Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Koo pulled out another tooth. That's seven in all.

He's trying to save up his money to buy a video game ($50/game). Geez. 

Breakfast conversation...

S.E.: "Koo now you have almost $20 if the Tooth Fairy gives you $1!!"

Koo: "I hope she gives me $20"

Me (Debbie Downer):  "She can't afford to give every child $20/ tooth."

Koo:  "Yes she can, she's rich. Do you how many kids I know have lost their teeth?"

S.E.:  "Oh, Koo. You get what you get and that's it."

Me: "That's why she can't give you $20...there's a lot kids with missing teeth in first grade."

What I love about this conversation is it's where they are at and I love it. The innocence is still there. The biggest worry and biggest story is how many teeth they've lost.

I am learning to enjoy them at this present time. Being present to hear and watch them grow. I sometimes get flashbacks of them rounding the corner in their diapers and sippy cups cheerfully coming to greet me.

These days, when they get up, they get up and play with each other.  Yesterday, I woke up to find them in Koo's room-rollerblading.  I about passed out of shock to see the carpet in his room.  His room is usually a disaster of the Legos kind.

(My camera has gone belly-up and I don't have one of those transformer phones that turns into I'll have to add later).

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Be nice to the Russians

I've said it before and I'll say it again...

I would never want to be on bad terms with the Russians. 

Between Russian twists and Russian squat kicks...

My core is toast.

Be a good friend...

Don't tell me a funny story.  My core has been beaten up...for sure.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Puke. Yes another post about my weight.

I'm still trying to get back to 130 lbs. But my heart isn't in it the way it was when I was 160 lbs. trying to get to this goal.

I've seen this weight. I felt good but I still felt the panic of gaining weight and watching what I eat.

I am now sitting at 138 lbs. and some days I see 142 lbs. and batten down the hatches and watch what I eat for days and days.

Here's the turn around folks. Living inside my head looks like this most of my life:  beating myself up for not being the ideal and perfect weight. Letting my hard work slip away with overindulging.

But I had a revelation about a month ago.  I've been CONSISTENTLY exercise since 2009!!! And for the past two years, it's been at home whether it's been the running (outside & treadmill), biking, or following a DVD. I not only transition from working out at the gym (I thought that was the only way I could make myself workout) to seriously getting my sweat on at home.

Never in my life would I have done this. In my twenties, I had a lot of DVDs  VHSs from Denise Austin to Cindy Crawford. I would do this for a week and never do it again. Never.

Now, I rotate my workouts and while I'm not as thin as I was in 2010, I'm still in the game.

Here's to hoping you are still in the game and trying to keep a good habit going.