Monday, March 30, 2009

Diaper Bag Giveaway at Full Nest Reviews

My good friend Stacey just started a new blog called Full Nest Reviews and is hosting a giveaway for an awesome diaper bag. Check it out!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fitness Friday Post - Week 8 and 9

I was out of town last weekend, Spring Break and all, so I didn't get to post about last week and now it's past time already to post for this week. Where does the time fly?

Last week I didn't do great on the Wii Fit, but it was Spring Break so what do you expect? What is it about having the kids home that means you don't get anything done? My schedule was totally off. I did get my 30 min Monday and Tuesday and actually did some good workouts, but Wednesday was the 1 year anniversary of my father's death and I spent the day with my mom visiting the cemetary and trying to keep her occupied. Not ideal for working out. Then we went camping for a long weekend...things were pretty busy and pretty crazy, but it sure was a lot of fun!

This week I did much better. Despite a few days of having very little energy I did work out Monday - Thursday, and most of them I got a full 30 min in. Monday I was afraid of how much weight I had gained pigging out on our camping trip, but it said I hadn't gained or lost anything. Yippee! Tuesday I did 20 min of the free run, and Wednesday I did 20 min of the free step. Wednesday night I started feeling sore and Thursday morning I could barely move, my legs were so SORE. I took it easy and didn't do any aerobics, just yoga and strength training, but still had a good work out. Friday was my DS 5yr old birthday party and I was too busy (excuses I know!) but chasing around a house full of little kids counts!

I haven't lost any more weight, but that's ok. While I'd still love to lose 10 lbs, if I can maintain where I am for a while, I'll be happy. Staying healthy for me and my family is most important. I'm changing my goal to maintenance for now but I'm motivated to eat healthy and continue to exercise for now. I'd love to stay in the normal range and never move up to overweight, but I'll let you know how that goal goes. Wish me luck!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fitness Friday - 7

I participated in the Wii Mommies Blogswap this week and send my entry to Jen over at But she's going through some family stuff right now with her dad and she hasn't posted my blog post yet. That's ok. The girl who was assigned to post on my site hasn't contacted me at all, so I'll just go ahead and post my own entry here. If it gets posted on both sites, that'll be ok.

I’m excited to post here on Jen’s site for my Fitness Friday post. I think the Wii Mommies have a great idea here with this blogswap and I’m sure this will increase traffic on lots of posts!

Here’s a little about myself first though. My name is Jen also and I am a SAHM with 2 little boys, 5 and 2. They keep me plenty busy, but in my “spare time” I work as an environmental consultant, teach Baby Sign Language classes and work with the youth at my church. I typically blog at I blog about contests, giveaways, and my Fitness Friday updates.

I try to work out every day on the Wii Fit for 30 min (except Sunday) and have been doing this for about 7 weeks now. I typically start with some aerobics, then do a full row of yoga and the corresponding strength training, then move on to more aerobics and finish with a column of balance games. I’ve lost approximately 5 lbs, but want to lose 15-20 more (unless I get pregnant soon which I REALLY hope happens).

My whole family does the Wii Fit too. My husband and I have a healthy competition going. I beat him on most of the yoga but he beats me on the strength training. We’re pretty even on the Aerobics and Balance Games though. My 5 year old really likes to do it (it’s his first introduction to any video games!) and can do most of the exercises fairly well. My 2 year old likes to stand next to me and pretend to do the exercises, but can’t really do it well standing on the board, so he doesn’t even try much anymore. If I stand behind him and hold onto his hips, I can get him to have the highest score on the Table Tilt though!

This week I haven’t done as well as I would have liked too. Saturday I had to go teach a class at 9am, so I only got 5 min done in the morning. That evening my 5yr old got sick and he stayed home Sunday – Thursday. Monday I got 16 min, Tuesday and Wednesday I didn’t get any. Thursday I did my full 30 min and felt really good about it.

It may not be my best week, but I still feel motivated and promise to get back on that horse this next week. For anyone looking to loose weight and have fun without paying for a gym membership I definitely recommend the Wii Fit. You could even try to win one from the Wii Mommies contests and twitter party this Saturday!

Good luck and thanks to Jen for letting me post on her great website!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Who reads this?

I know some read this blog on Fridays when I link up on the Wii Mommies Fitness Friday posts, but I'm really curious who follows this blog on a regular basis. If you subscribe to my feed on Google Reader or follow me on Blogger, or check this often just drop me a quick comment and let me know.

(I'm trying to decide what I can and can't post here based on my audience!)

Wii Mommies Contests and Twitter Party

So I'm totally excited about the Wii Mommies newest contests and twitter party. I've never been a part of a twitter party before, but I'll definitely log in on Saturday night. And you can go to each of the mommies different websites to enter for different prizes for the Wii. I would LOVE to win a new game for the Wii. Check it out!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Fitness Friday Post - 6

First of all, I had so much fun in the Wii Olympics Saturday! I did my events first thing in the morning, got new high scores for everything and was pretty excited. Then my husband came along and beat me in every category! I had to go back and beat him on a few later when he was at a church meeting! And we won some stuff too! Yippee!

Saturday, as part of the Olympics, I did the Island Lap 3 times, the Hula Hoop only once (I'm so bad at that one!), and did each of the 3 balance games LOTS! I think my final time was 1 hour 16 minutes.

Sunday I did my balance test as always, but I don't work out on Sundays.

Monday I wasn't really into it, still a little burned out from Saturday, plus it was cold, so I had turned on the fireplace, but then it was too hot to do my exercises. I did some aerobics, deep breathing and ALL the balance games. It was fun and I got my 30 min.

Tuesday I got 33 min done. I did one row of yoga, and lots of aerobics.

Wednesday I got 30 min, did another row of yoga, some strength training, quite a bit of aerobics, then tried the soccer heading. I'm getting better at it, but there's no way I'll ever get it perfect!

Thursday I just didn't feel like exercising. I did my body test to get the stamp, and it said I had gained 2.5 lbs which made me grumpy. True, I had fast food for lunch and ice cream for a snack after some major potty training setbacks yesterday, but I had a nice big salad for dinner and didn't eat any food at the party I went to in the evening. 2.5 lbs! Grumpy!

Friday I did much better again. Got 31 min in of one row of Yoga, no strength training today though, lots of aerobics and just a little balance. Luckily it said I had dropped 3.1 lbs, so that makes up for yesterday's scale error! That puts my total at 5.1 lbs since I started. Yippee! And my age was 27 (I'm almost 32 in real life) So I'm happy today.

If only I could get my 5 yr old to not have potty training issues...then I'd be REALLY HAPPY!

Olympic Results

I am proud to say that the Thomas Family represented well at Saturday's Wii Olympics.
Paul won second place on the Soccer Heading and the Penguin Slide and fourth place overall.
I got second place on the Ski Jump and 3rd Place on the Basic Run!

However, the woman who won first place in almost every category was international, so we got even better prizes than we thought!

I do love free stuff! Thanks to the Wii Mommies for putting it together! I hope they do it again.