Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Let's Get Physical

Had my first Cardio/Circuit Training/Core Workout class at lunch today. IT KICKED MY ASS!!! And the ass of my colleague (and boss) as well. But it was awesome. I know I will be so sore tomorrow, like the kind of sore where you can't even answer the phone your arms are hurting so much, but it's worth it.
I really needed to do something to get me motivated to start getting healthy and this is perfect. Twice a week for an hour at lunch time. So great because I wasn't motivated enough to do any of my tapes when I got home from work. It's too hard. I want to spend time with Mrs. Boss and hang out until she has to go to bed and I am not about to jazzercise it up at 8:30 or 9:00 at night. I just can't.
So this is a start, and even though right now I can feel my arms starting to stiffen up and all I want to do is eat a giant piece of cake, I'm motivated and I am going to stick with it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thanks Fug ladies

So this has been a bit of a hard week. Too much bad news that has been hard to digest. Anyway, it's Friday and I want to go into the weekend in good spirits. Enter the Fug girls. Love, love, love Go Fug Yourself. If you need a laugh please check out the latest Courtney Love addition. I hope it makes your day as much as it did mine.

Happy weekend.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Holiday, celebrate!!

Christmas was great this year. We had a fabulous time on our first Christmas in our new home. This year, we decided not to make the trip to Burlington and Toronto and instead stayed home to relax. It was so great to not have to travel. We of course missed our families and would have loved to see all the little ones (big ones too) but honestly, it was so relaxing that I definitely would not have changed a thing.

Little Miss was spoiled as usual and had a wonderful time playing with all of her gifts. She was more excited this year than last year but we expected that because really how excited can you be at 1 1/2 months old? So, it was cool to watch her try everything out and dance around to the Phil Spector Christmas album. We ate lots and watched so many movies. Took naps and walks in the neighbourhood. It was really special and I'm glad I had lots of holiday time off to enjoy it.

Here’s some photos so you can experience the joy as well.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

No one said it would be easy.

Being a parent that is. It's not like I thought it would be easy either. Sometimes it is though. Sometimes everything goes smoothly and you feel like a real pro. Those times are great. But really, the hard times aren't even that bad. Pretty much every day with my little bunny is fabulous. But sometimes you can't help but feel like you are messing things up. Like this first child is the experiment to see how things are really supposed to be done so that by the time the second rolls around it's a lot easier. Habits that you have unfortunately created now with this one won't happen with the second because you will know better, right?

I admit, there are probably some things that I should have pushed a little more at this point (like sleeping in her crib) but my child is happy and that's what's important, right? So what if I subscribe to the gypsy style of parenting (I'm not that bad, really), I love my baby and she knows it and I think that's really what matters. Basically since the day I found out I was expecting everything has been about her. That's the way I think it should be. Obviously not at the expense of me or my relationship with my Husband but really you can't help but make everything about her.

Now that I am back at work and have some time to think I have vowed to start taking better care of myself. For me but also for Miss Stevie too because she needs a momma who is healthy and happy with who she is. One of the first steps to this is recognising that I am a good mom. One of the things I noticed about having kids is that there instantly are a million judgements about how things should be done. How you feed them, how you put them to sleep, what they wear, play with, etc. It can be exhausting and also a little challenging. It creates a bit of a paranoia that you will never be good enough at it and that something will always go wrong. Some of that is self inflicted though. I mean someone may make a comment to you that is totally innocent but then you internalise that to the point where you feel like you were being judged when really that was not the intent. I for sure have done this and it has made me question myself. But you know what? I'm a great mom to Stevie and so now I am making a promise not to second guess myself. Yes, something's might not work for others, and yes, I could for sure do things differently but we've got to do what works right?

In life things are always changing so I look at this parenting process as an on-going learning opportunity that presents many challenges and a whole lot more victories. And if in the very least, I love her with all my heart things should work out. And if they don't I'll just blame it on her Dad!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cake Wrecks

One of my favourite blogs to check out is cakewrecks. I can't get enough of these horrible/awesome cakes. It even has me paying special attention at the grocery store, desperate to spot a masterpiece of my own. Anyway, since I am new to this blog there are lots of great cakes that I have missed but I came upon this one today and just had to share.

Can you believe that? How much money would something like that even cost? And why in the world would you want this in the first place? It is kind of genius though, right?


What has happened to him? I'm all for the scruffy look but I think Joaquin is taking it a bit too far.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year.

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