Relaxation on the home front…liking it!

Happy Hump Day!

I’m having a Bailey free day.  That is how I’m able to actually get a post done. 🙂

I love her to pieces but she’s requiring a ton of attention that really needs to be spent getting things accomplished. So My Love being the awesome and amazing man that he is, offered to get Bailey into daycare one day a week.  This is amazing because now I can do my calls, maybe vacuum since she hates it, my opportunities are endless!  Also she LOVES Nancy and Mike at Bark at the World Petsitting.  That’s where she was for the week we went to Boston.  We saw her in pictures on Facebook already LOVING IT!!!

I have been in a rough patch with my lovely BPD.  It’s been flip flopping for almost 2 months now.  We had to add a couple of prescriptions until it breaks.  More prescriptions means more side effects…yippee dee do da…my ass.  I just feel so frustrated…Adding in new meds makes me feel like a puppet until it levels out.  Down in the dumps one day, flying high the next…it’s like playing the lottery.

Last week we went for a family road trip: My Love had some work to do in Durango, CO.  I decided to tag along with the pup.  Damn, it was GORGEOUS!  San Juan National Park is a bucket list type of gorgeous with the foliage and mountain views…man oh man…The Aspen trees, the pine trees, great view…and it just goes on forever!

I’ve been banned from networking since my filter is nonexistent and I’m in over talk overdrive.  It’s for the best. 🙂 So I’m relaxing, and watching Ellen in 2 minutes!!!

Puppy on the bed...nailed it! Bailey strikes!!! Gorgeous Aspen trees

I need a real camera to do that justice!

I need a real camera to do that justice!

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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 🙂

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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!

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!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

So many exciting things going on!!!

I’m so sorry I have been an absent blogger!  I have no excuse…BUT I’m back!  

We kind of took a week off…for a trip to Michigan for My Love’s niece’s 7th birthday!!  She is, as usual, adorable, super smart, and creative!!  We had a fantastic time with My Love’s family…we were all there 🙂 It doesn’t get to happen often so he soaks up every minute! While we were in Michigan My Love and I went to the Red Sox vs. Tigers game with his brother and his girlfriend.  We had so much fun, although my Red Sox didn’t win 😦  Sidenote:  I’ve NEVER seen so many mosquitos in my life!!!

I have branched out into a business with a solid background!  All non-toxic super effective products!  I’m really excited!!  I’m seeing reorders already!!  Whoop whoop!! I’m feeling better without the chemicals in the house.  I honestly had no idea of how toxic most products are.  The products honestly work better than the toxic ones!  Who knew I’d turn into a tree hugger? 😉  ha ha

We are eating clean and logging in My Fitness Pal.  Are you on there?  Add me: chrissipenney  We slipped a bit in Michigan…it’s an easy thing to forget when you take a step out of your home schedule and are on the go go go.  My Love is headed away on business this week.  I will miss him but business is booming!!!  It’s so great to be working for your own benefit; not someone else’s benefit.

I’m trying to figure out how to get social media buttons on my blog…I’m a little bit, how shall I say it, technologically challenged 😉  I’ll figure it out…unless you want to help me?

I’m coming out from chicken self..I’ll be promoting my blog from now on!!!  I’m hoping for accountability from my faithful readers!!!  I’m trying to learn consistency…It’s like the book The Slight Edge.  If it’s easy to do, it’s easy not to do…I MUST read this again!!  Do you know it?

Are you on a journey of some sort?  I’d love to follow you!  My plan is to share my journey as a healthy living lady trying to find my healthy, happy weight,  I have some health challenges so my journey is a bit strained.  I workout when I feel good and I rest when I’m not.  I shouldn’t push it too far, my doctors remind me that what goes up must come down and that every action has a reaction. (A little pushing it doesn’t hurt though)

Oh November!!!

So I’ve been a major blogging slacker!

We went to Boston for our niece’s Baptism and it was a super fast but super good visit.  5 days of food, fun, family, visiting and some church.  It was great to see my Peanut and my Chicken…well and Mom and Sister too 🙂  I love that I can go there and visit and be totally okay with returning to my home with My Love.  Does that make me a bad person?  I love my family but I’m a healthier and happier person being a little bit away.  We made sure we had all of our food Must Haves: Kelly’s Lobster Roll, amazing home made Italian food, and great pizza.  CHECK, CHECK and CHECK!!!  It was a super yummy visit!!  Now all I am craving is SUSHI!!!

How was your November?

How was your holiday?

Thanksgiving at our house was AMAZING!!

I’m happy with our holiday…and not so happy with the massive quantities of food that were consumed.  We did ROCK the leftovers though.  We had the super important leftover sandwich, open faced and gravy covered….BEST PART!!!!!  I saw that Paula Deen had a Turkey Minestrone Soup recipe going around Facebook and we needed to try it.  So delicious!!!!  The broth got eaten up by the other ingredients, still amazing!

As it is Cyber Monday and the 2nd of the month I’m hoping to continue my working out and reel in my eating.  I’ve been doing my workouts pretty consistently but I’ve been eating STUPIDLY!!!  You can’t workout 3 days a week and have pizza and drinks all the time.  I know better!!!  It’s a little bit tricky since My Love and I aren’t right on the same page fitness wise right now.  We will be soon, I just have to up my will power!!!  As long as we have healthy choices on hand and ready to go we should be good!!!

Oh my goodness I almost forgot to tell you: My Love put his notice in for his resignation from the stupid casino!!!!!!!  9 more shifts then he’s ALL DONE!!!!!  YAYAYAYAYYYYYY!!!

Once he finishes up his last shift we are ROAD TRIPPING TO MICHIGAN!!!!!  It’ll be the first time in 8 years that his whole family will be together for Christmas!!!  How excited is he?!?!?!?  I’m excited!!!  It’ll be a 2 day expedition each way but it’s nothing we haven’t done before…we did drive from Boston to Denver to get me here when I moved here 🙂  FUN!!!  We are certainly going to need some prepped and ready healthy choices for the road!!!  I’m so excited!!!  Can you tell!?!?  🙂

Pictured is how we supported Colorado Proud products on Thanksigiving 🙂  YUMMMMM!!!

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