Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall photo shoot :)

With such beautiful colours, who can resist a good 'ol Fall Photo Shoot?!

Last night, Mom, Dad, Bobby and I all ventured out into the leaves around our apartment and took a few pictures while we still have leaves on the trees.

These are a few of our favorites...

Once again, Happy Fall!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Facelift...

Ah, fall :) Can you tell I love it?! (Thought it would be fun to give my blog a new look)

We seem to be having an amazing fall so far! This past weekend and the last three days have been in the mid to high 20's... so gorgeous! The leaves are certainly starting to change colour and everything looks so pretty. We don't have as many reds here in Manitoba as Nova Scotia does, but there's a few of them here and there which really adds to the beauty! Although I don't really like the 'oncoming of winter', I really enjoy fall. Perfect temperatures. Nothing like a cozy sweater and a pair of jeans :)

So... we're doing well in spite of my lack of blogs! We're keeping pretty busy, mostly with hospitality. We love having people over :) And, I'm loving this stage of life right now where I can really have time to be in the kitchen and keep the house clean. I'm not working yet, but will likely look for a day care position sometime soon. (Most likely just 2 or 3 days a week though)

Curves is going well... I really enjoy the workout/environment of Curves. Bobby's been a good motivator for me and hasn't let me skip a day yet! (He drove me when it was raining and when I ran out of time the day we had eye doctor appointments and company coming for supper) No idea if there's been any changes or not though... my first weigh-in is Oct. 12th so we'll see then!

I just realized I posted our summer pictures on Facebook, but never posted the link on here!

So... here's pictures from our time in Toronto; pictures from Casa Loma; pictures from the butterfly conservatory in Niagara on the Lake; pictures from Nova Scotia; and finally, pictures from PEI :) Enjoy!

I guess that's all for now... I need to go clean up the kitchen!
Happy Fall :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

big step...

Today I went to Curves for the first time... by myself!

I've always been attracted to Curves for many reasons... a gym that's just for women, 30 minute workout, all laid out for you... but I've never really lived close to one before.

Now, we live really close to one! I had been thinking about it all summer but since we were on the go so much, I couldn't do anything about it. When we got home though, I looked online and found out that week's promotion was a free one week pass so I signed up for one!

Today I went in for the first time and I think I'm going to like it. I haven't committed to a membership yet, but I probably will. I had a really fun lady help me out and I had a good time. My aim is to go 5 days this week (to get into a M-F routine). It's a 1/2 hour walk one way so I'm actually getting a double work out with a hour walk everyday too!

I know that I'm not in a healthy state right now and I can't live like this forever so it's time to make some changes... especially after 2 months of traveling and vacation!

I probably have my hopes up too high as far as results go, but I figure that since I've never actually stuck to an exercise routine before (for longer than a week or 2... how sad!) I should see some significant changes... or at least feel them anyway, since exercise makes you feel better!

I'm also going to be more disciplined about what I eat/don't eat. I am a terrible "dieter" (considering I've never actually been on one!) and I have no discipline when it comes to sweet things and food I really like so I know I can do better. Little changes like not taking seconds and actually paying attention to when I'm hungry/full is where I'm going to start with for now (as well as adding more fruit/veggies into our meals).

Anyway, just thought I'd put this on my blog to add some accountability! Feel free to ask me how it's going... and offer tips as well! :) Anyone have any Curves success stories/experiences?