|March 2, 2014||Posted by Presley under Baby, Fitness, Life|
The theme of this weekend was “cram everything we’ve been wanting to do into 48 hours”. Since I’m going out of town in a few days, we wanted to make sure we spent some time together. I mean, we’re pretty much always together but you know what I’m saying.
We hosted our own puppy adoption. This sweet little girl found her new home, and we were actually a sad to see her go. Puppy fever definitely hit our house hard. I’m pretty sure Maddux still thinks she’s in the backyard waiting to play with him.
We ate a lot of good food. We went out with Ryne’s parents Friday night, ate lunch at my parents’ Saturday, and had our friends over for low country boil last night. My mom bought scallops for me since everyone else had steak. I’ll take it.
We took Maddux to his first movie. We took his three-year-old cousin with us, too, because we’re extra nuts. They were great, and Ryne and I even admitted that we liked Frozen a lot. I have some new Disney songs to learn now, so I better get on it.
Things I didn’t do this weekend: blog, work out, or win the lottery. I never do the last one, but still.
What I’ve learned about myself is that I choose the weirdest times to take breaks for working out. This Thursday I’m headed to Los Angeles for what is basically a weekend long fitness centered photo shoot. Of course this is a good time not to work out. Hmm.
The truth is that we just had so much other stuff to do that it just wasn’t a priority. I could worry about how I’ll look in the pictures, but I’m choosing to just trust that people will appreciate that I just look like me. The real me takes breaks. If I had spent the past month tirelessly working out, I might have looked fitter but it wouldn’t have been “real”.
Let’s be real, though. How in or out of shape I am isn’t the real issue here. The real issue is that I generally look like this when people tell me to pose.
Basically, I’m just asking you to tell me I look fabulous no matter what happens. That’s what friends are for, right? Lie to me and we’ll be best friends forever. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go watch the Oscars. Because, you know, priorities.
|January 29, 2014||Posted by Presley under Baby, Life|
I will be able to accomplish absolutely nothing in my life until this snow melts. It’s like my brain freezes right along with the rain. I just want to stare at it. All day.
Some of y’all are probably asking, “Is it really that big of a deal?” The answer is yes. Yes it is. The best part of the whole thing is watching Maddux figure out what snow is all about. We haven’t had the “don’t eat yellow snow” talk yet, but that’s on the agenda.
I did try to teach him how to make a snow angel and he just looked at me like I was the dumbest person alive. He has a point. Snow is freaking cold. That was fun for all of five seconds.
We also practiced our acting skills. This is him portraying every single person trying to drive in the South. I think he took that tree out on his way down the hill. So, pretty accurate.
My parents came by and brought a sled over. It was serious business. I don’t know why, but the fact that he knew how to hold on to that rope has me rolling. He thinks he’s such a smartypants.
We tried all morning to take a family picture, but it didn’t work. Like, at all. Maddux threw a fit once, accidentally hit me in the face once, and then finally just turned into a limp noodle any time we tried to pick him up. You have to hand it to him, though, he sticks to his guns. No pictures, Maddux? Got it.
Now that the toddler is napping, I think it’s time for the adults to do the same. I’m the worst at taking naps, so I’ll probably just stare at the ceiling for ten minutes then get up, drink coffee, and stare at the snow some more. It’s obviously going to be a super productive day around here. Later on Ryne and I have plans to work out after Maddux goes to bed, but I’m not really sure what I want to do yet. Upper body and running sounds good, but so does watching TV and drinking hot chocolate. Decisions, decisions.
If you have a great upper body and/or sprint workout, send it on over! I need all the motivation I can get. See ya when the snow melts.
|January 27, 2014||Posted by Presley under Baby, Blogging, Fitness, Life, Running|
Last night I completed a lower body workout with Ryne that included split squats. They are my arch nemesis, but I finally figured my footing out enough to get them over with as quickly as possible. Then I curled up in a ball in the corner of the gym. To the person that invented these: “Yeahhhh, thanks for that. Jerk.” Check out my facial expression. I think that’s a mix of fear, pain, and confusion. They really are an awesome move, but man, they are tough.
Today after work, I went to the gym to run sprints. Other than my failed attempt at a short run this past weekend, I haven’t run in over a week. My foot hasn’t been bothering me as much, so I took full advantage of that. I ran 2.5 miles that included a sizable chunk of sprint intervals. It’s official. My legs are dead.
Oh, and let’s just discuss my outfit change. I headed into the bathroom a nerdy, old teacher and I left the bathroom a nerdy, old teacher in absurd amounts of neon. At least neon makes me feel like a cool kid, right?
Dinner more than made up for my lack of fashion sense. I pretty much bathe my food in buffalo sauce at this point.
Maddux wants y’all to know that he is super stoked about his new toy. My friend Logan brought him a belated Christmas gift and he is obsessed. He cried bloody murder at dinner and had to have it in his high chair with him. I seriously didn’t want to cave and let him do that, but he was honestly distraught. He loves his “teen”.
Before I go tonight, I wanted to let y’all know what types of posts will be coming up soon. I asked y’all the other day for some suggestions, and you really came through. I posted a meal plan request yesterday, but there were a few more topics that were mentioned.
How The Heck My Perm Turned Out
Typical Week Of Workouts
A Day In The Life/Hour by Hour Post
Working Full Time and Working Out
Life Inside the Classroom
Y’all know they will all probably awkwardly weave themselves into random posts, but it’ll totally work out. I’ll definitely get around to all of them. If you have any other requests, just let me know! Obviously, I’m not an expert at, well, anything. But that doesn’t mean I can’t share my perspective, right? Plus it will be fun to see if I can stick to one specific topic for an entire post. It’ll be a challenge, or something like that…
Now, I better get off the internet. Ryne and I are celebrating some good news tonight for both of us. Yeah, both of us. How awesome is that? I promise to fill y’all in soon. In the mean time, I can tell y’all that we’re also celebrating the possibility of Maddux’s first snow day sometime this week!! So exciting! I know, how southern can I be? See y’all tomorrow!
|December 25, 2013||Posted by Presley under Baby, Life|
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We would have family Christmas pictures if I wasn’t currently on my death bed. Luckily, it only matters that this little boy had an awesome day.
And it’s not a proper Christmas wish without a little inappropriate movie quoting. “Where ya gonna put a tree that big?”
I hope y’all had a great day and got lots of hugs in. Nobody wanted to touch me this week, so I’ll live vicariously through you.