Gettin Ready

just buyin a few things we need

so we can use our new key chains…

see the words Athletic club?

Yeah baby!

( I can’t believe I just said that I HATE Austin Powers!)

We took the financial plunge now that our kids are finally SWIMMERS!!  =)

It makes it feel more worth the monthly fee when we can all benefit from it!

We have been members now for 2 weeks…

walking right past the fun cardio/weight rooms…

to get to the pool!

I like the pool and we have had some great family fun/workouts!

but it is not MY favorite!!

This week we are going to stretch our wings and enter the cardio/weight rooms!  =)

Now that we have new workout shoes!

The Mister needs to bulk tone up his muscles…

he is “thin” =)

me?  well…

I have some inches to loose on my middle *sigh*

(there kk  I posted my fat tummy!)  =)

and I have a slightly unhealthy heart to care for!!

which I can not seem to tackle with green smoothies diet and walking!

So ~

We are excited to add this new chapter to our lives!

It has been a LONG time since I have joined a gym!

This week I am going to use the “dark” cardio/weight room!

The dark offers peace and quiet

and the dark hides the chub makes it less intimidating to workout!

Just my style!!  =)


We are also Gettin Ready


for School

even though I am STILL in denial

the supplies are bought

and we have a good dent in the clothes & shoes

We are ready enough


I will miss my little girl!


Only 15 more days


I know ~ I know!

Half the world is already back to school ~

I will get over it !!

Right after I eat a chocolate cookie!

A semi heart healthy chocolate cookie that is!!  =)


Maybe I will start posting recipes again ~

and share the chocolate cookie one tomorrow?

OH ~

My pictures are taken with my broken camera ~ blindly ~ as the view screen is busted ~ so they are try my luck pictures ~ not bad, eh?!!!  =)

Really I am done now.

Bub Bye!


19 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Dina @ 4 Lettre Words yazmış:

    Good for you! You’ll love it.

    Praying it’s a super school year!!

  • 2 naomig yazmış:

    What is this “gym” you speak of?! Also I LOVE the idea of a dark weight room! That sounds lovely! And yeah, how did another school year get here so fast?! And your pics are awesome for not having a viewfinding screen! Way to be an overcomer! 🙂

  • 3 blueviolet yazmış:

    I’ve never in my life heard of a dark workout room, but what a brilliant idea!!! I hope you enjoy it. I’ve never been able to work out at a club, because I like to do it alone. I use videos at home!

    Two weeks until school starts in my neck of the woods too!

  • 4 Julianne yazmış:

    i wish i was in denial about school! my little ones are EXHAUSTING me–I need two bodies and brains…one for school, one for home!

  • 5 Lori@ Teacher Turned Mommy yazmış:

    good for you in working out. I go to the gym 3-4 days a week now that we got new memberships too. There is something empowering with taking charge with working out. Can’t wait to see your recipe tomorrow

  • 6 Mikki yazmış:

    You go girl!! Once you start working out and feeling great.. you’ll love it.

    Oh wait. I just dropped my chocolate chip cookie.. I’ll be right back..


  • 7 Cindy yazmış:

    Good for you guys!!
    With a wee one in the house I have to work out at 4:15 am in our basement!! 🙂
    Gym membership….someday!!
    Enjoy the night

    Have you ever made PW’s chicken tenders??
    Dave made them this weekend and they are SOOOOO good!

  • 8 Genn yazmış:

    Hooray for joining the gym! That sounds like a gym the whole family can enjoy. Especially the swimming part. The dark weight room, not so much. 😉 Good luck getting into it. We just got a treadmill and I am loving that I can run without having to go anywhere!

  • 9 Kathleen Smith yazmış:


    I am right there with you that changes to my diet and walking at night with hubby isn’t making a dent in my middle section. I need to get healthier and may just have to join a gym soon. Also liquid carnetine may help. It burns fat stored in your body. You can find it at any health store.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • 10 The Little Red Shop yazmış:

    1. Happy exercising!

    2. What beach is that? Is it Washington or Oregon? We have the coolest beaches…they are all crumbly and erodedy and such. : )

    3. Cookies!

    4. Thank you for your sweet comments!

    I hope you’re having a gorgeous summer week!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps You don’t look fat.

  • 11 Pennie at Mom Thoughts yazmış:

    conrats on joining a health club! with all my health drama, we haven’t been to ours in months…but we have been PAYing for one, so that gives us some health benefits right???? (this is a psychological game we play…if we pay, then we must be getting healthier…it’s proof – if we belong to a club, then we’re one step healthier than not belonging!) hahahaha i need to get myself to that club once the kids are back in school. yoga is a great stretching class and good for ms…so i need to start with that.

    i’m sad school is starting, too. can’t we just live in denial? Please????

  • 12 Katie yazmış:

    hahahaha! Too fun! I don’t like Austin Powers either!

  • 13 Natalie (the sweets life) yazmış:

    I’m so glad you found my blog! 🙂 I hope you enjoy what you see there…let me know if you try anything!

  • 14 Cat yazmış:

    I LOVE the idea of a dark room. Blessings to a new school year as well!
    I wanted you to know my blog is going to private. If you would like to continue following. Please post your email in a comment on my last blog post. This way I can send you an invitation to follow. I have my comments set to be approved, so no one other then I will see your email. Blessings Catherine

  • 15 Julie yazmış:

    Yay for the gym membership. Hey..who says swimming isn’t a cardio workout?? Just flail around a lot and I’m sure it would count!!

    I’m sad about school starting too. This is the first year C-boy will be going…he is in 4th grade. So all three of my older kids will be gone. It’s really sad! L-boy is going to be so lonely!

  • 16 Julianne Hendrickson yazmış:

    Clyde is in his crate half the day (in the AM) and then in the PM I take him to “doggy day care” and he has a blast! he is always so tired out. i just can’t figure out what he got into though 🙁 oh well, he seems over it..let’s cross our fingers!

  • 17 Jen Gacek yazmış:

    That’s awesome that you joined a health club! I bet you will love it! Plus it’s great that you can go there as a family.

    Fat tummy?? NOT! Silly girl, you look great!

    Ahhh…school again. Not to sure what to think of it all!

  • 18 Chelsi yazmış:

    Good Luck at the Valley!!! Too expensive for us! 🙂 I do understand it is worth it for the kids/pool! We used to use VAC all of the time as it was Hubby’s home course for golf in high school. We’re too poor now… lol! So, I’ve been jogging on my own!

    Have fun! The upstairs cardio room was my favorite because it always seemed less “stuffy” and stinky. The upstairs one WITHOUT the track! Oh, and try out the classes! They offer the BodyPump, BodySculpt… etc. Those classes are great and can be very fun! Don’t be shy! 🙂

  • 19 He & Me + 3 yazmış:

    yeah for exercise and new workout clothes. Now I need to get off the computer and do something too.