Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jillian vs. Jillian

I am a little embarassed to admit that I have fallen victim to the "newlywed nine."  Since our wedding, I have really been slacking in the "eating right" and "working out" department.  We used to live about 5 minutes from a gym I had a membership to, and now that membership has expired, and I would have to drive onto base to workout at the gym...Insert lame excuse here....Honestly, I am too lazy to go to the gym.  I'll admit it.  I also don't like running, or being outside in the cold. 

So, I decided I needed to take charge by finding something I could do at home.  After researching some at-home workouts, I found the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  It had stellar reviews, and is only 20 minutes long.  I can handle that!  I bought the DVD yesterday and did the workout for the first time this morning.  It is only 20 minutes, but it kicked my butt! I am already sore.  I am hoping that working out with these videos, combined with eating out less, and contolling portion sizes, will help me to get in shape - and not fall victim to the holidays...Wish me luck!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

Happy Veteran's Day! Please take the time to remember all the servicemen and women that keep our country safe and free!  Without them, we wouldn't be able to celebrate the liberties that this beautiful country allows us!

I'd like to thank four very special veterans:

My favorite husband, US Army

The World's Best Dad, US Army

Gramps, US Army

Grandpa P, US Army

Thank you Veterans!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The "S Word"

This is what I woke up to this morning....

I don't know why this picture is so blue...
 Now for those of you that don't know, I hate snow.  It is COLD, and WET, and it tries to kill you on your way to work.  Ok - the invincible drivers of 4WD SUV's and trucks try to kill you on your way to work - but it's easier to blame the snow.  Today I saw 6 cars that had slid off the road and a garbage truck stuck in a right turn lane - Welcome Winter!