Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Grill

So before 2 days ago Wes, the master griller, used a little camp grill for all of the magnificent food he prepared on the BBQ. We decided with the new house and awesome yard we have we needed a real grill for summer BBQs. We had a decent tax return this year so we purchased a new grill. Here are a few pictures of Wes and Ben putting it together in our living room (by the way they took all these pictures on their own I wasn't even home!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A wasted free day

I've started this healthy daily living challenge with my family, here are the criteria:

Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night
No sweets
Eat 5 friuts/veggies daily
No unhealthy food choices (ie fries , chips, etc.)
No carbonated beverages
2 servings of whole grain/nuts/legumes
Drink 6 6-8 oz glasses of water
Exercise for at least 30 mins
One on One family time
No eating after 8:00pm (this was changed for me to 3 hour before bed because of my crazy work schedule)

For each of these rules you follow you get one point for a total of 10 points a day. You get 3 free point per week and 1 free day for the whole month of the challenge. I was really looking forward to my free day, I was going to enjoy anything and everything that I was denying myself and I was going to save it for later on in the challenge. But I had to use it Tuesday instead! most are aware of the crazy hours that I work...well last night I got called in at 1:00am and I worked until 12:30 pm, then I had to work again that evening/night at 8:00. I was called at 7:15 so first of all I didn't get enough sleep, second there was no way I would be able to work out and third I didn't have enough time to pack a food for the whole day (5 fruits and veggies and 2 servings of grain) in my lunch for work, and Wes and I didn't even see eachother until the following morning! I did get to enjoy some candy, but I didn't get anything deep fried and delicious. Needless to say I'm a little bummed that my free day just conisted of me being really tired and working all night, instead of basking in my unhealthy ways!!