Friday, September 21, 2012

I believe

I believe in snuggles and kisses from my boys.


I believe in a new dress for special occasions


I believe in kisses from the hubby before bed


I believe that you are responsible for your own actions (you can’t control others but you can control yours)

I believe in cards and messages for friends near and far


I believe in creating your own destiny


I believe that the Redskins, Cardinals, Royals and Jayhawks will all win another national championship in the next 5 years


I believe that positivity can change the world


I think that politics is a load of garbage.  We need to create our own change.


I believe in all of you!



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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weight Watchers Week 13

Whoops!  I forgot to post again last week.  These past few weeks have been CRAZY!


Last week I was up 1 pound.  This week I am down 0.8 pounds.  So I’m back on the right track.  Total loss of 9.4 pounds.  Oh so close to that 10 pound mark.  I can do it!


After my post last week about exercising I really have tried to force myself to get up and get out.  So since Friday I have exercised 4 times!  Woo hoo!  I have walked 3 times and did a Nike fitness thing from an app on my phone once.  That one I did Monday morning and oh. ma. gah.  My legs still hurt!  I was doing squats and lunges and everything I hate about exercising!  Seriously though…I can feel the burn!  Here’s hoping this week I can stay motivated! 

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I haven't done this in a while but there are a lot of things right now that I am loving.  So that makes this post so easy! :)  And make sure you go see Jamie and all the other people who are loving life this Wednesday!

**I am loving this awesome fall weather we are experiencing!  I went for a walk with the boys this evening and it was so nice!**
**I am loving that the NFL has started!!  My Sundays are gone from now until Super Bowl Sunday!  Even Leo knows.  He told me on Sunday that this week was a really big football Sunday because we watched the Chiefs, Redskins and Raiders.  Unfortunately...they all lost!**

**I am loving all the sweet fall clothes for little boys.  Even though I complain that there aren't that many cute clothes for boys, I always seem to find more than we need!  I've actually been REALLY good with Jacoby because I have hardly bought him any new clothes.  He is destined to grow up in his brother's shadow.  Er, I mean hand-me-downs!**

**I am loving how productive I have been lately.  I read an article about an increase in spiders and mice in our area so I have been extra vigilant about keeping the house picked up.  I even mopped on a Monday night after the boys went to bed.  Who am I and what did I do with Kendra?!**

**I am loving that our cafeteria at work has wi-fi.  I take my Kindle and catch up on shows that I don't get to watch during the week.  Or the same season for that matter.  I am completely caught up on Season 1 of the New Girl and almost finished with Whitney.  Both shows are hilarious.**

**I am loving that my bestie is coming into town this weekend and that we (including my hubby) are headed to a friend's wedding.  I'm so excited!**

Alright!  That is a lot of love and honestly there is more but I don't want you to think I've gone completely soft!  I hope everyone has an excellent Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  I am so excited for this week to hurry up and be over so I can have some fun times this weekend at a wedding and I get to see my long-distance BFF!  So let's go!

Sometimes...I watch the NFL (Ok...always but just go with it) arguing with what the refs are calling.  And especially with this whole replacement ref nonsense.  I'm over it.

Sometimes...when I'm sitting at home and just watching tv or checking my phone I think about all the things I should be doing.
Always...seem to spend just a little bit longer doing what I'm doing and then get up.  Maybe.

Sometimes...I get so frustrated with, what I feel is a lack help from the hubby. thankful that I have him because my life would be MUCH more difficult without him.

Sometimes...I just want the little buggers (aka my boys) to go to bed.
Always...cherish the moments right before with lots of kisses and cuddles.

Sometimes...I'm ready for Jacoby to be walking and talking.
Always...can't believe he will already be 1 year old next month!

Sometimes...I wish that some things in my life were different. thankful that I have what I do. is really difficult to get motivated and exercise.
Always...thankful that on the times that I make myself get up and go I have people like my mom and my aunt Davi who will exercise with me!

Go visit Megan and have some fun playing Sometimes and Always

Friday, September 14, 2012

I have exercised the demons


Obviously this title came from a ridiculous, yet hilarious, movie.  And if you guess it you totally rock in my book!


But back on the subject of exercising since that is what Gretchen chose for the spin cycle this week.  Exercising.  Yuck!  But actually…I kind of like it.  Actually I love to exercise.  What I don’t love is finding the time to do it.  I feel AH-freaking-MAZING after I get in a hardcore workout.  Whether it be running on my C25K, walking with my mom or busting out a spin class at the rec center.  Which I desperately miss but definitely don’t have time (or money!) for that.  But exercising makes me feel good.  Makes me feel good in my bones.  But lately I just do not have the motivation to make myself do it.  And I keep saying on my weekly weigh-in posts that I need to do it.  And even though I am putting it out there week after week I just don’t do it.  So this is my question for you all…how do you make yourself get up and go?  Do you do early mornings?  Late night workouts?  I find that mornings are good for me but I’m a sissy and won’t run by myself in the dark outside.  Should I just do my indoor videos in the mornings and then give myself a few evenings to go for a run?  Give me your thoughts!  Because I need to get my exercise on!  And go see what all the other awesome people who are sticking to their plans! (



Friday, September 7, 2012

Spin Cycle: Education for the Educated



I’ve talked a lot in the past month about Leo starting school.  And since all is well on that front I figured I would go somewhere different with this one. 


Since I have been in my new position at the bank since April I have already received a promotion of sorts to a different position within the department.  I am still working in the International department but instead of mainly focusing on foreign currency, I am now helping on the trade side doing Letters of Credit and documentary collection.  While this is all very fascinating (haha!) I have had A LOT to learn.  I had no training in international business during my time at the bank and I didn’t take any international business classes while in school.  So the past 5 months my brain has been filled to the max with new information.  And it feels good!  That was one of the reasons I wanted to leave my old position.  Granted, not the main one but still!  There is still so much to learn and it is actually a lot more difficult than I was expecting but I love being able to go to work and know that I will be learning something new.  Or how to do things that I already know how to do better.  (On an aside…I don’t really LOVE going to work, just that I love being able to learn new things!)  So while some days I feel like there will never be enough time in my day to get all the new stuff learned it feels much better than sitting at a desk all day reading about the going-ons of celebutantes.  So a win in my book!


Now go see Gretchen ( and all the other spinners!  And if you want, join in!  It’s a fun party!  All the cool kids are doing it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weight Watchers: Week 11

Last week’s weight: 138.8

This week’s weight: 137.6

Loss this week: 1.2 pounds

Total loss: 9.6 pounds!!

Woo hoo!  I stuck to my guns and I lost another 1.2 pounds this week.  It was especially difficult because the hubby’s parents came in to town and so we went out to eat and did fun stuff with them.  All.  Weekend.  Long.  It was really enjoyable to see them but eating out that many times is really hard to resist.  I did do well when we went to Carlos O’Kelly’s (a Mexican restaurant).  I only ordered queso.  Whereas I normally would order queso and a meal I know that I prefer the queso over everything else so I just got that.  And it was delicious!  And when we went to Texas Roadhouse I got an 8 oz sirloin and split it so I had two meals.  I’m learning! :)


Another really lazy week on the exercise front.  With the humidity it is making me want to sit on my rear all day and do nothing.  I’m really hoping that fall comes in quickly and brings cooler weather.  I promise that will make me exercise more!  (I hope anyway!)