September Roundup

This month was was a blur.  I got rid of some stuff, didn’t exercise enough and could use some overall motivation.

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – finished the 25K
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – So I kicked butt in August and I loosened up my no sugar rule and now I am up to 132.  So here goes another sugar free-ish month. We are going to Sonoma and wine is not sugar-free.
  5. Rock Climb More – Nope it didn’t happen this month.
  6. Travel More – We are traveling to San Francisco for a wedding this month and visiting family in Florida for December.
  7. Blog More – Its not happening.  I need a better plan for 2018.
  8. One small house project a month – I was on the roof of my house.  The ROOF..  I nearly crapped my pants but we saved $1,600.  We installed a new chimney liner.  Yeah I didn’t know the chimney had a liner until I had to replace it.  Here is a handy video from This Old House if you want to know what we did.  Except it took us 10+ hours to get it done.  And here is proof that I was on the roof:Gladysontheroof
  9. Declutter –  I donated a bunch of things to our daycare and had The Red Cross pickup 8 boxes for donations.  I also got rid of a highchair and a large pot.  I am having a tough time decluttering because my in-laws just got rid of their family home and now things are appearing at home regularly so this category is going to be my focus for the remainder of the year.
  10. Spend less – We did pretty good in this category although my husband’s beer trading has been on my eye lately.  But I have to admit when I am enjoying ridiculously delicious beer, I tend to forget his overspending in this category.   To make up for his overspending, I did a focus group regarding credit cards which paid for most of my last BJ’s grocery/household haul. Score!

 

-G

August Roundup

This month was a bit more productive than last.  I kicked my diet in the a$$ and got moving a bit more.  Looking forward to a even more productive September.

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – finished the 25K
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – I have worked my ass of this month and am happy to report I weighed in at 131 lbs this morning! Boom! I have completely cutout carbs and the only sugar I’ve consumed has been in drinks on the weekend.  Wine and Paloma’s are my weakness.  But I have noticed having a hard rule of no sugar helps me a lot.  My goal is to be below 130 lbs by the end of September. Wish me luck!
  5. Rock Climb More – No rock climbing this month. It will happen in September.
  6. Travel More – We are still living it up in LBI, follow me on instagram for fun in the sun pics.  We are traveling to San Francisco for a wedding in October and visiting family in Florida for December.
  7. Blog More – Its happening.  Not consistently but I am happy and that’s what this is all about no?
  8. One small house project a month – Nothing.  Every weekend in LBI makes it nearly impossible to get anything done.  Also planning on more of this in September.
  9. Declutter –  Again I was able to get rid of a few things and I did a side hustle gig that has kept a bit of cash in my wallet.  Planning on ramping this up for September.
  10. Spend less – My hubby’s car needed some work and I booked all the travel for the rest of the year this month so it was another expensive month.  I am hoping to lock down the budget for the rest of the year.  Although there are some required improvements needed at home.

I am hoping to blog more but life has been pretty hectic lately.  Lastly Cheers to my mommy who’s coming to visit for a couple of weeks!! I am excited to spend some much need quality time with her. Today is my Friday which is even sweeter when we are off on Monday!!  Happy Labor Day!

-G

You’re too Blessed to be Stressed

Just as I was feeling overwhelmed by life and all the things I’d like to do or have to do and the relentless pressure I put on myself for no apparent reason.  I was talking to someone for work and at the end of our conversation he said to me, “….and remember, You’re too blessed to be stressed.”  He caught me off guard and normally I would have been like “Yeah, okay!” and probably made fun of him.  But you know what? he’s right.

I have a job, a house, a wonderful and healthy family. So even when my son is home sick on with a fever and my husband and I are doing the dance of trying to meet work obligations while caring for our feverish one year old;  Life is still really great.  So here are some pics from the day.  I loved the way my little one looked on the counter as I was getting ready to take him on an early run (Yay 3.2 miles!) later in the morning my husband had a conference call and every time he needed to talk my kid decided to as well. oops!

The last two pics are from when I went to work and my hubby Facetimed with me to see how cute our little one was being.  And yes he still has a fever.  But he’s on his way to the shore with his grandparents and brother. So life is pretty damn good right now and its Fri-yay! and I never met a Friday I wasn’t excited for! Happy almost weekend everyone!