Monday, January 25, 2010

Resolutions and Workouts

So I've decided that making new years resolutions is for the birds. How many people actually make new years resolutions and stick with them? I presonally do not know a single person who has kept with their resolutions for a whole year. I've always wondered, what happens after that year? Do you stick with it or do you say, "Ok, I've accomplished my goal of keeping it for a year, onto the next!". I don't know because I have never stuck with a resolution. I would say I'm ashamed to admit that, but I'm not. There are soooo many others out there just like me. Also, why is it that we focus on goals so much at the beginning of the year and then we don't give it a second or third thought the rest of the year? Just curious....

I came across a website last week called Zen Habits. From what I have read so far, I like it. There was a posting/article about creating workout habits and I really liked what it had to say. For those that don't know I had a baby in december, my little man in now a month old. Two days after I had my son, I was able to fit back into my pre pregnancy jeans but they're by no means a size that I would brag about. However I must say I was proud to be able to fit into them so soon after giving birth. So yes, I would like to lose weight. I actually have a lot to lose. After reading the post on Zen Habits about creating an exercise habit I've decided not to focus on how many pounds I'm losing (or not losing) but I am going to do what it says, focus on 1 goal.

My orginal goal was to start my workout program today. Unfortunately for me, Mother Nature had different plans for me and that monthly thing I got so used to not having came back with a vengance. So, I've decided to post pone starting my workout plan for a week since I can't use tampons yet. Anyway back to my workout plan. I like to pretend that there are lots of people in cyber space who check in on my blog that don't comment (for those of you I know, don't burst my bubble, it's my motivation) The article on Zen Habits talks about making sure you log what you've done daily and have someone to check in with. So this blog will serve the purpose of 3 steps I need to take in creating my habit. I will check in daily, log what I've done and like I said, for the many people out there that ready this blog, that will be my motivation. Knowing that I have people who are checking to see if I've done what I've set out to do, I'm hoping will be enough for me to get up each morning. I haven't quite put together all of the specifics like the post talks about but this is what I have: Monday - Friday: 5 minutes of stretching, 20 minute Turbo Jam workout, 5 minutes stretching.
Saturday: stretch for 5 minutes, walk for 30 minutes, stretch for 5 minutes.
Sunday will be my 1 day of rest.
The day I actually begin my workout program I will post a picture of what I look like (another motivating factor) and occasionally I will post updated pictures. 30 days. That is what I am committing to right here right now (Of course I will let you know when I actually start my 30 days). Wish me luck!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Growing Up

Erick is a month old today. Some days it feels like he's always been a part of our family and he's been here longer than a month and at other times I sit back and can't believe it's already been a month. He's getting so big! When he was born, he weighed 8lbs 15 oz and was 21 inches long. At his 2 week appointment he weighted 9 lbs 7 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. I'm not sure where he is at now but I'm sure he's well on his way to 11 pounds.

In the past month he's met his Grandma and Grandpa Loa (David and Barbara, Alex's dad and step mom) and Grandma RuRu (which is what his mom wants to be called) as well as Oma and Opa (my mom and dad). He's met Auntie Cindy, Uncle James, his 2 cousins Emjae and Julie as well as his Uncle Erik.

It's been a fun month. I have loved being at home with him during the day and watching him grow. I just wish he wouldn't grow up so fast. Time truly does fly and they really do grow up fast. My hope is that I remember to cherish the little moments that we get.

Friday, January 15, 2010

All About Alex

My lovely sister tagged me, and I must say it's kind of fun. It reminds me of the game my sister did at my bridal shower only this trick questions! Since some of you have never met my husband, this gives you a chance to know a little about him, and us. Enjoy!

1. Where did you meet your husband? Craigs list when I was looking for a job. He helped me find it.

2. How long did you date before you got married? 1 year and 4 months
3. How long have you been married? 1 year 2 months (today! Love you babe!!)

4. What does he do to surprise you? Sometimes he'll randomly bring flowers home for me.

5. What is your favorite feature of his? His eyes

6. What is your favorite quality? I don't know that I have a favorite but if I had to choose just one I would say his honesty. He won't say anything that he wouldn't say to your face.

7. Does he have a nickname for you? He just calls me babe

8. What is his favorite food? Tacos with the rice he makes.

9. What is his favorite sport? He enjoys watching NFL football and the Rams are his favorite team...even though they REALLY suck.

10. When and where did you first kiss? He kissed me on our first date in July of 07...not a good kiss but I gave him a second chance...obviously.

11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? I enjoy just being with him even if it is just going to the grocery store. I used to love our drives to Cali from Vegas, lots of good conversations.

12. Do you have children? We have 1, Erick aka the Peanut.

13. Does he have any hidden talents? Yes he does but he's very quiet about it so I won't say what it is.

14. How old is he? 28 and well on his way to 29.

15. Who said I love you first? He did. It was on my moms couch

16. What is his favorite music? Like my brother in law James, he love true hip hop but he enjoys just about all genres of music

17. What do you admire most about him? His acceptance of the church in his life. He's always stood up for the church to his parents and doens't let them or their beliefs intimidate him.

18. What is his favorite color? Blue

19. Will he read this? Nope

People I tag? Janice! Your turn. I want to know more about you and your hubby! Have fun!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I can't believe 2009 is now over and it's 2010. This past year has brought some big changes for us. We moved from Las Vegas to Salt Lake and we welcomed our little baby boy. Erick Robert Loa was born December 22, 2009 at 4:08 p.m. He weighted 8lbs 15oz and was 21 inches long. He gave us a bit of a scare while I was in labor but everything turned out well and he is doing amazing. My dr and the on call pediatrician cleared us to leave the next day. We were in the hospital for less than 24 hours after Erick was born and I'm so glad that they didn't make us stay longer. It was good for Alex and I to be home, in our beds, in our little comfort area with our son.

We had Alex's mom, dad and his wife Barbara here along with my parents. It was a full house and a bit crazy at times. Now, everyone is gone and it's just our little family. It's been a good day and we're loving having our little baby boy here now. Erick has been very mellow and when he's awake, he generally is just sitting there with you looking around. So far, he sleeps pretty well at night and doesn't even really wake up to eat. Alex and I feel so blessed as we have received so much help from our families. I'm excited to see what the new year brings.