Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Time to get moving.....

I am ready for fall to start, but the only problem I am facing at this point is the dreaded "baby weight" still hanging around. After my first pregnancy I had no problem losing the weight, it seemed to just disappear after a pretty short time. I did go up one whole dress size, but that was okay with me. I looked at it as an opportunity to do a little wardrobe revamp and I could still squeeze into most of my favorite pieces. Fast forward to pregnancy number two and things are not quite as simple. Now don't get me wrong, my efforts to lose the weight are nothing to write a cheer about, but I have barely lost any weight since Paige was born (NINE MONTHS AGO!!!!) and I'm at my breaking point. As the fall weather is right around the corner, I started to go through my pre-Paige winter clothes and they are like 2 whole dress sizes down from my weight now.........UGG! I have never in my life experienced this problem. Growing up I was teased for being the skinny girl and now I long to have that 12 year old boy frame back. Okay, so not quite that far. But, for goodness sake there has to be some medium! No pun intended, but I am tired of buying the size large. The worst part about finding the motivation to actually do something and stop complaining is my body image is HIGH. WTF! I don't feel uncomfortable in my skin, so I am having a hard time commiting to the new workout plan. So, I have found a new motivation. For those who know me, I am a shop-aholic and love nothing more than buying clothes for myself and the girls. This year, instead of going out and getting all new clothes in size "BIG" I am going to treat myself to................FITNESS! I know I will be energized, less stressed, positive, healthier and best of all I am going to lose this weight that does not belong on my body. I will fit into those size 8 jeans again. I will wear those cute little tops that make my now post baby belly make people say, "are you having another one?". Note to those people, unless you are sure....DON"T ASK> For the last 3 weeks I have been extremely diligent about exercise. I have started to walk, run, bike and strength train for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I am writing this blog as a reminder to myself that this is a goal, a goal that can be achieved and will be achieved. Maybe by putting it out there, cyberspace can also hold me accountable. So next time you see me grabbing for the bottle of ranch to pour on my pizza, FOR God's SAKE.......STOP ME! I have to say my favorite, yet hardest exercise right now is biking. I take the girls along and do about 4 miles at a time (maybe more when I am ready). They are a heavy load those girls:

Kayla, Paige thanks for giving Mommy that extra little push (or pull in this case) on my ride. I love you both!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Another great giveaway!

These hats are super cute and just in time for fall. Happy Birthday to the blogger, and thanks for treating us to a giveaway!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Super Fun Giveaway!!!

THis one would be a great gift for someone:) I love this kind of stuff. Please check it out.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Colorado Trip

The entire Fettig family just spent the last week in Colorado attending a Beer & Bluegrass festival in Keystone! It was quite the trip indeed. I was a little stressed about a 15 hour car ride with the girls, but I have to say they were both about as perfect as could be in the car. Kayla entertained herself with toys and talking and Paige pretty much watched her sister. That was all she needed to stay happy. Thank the Lord! We arrived in Denver late on Thursday evening and Grandma and Grandpa were gracious enough to watch the girls in the hotel room while we went to a bar to visit our good friend Zummy:We got the chance to meet his girlfriend Melissa and she was super sweet and we had a great time. We wished they could meet us in Keystone on Saturday, but they went out of town for a wedding and could not make it. Maybe another year:( We met up with the rest of the Fettig Clan: Jeremy, Jackie, Dylan, Steph, Mark, Jack, and Sammy on Friday morning and headed into Keystone, this was the view from our condo deck:
Just stunning. We settled in and started to party. The next day we headed out to breakfast with the family and then to the Beer and Bluegrass Festival which was so much FUN!!!!! For $30 they give you a 3oz. tasting glass and there are about 50 different Colorado breweries that set up tents and pour at free will!! YUM! I found lots of new beers that I love and some that I do not Love:( The kids loved the trip and the music certainly kept them entertained:

Paige and Kayla were so good all weekend and Paige got carried around in her little backpack that Anrazel and N from bought for Kayla when she was just a wee little sprite! She was so darn happy in that thing.

Now here comes the know we could not have an entire family vacation without some form of drama, and ohhh did we ever. Late Sunday night all the kids go to bed and Kayla with her sweet little smile gets a kiss goodnight from Daddy:
Then about 6am the next morning she awakes to projectile vomiting all over the top bunk bed she was sleeping in. Now I must preface this part with the fact that Paige was vomiting up like a real person on Wednesday morning before we left STL and Steph (Zach's sister) was sick as a dog for the 1st two days of CO, laying in bed and poopin and pukin'. THen both Dylan and Paige got the runs in the diapers for about two days..... I mean up the back and out the sides business. GROSS, sorry for the gorey details:) SO poor little Kayla got the flu and vomited about 14 times on Sunday. SHe was such a trooper, every time she would tell me ahead of time and do her best to stay a party girl and puke when necessary. I was so scared for her. She did not go to the bathroom for over 24 hours and when I called the doctor they told me by Monday morning if she had not urinated to take her to an emergency room. Now I am crying at this point. My normally spunky little girl was bound to the stroller and did not even have the energy to walk. Needless to say, no pictures were taken on Sunday which was going to be the family shot, oh well. So Monday we were starting to trek home and Kayla was feeling better. She did vomit all over me in bed (covered my entire hair, pillow, and wall), then Daddy wakes up vomiting. So all the way to "almost" Topeka, KS we had one kid screaming of boredom, one shitting her pants cause she finally ate real food and could not control her bowel, and one Dad stopping every 30 min on the side of the road to vomit. SUPER!!! This is officially a true, memorable family vacation. We all made it home, and thank GOD I have all the great photos from the beginning of the trip. I am so happy to be home, let's put it that way:)