now what?

Keeping Austin Weird!

Yay!!!  I’m so excited to finally be settled back in Austin.

And it only took 2 days of driving, 400 “are we there yet”s, 4 trips to the storage unit, 6 crystal light energy’s, 3 days without air conditioning in 100 degree weather, and multiple prescription strength ibuprofen’s!

PS The scenic route sucks!

Whose idea was it again to move to Texas, in July, without my husband?  I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am for my family and friends.  If it wasn’t for them:

-Cruz would still be in Utah (thank you Sherilynn for flying him out…and first class too!)

-my clothes would still be in the wardrobe boxes (thank you Carman and Lexy who had an especially fun time trying on my old shoes that they didn’t feel were “Cyndi approved”!)

-my lawn would be a hot mess (thank you Terry)

-my chairs and stools would be unsafe for sitting (thank you grandaddy!!)

-I would not be able to enjoy the Olympics because my TV would still be in the box

-Cole would not have a dresser

-Cruz would be sleeping in a pack n’ play instead of a crib

-I would have nothing hung on my walls

-Pretty much everything is because of the help of family and friends!

Special shout-out to my mother…she is amazing.  After driving with me for 2 days straight, she spent the next week unpacking, doing errands, cleaning, painting, organizing, and just getting things done.  She is and has always been a huge example to me of hard work and I’m so grateful she is my mom.

The best part is we were able to make healthy choices along the way thanks for food we packed, Subway and Chipotle.  It’s always awesome to know places you can go and things you can order to help you stay within your daily points.  And of course we packed our Vi-Shape shakes.  The first thing I unpacked from my storage unit was my Magic Bullet blender!!!

Subway for lunch TWICE!

Chipotle for dinner TWICE!

 This is my mother trying to squeeze a Vi-Shape mix packet into a water bottle in the car, not as easy as it looks!

Stopped in Trinidad, CO to stay the night with my dad…he’s temporarily working there.

Sherilynn watched Cruz for me so he didn’t have to be in a car for 2 days…they had a great time…obviously!

PawPaw the PoPo comes to take Cruz away for the above picture (underage drinking) and public indecency (no pants)

And of course some of our first stops in Austin were to our favorite eats…a delicious Mighty Fine burger and Berry Cool froyo.

Danielle and I took our sweet time picking up froyo for everyone else at home.  Danielle was featured in our Lite Your Fire series here.

And when everyone left, it was just the 3 of us.  Now what?

I worked hard to get my workout area together so I could start Phase 3 of P90X2.  I’m also halfway into my Body by Vi 90-day challenge and so far I’ve lost 13 pounds since starting the challenge, 20.6 pounds since starting P90X2, and 43 pounds total since having Cruz in March.

As I look back to last year when I was killing myself with twice a day workouts, eating the bare minimum points, stressing, and not losing weight, wow what a difference this year is.  I feel awesome, I have energy, I eat what I want while staying within my points, and love my workouts.

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