Okay, so I suck at this whole blogging on a regular basis business. It's not that I don't think of it, it's just that when I do I start posting in my head and then "oh shiny" and it's all gone like someone bumped the etch-a-sketch and I'm like whatever, it's all messed up and now I have nothing to say.
What have I been doing? Being awesome.
I know, modesty. Anyhoo...so I made pickled veggies upon request from a friend. Apparently they were awesome and that made me awesome and now that's the only reason they are friends with me. They did it all for the pickles. See....they say I'm awesome.
These same pickle lovin peeps had a party last friday. I made vegan sugar free, dairy free banana bread.....oh dear, I don't recommend it. It tasted great but the texture was....goobery....that's accurate as I can get it. In the garbage it went. It was an Xbox 360 party because they just got one. My guys were beyond excited and I was all oh geez here we go, I'll never hear the end of how awesome it is and they will drive me crazy. I do have to disclose that we currently have a deal going with the Dude. When he was really sick - I think I posted about this - we discussed with the doctor what his healthy weight range was and the conclusion was that he needed to lose a little over 20 lbs. She didn't want him doing anything about it until he was back to normal of course but she actually said that an Xbox 360 with Kinect was a great way to go for someone who wasn't really into competitive sports and had a hard time finding purposeful ways to be active. Doh. So that's when the guys really started to amp up the "but Mo-om!" I was all "no way" but as cold weather started to approach and we realized that the Dude needs some motivation we decided to strike a deal. If he could lose half of the total pounds he needs to lose, we will get the Xbox to help him finish losing the rest. Once we own it a minimum of 50% of anything played on the system is required to be physical. In other words, I better not catch you sitting down. He is doing well so far and I think the party was good motivation now that he has a taste of it.
We played a party game that randomly selected different sports that two teams competed at. We had two teams of 4. I was impressed with how accurate the Kinect was in reading the movements. Also it was awesome to not have to hold a controller.
I am the boxing champ. I was defeated only once....the very last match when my arms simply wouldn't move right anymore. It was hilarious and my arms were complete and total jello at the end. Also, they were sore for days. Also.....I admit, reluctantly, that I loved it. It was so cool and so much easier without controllers.
Last night the guys decided to pull out the boxing game we have for wii and start working on their skills cuz momma whooped em both! So now I have to get back into it to stay ahead of them. I forgot how fun it is I haven't been working out like that for a long time. I believe my level of soreness revealed that quite nicely too.... Also....I hit myself in the face several times with the cord.....have I mentioned that not having controllers was really nice? Guess who's on the band wagon?
I did find this crazy killer core workout that is super easy to do at home, no equipment or anything!
I found it on pinterest and then tracked it to the original posters blog. WOW. This chick is ripped and amazing. Really inspiring. Check it out here: The Petite Athlete
The 30-day challenge ends today. I'm looping back around to start it all over again. The scripture is great and I feel like I need to work on more of the details of the challenge. There was this amazing clarity that came through about attitude in general and I really felt that this 30 days ended up being about changing and growing me. Widening my eyes about my own attitude and becoming more aware of my words and examining what they reflect about what is going on in my heart. Now I'm going to do it again and try to be more deliberate in the areas that I fell short - the more specific statements and encouragements that were supposed to be delivered to Mr. I don't think he missed them but he certainly deserves them.
I'll try to be back sooner.
Blessings of challenges met, eyes widened and a great big deep breath of awesome in your day!