Buns and Guns

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Tuesday night was my debut at the gym. I was late for the first class so I hopped on the treadmill until Buns and Guns. I started out at 3 mph, my shins hurt so I took it down a few notches and worked my way back up to 3.  It was a nice brisk walk and I got to watch some good reality TV (can those words even be in the same sentence, Good and Reality TV??)  Buns and Guns was a whole different story I was sweating my ass off in the first 5 min, I thought I was going to die. When I first walked in the class the instructor immediately sought me out as a new person, came over, introduced herself and we had a little chat. I’m not going to lie I was a little taken back, most of my communication with people is done via e-mail or text, so I am a little rusty on my verbal skills. She definitely made a good first impression on me. So the class consist of your body and small weights, I used 5 lbs and will be using 3 lbs next time. You do a series of motions that work your gluts and arms all perfectly timed to music. Sounds pretty easy right? Wrong! It is Thursday and I still want to cry when I walk up stairs.

This next is going to be a crazy one. Tomorrow is Halloween and Becky flies home. Saturday is girls night at the Casino. Tuesday my sister flies home. Friday is Garth Brooks!!! Oh and I will be working in the gym between all of that. Look for updates on everything next week.

Love Always … Tam

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The Gym

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So I had a minor set back in joining the gym last week like I had planned. It turned out that our insurance plan is not involved in the Frequent Fitness program where they give you $20 of your monthly membership fee back to you if you go X times in a month. So being strapped for cash as it is I was having a hard time convincing myself the $60+ a month it was going to cost me in membership fees and daycare was worth it. But after some talks with my mom, my friend Kate and my husband the overall consensus is to just do it!! So last night I did it… joined the gym that is. I have been apart of this gym before and I Love it there, it is mainly women that go there and they have amazing classes. I made Eric promise to give me two nights a week where he has the kids, feeds them, puts them to bed and not to make a mess of the house!! I know that this sounds like normal things a parent should do but he gets so wrapped up in things that “need to be done” he hardly spends any time with them.  Men and Women are such different creatures because spending time away from those kids are one of the big reasons I didn’t want to go back to the gym because I felt like I never saw them. So this will be good for both of us, I get some time away with adult interaction and he gets some time with the kids. I start tonight with a Buns & Guns class… I can’t wait!!

Love Always … Tam

Weekend Recap

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So this weekend we didn’t do a whole lot but in reality we did and it felt good. First off I got to spend time with people and not because they wanted me to cut their hair. Side note: I went to cosmetology school 8 years ago and it seems like the only time I see people is when they want a haircut. Friday night as a whole family we went to my Grandparents and had dinner. Saturday morning we went to my friend Alicia’s and the kids got to play for a bit. Saturday afternoon the kids and I went to the park and Sunday I made an amazing dinner on the grill (I surprised myself at how good it tasted, Eric too) I also got in some crafting time. I had some frames that I wanted makeover and paint with come blue chalk paint to hang in my bathroom. So during nap time on Saturday I pulled the kids craft table into the living room, set up shop, put in a chick flick and enjoyed some caffeine and chocolate. However the best part was  when Vivian woke up from her nap and we had some time before Declan woke up so we painted together.  Now to get some pictures in those frames. It was one of those weekends that will go in to my memory as one of those perfect weekends. Love Always … Tam Ps You can now follow me on Instagram @tamcam10 Pss I decided to join a gym tonight, more to come on that.

First Parent Teacher Conference

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Well, we officially had our first parent teacher conference last night. As suspected she is doing great, however I was quite surprised that we weren’t talked about her sassy/bossiness. The teacher did say that she “helps” out with one boy at her table. That girl definitely has a career in management or something where she can boss people around. For example at her 4th birthday …. it was time to open up presents, the whole time she was instructing an older boy when she was ready for her next present and which one she would like next. If he grabbed the wrong present she would let him know and have him get the correct one. I just watched her and shook my head, when did my baby get so big!

Speaking of babies getting big, Declan has decided to grow up this past week. He has started to say more words, but it isn’t so much the talking but the understanding that he is starting to do. He knows when we get to Grandpa’s house and he burst out “papa” or when he is eating if you ask him if he wants more he will shake his head yes or no and when he is done he  says in his cute voice ” all done” He will be 18 months at the end of this month!

The kids enjoying the leaves and nice weather last weekend.

Love Always … Tam

I’ll Start on Monday

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Husband “I thought you were on a diet?”

Me “I’ll start on Monday”

I am one of those people who is always trying to lose weight. I have always been a body conscious person but it wasn’t until my mid 20’s that I actively started to try losing weight, before my wedding. By actively trying to lose weight I mean a constant yo-yo of lose weight-gain weight. Over the years I have gained more then I have lost and could now stand to lose 100+ pounds. I have tried everything from Weight Watchers, starving myself, joining a gym, L. A. Weight Loss, counting calories, liquid diet, joining a Biggest Loser program….. some have worked, some have not (for obvious reasons). Even when things did work, I didn’t see it until it was too late and I had already gained back weight. I keep waiting for my ah-ha moment when it all clicks, I am motivated and everything just falls into place. Does that moment exist? Do you know when it happens? Did I let my moment pass me by?

The last thing I was successful at with losing some weight was joining a Biggest Loser program at a local gym. The organizer is all about changing your life style for the better and it worked, I lost 19lbs in 3 months (with cheating) At the time I didn’t think 19lbs made a difference in the way I looked and when people complemented me on my weight lose, I just thought they were being nice to the fat lady. Now I look back and remember how those black pants were so loose on me they were almost falling off and now they are too tight. I would have loved to continue with the gym but I didn’t have the money and I felt like I never saw my kids (you will learn that I like to make a lot of excuses) My goal after completing the Biggest Loser program was to incorporate what I had learned at home. I still do refer back to that information, but not as much as I should.

Well, here we are it is Monday again, will this be The Monday?

Love Always … Tam

My first blog post

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My first blog post, what to write….

First let me tell you about myself; I am a Women, Wife to Eric and Mother to Vivian & Declan. I recently celebrated my 31st birthday, I work with my mother at her photography studio, I am overweight.  My filter is broken, my grammar sucks and so does my spelling (so don’t call me out on that stuff I am well aware of it) I like to take lots of pictures of my kids and tell cute stories about them (if that doesn’t interest you, move along) I also love food and crafting!

Why did I start this Blog? I have been contemplating this for quite sometime, Will anyone want to read about my life? What will I write about? Will I have time to write? I finally just decided to go for it. I will be sharing with you my ups and downs in parenting, how to be a good wife, finding myself again and my weight journey. I want this blog to serve as a digital diary of my life, a place to connect with like minded people and to give me a purpose.

So here I going trying my hand at this Blogging thing

Love Always … Tam

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