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Not how i wanted to start the weekend

Well its the end of another long week.  And today was the ‘topper’ to it.

Before leaving for work today i thought to check my tires….turns out my front tires are bad.  The drivers side tire is the worst as its showing the threads.  LOVELY.  So tomorrow morning, bright and early, heading over to the tire shop to find out about getting some new front tires.  I should really get all 4, but i can only afford 2 right now.  Unless i dont want to gas up my car this next week…no bueno.

Add on to that, i know i need new shocks and struts (which very thankfully my dad is going to help me out with…having a mechanic as a dad has its benefits!)  But my bad shocks and struts are probably what helped my front tires get so bad.  Also add on to that, my car is affected by the recall for the ignition problem.  But apparently the parts for that wont be in until sometime in April…so i have to be careful with and worry about that also.

This is NOT how i wanted or expected my weekend to start.

All in all though, as frustrated and stressed as i am about having to deal with spending more money on my car, my Boyfriend came over tonight and took me out on a dinner date, help me forget about all the stressful crap for a while.  We went to one of our favorite pizza places here in Napa, New York Pizza Kitchen.  SUPER good salad and pizza as always is delicious.  I chowed on the salad, and moderated my pizza intake.  But after a week of eating clean and healthy (i’ve got my weigh in next week!) it was nice to have a bit of a cheat day.

I havent weighed myself all month, as i dont want to focus on that number.  I just want to focus on my workouts, eating better and staying focused on my goal.  Even weighing myself once per week, or even every two weeks…i feel like i am going to focus on that number too much (obsess really is how id put it).  I’m just putting in my hard work, and then seeing how much it paid off at the end of the month.  I can definitely see that i am slimmer than at the end of Feb.  So i’m really curious to see where my measurements come in at.  I think Wednesday or Thursday is when we are doing my weigh in/ measurements.  I’ll post as soon as i know!

For now though, going to get a bit of a home workout in before i call it a night.  Work out the last remaining stress so i dont stay up all night worrying.





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And Monday is done

I hope everyone had a good Monday.  Especially those of you who had to work..luckily for me, i got the day off 🙂

Had a pretty easy morning…slept in a bit, had my breakfast and coffee as normal.  Around 11am my mom and i decided to go take a drive up silverado trail here in Napa and headed all the way up to Calistoga, stopping here and there to take pictures of the beautiful autumn in wine country scenery.  Went down some of the back back roads, which were fun to explore too.  Here are a few photo’s i took of our little trip:

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These are just the ones i took with my phone, there are more we took on the cameras that we still need to upload.  But needless to say, it was a gorgeous day out.

We stopped for lunch at Buster’s Southern BBQ Joint in Calistoga….mmmmm mmmm mmmmmm!!!!!!!   Love me some bbq tri tip sandwich.  A bit of a splurge, but i dont get up to Calistoga very often, so it is a once in a while treat for me.  BBQ is my weakness… 0_o

Anywho’s, we drove back down hwy 29 in to Napa, did some shopping then headed home.  Once home, got ready for my workout with my trainer.

Ate my preworkout meal of Oatmeal mixed with a scoop of protein powder, yum.  Got to the gym, did my workout, worked mostly upper body, chest, arms, and my legs a bit too…and managed to make it thru my whole hour workout session!  WAHOO!  Sat in the sauna for about 15-20 minutes after my workout, which felt sooo nice 🙂

Before my workout, took another update photo…i can really start to see the results kicking in…definitely lost weight, and looking a more toned then i did back in early September when i started this journey.  I’ve come a long way since then.  When i started, i couldn’t do full leg raises on my own…now, i can do them mostly unassisted, and only need assist when i’m on the final set and the few final reps of that set.  So i have definately come far, more than i think i really realize at this time.



So i weighed myself this morning….i’ve lost a total of 12 lbs since i started this journey!  😀 HAPPY DANCE HAPPY DANCE HAPPY DANCE!!!!




Ok, i think thats enough dancing gifs 😉  sorry about that!  But i am incredibly happy about how my progress has gone so far.  i am beginning to look a bit slimmer/toned (even though i DO still have over 100lbs to loose at this point) but the point is i can see results beginning to emerge.

Its been tough so far, physically and mentally.  But i’ve been able to push thru it all and keep positive.  Especially now that i can see all this hard work paying off, there is no reason for me to slow down, or quit.  There is no turning back now, i never want to be anywhere near the weight and health i was at before i started this journey, or even where i am now.

And on that note.  Time to eat my breakfast – Oatmeal with Cranberries and a scoop of protein powder (YUM!) and then headed off to the gym for a solo workout.  My trainer couldn’t keep the appt today, but that is no reason to skip a workout.  Going to go in and do some time on the treadmill & rowing machine.  Maybe some strength training, but we’ll see 😉  i could use a bit of a break from it, my arms are still sore!

Until later!

Tonight’s dinner


Made a very yummy and healthy dinner tonight. Turkey loaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, and steamed Carrots and Green Beans 🙂

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