Wednesday, June 5, 2013


For the first time in years- at least as long as I have been out of highschool- I am tan!! I am notorious for being a hermit, even moreso now than I used to be, so being tan is a great achievement for me. Mind you, it's not a sun-tan or even a tanning bed-tan, but it is a tan! I got some sunless tanning products and have been using them with some form of success.

I've also forced myself to get dressed every day and to do my makeup at least three times a week. It is such a chore to do any of that when you work at home. When you are home all the time, it doesn't really matter to anyone else if you are in your pajamas all day. It's a good idea though, for your mental health, to force yourself to get dressed. I like to wear dresses if I am going to get dressed. I feel pretty and pulled together, but also it's like wearing a fancy nightgown so I can still feel lazy (shh! don't tell anyone!)

I went to the gym Monday night for the first time in about 2 weeks. It has been so hard to force myself to go lately. I had been going with my friends a lot, but they had all gotten busy with life and I have been using that as an excuse where I should not go, too. I focused more on lifting than running, and I find that I enjoyed myself a lot more. I am pretty sure I am going to go before Brian gets up for work, get in a quick workout.

I swear that someone has replaced my son with a clone from Bizarro World. Drake has been so mean and cranky and just refuses to do anything that he is told. There are constant temper tantrums (some of them mine, I will admit). Brian swears he is teething or going through a growth spurt. I swear he is a brat and just hit his "terrible twos" early. Maybe he is not getting enough stimulation during the day. I mean we are all cooped up all day long. I am going to see if I can't coerce convince Brian to carpool one day a week so Drake and I can have the car & go to the park or something. We also have a stroller, we should be taking walks as well. We have such a nice trail system that runs right by the apartment complex. Eight miles of trail.

There is also the complex pool, but having my child around a pool makes me SUPER nervous, even though there are lifeguards on duty at all times. Yes, guards. As in two. He's not going anywhere near that pool until I buy a little life vest for him though. And some pool floaties. And some water diapers. And trunks.

I am so not ready for summer.


  1. I'm glad to hear you're discovering lifting! It's pretty awesome. :) I find I LOVE interval training. It's HARD to make myself go sometimes, but, you know, you can have excuses or results-not both. Today I hit a bunch of Personal Records, so even though I'm not seeing changes on the scale very often, well, I can now lift over 200lbs in a dead lift, and I hit about 95 lbs for almost every other lift I know (sans bench pressing). I'm still in shock when I look back at how much weight training has helped my fitness grow! Now... if only I wasn't sore 5 days a week or

    Taking Drake out to get some stimulation sounds like a great idea! Even if it's just a little walk and then some time on a blanket under a tree or something. It might help w/ the mood. He might not want to be a hermit!

    Oh - and I feel ya on the work from home challenges. Come to think of it, I haven't done my hair or make up in at least a week. I DO get out of my pjs daily, shower (at least once) and all that, but that's about it lately. My new hair cut has seen more time in a pony tail than in anything resembling a style. Gotta work on that. :)

  2. I just read a bunch on caught up on your life. I agree, probably getting out will help your monkey. But sometimes they are just cranky and just when you think you can't take it-they snap out of it. Darn kids!

    I get stuck in the yoga pants cycle on occasion. Then I snap back to normal and reminded myself I promised when I became a stay at home mom, I would dress/shower daily. I "usually" keep with it.

    Where is the work from home place you work through again? You told me once and I thought I kept the email, but can't find it.


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