June 30, 2010

Where Have I Been You Ask??

I just realized it has been a while since I have written a post on my blog!  Shame on me!!

This is a hint as to what I have been up to:


June 9, 2010

Book Review - Indivisible

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

An inseparable bond.

An insatiable force.

Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall knows the dark side of life and has committed himself to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, knowing the strange event could escalate and destroy the tranquility of his small mountain town. With a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable childhood friend with whom he has more than a passing history, Jonah fights for answers—and his fragile sobriety.

But he can’t penetrate every wound or secret—especially one fueled by a love and guilt teetering on madness.


My Thoughts:

This book was not my favorite book to read.  I really struggled with trying to get through it.  The storyline was really confusing and there was so much going on that I just couldn't seem to keep it all straight and caught up.  Too many questions left unanswered.  I hate doing a negative review but I do want to be honest.  I personally would not recommend this book.  So sorry.

If you would like to read an excerpt of the book go here.

June 4, 2010

Workout/Weigh-In Update!!

Well, it has officially been a month (actually a few days over) since I started working out with a personal trainer at a local gym.  I must say when I did the weigh-in and measurements on June 1, I wasn't very happy!!! 

May 1 - weigh in & measurements
June 1 - measurements - lost fat
             weigh in - gained 5 lbs!!!  WHAT!!!!!!!???????

Yes, you read that right!   No typo!!  I know when you work out you're going to gain muscle but 5 lbs worth?!?!?!  What in the world?!

Don't be down!!   I have good news to report today!!!  When I saw the 5 lb weight gain, I put my lifestyle into hyper drive!!  I decided I couldn't stand the number on the scale so, I revamped my diet to an EXTREME!!  AND I went to the nutrition store and bought things they suggested.  Soooo, without further ado...

Monday - Friday, I am eating EXTREMELY different than usual:
Breakfast - Protein shake (after workout) and a banana
Lunch - Salad with grilled chicken and light dressing
Supper - Grilled chicken breast, a vegetable (broccoli usually) and a small salad with light dressing
Snacks - Include:  peanut butter crackers, sugar-free jello pudding and/or peaches with cottage cheese
AND, I cut out ALL pop & caffeinated drinks!!!  BOO!

I decided that I was going to do this M-F and on the weekends, I would do whatever.  I'm definitely not going to gorge on the weekends but I'm just not gonna worry so much about keeping with the menu.  Along with all of this, I am drinking a pre-workout energy drink and taking a pill that was suggested by my nutrition store.

I am happy to announce today that after 3 days on this program, I lost 4 LBS!!!!!!  YES, YES, YES!!!  3 days...4 lbs!!  That gave me the boost I needed to continue my new gameplan!

How is your weight loss/workout plan going?  Would love to hear some other successful ideas.

June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

This is how we spent our Memorial Day Weekend!!  HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT!!!  We have such a wonderful group of friends!

How did you spend your holiday weekend?

Thank you to all of the those who have served or are serving to keep freedom ringing!!