing seems to keep her in bed. Any suggestions? I'll talk suggestions for discipline books too!

As far as her new diapers go, I ordered two different kinds to try for nighttime. I was looking for something that would keep her more dry than her econobums, but that wouldn't leak. I tried a Fuzzibunz perfect fit and a Rumparooz. I liked them both. They both kept her dry and neither one leaked. The Rumparooz won out though, because I like that they are adjustable to four different sizes so I can use them on Molly and any future babies (although Bob's plan of two and done is looking really good lately...) and I like the fact that I only used the soakers that it came with and that was enough for Grace's super soaked nighttime diapers! I ordered some more to use for both her and Molly at night. This website had a special buy 7 and get a store credit for an 8th free! I made myself order some gender neutral colors just in case there is ever a third child, but I did get another purple and a pink. I just couldn't help myself!

On a totally different topic, today is the end of week 3 of P90X (well, technically tomorrow is, but it is just a stretch day, so no big deal). Here is an update. I have lost 6.8lbs and 1% body fat. This last week has been really hard as far as diet goes. At this point numbers on the scale don't really mean anything because I will be gaining muscle while losing the last of my fat. The changes are going to come in the mirror, not the scale and that means I won't see results as quickly as I would if I could use the scale. That makes staying motivated, especially with the diet, very hard. After the first week or so, I noticed that I've lost fat around my rib cage, but who cares about that when you have a belly from too babies right? Why is it always the belly that is last to go? It just seems so unfair! Next weekend we will weigh in, take photos, and measure ourselves so I will get to see if I've lost inches. If I have that will definitely help me finish the next two phases!

Well, I am going to put Molly down for her nap so I can do my Kenpo X workout and then I am going running later this afternoon. Got to get ready for my 10k next Saturday! Have a great day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Just Life

Today is day 15 of 90. It has been a hard day. I am a bit of a stress eater, so when I get tired and frustrated eating healthy gets harder and harder! It helps not having the junk food in the house. So far I have been doing okay although I had a too much sodium today. Better than too many calories or too much fat I suppose! The exercise is going pretty well. Running is a lot more difficult right now though. I am hoping at the end of the 90 days I will be running even better than before!

The lack of sleep definitely makes things harder too. Grace has been getting up again for the last two nights. I think her diaper rash is bothering her at night. I ordered her a couple of new diapers to try for nighttime. I ordered her a Fuzzibunz and a Rumperooz. Hopefully they will keep her dryer at nighttime. She slept better when she was wearing a disposable, but she pees so much that she soaks through them and gets her pajamas and bedding all wet. The other morning she woke up and came in Molly's room while I was feeding Molly and said "Gracie sweaty". She thought she was sweaty, but really it was pee. Ewww!

Molly had a big weekend, she 99% rolled over from her back to her tummy!!! I say 99% because she was sucking her thumb so she was lying on her arm. She was able to roll back over because her arm was under her like that. She is getting to be such a big girl! At her four month check up she was 12lbs. 2oz. and 26.5 inches long, a whole .5 inches longer than Grace was at that age. Bob and I have been blessed with tall babies! At least I will be able to help them buy jeans when they are older!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sleep Deprived

It has been a long week. Grace has been getting up from about 11 pm until 2 or 3 am for about a week now. I don't know why she keeps getting up, but I feel like I am at the end of my rope! I don't know what to do for her...I am tempted to put her in a pack n' play, so she can't get out, but I know that is not the solution. She asks for drinks, diaper changes, to go for walks, etc. I don't know what to do for her!

On a positive note, Molly slept over 10 hours last night! She didn't go to bed until 9:30, but I guess that was okay since I had to wake her up at 8 to feed her! Now if only I could get them to synchronize their sleeping schedules!

I have to say that eating healthy seems to have helped me keep energy through all this lack of sleeping! Today is day 11 of P90X. It had been going very well. The diet is lots of fresh fruits and veggies, lean mean, etc. The goal is to keep my fat at 20% of my calories. I have done really well so far, but I do miss my pizza and junk foods!

I am very grateful to God for giving me the strength to handle the sleepless nights!