Sunday, May 29, 2011

Couch-to-5k update!

Week 2 is complete and we are now moving on to week 3. I thought I wasn't going to be able to do week 2 but you know what I did it! It rocked my world. So as we enter week 3 I have to tell myself I'll be able to do this also! This week we will start off as we always do with our brisk five-minute warm up walk,then do two repetitions of the following:
  • Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
We do that for 20 minutes. I really want to say that I am going to fail and not be able to do this. But I believe in myself and think I can push myself to do so! I am getting very excited bout this. I can't wait to complete this training so we can run in our first 5k. I am even more excited bout being able to run with my hubby once he is back! =)
I am still going to the gym 6 days a week. Tomorrow we finally get to meet with our trainer to get going on our weights. We get to learn how to do it and do it right without hurting ourselves. I can't wait.
I can't wait to see the results at the end of my weight loss journey! I know there are going to be bumps in the road and that its a long process. The long process is the part I need to remind myself of. I need to do that because I hate that I can't wake up 20 lbs lighter in 2 weeks. But I know I will get there! So with saying that I guess my first goal would be losing 20lbs. Now I just need to put a deadline on it. Is that something you should do or do I just celebrate once I have lost the 20lbs no matter when it happens?

A Maxine's E-mail!


We need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day..

I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans ~

I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that so many are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Everything caught up!

I think everything is finally catching up to me. I think being so busy since the hubby left is just finally wearing on me. The past two days it has taken all I had to get out of bed in the morning to go workout. It takes all I have to not nap during the day. If I was staying up late and getting up early I wold see where this could make me tired. But I go to bed around 10 and I am up at 7:30 that should be plenty of sleep. If not then dang! I am just hoping I am not getting sick. My nose has been running non stop today. (ugh) Maybe tonight I'll just try to go to sleep earlier! Also maybe tomorrow will help with having nothing planned after my workout. Well besides school stuff because I need to get moving on that and at least finish my first chapter of reading and workbook stuff!

Well I hope you all have a great one!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vent session here we go!

First off I am just going to go off. I am so tired of my neighbors. We live in a cul-de-sac. The house I guess you would say to the left of us if you are looking at the house. They control their dogs I like them! But the ones to the left of them AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I am so flipping tired of them letting their dogs lose and not controlling them. Like are you freakin kidding me. They just let their dog come running up to my door and into my garage. They let them use my front lawn as a bathroom. And no worries they just call for their dog and of course they don't go. ONE MORE TIME I swear to god I will just let my dog go over to your house and bug the crap out of you. Let my dog use your yard as a bathroom and not care. I'll just pretend I don't see her. This is such annoying thing to me right now. I know its really not a big deal but idk something just set me off.
Another thing today with the stupid neighbor dogs. Was my friend Cassie had dropped me off and was backing out to leave. The dog just ran over and smelt her tire. She couldnt even go anywhere for like 5 minutes because once again the neighbor could of cared less. I guess I can give him a little credit he called for the dog BUT COME ON!!!! Just freaking go get him you dumbbutt! UGH!

Ok Vent Session over! Sorry!

Deployment Update and start of classes!

So I was thinking today I really haven't talked much about the hubby being deployed and stuff. So he arrived at his new place awhile ago. They will be there for awhile doing what they are doing. But after a couple or more months they will being moving again to another country ooo joys! This deployment has just been one big mess! Anything is possible with this deployment. In fact I can see something happening where they will be extended to 15 months or even have to go to Afghanistan with the rest of the Battalion for a few months once they deploy. That's just how messed up this could get. I am not saying any of this has been said or even rumored about. I am just saying in general to give you an tiny idea of just how crazy this pre-deployment and deployment has been or could be. Anyways he is safe and sound and HOT! I already can't wait for our R&R which will be closer to the end of this deployment time. We decided to go later because we hear how great it is to go longer into deployment before taking R&R because then the rest of the time seems to go pretty quick. This is only our second deployment so we are testing it out and I think I will love waiting longer to see him."Distances makes the heart grow founder." Is'nt that what they always say? I believe them! =)


I started my first day of class today. I am already freaking out about my certification test which is 6 months away. I was telling my husband there is so much to remember already and I only did my video and review quiz part for chapter one. I still actually have to do the text book stuff along with my workbook stuff before chapter one is complete. AHH. But he gives me the hope I need. So if I just keep telling myself what he tells me hopefully I wont stress so much over it. I am looking forward to the rest of this unit though and also everything else along with it. I am excited for this new adventure I am on!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

No such luck But addicted to the gym!

So, I had no luck with the power of attorney. Where Jeff is located at there is no legal even close to them. So the loan will be put off until he comes home on R&R unless sometime soon they are near one. But you know what it's ok. I am not going to be mad or get stressed over it. I mean really, there isn't anything I can do about it so I'll just let it be. Everything happens for a reason right? I mean this loan was to pay off our credit cards and we would of had a much lower interest rate on this loan than our credit cards. Plus it would of been a fixed interest rate. Hopefully they can hold the application until he gets back. Until then I'll just keep paying them like I always do!

On an other note. I am pretty sure that I am addicted to the gym! In fact Sundays are our days off. But Cassie and I have now made it optional for us since Monday we both felt bad for not going on Sunday lol.
We are now in the second week of the couch-to-5k. The first day of our 2nd week wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I decided even though I am doing it with other people. I have to have my ipod in so I don't focus on the running. It helped ALOT! I will give you an update once I have completed this 2nd week of the couch-to-5k to let you know how it went!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Power of Attorney!

Well I swear these things control your life when they are away! AHHH. I swear that he had gave me a general POA but nope he didn't. I went to the bank to get this loan, and well since he is the only who has an income the loan had to go in his name. Needless to say I can't do anything because I don't have a banking or general POA. Sometimes I just want to say like are you kidding me. He never knows how much money we have unless I tell him. He doesn't know what bills to pay, when to pay, or how much to pay. I am the one who controls all the money. So therefore, its really no big deal if I just sign it. OOOO if only it was that easy right? This was just my little vent session. I am not going to stress over it. I'll talk to him tomorrow hopefully since its day off. Lets just hope I can remember to tell him I need one! Otherwise I don't know what I am going to do.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New design

Just wanted you to know that once again I am going to be re-doing my blog desing. So bare with me as I work on updating it! Thanks!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Catch Up

 The first week of the couch-to-5k is compelete. I am not looking foward to this next week of it. It still doesnt seem like its getting easier even with all the gym time on top of it. UGH! But I will stick with it and thankfully I have other people to help me stick with it too! I'll let you know how next week goes.


I got all my stuff to start classes! Whooo Hooo! I can't wait. However, I have been so busy this week I havent even had time to go through my box. So tomorrow I plan on doing that. I have been so busy its starting to burn me out. I can't wait for next week where the only thing I have planned is working out and starting my classes. Can't wait to stay home and watch all my shows and enjoy some relaxing time!

For now this is all I have time to update you on. I have to get ready so I can go hang out with some pretty amazing friends and enjoy watching cowboys do their thing! Have a good one!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One week down!

Has it really been a week already? It still feels like just yesterday. One week down many to go! But I am ready to take this deployment on! I miss him more every day! The time I miss him the most is always at night, because that was our time together! This year can feel free to go by very fast! I feel like I will stay pretty busy during this deployment which only helps.
I am getting ready to start classes again. I have stuff to look forward to this summer. Trips and concerts. Time with friends and working out! I just can't wait to get this year over with!
I love you babycakes forever and always to the moon and back. You are my everything and sooo much more! Stay safe can't wait to have you home again.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Today started our couch-to-5k training. Here is a link for you to check it out! (Couch-to-5k)
I thought I was going to die but I did it! It helps having a group of people I do it with too, because they don't let you fail or give up on yourself. I think this will be a key to the training. I Love the girls who are doing it with me and can't wait to do our first 5k.

So after that training was over I still went and hit the gym with Cassie for 35mins. So here is our plan. 5k training Mon, Wed, and Friday. and the gym everyday mon-sat. Ahh if I don't die before this is all over I will only come out Stronger!

But I can't wait to see the results at the end of all this! Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cloudy Sunday

Well before I get back to cleaning. I just want to try to express my feelings today. I just can't. I don't have the words for it. So I am going to try to do the best I can.
Today is just gross out makes you want to be lazy all day. But I can't be lazy I get too sad. Plus I really need to get this house back together. Its one hott mess!
Today I feel alone, I feel lost, I feel empty inside, and I feel like something is missing in my heart. I know that's because there is something missing. The other half of my heart is missing. And its sad. I am just sad today. I know I'll be ok. I mean hello I have done this before this time has already been easier than last time. This time I have done things so different than I did last time.
Last time I cried everyday for the first couple of weeks. I slept with my computer on next to me and with my phone by my side no matter what. I never wanted to leave because I didn't want to miss him. I wore his clothes. Not going to lie though if there is anything from last time I want to do its to wear one of his sweatshirts but because I have gained soooo much weight that doesn't workout for me this round. No worries I start my workout plan on Monday! That's another post.
Anyways this time I have kept busy everyday expect for yesterday and today. But today I'll be cleaning the day away and that will help clear my mind and push the sadness out of the way!
So I am going to end this for now and get back to cleaning. I miss him so much and I can't wait for this year to fly by!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First day and night alone.

So today was the first day that I have been alone since he left. Waking up to a empty house well it hit that this is how its going to be every single morning for the next 12 months. Even with that hitting me I have still been holding on strong. Today has also been my first lazy day. My first day that didn't do anything but just sit on the couch. Besides the couple places I ran with my friend Cassie.
We ran on post to check out the case-lot sale. Later on we ran to Wal-mart and Lowes. We were suppose to go to a baseball game for military appreciation day but it was cold and rainy. We were not about to go freeze our butts off for a free baseball game.
I really miss him already. But I am getting ready to start classes again and I cant wait for that! =) I also have my upcoming weekend booked. So I am staying busy and I cant wait for the time to start passing!
I also can't wait to get a mailing address! Well I am keeping my fingers crossed they will have one. I am looking forward to sending my first care-package out!
As my night has gone on my dog wont leave my side and sits there with her head on my leg. Waiting for me to tell her she can come up on the couch. I am also wishing he was there next to me and when I look to the right I wish he was in my sight. Isn't amazing that its the little things we miss most when they are gone?

Anyways I am catching up on Days of Our Lives and when I am all caught up I plan on tackling my kitchen and getting it cleaned! At least starting! I hope you all have a good one. =)

Friday, May 13, 2011

2nd day down!

  There was sooo much that went on today with me emotionally. My mind was all over the place. I started my day off by checking facebook from my phone while still laying in bed. I came to find out they had made it safe and sound to where they were headed! WHOO HOOO for that! I am not going to lie when I seen wives had heard from their hubby's that they made it and I still had yet to hear from mine; I got jealous. However, even though I was jealous I was still happy for them because I know how great that is.I also knew he would call me when he needed to and or could.
  Well of course Facebook is the worse thing ever sometimes. I also seen that they were going to be going somewhere not told to anyone. (no where bad and no they shouldn't of posted it either.)  So after I seen that I started to google map it to find out all bout it. Do any of you ever look up where they are going to find out bout it? Anyways the hubby finally called late morning and boy was the news kind of crazy.
  They were told they would be going 6 weeks to their new location and then after the 6 weeks were up they would go back to where they are for 2 weeks and they would do that back and fourth the whole deployment. They were told communication would be slim. AHHH I wasn't sure I could go 6 weeks without hearing anything from him but then again HELLO I would suck it up and do it! Well now once summer time hits they will be moving once again to a completely different place. But at least once they get there they will be staying there for the rest of the deployment. I don't even know what to think. I can only be sure that it will change a million times. lol. I mean really isn't that what happens in the Army?
 So with all this information this pretty much completes the crazy deployment madness. More on how I am doing.
 Well last night was worse than the first night only because it sank in a little more. They really are gone for 12 months. He isn't just on some training mission for a month. I am already staying up later than when he is here. But not much, so I would like to keep it this way. I will say come tomorrow night I am not sure how I will feel. My mom and brother have been here to keep me company since he left. It was nice to come home to a full house and not an empty one. Well not totally empty. Kyleigh is always here waiting for me to come home =) Anyways, my mom and brother leave tomorrow to head back to Iowa. I will say I have really enjoyed their company. So keeping my fingers crossed that I will be just fine like I have been for the past couple of nights!
 I am actually surprised how well I am handling this round. I am not just bumming around being sad crying at every little thing like I was my first round. Maybe because I know what it is like. I know what to expect. IDK. Whatever it is I am ok with. Its nice to know that I can do it. But maybe it really hasn't hit yet. Who knows.
 Anyways I feel like I have been just going on and on and on! So I am just going to end there for the night and try to fall asleep. So Goodnight all!

 I hope you all have a great one =)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OOO How did I forget!

Ok so if you have read my earlier post you know my hubby left today. Well let me just get going here on a little vent session!

1. When we showed up there was another unit there having a "class" umm like really? So they double booked. The lady who runs it got mad because of all the families waiting for them to hurry up and get out so we could have our time with our soldiers. The kids that were there were being too "LOUD" so she found that it was right to YELL at the kids. Like really? If you have an issue take it up with the parents. You have no right to yell at other peoples kids.

2. As you walk in the building guess what the first thing you see is? I bet in a million years you would of never of guessed what bout to say. Yep a CASKET! Thank you sooooooo much! I am sending my husband off overseas and I walk in to see a Casket sitting there WONDERFUL!

Needless to say there was a lot of pissed off wives and we have filed some ICE complaints.

"See you Later"

Today we said "see you later" to a very honorable man. My hero, My Husband, My Soul mate. Left for a year tour overseas.

I held up until they announced we had 15 minutes left. Saying "see you later" is never easy nor do I ever expect it to get easier. But one day I think I'll be able to say it without crying. Idk we will see.

Anyways my Hubby is missed sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much already! =( I love you more than anything babycakes! <3

Sunday, May 8, 2011


So I am sitting out here in the garage on my phone posting this. The husband is packing and well I thought this would make me sad and want to cry but it hasn't.
Maybe because I am ready to take this deployment on and get it over with idk. I know that I will cry the day he leaves and probably cry when I go to sleep at night the first couple of nights after he leaves.
Or maybe because I am trying to be positive about this deployment and take the time for me! To better myself in so many ways.
And NO, I don't want him to leave! I don't want my best friend, my soulmate, my husband to leave for a year. But there is nothing I can do to stop it so I am taking this deployment on with the glass half full!
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I didn't even know that this was today until I checked Facebook this morning. Now I must say this day should be known across the United States and the World. I think that because well its a day that we get to have where it is known how greatly appreciated we are. OK so maybe we don't need a day to be appreciated. I know we are appreciated everyday but sometimes its nice to also get thanked for what we as Military Spouses do!
Rather a Military Spouse Appreciation Day or not. I will no matter what Always stick by my soldier, my husband and support him in whatever comes our way! But it is nice to know that there was someone out there thinking bout us spouses to have a day in our honor! =)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

And we have a date!

OK, well we found out a date! As much as I knew it was going to happen, I still wasn't expecting it to be so quick. Real quick. I feel like there is so much I want to do with him before he leaves but there isn't enough time for half of it. So I am just going to soak up as much time as we have before we have to say "see you later."

"You never get used to it....You just get through it"