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Friday, February 12, 2010

Ten Years of Wedded Bliss

Dear Bill,

We've been married for ten years. It's hard to wrap my mind around that. Ten years seems like such a long amount of time, yet it has flown by. I remember that one day at my parent's house in Rocklin. You know the day...I like to think of it as The Intervention. Our parents sat us down and talked to us about what a mistake we would be making by getting married. Even your dad chimed in about us being too young to get married. Here we are ten years later. In another ten, we'll probably be sitting down with Kelsey and Some Guy telling them DON'T GET MARRIED THIS YOUNG.

I have grown so much as a person, a wife, and a mom since we got married. In our first few bumbling years of marriage, you were endlessly patient with me when I would accuse you of going to play golf to get away from me. What can I say? I was eighteen years old. It was hard those first few years (thank God Will was such a good baby), but we both grew up (If we're honest with each other, it was me more than you). I learned how to balance being my own person with being a wife and mom. Kelsey was unexpected (which should have been a sign), but we made it through that too.

We moved from California to Idaho. If there's anything you know about me, it's that I HATE MOVING. I told you in 2006 that if we made the move successfully without killing each other or ending up in Divorce Court that we could weather anything. We've had our ups and downs like any couple, but we came out together on the other side. If we could handle an out-of-state move, we could handle the world. And we have.

Ten years, Bill. We made it.


Monday, February 1, 2010

30 Day Shred: Pass or Fail?

I made one New Years resolution this year.  Complete Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred dvd.  I started on January 4th.  I did really good for a week, then I got sick.  I skipped one day and was slowly plodding through it.  Then I got bored.  So I skipped two days.  Basically, I'm 22 days through it.  I wanted to get through it before we went to Hawaii on Feb 8th, but I don't know if that's going to happen.  I would love to say that I'll do it every day from now until then, but lets be honest here.  I won't.  I have every intention of doing it, but it probably won't happen. 

I'm finally up to Level 3 and let me tell you, that mother is hard.  It looks easy when you compare them to levels one and two, but pa-cha.  It's not.  The sumo squats?  Holy mother of God.  Those HURT.  Whenever I've read reviews where the people have said that they yell and scream at Jillian, I wondered who could be crazy enough to do that.  I AM.  It hurts so bad that I have to yell at her to distract myself so I don't quit.  It hurts right now just thinking about what I'm going to be doing tonight.

So have I lost weight?  I've lost about 7 pounds.  My clothes fit a little better.  Other than that, it hasn't been a huge amount of progress.  It's not like I was planning on being in a bikini on the beaches of Hawaii, but I did want to feel comfortable in the clothes that got a little tight over the holidays.  We went to Old Navy on Saturday to get Kelsey a bathing suit and some flip flops.  I grabbed a pair of bermuda shorts for myself--the same size as my other pair of ON bermuda shorts.  I got home and THEY WERE FREAKING TIGHT.  I know this sounds so lame, but I don't want to go up a size.  When I started losing my pregnancy weight after four freaking years and went down in pant size, I promised I would never get back up to that size.  So I really don't want to.  But I also don't want to waste $30 on shorts that I may or may not wear.  Ugh.

As far as the 30 Day Shred, I would have to say pass.  Why?  Because I can do a full (non-girly push-up).  Yeah that's right.  I rock the push-up.