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 Sparkpeople.com.  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!!!!!

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I’m at war with clutter at home…I think I’m losing

HAPPY MONDAY!!!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend!!!  We definitely did!!!

We had dinner plans with a friend of mine and her hubby Saturday night.  We requested that the place have a patio and it did with an extra added bonus of some live music!  Score!  We didn’t talk about work or stress, just lots of laughs and great company!  We said that we’d get together next month and I’m making sure that we make plans!!  Next thing you know, a year’s gone by…time flies like that.

Sunday we had a super chill day and just let the relaxation happen.  We truly enjoyed the day and it was well needed!!!  

So I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of all of this clutter…yeah it’s magazines and papers…and being a networker…damn business cards!  Luckily I have a better online store to shop with so the coupons are all gone!  However, the magazines still remain.  I’m still working on my Dream board with all of the magazines I have to go through.  Goal #8 (the others are coming).  Anyway, I’m trying to do it as I go, just always have something in my hands to throw out.  I’ve gone though the pile on the coffee table, however it may have just moved to the arm of the couch…damn my hoarding tendencies. (Thanks Nana)

As far as my week….my health is cooperating so that is a big plus!  I only had a couple of workouts and our eating was pretty good so I’m happy with all of that.  This week I’m hitting it hard with my goals and I’m determined to get some awesome losses on the scale!  Sometimes you’re the one being led and sometimes you’re doing the leading in any relationship.  This is also true of My Love and I’s fitness routine.  Sometimes he’s the bad ass one and sometimes I’m the one doing the nudging.  Today starts my not so gentle prodding toward the fitness room. 🙂  We have goals and wants on the scale and in the jeans.  I say this after my first workout of the week is under my belt. ❤   I’m scheduling in my workouts so they are part of my daily To-Do’s.  It’s easier to accomplish because I have classes that I’m taking.  On yoga days I’d love to potentially get in some cardio with My Love…let’s see how that plays out.  How do you all do your workouts? My Bestie will get up before work at like 5AM…please believe that you will NEVER see me get up at 5 AM for anything unless it’s a flight.  She does have a house full of 3 boys, a big dumb dog (Sorry Ted) and a hubby.  She gets her alone time in with her workout.  To anyone who does this: YOU’RE AWESOME! Now me on the other hand…I’m doing good to get there for 10:30 🙂   I’m improving, it was 1:00PM 🙂

I proclaimed my goals for the week on Facebook so I’ll just proclaim them again:

1.Workout 4X

2. Eat clean 80% of the time

3. Read at least 3 days

4. 3 Networking events

5. Make calls 3 days

6. Audio books 3 days

Those are some big goals…do people in general not set goals because they’re a call to action?  Maybe they’re not into disappointment when they’re not achieved? I like them so I reach high…even if I miss one at least I’m a whole bunch closer than I would’ve been if I just coasted….my just go with the flow doesn’t get too much accomplished…that’s why I make goals. 🙂

I feel guilty that I don’t have any pictures for you this week…the puppy is getting bigger by the minute.  She’s 11 weeks 🙂

I’ll do photo worthy things this week…make that goal #7 ❤

HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE!!! ❤ 🙂

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!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂