Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!

Please know I haven't forgot about you guys, I'm just taking a blog break for now!! Love one another and share your thankful thoughts with your loved ones tomorrow, life is precious!!

Sorry for me being MIA!! Tell me some things you guys are thankful for. I'd love to hear what some of your traditions are for thanksgiving.

I'll be back next week!



Happy Turkey day eve!




Friday, November 15, 2013

Still the same happy person




Hey Happy Friday!

So for the last few days I've been thinking about my life, far as past, present and the future. Just doing my usual self evaluation if you will do this stuff from time to time.


Let's kick this off with the past....earlier in my 20's I was a heavy girl yes, this is true we all know that. But one thing that I've always loved about myself is no matter what I was never a downer, I was always a happy individual. Still smiling, being friendly, despite my weight and what I looked like on the outside, I've always had this passion for life no matter what. My husband and I got married in 2006 and I was weighing in at 236 pounds, we were married at JP so no we didn't have this HUGE wedding or anything! But on that day I was so happy to be marrying the love of my life, who cared what my weight was? Not me and not him!

I like to think of myself as a person who realizes that there are far worse things in life going on, so why not be grateful for what and who I am, and stop feeling sorry for myself, and if I feel that sorry then I need to do something to change my life. So one day I did just that.....which brings me to the current me......

 
The present Cynthia, is THE same happy go lucky person, only this time I'm 174 pounds and I have a son that I'm trying to lead a life of good examples for. Being at the smallest weight I have been in my LIFE is amazing and a big accomplishment for me, and I was able to prove to myself that I'm far more able to do things I never thought possible. It's 7 years into my marriage and he still thinks I'm hot!!lol Things that have changed for me now are, I feel stronger physically and mentally, more confident to pick up heavier weights, runner further than I ever have without feeling like I am going into cardiac arrest! I have more energy to get up in the mornings and get everyone out the door for the day! I don't come home and just sit in front of the TV and eat M&M's yummy I would love too!! hahaha Life was great before, but now that I took control of my health and my families health, life is even MORE amazing and it only will get better..... I stopped making excuse for working out and started making myself promises!


Well, only God really knows what the future will hold for me...I would like to think I will be brave enough to get in a bikini one day! kidding!!! I'll settle for another 10 pounds for now! But I'm in no rush for it! I hope by this time I will be a body building coach and inspiring someone to reach for their goals!!! And who knows there maybe another baby that may have joined our family!! Brandon sure makes it a point to tell us that he wants a baby brother or sister! (; only time will tell!

We can all be better and improve in every part of our lives. I don't have all the answers, none of the bloggers you follow do, but I think we are all figuring out what works for us and hoping that we can help one person at a time. We've all struggled and are struggling in life, but the point is when you are blessed to see another day, know that it's your own personal 'do over day'! Like I said we nor I know what the future holds, I just want to keep being a better person, a better mommy, a better friend, and wife. And never see 200 pounds again (unless I'm preggos) but not seeing it because I ate my way back there! Dang I want M&M's!














Wednesday, November 13, 2013

So What Wednesday!



SO WHAT WEDNESDAY!!!!!! With Shannon
 
 
 
This week I'm saying so what IF:
 
 
  1. Brandon keeps ending up in our room after I've laid him in his own every night this week.
  2. I think work is a drag today and I'd much rather be at home snuggled up drinking hot chocolate and watching Lifetime.
  3. I gave Brandon candy this morning.
  4. I've already took out our Christmas tree and it's not even Thanksgiving.
  5. I still haven't taken my coat off since I got to work 3 hours ago, Texas is not supposed to be this cold.
  6. People and their IG post are getting on my nerves!
  7. I really want a girls night out, and a tall Margarita on the rocks!
  8. The very first Christmas present I ordered was for yours truly, Hey I'm easier to buy for, why not knock it out?!
  9. I'm going to take off during the Holiday and spend time ripping up our floors!! Call me Handy Mommy!!
  10. If I'm starting to hate my IPhone and can't wait till I get a Samsung. <that's the earlier Xmas gift>
  11. I've ran out of 'So Whats'...guess I'd better get back to work! <sigh>


Happy Hump-Day (:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Resistance Band Workout

Your at home Resistance Band Workout! Enjoy and I would love your feedback after you try it!
















Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Recap

It's Monday!! OMG already...I know right?


Well we had a pretty good weekend. I'm such a dork I like starting my weekends on Friday.

So here goes....

Friday I went on a nice dark run around the neighborhood. I'm really starting to like running in the cool, but I did get nervous when it started to drizzle, it made me pick up the speed!
Then Saturday had a wonderful start to my day with a little step/turbo with my girls!
Then off to soccer with my boo boo!

 

 
We later headed off to my husband's best friends surprise bday party and had a blast laughing and eating! Always a great time with them! And they are getting MARRIED next September and I couldn't be happier for them!!!! Pink Moscato!! yummy!

The Bride to be!!!!!!!!!!



Sunday morning 7 miler and chilling with my boys...



As we watched the Cowboys get their asses handed to them by my home team! Man I love the Cowboys, but I have to go for my Saints when they play them. That was HORRIBLE!!! Look can't you tell from my face?


Happy Monday!!!

Friday, November 08, 2013

The feeling of epic failure...


Sometimes I go thru this fitness journey and I feel like an uber failure. I have days where I eat like crap and then afterwards I feel like crap! FYI: no matter how much you workout, you can not undo a bad diet. PERIOD! You ate that shit so there it is on those hips!

Last night I ran...in of course the damn dark, and not to mention cold, and I swear I just felt like I was going to vomit up my guts. I quickly remember ALL the shitty foods I ate earlier that day, and I knew I had done some damage and I had no one to blame for feeling bad. BUT.ME. Something that I've always heard other runners say and it is so true, while training (running) you really need to be cautious of your diet, and last night really showed me that I made some serious mistakes yesterday. I never feel bad when I run, ever. I didn't even drink enough water yesterday, that is how bad I let my habits fall by the waist side guys!
Smiling in spite of...

So see sometimes you struggle with your choices in the day and later on you pay for them. Let's just say I got thru that run but knew that if I wanted to run tonight I need to make a few better choices. I hate that feeling of epic failure when you exercise, whether you ate bad or not. I like finishing a run or leaving the gym knowing I crushed that shit!!!

But as soon as I got home I started to ask myself, "why in the hell am I so mad about that run"? Why beat myself up because I ran slower than I've been blah blah. What's wrong with that? NOTHING at all myself you did GREAT slow or not, long mile or short, you could have been sitting at home watching TV and stuffing your pie hole with M&M's and Snickers and all the fried things you could make. Instead you laced up your shoes and throw back that hair and darted out the door and burned 647 calories with a 4 mile run! Bitch that causes for a VICTORY dance!

So see when you think you didn't rock that.....TRUST you did!! Everything you do you can always put a little more effort into! Today I have made better food choices and my insides aren't crying, because tonight when I hit that pavement for 5 miles I will make this FAT cry biiiitchessss!!!!


Happy Friday!!








Thursday, November 07, 2013

My half Marathon thoughts

Hey I hope you all are smiling....It's THURSDAY, one more day till Friday. Come on you can get thru this day and one more! lol


Today I was wanting to tell you guys why I've chosen to step outside of my 'zone' and do this half marathon in March Rock N Roll Half Marathon to be exact! I really and truly did not have this planned like way in advance or anything, because as I've said before I used to hate running. But I thought since I hated running so much, but I love a challenge I figured this would be a very big thing in my life for me to achieve.

I've ran several 5k's and loved those because I would do them with my girls. But if you would have asked me to run one alone I would have looked at you crazy, until the Susan G. Komen Race in October and then it hit me when I was done! I had so much energy afterwards I wanted to run some more!!! Said. No. One. lol
 
 
Be to be honest I never thought to do this for anyone but me, trust me I'm not running a 13.1 long ass run for this blog, or stickers or whatever other crap people run for.I didn't even know what that sticker was on peoples cars, I thought it was a biblical verse. LOL This is to show me mentally that I can be better then I think I can, that it won't kill me to push my big butt over that finish line although those 8 miles the other week almost did.  Tell you guys a secret....I've always wanted to be a runner, but running was something that I kept failing at, seriously it's because it was too hard for me and I would always be too sore or too tired to keep going.

I feel like I've done a lot of things in my life like losing weight and not being in the 200's for almost 2 years now, that I can do more then my mind tells me I can. Hell losing weight is hard too, eating right is my biggest challenge, and something I battle with everyday, but I do better and I stay active, so if I can do those things I can run 13.1 miles and finally overcome my fear. The training is fun because every week seeing my speed increase and every Sunday seeing the miles get longer, only thing now is I get off work at 5 so it's dark when I get home. I just suck it up and do it, it helps also with running faster because the thoughts of an axe murder chasing me makes me haul ass! (; and...it's my excuse to blow ITunes up with my credit card looking for new jams to RunRock to!


Running is no joke, but anyone can do it if you want to do it. Just like anything. Maybe later on when I become like a running guru I'll share some tips, for now I'm just trying to get my stride and learn a lot about this new challenge that I never thought was even possible for me.


Here's a few things I've bought so far:

Thanks to my good friend Amber who ran in a cute FlipBelt Friday night, I just placed my order for mine! I'll snap a pic and give y'all my thoughts on it when it comes in the mail. I have this weird thing about stuff on me like bands on my waist or my arms when I run! Don't ask! (of course I ordered pink) (;

I have severe flat feet, so finding shoes that I like that don't cause me to limp after my workouts and running, is always so hard for me. But I know that your shoes are THE most important part of working out! I really like my old Nike lunarglides here because these were the only shoes that didn't hurt me. So I've decided on the Mizuno Wave that I ordered last night. When they come, I'll try them on and tell ya!

This is my fav thing that I've bought! OMG it was so hard to decide on one because there was so many great ones to pick from! Found it on Etsy

 
 
Have a wonderful day guys!  
 
 
P.S. here are the verses from Psalm 13.1 and 26.2 that I thought people were riding around with on the back of their cars! lol Just an FYI I guess! (I know I'm stupid)
 
Psalm 13.1-2 tells us of the struggle. The first utterance from the psalmist's mouth is like many a prayer found in our most painful moment - short and honest: How long, O Lord? David then elaborates: How long will you forget me - forever? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts, have sorrow in my heart and have the enemy triumph over me? Sin, the enemy is winning and gaining ground.
 Psalms   26 Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

My Son

Today I wanted to talk about my sweet baby boy!!
I know every parent in the WORLD thinks their kid is THE most amazing and THE best at everything...but seriously when you become a parent it is so true, you really do think that. So everything that I will say about Brandon y'all will be like whatever. haha.

 

Brandon is in what I like to call the 'terrible' threes right now, and OMG he is fighting me and Spencer on everything we want him to do. At this point I can so forget about even thinking on bringing him to the store with me, by the time I get to the register I swear I have about 50 items more in my cart, because he's slipped and put things in there from each aisle.


But regardless of all that, he is truly a blessing for us, he is SO funny and so outgoing, ball of energy all the time even if he is sick! When we first brought him home from the hospital, it was so funny to see me trying to be a new mom, I didn't have a clue of what I was doing, I was trying to put diapers on backwards because I was so sleep deprived. Then I would finally get the diaper in the right direction, thinking 'wow I did it', but I would go to pick Brandon up and he would have pee all the way up his neck...let's just say I didn't pull the diaper up high enough. Man, being a new parent has sure humbled me a lot, all the things I thought I knew about kids from being the oldest of three, I quickly realized I didn't know shit.


I'm loving how here lately Brandon is wanting to workout with me and play sports, an example that I was truly hoping to set for him so he would be better at while young then trying to LEARN to do it as he got older, because he was looking at me not taking care of myself as you was growing up! Trust me when they say your kids really and truly do watch every single thing you do, so why not do the right things for them, the world will offer them plenty of wrong! The learn about the right things in life starts at HOME! and starts with you as a parent.
 

One thing (among many) that I love about Brandon is he is so affectionate and he always wants to know how he can help me and always wanting to make sure I'm ok! A trait that I'm 100% convinced he got from yours truly! haha!


He is truly our miracle child, and some of you that read my story of our issues getting pregnant and me staying pregnant know why I say that. Having kids and raising them and providing for them is so hard, something that people who were parents before me would often say and I didn't understand what that meant. But it is so true, yet parenting is but among all it is the most rewarding thing you will ever do in your life. There is not a day that goes by that I don't kiss on Brandon and love all on him, well until he says stop mommy you kissed me lot already lol. I know he is getting older and after while he isn't going to want mommy around kissing on him in front of people, so I have to do it while I can.

He brightens up my day!







Monday, November 04, 2013

Weekend Photos

Hey,

Happy Monday! Today I was going to drop a few pics from my crazy fun yet busy weekend! We had the Bad prom 5k run Friday, baby shower with some of my high school friends and me and jen headed to the Cowboys game Sunday!! Fun fun!

Here goes!





 
 If ya'll have a chance, you so have to do the Bad Prom Run! Super fun!

 
 
 In-N-Out after the run is our tradition!



 
 Grocery shopping is always adventurous with Brandon since he thinks everything in the store should go home with him.
 

 
 Great to see ALL my friends from high school!!
 
 
 Sweet Brandon caught on camera while in stride!



 
 This was awesome!!! Got to be in THE same building as Dez Bryant and Jason Witten!




Good times~~~