Friday, January 6, 2012

A Brand New Year!

Welcome 2012! Many things have changed in my life since my last blog. I have decided to use this new year as a new beginning to my life. I have closed many doors of my past and is ready to seek what the future has in store for me. Life was decided to created a new lesson on what is most important in life and I'm determined to follow it! Goodbye Boulder Community Hospital, Hello new destiny! I guess we will see how it goes. My girls have grown tremulously this following year that I'm determined to spend time with them as much as I can. They are growing into such incredible young women and am I what very proud momma. goals for 2012!

Less Stress!
Become a health nut!
Spend as much time as I can with my family!
Just live each moment at a time, life is short.

All I can say for the next 365 Bring it On!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Holy Moly!

It has been forever since my last blog! Funny to read my last blog since I did not meet my goals. I ended up getting very sick with stomach issues and was unable to walk the Bolder Boulder...oh well there is always next year :) The nice thing about having stomach issues is I have lost a quite bit of weight. I am happy to state I am back to healthy weight and my hope is to stay not gain any back! Although it is still consider summer and I just finished my summer time to get back in the grind. My girls are back in school and I start the fall semester next week. My new goal is to not take so many hours at work and to only focus on my schoolwork and family. Find a way to keep the stress down. Janis, think of the beach.....oh the wonderful and peaceful beach!

My pic from our vacation to Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Walk the Line!

"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
 I keep my eyes wide open all the time
 I keep my ends out for the tie that binds
 Because your mine, I walk the line."
                                     Johnny Cash

With Johnny's words I too am walking the line....just in a different kind of way. I'm physically walking my butt off. I made a goal for myself that I'm determine to lose some weight before my vacation this coming June. Since the Spring weather has finally arrived I decided it was time for both me and the my dog, Lily to get some sunshine. Since my poor dog is getting old I had to start out slow since she has very small legs and I at first was pushing her too hard. So my goal for last week was for us to just to go around the block once every day. Here it is Sunday and I can happily report we did it! My goal for this week is to do 2 whole blocks...I know wow! However, the way I see it Lily knows our limit and only time will tell. I have had many offers to do the Bolder Boulder this year. It kinda sad to have been a native of Colorado and have never participate in it :(  Yep, I think this may be the year to do it! My sister-in-law is thinking of doing it with my niece and a few of co-workers at work want to do it as well. Since I am walking the line maybe my next goal is to prepare for the 5k race. What a great motivator! I guess Lily and I better start moving our asses ( and little legs) a little bit harder :) I'm still actively swimming yet with our crazy schedules Mary and I haven't swam together. My hope is to get in the pool with her sometime this week, will see! the stats!

Emotion: Hopeful
Weight: 137 ( no change however not discourage)
Exercise Buddy: Lily
Goal: Bolder Boulder??? Will see!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Oops It has been a while!

Oops, it has been a while since my last post. Life is crazy and I'm just taking it for a ride! I am happy to report I have lost 3 pounds and is still moving and shaking :) Now that Spring has arrived I been taking up swimming more and more. It is so funny how much I enjoy swimming if I could only get my lazy ass moving to do it more! I have a new motivator, Mary! Mary is keep the tradition going my joining the swim team this summer. Since practice does not start till the end of the month, I decided to help her get ready. We are going to start this weekend. It is kinda nice to have some one else enjoy the same type of sport. Let the laps begin. I know I can become more focus on my body since I have already had with my mind. I very proud of myself for going back to school even when it gets hard with family and work. I have already prove to myself I can and will, now only if I can start doing that with staying healthy. Time will only tell :) Otay....the stats.

Weight: 137
New enjoyment: Swimming
Emotion: happy
Crock pot meal: Salsa Chicken

Peace out, till the next time!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Well lets see if the sunshine will do it! I only worked out one time last week. Boo! I know it seems to be constant struggle. The only good thing I do have is I am stubborn. I will not go down without a fight. Good news is I have kept up on my crock pot meals. Baby steps :) I was very happy with my last two recipes, New England clam chowder and Green Chili! Both very tasty. I not really in the mood to work out today however I going to try a different approach. My baby is turning 11 next weekend! We live in a very tiny house and finding space is basically impossible. Yet I am going to try! Today we are going to be moving the girls room around to see if I can make Mary her own little place. Will see how it goes. If the wind would stop blowing I think my goal for today will be taking Lily for a walk. These two old ladies need to do some walking. Otay...the stats
Emotion: very emotional, I'm like a mood ring! Changing colors every couple of seconds
Weight: no change
Height: no change
Goal: to take a walk, enjoy the sunshine
Motto of the day: Goonies never say die!

Wish me luck :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mission Accomplished!

Brrr, it is cold outside! The last two days I have not left my house due to the horrible, crappy, disgusting negative degree weather. However today is a new day. I finally decide to reemerge back into student life and went to class. Mind working great so how about the body? I am happy to report that last night well watching Food Network I reminded myself,  you need to work out! So, I got my ass off the couch, turned on my exercise program  and allowed Jullian Michaels to yell out at me for about 30 extreme long minutes. I can successfully say I am sore! I wish I could say the same for my last crock pot meal :( The crock pot do I say it.....not good. The corn tortillas became incredibly mushy. My hubby tried to convince me it was good yet it was nothing like my grandmother's or mother's. Though to give me credit they never tried to make them in a crock pot (maybe for a reason). Oh well guess you can't win them all. Tomorrow is a new day and a new recipe! My next goal for myself is to get into the pool and start swimming. Monday will be the day, hopefully it will be a little bit warmer so it is not so hard to get into cold water to swim....I guess I will have to wait and see.

Muscles: very sore
Weight: no change
Crock pot meal: unsuccessful
Weather: finally in the positive degrees, barely
Last goal: met
New goal: Start Swimming

Well it is late, peace out!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My goal for myself in 365 days!

Alrighty here I I woke up on this flippin' freakin' cold ass morning and was wondering when did I let myself go? I know this usually happens when you have just had another birthday and you are one year older! However, knowing I am NOW in my 30's some of my life styles have to change. Lets go through numbers. I'm a mother of two, a wife of almost ten years, two years away from graduating from college, on my eleventh year working in the Imaging Department at Boulder Community Hospital and for about 60 days having the wonderful opportunity to having back pain every single morning!  It is time for a change to both my mind and body. Don't get me wrong I'm quite happy with my life yet my body really needs a makeover. The problem of course is my love for sugar and my hate of moving my ass. I stared this year with trying to have less fast food (love my taco bell, don't judge me) and eating out to cooking more at home. Great I'm so tired when I get home it makes it difficult to find the energy to do so. I made a goal for myself in January to cook more which I have with my wonderful crock pot meals :) I know many of friends and family have already heard about my crock pot meals yet I determine to keep the momentum. My hope for the next 28 days is to get my ass moving and limiting my back issues.
Here are the stats for February 1st:
Age: 31
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 140lbs :( boo!
Vitamin intake: occasionally
Emotion: hopeful (I'm sure this will change)
Exercise intake: keep thinking of it, yet that is about it
Crock pot meal of the day: Enchiladas
Goal of the day: To do my exercise with Jillian Michaels

I know I'm having what is called either mother's guilt or women's guilt. Whatever it is called I know it is an awakening and hopefully I will stay awake to see the results. Till the next time have a great day and stay warm.