I must be having a case of the Mondays

In my previous life I had a cube job and I absolutely hated it with a passion and there’d always be some idiot cracking Monday cliches…yeah I didn’t fit there at all. Network marketing is very me! Talking to people as your job?! Sign me up!!!
So anyway, I’ve been super busy all day and I’m just getting home and settled. My Love just came in to only to find me sitting on the floor crying and little Miss Bailey in her crate. Fun! Oh my poor poor Love 😃
It took a big giant hug and a smooch or 5 on my head for me to stop crying. It’ll get easier he said, and I believe him. There is no doubt in my mind that it was not Bailey that made me cry….BUT she was, as they say, the straw that broke the camel’s back. Only God knows the cocktail of events that caused the breakdown…but I just went with it. Crying can be quite cleansing. That’s what I’m hoping for.


That’s my demon dog looking all cute 💜


That’s the Coldstone Creamery Oreo ice cream cake that My Love got so we could “celebrate” my Dad’s birthday. I am so very thankful for My Love that he’s so understanding and awesome with me!! I can cry or laugh or be crazy and he’s always supportive and I would be lost without him!! 💜💜💜


A great picture from our Mt Falcon hike 😃 We’re going to try and make hiking part of our fitness routine. We live in an absolutely gorgeous place, why not take advantage? Get some of pup’s energy out 😃

We did a pact so we’re more accountable. 4 workouts a week and clean eating 75% of the time. So the pact is good until the last day of September, then we’ll reassess and make another!!

So now I’m relaxed a bit and that little pain in my butt is getting out of her crate. Ahhhh the fun of an emotional chick playing Puppy Mom 😃 She’s worth it!

What are your goals this week? I did yoga this morning! Zumba tomorrow!! I actually blocked the time out of my schedule for the whole 4 days! Boom, fitness goals done! Yeah let’s see how this goes 😃
Kick butt everyone!!!

Migraine on a Friday?! You MUST be joking!

There are a million things that I can say are great and I’m such a very loved and blessed woman!!! That being said the weather has changed, I have a dreadful headache. 😞 I get nervous when I get a headache because my Bipolar tends to switch from my migraine.
Does anyone else know about this? I know that migraines are a very individual thing. I’m also finding bipolar to be an individual ride. I know that everyone has some off days but I never seem to share mine. I’m all happy all the time 😃
I’m the happiest Monday blogger!!

I just stumbled upon a bipolar Beachbody coach’s page on Facebook so I’m excited to follow her!
The medications just floor me. One that I took had a warning that actually said Will cause weight gain. Awesome. The side effects seem to be worse than the symptom it treats. Right now I’m battling continuos hair loss. It makes me sick and depressed EVERY shower. Good thing I have my Cosmetology License…yeah a lot of friggen good it does. The worst part is I have no idea which medication it is…so frustrating!!! Ugly ugly domino effect!

Anyway back to my sunshine!! I just felt it was important for all of my beloved readers to see that I have bad days that aren’t all lovey dovey and rainbows. 😃. My psycho puppy has spazzed herself out and is deep in slumber, thank goodness! I could use a break from the squeaky toy.



My Dad’s birthday was yesterday. He would’ve been 59 😢
It’s the first birthday since he passed away in January. My Love got me these gorgeous flowers to brighten an otherwise crappy day. He is my rock and I’m so very thankful for him each and every day!!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜

I’m at war with clutter at home…I think I’m losing


I hope everyone had an amazing weekend!!!  We definitely did!!!

We had dinner plans with a friend of mine and her hubby Saturday night.  We requested that the place have a patio and it did with an extra added bonus of some live music!  Score!  We didn’t talk about work or stress, just lots of laughs and great company!  We said that we’d get together next month and I’m making sure that we make plans!!  Next thing you know, a year’s gone by…time flies like that.

Sunday we had a super chill day and just let the relaxation happen.  We truly enjoyed the day and it was well needed!!!  

So I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of all of this clutter…yeah it’s magazines and papers…and being a networker…damn business cards!  Luckily I have a better online store to shop with so the coupons are all gone!  However, the magazines still remain.  I’m still working on my Dream board with all of the magazines I have to go through.  Goal #8 (the others are coming).  Anyway, I’m trying to do it as I go, just always have something in my hands to throw out.  I’ve gone though the pile on the coffee table, however it may have just moved to the arm of the couch…damn my hoarding tendencies. (Thanks Nana)

As far as my week….my health is cooperating so that is a big plus!  I only had a couple of workouts and our eating was pretty good so I’m happy with all of that.  This week I’m hitting it hard with my goals and I’m determined to get some awesome losses on the scale!  Sometimes you’re the one being led and sometimes you’re doing the leading in any relationship.  This is also true of My Love and I’s fitness routine.  Sometimes he’s the bad ass one and sometimes I’m the one doing the nudging.  Today starts my not so gentle prodding toward the fitness room. 🙂  We have goals and wants on the scale and in the jeans.  I say this after my first workout of the week is under my belt. ❤   I’m scheduling in my workouts so they are part of my daily To-Do’s.  It’s easier to accomplish because I have classes that I’m taking.  On yoga days I’d love to potentially get in some cardio with My Love…let’s see how that plays out.  How do you all do your workouts? My Bestie will get up before work at like 5AM…please believe that you will NEVER see me get up at 5 AM for anything unless it’s a flight.  She does have a house full of 3 boys, a big dumb dog (Sorry Ted) and a hubby.  She gets her alone time in with her workout.  To anyone who does this: YOU’RE AWESOME! Now me on the other hand…I’m doing good to get there for 10:30 🙂   I’m improving, it was 1:00PM 🙂

I proclaimed my goals for the week on Facebook so I’ll just proclaim them again:

1.Workout 4X

2. Eat clean 80% of the time

3. Read at least 3 days

4. 3 Networking events

5. Make calls 3 days

6. Audio books 3 days

Those are some big goals…do people in general not set goals because they’re a call to action?  Maybe they’re not into disappointment when they’re not achieved? I like them so I reach high…even if I miss one at least I’m a whole bunch closer than I would’ve been if I just coasted….my just go with the flow doesn’t get too much accomplished…that’s why I make goals. 🙂

I feel guilty that I don’t have any pictures for you this week…the puppy is getting bigger by the minute.  She’s 11 weeks 🙂

I’ll do photo worthy things this week…make that goal #7 ❤


A little of this & a little of that

Our poor little pup is teething and chewing anything she can get her paws on.

Our poor little pup is teething and chewing anything she can get her paws on.

Happy Monday friends!!!

I’m still hooked on this adorable little being, HOWEVER, I’m tiring of the potty training….it’s a struggle in that you get duped into believing that it’s going well.  All day nice and smooth…then out of nowhere there’s pee on the floor….wtf pup.  I know it’s a process, but it’s getting much better already.  Most of the time she will go to the door or I’ll be up for myself and take her then.  When it comes time to come in she likes to throw herself on the ground and eat some grass.  She’s a dog…that is what they do.  Cats eat house plants, dogs eat grass.  She’s a great addition to the house!!!  She’s very lucky that she’s cute. 🙂  My Love is completely smitten with her loving nature and sweet disposition.  Neither of us are impressed with her need to bite everything.

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She’s so sweet when she sleeps 🙂


Seriously?! Oh Bailey ❤

Like how neat she is??  Come on…really!?!  She ate every last piece off the floor too, little glutton. 🙂

Okay back to actual business.  It’s Monday and you’re all having an amazing day!  I hope you all have great plans for the week!  Being a networker my “job” is socializing.  For all of you who know me, it’s certainly no stretch…in fact it is QUITE fitting.  I’m a Chatty Cathy!  Now most of my people know that, lately I’m more of a listener.  I’m practicing listening with the intent to listen not only to prepare my response and wait to talk.  That is a lost art these days.  I’m not going to lie I do only listen to wait for my chance at my 2 cents worth a lot, and it’s not cute.  My Bestie and I can have many simultaneous conversations both talking at the same time.  We’re good like that 🙂 🙂   In general it is frowned upon.  I work at building my network and building relationships with the people in my networks.  People do business with those that they like and trust.  🙂

This past week was kind of a flop fitness wise.  I got off to a great start with Monday and Tuesday getting a workout in…but that was it for the week.  I’m still struggling to balance work, fitness and pup parenting…nevermind getting in personal development.  I do listen to an audio book on longer car rides and when doing laundry home alone.  Our eating was pretty damn clean and we’ve been consistent with myfitnesspal.  We had the music on more than the tv last week and it was great!!!  Why do I watch reruns that I’ve seen at least 6 times?!?!!?  Do I really NOT have anything better to be doing???  Come on Chrissi, get your head in the game! 

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O M G ! ! ! ! ! I’m so excited about this place!!! Best meatballs in Littleton!!! I have been looking for a great spot for a sub…Italian food and maybe a salad…OH MY GOODNESS!!!! SO DAMN GOOD!!! Old Fashioned Italian Deli in Littleton CO oldfashioneditaliandeli.com I practically licked the plate!

 I need to talk about this picture!  That was my lunch Saturday…only the pasta salad was left after I enjoyed every single morsel and bite of the best meatball sub in CO!  The one and only thing that I have been lacking in my life is a great sub shop.  I’m sorry Subway but your crap ain’t cutting it with me.  It’s quick and a healthy option in a vast land of fried “food” and fast “food”.  That being said, this Boston girl needs Mom and Pop homemade Italian deliciousness…I’m so very pleased to have been brought by My Love to the heaven that is Old Fashioned Italian Deli in Littleton Colorado.  If I’m going to have a cheat I don’t want to have it wasted on crap that doesn’t stack up to my high standards!!  I didn’t regret my meatball sub in any way, shape or form.  I was happy happy happy!!! 

I was craving pizza last week and grilled chicken salad wasn’t quite sounding delicious…and My Love, ever so awesome suggested Portabella Pizza…I love him!  It’s perfect!  I had the sauce and cheese and I love me some mushrooms…he’s a genius!  So we had those and I’m over my pizza craving…well for today 😉

I'm trying time blocking today...to be continued :)

I’m trying time blocking today…to be continued 🙂

So I stole this off of facebook as you can see, and it just smacked me in the face a bit.  It was a lightbulb moment as they say.  Wanting all of the things that I want (fit life, entrepreneur, gym, clean house, money in the bank) I must juggle…my juggling has been dropping more than juggling lately.  So I finally get the pencil to paper for a time assigned Monday.  I had 10 things on my list for today and I currently have 7 things left…well 6 after I finish up here.  Only half are important house wise and half are business wise.  Not bad for 3:00…the rest is inside the house stuff so I can be puppy Mom.  

So I know more people are seeing this blog now that I promote it…and I LOVE IT!!  THANK YOU!!!

All of the places that I am: FB, Pinterest, Google+, myfitnesspal, I’m chrissipenney at all of them.  Let’s be friends!!!

See you next week!

This has been the week of the Cha-Cha

Isn't she cute?

Isn’t she cute?

She's a snuggler :)

She’s a snuggler 🙂

She loves to play!

She loves to play!

This past week has been absolutely fantastic!!!  Remember all of those goals I set for last week…..welllll they didn’t play out quite the way I had planned.  That new addition who is tiny and furry and Bailey….yup she put the kabosh on almost all of my plans.  She’s needy and a biter, and takes up quite a lot of time…..BUT, that being said, I wouldn’t trade her for the world.  There definitely needs to be some adjustment on our part as well as hers.  She is a rescue and she is a puppy, a young puppy.  We think we have been doing so well with her but as soon as you kind of have a rhythm with her with going out and conducting her business, she’ll pee in the kitchen.  All is going well…there’s a wet spot on the carpet…DAMNIT!  We do have a 3 day strong record going for no number 2’s in the house.  Hopefully we’ll be much further next week. 🙂

Miss Bailey is sweet, loving, adorable and cute as hell. 🙂  She’s growing very fast and eats a lot!  We have a very different life now with her around.  I turned into a weird dog person basically as soon as I saw her picture.  She’s an expensive little furball but she’s worth it.  We are over the moon about her, and it’ll only get worse!!

Anyway, enough of the furball talk.  This past week ended up being a dud, EXCEPT we ate super clean since we were on a cleanse so that’s a big plus!  I’m down 12 pounds since April and My Love’s down 20!!!  We’re kicking serious booty!!  I just stocked us up on clean proteins and a bunch of lettuce from Costco so now all we have to do is defrost and pick up produce….BOOM!  Shrimp, salmon, chicken and some bacon wrapped sirloins (for the weekend 🙂 )  Sounds like a great couple weeks of clean eating!!! If you only have healthy food in the house, you’ll eat healthy food!! GO US!!

So I’ve finally gotten okay with my super slow pace with my weight loss…patience has finally kicked in.  I’m more at peace with a half a pound losses since they are indeed still a loss.  My health challenges do make me have to work harder and more often but now that my thyroid medication seems to be on point I’m getting a little bit of a break.  YAY!!!

We went to the Sara Bareilles concert at the Denver Botanical Gardens… AMAZING!!

Sara Bareilles concert was SO GOOD!!!  I was like a little kid, so exciting!!!  Gorgeous day, perfect weather for an outside venue!!

Sara Bareilles concert was SO GOOD!!! I was like a little kid, so exciting!!! Gorgeous day, perfect weather for an outside venue!!

Business has been a little slow so I’m picking up the pace for the month.  See what I can do to make Director this month!  Also I NEED TO GET READING!!!  I had a bad headache last week so I couldn’t work out or read…damn those things!!!  Did I tell you how thankful I have been for my Botox treatments?  They are amazing!  I’ll only get 3-5 migraine days a month as opposed to my 20-25 days a month like before…if you have a lot of headaches ask me anything, I’m always happy to share!  I had a BiPolar free week!  

Goals for the week: Workout 4 times at least, read at least 4 days this week, 2 blog posts( 1 is done, CHECK), clean a room a day all week, declutter and file, 3 appointments at least, calls on 4 days…..and I’ll keep my eyes out for bargains on house goods (I’m looking to upgrade the bedroom).