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Friday, January 27, 2012

Beast Mode!!

Hello From Sunny L.A.!! Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you...hubby and I have had so much going on that I have just thrown things to the wayside! We left Oregon and traveled down Hwy 1 to get to L.A. I just have to say...that was the most beautiful drive I have ever taken! The drive should have only taken us a couple of days, but we stopped so much, that it ended up taking us almost 5 days to get there! If you ever get the chance to take that drive...I suggest you jump on it!
The other thing that's been going on is hubby and I have finally decided to make lifestyle changes, big ones, seriously! We have changed our diet...really changed it...and have begun exercising...on a regular basis! We kept saying that last year when we were in NY and we did eat pretty good and we exercised...most of the time, but that was us just being lazy and not really wanting to go ALL THE WAY with the changes! That has changed, mostly because of my getting really sick and staying that way for two months. I felt so bad and all the coughing and wheezing really scared me. I do not want to be sick all the time, I want to be able to walk without huffing and puffing, I want to be able to go out and do what ever it is that I want without feeling slow, out of breath, and just generally out of shape.
The things we have changed is we've stopped the sugar...all together because sugar is sugar and I refuse to use artificial sweeteners. It is probably the hardest thing for me to take away because I love sweets and even more sweet tea! Yikes...that is a hard one. We have also stopped eating all the white stuff... bread, pasta, flour, rice..etc. and that hasn't been too bad, thank goodness! Another thing we've changed is the red meat, this is just temporarily until we get things under control. I've been eating turkey, chicken, and fish...all organic of course! The biggest thing we've changed is vegetables!! We have always eaten all of our veggies, we love them, but now they are making up most of what we eat, some cooked, some raw, and some as juice! The whole juicing thing is very exciting to me....not sure why, but I've been researching a lot and it looks like something I want to add to my diet everyday!
So, with all that said...I am off to walk my booty off and to enjoy a great salad I made for lunch. I am hoping to be here more and more and to start adding those pictures, recipes, and posts that I've been talking about. Until next time, I hope you are happy and healthy! Have a great day!
Here are just a few of my favorite pics from along the way!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Off we go!!

Hubby and I are leaving for L.A. on Saturday. We'll be traveling for a day or so and then once I get settled in I'll be posting again. I had a huge panic attack today...don't know why and it has been a long time since I've had one....hubby says I need to get back to my regular exercise program...I'm pretty sure he is right! I am feeling better now though and am hoping that by the time we get there, the weather will be nicer and my cold/allergy mess will be going away! I know this is short, but I'll be back on here in a few days....until then, I hope you are happy, safe, and healthy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Adventures

Well, it looks like hubby and I are starting the new year with a trip to southern California! We just got word that his job is just about done here and we'll be going to L.A. for the next one. I really like it here in Oregon, and we've gotten to see alot of beautiful sights here, but I have been sick the entire time here and I really think that there is something here that is making me feel sick all the time, so with that said.....Look out we come!
For those of you that do not know, my husband travels all over the country for his job. We never know where the next job will be or how long we'll be there. We may be somewhere for a month or even up to a year, it just depends on the job he is doing or how aggressive his schedule is. is crazy, but it's also nice too! The kids are all out of the house and this is our time to get to know each other again as just a couple without all the goings on of raising kids and all the things that go with raising them. I loved being a stay at home mom and my kids are my world, but things get crazy and people get busy and it's hard to have a relationship with your partner when you are so busy or so tired that it just gets pushed aside. So here we are...getting on the road again and going to a new place to see new things and to meet new people!
I do love to travel and see new places, but the living part of it is kinda tricky. I am a very routine in everything I do and all this change makes me a little crazy...I am pretty much a homebody, so I try to make our hotel stays as much like home as I can get it! We usually stay at Extend stay hotels, they have more room, a small kitchen, and feel more like a small apartment. If I can cook and get out and about in a nice area, then I am good to go! My hubby laughs at me because I would rather cook my own food and I drag my little toaster oven everywhere we go! He calls it my Suzy Bake Oven! I also have a George Foreman Grill and and a few travel pots and pans that I like to use. With all of that, I can make anything I want to eat and I don't have to eat junk all the time and I don't have to worry about all the weird stuff they put in my food! I am hoping that by the time we are ready to settle down and retire we are in the best shape of our lives. I do not want to be sick and worn out in my retirement years!
So with all that's to traveling to new places and meeting new people. I am ready for the new year of traveling, living my dreams out and to making my life the best it has ever been!  Looking forward to getting my blog in shape and to bringing some good things your way! Until next time, be safe, be healthy, and be good!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bring it on 2012!!

Whew!! 2011 was quite the year and I am so happy to have a brand new year to start fresh. I haven't had the best of years for the last three years and I am finally excited to see a new year roll around. I can actually say that 2012 is looking pretty exciting so far and I am going to do my best to make this year the best it's ever been! I don't ever make resolutions, because I know myself and I know that if I really don't want to do something, then I won't and I'm sure not going to tell the world or myself that I'm going to do something just to end up feeling crappy about myself for not doing it!
This new year I am going to make life changes, changes that have been coming for awhile. I just want to be healthy and happy and I want to actually be bold in everything I do. I've been hiding from life for awhile and it really is time to just put all the hurt and the pain behind me and just go for whatever it is I want. I want to run a marathon, I want to stop smoking, I want to finish that book I've been working on, and I want to give back to the world everything good it has given me! I've been working an my education for awhile....too long...I've put it aside to help other people or just because I kept thinking I just couldn't do it! I want to rid myself of all the negative things and people that are holding me back!  Wow...that's a lot right?  I think I can do it fact I know I can! I did it before all the craziness of life set in...I can do it again. 
Something else I have been afraid to do....I've had a facebook page done for a few months now and I've never published it! Why?? I don't know...fear of failure...what will I say? Do I really have anything interesting to say?  Will nobody like my page?? Ha that not crazy thinking? You would think I was a teenager again..worrying about who, if anyone, likes me! I is crazy and that behavior is stopping right now!! we go into a brand new year, full of promise and excitement and a fierce attitude towards this life in 2012! My hope is that I will accomplish everything I've set out to do and to do it boldly and without care of what other people are thinking or saying to me! I wish you all happiness, health, and peace in your lives! Until next time...Happy New Year and may all your days be sweet and confident!