Saturday, January 14, 2012

Exercise, Adalyn, and Supper.

Guess what!?

I've started the 30 Day Shred! And am so excited! I'm already on day two and my entire body is in pain. After both workouts, I've kind of wanted to die a little, but I completed them! And it felt great! I plan on documenting my progress - and weight loss - over the course of this month. This is SO fun for me and I cannot wait to see my body transform! After the 30 days, I plan on buying another Jillian Michaels DVD, because I love her style!


Anyway, our little (big!) Adalyn is nearly 15 months old now. She's walking, talking, and my hilarious Little Toot. Her personality is as big as she thinks she is. Her current favorite things include:

Mickey Mouse
Playing with Mama's hair
Saying "Uh oh!"
Chocolate pudding
Brushing her teeth with her banana toothbrush
Her new big girl Montessory-style bed
Playing with Piper
Her big kitchen
Her pretend salt & pepper shaker


We're still nursing - another one of her favorite things. And we still bedshare. We still cloth diaper. We still babywear. She's obviously still my little nugget, though she's also SO grown up! This is absolutely my favorite stage . Developmentally, she can now...

-Point out all of her body parts, including: head, hair, eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, tongue, knees, legs, feet, toes, fingers

-Say a variety of words.. her latest ones are Piper (pronounced correctly now)!, diaper, shoe, and hat.

-Take her own pants off

-Use a spoon to feed herself

-Throws & Kicks balls

-Do basically anything we ask her (Go get your doll, Go to your kitchen, etc.)



I always used to blog my meal plans for the pay period, so I thought I would again! Here's what will be cookin' in my kitchen for the next 17 days...

Dorito Chicken Casserole

Enchilada Chicken Pasta

Smothered Chicken

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Chicken Enchilada Quesadillas

Spaghetti (2)


BBQ Chicken Sandwiches


Pioneer Woman Enchiladas


BBQ Chicken

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Potato Soup

Marinated grilled chicken

Chicken casserole

Swiss Chicken

...Can you tell that we're fans of "Mexican" food around here!? Should be a delicious two weeks!

I'm getting so excited for Valentine's Day! We've already bought Adalyn her little present - a little case of 10 Mickey Mouse board books to learn shapes and colors, etc. and a Valentine's Day Biscuit book and two little baby bottles where the milk/juice "disappears" when you feed the baby. And The Princess & the Frog DVd! I have little V-Day crafts to do and recipes planned - like Valentine pancakes - for the day! Holidays are infinitely more fun when you have a kiddo!

Right now, Ad is running around with her salt and pepper shaker, talking to herself, and watching Dada do the diapers (well, put the detergent in :)). My legs feel like they barely work and it's going to be difficult to climb up the stairs to our bedroom tonight! But I am so, sooo looking forward to tomorrow morning's workout already. I'm already addicted!!!

And let me just say: I have never, ever "stuck" with an exercise regimen before, so this is a huge deal! I'm so proud :)


  1. You have a new fan. I shall not reveal who I am, but i will be reading, so keep up the hard work of getting back in shape. It's hard at first, and the pain is horrid, but it is well worth it in the end.

  2. Love your blog, and super excited for you that you've found a workout program you love! Just wanted to say though to be careful with the Jillian Michaels workouts. A good friend of mine is a strength trainer (kettle bells) and is not a fan of hers because she teaches bad techniques. So just watch out for things hurting when they shouldn't be (past normal soreness)! Good luck with your weight loss journey! :)

  3. I did the 30-day shred last year to get into shape for a wedding I was in! In 5 weeks I lost ten pounds and dropped a dress size! I had never felt better and, like you, had never stuck with a routine before. I found that one easy to stick to. It was short, impactful and gave me results! I, of course, found out I was pregnant after those great 5 weeks and no longer did it. I am hoping to start it again...soon! Good luck with your weight loss/getting into shape goals!