Well today was the first day of my new healthier life. That's right, I'm going to start working out and eating healthy. Ever since Phil has been working in Arizona all week I have been eating terribly with a capital T. I don't want to cook just for myself so I have been living off the dollar menu and easy and definitely not nutritious food. The only good thing about that has been I have really started to enjoy cooking, a lot. Since I don't cook all week I really look forward to it on the weekends and I think I'm actually pretty good. Phil has been quite impressed. Well anyway, I have been using Kate as an excuse not to go to the gym. I really don't like leaving her at the daycare at the gym. But I figured she is a little older now and really enjoys playing with other kids so she will be fine. Boy, was I wrong. About 25 minutes into my workout, they page me. I get to the daycare and Kate is hysterically balling. I have never seen her crying so hard in my life. I felt SO bad. But I will not let this setback defeat me! I'll just have to do pilates at home or something. The main thing for me is to start eating healthier. I haven't eaten out all week and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. Phil got me a food saver for my birthday so I am really looking forward to making lots of meals and freezing them so they are quick, yet healthy. Although my day wasn't the greatest kickoff of my new lifestyle, I learned I don't weight as much as I thought. sweet! I would be fine with losing only 5 pounds but with lots and lots and lots of situps. So, wish me luck and keep me motivated because I know I am going to need it!
For Thanksgiving this year, we went to San Diego with Phil's family. Two of my sister in laws had soccer tournaments there over Thanksgiving so we went with them. It turned out to be a lot of fun. Kendra, my sister is law, even won the whole tournament for her age group. Go Kendra! We went to Sea-world. That was a lot of fun! Kate really loved it. For Thanksgiving, we went to my mother- in-law brother's house. Kate got sick while we were there and was pretty awful during Thanksgiving so we didn't fully get to enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner but that is okay. She hadn't been getting better since we got home either so I took her to the doctor and it turns out she has bronchiolitis. On Thanksgiving night, Jessica and I went black friday shopping at midnight. That was lots of fun too. I even got to go see New Moon and loved it. 1000x better than Twilight. On the way out of town Phil, Kate and I stopped at Disneyland and had a blast. It was a really relaxing, fun Thanksgiving and we were reminded how blessed and lucky we are.
About 2 weeks ago Phil and I went to Phoenix. Yes, you read that right JUST Phil and I. My mom was nice enough to watch Kate for 5 days while we went. It involved a lot of flying to make it happen but it was worth it. Phil had to go there for work and I thought I would tag along for fun. It was my first time being away for Kate more than 3 hours. We hardly ever get a babysitter so it was really hard for me to let her go but I totally trust my mom. While Phil worked I just went shopping, got my nails done and hung out with my friend Natalie who came down with her husband for work too. It turned out to be a really fun trip except for the part where I was sick for all of it. But to be honest, life is pretty boring without Kate. I learned I can't sleep in anymore and my days were pretty lonely. Thanks mom so much for doing that!