Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beginning A New Challenge

With a lot going on in life, sometimes we just need something else to focus on to take our mind off of things. I am in that boat right now. For a while now I have wanted to get more fit and lose weight, but I have found it hard to do so at home. I think a lot of people feel the same way...
Kyle recently bought a gym membership where I can go with him, so I have decided to really take time to focus on it for the next few months. So many times we have these days where we feel motivated to get in shape, but then it never lasts until we are serious about it. I'm right there and I am ready to go. We already eat pretty healthy - mostly home-cooked meals, fruits, veggies, nothing processed, etc. I am going to try to work really super hard at cutting out all sugars.

My goal is just to keep faithful with going to the gym and getting exercise. I know how much weight I want to lose, but I don't want to set a huge goal and get discouraged that I don't make it.

The most important thing is that I am healthy. I'm excited to see where I can get, and it's also encouraging to be able to go to the gym with my husband. It makes me feel more comfortable and is also like a little date for us! Goals made with someone else is more motivating too.

So why am I blogging this? Well, I want to make sure I don't give up. :) I'm looking forward to being a happier, healthier, more beautiful person.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Busy Bees!

Life has just been rushing right by for Kyle and me. Seems like just recently we were celebrating our anniversary... now it is the middle of July, and summer is halfway over. We have had a lot happening lately, between family, church, and the police hiring process. A lot of times these things happen all at once!

We are always staying busy and finding little time to spend with each other. Kyle is always so busy working double shifts five days a week... last week we hardly saw each other at all. As I said before, everything always seems to happen at once! I was teaching the 1st-3rd graders in VBS and had my hands full with 18-19 kids a day! During that week, Kyle had 2 different tests and meetings in Maine over three different days. Both of which I was not able to go with him to. He also had to pick up extra work for the time he took off, so that not only made for a long week, but a long weekend as well!

But, we managed to survive as always. The weekend before VBS, I found out I had cellulitis. It happened from a bee sting and managed to put me off my feet for quite a while. I was put on antibiotic for ten days and was told to elevate it. Of course that was almost impossible with VBS that very week, but by then the swelling had gone down immensely and I was able to get through the week! I am sooo thankful for that. :)

Good news is: Kyle has passed just about every step for the state police hiring process. Just about. He still is working toward the PT. That is the final step. If he can pass, he will get a call saying whether he has made it or not. And that's it!! He has come a very long way - some people only make it so far, some don't even make it to a meeting with the colonel... I'm so proud of him. He has always said this is his passion and what he wants to do with his life. Ever since I met him, I knew what he wanted to be. I think God will give him the desires of his heart... if not this time, maybe later on. But this time would be NICE. ;)

I am at the point right now where I really want to start packing the house, but I can't until I get the green light! It's a hard position to be in, especially since we can't make plans ahead of time with this process. The academy starts August 13th. Time crunch? I think maybe.

If this all goes through, there will be a lot of change in the Kyle Hansen household, that's for sure...

That's about all the stuff I can think of for now, besides the fact that it is extremely humid and hot right now. Lol! When and if we move to Maine within the next few weeks, we plan to get hooked up with internet FINALLY so I can blog and keep up with people. And post pictures of projects I have been wanting to do for so long!

Until I have more big news,