Monday, November 21, 2011

A Milestone and an Achievement

Yesterday was somewhat of a big day in our house.

Just a few weeks before Elliana turns 3 years old, she finally got her first haircut. Pam, a friend from our church cuts hair out of her customer's own homes. It's one of her many jobs. So, after exchanging a few messages on fb, we set up an appointment for yesterday afternoon.

Poor Ellie has been short on sleep lately due to our crazy schedule. She was taking a nap and was in a deep sleep when Pam arrived. Since Ellie was still very tired I wasn't able to get any pictures of her showing her typical huge grin during the haircut. :(

Don't mistake that face for being scared or annoyed, she was just sleepy.

All in all, the haircut went pretty well. Ellie was way more cooperative than I feared she'd be. Pam only took a couple of inches off the bottom of her hair. Now her hair looks SO much more healthy.

Although it was just a hairut, it made me a little sad. It was just another reminder that Ellie is becoming more like a little girl and less like a toddler/ baby every day. :(

In other news, after stepping on the scale yesterday, I can now say that I have officially and FINALLY lost every single pound gained from my pregnancy. :) That's 40 pounds total, 17 since I started working out last May. Woohoo!! Overall, I just feel a lot better about myself now.

This is not my stomach. I wish. Maybe someday... :)

It hasn't been easy losing the weight this time around, but I've never been so determined or dedicated. I'm going to continue working out at the gym 4-5 days a week and I hope to lose a lot more (I'm not quite ready to say exactly how much just yet).
I've really noticed a difference in myself in the way that I enjoy working out now (I used to hate it).

In fact, this Thursday, before getting together with family to enjoy our Thanksgiving feast, my sister Courtney and I are going to be walking/ jogging/ running in the Turkey Trot. It's a 5K race that the nearby town puts on every year.

I am NOT a runner, and I've never done a race before. I'm very realistic and I know I won't be running the whole time, but I'm excited to see how I do. Then, hopefully I can improve every year.

And on a completely unrelated subject, I've been trying out some new recipes lately. I've been on a lucky streak because I've liked everything I've tried. I put a couple of favorites on our cooking blog if you're interested in checking them out.

I don't know if I'll have time to blog between now and Thursday. I'm hoping to do another post on all of the things that I'm thankful for. There are SO many. I'm even thankful for blogs and for people that take the time to read my posts and stay caught up on our lives.

Either way, whether I'm able to get that post up or not, I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Tara Brown said...

Ellie's hair is darling (as is she)! and congratulations on your health goal accomplishments, so awesome! Have fun at the Turkey Trot!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Kelsey said...

Congratulations on being back to your pre-pregnancy weight!! What a huge accomplishment! And I'm impressed that you and Court are going running on Thanksgiving day!

Becky said...

WOHOOOO!!!! Congratulations Christine, what a HUGE accomplishment! You look amazing and I'm so proud of your dedication! You're quite an inspiration my friend! =)

Courtney said...

Can I just say that I think Ellie looks more and more like you the older she gets?! Those pictures with her haircut look like the spitting image!
And I'm still not sure what we got ourselves into tomorrow but it should be fun! (Dad just called to tell me that he's coming to root us on!)
Can't wait to see you!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your achievement Christine! I love reading stuff like that because it encourages me to pick up my working out... 4-5 times a week?? I'm so jealous! That's awesome!

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