Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cooper says...

"Mom I have to keep eating so I can be strong and healthy like the Incredible Hulk!" Cooper 3yrs.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting

Another installment of Oh How Pinteresting! 

Missed last week due to hubby and kiddos being sick:)

PiYo Groove & WIW


Wed - OFF Sick Hubby & Kiddos
Thurs - OFF Sick Kiddos
Fri - Zumba
Sat - OFF Class
Sun - OFF Class
Mon - Pilates
Tues - PiYo

PiYo was a rockin' class that not only had great body moving music but intense planking. I have taken in the past Pilates and Yoga where the mood is tranquil and focus on movement. PiYo motivated me to stay in the groove with stretching following each core exercise.

Yoga mat and bare feet are a need. I wore my favorite college t-shirt "East Carolina Pirates" but will wear a fitted tank to the next class as shirt slipped down during downward facing positions. I could def feel my arms, abs, and legs after this fun fantastic workout!!

Three workouts in 7 days is not too bad considering the whole fam besides my self were under the weather. Looking forward to a busy busy week at the gym:)

Now for a little Weigh-In Wednesday!


Hello Weightloss!!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Blue Monday

Nicole by OPI: Me + BLUE

Quickest mani ever! Rushed because the kiddos were down for nap time:)

Nails have been without polish all weekend & I felt naked!

Never had my nails blue before and it is def growing on me.

Friday, January 25, 2013

High Five 4 Friday

Week has been extremely busy with sick lil kiddos and hubby in hospital. So this is my first installment of what is in my kitchen cabinet...AKA Snack Time!

1. Kind Bars are a fantastic protein bars that are all natural and filled with yummy fruit & nuts. Love, love, love!
2. Pirate Booty are aged white cheddar corn puffs. "Mom, this is what a pirate eats!" Cooper 3yrs. Kiddos love them:)
3. Carnation No Sugar Added Vanilla Breakfast Essential. Every morning I add this with a banana, frozen fruit and half cup Almond milk. Perfect start to my day!
4. Newman's Own Salsa is organic and hubby's fave.
5. Angie's Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn is my personal go to snack. Delicious!

life rearranged Photobucket friday favorite things | finding joy

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Why I joined the Gym and gave up my iPhone!! Plus Weigh-In Wednesday

Can we get real for a second? I have three kiddos one girl Caroline 6mos, one boy Cooper 3yrs, & Taylor 20yrs my stepdaughter who is away at college.

Initially I thought, "When the New Year rolls around I will so get up at 4 am to get my workout on!" 

How many times did that happen? = 0

What? Well a gym membership is not exactly in our budget for the Spring of 2013 = Taylor getting married:) Compromise was to give up my ohhhhh expensive brand new iPhone cost plus monthly plan.

The reality is that it is too easy to jump ship and go to the gym. The benefits out weigh the constant checking of Facebook status:) Where did we join the gym? YMCA of course!

  • FREE group exercise classes: aerobics, pilates, yoga, spinning and more
  • Open gym, swim, racquetball, volleyball, basketball
  • FREE Child Watch (6 weeks to 5 years old) Hello FREE Childcare!!!
  • Full-service locker rooms
  • Special member pricing for all programs

I am personally looking forward to the FREE group exercise classes and trying Zumba! Back in the ole' college days I loved to go out with the girls yes I am going to try to relive my young adult life while breaking a sweat. Plus the FREE Childcare makes it so easy!

Discounted programs such as swim lessons and soccer for ages starting at 3 years old make it perfect for my family. 

Now on to the Good Stuff! Since I am joining the gym and have typically done my posting in the morning, I had to do a little reflecting. Decided to switch my weigh-ins to Wednesday to join some other lovely ladies during the week. Sometimes less is more = Post less yet have more meaty bloggy post. Sounds like a winner? 


So here is to my new & first Weigh-In Wednesday! 


Gained 1.8 lbs:( No fears ladies tomorrow is a new day.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Must Add Sparkle

OK so I have a sparkle addiction! First time trying Julep & must say very pleased with the results. 

1. Julep Sandra
2. Julep Sandra & Julep Vanessa. 

DIY used a make-up sponge to apply the Julep Vanessa on the nail tips.

Friday, January 18, 2013

High Five 4 Friday

1. Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer...Thanks Mom!
2. Happy baby in motion:)
3. Essie addiction! Lovin the elegant Ballet Slippers.
4. Perfect East Carolina University colors!Nicole by OPI One Less Lonely Glitter & Not A Gold Bigger.
5. Lil Dirt Magnet:)

life rearranged Photobucket

Thursday, January 17, 2013

WIT and 13 in 2013

Weigh-In Thursday 

Down 1 lb:) I will take it!


I have linked up with Jill Conyers for 13 in 2013! The spin for us instead of running we will be walking events.

Signed up for my first 13 in 2013 event today! Team Underwood: Hubby & my 2 sweet lil kiddos making it a family fit event.

MS Walk: Asheboro, NC
March 23, 2013

Lions, Tigers & Bears ...oh my???
No! We’ve got Lions, Tigers, Bears and a Cure!!!!
Day at the Zoo. You will check in and register at Solar Pointe, enjoy BREAKFAST, team photos, face painting, and more starting at 9am! At 11 am we will have some Zoo Aerobics, a powerful mission moment and will cheer you all the way into North America. At that point you can enjoy the rest of the day in the NC Zoo celebrating the impact you’ve made with your fundraising. Every dollar helps us get closer to a cure.
Take your time and see the exhibits you want to see. Maybe its zebras, giraffes & elephants or maybe you’re more of a rhinos, gorillas, & lions type person. You pick the route and have fun.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Classic Mani Monday

Must say I am in love with Essie Ballet Slippers! Classic, elegant and simple:)

Linking up with Mani Monday & The Nail Files


Friday, January 11, 2013

High Five 4 Friday

1. Thor my lil superhero:) "Mom Thor does not wear tenny shoes he wears yellow boots!" Cooper 3yrs.
2. Julep Darlings have arrived.
3. Mani Monday loving Essie polish
4. My sweet lil ones!
5. New Fitbit One counting every step (after Christmas present to myself)

Linking with High Five For Friday From My Grey Desk

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Before Pic & Weigh-In Thursday

Lovin the baby bump all 189lbs

Yes ladies & gentlemen it is that time again this week!

To my udder disappointment the scale did not move down:( On a high note it did not move up to a higher poundage either!


Yep that is the number of the week! Going to take a little more focus the next couple weeks to get down the next 5lbs.  Make sure to look at the Weigh-In Thursday tab Here for all weight stats & upcoming before, during, and after pics.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lovin Wednesday

What I'm lovin Wednesday:)

Recommended from my insightful sister to use EOS products because they are paraben-free. Bought a couple of products and fell in love!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Swagger Wagon: That is how I roll!

Feeling like the Queen of the Universe in my minivan Swagger Wagon!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Weekly Weigh-In Thursday

Welcome to my weekly Weigh-In Thursday Post! 

Every week join me on my weight loss journey to get my Fit Tone Groove back!

Whooohoo down 4lbs this week:)

Height: 5'3"

HW: 189

SW1: 177
SW2: 166.4

CW: 162.4

GW1: 167 (July12')

GW2:  157
GW3:  147
GW4:  137
GW5:  127
UGW:  120

December 26, 2012:  166.4
January 3, 2013:  162.4

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year

1. Unsubscribe to food blogs and food Pinterest sites! Love to look, would like to taste, but it makes me want to eat a cupcake:)

2. Drink more water.

3. Get Active! Remember the piles of exercise DVDs that are hidden in the the entertainment center? Dusk them off and start moving.

4. Focus on my health. It is important to take time for myself, even if it means getting up at 4 am.

5. Date Nights with Hubby. Invest time with my number one man!

6. Get Outside. Kiddos love the outside and a little dirt never hurt anyone!

7. Eat Fresh. Eat at home.

8. Organize house by focusing on one task at a time. Yes I have Adult ADD!

9. Paint nails. Welcome to the Nail Files!

10. Oh yeah...get back into my Fit Tone Groove!