Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Terrific Tuesday

There's no better way to start the day than with a morning nap, breakfast with the hubby,  and then the 2 of us going for a brisk 3.06 mile walk!  I'm beat, but rejuvenated.  Ready to take on the day and it's challenges.  Happy Tuesday folks!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday moves

A quick workout today.

Wii Free Run- 30 minutes
60 crunches with a 5lb ball

Now back to washing the mountains of laundry that have somehow appeared over the weekend :D

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I love weekends :)

Friday evening we attended our elementary schools carnival, the two oldest kids volunteered to work the ring toss, and the two youngest had the best time running around like crazy little monkey's.  The bounce houses were the biggest hit, even with the big kids after they were done with their shifts.  I love that they are still kids at heart.

Saturday we spent the day hanging out at home in the morning, running a couple of errands that afternoon, and finally that evening was DATE NIGHT!  Have I ever mentioned how much I love love love date night?  We went out, had melt in your mouth steaks, "smashed" potatoes,  with the most delish sauteed spinach and mushrooms on the side.  After dinner we met up with 2 other couples, talked and laughed until we all realized it was almost midnight and we all had kids to get home to, lol.  The night was definitely a success and I can't wait to do it again...soon.

Today brought sleeping in, coffee and kolache's for breakfast, and finally a 3 mile, 45 minute, walk with the hubby.  I'm completely tired and sore, but a good tired and sore.  Oh and NO ankle pain :D  Yay!  

Now off to watch some "Good Luck Charlie" with the kids!  Happy Weekend!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Fitness

Wii stats:

Free Run- 30 minutes
Crunches- 60 with 5lb ball

Now time to get ready for the day, get some grocery shopping done, and then let the weekend begin!
See y'all Monday!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Where did the day go?

Busy day...by the time I sat down it was after 8pm and I just didn't have the energy to get a workout in.  Tomorrow, I'm back to it!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday Workout

I rested my ankle all day yesterday, and I'm happy to say that I was able to workout today!  WOOOHOO!  It's a little sore today, BUT nothing like yesterday or the day before, so I'll take it.

Wii stats:

Free Run- 30 minutes
Free Step- 10 minutes, 988 steps
50 crunches with 5lb ball

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Aching ankle...

Argh!  Woke up this morning to an ankle that just doesn't feel right.
I'm experiencing pain from just walking, but I think I now know why.
Last week, I stepped on one of the kids toys and I felt a sharp pain in my ankle but didn't think anything of it.  Of course that was on Friday.  Since I didn't work out on Saturday or Sunday I didn't notice anything unusual.  Yesterday's workout must have triggered something because today it hurts all the time.  I'm not sure if I should rest it more, or if it's just something I have to get past.  Decisions, decisions...

Monday, April 22, 2013

One look is all it took...

Have you ever left the house feeling "put together" and cute?
And have you ever walked by two people, that you know in passing, that were obviously talking about you and making faces as you're feeling cute?
Did it just suck the wind out of your sail?
That was me today.
I allowed the "catty" behavior of two women, that I barely know, to make me feel self conscious and insecure.
It's so hard to get past our own insecurities as it is.  We don't need fellow women tearing us down through glances or stares, nor words.

Now, onto happier news, today's Wii stats:

Free step with riser- 20 minutes, 1988 steps
60 crunches

Unfortunately, I had to stop early.  About 4 minutes into my free run my left ankle started to throb and it hurt to put pressure on it.  So resting it up tonight and will see what happens tomorrow.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fitness Friday

Wii Fit stats:

Yoga stretches- 8 minutes
Free Step w/riser- 20 minutes
Free Run- 10 minutes

Phew!  Talk about tired!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Terrific Thursday

Got to spend the day hanging out with a friend and her sweet kids today at the mall.  We walked and talked for over 3 hours and when we both had to head home, I wasn't ready for the fun to end :)  Oh well, I needed to get home and get a workout out in before getting the kids, and so I did.  Now my legs feel like jello, and my abs want to know why they've been awakened from their happy slumber :)

Todays exercise:

Wii Free Run- 30 minutes
Crunches- 40

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Style inspiration

One of these days I'm actually going to get it together, take photos, and link up.  Love seeing all of the different posts and styles that people are wearing.  Great inspiration.                                                              

What I Wore Wednesday

How about you?  Are you linking up to The Pleated Poppy?

Workout Wednesday

Wii Totals:

Free Step (with riser)- 10 minutes
Yoga- 8 minutes
Free Run- 25 minutes (ugh, wanted more but just too tired)

I'm not sure if I'll try and do more later or not, but for now I need a break.
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wait...it's Tuesday already?

Yesterday was a day full of cleaning and I counted it as my workout.  Several hours of constant motion around the house counts, right?

Then this morning crept up on me, and I let it slide into afternoon.  My lazy side was staging a hostile take over, but it didn't win.  I got on the Wii.  So there lazy side!


Wii step (with platform)- 13 minutes
Wii run- 10 minutes

Oh, and let me tell you, the Wii platform.  Game changer.  You snap the three pieces together, place your Wii Fit balance board on it and go.  Definitely worth the $20!

Platform for Wii Balance Board

I should have done more, but carpool duty calls so it's time to start picking up kids, working on dinner, and helping with homework.  Fun stuff.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dried Mangos...mmmmm

I think I'm in love!  No seriously.  So good I could eat the entire bag full in one sitting.

6 pieces, 130 calories.  The perfect snack to shut that sweet tooth up with :)

There are approximately 3 servings per bag, and they make a great snack to throw in the purse for those times I'm out and need a little pick me up.  

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Taking the weekend off...

No Wii fit today, I'm taking a break.  Actually, no Wii fit tomorrow either.
Have a great weekend!

Girls Night...what to wear???

I love girls night out!  It's a chance to cut loose a bit, no kids, no husbands, dressing up, and hanging out gabbing about all sorts of nonsense :)  

So yesterday, while the family was at work and school, I was rummaging through my closet, trying to find the perfect outfit for girls night and it dawned on me that I didn't have a jacket that would work for this beautiful spring-ish weather we've been having.  It's the plus side to losing weight, new clothes, but also a major downside for my wallet, ha.  

With just an hour before I had to pick the kids up from school, I jumped into the car and headed to Target where I didn't actually find a jacket, but did find a really cute tank with polka dots and ruffles on it.   Luckily or maybe unluckily, as my wallet groaned, there was a Kohls on my way to the school so I made a quick stop.  I was in and out of there in less than 15 minutes, but came out with the cutest gray 3/4 sleeve blazer AND it was on sale, AND I had a 20% off coupon, so my wallet wasn't groaning as loudly.

I had it all planned.  I'd wear the gray blazer, jeans...and?  Ugh.  What to choose?   Then Aimee came home from school and took the decisions away.   No arguing.  Suffice it to say she got her way, and I'm glad I listened.  I wore this with a pair of jeans and yellow B.O.C flats:

Girls night out, was a ton of fun.  It was nice to reconnect with a friend I hadn't seen in person for close to 6 months (busy lives), a little bit of retail therapy (mostly my friend, lol) and Sushi for dinner, topped off with a blueberry mojito made for an excellent night out!

Friday, April 12, 2013


Is it just me or is this what happens when you work out?  I'm always hungry and my scale is starting to show it.  The more I work out, the more I want to eat.  It's crazy.

Today's Wii Fit activity:

Super Hula-3 minutes
Yoga- 5 minutes
Run- 30 minutes

I'm full of energy and ready to tackle the mountain of laundry that has built up in my bathroom :/

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Back to blogging...

It's been a while since I've blogged, maybe 2 years?  I felt this silly pressure to post things and realized I was forcing myself to sit down and blog, only to not have anything to say.  I had it in my mind that it had to be something profound, funny, witty, etc. but frankly somedays, the most I could muster was, wow, I'm tired.  So I took a break.  I'm not sure how long this venture back into blogging is going to last but that's ok.  No pressure this time around.

So with all of that said...I'm Domi, short for Dominika.  I'm a wife and mother, and this year for the first time in 15 years, I'm home alone.  All 4 kids are in school now, the hubby at work, and then there's me, holding down the fort :)  As you can tell by the title of my blog, I'm in a laundry daze most days.  I mean how could I not be with 6 people in this house, right?

Okay, so now that I've sort of reintroduced myself back into the blog world let me get down to why I wanted to start writing again.  I'm on a journey...a weight loss journey that is.  Two years ago I looked in the mirror and realized that I had allowed myself to become obese.  Yes, obese.  I wasn't just over weight anymore.  I never payed any attention to the fact that my pants weren't fitting like they used to, or that when I would look at clothing I had to go up a size each time, and then I just stopped shopping.  I would get discouraged, not shop, and became a frumpy housewife.  My attitude was terrible, I was grumpy, and I hate to say it, but just mean sometimes.  I hated who I was but didn't care enough to change anything, and that's when it all changed.  Two years ago this summer, I finally woke up and knew I couldn't keep going down that miserable path.

So in those two years, I've been slowly working on becoming healthier, and when I say slowly, I mean snails pace.  I started with just counting calories and then walking every once in a while.  The weight was starting to come off and I couldn't wait for results.  When I didn't "see" the results I became discouraged and gave up a bit.  I was still counting calories, but only occasionally, and not gaining so I figured win win right?  Wrong!  Do you know what happens when you STOP exercising?  Oh dear.  That was quite the rude awakening, lol.

In February of this year, I finally decided it was time to make a real effort, and a real change.  Oh, did I mention I absolutely HATE going to gyms to workout?  No?  Well, yeah...it's the whole thing about being self aware.  Anyway, in February I pulled out the Wii, popped in the Wii Fit disk, and did a whopping 10 minute workout!  Oy.  The good news is that everyday I added a little more time and by March I was doing the 20 minute run with 10 minutes of free step and some yoga.  I was feeling great, and was starting to see actual changes in my shape.  That's when spring break happened.   See where this is going?  Suffice it to say, 29 days later, according to the Wii, I started back to working out.  I'm on day 7 right now, and did a 30 minute run.  My calves are killing me and I can barely walk, but I absolutely LOVE it.  The biggest shock for me is that I look forward to my daily workouts and when I miss a day I'm honestly disappointed.  So weird!

Ok, ok, ok.  Sorry, I got a bit long winded there :)
With all of that said, I'm ready for a change and hopefully by blogging about this it'll keep me accountable.  No, I'm not going to tell you my weight, or what size clothing I'm in, but maybe just writing down what's going on, how much I'm doing, it'll keep me motivated.  Oh and no, I won't be blogging ONLY about my weight loss/gain because that wouldn't be any fun :)

Thanks for reading this novel!