C25K Week 2

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 My tired feet after Thursday’s workout

Day 1: Wednesday

I feel bad for starting this week so late, but I’ve had a rough beginning of the week. I had to wake up way earlier than usual on Monday and it somehow managed to exhaust me for two days straight. I’ve just started to feel like I have a bit of energy; which is why today I only walked. I didn’t quite feel up to doing the workout today either, but I told myself I couldn’t get back in my old habits already. So I made a deal with myself, just some walking today to get me back in the mood and tomorrow I do the jogging parts again. I did a 1.59 miles today.

Day 2: Thursday

Yesterday didn’t quite work in motivating me. I did the second workout of the week, but not outside. I did it at home. My legs still hurt though, so I guess the workout still worked. I don’t know what I’m going to do for the rest of the work outs, but I’m less and less motivated to do them outside; especially since it’s getting quite cold outside, what with winter coming and all. We’ll see what I can think of.

Day 3: Saturday

For the third workout of the week, I didn’t officially do it. I didn’t have time to do it Friday nor Saturday because of life. So I added up the time I spent walking at work (which is a lot) and figured I must’ve done more than the workout asks. When I got home, I simply pressed start on the workout and waited it out. I don’t like what I did, but if you think about it, I did workout. I just sort of did it at work since my work consists of me walking all the time.

 

Until Next Time!

Young Mom <3


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Family Birthdays Plaque

I have a very hard time remember birthdays, so when I found this on pinterest I was in heaven.

Ingredients:

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  • A Plaque
  • “S” hooks, you’ll need one for each person
  • Screw eyes, you’ll need twelve
  • I had to use paper key tags because I couldn’t find anything better to write the names on
  • Sharpie
  • Paint brush
  • Paint of the color of your choice

Step One:

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Paint the plaque. Somehow I actually didn’t think red and gold would look Christmasy haha

Step Two:

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While the plaque was drying I painted the tags in gold. One for each person.

Step Three:

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I used a sharpie to write down the months and the title, but if you’re a good painter, you could use paint

Step Four:

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Drill small holes to be able to screw in the screw eyes. One for each month.

Final Result:

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Here is what mine will look like! Other than the fact that it unintentionally looks Christmasy, I like it! Really useful for knowing when’s somebody’s birthday is.

 

Until Next Time!

Young Mom <3


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Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Coldest Girl in Coldtown

 

Written by Holly Black, Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a Young Adult novel touching the Horror and Urban Fantasy genres. Published in 2013, this book was named best book of the year by many associations, Amazon being one of them.

Coldest Girl in Coldtown is the tale of a young girl named Tana. Waking up in the bathroom of a classmate’s farmhouse after the last party of the summer, before beginning their last school year, she horribly finds all her classmates drained from their blood all over the house. Going in a bedroom to find her coat and purse, she finds her ex-boyfriend, Aiden, attached to the bed and gagged right next to a vampire, chained to the bed post and also gagged. While trying to let her friend free, Aiden quickly reveals he’s Cold by trying to bite her. Making him promise to control himself, Tana saves her ex-boyfriend and the strange vampire that seems to want to help her escape. The story continues with Tana, Aiden and Gavriel, the vampire, as they make their way in Coldtown. Giving a lift to a brother and sister in exchange of some help around Coldtown, Tana faces many obstacles as she tries to wait out the 48 hours to see if she’s going to get Cold before hopefully leaving Coldtown behind; if she isn’t Cold of course.

Before there were talks about a book called Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I found a preview of a short story online called the same and written by Holly Black. I got so into it that I just had to buy the only book I could find with the full short story. And so I bought The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, which is a compilation of many of Holly Black’s short stories. Of course I fell even more in love with Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Two years later I heard about a book coming out called Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I quickly checked it out and was thrilled to learn she had actually written a full book! I definitely was not disappointed. I even wish there was more! It was such an awesome tale and as I write this, about a week after finishing the book. My mind is still so inside the story that I keep wondering what’s going to happen to Tana and Gavriel; and I’m hoping with all my heart that someday I’ll have an answer to that question. With all the twists and turns in that story, I never knew what was going to happen; especially with Gavriel being half mad. I simply loved every word of it.

 

Until Next Time!

Young Mom <3


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Getting Sick When You Have a Baby

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The worst thing right now for me is getting sick. Being sick is already shitty, but when you get sick and have to take care of a baby at the same time? That’s the worst thing in the world, for selfish reasons and non-selfish ones.

When you’re sick, all you want to do is curl up in bed and die, but you can’t do that with a baby. When you have a baby, even though your head is pounding and you keep blowing your nose every minute and you have zero energy, you have to get up in the morning and taking care of your baby. Which means feeding him, changing his diaper, playing with him, and if he’s old enough you have to run after him because he keeps walking off in other rooms. All that when all you want to do is lay down and die. That is the selfish reason. All you want to do when you’re sick is forget your responsibilities and stop living for a few days until you’re all better.

The non-selfish reason is quite obvious. You don’t want to infect your baby. Sadly, it’s quite certain that it’s going to happen. When you’re a stay-at-home mom and all you do during the day is take care of your baby by yourself, he is bound to catch whatever sickness you have. You can do whatever you can to keep him from catching your illness, but truth is, he’s probably going to get sick right after you anyway. Which means that even after you’re finally better and would like to relax a bit since you just spent a couple of days fighting off sickness, you can’t! Because you now have to take care of your poor baby that caught what you had.

I repeat. Being sick when you have a baby is the worst thing in the world.

 

Until next Time!

Young Mom <3


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C25K Week 1

C25K Day 3

Day 1: Monday

First day kicked my ass big time. I decided I’d try the jogging, even though I’m not equipped for it, and just not force myself to jog if it’s too hard or if the stroller really doesn’t do well with jogging. Well turns out I’m not in very good shape at all. Not even halfway through and my throat was killing me. Since I hadn’t planned on jogging I didn’t bring water, which was a huge mistake. Always bring water. Even though you’re just going for a walk. Sadly I didn’t have enough strength to even finish the workout. I had about 9 minutes left, but I was burning everywhere and just couldn’t keep going. And since the app doesn’t register your workout if you don’t finish it, I’ll have to redo it tomorrow.

Day 1.5: Tuesday

Since I didn’t manage to finish the workout on Monday, I redid today and finished it! I walked 1.61 miles! That’s a lot for me! At one point I wasn’t sure I was going to make it, but when I was about to quit I told myself “no, not again” and it’s like I suddenly regained all my strength and was able to finish it! I even had to add a little 5 minute walk at the end of the workout because I was farther from home than I thought haha! This momma is very proud of herself!

Day 2: Wednesday

My legs were killing me in the morning, and since I wanted to get back on track with a Monday-Wednesday-Friday workout, I had to do Day 2 today. I decided today would be only walking. I still got some sweat on my face, so I guess it still counts. I did 1.37 miles. Still quite good I think. Although I’ve been liking going outside in the morning, I’m looking forward to a day off tomorrow!

Day 3: Friday

Morning: Today it’s the weather that kicked my butt. I wasn’t expecting it to be so cold! It was announcing 10°C and I thought it wouldn’t be so bad. I thought it would be like the other days where I warmed up fast and had to take off my coat, so I didn’t take my coat with me. First mistake. Second mistake was to not have anything on my ears. Without the wind it was nice. The sun was keeping me warm. But when the wind blew, it was freezing cold! Real autumn weather! With the jogging and walking, my insides warmed up pretty fast, but I could still feel that my arms were cold on the outside and my ears were freezing. When my ears started to hurt because they were so cold, I told myself I couldn’t keep going. By the time I was back home, I was halfway through the workout. So I paused it and decided to finish it this afternoon if it’s warmer, or, sadly, another day.

Afternoon: It was a bit warmer during the afternoon so I decided to get it over with and finish that workout today. Since I took the same path as this morning, I was still far from home when the cool down session came so I decided to punish myself a little bit and keep doing the minute jogging and minute and a half walk during the cool down and then did the actual cool down the rest of the way home. I think because I did it in two sessions it gave me a larger total distance than it should be, but apparently I did 1.86 miles.

 

Until Next Time!

Young Mom <3


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Kingdom Hearts, Part 5

I’m so sorry guys, I don’t have anything for today. I didn’t have time to finish the DIY I had planned :( Instead I’ll give you part 5 to my Kingdom Hearts playthrough early! So enjoy watching me battle some evil shadows that entered our island!

I know the quality is awfull, sorry. I was trying to see if it would lag less with lower quality and it did lag less, but you can’t see anything, which is why I sped up the battles so it’s painfull for a less amount of time. The future videos won’t be looking like this, don’t worry!

 

Until Next Time!

Young Mom <3


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Parker

Parker

January 25th 2013

Adapted from the 19th novel in the Parker series, Flashfire, Parker is a crime thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford. It wasn’t very well received, getting a score of 46 out of 100 from Metacritic and a “Rotten” rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

Parker’s step-dad introduces him to a crew of professional thieves. After being double-crossed by the crew, Parker sets off to Palm Beach to plan his revenge on them. Knowing he’s putting his fiancé in danger, he calls her and tells her to get out of their house for a couple of days. Meeting up with a realtor to supposedly look at houses, Parker finds the house where his ex-crew set up camp. Making a background check, Leslie, the realtor, finds out Parker isn’t exactly who he says he is. With the help of Leslie, Parker finds out what the thieves are after and plans to steal it from them once they’ve done the hard work.

I actually quite enjoyed this movie. At times it was a bit cliché, but still manageable. The one big point that makes me like this movie is the fact that they didn’t go for the guy falls for girl cliché. I was half expecting Parker to dump his fiancé for Leslie because he’d fall in love with her after working with her on the heist. I was so happy when he didn’t end up with Leslie and just sent her the cut of the money they’d stolen together like he said he would. Obviously it’s like so many crime thriller films, but it still has its little unique points that makes it worth watching.

 

Until Next Time!

Young Mom <3


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It’s a Little Early for the Terrible Twos

For the last couple of days, my dear angel of a baby has decided to try out his devil side. And he seems to be enjoying it a bit too much for my taste. It may be because his upper canines are trying to pop out. Hopefully that’s the reason; if so, I’m looking forward to them coming out so we can have peace again.

It all started last Thursday at lunch. He decided to throw his food on the ground. He used to do that, but only when he was done and he’d stop when I said “no” or “stop”. That day, he took three bites and threw everything else on the ground. If I dared tell him “no” he would throw even more on the floor.

After lunch, I was trying to change his clothes (he was still in his pajamas), but he did not want to change clothes. He was slapping me in the face while I was trying to take his shirt off, so I laid him down. His backup attack? Kicking me, of course! It must have taken me a good 10 minutes to get him out of his pajamas and into his clothes.

Afterwards he just kept doing everything he’s not supposed to do. He knows he’s not supposed to touch certain things or go certain places, but he just insisted on making me say “no” to him a thousand times. I got so fed up and tired of battling with him that I put him in his bed with water and a book for a good half hour. I even closed his door so he wouldn’t see me in the living room and demand to get out.

He’s only 15 months old, but I think he’s starting to give us a taste of the dreaded “Terrible Twos”.

 

Until Next Time!

Young Mom <3


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