It would appear that I took the summer off…..

But I’m back!! Stay tuned! A couple of my manis from the past couple weeks 💅🏼 I’m still loving the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes. 

I miss the accountability that writing gives me. So I’m going to fine tune my blog whilst learning more of the tech side. Make it all pretty and stuff. 😁💜

 Happy Sunday!!

I feel like people judge me…am I imagining it?

Good afternoon my lovely readers!!!

So I have mentioned on many occasions that I network to meet people and build my network.  I find groups that fit me and who I’m looking for.  That being said the groups meet consistently like once per month or every other Thursday…you know what I mean.  So that being said I’ve missed a bunch of each group with my never ending battle these past couple months.  I feel like I look bad. Do people judge me when I’m missing?  Am I imagining a problem that’s not there? Then when I do go I’m having trouble talking, I over talk…now all of this into consideration I need to build my business so that when I’m having this problem it won’t be a stall in money coming in.  I feel guilty.

On a lighter note: Our Christmas tree is up and decorated!!  It’s beautiful!  AND THE BEST PART: Bailey has no interest in it, mostly!!!  That’s a BIG WIN!

I have some of my shopping done which makes me happy. The one thing that makes me crazy is we have to shop early to ship in time for Christmas.  That’s the down part of living 2000 miles away.  I’m hoping my Mom learns how to facetime on her IPad one of these days so we can chat.

So I am SO MAD!!  It has just come to my attention that I was supposed to go to a book signing with Juli from PaleOMG yesterday.  I set my event and alarm for AM not PM and I’m just seeing it now.  DAMN IT!!! She’s my WCW from yesterday.  😉  She lives pretty close that’s all the more annoying!  Oh Chrissi….

What’s everyone asking Santa for?

Am I coming back?

Good afternoon my gorgeous readers!!!

I’m feeling like a real person today!

So it’s been a while since I’ve felt good…but I’m feeling a bit better the past day and a half or so.  We pumped up one of the new prescriptions and it seems to be overriding my funk!!!  I’m not expecting a miracle back to 100% but I’ll happily take 80% over 10% that I’ve been at.

I love and I do a lot of networking and that’s how I find my groups….so I found one for BiPolar Disorder people.  I joined the group and they meet every Monday night…I’ve chickened out for the past 3 weeks. 😦  I get nervous.  I’ll try it again next week.

My Bailey is at her “day care” for another hour and a half.  That’s how I’m able to write chaos free!!  I also made appointments, ate…I’m having a quiet day.

My posts have been all blah blah blah and negativity but I wanted to share some good news!  I am coming back!  Little by little, bit by bit.  No more misery!!! Hopefully my optimism and happiness will stick!!!  Fingers crossed!


I’m working on getting better…

So…in Denver it’s snowing for the second day in a row.  Miss Bailey had her first snow experience yesterday.  SHE LOVED IT!!!  That’s great except it’s freezing and she keeps wanting to go out.  I like snow so I don’t mind going, but twice an hour is a bit excessive. 🙂  I still do not want to own a winter coat so my hoodies are workin it!

I’m back to “work” this week…well today is my first day.  Networking get togethers: meeting people, exchanging information…following up.  Building relationships and hopefully gaining their trust…tricky anyway, but especially if I’m not able to carry on a complete conversation, keep eye contact or my favorite…shaky rambling that is blatant over speak…even for me! 🙂

I’ve been feeling alone in my Bipolar world so since I have weight to lose anyway I got back on  As per usual I invite you to add me if you’re on there: chrissipenney is my name 🙂  I love the groups and one is a local Denver one and I’m hoping to get a workout buddy out of it.  Or at least a weekend puppy meet up…something!

I’ve been struggling to keep anything consistent…the only thing that’s consistent is my less than stellar attitude.  I spend hundreds of dollars a month to be able to keep my cool…why does it work sometimes and not others?  A lot of days lately I think I should go to boxing  so I can get my rage out…I don’t think they have it at my gyms.

I feel like I am just not me…and I’m WAY over it!  Truth is I’m much better…but not quite right at all…these extra meds haven’t kicked the bad out like they were supposed to so I shall try to continue to be patient…yeah right, I wanna be fixed like last month!!!

Day 2 of super clean eating!!  Go us!  I want sushi! Not yet….

Here’s a few Bailey’s first snow 🙂  Have a great week  my super fab readers!!!

photo 1 What is this stuff? SHE LOVES IT!!!!!

Yeah so I’m not good at consistency…help!

For most of my east coast friends and family it’ll be Tuesday morning by the time you get this…my mountain friends will get this on Monday long after responsibilites have been completed and the badness of Monday has passed. My day started off strangely and stayed there all day…I just had a fog that just wouldn’t quit.

I missed yoga this morning and I was actually bummed out about it. My Love was on a Skype call and our little fur monster wouldn’t stop barking so I had to come get her. She has been quite impatient and vocal and that needs to stop IMMEDIATELY!!! I’ll have to look it up. Too bad she won’t stop barking long enough for me to look it up 🙂 ha ha ha ha

We have been eating good and bad lately. We aren’t good planners and that’s bad!!! Although Friday we started to get a bit better and we’ve been eating well at least since then 🙂 Tonight for dinner we had grilled turkey burgers with tomatillos and onions and it was soooooo delicious! We had baked fries as a side and wheat buns. Last night we had the frozen salmon from Costco and they’re surprisingly good! The ground turkey tonight was Butterball but it was slimy and pureed…way nasty but it cooked well. I still won’t buy that brand again.

I had a conference call tonight that basically told me that I’m doing the right things to keep new people coming in my life to build relationships and grow my network. Networking groups and different social groups are the way. They keep you out there meeting new people. You don’t do it for sign ups though. I want to meet new people so I can connect them with their ideal people and they can see who would be good for me. It’s fun to have different things to do each day. I have my favorite groups of course. In fact I have 2 of that groups events this week. The people are awesome! That makes all the difference!

We took a great walk yesterday before dinner. The weather was perfect and we had a bit of a hustle going to wear out Miss Bailey. It almost worked 🙂

Here are a few pictures of the week…a bit of this and a bit of that…

My little baby's growing up

My little baby’s growing up

Can you stand the cuteness?

Can you stand the cuteness?

I was TRYING to read my magazines...but Bailey wanted to eat my magazines...this was the only place she couldn't eat them.

I was TRYING to read my magazines…but Bailey wanted to eat my magazines…this was the only place she couldn’t eat them.

A nice family walk before dinner.

A nice family walk before dinner.

When Bailey gets worked up and defensive only this part of her tail puffs a skunk.

When Bailey gets worked up and defensive only this part of her tail puffs up…like a skunk.

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 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 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!

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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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!!!


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!!

More jalapeño pepper problems…

So it’s a summer rain down pour here in CO.  My Love is out networking for one of his businesses.  I am not doing a whole lot.  I’m pretty much useless today due to my migraine hang over.  The day after a LONG bout with a miserable, 3 day long migraine I’m dumb.  I’m more forgetful than usual.  I’m more clumsy than usual.  I’m rendered stupid for hopefully only one day.

One thing I DID do is hit up the grocery store to get things for UnCivilized Caveman’s Jalapeño Dijon Chicken.  It is THE BOMB DOT COM!!!!!!!!!!  If you want something delicious, find him on FaceBook.  Amazing recipes that are Paleo!!  So there’s 4 jalapeños diced in the marinade.  I know to be careful when cutting and cleaning the peppers but geez, I was not expecting to be wheezing, eyes burning, coughing, and sneezing…that is a bit much!  I’m still a rookie sometimes in the kitchen.  And on a dumb day.  

I haven’t worked out much this past week with all of this migraine nonsense.  I’m hoping the next upcoming week will be more productive.  It’s also a Date Day Week!!!  Good stuff all around!  Sunday My Love is off so we can go to a friend’s wedding.  Then only 2 shifts at the casino then we’re off: Michigan to see the family!  So exciting, a getaway is exactly what we need!  

In other exciting news, I’m up to 21 followers!!!

 Thanks you so much!!  I’m a bad ass, I know!  Next I’m going to try to figure out how to get my people to comment…