Friday, March 18, 2011

Time to shape up!!

Ok, so I am writing about this in here hoping that it will force me to keep up with it and not give up aka get lazy!! I am trying my first Crossfit class tonight. Kind of worried I might get my a$$ kicked, but I am ready for the challenge...

My goal is to lose about 10lbs. and make everything nice and firm and defined. I am NOT looking to be a body builder by any means, but want to be cut and run around in the sun looking as cute as Cara does in a swimsuit (not possible) lol. If you all read this, ask me often how my workouts are going, HOLD ME TO IT! I have an amazing track record for doing something for a week or so and then just stopping!! What the heck is wrong with me? I want to be serious this time, and if I am not posting pics of how amazing I look ;) in the next 6 months you will know that my track record holds true! So cheers to me sticking to working out and looking FIERCE by this summer...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Potty Training!!!!

Oh my how I dreaded trying to potty train Cara!

About a month and a half ago I decided to spend a day at home with Cara and work on potty training. I let her run around pantless all morning and when I noticed some signals I would try to put her on the potty. Boy was she NOT INTERESTED. She would arch her back and scream everytime I would try and place her on the potty. I ended up having to put a diaper on here so she would go... poor thing would hold it for hours because she didn't want to go on the potty. So after a very frustrating day I decided Cara wasn't ready and wasn't even going to try and address the issue again until after her 2nd birthday.

Well about a week ago, Cara came up to me and said "potty" I asked her if she wanted to sit on the big girl potty and go and to my surpise she said "Yes!" I put her on there and she went! I could hardly control my excitement. I made a HUGE deal about it and gave her an m&m. Cara was so excited and she hasn't looked back. We have even ventured out of the house a few times and she has gone potty in strange places. She has obviously had a few accidents and still wakes up in the mornings and after naps wet. We wear pull ups when we will be gone for more than a few hours, at night, and at naps. She has been doing so well and I am sooo proud of her!

The point of this blog post is to tell you not to push potty training too hard. Now I know that most kids won't just tell you they are ready like Cara did. I got extremely lucky! Give it a try here and there and you will know when they are ready! Happy Potty Training mommies!! :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Family, cheer, and catching up!

Hello all:

It has been way too long since I have been on here to entertain you with my words of wisdom! :) Over the past months a lot has been going on in the Wolpert household! We FINALLY made some headway on the house!!!! Bathroom is finished 99% of the trim is finished, backsplash is done. etc. I will post pics soon! Pretty sure Chris and I are broke now, but our house looks amazing!! <3

I have been SOOO busy with cheer, it is crazy. Both my JV and Varsity had a great season and Stadium has put themselves on the map as a competitive co-ed cheerleading team! Never thought at 27 years old I would be so involved in cheerleading still, but the way my life is going it seems this might just be my career and I couldn't be happier about it! A team of past cheerleaders around my age are trying to get a team together and if it all works out I am very excited to "come out of retirement" and have one last hoorah performing and competing again.

One last thing I want to talk about is family. At the end of the day family is all you have! I just want to remind everyone that family is so important and life is short. Don't live with regrets and surround yourself with the people that are important to you the most. I am so fortunate to have the family that I do! These past few weeks have made me realize just how important family is and to cherish every minute you get to spend with them. SO... call that grandparent you haven't talked to in a while, call and check in on your sister or brother, because life is short and you don't want to look back wishing you would of spent more time with someone.