Tuesday, April 30, 2013

30 Day Pinterest Challange (week 4)

Week four of the Pinterest Challenge and I was doing pretty well until this weekend. I'm off on Friday's and usually make some kind of effort to put myself together, but this past Friday I didn't have any major plans. No date night with the Hubby or Girl's night with my Besties. We did however have a play date with one of my girlfriends and her little girl so I opted for Yoga pants, a v-neck and my favorite Giant's ball cap. Otherwise I probably would have been in my jammies all day. TRUTH!
The rest of the weekend was pretty much the same and I LOVED IT!

Necklace & Tank: Forever 21
Skinnies: Marshall's
Flats: Target

Scarf & Shirt: Forever 21
Jacket: TJMaxx
Skinnies & Flats: Target

Shirt: Forever 21
Belt: H&M
Boy Friend jeans: Gap Outlet
Sandals: Target

Blouse: The LOFT
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Born (Macy's)

Linking up again with, The Little Princess Diaries
Have a great week, Everyone!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hey batta batta batta batta (Trendy Tot Tuesday Link up)

Baseball is a pretty big deal in our house. It's one of the first things that connected my Husband and I when we first started talking (we met online over 10 years ago... more on that on another post).
We both can't wait for the day that Rocco is old enough to play T-Ball. Until then we'll have to settle on dressing him like a ball player. Love it!

"Plaaaay baaaaall"

This game was just too intense for Rocco

Linking up again with Kelly from Mrs. in Training 

30 Day Pinterest Style Challenge week 3

This Challenge is starting to get kinda hard. What I started doing is picking out an item from my closet that I want to wear and go on Pinterest and enter said item in the search field. 
So for example I entered, "white blouse" and up came hundreds of looks that included a white blouse. Easy, huh?! 
Linking up again with, The Little Princess Diaries. Go check out her Blog!
Have a great week, Everyone!

Blouse: Old Navy
Skinnies & Flats: Target

In Honor of the Boston, I wore my most recent Race Shirt
Skinnies: Old Navy
Hoodie: Adidas
Shoes: Vans

Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Blouse: Forever 21
Pants: TJMaxx
Heels: Aldo

Sweater: The Loft Outlet
Jacket: Ross
Jeans: Gap
Heels: Steve Madden
Necklace: Groopdealz

Vest: Marchall's
Dress: Forever 21

Jean Jacket: Express
Dress: Forever 21

Not exactly Pinterest Style, but this is what I wore the whole day. This gorgeous pic was taken at 9:30 at night- post workout. You're welcome ;)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Toddler Tuesday (Trendy Tot Tuesday Link Up)

The weather has been wonderful in Northern California. We have had many trips to the park and bike rides around the block.
I recently found these super cute v-necks for my little guy on HauteLook. I was able to snag three different colors for him. He reminds me so much of my Hubby here, minus the Tom's. The Hubby's got attitude about these Tom's or any Tom's for that matter, but whatevs!
I hope you're all enjoying your Spring as much as we are!!

 Tee: Hautelook (American Apparel)
Shorts: Carter's
Shoes: Tom's

Stink Face!

I just love these chubby little legs!

Linking up with:

Monday, April 15, 2013

30 Day Pinterest Style Challenge: Week 2 (Link Up)

Another Pinterst Style Challenge week is complete. This is the first Instagram Challenge that I have stuck with for this long. I'm loving it! I am linking up again with, The Little Princess Diaries.

Have a great week, Everyone!

Sweat Shirt & White Tee: Target
Jeans: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Tom's

Military Jacket: TJMass
Striped Tee: American Eagle
Bauble Neacklace: GroopDealz
Skinnies & Sandlas: Target (both recent)

Yellow Blouse: Forever 21 (recent)
Skinnies: Old Navy
Flats: Target

Denim Vest: Marshall's
Tee: The Loft
Skirt & Sandals: Target (recent)

Mickey Tee: Old Navy
Skinnies: Old Navy
Shoes: Tom's

Sunnies: Ray Band
Dress: Forever 21 (recent)
Belt: H&M
Bag: Cole Haan
Sandals: Target (recent)

Fedora Hat: Target
Tank: Forever 21 (recent)
Boyfriend Jeans: Gap Outlet
Sandals: Target (recent)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Work In Progress

I have been hesitant to share my fitness story for a while. Mainly because I was embarrassed at how I used to look, but then I got to thinking, when I began working out over a year ago I was only four months postpartum. Sure, I let myself gain over 50 pounds while pregnant, but the important thing is I decided to do something about it.
Let me start from the beginning. In March of 2012 I began the P90X2 program. Every day after my afternoon nap with my then 4 month old son I'd get up and workout with my Husband. (Maternity leave was bliss) We'd put our little guy in his jumper or swing and get our work out in.
I didn't really alter my eating. The only thing I did stay away from was sweets and fast food. Other than that I ate what I wanted and I was also  breast feeding so I know those extra calories I burned helped me to lose the last of the baby weight.
When I returned to work in May, I felt great! All of my pre baby clothes fit again and people at work noticed too, which was nice. I continued to workout every day with my husband. We'd wait for our little guy to fall asleep and get out workout done. Sure, I complained most days and didn't want to workout, but my supportive and sometimes pushy Husband was there to push me to get off the couch and workout with him. Love you, Boo!
And then the Holidays came and along with the Holidays 8 lbs. found their way back on to my ass. I was miserable. Yes, I was working out, but it didn't matter because of all the junk I allowed myself to have.
So then came January. And I, along with the rest of America resolved to lose weight. I was at least realistic about my goal, 20 lbs in a year is very doable. I restarted the P90X2 program, began training for my second half marathon, and started to eat cleaner. I began to read ingredients, not nutrition labels, and prepare my meals for work.
Since January, I have lost 11 lbs and over 8 inches. It's not much, but it's progress. I am trying to not stress the number on the scale and go by how I feel and my progress photos. I totally recommend this to anyone that is beginning their fitness journey. Get in your undies or booty shorts and sports bras, Ladies and take a before photo. It's great to look back on and see how far you have come. Especially on those days when you're bummed out over the number on the scale. Oh, and take your measurements too!
So with that said here is my "Before" and "During" photo. It's not a before and after because I am no where near done. I am a work in progress.

March 2012 & April 2013

As of April I have began the Insanity - The Asylum program in combination with 10 Minute Trainer which are also Beach Body products.
I also became a Beach Body Coach to keep myself accountable and to also show other busy Moms (and Dads) that they too can find time in their hectic days to just, "Push Play!"
Please comment or email me with any questions. I would love to help you reach your goals!!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Toddler Tuesday (Trendy Tot Tuesday Link Up)

This photo was from this past Saturday. We attended my little Cousin's QuinceƱera.
The hall had a nice, open, grassy area for Rocco to run around in. As well as a cool ramp to run up and down about 50 times. Needless to say he slept like a champ that night.
This boy was all smiles as long as he was outside. Thankfully my Dad LOVES being on Rocco duty and helped us out a ton by playing with him while we ate and visited with family. Thanks, Papi!

Shirt: Shawn White (Target)
Jeans: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Stride Rite

"You can't catch me, Dad!"

Linking up Trendy Tot Tuesday with:

Monday, April 8, 2013

30 Day Pinterest Style Challenge: Week 1 {Link Up}

Last Wednesday I joined in the "30 Day Pinterest Style Challenge." I am finally putting my countless style ideas I have pinned to good use.
Today I am linking up with Kristen from The Little Princess Diaries.

Blouse: TJMaxx
Ankel Pants: TJMaxx
Heels: Target
Cardigan: Nordstroms Rack

Scarf: Pac Sun
Chambray & Skinnies: Old Navy
Boots: Nordstroms

Cadrigan: The Limited
Tee: Old Navy
Jeans: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Tom's

Scarf: Forever 21
Dress: Old Navy
Belt: H&M
Boots: Nordstroms

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Running Of The Elk Half Marathon recap

I ran my second half marathon of the year today. Running my second half so close to my first was a last minute decision and I'm so glad I went through with it.
After my previous race (3 weeks ago) I wanted to see if I could break 2:30 since I came so close the last time. Well, I did it! I set a new Personal Record of 2 hours 29 minutes.
This was the first half I did that my husband wasn't running. It was SO nice to have him and our little boy there cheering me on. They met me at the half way point and at the finish line. Swoon!!

Love the sign they made. "Go Mommy... Kick some booty"

This run was way different than my previous Halfs. There were no tears or deep moments of clarity this time. I was too busy singing along to my jams, I guess.
I plan on taking a two week running break to fully heal my IT Band and focus on my new work out. The hubby and I are starting Insanity the Asylum. Eek! Wish me luck!

He ran up to me and wrapped his little arms around my legs as soon as he saw me. Love him!

My "game face" needs some work ;)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Toddler Style (Trendy Tot Tuesday Link Up)

This is our little guy, Rocco. He's going on 17 months and I love dressing him like a mini 'Dada' Dressing my boy like the Hubs is one of my most favorite things in the world. The second I saw this shirt on Zulily a few months ago I new my little guy had to have it. While, skinnies aren't really my Hubby's style I think they look SO cute on my not so skinny toddler.

Shirt: Quicksilver
Jeans: Keneth Cole
Shoes: Stride Rite Outlet

Linking up with AP from I Love You More Thank Carrots for Trendy Tot Tuesday.