Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dress Success!

Sorry I haven't been around this week!!! Between working late and trying to find a dress... it's been quite busy!

I haven't had a ton of "blog-worthy" food to share. Which really, I hate saying! My meals are pretty simple and I think there's nothing wrong with that. I'm not one who can bust out the most creative meal in five minutes at lunch. I'm happy with simple stuff... so why change that because of a blog? I sometimes let myself feel like my food is not worth sharing because of this... but it's MY food and MY blog and if I'm making it my "own", why wouldn't I? I think I put too much pressure on myself to live up to a lot of other blogs out there... I don't need to do that!

I hope that makes sense!

So first of all, thank you ALL for you awesome comments on Lisa! Isn't she incredible? I am so, SO proud of her - obviously! I told her that the most rewarding part of this whole process is for her to see what I knew she had in her all along. It's exciting! She's kicking some booty big time on Level 2 already... she'll be checking in again with us after her next 10 days are up!

As for JR and I - we started Level 3 yesterday... HOLY freaking cow! I can start out doing some of the advanced moves but after a few reps, end up in the beginner moves. Level 2 was hard as heck... but I could at least do the advanced moves! This one is definitely different!

I have to say, after almost a month of doing Jillian - I LOVE the challenge it has been on me. Some of the cardio moves are KILLER and different than I've done before. I think that I will keep the shred and Jillian's new work out dvd's in my weekly rotation somehow - but I REALLY miss my Firm videos. I miss my "heavier" weight lifting! I think after we get back from Florida next weekend, I will be starting a Firm roation for the month... then we'll see where things lead me from there!

Back to the dress... last night, I braved the dressing rooms again! It took all night... and it definitely wasn't easy... but I finally found a dress! What do you think?? Be honest!!!
Five minutes after taking the pics... JR and I changed into work out clothes to take on Jillian for Day 2 of Level 3! Maddie decided she wanted to join us...

Here we are getting ready to work it (and um... please excuse my white legs!)!
By the way, thanks for all the thoughts and prayers for JR's family. Granny is still hanging in there but we're not sure what's coming over the next couple of days.

That's all I've got, folks! Hope you all are having a great week!!!

PS - did you all know it's national apple week?? Must be why apples have been my top snack choice every day so far :)

What is your favorite way to eat apples? I think mine is tied with in oatmeal or with some dark chocolate peanut butter!!!

Have a great night!


  1. I love the pics of you and Maddie working out! Sooo cute (both of you)! :)

    Great dress! I'm glad you found one!

    As far as simple food is concerned, I think simple foods are often the best. I have recently started to experiment a bit more in the kitchen, but my favorite breakfast/lunch/dinner is still toast with avocado and tomato slices. I eat it almost every day for one meal or another... If you feel like posting your food, I'll love to look at it, whatever it is. :) I don't think there is such a thing as not blog-worthy food! ;)

  2. Love the dress, really, it's very cute and flattering. Good choice!

    Can't beat apples with peanut butter, or almond butter, one of my fave snacks!

  3. First off, I'm happy with simple food too!! Most of my food is simple and pretty fast.

    Second, I love the dress! : )

    And third, my legs are probably more white than yours ; )

  4. LOVE the dress! I think it is great!

    And, I always love Maddie's workout shots!!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh I LOVE the dress! You look beautiful! And the mother-daughter workout is too cute for words :)

  6. Your dress looks great. Well done with the Jillian's workouts, they're tough aren't they?

  7. Girl! Simple meals is where its at! Who has time for all that fuss? Not me! Keep the pictures coming - I love seeing what you are eating! CUTE dress- you look jammin. Hope you have a great weekend

  8. i couldn't agree more with ya girl -- sometimes i feel as though i have to wrack my brain for blog worthy meals when i really just want some good ol' fashion simple food.. no shame!

    a mommy daughter work out sess -- how precious! :)

  9. I completely think its awesome that you aren't trying to conform to other blogs. That's what makes your special - and different - from other blogs. If we all posted about the same thing all day, it wouldn't be that exciting for readers now, would it :)

    You are your daughter are so cute shredding! Way to go on level 3!

  10. I love the dress! You look stunning!

    And those pictures are too darn cute for my eyes! :)

    My favorite way to eat apples.. hmm.. in a pie :D

  11. LOVE the dress, almost as much as the pics of the TF duo-Maddie is as adorable as her mama-who does not look like she has gained weight. Girl, you look fabulous and we are our own worst critics.
    BTW: that pic of your PB pancakes looks soooo tastey! I am starving LOL.