Since getting my 26″ Huffy Nel Lusso cruiser bike for my birthday I have been riding it a lot. I try to go at least five times a week with my sisters. Along with riding my 26″ Huffy Nel Lusso cruiser bike I am also doing Insanity MAX:30. Losing this baby weight has been hard work. I haven’t seen my weight drop much since I have started riding and doing my workout program. I will continue to work hard and not give up.

 

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Week 2

Bike riding (miles)         Insanity Max: 30 (calories burned)

10/16: 6.7 miles                       10/16: 244 calories

10/17: 0.73 miles                     10/17: 200 calories

10/18: 5.43 miles                     10/18: 214 calories

10/19: 5.52 miles                     10/19: 178 calories

10/21: 2.02 miles                     10/20: watch was dead

 

Week 3

Bike riding (miles)         Insanity Max: 30 (calories burned)

10/23: 6.49 miles                      10/23: 218 calories

10/24: 6.93 miles                      10/24: 145 calories

10/25: took a break                  10/25: 387 calories

10/26: 5.16 miles                       10/26: 256 calories

10/27: SICK                                10/27: SICK

 

On the days that I miss doing my Insanity MAX:30 I will make it up the next time I workout. I will be doing two workouts on Monday since I missed my Friday workout. Sometimes I’ll make it up on Saturday depending on what I am doing that day.

For the past two weeks I haven’t kept up with my weight. I know I haven’t lost much weight or nothing at all. Even though I have been doing my workouts my eating hasn’t been good. I need to get back to macro counting. Counting my macros before I got pregnant helped me lose the weight I wanted. View Full Post

For my birthday I asked for a 26″ Huffy Nel Lusso Cruiser bike and an Allen Sports 2-child steel bike trailer to pull my kids in. I wanted a bike to have a different way of working out. I also use my bike to take Brooklyn to school in the mornings and pick her up after school.

On Thursday October 5th my bike was dropped off at my house. My husband put my bike together for me. My first ride was on Sunday October 8th after church. I have been out riding for a week now and I’m loving it. The best part is that my sisters bought bikes too and we go riding together. I pull my one year old daughter and my four-year old nephew in the trailer.

I love getting a nice leg workout with riding my bike. My goal is to lose my remaining baby weight. With my second pregnancy I have had a harder time losing this extra weight. With this bike riding journey I want to share with you how many miles I ride and how much weight I lose. Right now I am 33 pounds away from my goal weight. Each week I’ll share how much weight I have lost.

Miles I rode in week 1

10/8/17: 4.92 miles

10/9/17: 6.37 miles

10/10/17: 5.94 miles

10/11/17: 5.35 miles

10/12/17: 6.14 miles

 

Current weight: 188.6 lbs.

Goal weight: 155 lbs.

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Wednesday 9/20/2017

On Wednesday nights Brooklyn has ballet class. On September 20th my husband surprised us with some Astros tickets. He was able to get 4 tickets through work. He was going to take his boss, but they had a change of plans. At the last minute he invited Brooklyn, our niece Ariya, our baby Emileigh, and myself. Emileigh was free to go in since she is a baby.

The Houston Astros played against the Chicago White Sox. This was Brooklyn and Ariya’s first time going to a baseball game. We got to sit in the suite section where we had free food. We had chicken tenders, nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, jalapeño poppers, cookies and peanuts. The girls had so much fun watching the game and yelling. Since they had school the next day we left at the top of the 8th ending.

Before we left the game we got the girls some foam fingers. While we were walking to the car the girls were yelling pointing their foam fingers in the air.

The Astros ended up beating the White Sox 4-3. Go Astros!!! I am thankful we had a fun and safe time at the game. Ariya said that this was the best day of her life. With her saying that put a smile on my face. I can’t wait to do something like this again.

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I have been to New York City four times and my trip during Spring Break of March 2015 was the best. My husband and I took our daughter there for her first time. During this trip I was 12 weeks pregnant. Our daughter, Brooklyn, had so much fun except for all the walking we did.

View from our hotel room

First Night in NYC

The first night we got to NYC we went to Time Square. We wanted to show Brooklyn all the lights at night. Her eyes lit up with all the lights, all the people and the Disney store.

1st Day in NYC

Our first full day in NYC we went to Central Park. Brooklyn had so much fun climbing and jumping on the rocks. She had never seen such a big park before. We then took her to the Central Park Zoo. Her favorite part of the zoo were the seals. Before leaving the park we let Brooklyn play at a playground. I loved seeing her face full of happiness and joy. When we left the park we walked into the St. Patrick’s Day parade on 5th Avenue.

      

2nd Day in NYC

Our second day in NYC we took Brooklyn to see her bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge. We walked to the halfway point so Brooklyn could see how beautiful the bridge is. After our walk on the bridge we went to Battery Park. Again we let Brooklyn play at a playground. We then went to the Statue of Liberty. The boat ride was fun and very windy. Brooklyn was amazed on how big the Statue of Liberty was. That evening we went back to Time Square. We wanted to take Brooklyn to the Disney store. She couldn’t believe how big the store was. She had a blast seeing all the toys and the magic mirror.

       

3rd Day in NYC

On day three we went to the Empire State Building. This was my third time up there, but the view never gets old. I wanted Brooklyn to see all of NYC from high up. Next door to the Empire State Building there was a Build-A-Bear Shop. We got Brooklyn a NYC bear which she named Brooklyn after her. We did a lot of walking and went to different parks so Brooklyn could play. This trip was for Brooklyn to experience NYC as a kid.

    

Last Day in NYC

On our last day we wanted to take Brooklyn somewhere different and special. She loves to wear make-up especially lipstick. We took her to a place called Bite Beauty Lip Lab. Here we were able to make our own lipstick. We got to make our own color, add scents to it, and pick the container the lipstick goes in. This was a special mommy and daughter time experience. For our last afternoon we went back to the playground in Central Park. Also, that evening it started to snow a little which Brooklyn was so excited about.

   

Amazing Family Trip

Our trip lasted for 4 days and 4 nights. Brooklyn really loved her trip to New York City. I plan on taking another trip with my family sometime in the future. This time around we will have our other daughter with us and not in my belly.

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Finally!!!

Brooklyn finally started her first day of school on September 7th. She was so excited to see her friends and play at recess. I was happy that I was able to walk to class and take her to her desk. Brooklyn really loved her Pretty Disney Princess backpack and lunch tote.

Walking to class.

First Day of School OOTD

The night before we picked out her first day of school outfit. She picked out this Keep Calm And Be A Princess shirt because she likes the back design. Her grandma got her this shirt from Kohl’s for her birthday. The shorts are Cat and Jack from Target. The black leggings are Faded Glory from Wal-Mart. Her high-top shoes are SM New York Sabina from Sears.

Second Day of School OOTD

For Brooklyn’s second day of school I picked out her outfit. She was busy watching a movie before bed lol. Her My Besties Are Wild shirt is from Justice. We got this shirt for a really good deal. Brooklyn is a very small girl so it’s hard to find jeans that fit her well. She has to wear slim size jeans. At JC Penny’s I found a good selection of Arizona slim jeans (http://shopstyle.it/l/g32o). The shoes that she is wearing are low Converse in the burgundy color (http://shopstyle.it/l/g31a).