Dear Family: Thanks so much for such a great birthday dinner last night, and all the great presents you got me too! The food was delicious, and you guys really did a great job picking out presents for me! Also, not pictured in the collage below - my parents got me a two-year subscription to "Eating Well" magazine, to go along with my weight loss journey and adventures into healthier eating! Such a thoughtful present!
|Sandals from Sis & Bo. Earrings, apron & jewelry box from parents. Watch from step-brother.|
Dear Boyfriend: Even though you still don't get to wear the walking boot for your foot yet like we thought you would, and you still have to use crutches and not actually put any weight on your foot -- you do at least get to leave the house a little bit more now. And that makes us both happy! Still praying for recovery...
Dear Fab Ab February: I'll be Planking in February! Not the silly kind where people lay on random crap and post dumb pictures all over social media. The serious kind of planking that gives you rock-hard abs, hopefully. Anyways, you are slightly terrifying and definitely a bit out of my comfort zone, workout-wise. But you know what? I'm going to attempt to tackle you anyways! Who knows if I'll actually be able to do 100 sit-ups and a 2-minute plank by the end of the month, but I'm sure gonna try, dadgumit! Anyone want to join me?! We could all remind and motivate each other!! It's always better with friends.
(P.S. - I did Day 1 last night just to test it out, and it went great. It starts off so dang easy. And it doesn't take too much motivation to do it, because it's so quick! I suggest you at least start this with me, without focusing on the end too much, and just see how far you can get!!)
|I wrote it in my new "Health & Fitness" journal I'm keeping, but you can find the pin HERE.|
Dear Weight Loss: We've been stalled around the same weight for the last week and a half. I have two more birthday dinner's to splurge a little bit tonight and tomorrow, and then we're kicking this baby back into high gear! I've been fluctuating around 204-205 since last Wednesday, and I'm over it. Goal is to be under 200 in the next two weeks, aka -- Valentine's Day. Let's do this!!
Dear February Goals: I just want to list you out here, to keep me accountable to myself, and to my little blog.
1. Lose at least 8 pounds total, but be under 200 by Valentine's Day (I was 200.5 on V-Day, womp womp...)
2. Read two books
3. Complete every day of the Fab Ab February challenge
Dear Weekend: We will be a bit 'busier' than weekends past, because Jeff can finally leave the house a little bit more! Today after work, I'm picking him up and heading out to my Grandparents' house, for a shared birthday dinner for me and my Grandmother, with our whole 12-Fam. (That means our 12-member family, in case you're confused. That's how we refer to the amount our family involved at any given time, for example - myself, sister, step-bro, mama & papa equals 'The 5-Fam.')
Anyways... tomorrow morning I'm going on a hike with my parents at Maclay Gardens. I need to finish some laundry, mail some packages and then I"ll head to Jeff's in the afternoon. Then tomorrow night will be a small birthday dinner with some friends at a restaurant here in town! Don't know yet what Sunday holds, but isn't there something big happening? ..... oh yeah, the Super Bowl. Obviously I'm real invested in that. I really did just have to sit here and think about what was indeed happening on Sunday :) Whatevs.
I hope y'all have had a good week! Mine has been great, but then again it IS my birthday week after all! Happy Friday, and Happy Weekend! Enjoy spending time relaxing or playing or whatever, as long as it's with some people you love and care about. I know that's what I'll be doing!