So, we have a new addition!!!

This past week has been GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!

Clean eating and consistent workouts have us seeing some pretty nice weights on the scale!  I think my thyroid medication is FINALLY where it needs to be.  I’m feeling better, more productive energy (so I know it’s not mania) and just overall sense of wellbeing.  We’ve been working hard and it is starting to show!  Just little changes here and there but they’re really nice to see 🙂  I’m starting to reclaim my neck and my tummy is down a lot!  My face is getting back to having cheek bones…oh thank goodness!!!  

I got my new 31 bags!!!  I’ve been dying to get some for years and since I’m in a new business why not get a new bag?  Or 2 since the second one was only $5.00 🙂  They seem to be lucky since I did have a new signup with my new bag!  I’m truly enjoying my new “job”!!  I love network marketing!  My company is 30 years old and a billion dollar company.  I really get paid repeatedly for the work I do.  What’s better than that??

Did you see the pic of the grill?  It was our dinner last night!  Grilled zucchini, squash, asparagus and onions with yummy grilled salmon…come on that’s SO DELICIOUS!!  We had so much and it was so calorie friendly! 🙂 🙂 YES PLEASE!!  

Are you on My Fitness Pal?  If you are, let’s be friends! chrissipenney

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Finally, the part you are curious about…WE GOT A PUPPY!!!!  She’s super cool and her name is Bailey ❤  She’s a biter!!  She’s learning though!  Patience is key with a puppy, so I’ve been told.  We got her from Colorado Puppy Rescue in Aurora, CO.  She’s 8 weeks old, and a black lab mix.  She makes my heart happy.  She’s fresh fresh fresh but I adore her already!  My Love and I went to an adoption event at the rescue yesterday because we had seen that she was there on Petfinder.com.  I wanted a rescue, My Love wanted a lab…BOOM!! We both get what we want in one tiny little bundle of joy!  Our lives are changing super quick…responsibility will do that…especially with a tiny bladdered chomper.  Luckily we both work from home, one of us will be here most of the time.  We’re looking for all the puppy stuff now, like dog parks puppy play dates, trainers, puppy hotels and a vet.  I’ve always been a cat person so this whole thing is new to me.  I’ve figured it out pretty quickly.  Puppy gates will be up so I can open the door and get some more fresh air in for us.  She really is freakin adorable ❤  I’m also excited to live in Colorado with a dog…SOOOOO many adventures waiting for us!  Hikes all over the place!  Also the walking of the pup gives me more steps per day.  Definitely a fitness PLUS!!!  I’ve also seem that Labs are a high energy breed so Bailey will be appreciative for some hiking and walking trail ways and paths.  Super excited to watch little miss Bailey grow and stop biting my hands and feet 🙂  Love her to pieces already!! My Love and I are really happy with our little addition!!! She rocks!!

I hope you all have a super great week!!  Kick some booty in whatever your goals are for the week!  I am going to work out 4 times, eat clean 80% of the time, go to 2 networking events and do my calls every day.  Also I’m going to find puppy people for my little love Bailey.  We will dog park it a few days and hike 2 times.  I’ve got to get the pup pooped out, we need her to sleep 🙂 (She’s sleeping soundly in front of the closet on the kitchen floor now…she has a nice bed…hey whatever works right?!)

Have a great week guys!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Soooo magnificent Monday was a travel day…HERE I AM!

Happy Tuesday!!!  

I was thinking of you all yesterday as I made my way home to the Mile High City 🙂

Boston was amazing to me as usual!!  My Love made it there for the big party weekend!!!!!

My Peanut was the best birthday girl!!!  She loves the attention 🙂  She lovessss me!!!  We had so much fun this past week!  We were silly, we played, we snuggled, she slept with me for a birthday sleepover.  I ATE IT UP!!!  I love that she loves me so much 🙂  I will do anything in my power to keep it like this forever!! (I know it won’t always be this awesome, she will eventually grow up and be too cool for me)

I had my longed for cheats: a banana split, really really good Italian, and as much seafood as we could!!  Now I’m back on track tomorrow.  Today we rest.  

Do my bipolar friends have trouble with jet lag?  I’ve been finding that I’m cycling up and down more frequently and I have more trouble adjusting.  I wasn’t too up or down but I did have a couple of zombie days.  I rallied though!!!  All the more reason to have a day of rest, no guilt.

I had a travel headache but it was GONE by Wednesday morning!  Thank you Denver Neurological for your Botox miracle!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!

So what do you all have for your goals this week?  I’m planning on 5 calls a day for my business.  I have 1 guest for my Friday ladies lunch already and I’m hoping to add at least a second one.  I will do 30 minutes at least of an audio book, because they need to get out of my phone. 🙂  I’m also going to do 30 minutes of physical book reading since I have at least 2 books going right now.  In addition to this I’m going to add a second blog post for the week.  2 posts a week!!  Do you want a recipe?  A book recommendation?  Pictures?  Some healthy hints…please comment under the post!!  I’m here for you to come on my crazy journey of healthy living and Winning the Day every day!  

Some cheats, a hawk in the garden and Birthday Party Bonfire with beers and great people!!!

July trip to New England….HUGE WIN for the week!

My Mom, Peanut and I had ice cream!!

My Mom, Peanut and I had ice cream!!

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Another Marvelous Monday!

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So this is me at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs!  It is such a massive gorgeous place!  

My cousin and her little one brought me there, I had never been before!  So gorgeous!

Anyway I just like to have pics in my posts!  🙂

This past week showed me awesomeness and defeat!  My mental health keeps throwing small punches, but I’m overcoming!  Some sleeplessness and some sluggishness.  I’m trying to stay even but there’s just some craziness going on.  I kicked booty with 3 workout days in a row!  That’s a giant first for me lately.  I tried Zumba…that was funny!  GREAT workout!!!  I’m sure I’ll get better after going a few times but boy was I awkward!  Surprise surprise right 🙂

My Love FINALLY got home late Thursday night!  He had a great but long trip.  Now I’m leaving for my week long trip back home to Boston…see you again in August My Love 🙂

Yes you read correctly, BOSTON BOUND!!  Tomorrow I leave to the annual July trip for my niece Peanut’s birthday!!!  FRESH SEAFOOD!!  GREAT ITALIAN FOOD!!!  BESTIE TIME!!  MOMMA TIME!!  SISTER TIME!!!  BEACH TIME!!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!

BAD PART: I’m flying solo tomorrow 😦  My Love just got back and has loads of work to do…bummer!  Hopefully he’ll be able to join me for the weekend!!    I feel like I haven’t seen him in forever and I’m leaving already.  I’m so lame…I’m a super mush!  Still madly in love over 4 years later! I’m pretty sure it’ll be like that forever!!!  

Do any of you mountain bike?  We want to…but know nothing about it.  We live in an amazingly gorgeous state, why not take advantage of it?!?!  Once I get back we ARE getting mountain bikes!!   Hopefully it’ll go smooth…..yeah smooth!!!   

I’m sitting here like I have nothing to do…I should start packing!!  Oh when do you check your emails?

 

Mondays need not suck!

Good evening family and friends!!  Summer’s here and I LOVE IT!!!

Did you all have an amazing weekend???  I did!  My Love is STILL away on business and I’m missing him A LOT, BUT I’m still doing my thing.  Winning the Days as I like to call it 🙂  Working out, keeping up with my obligations, meeting people and building relationships, and eating clean.  Sounds good to me.  Time’s ticking for us to pack it up and into a great new spot….still need to find it though.  Time crunch….what time crunch?  I’m absolutely NOT Winning the Day packing…oh how I hate packing!!!!  It’s just so daunting!!! AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!

Okay back to my happy bubble 🙂  The packing and moving will be done and I’ll get a million boxes and tape and trash bags tomorrow, it’s on my list.  No really, it is 🙂

I’m having a super productive day and I think I’m just kind of surprised and pleased…but only because I’ve been programmed to automatically hate Mondays.  

I’ve gone to my appointment and made another one from there, dropped off papers to the mortgage guy, hit the gym, made Paleo Shepherds Pie, grocery shopped, ate clean, got on my conference call…read and done a blog post…and it’s only 6:30!!!  Who am I!??!!?  I knew my KICK ASS SHIRT would give me a good day!!! (Red Sox of course!!!)  I looked like a bruise in black and blue as My Love would say.  I guess I still need some blue yoga pants 🙂

It’s almost time for my trip back home to Boston!!!  I cannot wait to see everyone!!!  My sister and I have a date to go see my Dad’s plaque at the cemetery.  It’s going to be sad but I just want to see that his final resting place looks good.  I sure do miss our unconventional relationship.  

Of course the other plans we have are fun, no tears there.  Good Italian food, great, fresh seafood….oh HELLO!!!

My niece, Peanut is turning 7!  She’s so beautiful and mature now.  I miss her tiny super chubby body.  We had a lot of great bonding time that I’m clinging to desperately.  I’m hoping I’m cool enough to still be relevant.  I will be visiting 2 times a year to them…not enough…FaceTime sometimes…still not enough….I will not give up hope.  My dream life has the whole family coming to Colorado for a week in the summer.  Yeah, I know, dream life 🙂  Peanut’s little sister Chicken isn’t going to have the same solid foundations to start of with and that often breaks my heart.  BUT I’ll do what I can to stay relevant.  Those little faces have my heart.  My little ladies 🙂 🙂 🙂

Anyway, no more mush.  I’m getting My Love back late Thursday night, SO I’m 2 days in a row right now at the gym…I made a pact to him that I’d workout 4 times while he was gone.  I’m pretty sure that I’m at 3 now.  I kind of want to see how many I can do…press the limit and set the bar higher for future business trips.  My BIG BIG challenge is my Boston trip…luckily I get a free gym membership! I’m hoping to get there!!!  I’m not too sure about the vehicle situation yet…..the hurdle!  I’m driven, I’m motivated and I want it!!!  Ahhh the benefits of momentum!!!  

LET’S DO THIS!!!!  

Have a great week everyone!!!

During the day…it’s different

So I’ve been going to a few new networking groups to meet people and find out about them and their businesses and it’s always hard to put me in a “commercial”. I feel like I don’t fit into traditional proportions. I’m a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, an Aunnie, a grand daughter. I’m also a grieving daughter, a survivor and an entrepreneur. I have a blog and a business. I love people watching and happy hours. I love coffee shops and tea shops. I have health challenges that make every day a challenge. Each day I aspire to Win the Day 🙂

Working out, eating clean and having an all around successful day is Winning The Day. I want to help people identify with me. The people with migraines, the people with bipolar disorder, the people with hypothyroid. We have challenges in daily activities. It takes it all out of me to function daily all day. I crash after my day and frequently just fall asleep. Head back, out cold. A couple of appointments, the gym, lunch, a blog post…I’ll be out cold by 11 🙂

My Love is out travelling the country for business. He’s in Milwaukee and will be heading to South Carolina just in time for a big ass hurricane…sweet! I’ll be in Boston with my fantastic family for just under a week. It is my Sister’s older daughter’s 7th birthday!!! My sweet Peanut!! I miss her like crazy and cannot wait to see her and her adorable little sister Chicken! I’ll also be getting a BEACH DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! You don’t get those in the mountains!! Margs with the Bestie…family…beach day…AND AMAZING FOOD!!! I hope to get a bunch of workouts in while I’m there…My Love and I are on a mission to our best selves. He’s My Love and my accountability partner.

So I’m writing while it’s light out…a new concept for me. Normally I write late at night so no one will see my posts. Now I’m looking to be seen and to have my blogs out there. 🙂

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