Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I don't normally enter my photos into web contests and such (though I have done it a couple times) but I couldn't help myself when I saw the January Photo Challenge at Rock The Shot. This month' s theme is "Favorite Shot of 2012". There have been a handful of shoots that I have been on that have produced some of my all-time favorite shots but I believe that this particular one is my favorite of them all.

Not only is is my favorite because I think it looks cool, but it also has bunch of wonderful memories attached to it. This shot was taken in San Destin, Florida at the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. My husband works at a local television station and I got to tag along with him while his station covered the tournament. While he was down at the dock getting video footage of the boats and fishermen heading out, I ran down the boardwalk to get some sunset photos. While, literally, running down the wooden path I saw a sign that looked like a gong hanging through the trees. I took some quick shots, and contorted myself like I usually do to get several different views. As I did, the sun shined through one of the links that was holding the sign up. I twisted myself up a bit more to get it through the biggest link and this was the result.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Simple Solution to a Simple Problem

I suppose if portion control is my problem, then I could work-out to balance out the need to eat everything in sight. It's not a perfect solution, but at least it's an attempted one. So, today I pulled out Tony Horton's 10-Minute Trainer. I wanted to get started on Les Mill's Combat but wouldn't have had time to get the full work-out in before having to go pick up the twins from school.

Right now, I'm in that post work-out feeling where my skin feels funny. I've never really understood what makes it that way. But that's the way I know I've had a good work-out. I used to get it driving home from Zumba every time. Ha ha!

And surprisingly, I'm actually not hungry. I do feel like I want some gum though. I should probably go find some.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Here's The Hard Part

This losing weight thing would be so much easier if I wasn't hungry all the time! Jeez! I don't mind changing the things that I eat but my biggest problem right now is portion control. I swear I feel hungry all the freakin' time! There's gotta be a way to curb that!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Three Days And I'm Already Behind

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to dust off this blog and start writing on at least a semi-annual basis. And I'm already three days in and I'm just now getting around to it. I suppose three days into January is better than three months into the year.

For some reason, I have a good feeling about this year. When the new year rolled over I felt something different than years past. I'm not exactly sure how to explain it, but I just have a good feeling for 2013. (Note: I totally just wrote 2012 and had to fix it. It's gonna be a while before I get used to writing 2013. Haha!)

There are a few things that I really want to get done this year. For one, I'd like to take the kiddos to Disney World. I've wanted to for years now and it's just never been possible. I see a lot of our friends (with and without kids) taking trips there and it's just impossible for us money-wise. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get a job working at the front desk of Ricky's work so we'll be both attributing to the household income this year. That is the main thing that I would like to do this year. I think taking a Disney World trip at Christmas would be so awesome for the kiddos. I want to take them before they get too old for the "magic". I know all kids still feel the magic, but it's still different with every year that passes.

Second, I'd like to get started with a work-out routine and stick to it. Last January, Ricky and I started P90x and did pretty well with it until we started getting sicknesses (no doubt brought home from the kiddos in school) and then I broke my toe in May and it was all over. Two years ago, Samantha and I joined the gym where we met Aimee, our Zumba instructor. Since last January, I've gained 30lbs of the 40lbs that I lost over the last two years. I've still got 10lbs until I'm back where I started so I actually don't feel like a complete failure. (Which is surprising.) I'd like to get started doing something before I gain those 10lbs back, 'cause I  know they're going to creep up on my like the last 30 did. Unfortunately, I am also 30lbs heaver than when we last started P90x so I don't know if I could even keep up with something like that. Perhaps I'll look into something less strenuous so I can get back to where I feel like I can do it.

I have some more resolutions, but I think those two are the biggies. Of course I'm also resolving to be a better mother to the twins, to have more patience when it comes to the twins and Ricky, and to keep up with the housework better. Though that last one is also three days late. My house is a mess. But like I said, that's not one of the biggies.