Thursday, September 18, 2014

snap.scrap.share: Thursdays w/ Katie Stories - September 2014

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by today!  Katie and I took a little break from snap.scrap.share last month, but we are back in the swing of things this month and I am so excited to have her back!
Katie Stories

I don't know about you, but I am in a bit of a scrapping rut.  I desperately need to finish a  wedding album that I am working on for a former co-worker, and hopefully Katie's post will help to get me moving in the right direction.


Hi everyone!

We took a little break from snap.scrap.share last month, but I'm back here at Julie's, and I'm so happy to be here!

I've been working on an engagement scrapbook for a long time, but when I was putting together my chronological "regular" scrapbook albums, I was sad that I didn't have anything engagement related in them. All of those layouts were in my engagement album, and I felt like something major was missing as I flipped through those albums.

So I decided to make new versions of layouts covering the same events to put in those albums.

This was my first layout. I used a divided page protector, and pictures of my rings that I took right after we got them.

For my new layout, I decided to use the same big picture strip of all of the rings that I tried on. This was important for me to use again, because trying on all the rings was a really big part of ring shopping for me.

But I also wanted to add my all time favorite picture of our rings, which I hadn't taken yet when I made this layout! So I was pretty happy to be able to add it into my scrapbook :)

I also borrowed the same journaling that I used in the original layout for my second layout. I was making this new page about 18 months after the fact, and I thought my "old" journaling was better than what I could have written this past June! But I figured it is the same story, I just wanted it in two different places!

It was really fun to re-create this layout. Its not something I usually do, and doing it with my engagement album was the first time I ever re-scrapped something that was already "done".

Have you ever gone back and re-done an event in a new page?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fitness Friday: 09.05.14

Happy Friday!  For a short week it sure did feel like a long one....bring on the weekend! 

Here I am for the third Friday in a row linking up with Aubrey Leigh for Fitness Friday.  I have had a pretty good week.  My eating was far from perfect, but was quite the improvement from the last few weeks....I will take that as a small victory.

ALG Uninterrupted

I haven't been posting scale stats for two reasons....first and foremost - I am so not brave enough to throw that big number out on the internets and I think that you will more likely see pictures before I post that scary number!  Secondly, I don't weigh that often.  When I don't see the numbers that I think I deserve, it seriously bums me out and I don't want those numbers to derail me - plain and simple.  I do know that changes are taking place.  I can see it in the mirror and I can tell by how my clothes are fitting.  Not to mention the fabulous blood work results that I got a couple of weeks ago from the doctor.  High five for non-scale victories!!!!
My workouts were pretty much just as I scheduled:
Friday - I guess I started out with an OOPS on Friday.  I was supposed to do weights, but I ended up with  a rest day and spent time with my son.  I was really tired.  I made the weights up Saturday morning before boot camp.
Saturday - Boot camp and weights
Sunday - 6 mile walk River Legacy
Monday - Boot camp and weights
Tuesday - Boot camp and weights
I have the VERY BEST boot camp instructor ever.... #sorrynotsorry if I sound like a broken record. Heather offered to follow me to my gym after boot camp on Tuesday to help me with form on my weights.  She is beyond inspirational and such a great positive motivator!  I really believe that I would not have made the progress that I have so far without her.
Heather...I call her Fearless Leader and I
Yes, I know the picture is a little cheesy, but you can actually see a little progress in those arms!

Wednesday - Scheduled rest day

Thursday - Circuit Crazy class and weights at the gym

Looking forward to the next week I hope to stick to my scheduled workouts and make more improvements in my food.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fitness Friday:08.29.14

How has a week flown by already???  True to my world (at least for this week) I am here linking up with ALG Uninterrupted for ....
ALG Uninterrupted
In the spirit of keeping things real...there isn't any sugar coating going on here,  I am going to recap the week just as it happened.  My exercising was more on point than it has been in a couple of months and for that I am proud.  On the flip side, there was also a fair amount of "eating like a fat girl".  It was not entire days of eating bad, but meals here and there that were not, shall we say "nutrition forward".  Definitely not conducive to weight loss!  

Here is last week's workout recap:

Friday:  Cardio warm up, strength training, a little more cardio

Saturday: Cardio warm up, strength training, 5K with the  Camp Miss Fit ladies

August Gusto 5K - River Legacy Park
Sunday:  Cardio warm up, strength training, 6 mile walk at River Legacy

Survived weights...heading to the park
Monday: 4 miles at River Legacy, 2 rounds of strength training

Tuesday: boot camp, strength training

A little Shakeology after a really LONG day
It was also apparently National Dog Day - whatever the h@ll that means...but LAWD, isn't she cute?????

Wednesday:  Hallelujah - REST DAY!!!!!

Thursday:  boot camp, strength training

I know, I guys are probably thinking that I have lost my mind on the crazy strength training schedule, but there IS a method to my madness. The program calls for 4 days a week - M, T, TH, F.  I found the program on a Wednesday and instead of waiting until Monday to start, I was all gung ho and wanted to start on Friday.  After my double work out on Monday I was caught up and am now on the recommended schedule.  I promise that I will post in more detail about the program next week

That about wraps it up....the good, the bad and the ugly.  If you read this post yesterday, then you know that my workouts are pretty much scheduled for the whole month of September.  My hope is to stick to that next week as well as improve on those fat girl eating tendencies.

Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day...enjoy that extra day if you are lucky enough to have it off. Here's to the weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!