Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 2: parks, markets and pictures

Today was a good day filled with a full slate and a ton of walking. This morning Ladybug and I went to the farmers market with my sister and some of her family. I love the farmers market. Honestly, I wish I lived somewhere that has outdoor markets all the time. The sights, the smells and the noise; it's like an organism for the senses. With the expert help of my amazing Ladybug, I found a ton of fresh produce to use this week. Of course, we also had to buy cute new pony tail holders and pork on a stick as a treat. After the market we went to the park with my sister and niece. We also meant my amazing husband and our littlest there were we attempted to get pictures of the girls. Which is like treating a hungry shark with a tooth ache. The girls are three and one (my littlest an niece are 6 weeks apart) and were more interested in playing and avoiding the camera. Luckily, I have a very talented husband and we managed to get some very adorable pictures of them. After a much needed nap time, my little family and I went on a walk at the duck pound and fed the geese, swans and ducks. This is one of my favorite pastimes and is such a simple joy. The girls light up when there and Ladybug is the funniest. She lectures the ducks about not sharing and gives the patient ones bread first. So, I got a ton of walking in today for a workout and I have eaten healthy for the most part. But more importantly, I got to enjoy family time and my heart feels lighter today.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Day one the begining

My name is Holly and this is my journey. I am hoping that by committing to write this blog and be honest it will help me lose weight, become healthier and live a more full filling life. 
 So let me tell you a little about me. I am a wife, and mother first. For the most part I am a stay at home mommy for two beautiful and amazing little girls (Ladybug and Giraffe) I am also the wife of a wonderful hubbins, who works hard to support our family. I also work very part time front desk at a local hotel. My life is full of craziness and fun. I enjoy all my little adventures, except I am out of shape and over weight. For me it is time to get control of my health and make changes. 

I will be loading a picture later but to start with, I'll be honest at present I am 304lbs which is 154lbs over where I want to be. I am going to try and write in this blog everyday with my weight lose goals and progress. To start with I want to lose 20lbs in the next month. I will be working out everyday. I plan to use my zumba and get fit work out DVD's and doing a running for beginners program. I also will be eating healthier and documenting all my calories and food intake. These are my goals for fitness.

However, my life is not all about getting fit so I also plan to use this blog to talk about my life and all the things that are going into it. Also, my progress on living a more full filling life. My goals here are to do a craft every week with the girls and to spend more time outside away from the electronics. 

I know this first blog is a little crazy but its just a start and I promise the others will be less unfocused. Thank you to everyone who is willing to go along on this crazy ride with me!!!