These are the Days

These are the Days

Just capturing some memories….

Remi LOVES books, and she’s quick to memorize them. She was reading me The Very Hungry Caterpillar one afternoon.


She was with my mom, and I stopped to work out after work. They met me there to make the pass back to momma, and Remi wanted to jump into my workout. She isn’t allowed on the mat, but we let her play on the side. I am proud to set an example for her! I hope she always wants to be strong like momma!


She was VERY PARTICULAR about her hair this day. Two little buns, one that I had to redo because it wasn’t little enough, and two sparkly bows that she picked out.


She takes dance at school, and I love the pictures and videos they send us. She doesn’t wear a leotard because Miss Independent won’t ask for potty help and has accidents trying to get them off herself…so she gets to wear these cute little tank tops. I sort of love it even more!


Not Remi-releated, but I bought and LOVE Overtone’s Rose Gold for Brown Hair coloring conditioner. It gives my hair this awesome pink hue.


Daddy has worked a ton of Friday nights at games, so we went and took him dinner to see him. Remi LOVES her daddy and she thinks his big school is really neat.


Our imaginative girl set up this sweet tea party with Buzz and her tiny baby doll. So cute.


I took my Wednesday night Bible study ladies to Tulsa to the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. We’ve been studying Old Testament Feasts and they have exhibits on them.

We stopped at Jane’s for brunch first and mom got cinnamon rolls the size of her head! Ha!


But it was a beautiful day with these ladies learning more about our God and how He weaves everything together.


And to close this random long post….three different fall outfits from the past.

2018 and 2019.


And two shirts that have lasted us 3 years! 2017, 2018, and 2019!


More Memories

More Memories

Some fun memories to document…

I did TWO rounds of birthday burpees. First, I did 32 burpees on my birthday, and then two days later I did 30 with my coworker/friend Stephanie for HER birthday. Woo.  I definitely earned my birthday treats!


My mom bought this GIANT slide thing for her pool for Remi and she’s LOVING it. She’s asking to go swim and slide a lot.


Just minutes after the above photo, it got dark and POURED. It’s been raining SO MUCH.  But once we knew it wasn’t going to be severe, we got in and swam in the rain. Remi thought that was so fun.


She also just decided to swim “by myself”. She’s wearing a life jacket, and we are always within arms reach, but it’s nice to see her have some confidence in the water. Hopefully we can work to lose the life jacket (at least sometimes) this summer.


Arm Circle Challenge

Arm Circle Challenge

So my girls at work did our squat challenge (see my results here), and we moved to upper body for Challenge #2.  We did 30 days of arm circles. (Not this exact thing, but this is close-ish)

Just like the squat challenge, it only took like 3 minutes a day (we would do one song).  We sort of got into a routine of arm pulses (palms down and up), circles (forward and backward), overhead clapping, side to side T movement, and chest presses in the songs. We would get through the entire thing twice usually.

It made a GREAT difference.  We measured and I lost an inch on each arm!  (For comparison, one coworker lost 1.5 inches, and two others lost .5 inch).

My after is above, before is below.

It’s backwards, but my after is on the left, and before is right.

My arms are smaller and firmer. Very happy with what 30 days of focus can do!

100 Squats for 30 Days

100 Squats for 30 Days

A little over a month ago, a coworker mentioned that she had seen a Buzzfeed video about people who did 100 squats a day.

It wasn’t a big change, but they saw noticeable differences. So we decided to do it!  Instead of taking breaks to the vending machine, we would go into a conference room and squat.  At first we could only do like 25 at a time, but we worked up to doing all 100 at once.  It took like 3 minutes total.

And it made a difference!  We didn’t measure, but I can tell you that my cellulite decreased substantially, my quads are more shapely and my rear end is lifted and more “round”.

The orange shirt on the left is “before, and the right is “after.”

We are on to an arm challenge.  So I’ll let you know when that’s over and how a few small minutes could make a difference there.