Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fastest 2 years of my life!

How has it been 2 years since this little boy came into my life?

He's one of the best things that has ever happen to me and is a great running partner! Today, we are celebrating with birthday waffles, going out for a milkshake & one of his favorite dinners (BBQ chicken). 

How old are your kids? If you don't have any, who do you run with? 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The shadow workout

I love to watch (& join in) Lars play outside. While he enjoys his slide or the balls we have in the backyard, I'll start my workout (the things I can do standing, since it's pretty muddy back there). 

I'll do my 100 squats,

And my 100 jumping jacks (I do these at least 5 X a week). 

With the super cold weather, I can wear layers & be fine. 

Lars loves his water (he drinks milk with his meals). I think I did good when he calls his water "nummy". 

The sun has been playing peek a boo lately. I love it when it comes out. We (here in California), we need the rain, so that's nice too. We just love being outside.

Where do you workout? What's your weather like right now?

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Homemade stair stepper

As you may know, I don't have a gym membership, so I workout at home. Here's part of my workout at home:

My personal stair stepper. There's never a line & I can spend as much time as I'd like on it! It's the step in my garage. I run up and down this for 10 minutes (to start). It's such a great workout.

My thighs and butt need the most work, since being pregnant. This is a great workout for these trouble areas of mine. 

What are your trouble areas & how do you work them?

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas!

Merry Christmas from me & my boys (well, 3 out of 4)!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Great hubby = a great run

My hubby is the best! In order for me to get in a run, Jason needs to watch the boys (or just Shane when Lars comes with me). 

I love taking Lars with me for a few reasons: he points things out, so we have a conversation, he brings extra weight to the game & I love watching him explore our neighborhood.

This is how I spend my days: army men, dinosaurs & farm animals with Lars & tummy time with Shane.

I wouldn't change it for anything!

What fills your busy days?

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great running weather

Doesn't great weather just scream for you to go outside & run?!?

Well, that's exactly what I did on our (probably) last sunny, cold day. 

I did 3 laps around our neighborhood, and kept a decent pace. If you notice, I never mention my paces. That's because I'm not fast, but I'm proud that I'm running again. I don't think it's important to say my pace & doesn't effect anything here. In case you're curious, this is probably the only time I'll mention it: my pace is about 11 min pace. I use to be 10 min & will get back there.

What's your pace? What's your opinion on talking about the actual pace in my blog?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday fun!

I have a list of 25 days of Christmas that I do with my sons (mainly Lars right now). Decorating sugar cookies is on that list. 

I made sugar cookies & he loved decorating them!

He loves art, in any way. The other night, we painted. So much fun! He chooses the colors & brushes himself. Such an artist!

What are your holiday traditions?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Santa is coming!

It was time to visit the big man in red, for both of the boys. It was a great night! 

It was all outside & we could take our own photos. 

There were caroling, bells performers, but roasting, carriage rides & so much more! It was a great for for all 4 of us!

What are you asking Santa for?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tiny Soles

A few weeks ago, Lars received an awesome gift in the mail from Tiny Soles. They have the cutest shoes and slippers for your little ones! They came super fast too!

I loved the presentation that they gave!

How cute are their moose slippers! I love their acorn line! It was so difficult to choose one pair! I may have to go back and get Shane a pair of slippers, too.

The bottoms don't have grippies, but Lars (being almost 2), doesn't need them anymore. 

He loves his slippers and they fit him perfectly! They keep his feet super warm on our cold tile kitchen floor (his favorite place to play during the winter (and not the summer)). 

I am now a huge fan of Tiny Soles! I think I'll get the frog slippers for Shane next!

A huge Thank you to Tiny Soles for sending Lars this awesome gift (and getting it to us so fast)!

I always wear slippers during the colder months. Do you? What is your go to foot wear (besides running shoes)?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mini twins

I love night time with my boys. 

We have our routine in place & have been having a blast! Lars needs me to brush his teeth (he doesn't want his dad to), but Jason needs to be the one that reads him his books. Kids are funny.

What's your night time routine?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Workin hard!

So, I'm currently crib training Shane. He only sleeps on me. So, I have to train him to sleep on his own, by himself. The night time training is always fun! I went through the same exact thing with Lars.

Now, Shane in his his crib (sleeping 35 minutes out of 60 & crying the rest), in the morning & evening. I just have the afternoon & night time left. While he's in his crib, Lars watch a cartoon & I do little things around the house & have a mini workout session.

My night time routine is now, 100 squats (usually while hiding Shane...for the extra weight), my same old ab & leg routine & 100 jumping jacks. I got a nice little sweat on! I loved it. I am planning on making time for me (aka working out). After finding out that my pants finally fit me, it encourages me to work harder. 

With weekends being so busy with Christmas so close, it's so hard to fit in a run, let alone have the motivation. At least I'm making some progress!

What are you training for? What time of day do you workout?

My old jeans!

I've been working hard & trying not to eat too many sweets & junk food. I'm seeing results because of all of this. My thighs & waist are get smaller. I'm not at my ideal weight. I have about 10-12 lbs until I reach my goal. I have a lot of toning to do, as you can see.

I can fit into all of my jeans now. There were only one pair of jeans that fit. They happen to have holes all over them. I guess I'm lucky that fashion is in right now. Now, I can wear jeans that are in one piece!

I've never been one to wear my pregnancy clothes after having the baby. Here's my pile of prego clothes. It's not a lot, I just did laundry often. Time to get rid of these. 

Do you wear pregnancy clothes after having the baby? Do you buy bigger "normal" clothes to wear afterwards?

Thursday, December 3, 2015

2 months already! & outdoor fun before the storm

How does time go by so fast?!? My youngest little boy is already 2 months old! It seems like we just brought him
Home yesterday. But, I don't remember what it was like before he can home. Shane is now cooing like crazy, smiling, laughing, loving his play pad. He loves to throw punches and kicks likes crazy. He loves to watch Lars play & can't wait to join him!

Lars loves our mommy and Lars time we have while Shane is napping (they take their afternoon nap at the same time). Today, we decided to enjoying the chilly weather & head out back. We kicked the ball around and played on the slide.

Once we got too cold, we headed in the garage. I mentioned before, I turned our garage into a play/workout area. Lars plays while I workout. 

We bought a portable heater to keep the garage a little warmer than outside. It works & we enjoy it a lot!

How do you stay warm while entertaining a little one?