Monday, June 25, 2012

Walking and busted lips

My sweet BABY boy is 11 months old today!! It really is strange to think that in 4.5 short weeks, my baby will no longer be just that - a baby. Nope, this sweet, blonde hair, blue eyed, all smiles little person will be a TODDLER! And I must say, I am really looking forward to this new year to come. He is at such a fun age. He's learning so many new walking.

Yes, my son is walking. He took his first steps over Easter; but, he also learned how to crawl over Easter and decided that was the most efficient mode of transportation around the house and quickly forgot what it meant to move while standing on his two feet.

This past week, I was sitting at the dining room table while Keith was in the living room. Connor was standing next to me and then just took off walking into the living room to see what his daddy was up to. I immediately told Keith to turn around and we were beaming with pride for our little boy.

He loves to walk. It doesn't matter where we are - the grocery store, Keith's soccer games, volleyball games, outside to get the mail, literally anywhere - this baby boy wants to get out of his mommy's arms and walk. This, however, leads to the next thing that has come with walking - falling down.

Yes, most of the time he just shrugs it off and either starts crawling or pushes off something to stand up and try it again. Such a determined and strong willed little boy. However, there have been a couple times that he has some battle wounds. I don't mean scraped knees or torn hands. Nope, I'm talking fat, busted, bloody lips. baby boy has busted both his top lip and his bottom lip since figuring out his land legs.

Don't worry though, Mama Liz came to his rescue! Nothing a little lovin' from his favorite woman can't fix. Oh - and some cold ice packs :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sickness, Insanity, and Connor

I just finished my insanely intense workout for the day, so my creative juices are pretty much depleted right now, ergo the title of this post. Regardless, this is my only down time to write anything so I'm going to tackle this post head-on and address each of the title-mentioned subjects in respective order.

Sickness. I have been sick for a week and a half. It started with a sore throat and achy muscles and turned into a terrible cough, voice loss, and pink eye. Thankfully, through time, great advice from my sister, no help from the doctor, and lots of prayer, I am starting to get better. There is a light at the end of this dark tunnel.

Insanity. Yes, even through this illness that has plagued me, we have continued on our insane journey of intense workouts and a complete nutrition overhaul. We have cut out all sugar and caffeine from our diets. If you know me, you know this is really hard for me. I have a HUGE sweet tooth! But, it's been worth it. In one and a half weeks, I've lost 2 pounds and Keith has lost 4! Even better, I can see my abs again! Here's the run down of how it has been so far:

First couple workouts - felt like I wanted to throw up...and quite possibly did (just a little).

Meals - healthy, yet surprisingly delicious. Eating 5 times a day. This, in turn, requires 2 hours of my time (while Keith is working hard in the yard) in the evenings to prepare his meals for the next day.

What I miss the most - morning coffee, chocolate, ice cream, anything sweet and delicious.

Last, but certainly number one in my world, my sweet precious baby boy. The last few weeks I have been taking every advantage to call him "baby" as much as possible. Why? Well, he's almost one and after that, no longer a baby. This is exciting, but sad at the same time. He's growing so fast!

As his first birthday quickly approaches, people continue to ask me what we're doing for such an event. The question is completely understandable since the people asking me know how I feel about birthdays. I think they are a HUGE deal! And, since I am an event planner, I LOVE to plan these things! Although, now as a mom, I'm starting to think that we should celebrate our mothers on our day of birth. If you've never given birth, then you wouldn't understand.

Although Connor's first birthday is a great milestone, I don't see the point in spending a lot of money for a person who will NEVER remember such an event. We are opting for an intimate family affair. Yes, there will be cake for the little guy and we will make a HUGE deal about him, but we are not going all out with decorations, gifts, invitations, etc. I'm sure as he gets older the parties will get more elaborate.

 But, for now, we like to keep things simple.

Monday, June 4, 2012

This is INSANE!

What's new at the Edwards' household? Insanity. Pure insanity. Quite literally.

Keith bought us the Insanity workout DVD and nutrition guide. He surprised me one day last week by bringing this home. If you know me, you know that I was absolutely ecstatic!! I have been wanting this for quite some time.

Today is our first day of the program and I am pumped! We weighed in this morning and are going to begin the insane workouts this afternoon.

Although the number on the scale looks good to me (I actually weigh less than when I got pregnant), the figure I see in the mirror isn't quite what I would like to see. I need to tone these muscles and get this post-baby body back in tip top shape! The best part of it all...we have accountability with each other. Who doesn't love someone who can make them workout and eat right when you just don't feel like it?!

I am excited to be going through this life change (time to get healthy!) with my husband! I'm sure we'll post pictures of before and after once we finish the 60-day plan.

Time to get my workout on!