Monday, October 5, 2015

Dating, Blonde Bombshells, and Clean Eating

What's been going on?! Long time no talk.
 
I know, I'm all "oh hey, back to blogging" and then radio silence.
 
Life is BUSY. As I'm sure everyone else is.
 
Let's backtrack, shall we?
 
Alex and I finally were able to head out to celebrate our anniversary (3 weeks late). I can't believe that it has been 3 years since we said, "I do!" Time sure has flown. We were at the mercy of our babysitters so that's why we needed to wait so long. Oh the difference of before vs. after kids. Our anniversary was on a Tuesday, so I was NOT bringing an overtired baby out to dinner after a long day at daycare. On our actual anniversary, we just did take-out and drank some adult beverages, reminiscing about the past few years.
 
When we were able to REALLY celebrate our anniversary, my parents took Baby John for the night. Originally, the plan was for us to have a yard sale to get rid of all of the junk in our basement on Sunday, so we had him stay over so we could get everything ready without him running crazy. But, I forgot that we are lazy and our follow-through sucks, so there was no yard sale. Shocking. But we kept the overnight sitting anyway... duh.
 
I have to admit, the baby sleepover always sounds like a good idea until he's gone, and then we miss him. We try not to do it too often, but there are some cases that it is just easier for my parents to have him at their house. Plus, they have a whole Baby Vegas thing going on there, so it's kind of like his home away from home.
 
We couldn't figure out where we wanted to go, as usual, so we finally settled on this delicious pizza place. I know you're thinking "Pizza... so fancy...", but it's one of those nice pizza places. They have other food there too, but you go there for your pizza. It was delicious.
 
We started the night with some beers in the garage. The baby monitor doesn't reach out there, so unfortunately our nights of drinking in the garage came to a screeching halt once Baby J came. Felt like old times.
 
 
After dinner, we were going to head to another place for a drink and some dessert. It's this restaurant that I have been dying to try, and it's known for it's dessert. But, as we were driving out to it, we were behind a muscle car at a red light. Alex made a mention about how this was a good night for a ride, and I knew our plans had to change. We were right by the turn to go to our house, so I told him to take it and we should go for a ride in the Chevelle.
 
Along with garage beers, Chevelle rides were another thing of the past. In fact, I don't think I have been in that car since July of LAST year. Yeah. I encourage Alex to clear it off and take it for a ride every so often, but unfortunately they frown upon leaving your child home alone (even when they are sleeping), so I don't usually get to ride too.
 
 I of course stayed in the warm truck while he warmed the car up. It was a bit chilly out, but it was a blast!
 
 
It's SO important to make sure that you continue to date your spouse, especially after kids. It's so easy to get lost in daily life, responsibilities, etc. But, you are married for a reason. You bound yourself to each other for LIFE for a reason. Don't forget that. Take time for yourselves. John had a blast at his grandparents' house and could not have cared less that we weren't around.
 
After I successfully ate to my heart's content that weekend, it was time to get back down to business. The scale hadn't moved in a long time and I knew why. My eating sucked and I wasn't working out as much as I should. I tried and tried to get back on, but I knew I needed a drastic reset.
 
Enter... the 3 Day Refresh.
 
I tried this before and while I had great results, I struggled. I went into it with wanting to drop some weight quick, and not with the right mindset. I also didn't have coffee, which should probably be illegal. I was GROUCHY.
 
This time, I went into it knowing I needed to be healthy. Knowing I needed to give my body good stuff, and it was SO much easier. (Plus, I drank coffee. Duh.)
 
Day One food. (Minus dinner) Trust me, I was NOT hungry, AT ALL!
 
 
The results were AMAZING. I felt great after the 3 days. I lost 5.4 lbs, and an inch EACH around my waist, hips, and thighs. Definitely worth it.

3 Day Refresh Results
I had planned a Clean Eating Challenge Group for the same week, and it could not have been better timing. It really kept me on track the rest of the week to go from the Refresh to good eating.
 
I made the Turkey Burgers and I was hesitant because I'm not a huge fan of Turkey burgers, and they didn't have much in them (no egg, no breadcrumbs) but they were absolutely DELICIOUS. I put a little fresh Parmesan Romano cheese on it, because, cheese, but they were still low cal even with that. (I also whipped out my scale because what I "thought" was 4 oz, was actually closer to 6. I need to get better with weighing my food and not guessing. That's another problem of mine)

 
And lastly, in random things about me that you probably don't care about, but I do. I made my appointment with my hair dresser to go back to my "natural" brown for the Winter. I say "natural" because I have been coloring my hair since I was 13 and Lord knows what the actual color is. I think it is kind of an ashy brown/blonde thing, but I know it isn't pretty.
 
However... the closer to got to the appointment, the more I realized that I loved the blonde. SO, we just added some low-lights to "Fall-ify" it and called it a day. I love it!


 
I made my next appointment to go back to brown in November, but who knows what I will actually do. I'm kind of digging the blonde. My bank account is not. But... what does my bank account know about life? Exactly.
 
Welp... that's all I got for today! Hope all you lovelies are having a fabulous Monday!



1 comment:

  1. The blonde is gorgeous, but I almost love it more with the low lights. So, so pretty!!!

    Yay for date nights. I couldn't agree more.. making time for them once you're married is important! Sounds like you two had a blast :-).

    Jen
    Jen.amileamemory@gmail.com

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