I haven’t been doing these because my weekends have been pretty boring and repetitive, here’s a quick recap.
Went to crossfit and did the WOD then stayed until 9:30 watching everyone complete their open workout.
It was such a nice day out that we took the boys to the dog park for an hour (we have been doing this every weekend religiously now.) Then we were off to look at 15 houses! It took us 3 hours and 75 miles, but we got it done and narrowed it down to about 5 houses. Although I will admit there is one house that I cannot get out of my mind and I really think is the one. Mr. H went food shopping and then we went to the movies and saw the new 300
Damn time change screwed me all up. Mr. H went to crossfit to redo his open workout, which he kicked ass and I knew he could get better than Friday’s attempt. I stayed home all day due to feeling crummy and watched another 2 seasons of Parks & Recreation. I also attempted to make a St. Patrick’s Day pound cake that will be on the blog Wednesday.
I wanted today’s Five on Friday to be about health, not just physical but mental as well. Probably around 2 years ago I started realizing that I just needed to be true to myself and if someone isn’t happy with that then they don’t need to be in my life. This way of thinking has totally transformed my life! That’s not to say that I haven’t lost anyone in my life and everything is hunky-dory. Because I have decided to stay true to myself I have lost friends along with family members. I had a dream the other night where I was at Christmas with all my family members and all their faces were black and when I woke up it really hit hard for me because every year Christmas with my family was my favorite thing and I no longer see them at all. While I go through times of self-doubt and think that maybe if I just change a little everything will be better, I know that I won’t be happy and honestly at the end of the day that’s what truly matters most to me. I will say that these past 2 years have been the best for me in every possible way so something is definitely working here!
I am on week 2 of no carbs and I have not cheated once with pasta or rice! This is a huge accomplishment for me and I am down 3.4 pounds in my dietbet, only 4.4 more to go!
I watched the announcement for 14.2 last night at the box with everyone and I am actually really excited to try the workout tonight. I am not competing in the open, but last week Friday nights regular class did the workout so I am assuming that we will continue this pattern. Last weeks workout was snatches and double unders. I had never done snatches before at all, but killed it at those (granted my weight was scaled down). I wasn’t able to get a double under in my workout on Friday, but then this Monday I was able to get my first double under and I am excited to start stringing them together.
Mental health update: the realtor finally emailed us houses on Wednesday night and asked us to drive by them before we tell her which ones we want to go look at. We drove by one of the more expensive ones that wasn’t on her list, but that Mr. H found and I have to say that while it is 30 minutes away from where we live now I really liked the look of it. Saturday we plan on driving by 11 more houses on our list. Since I couldn’t sleep last night I stayed up all night looking at houses online and added 26 more houses to that list! Granted some of them are too far north, but the price is so good that we may just need to make a concession.
I will admit that I have been extremely bored at my job and questioned my move, but I am happy to report that this week marked my takeover of some new responsibilities and I am hoping that it will continue to keep me busy (although I am not sure how this will bode for the blog.) Mr. H also took a test this week to obtain some licensing for his job that will hopefully result in a raise, so things are looking up professionally for us!
So since I don’t have a new recipe post for you I figured I would take a shot at this confession post! I promise I am working on new recipes, this weekend was rough with a sick husband.
I confess that ever since I started my dietbet and my no-carb diet I have been dreaming of eating a big bowl of pasta EVERY night. I am not even joking here, it’s just me sitting there eating a massive bowl of the most delicious pasta I have ever (not) tasted in my life.
I confess that I watched 2 seasons of Parks & Recreation yesterday while “working”, but in my defense I was just learning about government!
I confess that I actually love crossfit and that I am quitting my gym to join my crossfit gym full time. I confessed this to Mr. H the other day so I might as well confess it here too. I got my first double under on Monday night after being there for almost 3 months and was so excited that I stopped mid-workout to squeal like a little pig.
I also confess that I have been having A LOT of dreams featuring Dylan O’Brien from Teen Wolf. I mean he’s younger than my little sister, but he’s just so dang cute! I guess I can also confess that I secretly love Teen Wolf and I am really hoping that they don’t kill off his character.
See ya on Friday!
Today marks 7 years that Mr. H and I have been together, so I thought I would tell the story of how we came to be! Our mutual friend set us up, every Wednesday night Mr. H and his friends would go out for wings so our friend told me that she had someone she thought I would like and that I should come to dinner with them. We added each other on myspace and talked a little on the phone before we met. The night we met for dinner he walked in the door and all I could think was “oh my God that is the worst leather jacket ever” (side note we still laugh about the jacket) We spent all dinner talking to each other and I barely touched my food, which is a huge deal for me. We instantly hit it off and it felt like we were the only 2 at dinner even though we were at a table of 10. After dinner we wanted to keep talking so we went to a nearby 24 hour Dunkin Donuts, which apparently they did all the time. We kept talking until I got a phone call from my dad asking where the heck I was, I looked at the time and it was 3 am, I had a flight out with my family in the morning as we were going to Disney for a week.
While I was in Disney I was texting him and he never responded to any of my texts so I was getting pretty upset (he had a nextel and DID NOT text, I had to buy him an iphone for him to finally start texting) One night I was sitting in the hotel room and got so excited because he came on AIM, (I had a sidekick, wow all of this sounds so old!) we talked for literally 2 seconds before he said it was his brothers birthday and he had to go have dinner. So basically I sat there thinking there is no way this guy actually likes me because girls are stupid and read way into these things.
When I got back from vacation we planned on going out on a real date and I almost cancelled because I was so sick, but we went and he didn’t want to tell me where we were going because it was surprise. He ended up getting lost and had to tell me where we were going and I had to call my dad for directions. I was a stuffed up, coughing mess and could barely hear anything so I was basically screaming the whole time. I was shocked when he paid for dinner and he opened my car door for me and I also told him that no one had ever done that for me before. We went to his friends house to watch a movie, but I started falling asleep so he took me home. He walked me to my door and I said “you don’t have to kiss me because I don’t want to get you sick” and without any hesitation he kissed me and I instantly knew I had a boyfriend. We parted ways and I ran upstairs to tell my sister that I basically had a boyfriend now. And the rest is history I guess.
Now if you actually read all of that then thank you! Now I’m going to spam you with pictures throughout our relationship!
Welcome to the Instagram Blog Hop! If you’re new around here, the Instagram Blog Hop is a party where you link up your Instagram account, find and follow new Instagram friends, and be continually inspired by what you see in your Instagram feed! NOW ON SATURDAYS! No need to have a blog, just an Instagram account! So come hang out with us every weekend!
This week is brought to you by PostalPix - get your mobile pictures professionally printed! Download the PostalPix app and get them developed and mailed directly to your home. Choose from premium luster sheen prints, aluminum prints, and more. They offer a variety of sizes and square prints too, perfect for your Instagram photos! Be sure to enter to WIN Instagram prints via the Rafflecopter below! NOW on to the hop!
The Rules are Simple:
1. Follow your HOSTS:
Kimberly of A Night Owl | Instagram: @anightowlblog
Erin of My Thirty Spot | Instagram: @mythirtyspot
Angie of Little Inspiration| Instagram: @blogali
2. Follow your CO-HOSTS:
Krystal of Krystal’s Kitsch | Instagram: @krystals
Mandy of Mandy’s Money | Instagram: @itsmandyj
Ange of Hairspray and High Heels | Instagram: @angejim
3. Link up your Instagram Web Profile:
Just link up your new Instagram Web Profile (http://instagram.com/username) -OR-
Webstagram Web Profile (http://web.stagram.com/n/username) in the linky below!
4. Check out and follow a few fellow Instagram friends.
Tell folks you follow that you found them through the IGBH!
5. SHARE THE IGBH LOVE!
Before you link and run, we’d love for you to SHARE THE IGBH LOVE! We’d love to grow this lovely community, so we’re asking you to share – with your friends, on your social media! Tweet about it, share it on G+ and Facebook or post about it on Instagram! And remember our giveaway! Thanks to PostalPix, you can enter to WIN 25 Instagram prints below! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I’ve been sick with the stomach bug since Sunday and have been on my death bed ever since. I finally started feeling better yesterday and was able to actually wear normal clothing and finally come into work. I haven’t stepped on a scale, but I should definitely be down a couple pounds after those few horrible days!
We received an email saying that the realtor was going to be calling us on Tuesday and we still haven’t heard from her. I’m starting to get really upset because I just want to go and look at houses! Everyone keeps asking us about it and I have nothing to report.
The crossfit open started yesterday and will continue for 5 weeks. I’m not participating this year since I just started crossfit, but my husband is so basically I will be losing my husband Friday and Sundays to the open. The workout is released Thursday and then you can do the workout as many times as you want until Monday I believe.
It’s almost March and I am so excited because not many of you know, but after my knee injury last year March was the month I got a personal trainer and started my weight loss journey. I have been successful in losing the weight I gained when I hurt my knee, but now I want to lose even more and be in the best shape I can. To kick off March I joined Rebekah at Living Lavender in her Dietbet & I also got one of my best friends to join in too! What’s better than losing weight AND winning money!
On top of March being the 1 year anniversary of my weight loss journey it is also my 7 year anniversary of being together with Mr. H! The other night we were making dinner and I was like wow can you believe we’ve been together for 7 years? I never thought I would be with someone for 7 years, let alone forever! I’m looking forward to some sweet little surprises since we are on a spending freeze and don’t plan on going out for it.
Fat Tuesday is next week and to celebrate this weekend we made Plain Chicken’s King Cake Knots. These are so simple and quick that they are perfect for breakfast! I have wanted to make these for a long time but just never got around to it and I am so happy I had the time this weekend. These are a great replacement to cinnamon rolls with just a little bit more crunch.
- Pillsbury refrigerated French Loaf
- 2 tbsp softened butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 6 tsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350
- Gently unroll french loaf
- Spread butter all over dough
- Mix together sugar & cinnamon then sprinkle over dough, covering all dough
- Cut the dough in half lengthwise and then cut strips crosswise, I made my strips larger since I was only feeding 2 people.
- Twist 2 strips together and gently tie a knot
- Bake for 25 minutes
- Mix together icing ingredients & dip knot into icing
- Pour sprinkles over icing immediately after dipping as the icing does harden quickly
Hope you guys enjoy these for Fat Tuesday! side note: I’ve been really sick since Sunday so please excuse the lack of posts & commenting, I’m hoping to feel better soon.