Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

My weekend started out great with a 5 mile run.  I needed it after being cooped up in the house all week working on the computer.  My Dad called and invited my boys to work with him for the day…  that was a fun and unexpected surprise for me!  I finally decided to take my computer in to the Apple Store.  It’s been running slow and I’ve been wanting/needing to deal with it.  Being forced to take a break from technology, I decided to do something out of the ordinary!  Haha… for me that is…. I went to Nordstrom Rack.  It was fun!!  And of course, I was overwhelmed with all of the options…

After a while, I headed over to my parents house to check in on the fun…. My parents are remodeling their kitchen. This is my dad and his brother, two of my brothers, and my boys…

I *forced* them to do this….  and they loved it…

We headed back to the Apple Store to pick up the computer that wasn’t ready…. so we ate and walked around the mall.

Played around with the computers in the store…

And when we got home, I made these!!!  I used to make these a long time ago when I first started Weight Watchers.  I was reminded of them on Peanut Butter Fingers website… HERE is a link to her post.  Remind me not to make these for a very long time.  They were so yummy and I basically had no will power.

Tonight, the girls and I had a mini discussion on comparing ourselves to others… It’s so hard not to do this.  I posted this little message on my mirror because it is something I really struggle with.  It’s hard not to let the negative little emotions take over my brain.

I’m so grateful to have Carman and Cyndi in my life.  Because I only have brother’s… I really appreciate the “girl” friends and family that I have. It’s so nice to be able to relax and be yourself.

I came across some old pictures of us together and thought it would be fun to share…

Cyndi took us to the H.I.T. Center… for some HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING!

And this is the night we vowed to make a change!!!

My food choices this weekend consisted of oatmeal with bananas, zone bars, frozen yogurt, cereal, blueberry muffins, a banana, protein pancake with pears, Chickfila salads, Twix and Snickers from my mom’s candy jar, Subway turkey sandwich, PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES, pizza, and chocolate chip cookies….

I had a “who cares” attitude this weekend and now I’m craving a vegetable!  This weekend is in the books… looking forward to boot camp tomorrow!!  :)

I HIGHLY recommend listening to AT LEAST the first question that Roni answers on this video…  :)

 

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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

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