Monday, May 2, 2011

Fitblogger Challenge

It is time for another challenge over at Fitblogger.  You can see my first two challenges HERE.

So, on to week three for me - here is what I'm aiming for this week:

1.  Continue with my cut back on Pepsi - I feel like I am continuing with success on this challenge.  This past week, over a course of 7 days, I had two cans of Pepsi and both were thought about and it was something I really wanted.  We had pizza one night and there is nothing better than an Ice Cold Pepsi with pizza and than one night we had Tacos.  Soooo good LOL  I also find that I  have my "splurge" on the weekend, almost like a little reward from not drinking it all week! 

2.  Treadmill - this past week I walked for 3 days on the treadmill.  I ran into a problem and that was on day 4, I could not walk due to horrible blisters on my pinkie toes.  I put shoes and socks on and tried to walk and the pain was horrible so, I had to stop.  I tried again on the 5th day and they weren't healed enough yet.  I took the weekend off and will jump back on the treadmill on Monday.  I had hoped to pick up a better pair of shoes this weekend but we never went into town so hopefully, now that the blisters are healing, they will turn the skin tougher and I'll be ok this coming week.  My goal is to walk 5 days this coming week.

3. Snacking - I struggle with snacking.  It is a habit.  I should say, I struggle with snacking at night.  My goal this coming week is to not snack on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  You might think this odd but, Monday nights I go to the grocery store and, honestly, by the time I get home and unload everything and put it away, I am so ready for something to eat.  I am going to try and avoid the normal Frappe and Fries :-) and maybe pick up something a little healthier!  And Fridays are the first night my husband actually gets to stay up (he gets up at 2:00 am most mornings so he goes to bed well before me) and we enjoy sneaking a treat after the boys go to bed - a lot of times it is a bowl of cereal but more than anything, it's just a fun thing to do. 

As you can see, I like to continue to work on my older goals as well as add something new.  Check out Fitblogger to read all about the challenge.

Simplify Updates

Ahhhh Sweet Peacefulness :-)  Just wanted to update a few Simplify plans from past lists. 

First, I have a few projects on hold.  As many of you know, my husband recently started a new job which is fantastic.  One of the downsides is that for the first 90 days he is on "probation" which mostly means he isn't paid the full amount.  So, with that in play right now we are trying to cut back on any unnecessary spending.  That means we are not painting the outside of the house or doing any major projects outside this spring.  We are hoping that by Labor Day we will be able to paint the house.  I do want to show you these pictures though :

The bushes are gone!!!  Well almost gone, several were taken by friends of ours to burn and the others are in a pile waiting to be burned by them or anyone else that wants them :-) LOL

Second, my kitchen project has slowed down for this same reason.  I do have paint to finish painting the cabinets (and need to finish this up soon!) and have enough handles for all of the doors; just not the drawers.  I am short some hinges so I will either try to save a little to pick those up or I will put the old ones on until I can get the new ones.  The counter top, wall paint, floor, outlets, and back splash will have to wait until the fall, more than likely.  I also have some cabinet organizers I want to get that will be on hold as well.

Third, is my jewelry project!  Last Sunday (Yep, Easter!) I took time to really clean our room and reorganize quite a few things.  Several weeks ago I had purchased a couple of things to organize my jewelry.  Take a look at this :

The white canvas "bag" is holding all of my earrings.  The best part? It is two sided and the back side is completely empty!  I have room to grow!!  The other piece is actually a tie rack!!  I searched and searched for a necklace holder and when I saw this tie rack I knew it was perfect.  So all of my necklaces are hanging up as well. Again, the whole top row of hooks is almost empty so I have room to grow.  We also moved the old radio into our room and I keep the bin with my perfumes/lotions on top along with a couple of candles.  I am so happy with this little area plus it cleaned out a drawer for my husband's dress socks for which he is thankful :-)

That's where I stand right now!  I'll be doing a new Simplify Post (I think we are on #5) soon so look for my latest project list :-)