Monday, June 20, 2011

girly time!

Holy cow- time flies when you have a job, a calling, and are trying to run a business all at the same time! I haven't blogged in what seems like FOREVER! Here's something that happened back in May... I think... I don't think it was as far back as April... yeah- I am pretty sure it happened in May.

ANYWAY- I got to spend sometime with my sister and nieces when Nathan went on the Fathers and Sons camp out with my dad. (I spent time with the ladies on the Lunt side of the family about a week before- but I am lame and forgot to take pictures. Amy blogged it though- you can read about it here.)

We had bunches of fun in the 24+ hours that we spent together- we had all kinds of adventures...

For example, I let the girls do my make-up:

After the girls went to bed, Jessica and I made a home-made pizzookie!

We had been looking forward to eating this all day- while it was cooking, we kept talking about how we would just devour it once it came out of the oven.

This is how much was left once we got full:

Maybe next time we shouldn't eat so much pizza and wings beforehand! Lol

Jessica and I stayed up late watching movies and playing games and laughing and being silly just like we used to when we were teenagers.

The next morning, while Jess was getting ready for the day- the girls discovered something while they were running around like maniacs...

Aunty Tarin's wood floors are very slippery! And what is more fun to do on a slippery wood floor than to put on your uncle's sock and play slip n slide?!

After that, we went and got breakfast at Dunkin Donuts

THEN we went Tempe Beach Park so the girls could play at the splash park there.

One thing they really enjoyed there was this:

A bucket that filled up and tipped over and spilled on top of all the kids. They never knew when it was going to fall! Here is Bethany getting out of the way just in time:

It was a pretty warm day- they had fun playing in the water.

Later they came with me to look at couch we found on Craigslist (and eventually bought) and on the way there we saw this place:

We thought it sounded like a fantastic place to get some lunch.

This is what it looked like on the inside:

It was hippie-tastic! So much so, that they only took cash. Which was kind of a pain- but acceptable once we tasted the food!

The girls were silly while we waited around back for lunch.

Jessica and I both got a yummy burger with swiss cheese and guacamole!
And I got a black cherry soda- because for some reason I am on a crazy black cherry kick right now. At my girls night with the Lunts- I got a black cherry smoothie from Paradise Bakery- which was SUPER delicious.
The girls are picky little eaters, so they didn't get a burger- they got a quesadilla instead.

It was seriously one of the best burgers I have ever had. Nathan and I will have to go back some time for date night.

"If it doesn't get all over the place- it doesn't belong in your face!!"
A good time was had by all!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

more fit for the kingdom

So, I heard about this the other day, I got some info on it and decided that I am going to start doing it on Monday!

Here's a breakdown of the program:

A 12 week challenge for people of all ages to improve their spiritual and physical fitness to be better instruments in the hands of God while helping Him build His Kingdom!

Earning Points
A total of 65 total points are possible per week that you can fill out on a spread sheet that I will send to you.

Each of the following will earn you ONE point per day. The physical challenges are worth 6 points because you can have cheat day a week (whatever day you want, can be different days) but prayer and scripture study we need all 7 days.

No Desserts
No Soda (if soda isn't a big deal for you- you can change this to something else- like no fast food- or taking a daily vitamin)
No Eating after 7:30pm
Exercising - 30 minutes, elevated heart rate.
Scriptures -at least 1 chapter (+ 3 bonus points for a perfect week)
Daily prayer (morning AND night) (+ 3 bonus points for a perfect week)
Weekly challenge points

Weekly Challenges
The weekly challenges only last one week and do NOT compound on top of each other (unless you want to continue them on your own- which is kind of the idea!)

Week 1- no sweets or treats
Week 2- keep a food journal daily
Week 3- 7 hours sleep per night
Week 4- Eat recommended daily fiber
Week 5- 100 sit-ups per day (can be broken up)
Week 6- Write in your journal daily
Week 7- 4 servings of veggies per day
Week 8- drink 64 oz. of water daily
Week 9- 5 servings of fruit per day
Week 10- 50 pushups per day (can be broken up)
Week 11- eat 5 small meals per day
Week 12- run/walk @ least a 1/2 marathon this week (can be broken up)

Cheat Days
Your cheat days can be different days. For example- Tues. you go out to eat and really want some soda with lunch, go for it- but no more soda for the week!
Thurs. your friend brings you brownies, go for it- but no more desserts for the week unless you don't want the bonus point!
Friday night you are up super late and are starving at 11:00 pm, GO for it- eat something healthy! But no more midnight snacks!
Sunday you should rest from your daily exercise. That is still a perfect week!

There are 10 points possible each week for the following:

FIVE points per week for completing the mystery challenge
FIVE point per week for holding Family Home Evening (doesn't matter which night you hold it on, just as long as you do)!

If you want to give it a try too- just email me or leave a comment and I will send you the spreadsheet and I will add you to the list to get the weekly mystery challenges and encouragement. And it doesn't matter if you are already on a diet or exercise program this could be a great addition! If you know anyone else that might be interested, pass the info along. I have 5 other people, besides myself that are going to participate so far. The more people we get for support the better!

I will post my personal progress on the blog here, like once a week.

I am excited about it- I hope you will join me! LET ME KNOW! =D