1st Mommy/ Daughter trip

We had our first trip this weekend to Dallas. I wanted to visit friends and attend the football game against one of our biggest rivals, The Texans. Living in Houston as a Dallas Cowboys fan is rough. You can never catch a break. The fans heckle and poke fun at every second. So I just had to go and see this defeating moment live. Boy was it eventful!

 

Being a Breastfeeding Mom and with a new baby I started out at 8am on a Friday just so I could not be engorged and would have daylight to deal with the baby if she fussed. I live 4 hours away from Dallas. I was also traveling with my dog Gizmo and I was all by myself. A big feat, but nothing I could not handle. I got there in great time and got to hang with my good friend Nakia. London and her got to have a reunion and Gizmo and Peanut (our dogs) got reacquainted as well. We all went to have some Brunch on Sunday at a place called Johnathan’s, it was delish.

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London was a baby celebrity. Everyone loved her outfit and the fact that she was a baby, had everyone coming by the table. I have to get used to that. I didn’t expect so many other people to actually engage me and my little one.

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We then went to Uptown Park? Near Max’s wine dive and did some shopping. I tried on jeans, but of course they do not sell things in a tall. ūüė¶ Oh well. We met up with my blog buddy Chelsea,¬†and had Mimosas and some good girl talk! I will be back, and we will of course have to hang out again. I had a blast with her.

 

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I went with two good friends, Brandi and Sid and we were ready for war! LOL. Kidding.

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The Texans fans really showed up to this game. I think we were about even when it came to fans. I cheered, I almost cried (After a missed Field Goal that sent the game into overtime), and I screamed and acted like a….crazy fan! I love me some football, it was my Dads favorite sport to watch and since I am a Daddy’s girl, well, I followed in his footsteps.

 

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After the game, I pretty much lost my voice and was tired. I went out the night before and then with a few hours of sleep woke up to do my motherly duties (Pumping and bonding), and forgot to really eat. So that evening I made sure that I ate some food, and sadly I became sick. Food poisoning. For a breast feeding mom that is a nightmare. I needed that food that wouldn’t stay down, and I needed to stay hydrated. I might have curled into fetal position a few times. I woke up early the next day and took off ¬†back to Houston. It rained the entire time but overall the baby stayed asleep and we made it home safely. Traveling with a baby was not the easiest, but it was not half bad. We will be doing it again!

Now it is time for me to get back on my GMAT studies I start tonight/ tomorrow. I need at least 4 hours of study every other day until Dec. Wish me luck

Weekends in Lousiana

*This is a day late due to WordPress Mobile Technical Difficulties*

 

I spent my weekend in Louisiana.

It was a good one. I got to spend some quality time with my new boyfriend (Yes, ya’ll finally). I decided to take vacation on Friday so I would have time to get my hair done (2-week ritual), and drive up early. I learned that from my last visit that a turn around vacation isn’t ideal.It rained so hard the entire time I was on the road. I got there and we went to the gym, Friday was my rest day so I just did 30 minutes of slow cardio on the elliptical, and we spent the rest of our time inside thanks to the rain and watched movies and caught up.

Saturday was better,

We continued to watch movies, relax and went to the gym and rocked out our shoulders and abs. Reverse crunches, 150 twists on a gym ball, and 40 mins of cardio will have you spent! I think I took a nap and spent some QT with my dog and my guy.

Sunday was beautiful! I woke up early to finish some of my homework and other things that were due for school for about a good hour and a half and after that we took Gizmo for a walk. I spotted the pool, and we went back in the house to watch football, and then we went to the pool. Let’s just say I acted up! Cartwheels, jumps, dancing and funny poses you name it. It was fun. We then went back to the house so I could pack up and head home :-(. Long distance sucks but it can be done! We are working on it ūüėČ

Today’s back and biceps workout will include:

  • 20 mins cardio (will do at home)¬†
  • Reverse Grip¬†Pull downs
  • Bent Over Barbell Rows
  • Hypertensions
  • Straight Arm Pull Downs
  • Concentration Curls
  • Dumbbell Alternate Curls
  • Cable Curls
  • 20 min cardio(will do at home)¬†
  • 150 twists

 

My triceps are sore from 3 days ago, but I will be okay. I got this work out from Bodybuilding.com Kris Gethins 12 week program. I am 5 days in and I feel great.

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Weekends and such

Good afternoon!

How was everyone’s Weekend?! Mine was fantabulous! (Yes that’s a made up word) I first would like to point out that She’s Losing It nominated me for a WordPress Family Award! Yay! Thanks Girl! I am honored.

This award was created for bloggers who are part of the WordPress ‚Äúfamily‚ÄĚ and take the time to be supportive of other bloggers by giving positive feedback, answer questions and do so in a non-competitive way.

Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.(done)
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.(done)
  3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.(doing)
  4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.(done)

My nominations for the award are(drumroll!):

1. The Dancing Runner

2. The Better Man Project

3. Fit Foodie Le

4. Our Personal Journey

5. Life Is a Damn Circus

6. Life N Thymes of food

7. Project Life to Light

8. Everyday Power Blog

9. Cherie Runs This

10. Fit is the New Black

Now, to my weekend. I went to visit my new boo, (I have a boyfriend now!) at his Military Base in Louisiana. I made the three hour trek with my pooch, and it went without a hitch. ¬†I got there and we hung out, watched football, went to eat with his friends, and watch a movie. The next day, we went to the gym and GOT. IT. IN. Did I mention he and his friend are training for a fitness competition? I had an amazing workout with his guidance and his friend and wife. It was almost like a double gym date of sorts lol. We did barbell exercises, leg lift machine exercises, dumbbell exercises, and resistance bands. Then we went and did 30 minutes of cardio. I was HUNGRY! I tore into one of my pre prepped meals when I got back into the house. After that, he gave me a mini tour of the post, and took a test for class. we spent the rest of the time watching some football (I love Football!). I had such a great time I didn’t want to leave. ūüė¶

Here are some vids and pics:

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Also, I have lost about 4lbs already being on my 6 small meals, low carb, meal plan as of lately! I am so excited! I hope I can see an ab soon! Anywho, that was my weekend! Stay tuned for Transformation Tuesdays!

Resistance Bands

Resistance bands,

 

Oh how they hurt so good. Today I had a formal¬†introduction¬†to them in the Power Hour class. My goodness, it showed just what muscles I have not been working. I have work to do. She almost made me cry. The bands were very effective and the burn…….4 alarm. I burned almost 500 calories today. Nice. I thought that the Power Hour on¬†Wednesday¬†was intense. Nope. No cigar….today was even more of a challenge. So, today she taught me the perfect form for a push up. I so thought I was doing it right. Nope. I felt my core get a workout like never before. I shall try it again. The lady that instructs has to be 40+ She mentioned she has grown kids, and can do one arm push ups. {insert¬†inspiration¬†here}

 

 

So, I really thought this Friday was the last Friday in this month. WRONG. I would have so showed up to Critical Mass today and wondered if I was on an episode of¬†punk’d. So NEXT Friday, I will be¬†participating¬†in that wonderfulness. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend and I plan on studying for one, frolicking at the beach in Freeport, and having a lazy Kabob -BQ on Monday at my apartments pool. Hope everyone plans on doing something interesting this weekend!

Stadium Sprint Challenge

If you like a great challenge, then a stadium sprint is definitely a way to go. Tribesports has put together a workout that will work your upper, lower body and core. The best thing of it all is that you can use your own body weight. I am considering doing it sometime this week. I live where I have access to stairs (stadium not needed if you do not live close to one). I love that Tribesports puts up new challenges every week and day. It is refreshing to switch up the routine and keep it spicy. Follow them on Instagram as well, they have some really awesome challenges of the day that they post. Mini Circuits and Supersets galore!. Click the picture to take the challenge

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In other news:

I went to Las Vegas this weekend and had a blast! It was a nice little birthday get away with some amazing friends from Dallas. We did everything we wanted to do! We walked, ziplined, danced, ate, toured, gambled, rode bulls, shopped. You get the point. I walked at least 10 miles each day. At least it felt like it. Here are a few pictures.

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Weekend recap

Where do I begin? I went to Dallas this weekend and I really enjoyed myself. I have created even stronger bonds with my friends that have moved there and lived there that I met a few years back, and got to even have my 1st experience with taking my dog with me on his 1st road trip.

My trip consisted of me catching up with friends, failing miserably at karaoke, dancing and emphasizing and eating delish brunch. My dog got along well with another pet in the household, and even attempted to be the house alarm system. My dog is an absolute character I tell you. I got some beautiful Candies platform heels for 10.00!!! At the buffalo exchange and had an amazing lemon cupcake.

On the way back to Houston, it was an adventure, I have a friend who rode with me back. My friend isn’t the biggest fan of energetic dogs and my dog is the epitome of energetic. If you look up in the dictionary energy, you will see a picture of Gizmo. So I finally used the dog crate I bought over a year ago and it worked well. Now he whined, growled, barked, huffed and puffed in protest, but we made it with no incidents.

Overall, this trip really showed me there are genuine people out there and that there is appreciation for you when you least expect it. As of lately, I haven’t felt appreciated, and it feels good to be validated that you DO impact people’s lives. Sometimes you just need that.

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It’s been a while

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Sorry about that. Life has been a whirlwind. My shift at work has changed, I had that knee injury and ate horribly, and I went to NYC to celebrate my friends birthday, which was an absolute blast!!! We rode bulls, ate great food (which I wanted to be baptized in btw lol), partied, rode subways, danced in the streets, and froze! ¬†I am hitting the gym up tonight or a fitness dvd whichever one I feel my heart desires. I am also doing a salad/ low carb challenge for the month. My diet will heavily be¬†vegetable/ salad based. (YUM). I will of course put every grilled/baked protein¬†known to man on ¬†my salad/¬†vegetables. Along with¬†protein¬†shakes and proper¬†exercise¬† I should be off to a good start on #TeamSummertimefine Here are some pictures from my recent trip.

My good friend Karena and I eating at an AWESOME Cuban restaurant name La Havana

NYC!

Riding bulls in NYC !

Happy Birthday to one of my best friends!!!

 

Weekend and such

I have started off my new year a-okay. I have pretty much booked some vacation with the girls at the¬†beginning¬†of March and in the Middle I plan to go to Italy! Milan for a fact! I guess I am really living up to the name jet-setter. I need to schedule in some “Me” time. I am a people pleaser by default. It is my nature, that sometimes I forget about me! Well I happened to remember myself this weekend, and I plan on just relaxing with My “Gee-boo” (Gizmo my dog) for a couple of hours. I know it does not sound like enough, but the way my schedule is set up, it is all I have. I plan on also using this fabulous gym in Katy as well as my Apartments gym, because I plan on remaining fit for 2013. Here are some of the recent items I purchased (DARN ONLINE SHOPPING!!)

Button Trimmed Top from The Limited for 6.99!

 

Drew Tab-Waist Cuffed Ankle Pants        

Metallic Zigzag Sweater 16.99! On sale at The Limited!

Michael Kors bag, but with the MK’s on it.

 

 

My December

My December was fabulous!!! I went with 32 of my family and friends to the Dominican Republic. It was WONDERFUL. I mean it was beyond beautiful and it was the epitome of paradise. I went para-sailing, I went Kayaking  I danced bachata y meringue  took shots of ron! (rum) and enjoyed the Dominican cuisine. My Spanglish really helped me out. They thought I was Dominican and they refused to believe I had no Dominican descent in me. LOL Here are some pictures.

My Sisters and my good Friend and I

 

Para-sailing WHOOO

 

Christmas was very good I got some Michael Kors goodies!!!! Overall it was a wonderful month and I cannot wait to see what the new year has in store!!!