Monday, February 14 I changed my mind...

Please note: I changed my url and then changed it back again! hahh! Can't decide what to do...and felt guilty changing it entirely...I'm just thinking of starting a whole new blog. But I'm not sure yet. Guess that means I will wait and see!

Starting up again...

So I've decided to start blogging again. 2010 was a crazy, wild, pregnant/postpartum & hormonal year. It was a COMPLETE health challenge. Thyroid disease took over my body and my mind. I know I sound like a broken record, but it's still kind of such a shock, really. And in a way, I'm still paying for it. I've got 50lbs to lose. Again. I didn't lose the weight after this baby like I did with my first baby but I suspect I also had thyroid disease at that time as well. It's just worse this time around.

So I'm starting over again, almost a year after having baby (he turns 1 in a month!!!!!!!!!!!). But, good news. My thyroid is finally cooperating once again. I am finally able to get the energy required to work out again (and as well to live life and take care of my babies!!!). I'm already in the gym most days and working my way up to running 30 min straight again. But now to get my diet under control once again. I seem to give in to my ravenous hunger (I over-do it) when I work out daily. So time to nip that shit in the bud.

Some new self-health goals:
1) eat a calorie range 1300-1600
2) NO cheat days (that just screws me up and un-does all my hard work)
3) eat 85% clean - reduce sugar, processed and unnatural foods
4) work out atleast 5 days a week with combined cardio and weight training for best results
5) learn to balance all out with family and work life (another words be a drone for the next year until I get my health back. Seriously, I know how this goes, I'm a pro at it by now!)

My short-term goal (because those are very important, so as to not lose focus) is to eat clean and not cheat for 10 days...let's see how long I can go after that...after 10 days, I will move it to 15, then 20 and so on. I want to break a record! Let's do this!

I realize that I always need to compete with myself in order to succeed at the personal stuff in makes for better results if I know I have a specific goal to strive towards. I will keep my updates posted here, like I used to. I know it's boring stuff, but I'll try to add in some fun stuff too (like babies and jewellery!!!).

Sunday, February 6

The Ballerina and Her Jumping Tiger

Jumping, jumping tiger! 
(He's a real daredevil, he takes after his momma)

 Sister had to join in :)

And of course do ballet, while buddy looks confused.

Cutie patooties!

I hope your Sunday was just as grand! :)

Wednesday, February 2

New Year and New Possibilities

I know I'm a bit late in talking about the New Year seeing as it's already February 2...but it IS still the new year and I always like to think that a new year is FULL of endless possibilities. I walked into this year believing that it will be GREAT! And so far, so good! (attitude is EVERYTHING)

I specifically wanted to focus on claiming my health back and being a happy, healthy and involved family this year. My health with regards to my thyroid is MUCH better lately (minus a few mysterious allergic reactions) which is a relief because it was about nine months of chronic sickness after baby was born, I kid you not. I do have lots more to improve on, but I know that will always be the case and it is only February. These things are a work in progress.

My focus on family is also improving. Which reminds me....I've been taking A LOT of pictures lately for my new Etsy shop in order to try and make it and my products look nice...but I haven't spent enough time taking new pictures of my two beautiful children. So that's my goal this weekend! Take some photos that I can cherish for a long while...because my two little chillin's are growing up WAY too fast!!! And did I mention...I got the BEST compliment at the skating rink last week...that both my children are "SUCH happy kids!!" And that "they are ALWAYS smiling!!" I think that just made my year altogether!! My goal in to always see my children smile and be happy. :)

I am also hoping to share some other good news sometime soon. I do hope so. But this will come later.

Ahhhhhh, and it's +2C degrees outside!!!!!! It was -40C just two days ago!!!! LOOOOOOVE!! I desperately want to go spend the next two days (-30, boohoo, will return) snowshoeing or skiing !!!

Tuesday, February 1

New Etsy Shop!

Why hello there!!!
It's been awhile since I've been here!

Since having my gorgeous baby boy last March, I've been physically sick and then I got busy after that! hehe
I am finally getting over the sick part (thyroiditis) but I am also excitingly starting to pursue a passion of mine, jewellery and jewellery making, amongst a few other things (like painting)!

Please check me out at my new etsy jewellery shop, Crashing Bison!!