Hump Day Wednesday

Good afternoon my faithful followers!!!

I’m so excited to report that my blog will be changing it up soon!  I want to grow into a big girl blog instead of a wanna be blogger.😃 I’m working with a WordPress guru who’s helping me to improve it all 😃 YAY!!

My Love and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this weekend!!! We will be headed to Oklahoma to see David Nail again 😃 It’s going to be great to just take a time out for a couple days.

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It has been a terrible terrible week. We have had a tragic loss in our family.  It’s been a shell shock feeling all week long.  I will miss you always cousin.  I’ll miss your hugs for sure!  Mental health issues are no joke.  You all know what I share about my struggles and that’s only the tip of the ice berg as they say.  My cousin had some demons inside and is now free on the other side.  Love you cousin!!! 💜

Weight Watchers is still going well.  I hadn’t been eating enough so I only lost .2 lb.  I’m hoping for more this week.

I’m hoping to get week 2 done for Couch 2 5K. I kind of enjoy it.  I want to be able to run with Bailey 😃 At this point it’s all a far off dream 😃

I hope you all have a great rest of your week as well as your weekend!! Until next time….

Chrissi 💜💜

As usual a few random pics of my week 😃

Bailey in a cone, a chewed up cone

A trip to Penzeys Spice Shop

Iced coffee at work

While getting the pictures for the collage, a gem of my Dad and Grampy 💜

We are trying to do some budgeting to see where we can tighten the wallet straps 💜

See you next time 💜

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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!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Failing at blogging and My Journey

I just got a notification that it was my 1st blogging anniversary….I have 27 followers, so that’s awesome!

That being said…I’m struggling!!!  I have no idea what to do to get more people to cheer me on in my journey.  My journey is that of getting fitness and clean eating to be just part of me; for it to be my lifestyle.…in addition to that I have about 50 pounds to lose.   Poor choices and medication have landed me in this boat, so now it’s up to me and only me to fix it.  Lastly in my journey are my health challenges…I have chronic, severe migraines and I have Bipolar Disorder.  This balancing act keep me challenged all the time.  I’m building my business, hitting the gym, eating clean, and trying to figure out blogging…oh and best of all I am happy in my relationship with My Love!!

So what do I need to do?  More pictures? Recipes? I think I may have to consult YouTube…it has everything right? 🙂

So on other topics, I have my favorite Ladies Night of the month tonight!  A little networking, a little martini, repeat 🙂  I have a few friends that go and we all chat and make connections to catch up with after the event.  It’s the best way I have to build my business since I do not have a “real job” or school aged kids.  Tonight the Diva drink of the night is My Love’s 2 companies: Top Shelf Mixers and Snova Vodka!!!  Martinis!!!

My Love is also working out his final shifts at the stupid casino…4 more!!!

We will be road tripping to Michigan for Christmas…we couldn’t be happier!  My Love has missed Christmases with his family for the past 8 years…not this year!!!

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So…I’m restating my goals for my blog and my life…I know, it’s not January yet.  I’m starting to dig in and give it hell for the rest of the month…start the new year already in the groove.  Why not right?  I’m spreading seeds for my business, eating better, hitting the gym and recommitting to my blog lovers…leave me a comment, like it, follow me…I like it all!  Thanks friends!!

Happy Sunday night!

So another weekend has come to an end and My Love is back at work.  I’m about to fill up my week with healthy food choices, cardio and weight training, networking meetings and business exposures.  Not to mention some shopping…I love me some bargain shopping 🙂  Coupons are fun!!!

I’m pleased to report that I finally made it back to the actual gym, not our fitness room here at our apartment complex.  It was AWESOME!  I missed it more than I even realized.  I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes just getting through the week is a huge accomplishment.  My health challenges are a little more of an issue than I thought I guess.  Once you’re feeling super good you realize that you were not so good as you first thought.

My Love and I had an amazing weekend as usual.  Yesterday was a fundraiser party for children’s charities.  What a great party it was once again!  A couple of My Love’s products were sponsors of the event.  It was a great celebration!  Lots of silent auction items, and lots of money raised for Denver’s children in need.

I’m trying to figure out what I’d have to write about to get more readers…I think that the past 2 posts I’ve gotten no love on.  I still want to be true to my journey and what I want to do.  I want to be accountable with my workouts and healthy eating.  I want to make sure I’m keeping myself in check with my feelings and try to figure out how to be my best me.  I’m reading personal development books to be my best business self.  I follow healthy living blogs to get ideas for my fit life 🙂

Side note: I’ve started to make vanilla protein, frozen strawberries, banana coconut water smoothies and I’m hooked!  It’s incentive to go kick my butt in the gym!!