Winning the Day!!

Happy Wednesday Peeps!!

I’ve been an absolute slug lately!! It’s  bad…..BUT I was tired of the couch JUST ENOUGH to get off of it finally today. I just had 2 days off but I felt very tired and blah and was doing well to not eat the whole house. For real it was bad!! I ate a whole bag of…..get this…..caramel corn mini rice cakes!! Hilarious really! Rice cakes… least it wasn’t candy or fried foods. I tracked it while shaking my head at myself. Oh Chrissi 🙄🙄🙄

Last week I gained the 1.4 that I lost the week before. How annoying. See I told you I’ve been a slug. I started my fight back today. I did 2 miles walking on the treadmill. I still have work to do so I can’t be stagnant yet!! Just gotta get moving!!

My Love is on the road this whole week, YUCK!! 😡 Me and Bailey are quite boring without him. He’ll be back Friday. Then I work Saturday and Sunday. Good times! We both have Monday off!! 

I grabbed myself some fruit and caffeine before work and I’m pleased with my choices.  👍🏼 Seasonal mix of fruit was yummy! 

I feel like work could be painfully quiet this evening. We shall see 🙂 

Well my friends I gotta go…oh Sally Hansen wants one of my Mani Monday pics for their instagram. My cute little stubby fingernails 💅🏼😆 Go me! #itsallaboutthehashtags #gottagettowork 

See ya Monday!!! 💜😁👍🏼 

Manicure Monday 💅🏼

Hey peeps!!

Sorry I’m late but my day off got away from me!!

I’m wearing another Sally handen Miracle Gel. It’s Malibu Peach. Honestly I’m not too crazy about it. It’s still translucent after the second coat. Great peach color though!!! Now I need a tan 👍🏼😁

See you Wednesday!!

Manicure Monday take 1

Happy new week!

It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood today!  I think I’m gonna take a nice walk around with my fur baby. Get some steps, some vitamin D and some fresh air! 

I’m doing a little something different today and I’ll see how it goes. I’m calling it Manicure Monday. I’ll show and tell my mani every Monday. I ripped my acrylic nails off the wrong way so my nails are PRETTY short. This weeks polish is a Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish called Sugar Fix. It’s a 2 step polish that lasts like gel without needing to be light cured. Pretty genius if you ask me. So much less time. It’s at every store imaginable. There’s tons of colors to choose from. I’ve worn this color before and I LOVE it! It’s a great bright color. 

I hit 23 pounds down!! Weight Watchers is going great! Well it was till this past weekend, My Love’s Birthday Weekend! 😳 We celebrated for sure!! Back on track today! Track track track!!! 

It’s 3 1/2 weeks till Boston! It’s going to be a great time!! First Communion, 5 de Mayo, family cookout….good times!!

Have a great week peeps! See you Wednesday for Wellness Wednesday!!

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!

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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Day 1 of Winning the Day!

I’m sorry I’ve left all 20 of you hanging for a couple of weeks.  I was a slacker and a vacationer but I’m back and I’m sticking around!  

My Love and I have joined forces and are going to use our awesome-ness for good!  When we’re good we’re really good but when we’re bad we’re really bad.  We had let ourselves go with poor eating choices and missing workouts more than actually doing workouts.  So, that being said we have taken action!

Today was day 1 of our new awesome selves: We started on a 10 day Advocare Herbal Cleanse.  Also we worked out and I stocked us up on veggies and fruits and clean proteins.  We have all of the ingredients for our favorite juice to incorporate into our clean eating 🙂 (I just realized that this is, in fact, a lie.  I forgot the apples)  We have a LOT of work to do, but I’m confident that together we can keep ourselves on track and accountable.

In other news there is just under 19 weeks until My Love gives his notice…well that’s what we’re hoping!  Head down and stay focused, in ALL aspects!  I’m going to have to do some serious serious growing and prospecting with our vacation club to get some cash coming in.  Challenge accepted!!  If I’m not part of the solution, I’m part of the problem…’s as simple as that.  Time to step up and grow the business!!  It’s going to be a challenging road but I’m up to it.  Hopefully my poor health will be in the background and stay there.  I’ll be too busy kicking ass anyway 🙂

On Tuesday I got back from my trip to New England.  I saw lots of family and friends.  It made me thankful for air travel.  I get to live in paradise here in CO and still go and be with my peeps! Win on both fronts.  I love my family and I love Facebook, it’s the best of both worlds…EXCEPT for the super good, close people.  Those can’t be satisfied without some air travel.  I took some pictures of the garden goodness that’s at my parents house.  Too bad they weren’t quite ready for me to enjoy 😦  I’m going to try to add them, not quite sure about the process though.  

Have a great night or morning!!  We will chat soon!


Motivation, Inspiration, Focused action, and a name

Good evening and Happy 4th!! Well I’m a bit late but it’s still a holiday weekend, so it counts. I’m writing tonight to give myself some credit for kicking a migraine that lead to a bipolar switch. It took me off track a little but nothing that I can’t handle with the strength and support from My Love.

Now that I’m back on track, we’re focused on eating well, working out, staying madly in love and climbing corporate ladders.

Next we’re diving into fund raising for our local HDSA chapter! I did some work with the MA HDSA chapter but I’ve been in CO for the past couple of years and now I’m settled and ready to jump in! Huntington’s Disease is a disease that my family takes very seriously. We have loved ones fighting a daily battle and we want to do any and every thing possible to get donations for research. It’s getting closer and I want to see and end to it completely!!

I’m so excited, focused and motivated. I think I may even come out from behind the anonymous blogger curtain. Own it all right? I’m just so inspired. I just read a Heidi Powell blog post and it just made me take a step back and see if I’m being authentic, if I’m being true to myself, if I’m being me, the real me. Am I? Nope, I’m not. I write a blog from my heart and from my imperfections. I lay it all out, yes…..BUT I don’t sign my name on the line. I hide because I’m imperfect, because I have issues, because I’m flawed. BUT now I’m saying it’s all true and it’s all me….Chrissi Penney <


Super Saturday

I hope all of my readers are enjoying their weekend!

Great news, I now have 15 followers…I’ll brag about it!!!  Thank you, I love you all!

I’ve been having a great week!  I’ve worked out 3 times, each time beating my previous workout!  For the first time in a VERY long time I did 30 minutes on the elliptical!! My Love is having his 1st week back too.  He has gotten in 4 days!

I’ve been networking my butt off!!  Building my and My Love’s empire!!!  Lots of ladies events and coffee dates.  Barnes and Noble is my new “office”.  We’ve been somewhat good with our eating and drinking.  Anyone have any good skinny drink recipes?  Our diet is better during the work week.  It’s easier to eat good if it’s all packed up for you.  I’m going to get it together and plan more meals for more of the week.  Therefore we’ll have to eat the clean meals!  I need to start eating a true breakfast.  I was loving oatmeal and berries for a while…or a protein smoothie.  What do you have for breakfast?  

There’s no date day today, but I’m certainly looking forward to it next Saturday.  Hell, I’m looking forward to Wednesday.  My Love will have his off from the casino days, and those are my favorite days!

So, we’re doing the business, and the fitness and the working out….We are Winning the Day!!

Is anyone planning summer travel?  


Juicing a jalapeno can be hazardous to your health

I’m not kidding…you need a mask and to hold your breath.  We learned that the hard way 🙂  OH and the juices after the jalapeno ones…still spicy…learned that one the hard way too.

Live and learn right?  We’ve been juicing for a few days now and it’s getting a little easier now that we’re in it.  At first it’s overwhelming, there’s so many choices and you want what’s best for the body and brain.  That may not taste so great.  Luckily we’re liking all of the juices so far and they’re not so much of a pain as I initially feared it would be.  Now that we’re more in the flow, it’s all good!  Yummy juices, healthy bodies and brains!  20oz mason jars and a Jack LaLane…Sprouts has been my 2nd home (produce market) this week.  They love me 🙂

I went for my evening walk around my gorgeous mountain neighborhood to cap off my night. My Love is at his casino job overnight so I’m alone with my green juice, the TV and a MacBookPro 🙂 

I’m hoping to keep my head in the game with healthy eating, juicing and fitness.  Do any of you have go to motivation boosters?  I’d love to hear them!! 🙂  I look at my fitness inspiration board on Pinterest.  Also I try talking to My Love and he’s usually a good influence 😉

I think I’m a blogger now

So I think I’m a blogger now because I watched a (yes singular) tutorial on how to set up a blog. I’m going to do it all tomorrow and have another great day 🙂
I thought it was Sunday all day. Well on the up side, there’s another weekend day! It doesn’t count so much when My Love is a weekend worker. I’m thinking that my blog will be a bit of this and a bit of that. Recipes, working out, my mental health tales, shenanigans and my life in beautiful CO. Ideally I’d love all kinds if people to read it. That’s the point I suppose 😉
It’s late and time for my beauty sleep.
Good night and I’ll see you tomorrow!