Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Resolutions in Motion Round 2: Final Results

Well, I’ve made it to the end of Round 2. For a quick refresher on my goals for this round, they were to

  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day and less Mountain Dew
  • Try to exercise on my “newish” exercise bike 20-30 minutes a day
  • Read my Bible more

I can proudly say that since Resolutions in Motion Round 1, I have had hardly ANY Mountain Dew! I would say no more than 5 Mt. Dew beverages in the last 12 weeks! I think this go around, I might have two instances where I had a Mountain Dew while out or when I ran into the convenience store as a treat/pick me up. I’ve been sticking to water, PowerAde, and this morning I’m actually drinking Blueberry and Pomegranate Green Tea! Yeah, I know! I feel like a grownup, lol. I have a great accountability partner though. My work friend, Yvonne, has got me taking vitamins and I’m feeling better than I have been here lately.

Now, exercise? I exercised, maybe three days. I went about a mile on the bike which took roughly 5 minutes. My goal was to move up to 2 miles, then 3, etc. Yeap, even though it was only 5-6 minutes a night, I slacked off. Haven’t done it since =/ I did see this nifty idea on Pinterest pinned from Diet Girl and think I want to give it a try. Then pin says it basically takes 21 days to make something a habit. As each day passes, you pull a Post-It off! I think the visual would help me.

When training, put up a Post It note for each day and rip them off when you're done to keep motivated. They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit.


My third goal was to start reading my Bible more. Sadly, I didn’t make this goal either. I’m ashamed to admit that, especially since I’ve been praying more and asking for guidance. My guidance lays in the written Word so I’m starting today during my lunch break. My doctor visits, vitamins, and whatnot haven’t helped tremendously so I feel like the something that is missing is the Lord’s medicine. I’m just sorry that it has taken me the whole six week challenge to realize this.

Cheers to all my fellow participants in the Resolutions in Motion series whether you nailed it, grazed some or one of your goals like myself, or completely forgot, lol! If there’s a round three, maybe I’ll see ya there =)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Our Living Room

Whew, slowly but surely, I've finally been making decisions and decorating. Since moving in, I think my biggest drawback is I think too long about wanting to do something in the house whether it's hanging something on the wall or what to put in that blank corner, in fear I'll end up hating it. So here we go with less words and more pics =)

So here's some before pics...
Lots of toys in this pic ;) We've downgraded to just her box of toys and a stroller she wheels around!

After pics!!!!
YES, I made a faux sofa table! Tutorial soon!

My piano has never been in my house before! When we lived in the old house, we didn't have enough room so it was in my craft shed. I've since moved it in the house because two weekends ago, I HAD to go clean out the rest of my craft shed since we sold it. SO now my new empty craft room looks like a tornado hit. We've been putting up shelves when we have the time so I've been slowly organizing that room but I digress.

The items I put on top of my piano, I'll probably remove because I have plans for a picture display over the piano! I'll give you a hint ;) Macho man using plans from a pretty awesome well-known woman by the name of Ana White!

Until next time!