These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sticking with it

I have officially been sticking to my exercise regimen for 3 weeks now and starting on my 4th week.  To some, it may not seem like anything major.  For me, it IS major.  I usually get discouraged at this point because I am not a patient person.  I want to see major results right now.  When I don't, I usually get frustrated and quit.  Not this time though.  The scales are not going to get me down.  Yes, I've only lost 2-5 pounds ( it changes from week to week; frustrating), but I feel better, and I can tell I'm getting more toned.  That alone, is going to keep me going.  I want to be healthier for myself and my family. 

My outdoor walking view
 I have been doing some Walk Away the Pounds Express videos by Leslie Sansone.  For the past 2 weeks, I've been doing the 3 mile walk, which is 45 minutes.  Also, I put on my headphones and take a walk outside.  I had read that you burn more calories when it's cold outside, so hey....... any extra help for me.....I'll take it.

Here's to walking and getting healthy and in shape!!!  We should be having near 100 baby goats born in a few weeks, so I am going to need the stamina to keep up with all that involves (weighing and tagging).  Our pastures are not level by any means, and those goats get in the darndest places to have their babies.  A big workout....Those hills kick butt!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Book

The whole reason I started this blog was to have memories recorded and to be made into a book.  I am currently working on getting my book made from all of last year's posts and photos.  I am so excited to see what it will look like when I'm finished.  If you have a blog and are interest in getting it published into book form, you should check out this site.  I haven't decided how many pages I want to include in my book, but for a 20-page softcover book, it is listed for $14.95.  I'm sure mine will be larger, and I plan on getting a hardcover, but I think this is something great to be able to pull off the shelf and look at years down the road. 

The site I am going through is called The Cutest Blog on the Block.  They also have free blog backgrounds for any occasion.  This is where I get the backgrounds for my blogs.  You can get to their website by clicking here and to make the blog book by clicking here

( I just wanted to share this information...I am in no way affiliated with this site, nor am I getting any compensation from them.  Just something I thought was pretty neat to share!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

2 pounds

I am trying my best to make better choices about my health.  One week ago, I started doing exercise tapes in the morning before the kids get up to go to school.  So far, so good.  I'm not real enthused about exercising, but it does make my day go a whole lot better.  So far 2 pounds down.  I'm trying not to focus too much on the numbers, just getting in shape.  I spent my 20's paying no attention to physical fitness, and that's got to change.  So wish me luck.  Maybe putting it out there for everyone to read will make me more accountable.  We'll see......

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I just wanted to let you know about this site called Swagbucks.  It is a website that you can do your internet searches and get rewarded in points called "swagbucks".  You can redeem your points through them to get rewarded with cash, gift cards, and all kinds of goodies.  Probably the best offer that I have used is 450 swagbucks will get you a $5 gift card.  So far, I have earned $30 just by doing searches through them instead of Google or Yahoo.   I also installed their toolbar which gives me 1 point everyday just for signing in.  You should give it a try....there are other ways to earn points through them.  Just check it out....  If you decide to sign up and use this link I am  providing, I will earn bonus swagbucks for you joining.  So get started earning your swagbucks!  To sign up, go HERE .  Your account will get 30 swagbucks just for joining.  You can save these all year to go towards some of those awesome deals at Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Since my last post, I had a birthday......My 30th birthday that is.  I have dreaded this one all year long.  But when the day rolled around, I looked at in in another perspective.  No I may not be a 20-something anymore, but God has blessed me with another year to be with my family.  I have always thought of 30 as being "old" and no longer "young and fresh."  Yep, that was just my naively 20-something self thinking!  My 20's were filled with college, getting married, new career, 2 babies,  and I can't wait to see what my 30's hold for me.  Our youngest will be starting kindergarten next year, so who knows what my next chapter will contain.  So for now, 30 isn't looking all that bad anymore.