New jobby job

Good afternoon my Lovelies!

I have been a little bit absent lately and I have no reason.  Maybe I just didn’t have anything to report…I don’t know.

Yesterday I started my NEW job!  I’m a Consierge at a high end nail salon.  It’s right up my alley.  It’s a salon, it’s nails and I have to talk to people.  My chatty self is definitely in the right spot. 🙂 Also…me and nails?!  HEAVEN!

Today is day 2, wish me luck!

So on another front: my birth control just costed $108.00!?!?!?!?!  What the hell!?  Some nonsense about deductibles as part of the new 2015 rules.  I only have to hit a $200.00 deductible…well my meds are more than that a month so I’ll that by the end of the month…talk about a giant surprise.  Annoying! Good thing I have a new job…my goodness…..

In our kitchen we’ve been making a lot of new recipes.  We made zucchini noodles, zoodles!  Marinara and a few turkey meatballs…yummmmmm! We’ve been doing a lot of Paleo recipes not on purpose, just happening.  I think because I’m loving lexiscleankitchen.com and Paleomg.com 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

My Dad has been gone over a year now.  I’m hoping that it’s true that the first year is the worst because it was shitty.  I felt like garbage when I got my job and couldn’t call to tell him.  My first day of work and I thought to call him then that kick in the stomach returned …I can’t call.  I’m not gonna lie I was far from a consistent daughter.  I called less and less as he got sicker because we couldn’t have a traditional conversation.  I’d make a mental list of questions to ask and things to report.  I’d talk and I’d get a one word answer.  I’d happily settle for that kind of call now. ❤

I hope you all have a super week!!! ❤ Chrissi

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Killin it! Crushing it!! Whatever you call it, we’re doing it!! Beach body here I come ;)

Do you celebrate Easter?  or Passover?  Our Easter was very untraditional this year!!! We enjoyed the day with some  Laundry and Paleo turkey meatloaf with cauliflower mashed, and we got silly with lemon water!  Yup we’re out of control.

So today is Day 9 of our 10 Day Herbal Cleanse by Advocare.  We are machines right now!!  We truly needed a good swift kick in the butt and this did it, FINALLY!  We have worked out 6 out of 9 days!!  We have a lot of good stuff going right now!  Clean eating to the extreme…no sugar no dairy and no grains!  It’s not even hard really.  Fruit is candy for us…I’m about to have some candy in a minute…well, pineapple 🙂

The next part of the Challenge is the burn phase: replenishing all of the vitamins and nutrients that we cleansed out MINUS THE CRAP!!!  We’re staying on the track as clean as we are right now.  We’re each others accountability partners for the good right now and moving forward.  No more shenanigans!!!  Well I’m not going to lie and say we’ll never eat a pizza or never drink a beer…that’s not living!  BUT we will eat clean and we will train hard.  A cheat meal here and there is fine but it will not be the norm anymore!  We have too much that we want to be holding ourselves back by being uncomfortable in our clothes.  As of yesterday I was down almost 5 pounds.  I’ll take it, it’s a huge step in the RIGHT direction!!!

I love that we can be so great together on all fronts!!  My Love is my world!!!  We got chubby together so now we’ll get strong together!!!

We celebrated My Love’s birthday in Vegas a couple of weeks ago and we didn’t go crazy, thank goodness!  It’s just been so crazy for us for the past couple of months…this whole year so far really.  My Dad’s passing in January, Florida for my birthday in February, March brought a bunch of business travel for My Love and our Boston trip, and finally our Vegas adventure for My Love’s birthday at the beginning of this month…and trying to get back to normal…our new normal…..CLEAN EATING!!  We aren’t traveling, well let’s say I’m not traveling, for a couple of months.  I’m going to take it and use it to my benefit.  Ass kicking in concentration!!!  Make some great habits that I’ll be able to take on the road in July to Boston for my little Peanut’s 7th birthday…my goodness.  That little girl…oh man I can’t even begin to get going on her…she IS my happy place ❤ ❤ ❤  My niece!! I never knew true, unwavering, unconditional love until she was born.  I was instantly mush and so over the moon about her.  Another post for another time 🙂

Anyway, we are adapting very well!  My “rest day” was cleaning the house today, and I still got a good workout in scrubbing!  I’ll be glad to get to the gym tomorrow…the machines are calling me.  I’m kicking it up to cardio and weights…no more slacking!!  This week has been up and down with my days and my BiPolar Disorder.  When I change anything in my schedules I get a little tipsy.  Nothing that I can’t handle with a little extra eye on me from My Love.  He really is THE GREATEST GUY EVERRRRRRRR!!!!!  Ladies eat your heart out!! 🙂

On another note: I am so very proud of where I’m from!!!  Boston has rallied yet once again!!!  Never count us out!!  Boston Strong is a total and complete understatement!!!  What a difference a year makes!!!  I am Boston Proud!

 

Leave me some love so I know you were here!!!  I’ll follow you back!  

Here’s what I’m working hard for now so in July, yum…Boston lobsters!!!  COME TO ME!!!!Image

 

Annoying and just plain bad

Well, we are starting a cleanse on Tuesday or Wednesday so we took it upon ourselves to be bad 😦

We DEFINITELY did not follow clean, Paleo eating. So now we have more to lose. I don’t understand how or why I want to lose weight but I don’t have the burning disgust that I should have to do it with. I’m sure it is a combination of food addiction, laziness and a bit of bi-polar.

I haven’t been working out due to dumb headaches…so I still have week 2 workout 3 to do in Couch 2 5K. I’m going to get back at it tomorrow with my love. I went to my FAVORITE grocery store (Sprouts!!!) and stocked up on things we will make that are yummy and clean. Tonight I’m doing big batch “Paleo Uggas” which are clean chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries so I can have lunch tomorrow and my love will have some great dinner at work.

Mixed bag today…

So I DID do a workout that my future self will thank me for but it’s kind of like cheating if I’m in the middle of a manic episode….I PR’d on my workout, again I feel like it’s cheating.  I’m happy…Dr. would say “too happy” but I like the mania…I just know it to be temporary and I’ll be bumming hardcore once the “up” goes back “down”.  I’m an upbeat friendly person by nature and I definitely feel more like “ME” when I’m up…I just have to watch it.  As long as I’m getting my rest I should be fine 🙂

     I have a bit more Christmas shopping to do…I should get to it since I’ll have to ship it all.  That’s definitely a down part to living far away.  I make sure to have my sister’s family’s stuff shipped there…I feel bad though because she has to wrap it 🙂  Nah I don’t REALLY feel that bad 🙂  I actually have things that I’ve asked for.  Not generally my style to ask for things but people ask, so I’ll tell.  

     I wonder if people besides my sister and my boyfriend will ever read this.  I do it mainly for me, to get to put some thoughts down.  I’m a chicken, that’s why I haven’t linked it to my real life.  This is pretty personal stuff…I feel like it’s safe because I’m not in an actual picture.  Someday I could change my mind but not yet.

     My boyfriend and I try to eat clean as much as possible.  Tonight I’m making dinner while’s he’s out working.  We’re having Paleo Diet Lifestyle’s Paleo Meatloaf with mushrooms and baked potatoes (not paleo).

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-meat-loaf/

It’s going to be YUMMY!!!  I’ll let you know how it turns out 🙂